Feb 9, 2015 | 53:57Ideas Chris Hedges: War is a drug Audio
Ideas Chris Hedges: War is a drug Feb 9, 2015 | 53:57Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Hedges spent decades as a war correspondent before the suffering he witnessed became too much to bear. In the fall of 2014, he gave a lecture at Ryerson University in Toronto. He later joined Paul Kennedy in conversation.
Oct 25, 2012 | 53:59Ideas The Myth of the Secular - Part 4 Audio
Ideas The Myth of the Secular - Part 4 Oct 25, 2012 | 53:59The Fundamentals was a series of books, published by the Bible Institute of Los Angeles between 1910 and 1915, which tried to set the basics of Christianity in stone. Fundamentalism now refers to any back-to-basics movement. Malise Ruthven's Fundamentalism asks what all these movements have in common, in this feature interview with David Cayley.
Jul 2, 2015 | 53:59Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 1 Jul 2, 2015 | 53:59Theologians, anthropologists, sociologists and political philosophers talk about why the old map of the religious and the secular no longer fits the territory. And about how it might be redrawn. David Cayley speaks to Craig Calhoun and Rajeev Barghava.
Apr 26, 2013 | 53:59Ideas York In Flames Audio
Ideas York In Flames Apr 26, 2013 | 53:59Two hundred years ago, on April 27th, 1813, an invading American army attacked the muddy little town of York - which is now Toronto. Paul Kennedy revisits the battleground, as part of IDEAS continuing coverage of the War of 1812 bicentennial.
Dec 17, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Bottom's Dream Audio
Ideas Bottom's Dream Dec 17, 2014 | 53:58Director Peter Sellars turned A Midsummer Night's Dream on its head at the Stratford Festival. For him, the play is not so much a comedy, as a vision that speaks to the depths of human experience.
Jul 15, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Selkirk's Grant (Encore Sept 4, 2012) Audio
Ideas Selkirk's Grant (Encore Sept 4, 2012) Jul 15, 2015 | 53:59In the fall of 1812, the Earl of Selkirk established a small colony in what would become southern Manitoba. The tiny settlement changed Canada, introducing new ideas of what the west could be, including an early version of a multicultural Canada.
Mar 20, 2015 | 53:58Ideas A History of Violence Audio
Ideas A History of Violence Mar 20, 2015 | 53:58Mass murder, senseless violence, random brutality. The human thirst for atrocity is at the heart of what psychologist Jordan Peterson has to say, in a talk he gave at the Stratford Festival, and in conversation with Paul Kennedy.
Jun 3, 2015 | 53:57Ideas Science Under Siege, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Science Under Siege, Part 1 Jun 3, 2015 | 53:57Scientists around the world are increasingly restricted in what they can research, publish and say -- constrained by belief and ideology from all sides. What happens to societies which turn their backs on curiosity-driven research?