Feb 3, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Dark Powers: Camille Paglia Audio
Ideas Dark Powers: Camille Paglia Feb 3, 2015 | 53:58Cultural historian Camille Paglia explores some of Shakespeare's hard-to-like women characters, from King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. A grand tour through ideas about art, education and myth -- and how art teaches us how to live.
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.
Sep 15, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Oh Say, Can You See? Audio
Ideas Oh Say, Can You See? Sep 15, 2014 | 53:58In our continuing series about the War of 1812, host Paul Kennedy visits the battlefields at Washington (where the White House was famously torched) and Baltimore (which ultimately inspired the American national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner").
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.
Aug 4, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Crossing the Line Audio
Ideas Crossing the Line Aug 4, 2015 | 53:59When does a joke go too far and actually cross 'the line'? And what defines the line: individual taste or social convention? Writer and performer Mark Leiren-Young delivers the 2014 Harvey Stevenson Southam Lecture at the University of Victoria.
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.
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.