Feb 12, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing Audio
Ideas Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing Feb 12, 2014 | 54:00What makes a champion? Why do some wilt in high-pressure competition, while others rise to the occasion? Drawing on science, psychology, sports and economics, authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman explore the anatomy of building champions.
Feb 10, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Four-Minute Mile Audio
Ideas The Four-Minute Mile Feb 10, 2014 | 54:00While the world watches the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, we revisit a sixtieth anniversary of Roger Bannister's heroic attempt to smash the 'four-minute mile', on a cinder track in Oxford, England, back in 1954.
Feb 6, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Unsinkable Silken Laumann Audio
Ideas The Unsinkable Silken Laumann Feb 6, 2014 | 53:59Only weeks before the 1992 Olympics, a brutal rowing accident shattered Silken Laumann's right leg. Twenty-seven days and five operations later, she was back -- and rowed toward one of the greatest comebacks in Canadian sporting history.
Feb 5, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Catching the Game Audio
Ideas Catching the Game Feb 5, 2014 | 54:00Why do so many of us devote so much time to watching sports? And why do so many others not seem immune? On the eve of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Paul Kennedy settles into his seat to watch for an answer.
Feb 4, 2014 | 54:00Ideas TED Talks - The Violence Within Us Audio
Ideas TED Talks - The Violence Within Us Feb 4, 2014 | 54:00Why has violence been such a huge part of human history? And why are some people violent, and others aren't? What does it take for an ordinary person to become violent? From TED Radio Hour, featuring speakers from the TED Talks series.
Feb 3, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Enright Files - Willa Cather/Sylvia Plath Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - Willa Cather/Sylvia Plath Feb 3, 2014 | 54:00Willa Cather and Sylvia Plath are two of the most influential American women writers of the last century, although they could hardly be more different. Michael Enright speaks with writers and academics about the work and legacy of these two remarkable wri
Jan 29, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Art We Live In Audio
Ideas Art We Live In Jan 29, 2014 | 53:58Witold Rybczynski plays architecture tour guide to explore some big questions: What makes buildings work (or not)? What were the architects thinking? And what do buildings tell us about ourselves, our times and what we do?
Jan 29, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Wild Journey: The Anne Innis Story Audio
Ideas Wild Journey: The Anne Innis Story Jan 29, 2014 | 53:59At the age of 23, Anne Innis was the first person to study African wildlife in its natural habitat. Sandy Bourque’s documentary, told through Anne's eyes, is the story of one woman's courage and determination to study wild giraffe in South Africa in the 1
Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Ted Talks - The Next Greatest Generation? Audio
Ideas Ted Talks - The Next Greatest Generation? Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59People in their 20s are growing up with the Internet, longer lifespans, and a global economic crisis that seems to have no end in sight. How do they see life from their unprecedented vantage point? And how will they take their role in the world?
Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59Ideas A Tribute to Pete Seeger Audio
Ideas A Tribute to Pete Seeger Jan 28, 2014 | 53:59To honour the memory of activist and folk-singer Pete Seeger (1919-2014), IDEAS rebroadcasts a tribute that was originally prepared few years back, by Dr. Joe MacInnis and IDEAS host Paul Kennedy. It's an hour of memories and music from a legendary human
Jan 27, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Ted Talks - Have and Have-Nots Audio
Ideas Ted Talks - Have and Have-Nots Jan 27, 2014 | 53:59About three billion people live in poverty today. That's almost one out of every two people. How did we get to such a chasm between the rich and poor? And what should we, and shouldn't we, do about it?
Jan 22, 2014 | 53:57Ideas The Great Book of Knowledge, Part 2 Audio
Ideas The Great Book of Knowledge, Part 2 Jan 22, 2014 | 53:57We used to need libraries to make the sum of human knowledge available to all. Today we have Wikipedia, where the sum of human knowledge can be shaped by all of us. But can we trust it? Perhaps the collective mind is the best mind we have.
Jan 21, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Richard Rogers Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Richard Rogers Jan 21, 2014 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to internationally renowned British architect Richard Rogers, co-creator of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. At 80-years-old, Richard Rogers remains engaged in major building projects in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.
Jan 17, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Alone Inside (Encore September 3, 2013) Audio
Ideas Alone Inside (Encore September 3, 2013) Jan 17, 2014 | 53:58Prisoners who have lived through solitary confinement say the experience is torturous. Brett Story explores the roots of this practice in North America, and the profound and often devastating impact it has on people who are severed from social contact.
Jan 15, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Great Book of Knowledge, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Great Book of Knowledge, Part 1 Jan 15, 2014 | 53:58We used to need libraries to make the sum of human knowledge available to all. Today we have Wikipedia, where the sum of human knowledge can be shaped by all of us. But can we trust it? Perhaps the collective mind is the best mind we have.