Nov 28, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Ode to the Organ Audio
Ideas Ode to the Organ Nov 28, 2013 | 54:00It's the world's largest, most complex and powerful musical instrument. The pipe organ lifts us out-of-the-ordinary and fill us with awe. Eitan Cornfield pulls out all the stops to explain why organs still matter in our increasingly secular world.
Nov 26, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived Audio
Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived Nov 26, 2013 | 53:58For years, people proclaimed that the Internet was going to completely transform media. In 2013, it actually happened, according to New York Times media columnist David Carr who delivers the 2013 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.
Nov 20, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Munk Debate - The End of Men Audio
Ideas The Munk Debate - The End of Men Nov 20, 2013 | 53:58"Be it resolved, men are obsolete." After millenia of social dominance, men appear to be losing their lead. Women are fast emerging as more successful in education, employment, personal health, and even political leadership. Four writers take up the debat
Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Witness Trees Audio
Ideas The Witness Trees Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58Are our forests fiber mines or recreational playgrounds? Are they an economic engine or necessary for our environmental health? And are they essential to our mental well being? Dick Miller re-imagines the forest of the future.
Nov 27, 2013 | 54:00Ideas BloodLines Audio
Ideas BloodLines Nov 27, 2013 | 54:00Inspired by Lawrence Hill's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers tell their stories. Heart-wrenching and gripping tales about love, family and the challenges posed by kinship, exclusion and belonging.
Jul 1, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Heart of the Beat (Encore April 22, 2013) Audio
Ideas The Heart of the Beat (Encore April 22, 2013) Jul 1, 2013 | 54:00What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a heart synchronize? How can thousands of people unconsciously walk in step? Filmmaker Tess Girard explores the idea of rhythm and what it means to us.
Oct 17, 2013 | 54:00Ideas C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2 Audio
Ideas C.S. Lewis and The Inklings, Part 2 Oct 17, 2013 | 54:00C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams were the core of the legendary literary group The Inklings at Oxford University. They were united by a love of myth and the belief that it is through the imagination that reality is illuminated.
Nov 21, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Kwame Anthony Appiah Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Kwame Anthony Appiah Nov 21, 2013 | 53:59Kwame Anthony Appiah is a Ghanaian-born philosopher and cultural theorist. In a talk presented at the Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights lecture series, he ponders the inseparable links between culture, identity, and human rights.
May 15, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Rethinking Depression - Part 1 (Mar. 7, 2013 Encore) Audio
Ideas Rethinking Depression - Part 1 (Mar. 7, 2013 Encore) May 15, 2013 | 54:00Depression. It has been called the mean reds. The blue devils. The black dog. And through history, treatments for depression have varied wildly. In the Middle Ages, depressives were caged in asylums. In Victorian England, wealthier patients were sent to seaside resorts for a change of air. In the 1930’s, procedures like lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy were used. Psychiatry’s tools were crude and limited. No wonder then, when the Age of the Antidepressant arrived, it was considered psychiatry’s triumph. Prozac came onto the market in 1988, followed quickly by many similar drugs. But, since then, the number of people afflicted with depression has soared. Mary O'Connell explores the short and troubling history of the antidepressant.
Nov 9, 2012 | 53:59Ideas The 2012 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture by Bob Watts Audio
Ideas The 2012 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture by Bob Watts Nov 9, 2012 | 53:59Bob Watts has been involved in major indigenous issues in Canada for the past twenty years. An adjunct professor and fellow in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, he is currently working with Mediate BC to recommend ways for aboriginal communities to respond to changes in the Canadian Human Rights Act. His lecture is called: "Rights in a History of Wrongs: What does a just future look like for Indigenous peoples?"
Nov 6, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Audio
Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Nov 6, 2013 | 53:59Niccolo Machiavelli's name is synonymous with treachery. His book, The Prince, has inspired political leaders around the world. Yet some scholars believe that it's a brilliant satire. Nicola Luksic explores the case for both sides.