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    Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Sophie Calle Part One Jul 21, 2015 | 25:00Eleanor Wachtel speaks with French artist Sophie Calle, known for her detective-like explorations of life and love.
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    Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Crystal Pite Part 1 Jul 16, 2015 | 25:00Eleanor Wachtel talks to Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite. She's been called a "dance genius" for her risky, imaginative, and emotionally compelling work.
    Ideas - The Myth of the Secular, Part 3 (Encore Oct 23, 2012)Jul 16, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 3 (Encore Oct 23, 2012) Audio
    Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 3 (Encore Oct 23, 2012) Jul 16, 2015 | 53:58Early in the post-colonial era, politics in most Muslim countries were framed in secular and nationalist terms. During the last thirty years, the Islamic revival has dramatically changed this picture. David Cayley talks to anthropologist Saba Mahmood.
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    Ideas - The Myth of the Secular, Part 2  (Encore Oct 23, 2012)Jul 9, 2015 | 53:59Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 2 (Encore Oct 23, 2012) Audio
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    Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Rem Koolhaas Part 2 Jul 9, 2015 | 27:29Rem Koolhaas talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the interests and experiences that have informed his work in all its various dimensions.
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    Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Rem Koolhaas Part 1 Jul 9, 2015 | 24:59Rem Koolhaas talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the interests and experiences that have informed his work in all its various dimensions.
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    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.
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