Jun 5, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Science Under Siege, Part 3 Audio
Ideas Science Under Siege, Part 3 Jun 5, 2015 | 53:59Scientists 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?
Jun 12, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Who Owns Ancient Art? Part 1 Audio
Ideas Who Owns Ancient Art? Part 1 Jun 12, 2015 | 54:00When the Taliban and ISIS destroy ancient artifacts, the world responds with outrage. But where should that outrage lead: taking ancient art out of the country of origin? Or would that amount to cultural genocide? Just who owns ancient art?
Apr 22, 2010 | 57:51Ideas Climate Wars - Part 1 Audio
Ideas Climate Wars - Part 1 Apr 22, 2010 | 57:51Global warming is moving much more quickly than scientists thought it would. Even if the biggest current and prospective emitters - the United States, China and India - were to slam on the brakes today, the earth would continue to heat up for decades. At best, we may be able to slow things down and deal with the consequences, without social and political breakdown. Gwynne Dyer examines several radical short- and medium-term measures now being considered - all of them controversial.
Jun 16, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Much Ado About Magna Carta, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Much Ado About Magna Carta, Part 2 Jun 16, 2015 | 53:59It's been hailed as the cornerstone of our justice system. From property rights to women's rights, the rule of law, equality before the law and defined roles for judges: all roads seem to lead us back to Magna Carta Libertatum. But is this entirely true?
Dec 2, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Motorcycle is Yourself Audio
Ideas The Motorcycle is Yourself Dec 2, 2014 | 53:58Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been called the most widely read book of philosophy ever written. Forty years after its publication, Tim Wilson revisits an extraordinary interview he did with its author.
Feb 26, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Consent to Harm, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Consent to Harm, Part 2 Feb 26, 2015 | 53:59"Yes means yes. No means no." Giving consent seems straightforward. But what we're allowed to consent to is actually deeply fraught territory. And it gets especially fraught when the question of sex enters the equation. When does the law intervene?
May 19, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The Shape of Thing To Come - T.E. Lawrence Audio
Ideas The Shape of Thing To Come - T.E. Lawrence May 19, 2015 | 53:58T.E. Lawrence -- Lawrence of Arabia -- was one of the most brilliant and enigmatic figures of the 20th Century. Archaeologist, cartographer, military tactician and leader in WW1, he was also uncannily prescient about the shape of the world to come.
Jun 2, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Brother West Audio
Ideas Brother West Jun 2, 2015 | 53:59Political activist, author, provocative intellectual and self-described 'jazz man of ideas', Cornel West talks about righteous anger and the fight for social justice, the lack of integrity in American political office, and his passion for John Coltrane.