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Ideas - Machiavelli: The Prince of ParadoxSep 30, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Audio
Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Sep 30, 2014 | 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.
Ideas - Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Remaking OurselvesSep 26, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Remaking Ourselves Audio
Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Remaking Ourselves Sep 26, 2014 | 53:58ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. In this episode: speakers ponder how we can start to really understand other people, other cultures and ways of thought.
Ideas - Genetic GeniusSep 25, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Genetic Genius Audio
Ideas Genetic Genius Sep 25, 2014 | 54:002014 Friesen Prize Winner Lap-Chee Tsui talks with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about how a boy who remembers raising tadpoles in Hong Kong became the scientist who ultimately isolated and identified the gene that causes cystic fibrosis.
Ideas - Hit DeleteSep 24, 2014 | 54:01Ideas Hit Delete Audio
Ideas Hit Delete Sep 24, 2014 | 54:01Some neuroscientists believe they are on the verge of being able to delete memories. It could mean a cure for people who suffer from PTSD. But at what cost to the individual and at what cost to society?
Ideas - Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Augmenting OurselvesSep 19, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Augmenting Ourselves Audio
Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Augmenting Ourselves Sep 19, 2014 | 53:58ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. In this episode: Humans love tools, and speakers explore new devices for doing things -- maybe even leaving the earth.
Ideas - Beyond Human RightsSep 18, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Beyond Human Rights Audio
Ideas Beyond Human Rights Sep 18, 2014 | 54:00In the 2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, international lawyer and McGill University professor Payam Akhavan argues that our world needs more than laws and legal niceties: it has to be built on empathy.
Ideas - Beyond Human RightsSep 18, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Beyond Human Rights Audio
Ideas Beyond Human Rights Sep 18, 2014 | 54:00In the 2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, international lawyer and McGill University professor Payam Akhavan argues that our world needs more than laws and legal niceties: it has to be built on empathy.
Ideas - Dissolving BordersSep 17, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Dissolving Borders Audio
Ideas Dissolving Borders Sep 17, 2014 | 53:59What will the world look like in seven years? Journalist and author Diane Francis speaks about the shifting sands of geopolitical realities. From a recent talk presented at the Spur Festival in Calgary.
Ideas - Wachtel on the Arts - Julie TaymorSep 16, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Julie Taymor Audio
Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Julie Taymor Sep 16, 2014 | 54:00Julie Taymor is a daring and brilliant interpreter of Shakespeare's work. She talks to Eleanor Wacthel about her newest movie, a film version of her stage play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's Taymor's third Shakespeare film.
Ideas - Oh Say, Can You See?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").
Ideas - Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Extending OurselvesSep 12, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Extending Ourselves Audio
Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference - Extending Ourselves Sep 12, 2014 | 53:58ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. In this episode: Higher, faster, stronger, and more daring. Speakers wonder just what are our physical limits.
Ideas - The Sorrows of EmpireSep 11, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Sorrows of Empire Audio
Ideas The Sorrows of Empire Sep 11, 2014 | 53:59On the anniversary of 9-11, IDEAS revisits an interview with academic Chalmers Johnson who suggested that failure in Iraq might mark the beginning of the end of the American Empire.
Ideas - In Case of Fire in a Foreign LandSep 10, 2014 | 53:57Ideas In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land Audio
Ideas In Case of Fire in a Foreign Land Sep 10, 2014 | 53:57On September 11, 1973, Chile was shattered by a military coup. On the eve of the anniversary, noted author Ariel Dorfman reflects on our "common humanity" in conversation with Philip Coulter.
Ideas - How To Do Ordinary Things, Part 2Sep 9, 2014 | 53:58Ideas How To Do Ordinary Things, Part 2 Audio
Ideas How To Do Ordinary Things, Part 2 Sep 9, 2014 | 53:58On the 50th anniversary of L'Arche, the now-international organization Jean Vanier started, a celebration of a Canadian humanitarian and visionary.
Ideas - The Enright Files - A Tribute to Seamus HeaneySep 8, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - A Tribute to Seamus Heaney Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - A Tribute to Seamus Heaney Sep 8, 2014 | 53:59Seamus Heaney was the most famous, and many would say the best poet in the world. In the year since his death, the world is still taking measure of Seamus Heaney. This month on The Enright Files, we pay tribute to the man and his poetry.

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