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Parasites are slimy and repulsive. They bring pestilence, misery...even death. But parasites can also be good. Rosemary Drisdelle explores these much maligned creatures, and unveils exciting new medical research into the good they can do for us.

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Ideas - The Secret Lives of ChildrenDec 19, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Secret Lives of Children Audio
Ideas The Secret Lives of Children Dec 19, 2014 | 53:59IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the idea that a child's imagination may be the strongest shield against the confines of technology and achievement.
Ideas - The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 2Dec 18, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 2 Audio
Ideas The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 2 Dec 18, 2014 | 54:00Is a Sharing Economy sustainable for the economy, for us and for the planet? A public event in collaboration with the Munk School of Global Affairs. Featuring Jeremy Rifkin, Bob Rae, Anita M. McGahan, and moderator Janice Stein.
Ideas - Bottom's DreamDec 17, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Bottom's Dream Audio
Ideas Bottom's Dream Dec 17, 2014 | 53:58Director Peter Sellars turned A Midsummer Night's Dream on its head at the Stratford Festival. For him, the play is not so much a comedy, as a vision that speaks to the depths of human experience.
Ideas - Wachtel On The Arts - Suzy LakeDec 16, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Suzy Lake Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Suzy Lake Dec 16, 2014 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel talks to visual artist Suzy Lake. The Art Gallery of Ontario is saluting Suzy Lake's career in an exhibition of her most famous works from the past 40 years.
Ideas - The New Masters - The Sobey Art Award, Part 1Dec 15, 2014 | 53:57Ideas The New Masters - The Sobey Art Award, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The New Masters - The Sobey Art Award, Part 1 Dec 15, 2014 | 53:57A profile of the five regional finalists of the 2014 Sobey Art Award. From the West Coast and Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and the North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. The Atlantic: Graeme Patterson
Ideas - Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014)Dec 12, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014) Audio
Ideas Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014) Dec 12, 2014 | 53:58With a slight nod to Jane Austen who wonderfully articulated the emotional impact of cultural presumptions, Maureen Matthews explores the anthropology of sensory perception.
Ideas - The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 1Dec 11, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 1 Dec 11, 2014 | 54:00Who wins, who loses and what's destined to change if a sharing economy is sustainable: business, society or the state? Featuring economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, and panelists Bob Rae, Anita M. McGahan, and Janice Stein.
Ideas - Shakespeare's WebDec 10, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Shakespeare's Web Audio
Ideas Shakespeare's Web Dec 10, 2014 | 53:58In a talk presented at the Stratford Festival, Peter Sellars speaks about Shakespeare, theatre, and the importance of art in our lives.
Ideas - Shackleton's GraveDec 9, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Shackleton's Grave Audio
Ideas Shackleton's Grave Dec 9, 2014 | 53:59Underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis makes a pilgrimmage to the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, on remote South Georgia Island, in the extreme South Atlantic Ocean. He pays homage to the man who completely dominated South Pole exploration.
Ideas - Rwanda Reconciliation (Encore April 9, 2014)Dec 8, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Rwanda Reconciliation (Encore April 9, 2014) Audio
Ideas Rwanda Reconciliation (Encore April 9, 2014) Dec 8, 2014 | 54:00The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. Rwandan musician Jean-Paul Samputu tells his story of heartbreaking loss and breathtaking reconciliation with the man who killed his family.
Ideas - The Sharing EconomyDec 4, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Sharing Economy Audio
Ideas The Sharing Economy Dec 4, 2014 | 54:00Anne Wright-Howard examines how the sharing economy challenges 20th century notions of ownership, commerce, government regulation, wealth and personal identity.
Ideas - The Science of Shakespeare (Encore April 14, 2014)Dec 3, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Science of Shakespeare (Encore April 14, 2014) Audio
Ideas The Science of Shakespeare (Encore April 14, 2014) Dec 3, 2014 | 54:00William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening the old medieval worldview. Dan Falk examines the science of the Bard of Avon.
Ideas - The Motorcycle is YourselfDec 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.
Ideas - The Enright Files - Angela Hewitt and Yuja WangDec 1, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - Angela Hewitt and Yuja Wang Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - Angela Hewitt and Yuja Wang Dec 1, 2014 | 53:59There are few comforts and transcendental pleasures to match those of music. Michael Enright speaks with two of the world's great pianists: Canadian Angela Hewitt and rising superstar (and former Calgary resident) Yuja Wang.
Ideas - Recognizing GreyNov 28, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Recognizing Grey Audio
Ideas Recognizing Grey Nov 28, 2014 | 53:58Director, author, actress and journalist Nelofer Pazira peels back the layers of the western media's simplified black-and-white coverage of the Middle East in the 2014 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.

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