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Prisoners who have lived through solitary confinement say the experience is torturous. Brett Story explores the roots of this practice in North America, and the profound and often devastating impact it has on people who are severed from social contact.

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Ideas - Fragile Freedoms - John Borrows, First Nations and human rightsMar 5, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Fragile Freedoms - John Borrows, First Nations and human rights Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - John Borrows, First Nations and human rights Mar 5, 2014 | 53:58John Borrows is an Anishinabe scholar and expert in Indigenous law. He presents a lecture on the connections between First Nations and human rights.
Ideas - Aging by the BookFeb 17, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Aging by the Book Audio
Ideas Aging by the Book Feb 17, 2014 | 53:58Baby boomers are identified with youth culture. So who do they think they are when they get old? The answer may be in their stories. Wendy Robbins looks at the growing popularity of a narrative approach to aging, even for individuals with dementia.
Ideas - The Seduction of Scent (Encore Sept 24, 2013)Feb 26, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Seduction of Scent (Encore Sept 24, 2013) Audio
Ideas The Seduction of Scent (Encore Sept 24, 2013) Feb 26, 2014 | 53:59Scent has been used for millennia to enhance sexual attraction and mask body odour. Cindy Bisaillon examines the psychology and neurology of smell and the fine line between scented sophistication and our own primal animal musk.
Ideas - The Enright Files - PTSDMar 3, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - PTSD Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - PTSD Mar 3, 2014 | 53:59On this month's edition of The Enright Files, a look at the battles being waged by Canadian soldiers after they return home.
Ideas - Wachtel on the Arts - Chuck CloseMar 4, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Chuck Close Audio
Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Chuck Close Mar 4, 2014 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to American painter and photographer Chuck Close, renowned for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings.
Ideas - Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Geeks "R"Us (Encore September 13, 2013)Sep 13, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Geeks "R"Us (Encore September 13, 2013) Audio
Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Geeks "R"Us (Encore September 13, 2013) Sep 13, 2013 | 53:59Highlights from ideacity: a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. This episode deals with the latest ideas from a new breed of entrepreneurs.
Ideas - Moses Znaimer's ideacity -  Rethinking Democracy (Encore September 27, 2013)Sep 27, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Rethinking Democracy (Encore September 27, 2013) Audio
Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Rethinking Democracy (Encore September 27, 2013) Sep 27, 2013 | 53:59Highlights from ideacity: a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. Guests in this episode: Daniel A. Bell, Conrad Black, Michael Nicula, and Robert J. Sawyer.
Ideas - Paul RobesonFeb 27, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Paul Robeson Audio
Ideas Paul Robeson Feb 27, 2014 | 53:59Paul Kennedy pays tribute to his life and times of Paul Robeson. He was one of the greatest voices of the 20th century, and also a powerful actor. His fame won him many friends, as well as powerful enemies.
Ideas - In Praise of Ice, Part 1Feb 19, 2014 | 54:00Ideas In Praise of Ice, Part 1 Audio
Ideas In Praise of Ice, Part 1 Feb 19, 2014 | 54:00As glaciers shrink, and ice vanishes from the polar seas, Richard Longley takes us back to our icy roots, rekindling wonder for this alluring frozen water.
Ideas - The Crooked Path, Part 1Feb 24, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Crooked Path, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Crooked Path, Part 1 Feb 24, 2014 | 53:59Jeff Wall's art exudes dramatic power. His large-scale photographic tableaux are in many of the world's most important art collections. Curator Ann Pollock explores with Jeff Wall the trajectory of his remarkable career.
Ideas - Opening the Book (Encore February 25, 2013)Jul 19, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Opening the Book (Encore February 25, 2013) Audio
Ideas Opening the Book (Encore February 25, 2013) Jul 19, 2013 | 53:58The book has stayed pretty much the same for over 500 years: a bunch of paper pages between covers. It's been both finite and easily grasped. But our digitally-connected world is forcing us to re-imagine what books could be.
Ideas - End of the DialFeb 13, 2014 | 54:00Ideas End of the Dial Audio
Ideas End of the Dial Feb 13, 2014 | 54:00Newspapers, publishing and the recording industry may all be in deep trouble from online media. But pronouncements about the death of radio are premature. Contributor Garth Mullins believes we're witnessing the dawning of a radio renaissance.
Ideas - Rethinking Depression - Part 1 (Mar. 7, 2013 Encore)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.
Ideas - Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Big Data (Encore September 6, 2013)Sep 6, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Big Data (Encore September 6, 2013) Audio
Ideas Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Big Data (Encore September 6, 2013) Sep 6, 2013 | 54:00Highlights from ideacity: a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. This episode deals with the deluge of digital data in our lives with: Don Tapscott, Rick Smolan, and Bruce Duncan.
Ideas - Machiavelli: The Prince of ParadoxNov 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.

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