Oct 9, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Ideas at 50, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Ideas at 50, Part 1 Oct 9, 2015 | 54:00To help us celebrate this milestone anniversary, we invited those listeners to tell us about programs that inspired them to make major life changes, altered their world-views or simply piqued their intellectual curiosity.
Oct 7, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Rethinking Depression - Part 1 Audio
Ideas Rethinking Depression - Part 1 Oct 7, 2015 | 54:00It's been called the mean reds. The blue devils. The black dog. And throughout 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 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.
Oct 7, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Genius Born of Anguish, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Genius Born of Anguish, Part 1 Oct 7, 2015 | 54:00"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest, teacher and gay celibate. He has been called a psychologist of the soul. A profile by Michael Higgins based on Nouwen's writings, interviews with those who knew him, and archival recordings of Nouwen himself.
Oct 7, 2015 | 55:39Ideas Greenpeace and the Politics of Image, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Greenpeace and the Politics of Image, Part 2 Oct 7, 2015 | 55:39In the early 1970s a small group of Vancouverites used the theories of Marshall McLuhan to transform an ad hoc committee called Greenpeace into a worldwide media sensation. Ottawa journalist Stephen Dale examines this strange intersection of social activism.
Oct 7, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Jane Goodall's Hope Audio
Ideas Jane Goodall's Hope Oct 7, 2015 | 54:00Pioneering primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall discusses the evolving relationship between humans and animals, saving the planet and the role the next generation can play in both.
Sep 24, 2015 | 53:59Ideas How I Understand the World Audio
Ideas How I Understand the World Sep 24, 2015 | 53:59The New York Times has acclaimed Russell Banks "the most compassionate writer of fiction in the world today". At the Blue Met/Metropolis Bleu Literary Festival, in Montreal, he discussed his most recent collection of short stories -- "A Permanent Member o
Sep 23, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Catalogues of Culture - Wade Davis Audio
Ideas Catalogues of Culture - Wade Davis Sep 23, 2015 | 54:00In the Milton K. Wong Lecture, anthropologist Wade Davis explores some of the diversity of human culture, and considers what knowledge and expertise we lose by obliterating, or at best ignoring, traditional cultures.