May 3, 2013 | 53:58Tapestry Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Audio
Tapestry Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? May 3, 2013 | 53:58Jeanette Winterson is an acclaimed British writer. She was adopted by very religious Pentecostal parents, who hoped she would become a missionary. Instead, Jeanette fell in love with a woman. Her memoir is called Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Apr 26, 2013 | 53:58Tapestry The Exit Ramp Audio
Tapestry The Exit Ramp Apr 26, 2013 | 53:58On this week's show, the elusive exit ramp. One guest tries to escape a soul-crushing line of work - he is a minister who has lost his religious belief - and another guest leads gang members away from lives of violence.
Apr 12, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry The Importance of Being Sexual Audio
Tapestry The Importance of Being Sexual Apr 12, 2013 | 53:59What if the classic sensual tome 'The Arabian Nights: Tales from a
Thousand and One Nights' had been written by a scientist? A scientist
with specialties in sexual health and public policy - and a wicked sense of
Mar 22, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry I'm Right, You're Wrong Audio
Tapestry I'm Right, You're Wrong Mar 22, 2013 | 53:59This week on Tapestry, why dialing down self-righteousness is so important - and so hard. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains why arguments about politics and religion get so toxic. Later, writer Philip Yancey talks to Mary about finding strength in your
Apr 5, 2013 | 53:58Tapestry How Do You Want to Live? Audio
Tapestry How Do You Want to Live? Apr 5, 2013 | 53:58Anthony Lawlor is an architect who has made it his job to find the sacred in the ordinary. He and Mary talk about how the divine is not limited to churches, mosques, synagogues and temples. Lawlor says you can find it everywhere, if you just look - even
Apr 19, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry The Faces of Eve Audio
Tapestry The Faces of Eve Apr 19, 2013 | 53:59Eve represents the first woman on earth in Christian and Judaic traditions. In Islam she's known as Hawwa. To many, she's the thoughtless vixen who tempted man away from God. A closer look at Eve shows a daring champion of human ingenuity and equality.
Mar 1, 2013 | 54:00Tapestry Lamenting the Road Not Taken Audio
Tapestry Lamenting the Road Not Taken Mar 1, 2013 | 54:00It's only human to assess one's life and ponder what might have been. Everyone from John Lennon to Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront has tried to express the mix of regret and foggy optimism that our hearts associate with the roads not taken.
Author Adam Phillips put it this way: We're "haunted by the myth of our own potential." He talks about it to Mary this week.
Nov 23, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry Checking the Box Marked 'None' Audio
Tapestry Checking the Box Marked 'None' Nov 23, 2012 | 53:59There was a time, not so long ago, when Canada's census form didn't offer "no religion" as an option. The category simply didn't exist. Now, those who tick that box are so numerous they have their own nickname: the 'nones.' They include atheists and agnostics, but also a lot of people who describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious."
Feb 15, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry What is the World Made of? Audio
Tapestry What is the World Made of? Feb 15, 2013 | 53:59All through the ages, the question has been asked by everyone from the toddler to the philosopher: What is the world made of? What is the stuff of the universe? On this week's show, we delve into fire, earth, and water.
Michael Winter starts us off with story about fire. You get too close to it and it might change who you are. One minute, the Newfoundland author was heaving a pile of garbage into a raging incinerator and the next, well, he was going down the chute.
Oct 12, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry And The Moral Of The Story Is... Audio
Tapestry And The Moral Of The Story Is... Oct 12, 2012 | 53:59The late British philosopher Bertrand Russell observed, "Most of the greatest evil that man has inflicted upon man comes through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false." Producer Frank Faulk explores the dangers of moral certainty.
Mar 4, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry Sound and Spirit (March 20, 2011 Encore) Audio
Tapestry Sound and Spirit (March 20, 2011 Encore) Mar 4, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry explores the role of sound, music, and the human voice in the world of belief and healing. Mary Hynes visits with Sheikh Alaa El-Sayed who is the director of religious affairs at the Islamic Society of North America to talk about the power of the human voice in the call to prayer. We also hear from famed neurologist Oliver Sacks about why atheists can be deeply moved by religious music. And a feature documentary on music in therapy and healing.