Dec 20, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry The Shortest Day, The Longest Night Audio
Tapestry The Shortest Day, The Longest Night Dec 20, 2013 | 53:59The idea of 'the longest night,' which we've just come through, has inspired storytellers for centuries. We look at the winter solstice in a couple of different ways: the allure of the dark, the danger of the cold, and the potential for quiet.
Dec 13, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry Do You Hear What We Hear? Audio
Tapestry Do You Hear What We Hear? Dec 13, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry reconsiders the Christmas carol. An opera singer revels the pitfalls of the show-stopper, O Holy Night. We uncover the mysterious back-story of Do You Hear What I Hear. And a meditation on one tune fit for the midwinter blues of midlife.
Nov 29, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Audio
Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Nov 29, 2013 | 53:59Many years ago, the anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann set out to understand how god becomes real for some people. Professor Luhrmann was fascinated by religious believers who experience god talking to them, either through visions, or a voice they can hear.
Nov 15, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry Paul Bloom / Candy Chang Audio
Tapestry Paul Bloom / Candy Chang Nov 15, 2013 | 53:59For decades, the world of psychology more or less agreed that here wasn't much going on in the moral lives of infants. Morality was made. But for psychologist Paul Bloom, that sort of thinking about wee ones is starting to change.
Nov 8, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry What is the World Made Of? Audio
Tapestry What is the World Made Of? Nov 8, 2013 | 53:59On this week's show (Feb. 15, 2013 Encore), we delve into fire, earth, and water. Michael Winter starts us off with a story about fire. 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.
Nov 1, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry "The First Muslim" with author Lesley Hazleton Audio
Tapestry "The First Muslim" with author Lesley Hazleton Nov 1, 2013 | 53:59The prophet Muhammad: his rise through the ranks in the desert caravans; his love and marriage to a wealthy widow, and his divided family during his last days. We're joined by Lesley Hazleton, author of "The First Muslim: the Story of Muhammad."
Oct 25, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry "Zealot" with author Reza Aslan Audio
Tapestry "Zealot" with author Reza Aslan Oct 25, 2013 | 53:59Reza Aslan made an infamous appearance on Fox News when the interviewer challenged him about why a Muslim would write a book about Jesus. On this episode, Reza Aslan tells the story of the man he calls "the most interesting person who ever lived."