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  • Friday October 07, 2016

    God Wants You To Be Rich - Prosperity Gospel - Collection Basket

    God Wants You To Be Rich

    Why do millions of Christians in the United States believe that their faith, financial status and health are all intertwined? That's the question that Paul Kennedy explores with Kate Bowler, author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel. They turn to the early 20th century beginnings of this uniquely made-in-America brand of theology, where it was first preached in pentecostal tent revivals. Now it's being preached from mega-churches across the country. For many, it is a key to a richer and fuller life. For its critics, it's hucksterism at its worst.

    Posted: Oct 07, 2016 11:04 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 07, 2016 12:07 PM ET
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  • Thursday October 06, 2016

    Ideas from the Trenches -  Chimp Parenting

    Ideas from the Trenches - The Post-Modern Chimpanzee's Guide to Parenting

    Evolutionary anthropologist and University of Toronto PhD student Iulia Badescu spent a year camped out in a Ugandan jungle to observe chimp parenting. She noticed behaviours that didn't quite fit the way chimp parenting has traditionally been documented. And that observation shifted her gaze towards scientists themselves, and how they tend to filter what they see based on their own cultural assumptions. She turns to philosophers Nietzsche and Derrida who encourage her to examine the strengths and limitations of anthropology, including her own research.

    Posted: Oct 06, 2016 12:29 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016 3:22 PM ET
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  • Tuesday October 11, 2016

    Yuval Harari

    When Man Becomes God

    In his new book "Homo Deus", Yuval Harari argues that humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: advances creating networked intelligences will surpass our own in speed, capability and impact. But where will this leave us? Will we be enslaved by algorithms we can scarcely understand? Or will we incorporate these advances and become like gods? He joins host Paul Kennedy in conversation.

    Posted: Oct 11, 2016 11:18 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016 3:28 PM ET
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Past Episodes

  • Tuesday October 25, 2016

    Caribou Convention

    What's On Our Quarter? The past and future of Canadian Caribou

    No, it's not a moose, which is what most people think it is. The animal is actually a caribou -- one of the most important but misunderstood species in Canada. Paul Kennedy reports from the International Caribou Conference in Thunder Bay about the past and the future of Canadian caribou.

    Posted: Oct 25, 2016 11:49 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016 12:09 PM ET
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  • Monday October 24, 2016

    Shadow of Charm City - Baltimore mural

    The Shadow of Charm City

    In a bid to instill civic pride forty years ago, Baltimore was officially named "Charm City". Today, some call Baltimore a war zone - over 300 homicides per year amid 16,000 vacant homes. And the death of an African American man in police custody in 2015 sparked the worst urban riots since the 1960's. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell takes us inside America's great racial divide.

    Posted: Oct 24, 2016 11:17 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 24, 2016 1:09 PM ET
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  • Friday October 21, 2016

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 2

    A French aristocrat named Alexis de Tocqueville published the two volumes of Democracy in America in 1835 and 1840. IDEAS celebrated the sesquicentennial with a series about American democracy. We revisit that series, which features new interviews and insights, to consider the health of "democracy in America" today.

    Posted: Oct 21, 2016 11:30 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 21, 2016 1:12 PM ET
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  • Thursday October 20, 2016

    Generation Mars - Mars 1976

    Generation Mars, Part 1

    The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. We'll be driven by a desire to find life -- or what remains of it -- and to colonize the planet. Stephen Humphrey and a stellar crew of authors, astronauts and Mars scholars confront the hazards, risks and challenges of getting humans to Mars, and then of surviving -- and living -- on the Red Planet. Part 2 airs Thursday, October 27.

    Posted: Oct 20, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016 1:54 PM ET
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  • Wednesday October 19, 2016

    Nothing to Wear - Stratford Festival - Anthony & Cleopatra - 1976 - Maggie Smith

    Nothing to Wear

    "The apparel oft proclaims the man" - wise words from Polonius in Hamlet, telling his son to be careful about what he wears. But just what does clothing say about the wearer? And how does clothing tell the world about who we want to be right now? Philip Coulter prowls the costume archives at the Stratford Festival and talks with fashion maven Rona Maynard, haberdasher Larry Rosen and costume designer Charlotte Dean.

    Posted: Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016 11:58 AM ET
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  • Tuesday October 18, 2016

    Paul Verhoeven

    Wachtel On The Arts - Paul Verhoeven

    With movies such as Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, and Black Book, Dutch-born director Paul Verhoeven is always pushing the limits and challenging audiences. He calls his new movie, Elle, his most subversive film yet. Verhoeven talks to Eleanor Wachtel at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival about growing up in the Netherlands during the Second World War, how that influenced him as a filmmaker, his careers in Holland and Hollywood, why he’s a believer in realism, and working with Isabelle Huppert.

    Posted: Oct 18, 2016 3:25 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 18, 2016 10:43 AM ET
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