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Tapestry

Tapestry explores spirituality, religion and the search for meaning. Find space for your soul every week.

Updated: Fridays
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Took his own life after being bullied on the job

Robert Duhaime’s employer denies bullying, but Workers’ Compensation Board has ruled differently.

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The sticky story of gum

It conquered our planet and today chewing gum is fighting just to survive.

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Adventures in medicine

Dr. Lori Regenstrief took a job as the doctor on a luxury cruise liner and ended up having to treat herself.

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The eating disorder voice inside

Belle has a voice inside her head that torments her with messages of self-hate. She turns to food to feel better.

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Redefining kosher, and connecting with your haters

Rabbi David Rosen argues that vegan should be the new kosher for Jews worldwide. And a Jewish-Inuk woman Killaq Enuaraq-Strauss finds similarities between her two cultures. Podcaster Dylan Marron talks to people who hate him to try to find common ground.

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Philosophy and Tech

Need some guidance on how to manoeuvre online friendships? Philosophy professor Alexis Elder says Aristotle's theories on friendship and how to live a good life are surprisingly relevant in today's worlds - virtual or not. "Everything" video game: David OReilly is an animator and game designer who is really into the British philosopher Alan Watts. As David built a video game, called Everything, he’d play old lectures by Watts who died in 1973, and realized they were an uncanny good fit. So now, when you play the game Everything, the voice of Alan Watts guides you through the world, to encourage a sense of awe about the world around you - virtual or not.

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Conversations about Race Part 2

Sports writer Will Leitch reflects on what it means to raise his two white sons - as a father, how can he best teach them about sexism and racism? Despite never having run before, Hasan Syed ran from Vancouver to Ottawa - to raise awareness about the lack of access to clean water in many Indigenous communities.

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Conversations about Race - Part 1

Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, wants to change the conversation about racial oppression. “We need to look at what racial oppression actually is. It is not a collection of people who don’t like people of colour, and in fact it never was.” You'll also hear from Andrea Chiu about how Oluo's book helped Chiu explain her perspective on race to her white wife.

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Finding meaning in death

This time on Tapestry, looking for meaning in death through an app, letters, and a woman's deathbed confession.

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Family crisis leads opera singer Isabel Bayrakdarian to make pact with God

Isabel Bayrakdarian's album Mother of Light was conceived as she prayed for her mother's life. She bargained with God: if you take care of my mom, I'll sing about Your mom. The result is a collection of Armenian hymns and chants in praise of Mary.

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EPISODE: Insights into interfaith love and the good life

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson says the secret to a meaningful life -- and the answer to the question posed in her new collection of essays, "What Are We Doing Here?" - is simpler than you might think. And Meera Estrada, a Hindu woman who married a Catholic man, decided to keep both religious traditions equally alive in their family, but advises it requires an open mind for it to work.

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Juno nominees on the power of music

Guest host, Laurel Sprengelmeyer (a.k.a musician Little Scream) speaks to some of this year's Juno nominees about the power of music to bring a feeling of transcendence, connection, and meaning. She speaks Will Butler from Arcade Fire, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, Leif Vollebekk, Alysha Brilla, and Magdelys Savigne from The Battle of Santiago.

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Connecting with your roots - for better and for worse

Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of the world's most famous Rastafarian, Bob Marley, explains why marijuana is considered a sacrament in her religion. And guest host Ali Hassan looks at how DNA testing has brought families together - for better or for worse.

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Drugs and Peace

Geoff Turner, host of CBC Radio's On Drugs, gives a special report on the intersection of religion and opioid addiction in Utah, the heart of Mormon country. Philosopher Tim Crane says his fellow atheists are too quick to dismiss religious believers. He argues why atheists should give religion a chance.

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Not doing religion by the book

Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck, an Anglican priest who is also a practising Druid, talks about he blends Christianity with paganism. And Anjali Kumar says she spent years 'stalking God', as she puts it, and her quest took her to some pretty wild places.

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Lacrosse: The Creator's Game

For many Indigenous nations throughout North America, lacrosse is referred to as the Creator's Game and is known for its power to heal people and communities. In this episode, historian Allan Downey talks about the way lacrosse has been used for both assimilation and Indigenous empowerment over the centuries. In some Indigenous cultures, lacrosse is only supposed to be played by men. You'll hear from Amy Lazore and Terri Swamp, two Haudenosaunee women who have worked to allow girls on the lacrosse field.

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The Ethics of Doping

Can an athlete who’s doping ever really win? Bio-ethics expert Thomas Murray weighs in. And a new app that uses NASA planetary data to chart your daily horoscope

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Self-Reno Projects

Netflix therapy, a.k.a. binge-watching your way to better mental health. Suggestions for a successful Depth Year. And Alexa Carson's Buy Nothing Wedding.

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Conversions

Transform your life by ditching the new and going deeper during a "Depth Year". And eight years after his passing, we bring you a special recording of Paul Quarrington performing his short story, "The Conversion.

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Sacred Space 2: The Power of the Land

The movement to bring back the bison to the Blood Reserve in Alberta; and a deeper look our relationship with the Canadian landscape, via a new book called 'The Good Lands'

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Sacred Space 1: Architecture and Region

What makes a space sacred? David Pereyra explains the architecture of a church and Paul Bramadat considers how the place where you physically live may influence how you worship.

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Living your best life

Don't worry, no new year's resolutions here. Instead we offer you a sampling of collected wisdom from our guests as a kind of companion on the road as you stroll into the year ahead.

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How recording an album behind bars helped prisoners give back

Every week, inmates at a Kingston, Ontario penitentiary converted the prison chapel into a recording studio. Under the guidance of veteran musician Hugh Christopher Brown, they recorded an album, raised money for charity and redefined themselves.

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Witchful Thinking

A modern take on ancient rites - two witches share why Wicca is rising in popularity, especially amongst young women, with artist Monica Bodirsky and writer John Threlfall.

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Making Peace with the Past and Present

Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein on how to keep calm in 2017, Briana Whiteside unexpectedly finds God after a drastic haircut, and Martha Troian revisits the residential school that her mother escaped from.

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