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Tapestry

 

Tapestry

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

Updated: Fridays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
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How Harvey Weinstein weaponized the media

Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan says Harvey Weinstein used the media as "a bludgeon" to intimidate, humiliate and silence his accusers.

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Letting go of books

Broadcaster Candy Palmater speaks on the freedom that comes with letting go of books.

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Bill Murray

The actor and cellist Jan Vogler open up on the chance encounter that led to their new musical collaboration.

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'Concussions affect a life'

Former NHL goaltender Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players' lives.

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Pop Culture Wisdom

Who are your companions on the path? Five pearls of Buddhist wisdom from The Princess Bride by Ethan Nichtern; One pilgrimage, many quests: a group of people spent three days walking from Montreal to Kahnawake.

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Keeping it Real in Virtual Reality

In his first ever VR session, Sean Foley meets Jesus. Plus, why we need a code of ethics for this emerging technology.

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Artist challenges you to see beauty in all bodies

Riva Lehrer's large-scale paintings of so-called "disabled bodies" and the queer community violate convention and encourage people to see possibilities instead of limitations in differently-shaped bodies.

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Religion and Sexuality

An Orthodox rabbi reaches out to an old friend, who is a lesbian, to help him reconcile views on religion and sexuality. And Rev Steve Chalke says the New Testament actually says nothing against same-sex relationships.

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Episode: Translator Sarah Ruden, Zoroastrian Priest Jal Panthaky

Translator Sarah Ruden reinvigorates the Bible in English; Priest Jal Panthaky goes deep into his Zoroastrian faith to unpack the rules of marriage.

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The spiritual overtones of Little Scream's indie rock

Musician Little Scream (Laurel Sprengelmeyer) was raised in Iowa as a Jehovah's Witness. Though she left the religion long ago, spiritual exploration continues to be a theme in both her music and her personal life, as in her album 'Cult Following.'

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Neurodiversity with El Jones

El Jones speaks to a woman with Down syndrome and an autistic woman about the hardships and joys of their disabilities and about society’s biases against neurodivergent people.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Black Motherhood with El Jones

El Jones speaks to four black mothers about how racism and motherhood intersect, requiring them to educate and protect their kids, while dealing with the prejudice they face themselves.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Restorative Justice with El Jones

El Jones speaks to two guests, one who committed murder and one who lost her partner to murder, to find out if reconciliation through restorative justice is really possible.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: The Pros and Cons of Raising Your Kids with Religion with Ali Hassan

To raise your kids with religion or not, that is the question. Guest host Ali Hassan speaks to parents who make the case for and against passing on a spiritual tradition... and a mother who's inventing a spiritual framework for her boys.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: The Paradox of Choice with Humble the Poet

Guest host Humble the Poet explores the Paradox of Choice, and the efforts some of us are making to simplify things in elemental ways.

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The Power of Kindness with Kinnie Starr

Guest host Kinnie Starr explores the healing power of kindness and how helping others has relieved her own chronic pain.

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Life after a Brain Injury with Kinnie Starr

In this episode, guest host Kinnie Starr explores what happens to our identities and relationships after a brain injury.

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Reclaiming Indigenous Spirituality

Inspiration from Grassy Narrows, The damaging colonial legacy of the Papal 'Doctrine of Discovery' & how Blair Stonechild is embracing his Indigenous spirituality.

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Hope and Mercy in Chicago and Newtown

A Muslim community activist in Chicago and the parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook both search for hope and mercy in their own lives and in the lives of others.

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Preserve or destroy?

One man's mission to remove offensive graffiti and a Mohawk's community choice to preserve a residential school building.

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Illuminating: medieval art form meets 21st-century knowledge in the Saint John's Bible

The Saint John's Bible is the first hand-lettered, illuminated bible made using quills and ancient techniques in 500 years. But the images that adorn it are entirely modern: strands of DNA, an homage to the Holocaust, images from the Hubble Telescope.

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Utopia or Dystopia

Margaret Atwood and Christian environmentalist Leah Kostamo discuss how religion has shaped our country, at the 'Restorying Canada' conference at the University of Ottawa.

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Enchanted

Musician Snatam Kaur talks about the healing power of sacred chants and Lauretta Santarossa gives us a tour of her secret garden dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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Stand up

In Halifax, Pastor Rhonda Britton stands up for the African-Nova Scotian community, seeking common cause with city authorities. And three 'standups' stand up for interfaith solidarity through humour.

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Engaged Buddhism

The tension between ‘doing something’ and ‘sitting there’ can be a real dilemma on the spiritual path. Here are stories of how people are using their Buddhist beliefs to engage in social issues.

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A Place for Everyone

You'll hear about Sick Pilgrim, an online blog that is 'a hospital for wayfaring souls'. Plus a documentary about two very unlikely roommates: an 88-year old Cape Bretoner and a 20-something student from India -who are making it work.

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Claiming Your Self

"We Matter" Campaign brings hope to Indigenous youth, and how musician D!XON went from fundamentalist Islam to pop singer.

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Stories from the battlefield and the meditation cushion

Canada's Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan shares stories of the events that have shaped his worldview: his conversion to Sikhism, and his encounters with what he calls 'true evil' in Afghanistan, and Michael Murray on meditation and Raquel Welch.

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