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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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Viral video of emaciated polar bear may not be what it seems

'I wasn't totally surprised. These things happen,' the Nunavut polar bear monitor Leo Ikakhik told As It Happens host Carol Off.

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3 concussions later

After her concussions Miranda would fight for the next six years to get her life back.

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Alabama newspapers vs. Roy Moore

Alabama's biggest newspapers say Roy Moore is unfit for office.

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Going on your own terms

Will Pegg's knows he doesn't want to die from metastatic bone cancer. So he's chosen to go on his own terms, with a medically assisted death.

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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:43]


Procrastination 101

There is nothing wrong with procrastinators! Empathy isn't just niceness, it's about sensing our needs and those of others. Oh yeah - and meditating is essential!

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Race, Religion and The Marvel Comics Universe

Reverend Lawrence Ware left his church when they debated condemning white supremacy - and why the Black Panther comic superhero matters; and Seyran Ateş is under 24 hour police protection for creating a liberal mosque in Berlin.

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Cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation

Appropriation? Appreciation? How does a well-meaning person tell the difference? How do you engage with a culture that isn’t your own … without getting it wrong?

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Coming Home to the Present: The Life and Teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh.

One of the world’s great spiritual teachers celebrated a birthday this month: Thich Nhat Hanh turned 91 on Oct. 11. Tapestry marks the occasion with a special episode: Coming Home to the Present: the Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Zoe and Eddy

Zoe Dodd and Eddy Robinson: meet two people who have overcome difficult childhoods caused by systemic problems but who have emerged from their personal traumas as dynamic leaders in Toronto.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:40]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:46]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:39]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:36]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]