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Tapestry

 

Tapestry

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

Updated: Fridays
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How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner's life

Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.

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The Ear Hustle

Hear the podcast creators talk about life inside San Quentin State Prison.

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The origin of Betty Boop

Mark Fleischer, CEO of Fleischer Studios, talks about the history of the Betty Boop character.

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Whipped cream canister kills Instagram star

Rebecca Burger died after a whipped cream canister struck her in the heart — and a French consumer watchdog group says they've warning about this product for years.

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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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Finding Solace

Kyo Maclear learning tranquillity from urban birdwatching, the man who only fosters terminally ill children, take back a more meaningful weekend and more this week on Tapestry.

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Ugly? Gay? It's OK!!

Author Robert Hoge on the power of being ugly and Kevin Robertson, Canada's first openly gay Anglican bishop.

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The inner experience of outer space

They are the chosen ones. Highly trained, fully prepared. Some are literal rocket scientists. So why do so many astronauts sound like mystics when they come back from space?

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Facing Our Shadows

How to discover and change your unconscious biases; and the emotional toll of being a priest

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Survivor who quit Papal committee on abuse tells her story

Marie Collins stayed silent for decades after she was abused by a priest. She later became an advocate for victims, and Pope Francis invited her to join a committee to stop pedophilia in the Catholic Church. But now, Collins has resigned in frustration.

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Making a Living

Politicians all over the world promise to deliver it and economists try to figure out what stars have to align to make it happen. That elusive bit of magic: full employment. But what happens to our sense of self if we no longer have jobs?

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Anger and Forgiveness

What do we do about the social poison of anger? According to philosopher Martha Nussbaum, anger isn't an inherently bad thing — it's when anger turns to vengeance that we run into trouble.

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Lighten Up

On this episode of Tapestry: the life-changing magic of not taking things too seriously. Stories about why it pays to laugh in the face of the over-zealous, the exclusionary and the life-threatening.

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For the Love of Family (Repeat)

We investigate the messy human business of one family being born, another saying goodbye, and in the midst of it all, a wedding in which the choice of music is going to matter profoundly. (Originally broadcast February 5, 2016)

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Chaos and Charisma

It can be tempting, near the beginning of a new year, to be lulled into a sense of false insecurity. You're bombarded with advice: "Organize your inbox. Clean up your workspace. Improve your posture. Start networking." Enough already!

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When God is Male, What Happens to Women

Playwright Diane Flacks considers whether women should leave religion altogether in her play 'Unholy,' and Kate Kelly was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for daring to ask that women be ordained as ministers.

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Prison Music

Every week, inmates at 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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Wounded Healer

Stories of extraordinary people who, by embracing their own dark shadows, are better equipped to help others. Hear the stories of a prison guard and inmate who found new lives through Indigenous spirituality, and a priest who embraced his demons.

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Embracing the Questions

For some, their deepest belief is the right to question belief. On the show: Lesley Hazleton, author of Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto and Ali Rizvi, author of The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason.

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REPEAT: What does Buffy Sainte-Marie believe?

Buffy Sainte-Marie is usually asked about her music career, her Oscar and her activism. But what does she believe in? In this episode, Buffy Sainte-Marie opens up about her worldview, her spirituality and the life philosophy at the heart of her music.

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