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

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Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David speaks to her family, friends and coworkers to try to find clues to explain her sudden disappearance.

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Gamergate and the "alt-right"

Emma Vosen looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society.

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You're a bad driver

Even with hands-free devices, you're still a distracted driver

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The joys of playing Lorelai Gilmore

The Gilmore Girls star discusses the past, present and potential future of the cult TV show which just returned as a Netflix miniseries.

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Yes, And...

Improv comedy has been called scarier than death... but for Yitzi Gal who suffers from crushing social anxiety, and Allyssa Harmon, a teen on the autism spectrum, it's been a lifeline.

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A New Cast of Heroines

From the forgotten women in the Buddha's inner circle, to the acid attack survivor who inspired a superhero comic book: women who've come out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]

Searching for the soundtrack of the Underground Railroad

Khari McClelland went on a journey to learn more about the music that guided slaves - and his great, great, great grandmother - northward to freedom.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:22]

Thupten Jinpa: the Dalai Lama's translator for 30 years

Thupten Jinpa was all set. As a scholar and Tibetan Buddhist monk, he joined the Dalai Lama’s inner circle as principal English-language translator. But something was missing, something important.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:47]

Journeys to a New Life

The life journey of Thupten Jinpa, translator to the Dalai Lama; and Khari McClelland's road trip to find the soundtrack of the Underground Railroad.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]

Mystical Landscapes

How do you find a spark of light in the midst of darkness? We take an intimate look at the mystical impulse in great art created during turbulent times much like our own and reveal the spiritual side of great painters such as Monet, van Gogh, and Gauguin.

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The Market God

Harvey Cox argues that the Market is the new God. A documentary about the Southridge Jam Company, which provides meaningful work to homeless people. And what Amy Silverman learned about life when her second child was born with Down syndrome.

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Rob Brotherton reveals the psychology behind conspiracy thinking. Amir Hussain breaks down some common misconceptions about Muslim radicals. And Susannah Heschel explores the connections between religion and violence.

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Pride and Compassion

Psychology prof Jessica Tracy says we should celebrate pride because it's the most human emotion and the key to human success. And scholar Karen Armstrong says the solution to violence is laid out in every one of the world's major religions: compassion.

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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Dr. Robert Waldinger reveals insights from the world's longest study on human happiness. Chade-Meng Tan gives practical advice on how you can experience joy in mere seconds. And Michael Dawson on his attempt to go 21-days straight without complaining.

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Educating Omar Khadr

When Omar Khadr was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, he received a postcard from an English professor in Edmonton. Through letters and book reports, Arlette Zinck became Khadr's teacher and friend. It was a profound spiritual experience that changed her life

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Away from Home

Susan Matt presents the strange and surprising history of homesickness (it used to be taken *very* seriously). Kristiina Montero reveals what it's like to be a refugee child in a Canadian classroom. Plus a doc about sponsoring refugees over the long haul.

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Keeping Connected

Lisa Genova, author of the novel Still Alice, on how to have a meaningful emotional connection with somebody with Alzheimer's disease. Plus a documentary about a special pilgrimage two parents made to honour their daughter.

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Finding the Sacred in Unexpected Places

Canadians are turning away from organized religion in droves -- they just can’t connect. In the vacuum, people are turning to unexpected sources for spiritual exploration. In this episode: finding the holy in Harry Potter and HGTV.

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Living Outside the Box

The surprising stories of three people who resist classification: "Friends in Toronto" founder Antonius Clarke, photographer Angela Fama, and journalist Daliah Merzaban.

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Tapestry podcasts during the summer

A special message from Mary Hynes about Tapestry podcasts during the summer.

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Faith Tested: stories from Fort McMurray and Birmingham, Alabama

Lucas Welsh serves Fort McMurray as both a firefighter and a pastor. What he witnessed in one job made him question the other. And a feature conversation with Dr. Willie Parker, an obstetrician in the southern United States who believes he has a moral dut

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Reclaiming Indigenous Spirituality

Papal decrees, poisoned water, and a look at reclaiming indigenous spirituality.

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Recommending Love Me

Host Mary Hynes recommends the new CBC original podcast Love Me.

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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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