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It's a question as old as time: what do we need to be happy? Dr. Robert Waldinger may have some answers.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Lessons from the world's longest study on happiness
Artists and community activists say Detroit's graffiti is being put at risk by a new development plan.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Detroit's new war on graffiti
The staff Michigan's Ferris State University have no choice but to confront the school’s haunted history head on.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: You are haunted
Donald Trump continues to argue that the U.S. election could be rigged. But, Republican lawyer Mark Braden says Trump’s claims are impossible.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Republican lawyer says vote rigging impossible
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Opioid clickbait, on-screen accents, and Trump is no capitalist
This week, a drug research scientist says a penchant for clickbait and provocative news headlines are making the opioid crisis worse, we hear an argument that Donald Trump gives real capitalists a bad name, and a culture watcher who used to hate on-screen
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A call for more black voices in white media, hallucinogenic drug therapy, why this doctor is studying nosodes
This week: coerced treatment for addictions, psychedelic supervisors, and scientific studies of homeopathic nosodes.
Political fact checking is polarizing society, economic analyses aren't economically sound, and vaping is ok
This week: producer Manusha Janakiram delves into the unintended consequences of political fact-checking, economist Trevor Toombe explains why he's skeptical of economic impact analyses, and an argument for the benefits of vaping
Why Louis CK is wrong to police ticket sales, diversity in the judiciary, and why there's a place for values in science
This week on The 180: we hear why Louis CK's effort to police ticket sales actually doesn't benefit show-goers, Sonia Lawrence explains why her concept of judicial independence includes diversity, and Heather Douglas argues for values in science.
Facts vs. values in Canadian health care, forced psychiatric care, and urban indigenous people need a voice
'Facts and Values' with a look at Canadian health care, we meet a B.C. woman who says she's living as a 'psychiatric refugee' in Ontario, and journalist Wawmeesh Hamilton tells us why it's so hard for urban Indigenous voices to be heard.
Porn is for all of us, the tricky relationship between trees and crime, and maple washing has to end
Stop porn shaming, investigation of the notion that trees cause crime, and writer Luke Savage calls for an end to maple washing.
Rethinking jail time for sex assault, the upside of opioids, and a defence of political correctness
On this week's episode, a lawyer who argues that long jail sentences are not the answer to sexual assault, a columnist walks us through his evolution to political correctness, and a Percocet user on the other side of opioids.
Learn to accept offensive art, stop criminalizing HIV transmission, cruising the Northwest Passage is horrible
How destruction of ancient buildings by Islamists provides an art lesson for us all, an argument that Canadians with HIV should not be required to disclose their status to sex partners, and why the people on a Northwest Passage cruise are the worst
It's ok to spear hunt, a call to end public marriage proposals, and why vacation-shaming Trudeau hurts women
This week on The 180: an Alberta spear-hunter speaks up for his sport, a writer explains why public marriage proposals make her cringe, and we hear why a parliamentary reporter thinks vacation-shaming Justin Trudeau could prevent women from running.
Canada! Take allergies more seriously, focus more on growing sport, and let Iraq War resisters stay.
Olympic medallist argue for less focus on medals, journalism professor says civilian oversight agencies of "police-involved" incidents are less transparent than hoped, and why Canadians need to take food allergies more seriously.
First-past-the-post works well, reporters have opinions too, and how to watch the Olympics critically
This week on The 180: how to be critical of the Olympics while feeling guilt-free, the case for political reporters to stop hiding their political stripes, and a defence of Canada's first past the post system.
The myth of the golden age, alcohol kills, and why paralympic inspiration videos are cringe-y
This week on The 180: we hear about the danger of normalizing alcohol, why one disabilities studies scholar cringes at a recent paralympic promotional video, and the risks of the media buying into the myth of a golden age.
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BLM doesn't speak for me, it's ok to throw out books, and doping aligns with the values of elite sports
This week on The 180: Septembre Anderson argues Black Lives Matter doesn't speak for all Black people, Mary Kelly says throw books away even if it feels wrong, and Ishmael Daro questions why Pokémon Go is being bludgeoned to death by news media.
Be kind and don't recline; Stop being so cynical about electoral reform; and the problem with this song
Writer John Semley calls on fellow travellers to leave their setbacks in an upright position, former grunge musician Krist Novoselic says Canadians should get excited about electoral reform, and we disect "Midnight Train to Georgia"
Police, race and violence, the idea of "remote," social media and health
This week on The 180, how "remote" has become a pejorative, why courts should acknowledge questionable health information on the internet, and a critique of police racism in Canada.
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Confusing report cards, women at music festivals, and more on 'the great outdoors'
This week, we hear one woman's complaint about confusing comments on report cards, a critique of the lack of women performing at music festivals, and we hear about a First Nations Energy Strategy.
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Lyme disease advocates can't shape policy, private school tax breaks, and why reporters should understand guns
This week: a public health law professor explains why the influence of Lyme disease patient advocates on policy should be limited, we learn about the tax breaks in place for private schools, and why reporters need to be better informed about guns.
The positives of climate change, the AR-15 in Canada, and elective c-sections are a feminist issue
In this week's 180 episode, the case for taking the good along with the bad as we discuss climate change, producer Matthew Lazin-Ryder learns more about assault weapons in Canada, and a doctor argues for womens' right to choose cesarean delivery.
The Surrey Road Trip
Surrey is B.C's fastest growing city, but often described as a Vancouver suburb - notorious for gang violence and crime. But that isn't all there is to Surrey. We hear about challenges and opportunities the from the people who proudly call Surrey home.
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Natural isn't always safer, Canadians are better republicans, and how Canuck the crow stole the real story
This week on The 180: we learn about the dangers of supplements that market themselves as natural, we hear why the monarchy makes Canadians good republicans, and a reporter reflects on how a famous crow stole his story.
Pop taxes don't work, robot sweatshops, and an American tells us what's wrong with CanCon
On this week's episode of The 180: we hear about the unintended consequences of a tax on sugar-sweetened-beverages, we take an uncomfortable look at the move away from sweatshops to robotic labour, and American writer Madeline Ashby takes on CanCon.
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The truth about GMOs, accommodations in sex ed, and retiring Smokey Bear?
This week, we walk through a new report on GMOs, we hear a case against accommodating religious concerns over sex ed, and a fire historian tells us why it's time to retire Smokey Bear.
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Donations are a disaster too, anthems and pro-sports don't mix, and why Halifax should remember Cornwallis
Why donations in the wake of a disaster have come to be known as a second disaster, we hear the case against national anthems at pro-sports games, and a Halifax historian argues for why the city should remember despite his imperfections.
Vancouver recovers from Jane Jacobs, women on banknotes, and the politics of climate change and wildfires
On this week's show, a former Vancouver Mayor explains why he thinks the city is just beginning to recover from its love affair with Jane Jacobs, we hear why women can do better than banknotes, and UBC's Simon Donner talks climate change and wildfires
Safe spaces are not scholastic, a call to end tipping, and a lesson in Arabic for air travel
On this week's show: a lawyer argues the push for safe spaces can get in the way of a proper education; a researcher says eliminating tipping could improve the restaurant experience for customers and staff alike; and a lesson in Arabic common phrases.
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