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A Conversion Story: Between Gods

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Season 20: Episode 7

When you grow up going to Sunday school - and celebrating Christmas - it's a good bet your family is Christian. Unless they aren't. Novelist Alison Pick unearthed an old family secret when she began the long process of converting to Judaism. We'll hear from Alison, and you can read an excerpt from her book, Between Gods: A Memoir.

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Is Your Baby Amoral?

Season 20: Episode 6

Is Your Baby Amoral?

How old are children when morality kicks in? Do they develop a sense of right-and-wrong along with early speech? With their baby teeth? Yale psychologist Paul Bloom is among those who are starting to believe morality exists in tiny wee babies.

Click below for links to our guests, a book giveaway, and to read an excerpt.

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Read an excerpt from "Laughing All the Way to the Mosque"

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Season 20: Episode 5


A brief guide to avoiding divorce, courtesy of Zarqa Nawaz and her family. Hint: Arranged marriage.

Zarqa Nawaz is the creator of the CBC Television show Little Mosque on the Prairie. But before Little Mosque fame, Zarqa was a single young woman, living at home. Then, her extended family went on a mission: Find Zarqa a Husband.

She is the author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. You can read a chapter of the book below.

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Why the Rules of the Catholic Church Make Good People into Sinners and Cheats

Season 20: Episode 5

Why the Rules of the Catholic Church Make Good People into Sinners and Cheats
Cast an eye over the people who go to church. Do you see families of 11 children? Writer Mary Gordon says good-hearted Catholics are made out to be liars, cheats and sinners because the way they live defies church rules.

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A Field Guide to the Narcissist

Season 20: Episode 4

A Field Guide to the Narcissist
We all know one. Maybe you are one. If you are, you probably don't know it. Mary Hynes brings us tales of survival: working with - and living with - the narcissist.

Narcissus was an amateur. He may have fallen in love with his own reflection, but ours is an age of rampant self absorption: the selfies, the status updates, the self-esteem movement.

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The Irascible Pastor

Season 20: Episode 3

The Irascible Pastor
This episode originally aired last fall - since then, we are pleased to say, the New York Festivals awarded it a Gold Radio Winner prize.

For links to our guests and an excerpt of the book....

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Wherever You Go, There You Are(n't)

Season 20: Episode 2

Wherever You Go, There You Are(n't)

This week, we rewrite an old piece of spiritual wisdom: wherever you go, there you are. Eric Weiner suggests that when you change your locale, you sometimes change yourself. Can a new postal code really bring about your transformation?

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Let There Be Dark

Season 20: Episode 1

Let There Be Dark
Where there is darkness, let me bring light. Er, maybe not. In the language of spirituality, light equals good and darkness equals evil.  It's very black and white, pardon the expression. Today on Tapestry, we peer into the darker side of ourselves - and find it's not so scary in there.

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Tapestry's Summer Lineup

Tapestry's Summer Lineup
We can't believe season nineteen is over! Time for us to recharge and think about the September launch of the twentieth season of Tapestry. In the meantime, tune in this summer for some of our favourite programmes from the past year. Check out the list below to find the show notes for each summer episode. That's also where you can listen to the programme online. Tapestry will be back with fresh shows on September 7. Until then, be safe and well.

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With Pride on our Side

With Pride on our Side
World Pride kicks off in Toronto and Tapestry is talking to people - gay, straight and otherwise - about the many faces of Pride.

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Sun, Surf, Spirituality

Sun, Surf, Spirituality
"Jesus was kind of the first surfer," says Father Donald Calloway, the surfing priest from San Diego. Mary talks to Father Calloway and Nova Scotia writer Lesley Choyce about the spirituality of surfing. Then meet Professor Jim Gates, a theoretical physicist who believes in God, and who says there could be computer code buried in the creation of the cosmos.

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