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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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Spirituality Is Not Like Stamp Collecting

Season 19: Episode 38

Spirituality Is Not Like Stamp Collecting
David Webster thinks it's dangerous to treat religion as a hobby. He argues that modern spirituality is not only unhelpful, it can make you stupid, selfish and unhappy.

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What Would Plato Do?

Season 19: Episode 37

What Would Plato Do?

Imagine a little bracelet you could wear every day. On it is inscribed: WWPD?  What Would Plato Do?  It's not as wacky as it sounds. The great philosopher would have a lot to say about how to live right now.

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Dear Grads: Above all, be kind

Season 19: Episode 36

Dear Grads: Above all, be kind

If you could go back and tell your younger self the most important thing you've learned, what would you say? The writer George Saunders tried it during a commencement speech - and his message went viral. 


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Depression at the Pulpit

Season 19: Episode 37

Depression at the Pulpit
Sometimes, depression hits so hard, people have to leave work. But how do you go back to your job after a breakdown when you're the leader of a religious community? In Saskatoon, one pastor introduced his congregation to his psychiatrist. 

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What the Dying Know

Season 19; Episode 36

What the Dying Know
The writer Patricia Pearson has spent years investigating what people have to say - what they've experienced - in the realm of life after death and other unexplained events. 

Pearson is a serious thinker and a woman who describes herself as a rational Scot.  But when you vow to approach your topic with an open mind, you never quite know where you'll end up. 

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The Dark Box

Season 19: Episode 35

The Dark Box
The year 1910 stands out as the time when Catholic confession changed profoundly. Pope Pius X lowered the age of confession from the teen years to age seven. This gave priests access to young children, one-on-one. 

The writer John Cornwell has studied the history of Catholic confession and he's reached the conclusion that the sacrament played no small part in the sexual abuse of children by priests.

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The Story of the Jews, the Story of Everyone

Season 19: Episode 34

The Story of the Jews, the Story of Everyone

You need a fair bit of chutzpah to write a book and a television series called "The Story of the Jews." How can three-thousand years of history be crammed into a TV script? Simon Schama has that kind of chutzpah.

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The God of Second Chances

Season 19: Episode 33

The God of Second Chances
Father Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest and the founder of Homeboy Industries, a kind of "off-ramp" for gang members. Fr. Boyle will preside over too many of their funerals too early.  In his words, "kids I love killing kids I love."  So why isn't this man broken-hearted 24/7?  

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