Game Changer

Game Changer is the best of The Current's stories about the people, moments, ideas and inventions that changed everything.Game Changer airs Tuesday evenings at 7:30 and Friday mornings at 9:30.

Icons of Change: Game Changer Episode 1

Icons of Change: Game Changer Episode 1
Legendary feminist writer Gloria Steinem reflects on 40 years of trying to change the game for women the world over. American track and field legend John Carlos on raising his fist in the black power salute at the 1968 Olympics. And the man behind i-Everything.

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Weird Science: Game Changer Episode 2

Weird Science: Game Changer Episode 2
Meet Nexi, a cutting edge interactive robot with an emotional range that will shock you. Find out what makes the Media Lab such a hotbed of game changing technological advances. And, how Stuxnet, the most advanced computer virus the world had ever seen turned out to be the most devastating cyber-weapon ever unleashed ... and the most effective challenge yet to Iran's nuclear program.

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The Game Changer is Us: Game Changer Episode 3

The Game Changer is Us: Game Changer Episode 3
The earth has been around for about 4.6 Billion years. And in just 200 years, humans have managed to alter it so much that some argue we are now the planet's single, defining feature ... a species uniquely capable of shaping the earth to our own ends and actually bringing about a new geological epoch defined by us.

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You've Come A Long Way ... And Don't Call Me Baby: Episode 4

You've Come A Long Way ... And Don't Call Me Baby: Episode 4
How Avon -- a century old cosmetics company -- became an unlikely source of financial independence for women. How the vibrator changed our understanding of women's mental health. And how Our Bodies Ourselves changed the way women thought about their health and sexuality.

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Pandora's Box: Episode 5

Pandora's Box: Episode 5
The future of mind-reading is upon us. Meet three scientists who say they really can peer into your thoughts and read your mind. Oh, and they're getting better at it too.
Plus, hacking the planet ... the high-risk, high-reward strategy to roll-back climate change by deliberately engineering the earth's atmosphere.

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Out of The Blue: Episode 6

Out of The Blue: Episode 6
Less than a month after her wedding, Shannon Moroney's world was turned upside down when her husband was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women. Her journey to the truth tested her to the core and challenged the justice system to re-consider what it means to be a victim.

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Accidental Game Changers: Episode 7

Accidental Game Changers: Episode 7
How a Tunisian fruit-seller sparked the revolution we now call The Arab Spring.
How a mild-mannered climate scientist became an accidental activist.
And how a chance discovery on a Sunday in Toronto proved the existence of stem cells.

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Reaching Across The Divide: Episode 8

Reaching Across The Divide: Episode 8
Mohawk activist and former Canadian Olympian Waneek Horn Miller came of age during the Oka crisis then faced harsh criticism from her own community for falling in love with the wrong person. Environmental activist Tzeporah Berman rallied thousands in defense of the old growth forest in Clayquot sound, then took the heat for sitting down to talk to the forest companies she had once fought against.

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Love In The Internet Age: Episode 9

Love In The Internet Age: Episode 9

How on-line dating changed the game when it comes to how we look for love and who we meet along the way. Plus, how to write the perfect dating profile, whether algorithms can predict love and how on-line dating has sparked a new generation of web-savvy match-makers.

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Laws and Mores: Episode 10

Laws and Mores: Episode 10
How Henry Morgentaler took down Canada's abortion law ... and why he is still one of the most controversial and polarizing people in Canada because of it. Plus, how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is re-shaping Canada's laws and mores.

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