Tapestry

 
 

Tapestry

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

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Life-changing moments

Everything changed for Dev Cuny when they came out as queer to her Evangelical parents. A tormented Cuny agreed to undergo gay conversion therapy, survived the abusive experience, and now helps other survivors. Dr. Willie Parker believed performing abortions was wrong. One day, he felt morally and spiritually compelled to do so.

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Introducing Uncover: Satanic Panic

Throughout the 1980s, Satanic cults were widely believed to be terrorizing and torturing children. There were hundreds of false allegations and countless lives torn apart — but never any real proof. Uncover: Satanic Panic from CBC Podcasts is out now. Subscribe at cbc.ca/uncover

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Tapestry@25: Rumi: Poet Laureate of the Planet Earth

Originally broadcast in September 2007, this is one of the most requested episodes we’ve ever produced. Poet Coleman Barks and the ‘modern-day mystic’ Andrew Harvey explore all the ways Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, speaks to 21st-century hearts and minds.

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Punk rock and Passion plays

Leona Godin reflects on the strange symmetry between discovering punk rock and losing her eyesight as a girl. And agnostic Richard Kelly Kemick recounts his summer playing Herod among a cast of believers in the badlands of Alberta.

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BEAUTY: Rocking the Foundations

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Tapestry examines the politics of appearance with disability advocate s.e.smith and writer Lisa Tognola.

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Uncivil History

From plantation tours to the myth of the black Confederate soldier, the history of slavery and the American Civil War has often been whitewashed. In this special episode, Tapestry investigates how distorted versions of the past can do so much harm in the present.

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New Year's Revolution

Want to help build better world? Margaret Wheatley is training 'Warriors for the Human Spirit.' Want to see the world in a new light? Riz Virk argues we are all living in a computer simulation.

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Tapestry at 25: bass player Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten is considered one of the best bass players alive. His soulful conversation with Tapestry host Mary Hynes, punctuated by some exceptional bass-playing, is one our bass-playing host has never forgotten.

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Tapestry at 25: Let There Be Light

This episode is a holiday favourite from the Tapestry vaults: a playful, thoughtful exploration of the ways different spiritual traditions think about light at the darkest time of the year.

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Welcoming Strangers

Writer Priya Basil reflects on the meaning of hospitality and generosity in our homes and our countries. And Anne Thériault tells the story of the 7th-century Irish saint that helped her overcome her fear of flying.

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Making happy memories and ditching old stuff

Expert organizer Tracy McCubbin says there’s a deeply emotional component to our attachment to our belongings. Meik Wiking says with a few simple techniques, you can actively build yourself a storehouse of happy memories.

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“She saw the human behind my lived experience”: police and sex trade survivors build trust in Newfoundland

For decades, the relationship between police, people in the sex trade, and the media has been fraught with mistrust and mutual suspicion. Over the last 13 months, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, an organization called Thrive, and CBC NL have been working together to forge trust. What they’ve accomplished is extraordinary.

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McMindfulness and the case for small talk

Buddhist teacher and professor of management Ronald Purser makes the case that mindfulness is the new capitalist spirituality. And a Tapestry listener argues that small talk is anything but frivolous.

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Resilience

Retired United Church minister Bruce Sweet becomes a forest therapist. Dalhousie professor Michael Ungar weighs in on the true path to resilience. And TV reporter Ginella Massa on how she handled "compliments" about her new body.

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Tapestry at 25: Nadia Bolz-Weber and "Adam"

In celebration of Tapestry's 25th anniversary, here's two interviews that won gold at the New York Festivals Radio Awards: The tattooed pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber and The atheist evangelical minister known as “Adam.”

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Unapologetic: embracing what you love

Writer Rax King explains why she stopped paying attention to critics and embraced her own "guilty pleasures". And political journalist Li Zhou analyzes the interplay of sex, religion, and morality in the world of the Bachelor and the Bachelorette.

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When the biological clock gets loud: three perspectives on the pressure to have kids

Writer Lauren McKeon, life coach Laurie Sanci and writer Nav Alang share unique perspectives on the experience of being childless. From cultural pressures to societal expectations, all three are finding ways to navigate a life without kids.

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Secular Rituals

The state of the world making you a little anxious? Tapestry has your back this week with secular rituals: the traditions that human beings find soothing, or helpful, or somehow inspiring, in a world that can put you on edge - with sports and music.

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Friends, not Lovers

Briallen Hopper writes about friends in new collection of essays Hard to Love. Clarens Commons is a house bought by six friends in an experiment in communal living. And Writer Miciah Bay Gault rethinks loneliness.

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Tapestry at 25: John O'Donohue and Mavis Staples

Tapestry turns 25 this season and we're marking the occasion by digging into the archives for the most requested shows ever. We revisit our conversations with Irish poet and ex-priest John O'Donohue and gospel singer Mavis Staples.

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The delight in what we see and what we can't

Poet Ross Gay, author of The Book of Delights, says observing small joyful moments is a social and political act in a world that prefers proficiency. And how inclusive design that gives access to people with disabilities can deepen the artistic experience for everyone.

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Headlines and Rejection

Steven Stosny is a psychologist who coined the term 'headline stress disorder' during the 2016 election in the United States. It’s a state of fear and anxiety brought on by the intense onslaught of provocative news headlines, and it’s a condition he says has only intensified in the past few years. In a conversation with Tapestry host Mary Hynes, Stosny dissects headline stress disorder and offers some concrete ways to deal with it. London-based writer Marianne Power spent one month trying to get turned down, intentionally. She asked retailers for free stuff, she asked people to let her skip ahead in line, she pitched to magazines she felt were way out of her league … all in the name of getting better at dealing with rejection. Marianne Power joins Mary Hynes, host of Tapestry, to share the hilarious stories that inevitably stemmed from the experiment, as well as what she learned from rejection therapy.

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Aging Better, Dadbot

Dr. Marc Agronin on his new book "The End of Old Age," and how to preserve the memory of a loved one with a chatbot.

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A reformed white supremacist and the YouTube star who changed his mind, the violence of low expectations

Caleb Cain went from white nationalist to progressive over the course of two years. He credits YouTube star Natalie Wynn, known as ContraPoints, who both challenges and empathizes with people on the far right. Growing up in Toronto's most notorious neighbourhood, Talisha Ramsaroop wasn't encouraged to dream big or have life goals. Now she's working to change that for young people from her community.

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Weekend Flow

Whether it’s the weekend or a holiday, the way you approach time off can say a lot about the balance of work and life in your world.

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