The New Russian Front04/22/15
How should the West deal with Putin's Russia? By isolation or by engagement? Highlights from the Munk Debate: The West vs Russia with journalist Vladimir Pozner , historian Stephen Cohen political dissident Garry Kasparov, and historian Anne Applebaum.
Disposable Youth - Henry Giroux
Drawing on his book, Disposable Youth, scholar Henry Giroux speaks at the SPUR lecture in Toronto about how America is abandoning its youth.
Ideas from the Trenches - Why We Obey
Serbulent Turan, an emerging political scientist at the University of British Columbia, asks why people willingly put up with oppression and -- on the flip side -- what's needed to spark a revolution.
Once Upon A Planet (Encore Oct , 2013)
Science fiction writers have been dreaming up planets and alien for years. But recently, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets far beyond our solar system. Is there life on those planets, too?
The Enright Files
Our monthly Monday night feature with Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with some of the most original and influential thinkers of our time.
St. John Passion
This piece by Johann Sebastian Bach speaks to the heart of the Christian narrative, which itself lies at the heart of Western culture. Ivars Taurins and Robert Harris zoom in on the work from the conductor's perspective.
Alberto Manguel's Curiosity
Alberto Manguel is a writer who prefers to be known as a reader. In his latest book, Curiosity, he explores his own curiosity about curiosity, in the company of Dante and other great writers.
Connecting the Dots: The Mystery of Single Personality...
At first glance, a disorder with this name might easily appear ridiculous. Barbara Nichol describes the thinking behind the syndrome -- and the logic which takes SDP from punch-line to paradigm, and an intriguing new model of the human personality.
A History of Violence
Mass murder, senseless violence, random brutality. The human thirst for atrocity is at the heart of what psychologist Jordan Peterson has to say, in a talk he gave at the Stratford Festival, and in conversation with Paul Kennedy.
Eureka! Mapping the Creative Mind
Revolutionary ideas don't come out of nowhere. Or do they? Starting with Archimedes' original "eureka" moment, producert John Chipman dissects "aha" moments both big and small, and draws a road map to understanding Big Ideas.
Learning to Lead
Dr. Joe MacInnis profiles Pearson College- a place where education is a "force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future."
Wachtel On The Arts - Liv Ullmann
Eleanor Wachtel talks to remember Norwegian actress and director Liv Ullmann about her fascinating career, through all its phases, and the passion that continues to drive her work.
News about climate change is almost always alarming, depressing, or both. Tim Flannery is a mammalogist, paleontologist and novelist. He's also world authority on climate. Tim Flannery believes there is qualified hope that things will get better.
Delving into Rome’s past by venturing into what lies below it. Megan Williams goes underground in the city that was once known as the capital of the world. She uncovers the quiet secrets it continues to offer up and the questions that hang unsolved.
Zionism From Within, Part 2 (Encore Oct 25, 2011)
Since appearing on the international stage in the 19th century, Zionism has evoked extreme positions across the political spectrum. Frank Faulk speaks with Zionists about the movement's troubled history and the current struggle over its meaning.
War-Torn: Conscription 1917
When Parliament passed legislation allowing for conscription during World War 1, it nearly tore the country apart. Historians Jack Granatstein and Serge Durflinger debate whether conscription was worth it,
On Joking, Tickling and Cracking Up: Humour in Ancient Rome
Paul Kennedy in conversation with world-renowned classicist Mary Beard. Her most recent book is called Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling and Cracking Up.
Zionism From Within, Part 1 (Encore Oct 24, 2011)
Since appearing on the international stage in the 19th century, Since appearing on the international stage in the 19th century, Zionism has evoked extreme positions across the political spectrum. Frank Faulk explores the movement's troubled history...
Sex and the Sisterhood
Feminist and sexologist, Leonore Tiefer in conversation with IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell about women's sexuality and our "hypersexual" culture.
The Enright Files - Memories of the US Civil Rights...
A former leader of the US civil rights movement recalls the 1965 epochal march for black voting rights. And a Toronto filmmaker tells his story going to Mississippi in the 1960s to help the civil rights cause.
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