TVO Big Ideas
Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by...09/07/13
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.
Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments
Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on The Three New Commandments.
Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled...
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain
Hazel Carby looks at the historic relationship between England and Jamaica, including the history of the slave trade in Bristol and the complex question of identity for those of mixed British and West Indian heritage.
Thomas Merritt audio podcast
Thomas Merritt, Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bio-informatics at Laurentian University 19s department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, on the extent to which our genetic makeup is responsible for our talents and aptitudes.
Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.
The editor of Skeptic Magazine, Michael Shermer, delivers a lecture on his book Why People Believe Weird Things.
Michael Fullan on Schools in Need of Re-Education
Michael Fullan of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education delivers a lecture entitled Schools in Need of Re-Education
Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech
Christopher Hitchens voices his opinion on the subject of the Hart House Debating Club debate: Be it resolved: Freedom of speech includes the freedom to hate.
Michael Ruse on Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?
Michael Ruse is professor of the philosophy of biology at Florida State University. In this lecture he addresses the question Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?
Robert Adams on the novel Herzog by Saul Bellow.
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the 1964 novel Herzog by Saul Bellow.
Salmon Akhtar on The Trauma of Geographical Dislocation
Salmon Akhtar on The Trauma of Geographical Dislocation, how immigration can affect a person's mental health.
Jordan Peterson on Slaying the Dragon Within Us
Jordan Peterson on Slaying the Dragon Within Us. Peterson, a University of Toronto professor of psychology, talks about fear of the unknown and fear of dealing with problems.
Steven Pinker on The Blank Slate
Harvard University psychology professor, Steven Pinker, dicusses his book The Blank Slate.
Marc Abrahams, editor of The Annals of Improbably Research
Marc Abrahams, editor of The Annals of Improbably Research and one of the organizers of the annual Ig-Nobel Prize ceremonies at Harvard University, discusses the work of scientists and academics that, "first makes you laugh, and then makes you think".
Maude Barlow on Water: The Most Pressing Women's Issue
Maude Barlow, National Chair of the citizens' advocacy organization The Council of Canadians, on Water: The Most Pressing Women's Issue of All.
Julia Belluz on social media's impact on health decisions
Journalist Julia Belluz looks at the impact of social media on decisions about health in the Annual Hart House Hancock Lecture. Her lecture, entitled Who Lives and Who Dies: Will Social Media Decide?, was delivered at the Hart House Great Hall on...
Kwame McKenzie on Immigration Sickness
Kwame McKenzie, Medical Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, on Immigration Sickness. What psychological and social attributes help us predict who will be a good at being an immigrant?
Ken Cramer on Alfred Adler
Ken Cramer - Psychology, University of Windsor -on Alfred Adler: The Most Famous Personality Theorist You Likely Never Heard Of
Nick Mount on T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land
University of Toronto English professor, Nick Mount, explores T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land.
Susannah Varmuza on the evolving field of Epigenetics
University of Toronto Zoology researcher, Susannah Varmuza, discusses the evolving field of Epigenetics and what research into such things as mouse coat colour is telling scientists about the age-old "nature versus nurture" debate.
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