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.
Clare Hasenkampf on Chromosomes Dividing
Clare Hasenkampf of the Biology Department at University of Toronto Scarborough presents her lecture Chromosomes Dividing: How It Is Done and Why It Matters.
Lt. General (ret.) Andrew Leslie on Lessons From...
Lieutenant General (retired) Andrew Leslie, the Former Chief of Transformation for the Canadian Armed Forces, discusses the lessons that can be learned from the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan. He explores how these lessons need to be applied...
Oliver Sacks on Musicophilia
Neurologist and best-selling author, Oliver Sacks, discusses his book Musicophilia. and the ways our brains interact with and understand music.
Richard Kearney on Narrative Imagination and Catharsis
In his lecture entitled "Narrative Imagination and Catharsis", philosopher Richard Kearney takes the examples of Joyce's Ulysses, Homer's Odyssey and Shakespeare's Hamlet to illustrate his thesis on the healing power of art. His lecture was part of an...
Noam Chomsky on The Imperial Presidency
American author and political activist, Noam Chomsky, speking at a benefit for Canadian Dimension Magazine, delivers a talk entitled The Imperial Presidency. Recorded at University of Toronto on Nov 21/04.
Jesse Hirsh, Lee Rainie - Is Social Media Good for...
The 2012 Keith Davey Forum on Public Affairs, moderated by Steve Paikin and featuring Lee Rainie and Jesse Hirsh. They address the question, Is Social Media Good for Democracy?
Philip Ball on How Science Became Interested in Everything
Science writer Philip Ball on his book Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything. Ball explores how the history of science was influenced by the cultural accetance or rejection of human curiosity.
Stephen Lewis - interviewed by Gillian Findlay
Stephen Lewis of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, is interviewed by Gillian Findlay following his talk at the Grandest Challenge symposium.
Samantha Nutt - interviewed by Carol Off
Samantha Nutt, Founder and Executive Director of War Child, is interviewed by Carol Off following her talk at the Grandest Challenge symposium.
Jordan Peterson on Music and the Patterns of the Mind and...
Jordan Peterson on Music and the Patterns of the Mind and World. Peterson, a University of Toronto professor of psychology, discusses the way in which music is perceived by humans. He compares the way we respond to visual arts, particularly the...
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