Tapestry - Why You Need to be a Stoic, Stop...03/27/15
Professor Massimo Pigliucci shares his secrets of Stoic serenity, behind the scenes of the Blind Trust Project, the creator of the Complaint/Restraint project.
Tapestry - Dark Boxes and Domes
Writer John Cornwell talks about his new book “The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession”. Architect Maryam Eskandari re-examines how mosques should be designed in North America.
Taking the Grim out of Grim Reaper with a Psychedelic Trip
Things are getting pretty mystical at New York University, where doctors are using hallucinogenic drugs in a clinical study to relieve anxiety about death. The results so far: kind of mind-blowing.
Tapestry - Karl Pillemer and Barbara Nichol Full Show
Karl Pillemer of The Legacy Project on his new book,‘30 Lessons for Living’ plus Barbara Nichol on hurtling headlong into the age of 60.
Tapestry - What's the Deal With Karma?
The idea of Karma has become so entrenched in popular culture, you can find it in song titles, tv shows, or on the chalk board outside your local coffee shop. The thing is, most of what popular culture has to say about Karma is wrong.
Tapestry - Fifty Years a Shrink
Irvin Yalom, the man who wrote the book on existential psychotherapy, says it’s time for you to give up the hope for a better past.
Tapestry - Happy City
Turns out, you can do all the inner work in the world, but if you live in a badly designed city, you are not going to be happy.
Tapestry - Charles Montgomery
Charles Montgomery travelled the globe, and when he returned home he knew one thing: that the design of a city can help us believe that every human being is sacred. Montgomery is the author of Happy Cities: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design.
Tapestry - Sara Miles
Sara Miles is the author of City of God: Faith in the Streets.
We hear from two world travellers who have witnessed the best and worst of who we are as human beings.
Debt, Sin and Making a Living
How would you measure your worth as a human being? Your job title? Your usefulness in the world? Your bank balance? Today on Tapestry: Calculus of the Soul.
The Ties That Bind
It's a hard thing to put into words, but a teacher named Elizabeth Stone may have nailed it. She wrote: "Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
Living in the Age of Loneliness
Think for a minute about the worst insult you can lob at someone. Today on Tapestry, a man who argues that insult would be “Loser” and it’s a symptom of a world too competitive for its own good
Spiritual Self, Meet Sexual Self
K.D. Miller has had it with the sanitized, talcum-powdered version of spirituality that exists in the minds of many people. The writer believes our spiritual selves and sexual selves intertwine in the most intimate ways.
Lights, Camera, Religion!
Can Saturday night at the movies remind you of Sunday morning at church or Friday night at temple? Sure thing, if you see Martin Scorcese's Raging Bull a passion play and the goofy comedy Groundhog Day as a deeply religious film.
What Would Plato Do?
Imagine a little bracelet you could wear every day. On it is inscribed: WWPD? What Would Plato Do? It's not as wacky as it sounds. The great philosopher would have a lot to say about how to live right now.
The Shortest Day, The Longest Night
The idea of 'the longest night' has inspired storytellers for centuries. Today on the programme, we look at the winter solstice in a couple of different ways: the allure of the dark, the danger of the cold, and the potential for quiet in this season.
The Road Not Taken: Bernardo judge considered priesthood
Patrick LeSage, former chief justice of the Superior Court of Ontario, speaks in a wide-ranging interview touching on the dignity of the accused, the emotional load carried by lawyers and judges, and his belief in the essential goodness of human...
Champion of the Damned: Bryan Stevenson's fight to fix a...
When asked for a short bio, Bryan Stevenson offered up these 7 words: "Broken by poverty, injustice, condemnation. But hopeful." It's a powerful description, if a little too modest. Other people have called him: Atticus Finch meets Martin Luther King.
A Bad Guy's Search For Meaning & How Dante Saved My Life
Zachary Lazar's father was killed in a contract hit. Lazar writes about real-life crime stories, trying to answer one question: can bad people try to become good people? Later, why Dante's The Divine Comedy is the greatest work of self-help ever...
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