The Sweetness of Youth07/19/14
When the neighbourhood kids start reporting missing tooth fairy money, there's only one unemployed detective desperate enough to take the job. Comedian Rob Corddry stars as the hapless private eye enlisted to crack the case.
Golden Calves and Sacred Cows
What happens when you leave your people for 40 days to go talk with God on a mountaintop? Your people get all hopped up on idol-worship. Jonathan tells the story of Gomer, the last Golden Calf salesman. Plus, Gregor takes down sacred cows.
It's All Been Done
We speak with an expert on déjà vu about the possibility that we've all been through this before. Plus, Howard boasts of a new creation only to realize it's already been invented, and a couple who has been through pretty much everything together.
The Fox and the Hedgehog
According to philosopher Archilochus, people are either foxes or hedgehogs. Starlee explains why Jonathan is a classic hedgehog. Plus, Jonathan speaks with a discount medium who specializes in channeling b-list historical figures.
From Etgar Keret's story of a bus driver who's a stickler for rules, to a woman who performs in a room full of tough guys at a maximum security prison, to cartoonist Dave Collier on re-enlisting in the army in his 40s.
Negative Scanning is the art of still managing to find something wrong when everything seems to be going just fine. It's not being able to wear your favourite shirt because there's a pen mark on the sleeve. It's not being able to enjoy your wedding...
A Catalog of Previous Universes
We explore the whimsical worlds created as test runs for our own. Plus, Howard travels through the cosmos from the safety of his very own, homemade sensory deprivation tank.
The slow dissolution of a young couple's relationship as heard through a radiator; and a man who discovers a channel that broadcasts a mysterious empty lobby that he just can't stop watching... and then one day, a woman appears in the lobby.
I Can't Hear You, Eileen: The Best of Season 10
Highlights from the past season. A series of furtive glances on the subway spark an unspoken love affair, a GPS that navigates emotional loss, and Jon's parents contemplate how they'd spend the final minute of the universe.
The Dilemna Dilemma
How do you spell "dilemma" anyway? We uncover the mysterious dilemna dilemma. Plus, a panel of experts helps listeners solve their moral dilemmas, and Howard charts his moral compass with an ethics game show quiz.
Life vs. Art
An artist incorporates real tears into his work as he helps people achieve immortality through his paintings, and Howard decides to live his life as a musical. Plus, Nisha Coleman on her father who treated life as a canvas.
A young girl on the cusp of graduating from elementary school, and a woman who celebrates a milestone pretty much every day. Plus, Jonathan performs a story live in Quebec City about his anxieties surrounding a looming milestone.
An expert offers tips on how to deal with awkward moments. Plus, a man deals with the discomfort of having to pee, and Jonathan is thrown out of his comfort zone when Howard shows up in the studio with a CBC tour group to observe Jon's every move.
A Face From The Past
When a man develops a serious case of the blues following a rough divorce, his mother sends over a fun-loving face from his past to help cheer him up. Because sometimes the best way to move forward is to look backwards, to childhood.
A young woman is mistaken for a resurrected ancestor by a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea. A man is reborn into a new life after being lost at sea for two and a half months. And the story of a caveman who doesn't yet know where babies come from.
Jonathan gears up for spring by shedding his parka for some more vibrant attire. Plus, Jay Allison on ending his hibernation from the dating world, and a man falls for a woman on a silent meditation retreat without exchanging a word.
The Future Is Unwritten
A little girl named Destiny ponders whether there is such a thing as destiny or whether we make our own fate. Plus, a man who knows exactly how he is going to die, and a woman who comes face to face with a choice that will determine her own fate.
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What We Lose
PJ Vogt discusses a website that reunites lost mittens with their owners. Plus, a GPS helps a driver navigate the realm of emotional loss, and Gregor insures Jon against the loss of his depression.
Starlee Kine investigates a memory from Buzz Goldstein's past: salt water taps that fed sea water directly to your bathtub. Plus, a Minotaur attempts to leave his mythology behind and live among humans.
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