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Governments change, economies tumble and soar, and headlines trumpet the scandal of the day. All the while, Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life -- a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human. Tune in for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul.

Governments change, economies tumble and soar, and headlines trumpet the scandal of the day. All the while, Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life -- a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human. Tune in for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul.
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Toronto, ON

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CBC

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Governments change, economies tumble and soar, and headlines trumpet the scandal of the day. All the while, Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life -- a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human. Tune in for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul.

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@cbctapestry

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English

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CBC Audience Relations P.O. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada M5W 1E6 416-205-6010


Episodes

Finding meaning in death

4/13/2018
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This time on Tapestry, looking for meaning in death through an app, letters, and a woman's deathbed confession.

Duration:00:54:42

Family crisis leads opera singer Isabel Bayrakdarian to make pact with God

4/6/2018
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Isabel Bayrakdarian's album Mother of Light was conceived as she prayed for her mother's life. She bargained with God: if you take care of my mom, I'll sing about Your mom. The result is a collection of Armenian hymns and chants in praise of Mary.

Duration:00:54:42

EPISODE: Insights into interfaith love and the good life

3/29/2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson says the secret to a meaningful life -- and the answer to the question posed in her new collection of essays, "What Are We Doing Here?" - is simpler than you might think. And Meera Estrada, a Hindu woman who married a Catholic man, decided to keep both religious traditions equally alive in their family, but advises it requires an open mind for it to work.

Duration:00:54:42

EPISODE: Insights into interfaith love and the good life

3/29/2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson says the secret to a meaningful life -- and the answer to the question posed in her new collection of essays, "What Are We Doing Here?" - is simpler than you might think. And Meera Estrada, a Hindu woman who married a Catholic man, decided to keep both religious traditions equally alive in their family, but advises it requires an open mind for it to work.

Duration:00:54:42

Juno nominees on the power of music

3/23/2018
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Guest host, Laurel Sprengelmeyer (a.k.a musician Little Scream) speaks to some of this year's Juno nominees about the power of music to bring a feeling of transcendence, connection, and meaning. She speaks Will Butler from Arcade Fire, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, Leif Vollebekk, Alysha Brilla, and Magdelys Savigne from The Battle of Santiago.

Duration:00:52:39

Connecting with your roots - for better and for worse

3/16/2018
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Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of the world's most famous Rastafarian, Bob Marley, explains why marijuana is considered a sacrament in her religion. And guest host Ali Hassan looks at how DNA testing has brought families together - for better or for worse.

Duration:00:54:42

Drugs and Peace

3/2/2018
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Geoff Turner, host of CBC Radio's On Drugs, gives a special report on the intersection of religion and opioid addiction in Utah, the heart of Mormon country. Philosopher Tim Crane says his fellow atheists are too quick to dismiss religious believers. He argues why atheists should give religion a chance.

Duration:00:54:42

Not doing religion by the book

2/23/2018
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Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck, an Anglican priest who is also a practising Druid, talks about he blends Christianity with paganism. And Anjali Kumar says she spent years 'stalking God', as she puts it, and her quest took her to some pretty wild places.

Duration:00:54:42

Not doing religion by the book

2/23/2018
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Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck is an Anglican priest who is also a practising Druid, talks about he blends Christianity with paganism. And Anjali Kumar says she spent years 'stalking God', as she puts it, and her quest took her to some pretty wild places.

Duration:00:54:42

Lacrosse: The Creator's Game

2/16/2018
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For many Indigenous nations throughout North America, lacrosse is referred to as the Creator's Game and is known for its power to heal people and communities. In this episode, historian Allan Downey talks about the way lacrosse has been used for both assimilation and Indigenous empowerment over the centuries. In some Indigenous cultures, lacrosse is only supposed to be played by men. You'll hear from Amy Lazore and Terri Swamp, two Haudenosaunee women who have worked to allow girls on the...

Duration:00:54:42

Lacrosse: The Creator's Game

2/16/2018
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Lacrosse is known to Indigenous nations throughout North America as the Creator's Game. It features in many creation stories and is known for it's power to heal people and communities. Historian Allan Downey has studied lacrosse as both a player AND as a scholar.

Duration:00:54:42

The Ethics of Doping

2/9/2018
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Can an athlete who’s doping ever really win? Bio-ethics expert Thomas Murray weighs in. And a new app that uses NASA planetary data to chart your daily horoscope

Duration:00:54:42

Self-Reno Projects

1/26/2018
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Netflix therapy, a.k.a. binge-watching your way to better mental health. Suggestions for a successful Depth Year. And Alexa Carson's Buy Nothing Wedding.

Duration:00:54:42

Self-Reno Projects

1/26/2018
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Netflix therapy, a.k.a. binge-watching your way to better mental health. Suggestions for a successful Depth Year. And Alexa Carson's Buy Nothing Wedding.

Duration:00:54:42

Conversions

1/19/2018
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Transform your life by ditching the new and going deeper during a "Depth Year". And eight years after his passing, we bring you a special recording of Paul Quarrington performing his short story, "The Conversion.

Duration:00:54:42

Sacred Space 2: The Power of the Land

1/12/2018
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The movement to bring back the bison to the Blood Reserve in Alberta; and a deeper look our relationship with the Canadian landscape, via a new book called 'The Good Lands'

Duration:00:54:42

Sacred Space 1: Architecture and Region

1/5/2018
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What makes a space sacred? David Pereyra explains the architecture of a church and Paul Bramadat considers how the place where you physically live may influence how you worship.

Duration:00:54:42

Living your best life

12/29/2017
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Don't worry, no new year's resolutions here. Instead we offer you a sampling of collected wisdom from our guests as a kind of companion on the road as you stroll into the year ahead.

Duration:00:54:42

How recording an album behind bars helped prisoners give back

12/15/2017
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Every week, inmates at a Kingston, Ontario penitentiary converted the prison chapel into a recording studio. Under the guidance of veteran musician Hugh Christopher Brown, they recorded an album, raised money for charity and redefined themselves.

Duration:00:54:42

Witchful Thinking

12/7/2017
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A modern take on ancient rites - two witches share why Wicca is rising in popularity, especially amongst young women, with artist Monica Bodirsky and writer John Threlfall.

Duration:00:54:42

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