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Toronto, ON

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Ideas is a program about contemporary thought. It explores social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology, and the humanities.

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@CBCradio

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English

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Ideas CBC Radio P.O. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6 (416) 205-3700


Episodes

Decoding the resistance to climate change: Are we doomed?

9/14/2017
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Global warming is "Fake News", a "Chinese Hoax". So says a richly funded Conservative movement that's become a world-wide campaign. In her book, "The Merchants of Doubt", Naomi Oreskes traces how this propaganda war started and how to fight it.

Duration: 00:54:34


Artificial intelligence, robots and the future of work, Part 1

9/13/2017
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AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up -- to do what? Contributor Jill Eisen takes a wide-angle lens to the digital revolution happening in our working lives. Part 1 of 3.

Duration: 00:54:35


Autonomy: The unexpected implications of self-driving vehicles

9/12/2017
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We're racing down the highway to autonomous cars, whether it takes 10, 20 or 30 years. But what happens to our economy, the shape of our cities, and even our century-old car-centric culture once the vehicles arrive?

Duration: 00:54:35


The Politics of the Professoriat: Political diversity on campus

9/8/2017
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Universities are supposed to be dedicated to the exchange of ideas. But according to social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, campuses now skew so far to the left that they’ve become “political monocultures” .

Duration: 00:52:52


Are We F--cked? Decoding the resistance to climate change

9/7/2017
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The evidence is everywhere: forests retreating, glaciers melting, sea levels rising. And we're only just beginning to feel the strain of climate change. Despite all of these dire events and projections, the attacks continue — on climate scientists.

Duration: 00:54:34


The art of crime fiction & what it says about human nature

9/5/2017
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Murder mysteries are conventionally thought of as staples of beach and cottage reading – not particularly taxing on the intellect. But that belies the depth and variety of crime writing today, as well as its ubiquity in both pop and literary culture.

Duration: 00:54:34


Generation Mars- Part Two

9/1/2017
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If we could go to the moon, we could go anywhere, right? Stephen Humphrey and a stellar crew of authors, astronauts and Mars scholars confront the hazards, risks and challenges of getting humans to Mars, and then of surviving and living on the Red Planet

Duration: 00:54:35


How opening our ears can open our minds: Hildegard Westerkamp

8/31/2017
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"To be in the present as a listener is a revolutionary act. We absolutely need it, to be grounded in that way." Soundscape composer Hildegard Westerkamp hears the world differently than most people.

Duration: 00:54:34


The Orwell Tapes- Part Three

8/30/2017
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His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?

Duration: 00:54:34


The Return of History- Your Questions

8/29/2017
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The CBC Massey Lectures inspire a lot of provocative questions -- and thoughtful answers -- in each city on the tour. In this episode, you'll hear the best of those audience questions with a bonus: questions posed by our radio and online audiences.

Duration: 00:54:33


The Challenge of Words

8/28/2017
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The novel -- an art form that's centuries old -- still has the capacity to hold our attention from subway commute to library chair. But what is the future of literary writing in our hyperfast, overcaffeinated, 140-character, social-media-blasted world?

Duration: 00:54:33


Generation Mars- Part One

8/25/2017
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The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. We'll be driven by a desire to find life -- or what remains of it -- and to colonize the planet.

Duration: 00:54:34


The Orwell Tapes- Part Two

8/23/2017
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"Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed — no escape, 'Big Brother is watching you.'" George Orwell, 1984 Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink'?

Duration: 00:54:41


Rear View Mirror

8/21/2017
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Has the future ever looked like the past? Sailing in the 21st century, perhaps we are in uncharted waters. A discussion from the Stratford Festival, featuring historian Margaret MacMillan, former politician Bob Rae and journalist Karin Wells.

Duration: 00:54:39


The Marriage of True Minds, Part Two

8/18/2017
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Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? From Abelard and Heloise, to Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, a picture emerges of married men and women who inspire one another in life and love.

Duration: 00:54:41


The Orwell Tapes - Part One

8/16/2017
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His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink'? Steve Wadhams delves into recordings he made with the people who knew Orwell from his earliest days to his final moments.

Duration: 00:54:31


The Challenge of Peace

8/14/2017
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We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters -- nations and states understanding each other. Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm, Arne Kislenko and Daniel Eayrs in conversation from the Stratford Festival.

Duration: 00:54:30


Is that all there is? Exploring the meaning & future of science (Encore Nov 25, 2016)

8/7/2017
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Science helps us understand ourselves and our own place in the cosmos. But how far does the math take us, and what do science and the humanities tell us when we look at the same questions from different points of view?

Duration: 00:54:34


Undoing Linguicide: The legal right to the survival of Indigenous languages (Encore Apr 8, 2016)

8/1/2017
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Lorena Fontaine is completing her PhD at the University of Manitoba and is battling to revive aboriginal languages. She argues that Canadian indigenous communities have a legal right to the survival of language.

Duration: 00:54:40


World on Fire (Encore May 16, 2016)

7/26/2017
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Adrienne Lamb explores the factors altering how we have to live with wildfire. New technology and new ways to think about fire and its behaviour could save lives.

Duration: 00:54:38

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