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Toronto, ON

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Big Ideas is a showcase of contemporary intellectual culture. It features lectures about subjects that shape our public debates, challenge our perceptions and contribute to our understanding of an increasingly complex world. Academics, authors and other luminaries deliver thought-provoking lectures on topics ranging across all the essential fields of human endeavor.

Language:

English

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TVO Box 200, Station Q Toronto, Ontario Canada M4T 2T1


Episodes

Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

9/7/2013
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Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

Duration: 01:29:00


Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments

8/24/2013
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Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on The Three New Commandments.

Duration: 00:55:22


Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

8/10/2013
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Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Duration: 01:29:12


Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain

7/27/2013
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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.

Duration: 00:53:30


Thomas Merritt audio podcast

7/3/2013
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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.

Duration: 00:44:37


Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.

6/29/2013
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The editor of Skeptic Magazine, Michael Shermer, delivers a lecture on his book Why People Believe Weird Things.

Duration: 00:54:15


Michael Fullan on Schools in Need of Re-Education

6/22/2013
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Michael Fullan of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education delivers a lecture entitled Schools in Need of Re-Education

Duration: 00:47:59


Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech

6/15/2013
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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.

Duration: 00:21:21


Michael Ruse on Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?

6/1/2013
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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?

Duration: 00:49:36


Robert Adams on the novel Herzog by Saul Bellow.

5/18/2013
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Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the 1964 novel Herzog by Saul Bellow.

Duration: 01:26:14