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IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. No topic is off-limits. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, it's for people who like to think.

Latest Episodes

How the Hungarian border fence remains a political symbol

Beginning in 2015 a great wave of migrants flooded Europe. Hungary built a fence to keep everyone out. In part four of our series, Walking the Border: Walls That Divide Us, Nahlah Ayed visits the Hungarian border that divides the country from Serbia and Croatia. *Originally published on February 27, 2020.

54 MIN1 d ago
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How the Hungarian border fence remains a political symbol

The New Masters: The 2019 Sobey Art Award, Part 1

IDEAS producer Mary Lynk in conversation with 2019 Sobey Art Award winner Stephanie Comilang and finalists Kablusiak, Nicolas Grenier, Anne Low and D'Arcy Wilson. *Originally published on March 5, 2020.

54 MIN2 d ago
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The New Masters: The 2019 Sobey Art Award, Part 1

How elite do-gooders 'fixing' the world are part of the problem: Anand Giridharadas

Should the world’s problems be solved by unelected elites? Surely these are decisions we all need to be part of. Anand Giridharadas argues if we don’t trust the institutions we have for fixing the world, then it's time to build better institutions — from the bottom up. *Originally aired on January 27, 2020.

54 MIN3 d ago
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How elite do-gooders 'fixing' the world are part of the problem: Anand Giridharadas

Introducing: The Secret Life of Canada

The Secret Life of Canada hosted by Leah Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson is a podcast that looks at all the people, places and events regularly left out of Canadian history. This episode from Season 3 investigates why there isn’t a Japantown in every major city across Canada and looks into early Japanese Canadian history. With the help of Lisa Uyeda from the Nikkei Museum, Leah and Falen connect the dots between internment during the Second World War and the huge fallout for multiple generations. Then discover what happened when theatre artists Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa, found out their families were both sent to Tashme — the largest internment camp in B.C. More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/secretlifeofcanada

56 MIN5 d ago
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Introducing: The Secret Life of Canada

'Global Trumpism': Bailouts, Brexit and battling climate change

E**Warning: Explicit language in this episode ** With panache, humour, and a dash of outrage, political economist Mark Blyth explains how the 2008 bank bailouts led to Trump, Brexit, and a whole new era of populism. He also sheds light on how a tiny percentage of the 1% got even richer after a decade of austerity — and yet he remains hopeful about combating climate change. *Originally aired on October 15, 2019.

54 MIN6 d ago
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'Global Trumpism': Bailouts, Brexit and battling climate change

CBC Massey Lecture # 1: In the Beginning(s) | Whitehorse

“There’s never been a better time in human history to be a woman,” says Sally Armstrong in the first of her first 2019 CBC Massey Lectures: Power Shift: The Longest Revolution. The acclaimed journalist and activist argues that women are closer to gaining equality than ever before. She examines how over the centuries women lost power and status to men — right up to today. *Originally broadcast on November 11, 2019.

54 MIN1 w ago
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CBC Massey Lecture # 1: In the Beginning(s) | Whitehorse

Accepting refugees isn't a gift — it's a human right: Michael Ignatieff

In a time of growing authoritarianism and a decline in democratic institutions, it is a greater challenge to accept that despite the language of “us and them,” we have obligations to strangers both inside and outside our borders. Michael Ignatiefftalks to Nahlah Ayed about citizenship, moral values, and what we still owe each other. *Originally aired on Sept. 16, 2019.

54 MIN1 w ago
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Accepting refugees isn't a gift — it's a human right: Michael Ignatieff

Imagining the World: Darwin and the Idea of Evolution

Darwin's ideas about evolution shifted the way we think about the place of humans in the world: we're not so special, just another life form with a bigger brain and opposable thumbs. What else can we learn from Darwin in this late stage of civilisation? A discussion from the 2019 Stratford Festival with culture critic Adam Gopnik, evolutionary biologist Maydianne Andrade and science journalist Ivan Semeniuk. *Originally aired on March 16, 2020.

5 MIN1 w ago
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Imagining the World: Darwin and the Idea of Evolution

The saxophone and the spirit: the sax's forgotten spiritual roots

The shiny, handsome and undeniably cool saxophone has been a staple of jazz music and popular culture for nearly a century. But some music historians say that what’s often been overlooked are its deep roots in spiritual beliefs and religious ritual. *Originally aired on March 3, 2020.

54 MIN1 w ago
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The saxophone and the spirit: the sax's forgotten spiritual roots

Inventing Ireland: Declan Kiberd

A people get a sense of who they are through their artists, primarily the writers and poets who, through words and stories, reflect images that are somehow familiar. Irish scholar Declan Kiberd has written about this making of identity for Ireland — with the added layer that much of Irish identity has a colonialist residue. *Originally aired on January 30, 2020.

54 MIN1 w ago
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Inventing Ireland: Declan Kiberd

Latest Episodes

How the Hungarian border fence remains a political symbol

Beginning in 2015 a great wave of migrants flooded Europe. Hungary built a fence to keep everyone out. In part four of our series, Walking the Border: Walls That Divide Us, Nahlah Ayed visits the Hungarian border that divides the country from Serbia and Croatia. *Originally published on February 27, 2020.

54 MIN1 d ago
Comments
How the Hungarian border fence remains a political symbol

The New Masters: The 2019 Sobey Art Award, Part 1

IDEAS producer Mary Lynk in conversation with 2019 Sobey Art Award winner Stephanie Comilang and finalists Kablusiak, Nicolas Grenier, Anne Low and D'Arcy Wilson. *Originally published on March 5, 2020.

54 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The New Masters: The 2019 Sobey Art Award, Part 1

How elite do-gooders 'fixing' the world are part of the problem: Anand Giridharadas

Should the world’s problems be solved by unelected elites? Surely these are decisions we all need to be part of. Anand Giridharadas argues if we don’t trust the institutions we have for fixing the world, then it's time to build better institutions — from the bottom up. *Originally aired on January 27, 2020.

54 MIN3 d ago
Comments
How elite do-gooders 'fixing' the world are part of the problem: Anand Giridharadas

Introducing: The Secret Life of Canada

The Secret Life of Canada hosted by Leah Simone Bowen and Falen Johnson is a podcast that looks at all the people, places and events regularly left out of Canadian history. This episode from Season 3 investigates why there isn’t a Japantown in every major city across Canada and looks into early Japanese Canadian history. With the help of Lisa Uyeda from the Nikkei Museum, Leah and Falen connect the dots between internment during the Second World War and the huge fallout for multiple generations. Then discover what happened when theatre artists Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa, found out their families were both sent to Tashme — the largest internment camp in B.C. More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/secretlifeofcanada

56 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Introducing: The Secret Life of Canada

'Global Trumpism': Bailouts, Brexit and battling climate change

E**Warning: Explicit language in this episode ** With panache, humour, and a dash of outrage, political economist Mark Blyth explains how the 2008 bank bailouts led to Trump, Brexit, and a whole new era of populism. He also sheds light on how a tiny percentage of the 1% got even richer after a decade of austerity — and yet he remains hopeful about combating climate change. *Originally aired on October 15, 2019.

54 MIN6 d ago
Comments
'Global Trumpism': Bailouts, Brexit and battling climate change

CBC Massey Lecture # 1: In the Beginning(s) | Whitehorse

“There’s never been a better time in human history to be a woman,” says Sally Armstrong in the first of her first 2019 CBC Massey Lectures: Power Shift: The Longest Revolution. The acclaimed journalist and activist argues that women are closer to gaining equality than ever before. She examines how over the centuries women lost power and status to men — right up to today. *Originally broadcast on November 11, 2019.

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
CBC Massey Lecture # 1: In the Beginning(s) | Whitehorse

Accepting refugees isn't a gift — it's a human right: Michael Ignatieff

In a time of growing authoritarianism and a decline in democratic institutions, it is a greater challenge to accept that despite the language of “us and them,” we have obligations to strangers both inside and outside our borders. Michael Ignatiefftalks to Nahlah Ayed about citizenship, moral values, and what we still owe each other. *Originally aired on Sept. 16, 2019.

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Accepting refugees isn't a gift — it's a human right: Michael Ignatieff

Imagining the World: Darwin and the Idea of Evolution

Darwin's ideas about evolution shifted the way we think about the place of humans in the world: we're not so special, just another life form with a bigger brain and opposable thumbs. What else can we learn from Darwin in this late stage of civilisation? A discussion from the 2019 Stratford Festival with culture critic Adam Gopnik, evolutionary biologist Maydianne Andrade and science journalist Ivan Semeniuk. *Originally aired on March 16, 2020.

5 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Imagining the World: Darwin and the Idea of Evolution

The saxophone and the spirit: the sax's forgotten spiritual roots

The shiny, handsome and undeniably cool saxophone has been a staple of jazz music and popular culture for nearly a century. But some music historians say that what’s often been overlooked are its deep roots in spiritual beliefs and religious ritual. *Originally aired on March 3, 2020.

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The saxophone and the spirit: the sax's forgotten spiritual roots

Inventing Ireland: Declan Kiberd

A people get a sense of who they are through their artists, primarily the writers and poets who, through words and stories, reflect images that are somehow familiar. Irish scholar Declan Kiberd has written about this making of identity for Ireland — with the added layer that much of Irish identity has a colonialist residue. *Originally aired on January 30, 2020.

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Inventing Ireland: Declan Kiberd
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