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Podcast Profile: Ideas

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216 episodes
2023 to 2024
Median: 54 minutes
Collection: SciPhi-Adjacent


Description (podcaster-provided):

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.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Contemporary thought • Intellectual history • Ethical debates • Security and insecurity • Human rights and justice • Indigenous perspectives • Philosophy • Political and social issues • Culture and creativity • Science and technology

This podcast delves into a rich tapestry of contemporary thought and intellectual history, embracing a wide array of themes and subjects. Broadly aimed at an audience keen on deep, reflective thinking, the episodes cover topics that range from the philosophical to the historical, and the personal to the societal. A common thread running through the podcast is a commitment to exploring profound and challenging ideas that often go beyond the superficial.

Many episodes tackle significant ethical and philosophical debates, such as the role of philosophers in medical ethics, the dynamics of political tribalism, and the meaning of security in society. The podcast also frequently revisits historical events and figures to draw lessons for present and future societal challenges. Episodes explore pivotal moments like the aftermath of World War I, the Cultural Revolution in China, the history of Rome, and the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II, examining their lasting impacts on today's world.

The podcast places a strong emphasis on social issues and justice, touching upon themes such as human rights, Indigenous knowledge and survival, the complex experiences of Black life, and the struggles for self-determination by marginalized groups. Discussions also delve into modern crises like rising inequality, food security, and the threats of climate change and authoritarianism, offering insights into how these challenges can be understood and addressed.

Interspersed within these heavier themes, the podcast also celebrates the human spirit and creativity. It features episodes on the essential nature of joy and delight, the power of art and literature to transform our understanding, and the role of community and solidarity in overcoming adversity. Additionally, several episodes reflect on the intersection of modern technology with societal values, such as the impacts of artificial intelligence on democracy and prosperity.

Overall, the podcast serves as an intellectual haven for those looking to engage with deep, reflective, and often challenging ideas that transcend simple narratives and commonplace understandings.


Episodes:
Episode Image Ideas Introduces: Tested
2024-Jul-18
39 minutes
The Endless Procession of Days | Ian Williams
2024-Jul-18
54 minutes
The Emancipation of Turkish Writer Ahmet Altan, Pt 2
2024-Jul-17
54 minutes
A Political Prisoner’s Odyssey: Writer Ahmet Altan, Pt 1
2024-Jul-16
54 minutes
Astra Taylor's CBC Massey Lectures | #2: Barons or Commoners?
2024-Jul-15
58 minutes
The Hinge Years: 1919 | Dividing the Spoils
2024-Jul-12
54 minutes
How philosophy plays a vital role in Canada's biggest ethical debates
2024-Jul-11
54 minutes
The ordinary-extraordinary dimensions of Black life: Christina Sharpe
2024-Jul-10
54 minutes
Turn the Other Cheek: the radical case for nonviolent resistance
2024-Jul-09
54 minutes
Astra Taylor's CBC Massey Lectures | #1: Cura’s Gift
2024-Jul-08
60 minutes
Poet Ross Gay on the necessity of joy and delight
2024-Jul-05
54 minutes
Be Reasonable: Scholars Define Who Is and Who Is Not
2024-Jul-04
54 minutes
Massey at 60: Tanya Talaga on what Canada can learn from the stories of Indigenous peoples
2024-Jul-03
54 minutes
Flop Sweat: Why We Choke When It Matters Most
2024-Jul-02
54 minutes
The Never-Ending Fall of Rome
2024-Jul-01
54 minutes
International laws against genocide exist: so why don’t they work?
2024-Jun-28
54 minutes
How the death of a friend inspired a fight for human rights and justice
2024-Jun-27
54 minutes
Masseys at 60: Payam Akhavan on his unwavering advocacy for human rights
2024-Jun-26
54 minutes
5 Canadian Writers on Subverting Identity
2024-Jun-25
54 minutes
White Wine with Lunch: How much luxury is reasonable for one person?
2024-Jun-24
54 minutes
How Indigenous survival offers a blueprint for everyone’s future: Jesse Wente
2024-Jun-21
54 minutes
Cultivating Community, Citizenship and Belonging | Jamie Chai Yun Liew
2024-Jun-20
54 minutes
Political tribalism is an existential threat to humanity: evolutionary anthropologist
2024-Jun-19
54 minutes
Taken In: Exploring Credulity
2024-Jun-18
54 minutes
BBC Reith Lectures: Artificial Prosperity
2024-Jun-17
54 minutes
Queer Diplomacy: Negotiating 2SLGBTQ+ Rights in a Fraught World
2024-Jun-14
54 minutes
Author Robert Macfarlane on the relationship between landscape and the human heart
2024-Jun-13
54 minutes
(Land) Back to the Future | Riley Yesno
2024-Jun-12
54 minutes
Walking Among the Ancients: The Rare Wabanaki-Acadian Old-Growth Forest
2024-Jun-11
54 minutes
BBC Reith Lectures: Artificial Democracy
2024-Jun-10
54 minutes
Bring Back Grumpy George: The Forgotten Message of George Grant
2024-Jun-07
54 minutes
A Walk of Remembrance: Honouring Canadian soldiers who helped liberate the Netherlands
2024-Jun-06
54 minutes
On Culture Wars in Christianity
2024-Jun-05
54 minutes
China's Cultural Revolution: a history that remains widely unknown
2024-Jun-04
54 minutes
Smell: The Invisible Superpower
2024-Jun-03
54 minutes
Healing and the Healer: Dr. Jillian Horton on compassion in health care
2024-May-31
54 minutes
Papyrus: Exploring the Invention of the Book
2024-May-30
54 minutes
The Making of a Beast: Entering a New World of Fire
2024-May-29
54 minutes
The Heavy Metal Suite: Music and the Future of Mining
2024-May-28
54 minutes
The extreme in America’s mainstream
2024-May-27
54 minutes
Wade Davis' CBC Massey Lecture # 5 | The Wayfinders: Century of the Wind
2024-May-24
54 minutes
Massey at 60: Wade Davis on looking to Indigenous cultures for answers to world crises
2024-May-23
54 minutes
Learning to Look in the Sistine Chapel: Jeannie Marshall
2024-May-22
54 minutes
How global liberation efforts helped shape the Dene fight for self-determination
2024-May-21
54 minutes
Puro Cubano: The Meaning of Tobacco in Cuba
2024-May-20
54 minutes
Food Security: Root Causes and Pathways to Change
2024-May-17
54 minutes
Historian uses Canadian prize money to buy drones for Ukraine
2024-May-15
54 minutes
The Passion of Émile Nelligan: Canada's Saddest Poet
2024-May-14
54 minutes
The Lives of Women, Readers and Alice Munro
2024-May-14
54 minutes
What role can solidarity play when confronting political and social issues?
2024-May-13
54 minutes
The Return of Inequality | Lessons of History
2024-May-10
54 minutes
Massey at 60: Jennifer Welsh on how inequality is undermining liberal democracy
2024-May-09
54 minutes
Our Bodies, Our Cells: An audio exploration of life's building blocks
2024-May-08
54 minutes
How a nation could be both free and equal
2024-May-07
54 minutes
A Reality Check on Reality TV
2024-May-06
54 minutes
Lisa LaFlamme: In Defence of Democracy
2024-May-03
54 minutes
Starting a global conversation to restore civility and liberal democracy
2024-May-02
54 minutes
An Outsider Inside the Trades: Hilary Peach
2024-May-01
54 minutes
The Life and Times of Salman Rushdie
2024-Apr-30
54 minutes
Could resetting the body's clock help cure jet lag?
2024-Apr-29
54 minutes
Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society | Tech Expert Ron Deibert
2024-Apr-26
54 minutes
Massey at 60: Ron Deibert on how spyware is changing the nature of authority today
2024-Apr-25
54 minutes
The Making and Unmaking of Violent Men | Miglena Todorova
2024-Apr-24
54 minutes
Wilkie Collins: A true detective of the human mind
2024-Apr-23
54 minutes
Salmon depletion in Yukon River puts First Nations community at risk
2024-Apr-22
54 minutes
“Sometimes I think this city is trying to kill me…”
2024-Apr-19
54 minutes
The "Reconciliation" Generation: Indigenous Youth and the Future for Indigenous People
2024-Apr-18
54 minutes
The history of bombing civilians — and why it’s still a military tactic
2024-Apr-17
54 minutes
Humboldt's Ghost, Pt 2: The meaning of education
2024-Apr-16
54 minutes
Humboldt's Ghost, Pt 1: Origins of our 200 year-old public education system
2024-Apr-15
54 minutes
The 2000 CBC Massey Lectures: The Rights Revolution by Michael Ignatieff
2024-Apr-12
54 minutes
Massey at 60: Michael Ignatieff on how human rights language has shaped Canadian politics
2024-Apr-11
54 minutes
Bonus | 2024 Massey lecturer Ian Williams on courageous conversations and taking risks
2024-Apr-10
45 minutes
How the outdoors has inspired women to become trailblazers
2024-Apr-10
54 minutes
Authoritarian study makes a comeback to understand lure of far-right movements
2024-Apr-09
54 minutes
The Value of Group Therapy
2024-Apr-08
54 minutes
Montreal's hidden Confederate history
2024-Apr-05
54 minutes
Living in legal limbo: How states create 'ghost citizens'
2024-Apr-04
54 minutes
Betrayal of Faith: The Story of Pastedechouan
2024-Apr-03
54 minutes
What Good Is Philosophy?
2024-Apr-01
54 minutes
Nine Minutes that Changed the World
2024-Mar-29
54 minutes
Putin Critic Garry Kasparov: Winter is Here
2024-Mar-28
54 minutes
Conflicted: a Ukrainian journalist covers her nation at war
2024-Mar-27
54 minutes
Kate Beaton: What's lost when working-class voices are not heard
2024-Mar-26
54 minutes
CBC Massey Lectures: Audience Q&A with Astra Taylor
2024-Mar-25
54 minutes
CBC Massey Lectures | #5: Escaping the Burrow
2024-Mar-18
62 minutes
CBC Massey Lectures | #3: Consumed by Curiosity
2024-Mar-18
64 minutes
CBC Massey Lectures | #4: Beyond Human Security
2024-Mar-18
63 minutes
Astra Taylor: The Hidden Truth of the World
2024-Mar-15
54 minutes
Massey at 60: Reflecting on Jean Bethke Elshtain's CBC Massey Lectures, Democracy on Trial
2024-Mar-14
54 minutes
The Hague: City of Peace and Justice
2024-Mar-13
54 minutes
The Poetry of Why: Chimwemwe Undi
2024-Mar-12
54 minutes
Alanis Obomsawin: The Art of Listening
2024-Mar-08
54 minutes
Swinging and Singing: The Violin
2024-Mar-07
54 minutes
The Way of the Trucker
2024-Mar-04
54 minutes
Herodotus: The Power and Peril of Story
2024-Mar-01
54 minutes
A Life-giving Chord: The Power of Gospel Music
2024-Feb-28
54 minutes
Healing the Land, Part Two: From Eden Ecology to Indigenous Ecology
2024-Feb-27
54 minutes
Healing the Land, Part One: After the Fire
2024-Feb-26
54 minutes
How to Flourish in a Broken World
2024-Feb-23
54 minutes
Singing in Dark Times | Sandeep Banerjee
2024-Feb-22
54 minutes
Marriage and the Modern Woman
2024-Feb-21
54 minutes
From Page to Stage: Exploring sex and gender in Shakespeare's work
2024-Feb-20
54 minutes
What’s Up with The Birds?
2024-Feb-19
54 minutes
Smart Cities, Technology and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias
2024-Feb-16
54 minutes
For the Sake of the Common Good: Honouring Lois Wilson
2024-Feb-15
54 minutes
Obtaining Justice Without Demonizing Your Enemies: Martha Minow
2024-Feb-14
54 minutes
Seduced by Story: The Dangers of Narrative
2024-Feb-13
54 minutes
The Dark Side of Charisma: Molly Worthen
2024-Feb-09
54 minutes
Hands Up Who Loves Timmins
2024-Feb-08
54 minutes
Ulysses and the Art of Everyday Living
2024-Feb-02
54 minutes
Platforms, Power and Democracy: Understanding the Influence of Social Media
2024-Feb-01
54 minutes
The Meaning of Ice: Arctic research embracing traditional knowledge
2024-Jan-30
54 minutes
The Tree of Life Revisited: Chava Rosenfarb
2024-Jan-29
54 minutes
The Year 1989: Uprisings and Downfalls
2024-Jan-26
54 minutes
The Year 1973: The Dictators
2024-Jan-25
54 minutes
The Year 1963: Social Revolutions
2024-Jan-24
54 minutes
The Year 1938: The Winds of War
2024-Jan-23
54 minutes
IDEAS in the Hague: A Question of Genocide
2024-Jan-19
54 minutes
Philosophy from the Pub, with Lewis Gordon
2024-Jan-12
54 minutes
Arctic/Amazon Art Exhibition: Secrets and Visions, Part Two
2024-Jan-10
54 minutes
Nine: A Number of Synchronicity
2024-Jan-05
54 minutes
We Give You Five
2024-Jan-04
54 minutes
The Magic of Three
2024-Jan-03
54 minutes
Echoes of an Empty Sound: The Story of Zero
2024-Jan-02
54 minutes
Join IDEAS for our annual New Year's Levee
2024-Jan-01
38 minutes
Entre Chien et Loup: How Dogs Began
2023-Dec-29
54 minutes
Fireside & Icicles — Poems for Winter
2023-Dec-28
54 minutes
Why the 1976 novel Bear is still controversial — and relevant
2023-Dec-27
54 minutes
Christmas Philosophy 101
2023-Dec-26
54 minutes
Horn of Plenty: The Saxophone and the Spirit
2023-Dec-25
54 minutes
Ordinary Magic: The Musical Genius of Jerry Granelli
2023-Dec-22
54 minutes
Exploring Inner City Winnipeg
2023-Dec-20
54 minutes
ARC Ensemble: The Forgotten Music of Exiled Composers
2023-Dec-19
54 minutes
Return to North: The Soundscapes of Glenn Gould
2023-Dec-15
54 minutes
How to do Diplomacy with Autocrats
2023-Dec-14
54 minutes
Enemies and Angels: Opposing Soldiers Who Saved Each Other
2023-Dec-13
54 minutes
Disgust: The Good and Evil
2023-Dec-12
54 minutes
Inventing Peace
2023-Dec-11
54 minutes
The Rise of H.P. Lovecraft
2023-Dec-08
54 minutes
From Grit to Glory: Canada’s first Black woman publisher
2023-Dec-07
54 minutes
Passaggio
2023-Dec-05
54 minutes
Is artificial intelligence intended to serve human welfare or Big Tech?
2023-Dec-04
54 minutes
Mercury’s In Retrograde: The Rise of Astrology
2023-Dec-01
54 minutes
Song of Zong!: M. NourbeSe Philip's epic poem gives voice to slave ship victims
2023-Nov-30
54 minutes
Atlantis and the Apocalypse: The World of Fringe Archaeology
2023-Nov-17
54 minutes
Dehumanization and War
2023-Nov-15
54 minutes
Perimeter Institute Public Lectures: The Physics of Jazz | Dark Matter Night
2023-Nov-14
54 minutes
A Guide to Hope, Learning and Shakespeare: Scholar Shannon Murray
2023-Nov-13
54 minutes
Man Up! The Masculinity Crisis, Part Three
2023-Nov-10
54 minutes
Trust Talks: The Future of Journalism in a Digital World
2023-Nov-08
54 minutes
13 Ways of Looking at a Cormorant
2023-Nov-06
54 minutes
Man Up! The Masculinity Crisis, Part Two
2023-Nov-03
54 minutes
Shakespeare in Translation
2023-Nov-02
54 minutes
Mexico's Gothic Turn
2023-Nov-01
54 minutes
Haunted: Imagining Ghosts Out of Loss
2023-Oct-31
54 minutes
Is Human Intelligence Overrated?
2023-Oct-30
54 minutes
Man Up! The Masculinity Crisis, Part One
2023-Oct-27
54 minutes
Mystified by Money
2023-Oct-26
54 minutes
The Beauty of Chance: Astrophysicist Hubert Reeves, Part Two
2023-Oct-24
54 minutes
Arctic Amazon Art Project: The Mural, Part One
2023-Oct-23
54 minutes
Camera Lucida | How photographs help us understand our place in the world
2023-Oct-20
54 minutes
Widowhood, Wisdom and Words: The Irrepressible Donna Morrissey
2023-Oct-19
54 minutes
The Boyer Lectures, Pt 2: Australia's struggle with its past
2023-Oct-18
54 minutes
The Origins of Us: Astrophysicist Hubert Reeves, Part One
2023-Oct-17
54 minutes
Honouring a radio revolutionary, Chris Brookes
2023-Oct-13
54 minutes
Notes on an Invasion: Masha Gessen and Andrey Kurkov on Russia’s war in Ukraine
2023-Oct-12
54 minutes
The Boyer Lectures, Pt 1: The story behind Australia’s Voice referendum
2023-Oct-11
54 minutes
Injustice For All, Part Two
2023-Oct-10
54 minutes
Injustice For All, Part One
2023-Oct-09
54 minutes
A Tale of Two Metlakatlas: My Matriarchs, the Missionaries and Me
2023-Oct-06
54 minutes
The Chile Experiment
2023-Oct-04
54 minutes
Shape: Hidden Geometry
2023-Oct-02
54 minutes
The Great Reset
2023-Sep-25
54 minutes
The Bird Man: Adventures with Bill Montevecchi
2023-Sep-22
54 minutes
The Many Afterlives of the Queen of Sheba
2023-Sep-20
54 minutes
War and Medicine: Hawkeye's Army
2023-Sep-18
54 minutes
Astra Taylor: The Hidden Truth of the World
2023-Sep-15
54 minutes
Canada's School Trains
2023-Sep-15
54 minutes
The Enslaved Teen Who Cracked Vanilla’s Secret
2023-Sep-14
54 minutes
Ghost Particles
2023-Sep-13
54 minutes
What are universities for?
2023-Sep-05
54 minutes
World on Fire
2023-Sep-04
54 minutes
BBC Reith Lecture # 4: Fiona Hill
2023-Sep-01
54 minutes
Eugenic thinking has never gone away
2023-Aug-31
54 minutes
Nowhere Left to Run: Climate Reparations
2023-Aug-30
54 minutes
Suzuki's Survival Guide | Air and Atmosphere
2023-Aug-29
54 minutes
The Librarian Who Won’t Stay Quiet
2023-Aug-28
54 minutes
BBC Reith Lecture #3: Darren McGarvey
2023-Aug-25
54 minutes
Muhammad Iqbal: one of the greatest South Asian thinkers of the 20th century
2023-Aug-24
54 minutes
On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe
2023-Aug-23
54 minutes
Suzuki's Survival Guide | Life and Death
2023-Aug-22
54 minutes
Left Is Not Woke: Susan Neiman
2023-Aug-21
54 minutes
BBC Reith Lecture #2: Rowan Williams
2023-Aug-18
54 minutes
In Defence of Democracy: Naheed Nenshi
2023-Aug-17
54 minutes
Killam Prize Winner: Carl E. James
2023-Aug-16
54 minutes
David Suzuki's Survival Guide | Wonders of Water
2023-Aug-15
54 minutes
Exploring Indigenous Sexuality and Gender
2023-Aug-14
54 minutes
BBC Reith Lectures #1: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2023-Aug-11
54 minutes
Getting Past Polarization: Anand Giridharadas
2023-Aug-10
54 minutes
The Canterbury Tales: Wife of Bath
2023-Aug-09
54 minutes
Suzuki's Survival Guide | The 'Love' Economy
2023-Aug-08
54 minutes
2022 CBC Massey Lectures | # 5: On Death
2023-Aug-07
54 minutes
The New World Disorder | The Rise of the Strongman
2023-Aug-04
54 minutes
The Shock of the New | The Year 1947: Fractures and Tectonic Shifts
2023-Aug-03
54 minutes
The Odyssey of Saturn the Alligator: Hitler's 'Favourite'
2023-Aug-02
54 minutes
Suzuki's Survival Guide | Naked Ape to Superspecies
2023-Aug-01
54 minutes
2022 CBC Massey Lectures | # 4: On Sex and Gender
2023-Jul-31
54 minutes
The New World Disorder | The End of America
2023-Jul-28
54 minutes
The Shock of the New | The Year 1913: The World on the Brink
2023-Jul-27
54 minutes
George McCullagh — Canada's first media mogul you've never heard of
2023-Jul-26
54 minutes
Suzuki's Survival Guide | Eco-nomics
2023-Jul-25
54 minutes
2022 CBC Massey Lectures | # 3: On Humour
2023-Jul-24
54 minutes
The New World Disorder | The Nature of Nationalism
2023-Jul-21
54 minutes
The Shock of the New | The Year 1833: Evolution and Entrenchment
2023-Jul-20
54 minutes
The New Masters: 2022 Sobey Art Award
2023-Jul-19
54 minutes