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Big Ideas (Audio)

Big Ideas (Audio)

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Big Ideas offers lectures on a variety of thought-provoking topics which range across politics, culture, economics, art history, science.... By nature of its lecture format, pacing and inquisitive approach, it is the antithesis of the prevailing sound-bit

Latest Episodes

Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

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

88 MIN2013 SEP 7
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Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments

Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on The Three New Commandments.

55 MIN2013 AUG 24
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Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments

Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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

89 MIN2013 AUG 10
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Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain

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.

53 MIN2013 JUL 27
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Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain

Robert Adams on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.

83 MIN2013 JUL 13
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Robert Adams on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Thomas Merritt audio podcast

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.

44 MIN2013 JUL 3
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Thomas Merritt audio podcast

Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.

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

54 MIN2013 JUN 29
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Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.

Michael Fullan on Schools in Need of Re-Education

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

47 MIN2013 JUN 22
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Michael Fullan on Schools in Need of Re-Education

Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech

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.

21 MIN2013 JUN 15
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Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech

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

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?

49 MIN2013 JUN 1
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Michael Ruse on Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?

Latest Episodes

Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

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

88 MIN2013 SEP 7
Comments
Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments

Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on The Three New Commandments.

55 MIN2013 AUG 24
Comments
Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments

Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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

89 MIN2013 AUG 10
Comments
Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain

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.

53 MIN2013 JUL 27
Comments
Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain

Robert Adams on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.

83 MIN2013 JUL 13
Comments
Robert Adams on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Thomas Merritt audio podcast

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.

44 MIN2013 JUL 3
Comments
Thomas Merritt audio podcast

Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.

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

54 MIN2013 JUN 29
Comments
Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.

Michael Fullan on Schools in Need of Re-Education

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

47 MIN2013 JUN 22
Comments
Michael Fullan on Schools in Need of Re-Education

Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech

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.

21 MIN2013 JUN 15
Comments
Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech

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

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?

49 MIN2013 JUN 1
Comments
Michael Ruse on Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?
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