Ideas

Ideas is eclectic in form and content. This celebrated CBC Radio show covers social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology, and the humanities. Most of its programs are documentaries in which thoughts are gathered, contexts explored, and connections made.

Ideas also plays host to The Massey Lectures. Sponsored by CBC Radio in cooperation with Massey College at the University of Toronto and Anansi Press, this annual lecture series is perhaps the most important public lecture series in Canada.

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Episodes

Ideas Massey Lectures 2009: The Wayfinders (Part 4 of 5)

Part 4 of the 2009 Massey Lectures series, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, is an enlightening, awe-inspiring and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from Wade Davis, one of the world’s most celebrated anthropologists.
  • 2009
  • 01:15:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/07/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2009: The Wayfinders (Part 5 of 5)

Part 5 of the 2009 Massey Lectures series, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, is an enlightening, awe-inspiring and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from Wade Davis, one of the world’s most celebrated anthropologists.
  • 2009
  • 01:16:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/07/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2009: The Wayfinders (Part 3 of 5)

Part 3 of the 2009 Massey Lectures series, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, is an enlightening, awe-inspiring and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from Wade Davis, one of the world’s most celebrated anthropologists.
  • 2009
  • 01:13:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/07/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2009: The Wayfinders (Part 2 of 5)

Part 2 of the 2009 Massey Lectures series, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, is an enlightening, awe-inspiring and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from Wade Davis, one of the world’s most celebrated anthropologists.
  • 2009
  • 01:15:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/07/2014

Ideas Massey Lectures 2009: The Wayfinders (Part 1 of 5)

Part 1 of the 2009 Massey Lectures series, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, is an enlightening, awe-inspiring and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from Wade Davis, one of the world’s most celebrated anthropologists.
  • 2009
  • 01:12:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/07/2014

Ideas Abraham's Diary (Part 2 of 2)

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had gone to Europe more than a century earlier, in 1880. They were not well understood either. Displayed in the Berlin zoo, these eight "little eskimos" attracted viewers by the thousands. Chris Brookes tells the story of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:54:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Ideas Abraham's Diary (Part 1 of 2)

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had gone to Europe more than a century earlier, in 1880. They were not well understood either. Displayed in the Berlin zoo, these eight "little eskimos" attracted viewers by the thousands. Chris Brookes tells the story of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded

There's a lot of buzz about 3D printing — guns! skin grafts! pizza in space! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, 3D printers, and the people who use them, are about to revolutionize the way we think about manufacturing, and how we get stuff.
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Ideas Wachtel on the Arts: Agnieszka Holland

From her Oscar-nominated Holocaust films, Europa, Europa and In Darkness, to her most recent work about Soviet repression in Czechoslovakia, Agnieszka Holland focuses on the unconventional human stories that illuminate larger historical events. But that wasn’t always her plan. She was born in 1948, the year Stalinism took hold in Poland. Her mother was Catholic and her father Jewish — ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Ideas Rights and Wrongs

What happens when rich countries like Canada claim that social and economic rights — like adequate housing and basic health care — are too expensive? Were we wrong to call them rights?
  • 2004
  • 00:54:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014