Ideas

IDEAS, hosted by Nahlah Ayed, is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. Anchored in a powerful legacy and expansive archive spanning over five decades, its topics are boundless. The nature of consciousness. The history of toilets. The roots and rise of authoritarianism. Near death experiences. No idea is off-limits. The show features documentaries, interviews and panel discussions which have earned it a raft of international and national awards and distinctions. It’s also home to Canada’s preeminent public lecture series, the CBC Massey Lectures. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, IDEAS is an oasis for people who like to think.

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Episodes

Ideas Aboriginals and New Canadians: The Missing Conversation

The words "We are a Metis nation" open John Ralston Saul's recent book, A Fair Country. In the 2009 UBC-Laurier Institution Multiculturalism Lecture, he argues that aboriginal values have fundamentally shaped the character of Canadian society.
  • 2009
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

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 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 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 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 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 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

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