227 episodes

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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 32 Ratings

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.

    The Making and Unmaking of Violent Men | Miglena Todorova

    The Making and Unmaking of Violent Men | Miglena Todorova

    What shapes the perpetrators of violence against women? And why haven’t efforts to achieve political and economic equality been enough to stop the violence? As part of our series, IDEAS at Crow’s Theatre, professor Miglena Todorova explores violence against women — and why efforts to enshrine political and economic gender equality have failed.

    • 54 min
    Wilkie Collins: A true detective of the human mind

    Wilkie Collins: A true detective of the human mind

    Considered one of the first writers of mysteries and the father of detective fiction, Wilkie Collins used the genres to investigate the rapidly changing world around him. UBC Journalism professor Kamal Al-Solaylee explores his work and its enduring power to make us look twice at the world we think we know.

    • 54 min
    Salmon depletion in Yukon River puts First Nations community at risk

    Salmon depletion in Yukon River puts First Nations community at risk

    Once, there were half a million salmon in the Yukon River, but now they're almost gone. For the Little Salmon Carmacks River Nation, these salmon are an essential part of their culture — and now their livelihood is in peril. IDEAS shares their story as they struggle to keep their identity after the loss of the salmon migration.

    • 54 min
    “Sometimes I think this city is trying to kill me…”

    “Sometimes I think this city is trying to kill me…”

    “Sometimes I think this city is trying to kill me…” That’s what a man on the margins once told Robin Mazumder who left his healthcare career behind to become an environmental neuroscientist. He now measures stress, to advocate for wider well-being in better-designed cities.

    • 54 min
    The "Reconciliation" Generation: Indigenous Youth and the Future for Indigenous People

    The "Reconciliation" Generation: Indigenous Youth and the Future for Indigenous People

    Indigenous activist Riley Yesno addresses the hopes, disappointments, accomplishments and misuses of ‘reconciliation’ in post-TRC Canada. The Anishnaabe scholar says Indigenous youth who came of age at this time are "meant to be responsible for seeing it through to its next stage."

    • 54 min
    The history of bombing civilians — and why it’s still a military tactic

    The history of bombing civilians — and why it’s still a military tactic

    The bombing of civilians has been called one of the "great scandals" of modern warfare. So why, despite nearly a century of drafting laws and signing conventions protecting the sanctity of human life, does bombing civilians remain a widespread military tactic?  

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

quotidianista ,

Depth with a light touch

The hour length format of this podcast is excellent for getting into some real subtleties - and all done without pedantry!

Lord_have_mercy ,

Sound

The sound is bad with one speaker loud cause I have to turn it up to hear the softer voice. Can’t they balance things sound wise? Why don’t they know?

Mike2780 ,

Extraordinary quality

For a balance of head and heart and sheer quality of content Ideas is without peer. If I was confined to one podcast only this would be it.

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