120 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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    • 4.4, 1.5K 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.

    Revisiting Thomas King’s Massey Lectures, Part Four

    Revisiting Thomas King’s Massey Lectures, Part Four

    In his fourth lecture, author Thomas King turns to the stories that Native people tell about themselves, both orally, and in print, and how these stories can be used to imagine a Native future.

    • 54 min
    Revisiting Thomas King’s Massey Lectures, Part Three

    Revisiting Thomas King’s Massey Lectures, Part Three

    Storytelling in all its forms is the focus of Thomas King’s 2003 Massey Lectures which IDEAS is revisiting this week. In his third talk, King looks at the ways Indigenous people have been seen and characterized by outsiders. Nations of real people, reduced at times to one archetype by the North American and European imagination.

    • 54 min
    Revisiting Thomas King’s Massey Lectures, Part Two

    Revisiting Thomas King’s Massey Lectures, Part Two

    In his second lecture, award-winning author Thomas King continues to look at the breadth and depth of Native experience and imagination. He focuses on Indigenous identity and he grounds it in tales of his youth in California, and from his own performative experiments with appearance.

    • 54 min
    Revisiting Thomas King’s Massey Lectures, Part One

    Revisiting Thomas King’s Massey Lectures, Part One

    IDEAS revisits one of the best Massey Lectures, delivered by award-winning author Thomas King. He draws listeners in with his witty and colourful insights into the stories we tell each other. But as an Indigenous man, he knows their sinister capabilities, too.

    • 54 min
    The Politics of Theatre: A discussion with New York Times journalists

    The Politics of Theatre: A discussion with New York Times journalists

    The idea that theatre exists to show us the underlying meaning of our actions, while at the same time shaping our society, goes back to ancient times. In this episode of IDEAS, a discussion from the Stratford Festival with three NYT journalists about the way theatre is political and how it reflects present day.

    • 54 min
    Dirt on Handwashing: The Legacy of Dr. Semmelweis

    Dirt on Handwashing: The Legacy of Dr. Semmelweis

    The resistance Ignaz Semmelweis encountered to his life-saving ideas would ultimately lead to his tragic end. With handwashing in the midst of a renaissance in the era of during the coronavirus era, Semmelweis deserves at least some of the credit.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Justin Michael G ,

Improving

This show continues to build in its quality. I recently purged many podcast subscriptions but can’t do without Ideas which has taken a favourable turn since the introduction of Nahlah Ayed as host. Thanks for the quality content.

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Current Host

I enjoy the current host’s approach. It is different than Paul Kennedy ( whom I also enjoyed) and I also enjoy the topics equally as well.

Vivaphotos ,

Incredible!!

I have been listening to this show for over 20 years and have loved it’s intellectual curiosity, fearlessness and emotionally impactful dialogue. Far reaching topics, lectures, interviews and discussions. One of the best uses of our Canadian resources I know.

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