23 episodes

Tapestry is your guide through the messy business of being human. You’ll hear surprising conversations and rediscover your connection to something larger than yourself. Tapestry: your time to pause and go deep.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 390 Ratings

Tapestry is your guide through the messy business of being human. You’ll hear surprising conversations and rediscover your connection to something larger than yourself. Tapestry: your time to pause and go deep.

    Working together to make a family and a better world

    Working together to make a family and a better world

    Danny Stewart was on his way to meet his partner for dinner when he happened upon a baby, bundled in a sweatshirt and abandoned at a New York subway station. That started him on a path to parenthood. Later, a Concordia professor explains why the world's biggest problems can't be solved by personal boycotts.

    • 54 min
    The joy of getting back out there

    The joy of getting back out there

    Post-pandemic, design critic Alexandra Lange says we would all benefit from city-wide, street-based events. And it might be worth asking what the kids would want. Meanwhile researcher Adam Mastroianni has found that conversations tend to last a length of time that makes no one happy.

    • 53 min
    Finding faith in creative acts

    Finding faith in creative acts

    Reverend Paula Hollingsworth outlines the evolution of faith in Jane Austen’s novels and her personal life. And writer Amy Shearn, is on a quest to better understand why we take on long-term projects and what keeps us going through the process.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Struggle at home

    The Struggle at home

    Conversations about race can be fraught in the best of circumstances. But what happens when you’re trying to have that conversation with relatives who’ve experienced racism themselves — and who still dish it out to others?
    When Vancouvers’s Jamie Lee released her debut jazz album at the beginning of 2020, she didn't know the pandemic would almost convince her to leave her music career behind.

    • 46 min
    Let’s Sing

    Let’s Sing

    When composer Hollis Taylor first encountered the pied butcherbird in Australia, she described it as an “epiphany.” She takes recordings of the bird and turns them into sheet music, often simplifying birdsong so they can be played on human instruments.
    Karaoke is the perfect poster child of all that we’ve missed during the pandemic, says writer Mel Woods. Woods says it’s a fun way to let loose - once it's safe to do again - even if you can’t sing.

    • 49 min
    The Art of Rest & Smuggling Jewish religious items into the Soviet Union

    The Art of Rest & Smuggling Jewish religious items into the Soviet Union

    Pairing science with psychology, Claudia Hammond wrote the book on rest - and why we need more of it. The Art of Rest, reveals the activities (other than sleep) that can most help you relax, even if it’s something you struggle with doing. The previously untold story of Canadian hockey executive Sherry Bassin is recounted in a documentary by NPR's Gary Waleik. In the early 1980s, when he was general manager and assistant coach of Team Canada, Bassin risked arrest by the KGB to deliver prayer books and prayer shawls to a synagogue in the Soviet Union.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
390 Ratings

390 Ratings

Norbhumi ,

Feedback

The topics of summer episodes hosted by Christa Couture and Narcy Alsalman were marred by extraordinary self centred perspective of the hosts. Wow. Not since SookYin Lee have I heard such unbridled egos making each topic about themselves and scope limited by their narrow perspectives.

Intrepidbc ,

Comforting

I appreciate their efforts to present shows that help us make sense of the extraordinary event we are experiencing and to provide us with coping tools and new perspectives. To the person who criticized the lack of emphasis on Christianity, Tapestry’s mission is to explore spirituality, religion and the search for meaning — not just Christian beliefs.

Nadine from Canada ,

Great podcast

I love this podcast, the topics are so interesting, and up to date with the society. Continue doing the amazing job Mary!!!

Nadine

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