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The Disruptors is the best of The Current's stories about people, ideas and events that are upsetting the orthodoxy for better or worse … changing how we live, our sense of ourselves, and society.

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The Disruptors is the best of The Current's stories about people, ideas and events that are upsetting the orthodoxy for better or worse … changing how we live, our sense of ourselves, and society.

    Episode 10: What the Renaissance can teach us about our disruptive age

    Episode 10: What the Renaissance can teach us about our disruptive age

    From breakneck advances in technology to staggering wealth inequality ... we live in a disruptive age. But maybe that's a good thing. According to author Chris Kutarna, this is a new Renaissance and times of great change come with great progress.

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    Episode 9: 'Innocent people are still being killed': Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor fights for peace

    Episode 9: 'Innocent people are still being killed': Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor fights for peace

    The last-surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and an Alabama lawyer who battles for the lives of death row prisoners explain why they fight for peace and justice against enormous odds.

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    Episode 8: 'We could create a second you': Digital afterlife disrupts ideas about the mind

    Episode 8: 'We could create a second you': Digital afterlife disrupts ideas about the mind

    Imagine having the contents of your brain uploaded and preserved on a computer. Michael Graziano calls it a digital afterlife. We explore the mysteries of the mind and examine how ten inkblots changed the course of psychiatry.

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    Episode 7: 'I was operating from the heart': Disrupting racism through forgiveness and comedy

    Episode 7: 'I was operating from the heart': Disrupting racism through forgiveness and comedy

    We examine how Canadians are disrupting racism. YouTube star Jasmeet Singh explains how comedy helps him call out racist behaviour. And an Ottawa police sergeant makes amends for racist comments by admitting his prejudice and seeking forgiveness.

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    Episode 6: Is feminism today a growing movement, or just 'empty' rhetoric?

    Episode 6: Is feminism today a growing movement, or just 'empty' rhetoric?

    How powerful is mainstream feminism today? We hear from writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jessa Crispin, who stake out duelling positions on contemporary feminism with new manifestos.

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    Episode 5: Research suggests our relationship to technology reveals a real addiction

    Episode 5: Research suggests our relationship to technology reveals a real addiction

    Technology has us hooked. According to research our insatiable appetite to feel connected to our devices reveal patterns of a real addiction. But even as teens are glued to their screens obsessively, there are benefits to consider too.

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