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Welcome to Insights. A series of thought provoking discussions by leaders in arts, medicine and technology recorded live at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

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Welcome to Insights. A series of thought provoking discussions by leaders in arts, medicine and technology recorded live at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

    Humour as a Form of Resistance

    Humour as a Form of Resistance

    Hundreds of thousands of people watch Brittlestar's videos every week. His comedic and family-friendly videos have been seen more than 600 million times on various platforms.  With fans all over the world, speaking engagements all over North America, collaborations with celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Brittlestar is living the social media celebrity dream… not bad for a Dad from the suburbs. He joined Dr. Horton to talk about his comedic life before and after the pandemic, the idea of humour as resistance, and how to stay on the right side of the line after which things are not funny anymore.

    • 47 min
    Dr. Jillian Horton in Conversation with Shelagh Rogers

    Dr. Jillian Horton in Conversation with Shelagh Rogers

    Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast journalist and was a fixture on CBC Radio for over 40 years. She hosted and co-produced the 15 year run of The Next Chapter, the award winning radio program dedicated to writing in Canada until her retirement from CBC in 2023. Shelagh has admired Jillian for decades and recognizes her fellow blue-haired sister as a powerful storyteller herself.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dr. Jillian Horton in Conversation with Kate Bowler

    Dr. Jillian Horton in Conversation with Kate Bowler

    Kate Bowler, PhD is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, award-winning podcast host, and an Associate Professor of American Religious History at Duke University. She studies the cultural stories we tell ourselves about success, suffering, and whether (or not) we’re capable of change. She is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel and The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. After being unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35, she penned the New York Times bestselling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved), No Cure For Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear) and her latest written with her co-producer, Jessica Richie, Good Enough: 40ish devotionals for a Life of Imperfection. Kate hosts the Everything Happens podcast where, in warm, insightful, often funny conversations, she talks with people like Malcolm Gladwell and Anne Lamott about what they’ve learned in difficult times. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her family and continues to teach do-gooders at Duke Divinity School.


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    Kate Bowler, Ph.D., auteure à succès dont les livres ont figuré à trois reprises sur la liste des livres les plus vendus du New York Times, animatrice de balados primée et professeure d’histoire des religions en Amérique à l’Université Duke. Elle s’intéresse aux histoires culturelles que nous nous racontons au sujet du succès, de la souffrance et de notre capacité (ou non) à changer. Elle est l’auteure de Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel et The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. Après avoir appris qu’elle était atteinte d’un cancer de stade quatre à l’âge de 35 ans, elle a publié l’ouvrage autobiographique Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved), cité sur la liste des meilleurs vendeurs du New York Times, No Cure For Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear) et, récemment, Good Enough: 40ish devotionals for a Life of Imperfection, en collaboration avec sa coproductrice, Jessica Richie. Kate anime le balado Everything Happens, où elle rencontre, dans le cadre de conversations chaleureuses, profondes et souvent drôles, des personnalités comme Malcolm Gladwell et Anne Lamott pour parler de ce qu’elles ont appris dans les moments difficiles. Elle vit à Durham, en Caroline du Nord, avec sa famille, et continue d’enseigner la bienveillance à la Duke Divinity School.

    • 55 min
    Dr. Jillian Horton in Conversation with Suzette Mayr

    Dr. Jillian Horton in Conversation with Suzette Mayr

    Suzette Mayr’s Giller-Prize winning The Sleeping Car Porter transports us to another time and place. But how does a writer “get" there? In this conversation, we’ll talk about art as a portal to empathy, and why historical fiction helps us change the way we see the past - and the future.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Dr. Jillian Horton in Conversation with Dr. Christine Gibson

    Dr. Jillian Horton in Conversation with Dr. Christine Gibson

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Christine Gibson turned to TikTok to help people cope with their distress. Her videos were a sensation, and she became known as the “TikTok trauma doc.” But TikTok is only a small part of Dr. Gibson’s body of work, and in this conversation, we’ll explore everything from her ascent to social media fame to the many coping strategies she offers patients - and her many viewers - for moving beyond trauma towards a better life.


    Dre Jillian Horton en conversation avec Dre Christine Gibson


    Pendant la pandémie de Covid-19, le Dre Christine Gibson s'est tournée vers TikTok pour aider les gens à surmonter leur détresse. Ses vidéos ont fait sensation, et elle est devenue connue sous le nom de "TikTok trauma doc". Mais TikTok n'est qu'une petite partie de l'œuvre du Dre Gibson. Au cours de cette conversation, nous allons tout explorer, de son ascension vers la gloire des médias sociaux aux nombreuses stratégies d'adaptation qu'elle propose à ses patients - et à ses nombreux spectateurs - pour dépasser le traumatisme et accéder à une vie meilleure.

    • 53 min
    The Last Doctor - Dr. Jillian Horton in in conversation with Dr. Jean Marmoero

    The Last Doctor - Dr. Jillian Horton in in conversation with Dr. Jean Marmoero

    Dr. Jean Marmoero’s new book, “The Last Doctor”, is the powerful story of her experience providing medically assisted death. This hour-long conversation will explore the psychological - and practical - realities of providing medically-assisted death, the emotional challenges for provider and patient, and the lingering, complex questions of what constitutes a life worth living - and who decides.


    Dans son nouveau livre, The Last Doctor, la Dre Jean Marmoreo[SN2] nous livre un témoignage fort sur son expérience en tant que praticienne de l’aide médicale à mourir. Au cours d’une heure d’entretien, il sera question d’explorer les réalités psychologiques et pratiques de l’aide médicale à mourir et les implications émotionnelles qui entrent en jeu pour le personnel médical et les patients, et d’essayer d’apporter des réponses aux questions complexes encore en suspens : qu’est-ce qu’une vie digne d’être vécue et qui décide.

    • 51 min

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