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CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

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    • Spirituality
    • 4.6, 36 Ratings

CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

    Conversations about Race - Part 1

    Conversations about Race - Part 1

    Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race,
    wants to change the conversation about racial oppression. “We need to look at what racial oppression actually is. It is not a collection of people who don’t like people of colour, and in fact it never was.” You'll also hear from Andrea Chiu about how Oluo's book helped Chiu explain her perspective on race to her white wife.

    • 51 min
    Champion of the Damned: Bryan Stevenson's fight to fix a broken justice system

    Champion of the Damned: Bryan Stevenson's fight to fix a broken justice system

    When asked for a short bio, Bryan Stevenson offered up these 7 words: "Broken by poverty, injustice, condemnation. But hopeful." It's a powerful description, if a little too modest. Other people have called him: Atticus Finch meets Martin Luther King.

    • 51 min
    Navigating the moral maze of the pandemic, music for the soul

    Navigating the moral maze of the pandemic, music for the soul

    In our new COVID-19 world, decisions that were once easy — going to the park, visiting friends and family — are suddenly more complex and morally fraught. Philosopher Alice MacLaughlin and moral psychologist Azim Shariff offer some ethical guidance. Plus, a new addition to our Soundtrack for the Soul.

    • 50 min
    Fictional characters inspire real-world virtues, BC salon owner offers music for the soul

    Fictional characters inspire real-world virtues, BC salon owner offers music for the soul

    Frodo Baggins, Odysseus, Dante. Three characters on epic, dangerous quests. According to scholar Joy Clarkson, reading stories like theirs can inspire strength and courage in people during hard times. Plus, we check in with BC salon owner Tanya Sullivan — before and after the pandemic shutdown — and discover what music is keeping her afloat.

    • 45 min
    Dr. Brian Goldman gets personal, Blue Jays commentator phones fans, the power of scent

    Dr. Brian Goldman gets personal, Blue Jays commentator phones fans, the power of scent

    In the Before Times, Mary Hynes and Brian Goldman were work pals. We called Dr. Goldman to talk about our Soundtrack for the Soul — the playlist of songs giving people life right now — but the script went out the window and the two started talking from the heart. Blue Jays announcer Jamie Campbell has been calling elderly fans during the pandemic to ward off loneliness… and the human connection has fortified Campbell and fans alike. When Nehal El-Hadi gave birth to her first child, she instinctively reached for the sandalwood oil, to anoint her baby and build a connection with her Sudanese culture.

    • 49 min
    Healing power of K-pop, pandemic playtime, music for the soul

    Healing power of K-pop, pandemic playtime, music for the soul

    Korean boy band BTS has legions of devoted fans known as ARMY. In her documentary, CBC producer - and self-professed ARMY - Jane van Koeverden explores why the connection between BTS and its fans is so deep. Hint: their loyalty is based on much more than just catchy music. Escape room owner Ibrahim Faruqui talks about the importance of play during the pandemic. Stan Halbesma, owner of a rural Manitoba grocery store, offers music for the soul.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

ashayward ,

Consistently Great

I happened upon this show on my car radio while driving through Ontario on my way to New York from Iowa. It was an interview with a Rolling Stone reporter who had visited Medjugorje to report on the alleged apparitions of Mary. I’ve been hooked ever since and listen in the States via podcast. Host Mary Hynes is entertaining and affable and brings out the best in her guests.

HannahAmy ,

Great for the soul

A spirit and soul inspiring podcast. Mary is a delightful host and covers such interesting topics. I look forward to the fall season.

incognito82 ,

great program. love it

I really enjoyed listening to Reza Aslan and Lesley Hazleton episodes. Although I find the program little too polite for my liking (it must be how Canadians are), I find the program very informative and interesting.

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