17 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 • 40 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.

    Beyond consumerism

    Beyond consumerism

    J.B. MacKinnon has travelled the world to try and discover what might be inconceivable to many – what if, one day, the world stops shopping? Thad Russell’s parents built an off grid home, but their plan to live a more modest life wasn’t as nearly simple as they hoped.

    • 54 min
    Jesuit priest tells LGBTQ Catholics, "you are in a church that is still learning how to love you."

    Jesuit priest tells LGBTQ Catholics, "you are in a church that is still learning how to love you."

    Father James Martin is a noted advocate for the LGBTQ community. He says there is much the Catholic church can do now to offer its support, even without changing church doctrine. Father Martin explains the difference between sadness and despair, and what The Lord of the Rings can teach us about morality.

    • 54 min
    Alcohol helped shape civilization and ferment innovation, says author

    Alcohol helped shape civilization and ferment innovation, says author

    Given the enormous costs of intoxication, why has the consumption of alcohol remained at the heart of social life? Author Edward Slingerland says it was essential to human evolution.

    • 52 min
    Finding oneself through sound, dance and family

    Finding oneself through sound, dance and family

    A documentary brings the sounds of nature into an Australian prison, a queer dancer tries to make space for other LGBTQ artists, and what it’s like when your grandfather is revered as a saint by his church.

    • 54 min
    Introducing: Telling Our Twisted Histories

    Introducing: Telling Our Twisted Histories

    Words have the power to shape how we see the world and each other. In Telling Our Twisted Histories, host Kaniehti:io Horn guides listeners through over 70 conversations with people from 15 Indigenous communities sharing their truths about the impact of words on our perspectives, cultures, and lives. Together we will decolonize our histories – and ourselves – one word at a time. More episodes are available at smarturl.it/twistedhistories

    • 22 min
    LGBTQ Catholics and why they stay

    LGBTQ Catholics and why they stay

    Xorje Olivares looks for solace and hope from the Catholic church. The problem is he's gay and the formal church continues to identify same-sex unions as a sin. Olivares shares what a different vision of the capital-C church could look like, if the institution was more accepting.

    Later, we hear from scientist and environmental advocate Jane Goodall, who is this year's Templeton Prize winner.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 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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