9 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.

Tapestry CBC Discover & Learn

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 50 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.

    Tapestry: Thanks for listening

    Tapestry: Thanks for listening

    In this finale episode of Tapestry, Mary Hynes and co-host Chris Howden send off the show in style with some of our favourite interview moments, well wishes from past guests, and emotional calls from listeners — all in front of a live studio audience.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Saying goodbye

    Saying goodbye

    For Tapestry's penultimate episode, we peek behind the curtain. Tapestry producers Rosie Fernandez, Arman Aghbali, and McKenna Hadley-Burke take the hosting reins to share what the show has meant to them, alongside three stories on unexpected gifts and goodbyes.

    • 48 min
    Our most requested interview: John O'Donohue

    Our most requested interview: John O'Donohue

    The Irish poet John O'Donohue is in a league of his own here at Tapestry — he stars in the single most requested episode we’ve ever broadcast.

    O’Donohue, an ex-priest, was also a beautiful writer, and a wildly eloquent partner in conversation. Talking to Mary Hynes in 2004, O’Donohue shares his poetry and soulful wisdom about what it means to live a good life and die a good death.

    • 51 min
    The science of sweetness

    The science of sweetness

    When he reached the peak of Snowmass Mountain, Fred Bryant made sure the moment lived with him forever. Bryant is a social psychologist and a leading expert on the science of savouring.

    Later, Shane Sinclair is the founder and director of the Compassion Research Lab at the University of Calgary. He is putting compassion under the microscope to understand how healthcare workers can provide better experiences for their patients.

    • 54 min
    Asking the big questions

    Asking the big questions

    Writer, artist and priest Malcolm Doney has been tackling life's biggest questions about love, loss, meaning and purpose. Together with co-author Martin Wroe, Doney wrote a guide to living in harmony with the unknown called Hold On, Let Go: How to Find Your Life.

    • 51 min
    On home and healing

    On home and healing

    Three stories on writing, music, and paying it forward. Plus, we have a big announcement.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 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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