Big Ideas (Audio)
Big Ideas (Audio)
TVO
Big Ideas offers lectures on a variety of thought-provoking topics which range across politics, culture, economics, art history, science.... By nature of its lecture format, pacing and inquisitive approach, it is the antithesis of the prevailing sound-bite television norm. The simple, bold concept is a victory of substance over style. Big Ideas airs Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.
Sep 6, 2013
1 hr 29 min
Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments
Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on The Three New Commandments.
Aug 23, 2013
55 min
Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Aug 9, 2013
1 hr 29 min
Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain
Hazel Carby looks at the historic relationship between England and Jamaica, including the history of the slave trade in Bristol and the complex question of identity for those of mixed British and West Indian heritage.
Jul 26, 2013
53 min
Robert Adams on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.
Jul 12, 2013
1 hr 23 min
Thomas Merritt audio podcast
Thomas Merritt, Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bio-informatics at Laurentian University 19s department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, on the extent to which our genetic makeup is responsible for our talents and aptitudes.
Jul 3, 2013
44 min
Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.
The editor of Skeptic Magazine, Michael Shermer, delivers a lecture on his book Why People Believe Weird Things.
Jun 28, 2013
54 min
Michael Fullan on Schools in Need of Re-Education
Michael Fullan of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education delivers a lecture entitled Schools in Need of Re-Education
Jun 21, 2013
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Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech
Christopher Hitchens voices his opinion on the subject of the Hart House Debating Club debate: Be it resolved: Freedom of speech includes the freedom to hate.
Jun 14, 2013
21 min
Michael Ruse on Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?
Michael Ruse is professor of the philosophy of biology at Florida State University. In this lecture he addresses the question Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?
May 31, 2013
49 min
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