Ideas is CBC Radio's premier program of contemporary thought, eclectic in form and content. We cover social issues, culture and the arts, the humanities, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology. Most of our programs are documentaries in which thoughts are gathered and connections made.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:00pmRecent research in psychology suggests that our confidence often exceeds our competence. Our brains take shortcuts and jump to conclusions that flatter us. Can we accurately assess what we know, or are we all subject to the fool's dilemma?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:00pmSheetal Lodhia explores the growing phenomenon of racial targeting by the cosmetics industry: eye-lid surgeries, chemical hair-straightening and skin-bleaching are just a few of the options advertised to people of colour.
Monday, December 9, 2013 9:00pmDegrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 9:00pmJill Eisen explores the politics, economics, and science of overeating. We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. What happened to bring about this sudden change?
Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:00pmThere's a lot of buzz about 3-D printers -- guns! skin grafts! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, these machines, and the people who use them, are about to revolutionize the way we think about manufacturing, and how we get stuff.