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.
Monday, September 29, 2014 9:00pmNiccolo Machiavelli's name is synonymous with treachery. His book, The Prince, has inspired political leaders around the world. Yet some scholars believe that it's a brilliant satire. Nicola Luksic explores the case for both sides.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:00pmideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by Moses Znaimer. In this episode: speakers ponder how we can start to really understand other people, other cultures and ways of thought.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:00pm2014 Friesen Prize Winner Lap-Chee Tsui talks with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about how a boy who remembers raising tadpoles in Hong Kong became the scientist who ultimately isolated and identified the gene that causes cystic fibrosis.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00pmSome neuroscientists believe they are on the verge of being able to delete memories. It could mean a cure for people who suffer from PTSD. But at what cost to the individual and at what cost to society?
Monday, September 22, 2014 9:00pmMillions of YouTube viewers have seen the jumping silver carp. It's just the newest in a long line of "celebrity alien invaders". Barbara Nichol examines the phenomenon of invasive species: a story as much about human nature as about nature.