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, May 22, 2013 9:00pmBees are remarkable among insects. They can count and remember human faces. But are they intelligent? Even creative? Bee aficionado Stephen Humphrey investigates the mental lives of bees.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:00pmIn 1994, Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg won the prize for best first novel in Holland. Six years later, using a different name, he won the same prize once again. He talks about various literary shenanigans with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy.
Monday, May 20, 2013 9:00pmEleanor Wachtel talks to Canadian opera director Robert Carsen. He talks about his early life and about his philosophy of directing, bringing fresh and surprising interpretations to classic operas.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 9:00pmFor centuries human beings have been modifying their bodies - tribal scarification, tattoos and cosmetic surgery are just a few. But when we change our bodies, do we change who we are?
Monday, May 13, 2013 9:00pmLibyan novelist Hisham Matar was still a boy when his family fled to Cairo in order to escape the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. He talks to IDEAS host Paul Kennedy about his recent return to a country that his imagination never left.