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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.

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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.

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Informative

By AVNoble - Jun 28 2011
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Indispensable well produced show

Like Ted Talks...

By Searey Usly - Jun 14 2011
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but deeper and more thorough.

iTunes Ratings

74 Ratings
Average Ratings
61
6
4
3
0

Informative

By AVNoble - Jun 28 2011
Read more
Indispensable well produced show

Like Ted Talks...

By Searey Usly - Jun 14 2011
Read more
but deeper and more thorough.
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Big Ideas (Audio)

Latest release on Sep 07, 2013

All 322 episodes from oldest to newest

Robert Adams on the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

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Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

Sep 07 2013

1hr 29mins

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Christopher Hitchens on The Three New Commandments

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Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on The Three New Commandments.

Aug 24 2013

55mins

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Robert Adams on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Aug 10 2013

1hr 29mins

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Hazel Carby on Belonging to Britain

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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 27 2013

53mins

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Robert Adams on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

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Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.

Jul 13 2013

1hr 23mins

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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 03 2013

44mins

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Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.

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The editor of Skeptic Magazine, Michael Shermer, delivers a lecture on his book Why People Believe Weird Things.

Jun 29 2013

54mins

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Michael Fullan on Schools in Need of Re-Education

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Michael Fullan of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education delivers a lecture entitled Schools in Need of Re-Education

Jun 22 2013

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Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech

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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 15 2013

21mins

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Michael Ruse on Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?

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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?

Jun 01 2013

49mins

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