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Join Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. They'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.
 
On December 15, 2016, Soleiman Faqiri was found dead in his cell after an altercation with a group of correctional officers. After suffering a schizophrenic episode, the 30-year-old was awaiting a pre-trial mental health assessment at a Lindsay Ontario jail. He was pepper sprayed, shackled, and wore a spit hood. But there was no footage of what went on inside his segregation cell that day. “Unascertained” pieces together the timeline of Soleiman’s death and what really happened when guards e ...
 
This Being Human is a new podcast by the Aga Khan Museum. In every episode, host Abdul-Rehman Malik interviews an incredible person at the top of their game on Muslim art, culture, history, and society. They'll explore everything from prayer and pilgrimage, politics and pop culture, love and education, feminism, and film, sports and music, and so much more. Through deep, thoughtful conversation, this one-of-a-kind podcast hopes to bridge divides, dispel myths, and learn things we didn’t know ...
 
Language moves fast and Word Bomb is here to help. Unpacking one explosive word per week, hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta talk to experts and dive deep into lived experiences to share stories the dictionary doesn't tell you.
 
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The prime minister says that the Ontario government wanted the federal government to wear the province's failure at Ottawa's convoy protest against public health mandates. Bob Rae returns to Queen's Park to receive a lifetime achievement award. And TVO's affordability journalist Kat Eschner joins Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath this week to d…
 
50 years ago this weekend, Toronto experienced one of its most memorable elections. The new mayor was a professor at what was then called the Ryerson Polytechnic Institute. He got elected on an anti-establishment, pro-reform platform. Fifty years later, that man is still deeply engaged in the big issues of the day and is still called upon by govern…
 
Management consulting firms now employ more than a million of the most talented workers, raking in billions across 150 countries. Stating that they deliver positive change for the world, firms like McKinsey ink hundreds of deals with companies as well as governments. In Canada's case, they take the place of entire chunks of the public service. Cons…
 
Year-over-year food prices have risen, on average, by more than 10 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. It's making consumers wonder, what's behind such a steep increase? Economists and food experts discuss why food is becoming so expensive in Ontario. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Over the last quarter-century, major weather events have rippled through Canada from coast to coast. To put these increasingly extreme weather events in context, we welcome Over the last quarter-century, major weather events have rippled through Canada from coast to coast. To put these increasingly extreme weather events in context, we welcome Chri…
 
To discuss the new powers the Ontario government has given certain mayors in the province, we welcome Alex Pierson, radio host, The Alex Pierson Show; Karen Stintz, former Toronto City Councillor; Eric Lombardi, More Neighbours Toronto; Josh Matlow, Toronto city councillor; Luca Bucci, CEO, Ontario Homebuilders' Association. See omnystudio.com/list…
 
There's an old expression: "You can never get enough of what you don't need." Or, "With more property comes more anxiety." In our minds and our hearts, we know this to be true. But, we haven't seemed to be able to do anything about it. Paul Berton, editor-in-chief of the Hamilton Spectator, has weighed in on this in his new book: "Shopomania: Our O…
 
Charles Kettaneh and Nicolas Fayad are the founders of EAST Architecture Studio. Their work is innovative and intellectual, with projects that take into account local history, culture, and encourage a connection with nature. They are among the winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. They won for their renovation of The Niemeyer Guest H…
 
If Ontario spent twice as much money on education, would the system be twice as good? Annie Kidder (executive director, People for Education); Paul Bennett, director of Schoolhouse Institute, and author of "The State of the System: A Reality Check on Canada's Schools;" Aisha Mahmoud (president of The Ontario Student Trustees' Association); and Mark…
 
Many recognize Wes Hall as one of the Dragons on "Dragon's Den," the show that gives entrepreneurs a chance to get noticed. But few know about his upbringing - one filled with poverty and neglect - and how he rose to success. In his new book, "No Bootstraps When You're Barefoot," he shares his humble beginnings and his journey to the board rooms of…
 
Civic unrest continues in Iran, and it has caught the world's attention. People are showing acts of support for those who are protesting within the country. Hossein Raeesi, adjunct research professor at Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, and Bessma Momani, senior fellow for the Centre for International Governance Innovation…
 
Anand Giridharadas discusses his book, "The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy." Then, Mattea Roach on how to win at Jeopardy! And why is cancer affecting people at a younger age. Finally, what have Canadians learned from the Emergencies Act Inquiry? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Six weeks of hearings for the Emergencies Act Inquiry are scheduled to end on Nov. 25. We survey some of the most revealing developments and explore what outcomes would serve Canadians best. Has the question of whether the federal government was justified in invoking the act been answered? We ask: was it a useful public exercise? See omnystudio.com…
 
The Group of Seven were perhaps the most glorious collection of Canadian landscape painters ever. But several decades ago, there was quite the conspiracy to forge their works and sell them as the real thing. Jon Dellandrea discusses his book, "The Great Canadian Art Fraud Case: The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson Forgeries," and the scandal that hit…
 
Is persuasion dead? Does the left have a bigger persuasion problem than the right? What happens to democracy when we stop trying to persuade each other, and only condemn and write each other off? Anand Giridharadas discusses his book, "The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy," the American mid-term elections…
 
A new report on the sustainability and resilience of Canada's health-care system has sounded the alarm on the current health care model. For insight, we welcome the lead author for the report Sara Allin, associate professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
 
Why are soccer clubs the worst businesses in the world? Why was women's soccer banned in several countries, including Canada, for so many years? Will major league soccer in North America ever catch up with its European counterparts? With the 2022 FIFA World Cup now underway, Simon Kuper offers a fresh perspective on the world's most popular game in…
 
Her 23-win streak on Jeopardy! earlier this year kept viewers across the country on the edge of their seats. It also landed her a spot in this year's Tournament of Champions, which just wrapped. Toronto's Mattea Roach - a University of Toronto grad - is now host of the Canadaland podcast, ,The Backbench." She reflects on what it takes to be a boss …
 
We do it all the time: guess what other people are thinking. Especially those on the other side of a computer screen and the political divide. But are we often wrong? Are the flawed ways in which we think about other minds driving political polarization? If we increasingly think of other minds as unbending, immovable, and less thoughtful than our o…
 
What role does disgust play in our moral judgments? What about in our political beliefs? Do some folks get more "grossed out" by things than others? Yoel Inbar, associate professor of Psychology at University of Toronto and co-host of the popular podcast "Two Psychologists Four Beers," explains. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
A recent review by a group of researchers at Harvard suggests that there might be an epidemic of cancer in adults under 50 years of age. What does the evidence reveal? What are some unique challenges faced by young cancer patients? What does it mean to the health-care system? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
2021 marked the first year where more Ontarians moved to Quebec than the reverse. And this year, the ,Alberta is Calling, ad campaign is all over Toronto's public transit. Are young Ontarians choosing to build their careers and start families elsewhere? What does it mean to the province? We find out more about the reasons behind this unprecedented …
 
Ontario avoids another education strike as the province and CUPE come to a tentative agreement. A new bill looks to empower certain municipal leaders to the point where ,majority rule, does not always apply to their proposed bylaws. And the right of residents not to be separated from their spouse in long-term care is one step closer to reality. MPP…
 
This week, we explored whether COVID-19 impairs immunity in people. We discussed Canada's latest approahch to foreign policy and whether the Canadian government is doing enough to keep the country secure. We looked into how memory works. And best-selling author and lecturer Gabor Maté discussed his book, The Myth of Normal, and how our culture migh…
 
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