Tapestry from CBC Radio
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CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
||CleanRelationships with robots||What's so human about comedy? And what's the point of having AI learn to mimic- and possibly even surpass - human efforts? Comedian and PhD Candidate in Humour Studies Christopher Molineux weighs in. And .. Fed up with dating, artist Fei Liu is making||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA case against forgiveness||Following a sexual abuse allegation, the burden is often on the women to forgive their abusers for any wrongdoing. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and journalist Kaya Oakes say that it's time for the men to make amends before they start expecting any clemency.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChange of Mind||Eleanor Gordon-Smith, a philosophy Ph.D. student at Princeton University, explains why changing people's minds has less to do with reason and a lot to do with egos. And the story of how one woman's picture perfect image of Canada was shattered - only to||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy your approach to changing people's minds is all wrong||Eleanor Gordon-Smith, a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Princeton University, says if you think reason changes minds, you're wrong. Turns out everything that makes you human goes into how you make decisions - and how you can influence others.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Indigenous elders made Regina home for a Rwandan refugee||In her documentary, Tina Pittaway tells the story of a young woman from Rwanda who came to Canada with high hopes. This refugee discovered Canada isn't exactly the place on the postcard.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLightening the load||Omid Safi, Director of Duke University's Islamic Studies Center, says our concept of success needs an overhaul - and the teachings of Islamic mystics offers a new way forward. Lorenzo Lewis explains the idea behind an initiative to get black men talking||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInk and Identity||Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, director of Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos and Angry Inuk, explains why deciding to get traditional Inuit face tattoos was emotionally fraught. Memphis Cadeau, co-owner of Grim City Tattoo Club in Hamilton, Ont.,||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould I stay or should I go?||Why one lifelong Catholic abandoned the church in the middle of mass - and is now grappling with where to turn to next. The other, a convert and a lesbian, says leaving 'wasn't even a question.'||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebunking cultural myths||How the world we imagine isn't quite how we know it to be. A talk with the Sikh Captain America and a look at the cooperative's role in world history.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow are you doing...really?||We live in challenging times. From climate change to mass shootings, it's easy to feel despair. Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and a leading figure in the campaign to end the death penalty, is feeling it herself. And if you are too, Pr||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour own hands||What happens when we get out of our heads and into our hands?||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree unlikely places to find transformation||One man's journey from pastor to salesman. How jam changed three people's lives. The sweet solidarity of a night of interfaith comedy and Margaret Atwood on The Handmaid's Tale, thirty-three years later. In this episode, we're opening the Tapestry vault||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFatherhood in diaspora||Guest host Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman explores what it means to be a father when you're far from home and all that you hold dear. Yassin speaks to his father about his traumatic youth in a turbulent Iraq, and also talks to filmmakers Jihan "Jiji" Kikhia a||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNarcy in the Dot: Witch Prophet||"Does nobody know that there's actually so many female rappers, and so many queer female rappers in Toronto?" - Witch Prophet||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe redemptive power of hip-hop||Guest host Yassin Alsalman, a.k.a. Narcy, explores how hip hop can change lives and nourish the soul. Feature conversations with Toronto hip-hop legend Kardinal Offishall, Witch Prophet and OVO music producer Noah '40' Shebib and his sister Suzanna Sheb||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNarcy in the Dot: Kardinall Offishal||"The music industry, just being honest, - is gonna sound crazy, maybe not - it's fundamentally the exact opposite of how I choose to live my life. And it's so super difficult to exist in a place where the values, the morals, the people, the practices,||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNarcy in the Dot: Noah '40' Shebib and Suzanna Shebib||"You know, the city is going through a lot and there's lots happening in the world right now, and I think it's a pretty confusing place. So I feel a responsibility to like, push forward narratives I think are positive and helpful. And especially to the||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSin, spiritual experiences and survival||This week, Tapestry is revisiting four stories about sin, spiritual experiences and survival with guest host Christa Couture.||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRethinking disability||"I've accepted my disability, but lately I've wondered: could I also celebrate it?" Guest host Christa Couture explores loving her differences on the summer edition of Tapestry.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBetter ways to live with grief||Grief isn't something you can "get over" - but guest host Christa Couture wonders if it's something we can live with.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacing change whether you want to or not||How a haircut lead to a religious epiphany. Tips for taming your inner-critic. Laughing in the face of terminal illness and honouring a daughter's dying wish. Tapestry is revisiting some of our favourite stories about adapting to change.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Case for Anger||Finding ways to channel our anger and put it to good use. To strike a balance between anger and apathy; rage and reason.||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Longing for Belonging||Who am I? Where do I belong? Why can't I be just me? "Culture, nationality, gender, are all boxes we've been asked to tick at some point or another. But what happens if none of the categories fit?" -Samira Mohyeddin?||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoulful Self-Expression||How self-expression nourishes the soul and a new exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum in New York examines how Catholic clothing can be chic.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpiritual healing, Beyoncé-style||Reverend Yolanda Norton, a Christian minister and an unapologetic Beyoncé fan, organized a "Beyoncé Mass" in San Francisco, a service that drew close to 1000 people. Persephone Pearl runs a unique annual event : "Remembrance Day for Lost Species", a||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSounds of Silence||Quaker worship is rooted in silence. There’s no minister to guide the service. Instead, they meet in small groups and sink into an hour-long silence which Paul Parker says “can be the most gripping 60 minutes of the week.” And Pearce Carefoote is||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRedefining kosher, and connecting with your haters||Rabbi David Rosen argues that vegan should be the new kosher for Jews worldwide. And a Jewish-Inuk woman Killaq Enuaraq-Strauss finds similarities between her two cultures. Podcaster Dylan Marron talks to people who hate him to try to find common ground||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
May sound corny, but has changed my life for the better - engaging me to think, internalize, connect, and perhaps most surprisingly act and be way more at peace with myself and the world. Every week there is a new perspective to absorb. THANKS for PODCASTING - I can listen when I am ready....
Wonderful show now on podcast!
A consistently excellent and balanced show examining spirituality from a variety of religious perspectives. Wonderful no matter what your faith.
Charging the Airwaves
Thomas Moore spoke of the need to 'ensoul' a culture. The Tapestry broadcasts fulfill a need to enchant the ear and ensoul the heart through material that invites deep listening. Thank you for this service. Gary Diggins, Toronto