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The Terry Project is a radio documentary series about how big ideas affect real people. Each week, the University of British Columbia's Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic set out to solve a genuine mystery by speaking to expert academics and sleuthing around Vancouver. Results vary.
||#35: What is the Olympic Spirit? A debate (Recorded live at BARtalk)||What is the Olympic Spirit? Is it at celebration of tremendous human achievement? Or are the Olympics merely a $50 billion boondoggle? In partnership with the AMS, we hosted a BARtalk debate on Feb 13th. Four panelists, and special call-in guests.||2/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#34: Love and the Left Brain||We try to intellectualize love. Can you reduce attraction down to a science or a method? We speak with a lot of people who have tried, including a man who hacked OK Cupid and made the ideal online dating profile. Happy Valentine's Day!||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#33: Rape culture in 2013 (BARtalk, recorded live)||As part of UBC Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), The AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) and the Terry Project hosted a BARtalk that reviewed rape culture in the media. It was January 14th of this year.||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#32: "The Magic of the Endowment"||UBC's president said "the magic of the Endowment is that it brings benefits not just for this generation, but for all generations." That endowment is investing in fossil fuels, and a group of activists thinks we owe it to future generations to divest.||1/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#31: Creating the World's Most Flexible Workforce||Canada's Temporary Worker Program is growing rapidly. Now, more temporary workers enter Canada than permanent economic immigrants. What does this mean for those workers, and what does it mean for Canada's future?||1/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#30: The Future of the Christian Church (Recorded LIVE at BARtalk)||Traditional churches are seeing decreasing levels of church attendance, and more people are identifying themselves as having no religion at all. What's the future of the Christian Church? This panel was held on Nov. 28th at UBC.||12/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#29: Sam Returns to Historymaker||10 years ago, Sam felt supernatural experiences at a conference called Historymaker. He’s an atheist now, but he still wonders about those experiences. So we decided to go back and investigate. Will Sam put his doubts to rest, or find God once more?||11/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#28: A Mental Health Crisis? (Recorded Live at BARtalk)||Is there a mental health crisis on universities campuses? All the reports we’ve seen shows that more students are reporting severe depression and more students are seriously thinking about suicide. Why? What are the unique challenges facing students?||11/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#27: Silencing the Scientists||Has Harper politicized federal science? Since 2006, the Canadian government has laid off scientists while expanding its communication staff.||11/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#26: Are We Being Left Behind? (LIVE BARtalk)||With high tuitions, rising debts, and poor job prospects, it seems like nothing is going right for this generation of students. Are we being left behind? This live version of our program was hosted in the Gallery Lounge on Sept 26th.||10/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#25: Emilie, Living With Borderline Personality Disorder||In many ways, Emilie is your average twenty-something. But living with borderline personality disorder isn't easy, and neither is getting the necessary medical attention.||10/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#24: Rebranding||In this 1st episode of the season, we are rebranding and reinventing ourselves. But what makes a successful rebrand? What does it say about you? We look at Anne Perry, murderer turned author of murder mysteries. Then, Garth Brooks's strange alter-ego.||9/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#23: End of the Road||Gordon is thinking about buying a motorcycle. But what if he has an accident? Gordon prepares for the worst, by speaking with lawyers, bioethicists, physicians, a priest, and even his mom. We explore different end of life issues, including euthanasia.||4/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#22: BARtalk, on Happiness||Hosted on March 7th, in the Gallery Lounge, this was our LIVE version of our podcast, BARtalk. For this BARtalk, we had three veritable world leaders in the field of happiness research, including Elizabeth Dunn, Lara Aknin, and John Helliwell.||3/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#21: Microfinance, Lending a Hand to the Poor||Micro-finance promised to lift the poorest, and turn a profit while doing it. But in 2010, it fuelled a bubble that caused a spate of suicides in India. Is micro-finance a cynical ploy to exploit the poor, or an genuine effort to help?||2/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#20: BARtalk, Ethics of AI||This week, a special live edition of our podcast: BARtalk. Hosted monthly in the Gallery Lounge at UBC, this event brings together a panel to discuss some of the most important issues of the day.||2/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicit#19: Pick Up Artists||Gordon has no luck in nightclubs, but he’s told that if he simply learns a few techniques, he’ll be able to go home with any woman he wants. Have these “pick up artists” discovered the laws of human attraction? Or are they just snake oil salesman?||1/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#18: Kim Campbell||In this one-on-one interview, we speak to Canada's first and only female Prime Minister, Kim Campbell. I asked her about a range of topics, including: the study of political science, how gender politics figured into her earl career, and the 1993 election.||12/7/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#17: BARtalk, Pipelines Edition.||On this special episode of our podcast, we divert from our usual formula to play highlights from November 15th's BARtalk on Canada's oil pipelines. BARtalk is presented monthly in the Gallery Lounge by the Alma Mater Society of UBC and the Terry Project.||11/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#16: 5th Annual TEDx Terry Talks||This is not our usual model, but a clip show from our conference, the TEDx Terry Talks, held Nov 3rd 2012. The full videos of each tack will be available on terry.ubc.ca around January.||11/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#15: Abdu Returns to Libya||We look at post-Gaddafi Libya through the eyes of one UBC student, Abdurrahman Mihirig, who risked his life to defend his country.||10/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#14: The Art of War||A Visual History of Propaganda and Dissent since the Bombing of Guernica. Visiting host Eric Wright and Sam Fenn speak to historians, critics and artists about those works of art that hang like spectres in the halls of power.||10/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#13: Indigenous Rights and Title||On this, the 13th episode our program, we look at Aboriginal rights and title from Brazil to BC.||9/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#12: UBC Stories||This week, a back-to-school special. We stay local, bringing you stories from the University of British Columbia. We look at engineering pranks, the pettiness of campus politics, and the Coca-Cola/UBC exclusivity deal.||9/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#11: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb||This week’s episode discusses anxiety around nuclear technology, including both weaponry and nuclear energy.||5/22/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#10: Highlights||This week, highlights from our first year.||4/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#9: George Stroumboulopoulos||On this week’s Terry Project Podcast, we have the very special pleasure of sitting down with CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos. We talk about radio, the CBC, hockey, and how The Clash changed his life.||3/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#8: Food and Power||We speak to historian Marcy Norton about the role of chocolate and tobacco in the colonial experience, nutritionist Gwen Chapman about the choices we make in the grocery store, and close with local Vancouver restauranteurs le Crocodile and the Eatery.||3/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#7: Climate Change, Conservation, and Collapse||On this week’s Terry Project Podcast, we discuss how to think of the word “sustainability,” the famous conservationist John Muir, the collapse of complex societies, and Canada’s approach to climate change.||3/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#6: The 2011 TEDx Terry Talks, Highlights||Today we have a very special highlights episode of the TEDx Terry Talks, which were held last November. For the full talks, including talks by Ratib Islam and Hussein Janmohamed, visit the 2011 TEDx Terry Talks website.||1/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||#5: Journalism and Media (Part 2 of 2)||We discuss how new technologies are changing our media landscape. I sat down with Ethan Zuckerman just before he gave the 2nd annual Vancouver human rights lecture. I was also joined with Alfred Hermida, from UBC Journalism.||12/7/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||#4: Journalism and Media (Part 1 of 2)||On this episode, we look at journalism and media. First, we speak to the Emmy award winning investigative journalist and former producer of 60 minutes, Peter Klein. Then, we speak with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the director of Miss Representation.||11/11/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||#3: SPECIAL Episode, with 350.org’s Bill McKibben.||On this special edition of the podcast, I speak with Bill McKibben. The Terry Project is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Bill for the Terry Global Speakers Series on November 16th. Find more details at terry.ubc.ca.||11/10/11||Free||View In iTunes|
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