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CBC Radio
Society & Culture

IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. No topic is off-limits. In the age of clickbait and superficial headlines, it's for people who like to think.


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Latest Episodes

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4.4 out of 5 stars from 2.6k ratings
  • Really...

    When today’s chaotic day begins when equietly driving to work in the sleep sleep ver of morning light I have a choice of choosing many podcasts that will take, in my mind, to unexplored or thought provoking worlds of humanity. Hearing a past podcast give me a second chance to clarify, add or amend my past understanding. The simple joy of just listening. Really!!!

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    Listen quietly
    Canada21 days ago
  • Stunning!

    You couldn't find a more obvious display of progressive "eco-friendly" "inclusive" horse dung if you tried. They don't even try to do some objective journalism, now that its online and the crtc won't come after them they can spew their anti-racist garbage non-stop!

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    Canada22 days ago
  • Ideas has enriched my life

    It is a deep and thought provoking program that doesn’t seem to have completely jumped the shark with wokeness. Mostly. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Canadaa month ago
  • 🚙 🚙 ❤️ Ideas!

    Awesome show! 🤟

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    Michael MacGillivray
    Canada2 months ago
  • Sidney Hart

    We are stuffed to our gills with podcasts these days but IDEAS, which I guess is a radio show on Canada and is available everywhere else as a podcast, is one of the oldest and still one of the most thought provoking in its choice and treatment of subjects. Perhaps Canada doesn’t have much to show for itself in glorious civilization achievements but this modesty has been turned to its advantage because it can approach other cultures’ achievements with an open mind. I am particularly struck role p... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago

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How many episodes of Ideas are there?

Ideas launched 17 years ago and published 237 episodes to date. You can find more information about this podcast including rankings, audience demographics and engagement in our podcast database.

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