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Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.
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Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 2
3 days ago
Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville's observations.
Rated 4 out of
Mixed nuts, mostly cashews, a few peanuts
The title is as broad as the subjects covered. Usually interesting, balanced explorations of the topic at hand.
One beef: I don't know if it's just one of the producers but occasionally there is an irritating and unnatural emphasis on exaggerated elocution ("Wednesday has a D in it! I want to hear that D! No schwa! No diphthongs! Pick a vowel and stick to it! Speak cleearly and slowwwly."). It comes off as priggish, pedantic and it distracts my attention from the things being said.
Fortunately, Paul Kennedy is very easily understood without sounding like Eliza Doolittle's after photo. Paul is easy to listen to!
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of
always thought provoking insights
I am very thankful for the opportunity to listen to such of quality radio.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of
Always something new and interesting. One of my favourite CBC radio shows
Date published: 2014-07-05