24:47 Sep 02, 2015Author Yuval Noah Harari on what led homo sapiens to become the dominant species on Earth.
25:31 Sep 01, 2015Author Yuval Noah Harari on the origins of humanity, and the future of homo sapiens.
25:43 Aug 31, 2015Author and journalist Robin Rinaldi on an experiment that changed her life, and her marriage.
26:54 Aug 28, 2015Award-winning author Plum Johnson on what was left behind after the death of her parents.
25:47 Aug 27, 2015Author Camilla Gibb on the seemingly disparate souls that became her family.
26:10 Aug 26, 2015Author Rosemary Sullivan details Svetland Alliluyeva's life in the United States.
26:00 Aug 25, 2015Author Rosemary Sullivan on the life and legacy of Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva.
27:03 Aug 24, 2015McMaster University's Matthew Woolhouse on what the music we listen to reveals about our personalities.
25:23 Aug 21, 2015Author and professor Peter Toohey on the often misunderstood emotion, jealousy.
This Week on the Agenda
The Agenda in the Summer: Yuval Noah Harari, Part 1
A hundred thousand years ago, there were six human species. Only one remains: Homo sapiens. Author Yuval Noah Harari takes Piya Chattopadhyay to a time when our species of the genus Homo overcame all others to become the dominant species.
The Agenda in the Summer: Yuval Noah Harari, Part 2
Around 70-thousand years ago, something big happened. Homo sapiens began to think differently, communicate differently, and organize differently. It was those social and political networks that author Yuval Noah Harari says enabled Homo sapiens to conquer other species, and the planet. He takes Piya Chattopadhyay through this history of humanity on The Agenda in the Summer.
The Agenda in the Summer: Andrew Pyper
They are stories that make the hair on your arms stand up. Tales of hauntings and terror. Tales of zombies and aliens. Tales that are increasingly on our television screens and movie theatres, in our book bags and on our e-readers. The Agenda in the Summer explores what the prevalence of this genre says about its readers, and its authors with horror writer Andrew Pyper.
The Agenda in the Summer: Patti LaBoucane-Benson
It is a tale of two Aboriginal brothers, surrounded by poverty, addiction and violence. One brother finds himself incarcerated, while the other bounces from home to home. Both eventually find themselves on a path towards rehabilitation and healing. The Agenda in the Summer pays a visit to "The Outside Circle" with author Patti LaBoucane-Benson.
The Agenda in the Summer: Edmond Dixon
School starts next week. As backpacks are packed and pencils sharpened, The Agenda in the Summer looks to learning. In particular, what's standing in the way of getting boys engaged in learning. Educator and author Edmond Dixon sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay.
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Could it be that Conservative strategists have decided that, to win the election, Stephen Harper actually has to be seen engaging with members of the public?
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has taken a breathtaking gamble – and upended the election campaign – by promising to run deficits to boost the economy.
As media attention focuses on key Toronto battlegrounds, the most exciting contest in the federal election campaign may be taking place in northwestern Ontario.
More speeches like this one from former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis would be a good antidote for voter apathy.