26:30 Jul 27, 2016Author Tom Vanderbilt on the influences behind musical tastes.
3:11 Jul 25, 2016What gives songs that are so different the same dance rhythms? Psychologist Laurel Trainor discusses the neuroscience of music and dance.
23:16 Jul 25, 2016The Agenda in the Summer discusses diversity, or lack thereof, in today's Canadian music scene.
26:20 Jul 22, 2016Author Dan Rubinstein discusses walking as a transformative pursuit that improves health and creativity.
5:03 Jul 22, 2016Nam Kiwanuka gets out of the studio for a walk in nature with author Dan Rubinstein as he discusses the physical and psychological benefits of strolling.
26:22 Jul 21, 2016Humour writer William Thomas discusses his book,"The Legend of Zippy Chippy: Life Lessons from Horse Racing's Most Loveable Loser."
26:33 Jul 20, 2016Filmmaker Kwame Mason on the experiences of Canada's black hockey players.
26:30 Jul 19, 2016The Agenda in the Summer discusses the ingredients to success: perseverance and passion.
2:15 Jul 18, 2016Food waste is rampant in Canada. The Agenda in the Summer learns five ways to cut down on wasting food at home.
This Week on The Agenda
The Agenda in the Summer: Diversity and Dancing
Despite showing tremendous creativity and drawing big crowds, Canada's rock scene lags in diversity. Popular punk rock artist Shehzaad Jiwani joins the program to discuss why. Also, psychology professor Laurel Trainor explores music, dance and neuroscience from the moonwalk to the Macarena.
The Agenda in the Summer: Tom Vanderbilt
Taste is individual and subjective, but how is it formed? Author Tom Vanderbilt discusses how choices are made on a singular level and how they collectively jibe.
The Agenda in the Summer: Tim Falconer and Frank Russo
Tim Falconer, author of "Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music," discusses his own 'bad singing' with neuroscientist Frank Russo.
The Agenda in the Summer: Tim Falconer and Micah Barnes
In an effort to understand and overcome his tone deafness, author Tim Falconer turned to singer Micah Barnes for vocal lessons. They discuss the results with Nam Kiwanuka.
The Agenda in the Summer: Laurel Trainor
If music is the food of love, can it help nurture and heal the brain? Neuroscientist Laurel Trainor discusses how the brain processes music and its role in brain development and health.
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