Tapestry from CBC RadioAuthor: CBC Radio
15 Nov 2018

Tapestry from CBC Radio

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CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

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    Relationships with robots

    What's so human about comedy? And what's the point of having AI learn to mimic- and possibly even surpass - human efforts? Comedian and PhD Candidate in Humour Studies Christopher Molineux weighs in. And .. Fed up with dating, artist Fei Liu is making a robot boyfriend as part of a project called "Build the Love You Deserve."

  • Posted on 02 Nov 2018

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    A case against forgiveness

    Following a sexual abuse allegation, the burden is often on the women to forgive their abusers for any wrongdoing. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and journalist Kaya Oakes say that it's time for the men to make amends before they start expecting any clemency.

  • Posted on 26 Oct 2018

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    Change of Mind

    Eleanor Gordon-Smith, a philosophy Ph.D. student at Princeton University, explains why changing people's minds has less to do with reason and a lot to do with egos. And the story of how one woman's picture perfect image of Canada was shattered - only to be rebuilt, from the unlikeliest of places.

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

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    How Indigenous elders made Regina home for a Rwandan refugee

    In her documentary, Tina Pittaway tells the story of a young woman from Rwanda who came to Canada with high hopes. This refugee discovered Canada isn't exactly the place on the postcard.

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

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    Why your approach to changing people's minds is all wrong

    Eleanor Gordon-Smith, a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Princeton University, says if you think reason changes minds, you're wrong. Turns out everything that makes you human goes into how you make decisions - and how you can influence others.

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

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