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17 Feb 2019

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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    The tyranny of beauty standards, and the men who fight them

    In a society that values thinness, writer Anshuman Iddamsetty said the anger fat people recieve is as much about his rejection of social norms and expectations, as it is about being fat. Adam Smith, a writer and podcaster, decided to perform naked not once, but twice. He said he wanted to test his comfort level with his body, and so partook in a regular event called Naked Boys Reading.

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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    The loneliness of women's emotional labour and what we can do about it

    Author Gemma Hartley spent years managing her household. All that extra work - the emotional labour needed to keep her husband and three kids comfortable - was going unacknowledged and undervalued ... till she hit her breaking point. Writer Stephen Marche shares the male perspective on emotional labour from a household where his wife is the chief breadwinner.

  • Posted on 08 Feb 2019

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    A better way to be angry: advice from philosopher Martha Nussbaum

    This week on Tapestry, Mary Hynes speaks with world-renowned philosopher Martha Nussbaum about anger - how it's used and abused, what it's for, and how human beings might learn to 'do' anger with a little more skill. Nussbaum's book on the subject is called "Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice." Martha Nussbaum was the winner of the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture, a one million dollar award given to a thinker whose ideas have profoundly shaped the world. She is a professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

  • Posted on 01 Feb 2019

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    Episode: Connecting across divides

    Rabbi David Rosen has worked in some very heated conflict zones - Ireland during "The Troubles", apartheid South Africa, and present-day Israel. Tahil Sharma draws on his dual faith background to build relationships across political and religious divides. Both men share their stories and perspectives on how to create meaningful relationships, especially when you don't see eye to eye.

  • Posted on 25 Jan 2019

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    How we gather

    One in three Canadians do not belong to a faith community. But we all seek meaning and a sense of purpose. In this episode, we explore some of the unorthodox places where people find fulfilment.

  • Posted on 18 Jan 2019

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