Big Ideas (Video)


Big Ideas offers lectures on a variety of thought-provoking topics which range across politics, culture, economics, art history, science.... By nature of its lecture format, pacing and inquisitive approach, it is the antithesis of the prevailing sound-bite television norm. The simple, bold concept is a victory of substance over style.


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Title: Ruth Wisse on Serious Thoughts on Jewish Humor - 2004

Ruth Wisse on Serious Thoughts on Jewish Humor - 2004

September 17th, 2010

Ruth Wisse delivers her lecture entitled Getting Serious about Jewish Humor recorded at Beth Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto, in November, 2004. Go to Episode

Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things.

June 29th, 2013

The editor of Skeptic Magazine, Michael Shermer, delivers a lecture on his book Why People Believe Weird Things. Go to Episode

Guy Proulx on the aging brain

August 30th, 2008

Dr. Guy Proulx, Director of Psychology and NeuroRehabilitation at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care delivers a lecture entitled, Wisdom Versus Dementia:… Go to Episode

Robert Adams on The Kite Runner

October 22nd, 2007

The irrepressible Robert Adams presents an enthralling review of Khaled Hosseini's, The Kite Runner. The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully… Go to Episode