Episodes

  A Small (Big) Deal

August 29, 2014

Neutrinos: small fundamental particles of matter, so tiny that we are swimming in them right now. In fact, trillions of these particles are streaming through your body each and every day. Astrophysicist and author Ray Jayawardhana tells Piya Chattopadhyay how they might be able to help physicists unlock the secrets of the universe.

  Life in the Digital World

August 28, 2014

Increasingly,the world is living its life online. Your digital footprint is everywhere - and it's valuable information for major corporations. But author and futurist John C. Havens says it's time people take control over how their data is used. He tells Piya Chattopadhyay how they can do that.

  Playing Basketball on Wall Street

August 27, 2014

Ralph Baker was looking for a way to improve his son's financial knowledge, so he founded a basketball and financial literacy program aimed at getting engaged in the financial world. He tells Piya Chattopadhyay about the success of the program.

  More Than Child's Play

August 26, 2014

Most children have toys. Toys they play with. Toys that occupy them. But Gonzalo Riva thinks toys offer benefits that extend beyond the playmat. He tells Piya Chattopadhyay about the potential those toys can unlock.

  Don't We Know Better?

August 25, 2014

The problem of discrimination. Irresponsible environmental behaviour. Gender inequality. Some of life's biggest challenges. But why, if we know better, do these issues endure? Author Uri Gneezy shares his thoughts with Piya Chattopadhyay.

  A Recipe for Survival?

August 22, 2014

Romantic love is often portrayed as a magical time of soulful connections, longing glances, private whispers and hours spent walking hand in hand. But Sue Johnson says there is much more to love than that. She joins Piya Chattopadhyay for more.

  Well-being and Waistlines

August 21, 2014

Obesity rates are on the rise, and with that, an increase in intolerance. Fat shaming, ridicule and extreme dieting regimens are promoted and even glorified in popular culture. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff weighs in on what that is doing to our well-being.

  Rolling Up Your Sleeves in the Kitchen

August 20, 2014

From explaining the source of certain food traditions, to the science of cooking, Sarah Elton has written a book aimed at empowering kids to roll up their sleeves and get into things in the kitchen. She joins Piya Chattopadhyay for more.

  Mummy's "Other" Little Helper

August 19, 2014

Much is made of the gender gap in terms of positions of power, division of labour and salaries. But there is one realm where women are closing in on men: alcohol consumption. Author Ann Dowsett Johnston tells Piya Chattopadhyay more about the trend.

  What's in Between

August 18, 2014

We've all heard the stories. A message. The soft touch on an arm. A genuine, heartfelt, comforting presence. Tales from people, visited by their loved ones before they even knew they were dead. Author Patricia Pearson explores these tales with Piya Chattopadhyay.