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10 Questions on the History of Happiness
Author and professor of history, Yuval Noah Harari, on the history of human happiness.
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Genders, Rights and Freedom of Speech
Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, posted a YouTube video criticizing the proposed Bill C-16, which adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. His video caused concern and sparked conversation. The Agenda convenes a panel to ask: Is the legislation a matter of human rights or a case of legal overreach that threatens freedom of speech?
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Geoffrey Hinton: The Godfather of Deep Learning
When Geoffrey Hinton, a researcher at Google and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, began his work in deep learning in the 1970s, he was told he would spend his life toiling away in obscurity. Deep learning is a form of artificial intelligence that mimics the human brain. Now, four decades later, his research is revolutionizing AI. He joins The Agenda to discuss his work and what kept him going.
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My Struggle with Schizoaffective Disorder
Brooks Hunter was diagnosed with depression at 16. That marked the start of a long journey through medication, misdiagnoses, and hospitalization, until he was finally diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. A disorder he describes as one that makes it painful just to exist. Brooks has been on a dozen medications in search of the right combination that would relieve his symptoms. Even after hospitalization, he never felt the way he wanted to feel, and he tells a cautionary tale of what happens when one decides to deal with their illness on their own, without medication. After starting a cognitive behavioural therapy program, and finding the right medical treatment, Brooks' life dramatically turned around. In 2001, doctors changed Brooks' diagnosis to bipolar after his schizoaffective symptoms subsided. Today, he is a successful film and television director. His first feature film, Kenneyville, was released in 2011. This video is part of TVO's Mental Health Matters series - an in-depth exploration of the state of mental health in our society.
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Digesting Depression
Depression often clusters in families. Mikhaila Peterson and her father, Jordan Peterson, are from such a family. Both have struggled with depression for much of their lives. The Agenda spoke to them about that in 2011, and five years later they're back to talk about experimenting with diet as a way to manage depression.
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Mark Blyth: Is Austerity a Dangerous Idea?
Governments the world over are looking at austerity measures to help battle the financial crisis. Author and Ivy League professor Mark Blyth tells Steve Paikin why he thinks this is a bad idea.
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Mark Steyn on "America Alone" 1/2
For more videos like this, go to tvo.org/theagenda. Mark Steyn on his book America Alone and on claims some of his columns are Islamophobic. Original airdate: May 6, 2008. Host: Steve Paikin.
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Brian R. Little: Being Oneself
Each of us is unlike anybody else, but none of us is completely unique. Psychologist Brian R. Little has mined the field of personality science and helped re-shape the old way of thinking about character types. He discusses his findings with Steve Paikin.
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Chris Hedges: Sacrifice Zones of America
Chris Hedges calls them "sacrifice zones," huge pockets of impoverished America on the verge of cementing a permanent underclass. The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has teamed up with cartoonist Joe Sacco in his latest project "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" to shed some light on this issue. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay for more on his warning.
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Jaron Lanier: Who Owns the Future?
From media to manufacturing to medicine, technology is reshaping the face of more and more industries, marching them lock-step into an information economy. However, as author Jaron Lanier asks, if information is "free", then who gets paid in an information economy? Lanier sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss how the rise of digital networks is leading to the demise of the middle class - and how we can stop it.
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The Code That Runs Our Lives
From searching on Google to real-time translation, millions of people use deep learning every day, mostly without knowing it. It's a form of artificial intelligence designed to mimic the human brain. Geoffrey Hinton is a professor in the department of computer science at the University of Toronto. His work on deep learning has been snapped up by Google and is now being used to power its search engine. He joins The Agenda to discuss deep learning and the future of artificial intelligence.
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Dr. Gabor Mate: Addiction
A bad childhood: Vancouver physician Gabor Mate and the social roots of our addictions.
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Home of the Anxious and the Fragile
Much of American society is in the grip of a culture of safetyism that prevents young people from learning how to contend with challenges, difficulties, and contradictions. The Agenda welcomes social psychologist Jonathan Haidt to discuss his book, "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure."
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Travis Bradberry: Measuring Emotional Intelligence
While IQ testing is something most people have heard about, EQ, the term used for measuring emotional intelligence is relatively unknown. Steve Paikin talks with Travis Bradberry the author of "Emotional Intelligence 2.0" about its importance and why having agency over your emotions leads to success.
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Michael Pollan: Fixing Food
In the United States, after cars, the food system uses more fossil fuel than any other sector of the economy at 19 percent. Since the Nixon administration, federal food policies have succeeded in keeping prices low and food more or less off the national political agenda, until now. Author Michael Pollan sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss the rising food movement and why failing to reform the food system will hinder progress on the looming health care crisis, energy independence and climate change.
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Randy Bachman: Vinyl Tap Stories
That infamous "kid from Winnipeg" has some amazing stories to tell. Randy Bachman shares some of those tales with Steve Paikin.
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Tapping the Potential
When her son Jacob was 2, Kristine Barnett was told he might never speak due to severe autism. Today, Jacob is poised to become a future Nobel Prize winner. Kristine and Jacob Barnett tell Steve Paikin more about unlocking Jacob's potential.
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Norman Doidge: Brain's Healing Energies
For a very long time scientists thought the brain was an organ beyond treatment. If something went wrong or if one was born with a deficit, the conclusion was "tough luck." Not so anymore. There are revolutionary techniques that can alleviate anything from chronic pain to Parkinson's disease or Down syndrome. Dr. Norman Doidge lays it out in his book "The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity." He'll discuss this, and more, with Steve Paikin.
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Rebecca Skloot: The Story of HeLa
Read our blog post "HeLa and the Explosion of Cell Biology" http://bit.ly/aEXtxZ Rebecca Skloot, author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and the story of HeLa, the first human cells replicated in a lab. Rebecca Skloot is the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and a science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; Columbia Journalism Review; and many other publications. She is also a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine, and has worked as a correspondent for NPRs RadioLab and PBSs Nova ScienceNOW.
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Giulia Enders: Gut Reaction
Giulia Enders had been working on her Ph.D in Gastroenterology when a presentation on the gut won her the Science Slam prize in her native Germany. Her cheeky treatise on the gut went viral and resulted in her best-selling book "Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ." She visits The Agenda to talk about why the typical gut reaction to this topic is avoidance and what can be learned from understanding the relationship between gut health and overall well being.
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Marc Lewis: The Biology of Desire
Marc Lewis says the disease model of addiction is wrong and has become an obstacle to healing. He joins The Agenda to explain how treatment through the disease model often fails, and why it needs to be retooled to help people overcome their addiction.
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Kelly McGonigal: The Willpower Instinct
Willpower is integral for our success and reaching our goals. But, what is it? Psychologist Kelly McGonigal says that willpower is not just in your head, it's a bodily process that, like our muscles, we can strengthen. She sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss what willpower is and why stress is its natural enemy.
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How ISIS Threatens the World
Acts of barbarism by ISIS have shocked and horrified the world over and only reinforced fears that those seeking to cement the Caliphate are a force that cannot be stopped or negotiated with. Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for "The Independent," gives The Agenda his perspective on who's really under threat from ISIS.
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Kelly McGonigal: Controlling Our Willpower
We are tested every day. A battle between what we want to do and what we should do. Many of us could use more willpower, but few of us know how to get it. Kelly McGonigal, author of "The Willpower Instinct," tells Piya Chattopadhyay why understanding the psychology of willpower is the key to getting more of it.
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Depression: A Family Affair
Depression is not just a medical matter. It's a family one, too. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila share their story of depression with Steve Paikin. Part of The Agenda's Mental Health Matters series.
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Bruce Alexander: Dealing with Addiction
Psychologist Bruce Alexander thinks conventional approaches to treating addictions don't work. The author of "The Globalization of Addiction" sits down with Steve Paikin to tell us why.
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Jeffrey Jensen Arnett: Emerging Adulthood
Why are young people taking so long to grow up? Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, research professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, on his theory of emerging adulthood - the phase of life tucked between the salad days of adolescence and the stability of adulthood.
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Ellen Langer: The Psychology of Luck
Are we the masters of our own destiny? Or do random events outside of our control decide the course of our lives? Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer argues we are psychologically repelled by the idea of randomness in our lives, instead opting for an "illusion of control." She sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss how we can take greater control over our internal world.
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Nicholas Carr: Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?
How is the medium of the internet changing the message and our brains? Are we still capable of deep concentrated thought? Or are we being rewired for distraction and shallow thinking? If you've felt the urge to click to the next page, "The Shallows" author Nicholas Carr can explain why.
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Understanding the Con
Psychology writer Maria Konnikova talks about her book, "The Confidence Game," and the ways people can be drawn into a con. From magicians and psychics to pyramid schemes, Konnikova outlines what is going on in the brains of both the con artist and the mark.
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Jason: Living with Anxiety
When Jason was seven, his father passed way from lung cancer. He says that trauma served as the catalyst for his severe anxiety and bipolar disorder, a combination that caused him to withdraw from friends and family. Jason isolated himself in his bedroom for most of his high school years, and at his lowest point, self-harmed. Jason details his intensive therapy at CAMH, and how he's formed an invaluable support group of people suffering from similar disorders. (Produced by Matthew Campea; cinematography by Matthew Bennett).
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Yuval Noah Harari: A History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari, lecturer in the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," joins Piya Chattopadhyay for a feature conversation about the origins of humanity, and how homo sapiens came to dominate the planet. He'll also explain where he sees the future of the homo sapien going, and why the agricultural revolution was history's biggest fraud.
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David Kessler: The End of Overeating
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. David Kessler on why we can't stop eating. For more on Dr. David Kessler visit TVO.org: http://bit.ly/X7GSN Read our blog post "The North American Appetite" on TVO.org: http://bit.ly/q1j8U
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Michael Millerman: Who is Alexander Dugin?
Vladimir Putin's name is known throughout the world. Alexander Dugin's name, not so much. But to people in the know, Alexander Dugin is a very important name, as the Russian public intellectual says what Putin thinks. The Agenda examines the man who has been called "Putin's brain."
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William Gibson: The New Cyber/Reality
The man who coined the term "cyberspace," science fiction writer and futurist William Gibson joins The Agenda to discuss the new cyber-reality and where the human race might be headed next.
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The Future of Humankind
In his 2014 bestseller, "Sapiens", author Yuval Noah Harari looked at the 75,000 year history of humankind. His new book, "Homo Deus", focuses on what might be next for the human species. Will technology evolve people into nearly omnipotent beings, or will artificial intelligence render them jobless and purposeless? Will data worship be a new religion? Harari joins The Agenda to talk about the future of humankind.
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Cory Doctorow: Aaron Swartz and Hacktivism
At the age of three, he taught himself how to read. At the age of 14 he helped developed RSS, the innovation that allows websites to gather content from other sites. From there, he joined Creative Commons, co-founded Reddit, and founded DemandProgress.org. Sadly, in early 2012, Aaron Swartz took his own life after facing upwards of 35 years in a federal penitentiary for downloading millions of files from JSTOR, an online journal storage archive. He was 26 years old. Cory Doctorow, a friend of Aaron's, sits down with Steve Paikin to talk about the life, work, and hopes of Aaron Swartz, and the bigger battle that his death underscores: those that see the potential of a free and open internet to transform society for the better and those that seek to regulate it.
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Kwame McKenzie: Diversity and Mental Health
How do different cultures approach mental health?
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Brian Burke: The Business of Hockey
Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke on hockey, leadership and the business of Canada's game.
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Niall Ferguson:  The Rise (and Fall?) of the West
Niall Ferguson says the West gained power through six "killer apps." How did things like property rights, medicine and consumerism give the West wealth and power? Niall Ferguson joins Steve Paikin for more.
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Jeremy Rifkin: A New Era of Capitalism
The Third Industrial Revolution will not only radically alter our economy, but also our social and political lives. The engine of the first industrial revolution, the railroad, and the defining feature of the second industrial revolution, fossil fuels, all require centralized management and massive concentrations of capital - the essence of modern capitalism. The third industrial revolution requires less. Author and economist Jeremy Rifkin tells Piya Chattopadhyay how an "energy internet" spread across millions of homes and offices will usher in a new era of decentralized, lateral power.
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Rise of the New Atheists?
As the documentary "The Unbelievers" premieres at Toronto's Hot Docs Festival, two of the men featured in the film: professor Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss sit down with Steve Paikin to tell us why indeed, they don't believe.
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David Healy: Bad Medicine
Pharmageddon: Cardiff University psychiatrist Dr. David Healy says evidence-based medicine and industry-controlled drug trials are leading to an over reliance and unnecessary treatment by prescription. As part of TVO 19s Mental Health Matters coverage, he joins Steve Paikin to detail what he sees as the growing pharmaceuticalization of medicine.
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Canadian Sniper
Jody Mitic is a twenty-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and sniper team leader. He saw first-hand the courage and chaos of war, suffering the loss of both his legs after stepping on a land-mine in Afghanistan, and changing his life forever. Now he is a city councillor for Ottawa, and an advocate for wounded veterans. He writes about this remarkable journey in his book "Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper." He joins The Agenda to discuss his extraordinary experiences.
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Talking to Trees
Forester Peter Wohlleben says trees can communicate with one another. He joins The Agenda to talk about his book, "The Hidden Life of Trees", and the science behind how trees warn each other of danger, live near their family members and even develop best friends.
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Lawrence Krauss: Decoding the Universe
In 2012, the biggest experiment in the history of physics paid off: scientists at the Hadron Collider discovered the Higgs-Boson, which helps explain why there is mass in the universe. In March, a team of scientists at the South Pole may have peered back to almost the beginning of time by finding evidence of "gravitational waves." If confirmed, according to theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, "it will have increased our empirical window on the origins of the universe by a margin comparable to the amount it has grown in all of the rest of human history." He sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss these recent discoveries and our expanding knowledge of the cosmos.
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Mario Martinez: How Culture Influences Aging
After studying centenarians all over the world, Mario Martinez has found that cultural and spiritual beliefs are more significant than genetics when it comes to health and longevity. He sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss how his theory can be applied in practice.
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Dr. David Sackett: Medical Pioneer
Evidence-based medicine: McMaster University's Dr. David Sackett and the pioneering work that won him the prestigious Gairdner Award.
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Sweet Poison?
Is sugar the new tobacco, backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in diets, and making people very sick? Renowned journalist Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat," joins The Agenda to discuss his new book, "The Case Against Sugar."
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Margaret Atwood: Understanding Debt Through Literature
Debt as a motif and theme is explained, especially in 19th century literature. Canada's premier novelist, Margaret Atwood, joins Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss how our notion of debt can be better understood through literature.
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