Tapestry from CBC Radio

Tapestry from CBC Radio

Canada

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

Episodes

Facing Our Shadows  

How to discover and change your unconscious biases; and the emotional toll of being a priest

Survivor who quit Papal committee on abuse tells her story  

Marie Collins stayed silent for decades after she was abused by a priest. She later became an advocate for victims, and Pope Francis invited her to join a committee to stop pedophilia in the Catholic Church. But now, Collins has resigned in frustration.

Making a Living  

Politicians all over the world promise to deliver it and economists try to figure out what stars have to align to make it happen. That elusive bit of magic: full employment. But what happens to our sense of self if we no longer have jobs?

Anger and Forgiveness  

What do we do about the social poison of anger? According to philosopher Martha Nussbaum, anger isn't an inherently bad thing — it's when anger turns to vengeance that we run into trouble.

Lighten Up  

On this episode of Tapestry: the life-changing magic of not taking things too seriously. Stories about why it pays to laugh in the face of the over-zealous, the exclusionary and the life-threatening.

For the Love of Family (Repeat)  

We investigate the messy human business of one family being born, another saying goodbye, and in the midst of it all, a wedding in which the choice of music is going to matter profoundly. (Originally broadcast February 5, 2016)

Chaos and Charisma  

It can be tempting, near the beginning of a new year, to be lulled into a sense of false insecurity. You're bombarded with advice: "Organize your inbox. Clean up your workspace. Improve your posture. Start networking." Enough already!

When God is Male, What Happens to Women  

Playwright Diane Flacks considers whether women should leave religion altogether in her play 'Unholy,' and Kate Kelly was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for daring to ask that women be ordained as ministers.

Prison Music  

Every week, inmates at Kingston, Ontario penitentiary converted the prison chapel into a recording studio. Under the guidance of veteran musician Hugh Christopher Brown, they recorded an album, raised money for charity and redefined themselves.

Wounded Healer  

Stories of extraordinary people who, by embracing their own dark shadows, are better equipped to help others. Hear the stories of a prison guard and inmate who found new lives through Indigenous spirituality, and a priest who embraced his demons.

REPEAT: What does Buffy Sainte-Marie believe?  

Buffy Sainte-Marie is usually asked about her music career, her Oscar and her activism. But what does she believe in? In this episode, Buffy Sainte-Marie opens up about her worldview, her spirituality and the life philosophy at the heart of her music.

Embracing the Questions  

For some, their deepest belief is the right to question belief. On the show: Lesley Hazleton, author of Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto and Ali Rizvi, author of The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason.

Voice from Assisi: The Humble Friar with a Record Deal  

An hour of music and conversation - a little light in the bleak midwinter - as Tapestry host Mary Hynes meets the Voice from Assisi, Friar Alessandro Brustenghi.

Holiday! Celebrate!  

Happy non-denominational winter festive time! Tapestry takes a look our relationship with this tumultuous time of year. From the surprising history of Christmas, to one woman's efforts to make Kwanzaa her own. Plus, tips on how to catch your breath.

Emotional Rescue  

From the unpaid and gendered work of emotional labour to handy tips on how to get through tense conversations with your family this holiday season, Tapestry is coming to your emotional rescue.

Yes, And...  

Improv comedy has been called scarier than death... but for Yitzi Gal who suffers from crushing social anxiety, and Allyssa Harmon, a teen on the autism spectrum, it's been a lifeline.

A New Cast of Heroines  

From the forgotten women in the Buddha's inner circle, to the acid attack survivor who inspired a superhero comic book: women who've come out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

Searching for the soundtrack of the Underground Railroad  

Khari McClelland went on a journey to learn more about the music that guided slaves - and his great, great, great grandmother - northward to freedom.

Thupten Jinpa: the Dalai Lama's translator for 30 years  

Thupten Jinpa was all set. As a scholar and Tibetan Buddhist monk, he joined the Dalai Lama’s inner circle as principal English-language translator. But something was missing, something important.

Journeys to a New Life  

The life journey of Thupten Jinpa, translator to the Dalai Lama; and Khari McClelland's road trip to find the soundtrack of the Underground Railroad.

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