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Beyond Fate

In her 2002 CBC Massey Lectures, Margaret Visser examines why, in spite of modern ideals and freedoms, people often feel fatalistic.

Beyond Intelligence

An exploration of how best to nurture a child’s unique gifts, and set them on a path to a happily productive life — in school and beyond.

Big Lonely Doug

The story one of the largest trees in Canada whose unlikely survival and discovery sheds light on environmentalism, climate change and ecotourism.

Biology As Ideology

Renowned geneticist R. C. Lewontin argues that science is a social institution and only by admitting its limitations we can appreciate its real value.

Birding with Yeats

A delicately rendered memoir on motherhood, family, and the beauty of the natural world.


Bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers an examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and the way that it unites and divides us today.

Blue Future

Blue Future is a powerful, penetrating, and timely look at the global water crisis — and what we can do to prevent it.

Born Liars

Learn the truth about lying with this engaging look at how deception gives us a survival edge and shapes humankind.

Breaking the Ocean

Diversity and inclusion specialist Dashtgard addresses the impacts of exile, immigration, and racism through an account of her life and work.

Can Donald Trump Make America Great Again?

The nineteenth semi-annual Munk Debate tackles whether Donald Trump has what it takes to be the 45th President of the United States.

Can the World Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons?

The tenth edition of the Munk Debates discusses if the world can tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons?

Channel of Peace

Channel of Peace is an unforgettable memoir of the extraordinary kindness afforded to passengers whose flights were re-routed to Gander, NL on 9/11.