Tapestry explores spirituality, religion and the search for meaning. Find space for your soul every week.

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Trump! Trudeau! Trade!

Who is doing a better job on trade - Trump or Trudeau?

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Kim Thúy on Montreal

The award-winning novelist has called the city home since leaving communist Vietnam by boat.

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Young and Indigenous in the city

Millennials discuss how they are combining urban and Indigenous cultures.

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Facing change whether you want to or not

How a haircut lead to a religious epiphany. Tips for taming your inner-critic. Laughing in the face of terminal illness and honouring a daughter's dying wish. Tapestry is revisiting some of our favourite stories about adapting to change.

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A Case for Anger

Finding ways to channel our anger and put it to good use. To strike a balance between anger and apathy; rage and reason.

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The Longing for Belonging

Who am I? Where do I belong? Why can't I be just me? "Culture, nationality, gender, are all boxes we've been asked to tick at some point or another. But what happens if none of the categories fit?" -Samira Mohyeddin?

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Soulful Self-Expression

How self-expression nourishes the soul and a new exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum in New York examines how Catholic clothing can be chic.

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Spiritual healing, Beyoncé-style

Reverend Yolanda Norton, a Christian minister and an unapologetic Beyoncé fan, organized a "Beyoncé Mass" in San Francisco, a service that drew close to 1000 people. Persephone Pearl runs a unique annual event : "Remembrance Day for Lost Species", a memorial to species and places forever lost to us.

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Sounds of Silence

Quaker worship is rooted in silence. There’s no minister to guide the service. Instead, they meet in small groups and sink into an hour-long silence which Paul Parker says “can be the most gripping 60 minutes of the week.” And Pearce Carefoote is an Anglican priest and librarian, takes us on tour of sacred books in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto.

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Redefining kosher, and connecting with your haters

Rabbi David Rosen argues that vegan should be the new kosher for Jews worldwide. And a Jewish-Inuk woman Killaq Enuaraq-Strauss finds similarities between her two cultures. Podcaster Dylan Marron talks to people who hate him to try to find common ground.

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Philosophy and Tech

Need some guidance on how to manoeuvre online friendships? Philosophy professor Alexis Elder says Aristotle's theories on friendship and how to live a good life are surprisingly relevant in today's worlds - virtual or not. "Everything" video game:David OReilly is an animator and game designer who is really into the British philosopher Alan Watts. As David built a video game, called Everything, he’d play old lectures by Watts who died in 1973, and realized they were an uncanny good fit. So now, when you play the game Everything, the voice of Alan Watts guides you through the world, to encourage a sense of awe about the world around you - virtual or not.

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Conversations about Race Part 2

Sports writer Will Leitch reflects on what it means to raise his two white sons - as a father, how can he best teach them about sexism and racism? Despite never having run before, Hasan Syed ran from Vancouver to Ottawa - to raise awareness about the lack of access to clean water in many Indigenous communities.

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Conversations about Race - Part 1

Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, wants to change the conversation about racial oppression. “We need to look at what racial oppression actually is. It is not a collection of people who don’t like people of colour, and in fact it never was.” You'll also hear from Andrea Chiu about how Oluo's book helped Chiu explain her perspective on race to her white wife.

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Finding meaning in death

This time on Tapestry, looking for meaning in death through an app, letters, and a woman's deathbed confession.

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Family crisis leads opera singer Isabel Bayrakdarian to make pact with God

Isabel Bayrakdarian's album Mother of Light was conceived as she prayed for her mother's life. She bargained with God: if you take care of my mom, I'll sing about Your mom. The result is a collection of Armenian hymns and chants in praise of Mary.

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EPISODE: Insights into interfaith love and the good life

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson says the secret to a meaningful life -- and the answer to the question posed in her new collection of essays, "What Are We Doing Here?" - is simpler than you might think. And Meera Estrada, a Hindu woman who married a Catholic man, decided to keep both religious traditions equally alive in their family, but advises it requires an open mind for it to work.

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Juno nominees on the power of music

Guest host, Laurel Sprengelmeyer (a.k.a musician Little Scream) speaks to some of this year's Juno nominees about the power of music to bring a feeling of transcendence, connection, and meaning. She speaks Will Butler from Arcade Fire, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, Leif Vollebekk, Alysha Brilla, and Magdelys Savigne from The Battle of Santiago.

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Connecting with your roots - for better and for worse

Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of the world's most famous Rastafarian, Bob Marley, explains why marijuana is considered a sacrament in her religion. And guest host Ali Hassan looks at how DNA testing has brought families together - for better or for worse.

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Drugs and Peace

Geoff Turner, host of CBC Radio's On Drugs, gives a special report on the intersection of religion and opioid addiction in Utah, the heart of Mormon country. Philosopher Tim Crane says his fellow atheists are too quick to dismiss religious believers. He argues why atheists should give religion a chance.

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Not doing religion by the book

Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck, an Anglican priest who is also a practising Druid, talks about he blends Christianity with paganism. And Anjali Kumar says she spent years 'stalking God', as she puts it, and her quest took her to some pretty wild places.

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Lacrosse: The Creator's Game

For many Indigenous nations throughout North America, lacrosse is referred to as the Creator's Game and is known for its power to heal people and communities. In this episode, historian Allan Downey talks about the way lacrosse has been used for both assimilation and Indigenous empowerment over the centuries. In some Indigenous cultures, lacrosse is only supposed to be played by men. You'll hear from Amy Lazore and Terri Swamp, two Haudenosaunee women who have worked to allow girls on the lacrosse field.

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The Ethics of Doping

Can an athlete who’s doping ever really win? Bio-ethics expert Thomas Murray weighs in. And a new app that uses NASA planetary data to chart your daily horoscope

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Self-Reno Projects

Netflix therapy, a.k.a. binge-watching your way to better mental health. Suggestions for a successful Depth Year. And Alexa Carson's Buy Nothing Wedding.

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Transform your life by ditching the new and going deeper during a "Depth Year". And eight years after his passing, we bring you a special recording of Paul Quarrington performing his short story, "The Conversion.

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