The Agenda with Steve Paikin

City Food: Grow it Yourself

3 days ago

Fresh City Farms is in the business of sourcing and delivering healthy, local food to customers in the Toronto area. But as part of their business model they have ...

SHAD: Beyond the Classroom

4 days ago

SHAD is a program for top-performing students in Grades 10 to 12, focusing on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) disciplines.

Life in the ER

7 days ago

Emergency rooms are often where people experience the worst days of their lives. But ER physician James Maskalyk says it's where you see the story of "human ...

Thinking About Thinking

2 weeks ago

Christopher DiCarlo, Ontario's 2008 Best Lecturer winner, discusses his book, "Six Steps to Better Thinking." DiCarlo joins The Agenda in the Summer to discuss ...

Married to the Fraud

2 weeks ago

Author and journalist Lee Mackenzie talks about her life with a con man, the topic of her book, "The Charming Predator: The True Story of How I Fell in Love with ...

Secrets of the Art Economy

2 weeks ago

In 2013, artist Jeff Koons' sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for more than $58 million, making it the most expensive piece by a living artist ever auctioned.

The Art of Being Captivating

3 weeks ago

Every family is complicated and dysfunctional. But some families, and especially some mother-daughter relationships are especially fraught. Toronto Star ...

Tracking the Truffle Trade

3 weeks ago

Truffles have been called "the diamonds of the kitchen," and "a fruit consecrated to Aphrodite." They're rare, perishable, and next to impossible to cultivate.

The Death of the Romantic Comedy?

3 weeks ago

Award-winning screenwriter and author Elan Mastai writes Hollywood films but has his feet planted firmly in Toronto. In fact, his home town was the setting for his ...

Memoir of a Muslim in America

3 weeks ago

Thrust into the spotlight as a prominent Muslim voice after 9/11, a private struggle with his faith, a bipolar diagnosis, suicidal thoughts, mysterious physical ...

Untanned and Unvarnished

4 weeks ago

Comedian, singer and host of sing-along screenings of "Sound of Music" or "Grease," Shawn Hitchins has been called "a one-man flash mob," because his ...

Exit West

4 weeks ago

Man Booker nominee Mohsin Hamid's joins The Agenda in the Summer to discuss his new book, "Exit West", a love story, tangled in the struggle of a global ...

Sinister Enchantment

4 weeks ago

Daphne Merkin, former staff writer at the New Yorker and a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, brings her latest book "This Close To Happy: A ...

Life at the End of a Species

1 month ago

Claire Cameron talks to Nam Kiwanuka about her latest novel, a compelling tale about a young pregnant woman trying her best, against all odds, to give birth.

Womanhood in Nazi Germany

1 month ago

Beverley Chalmers, author of "Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women's Voices Under Nazi Rule" visits The Agenda in the Summer to discuss women, reproduction ...

The Long Road to Gender Equality

1 month ago

What's going on with girls today? Rebecca Raby and Shauna Pomerantz, two Brock University child and youth sociologists, interviewed a diverse sample of ...

Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

1 month ago

Change is a good and vital test of a person's limits. That's the argument that Amanda Lang makes in her new book, "The Beauty of Discomfort: How What We ...

The Best Future

1 month ago

When award-winning screenwriter Elan Mastai ("The F Word") submitted the manuscript for his first novel, "All Our Wrong Todays," it caused a bidding war ...

The History of Muskoka

1 month ago

Within a generation, Muskoka transitioned from an agricultural economy to a tourist destination. Andrew Watson, postdoctoral fellow in the department of history ...

Paikin on Davis

1 month ago

Bill Davis was Ontario's 18th premier, serving from 1971 to 1985. In his new book, "Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All," Steve Paikin writes ...

Exploring Toronto's The Ward

2 months ago

From the mid-1800s to the 1950s, thousands of newcomers migrated to a Toronto neighbourhood called The Ward. But the government considered it a slum, ...