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Open Minds with Christopher Balkaran
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Open Minds with Christopher Balkaran

Christopher Balkaran

Imagine if you could explore, with genuine curiosity, the most controversial and divisive topics of our time. The conversations would push you to explore new areas and uncover insightful ‘a-ha’ moments that pique your interest. These talks could help answer the questions you may have, like: why would anyone support capital punishment? Or, what are the pros and cons to tobacco control, or public healthcare, or legalizing sex work? I’m Christopher, and I have created engaging Podcast discussions since 2018 to do exactly this. I invite guests involved in these areas to share with me their opinions. My hope is that through this natural exploration, I can craft a Podcast experience that attempts to build bridges during a time when we need it the most. Join me as I attempt to uncover these issues with true, genuine curiosity.
Episodes
#197: The "Leave Our Kids Alone Movement," Mahmoud MourraNovember 01, 2023
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#196: Anti-LGBTQ Hate? Dean Lobo, Reenita V, The 519October 12, 2023
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#195: Glenn Blackett, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms - WokeismSeptember 28, 2023
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#194: Why Young Men and Remixed Racism with Jamil JivaniSeptember 05, 2023
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#193: Canada's Increasing Role in Your Digital Life, with Professor Michael GeistJuly 04, 2023
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#192: Exploring Climate Uncertainty and Risk with Professor Judith A. CurryJune 27, 2023
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#191: The Dinner Table Conversation - Diversity in Hiring and on College CampusesJune 24, 2023
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#190: The Dinner Table Conversation - A Man's World?June 22, 2023
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#189: The Dinner Table Conversation - Changing Roles of EducationJune 20, 2023
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#188: Deepfakes: Believability, Vulnerability, Detection with Todd C. HelmusJune 13, 2023
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#187: Poverty and Crime, A Conversation with Law Enforcement in the United StatesMay 30, 2023
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#186: Poverty and Health, A Conversation with a Resident Physician in New JerseyMay 23, 2023
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#185: Is a 4 Day Work Week in our Future? Charlotte Lockhart, 4 Day Week GlobalMay 16, 2023
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#184: Injecting Satire into our News: Blah TO and the Rise of News-Meets-Humour. May 09, 2023
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#183: Is Student Debt Relief the Best Policy Decision? Professor Willie Elliott, University of MichiganMay 04, 2023
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#182: Should We Teach Race and Gender in the Classroom? Kaylene Stevens, Boston UniversityApril 18, 2023
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#181: The Three Skills I Wish I Learned in School, Christopher Balkaran Gives a Talk at York University April 11, 2023
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#180: How Does One Navigate Modern Dating?March 28, 2023
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#179: What is the Impact of Mental Health on Quality of Life? Pat CorriganMarch 21, 2023
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#178: What is Gender Dysphoria? Ken Zucker, Clinical PsychologistMarch 14, 2023
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#177: The Dinner Table, Episode 01 March 07, 2023
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#176: The Challenges with Affirmative Action, Professor Peter ArcidiaconoFebruary 28, 2023
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#175: The Benefits of Affirmative Action, Professor Harry HolzerFebruary 21, 2023
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#174: The Freedom Convoy's Impact on Supporters: Jenna QuennevilleFebruary 07, 2023
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#173: The Freedom Convoy's Impact: Sarah Davis, Cornerstone Housing for WomenJanuary 31, 2023
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