What On Earth Is Going On?


Everything seems to be in flux. Globalization and climate change. Automation, artificial intelligence and augmented reality goggles. The rise of social media and the fall of Blockbuster. Donald J. Trump. The hype, the hyperbole, and the precipice of modern life. The world is changing so fast that we can't get a grip on how we got here, let alone where we're headed. What's the deal?
On this show we peel back the headlines and dig deeper. What are the ideas and forces that shape our world today? Who are the characters, what is the plot, and what chapter are we in of the human story? No subject is foreign, no field too far away. We interview writers and experts to give us their spin and slant. We talk history, discuss political science, unpack economics and even get lost in science. Sometimes we zero in on local issues, sometimes we shift focus to the Ontario, Canadian or global stage. Other times we poke our head into the clouds and try to see everything from 30,000 feet. But whatever our perspective, we ask: What on Earth is going on?
Let's get to the bottom of it.

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  • Shelaine Chapple
    commented 2018-05-16 16:10:55 -0400
    Really enjoyed the first few episodes of this show. Information and timely topics with interesting guests!