Better Questions

By Cameron Jones

The 55 Minute Question is a show inspired by questions, and the thinking that follows them. It is a show that is loosely inspired by a quote attributed to Einstein: that to solve a problem, spend 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, and the remaining 5 minutes on the solution. The 55 Minute Question is a show that believes what education needs now, more than ever, is big ideas and a space to try them on. Because as Chris Phillips writes in Socrates Cafe, and Gord Downie sang, “life is not a dress rehearsal.” This is our life.

Today, Cameron and Stephen discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s “dissenter’s hope,” curiosity, becoming, and and hope as agency rather than happenstance. We ponder whether we are asking enough questions? And if so, how can we nudge ourselves to a place of not either/or, but everything in between?