Original Thinking

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.

Cameron Jones and Stephen Hurley reach back to the earliest recorded thought to frame a conversation about capacity and complacency, agency and apathy, our imaginations and the stories we live into. We explore progress and the importance of acknowledging how far humanity has come as a catalyst for how far we still have left to go.