The Age of Ecology, James Lorimer & Co., 1990
Ivan Illich in Conversation, House of Anansi Press, 1992
Northrop Frye in Conversation, House of Anansi Press, 1992
George Grant in Conversation, House of Anansi Press, 1995
The Expanding Prison: The Crisis in Crime and Punishment and the Search for Alternatives, House of Anansi, 1998
The Rivers North of the Future: The Testament of Ivan Illich, House of  Anansi, 2004
Ideas on the Nature of Science, Goose Lane, 2009
The Ideas of Rene Girard, published by Charlie Deist, 2019



“The Rise of the National Farmers’ Union,” This Magazine, Nov. ‘73
“The Battle of Plum Hollow,” This Magazine, Nov./Dec. 1976
“Who’s Watching, Who’s Listening, Who Cares: David Cayley on the CRTC Hearings,” This Magazine, Dec. 1978
“Autonomy and Independence: David Cayley on the Canadian Labour Congress,” This Magazine, May/June 1980
“A Gift to Forget: the CBC’s Riel,” This Magazine, July/August 1979
“The CAIMAW Story: Back to Basics for Labour,” This Magazine, Sept./Oct. 1980
“New Ideas in Economics and Ecology,” The Journal of Wild Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1
“Nature and Madness,” The Journal of Wild Culture, Vol. 1, No. 2
“George Grant: An Obituary,” Books in Canada, Nov. 1988
“A View from the Summit,” The Journal of Wild Culture, Vol. 1, No. 4, Winter 1988/’89
“The Beer Can or the Highway,” The Journal of Wild Culture, Vol. 2, No 2/3, Fall ‘89
“Mind Jazz,” with Tim Wilson, Andrea Milinkovich and Hilary Thompson, The Journal of Wild Culture, Vol. 2, No. 4, Summer 1990
“The Royal Ontario Museum’s Into the Heart of Africa: A Commentary,” Globe and Mail, Aug. 10, 1990
“Inside Mythology: Northrop Frye Talks with David Cayley,” The Idler, No. 32, March/April 1991
“Two Cheers for the Youth Criminal Justice Act,” Globe and Mail, March 1999
“One-Dimensional Justice,” with Judy MacDonald, Canadian Forum, Nov. 1999




BROADCASTS (since 1980)

“The Politics of Labour,” Canada Watch, 1980
“Using Up the Land,” Labour Day Agriculture Special, 1980
“The Church Militant: the Christian Left in English Canada,” Open Circuit, 1980
“Between Two Ages,” Ideas (five hours) 1981
“Eastern Religions in North America,” Open Circuit (two hours) 1982
“The Politics of Information,” Ideas (four hours) 1982
“Nuclear Peace” (with Max Allen, Jan Fedorowicz and Ursula Franklin), Ideas (ten hours) 1982
“The World of the Child,” Ideas (four hours) 1983
“Being Born,” Ideas (three hours) 1983
“The Loyalists: The People and the Myth,” Ideas (two hours) 1983
“Richard Cartwright and the Roots of Canadian Conservatism,” Ideas (three hours) 1983
“History and the New Age,” Ideas (four hours) 1984
“Doctoring the Family,” Ideas (four hours) 1985
“Religion and the New Science,” Ideas (three hours) 1985
“The Moving Image of Eternity: The Ideas of George Grant,” Ideas (three hours) 1986
“New Ideas in Economics and Ecology,” Ideas (four hours) 1986
“Turning Points in Public Broadcasting: the CBC at 50.” Ideas (five hours) 1986
“William Blake: Prophet of a New Age,” Ideas (three hours) 1987
“Heroic Measure: Dilemmas in the Care of Sick Children,” Ideas (two hours) 1987
“The Rebellions of 1837: Upper and Lower Canada,” Ideas (four hours) 1987
“Literacy: The Medium and the Message,” Ideas (three hours) 1988
“C.B. Macpherson: A Retrospective,” Ideas (two hours) 1988
“Citizens at the Summit,” Ideas ((four hours) 1988
“From Commons to Catastrophe: The Destruction of the Forests,” Ideas (five hours) 1989
“Part Moon, Part Travelling Salesman: Conversations with Ivan Illich,” Ideas (five hours) 1989
“The Age of Ecology,” Ideas (eight hours) 1990
“The Ideas of Northrop Frye,” Ideas (three hours) 1990
“The Informal Economy,” Ideas (two hours) 1990
“Redefining Development,” Ideas (four hours) 1990
“Leopold Kohr,” Ideas 1991
“The Grameen Bank,” Ideas 1991
“History Under the Skin,” Ideas (two hours) 1991
“River of Birds,” Ideas 1992
“Life As Idol,” Ideas 1992
“The Gaia Hypothesis,” Ideas 1992
“The Earth Is Not an Ecosystem,” Ideas (six hours) 1992
“Faith in the Market,” Ideas (two hours) 1992
“Plastic Words,” Ideas, 1993
“Crime Control as Industry: Nils Christie,” Ideas (three hours) 1993
“Beyond Institutions,” Ideas (six hours) 1994
“Community and Its Counterfeits: John McKnight,” Ideas (three hours) 1994
“The Population Riddle,” Ideas (four hours) 1994
“The Legacy of Harold Innis,” Ideas (four hours) 1994
“Modes of Thought,” Ideas (four hours) 1995
“Prison and Its Alternatives,” Ideas (ten hours) 1996
“Justice As Sanctuary: Herman Bianchi,” Ideas (three hours) 1997
“The Education Debates,” Ideas (fifteen hours) 1998
“To Hurt or To Heal,” Ideas (five hours) 2000
“The Corruption of Christianity: Ivan Illich on Gospel, Church and Society,” Ideas (five  hours) 2000
“The Scapegoat: René Girard’s Anthropology of Violence and Religion,” Ideas (five hours) 2001
“Enlightened by Love: The Thought of Simone Weil,” (five hours) 2002
“The Culture of Control,” Ideas  2002
“Puppet Uprising: The Bread and Puppet Theatre Story,” Ideas (four hours) 2002
“Terrorism, Law and Democracy,” Ideas 2003
“Ivan Illich: In Memoriam,” Ideas 2003
“In Search of Security,” Ideas (ten hours) 2004
“Markets and Society: The Life and Thought of Karl Polanyi,” Ideas (five hours) 2005
“The God Who May Be: Richard Kearney,” Ideas (three hours) 2006
“Of Violence and Religion,” Ideas  (two hours) 2006
“Radical Orthodoxy,” Ideas 2007
“The Deniers: Larry Solomon,” Ideas (2009)
“How To Think About Science,” Ideas (24 hours) 2009
“Flesh and Stone: The Sociology of Richard Sennett,” Ideas (two hours) 2009
“The Origins of the Modern Public,” Ideas (14 hours) 2010
“The Malaise of Modernity: The Ideas of Charles Taylor,” Ideas (five hours) 2011
“Reflections on the Norwegian Massacre: Nils Christie” Ideas 2012
“After Atheism: New Perspective on God and Religion,” Ideas (five hours) 2012
“The Myth of the Secular,” Ideas (seven hours) 2012





“The Ethics of Ecology: Perspectives on Our Perspective,” University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies and Massey College Symposium, April 15, 1993
“The Expanding Prison: Is There an Alternative,” 1997 Hagey Lecture, University of Waterloo
“Imprisonment on Trial,” presented to a community forum in Lindsay, Ontario, sponsored by the John Howard Society
“On Punishment,” presented to a conference on sentencing of Ontario Provincial Court Judges, Sept. 1999
“Canadian Criminal Justice at a Crossroads,” presented to a conference of Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region on the 25th anniversary of Victim-Offender Reconciliation
“Public Broadcasting In Question,” Convocation Address at Thornoloe University, Oct. 2010
“Politics and Religion in the Thought of Ivan Illich,” for After the Crisis: The Thought of Ivan Illich Today, Oakland School for the Arts, Aug. 1-3, 2013





1985 Canadian Science Writers’ Association Award for “Religion and the New Science
1994 Canadian Association for Community Living Award for “Beyond Institutions”
2010 Honourary Doctorate in Sacred Letters from Thornloe University

2014 John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology from the Media Ecology Association