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CBC Radio’s The Sunday Magazine is a lively, wide-ranging mix of topical long-form conversations, engaging ideas and more. Each week, host Piya Chattopadhyay takes time for deep exploration, but also makes space for surprise, delight and fun.

CBC Radio’s The Sunday Magazine is a lively, wide-ranging mix of topical long-form conversations, engaging ideas and more. Each week, host Piya Chattopadhyay takes time for deep exploration, but also makes space for surprise, delight and fun.

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Canada, ON

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CBC Radio’s The Sunday Magazine is a lively, wide-ranging mix of topical long-form conversations, engaging ideas and more. Each week, host Piya Chattopadhyay takes time for deep exploration, but also makes space for surprise, delight and fun.

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@cbcsunday

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English

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CBC Audience Relations P.O. Box 500, Station A Toronto, ON M5W 1E6 416-205-3311


Episodes

Historian Marlene Daut discusses the Haiti's history, and asks who bears responsibility for the current unrest, James Nestor on the science and history of breathing.

7/25/2021
Haitian-American historian Marlene Daut discusses the county's history, tracing a direct line from the Haitian Revolution of 1804 to today's unrest, and asks who bears responsibility for that unrest. We also revisit our conversation with journalist James Nestor about the science and history of breathing. He shares some simple ways to improve yours — a subject that's become even more relevant in the age of COVID-19.

Duration:00:49:06

Science journalist Sarah Everts on what our sweat reveals about us -- our culture, our physiology, our sociology, Omar El Akkad about his new novel What Strange Paradise, even the way we love.

7/18/2021
Guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud speaks with science journalist Sarah Everts about what our sweat reveals about us -- our culture, our physiology, our sociology, even the way we love. We also revisit our conversation with novelist Omar El Akkad about his new novel What Strange Paradise, what children can see about the world that adults ignore, and why the current global refugee crisis will only intensify as climate change worsens.

Duration:00:50:53

Hanif Abdurraqib’s joyful celebration of Black performance in America, Ashley Audrain on motherhood and her debut novel 'The Push'

7/11/2021
Guest host Elamin Abdelmahmoud speaks with poet and culture critic Hanif Abdurraqib about how the long history of Black performance has shaped him, and what it says about race in America today. We also revisit our conversation with writer Ashley Audrain about motherhood and her debut novel 'The Push' .

Duration:00:51:23

Western Canada's season of fires and heat, a new social contract for a post-pandemic world, a second opinion on the myths about the second child

7/4/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host David Common: • Mathieu Bourbonnais talks about the destruction of Lytton, B.C., the extreme nature of these fires, and what it will take to break this cycle. • Minouche Shafik argues that we need to renegotiate our social contract so everyone's needs and potential are met. • Lynn Berger explains why so many of us still believe birth order, or how many siblings we have, shapes our personalities and outcomes.

Duration:00:50:40

Unmarked graves in Saskatchewan, an essential workers new deal, physicist Hakeem Oluseyi, the history of why we swim

6/27/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host David Common: • Psychiatrist Dr. Nel Wieman about how to grieve the lives lost at residential schools • Hassan Yussuff and Deena Ladd on why essential workers need better protections • Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi on his journey from drug addiction to academia • We also revisit conversation with writer Bonnie Tsui about why humans are drawn to swimming

Duration:01:31:41

Trauma and the pandemic, Adulting 101, What Strange Paradise, Who invented the Flamin' Hot Cheeto?, how beauty filters are impacting young girls

6/20/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Dr. Gabor Maté on the relationship between trauma and the pandemic • Julie Lythcott-Haims on why adulting is tougher now than ever before • Where were you when Donovan Bailey won gold in the 1996 Olympics? • Omar El Akkad on his new novel 'What Strange Paradise' • Mark Bittman and Rob Dunn on the invention of the Flamin' Hot Cheeto • Tate Ryan-Mosley on how beauty filters are changing the ways young girls see themselves.

Duration:01:37:33

The G7 summit, lawyer Dany Assaf on Islamophobia in Canada, Olympian Donovan Bailey about his gold medal win 25 years ago, reporter Lawrence Wright on The Plague Year, former Republican congressman Jeff Flake

6/13/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • University of Essex professor Natasha Lindstaedt on the G7 summit • Lawyer Dany Assaf on the tragic events in London, Ont. • Donovan Bailey 25 years on from his Olympic gold medal win • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lawrence Wright on his new book The Plague Year • Former Republican congressman Jeff Flake on Trump's hold in the GOP

Duration:01:38:19

Canada’s road to reconciliation, Learning about love and loss through the death of a beloved father, Kurdish all-female militia takes on ISIS, NBA Hall of Famer Chris Bosh on how purpose paves a path to greatness

6/6/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: Canada’s road to reconciliation • Learning about love and loss through the death of a beloved father • Kurdish all-female militia takes on ISIS • NBA Hall of Famer Chris Bosh on how purpose paves a path to greatness

Duration:01:35:15

Politics panel with Susan Delacourt and Emilie Nicolas, Rebellion through love and joy, The cabin/camp/cottage debate part two, Heartbreak and poetry, Indigenous fishing and research

5/30/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • A politics panel with Susan Delacourt and Emilie Nicolas • Billy-Ray Belcourt on how love and joy can be acts of rebellion • Our listeners weigh in on the cabin/camp/cottage debate • Edward Hirsch on heartbreak and poetry • Andrea Reid on Indigenous fishing and research

Duration:01:36:33

Peace post-ceasefire, Urban play for kids, The cabin/camp/cottage debate, Kevin Lambert's literary success, Animal penises

5/23/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host David Common: • Paul Rogers on Palestinian-Israeli peace post-ceasefire, • Tim Gill on the importance of urban play for kids • Sali Tagliamonte on the cabin/camp/cottage debate • Kevin Lambert on his newfound success • Emily Willingham on her research into animal penises

Duration:01:29:10

Palestinian-Israeli violence, The human stories behind Wuhan’s COVID-19 outbreak, Ella Al-Shamahi on the return of handshakes, The secret lives of taxi drivers

5/16/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Gershon Baskin on the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflicts • Yung Chang on his documentary 'Wuhan Wuhan' • Ella Al-Shamahi on the return of handshakes • Marcello Di Cintio on the secret lives of taxi drivers

Duration:01:35:47

Pandemic highs and lows; Anna Sale talks about hard conversations; musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland discusses his late-career renaissance: Plus, odes to postal codes and to moms who've had pandemic babies

5/9/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Jonathon Torrens, Elamin Abdelmamoud and Jen Zoratti talk pandemic highs and lows • Anna Sale talks about hard conversations • 77-year-old Black, trans musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland discusses his late-career renaissance • Plus, odes to the postal code and to moms who've had pandemic babies.

Duration:01:30:08

India’s COVID crisis, Stacey Abrams on the power of storytelling, The delusion of crowds, The intersection of birding and social justice, How a viral birdsong makes new revelations about animal culture

5/2/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Dr. Madhukar Pai on COVID's brutal impact on India • Stacey Abrams on the power of storytelling • William J. Bernstein on the delusion of crowds • Jacqueline Scott on the intersection of birding and social justice • Ken Otter and Scott Ramsay on the revelations a viral birdsong makes about animal culture

Duration:01:33:15

The pandemic's heavy toll on mothers' mental health, Growing up Uyghur in Canada, The truth about chumbox ads, Neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova on the science of memory

4/25/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Sheri Madigan and Genesa Greening on mothers’ mental health during the pandemic • Babur Ilchi and Shalina Nurly on growing up Uyghur in Canada • The truth about chumbox ads • Lisa Genova on the science of memory

Duration:01:34:01

What to expect from the Liberal government’s upcoming budget, How Jenny Kierstead healed herself after the Portapique shooting, Jeff VanderMeer on Hummingbird Salamander, What Brood X cicadas are, The hunt for the lost art of Renaissance women

4/18/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Susan Delacourt and Jason Markusoff weigh in on the Liberal government's upcoming budget • Jenny Kierstead on building herself up after the Nova Scotia attacks • Jeff VanderMeer on Hummingbird Salamander and environmental activism in art • Gene Kritsky and Rory Egan on Brood X cicadas • Elizabeth Wicks on uncovering the lost works of female Renaissance artists

Duration:01:32:14

Naheed Nenshi after 11 years as Calgary’s mayor, Learning parenting from ancient cultures, Soon-Yin Lee celebrates Adam Litovitz's undying spirit, Lorna Crozier on love, loss and gardening, Megan Rapinoe on advocating for LGBTQ rights and racial justice.

4/11/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host David Common: • Naheed Nenshi reflects on 11 years as Calgary's mayor — and what's next for him • NPR Science reporter Michaeleen Doucleff on learning parenting from ancient cultures • Sook-Yin Lee on Adam Litovitz's undying spirit • Canadian poet Lorna Crozier on love, loss and gardening • Soccer star Megan Rapinoe on advocating for LGBTQ rights, equal pay and racial justice Find more at www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:38:48

The politics of vaccines, Sarah Jaffe on work and fulfillment, Larry Olmstead on the power of sports beyond the stadium, An artist's view on anti-Asian racism, Celebrating "guilty pleasures" with musician Chilly Gonzales.

4/4/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Vaccine expert Dr. Peter Hotez on the politics of ending the COVID-19 pandemic • Journalist Sarah Jaffe on why your work won't love you back • Larry Olmsted on why sports fandom is good for you, and society • Artist Karen Tam reflects on anti-Asian racism • Musician Chilly Gonzales on "guilty pleasures" Find more at www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:38:21

Bruce Jones on tensions between North America and China, Kevin Roose on A.I., Peter Lovatt on dancing as a human need, Jessica Pierce on the pandemic pet boom, Ben Zimmer on the history of "nod-crafty"

3/28/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Is there a new Cold War brewing? • How to 'futureproof' your job, life and all you hold dear • Humans are hardwired to dance with others, says psychologist • What's next for all those pandemic pets? • Word Processing: The meaning of "nod-crafty" and why it's making a comeback Find more at www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:29:41

Kids and COVID-19 vaccines, Canada's MAID law and mental illness, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor on trial, Elizabeth Kolbert on the nature of the future, How our indoor spaces shape us

3/21/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • A reality check on COVID-19 vaccines and kids • Psychiatrists divided over Canada's new medical assistance in dying law • World Nature Photography Awards Grand Prize winner Thomas Vijayan • What the snap trials of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor could mean • Elizabeth Kolbert on tech being used and talked about to fix messes we've made in the natural world • What our indoor spaces are doing to our health and well-being Find...

Duration:01:25:16

What the pandemic is doing to our brains, Economist Noreena Hertz on "The Lonely Century", Rising British singer/songwriter Arlo Parks, What hedgehogs can teach us about empathy

3/14/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • What a year of pandemic life is doing to our brains • Economist Noreena Hertz on how we got so lonely – and what we can do about it • Rising British singer/songwriter Arlo Parks on her debut album "Collapsed in Sunbeams" • What the hedgehog can teach us about empathy and care for our natural world • Listeners share the art and hobbies that are getting them through the pandemic

Duration:01:29:38