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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

China's role on the world stage, Guy Vanderhaeghe looks to history in times of crisis, Alberta mayors on the province's COVID-19 surge, Former MPs on the election and life after politics, Clayton Thomas-Müller reads from his new memoir

9/26/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Toronto Star journalist Joanna Chiu talks about the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor and what it means for Canada-China relations • Guy Vanderhaege on his latest historical fiction novel August into Winter • Alberta mayors Naheed Nenshi and Tara Veer dissect provincial politics and the pandemic crisis • An essay from Indigenous writer Clayton Thomas-Müller in the run-up to Canada's first National Day for Truth and...

Duration:01:36:04

What this election campaign reveals about Canada, Beverly McLachlin returns to end-of-life issues through fiction, Canada's third dose conundrum, Why we call space travellers 'astronauts', How Colin Kaepernick changed the world by 'taking a knee'

9/19/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Columnists Niigaan Sinclair, Susan Delacourt and Jason Markusoff on what the 44th election campaign reveals about Canada • Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin returns to end-of-life issues with her novel Denial • Dr. Madhukar Pai breaks down the efficacy and morality of third COVID-19 doses • ​Where in the world did the word 'astronaut' come from? • Sports writer Dave Zirin unpacks how NFLer Colin Kaepernick...

Duration:01:32:32

AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Omar Mouallem on how Muslims shaped the Americas, Gander, N.L.'s legacy of kindness 20 years after 9/11, Word Processing: Canadian Election Edition, The NAC Orchestra returns

9/12/2021
This week on an all-new season of The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations RoseAnne Archibald • Distinctly-Canadian election language, explained • The National Arts Centre Orchestra returns to the stage • ​Writer Omar Mouallem explores how Muslims shaped the Americas • Reporter Jim DeFede on Gander, N.L.'s legacy of kindness 20 years after 9/11 Find more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:36:39

Journalist Ahmed Rashid on Afghanistan's future under a Taliban-formed government, Author Jeff VanderMeer on his climate thriller Hummingbird Salamander

9/5/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Nora Young: • Journalist Ahmed Rashid explores what Afghanistan's new government under the Taliban could mean for the country and the world • Author Jeff VanderMeer on his climate thriller Hummingbird Salamander Find more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:00:45:29

How psychology may be driving this federal election campaign, Arlo Parks on her pandemic-perfect debut album

8/29/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Nora Young: • Political psychologist Paul Nesbitt-Larking explores the psychology driving this federal election campaign • Rising British singer/songwriter Arlo Parks on her acclaimed debut record Collapsed in Sunbeams Find more at https://cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:00:41:33

The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini reflects on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Animal author Lisa Taddeo on female anti-heroes and the utility of rage

8/22/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Rachel Giese: • The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini reflects on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and how decades of conflict have shaped the country and its people • Three Women author Lisa Taddeo on female anti-heroes, the utility of rage and her new novel Animal Find more at https://cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:00:50:05

Taking Canada's political pulse with an election on the horizon, The enduring legacy of Hinterland Who's Who

8/15/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Rachel Giese: • Toronto Star national columnist Susan Delacourt and Winnipeg Free Press columnist Niigaan Sinclair take Canada's political pulse with an election on the horizon • Television and media scholar Andrew Burke explores the enduring legacy of the 1970s wildlife television spots "Hinterland Who's Who" Find more at https://cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:00:48:28

Considering the role of vaccine mandates in the COVID-19 pandemic, Views from both sides of the border reopening, Beverly Glenn-Copeland's late-career renaissance

8/8/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Rachel Giese: • Sarnia, Ont. mayor Mike Bradley and Port Huron, Mich. mayor Pauline Repp on the northward reopening of the Canada-U.S. border to fully vaccinated Americans • Bioethicist and Western University health sciences assistant professor Maxwell Smith considers what role vaccine mandates could play at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic • Musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland reflects on being rediscovered and renowned in his 70s Find more at...

Duration:00:49:52

Marking the country’s first official Emancipation Day, Blue Jays return to town, the power of sports beyond the stadium.

8/1/2021
Art historian Charmaine Nelson on the power of marking the country’s first official Emancipation Day, and how the legacy of slavery is still felt in Canada today. Fans share their thoughts as Blue Jays return to town for the first time since September 2019. And writer Larry Olmstead talks about the power of sports beyond the stadium.

Duration:00:49:44

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