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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

Understanding the omicron coronavirus variant, Michael Coren on rebranding Christianity, Looking for long-term climate solutions, Chef Yotam Ottolenghi on gourmet home cooking

11/28/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Dr. Zain Chagla breaks down what we know – and don't – about the omicron coronavirus variant • Michael Coren makes his case to rebrand Christianity • Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe takes stock of the disaster in B.C. and talks about long-term solutions • Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad share gourmet tips for home cooks • Plus: Your memories of Toronto's storied venue Massey Hall Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:34:17

Parliament returns in the wake of disaster in British Columbia, Political aide Huma Abedin tells her own story, The value of taking medical risks, Sharon and Bram on four decades of entertaining kids

11/21/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Parliament returns in the wake of disaster in British Columbia • Hillary Clinton's long-time aide Huma Abedin tells her own story • Dr. Paul Offit on COVID-19 vaccine approval for kids and the value of medical risk • Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison reflect on more than 40 years of bringing joy to kids Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:37:32

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on preparing for the next pandemic, The evolution of written symbols, Sook-Yin Lee on her latest album, Giller Prize-winning author Omar El Akkad

11/14/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host David Common: • Dr. Sanjay Gupta on learning from this pandemic to prepare for the next one • From hyphens to hashtags, Claire Cock-Starkey charts the evolution of symbols we use everyday • Sook-Yin Lee talks about finishing the album she started with her late partner • Omar El-Akkad on his Giller Prize-winning novel What Strange Paradise Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:27:21

Sima Samar on Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis, How the pandemic changed how we read, The benefits of talking to strangers, Youth at COP26, Music history made at Massey Hall, The sacred stories behind Leonard Cohen's lyrics

11/7/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Sima Samar -- Afghanistan's former and first Minister of Women's Affairs -- talks about her country's past, future and the current humanitarian crisis • How the pandemic changed our relationship with reading • The surprisingly big benefits of striking up small talk with strangers • Youth representation at the COP26 climate summit • Musical history made at Toronto's Massey Hall over 217 years • Unearthing the sacred stories...

Duration:01:35:34

David Suzuki on COP26 and climate action, What Meta means for the metaverse, Emily Oster on data parenting, Scottish crime novelist Ian Rankin, A century-old Canadian ghost story

10/31/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Environmentalist David Suzuki talks all things climate as COP26 kicks off • What Facebook's Meta pivot may mean for the metaverse • Economist Emily Oster puts a new spin on the family business • Crime author Ian Rankin on his collaborative novel "The Dark Remains" • The true story behind beastly sightings that spooked a Labrador settlement Enter the Sundayverse at https://www.cbc.ca/Sunday

Duration:01:27:08

Parag Khanna on adapting to climate change, Terry O'Reilly explores screw-ups that led to success, Douglas Coupland returns with Binge, How Emm Gryner found her voice and herself

10/24/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Parag Khanna argues that moving is a key climate adaptation • Terry O’Reilly on massive screw-ups that led to success • Douglas Coupland wants to make our brains feel different with his new book Binge • How Emm Gryner found her voice and herself • Plus: Your reflections on rethinking school recess Binge it all at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:35:40

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Susan Orlean muses on mules (and other animals), The origin and future of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rethinking recess

10/17/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Charting the origin and future of the COVID-19 pandemic • Why it's time to re-think school recess • Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on his mission to make our place in the cosmos make sense • New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean explores what animals can teach us about being human A universe awaits at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:34:01

Farmer James Rebanks on his book Pastoral Song, What's driving rising food prices, A women’s rights activist on leaving Afghanistan, How a Yukon hockey team made it to the Stanley Cup, Billy-Ray Belcourt on A History of My Brief Body

10/10/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Helen Mann: • We explore the challenges facing farmers, with food producers across Canada and "Pastoral Song" author James Rebanks • Food researcher Sylvain Charlebois explains what's behind rising food prices • Women’s rights activist Najiba Sanjar on leaving Afghanistan • How a Dawson City hockey team made it to the Stanley Cup • Writer Billy-Ray Belcourt on his memoir A History of My Brief Body Find the full bounty at...

Duration:01:31:49

Afghanistan's post-9/11 generation, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers, Veteran CBC broadcaster Peter Mansbridge, Classic rock at a crossroads

10/3/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Photojournalist Kiana Hayeri profiles Afghanistan's post-9/11 generation • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers talks about his new novel Bewilderment • Veteran CBC journalist Peter Mansbridge share stories from his half-century in broadcasting • We explore why 'classic rock' as we know it is at a crossroads Why stop there? Find more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:30:20

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