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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

Language:

English

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


Episodes

Are Russia and Ukraine really on the brink of war?, Trailblazing foreign correspondent Hilary Brown, Former Olympians on political tensions around the Beijing Winter Games, Broadcaster Ray Suarez examines financial struggle

1/23/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Helen Mann: • Political science associate professor Maria Popova unpacks the simmering diplomatic standoff over Ukraine • Trailblazing foreign correspondent Hilary Brown tells her own story • Former Olympians Jean-Luc Brassard and Angela Schneider weigh in on the political tensions surrounding the Winter Games in Beijing • Veteran broadcaster Ray Suarez examines the forces driving financial struggle Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:32:29

Dr. Roberta Bondar reflects on 30 years since her historic spaceflight, The pandemic's rising ethical stakes, Author Naben Ruthnum interrogates workplace diversity initiatives, Monia Mazigh and Megan Leslie on Mcdonough's legacy.

1/16/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Bioethicist Maxwell Smith considers the rising ethical stakes of a prolonged pandemic • Monia Mazigh and Megan Leslie remember Alexa Mcdonough's life, career, and legacy. • Dr. Roberta Bondar reflects on 30 years since her landmark spaceflight • Naben Ruthnum interrogates workplace diversity initiatives with his novel A Hero of Our Time • Listeners share their invented words to define the strange start to 2022 Discover more at...

Duration:01:24:14

Stephen Marche projects future American perils, A dictionary of invented words for universal feelings, Dr. Madhukar Pai urges global health equity to fight COVID-19, Hanya Yanagihara returns with new novel To Paradise

1/9/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Writer Stephen Marche projects perilous future scenarios for the United States • John Koenig shares invented words for universal feelings with his Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows • Dr. Madhukar Pai urges taking a global approach to ending the COVID-19 pandemic • Acclaimed novelist Hanya Yanagihara returns with her new book To Paradise Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:40:02

'Big Tech’s' place in the global order, How science fiction can offer hope, Guy Vanderhaeghe on historical fiction, Neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova on the science of forgetting (and remembering)

1/2/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with David Common: • Political scientist Ian Bremmer on 'Big Tech’s' place in the global order and where it’s headed in 2022 • Edmonton author Premee Mohamed on turning science fiction tropes on their head • Guy Vanderhaeghe explains how historical fiction can help us cope in the present • American author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova on why it’s okay if you don’t know where you left your keys Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:39:58

Reflecting on 2021's peaks and valleys, Expanding the spectrum of nerdom, Richard Powers on his novel Bewilderment, Buffy Sainte-Marie looks back at decades of art and activism

12/26/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Emer O'Toole and Niigaan Sinclair reflect on 2021's valleys and peaks • Expanding the spectrum of what it means to be a nerd • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers talks about his new novel Bewilderment • Buffy Sainte-Marie reflects on her decades of trailblazing art and activism Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:42:49

Andy Byford on the future of public transit, A test of faith in a First Nations community, Sesame Street star Sonia Manzano, The power of fun in trying times

12/19/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Transit guru Andy Byford on the future of public transportation • Why a First Nations community is trying to rebuild its Catholic church • Science journalist Catherine Price on the value of fun in trying times • Sesame Street star Sonia Manzano builds on her legacy with a new kids' show Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:35:05

How drugs could help us fight COVID-19, Gary Shteyngart on his tragicomic pandemic novel, Musician Faith Nolan reflects on the legacy of Africville, Anna Sale on how to have hard conversations

12/12/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Could COVID-19 drugs be pandemic game changers? • Gary Shteyngart talks about his tragicomic pandemic novel Our Country Friends • Polaris Heritage Prize winner Faith Nolan reflects on the legacy of Africville • Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale on how to have better conversations Find more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:30:29

Limiting the scope of NDAs, Master magician David Copperfield, Dan Savage on 30 years of his advice column, A history of Black life on the prairies

12/5/2021
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Zelda Perkins and Julie Macfarlane share their mission to limit the scope of NDAs • Master illusionist David Copperfield on magic's influence on the world • Dan Savage reflects on 30 years of opining on sex, love and relationships • Karina Vernon unearths the history of Black life on the Canadian prairies Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:31:37

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