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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

We unpack the life and ongoing legacy of George Floyd, rock icon Joan Jett talks about going acoustic, climate change writer Chris Turner makes his case for optimism, and author Tsering Yangzom Lama shares a Tibetan diaspora story

5/22/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa on their new book, His Name Is George Floyd • Rock icon Joan Jett on her new acoustic album, Changeup • Calgary writer Chris Turner explains how he became a Climate Optimist • Author Tsering Yangzom Lama on her debut novel, We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies PLUS — We revisit a nugget from our 2020 conversation with U-S soccer superstar and Olympic gold medalist Megan...

Duration:01:37:41

Our political panel on the federal Conservative leadership race, a former diplomat reflects on the Summit Series, Elamin Abdelmahmoud on his new memoir, Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison on 40+ years of "Skinnamarink" — plus: junking junk mail in Montreal

5/15/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Our political panel returns to parse the race to lead the Conservative Party of Canada, and the Ontario provincial election campaign • Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about his new memoir, Son of Elsewhere • Retired Canadian diplomat Gary J. Smith takes us inside The Summit Series • Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison of the beloved children's group Sharon, Lois and Bram. Plus — We head to Montreal, where one man's mission to end junk mail...

Duration:01:31:02

Abortion access in a post-Roe v. Wade U.S., Alexander Vindman on NATO's obligations to Ukraine, the true origin of Mother's Day, and the colourful history of the index

5/8/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Activist and writer Robin Marty on what abortion access could look like in a post-Roe v. Wade U.S. • Retired U.S. lieutenant colonel Alexander Vindman discusses NATO's obligations to Ukraine • The battle to keep Mother's Day free of politics and profits • From medieval monks internet search engines, we dig into the history of book indexes Plus: Listeners share their answers to A.J. Jacobs' movie themed riddle Discover more at...

Duration:01:28:07

Bill Gates shares advices for preventing the next pandemic • A librarian takes us inside the effort preserve Ukrainian rare books • A.J. Jacobs pieces together why we're so drawn to puzzles • What online haters taught Dylan Marron about empathy

5/1/2022
Bill Gates shares advices for preventing the next pandemic, a librarian takes us inside the effort to preserve Ukrainian rare books, A.J. Jacobs pieces together why we're so drawn to puzzles, and Dylan Marron explains what online haters taught him about empathy.

Duration:01:33:47

Biologist Thor Hanson on war wounds and the environment • Ukrainian NGO Ecoaction tracks Russia's invasion • Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Jennifer Egan • Author Susan Cain on bittersweet benefits • What primates taught Frans de Waal about gender

4/24/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine Podcast with Piya Chattopadhyay • Conservation biologist Thor Hanson explains how war wounds extend to the environment • Ukrainian NGO Ecoaction tracks the environmental toll of Russia's invasion • Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Jennifer Egan takes us on a visit to The Candy House • Best-selling author Susan Cain on the upside of feeling down • What decades of observing primates taught Frans de Waal about gender Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:28:04

Paul Rogers on narratives of the war in Ukraine, Iceland's Canadian first lady Eliza Reid, Star British physicist Brian Cox, Michael Coren's case for Christianity's return to its roots

4/17/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host David Common: • Peace studies professor Paul Rogers argues we need a more accurate narrative of the war in Ukraine • Iceland's Canadian first lady Eliza Reid on why her country leads the world in gender equality • Star physicist and BBC host Brian Cox celebrates the imperfection of science • Why Anglican priest Michael Coren thinks Christianity needs to return to its roots Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:32:33

How allegations of war crimes in Ukraine could stack up at the ICC, Martha Wainwright performs and talks about her candid new memoir, Lilly Singh reflects on recovering from setback, Emily St. John Mandel returns with new novel

4/10/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • We explore how allegations of Russian war crimes in Ukraine could stack up at the International Criminal Court • Entertainer Lilly Singh talks about recovering from personal and professional setback • Singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright performs and reflects on growing up in a famous musical family, then going into the family business herself • Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel returns with her visionary new novel Sea of...

Duration:01:38:47

AFN national chief RoseAnne Archibald, Historical documentary master Ken Burns, Francis Fukuyama on the future of liberal democracy, Azar Nafisi on literature's power in tough times, An elegy for lost Indigenous children

4/3/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald on the road ahead after this week's papal apology over residential schools • Historical documentary master Ken Burns turns his lens on American founding father Benjamin Franklin • Political philosopher Francis Fukuyama on how the war in Ukraine could revitalize democracy around the world • Azar Nafisi extolls the power of literature in troubled times • Jennifer Moore...

Duration:01:23:03

Looking ahead to the Indigenous delegation to the Vatican, Unpacking the politics of the Liberal-NDP deal and the war in Ukraine, Hollywood dialect coach Samara Bay

3/27/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Former AFN national chief Phil Fontaine and Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen look ahead to this week's Indigenous delegation to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis • Columnists Susan Delacourt, Niigaan Sinclair and Jason Markusoff unpack the new Liberal-NDP agreement, and size up Canada's response to the war in Ukraine • Hollywood dialect coach Samara Bay urges you to embrace your "true voice" Discover more at...

Duration:01:36:35

Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov, Musician Willie Thrasher on reconnecting with his Inuit roots, Ask Polly columnist Heather Havrilesky

3/20/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov tells his country's story of resistance • How music helped Willie Thrasher reconnect with his Inuit roots • Ask Polly columnist Heather Havrilesky challenges the notion of "happily ever after" • Plus: Listeners share their memories of Canada's lost buildings Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:16:17

The war in Ukraine's impact on human rights and press freedom in Russia, Broadcaster and #MMIW creator Sheila North, What Canada's lost buildings reveal about history, How a Yukon hockey team made it to the Stanley Cup

3/13/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Helen Mann: • How the war in Ukraine is affecting human rights in Russia and beyond • What Canada's lost buildings can teach us about history • Broadcaster Sheila North's story of strength, survival and making history in Canada • Press freedom advocate leaves Russia as it cracks down on independent media • How a team of underdogs from Yukon made a run for the Stanley Cup Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:41:01

Historian Margaret MacMillan on the war in Ukraine, Maude Barlow reflects on a lifetime of activism, COVID-19 as existential crisis, The underestimated history of coronaviruses

3/6/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Historian Margaret MacMillan unpacks how the war in Ukraine threatens the global order • Disaster psychologist Dr. Sarb Johal on how COVID-19 sent us into a collective existential crisis • Epidemiologist Dan Werb traces the underestimated history of coronaviruses • Maude Barlow reflects on a lifetime of activism and the keys to not giving up Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:27:15

Margaret Atwood answers Burning Questions, Dr. Sarb Johal on our COVID-19 collective existential crisis, Comedian Chris Gethard on being a 'Dad on Pills', an ode to cartoon aardvark Arthur, and the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

2/27/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay: • Ukrainian journalist Oleksiy Sorokin joins us from Kyiv and Canadian journalist Fin DePencier joins us from Kharkiv, Ukraine. • Analysis on Ukraine from @KingsCollegeLon Peace & Security prof. Natasha Kuhrt • Margaret Atwood on her new collection of essays Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004 -2021 • Comedian @ChrisGethard on his new essay, "Dad on Pills: Fatherhood and Mental Illness" PLUS — an ode to cartoon...

Duration:01:36:00

Where extremism in Canada goes from here, Sheila Heti on her novel Pure Colour, Ex-Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz projects future uncertainty, How the pandemic has changed our relationships, Iceland's Canadian first lady explores gender equality

2/20/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host David Common: • Ottawa resident Zexi Li who is leading the class action against the protesters, to give her reaction to the events over the past two days, and to talk about the questions she has going forward • Three experts weigh in on the role of extremist groups in recent protests, and what needs to happen to fight extremism in Canada going forward • Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz projects uncertainty as our "new normal" • New...

Duration:01:33:05

Jane Goodall appeals for hope in trying times, Marco Mendicino on Canada's response to pandemic protests, The implications of political unrest for Canadians, Actor David Pevsner's journey to bodily acceptance

2/13/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino talks about how the federal government plans to bring the pandemic protests under control. Then, political observers Daniel Dale, Susan Delacourt, Erica Ifill and Ryan Jespersen share their perspectives on the forces driving the unrest, the government response, and what it all means for Canadians • Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall appeals for hope in trying times • Actor David Pevsner...

Duration:01:35:22

The Sunday Magazine Introduces: Nothing is Foreign

2/11/2022
World news, local voices. Nothing is Foreign is a weekly trip to where the story is unfolding. Hosted by Tamara Khandaker. This episode takes you inside El Salvador to hear from locals to see how the promise of a cryptocurrency paradise by a self-professed 'world's coolest dictator' is running up against the reality of regular people just trying to survive. More episodes are available at: http://hyperurl.co/nothingisforeign

Duration:00:28:32

Canadian soccer player helps Afghan girls' team flee the Taliban, How to reclaim our stolen focus, Jean-Michel Blais turns pandemic depths into defiantly uplifting album, An elegy for Red Cross swimming lessons

2/6/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Canadian soccer player Farkhunda Muhtaj on her effort to help hundreds of young athletes and their families flee Afghanistan • Writer Johann Hari examines why our focus has been stolen – and how to get it back • Montreal neo-classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais turns pandemic depths into defiantly uplifting ensemble album Aubades • An elegy for Red Cross swimming lessons, which are taking their final lap after 75 years Discover more...

Duration:01:34:30

Unpacking the protests in Ottawa as Parliament returns, Charlie Angus mines the story of Cobalt, Ont., Pamela Paul eulogizes what we've lost to the internet, How to keep on keeping on at this stage of the pandemic

1/30/2022
This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay • Columnists Susan Delacourt, Matt Gurney and Murray Mandryk unpack what happened in Ottawa this weekend in the run-up to Parliament's return • How 'negative optimism' could help us carry on in this stage of the pandemic • Charlie Angus on what a silver boom in the 1900s shows us about Canada today • Pamela Paul eulogizes technologies, habits and feelings we've lost to the internet Discover more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

Duration:01:35:01

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