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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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    • 4.1 • 554 Ratings

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.

    Remembering Brian Mulroney, Israel-Hamas war, Mitch Albom, That's Puzzling!

    Remembering Brian Mulroney, Israel-Hamas war, Mitch Albom, That's Puzzling!

    Host Piya Chattopadhyay speaks with political columnists Susan Delacourt, Matt Gurney, and Emilie Nicolas about the legacy of Brian Mulroney, Canada's former Ambassador to Israel Jon Allen weighs in on the latest developments in the Israel-Hamas war, author Mitch Albom examines the nature of truth with new novel The Little Liar, and our monthly brain game, That's Puzzling! returns.

    Find more at at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

    • 1 hr 35 min
    What the backlash against DEI initiatives say about progress in our conversations on anti-racism

    What the backlash against DEI initiatives say about progress in our conversations on anti-racism

    In 2020, widespread protests over racial injustice sparked a global conversation and had a ripple effect beyond a street movement – prompting new diversity initiatives from classrooms to boardrooms.

    But fast forward to today, and those Diversity, Equity and Inclusion projects are under new scrutiny in the corporate world and beyond. Ijeoma Oluo has long been recognized for leading dialogues on race and racism through her writing. Her new book, Be A Revolution examines the importance of highlighting the joys, realities and sometimes invisible nature of activism and what the new backlash against DEI projects say about this moment in antiracism discussions.

    • 23 min
    Reflecting on two years of war in Ukraine, backlash against DEI initiatives, the Republican primaries, The Sunflower Duo, and winter cities

    Reflecting on two years of war in Ukraine, backlash against DEI initiatives, the Republican primaries, The Sunflower Duo, and winter cities

    Frontline reporter Illia Ponomarenko reflects on the early days of the war in Ukraine and how they influenced the course of the conflict in his new memoir, Ijeoma Oluo examines the backlash against Diversity, Equity and Inclusion projects and what it says about the current state of antiracism discussions, David Shribman dissects the Republican primaries, we revisit the story of a Ukrainian refugee finding home in the artistic community of St John's Newfoundland, and our Sunday Documentary explores how Canadians can learn to embrace all of winter's pleasures.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    That's Puzzling! for February 2024

    That's Puzzling! for February 2024

    In the latest edition of our monthly challenge That's Puzzling!, Piya Chattopadhyay competes against one familiar voice and one clever listener in a battle of brain games devised by puzzle master Peter Brown. Playing this month are challengers, Nikki Reklitis from Ottawa, ON., and the co-host of CBC Radio's As it Happens, Chris Howden.

    • 25 min
    The lastest developments in the Middle East, Thats Puzzling!, Navalny and NATO, Lara St. John

    The lastest developments in the Middle East, Thats Puzzling!, Navalny and NATO, Lara St. John

    Host Piya Chattopadhyay speaks with The Economist's Middle East correspondent Gregg Carlstrom about the latest developments in the Israel-Hamas war as Israel gears up for a major land offensive on Rafah, our monthly brain game That's Puzzling! returns, journalist Catherine Belton discusses the global impact of the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Canada's former NATO ambassador Kerry Buck explains the importance of a united NATO, and internationally acclaimed violinist Lara St. John chronicles her fight against abuse in the classical music industry. 

    Find more at at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Why we need to talk about periods, full stop

    Why we need to talk about periods, full stop

    Dr. Jen Gunter is known as the internet’s resident gynecologist for good reason. Famed for taking down those who peddle misinformation and pseudoscience, Dr. Gunter is applying her signature feminist lens to menstruation in her new book, Blood. She joins Piya Chattopadhyay to break down reproductive anatomy, and why our longstanding period of menstrual shame should be replaced with science and evidenced-based research.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
554 Ratings

554 Ratings

Shar from Canada ,

Excellent show!

I look forward to hearing your weekly podcast, excellent work and great presentation. Keep up the good work, I wouldn’t recommend changing a thing!

JasminCyr ,

Good show

Good show but please bring back the jazz music from when Michael hosted

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So glad I found this podcast!

I am an avid podcast listener and have recently discovered this. I LOVE it! Piya is an expert interviewer who I really enjoy listening to. The topics are timely, meaningful and relevant. I always learn something! Great job Piya and CBC.

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