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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.

The Sunday Magazine CBC Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 536 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.

    Drug decriminalization in B.C., John Hendrickson on life with a stutter, The trial of Genaro García Luna, That's Puzzling!, The science behind musical taste

    Drug decriminalization in B.C., John Hendrickson on life with a stutter, The trial of Genaro García Luna, That's Puzzling!, The science behind musical taste

    Guest host David Common speaks with former Vancouver mayor Kennedy Steward about British Columbia's drug decriminalization pilot, journalist John Hendrickson reflects on living with a stutter, investigative reporter Tim Golden unpacks what the Genaro García Luna trial reveals about the war on drugs, our monthly brain game That's Puzzling! returns, and record producer-turned-neuroscientist Susan Rogers breaks down the science behind musical taste.

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

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Why Akim Aliu doesn’t shy away from hockey's harsh realities in new graphic memoir for kids

    Why Akim Aliu doesn’t shy away from hockey's harsh realities in new graphic memoir for kids

    Former professional hockey player Akim Aliu is telling his life story in a new graphic memoir called Dreamer, which follows his journey from Nigeria to Ukraine to Canada – right up to the NHL. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about why he's opening up to a younger generation about how hazing and racism impacted his career, and why he says the game’s future depends on meaningful action towards inclusivity and accessibility for people from all walks of life.

    • 27 min
    Parliament returns, Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hütz, Police violence, Former NHLer Akim Aliu

    Parliament returns, Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hütz, Police violence, Former NHLer Akim Aliu

    Host Piya Chattopadhyay speaks with journalists Paul Wells and Emilie Nicolas about federal political priorities as Parliament gets set to return, Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hütz talks about showing solidarity with Ukraine through music, Robert Samuels explores questions raised following the Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols, and former NHLer Akim Aliu shares his fight for inclusion in hockey.

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

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Rethinking why we villainize rats, raccoons and squirrels

    Rethinking why we villainize rats, raccoons and squirrels

    Pigeons, squirrels, raccoons, and rats are all animals that many despise and would describe as "pests." But Bethany Brookshire wants us to consider why we categorize them that way. The science journalist interrogates the ways we label some animals in her book Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains. She joins Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about how our tendency to lump such creatures together reveals less about them and more about our own human species, and our relationships with power, property, our culture and beliefs.

    • 23 min
    Ottawa's 2.3 billion dollar settlement deal, McKinsey & Company's influence, Biden presidency turns two, Rethinking 'pests'

    Ottawa's 2.3 billion dollar settlement deal, McKinsey & Company's influence, Biden presidency turns two, Rethinking 'pests'

    Host Piya Chattopadhyay speaks with Niigaan Sinclair about the significance of the federal government's
    $2.8-billion residential school settlement with hundreds of First Nations, investigative journalist Walt Bogdanich about the influence of consulting firm McKinsey & Company, journalist Chris Whipple evaluates Joe Biden's first two years as U.S. president, and science journalist Bethany Brookshire reflects on why we label some animals "pests."

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

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Pico Iyer’s pursuit of paradise

    Pico Iyer’s pursuit of paradise

    Almost every culture and religion around the world has some version of paradise. For some, it can be found in simple pleasures, while for others, paradise is elusive. Travel writer and essayist Pico Iyer has spent decades thinking and writing about the concept. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss his new book, The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise, which takes readers from the grand mosques of Iran to the empty streets of North Korea and the funeral pyres of Varanasi, India, all to better understand what paradise means to people, and to himself.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
536 Ratings

536 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!

iPhone junkie222 ,

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.

lyon9955 ,

Not Great

unoriginal, bland. It’s just all social justice and no originality.You had such a great opportunity when Michael left.

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