28 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 532 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.

    Bob Rae on Canada's role in the world, Patrick Radden Keefe's rogue stories, entertainer Lilly Singh

    Bob Rae on Canada's role in the world, Patrick Radden Keefe's rogue stories, entertainer Lilly Singh

    Guest host David Common speaks with Canada's ambassador to the United Nations Bob Rae about our country's role in the world today, The New Yorker's Patrick Radden Keefe take us inside his stories of rogues, and entertainer Lilly Singh reflects on life after late night TV.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    David Sedaris on his father's death, division, and choosing one thing to be terribly, terribly offended by

    David Sedaris on his father's death, division, and choosing one thing to be terribly, terribly offended by

    A lot has happened in the four years since storyteller and humourist David Sedaris put out his last book. Not only has he, like the rest of us, been living through the global pandemic. But his father, who was featured in many of his stories, died. Sedaris speaks with Piya Chattopadhyay about their complicated relationship and how his dad's death informed his thinking on mortality, and shares a host of other observations on the world he's made lately. While the essays in his new book Happy-Go-Lucky go to some darker-than-usual places, they still deliver the author's trademark wit and wisdom.

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    • 25 min
    The end of Roe v. Wade, David Sedaris, Travel philosophy, A pandemic letter writing project

    The end of Roe v. Wade, David Sedaris, Travel philosophy, A pandemic letter writing project

    Slate's Dahlia Lithwick projects what the end of Roe v. Wade could mean for future legal protections, David Sedaris tells tales from his new book Happy-Go-Lucky, philosopher Emily Thomas ruminates on our post-pandemic desire to travel, and writers Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson share their pandemic letters.

    Tell us what you think of our podcast by filling out this short survey: https://www.cbc.ca/1.6498021.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    David Frum on the Jan. 6 hearings, Tennis star Bianca Andreescu, The politics of sleep, The wild world of animal senses, Expressing fatherly love

    David Frum on the Jan. 6 hearings, Tennis star Bianca Andreescu, The politics of sleep, The wild world of animal senses, Expressing fatherly love

    This week on The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay:

    • Political commentator David Frum on the importance of the Jan. 6 hearings

    • Tennis star Bianca Andreescu serves up life advice for kids (and adults)

    • Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Ed Yong reveals the wild world of animal sense

    • How sleep has become political

    • Writer Pik-Shuen Fung shares her journey to saying 'I love you, dad'

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

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Simu Liu shares his real-life origin story, What inflation means for Canadians, A critical look at wellness culture, Busting myths about female animals

    Simu Liu shares his real-life origin story, What inflation means for Canadians, A critical look at wellness culture, Busting myths about female animals

    This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay:

    • Economist Armine Yalnizyan explores what the rising cost of living means for Canadians

    • Fariha Róisín takes a critical look at who wellness culture is for, and who it leaves behind

    • Shang-Chi star Simu Liu shares his real-life immigrant superhero origin story

    • Zoologist Lucy Cooke challenges common narratives about female animals

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

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Our political panel tackles the Ontario election and changes to gun and drug laws, The ethics of wastewater surveillance, How wolves shaped Canada, Broadcaster Ray Suarez examines the causes of financial struggle

    Our political panel tackles the Ontario election and changes to gun and drug laws, The ethics of wastewater surveillance, How wolves shaped Canada, Broadcaster Ray Suarez examines the causes of financial struggle

    This week on The Sunday Magazine with guest host Helen Mann:

    • Our political panel discusses the Ontario election, guns and British Columbia's new drug legislation

    • The future potential and ethical questions of wastewater surveillance

    • We discover the role of wolves in nation building

    • Broadcaster Ray Suarez examines the forces driving financial struggle

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

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
532 Ratings

532 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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