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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 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.

    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
    Canadian telecom, Dr. Jen Gunter, U.S. politics, Morgan Campbell

    Canadian telecom, Dr. Jen Gunter, U.S. politics, Morgan Campbell

    Host Piya Chattopadhyay speaks with The Globe and Mail's Alexandra Posadzki about the battle to control Rogers and how telecom is being reshaped in Canada more broadly, Dr. Jen Gunter debunks menstruation myths, The Washington Post's Toluse Olorunnipa unpacks the wild week in American politics, and sports journalist Morgan Campbell recounts his experience growing up Black in Canada with a family that has deep American roots.

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

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Jon Ronson explores how pandemic lockdowns fuelled culture wars

    Jon Ronson explores how pandemic lockdowns fuelled culture wars

    Journalist Jon Ronson has made a career out of challenging orthodoxies and examining the fringes of society, from people who've been publicly shamed, to the American military’s exploration of paranormal tools, and the porn industry. In the newest season of his BBC podcast Things Fell Apart, he tackles the culture wars and how they exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. Ronson joins David Common to talk about his journalistic approach, and why he thinks curiosity should trump ideology in storytelling.

    • 24 min
    Global conflicts, Jon Ronson, Alberta gender policies, Turkey-Syria earthquake, Aisha Harris

    Global conflicts, Jon Ronson, Alberta gender policies, Turkey-Syria earthquake, Aisha Harris

    This week on The Sunday Magazine, guest host David Common speaks with Arif Lalani and Bessma Momani about the week in global conflict from the Middle East and Ukraine, podcaster Jon Ronson talks about how COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns helped fuel culture wars, Dr. Bachir Tajaldin reflects on the recovery effort one year after the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, CBC Calgary's Jason Markusoff breaks down Alberta's new gender policies for children and youth, and culture critic Aisha Harris discusses the intersection of identity and entertainment.

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

    • 1 hr 14 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

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.

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