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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

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.

    A pandemic reordering society, Racist roots of common words, Vaccination in an interdependent world, Why we swim

    A pandemic reordering society, Racist roots of common words, Vaccination in an interdependent world, Why we swim

    The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay debuts today!

    How the pandemic is reordering society: It's been six months since WHO declared a global pandemic and covid upended, re-shaped, and re-ordered our lives and our society. Covid has created an inflection point, a "before" and an "after". So what will the new order ahead look like? And what can be done now to influence the shape of that new order? Psychiatrist Kwame McKenzie, sociologist Scott Schiemann, economist Lindsay Tedds weigh in on the seismic changes buffeting us and how they're going to play out in the months and years ahead.

    Word Processing: "Word Processing" is a recurring segment where we dissect the origins and evolution of language and the changing meaning of words and phrases. This week sociolinguist Jamaal Muwwakkil talks about words and terms and their racist roots - and why a list of censored words is not the solution.

    Vaccination, interdependence and the common good: As the need for a COVID-19 vaccine and fears about vaccination intensify simultaneously, people are turning to the 2014 book On Immunity to better understand this moment. Piya Chattopadhyay talks to author Eula Biss about the underlying fears driving vaccine skepticism, how she confronted her own fears as a mother and why she believes vaccination is something we owe each other in an interdependent society.

    Why We Swim: As the strange summer of 2020 closes, author Bonnie Tsui looks at why humans are drawn to swimming, especially during the pandemic. Her memoir-cum-social history Why We Swim explores the many ways we interact with water across history and cultures. With autumn almost upon us, Tsui's love letter to swimming reminds us of the transformative power of plunging into water.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Latif Nasser and interconnectedness; a feast for migrant workers; Christopher Hitchens

    Latif Nasser and interconnectedness; a feast for migrant workers; Christopher Hitchens

    Listen to this week's episode with guest-host Kevin Sylvester:

    Latif Nasser explores the dizzying interconnectedness of things in our world: 00:29

    A feast for the forgotten ones (reprise): 24:42

    Michael Enright in conversation with his favourite guest: Christopher Hitchens (reprise): 41:34

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sara Seager, Letters for listeners; An unlikely musical partnership

    Sara Seager, Letters for listeners; An unlikely musical partnership

    Listen to this week's episode with guest-host Kevin Sylvester:

    Searching for another Earth while putting down roots on this one:

    Letters from listeners:

    An unlikely musical partnership (reprise):

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Introducing: Seat at the Table Season 2

    Introducing: Seat at the Table Season 2

    Longtime friends Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot return for Season 2 of Seat at the Table with in-depth conversations with notable guests from media, sports and pop culture. They capture personal stories about the power of the Black Lives Matter movement, the urgency of this moment, and what it will take to move forward. More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/seatatthetable

    • 40 min
    MLB and BLM, salary secrets and Joan Didion on grief

    MLB and BLM, salary secrets and Joan Didion on grief

    Listen to this week's episode with guest-host Kevin Sylvester:

    Why Major League Baseball isn't doing enough to combat systemic racism: 00:29

    We guard more secrets about salaries than about sex, and employers want to keep it that way: 24:06

    Writer Joan Didion says the only way she can deal with grief is to write through it (reprise): 44:11

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Our relationships with work, the loss of the U.S. national party conventions, a down-to-earth diva

    Our relationships with work, the loss of the U.S. national party conventions, a down-to-earth diva

    Listen to this week's episode with guest-host Laurie Brown:

    How our relationships with work, others, and ourselves are inextricably linked: 00:29

    Why we shouldn't mourn the loss of the U.S. national party conventions: 24:11

    A world-renowned, but down-to-earth diva (reprise): 43:02

    • 1 hr 7 min

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