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CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition is a lively three-hour program of conversation, documentaries and music. Michael Enright, an accomplished journalist and broadcaster, is the host and tackles everything ...

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    • Society & Culture

CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition is a lively three-hour program of conversation, documentaries and music. Michael Enright, an accomplished journalist and broadcaster, is the host and tackles everything ...

    Turning away from baseball, Mark Carney and carbon budgets, a New Brunswick knitting juggernaut, urban design and mental health, the Wet’suwet’en stand-off and English majors

    Turning away from baseball, Mark Carney and carbon budgets, a New Brunswick knitting juggernaut, urban design and mental health, the Wet’suwet’en stand-off and English majors

    Michael’s Essay — Why I’m Breaking Up With Baseball: 0:37
    Banker Mark Carney’s next file — carbon budgets: 6:40
    A New Brunswick knitting juggernaut: 38:44
    How urban design affects mental health: 57:40
    Pipelines, protests, the law and who speaks for Indigenous people in Canada: 01:25:27
    An English major is not destined to be a barista: 01:45:34

    • 2 hr 17 min
    Ancient art of flushing a toilet, strangers in their own land, to be a nuisance, vent over tea, plague and politics, art and addiction, Bill T. Jones on James Baldwin

    Ancient art of flushing a toilet, strangers in their own land, to be a nuisance, vent over tea, plague and politics, art and addiction, Bill T. Jones on James Baldwin

    Michael’s essay - Recalling the ancient art of flushing a toilet or turning on a tap: 0:37
    Democrats, not Republicans, are now strangers in their own land: 5:39
    Sometimes, it’s good to be a nuisance: 36:24
    We all want to vent, these people want to listen: 44:10
    Not just diseases but ideas can plague us, says this political scientist: 54:48
    Artists grapple with the complicated relationship between addiction and art: 1:25:54
    Reprise - Bill T. Jones on the life and legacy of James Baldwin: 1:43:11

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Panic and the new coronavirus, Brexit and Northern Ireland, from whitewater to dishwater, pets and the homeless, challenging categories and the bad boys of classical music

    Panic and the new coronavirus, Brexit and Northern Ireland, from whitewater to dishwater, pets and the homeless, challenging categories and the bad boys of classical music

    Michael’s Essay: 0:37
    Brexit: 5:06
    Brexit Satire: 30:07
    Essay: A Flickering Path: 33:47
    Doc: The Guardians: 39:41
    Lochlann Jain: 1:01:43
    Ted Gioia: Bach & Beethoven: 1:26:34

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Canadians and the weather(s), Finland tackles homelessness, the Riddle Is One’s Life, challenges to weight-loss, Hannah Moscovitch, an ode to the “queen of colours”

    Canadians and the weather(s), Finland tackles homelessness, the Riddle Is One’s Life, challenges to weight-loss, Hannah Moscovitch, an ode to the “queen of colours”

    Michael’s Essay — Canadians and the weather(s): 0:37
    How Finland is eradicating homelessness: 6:30
    The Riddle Is One’s Life: 35:45
    This obesity expert says we have far less control over our weight than we think: 01:03:45
    Uncomfortable conversations about sexual misconduct: 01:22:00
    An ode to the “queen of colours”: 01:53:48

    • 2 hr 6 min
    War on pedestrians, privatization vs public sector, bonding over Leonard Cohen, a "professional human," Iraqis fed up with U.S.-Iran conflict and remembering Roger Scruton

    War on pedestrians, privatization vs public sector, bonding over Leonard Cohen, a "professional human," Iraqis fed up with U.S.-Iran conflict and remembering Roger Scruton

    Michael's Essay: 0:37
    Linda McQuaig: 5:36
    Doc: We Are All Sputniks: 48:28
    Daniel MacIvor: 1:02:55
    Roger Scruton: 1:32:31
    Yanar Mohammed on Iraq: 1:59:01

    • 2 hr 20 min
    The Canadian government's responsibility to the families of plane tragedy victims; History and future of U.S.-Iran relations; Iran's crisis of political legitimacy; Gene editing and the food industry; Audio books; John Crosbie obit

    The Canadian government's responsibility to the families of plane tragedy victims; History and future of U.S.-Iran relations; Iran's crisis of political legitimacy; Gene editing and the food industry; Audio books; John Crosbie obit

    Lawyer Amanda Ghahremani on the Canadian government’s responsibility to victims’ families — 0:38
    Historian Ervand Abrahamian on the history and future of U.S.-Iran relations — 10:08
    Political scientist Nader Hashemi on Iran's domestic crisis of legitimacy — 30:10
    Ira Basen’s documentary on gene editing and the food industry — 44:20
    Listener mail on walking — 1:20:57
    Audio books — 1:28:41
    John Crosbie obit — 2:02:20

    • 2 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

Commencement Bay ,

Sunday Edition

Michael Enright is among the very few hosts of weekly podcasts who engages a listener’s spirit, intellect, and engagement. The geography of and the “lay of the land” of his interests are truly amazing! Not limited by his Province of residence, his mind reaches out to connect with people, places, events, and times very far from as well as nearby Toronto. Thank you, Michael, for the magic carpet ride each Sunday!

hnzelaznik ,

CBC Sunday Edition

Michael Enright is one of the best interviewers of all time. He knows how to get the story out, but he is not intrusive. I still miss him dearly on "As it Happens"

Noble Judge ,

The Worst of Sunday Edition

The Sunday Edition does a great job in reporting on music and literature. The podcasts, however, consist of critical commentary on U.S. politics. I I would be more interested in what is happening in Canada, with an occassional comment on the U.S. Every week is TOO MUCH. I am unsubcribing because I have given up hope of hearing the best of the program.

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