The Best of The Sunday Edition

 
 

The Best of The Sunday Edition

A podcast of the best of this lively program with host Michael Enright who tackles everything from politics to pop culture, in Canada and around the world.

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The Sunday Edition podcast for November 11, 2018

Michael's essay: Sean Hannity is only doing his job - to be a salesman for Trump 0:38If the midterms were a battle for America's soul, who won? 4:32A little-known story of heroic Canadian nurses killed in WW I atrocity told through opera 36:20'The World Remembers' art project honours the dead of WW I 1:13:54How the battle of Beaumont-Hamel devastated Newfoundland 1:32:19Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia's journey from Zimbabwe to Newfoundland to the Canadian Senate 2:00:02

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The Sunday Edition podcast for November 4, 2018

The election of Jair Bolsonaro and how right-wing populism is returning to its fascist roots 0:37BC government sues drug companies over addictive opioids 21:18What a crucial battleground district in rust-belt Wisconsin tells us about the midterm elections 43:19Canadian airmen were key to the WWII Dam Busters 1:19:56A unique refugee program pairs Canadian Border Services with volunteers who want to help 1:48:26

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for October 28, 2018

Michael's essay: Censoring Steve Bannon is not good for democracy (0:39)Rebecca Traister on women's anger and the U.S. midterm elections (4:26)What role should victim impact statements play in Canadian courts? (42:06)Stephen Marche on the possibility of a second Civil War in the U.S. (1:12:12)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for October 21, 2018

Michael's essay: The media have gone gaga over the legalization of pot 0:39Andrew Scheer on how Canada would be different if he were prime minister 5:30How 98-year-old photographer Thelma Pepper captured the extraordinary in the 'ordinary women' of Saskatchewan 43:46'Beirut is still a place to mourn': Rawi Hage sets new novel in his old hometown 1:08:57Donald Trump lacks the character traits of great presidents, says presidential historian 1:31:02

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for October 14, 2018

Canada is unprepared for the demographic time-bomb hurtling at us0:38Canada's population needs to be 100 million by 2100 30:32Aren't you too old for that? The late life plunge into the PhD 40:30Mail: Baby Names 1:16:33

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October 7, 2018 - The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay: Why would anyone ever risk taking any of the drugs advertised on TV? 0:39We should hold identity with 'a lighter touch,' says philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah 4:19Why aren't most women represented in the last names of their children? 42:31Political philosopher Joseph Heath on the role emotion plays in politics 1:03:11The goal of 10,000 steps a day is not based in science, says expert in walking behaviour 1:29:17POV: Seventy is not the new sixty. Just ask my body 1:41:00

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for September 30, 2018

Michael's essay: How the Republican Party sees women? 0:39'For them, it was just politics and it was a game': Anita Hill 5:23Seeking comfort and community at the dog park 33:32Ontario man with dementia on crusade to plan his own death 39:56Political twists mean the Quebec election is now too close to call 1:10:09Novelist Kate Atkinson on why she writes wartime fiction 1:28:09

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for September 23, 2018

Michael's essay: Technology is changing faster than our ability to control it 0:39PANEL: How are Canadian attitudes towards immigration changing? 4:13DOC: Sixth-graders in a nursing home - an unlikely but 'life-changing' school year 42:41We can come out of the Trump era a better America, says professor 102:41ESSAY: A lament for the end of Greyhound buses in western Canada 1:29:34MAIL: The facts on gun ownership and gun crime in Canada 1:36:11

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for September 16, 2018

Michael's essay: Canadians love nothing more than a good old-fashioned constitutional crisis 0:39A Canadian gun rights lobbyist says banning firearms won't stop gun violence 4:56Personal essay: When your 'to-do' list is taking over your life, try a 'to-don't' list 36:34You can't stop checking your phone because Silicon Valley designed it that way 43:25Romance fiction is so much more than swashbuckling bodice-rippers, say authors 125:43Think cloth bags are better for the environment? Think again 155:35

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for September 9, 2018

Michael's essay: Canada's so-called 'refugee crisis' is not real 0:38The Catholic Church's legacy of covering up the sexual abuse of children 5:47A Korean-Canadian opera singer rediscovers her voice in small-town Saskatchewan? 40:47The Swamp, Part 1: The enduring power of Trumpism 59:10The forgotten real-life story behind Lolita 1:26:30Newfoundland writers Joel Thomas Hynes, Wayne Johnston and Bridget Canning onstage at the Winterset literary festival 1:51:20

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for August 26, 2018

The trials and tribulations of a hockey mom (0:28); How to rescue baseball from the glacial pace of play (21:17); Doc: Big Brother meets Big Data, in an office near you (42:54); What ads for escaped slaves tell us about slavery in Canada (1:18:04); What are smartphones doing to young people? (1:32:13); A feature interview with Canadian poet Dennis Lee (1:58:14).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for August 26, 2018

Doc: How depression cost Gerald Le Dain his Supreme Court post (0:39); Convinced that Canadian beer is better than American beer? Think again! (31:34); "The ghost rapes of Bolivia" (44:58); Doc: A bluffer's guide to the very latest "tech talk." (1:08:29); Essay: A fateful thirty-year-old choice, re-imagined and lived anew (1:28:37); A scathing indictment of Canada's prisons, after 30 years working "down inside" (1:35:04); 'Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King's Secret Life' (1:57:08).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for August 19, 2018

Meet Cowboy Smithx, the young Blackfoot filmmaker (0:39); Remembering Mary Pratt, renowned Canadian painter (19:50); Doc: Women at the Wheel (41:43); Why so many people practice 'denialism' (1:02:41); There is no such thing as the 'white race' - or any other race, says historian (1:28:07); Peter Herrndorf on his illustrious career in the arts (1:52:00).

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August 12, 2018 - The Sunday Edition with guest host David Gray

The campaign to bring Corky the orca home after nearly 5 decades in captivity (0:39); Life inside a travelling school bus powered by vegetable oil (27:55); Sara Angelucci weaves garment factory stories into art (42:54); Poetry is a sugar cube in the bitter coffee of everyday life, says Pino Coluccio (1:06:59); A message from the world's oldest tree saves a man from his mid-life crisis (1:28:38); Two of the young, talented musicians from the piano quartet, "Ensemble Made In Canada" (1:35:31); Rebuilding after the B.C. wildfires (1:59:18)

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August 5, 2018 - The Sunday Edition with guest host Laura Lynch

Writer Elif Shafak on Turkish politics and embracing confusion in an age of tribalism and rigid thinking (0:39); A woman grapples with her husband's Alzheimer's disease (29:10); How online shipping is changing the environment, the design of cities, who we work for and even where we live (40:50); The anti-democratic reign of Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon (1:10:44); Lyme disease: The first epidemic of climate change (1:27:11); The 'Men's Shed' movement helps older men stave off loneliness (1:53:21); Think Again: Corks versus screw-caps (2:04:29)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 29, 2018

Writer Olivia Laing on turning our chaotic age into fiction (0:37); Anglo-Saxon parable inspires a young woman with a visual impairment (26:30); Montreal's graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly (34:30); Irish-Canadian scholar of Inuktitut (37:45); ACLU Legal Director (1:15:00); Quebec music superstar La Bolduc is making a comeback (1:26:00); a prescription for Canadian healthcare from Henry Mintzberg (1:50:25)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 22, 2018

Can we rewrite the 1951 Refugee Convention for the 21st century? (0:40); The "great divide" in women's friendships (36:00); Mail pack (43:40); "Life is a whole lot more than a PhD" (47:50); One man's quest to spread cribbage around the world (1:20:30); Canadians are not as open to immigration as we like to think (1:31:55); Novelist Sarah Perry on faith, fear and our fascination with monsters (1:56:50).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 15, 2018

On this week's episode with guest host Nahlah Ayed: U.S. diplomat questions Trump's belief in the free world on eve of meeting Putin (0:39); Doc: Why one school board believes studying music is essential for all (26:00); "Abandoned by my country," Former hostage in Syria says Canada let him down (44:20); Think the "5-second rule" means it's okay to eat food you dropped on the floor? Think Again! (01:12:00); A mother's heart melts when a puppy penetrates a 'no pets' family (01:20:33); Doc: Making bagpipes great again (01:28:17); Debut novel about Tamil asylum-seekers reveals Canada's 'split personality' about refugees (01:44:10); Doc: A cafe table of one's own (02:07:35).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 8, 2018

On this week's episode with guest host Gillian Findlay: This searing novel about domestic violence is a damning exposé of India's big problem (0:40); 'Excommunicate me from the church of social justice': an activist's plea for change (33:18); Documentary: 'Time is the great editor': Brian Brett chooses his literary executor (42:10); Donald Trump is the logical outcome of America's fascination with irrationality (01:01:16); What rumours reveal about our deepest hopes and fears (01:26:10).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 1, 2018

Children seeking asylum face extortion, rape and murder before they even arrive at the U.S. border? (0:37); Trees are essential infrastructure in our towns and cities, say urban foresters? (22:43); Doc: An unusual family finds joy, connection and love in a remote Inuit community (43:51); Nick Mount on how Canadian literature came to be CanLit (1:08:17); Robert Harris on everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about 'O Canada' (1:33:09); Doc: Newfoundland reunion (2:11:18).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for June 24, 2018

Michael's essay - What would Mr. Rogers say? (0:37); Meet Herménégilde Chiasson (5:58); Mail: Slow news (36:00); Doc: Just to Have Had You (43:27); Why Canada doesn't have a national pharmacare program (1:10:51); A wearable medical device that could help Canadians move again (1:32:17); Trinity Western University Supreme Court of Canada ruling (1:48:12); Mike Check (2:10:58).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for June 17, 2018

Michael's essay: News fatigue (00:37); The history of Canada-US tensions (4:59); My son's Facebook history might help me understand why he died. But Facebook won't let me see it.(29:13); Doc: Llandovery castle opera (37:11); Racism in Britain's middle class (1:14:51); Doc: My Own Private Twillingate (1:41:45); Mail: Fountain pens (2:01:03).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for June 10, 2018

Michael's essay: Public vulgarity is nothing new, and vulgar words aren't all created equal (00:38); Ontario election panel (5:25); Mail: Moot Court (36:40); Documentary: Co-housing update (43:29); Peter Fleming Pt. 2 - Changing the way we work to build a more livable society (59:39); Miriam's essay: Being bipolar is not the sum total of who I am, nor is it a life sentence (1:24:35); Mail: Deaf employment (1:32:30); Jessica Matthews on Iran/North Korea nuclear deal (1:38:53); Llandovery Castle promo (2:05:13); Documentary: Meet the first black woman to ski to the North Pole: Barbara Hillary (2:09:11)

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Podcast extra: 50 years ago, the women of Canada's 'Abortion Caravan' stormed Parliament for reproductive rights

Last week's historic vote to overturn Ireland’s ban on abortion grabbed attention around the world. And it reminded us of a gem in our documentary vault. In 1970, a group of Canadian women set out on a cross-country trek to Ottawa in what became known as the Abortion Caravan. Hear Karin Wells's 2010 documentary, "The Women are Coming."

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for June 3, 2018

Michael's essay (0:40); Peter Fleming (6:59); Essay: Smile, Girl, You're in Court (46:24); Doc: Down the Rabbit Hole (51:48); Mail: Gaza (1:07:51); Deaf employment (1:13:04); Declan Kiberd (1:34:04); Abortion Caravan (2:06:46)

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May 27, 2018 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's Essay: Getting used to the threat of nuclear war again;Yair Rosenberg on truth and bias in Gaza; Sabreena Delhon's essay "Yuppie", Panel on homeless youth in Canada; Donald Schaffner on food safety and debunking the 5-second rule; Professor Robert Frank on luck's influence on gaining wealth; Jennifer Chrumka’s Sisters of St. Anne documentary.

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for May 20, 2018

Michael's Essay: Racial profiling and stereotypes; Jagmeet Singh on dousing fires in his NDP caucus; Singing the Heavenly Music of 18th Century Quebec Nuns; Documentary: Table Stakes; late author Tom Wolfe on the foundation of fiction; scholar Cheryl Wall and writer Edwidge Danticat on the late author Zora Neale Hurston.

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