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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.

Updated: Mondays
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Chapter 1: Not if, how

A drunken tarot card reading returns Michelle to 1999, when she first met The Scientist (soon to be The Husband) and all was filled with promise.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:39]

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Making the leap to Canada

What's it really like for people building a new life in Canada?

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:39]

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Explainer: North Korea's nukes

North Korean nuclear threat could lead to long term climatic consequences.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:46]

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Narcos location scout murder

Journalist Diana Washington Valdez says the murder of Carlos Muñoz Portal might have been prevented if Netflix had done more to ensure his safety.

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[mp3 file: runs00:49:07]

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Hassan Diab; Inside Canada's prisons; The demands of activism; Tech talk; History of White People; Housing crisis; Magic school-bus

Michael's essay on Hassan Diab (26 sec); Former prison guard (5:46); "Excommunicate me from the church of social justice" (38:42); Tech talk doc (47:36); History of whiteness (1:14:53); Housing series part 1 (1:48:20); Magic school bus doc (2:26:40)

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Free speech vs. hate speech on university campuses; A family finds joy in a remote Inuit community; Nick Mount on the creation of Canadian literature; Daughter of murdered civil rights activist; Why do we say "so" so often?

Michael's Essay (00:25); Free speech vs. hate speech (5:41); Reunion after 70 years (29:16); The Elverums (36:55); Nick Mount on CanLit (1:01:25); Murder of Viola Riuzzo (1:26:45); Think Again: "So" (1:57:45); Essay: retired teacher (2:12:16)

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How the Dutch manage floodwaters; The dying art of the eulogy; Viktor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning; Artificial intelligence acquires "deep learning"

Dutch water expert Henk Ovink travels the world advising governments on how to manage the rising oceans (15 min.); Julia Cooper explains why explains how eulogies help people cope with grief and memory (16:14); Machines are now able to "think" more like h

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Nature Needs Half; Between atheism and faith; Former neo-Nazi now fights racism; Access to justice

Environmentalist Harvey Locke on why conservation should have no borders (0:39); essay on being caught between atheism and faith (45:38) how a former neo-Nazi changed his worldview (53:08); young lawyer who provides affordable legal services (1:17:03)

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History of white nationalism; Eclipse as a spiritual experience; Throwing out the upright piano; Drowning in stuff

The new white supremacist movement isn't caused by Trump, and it's only getting worse, says lifelong researcher (0:40); eclipse as a spiritual experience (22:46); lessons on dying (33:16); throwing out old pianos (39:57); history of consumption (49:22)

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Fighting for justice and fighting off criticism; streetwise barbers; Bee Nation; grey divorce

Former British Muslim police chief Nazir Afzal (0:39); documentary on barbers who cut hair in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (32:58); First Nations students competing in first spelling bee (48:26); dramatic rise of divorce among people over 50 (1:09:01)

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Dementia and the life of the mind; dissing decluttering; curry and the Brexit vote; angry young men and radicalization

Writer Gerda Saunders on her experiences of living with dementia (0:39); Essay on why you should stop decluttering (50:46); Documentary on the British curry industry in crisis (57:49); What gangs and terror cells have in common (1:19:30)

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Murdered British MP's husband fights for diversity and tolerance; a mother's revelation; why Chekhov still matters so much

Brendan Cox, husband of British MP Jo Cox, on grief, resilience, and carrying on her fight (0:40); Listener mail (35:36); Essay on motherhood, race and identity (40:34); why Chekhov matters today (47:06) (file contains audio fix)

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Preventing forest fire damage; Russian interference in Germany's election; Cheap glasses; Dyson on race

Forest fires (39 sec); Russian election interference in Europe (26:05); Montreal optician wants to make glasses affordable for everyone (52:08); Michael Eric Dyson on race and Obama's legacy (1:14:08)

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Poem on B.C. fires; Baseball's pace of play; Trump vs. climate change; Telephone book club

B.C. poet Lorna Crozier on our complicated relationship with fire; Is it time to speed up baseball?; 2016 Enright essay on baseball; Renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe; Documentary on a read-out-loud book club

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Nonfiction comics; Quebec journalist quits chemo; Former South African Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

Sarah Glidden and Guy Delisle on using comics to tell serious stories (46 sec); Quebec journalist quits chemo (26:44); Michael Enright's 2016 conversation with Thuli Madonsela, the former Public Protector of South Africa (52:26)

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The Vimy myth; Taking over the ranch; Why Trump supporters are so loyal

Vimy (40 seconds); Documentary: "The Rate a Heart Can Beat" (37:32); Arlie Hochschild on Trump supporters (55:29)

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Canada in the balance; Biography of O Canada; Three founding peoples; Expo 67 Fashion

Michael's essay (38 sec); Robert Harris on O Canada (5:12); Peter Russell on Canadian history (44:07); Expo 67 fashion doc (1:04:54)

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Why we hate; Overtreatment and overdiagnosis; Young teacher in Fort Hope; Daphne Merkin on depression

Michael's essay (38 sec); overdiagnosis panel (4:47); Helen Mirren convocation speech (31:51); Documentary about young teacher in Fort Hope (38:05); Daphne Merkin on depression (1:05:19)

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[mp3 file: runs 01:29:00]


Privacy; Palliative care physicians on medically-assisted death; Scaachi Koul; Soulpepper Theatre goes to New York

Michael's essay (38 sec); Palliative care (4:31); Mail: Kennedy (37:53); Scaachi Koul (41:15); Mail: AI (1:07:19); Albert Schultz (1:15:37)

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JFK; Afghanistan "unwinnable"; Morningside remembered; Artificial intelligence changes everything

Michael's essay on JFK (38 sec); Paul Rogers on Afghanistan (5:49); Mail & Morningside tribute (27:03); artificial intelligence doc (38:30)

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Death of children; perception of terrorism risk; essay on dying w/grace; new Cons. leader; a special graduation; nat’l housing policy

Death of children (00:00:38); perception of terrorism risk (00:05:36); essay on dying w/grace (00:29:47); new Conservative leader(00:36:34); a special graduation (00:51:08); nat’l housing policy (01:03:13)

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RCMP needs reform; Conservative party; Kipnis on sexual paranoia; Willpower is a myth

Michael's essay on why the RCMP should come under civilian control (39 sec); Conservative leadership race primer (5:20); Laura Kipnis on gender, power and sexual politics on campus (42:53); Willpower is a myth (1:10:04)

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Why we need young risk-takers; Richard Ford on writing about his own parents; Mothers and 'Radical Inconvenience'; Europe's first all non-white orchestra; Peter Wohlleben and The Hidden Life of Trees

Why we need young risk-takers (00:38); Richard Ford on writing about his parents (05:51); Mothers and 'Radical Inconvenience' (33:22); Europe's first all non-white orchestra (40:17); mail on façadism (58:32); The Hidden Life of Trees (01:06:28)

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Digital Sabbath; Dystopian lit; Brexit Vindaloo and Façadism

A day without technology (38 sec); Margaret Atwood, a Sinclair Lewis scholar & a Hannah Arendt scholar on dystopia in the age of Trump (5:46); How Britain's curry crisis helped drive the Brexit vote (45:40); architectural façadism (1:12:21)

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Robert Pirsig; Trump vs. climate science; mail on Dominic Barton; Bee Nation

New version of the April 30, 2017 edition of the program. The documentary has been deleted for editorial reasons, which are explained on The Sunday Edition website.

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Trumpians vs Gumpians; Dominic Barton; referendum in Turkey; Inuit art from Labrador

Trumpians vs Gumpians (00:38); Dominic Barton (05:12); referendum in Turkey (34:45); Inuit art from Labrador (56:52)

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Airline nightmares; poet Doyali Islam; mail on clichés; The Good Immigrant; mail on Preston Manning; essay on faith

Airline nightmares (00:37); poet Doyali Islam (5:24); mail on clichés (17:41); The Good Immigrant (21:58); mail on Preston Manning (45:18); essay on faith (51:33)

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Air strikes in Syria; New BQ leader; Vigilantism, Intergenerational choir

Father Nadim Nassar responds to the air strikes in Syria (30 sec); Chekhov mail (17:06); new Bloc Québécois leader Martine Ouellet (21:31); Vigilantism (52:17); Choir for teens and people with Alzheimer's (1:12:35)

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Media clichés; Preston Manning; Chekhov special

Media clichés (00:00:38); Preston Manning (00:05:22); Chekhov special (00:29:32)

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Jimmy Breslin's journalism; Davd Grossman, Bob Robertson, The teenage taxidermist, Robert Harris

This week: a feature interview with Israeli novelist David Grossman; how Jimmy Breslin changed journalism; Rachel Matlow's documentary about a teenage taxidermist; and Robert Harris returns with pt. 3 of The Music That Changed Your World

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