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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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Tricking TripAdvisor to list a shed as top rated restaurant

Oobah Butler built so much hype with his totally fake London restaurant, people called from all over the world trying to get reservations.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:26]

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Witchful thinking

Two witches share why Wicca is rising in popularity, especially amongst young women.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:43]

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From poutine to windchill

Which Canadian 'cultural intangibles' are worthy of UNESCO's recognition?

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[mp3 file: runs00:23:44]

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When the plan to 'date Indigenous' gets complicated

Sarain met a full status Indigenous man, who she loved. But, then, things started to unravel.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:32]

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December 10, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay on contaminated water on reserves (39 secs); Napolitano on preventing deportation of the Dreamers (4:18); After the Elephant Hill fire (39:58); Eulogy for Sears (1:05:03); Reviving a bagpipe band (1:14:23); Canada's slave ads (1:24:52)

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December 3, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's Essay (39 secs); Dan Egan on the Great Lakes (6:58); Listener mail (49:01); Doc: Everybody Else's News (55:46); Amos Guiora on bystander complicity (1:20:54); Emily Dickinson (1:44:21)

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November 26, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Men discuss #MeToo (39 secs); Listener mail (35:33); Doc: Teaching Inuktitut (41:19); Thunder Bay nurse (1:03:44); Nuria Gollo (1:24:18); Doc: Socks for the Homeless (1:49:39); Kate Millett (2:01:40)

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November 19, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay (26 secs); Kids and smartphones (5:31); Essay: Eilmer the Flying Monk (36:24); Doc: Undercurrents (44:43); Sir Tony Brenton (59:05); Catherine MacLellan (1:29:21); Doc: Imaginative housing solutions (1:59:55)

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November 12, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay (25 sec); Philosopher Onora O'Neill on trust (4:41); Doc on zero-waste grocery (37:18); Doc on refugees at the Peace Bridge (47:12); Mail: Sexual harassment (1:18:58); Methuselah tree essay (1:25:27); Russian Revolution, Part 2 (1:31:45)

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November 5, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay (25 secs); The Weinstein effect (4:14); Essay: "Penny for you love" (39:49); Doc: "Our Bookstore, Our Shelves" (47:33); Listener mail (1:03:09); Mackenzie King's secret life (1:09:52); The Russian Revolution - Part 1 (1:33:52)

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October 29, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay: Ruining Halloween (25 secs); Martin Luther (4:18); Listener mail (40:12); Doc: Quebec's private schools (45:48); R.H. Thomson (1:10:54); Doc: Salaam B'y (1:33:23); Listener mail (1:46:58); Re-thinking prison terms (1:52:10)

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October 22, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay: carnage on Toronto streets (26 secs); Dennis Lee (4:20); Listener mail (47:19); Gordon Ritchie & Chrystia Freeland on Canada and NAFTA (52:01); Listener mail (1:32:49); New Pro-Life Movement (1:38:56); "Manjusha meets her match"(2:08:48)

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October 15, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay: saving NAFTA (26 secs); "Grey tsunami" (4:32); The anti-office (29:29); Sitting the Month (38:37); Franklin Foer on big tech (56:55); Dennis Howlett on tax reform (1:34:06); Listener mail (1:55:40); Best way to load an airplane (1:59:49)

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October 8, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay on gun violence (25 secs); Myths about North Korea (5:28); Listener mail on cribbage (31:42); Piano quartet (37:19); Hasidic education (1:12:29); Roger Scruton (1:28:46); Listener mail on Hillary Clinton (1:56:50); Anita Majumdar (2:02:41)

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October 1, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay on why Hillary lost (26 secs); The US as "Fantasyland" (5:14); A passion for cribbage (39:38); Advances in neurosurgery (51:00); Choral singing improves hearing (1:17:17); Affordable housing (1:38:50); The lightness of being (2:18:32)

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September 24, 2017 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael's essay on nicknames (26 secs); NDP leadership race (5:05); Listener mail (35:22); Brian Brett's literary executor (43:02); The Essex Serpent (1:01:54); Corks vs screw-caps (1:24:05); Andrew Weaver (1:38:07); Essay on Alzheimer's disease (2:08:24)

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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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