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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Ali Hassan has long entertained us as a comedian and actor on stage, in films and of course on CBC Radio and TV shows including Laugh Out Loud, Canada Reads and Run the Burbs. Now, Hassan is sharing a more personal side of his life in a new memoir called "Is There Bacon in Heaven?" — which charts his upbringing in Montreal as a second-generation Canadian in the 1980s, his struggle to belong and understand who he is in relation to his Muslim-Pakistani heritage and his complicated love affair with pork. He joins Chattopadhyay to reflect on identity, the trials of fatherhood and the role of comedy in his life.