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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Why has the human backside been at the forefront of our cultural conversations for so long? In her book Butts: A Backstory, Radiolab contributor Heather Radke examines the politics of the buttocks through the lens of race, gender and power. As she tells Piya Chattopadhyay, our complicated relationship with the beloved – and sometimes maligned – body part reveals a bigger story about our species, our histories and ourselves.