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 February 24, 2018

History of multiculturalism; response to documentary about violence in schools; Nanny Angels update; introducing a podcast extra, women of magic; Dutch historian Rutger Bregman confronts Tucker Carlson of Fox News; lawyer Deepa Mattoo on why she is creating a new way to assess risk faced by women in cases of domestic violence; what can be done to repair justice system for Indigenous Canadians.

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Podcast extra: "The Amazing and Astounding Invisible Women of Magic"

Sawing a woman in half, a hemicorporectomy, is a classic illusion. And a classic role for women in magic - the pretty helpmeet, assisting men as they dazzle and enchant their audiences. But women are busting out of the boxes. As part of a new project to unearth documentaries from The Sunday Edition vaults, we revisit Frank Faulk's documentary "The Amazing and Astounding Invisible Women of Magic."

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for February 17, 2018

Michael's essay on U.S. democracy (:38); documentary by Alisa Siegel on violence in elementary schools (4:58); mail about train porters (34:57); Gary Sick, White House aide during Iranian Revolution on its legacy today (40:35); Joe Schlesinger obit (1:15:11); essay by Margaret Lynch on walking the Camino de Santiago (1:20:03); The Backlist: George Elliott Clark on Austin Clarke's "The Origin of Waves" (1:27:39); David Dunning on the Dunning-Kruger Effect (1:51:51)

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The Sunday Edition podcast for February 10, 2019

Michael's essay on snow (0:38); The untold history of Canada's black train porters (6:07); Toronto club finds joy and poetry in solving math problems (32:24); A special one-hour broadcast on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution (41:13); Angela Merkel's complicated legacy (1:42:30); Preventing pedestrian deaths (2:06:26)

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The Sunday Edition podcast for February 3, 2019

Michael's essay on pedestrian deaths (0:38); Michael Coren (4:24); How the 1969 protests at Sir George Williams University changed the conversation about racism in Canada (43:33); Becoming Mr. Wilson (1:13:51); The Backlist: Sarah Weinman on Helen Weinzweig (1:21:27); Why so many people are fleeing Central America (1:45:05)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for January 27, 2019

DOC: The Mamas and the Papas 0:36 MAIL: WATCHES 25:36 ESSAY: 64 AND UNEMPLOYED 32:32 INTERVIEW: CIVIL WARS 38:08 INTERVIEW: SARAH SMARSH 1:05:55 INTERVIEW: FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGE 1:41:57

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for January 20, 2019

MICHAEL PODCAST LINKS 0:11 MICHAEL'S ESSAY 0:37 INTERVIEW: Alberta Anger 4:56 MAIL: OVERTOURISM 40:18 DOC:Wrist Wars 47:18 INTERVIEW: Sleepy Stories 1:22:09 MAIL: CARE GIVERS 1:37:02 DOC: Hana's Suitcase 1:42:01

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for January 13, 2019

MICHAEL PODCAST LINKS (0:11) MICHAEL'S ESSAY (0:35) INTERVIEW: OVERTOURISM (4:20) MAIL: Beckett (34:57) DOC:What's Love Got To Do With It? (41:57) Think Again: Early Risers (1:03:56) ESSAY: Revisionist History (1:14:11) INTERVIEW: The Feminist Reader (1:21:56) PROMO: IRAN SPECIAL (1:46:40)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for January 6, 2019

MICHAEL'S ESSAY (0:38) INTERVIEW: BIBI (4:50) ESSAY: WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE CAT DIED (37:59) DOC: INSIDE MY HEAD (44:31) INTERVIEW: OLIVER HARDT (58:50) DOC: ELISAPEE ISHULUTAQ (1:23:38) BECKET HOUR (1:33:20)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for December 30, 2018

Michael on radio's impact (3:51); interview highlights (8:18); Icelandic corner (44:04); more interviews (48:35); documentary highlights (1:05:57); interviews with writers (1:21:23); music interviews (1:42:36); more documentary highlights (2:16:30)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for December 23, 2018

ESSAY: Michael Enright's reply to a letter from a grade 9 student (0:37) The state of Christianity in today's world (5:38) PANEL: Books to turn to when the world has gone mad (41:50) The trials and travails of clergy at Christmas (1:10:20)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for December 16, 2018

Michael's Essay: The agony and the ecstasy of the annual school Christmas concert (0:37) DOC: Michael Enright piloted a Boeing 777 and landed it in Lake Ontario (6:16) ESSAY: A son's quest to honour his mother's dying wish (31:44) DOC: Newfoundland knitters rescue trigger mitts from extinction (38:15) How Patrick Taylor accidentally became a best-selling Canadian author (1:00:11) PANEL: Fiction about complicated families to help you navigate holiday dysfunction (1:22:24)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for December 9, 2018

Michael's essay on Smell-O-Vision (0:28) Panel on birth tourism (5:17) Personal essay: raising a child with autism and knowing when to let go (33:35) Doc: The opioid crisis and the voice of Sarah Vee (40:50) Interview: Gwynne Dyer on populism, automation and climate change (1:02:03) Interview: Barn fires and animal deaths (1:22:57) Doc: Bill Richardson's doc, Four Small Candles (1:38:11) Think again: wine prices (1:57:13)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for December 2, 2018

Michael's essay: A new survey shows how poorly writers are paid in this country 0:39 Should governments be in the job creation business? 4:42 When the political is too personal 33:09 Why access to clean water is so important to Tanzanian girls 40:13 'Her books map our province': Revisiting B.C. novelist Ethel Wilson 1:02:31 Too long, didn't read - how reading online is hurting our brains 1:25:53 Men who give gifts - and the women who buy the gifts men give 1:57:14

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for November 25, 2018

Alumnus Michael Enright on the failure of leadership at St. Michael's College School 0:39 'Do we stand by our principles, or are we happy being double-faced?': Canada's contradictory position on Yemen 5:42 How Justin Clark's fight for independence transformed disability rights in Canada 43:54 Margaret Atwood on her first award, first book signing and the arrival of pantyhose 1:09:14 A beloved typewriter store is mourned and celebrated by its customers 1:28:38 Politics may increasingly override the rights of Canadians, warns law professor 1:39:58

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for November 18, 2018

Michael Enright embarks on a program of personal transformation 0:39 How artificial intelligence could change Canada's immigration and refugee system 5:44 How desegregation led this TSO trumpeter to the teacher who changed his life 27:52 Paul Rogers on what it takes to avoid war 45:25 Esi Edugyan on Washington Black and the inescapable tendrils of slavery 1:32:49 We need to re-think our obsession with being more productive 2:00:45

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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 0:38 If the midterms were a battle for America's soul, who won? 4:32 A 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 1:13:54 How the battle of Beaumont-Hamel devastated Newfoundland 1:32:19 Dr. 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 0:37 BC government sues drug companies over addictive opioids 21:18 What a crucial battleground district in rust-belt Wisconsin tells us about the midterm elections 43:19 Canadian airmen were key to the WWII Dam Busters 1:19:56 A 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 0:39 Andrew Scheer on how Canada would be different if he were prime minister 5:30 How 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 1:08:57 Donald 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 us 0:38 Canada's population needs to be 100 million by 2100 30:32 Aren't you too old for that? The late life plunge into the PhD 40:30 Mail: 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? 0:39 We should hold identity with 'a lighter touch,' says philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah 4:19 Why aren't most women represented in the last names of their children? 42:31 Political philosopher Joseph Heath on the role emotion plays in politics 1:03:11 The goal of 10,000 steps a day is not based in science, says expert in walking behaviour 1:29:17 POV: 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 5:23 Seeking comfort and community at the dog park 33:32 Ontario man with dementia on crusade to plan his own death 39:56 Political twists mean the Quebec election is now too close to call 1:10:09 Novelist 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 0:39 PANEL: How are Canadian attitudes towards immigration changing? 4:13 DOC: Sixth-graders in a nursing home - an unlikely but 'life-changing' school year 42:41 We can come out of the Trump era a better America, says professor 102:41 ESSAY: A lament for the end of Greyhound buses in western Canada 1:29:34 MAIL: 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 0:39 A Canadian gun rights lobbyist says banning firearms won't stop gun violence 4:56 Personal essay: When your 'to-do' list is taking over your life, try a 'to-don't' list 36:34 You can't stop checking your phone because Silicon Valley designed it that way 43:25 Romance fiction is so much more than swashbuckling bodice-rippers, say authors 125:43 Think 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 0:38 The Catholic Church's legacy of covering up the sexual abuse of children 5:47 A Korean-Canadian opera singer rediscovers her voice in small-town Saskatchewan? 40:47 The Swamp, Part 1: The enduring power of Trumpism 59:10 The forgotten real-life story behind Lolita 1:26:30 Newfoundland 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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