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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Woodstock at 50; A new way to treat addiction; Communal bell-ringing; Two inspiring speeches for the graduating class

'An accident and a miracle': Remembering Woodstock, 50 years later (0:37) How an innovative program is using housing, safer drugs to get people off the streets (49:50) The joy of bell ringing (1:30:56) Rosalie Abella and Michael Enright's convocation speeches (1:49:15)

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Michael's essay on the NBA Raptors; Richard Haass on Trump and foreign relations; mail about genocide; Right to Repair; Marc Bekoff on inner life of animals; essay about 'lunatic'; mail on school violence; filmmaker Julia Reichert; doc on students

Michael's essay :37 Richard Haass 5:16 Mail on genocide 33:10 Right to Repair 40:37 Marc Bekoff 58:46 Essay on 'lunatic' 1:31:45 Mail school violence 1:39:13 Julia Reichert 1:44:14 Doc: students 2:10:31

Download Michael's essay on the NBA Raptors; Richard Haass on Trump and foreign relations; mail about genocide; Right to Repair; Marc Bekoff on inner life of animals; essay about 'lunatic'; mail on school violence; filmmaker Julia Reichert; doc on students
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School violence; Millennials embrace Co-living; Yucho Chow's portraits; The decline of empathy

The head of Canada's biggest school board on the epidemic of violence in elementary school classrooms (0:38) Documentary on co-living (40:58) Catherine Clement on Yucho Chow (1:13:03) The decline of empathy (1:33:42) Crosswords and 42 Across doc (2:01:39)

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Michael's essay in praise of trains; CBC President, Catherine Tait; forgotten scientist, June Lindsey; author Tim Marshall on how walls divide nations; NYT crossword creator Will Nediger; prof David Dyzenhaus on "rule of law"

MICHAEL'S ESSAY: TRAINS 0:38 INTERVIEW: Catherine Tait 4:43 DOC: Who Do We Think We Are? 44:03 INTERVIEW: Tim Marshall - Walls 1:02:25 RETROSPECTIVE: The Montreal Bed-In (John & Yoko) 1:39:41 INTERVIEW: Will Nediger - Crosswords 1:43:44 INTERVIEW: David Dyzenhaus Rule Of Law 2:06:01

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Air pollution around the world; documentary about Montessori school in the North; discussion about business subsidies; author Anakana Schofield; documentary about Crown Can strike

Air pollution kills more people than smoking or wars (0:38) Mail on portraits of elderly animals (30:27) How an Inuit-Montessori preschool hopes to reinvent education in the North (37:05) Government subsidies for business are greater than Canada's entire defence budget (59:38) Novelist Anakana Schofield on friendship, assisted death and the contradictions of being human (1:29:34) Mail on the Winnipeg General Strike; documentary about Crown Can strike (1:55:52)

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Future of NRA; legacy of Winnipeg General Strike; Supreme Court and mental illness; documentary about disability rights; mail about school violence; author Erin Lee Carr; mail about "niceness"; essay on urban gardening

MICHAEL PODCAST LINKS 0:11 MICHAEL'S ESSAY 0:38 WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE 5:37 INTERVIEW: RICHARD JANDA 44:33 DOC: I GO FORWARD 59:28 MAILBAG: PRINCIPALS 1:25:06 INTERVIEW ERIN LEE CARR 1:31:28 MAILBAG: NICE 1:58:27 ESSAY: ALLOTMENT GARDEN 2:02:41

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Too much niceness; principals on classroom violence; Jean Vanier tribute; Mother's Day essay on eldercare; dog therapy at the dentist's

MICHAEL'S ESSAY 0:38 PRINCIPALS PANEL 5:37 VANIER OBIT 44:14 ESSAY: LOLA'S CUP 1:14:57 MAILBAG: LEAF BLOWERS 1:21:37 DENTIST AND THE DACHSCHUND 1:27:09 MAIL BAG: OBAMA 1:35:18 DOC: PLACIDE 1:39:54

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Enemy of the press; Old farm animals; From Quebec mosque to Boston marathon; Leaf-blowers; Speedcubing; Cryptocurrency 101; Why men shave

Barack Obama was a greater enemy of the free press than Donald Trump - Michael's essay (0:38) Portraits of elderly farm animals explore existential questions about animals, and about ourselves: (5:34) A second wind: Survivor of Quebec City mosque shooting laces up in the Boston Marathon (30:32) Why do we put up with the ear-splitting obnoxiousness of leaf blowers? (57:39) The Rubik's Cube is a 1970s toy perfectly suited to the 21st century (1:14:02) Everything you ever wanted to know about cryptocurrency but were afraid to ask (1:28:56) To shave or not to shave? That is the question (1:54:16)

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Lost art of handwritten letters; look-ahead to federal election; mail about Brexit; Newfoundland heart patients in Ottawa documentary; The Backlist: Sinclair Ross; essay on Helen Weinzweig; letters on recycling; FisherPoets gathering.

MICHAEL'S ESSAY 0:38 POLITICAL PANEL 5:19 MAIL BAG: Fintan O'Toole on Brexit 40:05 DOC: NFLD IS EVERYWHERE 46:31 THE BACKLIST: Chapter 5 1:08:01 ESSAY: ON HELEN WEINZWEIG 1:26:59 INTERVIEW: PAYAM AKHAVAN 1:34:09 MAIL BAG: RECYCLING 2:04:26 DOC: FISHER POETS 2:11:23

Download Lost art of handwritten letters; look-ahead to federal election; mail about Brexit; Newfoundland heart patients in Ottawa documentary; The Backlist: Sinclair Ross; essay on Helen Weinzweig; letters on recycling; FisherPoets gathering.
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Notre-Dame fire; Fintan O'Toole on Brexit; poet Alexandra Oliver; Dianne Saxe on recycling; mail about school violence; Icelandic music

MICHAEL'S ESSAY 0:37 INTERVIEW: Fintan O'Toole (Brexit) 4:52 INTERVIEW: Poet Alexandra Oliver 39:35 INTERVIEW: Dianne Saxe 1:05:34 MAIL BAG: Violent Schools 1:31:24 INTERVIEW: Icelandic music 1:39:13

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Religious headgear; Suing the Catholic Church for sexual assault; Nova Scotia's craft liquor industry; Inclusive education; Patrick DeWitt; Chronic coughing

Michael's essay on religious head coverings (0:37); record legal ruling for victim of Roman Catholic sexual abuse (5:10); Nova Scotia's booming craft liquor industry (44:11); parent fighting for inclusive education for her children (1:03:48); novelist Patrick deWitt (1:36:08); what can be done about unexplained chronic cough? (2:08:27)

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N.S. bill on organ donations; children's rights in sentencing; Roméo Dallaire; Dionne quints novel; parents on classroom violence

Michael's essay about organ donation 0:37 Children's needs in sentencing parents 4:37 Roméo Dallaire on Rwandan genocide 32:10 Novel about Dionne Quints 1:24:54 Parents on school violence 1:54:29

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Trump, Mueller and the media; High-tech help for insomnia; Sitting is NOT the new smoking; Anti-Semitism, the oldest hatred

Michael's essay on question period theatre (0:37) Jay Rosen on the media, Mueller, and 2020 coverage (4:44) Ira Basen documentary on sleep tech and the 'anxiety economy' (37:57) Rethinking standing desks (1:05:19) Photographing his mother's dementia made her feel alive again (1:14:41) Deborah Lipstadt on anti-Semitism (1:29:55)

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Violence against elementary school teachers; Boat Harbour; Solace and community in the aftermath of an overdose; Mark Abley on his organist father

Michael's essay -- Why the Brits won the war: 0:38 Violence against elementary school teachers: 4:29 Boat Harbour: 41:23 Think again about breakfast: 1:14:36 Solace and community in the aftermath of an overdose: 1:25:40 Mark Abley on his organist father: 1:43:20

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The Sunday Edition podcast for March 17, 2019

Michael's opening comments about the New Zealand mosque shooting :39; Discussion about what it's like to be Muslim in a time of growing hate 3:40 NZ author and professor Paul Spoonley on his research of right-wing extremism 44:34 NOTE: This is an abbreviated podcast because we are unable to include music interviews, due to copyright issues.

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The Sunday Edition podcast for March 10, 2019

Michael's essay on driverless cars: 0:37 What is the moral authority to govern, and how does a government lose it? 4:51 Remembering Canadian writer Patrick Lane 36:42 Saving Ontario's trumpeter swans 44:42 Schadenfreude 1:05:49 The Blue Jays according to Jerry Howarth 1:33:52 More Ken Nordine and Word Jazz 2:13:04

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The Sunday Edition podcast for March 3, 2019

Remembering journalism great Clark Davey (0:37) Transit cards and surveillance capitalism (6:45) Bill Richardson's journey from radio host to part-time dishwasher (43:49) The surprising history of vaccine skepticism in Canada (56:41) Quebec traditional music is reinventing itself (1:23:43) The Backlist, Ep. 4: The Watch That Ends the Night (1:23:43) Ken Nordine (2:04:19)

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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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