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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Panel of Canadian extreme adventurers; Think again: early risers; Newfoundland novelist Michael Crummey; Doc: The Mamas and the Papas; Woodstock at 50; Essay: Pigrim

Panel of Canadian extreme adventurers -- 0:40 Think again: early risers -- 30:41 Newfoundland novelist Michael Crumme -- 40:57 Doc: The Mamas and the Papas -- 1:07:15 Woodstock at 50 -- 1:32:58 Essay: Pigrim -- 2:12:22

Download Panel of Canadian extreme adventurers; Think again: early risers; Newfoundland novelist Michael Crummey; Doc: The Mamas and the Papas; Woodstock at 50; Essay: Pigrim
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Immunotherapy; Remembering Toni Morrison; the Second Amendment; Alexandra Oliver; Kwame Anthony Appiah; return of the trumpeter swan

Cancer immunotherapy - 0:39 From the archives: Toni Morrison - 27:45 Gun control and the Second Amendment - 36:17 Alexandra Oliver on poetry - 58:29 Kwame Anthony Appiah on identity - 1:24:21 Doc: A village of swans, a village of people - 1:53:04

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Gay referee; doggy dentist; children's lit illustrators; AI and immigration; Samuel Becket

Gay referee 0:40 Doc: Doggy dentist 31:03 Canadian children's books illustrators 39:30 AI and immigration 1:03:50 Beckett special 1:25:39

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Energy transition history; leaf blowers; voice of the Blue Jays, Jerry Howarth; doc about an adult math club; bedtime stories for grownups; doc about Thelma Pepper, nonagenarian photographer; essay about turning into a grump.

Energy history 0:38 Leaf blowers 24:48 Jerry Howarth 41:16 Math club 1:16:25 Bedtime stories 1:25:35 Thelma Pepper 1:40:16 Essay, grumpiness 2:05:11

Download Energy transition history; leaf blowers; voice of the Blue Jays, Jerry Howarth; doc about an adult math club; bedtime stories for grownups; doc about Thelma Pepper, nonagenarian photographer; essay about turning into a grump.
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The internet and democracy; remembering author Howard Engel; author Taffy Brodesser-Akner; Boris Johnson; documentary about late-life PhDs; think again about 10,000 steps a day

Internet and democracy panel discussion :39 Remembering Howard Engel 34:53 Boris Johnson 39:40 Author Taffy Brodesser-Akner 1:05:47 Documentary late-life PhDs 1:27:38 Think again about 10K steps a day 2:02:56

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Paternity testing; a cat and community; mail on media and climate change; barn fires; the real Lolita; documentary on MAiD and Alzheimer's; "Think Again" on productivity

Paternity testing interview 0:37 Essay about cat and community 30:54 Mail on media and climate change 37:25 Interview about barn fires 44:50 Interview on the real Lolita 59:38 Documentary about assisted death 1:24:35 Think again about productivity 1:54:41

Download Paternity testing; a cat and community; mail on media and climate change; barn fires; the real Lolita; documentary on MAiD and Alzheimer's; "Think Again" on productivity
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Media coverage of climate change; documentary about Newfoundland trigger mitts; author Esi Edugyan; the Dunning-Kruger Effect; essay by Bill Richardson; documentary about smartphone addiction

Media coverage of climate 0:37 Documentary: Nfld trigger mitts 23:12 Author Esi Edugyan 39:51 Dunning-Kruger Effect 1:06:10 Bill Richardson essay 1:28:15 Documentary: smartphone addiction 1:36:52

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Esmé Weijun Wang on schizophrenia; David Gutnick doc on South Korean singer in rural Saskatchewan; historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; environmental impact of cloth vs. plastic bags; Robert Harris on history of O Canada.

Esmé Weijun Wang on Schizophrenia 0:38 Letters about Woodstock 34:49 Doc on South Korean singer in Sask 41:44 Doris Kearns Goodwin 1:05:45 Cloth vs. plastic bags 1:36:26 Robert Harris on O Canada 1:46:04

Download Esmé Weijun Wang on schizophrenia; David Gutnick doc on South Korean singer in rural Saskatchewan; historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; environmental impact of cloth vs. plastic bags; Robert Harris on history of O Canada.
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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

Download 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"
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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

Download 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
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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."

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