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 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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The Sunday Edition Podcast for August 26, 2018

Doc: How depression cost Gerald Le Dain his Supreme Court post (0:39); Convinced that Canadian beer is better than American beer? Think again! (31:34); "The ghost rapes of Bolivia" (44:58); Doc: A bluffer's guide to the very latest "tech talk." (1:08:29); Essay: A fateful thirty-year-old choice, re-imagined and lived anew (1:28:37); A scathing indictment of Canada's prisons, after 30 years working "down inside" (1:35:04); 'Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King's Secret Life' (1:57:08).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for August 19, 2018

Meet Cowboy Smithx, the young Blackfoot filmmaker (0:39); Remembering Mary Pratt, renowned Canadian painter (19:50); Doc: Women at the Wheel (41:43); Why so many people practice 'denialism' (1:02:41); There is no such thing as the 'white race' - or any other race, says historian (1:28:07); Peter Herrndorf on his illustrious career in the arts (1:52:00).

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August 12, 2018 - The Sunday Edition with guest host David Gray

The campaign to bring Corky the orca home after nearly 5 decades in captivity (0:39); Life inside a travelling school bus powered by vegetable oil (27:55); Sara Angelucci weaves garment factory stories into art (42:54); Poetry is a sugar cube in the bitter coffee of everyday life, says Pino Coluccio (1:06:59); A message from the world's oldest tree saves a man from his mid-life crisis (1:28:38); Two of the young, talented musicians from the piano quartet, "Ensemble Made In Canada" (1:35:31); Rebuilding after the B.C. wildfires (1:59:18)

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August 5, 2018 - The Sunday Edition with guest host Laura Lynch

Writer Elif Shafak on Turkish politics and embracing confusion in an age of tribalism and rigid thinking (0:39); A woman grapples with her husband's Alzheimer's disease (29:10); How online shipping is changing the environment, the design of cities, who we work for and even where we live (40:50); The anti-democratic reign of Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon (1:10:44); Lyme disease: The first epidemic of climate change (1:27:11); The 'Men's Shed' movement helps older men stave off loneliness (1:53:21); Think Again: Corks versus screw-caps (2:04:29)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 29, 2018

Writer Olivia Laing on turning our chaotic age into fiction (0:37); Anglo-Saxon parable inspires a young woman with a visual impairment (26:30); Montreal's graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly (34:30); Irish-Canadian scholar of Inuktitut (37:45); ACLU Legal Director (1:15:00); Quebec music superstar La Bolduc is making a comeback (1:26:00); a prescription for Canadian healthcare from Henry Mintzberg (1:50:25)

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 22, 2018

Can we rewrite the 1951 Refugee Convention for the 21st century? (0:40); The "great divide" in women's friendships (36:00); Mail pack (43:40); "Life is a whole lot more than a PhD" (47:50); One man's quest to spread cribbage around the world (1:20:30); Canadians are not as open to immigration as we like to think (1:31:55); Novelist Sarah Perry on faith, fear and our fascination with monsters (1:56:50).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 15, 2018

On this week's episode with guest host Nahlah Ayed: U.S. diplomat questions Trump's belief in the free world on eve of meeting Putin (0:39); Doc: Why one school board believes studying music is essential for all (26:00); "Abandoned by my country," Former hostage in Syria says Canada let him down (44:20); Think the "5-second rule" means it's okay to eat food you dropped on the floor? Think Again! (01:12:00); A mother's heart melts when a puppy penetrates a 'no pets' family (01:20:33); Doc: Making bagpipes great again (01:28:17); Debut novel about Tamil asylum-seekers reveals Canada's 'split personality' about refugees (01:44:10); Doc: A cafe table of one's own (02:07:35).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 8, 2018

On this week's episode with guest host Gillian Findlay: This searing novel about domestic violence is a damning exposé of India's big problem (0:40); 'Excommunicate me from the church of social justice': an activist's plea for change (33:18); Documentary: 'Time is the great editor': Brian Brett chooses his literary executor (42:10); Donald Trump is the logical outcome of America's fascination with irrationality (01:01:16); What rumours reveal about our deepest hopes and fears (01:26:10).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for July 1, 2018

Children seeking asylum face extortion, rape and murder before they even arrive at the U.S. border? (0:37); Trees are essential infrastructure in our towns and cities, say urban foresters? (22:43); Doc: An unusual family finds joy, connection and love in a remote Inuit community (43:51); Nick Mount on how Canadian literature came to be CanLit (1:08:17); Robert Harris on everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about 'O Canada' (1:33:09); Doc: Newfoundland reunion (2:11:18).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for June 24, 2018

Michael's essay - What would Mr. Rogers say? (0:37); Meet Herménégilde Chiasson (5:58); Mail: Slow news (36:00); Doc: Just to Have Had You (43:27); Why Canada doesn't have a national pharmacare program (1:10:51); A wearable medical device that could help Canadians move again (1:32:17); Trinity Western University Supreme Court of Canada ruling (1:48:12); Mike Check (2:10:58).

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The Sunday Edition Podcast for June 17, 2018

Michael's essay: News fatigue (00:37); The history of Canada-US tensions (4:59); My son's Facebook history might help me understand why he died. But Facebook won't let me see it.(29:13); Doc: Llandovery castle opera (37:11); Racism in Britain's middle class (1:14:51); Doc: My Own Private Twillingate (1:41:45); Mail: Fountain pens (2:01:03).

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