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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Michael’s essay on politics and bullet-proof vests; shelter as election issue; personal essay about cats; Syrian Kurds; Twitter’s poet laureate Brian Bilston; tribute to Harold Bloom; Canadians in Hong Kong

Michael’s essay on politics and bullet-proof vests – 0:39 Shelter as election issue – 4:58 Personal essay: Not My Cat – 38:23 Kurds in Syria – 43:08 Twitter’s poet laureate Brian Bilston – 1:08:24 Tribute to Harold Bloom – 1:30:48 Listener mail – 1:56:49 Canadians in Hong Kong – 2:05:05

Download Michael’s essay on politics and bullet-proof vests; shelter as election issue; personal essay about cats; Syrian Kurds; Twitter’s poet laureate Brian Bilston; tribute to Harold Bloom; Canadians in Hong Kong
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Adjectives and adverbs; religion and politics; in praise of waiting; doc: Japanese POW story; immigration as election issue; Black Sox scandal of 1919; Cornish pasties

Adjectives and adverbs 0:38 Religion and politics 4:54 In praise of waiting 33:20 Doc: Japanese POW story 40:56 Immigration election issu 1:04:15 Black Sox scandal Mail about John Bercow Cornish pasties

Download Adjectives and adverbs; religion and politics; in praise of waiting; doc: Japanese POW story; immigration as election issue; Black Sox scandal of 1919; Cornish pasties
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Press freedom; British Speaker John Bercow; From radio host to cheesemonger; Reconciliation; Impeachment past and present; The Dishwasher; Reality check on fake news

Michael's essay: 0:38 John Bercow: 4:58 Mike Finnerty's essay, The Cheesemonger: 37:35 Reconciliation panel: 45:37 Lessons from history for the Trump impeachment inquiry: 01:17:00 Confessions of a dishwasher and gambling addict who became a bestselling novelist: 01:37:35 Reality check on fake news: 2:06:00

Download Press freedom; British Speaker John Bercow; From radio host to cheesemonger; Reconciliation; Impeachment past and present; The Dishwasher; Reality check on fake news
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Poverty & the elections; Climate politics & Canadian youth; Climate as a non-partisan issue; Conversations with progressives; Adam Gopnik on liberalism; Doc on physics in the forest; The evolution of swearing; Doc on 80-year-old chip truck

Michael's Essay – 0:39 Canadian youth & climate – 4:34 Tom McMillan – 33:01 Essay: Mustn’t Grumble – 43:15 Adam Gopnik – 50:06 Doc: Physics In The Forest – 1:22:46 Mail about Canadian farmers – 1:33:28 A history of swearing – 1:41:26 Doc: The Blessed Wagon – 2:01:06

Download Poverty & the elections; Climate politics & Canadian youth; Climate as a non-partisan issue; Conversations with progressives; Adam Gopnik on liberalism; Doc on physics in the forest; The evolution of swearing; Doc on 80-year-old chip truck
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Daughter of Family G: Ami McKay's 2002 documentary about her family's deadly genetic history

This week, Canadian writer Ami McKay published a memoir about her family's history with cancer. As a podcast extra, we revisit her original 2002 documentary for The Sunday Edition about whether or not to get tested for a rare genetic mutation that causes colon cancer. Her documentary, and her memoir, are called "Daughter of Family G."

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Business & politics; Jamaican entertainer Miss Lou; raising a neurodiverse child; documentary about Rachel Lapierre; tribute to Graeme Gibson; farmers discuss federal election; doc about street astronomer

Michael's essay 00:00:39 Miss Lou 00:05:20 Neurodiverse child 00:32:19 Rachel Lapierre doc 00:40:09 Mail about election 00:56:30 Graeme Gibson 01:05:47 Farmers panel 01:28:18 Mail about fake meat 01:36:25 Street Astronomer 02:07:37

Download Business & politics; Jamaican entertainer Miss Lou; raising a neurodiverse child; documentary about Rachel Lapierre; tribute to Graeme Gibson; farmers discuss federal election; doc about street astronomer
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Losing a cellphone; unofficial voters' guide to the election; the next Ti-Jean Carignan; tribute to Desmond Morton; essay about the urge to shop; building cities from scratch; rethinking “meatless meat”

Michael's essay 0:39 Election panel 4:38 Doc: Que music 39:20 Listener mail 55:45 Desmond Morton 1:03:46 Essay: shopping 1:25:09 Building cities 1:32:18 Fake Meat 1:57:23

Download Losing a cellphone; unofficial voters' guide to the election; the next Ti-Jean Carignan; tribute to Desmond Morton; essay about the urge to shop; building cities from scratch; rethinking “meatless meat”
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An unsettled world; Canada's migrant workers; Writer Brian Brett faces death by pursuing beauty; New cardinal Michael Czerny; The mystery of Ambrose Small

Michael's essay on the first week of September: 0:39 Paul Rogers and Margaret MacMillan on the state of the world: 5:01 Voices from junior kindergarten, pt. 1: 40:20 A thank you dinner for the 'forgotten' migrant workers who pick Canada's food: 42:17 Writer Brian Brett on facing death and pursuing beauty: 57:32 Voices from junior kindergarten, pt. 2: 1:27:22 Canada's new cardinal Michael Czerny on climate change and Laudato Si: 1:28:43 Katie Daubs on the 1919 mystery disappearance of Ambrose Small: 1:43:40 An English teacher on the underrated joys of the new school year: 2:10:22 Voices from junior kindergarten, pt. 3: 2:17:49

Download An unsettled world; Canada's migrant workers; Writer Brian Brett faces death by pursuing beauty; New cardinal Michael Czerny; The mystery of Ambrose Small
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Fixing foster care; Black train porters; Women's Anger; Babies' last names; Patrick DeWitt

Fixing foster care - 0:38 Essay: Allotment Garden - 37:32 Black train porters - 45:12 Rebecca Traister on women's anger - 01:11:28 Doc: Baby names - 01:39:52 Patrick DeWitt - 02:00:44

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India's changing climate; Doc: Who he raised; Trauma-informed journalism; Doc: School of real life; Maryanne Wolf on online reading; Roman Catholic Church lawsuit

India's climate crisis -- 0:40 Doc: Who he raised -- 27:31 Panel: Trauma-informed journalism -- 4:55 Doc: School of real life -- 01:16:23 Maryanne Wolf -- 01:36:50 Roman Catholic church lawsuit -- 01:55:57

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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

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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

Download Immunotherapy; Remembering Toni Morrison; the Second Amendment; Alexandra Oliver; Kwame Anthony Appiah; return of the trumpeter swan
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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

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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

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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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