The Sunday Magazine

About The Sunday Magazine



The Sunday Magazine is a lively and wide-ranging CBC Radio One program that helps you make sense of our changing world and reflects upon ideas in the air. Host Piya Chattopadhyay brings you a smart mix of long-form conversations that cut deep and mine the forces driving our society, politics and cultures today. Every weekend, we take time for deep exploration, but always make space for music, surprise, delight, and fun.

Air Times

CBC Radio One:

The Sunday Magazine - Sundays at 9 a.m. (9:30 NT)

The Sunday Midnight Magazine - Mondays at 12 a.m. (12:30 NT)

Sirius XM 169:

The Sunday Magazine - Sundays at 9 a.m. ET

The Sunday Midnight Magazine - Mondays at 12 a.m. ET

About Piya

In her more than two decades as a journalist, Piya Chattopadhyay has been a reporter and host, for both radio and TV, in Canada and abroad.

Prior to hosting The Sunday Magazine, she hosted and co-created CBC Radio's Out in the Open, and worked as a guest host for TVO's The Agenda and CBC's The Current.

Piya also spent several years reporting from abroad as Fox News Radio's Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem, but travelling throughout the region. She has covered war  and natural disasters, politics, healthcare and education from many international locations, including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Kenya, the United Kingdom, and France, to name but a few.

She has received many accolades for her work including: New York Festival awards, RTDNA awards, two Gabriel awards  and a South Asian Journalists Association award.

In her off-air life, Piya has a daughter and identical twin boys. She is married to fellow CBC journalist and economics correspondent,  Peter Armstrong.

Piya was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to parents who immigrated to the province from India in the late 1960s. She has one sister.

The Sunday Magazine Team


Sarah-Joyce Battersby
Gary Francis
David Gutnick
Pauline Holdsworth
Jennifer Keene
Tahiat Mahboob
Peter Mitton
Alisa Siegel
Chris Wodskou
and Donya Ziaee.

Senior Producer
Brian Coulton

Executive Producer
Willow Smith