The Sunday Magazine

Greetings from listeners and friends of The Sunday Edition

Throughout today's program, you'll hear a series of "audio postcards"; notes of appreciation and farewell from listeners and from people who have been interviewed by Michael over the past two decades. They include Stephen Lewis, writer Esi Edugyan, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.

A collection of 'audio postcards' bidding adieu to Michael Enright

Michael in Studio 320 of the Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, November 15, 2015. In the foreground, engineer Dean Ples and producer Talin Vartanian. (Submitted by Talin Vartanian)

For Michael Enright's final show as host of The Sunday Edition, listeners and former guests contributed notes of appreciation and farewell.  

Former guests

Humanitarian Stephen Lewis told Michael he values "your insatiable curiosity, your dry surreptitious wit, your infinitely agile mind, open to the exploration of every idea, and above all a lovely, generous ambiance to every conversation."

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland described him as "a person not afraid of ideas, not afraid of tackling complicated issues, and confident that Canadians are smart and they will go there with you." 

Novelist Michael Crummey said, "The Sunday Edition has always been at the forefront of helping Canadians feel like books mattered and Canadian writers mattered. And I just wanted to thank you for that." 

Hear audio postcards from former guests Stephen Lewis; Michael Crummey; former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin; actor R. H. Thomson; author Anakana Schofield; musician Thompson Egbo-Egbo; writer and broadcaster Francine Pelletier; author Esi Edugyan; "Jimmy Carter" as played by actor Ray Landry; actor Yanna McIntosh; Chrystia Freeland; and poet Lorna Crozier.

From our listeners

André Carrel, a listener in Terrace, B.C., said he's discovered countless books through listening to The Sunday Edition. "What I have spent on books over the years is enough to deny me an exotic luxury vacation," he said. "And I blame that on Michael."

Sharron Simpson of Kelowna, B.C., said, "At a time when loss has pervaded every part of our lives, and conversation is wrapped around one subject, your departure feels even more profound." 

Hear audio postcards (and poems!) to Michael Enright from listeners across the country.

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