The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Edition — October 21, 2018

Listen to this week's show with host Michael Enright.
Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright. (David Gutnick/CBC, André Forget, Penguin Random House Canada, Babak Salari )

Michael's essay: The media have gone gaga over the legalization of pot

"We media hacks love countdowns, whether it's the early minutes of a NASA launch or the dying seconds of a hockey game. But I have to say that in the countdown to legalization, my confreres were in the grip of some kind of journalistic reefer madness."

Andrew Scheer on how Canada would be different if he were prime minister

Andrew Scheer became leader of the Conservative Party more than a year ago, but many Canadians say they still don't know much about him. With the federal election exactly one year away, the leader of the official opposition sat down with The Sunday Edition's host Michael Enright.

How 98-year-old photographer Thelma Pepper captured the extraordinary in the 'ordinary women' of Saskatchewan

Thelma Pepper has dedicated her late-found photography career to capturing the lives of Saskatchewan farm wives, residents of rural Prairie communities and seniors in nursing homes — people often overlooked by society.

'Beirut is still a place to mourn': Rawi Hage sets new novel in his old hometown

Rawi Hage is one of Canada's most celebrated writers, whose latest book is set in 1978 in the early days of the Lebanese civil war. It is a series of linked vignettes that stitch together to create a fabulist portrait of a city in the chaos of war.

Donald Trump lacks the character traits of great presidents, says presidential historian

Doris Kearns Goodwin's latest book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times, examines the character traits that made four American presidents great leaders, and whether the current president shares any of them.