The Sunday Edition

The Sunday Edition — October 7, 2018

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Michael's essay: Why would anyone ever risk taking any of the drugs advertised on TV?

"As I listened to the litany of awful things that could happen, I thought, I'll take my chances with the disease, thank you very much," said Michael Enright.

We should hold identity with 'a lighter touch,' says philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks with Michael Enright about the falsehoods and contradictions that prevent us from understanding who we really are, and how we can best live together. His book is called The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity.

The goal of 10,000 steps a day is not based in science, says expert in walking behaviour

Most people who count how many steps they walk every day are focused on the goal of 10,000, but Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke says there is nothing magic about that number.

Political philosopher Joseph Heath on the role emotion plays in politics

Michael talks to Joseph Heath, who teaches political philosophy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto about the roles of fear and anger in politics.

Why aren't most women represented in the last names of their children?

In the old days, there would be no debate. Father's last name. Case closed. But now that many women are keeping their own names, why aren't they represented in the names of their children? Julia Pagel's documentary is called "The Tricky One."

Seventy is not the new sixty. Just ask my body

If sixty is the new fifty, and forty the new thirty, then doesn't it follow that denial is the new acceptance? Despite our best efforts to pretend otherwise, time marches on. In his essay, David Martin explains his personal resolve to look it squarely in the eye.

Charles Aznavour on the perils of fame, learning from Piaf, and loving Montreal

The French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour died this week at the age of 94. We re-braodcast a 1974, Aznavour did with starstruck, very young host called Michael Enright.