Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTThis week: a feature interview with Israeli novelist David Grossman; how Jimmy Breslin changed journalism; Rachel Matlow's documentary about a teenage taxidermist; and Robert Harris returns with pt. 3 of The Music That Changed Your World
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMTMichael's essay on the treatment of female MDs during medical emergencies on planes; the Doomsday Clock; a role-reversal in a decades-long therapy relationship after the therapist's stroke; and an interview with the Afghan ambassador to Canada
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (39 sec); the death of gravitas (4:51); mail (37:35); plastics (43:37); the first new feminist bookstore in a generation opens in Montreal (55:47); writing a bestseller (1:08:50); mouldy head (1:24:36)
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay on boil-water orders on First Nations reserves; journalist Graeme Wood, who spent a decade interviewing ISIS fighters; a poem from former inmate Jarrod Shook; the Montreal optician on a mission to make glasses affordable; Heather O'Neill
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael graciously accepts an award for "deception, distortion and dishonesty" from Vaccine Choice Canada, an organization that says vaccines cause autism in children; Former Tory cabinet minister Tom McMillan says he no longer recognizes his old party
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThis week on The Sunday Edition: the parallels between the Trump and Nixon White Houses; economist Joseph Stiglitz; remembering Stuart McLean; the "slow professor" movement; and an essay about precarity, perseverance and a bonsai tree.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTThis week: Michael's essay on CBC Radio gardening expert Ed Lawrence; a hard look at the ideology of Israeli settlers; Alisa Siegel's documentary about 93-year-old Quebec artist Françoise Sullivan; and music man Robert Harris returns.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay on the connections between the Quebec City mosque murder and the travel ban in the U.S. (39 sec); Islamophobia (5:37); David Gutnick visits a former neo-Nazi in Quebec City (41:01), and a look at the state of American democracy (1:03:40).
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay on social media bubbles (39 sec); Michael Eric Dyson on race in the post-Obama era (5:37); China's one-child policy (42:20) and a feature documentary about the dramatic rise in divorce among people over 50 (50:36).
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (39 sec); Documentary about Josée Blanchette's decision to quit chemo (4:56); Marjorie Harris on retirement (30:43); Charles Taylor (38:03); The Music That Changed Your World (1:10:42)
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael appeals to fellow journalists to remember that "all governments lie" (39 sec); feminism in the age of Trump (5:51); coming to grips with mortality (46:47); a documentary about the 'Street Thug Barbers' of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (1:12:12)
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (38 sec); Jamil Jivani on the links between young men who join gangs and young men who join terrorist cells (5:21); Telephone book club documentary (30:55); Stuart Hamilton obituary (48:35); Bach & God (51:48)
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay: While much of the world flirts with populism and xenophobia, Canada remains a relatively peaceful country. Shut up! I'm thinking, the 2nd annual edition of the popular parlour game, with contestants Rosanna Deerchild, Tom Power and Carol
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT00:00:38 Christmas concert essay; 00:06:20 Michael Sandel; 00:40:01 Family Christmas essay; 00:47:53 CBT for insomnia; 01:16:46 Letters about diversity
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (40 sec); South Africa's Public Protector (5:32); Ira Basen doc on finding his name as a crossword clue (38:21); Diversity panel (50:25)
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (39 sec); Frane (6:26); Mail: Pedestrians (20:54); Libraries (25:46); Doc: Fresh Kills (46:34)
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT00:00:39 Pedestrian deaths; 00:06:06 Garrison Keillor; 00:34:53 mail on Kellie Leitch; 00:41:20 Chinese writer doc; 00:56:34 future of libraries; 01:16:32 Christiane Amanpour
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT00:00:39 Kellie Leitch invu; 21:04 Mail on U.S. election; 32:45 Essay on joys of not divesting; 39:40 Ira Basen documentary on foreign students
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (38 sec); Thomas Frank (6:04); Dear president-elect 1 (43:25); Andrew Postman on how TV created Trump (49:02); Dear president-elect 2, 3 & 4 (1:10:09); Paul Rogers on foreign policy (1:22:01); Dear president-elect 5 (1:38:15)
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (38 sec); pre-election panel (4:24); Chrystia Freeland (40:07); Sir Simon Rattle (1:01:21)
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT0:00 Torture of solitary confinement; 4:33 Photographer Edward Burtynsky; 45:14 Letters on stemcell transplant; 53:17 Doc on tent cities; 1:19:55 Poet Anne Carson
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (38 sec); Arlie Hochschild on Trump supporters (4:59); Ken Wiwa obituary (33:51); Doc: Manjusha Meets Her Match (39:35); Ross King on Monet (1:06:10)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (38 sec); Syria panel (5:01); Piano mail (41:26); Steve Earle (46:12)
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMTKevin Patterson on Afghanistan - 00:29 Dead Mom Talking - 18:29 Viktor Frankl: The Meaningful Man - 33:20
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMTMichael's essay (28 sec); Ralph Nader (4:30); Doc: End Notes (33:18); Alison Gopnik on parenting (52:52); Peres obit (1:18:18)