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Clickbait is everywhere online. They're those links with hyped headlines with one goal in mind: to get you to click. They make big promises but often they don't deliver -- and they can leave you feeling like you've been duped. So as Facebook cracks down on the clickbait, Day 6 talks to Tim Marchman, deputy editor at Deadspin, about clickbait's ubiquity -- and whether it's really all that bad.

Take this quiz to see if you can tell what's real -- and what's not.

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Clickbait headline quiz, can you guess the fake?

Clickbait headline quiz, can you guess the fake?

Clickbait is everywhere online. They're those links with hyped headlines with one goal in mind: to get you to click. They make big promises but often they don't deliver -- and they can leave you feeling like you've been duped. So as Facebook cracks down on the clickbait, Day 6 talks to Tim Marchman, deputy editor at Deadspin, about clickbait's ubiquity -- and whether it's really all that bad.

Take this quiz to see if you can tell what's real -- and what's not.

Read More »

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Episode 197: When Muzzling Scientists is Appropriate, How Tim Hortons Became a National Symbol, War on Clickbait and more

Episode 197: When Muzzling Scientists is Appropriate, How Tim Hortons Became a National Symbol, War on Clickbait and more

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Riffed from the Headlines 30/08/2014

Riffed from the Headlines 30/08/2014
Riffed From The Headlines is our weekly quiz where we choose three riffs linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag! You can listen to this week's clue below and email us your answer at day6 at cbc dot ca. Make sure to include your mailing address and put "Riffed from the Headlines" in the subject line.

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Crackdown on Chinese independent cinema

Crackdown on Chinese independent cinema
Last week, authorities shut down China's leading independent film festival and confiscated 10-years worth of archives and documents from festival organizers.  The unprecedented crackdown comes at a time when commercial cinema is experiencing a surge in growth nationwide;  last year China overtook Japan to become the world's second-largest film market. Brent speaks with Shelly Kraicera film festival curator and a regular at the Beijing Independent Film Festival.

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Day 6 encore: Was his dad the Zodiac Killer?

Day 6 encore: Was his dad the Zodiac Killer?
Gary Stewart grew up knowing nothing about his biological parents. When he was 39, he set out on a quest to learn about his father.  Now, after 12 years of investigation, Gary is sharing his horrifying revelation; he believes that his father was the notorious serial murderer, the Zodiac Killer. This past May, Brent spoke to Gary about his book,  The Most Dangerous Animal of All; Searching for my Father... and Finding the Zodiac Killer.

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Why muzzling government scientists can be a good thing

Why muzzling government scientists can be a good thing
For years now, Stephen Harper's government has been accused of waging a "war on science". And to some Canadians, the worst of it has been the so-called muzzling of government scientists. There have been protests and damning op-eds about this silencing, but this week, economist Andrew Leach wrote a piece for MacLean's explaining why there can be good reasons for preventing government scientists from speaking freely. Brent speaks to him, along with Chris Turner, author of The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada


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Why Canadian politicians love Tim Hortons

Why Canadian politicians love Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons and Burger King agreed to a merger this week, prompting Burger King to assure Americans it would continue paying US taxes, and Tim's to promise Canadians that nothing would change on this side of the border. The merger is more than a business story in Canada. To some, Tim Hortons has become as synonymous with Canadian culture as hockey, maple syrup, and politeness. The "Tim Hortons voter" is a familiar trope for politicians and pundits of all stripes. Douglas Hunter, author of "Double Double: How Tim Hortons Became a Canadian Way of Life One Cup At A Time", joins Brent to discuss the origins of the donut chain's identification with Canadian nationalism - and why it appeals to Canadian politicians.

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Day 6 Encore: Matt Taibbi on "The Divide"

Day 6 Encore: Matt Taibbi on
The shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer has raised some serious questions about the state of law and order in America. Residents of the predominantly black suburb of St. Louis, Missouri are furious with a justice system they believe does not treat everyone equally. Chances are journalist Matt Taibbi would agree. Brent spoke to Taibbi in May about his new book, The Divide, which looks at how wealth impacts one's experience with the justice system. Given the events in Ferguson, we thought the interview was worth another listen.

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Fight the Power: Rap, Resistance and the Killing of Mike Brown

 Fight the Power: Rap, Resistance and the Killing of Mike Brown
Protests erupted in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown's violent death. He was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a police officer. The demonstrations shine a harsh light on the tense relationship between police and the black community, a relationship with a volatile history that stretches far beyond Ferguson's borders. Rising up against police brutality and social injustice was at the pounding heart of rap music in the late 80s and early 90s, but does rap still have the protest power it once did? Brent spoke to Davey D, a hip-hop historian and journalist, and Tef Poe, a rapper from St. Louis who's been active in the Ferguson demonstrations.


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Mo'ne Mania: Prospects for women in baseball

Mo'ne Mania: Prospects for women in baseball

Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis is garnering major attention for both her impressive fastball and success in a male-dominated sport. At 13-years-old, Mo'ne is being recognized as a trailblazer for women in baseball. But are those hopes too much to place on the future of one girl? We ask Susan Perabo, the first woman to play baseball at the NCAA level.

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