May 11, 2013 | 11:39Day 6 The questionable greatness of Gatsby: A debate Audio
Day 6 The questionable greatness of Gatsby: A debate May 11, 2013 | 11:39Is Gatsby, perhaps, not so great? Brent moderates a friendly debate between Kathryn Schulz, author of "Why I Despise The Great Gatsby," and Anne Margaret Daniel, a professor of literature at New York's New School and an F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar.
May 11, 2013 | 6:57Day 6 Very superstitious: Examining weird hockey rituals Audio
Day 6 Very superstitious: Examining weird hockey rituals May 11, 2013 | 6:57After The New York Islanders stopped shaving during their 1980s playoff run and went on to win four Stanley Cups in a row, it's become widely accepted: no beard, no cup. The playoff beard is one of the most cherished hockey rituals, but hockey players pra
May 4, 2013 | 9:19Day 6 Zach Braff on Kickstarter crowdfunding Audio
Day 6 Zach Braff on Kickstarter crowdfunding May 4, 2013 | 9:19After writing a new movie script with his brother, Zach Braff was worried he'd have to surrender too much creative control if he financed the film through Hollywood investors. Instead, he asked fans to fund the movie themselves on Kickstarter. We spoke to
May 11, 2013 | 2:13Day 6 Riffed from the headlines 05/11/13 Audio
Day 6 Riffed from the headlines 05/11/13 May 11, 2013 | 2:13Riffed from the Headlines is our weekly music news quiz. Can you guess the story that connects the three riffs? Listen below. Email us at daysix @ cbc dot ca with your answer. Don't forget to include your mailing address, and put "Riffed From The Headline
May 18, 2013 | 8:03Day 6 Should I read it? Dan Brown's "Inferno" Audio
Day 6 Should I read it? Dan Brown's "Inferno" May 18, 2013 | 8:03Dan Brown is back with a new thriller that's the odds-on favourite for beach book of the summer. "Inferno" features the return of Robert Langdon. But is Brown's latest worth the read? To help you decide, Brent speaks to Day 6 Books columnist Becky Toyne.
Mar 16, 2013 | 8:26Day 6 One-way ticket to Mars Audio
Day 6 One-way ticket to Mars Mar 16, 2013 | 8:26Ever wonder what life is like on Mars? How about death on Mars? By 2023, some space travelers may know both. A private company called Mars One is working on sending astronauts on a one-way mission to the Red Planet. Bas Lansdorp, co-founder and general di
Aug 17, 2012 | 13:42Day 6 Day 6 - August 18 - The Gatsby Curve Audio
Day 6 Day 6 - August 18 - The Gatsby Curve Aug 17, 2012 | 13:42With the US presidential campaign heating up - we're all going to be hearing a lot more talk about The American Dream and what it means in coming months.
Which may explain why a novel published in 1925 holds such appeal in 2012.
A movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is due out next summer. A musical version just opened in London, and an eight-hour reading of the novel got rave reviews in New York.
There's even a Great Gatsby makeup line in the works.
Sarah Churchwell teaches literature at the University of East Anglia, and is working on a book about Gatsby.
And Miles Corak researched what's been called "The Gatsby Curve". He teaches economics at the University of Ottawa.
Oct 6, 2012 | 11:25Day 6 New Mafia Kingpins - The 'Ndrangheta Audio
Day 6 New Mafia Kingpins - The 'Ndrangheta Oct 6, 2012 | 11:25xplosive allegations of organized crime's power in Quebec dominated the headlines again this week. So far at the at The Charbonneau inquiry we've been hearing a lot about the Cosa Nostra group which has strong ties to Sicily. But now another name is emerging -- The 'Ndrangheta. And their power base is in Calabria, the toe of Italy's boot. The organized crime group dominates in Europe and now we're learning just how much power and pull they have in Ontario. We'll dig deeper with mob watcher Antonio Nicaso and former RCMP chief superintendent Ben Soave.
May 4, 2013 | 20:57Day 6 How to defend an accused terrorist in court Audio
Day 6 How to defend an accused terrorist in court May 4, 2013 | 20:57According to a new polling, 70 per cent of Americans want the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But Tsarnaev does have someone in his corner-defense attorney Judy Clarke. We assemble a panel of defense attorneys whose clients faced terrorism charges.