Day 6 | Sep 27, 2013 | 10:36

PopSci comment ban: Are comments bad for science? + Poll

Popular Science magazine is shutting down comments on their website. Day 6 debates whether web comments are bad for science with University of Calgary professor Marie-Claire Shanahan and Popular Science's Dan Nosowitz.

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Day 6 - Episode 191: MH17 and Missiles, Syria's Chemical Weapons at Sea, Break Up Albums and MoreJul 19, 2014 | 54:00Day 6 Episode 191: MH17 and Missiles, Syria's Chemical Weapons at Sea, Break Up Albums and More Audio
Day 6 Episode 191: MH17 and Missiles, Syria's Chemical Weapons at Sea, Break Up Albums and More Jul 19, 2014 | 54:00MH17/Syria's Chemical Weapons at Sea/Breakup Albums/"Orthorexia"/PJ O'Rourke
Day 6 - Riffed From The Headlines 19/07/14Jul 18, 2014 | 1:11Day 6 Riffed From The Headlines 19/07/14 Audio
Day 6 Riffed From The Headlines 19/07/14 Jul 18, 2014 | 1:11Riffed From The Headlines is our weekly quiz where we choose three riffs that are linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.
Day 6 - The Blonde VeganJul 18, 2014 | 7:56Day 6 The Blonde Vegan Audio
Day 6 The Blonde Vegan Jul 18, 2014 | 7:56Jordan Younger started a blog called "The Blonde Vegan" to chronicle her journey to becoming vegan. All that ended recently, when Younger revealed she has a little-known eating disorder called Orthorexia: the fixation on righteous and healthy eating.
Day 6 - Typewriters and Counter-IntelligenceJul 18, 2014 | 7:03Day 6 Typewriters and Counter-Intelligence Audio
Day 6 Typewriters and Counter-Intelligence Jul 18, 2014 | 7:03A German politician said Monday that his country is looking into using typewriters for top-secret documents to prevent further spying by foreign governments. Spy writer Nigel West talks to Brent about whether typewriters are best for keeping secrets.
Day 6 - Day 6 Encore: P.J. O'Rourke on Baby BoomersJul 18, 2014 | 8:14Day 6 Day 6 Encore: P.J. O'Rourke on Baby Boomers Audio
Day 6 Day 6 Encore: P.J. O'Rourke on Baby Boomers Jul 18, 2014 | 8:14Humourist P.J. O'Rourke salutes and lambastes his generation in his new book, "The Baby Boom". P.J. joined Brent earlier this year for a spirited discussion of spoiled brats, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Day 6 - Cape Ray: How a ship is being used to destroy Syria's chemical weaponsJul 18, 2014 | 9:19Day 6 Cape Ray: How a ship is being used to destroy Syria's chemical weapons Audio
Day 6 Cape Ray: How a ship is being used to destroy Syria's chemical weapons Jul 18, 2014 | 9:19A ship in the middle of the Mediterranean has started the delicate task of destroying 600 tons of Syria's chemical weapons. Michael Luhan, spokesperson for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, explains this unprecedented mission.
Day 6 - Can any rebel group shoot down a plane?Jul 18, 2014 | 6:51Day 6 Can any rebel group shoot down a plane? Audio
Day 6 Can any rebel group shoot down a plane? Jul 18, 2014 | 6:51It's still unclear who shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, killing 298 people, on Thursday. Matt Schroeder, a Senior Researcher with the Small Arms Survey, spoke with Brent about who might have this kind of fire-power around the world.
Day 6 - Break-Up AlbumsJul 18, 2014 | 10:03Day 6 Break-Up Albums Audio
Day 6 Break-Up Albums Jul 18, 2014 | 10:03Day 6 asks three musicians known for singing their hearts out -- Ewan Currie, Jenn Grant and Natalia Yanchak -- for their favourite "break-up albums" ever. The results may surprise you.
Day 6 - Episode 191: MH17 and What Brought it Down, Syria's Chemical Arsenal Destroyed at Sea, Break Up Albums and moreJul 18, 2014 | 54:00Day 6 Episode 191: MH17 and What Brought it Down, Syria's Chemical Arsenal Destroyed at Sea, Break Up Albums and more Audio
Day 6 Episode 191: MH17 and What Brought it Down, Syria's Chemical Arsenal Destroyed at Sea, Break Up Albums and more Jul 18, 2014 | 54:00MH17 and What Brought it Down | Syria's Chemical Arsenal Destroyed at Sea | Break Up Albums | When 'Food Rules' Become Unhealthy | P.J. O'Rourke on Babyboomers |
Day 6 - Riffed From The Headlines 12/07/14Jul 11, 2014 | 1:20Day 6 Riffed From The Headlines 12/07/14 Audio
Day 6 Riffed From The Headlines 12/07/14 Jul 11, 2014 | 1:20Riffed From The Headlines is our weekly quiz where we choose three riffs that are linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.
Day 6 - Canada's Opioid CrisisJul 11, 2014 | 12:01Day 6 Canada's Opioid Crisis Audio
Day 6 Canada's Opioid Crisis Jul 11, 2014 | 12:01Overdoses of Opioids are now one of the leading killers of young Canadians. Last month it was announced that Health Canada was making a move to curb Canada's prescription-drug problem. Addictions expert Benedikt Fischer critiques the proposed plan.
Day 6 - Day 6 Encore: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson and "For No Good Reason"Jul 11, 2014 | 13:42Day 6 Day 6 Encore: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson and "For No Good Reason" Audio
Day 6 Day 6 Encore: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson and "For No Good Reason" Jul 11, 2014 | 13:42Earlier this year Brent spoke with Ralph Steadman, the artist who translated the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson's words into surreal visuals.
Day 6 - Alice Goffman on Fugitive Life in an American CityJul 11, 2014 | 14:42Day 6 Alice Goffman on Fugitive Life in an American City Audio
Day 6 Alice Goffman on Fugitive Life in an American City Jul 11, 2014 | 14:42Immersive sociologist Alice Goffman on her time in a disadvantaged Philadelphia neighbourhood, the War on Drugs, and her new book, "On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City."
Day 6 - Israel's Iron Dome meets Hamas' improved rocketsJul 11, 2014 | 7:59Day 6 Israel's Iron Dome meets Hamas' improved rockets Audio
Day 6 Israel's Iron Dome meets Hamas' improved rockets Jul 11, 2014 | 7:59New York Times journalist Steven Erlanger on the shifting tactics and tools in Israel's ongoing conflict with Gaza.
Day 6 - Episode 190: Israel's Iron Dome, Canada's Opioid Crisis and moreJul 11, 2014 | 54:00Day 6 Episode 190: Israel's Iron Dome, Canada's Opioid Crisis and more Audio
Day 6 Episode 190: Israel's Iron Dome, Canada's Opioid Crisis and more Jul 11, 2014 | 54:00Israel's Iron Dome | Canada's Opioid Crisis | Fugitive Life in an American City | Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson

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