Follow the money: How billions in suspect Russian cash is influencing London

Misha Glenny, author of 'McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld,' says the British government needs to do more to track the Russian money sloshing around London.

Growing up in the NRA: A family, their guns and one member's second thoughts

Kim Kelly grew up in rural New Jersey, surrounded by hunters, guns and NRA stickers. Now, she's a writer in New York City and she's trying to come to terms with her changing views on guns and the NRA.

'Stranded in Shanghai': The Jewish refugees who found an unlikely safe haven in China

Arthur Rothstein's WW II photographs of Jewish refugees in Shanghai are on display in North America for the first time. His daughter tells us how the photos were lost for 25 years and why the story they tell is still relevant.

'Ready Player One': Can Spielberg turn a novel steeped in '80s nostalgia into a box office hit?

'Ready Player One' is based on a novel that fawns over 'Knight Rider', Betamax and all things '80s. But film critic Nick Schager says turning it into a blockbuster is a tall order, even for Spielberg.

Should I Read It? 'Heart Berries: A Memoir'

In her debut, Indigenous author Terese Marie Mailhot writes about her difficult childhood and her time in a psychiatric institution. Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne tells us if we should read it.

Trump's odds of staying in office: The Day 6 Impeach-O-Meter for March 16

The Globe and Mail's Joanna Slater weighs in on whether this week's news out of Washington will move the needle.

She — yes she — is making history as a play-by-play announcer in Minor League Baseball

Emma Tiedemann is the new voice of the Lexington Legends baseball team. She's just the second woman to announce for a minor league team and she has her eye on the majors.

Riffed from the Headlines: 03/17/2018

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Episode 381: Russian cash in the U.K., Impeach-O-Meter, 'Ready Player One,' growing up with the NRA and more

Follow the (Russian) money, the Day 6 Impeach-O-Meter, growing up in the NRA, Spielberg's challenge with 'Ready Player One,' Jewish refugees in Shanghai, a female announcer in the minor leagues, Should I Read It: 'Heart Berries' and more.

How the poisoning of a former Russian spy might be part of a deadly trend

Buzzfeed News U.K. investigations editor Heidi Blake says there's evidence suggesting Russian state actors and mafia groups have been systematically assassinating their enemies on British soil for years.

The Big Bad Wolves and the Tigger Army: Meet the Disneyland social clubs that look like biker gangs

They look like Hells Angels but their tattoos reveal them to be a bunch of Disney nerds. Inside the social clubs that ride roller coasters, not motorcycles.

Bugs as livestock? A Canadian insect farm is taking cricket powder mainstream

Loblaws is introducing President's Choice cricket powder and Canadian farmer Jarrod Goldin is supplying the crickets. He says it's the food of the future.

'A Wrinkle in Time': How a book that was almost never published became a Hollywood blockbuster

Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughters have written a biography detailing the loneliness and rejections the author overcame to release her now-famous novel.

Bangladesh is turning a tiny, flood-prone island of silt into a home for displaced Rohingya

Thengar Char is vulnerable to flooding, prone to pirates and 30 kilometres from the mainland. The Bangladesh government wants to turn it into a home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims.

'It was a dark and stormy night': The literary cliché that inspired a contest for bad writing

It's an infamous literary punchline and the inspiration for the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, which rewards the best opening line to the worst possible book.

Episode 380: Russia assassinations, cricket farms, Madeleine L'Engle's grandkids, Disney social clubs and more

A suspicious pattern of Russian-linked deaths on British soil, why Canadian crickets are the food of the future, Madeleine L'Engle's grandkids on 'A Wrinkle in Time,' trouble in paradise among Disney's social clubs, Bangladesh builds an island for displaced Rohingya and more.

Bunga bunga is back: Berlusconi and the power of populism in Italy's elections

Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and according to Harvard lecturer Yascha Mounk, the world should be paying attention. He says that the re-emergence of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tells us a lot about populism and the threat to democracy.

Riffed from the Headlines 03/10/2018

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How the anti-vaccine lobby is influencing the Texas state primaries

Texans for Vaccine Choice has been called an anti-vaccine lobby group. They've fought for — and won — vaccine exemptions at the state legislature, and now, with the Governor's backing, they have a major voice in Tuesday's state primaries.

Scots and rocks: The tiny Scottish island where the world's top curling stones are born

When Canadian curlers face off at the Brier this weekend, they'll be using stones that hail from the island of Ailsa Craig. Mark Callan explains why Ailsa Craig's granite is so essential to the sport of curling.

Episode 379: Populism in Italy's elections, Greenland's ice melt, 'The Shape of Water,' ode to CDs and more

The global implications of Italy's populist elections, disappearing Arctic ice, Texans face off in a fight about vaccines, how 'The Shape of Water' falls short in its portrayal of disability, the tiny granite island where Olympic curling stones are born, an ode to CDs and more.

What 'The Shape of Water' gets wrong about disability

Sally Hawkins earned an Oscar nomination for her role as a woman who communicates using sign language. But media producer Aimee Louw says the film's portrayal of disability is flawed.

'Infinity Mirrors' and the changing face of art in the Instagram age

Huge crowds are lining up to snap a selfie with Yayoi Kusama's 'Infinity Mirrors' exhibition at the AGO. But would they better off putting their phones away?

Greenland is melting: How winter heat waves are thawing Arctic ice sheets

In 2016, climate scientist Walt Meier produced a viral NASA video about the disappearing ice in the Arctic. Now, Greenland is reporting its warmest temperatures on record — and sea ice is melting at an astonishing rate.

An ode to CDs: In defense of an old, fading friend

As CDs disappear from stores like Best Buy, Rolling Stone editor David Browne delivers a defense of the compact disc and all that comes with it.