Episode 382: Facebook's data crisis, March for Our Lives, my muse is a tire shop, Alan Hollinghurst and more

Facebook's unprecedented political power, students rally to end gun violence, Canadian comedians demand respect, superheroes come to Puerto Rico's aid, a romance writer finds she can only write at a tire shop, Alan Hollinghurst on The Sparsholt Affair and more.

The overly Social Network: Why the real villain in the Cambridge Analytica story might be Facebook

Forget Cambridge Analytica. Siva Vaidhyanathan says Facebook is the real boogeyman when it comes to spilling data, spreading lies and undermining democracy.

March For Our Lives: Students make their voices heard on gun violence

Lane Murdock is an emerging student leader in the fight against gun violence. She explains why she's making the journey to join the march in Washington, D.C.

No laughing matter: Canadian standup comedians demand more respect

Comedy album of the year is back at the Junos and standup comedians are using the occasion to lobby Ottawa to be recognized as artists.

'Ricanstruction': Comic book superheroes are coming to Puerto Rico's aid

Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is launching a new comic anthology to raise money to help rebuild the island.

Riffed from the Headlines: 03/24/2018

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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

Riffed from the Headlines is our weekly news 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.

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.