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Cher as Meryl Streep's mom in Mamma Mia 2: Hollywood's eyebrow-raising history of implausible casting

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again opened this week with Cher cast as Meryl Streep's mother, despite the fact that Cher is only three years older. Vanity Fair staff writer Laura Bradley delivers a brief history of implausible age casting in Hollywood.

Riffed from the Headlines 07/21/2018

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.

Tracking The Impeach-O-Meter

What are Trump's odds of staying in office? Day 6's political experts track Trumps odd's from 'All good' to 'Oh &$@!!!'.

After 50 years of silence, Che Guevara's brother reveals the man behind the myth

The image of Ernesto "Che" Guevara is everywhere: as pop art, lifestyle brand and pop culture meme. Now, Che's younger brother has written a memoir about growing up with the man behind the myth.

How Sacha Baron Cohen keeps punking A-list political figures 18 years after Ali G

Sarah Palin and Bernie Sanders are among those duped on 'Who Is America?', Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV show.

'Be kind, rewind': Inside the last Blockbuster video in the United States

The Blockbuster Video in Bend, Ore., is now the last one in the United States. It's also a tourist attraction, drawing crowds who take selfies with the store's sign.

How Abdoul Abdi's defenders helped keep him from being deported

The former child refugee was convicted of aggravated assault, setting off a deportation hearing that would have sent him to Somalia, a country he doesn't know.

Trump's odds of staying in office: The Day 6 Impeach-O-Meter for July 20

Lee Price of the Irish betting house Paddy Power says Trump's latest statements have driven the odds of impeachment higher.
Analysis

While Americans fight over 2016 election meddling, Russia gears up for the next one

Molly McKew says what Russia is doing to the United States is real, that it's a form of warfare and that it's likely to keep working through the midterm elections in November.

Episode 399: Russia keeps meddling, Sacha Baron Cohen keeps punking, Impeach-O-Meter, Che's brother and more

Russia eyes the 2018 mid-term elections, the Day 6 Impeach-O-Meter, master duper Sacha Baron Cohen, defending Abdoul Abdi, implausible age casting in Mamma Mia 2, the last Blockbuster, Che Guevara's brother and more.

After 50 years of silence, Che Guevara's brother reveals the man behind the myth

The image of Ernesto "Che" Guevara is everywhere: as pop art, lifestyle brand and pop culture meme. Now, Che's younger brother has written a memoir about growing up with the man behind the myth.

How Abdoul Abdi's defenders helped keep him from being deported

The former child refugee was convicted of aggravated assault, setting off a deportation hearing that would have sent him to Somalia, a country he doesn't know.

Cher as Meryl Streep's mom in Mamma Mia 2: Hollywood's eyebrow-raising history of implausible casting

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again opened this week with Cher cast as Meryl Streep's mother, despite the fact that Cher is only three years older. Vanity Fair staff writer Laura Bradley delivers a brief history of implausible age casting in Hollywood.

'Be kind, rewind': Inside the last Blockbuster video in the United States

The Blockbuster Video in Bend, Ore., is now the last one in the United States. It's also a tourist attraction, drawing crowds who take selfies with the store's sign.
Analysis

While Americans fight over 2016 election meddling, Russia gears up for the next one

Molly McKew says what Russia is doing to the United States is real, that it's a form of warfare and that it's likely to keep working through the midterm elections in November.

Trump's odds of staying in office: The Day 6 Impeach-O-Meter for July 20

Lee Price of the Irish betting house Paddy Power says Trump's latest statements have driven the odds of impeachment higher.

How Sacha Baron Cohen keeps punking A-list political figures 18 years after Ali G

Sarah Palin and Bernie Sanders are among those duped on 'Who Is America?', Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV show.

How Esther The Wonder Pig & her legion of fans crowdfunded a life-saving CT scanner for large animals

In 2012, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted what they thought was a micro pig. Esther turned out to be 300 kilograms and has taken the world by storm. They share their story in their second book, Happily Ever Esther.

'Swearing is Good for You': The evolutionary advantages of f-bombs

'One of the amazing things about swearing... is how much it pulls on the emotional centres of the brain.' In her recent book, computational neuroscientist Emma Byrne says there are scientific rationales for swearing.

'A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion': Writer tests the case for Trump as Russian asset

Writer Jonathan Chait suggests that the Trump-Putin relationship goes far deeper than mere admiration. He says it could be 'a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.'

Alan Alda at 82: Done with cartwheels, on to podcasting

In his new podcast "Clear and Vivid," Alan Alda tries to help people learn to listen better, communicate better and maybe make people a little happier.

Time for a Canada Post Bus? How creative transit could better serve the communities Greyhound is leaving

Greyhound's decision to exit western Canada has left many rural Canadians feeling stranded. But UBC's David Snadden says this is a chance to improve local transportation and that Europe's Postbus system could provide inspiration.

Swearing is Good for You: The evolutionary advantages of f-bombs

In her recent book, computational neuroscientist Emma Byrne says there are scientific rationales for swearing. Also, it's kinda fun.

Alan Alda at 82: Done with cartwheels, on to podcasting

In his new podcast "Clear and Vivid," Alan Alda tries to help people learn to listen better, communicate better and maybe make people a little happier.

Time for a Canada Post Bus? How creative transit could better serve the communities Greyhound is leaving

Greyhound's decision to exit western Canada has left many rural Canadians feeling stranded. But UBC's David Snadden says this is a chance to improve local transportation and that Europe's Postbus system could provide inspiration.