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Episode 477

Misinformation over Australia's fires, royals in Canada, best stunt Oscar, Aaron Hernandez doc and more

Climate change misinformation amidst Australia's wildfires, why Meghan has a better case for permanent residency than Harry, the case for an Oscar for best movie stunts, Huawei's charm offensive, Killer Inside: a new Netflix documentary about Aaron Hernandez, and more.

Amidst raging wildfires, Australian media is pushing misinformation on climate change

James Murdoch has accused News Corp, his own family's media company, of denying climate change and pushing misinformation about the causes of Australia's wildfires.

Why Meghan Markle has a better shot than Harry at permanent residency in Canada

After stepping back from senior royal duties, Meghan Markle has arrived in Canada and immigration lawyer Richard Kurland says she's more likely to be the one paving the way to permanent residency for the royals.

'We were there in the trenches with them': Why stunt performers are calling for an Oscar of their own

The Academy Awards celebrate artistic and technical achievements in American film, but despite awards in categories from visual effects to hair and makeup, best stunt co-ordination is ignored.

'They see themselves as this historic, world shaping company': What one reporter learned about Huawei's vision

Ahead of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing, Wired reporter Garrett Graff shares what he learned from several executives during a trip to the company's campus in Shenzhen, China.
Design .20

Why including people with disabilities in design is a win for all

Designing for people with disabilities is often done as an afterthought — as a problem to fix. Through groups like the The Disabled List, there is an effort to encourage partners to include disabled people in the conversation and get design correct right from the start.

New documentary series explores the life and death of NFL star-turned-murderer Aaron Hernandez

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez explores the mystery of why Aaron Hernandez, then a 23-year-old with a $40 million contract with the New England Patriots, killed his friend, was tied to a separate double-murder case, and died by suicide in 2017.

Riffed from the Headlines: 01/18/20

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 and a personalized note from our very own Brent Bambury.
Episode 476

Mourning Iran crash victims, former Weinstein aide Zelda Perkins, watching Cats while high, Design .20 & more

Mourning the victims of flight 752, how Canada can influence the investigation into the downed Ukrainian plane, Zelda Perkins on breaking her non-disclosure agreement with Harvey Weinstein, watching Cats while high, designing for dependence, and Teck Resources' proposed Frontier mine in the Alberta oilsands.

Iran could see renewed unrest after admitting its military was responsible for downing plane, says expert

On Saturday, Iranian officials acknowledged that Iranian military forces were responsible for an unintentional missile strike that brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet. Middle East expert Nader Hashemi says that could mean renewed protests against the regime.

How renewed tensions are pushing Iran's anti-regime voices to the sidelines

Iranian-Canadian internet researcher Mahsa Alimardani says the fallout from the killing of Qassem Soleimani is marginalizing Iranians who want to see change in their country.

Former Weinstein assistant Zelda Perkins broke a NDA to speak out. Now, she wants to stop their misuse

For 20 years, Zelda Perkins stayed silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged harassment and abuse. As Weinstein heads to trial, she's fighting to reign in the use of non-disclosure agreements like the one she signed.

Even getting high first can't save Cats, says comedian

After the Washington Post ran a story about all the people who've been smoking pot before watching the film, Mike Rita decided to give it a try.

As the deadline to approve a massive oilsands project approaches, its economic benefit is up in the air

Teck Resources' massive Frontier mine oilsands project in Alberta is projected to produce 260,000 barrels of bitumen per day. But as global oil prices fluctuate, investors are warning it may not be as profitable as once expected, says The Narwhal's Sharon Riley.

Designing for dependence: How your devices and apps are built to get you hooked

Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, explains how Silicon Valley makes sure your cell phone stays glued to your hand and what you can do to fight back. This is the first part in a new Day 6 series, Design .20.

Riffed from the Headlines: 1/11/2020

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 and a personalized note from our very own Brent Bambury.
Episode 475

Rescuing koalas, transgender activist Aimee Stephens, Colin Mochrie, New Eden spoofs '70s cults and more

Rescuing koalas from Australia's wildfires, a comedian's take on Quebec's values test, transgender activist Aimee Stephens takes her fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, Colin Mochrie mixes improv with hypnosis, why straight-to-streaming movies aren't working well for musicians, New Eden's mockumentary take on 1970s cults and more.

'We've got dehydrated animals everywhere': How Australia's Koala Hospital is racing to save animals from fires

Australia is facing its worst wildfires ever and koalas are being hit hard. Cheyne Flanagan, clinical director of the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in New South Wales, says her team is digging in to save as many as they can.

Montreal comedian Eman El-Husseini wrote her own version of the Quebec values test. Can you pass it?

Quebec's controversial values test for would-be immigrants came into effect this week. Comedian Eman El-Husseini penned her own version of the test.

Meet Aimee Stephens, the trans woman taking the fight for LGBTQ rights to the U.S. Supreme Court

In 2013, Aimee Stephens was fired from her job after she came out to her employer as transgender and decided she would start presenting as a woman. Now her landmark case is before the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to make a decision sometime this year.

Comedian Colin Mochrie is teaming up with a hypnotist to take improv to a new level

Canadian comedian Colin Mochrie has upped the stakes on improvisation by teaming up with hypnotist Asad Mecci to create Hyprov, a new show that combines improvisation, hypnosis and audience participation.

Musicians say the rise of straight-to-streaming content is making it harder to make a living

Professional violinist Joanna Maurer says that because of the way musicians are paid, she will make 75 per cent less on a straight-to-streaming movie than she would on one that went to theatres first.

Canadian mockumentary New Eden breaks the glass ceiling on female-led cults

What happens when two former members of an oppressive male cult decide to found their own women-run version? That's the premise of the new Canadian true crime mockumentary series New Eden.

Riffed from the Headlines: 1/4/2020

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 and a personalized note from our very own Brent Bambury.
Episode 474

Democracy Divided: Why Canadians are fed up with politics as usual, and what can be done about it

In 2019, citizens all over the world expressed sharp ambivalence about the democratic process and who benefits from it. Democracy Divided is a Day 6 deep dive into the state of Canadian democracy, what's causing the problems and what's to be done about it.