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Episode 471

King tides, Impeach-O-Meter, Frosty at 50, Lindy West, K-pop deaths and mental health, Martha Gellhorn & more

How climate change is making king tides worse, the Impeach-O-Meter returns, the glorious weirdness of Rankin-Bass Christmas specials, Lindy West says the witches are coming, K-pop stars' deaths put a spotlight on South Korea's high suicide rates, trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn and more.

The Florida Keys flooded for 10 weeks straight and rising oceans could make this the new normal

The Florida Keys are cleaning up after being flooded for over 10 weeks because of king tides, naturally occurring high tides whose effects typically subside after several days. Scientists say climate change is making king tides higher and longer lasting.

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

The House Judiciary Committee has been asked to draft articles of impeachment. Will that move the needle? FiveThirtyEight politics editor Sarah Frostenson delivers this week's reading.

As Frosty turns 50, it's time to celebrate the glorious weirdness of Rankin & Bass Christmas specials

Vox's critic at large, Emily VanDerWerff says watching all 18 Rankin & Bass Christmas specials was "like having the most wholesome drug trip in the world."

K-pop performers' tragic deaths put a spotlight on South Korea's mental health challenges

The recent deaths of three K-pop stars have put South Korea's heavily-regimented music industry under international scrutiny. But K-pop expert Patty Ahn says the country's broader struggles with mental health are a key part of the picture.

'America loves to lie about itself': Lindy West roasts Trump, South Park and more in The Witches are Coming

In her new book, writer and comedian Lindy West asks pointed questions about who gets to play the victim in the age of Trump and calls for a more compassionate popular culture and a rigourous defence of the truth.

The only woman at D-Day: What Martha Gellhorn's letters reveal about the trailblazing war correspondent

Janet Somerville's new book is Yours, for probably always: Martha Gellhorn's Letters of Love and War 1930-1949, which details the journalist and writer's life through her personal correspondence.

Riffed from the Headlines: 12/07/2019

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 470

Amazon workplace injuries, enforcing privacy laws, photographing climate change, hockey in North Korea & more

Why injuries in Amazon warehouses are twice the U.S. national average, why Canadian privacy commissioners can't enforce their rulings, photographer Paul Nicklen brings climate change to your social media feeds, why Canada's ban on solitary confinement might not actually end it, a documentary maker who embedded with North Korea's national men's hockey team and more.

As the Earth warms, Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen brings climate change to your social media feeds

Photographer Paul Nicklen has six million followers on Instagram, where he chronicles the effects of climate change on the wildlife he photographs. He has just become the youngest person inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame.

In Amazon's warehouses injury rates are twice the U.S. national average

Amid the Black Friday sales, a new investigation finds that nearly 10 per cent of Amazon warehouse workers will suffer serious injuries on the job.

Ottawa says it's ending solitary confinement. A former prisoner and advocate says that's not quite true

A law meant to end solitary confinement in Canada's federal prisons comes into effect on Nov. 30, but former inmate turned advocate Alia Pierini says segregation is just going by a different name now.

Two privacy commissioners found AggregateIQ broke privacy laws — but they can't do much about it

B.C. and Canada's privacy commissioners say they're frustrated they couldn't fine AggregateIQ after the Canadian political ad company tied to Cambridge Analytica broke Canada's privacy laws.

Hockey Night in Pyongyang: Meet the Canadian behind a new film about North Korea's national men's hockey team

With Closing The Gap, Nigel Edwards and his crew became the first foreign filmmakers allowed access to any of North Korea's national sports teams.

Riffed from the Headlines: 11/30/2019

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.
Episode 469

Impeachment fallout in Ukraine, StarMetro shuts down, new Pokemon, Neil Gaiman, remembering Mr. Rogers & more

How the U.S. impeachment hearings are playing out in Ukraine, the societal cost of StarMetro's demise, a father and daughter review Nintendo's Pokemon Sword and Shield, Neil Gaiman on adapting The Sandman for Netflix, the journalist who inspired A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood remembers Fred Rogers and more.

'Ukraine loses either way': How the Trump impeachment hearings are hurting Kyiv

With Washington embroiled in impeachment hearings, Ukraine is without the support of one of its most important allies in its conflict with Russia. DW journalist Nick Connolly says Ukraine's isolation is emboldening its foes.

Missing StarMetro: Who loses out when free daily newspapers shut down?

The Toronto Star's parent company is shutting down its free daily commuter newspapers in five Canadian cities. Adult literacy teacher Genna Buck says many marginalized communities depend on the papers and will struggle to fill the gap left behind.
Should I Play It?

Father-daughter gaming duo review Pokemon Sword and Shield

Ben Shannon and his 10-year-old daughter, Coco Watanabe-Shannon, tested out Pokemon Sword. But should you play it?

With The Sandman set to hit Netflix, creator Neil Gaiman says it will stay true to the comics

More than 30 years after the first issue of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman was published, the author has inked a deal to adapt the series for Netflix.

'He wanted me to see that I was a good person': How a writer's friendship with Mr. Rogers inspired a movie

In 1998, Tom Junod sat down to interview Fred Rogers. To his surprise, the encounter sparked a deep and lasting friendship that changed his life and inspired the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.

Riffed from the Headlines: 11/23/2019

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.
Episode 468

Don Cherry divides hockey, the Impeach-O-Meter, Hong Kong cartoonist Zunzi, Disney Plus, Smokey Bear and more

Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition wants to show hockey can still unite us, the Impeach-O-Meter returns, Hong Kong political cartoonist Zunzi sketches a crisis in real time, how Disney Plus could hurt independent theatres, wildfire experts want to give Smokey Bear a makeover, the man behind the real-life report into the CIA's use of torture and more.

Hockey Night in Canada's Punjabi broadcast seeks to reunite fans after Don Cherry's firing

Don Cherry's firing from Hockey Night in Canada has divided Canadians, but Harnarayan Singh, co-host of Hockey Night's Punjabi-language broadcast, says hockey can still bring Canadians together.

Trump's odds of staying in office: The Day 6 Impeach-O-Meter for November 15th

As the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry goes public, Salon senior political writer Amanda Marcotte delivers this week's reading.