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Episode 495: Incel terrorism charges, isolating in the Arctic Ocean, Ramadan weight gain, a DIY robot dog and more
Terrorism charges in an allegedly incel-motivated killing, a DIY robot dog you can make at home, why so many people fasting for Ramadan gain weight, isolating on an icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean, Sally Rooney's Normal People is now a TV show, Finding Sally reveals a family's hidden history and Ethiopia's complicated past, and more.
Episode 494: Risky businesses, air travel after COVID-19, Dan Aykroyd, John Moe's Hilarious World of Depression and more
Using cellphone location data to rank the businesses most likely to spread the coronavirus, why air travel will get worse after the pandemic, the Day 6 music panel shares their must-listen isolation jams, Dan Akroyd's real life love of the paranormal, John Moe's Hilarious World of Depression and more.
Episode 493: Detecting COVID-19 in sewage, a failed plot in Venezuela, Animal Crossing, zookeepers, Fraggle Rock and more
Wastewater as an early warning system for COVID-19 outbreaks, how a statistician conquered Roll Up The Rim, the Canadian-born former Green Beret behind a failed plot in Venezuela, Nintendo's Animal Crossing brings calm to self-isolation, how zookeepers are coping with the pandemic, the return of Fraggle Rock and more.
Episode 492: Reopening after COVID-19, the best parliamentary Zoom backdrops, pandemic dreams, real-life Jedi and more
How businesses are dealing with the prospect of reopening, the best and worst Zoom backdrops from Parliament's first virtual sitting, why everyone is dreaming about the pandemic, a real-life Jedi master, re-thinking cities after COVID-19, the limits to health-care workers' obligation to care and more.
Episode 491: Grieving in N.S., Michael Jordan's last dance, isolation reading, documenting a pandemic, Eliza Hittman & more
Grieving amidst a pandemic in Nova Scotia, a survivor of L'Ecole Polytechnique reflects on trauma and healing, The Last Dance lionizes Michael Jordan's last championship run, Becky Toyne's isloation reading list, Denmark's national museum documents daily life during a pandemic, Never Rarely Sometimes Always director Eliza Hittman and more.
Episode 490: Neglecting nursing homes, COVID-19 and the fashion industry, Marc Maron, Sarah Kurchak, I Podius and more
Activists who said nursing homes were dangerous say COVID-19 proves them right; the pandemic upends the fashion industry, from haute-couture to garment factories; Marc Maron on politics, self-doubt and his new comedy special End Times Fun; Sarah Kurchak on her new memoir about living with autism, John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan on their I, Claudius-inspired podcast I, Podius; and more.
Episode 489: Surviving COVID-19, shipping container ICUs, band merch to facemasks, a pandemic puzzle shortage and more
COVID-19 survivor David Lat, American band Thursday turns merch into face masks, how hydroxychloroquine shortages hurt people with lupus, turning shipping containers into portable intensive care units, a run on puzzles amidst the pandemic, how advertisers are adapting to the coronavirus and more.
Episode 488: COVID-19 in nursing homes, Hungarian autocracy, Keystone XL, audience-free wrestling, Tiger King and more
A doctor at Pinecrest Nursing Home describes the devastation of COVID-19, Michael Ignatieff on Hungary's slide into autocracy, weighing Alberta's decision to invest in Keystone XL, pro wrestling goes audience-free, why Tiger King went viral and more.
Episode 487: COVID-19 in NYC, a century-old blood therapy returns, embrace the bidet, Mariko Tamaki on Wonder Woman & more
The coronavirus hits New York City hard, doctors revisit a century-old blood therapy in the hopes of treating COVID-19, a hockey commentator is doing play-by-play for fans' pet videos, what the coronavirus outbreak means for the zero waste movement, toilet paper shortages spark an interest in bidets, Mariko Tamaki is taking over writing DC's Wonder Woman comic, and more.
Episode 486: 3D-printed medical gear, REM's Mike Mills, Choir!Choir!Choir!, the story of Purell and more
How COVID-19 is affecting young people's futures, a campaign to 3D-print medical gear, Why It's The End of The World As We Know it is charting again, Choir!Choir!Choir! takes its singalongs online, Purell's origin story, Becky Toyne reviews Emily St. John Mandel's The Glass Hotel and more.
Episode 485: COVID-19 in Italy, sports season shutdown, re-reviewing Contagion, comedian Mae Martin & more
Doctors on the COVID-19 frontlines in Italy face stark choices, how Canada would fare if we faced a spike in coronavirus cases, sports leagues suspend their seasons, the 2011 movie that gets things (mostly) right about pandemics, Canadian comedian Mae Martin's new show Feel Good and more.
Episode 484: COVID-19 and nursing homes, China's state surveillance, the political Dr. Seuss, repopulating Fukushima & more
Canadian nursing homes look to Washington State for lessons about COVID-19, public health vs. surveillance in China's battle against the coronavirus, the Jewish-Palestinian lesbian couple who mine their relationship for comedy gold, the Japanese government's plan to repopulate Fukushima, Dr. Seuss' complicated history as a political cartoonist and more.
Episode 483: Teck Frontier mine, medical assistance in dying, 1990s MLS, Wilson Cruz, the first drag queen and more
A Teck Frontier mine fact check, how lack of supports can push people with disabilities towards medical assistance in dying, concern for refugees as COVID-19 spreads, the weird and wonderful moments of the 1990s Major League Soccer, WIlson Cruz on playing Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life, the story of the first drag queen and more.
Episode 482: Blockade standoff, hockey stick shortage, Bernie impersonator, Bill Barr's next move, Malcolm X doc and more
What the Oka crisis reveals about this week's pipeline standoff, COVID-19 sparks fears of a hockey stick shortage, Bernie Sanders impersonator James Adomian, charting U.S. Attorney General William Barr's next move, why pop music works, revisiting the death of Malcolm X and more.
Episode 481: Pipeline protests, COVID-19, Sonic The Hedgehog, cheating Astros, suing Juul, Coachella meets Saudi and more
Why the Wet'suwet'en protests are about more than pipelines, how climate change could make viral outbreaks more common, the worst Sonic The Hedgehog games, why professional pianists fear moving their pianos, the fan who tracked every pitch in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, a lawsuit alleges vaping giant Juul targeted kids, how Saudi Arabia is using the art world to project openness and more.
Episode 480: Oscar villains, Lynn Beyak, coronavirus hospitals, Weinstein's lawyer, the creator of Comic Sans and more
Predicting this year's biggest Oscar villains, a Métis comedian addresses Lynn Beyak, how China built two hospitals in two weeks in Wuhan, a profile of the woman defending Harvey Weinstein in court, Nigeria's burgeoning tech sector, the guy who created Comic Sans and more.
Episode 479: Searching for a coronavirus vaccine, the NFL's diversity problem, impeachment endgame, Michael Pollan & more
A Saskatchewan laboratory is working on a coronavirus vaccine, Michael Pollan on how caffeine rules our world, how to retrofit an '80s shopping mall, why the NFL hires so few black head coaches, the impeachment drama skids towards acquittal and more.
Episode 478: Coronavirus, impeachment then and now, Picard returns, fruits of the Goop lab, CBC logo designer and more
Why people in China are looking to World of Warcraft for lessons on containing the coronavirus, how politicians have changed their tunes on impeachment since Bill Clinton, Brannon Braga on the premier of Star Trek: Picard, Canadian Olympian Sarah Nurse on women's pro-level hockey, a writer's experience of living like a Goop fan, Burton Kramer on designing the 1974 CBC logo and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 473: America after impeachment, scoring Star Wars, Hallmark Hanukkah movies, fruitcake, the music of 2019 and more
What's next after impeachment, why John Williams' Star Wars scores are so enduring, why Hallmark's Hanukkah movies miss the mark, why fruitcake is so divisive, the Day 6 music panel weighs in on the best of 2019 and more.
Episode 472: Benefiting from Brexit, unboxing videos & kids toys, holiday book guide, Carmen Maria Machado and more
A customs broker prepares for a post-Brexit boom, why U.S. authorities are opening Canadian mail, how unboxing videos are shaping the toy industry, Becky Toyne's holiday guide to giving books, Carmen Maria Machado on her new memoir, In The Dream House, why children are still be separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border and more.
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.
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.