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Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week.

Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week.


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Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week.






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Episode 605: The sovereign citizen movement; couponer tips; Montreal's Growlers Choir; the global food system; and more.

The sovereign citizen movement's connections to the Freedom Convoy; veteran couponers offer tips and tutorials on social media; the Growlers Choir rides a goth-metal vocal mashup to victory on America's Got Talent; how the war in Ukraine threatens global food systems; and more.


Episode 604: Birth control access after Roe v. Wade, LGBTQ wrestler Sonny Kiss, Missing Matoaka, summer reads and more

How the end of Roe v. Wade could affect access to birth control in the United States; LGBTQ pro wrestler Sonny Kiss on being out in the ring; Missing Matoaka offers an Indigenous-led audio companion to Disney's Pocahontas; Becky Toyne's recommendations for summer reading and more.


Episode 603: Corporate concentration & food prices, @YourProudDad, land defenders, dragonflies and more

As grocery prices soar, food industry giants are posting record profits; Why the political comedy Dick is the most underrated Watergate movie; Global Witness says land defenders all over the world are coming under attack; On TikTok, Summer Clayton offers fatherly advice and inspiration as @YourProudDad; Dragonflies are 'canaries in the coal mine' for Canadian wetlands; If Roe v. Wade is struck down, the city of Austin, Texas, plans to tell police not to enforce a state ban and more.


Episode 602: Colombia's TikTok presidential candidate, unmade Jurassic Park scripts, mining nickel for EV batteries & more

An unfiltered TikTok star could be Colombia's next president; Jurassic Park movie scripts that never made it to the big screen; the environmental cost of mining nickel for EV batteries; Canadian Bruce Horak is the first blind actor in the Star Trek franchise; Parkland mass shooting survivor Victoria Gonzalez and more.


Episode 601: Bo Burnham goes back Inside, the AR-15 as religious artifact, how gate became the go-to scandal suffix & more

Bo Burnham is back with outtakes from his comedy special, Inside; 50 years of scandals tagged with 'gate', from Watergate to Swedengate; the Christian nationalists who turned the AR-15 assault-style rifle into a religious artifact; an empire of phony news stories and the company that funds it; the bright green 19th century books that may contain arsenic; Cree writer Kenneth T. Williams spins a tale of prophecy, purity and identity in his new play, The Herd; and more.


Episode 600: The Onion's powerful satire on shootings, Amber Heard's trial by TikTok, Stranger Things is back and more

Why The Onion has published its 'no way to prevent this' satire for the 21st time after an elementary school shooting in Texas; with the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation case streamed — and mocked — on social media, the limits of #MeToo are revealed; Satanic panic in the world of Stranger Things; Uyghurs outside of China scan the leaked mugshots from Xingjiang detention centres for the faces of their family members; Grammy-winning musician J. Cole is playing professional basketball in...


Episode 599: 'Replacement' conspiracy theory, Downton Abbey returns, personal data after Roe v. Wade and more

How the "great replacement" conspiracy theory went mainstream; Downton Abbey is back in theatres; as the water in Lake Mead drops to record lows, bodies of the victims of mob hits may be being exposed; in a post Roe v. Wade America, the data on women's phones could offer a trove of incriminating evidence; a distant relative of legendary Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev reconciles the many layers of his past and more.


Episode 598: Marcos family's stolen billions; calls to end Ottawa's COVID app; the pioneering women of comedy & more

How Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s victory could sideline the search for the billions his father stole; a digital policy expert says it's time to shut down Ottawa's COVID Alert App; Afghan journalist Zahra Joya confronts the Taliban from exile; Zarqa Nawaz on the importance of putting flawed, middle-aged Muslim women on the screen; the original women of stand-up comedy get their due in In On The Joke, a new book telling their stories and more.


Episode 597: State laws after Roe v. Wade, the Donald Trump Return-O-Meter, Pusha T's hit record, LEGO lost at sea and more

U.S. states seek ways to enforce restrictive abortion laws beyond their own borders; introducing the Donald Trump Return-O-Meter; how Pusha T scored his first number one hit with a coke-rap album at age 44; the Brooklyn Public Library is helping young people get around book bans; why Russia's invasion of Ukraine could make Siberian wildfires even worse this year; the millions of LEGO pieces lost at sea and the underwater world of plastic they revealed and more.


Episode 596: Refuge for Ukrainians fleeing their country, Elon Musk's tweets, Chuck D, computer chips from honey and more

An innovative visa program for Ukrainians fleeing war; what Elon Musk's Twitter feed says about how he might run the company; Public Enemy's Chuck D shares the stories behind Songs That Shook the Planet; how geneticists with the Frozen Zoo project are trying to save endangered species; how honey and other organic materials could play a part in the future of computing and more.


Episode 595: Libs of TikTok, reading 27,000 Marvel comics, Russia's Wagner Group, Jake Epstein's one-man show and more

How Libs of TikTok shapes right-wing politics; Russia's private militia, the Wagner Group, enters the fray in Ukraine; what you can learn from reading 27,000 Marvel comics; why Canadian doctors can't access new antibiotics for treating drug-resistant infections; Degrassi alum Jake Epstein has turned his journey to Broadway and back into new one-man show; how one woman helped turn millions of acres of land into national parks in the Chilean Patagonia; and more.


Day 6 Introduces: Tai Asks Why - Season 4

Fifteen-year-old Tai Poole won’t rest until he’s uncovered the mysteries of the universe, one probing question at a time. In Season 4 of his Webby-winning podcast, Tai talks to everyone from NASA scientists to stand-up comedians to his equally curious little brother Kien. If you’ve ever wondered if we can keep eating meat without destroying the planet or if we’re alone in the universe, Tai has you covered. More episodes are available at


Episode 594: Ukrainians seeking refuge in Lviv, Randy Rainbow, K-pop virtual concerts & more

How the city of Lviv is coping with an influx of people from the rest of Ukraine; the campaign to turn social media posts into admissible evidence in war crimes trials; Jesus Christ Superstar at 50; how Randy Rainbow turned an encyclopedic knowledge of show tunes into an internet comedy empire; how K-pop is redefining the live music experience through immersive virtual concerts; and more.


The campaign to turn social media posts into admissible evidence

The work to collect, authenticate and archive social media posts documenting alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine continued this week, with the hope that they might one day be rendered admissible as evidence in court. Nadia Volkova, a human rights lawyer with the Ukrainian Legal Advisory Group, is part of a coalition leading that work in Ukraine. She tells us about the work and how the efforts in Ukraine have benefited from previous work in places such as Syria and Yemen.


How the K-pop industry is redefining live music and the fan experience through immersive virtual concerts

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, K-pop groups have embraced new ways of performing live music through virtual platforms. The shows are incredibly elaborate, featuring complex choreography and multiple costume changes, as well as high production values and camera work. They have allowed fans to connect with their favourite groups when stadium shows weren't possible and people who follow the industry say they could be here to stay. The CBC's Samantha Lui takes us inside the world of K-pop's...


Riffed from the Headlines: 16/04/2022

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.


Jesus Christ Superstar celebrates 50 years on Broadway

It has been 50 years since Jesus Christ Superstar debuted on Broadway. At the time, the show was panned by Christians and theatre lovers alike. But Henry Bial, a theatre professor at the University of Kansas and the author of Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage, says that today it stands as the most successful adaptation of a biblical story in Broadway history.


Showtunes and humour: How Randy Rainbow became a social media star

As a teenager, Randy Rainbow was overweight and insecure and locked himself in his room listening to show tunes on a loop. Then, he learned he could be funny. And now, Randy Rainbow is an internet star with his show tune-based parody videos of politicians and celebrities. Randy Rainbow tells us about his new memoir, Playing With Myself.


As fighting tore apart Ukraine, the city of Lviv welcomed hundreds of thousands of people fleeing their homes

More than 4.5 million Ukranians have fled the country since Russia invaded. Another 200,000 landed in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine that is comparatively safe and untouched by the fighting. Alesia Sadykova, a psychologist from Kyiv who fled with her son to Lviv, and Vsevolod Polishchuk, a restauranter from Lviv tell us how the city and its influx of new and often traumatized residents are coping.


Episode 593: Quest for justice in Darfur, Bill (Spaceman) Lee pitching at 75, remembering conductor Boris Brott

What the quest for justice in Darfur says about the possibility of war crimes charges against Vladimir Putin, Bill (Spaceman) Lee is 75 and still pitching, remembering conductor Boris Brott, the case for climate optimism, what we might learn from people who don't get COVID and Amanda Parris on her new comedy, Revenge of the Black Best Friend and more.