Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week.
Episode 564: Letting candidates speak freely, sexual assault allegations at Western U, Sally Rooney's new book & more
Political scientist says forced party unity muzzles MPs and hurts democracy; sexual assault allegations leave Western University students angry and fearful; Becky Toyne's review of Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You; How the Taliban could use the former Afghan government's personnel databases to target its opponents; meet the upstart company working to disrupt the 'whitewashed' opera industry; and more.
Episode 563: Leylah Fernandez's great week, Islamophobia after 9/11, the man behind The Card Counter, LeVar Burton and more
Leylah Fernandez's impressive run at the U.S. Open; Canadian Muslims say the Islamophobia sparked by 9/11 still lingers; meet the doctors walking the streets of Hamilton offering COVID-19 vaccines to anyone who wants one; Paul Schrader is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the last half-century and there's a good chance you've never heard of him; LeVar Burton wants to read to you through the pandemic; and more.
Correction: In the original version of this week's episode, we said, "About 85 per cent of Canadians have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine." It has been corrected to clarify that number is specific to Canadians eligible for vaccination.
Episode 562: Anger on the campaign trail, the Green Turtle, politics on dating apps; El Chiringuito, Willie Dunn and more
Unpacking the anger behind anti-Justin Trudeau protests; before you watch Shang-Chi, meet the Green Turtle — the world's first Asian-American superhero; why political activists are using dating apps to match with prospective voters; how an eccentric Spanish soccer TV show won the summer player transfer window; Anishinaabe musician Raven Kanatakta says a new anthology of Willie Dunn's music is an overdue recognition of his legacy; and more.
Episode 561: Hazaras at risk in Afghanistan, the meaning of Comirnaty, a brief history of poppers, Nancy Drew at 91 & more
Time is running out for ethnic Hazaras hoping to escape the Taliban; Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has a new brand name and people are confused; poppers are an open secret in LGBTQ circles, even amid government restrictions; the world's oldest social housing complex is a walled-off medieval village where the rent hasn't changed since 1521; How Nancy Drew became an unintentional feminist, and more.
Episode 560: Taliban retakes Kabul, Erin O'Toole's new image, the island president, reigning in hospital noise and more
What Afghan women stand to lose as the Taliban retakes Kabul; an image consultant decodes Erin O'Toole's latest campaign image; the Maldives' former president reflects on the climate crisis; meet the sound designers trying to make hospital noise less harmful; and more.
Episode 559: Earth as hot as 125,000 years ago, election countdown, Reservation Dogs, Afghanistan under siege & more
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a new report that warns Earth hasn't been this hot in 125,000 years, why one political consultant is actually excited about the prospect of a fall election, Reservation Dogs uses humour to break down Indigenous stereotypes, how global rescue efforts are leaving many Afghans behind and more.
Brent is a very engaging narrator/interviewer. Stories are always interesting, informative and fun. I look forward to this show every week.
- Canadian girl living Texas
Fresh, Fun, Uniquely Informative!
Day 6 brings together keen, thoughtful interviews (like Fresh Air), intelligently entertaining style (like the old As It Happens) and even daring new perspectives (like no other show I've been able to find). Great host, great mix of stories each episode. I'm grateful to have stumbled across it. I'm not Canadian, and I love it. Highly recommended!
A Great Find
Just started listening to Day 6 on Chicago's NPR. I was immediately taken with it. Great pod-casts for a long commute - happy to find it on I-Tunes. Fast, informative and not the usual news stories. Brent Brambury is an enaging interviewer and his style has a story-telling feel which makes the story and interviewee compelling radio.