q: The Podcast

 
 

q: The Podcast

Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into -- be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy -- q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q arts and entertainment get personal.

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Jason Reitman: The Front Runner director on how his timely new film tackles morality in media and politics

Jason Reitman's new film The Front Runner tells the story of Senator Gary Hart, whose affair brought down his presidential candidacy in 1988.

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Alicia Rodis: Meet HBO's new 'intimacy co-ordinator' who's making sex scenes safer for actors

Alicia Rodis is a former actor who was hired by HBO to advocate for actors on set, which involves everything from reviewing their scripts to providing knee pads and flesh-coloured thongs.

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Jim Zub: On Stan Lee's legacy in comics and storytelling

Comic book creator Jim Zub has been a fan of Stan Lee's writing and vision for superheroes since he was a kid. He discusses how the Marvel Comics icon turned the industry on its head, and why his characters have had such a real and lasting impact.

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Jason Reitman, Alicia Rodis and more 13/11/2018 [Full episode]

Director Jason Reitman tells us how his timely new film The Front Runner tackles morality in the media and politics. Comic book creator Jim Zub discusses Stan Lee's legacy and lasting impact on storytelling. Film critic Adam Nayman shares a q gateway to the Coen brothers. HBO's intimacy co-ordinator Alicia Rodis talks about her unique role advocating for actors on set.

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John Irving: The World According to Garp author on why the book is more relevant now than ever

Author John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. He tells us why he believes the book's themes are still relevant today, despite thinking it would be dated by the time it was released in 1978.

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Lennon Stella: After ABC's Nashville, Lennon Stella is ready for a music career of her own

Lennon Stella might be best-recognized for playing the daughter of a country music star on Nashville, but she's been immersed in music all throughout her life. Now, at only 19 years old, the Oshawa-raised actor and musician is transitioning into the pop world with a huge new single and debut EP.

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John Irving, Lennon Stella and more 12/11/2018 [Full episode]

John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. The q screen panel shares their take on a once-lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay called Burning Secret. Actor and musician Lennon Stella talks about starting her own music career.

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Elizabeth Reaser: The Haunting of Hill House star on how the show explores grief and family trauma

Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House is the latest adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel. It's being praised for its scares and compelling exploration of a family torn apart by trauma. Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks to Tom Power about her leading role as Shirley Crain on the show and why critics have been calling it This Is Us for horror fans.

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Sharon and Bram: The iconic children's entertainers perform and look back on their incredible 40-year career

Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison are embarking on their farewell tour after four decades of entertaining kids around the world. They drop by the q studio for a very special performance and to reflect on their legacy and memories of founding member Lois Lilienstein.

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Elizabeth Reaser, Sharon and Bram and more 09/11/2018 [Full episode]

Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks about how Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House explores grief and family trauma. The q This music panel discusses the power of pop superfans in the social media era. Documentary maker Doug Knutson charts Trenton, Ont.'s rise and fall as "Hollywood North." Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram perform live in the q studio and reflect on their incredible 40-year career.

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Isabella Rossellini: The actor on the link between curiosity and joyfulness

In this wide-ranging interview, famed Italian actor Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour.

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Billie Eilish: The pop star shares shares her perspective on success, social media and fame

In this rare interview and studio performance, 16-year-old Billie Eilish talks about having the kind of early fame and success that speaks to how stars are made in 2018: billions of streams and video views, and status as a burgeoning fashion icon.

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Raghav: On the evolution of his sound and navigating fame on two continents

Raghav burst out of Calgary to have huge success in the U.K. and India, and for the last 10 years he's been navigating that dynamic. After taking some time away from making music, the singer-songwriter talks about his brand new single and an upcoming album.

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Isabella Rossellini, Raghav, Billie Eilish and more 08/11/2018 [Full episode]

Actor Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour. Singer-songwriter Raghav discusses the evolution of his sound and navigating fame on two continents. Guitarist Tom Brenneck honours his friend and collaborator, soul singer Charles Bradley. Pop star and burgeoning fashion icon Billie Eilish shares her perspective on success, social media and fame.

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Kris Wu: The Chinese-Canadian superstar on leaving K-pop behind and breaking into the U.S. hip-hop market

Kris Wu opens up about why he left the massively popular K-pop band EXO in 2014, and discusses what he's doing now to fulfill his mission of being the first Chinese rapper to bridge the gap between "the east and the west."

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Good Charlotte: Benji Madden on how the band made it through the pop-punk boom and bust

Benji Madden of Good Charlotte talks about the band's seventh album, Generation Rx, and how they've managed to stay the course for two decades.

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Kris Wu, Good Charlotte and more 07/11/2018 [Full episode]

Chinese-Canadian superstar Kris Wu opens up about leaving K-pop behind and breaking into the U.S. hip-hop market. Our books columnist Jael Richardson talks about Songs for the Cold of Heart by Giller Prize nominee Eric Dupont. Benji Madden of Good Charlotte discusses the band's longevity and their seventh album Generation Rx. New York Times arts reporter Michael Cooper breaks down why Hungary's far-right populist government is supporting the Hungarian State Opera. Famous Joni Mitchell fans pay tribute to the Canadian icon on her 75th birthday.

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Rick Mercer: The Canadian comedy legend reflects on his greatest rants - and scoring pot for Pierre Berton

The king of the rant, Rick Mercer, returns to the q studio to talk about his newly published collection of essays and greatest rants. Mercer joins Tom Power to reflect on the art of ranting and what he took away from 15 seasons of railing against the world on the Rick Mercer Report.

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Sarah Brightman: The best-selling soprano on her new album

The world's best-selling soprano of all-time, Sarah Brightman, reflects on how music helped her feel whole again after her highly-publicized 10-day trip to space had to be abandoned.

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Chris Tolley and Laura Mullins: PlayME podcast takes listeners into the world of theatre without visuals

Expect Theatre's Chris Tolley and Laura Mullins discuss PlayME, a new radio drama podcast that lets you experience Canadian plays right through your headphones.

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Namrata Singh Gujral: On casting India's third gender and the backlash to her rom-com 5 Weddings

Indian-American director Namrata Singh Gujral talks about the threats she received for making her latest film, and casting first-time actors from India's third gender.

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Rick Mercer, Sarah Brightman and more 06/11/2018 [Full episode]

Canadian comedy legend Rick Mercer reflects on his greatest rants - and scoring pot for Pierre Berton. Director Namrata Singh Gujral opens up about the backlash to her rom-com 5 Weddings, and casting India's third gender. Expect Theatre's Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley discuss PlayME, a new radio drama podcast that lets you experience Canadian plays right through your headphones. Soprano Sarah Brightman tells us how music helped her feel whole again after her highly-publicized trip to space had to be cancelled.

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Abbi Jacobson: On hitting the road, her new book and the decision to end Broad City

Heartbroken and on a mission, the Broad City star hit the road to discover who she was outside of her character. Her new book I Might Regret This chronicles her journey.

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Brothers Osborne: On pot, politics and the stigma around country music

The Brothers Osborne joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about their new album Port Saint Joe, and the value of easy-going music in tough times.

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Abbi Jacobson, Brothers Osborne and more 05/11/2018 [Full episode]

Actor and comedian Abbi Jacobson opens up about her new book and the decision to end Broad City. The q screen panel reviews the final season of House of Cards. Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken presents a short oral history of the show. Brothers Osborne talk about pot, politics and the stigma around country music.

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LeVar Burton: On the value of stories and storytelling

The Star Trek, Reading Rainbow and Roots actor tells us why he wants people to take a break from their daily lives and listen to a story on his new podcast LeVar Burton Reads.

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Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese: The House of Cards showrunners on finishing the series without Kevin Spacey

Executive producers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese open up about beating the clock to finish the series after Netflix cut ties with Spacey earlier last year.

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LeVar Burton, Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese and more 02/11/2018 [Full episode]

Actor LeVar Burton talks about the value of stories and storytelling. The q This music panel covers rockers turned film composers and new music from Tenacious D. Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis of the Aga Khan discusses what the reopening of Syria's National Museum means for the country. House of Cards showrunners Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese open up about finishing the series without Kevin Spacey.

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Renée Fleming, Steven Yeun and more 01/11/2018 [Full episode]

Opera singer Renée Fleming discusses lending her singing voice to Julianne Moore in Bel Canto. Theatre critic Carly Maga debriefs us on her immersive theatre experience following her return from The Curious Voyage. Hip-Hop Evolution host Shad, head writer Rodrigo Bascuñán and director Darby Wheeler share their most memorable interviews from the series. Actor Steven Yeun talks about representation and the freedom of shooting in Korea for his latest film Burning.

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Steven Yeun: On the freedom of filming Lee Chang-dong's Burning in Korea

The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about his starring role in the Korean film Burning, and the intimidation he felt working with his hero, director Lee Chang-dong.

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Renée Fleming: The opera singer on lending her voice to Julianne Moore in Bel Canto

Fleming discusses recording the singing parts for Julianne Moore's character in Bel Canto, and how the actor studied her mouth, movement and breath in the film.

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Michael Caine, Philip Spedding , Julia Michaels and more 31/10/2018 [Full episode]

Michael Caine shares some of the best advice he's received throughout his career. Our online culture panel dives into creepypasta and r/NoSleep. Philip Spedding talks about discovering Bram Stoker's reference materials for Dracula at the London Library. Singer-songwriter Julia Michaels discusses the kind of discipline required to write quality songs.

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Julia Michaels: From songwriter to pop superstar

She's written for the likes of Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, but now, Julia Michaels is writing more pop songs for herself.

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Philip Spedding: On discovering Bram Stoker's reference materials for Dracula at the London Library

The London Library's Philip Spedding gives us some insight into the creative mind behind Dracula, after discovering 26 books that author Bram Stoker used to research his most famous novel.

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Michael Caine: Don't wear suede shoes and other life lessons from the actor

In a new memoir called Blowing The Bloody Doors Off, Caine tells his story of six decades in film and shares some of the best advice he's received throughout his career.

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Bruce McCulloch and Paul Myers: On the enduring relevance of The Kids in the Hall

Bruce McCulloch of The Kids in the Hall and Paul Myers, the author of the first authorized book about the comedy troupe, share some stories about The Kids in the Hall's most beloved sketches.

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Sarah Henstra: On her Governor General's Literary Award winning book The Red Word

The 2018 winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, Sarah Henstra, talks about her book and her big win.

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Nile Rodgers: On Bowie, Madonna and Chic's first new album in more than 25 years

The musical mastermind discusses some iconic moments in music history and what it was like creating Chic's new album, It's About Time.

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Bruce McCulloch and Paul Myers, Nile Rodgers, Sarah Henstra and more 30/20/2018 [Full episode]

Bruce McCulloch of The Kids in the Hall and author Paul Myers discuss the comedy troupe's enduring relevance. Legendary producer Nile Rodgers talks about David Bowie, Madonna and Chic's first new album in more than 25 years. Wayne Kramer of the MC5 reveals the secrets of Kick Out the Jams. Sarah Henstra talks about winning the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction.

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Jay Baruchel: How his love for the Habs helped him through hard times

Baruchel's new book, Born Into It: A Fan's Life, goes deep into the highs and lows of being a diehard hockey fan, how your upbringing shapes you and what your obsessions say about you.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie and Andrea Warner: On the importance of telling our own stories

Buffy Sainte-Marie and her official biographer Andrea Warner talk about collaborating on the Canadian folk icon's only authorized biography.

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Jay Baruchel, Buffy Sainte-Marie and more 29/10/2018 [Full episode]

Actor Jay Baruchel on why he'll always love the Montreal Canadiens. The q screen panel takes a look at TV characters who have met an untimely end. Open Source Podcast's Christopher Lydon and "media hacker" Dave Winer recall the origins of podcasting. Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and music writer Andrea Warner on the importance of telling our own stories.

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Beastie Boys: Ad-Rock and Mike D on the band's legacy and missing Adam Yauch

The Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock and Mike D reflect on their journey from teenage punk rockers to hip-hop pioneers, and open up about life after the passing of their friend, Adam Yauch.

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Safia Nolin: On how her new music transcends the language divide

Safia Nolin's haunting new ballads tell stories of anxiety, body shaming and unrequited love.

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Beastie Boys, Safia Nolin and more 26/10/2018 [Full episode]

The Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock and Mike D reflect on the group's legacy and life after the passing of Adam Yauch. The q This music panel discusses whether or not album reviews still matter. Canadian violinist Mary-Elizabeth Brown talks about the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra's first concert to feature 3D-printed string instruments. French Canadian singer-songwriter Safia Nolin performs and opens up about her new album of haunting ballads.

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Ian Rankin: How a fictional detective became a tour guide for Edinburgh

Author Ian Rankin explains how his flawed and beloved character, Inspector Rebus, has become a tour guide for the realities of gritty, complicated Edinburgh.

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Katherena Vermette: How the author's latest book explores Indigenous identity through sci-fi

Katherena Vermette's work explores themes of Indigenous youth and identity. But her new work, Pemmican Wars, frames these themes using an entirely different medium - a sci-fi graphic novel.

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Scott Storch: The rise, fall and rebirth of the legendary music producer

Pop and hip-hop producer Scott Storch had massive hits and millions of dollars. Then he lost it all. Now he's making his comeback and sharing his story.

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Ian Rankin, Scott Storch and Katherena Vermette 25/10/2018 [Full episode]

Author Ian Rankin explains how his character, Inspector Rebus, has become a tour guide for the realities of gritty, complicated Edinburgh. Legendary hip-hop and pop producer Scott Storch shares the story behind his rise, fall and comeback. Author and poet Katherena Vermette talks about her latest book Pemmican Wars.

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Roger Daltrey: The Who frontman on the excesses of fame and growing up fast

The Who's Roger Daltrey tells the story of how he went from being a high school drop-out and part-time worker in a sheet metal factory to being one of the biggest rock stars in the world.

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Sheila Heti: The Canadian author on raising the 'Motherhood' question

In Heti's latest book Motherhood, the author confronts one of life's biggest questions: whether or not to create another human.

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Kwame Alexander: A performance and interview about his new YA book Swing

Kwame Alexander performs some pieces from his new YA book Swing, a coming-of-age story told entirely through poetry.

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Roger Daltrey, Sheila Heti, Kwame Alexander and more 24/10/2018 [Full episode]

Roger Daltrey of The Who opens up about feeling like an outsider and the excesses of fame. Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares her recommendation. Author Sheila Heti confronts one of life's biggest questions: whether or not to become a mother. Poet Kwame Alexander talks about his new YA book Swing, and performs a few pieces from it.

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Jeff Goldblum: On his debut album and the importance of pursuing your dreams at any moment

Long before his adventures with dinosaurs, Jeff Goldblum started out as a jazz pianist.

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Jason Moran: The musician on his need to push boundaries in his music and art

Jason Moran has blended jazz with stand-up comedy, live painters, dance shows and even skateboarding.

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Tanya Taylor: The Canadian fashion designer on why her brand is all about being inclusive

Why it's important to connect with and celebrate women who don't feel included in the world of fashion.

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Jeff Goldblum, Tanya Taylor, Jason Moran and more 23/10/2018 [Full episode]

Jeff Goldblum talks about making music, dodging dinosaurs and pursuing dreams at any moment in life. Canadian fashion designer Tanya Taylor on why her brand is all about being inclusive. Theatre critic Carly Maga tells us about a new play that transports its audience from Barrie to England - literally. Musician Jason Moran opens up about his need to push boundaries in his music and art.

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Hilary Swank on her new film What They Had

Hilary Swank looks back on her career, starting with Boys Don't Cry, and talks about her new film.

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Shad returns to q with A Short Story About a War

Hip-hop polymath Shad makes his return to q, his first since he hosted the show. He brings with him his brand new album A Short Story About War, a concept record exploring humanity and violence.

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Hilary Swank, Shad and more 22/10/2018 [Full episode]

Actor Hilary Swank, Canadian rap sensation Shad.

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Arkells: A performance and interview about their new album Rally Cry

"It's a matter of survival": Arkells on why even in the face of cynicism, they remain optimistic.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Meet the actors in the video game

Assassin's Creed Odyssey actors Michael Antonakos and Melissanthi Mahut talk about what it's like to perform as a character in a video game.

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Arkells, Michael Antonakos and Melissanthi Mahut, and more 19/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: a performance and interview with Arkells, DJ Black Cat on the Toronto ballroom community, the q this music panel, actors Michael Antonakos and Melissanthi Mahut from the new Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and more.

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Chilly Gonzales, Wu-Tang Clan's U-God, Lisa Gabriele and more 18/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: Chilly Gonzales performs and talks new record, Wu-Tang origin story with U-God, novelist Lisa Gabriele and more.

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Troye Sivan, Margo Price and more 17/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: Troye Sivan on his new record, a panel on cannabis legalization, Mike Grant of Musical Youth on Pass the Dutchie, Margo Price and more.

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Margo Price: A performance and interview about her latest record All American Made

Acclaimed country music singer Margo Price performs a few songs off her record All American Made and talks about what it's like to be called the next great Nashville star.

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Troye Sivan: On fame, sexuality and pushing pop forward

Troye Sivan dropped by the q studio to talk about his new album Bloom.

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Rupert Everett, Issa Rae, Dan Mangan and more 16/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: actor Rupert Everett, actor Issa Rae, Jessica Hopper's musical tribute to Chicago, and performance and interview with Dan Mangan.

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Issa Rae: On The Hate U Give and Insecure

Insecure's Issa Rae discusses her new film The Hate U Give, which centres around a 16-year-old black girl and the issues she grapples with after witnessing her best friend being shot by a police officer.

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Dan Mangan: A performance and interview about his new record

Vancouver musician Dan Mangan dropped by the q studio for a live performance and to talk about his new record More or Less.

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Rupert Everett: On his lifelong relationship with Oscar Wilde and why his work still resonates

Actor Rupert Everett talks about his new film and his lifelong relationship with Oscar Wilde.

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Djanet Sears: On her new play Harlem Duet

Award-winning Canadian playwright Djanet Sears remounts her 1997 play, Harlem Duet, a prequel to Shakespeare's Othello.

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F--ked Up: On their new record Dose Your Dreams

How letting one member of the band take the reins has opened hundreds of creative doors.

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Djanet Sears, F--ked Up, and more 15/10/2018 [Full episode]

Playwright and director Djanet Sears, poet and emcee Motion, the q screen panel on First Man and Stephen King adaptations, and F--ked Up on their new album.

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Dalmar Abuzeid on being Avonlea's first Black resident

Abuzeid is the first Black character on the Anne of Green Gables TV show, Anne with an E.

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Yazz Ahmed on blending jazz and Arabic music

Yazz Ahmed has been called the "High priestess of psychedelic Arabic jazz."

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Dalmar Abuzeid, Yazz Ahmed, 12/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q, with guest host ?Saroja Coelho: actor Dalmar Abuzeid and jazz musician Yazz Ahmed

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Matty Matheson: On his new cookbook

Chef Matty Matheson shares the stories behind some of his favourite recipes from his new cookbook.

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Leon Bridges: a performance and interview about his new record

Leon Bridges joins q host Tom Power to talk about his rapid rise to fame and the pigeonholing pitfalls that came along with it. He also performed tracks from his sophomore album Good Thing, that's out now.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal: On her new film The Kindergarten Teacher

Maggie Gyllenhaal sat down with Tom Power to talk about her new film The Kindergarten Teacher, about a woman who becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a prodigy.

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Matty Matheson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Leon Bridges and more 11/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: chef and television personality Matty Matheson, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, and musician Leon Bridges.

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Sally Field: On sharing her childhood trauma in her new memoir

Actor Sally Field talks about her mother and childhood trauma in her new memoir called In Pieces. She joined Tom Power for a discussion about writing it.

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Catherina MacLellan: On revisiting her father's history with depression in new documentary

Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, dropped by q to perform and talk about her documentary The Song and the Sorrow.

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Sally Field, Catherine MacLellan and more 10/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: actor Sally Field, book columnist Jael Richardson, an oral history of I'm an Adult Now, musician Catherine MacLellan.

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Steve Perry: On Journey and his return to music

Steve Perry, the former front man of Journey, reflects on his time in the band and his first new album in 24 years.

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Narcy: On being a hip-hop professor and his new record

Narcy dropped by q to perform and talk about his upcoming album.

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Ellie Kemper: On Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and her new memoir

Ellie Kemper on acting, perseverance and keeping things squirrely.

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Steve Perry, Ellie Kemper, Narcy and more 09/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: Former Journey frontman Steve Perry, actor Ellie Kemper, the origin story of celebrity chefs, and Narcy.

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Sarah McLachlan: On the intense power of Angel, the unofficial song of sorrow

Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair, the power of Angel and how music saved her life ahead of the 2018 SOCAN Awards.

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Mavis Staples: On the state of civil rights in America

The legendary gospel singer explains why she feels she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to speaking out against bigotry in America.

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Lucinda Williams: On her breakthrough record Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Lucinda Williams looks back at the breakthrough album that transformed her into an icon of Americana music, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which turns 20 this month.

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Sarah McLachlan, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples and more 08/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: Sarah McLachlan, Lucinda Williams, Gateway to musicals with Justin Hurwitz, Mavis Staples.

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Lukas Nelson: On working with Lady Gaga and A Star is Born

Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, talks about his father, working with Lady Gaga, and writing the soundtrack for A Star is Born.

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Richard Reed Parry: talks about his new album and performs

Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry draws from his family's folk music past on his latest solo album

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Lukas Nelson, Richard Reed Parry and more 05/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: Lukas Nelson of A Star is Born, q This music panel, Gateway to Beyonce's Crazy in Love, Richard Reed Parry.

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Jodi Picoult: On why she tackles abortion and gun violence in her new novel

Jodi Picoult's new thriller A Spark of Light is out now.

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Patrick deWitt: On his novel The Sisters Brothers being turned into a film

Patrick deWitt talks Scotiabank Giller Prize nomination and his novel The Sisters Brothers.

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Patrick deWitt, Jodi Picoult and more 04/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q, with Tom Power: Author Patrick deWitt on The Sisters Brothers, Mosha Lundstrom Halbert talks about the changes to fashion brand Celine, Janis Joplin's guitarist John Till gives tribute to the late singer, author Jodi Picoult on A Spark of Light.

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David Attenborough: On the 40th anniversary of Life on Earth

David Attenborough talks to q host Tom Power about his long career on the small screen.

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Mark Critch: On his new memoir Son of a Critch

Mark Critch stops by the q studio to talk about his new memoir Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir.

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M.I.A.: On new tell-all documentary about her career and activism

M.I.A. joins Tom Power in the q studio to share her thoughts on friend and director Stephen Loveridge's long-awaited documentary portrait of her.

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David Attenborough, M.I.A., Mark Critch and more 03/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: Broadcaster David Attenborough, q internet culture panel, rapper M.I.A., actor Mark Critch.

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Ken Jeong: On his unexpected path from doctor to comedian

Ken Jeong joins Tom Power in front of a live audience for a special interview as part of JFL42.

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Elle Mills: The Canadian YouTuber talks vulnerability on camera and how she overcame burn out

Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills talks about fast success and burnout

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Ken Jeong, Elle Mills and more 02/10/2018 [Full episode]

Today on q: Actor and comedian Ken Jeong, Becky Toyne on the Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist, Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills.

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Adam Cohen: The musician on his father Leonard Cohen's new album

Leonard Cohen's son Adam Cohen, returns to q to talk about mourning his father's life and celebrating his legacy with a new collection of writing.

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Gary Shteyngart: do bankers have an imagination?

Gary Shteyngart reflects on what he learned about the lives of rich bankers who live in a country deeply divided by wealth.

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Justine Bateman: The actor reflects on on gaining fame quickly from Family Ties and losing it just as fast

Justine Bateman explores what it's like to gain fame quickly and then to lose it just as fast in her new book 'Fame.'

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Adam Cohen, Justine Bateman, Gary Shteyngart and more 01/10/2018 [Full episode]

Musician Adam Cohen on his father Leonard Cohen. Screen panel with Adam Nayman and Tina Hassannia on Murphy Brown. Actor Justine Bateman on the toxicity of fame. Novelist Gary Shteyngart on new book Lake Success.

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Josh Groban: The singer on his new Netflix show and new album Bridges

Josh Groban has a new Netflix show and a new record out, which were both released on the same day. He opens up about his clean-cut image and plays a couple songs at the piano in the q studio.

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Ryan Hamilton: The comedian on clean vs. dirty comedy

Ryan Hamilton joins Tom Power in the q studio to talk about what he thinks of being labelled a 'clean' observational comedian who refrains from offensive or edgy humour.

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Josh Groban, Ryan Hamilton and more 28/09/2018

Josh Groban discusses his new Netflix show and album, and opens up about his clean-cut image. The q This music panel breaks down how Toto's 1982 hit Africa became popular again. Nora Guthrie looks back at the music of her legendary father, Woody. Ryan Hamilton shares what he thinks about being labelled a "clean" observational comedian.

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Jeffrey Wright: The actor on overcoming Hollywood's tendency to typecast

Jeffrey Wright has taken on hefty roles such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Colin Powell, but his new film Hold the Dark came with some unique challenges. He discusses how he's been able to continually redefine himself as an actor.

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Drew Michael: Why the comedian decided to perform his first comedy special without an audience

In Drew Michael's first comedy special, you hear no laughter, applause or reaction. Not even a fake laugh track. Michael explains why he stripped away audience feedback in his provocative new project.

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Cowboy Junkies: The iconic Canadian band perform from their new album All That Reckoning

Siblings Margo and Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies perform some stripped down versions of songs from their new album, and reflect on their three decades together in one of Canada's most iconic bands.

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Alanis Obomsawin: The filmmaker explains the story behind her secret 1988 album Bush Lady

In 1988, legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin made a deeply political album called Bush Lady - and then she tossed it into a closet. Now, decades later, someone has finally stumbled upon this amazing work of art.

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Jeffrey Wright, Cowboy Junkies, Alanis Obomsawin, Drew Michael 27/09/2018

Actor Jeffrey Wright talks about rising above Hollywood's tendency to typecast. Margo and Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies reflect on The Trinity Session and perform from their new album All That Reckoning. Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin shares ?the story behind her secret 1988 album Bush Lady. Comedian Drew Michael explains why he decided to perform his first comedy special without an audience.

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Rod Stewart: The rock icon on his life, career and how he got to where he is now

Rod Stewart joins Tom Power to discuss Maggie May, Elton John and his new album Blood Red Roses.

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Lauren Lee Smith: The actor on season two of the Frankie Drake Mysteries

Lauren Lee Smith returns as super sleuth Frankie Drake on season two of the Frankie Drake Mysteries.

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Gary Busey: The actor shares his basic instructions before leaving Earth

Gary Busey has released a memoir/self-help book of sorts, Buseyisms: Gary Busey's Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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Rod Stewart, Gary Busey, Lauren Lee Smith and more 26/09/2018

Rod Stewart talks about Maggie May, Elton John and his new album Blood Red Roses. q books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on her recommendation: The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon. Gary Busey discusses his new memoir/self-help book, Buseyisms: Gary Busey's Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Lauren Lee Smith shares what's in store for season two of the Frankie Drake Mysteries.

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Tanya Tagaq: The musician on her acclaimed debut novel Split Tooth

Tanya Tagaq has spent her career "hiding" behind her music, but with her new project, Split Tooth, which mixes fiction and memoir, she's more exposed than ever.

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The Shadows: listen to an exclusive excerpt from the new podcast

Kaitlin Prest is one of the most talented audio makers in the country. Listen to her brand new fiction podcast, The Shadows

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Kaitlin Prest: The award-winning podcast producer on her new audio fiction, The Shadows

Award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest talks about her latest brainchild called The Shadows, the first audio fiction from CBC Podcasts.

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Blake Wood: On photographing his friend Amy Winehouse

His new book, Amy Winehouse, is an intimate portrait of a pop star like you've never seen her before

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Tanya Tagaq, Blake Wood on Amy Winehouse, Kaitlin Prest 25/09/2018

Throat singer Tanya Tagaq shares why she's "terrified" anyone will read her acclaimed debut novel, Split Tooth. Photographer Blake Wood opens up about photographing his friend Amy Winehouse. Podcast creator Kaitlin Prest ?talks about her new brainchild The Shadows, the first audio fiction from CBC Podcasts.

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Metric: Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw on the band's new album Art of Doubt

Metric's Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw join Tom Power to chat about placing the guitar back at the core of their new record, and 20 years of staying power on the Canadian music scene.

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Elijah Wood, Metric and more 24/09/2018

Actor and producer Elijah Wood discusses his move into virtual reality. The q screen panel's John Semley and Tina Hassannia look at big stories happening in the film and television worlds. The Joy Luck Club stars Tamlyn Tomita, Tsai Chin and Kieu Chinh celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film. Metric's Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw talk about the band's new album Art of Doubt.

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Elijah Wood: The actor on his move into VR with psychological thriller Transference

Beyond his role in Lord of the Rings, Elijah Wood is also the creative director of a video game production company called SpectreVision. He joins Tom Power to talk about a new virtual reality game called Transference and the future of VR.

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Mumford and Sons: The band on their new album, Delta

The band's Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall talk about their shifting sound and their new experimental fourth album, Delta. They also address their photo with Jordan B. Peterson, which made the rounds online this summer.

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Mumford and Sons, Khaled Hosseini and more 21/09/2018

Mumford and Sons discuss their new album and address their photo with Jordan B. Peterson. The q This music panel recaps the highlights from the Polaris Music Prize gala. Tom Power gets a preview of MOCA Toronto with executive director and CEO Heidi R?eitmaier. Bestselling author of The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, discusses his new book Sea Prayer.

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Khaled Hosseini: Bestselling author of The Kite Runner on his new book Sea Prayer

Khaled Hosseini reads a passage from his new book Sea Prayer and tells us what moved him to write the story.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bert Kreischer and more 20/09/2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses her new film The Kindergarten Teacher and the consequences of "starving a vibrant woman's mind." DJ Spinna presents an essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder. Comedian Bert Kreischer talks about balancing comedy, partying and fatherhood.

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Bert Kreischer: The comedian on balancing partying and fatherhood

Bert Kreischer talks about his family and his reputation as a partier, his new Netflix special Secret Time, and the Rolling Stone story that changed his life back in 1997.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal: The actor on the consequences of 'starving a vibrant woman's mind'

Maggie Gyllenhaal sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about her new film The Kindergarten Teacher, about a woman who becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.

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Dan Fogelman, Hozier, D'Arcy Carden and more 19/09/2018

This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman talks about his new film, writing emotional scenes and how to get them right. Hozier tells us why he decided to follow up his massively successful debut album with an EP of fiery protest songs. Actor and comedian D'Arcy Carden discusses how The Good Place tackles morality and ethics.

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D'Arcy Carden: How The Good Place tackles moral philosophy

Actor and comedian D'Arcy Carden plays the mysterious Janet on the sitcom, The Good Place, starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. She talks about how the comedy tackles morality and ethics.

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Hozier: The Irish blues-rock sensation on his new EP of protest songs

Irish blues-rock sensation Hozier talks about why he decided to follow up his massively successful debut album with an EP of fiery protest songs.

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Dan Fogelman: This is Us creator on writing emotional scenes, and how to get them right

Dan Fogelman sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about his new film, creating art that makes people cry, and why sentimentality at the movies may not be such a bad thing in 2018.

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Emmys 2018 recap: Big wins, surprises and snubs from last night's ceremony

John Semley and Ishani Nath recap the best and worst moments from last night's Emmy Awards ceremony.

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'I wasn't pushing myself': Abhishek Bachchan on fame and his return to Bollywood

Bollywood megastar Abhishek Bachchan sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to discuss the pressures of fame, the beauty of Indian cinema and his first film in two years, Husband Material.

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Baroness von Sketch's Aurora Browne and Meredith MacNeill choose their own adventure

Baroness von Sketch's Aurora Browne and Meredith MacNeill join Tom Power live in the q studio for a rapid fire 'Choose Your Own Adventure' style interview, where they cover comedy, motherhood and everything in between.

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'Canada, are you listening?': Jeremy Dutcher wins Polaris Prize for Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Jeremy Dutcher joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his big win at last night's Polaris Music Prize ceremony.

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Abhishek Bachchan, Aurora Browne and Meredith MacNeill, Jeremy Dutcher and more 18/09/2018

Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan discusses the pressures of fame, the beauty of Indian cinema and his return to the big screen. The q screen panel recaps last night's Emmy Awards ceremony. Baroness von Sketch's Aurora Browne and Meredith MacNeill choose their own adventure. Jeremy Dutcher talks about taking home the Polaris Music Prize for his debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

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Bill Hader on how HBO's Barry mirrors his own life's journey to finding his passion

In HBO's Barry, Hader plays a hitman for hire who discovers his real passion is acting. He talks about his role and directorial debut.

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Sandra Oh on the importance of 'being true to yourself' in Hollywood

Sandra Oh talks about her role in Killing Eve, which is entering its second season.

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Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry on the perils of fame

As his star continues to rise, Brian Tyree Henry discusses the complicated nature of fame and celebrity.

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Tatiana Maslany prepares to say goodbye to her many characters on final season of Orphan Black

Tatiana Maslany talks to Tom Power about the final season of Orphan Black.

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Bill Hader, Tatiana Maslany, Brian Tyree Henry, Sandra Oh 17/09/2018

Actor, director and comedian Bill Hader discusses how HBO's Barry mirrors his own life's journey to finding his passion. Actor Tatiana Maslany talks about the final season of Orphan Black. Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry sheds some light on the complicated nature of fame and celebrity. Actor Sandra Oh discusses Killing Eve and why "being true to yourself" in Hollywood is important.

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Issa Rae says we need the 'young black female perspective' now more than ever

Insecure's Issa Rae discusses her new film The Hate U Give, which centres around a 16-year-old black girl and the issues she grapples with after witnessing her best friend being shot by a police officer.

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'I can't vote, so I used a song instead': Steven Page on how living in the U.S. inspired his new album

Steven Page performs songs from his new record, Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II, and opens up about what the last year has been like for him.

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From jukeboxes to streaming: A brief history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. We tap Silvio Pietroluongo, senior vice president of charts and data development for Billboard, to walk us through how it's changed over its 60 year history.

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Paramore's decision to retire Misery Business from live shows leaves fans divided

On this very special edition of the q This music panel, Steven Page (formerly of the Barenaked Ladies) joins Lisa Christiansen, Stuart Berman and Tom Power to break down the latest in music news.

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Issa Rae, Steven Page and more 14/09/2018

Insecure's Issa Rae tells us why we need the young black female perspective? now more than ever. Special guest Steven Page? joins the q This music panel to break down some big headlines in music news. Silvio Pietroluongo presents a brief history of the Billboard Hot 100. Steven Page performs songs from his new record and opens up about what the last year has been like for him.

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Thandie Newton on her 'upfront and uncompromising' approach to fame

Thandie Newton sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about her new film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

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Kidding director Michel Gondry on reuniting with Jim Carrey

Director Michel Gondry's latest project is a Showtime series called Kidding, starring Jim Carrey. It takes a peek at the lives of children's television stars when the cameras aren't rolling.

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q fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert's biggest hits from New York Fashion Week

Our fashion contributor, Mosha Lundström Halbert, fills us in on Ralph Lauren's 50th anniversary show and shares some highlights from New York Fashion Week.

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The Dirty Nil rip the roof off on Master Volume

The Dirty Nil bring their electric, kinetic tunes to the q music studio in advance of the release of their sophomore record Master Volume.

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Thandie Newton, The Dirty Nil, Michael Gondry and more 13/09/2018

Actor Thandie Newton opens up about her "upfront and uncompromising" approach to fame. Canadian rock band the Dirty Nil performs live in the q studio. Fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert shares some highlights from New York Fashion Week. Director Michel Gondry talks about working with Jim Carrey on their new series Kidding.

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Jael Richardson's book pick: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Jael Richardson is q's books columnist. She drops by to fill you in on a new book to check out. Today, she'll talk about The Ensemble by first-time novelist Aja Gabel.

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Bo Burnham on his new film Eight Grade and creating comedy from a life of growing up online

Bo Burnham was one of the first self-made YouTube stars, which launched him into an arena-filling stand-up comedy career. But he left it all behind a few years ago to focus on writing and directing his first feature film, 8th Grade.

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Woman World: How Aminder Dhaliwal's hit web comic helped her find her voice

When Canadian cartoonist Aminder Dhaliwal created an online comic, just for the fun of it, she never expected it to turn into a professional venture. Now, she has a huge following and a graphic novel deal.

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'I like the happy accidents': Jean-Michel Blais on capturing imperfection on his new album Dans ma main

Musician and composer Jean-Michel Blais performs live in the q studio and talks about recording his latest album, Dans ma main, late at night in an empty piano store.

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Bo Burnham, Jean-Michel Blais, Aminder Dhaliwal and more 12/09/2018

YouTube star, comic and director, Bo Burnham, discusses his first feature film, Eighth Grade. Canadian musician and composer, Jean-Michel Blais, tells us how and why he wanted to capture imperfection on his new album Dans ma main. Jael Richardson shares her book recommendation: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel. Canadian comics artist, Aminder Dhaliwal, talks about her popular web series and graphic novel, Woman World.

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Natalie Portman, Wab Kinew, Sarah Feldberg, Ruth E. Carter 11/09/2018

Natalie Portman talks about the inspiration behind her critically-acclaimed performance in Vox Lux, and how she got into the mindset of a pop star struggling with addiction and PTSD. Writer, musician and politician Wab Kinew introduces a new generation to Indigenous trailblazers in his picture book Go Show the World. Sarah Feldberg, former editor of Las Vegas Weekly, gives us a brief history of Las Vegas concert residencies. Costume designer Ruth E. Carter shares how costumes bring characters to life.

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The costume designer behind Malcolm X and Black Panther shares how costumes bring characters to life

Ruth E. Carter is an Oscar-nominated costume designer who calls herself 'the woman behind your favourite characters.' Now, there's a whole new exhibit dedicated to exploring her designs.

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Mobsters, golf carts and glitter: A brief history of Las Vegas concert residencies

Who says Las Vegas is where entertainers go to retire? Sarah Feldberg, the former editor of Las Vegas Weekly, tells us how the Las Vegas residency got its start and who made these concerts cool again.

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Wab Kinew introduces a new generation to Indigenous trailblazers in picture book Go Show the World

Writer, musician and politician Wab Kinew talks about his new children's book Go Show The World, which introduces a whole new generation of kids to some of North America's Indigenous trailblazers.

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Natalie Portman on Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being 'pop star famous'

Natalie Portman sits down with Tom Power to talk about the inspiration behind her critically-acclaimed performance in Vox Lux, and how she got into the mindset of a pop star struggling with addiction and PTSD.

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Geena Davis tackles sexism on screen in new documentary This Changes Everything

Geena Davis talks to Tom Power about her new film, which takes a close look at the gender disparity in Hollywood, both on and off screen.

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Manto director Nandita Das takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers

A new film is shining a spotlight on one of South Asia's greatest writers, Saadat Hasan Manto. Acclaimed actor and director, Nandita Das, joins Tom Power live in the q studio to take us deeper into Manto's story.

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How the curated playlist has changed the way we create and consume music

YouTube Music's Tuma Basa chats with Tom Power about the massive cultural shift to music streaming, and what it means for musicians and the way fans consume the music they love.

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Which films will dominate the upcoming awards season?

Our screen panellists, John Semley and Tina Hassannia, give us their take on the best films at TIFF so far.

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Geena Davis, Nandita Das and more 10/09/2018

Geena Davis talks about tackling sexism on screen in her new documentary This Changes Everything. The q screen panel breaks down the best films at TIFF so far. YouTube's director of urban music, Tuma Basa, discusses how the curated playlist has changed music. Actor and director Nandita Das takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers.

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'Say yes to life': William Shatner shares his advice on how to live long and prosper

William Shatner joins Tom Power to impart some wisdom and discuss his new memoir Live Long and... What I Learned Along the Way, in which he reflects on a life trajectory that no one could have predicted.

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'I've always felt like an artist': Keith Urban on blending genres on his new album Graffiti U

Tom Power sits down with country music star Keith Urban to talk about his new album Graffiti U, a crossover of country and pop.

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'He was a sweet guy': Director Stephen Wallis remembers Burt Reynolds as more than his tough guy reputation

Canadian director Stephen Wallis worked with Bert Reynolds on what may be the late actor's final film.

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New music releases: looking at new albums from Paul Simon and Paul McCartney

Our music panel reviews new albums from two of music's heaviest hitters: Paul Simon and Paul McCartney. They also look at the health of Canadian country music ahead of the CCMAs.

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William Shatner, Keith Urban, Stephen Wallis and more 07/09/2018

Legendary Canadian actor William Shatner shares his advice on how to live long and prosper. The q This music panel dives into some big new music releases for the week. Country music star Keith Urban talks about blending genres on his latest album Graffiti U. Canadian director Stephen Wallis remembers the late Burt Reynolds.

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Hear q's Canadian song circle live on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House

Canadian country music artists Terri Clark, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel and Meghan Patrick join Tom Power on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee for an exclusive song circle.

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'I was taught to be deferential': José Olivarez on learning to give himself permission to tell his own stories

José Olivarez first encountered poetry as a high school student during a time when he had a lot of questions. What he discovered was that poetry isn't necessarily about getting answers, so much as it's about refining the questions we already have.

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What's in store for TIFF 2018

TIFF's director of programming, Kerri Craddock, discusses how the festival has adapted to changes in the film industry: the rise of streaming sites like Netflix, the increasingly competitive global film festival circuit and the #MeToo movement.

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q in Nashville, Kerri Craddock, José Olivarez 06/09/2018

Four Canadian country music artists - Terri Clark, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel and Meghan Patrick - join us on the stage of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House for an exclusive song circle. TIFF's director of programming, Kerri Craddock, discusses how the festival has adapted to changes in the film industry. José Olivarez talks about his debut book of poetry, Citizen Illegal, and how he learned to give himself permission to tell his own stories.

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Paul Simon doesn't want to be 'a Paul Simon cover band'

The icon talks to Tom Power about reinterpreting his music on In the Blue Light, his farewell tour and why he's not playing the hits.

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Tantoo Cardinal on getting her first starring role in a feature film

Tantoo Cardinal is one of the most recognisable and prolific Indigenous actors in Canada. Even if you don't know her by name, chances are you've seen her on screen: she's been in more than 120 films and television shows over her 40-year career.

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Eminem goes after 'mumble rappers' in his surprise new album

Buzzfeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud and WIRED's Angela Watercutter bring you up to speed on the big headlines taking over the internet right now.

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Paul Simon, Tantoo Cardinal and more 05/09/201

Paul Simon talks about reinterpreting his music on In the Blue Light, his farewell tour and why he's not playing the hits. Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Angela Watercutter bring you up to speed on the big headlines taking over the internet right now. Canadian actor Tantoo Cardinal discusses what it's like getting her first starring role in a feature film at TIFF.

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Buzzy pop collective Superorganism transcends musical and geographical borders

Superorganism is a band of eight musicians from around the world with a unique origin story and sound. They stopped by q for a special performance - and brought along keyboards, samplers, balloons and even some musical apples.

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Esi Edugyan explores history's lost voices in new book Washington Black

Esi Edugyan talks about journeying into the past, her new novel Washington Black and what she wanted to say about one of history's greatest injustices.

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Oral history of the Beatles' Hey Jude

Fifty years ago today, the promo video for Hey Jude was recorded. A few lucky fans got to see their heroes perform and play two years after the band had stopped touring. We invited two of those fans to share their memories of that day.

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Alan Lee, Superorganism, Esi Edugyan and more 04/09/2018

Lord of the Rings illustrator Alan Lee takes us on one final adventure through Middle-earth. Indie pop band Superorganism performs live in the q studio. Marc Sinden and Joel Soroka present an oral history of the Beatles' Hey Jude?. Canadian author Esi Edugyan explores history's lost voices in her new book Washington Black.

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Lord of the Rings illustrator Alan Lee takes us on one final adventure through Middle-earth

Alan Lee has spent the past 25 years exploring the landscapes of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination as both an illustrator and lead concept artist for Peter Jackson's film adaptations. He tells us about his illustrations for the newly released Tolkien text, The Fall of Gondolin.

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'Broadway seemed like the holy grail of songwriting': Bryan Adams on co-writing Pretty Woman: The Musical

The period around 1990 remains one of the wildest chapters in Bryan Adams' life, and now he's returning to it in a surprising way. He discusses songwriting, his friendship with Pavarotti and why scoring a Broadway musical makes a lot of sense for him.

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Narada Michael Walden on his hitmaking career with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

The Grammy award-winning producer reveals the one thing these divas all had in common that made them masters of their craft.

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How Brittany Allen uses sound and music to create fear on film

Actor and composer Brittany Allen tells us how she uses her music and acting skills to create fear in her latest film, What Keeps You Alive.

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Summer of the rom-com: With the success of Crazy Rich Asians, what's the genre's future?

Our screen panel dissects the rom-com genre and talks about a new movie from Orson Welles, which took almost 50 years to make.

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Bryan Adams,Narada Michael Walden and more 03/09/2018

Bryan Adams discusses songwriting, his friendship with Luciano Pavarotti and why scoring a Broadway musical makes a lot of sense for him. The q screen panel talks about the latest in TV and film news. Canadian actor and composer Brittany Allen tells us how she used sound to create fear in her latest film. Grammy award-winning music producer Narada Michael Walden reflects on his hitmaking career with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

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'It celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit': Gloria Gaynor on her hit I Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor reflects on her biggest hit, I Will Survive, how she pushed to make the song a success and why disco matters.

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How cosplay became a global phenomenon

Writer Lauren Orsini walks us through what it's like to take part in Comic-Con, one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world.

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July 31: Dr. Jay de Soca Prince presents a gateway to soca

The veteran DJ traces important songs in the history of soca music as Toronto celebrates one of North America's largest carnivals.

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John Krasinski on A Quiet Place, life after The Office and how he feels about you calling him 'Jim'

John Krasinski discusses his directorial debut and reflects on his life-changing, breakthrough role as Jim Halpert on The Office.

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What was 2018's song of the summer?

On the last day of August, the q This music panel digs into one of the biggest music questions that comes up every year: what was 2018's song of the summer?

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Gloria Gaynor, John Krasinski and more 31/08/2018

Gloria Gaynor reflects on her biggest hit, I Will Survive, how she pushed to make the song a success and why disco matters. The q This music panel weighs in on 2018's song of the summer. Writer Lauren Orsini walks us through how cosplay became a global phenomenon. Actor and director John Krasinski discusses A Quiet Place and his life-changing, breakthrough role on The Office.

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Famed choreographer Laurieann Gibson on her new Lifetime series Beyond the Spotlight

Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. She explains how it all started for her in her hometown of Toronto.

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Why Brandon Flowers says he feels 'more scared' to perform now than he did in 2004

The Killers frontman sits down with Tom Power to discuss his most personal album to date, Wonderful Wonderful.

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Kate NV takes us to Moscow, Russia

Musician Kate NV takes us to her hometown of Moscow, Russia, in this edition of the q Block Party.

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'It was a punch to the gut': Comedian Hari Kondabolu addresses The Simpsons' response to The Problem with Apu

Hari Kondabolu talks about the reaction to his documentary The Problem With Apu and how he's feeling about The Simpsons these days.

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Laurieann Gibson, Brandon Flowers, Kate NV, Hari Kondabolu 30/08/201

Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson discusses her new Lifetime series Beyond the Spotlight. Brandon Flowers of The Killers opens up about his wife's struggle with PTSD and his most personal album to date, Wonderful Wonderful. Musician Kate NV shares her q Block Party playlist for Moscow. Comedian Hari Kondabolu addresses The Simpsons' response to The Problem with Apu.

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Author Tomi Adeyemi on why it's important to write fantasy stories with black protagonists

Tomi Adeyemi discusses her debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, and talks about what it was like creating a universal fantasy story that's deeply rooted in her own Nigerian culture.

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Heather O'Neill's musical tribute to Montreal's Plateau

Author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O'Neill takes us on a musical tour of Montreal's Plateau.

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Kyle MacLachlan's return to Twin Peaks

With the finale of Twin Peaks behind him, star Kyle MacLachlan talks to host Tom Power about how the show, and working with David Lynch, has impacted his career.

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Elton John's co-writer Bernie Taupin on 50 years of hits and what their 'perfect song' is

Songwriter Bernie Taupin looks back on 50 years of working with Elton John, and talks about some of his favourite songs off their two new tribute albums.

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Bernie Taupin, Tomi Adeyemi, Heather O'Neill, Kyle MacLachlan 29/08/2018

Songwriter Bernie Taupin looks back on 50 years of making hits with Elton John. Author Tomi Adeyemi discusses why it's important to write fantasy stories with black protagonists. Canadian author Heather O'Neill takes us on a musical tour of Montreal's Plateau. Actor Kyle MacLachlan talks about how Twin Peaks, and working with David Lynch, has impacted his career.

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How Yamantaka // Sonic Titan conceptualised a film to create their third record, Dirt

Alaska B of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan talks about the band's unlikely, but useful, approach to creating music.

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'This is going to change my life': Alexander McCall Smith looks back on The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Prolific British author Alexander McCall Smith reflects on the novel that changed his life 20 years ago and discusses his latest book, The Quiet Side of Passion.

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How Alexandra Stréliski went from internet musician to Jean-Marc Vallée's secret weapon

Alexandra Stréliski chats about working with Hollywood director Jean-Marc Vallée, and gives us a sneak preview of her latest record, Inscape.

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Full episode: Alexandra Stréliski, Alexander McCall Smith, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan 28/08/2018

Canadian pianist Alexandra Stréliski performs live in the q studio and chats about working with Hollywood director Jean-Marc Vallée. Author Alexander McCall Smith discusses his latest book, The Quiet Side of Passion, and reflects on the novel that changed his life 20 years ago. Alaska B of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan talks about the band's unlikely, but useful, approach to creating music.

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Why Saturday Night Live was a double-edged sword for Sasheer Zamata: 'The title won't leave me'

Actor and comedian Sasheer Zamata opens up about her time on Saturday Night Live, how that has affected her career, and why she's excited to show more range in her first movie-starring role.

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Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria is the next disturbing dance film to haunt your dreams

The q screen panel discusses the end of The Big Bang Theory and a new disturbing dance movie from director Luca Guadagnino.

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How Panos Cosmatos' horror-free childhood fuelled his creativity and inspired his latest thriller Mandy

Director Panos Cosmatos talks about Mandy - his new, wild, gruesome, psychedelic thriller starring Nicolas Cage - and tells guest host Ali Hassan how making the film helped him process his grief over the loss of his parents.

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John Cho on Searching, #StarringJohnCho and how his acting goals have changed

John Cho talks about the challenges of acting for a webcam, how his approach to acting has changed since his memorable cameo in American Pie, and whether or not he sees himself as a leading man.

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Full episode: John Cho, Panos Cosmatos, Tina Hassannia and Adam Nayman, Sasheer Zamata 27/08/2018

John Cho talks about his new thriller Searching and the challenges of acting for a webcam. Director Panos Cosmatos explains how his horror-free childhood fuelled his creativity and inspired his latest film. Tina Hassannia and Adam Nayman break down the latest in film and TV news. Actor and comedian Sasheer Zamata opens up about her time on Saturday Night Live.

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Grease at 40: Didi Conn presents an oral history of the classic musical film

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Grease, actor Didi Conn, who played Frenchy, reminisces about all the great times she had on set with her fellow castmates.

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Pierre Kwenders is building a musical bridge between Africa and the rest of the world

Congolese-Canadian musician Pierre Kwenders talks about his latest album Makanda at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time, and why we need to stop using the term 'world music.'

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Drake angers fans after postponing Toronto shows

The q music panel fills us in on Drake's turbulent homecoming after the star repeatedly postponed his Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour in Toronto.

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Rose Byrne on Juliet, Naked, and her move from drama to comedy

Rose Byrne talks to Tom Power about her new film Juliet, Naked, fandom and the unexpected success of Bridesmaids.

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Full episode: Rose Byrne, Lisa Christiansen and Tabassum Siddiqui, Didi Conn, Pierre Kwenders 24/08/2018

Actor Rose Byrne talks about Juliet, Naked, her move from drama to comedy and the unexpected success of Bridesmaids. The q music panel discusses Drake's turbulent homecoming after the star repeatedly postponed his Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour in Toronto. Actor Didi Conn of Grease presents an oral history of the classic musical film. Congolese-Canadian musician Pierre Kwenders ?talks about his album Makanda at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time.

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Will the KSI vs. Logan Paul fight be the biggest event in YouTube's history?

Our online culture panel talks about a feud, a fight and a gamer.

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The Hellfire Club: 10 things we learned about Jake Tapper's politically fuelled new novel

Journalist and novelist Jake Tapper talks about everything from McCarthyism to his Canadian roots.

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Three former indie-rock darlings enjoy a second life playing in cover bands

Tim Fletcher, Mike Small and Tyler Kyte each share how they went from being the 'next big thing' to playing in cover bands.

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Can Netflix crack late-night TV?

Pop culture writer Alison Herman joins us to discuss whether or not Netflix can succeed in the comedic talk show format.

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Full episode: Alison Herman, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Angela Watercutter, Tim Fletcher, Mike Small and Tyler Kyte, Jake Tapper 23/03/2018

Pop culture writer Alison Herman discusses whether or not Netflix can succeed in the late-night television format. Our online culture panel talks about a feud, a fight and a gamer. Three former indie-rock darlings share how they went from being the 'next big thing' to enjoying a second life in cover bands. Journalist and novelist Jake Tapper talks about everything from McCarthyism to his Canadian roots.

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Former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown on Donald Trump's past and the future of magazines

Former Vanity Fair and The New Yorker editor Tina Brown reflects on her many years in media and journalism in her revealing new book, The Vanity Fair Diaries.

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Inside the surprisingly human art of BoJack Horseman illustrator Lisa Hanawalt

As a kid, Lisa Hanawalt was obsessed with horses. Years after declaring 'I want to be famous for drawing horses,' her wish came true. Hanawalt is a producer and production designer on BoJack Horseman as well as the author of a new graphic novel, Coyote Doggirl.

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Hubert Lenoir on Darlène and why it doesn't matter how he identifies

Quebecois musician Hubert Lenoir stopped by the q studio for a performance and chat with guest host Laurie Brown.

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Hayden Christensen worked in a Toronto pizza shop to prepare for his latest film Little Italy

Hayden Christensen joins guest host Laurie Brown live in the q studio to talk about his long career in action films and why he decided to venture into romantic comedy.

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Full episode: Hayden Christensen, Hubert Lenoir, Lisa Hanawalt, Tina Brown 22/08/2018

Actor Hayden Christensen talks about Star Wars and his latest film Little Italy. Quebecois musician Hubert Lenoir discusses his new album Darlène and explains why it doesn't matter how he identifies. BoJack Horseman illustrator Lisa Hanawalt takes us inside her new graphic novel Coyote Doggirl. Former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown reflects on her many years in media and journalism.

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Veteran TV writer Nell Scovell on staying sharp in the Hollywood boys' club

Scovell's credits include The Simpsons, Murphy Brown and Late Night with David Letterman. She talks about what it's like being the only woman in the writers' room.

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Daniel MacIvor's musical tribute to Sydney, Nova Scotia

This playwright, screenwriter and actor gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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Meet Redd Pepper, the voice over artist behind some of the biggest movie trailers

Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade spanning career and why the classic movie trailer phrase, 'In a world...' will never get old.

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Elisapie thanks Inuk folk-singer Willie Thrasher for inspiration on new album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl

Inuk folk-pop singer-songwriter Elisapie joins guest host Laurie Brown live in the q studio to perform a few songs off her new record and talk about how she worked through her creative block.

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Full episode: Nell Scovell, Elisapie, Daniel MacIvor, Redd Pepper 21/08/2018

Veteran TV writer Nell Scovell talks about what it's like being the only woman in the writers' room. Inuk folk-pop singer-songwriter Elisapie performs live in the q studio. Canadian playwright, screenwriter and actor Daniel MacIvor shares a playlist dedicated to Sydney, N.S. Voiceover artist Redd Pepper discusses his decade spanning career and why the classic movie trailer phrase, 'In a world...' will never get old.

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Vivica A. Fox shares the behind the scenes stories that made her a Hollywood success

From blockbusters like Independence Day to bloody revenge thrillers like Kill Bill, Fox has done it all. She talks to Tom Power about her new memoir in which she reveals the secrets to her success.

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Journeying through the road movie genre, from Bonnie & Clyde to Little Miss Sunshine

David Laderman, author of Driving Visions: Explore the Road Movie, gives us a gateway into the world of the road movie genre.

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Salman Rushdie book predicted the U.S. election better than he did

Author Salman Rushdie's latest book, The Golden House, is fiction but draws its inspiration from real-life events. The book, focusing on the wealthy Golden family, is framed by the presidency of Barack Obama and features an unconventional presidential run by a comic book supervillain.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society follows in The Notebook's charming period-romance footsteps

The q screen panel take you through Netflix's new, much buzzed-about romantic historical drama. They also look at the decline of TV pilots and a new show from Matt Groening.

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Full episode: Salman Rushdie, Amanda Parris and Adam Nayman, David Laderman, Vivica A. Fox 20/08/2018

Author Salman Rushdie says his book The Golden House predicted the 2016 U.S. presidential election better than he did. The q screen panel breaks down the latest in film and TV news. David Laderman, author of Driving Visions: Explore the Road Movie, gives us a gateway into the world of the road movie genre. Actor Vivica A. Fox shares the behind the scenes stories that made her a Hollywood success.

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U2's With or Without You and the origin of the infinite guitar

Michael Brook talks about inventing the infinite guitar, the instrument famously heard on U2's hit song, With or Without You.

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Great Lake Swimmers acoustically evolve on The Waves, The Wake

On their new album, Great Lake Swimmers forgo an instrument they've relied upon for a decade and a half: the acoustic guitar. Today, they give a sneak preview of The Waves, The Wake live in the q studio.

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q This reflects on Aretha Franklin's life and music

Our q This music panel remembers Aretha Franklin and reflects on another musical icon who just celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday, Madonna.

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'It's about the satisfaction of a good part': Eric Roberts reflects on his prolific acting career

This year alone, Eric Roberts has appeared in 20 films and TV shows, with another 49 projects ready to hit screens - and he's filming three more right now. He joins Laurie Brown to discuss his reputation as the Hardest-Working Man in Hollywood.

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Full episode: Eric Roberts, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Jarrett Martineau, Michael Brook, Great Lake Swimmers 17/08/2018

Eric Roberts reflects on his prolific acting career and discusses his latest film, Never Saw it Coming. The q music panel remembers Aretha Franklin and looks at an icon who just celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday. Michael Brook talks about inventing the infinite guitar, the instrument famously heard on U2's hit song, With or Without You. Toronto indie-folk band Great Lake Swimmers perform live in the q studio.

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'We are happy for her to be in heaven with God': Narada Michael Walden remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's longtime friend and collaborator, Narada Michael Walden, opens up about the singer's incredible legacy and sheds some light on what she was like in the recording studio.

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Remembering Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin has died in Detroit at age 76. Franklin's longtime collaborator H.B. Barnum, author Craig Hansen Werner, Grammy-winning musicologist Rob Bowman and Juno-award-winning artist Jully Black join us to remember the undisputed Queen of Soul.

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Curator remembers famed Canadian painter Mary Pratt

Beaverbrook Gallery's Tom Smart curated Mary Pratt's breakthrough national tour in 1995. He joins Laurie Brown to talk about Pratt's life and artistic legacy.

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Full episode: Remembering Aretha Franklin and Mary Pratt 16/08/2018

We look back on Aretha Franklin's incredible legacy, her deep roots in the civil rights movements and her music. Beaverbrook Gallery's Tom Smart remembers his friend, the late Canadian artist Mary Pratt.

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The Beaches on their Juno nomination and debut album Late Show

The Beaches dropped by the q studio to perform three songs from their record and discuss how the album came together.

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Wayne Kramer of the MC5 reveals the secrets of Kick Out the Jams

Guitarist Wayne Kramer breaks down exactly where the MC5's signature song came from, and what it means a half-century down the line.

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Ta'Kaiya Blaney on Kayak to Klemtu, and the power of blending art with activism

Ta'Kaiya Blaney was just 10-years-old when she started writing songs about environmental issues. Now at 17-years-old, she continues to spread that message through film as well.

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Director Jon M. Chu on why you should care about Crazy Rich Asians

Director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing the hit novel Crazy Rich Asians to the big screen, and the great expectations surrounding Hollywood's first all-Asian rom-com.

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Full episode: Jon M. Chu, Ta'Kaiya Blaney, Wayne Kramer, The Beaches 15/08/2018

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing the hit novel to the big screen. Actor and activist Ta'Kaiya Blaney discusses the power of blending art with activism. Wayne Kramer of the MC5 reveals the secrets of Kick Out the Jams. Toronto rock band The Beaches perform three songs from their latest record and share how it all came together.

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