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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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The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But she also struggles with all text messages.

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9-1-1

When a flashlight bomb killed Wayne Greavette in 1996, it also destroyed his family. David Ridgin searches for answers.

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Discovering you`re a psychopath

James Fallon is determined to overcome his worst instincts.

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Native Child and the Full Moon

Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop.

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Full episode: Robert Plant, Tynomi Banks, Mavis Staples 22/6/2018

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant talks about his 50-year music career. Toronto drag queen Tynomi Banks shares her playlist of essential drag performance anthems. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she still feels she has to speak out against bigotry in America.

Download Full episode: Robert Plant, Tynomi Banks, Mavis Staples 22/6/2018
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June 22: Tynomi Banks shares her list of essential drag anthems for Pride season

Toronto drag queen Tynomi Banks presents the perfect playlist for any Pride Month celebration.

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June 22: The song remains the same, but Robert Plant is always moving forward

He's one of the most iconic frontmen in rock 'n' roll history, but in a career that has spanned 50 years, Robert Plant has never stopped moving forward.

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June 22: 'I feel like I'm living in the '60s again': 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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June 21: 'We're still compelled by the power of his conviction': Ravi Coltrane on finding his father's lost album

A lost album by jazz legend John Coltrane has just been unearthed. His son, Ravi Coltrane, opens up about why it's such a meaningful discovery for him personally.

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Full episode: Ravi Coltrane, AHI, Rebecca Addelman, Naila Keleta-Mae, Sook-Yin Lee 21/6/2018

John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, opens up about finding his father's lost album. Canadian singer-songwriter AHI shares a sneak peak of his new album In Our Time live in the q studio. Canadian television writer and filmmaker Rebecca Addelman talks about her debut film Paper Year. Dr. ?Naila Keleta-Mae presents a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love. Canadian broadcaster and filmmaker Sook-Yin Lee discusses her new feature film Octavio Is Dead.

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June 21: From Destiny's Child to cultural icon: a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love

Professor Naila Keleta-Mae presents a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love on the album's 15th anniversary.

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June 21: AHI shares sneak preview of new album In Our Time live on q

Canadian singer-songwriter Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, who goes by the name AHI (pronounced "eye"), performs live in the q studio.

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June 21: How a 'real-life encounter' with a ghost in Barcelona inspired Sook-Yin Lee's new film Octavio Is Dead

Octavio Is Dead is a story about family, love, identity and ghosts. For director Sook-Yin Lee, it's a story that comes from a personal place.

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June 21: Paper Year director Rebecca Addelman shows what comes after happily ever after

Rebecca Addelman is the director of a new film called Paper Year, which follows a young, impulsive couple as they navigate a tricky first year of marriage.

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Full episode: Maria Alyokhina and Natalia Koliada, Lynn Crosbie, Stephin Merritt 20/6/2018

Natalia Kaliada and Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina discuss their new collaborative stage show, Burning Doors. Canadian author Lynn Crosbie reimagines Malcolm McDowell in her new novel Chicken. Musician Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields talks about his 50 Song Memoir - one piece of music for each year he's been alive.

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June 20: 'Truth makes things less entertaining': Stephin Merritt on why tell-all songs are overrated

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields talks to Laurie Brown about writing and staging his sprawling 50 Song Memoir - one piece of music for each year he's been alive.

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June 20: Burning Doors: What happens when an anti-Putin Pussy Rioter teams up with a theatre company in exile?

A new stage show based on the experiences of artists who say they've been censored, imprisoned and tortured in Russia makes its Canadian debut at Luminato tonight.

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June 20: Lynn Crosbie reimagines A Clockwork Orange's Malcolm McDowell in new novel Chicken

For her latest novel, Crosbie reimagines English actor Malcolm McDowell as a washed-up actor in his 50s who falls in love with a mysterious 21-year-old woman.

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June 19: Lucinda Williams reflects 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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Full episode: Lucinda Williams, James Marsden, Greg Durrell and Fritz Gottschalk 19/6/2018

Lucinda Williams looks back at her breakthrough album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which turns 20 this month. Designers Greg Durrell and Fritz Gottschalk explain how Canadian design helped build national unity. Westworld actor James Marsden talks about technology, the future of AI and sexual violence on television.

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June 19: Why Westworld's James Marsden says the future of AI scares him

The Westworld star talks about the success of the series and the questions it raises around technology, artificial intelligence and sexual violence on television.

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June 19: How Canadian design helped build national unity

Logos are embedded into the fabric of our daily lives and have been for decades. A new documentary makes the case that there's more to these designs than just company branding.

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June 18: Sarah McLachlan on the intense power of Angel, the unofficial song of sorrow

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

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June 18: How the overnight popularity of HQ Trivia changed Scott Rogowsky's life

Stand-up comedian Scott Rogowsky joins Tom Power to talk about his big break as the host of the hugely popular trivia quiz app, HQ Trivia.

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June 18: Sloan bring some of their most memorable songs to q

Each member of the legendary Canadian rock band choose their favourite songs from band's entire discography.

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June 18: Beyoncé and Jay-Z release surprise album: Everything Is Love

Our q screen panel discuss Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new joint album, which has sent the internet into a frenzy.

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Full episode: Sarah McLachlan, Scott Rogowsky, Sloan 18/6/2018

Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair and the power of Angel. Tina Hassannia and Charles Officer of the q screen panel discuss Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new surprise joint album. HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky explains how the hugely popular trivia quiz app has changed his life. Canadian rock band Sloan share their most memorable songs and why they matter.

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Full episode: Brad Bird, q This, Julia Alexander, Michael Chabon 15/6/2018

Oscar-winning director Brad Bird shares how "a gumbo of spy movies, superhero things and action movies" inspired Incredibles 2. CBC's Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen of the q This music panel discuss Drake's new Degrassi-themed music video. Senior internet culture reporter Julia Alexander breaks down the highlights from this year's E3 video game expo. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon reflects on being a father and a son.

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June 15: Michael Chabon on fatherhood and the 'bitter surprise' of watching your kids leave the nest

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon reflects on being a father and a son in a new book of essays called Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces.

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June 15: Director Brad Bird on how 'a gumbo of spy movies, superhero things and action movies' inspired Incredibles 2

The Oscar-winning director and writer behind Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2 talks about how his own childhood and parenting experiences inspired the film.

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June 15: Drake hosts a Degrassi High reunion in his new video

Our q This panel talk about how Drizzy has once again left the internet in a tizzy with a new music video, full of surprise guests and meme-generating moments.

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June 15: 2018 E3 Expo: Biggest highlights and trends from the video game world

We break down the highlights from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, where companies like Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo unveiled new games and future plans.

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Full episode: Johnny Marr, Lesley Manville, Tommy Orange 14/6/2018

The Smiths' Johnny Marr explains how Brexit and Trump's election inspired his latest album. Canadian director Stephen Dunn talks about why he wanted to direct the first LGBTQ Heritage Minute. Phantom Thread star Lesley Manville shares what it was like creating a real friendship with Daniel Day-Lewis to play siblings on film. Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens unpack the dad joke. Novelist Tommy Orange paints a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be a Native American in a sprawling urban landscape.

Download Full episode: Johnny Marr, Lesley Manville, Tommy Orange 14/6/2018
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June 14: How Brexit and Trump's election inspired The Smiths' Johnny Marr to create his latest album

On his new album, Call the Comet, Marr imagines an alternate reality. He talks about how music can become an ideal escape and his relationship with Morrissey now.

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June 14: Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville on creating a real friendship with Daniel Day-Lewis to play siblings on film

Actor Lesley Manville stars alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film Phantom Thread.

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June 14: Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens unpack the dad joke

Just in time for Father's Day, Taggart and Torrens tell us their best (worst) dad jokes.

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June 14: Why Stephen Dunn wanted to direct the first LGBTQ Heritage Minute

The director talks about the new Heritage Minute, which celebrates the work of gay activist Jim Egan.

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June 14: 'Being Native you're automatically political': Tommy Orange on his debut novel There There

In his debut novel, Tommy Orange paints a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to exist as a Native American in a sprawling urban landscape.

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Full episode: Craig Williams, Beverley McLachlin, Larysa Kondracki, Irvine Welsh 13/6/2018

Journalist Craig Williams revisits his theory that Banksy is Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja. Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, presents her q block party for Vancouver. Jael Richardson shares her book recommendation for your reading list. Canadian director Larysa Kondracki talks about adapting an Australian classic for the small screen. Novelist Irvine Welsh explains why he killed off an iconic character in his new Trainspotting sequel.

Download Full episode: Craig Williams, Beverley McLachlin, Larysa Kondracki, Irvine Welsh 13/6/2018
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June 13: Why Irvine Welsh killed off an iconic character in his new Trainspotting sequel

Novelist Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel, Dead Men's Trousers, and shares what it's like to say goodbye to a character he's spent decades writing about.

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June 13: Why Larysa Kondracki faced backlash from Australians for directing new adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Canadian director discusses the challenge of taking on such a well-loved Australian story, and the backlash she faced from Australians for her role in the series.

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June 13: Jael Richardson's book pick: Oscar by Mauricio Segura

Our book contributor, Jael Richardson, discusses her recommendation, Oscar by Mauricio Segura.

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June 13: Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's musical tribute to Vancouver

In this edition of the q block party, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, shares the songs that remind her of Vancouver.

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June 13: Is Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja the real Banksy? Craig Williams says yes

We revisit one of the art world's biggest mysteries with journalist Craig Williams, who believes he's identified the famous anonymous street artist Banksy.

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Full episode: David Sedaris, Domee Shi, Andrew W.K. 12/06/2018

Humorist David Sedaris shares his wisdom about aging and success from his new book, Calypso. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her "two goods and a bad" for the week. Animator Domee Shi discusses her new Pixar short, Bao. Party rocker Andrew W.K. reveals how music helps him deal with his sadness and anxiety.

Download Full episode: David Sedaris, Domee Shi, Andrew W.K. 12/06/2018
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June 12: 'It's really hard to make raw pork look good': Director Domee Shi on the making of Pixar short Bao

Domee Shi discusses her new Pixar short, Bao, about a Chinese-Canadian mother who gets a second chance at raising a child when a dumpling she makes comes to life.

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June 12: Nathan Fielder shows you how easy it is to hack the Emmys

Our pop culture contributor shares her "two goods and a bad" in the world of pop culture for this week.

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June 12: Humorist David Sedaris shares his wisdom about aging, success and family

David Sedaris joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about wrestling with middle age and mortality - topics he covers in his new collection of essays Calypso.

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June 12: How music helps Andrew W.K. deal with his sadness and anxiety

Party rocker Andrew W.K. reveals to Tom Power that, first and foremost, the inspirational songs he writes are reminders to himself to never give up.

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Full episode: Director X, Eddie George, Joanna Goodman 11/6/2018

Director X on remaking the '70s classic, Super Fly; Is Broadway out of original ideas?; From the NFL to Broadway, Eddie George on taking to the stage as Billy Flynn in Chicago; author Joanna Goodman revisits the tragedy of the Duplessis Orphans for her next book, The Home for Unwanted Girls.

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June 11: Has Broadway run out of original ideas?

With the many screen adaptations nominated this year, including Mean Girls and the Spongebob musical, our q screen panel asks: has Broadway run out of ideas?

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June 11: 'I'm original, but I'm a nerd': How Director X remade blaxploitation classic Super Fly for 2018

Legendary music video director Director X talks about his feature film debut, a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation movie Super Fly.

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June 11: Joanna Goodman on her new novel The Home For Unwanted Girls

Joanna Goodman talks about the tragic story of the Duplessis Orphans, and the novel that took her almost two decades to write.

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June 11: From NFL to Broadway, Eddie George reinvents himself as Billy Flynn in Chicago

Former football star Eddie George is living a new dream after retiring from the NFL. He's playing Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago.

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June 8: How Not to be a Boy: Robert Webb challenges the macho stereotypes he grew up with

Comedian Robert Webb joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his new memoir, How Not To Be A Boy.

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Full episode: Anthony Bourdain tribute, Ari Aster, Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt, Robert Webb 8/6/2018

Montreal chef and restaurateur David McMillan remembers his friend Anthony Bourdain. Hereditary director Ari Aster takes us behind the scenes of this year's scariest film. Billy-Ray Belcourt talks about winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. Comedian and writer Robert Webb chats about his new memoir, How Not To Be A Boy.

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June 8: 'Horror is a lot like comedy': How Hereditary director Ari Aster made the scariest film of the year

Ari Aster talks to Tom Power about the reaction to his highly-anticipated feature debut, Hereditary, which some are calling the scariest movie of 2018.

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June 8: Billy-Ray Belcourt on winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize

Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his big win for his debut collection of poetry, This Wound is a World.

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June 8: 'Be kind, be nice, be sweet': Montreal restaurateur on the best advice Anthony Bourdain ever gave him

Montreal chef and restaurateur David McMillan talks about the life and legacy of his friend Anthony Bourdain, who has died at the age of 61.

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June 7: 'I do a lot of eavesdropping': Supergirl writer Mariko Tamaki on writing realistic teenage dialogue

Canadian artist and writer Mariko Tamaki explains how she captured the teenage voice for DC Comics' new Supergirl graphic novel, Being Super.

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June 7: 'We're all the next Mister Rogers': Morgan Neville on why we should learn from Fred Rogers' radical kindness

Filmmaker Morgan Neville discusses Won't You Be My Neighbor, his new documentary on the life and legacy of the beloved children's television icon Mister Rogers.

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June 7: Alex Strangelove star Daniel Doheny on playing a classic high school senior with a twist

The Canadian actor talks about his role in Netflix's Alex Strangelove, a teen comedy about a high school senior who realizes that he's gay.

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June 7: Brian Jackson's gateway to the music of his friend and collaborator, Gil Scott-Heron

Brian Jackson presents an intimate guide to poet Gil Scott-Heron's work, taking us back to the moment the two of them first met at a band practice in college.

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Full episode: Morgan Neville, Mariko Tamaki, Gil Scott-Heron, Daniel Doheny 7/6/2018

Filmmaker Morgan Neville discusses his new documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? about the life and legacy of Mister Rogers. Canadian artist and writer Mariko Tamaki explains what it takes to write realistic teenage dialogue for DC Comics' new Supergirl graphic novel. Brian Jackson presents a q gateway to the work of his friend and collaborator Gil Scott-Heron. Canadian actor Daniel Doheny talks about his role in Netflix's Alex Strangelove, a teen comedy about a high school senior who realizes that he's gay.

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June 6: The Canadian origin story behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Junlei Li, co-director of the Fred Rogers Center, takes us through the story of Mister Rogers' Canadian roots.

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June 6: Jorja Smith on her debut album Lost & Found and dealing with fame

In this very early career interview, British singer-songwriter Jorja Smith talks to Tom Power about what it's like dealing with fame ahead of her debut album.

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June 6: 'You're in prison for life': How Bill Clinton helped James Patterson write his new presidential thriller

Bestselling author James Patterson discusses what it was like to collaborate on a political thriller with the former president of the United States.

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June 6: Kate Spade was the ultimate New York woman and fashion designer

Our fashion contributor tells us what made Kate Spade an iconic name in the fashion world and why her brand was unique.

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June 6: Danny Fields shares photographic memories of the Ramones when they were young

The Ramones' former manager shares behind-the-scenes photos of the band and reflects on their early days, before they were big.

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Full episode: James Patterson, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood q origin story, Mosha Lundström Halbert, Jorja Smith, Danny Fields 6/6/2018

Author James Patterson discusses what it was like to collaborate on a political thriller with former president of the United States, Bill Clinton. Junlei Li presents the Canadian origin story behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert talks about Kate Spade's life and legacy. Ahead of the release of her debut album, singer-songwriter Jorja Smith opens up about dealing with fame. The Ramones former manager, Danny Fields, shares photographic memories of the band when they were young.

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June 5: Novelist Joshua Whitehead tackles what it means to be two-spirit, Indigiqueer

Joshua Whitehead is someone who might be the future of Canadian literature. He talks about his debut novel, which captures the realities of youth culture for Indigenous teens.

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June 5: 'I couldn't imagine I'd be here 60 years later': How Françoise Hardy became a French icon despite self-doubt

In a rare English interview, Françoise Hardy looks back on her early doubtful days, clears up some rumours about her past and tells an unbelievable story about Bob Dylan.

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June 5: How Jared Abrahamson went from miner in Flin Flon, to MMA fighter named Wolfblood, to Hollywood actor

Born in Flin Flon, Man., Jared Abrahamson's path to stardom wasn't typical for a Hollywood-bound actor.

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June 5: After battling body dysmorphic disorder, Lindi Ortega realized the power of music to help herself and her fans

The Toronto-born country music star opens up about why she wanted to create "a whole record that's dedicated to helping somebody through a struggle in life."

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Full episode: Françoise Hardy, Joshua Whitehead, Jared Abrahamson, Lindi Ortega 5/6/2018

French music icon Françoise Hardy looks back on her early doubtful days, clears up some rumours about her past and tells an unbelievable story about Bob Dylan. Canadian First Nations poet and novelist Joshua Whitehead tackles what it means to be two-spirit and Indigiqueer. Canadian actor Jared Abrahamson talks about how he went from being a miner in Flin Flon, to an MMA fighter named Wolfblood, to a Hollywood actor. Canadian country music star Lindi Ortega opens up about her battle with body dysmorphic disorder.

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June 4: How Coeur de Pirate learned to open up when her world was shutting down

Béatrice Martin, a.k.a. Coeur de Pirate, discusses her new album En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé, and performs a few songs, recorded live in the q studio.

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June 4: The heat is still on Samantha Bee after she uses vulgar slur to describe Ivanka Trump

Our screen panel discuss comedian Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump the c-word and Paul Schrader's new film First Reformed.

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June 4: Inside the complicated history of Georgian techno: David Lezhava's q block party from Tbilisi

Tbilisi has become a destination for techno music, but after recent police raids, many clubs have been forced to shut down. Now, protesters are speaking out.

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June 4: 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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Full episode: Brian Tyree Henry, q screen panel, Tbilisi block party, Coeur de Pirate 4/6/2018

Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry discusses the complicated nature of fame and celebrity. John Semley and Tina Hassannia of the q screen panel weigh in on Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump the c-word. David Lezhava takes us inside the complicated history of Georgian techno music in his q block party from Tbilisi. Canadian singer-songwriter Béatrice Martin, a.k.a. Coeur de Pirate, performs a few songs and discusses her new fully Francophone album.

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June 1: Chvrches on Love Is Dead, hitting back at online misogyny and weathering tough times

Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty of Chvrches explain why after the quick-fire success of their first two albums, they felt the need to slow down on Love is Dead.

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June 1: Is the beef between Pusha-T and Drake just your standard feud — or is it personal now?

Our q This panel review new music from Kanye West and break down the beef between Pusha-T and Drake.

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June 1: 'Athletes want to be well-rounded people': Zach Hyman on his new children's book and exploring his passions

Toronto Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman talks about his passion for writing and discusses his new children's book, The Magician's Secret.

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June 1: Andrew Alexander reflects on SCTV's legacy ahead of receiving lifetime achievement award from Governor General

The Second City's CEO and executive producer Andrew Alexander reflects on reinventing comedy in Canada, and discusses SCTV's forthcoming Netflix reunion.

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Full episode: Andrew Alexander, q This, Zach Hyman, Chvrches 1/6/2018

The Second City's CEO and executive producer Andrew Alexander reflects on the beginnings of SCTV. q broadcast premiere: Chilly Gonzales shares why he's dedicated his new song Blizzard in B Flat Minor to the bullfighter, Conchita Cintrón. Rapper Cadence Weapon and CBC's Lisa Christiansen​ of the q This music panel weigh in on Kanye West's new album and the beef between Pusha-T and Drake. Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman discusses his new children's book The Magician's Secret. Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty of the synth-pop band Chvrches talk about their new album Love Is Dead.

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May 31: Tegan and Sara reflect on 20-year career as they prepare to receive Governor General's Performing Arts Award

Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara look back on the highlights of their career and take us through the ups and downs that have led them to where they are now.

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May 31: How being a good student helped shape Retta's acting career

The Parks and Recreation star shares her opinions on everything from social media etiquette to Lin-Manuel Miranda to flying first-class versus coach.

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Full episode: Tegan and Sara, Douglas Coupland, Retta 31/05/2018

Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara reflect on their 20-year career ahead of receiving the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland shows the impact of our global marine-pollution crisis in a new art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium. Actor and comedian Retta shares her opinion on everything from social media etiquette to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.

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May 31: Douglas Coupland shows impact of marine-pollution crisis in new art installation

Coupland's new art installation, Vortex, is taking over the Vancouver Aquarium for the next year.

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May 30: Loreena McKennitt's journey to save the 'Lost Souls'

Canadian musician Loreena McKennitt joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about her new album Lost Souls, her first collection of new music since 2006.

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Full episode: q screen panel, Shauna Levy, Jael Richardson, Margo Price, Loreena McKennitt 30/05/2018

John Semley and Amanda Parris of the q screen panel discuss the news that ABC has cancelled its short-lived reboot of Roseanne following a racist tweet by its star. Design expert and Design Exchange president Shauna Levy explains why Canada's entry in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is getting a lot of attention. Our book contributor Jael Richardson shares her recommendation, Little Fish by Casey Plett. 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. Canadian musician Loreena McKennitt performs and talks about her new album Lost Souls, her first collection of new music since 2006.

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May 30: q Screen Panel: ABC cancels Roseanne following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet

Our screen panel discuss the news that ABC has cancelled its short-lived reboot of Roseanne following the star's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.

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May 30: Margo Price on songwriting and the failure of the American Dream

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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May 30: Jael Richardson's book pick: Little Fish by Casey Plett

Our book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation for this week. Today, she'll discuss Little Fish by Casey Plett.

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May 30: Canada's entry at the Venice Biennale celebrates Indigenous architects

Shauna Levy, president and CEO of the Design Exchange, explains why Canada's entry in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is getting a lot of attention.

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May 29: Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle honeymoon in Alberta?

Our pop culture contributor discusses rumours about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's honeymoon destination, new music from Ariana Grande and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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May 29: Neko Case on her new album Hell-On and losing her house to fire

Neko Case describes what it was like to receive a call that should have been life-changing, but ended up being life-affirming.

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May 29: Dear White People creator Justin Simien explains why he chose an Ivy League setting to talk about race

Some critics thought the subject matter of Dear White People would be too "challenging," but Simien tells us why he saw the film and TV show as more of an opportunity than a challenge.

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May 29: Art crime expert Noah Charney tells the true stories behind famous missing masterpieces

Charney tells us how lost art can change the way we understand the art that we still have.

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Full episode: Neko Case, Anne T. Donahue, Noah Charney, Justin Simien 29/05/2018

Singer-songwriter Neko Case discusses her new album Hell-On and losing her house to fire. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her two goods and a bad for the week. Art crime expert Noah Charney tells the fascinating stories behind some of the greatest missing masterpieces. Dear White People creator Justin Simien explains why he saw his film and TV show as more of an opportunity than a challenge.

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Full episode: Keith Urban, q screen panel, Guillaume Côté 28/05/2018

Country music star Keith Urban talks about blending genres on his new album Graffiti U. John Semley, Amanda Parris and Tina Hassannia​ of our q screen panel discuss Hollywood after Harvey Weinstein. National Ballet of Canada dancer Guillaume Côté talks about Frame by Frame, a tribute to the pioneering animator Norman McLaren.

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May 28: Guillaume Côté on Frame by Frame, a tribute to pioneering animator Norman McLaren

Dancer Guillaume Côté talks about his collaboration with Robert Lepage to create Frame by Frame, a tribute to the Scottish-Canadian animator Norman McLaren.

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May 28: 'I've always felt like an artist': Keith Urban on blending genres on his new album Graffiti U

Tom Power sat 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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May 28: Hollywood after Harvey Weinstein: How is #MeToo changing the TV and film industry?

Our screen panel discuss whether the criminal charges facing Harvey Weinstein can finally change Hollywood's film industry.

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May 25: Star Wars 40th anniversary: Facts you may not know

Star Wars expert Brian Jay Jones guides us through some of the lesser known facts about the space movie franchise.

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May 25: What does winning American Idol mean in 2018?

Our q This panel discuss whether or not reality TV music talent shows still have their star-making power. They also share their thoughts on Shawn Mendes' new album.

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May 25: Tig Notaro on her new Netflix comedy special Happy To Be Here

Tig Notaro talks about what inspired her latest comedy special and why it's all right if you're not always happy all of the time.

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May 25: Mark Campbell explores the history of Toronto's hip-hop culture in new photo exhibition

Curator Mark Campbell joins us live in the q studio to shed some light on what Toronto hip-hop looked like before Drake.

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Full episode: Tig Notaro, q This, Brian Jay Jones, Mark Campbell 25/05/2018

Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro talks about her new Netflix special Happy To Be Here. Raina Douris and Stuart Berman​ of our q This music panel discuss whether or not American Idol still has its star-making power. Star Wars expert and George Lucas' biographer Brian Jay Jones gives us a few lesser known facts about the space movie franchise. Curator Mark Campbell sheds some light on a new exhibition of iconic Toronto hip-hop photos.

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Full episode: André Leon Talley, Barbara Hannigan, Kinan Azmeh, Broken Social Scene 24/05/2018

André Leon Talley, the former editor-at-large of American Vogue, talks about a new documentary about his life and opens up about the barriers he had to overcome to rise to the top. Canadian opera singer Barbara Hannigan joins us live from London, England to discuss Lessons in Love and Violence, a modern opera about political power and desire. Composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh presents his q block party for his hometown of Damascus, Syria. Iconic Toronto band Broken Social Scene perform a few songs, and Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning talk about the gut feeling that led them to start the band 20 years ago.

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May 24: Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning on surviving as a band after 20 years

Broken Social Scene perform a few songs off their latest album Hug of Thunder, and Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning talk about the gut feeling that led them to start the band 20 years ago.

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May 24: André Leon Talley on ​why dressing well is a moral code​

The former editor-at-large of Vogue broke through barriers to rise to the top. The Gospel According to André is a new documentary about his life.

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May 24: Kinan Azmeh pays musical tribute to Damascus in his q block party

Acclaimed clarinetist Kinan Azmeh shares some of the music that shaped him as a musician growing up in Damascus, Syria.

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May 24: Barbara Hannigan on Lessons in Love and Violence, a modern opera about political power and desire

Canadian opera singer Barbara Hannigan joins Tom Power live from a studio in London, England to talk more about this new production.

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Full episode: Scott Thompson, Nicole Lizée, Charles McGrath, David Sedaris, Yukon Blonde 23/05/2018

Canadian actor and comedian Scott Thompson talks about reprising his role as Buddy Cole from The Kids in the Hall. Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizée discusses her new project, which takes aim at the PMRC's "Filthy 15" list of offensive songs. Writer Charles McGrath remembers the celebrated American novelist Philip Roth. David Sedaris shares a q road story. Yukon Blonde's Jeffrey Innes talks about the band's new album, Critical Hit.

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May 23: Yukon Blonde's Jeffrey Innes on their new album Critical Hit

Jeffrey Innes of Yukon Blonde talks about the band's new album, Critical Hit.

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May 23: Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson on reprising his role as Buddy Cole

Scott Thompson joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about revisiting his famous Kids in the Hall character, Buddy Cole.

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May 23: Composer Nicole Lizée takes aim at PMRC's 'Filthy 15' list of offensive songs

Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizée discusses her latest work, The Filthy Fifteen, which explores music censorship and the list of "offensive songs" the PMRC published in the mid-1980s.

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May 23: 'He knew just what he had accomplished': Charles McGrath remembers celebrated American novelist Philip Roth

Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. Writer Charles McGrath talks about his influence on the literary world.

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May 23: David Sedaris shares a q road story

The American comedian and author shares his very own q road story.

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May 22: 'The worst thing you can have is a hit': John Prine on songwriting, getting older and his new album

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine talks about his latest album The Tree of Forgiveness, the first record of new music he's released in 13 years.

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May 22: U.S. Girls make bright music for dark times

Singer Meg Remy of U.S. Girls talks about whether it matters if her message gets buried in the groove of her music.

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May 22: Anne T. Donahue's 'two goods and a bad' from the royal wedding

Our pop culture contributor talks about her favourite and least favourite moments from the royal wedding in this week's edition of "two goods and a bad."

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May 22: Robin Williams' biographer Dave Itzkoff sheds light on the late comedian and actor's life

Author and journalist Dave Itzkoff joins Tom Power live from San Francisco to talk about his new book on Robin Williams' life and death.

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Full episode: John Prine, Anne T. Donahue, U.S. Girls, Dave Itzkoff 22/05/2018

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine talks about his latest album The Tree of Forgiveness, the first record of new music he's released in 13 years. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her favourite and least favourite moments from the royal wedding. Singer Meg Remy of the experimental pop project U.S. Girls discusses whether it matters if her message gets buried in the groove of her music. Robin Williams' biographer Dave Itzkoff sheds some light on the life and death of the late comedian and actor.

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May 21: Jann Arden reflects on becoming a mother to her mother

The Canadian singer-songwriter has released a song and cookbook, Feeding My Mother, about caring for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

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May 21: Black Panther's Danai Gurira explains why the Marvel movie is 'getting it right'

Danai Gurira discusses the hype around Black Panther and explains why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office.

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May 21: Beetlejuice at 30: an oral history of Tim Burton's psychedelic ghost comedy

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Beetlejuice, we've tapped some of the producers and one of the screenwriters who worked on the movie for a q oral history.

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May 21: Whitney Rose is reclaiming the 'lost art' of storytelling in country songs

Canadian musician Whitney Rose opens up about songwriting, finding stories and inspiration from unlikely places and her latest album, Rule 62.

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Full episode: Jann Arden, Danai Gurira, q oral history of Beetlejuice, Whitney Rose 21/05/2018

Best of q: Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden talks about her cookbook, Feeding My Mother, and reflects on caring for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Actor Danai Gurira talks about the hype around Black Panther and why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office. A q oral history of Beetlejuice to mark the film's 30th anniversary. Canadian musician Whitney Rose opens up about songwriting, finding inspiration from unlikely places and her latest album, Rule 62.

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May 18: Gwenno's new Cornish psych-pop album celebrates her cultural identity

Gwenno discusses her second solo album, Le Kov, which is sung entirely in Cornish — an old Celtic language understood by only 600 people today.

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May 18: q This breaks down what to expect from the Indigenous Music Awards

ShoShona Kish of Digging Roots and Ian Campeau, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, join guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to discuss tonight's Indigenous Music Awards.

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May 18: From AC/DC to Jennifer Lopez: William Prince pays tribute to Peguis First Nation in his q block party

In this edition of the q block party, Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown, the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba.

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May 18: 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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Full episode: Laurieann Gibson, q This, William Prince, Gwenno 18/05/2018

Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson, who's worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, talks about her new Lifetime series Beyond the Spotlight. ShoShona Kish and Ian Campeau of our q This music panel discuss what to expect from tonight's Indigenous Music Awards. Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince presents a q block party dedicated to his hometown, the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Musician Gwenno discusses her second solo album, which is sung entirely in Cornish.

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Full episode: Paul Nolan, Bishop Briggs, gateway to techno, Jordan Klepper 17/05/2018

Canadian Broadway star Paul Nolan talks about his new role in the Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville. Musician Bishop Briggs explains how she got her start in a Tokyo karaoke bar. Music producer Paul Kalkbrenner presents a q gateway to techno music. Political comedian Jordan Klepper discusses the satirical persona he plays on his show The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.

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May 17: Broadway stalwart Paul Nolan takes on the jukebox musical in Escape to Margaritaville

Canadian theatre actor Paul Nolan talks about his new role in the Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville, now on Broadway.

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May 17: Comedian Jordan Klepper on his show The Opposition and his brand of political satire

Political comedian Jordan Klepper joins guest host Ali Hassan to discuss the satirical persona he plays on his show The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.

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May 17: Producer Paul Kalkbrenner presents a q gateway to techno music

In this q gateway to techno music, producer Paul Kalkbrenner shares some of his favourite songs and attempts to define techno for us.

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May 16: Rising star Julian Dennison reveals how he was handpicked by Ryan Reynolds to co-star in Deadpool 2

The 15-year-old actor from New Zealand talks to Tom Power about starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2.

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May 16: Lee Quarnstrom remembers Tom Wolfe, a pioneer of 'new journalism'

Lee Quarnstrom of the Merry Pranksters talks to Tom Power about the legacy of author and journalist Tom Wolfe, who died earlier this week at age 88.

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Full episode: Lee Quarnstrom on Tom Wolfe, Julian Dennison, David Sedaris, Michael Melski 16/05/2018

​Lee Quarnstrom of the Merry Pranksters remembers the life and legacy of Tom Wolfe, a pioneer of "new journalism."​ Rising star Julian Dennison reveals how he was handpicked by Ryan Reynolds to co-star in Deadpool 2. Comedian and author David Sedaris reads his essay The Ones That Got Away, from his new book Calypso. Canadian filmmaker Michael Melski talks about his first horror film, The Child Remains, inspired by the terrifying true story of the Butterbox Babies.

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May 16: Filmmaker Michael Melski on The Child Remains, a horror movie based on the true story of the Butterbox Babies

Canadian filmmaker Michael Melski joins Tom Power live from a studio in Halifax to talk about his first horror film, The Child Remains.

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May 16: David Sedaris reads his essay The Ones That Got Away, from his new book Calypso

The American comedian and author brings one of his essays to life on the air, from his new book of essays called Calypso.

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May 15: James Bay on his sophomore album Electric Light

Musician James Bay talks about his second album Electric Light, and what drives him to push himself creatively and keep trying new things.

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Full episode: Norman Jewison on Margot Kidder, q gateway to Ma Rainey, Mary Steenburgen, Anne T. Donahue, James Bay 15/05/2018

Canadian director Norman Jewison remembers his friend Margot Kidder. Canadian singer Alana Bridgewater presents a q gateway to the life and music of Ma Rainey. Actor Mary Steenburgen talks about her latest film Book Club. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares a special Royal Wedding edition of her "two goods and a bad" segment. Singer-songwriter and guitarist James Bay discusses his sophomore album Electric Light.

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May 15: Mary Steenburgen on her new film Book Club, songwriting and more

Mary Steenburgen talks about her latest film Book Club, about four friends in their 60s who pick up Fifty Shades of Grey.

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May 15: Gateway to the music of blues singer Ma Rainey

Canadian singer Alana Bridgewater sheds some light on Ma Rainey's life and music in this q gateway.

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May 15: Anne T. Donahue reviews the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Lifetime movie

In advance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, our pop culture contributor shares a special Royal Wedding edition of her weekly segment, "two goods and a bad."

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Full episode: Jerry O'Connell, q screen panel, Fantavious Fritz, Kae Sun 14/05/2018

Actor Jerry O'Connell drops by the q studio to talk about his big return to Canada in the television series Carter. John Semley and Amanda Parris of the q screen panel discuss Atlanta Robbin' Season, Terry Gilliam's movie adaptation of Don Quixote, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Prism Prize winner Fantavious Fritz talks about his big win for Charlotte Day Wilson's music video, Work. Canadian singer-songwriter Kae Sun performs a few songs from his new record Whoever Comes Knocking.

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May 14: Kae Sun's music is the sound of his search for home

Kae Sun talks about his new record Whoever Comes Knocking and performs a few songs, recorded live in the q studio.

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May 14: Director Fantavious Fritz on winning 2018 Prism Prize

Toronto's Fantavious Fritz won the 2018 Prism Prize for directing Charlotte Day Wilson's music video, “Work.” He joins Tom Power live in the q studio to discuss his big win.

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May 14: 'I feel like I’m the ambassador for North Bay’: Jerry O'Connell on his love for Canada and new TV show Carter

Actor Jerry O'Connell joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his big return to Canada in the television series Carter.

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May 14: Atlanta Robbin' Season: How comedy and horror are used to talk about racism in America

Our screen panel talks about Atlanta Robbin' Season, Terry Gilliam's movie adaptation of Don Quixote, and NBC rescuing Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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May 11: Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk on his latest novel Adjustment Day

Chuck Palahniuk talks about his new book Adjustment Day, which he sees as a companion to his 1996 novel Fight Club. It's just as dark and even more violent.

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May 11: Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol on her return to the theatre in musical Annie

Lesley Nicol, who played Mrs. Patmore on Downton Abbey, explains why she's excited about her return to the theatre as the mean Miss Hannigan in a new production of the musical Annie.

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May 11: Is R. Kelly's time up? Spotify pulls singer's music from playlists

Our q This panel tackles recent news that Spotify has removed all of R. Kelly's music from their official playlists and question whether the music streaming service has gone far enough.

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May 11: Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden opens up about her mother's quiet influence on her life, career

Marcia Gay Harden shares some of her favourite stories about her mother, Beverly Harden, from her new memoir The Seasons of My Mother.

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Full episode: Marcia Gay Harden, q This, Lesley Nicol, Chuck Palahniuk 11/05/2018

Oscar-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden opens up about her mother's quiet influence on her life and career. Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Ian Campeau of our q This music panel tackle recent news that Spotify has removed all of R. Kelly's music from their official playlists. Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol explains why she's excited about her return to the theatre as the mean Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie. Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk discusses his latest novel Adjustment Day.

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May 10: Measha Brueggergosman throws a q block party for her hometown of Fredericton, N.B.

Opera singer and author Measha Brueggergosman pays tribute to her hometown of Fredericton, N.B. by putting together a playlist of songs that remind her of the East Coast city.

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May 10: Billy Talent reflect on 25 years of touring as they join the ranks of Canada's Legends of Live

The veteran Toronto alt-rock band is being recognized for their long career on the road as they accept the Legends of Live Special Achievement Award this week.

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May 10: 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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May 10: Actor Anne Bedian on tackling identity politics on Roseanne

Anne Bedian discusses the many layers she had to work through to play the character Fatima Al-Harazi on the most recent episode of Roseanne.

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Full episode: Hari Kondabolu, Measha Brueggergosman, Anne Bedian, Billy Talent 10/05/2018

Comedian Hari Kondabolu addresses The Simpsons' response to his documentary, The Problem With Apu. Canadian opera singer Measha Brueggergosman presents her q block party dedicated to her hometown of Fredericton, N.B. Actor Anne Bedian talks about tackling identity politics on Roseanne. Toronto alt-rock band Billy Talent reflect on 25 years of touring as they join the ranks of Canada's Legends of Live.

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May 9: 'The pen must not harm': Authors Joy Kogawa and Mark Sakamoto on forgiveness and Japanese-Canadian internment

We bring together two Japanese-Canadian authors, Joy Kogawa and Mark Sakamoto, to open up the dialogue about one of the darkest chapter in Canada's history.

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Full episode: Paul Bettany, James Barker Band, Joy Kogawa and Mark Sakamoto 09/05/2018

Actor Paul Bettany joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about what it's like being in two of the biggest movies of 2018: Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story. James Barker Band reflect on their rapid rise to the top of Canadian country music. Authors Joy Kogawa and Mark Sakamoto talk to each other about one of the darkest chapter in Canada's history: the internment of Japanese-Canadians.

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May 9: Paul Bettany on acting in the biggest movies of 2018: Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story

Actor Paul Bettany joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his career and what it's like being in two of the biggest movies of the year.

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May 9: James Barker Band reflect on their rapid rise to the top of Canadian country music

James Barker Band perform a few songs and share their thoughts on being the next big thing in Canadian country music.

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May 15: Director Norman Jewison remembers his friend Margot Kidder

Actor Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in Superman, has died at age 69. Canadian director Norman Jewison joins us to talk about her.

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May 8: Dan Mangan takes us on an unexpected journey in this edition of the q Road Story

The Canadian musician takes us through a surprising experience he had on tour in this edition of the q Road Story.

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May 8: Filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg remembers Dogme #1: Festen, 20 years on

Filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg and UCL lecturer Claire Thomson present a q guide to Dogme 95, the filmmaking movement that was on a mission to rewrite the rules of cinema.

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May 8: Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her 'two goods and a bad' for this week

Our pop culture contributor discusses Childish Gambino's video for This Is America, Adele's Titanic-themed party and Avengers: Infinity War.

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May 8: q fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert on last night's Met Gala

Our fashion contributor gives us a roundup of the 2018 Met Gala and the Heavenly Bodies exhibition at the Met Costume Institute.

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May 8: 'We're all the next Mister Rogers': Morgan Neville on why we should learn from Fred Rogers' radical kindness

Filmmaker Morgan Neville discusses Won't You Be My Neighbor, his new documentary on the life and legacy of the beloved children's television icon Mister Rogers.

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Full episode: Morgan Neville, Anne T. Donahue, q's guide to Dogme 95, Mosha Lundström Halbert, Dan Mangan 08/05/2018

Filmmaker Morgan Neville discusses his new documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? about the life and legacy of Mister Rogers. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her "two goods and a bad" for the week. Director Thomas Vinterberg presents a q guide to Dogme 95. Fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert gives us a roundup of the 2018 Met Gala and the Heavenly Bodies exhibition at the Met Costume Institute. Canadian musician Dan Mangan takes us on the road in this edition of the q road story.

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Full episode: q Live at the ECMAs in Halifax 07/05/2018

Tom Power takes the show on the road, visiting Halifax's legendary Marquee Ballroom for the 30th annual East Coast Music Awards. In this special live audience taping, q is joined by some of the East Coast's biggest talents including: Alan Doyle, Cheryl Hann, Classified and David Myles, Jonathan Torrens, Rose Cousins and Neon Dreams.

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May 4: Neon Dreams pay musical tribute to their hometown of Halifax, NS

The Halifax band shares their favourite musical memories of their hometown.

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May 4: New music releases: looking at Céline Dion's new song for Deadpool 2 soundtrack

Our q This panel reviews new music releases from Céline Dion and Leon Bridges.

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Full episode: Alison Pill, q This, Neon Dreams' Halifax block party, Sheila Heti 04/05/2018

Canadian actor Alison Pill discusses her starring role in the Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, which has just been nominated for six Tony Awards. Our q This music panel, with CBC's Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and culture critic Stuart Berman, look at new music releases from Céline Dion and Leon Bridges. Neon Dreams pays tribute to Halifax with a q block party playlist. Canadian author Sheila Heti talks about her latest book Motherhood.

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May 4: Canadian author Sheila Heti 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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May 4: Canadian actor Alison Pill takes on Broadway in Three Tall Women

Pill discusses her starring role in the Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, which has just been nominated for six Tony Awards.

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Full episode: M.I.A., David Usher, Steve Young 03/05/2018

Pop star M.I.A. shares her thoughts on Stephen Loveridge's long-awaited documentary portrait of her. Canadian musician David Usher talks about how he's working with Google to figure out if machines can help write song lyrics using artificial intelligence. TV comedy writer Steve Young discusses his new documentary about the secret Broadway-style musicals that companies like Ford and McDonald's commissioned for private viewings.

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Tom's Podcast Pick: Personal Best

Tom shares one of his favourite new podcasts — a quirky show about helping you get less bad at life's little problems.

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May 3: Songwriting with AI? David Usher on collaborating with artificial intelligence

Canadian musician David Usher talks about how he's working with Google to figure out if machines can help write song lyrics using artificial intelligence.

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May 3: M.I.A. on Loveridge's 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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May 3: (Extended) Bathtubs Over Broadway takes you into the secret world of corporate musicals you were never meant to see

Steve Young discusses his new documentary about the extravagant Broadway-style musicals that companies like Ford and McDonald's commissioned for entertainment.

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Full episode: Gloria Calderón Kellett, Charlie Demers, Susan Rogers, Jason VandenBerghe 02/05/2018

Producer and writer Gloria Calderón Kellett brings her personal experiences to the new reboot of Norman Lear's classic sitcom One Day at a Time. Vancouver-based comedian Charlie Demers explores how fatherhood has influenced his new material in his comedy album Fatherland. Sound engineer Susan Rogers​ presents a gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times. Montreal-based video game designer Jason VandenBerghe talks about Playing Hard, a new documentary that follows his journey of bringing the video game For Honor to life.

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May 2: Gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times with Susan Rogers

The audio engineer breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career.

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May 2: Comedian Charlie Demers jokes about fatherhood on latest album

Vancouver-based comedian Charlie Demers explores how fatherhood has influenced his new material in his comedy album Fatherland.

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May 2: Gloria Calderón Kellett is putting a new spin on the classic sitcom One Day at a Time

Producer and writer Gloria Calderón Kellett brings her personal experiences to the new reboot of Norman Lear's One Day at a Time.

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May 2: Playing Hard: Video game designer Jason VandenBerghe takes us inside the making of For Honor

VandenBerghe joins guest host Laurie Brown live in the q studio to talk about a new documentary, which follows his journey of bringing the video game For Honor to life.

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Full episode: Neil Patrick Harris, Anne T. Donahue, Jessica Holmes 01/05/2018

Actor Neil Patrick Harris talks about his career, his horror movie-loving daughter and his new role as a seriously bad guy in A Series of Unfortunate Events. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her "two goods and a bad" for the week. Canadian comedian Jessica Holmes discusses her new memoir, and how to laugh in the face of depression.

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May 1: Comedian Jessica Holmes on her new memoir, and how to laugh in the face of depression

Holmes joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about her new memoir, in which she opens up about her struggles with mental illness.

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May 1: Why The Terror might be your next must-watch TV obsession

Our pop culture contributor discusses AMC's new historical horror series The Terror, a hilarious Twitter thread, and Miley Cyrus taking back her apology for her controversial 2008 Vanity Fair photo.

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May 1: Neil Patrick Harris on playing an evil villain, and the secret to parenting

In this special extended conversation, the Doogie Howser, M.D. and How I Met Your Mother star talks to Tom Power about his career, his horror movie-loving daughter and his new role as a seriously bad guy.

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April 30: 'There is fact, but there's also metaphor': Chloé Zhao on how The Rider gets at truth through fiction

Zhao talks about her new film The Rider, a work of fiction based on a true story. She explains why docufiction might be a better vehicle for truth than we think.

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April 30: CNN's Jake Tapper on escaping the news cycle, his Canadian roots and the freedoms of writing fiction

Tapper discusses his new novel, The Hellfire Club, which is set in 1954 when Senator Joe McCarthy was leading a witch-hunt for alleged communists.

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April 30: Avengers: Infinity War: What kind of cinematic legacy will the Marvel universe leave behind?

Our screen panel talks about Marvel's latest blockbuster, the Simpsons controversy surrounding the problem with Apu, and season two of The Handmaid's Tale.

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Full episode: Jake Tapper, q screen panel, Chloé Zhao 30/04/2018

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses his new novel, The Hellfire Club, set in 1954 when Senator Joe McCarthy was leading a witch-hunt for alleged communists. The q screen panel looks at Avengers: Infinity War, the latest Simpsons controversy and season two of The Handmaid's Tale. Filmmaker Chloé Zhao talks about how her latest film The Rider gets at truth through fiction.

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April 27: Why the world is finally catching up with Aline Kominsky-Crumb, 'grandmother of whiny tell-all comics'

The legendary comics artist dropped by the q studio to talk about pioneering the field of autobiographical comics and stepping out of her famous husband's shadow.

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April 27: Comedian Jean Paul reacts to Bill Cosby's guilty verdict

For many people, Cosby's guilty verdict is more than the story of a powerful man convicted of a serious crime. It's about the downfall of an important figure. Comedian Jean Paul joins us live from Halifax to share his reaction.

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Full episode: Jean Paul, Kid Koala, Aline Kominksy-Crumb 27/04/2018

Comedian Jean Paul shares his reaction to Bill Cosby's guilty verdict. Comics artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb talks about pioneering the field of autobiographical comics and stepping out of the shadow of her famous husband.

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April 26: Meg Wolitzer on The Female Persuasion, a timely novel about women and ambition

Wolitzer talks to guest host Jael Richardson about hew new novel, which deals with female mentorship, power, ambition and how a single encounter can forever change a person.

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April 26: Justina Ireland on Dread Nation, an alternative American Civil War story with zombies

Ireland talks about the inspirations behind her post-American Civil War zombie tale and why she thought the undead were a good way to reflect on the world today.

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Full episode: Meg Wolitzer, Justina Ireland 26/04/2018

Author Meg Wolitzer discusses her new novel The Female Persuasion, which deals with female mentorship, power, ambition and how a single encounter can forever change a person. Author Justina Ireland talks about the inspirations behind her post-American Civil War zombie tale, Dread Nation.

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April 25: This American Life host Ira Glass on the story behind his new Netflix film Come Sunday

The host of This American Life joins guest host Gill Deacon to talk about his new Netflix feature film, Come Sunday, about an evangelical preacher who stops believing in hell.

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April 25: Rising playwright Christine Quintana's new play Selfie looks at consent

Quintana joins guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio to talk about her new play, which examines the way young people understand consent.

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April 25: Caissie Levy on playing Elsa in the Broadway adaptation of Frozen

Levy, who hails from Hamilton, Ont., will star as Elsa in the upcoming Broadway adaptation of Disney's hit animated musical, Frozen.

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Full episode: Ira Glass, Caissie Levy, Christine Quintana 25/04/2018

This American Life host Ira Glass discusses the story behind his new Netflix movie about an evangelical preacher who stops believing in hell. Canadian actor and singer Caissie Levy talks about her starring role as Elsa in the upcoming Broadway adaptation of Disney's hit animated musical, Frozen. Vancouver playwright and actor Christine Quintana discusses her new play Selfie, which examines the way young people talk about and understand consent.

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April 24: Cary Elwes reveals secrets from the set of The Princess Bride

Actor Cary Elwes presents an oral history of The Princess Bride to mark the beloved film's 30th anniversary earlier this year.

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April 24: Lowell on her new LP Lone Wolf and what it takes to write a pop hit

Toronto-based musician Lowell joins guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio for a stripped down performance and to chat about her new album.

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April 24: 'There weren't South Asian actresses in main cast roles': Hannah Simone on Cece Parekh and life after New Girl

Actor Hannah Simone talks about playing Cece on New Girl, and discusses her new role in the upcoming reboot of The Greatest American Hero.

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April 24: Crazy Rich Asians drops first trailer: Meet your new favourite summer rom-com

Our pop culture contributor discusses new trailers for Crazy Rich Asians and HBO's Sharp Objects, as well as royal baby madness.

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Full episode: Hannah Simone, Anne T. Donahue, oral history of The Princess Bride, Lowell 24/04/2018

Canadian actor Hannah Simone talks about playing Cece Parekh on New Girl, and discusses her new role in the upcoming reboot of The Greatest American Hero. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her "two goods and a bad" for the week. Actor Cary Elwes presents a q oral history of The Princess Bride. Toronto-based musician Lowell performs live in the q studio and discusses her new album, Lone Wolf.

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Full episode: Dave Eggers, q screen panel, Anvil 23/04/2018

Author Dave Eggers talks about his latest middle-school novel, The Lifters, and how it differs from his bestselling book The Circle. Our screen panel's John Semley and Amanda Parris look at some big stories from the film and television worlds. Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner of the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil reflect on the impact of their 2008 documentary, Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

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April 23: A decade on, Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner reflect on Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Kudlow and Reiner of the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil join guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio to discuss the impact of the 2008 documentary 10 years later.

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April 23: Dave Eggers on his new middle-school novel The Lifters

The author of bestsellers like The Circle and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius talks to guest host Gill Deacon about his latest fantasy novel aimed at middle-school-aged readers.

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April 23: What we hope to see from Westworld season 2

Our screen panel joins guest host Gill Deacon to discuss what's hitting the big and small screens and controversy surrounding the Cannes film festival.

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April 20: The Handmaid's Tale costume designer Ane Crabtree on the feminist power of fashion

Award-winning costume designer Ane Crabtree discusses why the clothing she's created has been embraced by women's rights protesters around the world.

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April 20: From Beychella to Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer: q This looks at two historic firsts in music

Our q This panel discusses Beyoncé's game-changing Coachella performance and Kendrick Lamar's monumental Pulitzer Prize win.

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April 20: 'Chemistry is everything': Sting and Shaggy take us inside their unlikely collaboration, 44/876

Sting and Shaggy have come together on a new island-inspired album, called 44/876. They talk about why their collaboration isn't as odd as it might seem.

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April 20: A gateway to the music of Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, has released a picture book about the folk singer. He takes us through the essentials of Pete Seeger's music in this q gateway.

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Full episode: Sting and Shaggy, q This, gateway to Pete Seeger, Ane Crabtree 20/04/2018

Sting and Shaggy talk about why their collaboration on a new island-inspired album isn't as odd as it might seem. Our q This music panel discuss two historic firsts in music: Beyoncé's Coachella performance and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize win. The Decemberists' Colin Meloy presents a gateway to the music of folk singer, Pete Seeger. The Handmaid's Tale costume designer, Ane Crabtree talks about the feminist power of fashion.

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Full episode: Bernie Taupin, Stephen Kalin, Brad Peyton 19/04/2018

Elton John's lifelong songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, reflects on 50 years of hits and reveals what he thinks their "perfect song" is. Live from Riyadh, Reuters journalist, Stephen Kalin, discusses the significance of Black Panther becoming the first commercial film to be screened in Saudi Arabia in 35 years. Canadian filmmaker, Brad Peyton, talks about his latest film, Rampage, and shares his thoughts on critics and their negative reviews of Hollywood blockbusters.

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April 18: Jael Richardson's book pick: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Our book contributor, Jael Richardson, joins guest host Ali Hassan to give us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.

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April 18: 'That's a white guy making fun of me': comedian Hari Kondabolu's problem with Apu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's documentary, The Problem With Apu, takes a look at the popular Simpsons character and the issues with stereotyping Indian people.

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April 18: Cynthia Dale on her new musical Fun Home, and reprising her role as Olivia Novak in the Street Legal reboot

Dale talks to Ali Hassan about her character in the Musical Stage Company production of Fun Home, and shares what's in the works regarding the Street Legal revival.

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April 18: A gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein

Todd S. Purdum takes us through some of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's best musical moments and examines the lasting impact they had on Broadway.

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Full episode: Cynthia Dale, Jael Richardson, gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Hari Kondabolu 18/04/2018

Canadian stage and screen actor, Cynthia Dale, talks about her character in the Musical Stage Company production of Fun Home, and shares what's in the works for the Street Legal reboot. Todd S. Purdum walks us through a gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein, the musical masterminds behind The King and I, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma and more. Comedian Hari Kondabolu takes a look at the popular Simpsons character, Apu, and discusses the issues with stereotyping Indian people. Book contributor, Jael Richardson, shares her reading list recommendation for the week.

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April 17: Do we really need another '90s sitcom reboot?

Our pop culture contributor discusses the Mad About You revival, Cardi B's Coachella performance and Kanye West's return to Twitter.

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April 17: Comedian Dylan Moran on bringing his Grumbling Mustard tour to Canada

Moran joins Tom Power live from a studio in Edinburgh, Scotland to give us a sample of his unique and hilarious takes on mid-life, family life and the modern world.

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April 17: An oral history of the Powerpuff Girls

Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken takes us back 20 years, to the very beginning of superheros Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles.

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April 17: After #MeToo: Barry Avrich's new film digs into the sexual misconduct allegations facing Harvey Weinstein

Avrich talks about revisiting the story of Harvey Weinstein in a new film, because his last documentary barely scratched the surface on the allegations facing the disgraced mogul.

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Full episode: Barry Avrich, Anne T. Donahue, an oral history of the Powerpuff Girls, Dylan Moran 17/04/2018

Canadian filmmaker Barry Avrich talks about revisiting the story of Harvey Weinstein in a new film, because he says his last documentary barely scratched the surface on the allegations facing the disgraced mogul. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue discusses the Mad About You revival, Cardi B's Coachella performance and Kanye West's return to Twitter. Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken presents an oral history of the Powerpuff Girls with Canadian voice actor Tara Strong (Bubbles) and fan Dana Terrace. Irish comedian Dylan Moran joins Tom Power live from a studio in Edinburgh, Scotland, to give us a sample of his unique takes on mid-life, family life and the modern world.

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April 16: Tina Sinatra on her father Frank Sinatra, and a new compilation of his songs

Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina, talks about why she curated a new album of her father's music aimed at children and parents.

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April 16: Country music singer Donovan Woods on his new album Both Ways

Woods plays a few songs from his latest record and talks about how hard it is to be progressive in the notoriously conservative world of country music.

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April 16: Are apps like HQ Trivia the future of live TV?

Our q screen panel questions whether or not the popular live trivia app proves that "appointment viewing" isn't dead. They also discuss the upcoming celebrity roast of Bruce Willis, and Daniel Craig returning to his role as James Bond.

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April 16: An essential guide to the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Biographer Gayle Wald gives us an introduction to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a guitar-playing, gospel-singing trailblazer who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Full episode: Tina Sinatra, q screen panel, an introduction to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Donovan Woods 16/04/2018

Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina Sinatra, talks about why she curated a new album of her father's music aimed at children, parents and the young at heart. Our screen panel's John Semley and Tina Hassannia look at big stories happening in the film and television worlds. Biographer Gayle Wald gives us an introduction to the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the first guitar heroines of rock and roll. Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods plays a few songs from his latest record, Both Ways, and talks about how hard it is to be progressive in the notoriously conservative world of country music.

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April 13: From Prince to Amy Winehouse: listen to Seth Gilliam's Walking Dead block party

In this special edition of the q block party, the actor who plays Father Gabriel Stokes takes us through a playlist of songs that inspire him on set of The Walking Dead.

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April 13: Does Gwen Stefani's Las Vegas residency mark the end of her career?

Our q This panel talks about the stigma attached to Vegas residencies, the latest Fleetwood Mac breakup, and new music from Nicki Minaj.

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April 13: 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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April 13: Joshua Jackson on his Broadway debut in Children of a Lesser God

Fresh off his opening night, Jackson speaks to Tom Power about his role in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God.

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Full episode: Joshua Jackson, q This, Walking Dead block party, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan 13/04/2018

Actor Joshua Jackson talks about his Broadway debut in Children of a Lesser God. q This looks at Gwen Stefani's Las Vegas residency, the latest Fleetwood Mac breakup and new music from Nicki Minaj. Actor Seth Gilliam presents his Walking Dead block party playlist. Alaska B of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan talks about the band's unique approach to creating their third album, Dirt.

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April 12: The 'punk poet' John Cooper Clarke shares his favourite road story

Clarke drops by the q studio to share some of his favourite memories from being on the road, in this edition of the q Road Story.

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April 12: Meet BBC Music's Sound Of 2018 winner: Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter discusses what it's like trying to live up to the hype, and how her life has changed now that the spotlight is shining on her.

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April 12: Isle of Dogs storyboard artist Jay Clarke on how he helped imagine the Wes Anderson film

Jay Clarke talks to Tom Power about how he helped bring director Wes Anderson's meticulous vision to the big screen.

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April 12: 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 Frenchie, reminisces about all the great times she had on set with her fellow castmates.

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April 12: Glory tells the true story of pioneering women hockey players during the Great Depression

Playwright and choreographer Tracey Power takes us through the show and talks about how audiences have been reacting in the wake of the Humboldt tragedy.

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Full episode: Jay Clarke, Sigrid, oral history of Grease, Tracey Power, John Cooper Clarke 12/04/2018

Jay Clarke, lead storyboard artist on Isle of Dogs, talks about what it was like to bring director Wes Anderson's meticulous vision to the big screen. Norwegian pop star Sigrid on living up to the hype after winning BBC Music's Sound Of 2018 contest. To mark the 40-year anniversary of Grease, actor Didi Conn (Frenchie) presents a q oral history of the film. Playwright and choreographer Tracey Power talks about her new play Glory, the true story of pioneering women hockey players during the Great Depression. Performance poet John Cooper Clarke shares his favourite road story.

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April 11: Actor Shohreh Aghdashloo on playing her most powerful role yet

Aghdashloo plays a powerful UN official on the TV drama, The Expanse. She discusses what it’s like to become a character who walks a fine line between good and evil.

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April 11: An introductory guide to a cappella music by Take 6 founder Claude McKnight

Claude McKnight, the founder of the a capella group Take 6, takes us through a gateway to a capella music on the anniversary of their debut album.

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April 11: Beatchild on avoiding the genre box and how becoming a father influenced his creative vision

Producer and singer Beatchild performs some songs off his new album and talks about redrawing musical boundaries to make the music he wants to make.

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Full episode: Shohreh Aghdashloo, gateway to a capella, Beatchild, Simon Joyner and Pat Ament 11/04/2018

Actor Shohreh Aghdashloo talks about playing a character who walks a fine line between good and evil on the TV series The Expanse. A gateway to a cappella music from Claude McKnight of the group Take 6. Toronto-based producer and singer Beatchild on avoiding the genre box and how becoming a father influenced his creative vision. Musicians Pat Ament and Simon Joyner explain how their paths unexpectedly crossed thanks to one obscure record.

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April 11: How an obscure lost record from the 1970s brought together Simon Joyner and renowned rock climber Pat Ament

Joyner and Ament speak together for the first time about how their paths unexpectedly crossed thanks to an obscure record, Songs By Pat Ament, which has just been reissued.

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April 10: Rick Mercer says goodbye after 15 seasons of the Rick Mercer Report

Mercer ends his 15-year-long run as host of the Rick Mercer Report tonight, Tuesday, April 10, on CBC Television. He joins Tom Power live in the q studio to say goodbye.

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April 10: Please give Yoko Ono's $17,000 rock back

Our pop culture contributor discusses John Krasinski's new horror film, Drake's new single, and an alleged art theft at Yoko Ono's current exhibition in Toronto.

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April 10: Rick Astley still promises he's never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down

The '80s pop star joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his career in music and share his take on rick-rolling.

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April 10: Vivica A. Fox shares the behind-the-scene 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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April 10: Giller Prize-winning author Johanna Skibsrud on her new book, Tiger, Tiger

Skibsrud discusses her latest book, Tiger, Tiger, and how winning the Giller Prize​ in 2010 changed the course of her career.

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Full episode: Vivica A. Fox, Anne T. Donahue, Johanna Skibsrud, Rick Astley, Rick Mercer 10/04/2018

Actor and producer Vivica A. Fox talks about her new memoir, Every Day I'm Hustling, in which she reveals the secrets to her success. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her 'two goods and a bad' for the week. Author Johanna Skibsrud discusses her latest book, Tiger, Tiger, and how winning the Giller Prize​ in 2010 changed the course of her career. Eighties pop sensation Rick Astley talks about his career in music and shares his take on rick-rolling Canadian comedy legend Rick Mercer says goodbye after 15 seasons of the Rick Mercer Report.

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Full episode: Chrissy Metz, q screen panel, Jeremy Dutcher, Paul Brandt 09/04/2018

This Is Us actor Chrissy Metz talks about her role on the series as well as her new memoir, This Is Me. Our screen panel dissects the significance of recent TV and film news: Roseanne's big comeback, David Letterman's new show and the Street Legal reboot. Singer-songwriter Jeremy Dutcher performs 'Pomok naka Poktoinskwes.' Country music star Paul Brandt chats about his newly released collection of songs and gives a special musical performance dedicated to the community of Humboldt, Sask.

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Full episode: John Krasinski, Er-Gene Kahng on Florence Price, q This, Classified 06/04/2018

Actor and director John Krasinski talks about life after The Office and his latest film, A Quiet Place. Violinist Er-Gene Kahng discusses the life and music of composer Florence Price. q This' Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music releases from Cardi B and The Weeknd. Rapper Classified talks about his new single, an ode to murdered and missing Indigenous women called "Powerless."

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April 5: John Carter Cash and Jewel on coming together to record Johnny Cash's unheard songs

Carter Cash and Jewel discuss what it was like creating Forever Words, a new record of Johnny Cash's previously unpublished and unheard songs.

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April 5: Prescription for poetry? How Ronna Bloom uses poetry as medicine

Bloom is the poet-in-residence at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she regularly prescribes poetry for doctors and patients alike.

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April 5: Why author Naben Ruthnum had to become Nathan Ripley to write his first mystery novel

Nathan Ripley is the pen name of Naben Ruthnum. The novelist talks about his debut thriller, Find You in the Dark, and explains why he adopted a pseudonym.

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April 5: Junot Díaz on Islandborn, a picture book 20 years in the making

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author has released his first picture book for children, 20 years after he promised his goddaughters that he'd write one.

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Full episode: John Carter Cash and Jewel, Nathan Ripley, Ronna Bloom, Junot Díaz 05/04/2018

John Carter Cash and Jewel discuss what it was like creating Forever Words, a new record of Johnny Cash's previously unpublished and unheard songs. Author Naben Ruthnum, who goes by the pen name Nathan Ripley, discusses his debut thriller and explains why he adopted a pseudonym. Mount Sinai Hospital's poet-in-residence, Ronna Bloom, talks about her work prescribing poetry for doctors and patients alike. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz discusses his debut picture book Islandborn, a project 20 years in the making.

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April 4: Musician Jeremy Dutcher preserves his language and reimagines ancestral songs on debut album

Dutcher's debut album is as much about saving the Indigenous Wolostoq language from extinction, as it is about reimagining the songs performed by his ancestors.

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April 4: From LMFAO to Rihanna: listen to Ronnie and JWoww's Jersey Shore block party

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jenni "JWoww" Farley dropped by the q studio to share their favourite fist pumping tunes that remind them of the Jersey Shore circa 2009 to 2012.

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April 4: Jael Richardson's book pick: The Bleeds by Dimitri Nasrallah

q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss The Bleeds by Dimitri Nasrallah.

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April 4: Jack White on his wildly eclectic new album, Boarding House Reach

White talks about his new album and tells us why he was eager to push against his reputation for being an old-fashioned analog guy who resists the digital world.

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Full episode: Jack White, Jael Richardson, Jersey Shore block party, Jeremy Dutcher 04/04/2018

Musician Jack White talks about his wildly eclectic new album, Boarding House Reach. Contributor Jael Richardson shares her book recommendation, The Bleeds by Dimitri Nasrallah. Ronnie and JWoww of the Jersey Shore share their q block party playlist dedicated to the famed New Jersey neighbourhood. Classically trained singer-songwriter Jeremy Dutcher joins us for an incredible performance and talks about preserving his language and reimagining ancestral Wolostoq songs on his debut album.

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Full episode: Super Troopers 2 Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme, Mounira Al Solh, q pop-up show highlights 03/04/2018

Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme of Super Troopers 2 talk about their new crowdfunded Canadiana comedy. Artist Mounira Al Solh discusses her exhibition of sketches depicting Syrian people in exile. We give you a peak into the q pop-up show in Vancouver, featuring amazing performances from Iskwé, Jess Moskaluke and more.

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April 3: Super Troopers 2 cast on their new Canadiana comedy

Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme talk about bringing the sequel to Super Troopers to life 17 years after the original.

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April 3: Artist Mounira Al Solh draws portraits of Syrian people in exile

Al Solh has completed more than three hundred sketches of Syrians who fled to Lebanon after the Syrian civil war broke out in 2010.

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April 3: Highlights from the q pop-up show in Vancouver, featuring Iskwé, Jess Moskaluke and more

We're giving you a peek into the q pop-up show that went down in Vancouver during Junos week. Hear from musicians Iskwé, Tamara Lindeman of the Weather Station and Jess Moskaluke.

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Full episode: Hans Zimmer, Heartland block party, Leïla Slimani 02/04/2018

Award-winning film score composer Hans Zimmer explains how he draws you in with music that blends the border of sound and images. Heartland star Amber Marshall gives us a playlist of songs that remind her of her fictional home. Leïla Slimani discusses the dark side of parenthood, perfection and the mother-nanny dynamic in her Prix Goncourt-winning novel, The Perfect Nanny.

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April 2: Hans Zimmer on how he draws you in with music that blends the border of sound and images

In this special two-part conversation, Zimmer looks back at his career from his early days in a synth-pop band to composing music for some of the biggest blockbusters.

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April 2: Amber Marshall's block party takes us to the home of CBC's Heartland

Heartland star Amber Marshall gives us a playlist of songs that remind her of her fictional home.

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April 2: Leïla Slimani explores every parent's 'worst nightmare' in her latest novel, The Perfect Nanny

Slimani discusses the dark side of parenthood, perfection and the mother-nanny dynamic in her Prix Goncourt-winning novel, The Perfect Nanny.

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Full episode: Gregory Porter, Rupi Kaur, Letterkenny block party, Mark Sakamoto and Jeanne Beker 30/03/2018

Jazz singer Gregory Porter pays tribute to Nat King Cole on his latest album and explains the impact Cole has had on his life. Canadian poet Rupi Kaur opens up about her quick rise to fame, the critical and commercial success of her debut book and her follow-up to that, The Sun and Her Flowers. Actor Jared Keeso gives us a playlist for Letterkenny, the fictional town in which his show of the same name takes place. Author Mark Sakamoto and panellist Jeanne Beker reflect on winning the top spot in Canada Reads 2018.

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March 30: Jazz singer Gregory Porter on his new album and looking up to Nat King Cole as a father figure

Porter pays tribute to Nat King Cole on his latest album, Nat King Cole & Me, and explains the impact Cole has had on his life.

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March 30: 'I was losing my mind': Rupi Kaur on the pressures of following up a successful debut book

Canadian poet Rupi Kaur opens up about her quick rise to fame, the critical and commercial success of her debut book and her follow-up to that, The Sun and Her Flowers.

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March 30: Jared Keeso's musical tribute to the fictional town of Letterkenny

Actor Jared Keeso gives us a playlist for Letterkenny, the fictional town in which his show of the same name takes place.

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March 30: Canada Reads 2018: Mark Sakamoto and Jeanne Beker on Forgiveness

Author Mark Sakamoto and panellist Jeanne Beker reflect on winning the top spot in Canada Reads 2018.

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March 29: Brent Butt returns to Dog River in Corner Gas Animated

Butt joins Tom Power in the q studio to talk about the legacy of the show and why he's bringing it back in a new animated format.

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March 29: Flower star Zoey Deutch on playing an anti-hero, and the role of art in the #MeToo era

Deutch stars in Flower, a dark comedy that follows a teenage girl who seeks revenge on men engaging in sexual misconduct.

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March 29: Beetlejuice at 30: an oral history of Tim Burton's psychedelic ghost comedy

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Beetlejuice, we've tapped some of the producers and one of the screenwriters who worked on the movie for a q oral history.

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Full episode: Brent Butt, Beetlejuice oral history, Zoey Deutch 29/03/2018

Corner Gas creator and star Brent Butt talks about the show's legacy and why he chose to bring it back in an animated format. A q oral history of Beetlejuice on the film's 30-year anniversary. Actor Zoey Deutch on playing an anti-hero in the dark comedy Flower, and what she thinks about the role of art in the #MeToo era.

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March 28: Oscar winner James Ivory on Call Me By Your Name and 60 years of filmmaking

Ivory stopped by to talk about his writing and directing career, the stories he's been inspired to tell on-screen and his long-awaited moment in the Oscars spotlight.

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Full episode: James Ivory, Ajuawak Kapashesit 28/03/2018

Film legend James Ivory talks about his first-time Oscar win for Call Me By Your Name, and 60 years of filmmaking. Actor Ajuawak Kapashesit discusses Indian Horse, a film adaptation of the bestselling novel by Richard Wagamese.

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March 28: Ajuawak Kapashesit on Indian Horse, a film adaptation of the novel by Richard Wagamese

The actor discusses his film, Indian Horse, and how it challenges the way we think about Canada's troubling legacy with Indigenous people.

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March 27: Is acne cool? Justin Bieber reassures us that 'pimples are in'

The popstar recently showed off his forehead pimples on Instagram, reportedly to support the growing #acnepositivity movement on social media.

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March 27: Shenae Grimes-Beech and Angela Griffin star in CTV's The Detail, a quiet reinvention of the cop show

Grimes-Beech and Griffin talk about their new CTV drama series The Detail, a female-driven reinvention of the classic police procedural.

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March 27: 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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Full episode: Nell Scovell, Anne T. Donahue, Shenae Grimes-Beech and Angela Griffin 27/03/2018

Veteran TV writer Nell Scovell talks about what it's like being the only woman in the writers' room. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her 'two goods and a bad' for the week. Actors Shenae Grimes-Beech and Angela Griffin discuss their new CTV drama series, The Detail, a female-driven reinvention of the classic police procedural.

Download Full episode: Nell Scovell, Anne T. Donahue, Shenae Grimes-Beech and Angela Griffin 27/03/2018
[mp3 file: runs 00:40:27]


March 26: Filmmaker Andrew Haigh on why he's branched out with his latest film, Lean On Pete

Haigh talks about being known for his work with gay and lesbian characters in film, and why his new film, Lean On Pete, is unlike any of his past work.

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March 26: Junos 2018: Hits and misses from Canada's biggest night in music

Our q Junos panel weighs in on the pleasant surprises, upsets and a few special anniversaries associated with this year's awards ceremony.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:42]


Full episode: Andrew Haigh, q Junos panel 26/03/2018

Filmmaker Andrew Haigh talks about being known for his work with gay and lesbian characters in film, and why his new film, Lean On Pete, is unlike any of his past work. We assemble the q Junos panel to discuss the hits and misses from Canada's biggest night in music.

Download Full episode: Andrew Haigh, q Junos panel 26/03/2018
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