QThe Scientology spokesman who left, Ken Burns on cancer, fairy tales reframed 03/36/2015Mar 26, 2015 | 1:17:57Ex-Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder on Going Clear, a new HBO doc about the Church of Scientology. Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns on what we still don't understand about cancer. Plus, why The Turnip Princess will uproot your ideas about fairy tales.
QAsapSCIENCE founders, rising songwriterTobias Jesso Jr., actress Linda Cardellini 03/25/2015Mar 25, 2015 | 1:13:00AsapSCIENCE founders Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown on making science cool in the age of YouTube. Rising songwriter and piano troubadour Tobias Jesso Jr. performs. Former E.R., Freaks and Geeks actress Linda Cardellini on the new Netflix drama, Bloodline.
QGG winning painter Sandra Meigs, Pixar animator Pete Docter, bounce queen Big Freedia 03/24/2015Mar 24, 2015 | 1:16:48GG award-winning painter Sandra Meigs on channelling grief into art. Veteran Pixar animator Pete Docter on his surreal new film, Inside Out. Big Freedia on his transition from gospel choir leader to maven of New Orleans hypersexual bounce music.
QScrutinizing Mars One, John Patrick Shanley, White History Month, Hayden performs 03/23/2015Mar 23, 2015 | 1:16:51Will the Mars One project really make it off the ground? A candidate and journalist weigh in. Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley on embracing life's messiness. Elliot Ross on the surprising case for White History Month. Plus, Hayden performs!
QCanada Reads winners, House of Cards' Beau Willimon, David McCallum's freedom, Etiquette performs 03/20/2015Mar 20, 2015 | 1:42:59Canada Reads 2015 book champion Cameron Bailey and winning author Kim Thúy on Ru; House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon on why Underwood's no cynic; David McCallum on freedom following a wrongful conviction; and Etiquette performs throughout the show!
QSexual abuse in youth sports, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon 03/19/2015Mar 19, 2015 | 52:09As former Team Canada junior ski coach Bertrand Charest faces sexual assault allegations, we zoom out to ask whether child abuse in youth sports may be a wider problem. Plus, Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, tells her story on her own terms.
QStaring down stereotypes, (in)famous music critic Robert ChristgauMar 18, 2015 | 52:04Winnipeg-based visual artist KC Adams on Perception, her portrait series challenging racial slurs routinely directed at Canada's aboriginal people. Plus, veteran music critic Robert Christgau on decades spent reviewing -- and riling up rockstars.
QAn open letter to working moms, David Treuer's Prudence 03/17/2015Mar 17, 2015 | 54:00Why Katharine Zaleski is apologizing to the working moms she once judged. Plus, celebrated author David Treuer on modern aboriginal history and his new WWII novel, Prudence.
Q'Awkward black girl' Issa Rae, Tom Cochrane performs 03/16/2015Mar 16, 2015 | 54:00Comedian and 'awkward black girl' Issa Rae on embracing the social clumsiness in us all. Cancon icon Tom Cochrane performs from Take It Home, his first new record since 2006, in Studio Q. Plus, we help CBC Music kick off Searchlight!
QThe Moth comes north, Graham Yost, "carny culture", Great Lake Swimmers 03/13/2015Mar 13, 2015 | 1:40:37NPR's Ophira Eisenberg on The Moth storytelling series' first trip to Canada. Canadian showrunner Graham Yost on The Americans and Justified. Ward Hall sheds light on freak shows and "carny culture". Great Lake Swimmers perform live throughout the show.
QQ's 'Welcome Shad' Special! 03/12/2013Mar 12, 2015 | 1:16:01Juno-winning rapper Shad's first official hello as new host of the show, plus an interview with Anna Maria Tremonti. Veteran CBC hosts share words of wisdom. K-OS, Skratch Bastid, The Arkells perform. Actress Molly Parker on her play Harper Regan.
QPlaywright Daniel MacIvor, actor Thomas Lennon, Jeet this Week 3/11/2015Mar 11, 2015 | 1:11:30Playwright Daniel MacIvor on his play, Cake and Dirt, an acidic take Toronto's upper class. Reno 911! star Thomas Lennon on his new sitcom, a re-boot of The Odd Couple. Q cultural critic Jeet Heer on what 50 Shades of Grey can teach us about economics.
QDirector Robert Kenner, photographer Nigel Barker, Death Cab For Cutie 03/10/2015Mar 10, 2015 | 1:16:36Director Robert Kenner on his documentary film Merchants of Doubt. Fashion photographer Nigel Barker on his book Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion. Indie-pop band Death Cab For Cutie performs from their album Kintsugi.
QErrol Morris, Pop culture in North Korea, Grafton Tyler Brown's lost paintings, Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley perform 02/09/2015Mar 9, 2015 | 1:17:27Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris' new series on sports obsessives. Andy Greenberg on pop culture contraband in North Korea. Historian John Lutz on Grafton Tyler Brown's lost paintings. Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley perform!