QAuthor David Lagercrantz on his new novel The Girl in the Spider's WebAug 27, 2015 | 20:27Shad talks to David Lagercrantz about his new novel The Girl in the Spider's Web and what it says about the legacy of Stieg Larsson and his original trilogy. The book is facing vocal opposition, including from Stieg Larsson's widow.
QRemembering Oliver Sacks, the truth about dolphins, the future of jazz 09/01/15Sep 1, 2015 | 1:14:58Lawrence Weschler on his friend, the late Oliver Sacks. 'Voices in the Ocean' author Susan Casey on the truth about dolphins. Jazz singer Jill Barber and journalist Soraya Nadia McDonald on pop stars who try on jazz and what it means for the genre.
QDaniel Romano, gun culture, Joan Didion biographer, ruby slippers mystery 08/28/2015Aug 28, 2015 | 1:16:22Friday Live with Daniel Romano. AJ Somerset on the evolution of gun culture. Tracy Daugherty on his new Joan Didion biography The Last Love Song. Morgan White on the unsolved theft of Judy Garland's ruby slippers.
QIceberg Slim: Life lessons from an unlikely luminarySep 3, 2015 | 18:45You may not know his name, but controversial pimp-turned-writer Robert Beck — better known as Iceberg Slim — has had a major impact on pop culture.
QThe Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Donnie Dumphy 08/27/2015Aug 27, 2015 | 1:15:38Carl-Johan Ehrlin and Tracey Ruiz on The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep. David Lagercrantz on The Girl in the Spider's Web. Leon Parsons and Nik Sexton on Donnie Dumphy: How To Be Deadly. Shad on the challenges of commitment.
Qq pop culture panel: 1D, David Foster Wallace, Taylor vs. MileyAug 26, 2015 | 26:42q's pop culture panel convenes to discuss One Direction's legacy, why David Foster Wallace's estate is so opposed to the new film about him, and whether Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus is a better role model for young women.
QBecoming David Bowie, q pop culture panel, the case for saving VHS 09/02/2015Sep 2, 2015 | 1:16:10Professor Will Brooker explains why he's living like David Bowie for a year. q's pop culture panel weighs in on the VMAs, beauty pageants and horror master Wes Craven. Yale librarian David Gary makes the case for preserving B movies on VHS tape.
QSlave-era roots of BBQ, re-framing Iceberg Slim, The Sex Myth 09/03/2015Sep 3, 2015 | 1:14:51Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty on why foodies need to know barbecue history. Justin Gifford on pimp-turned-unlikely luminary Iceberg Slim. Do you worry that other people's sex lives are more exciting than your own? Rachel Hills would like a word.
QDan Savage on Ashley Madison, q pop culture panel, The Slants 08/26/2015Aug 26, 2015 | 1:15:49Dan Savage on the Ashley Madison hack and fallout. q pop culture panel on One Direction, the new David Foster Wallace biopic, and Taylor Swift vs. Miley Cyrus. The Slants' bassist Simon Tam on the band's battle to trademark their name.
Q"Welfare diets" for the middle classAug 18, 2015 | 23:23We talk to cookbook author Leanne Brown and food security activist Christina Palassio about the willingness of the middle class to cook recipes from the "welfare diet".
QSearchlight: Meet the final 4 acts in Canada's annual talent huntMay 12, 2015 | 17:33Dan Boeckner, Jenn Grant and Saukrates reveal their pick for Searchlight finalist, plus the musician with the most audience support.