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Q - Why David Byrne is hijacking a high school traditionMay 12, 2015 | 14:44Q Why David Byrne is hijacking a high school tradition Audio
Q Why David Byrne is hijacking a high school tradition May 12, 2015 | 14:44David Byrne has recruited ten top musicians, including Nelly Furtado, St. Vincent and tUnE-yArDs, to compose new music for 10 high school colour guard teams.
Q - Joel Plaskett performs, Dean Potter's death, 50s star Tab Hunter, q media panel 05/22/2015May 22, 2015 | 1:43:55Q Joel Plaskett performs, Dean Potter's death, 50s star Tab Hunter, q media panel 05/22/2015 Audio
Q Joel Plaskett performs, Dean Potter's death, 50s star Tab Hunter, q media panel 05/22/2015 May 22, 2015 | 1:43:55Nova Scotian wonder Joel Plaskett performs from his new solo album. Why late base jumper Dean Potter lived to risk his life. Actor and 1950s teen heartthrob Tab Hunter on playing straight on screen. the q media panel reviews the top stories of the week.
Q - Southern Rites and racial tensions, Welcome to Me, Choose Your Own Adventure returnsMay 21, 2015 | 1:17:09Q Southern Rites and racial tensions, Welcome to Me, Choose Your Own Adventure returns Audio
Q Southern Rites and racial tensions, Welcome to Me, Choose Your Own Adventure returns May 21, 2015 | 1:17:09Filmmaker Gillian Laub on fragile racial relations and her new HBO doc, Southern Rites. Welcome to Me director Shira Piven on the edgy but empathetic humour in the new Kirsten Wiig film. Anson Montgomery's Choose Your Own Adventure is back for a new gener
Q - Shad: Can Kim Kardashian's selfie book end modern capitalism?May 21, 2015 | 2:23Q Shad: Can Kim Kardashian's selfie book end modern capitalism? Audio
Q Shad: Can Kim Kardashian's selfie book end modern capitalism? May 21, 2015 | 2:23Shad concludes today's show with a brief reflection on Kim Kardashian West's selfie book. It's a product of its time, after all.
Q - Why is Vladimir Putin recruiting U.S. action stars?May 13, 2015 | 12:04Q Why is Vladimir Putin recruiting U.S. action stars? Audio
Q Why is Vladimir Putin recruiting U.S. action stars? May 13, 2015 | 12:04Buzzfeed News reporter Max Seddon joins Shad to discuss his article about the Kremlin's interest in action stars and the role of celebrity in distracting from real geopolitics.
Q - Elvira Kurt just can't digest Japan's sexy chicken nuggetMay 22, 2015 | 5:06Q Elvira Kurt just can't digest Japan's sexy chicken nugget Audio
Q Elvira Kurt just can't digest Japan's sexy chicken nugget May 22, 2015 | 5:06In this week's instalment of q's Cultural Hall of Shame, Elvira Kurt shames a busty, winking nugget spotted in Japan.
Q - Lynda Barry on why we're hardwired for creativityMay 8, 2015 | 22:03Q Lynda Barry on why we're hardwired for creativity Audio
Q Lynda Barry on why we're hardwired for creativity May 8, 2015 | 22:03If you had a strict art teacher that destroyed your love of art, Lynda Barry would like you to try again. No rules, this time.
Q - Searchlight: Meet the final 4 acts in Canada's annual talent huntMay 12, 2015 | 17:33Q Searchlight: Meet the final 4 acts in Canada's annual talent hunt Audio
Q Searchlight: Meet the final 4 acts in Canada's annual talent hunt May 12, 2015 | 17:33Dan Boeckner, Jenn Grant and Saukrates reveal their pick for Searchlight finalist, plus the musician with the most audience support.
Q - Longtime Letterman writer takes you behind the scenesMay 20, 2015 | 8:50Q Longtime Letterman writer takes you behind the scenes Audio
Q Longtime Letterman writer takes you behind the scenes May 20, 2015 | 8:50In the lead up to the final episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, Shad checks in with longtime staff writer Tom Ruprecht.
Q - Scharpling & Wurster, q's pop culture panel, beyond get well soon, Eurovision 2015May 19, 2015 | 1:16:15Q Scharpling & Wurster, q's pop culture panel, beyond get well soon, Eurovision 2015 Audio
Q Scharpling & Wurster, q's pop culture panel, beyond get well soon, Eurovision 2015 May 19, 2015 | 1:16:15Popular podcast comedy duo Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster on the best of The Best Show. q's pop culture panel on Kim Kardashian's selfie book, Mad Men's end, etc. How to avoid saying the wrong thing to a sick friend. What to watch for in Eurovision 2015.
Q - Spoken word sensation Shane Koyczan on the power of wordsApr 20, 2015 | 11:17Q Spoken word sensation Shane Koyczan on the power of words Audio
Q Spoken word sensation Shane Koyczan on the power of words Apr 20, 2015 | 11:17Koyczan performs his poem For Many and speaks to Q's new host Shad about why his artform seems to be growing in resonance. He also explains why he's so comfortable being vulnerable before scores of strangers.
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Q Undefeated UFC champ Ronda Rousey says the fight is yours to win May 15, 2015 | 22:27Undefeated, unflappable UFC fighter Ronda Rousey shares fighting words in her new memoir, My Fight/Your Fight.
Q - Comedian Norm Macdonald, Alan Doyle performs, Miranda July's first novel 05/18/2015May 18, 2015 | 1:15:52Q Comedian Norm Macdonald, Alan Doyle performs, Miranda July's first novel 05/18/2015 Audio
Q Comedian Norm Macdonald, Alan Doyle performs, Miranda July's first novel 05/18/2015 May 18, 2015 | 1:15:52From the q vault: Notoriously disruptive comedian Norm Macdonald swings through studio q. Seasoned Canadian singer/songwriter Alan Doyle performs from So Let's Go. Filmmaker, artist and author Miranda July on her debut novel, The First Bad Man.
Q - How Mad Men will end: the Scharpling & Wurster theoryMay 15, 2015 | 0:40Q How Mad Men will end: the Scharpling & Wurster theory Audio
Q How Mad Men will end: the Scharpling & Wurster theory May 15, 2015 | 0:40How will AMC's longrunning drama Mad Men end? Consider this outlandish guess by Jon Wurster of comedy duo Scharpling and Wurster.
Q - Eurovision turns 60: Karen Fricker on what to watch for this yearMay 19, 2015 | 13:03Q Eurovision turns 60: Karen Fricker on what to watch for this year Audio
Q Eurovision turns 60: Karen Fricker on what to watch for this year May 19, 2015 | 13:03Yes, Eurovision is a song competition — but it's also a microcosm of geopolitical tensions, says scholar Karen Fricker.

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