QRent in Cuba, rising conductor Elim Chan, Hollywood's sequel problem, Jingle Bell junkies 12/22/2014Dec 22, 2014 | 1:18:45Andy Señor Jr. and Ilan Stavans on how Rent's run in Cuba sets stage for change. Elim Chan on how conductors conjure musical magic. Mark Harris slams Hollywood's sequel obsession. Filmmaker Mitchell Kezin on his new film about Christmas album collectors.
Q'Grim Sleeper' documentary, Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, Ugly Sweaters unravelled 12/23/2014Dec 23, 2014 | 1:16:20Tales of the Grim Sleeper director Nick Broomfield on the missing and murdered women on LA. Supertramp's Roger Hodgson on re-releasing seminal record Crime of the Century. Plus, Megan Garber on how the ugly Christmas sweater lost its ironic edge.
QMonetizing poverty in Congo, this year in pop culture, best music of 2014 12/24/2014Dec 24, 2014 | 1:16:13Dutch artist Renzo Martens defends 'artistic intervention' in Congo. Q's panel of cultural critics -- Jeet Heer, Wesley Morris, Haley Mlotek -- review this year in pop culture. Q music gurus Mitch Pollock and Brian Coulton review the best music of 2014.
QThe honourable mentions (or "bizarro world" top 20)Dec 24, 2014 | 23:57On Christmas Eve, Q music gurus Mitch Pollock and Brian Coulton walk through the incredible albums that didn't make their official top 20 list
QThe Interview canned, Stephen Colbert sans Report, Indigenous gaming, Buck 65 performs 12/19/2014Dec 19, 2014 | 1:43:41Film critic Amy Nicholson says pulling Rogen/Franco comedy The Interview sets an "alarming" precedent. Sophia McClennen on Stephen Colbert's post-Report . Never Alone video game illuminates Indigenous Alaskan lore. Buck 65 performs live from Neverlove.
QRun the Jewels' Killer Mike on FergusonNov 27, 2014 | 16:22Atlanta rapper Killer Mike of the group Run the Jewels joins guest host Tom Power to discuss the fallout in Ferguson and the role artists can play in creating change.
QSir Paul McCartney, Bill Cosby controversy, Q Sports Panel 12/15/2014Dec 15, 2014 | 1:18:22In a Canadian exclusive interview, Sir Paul McCartney talks about his first musical foray into video games. Can we separate the artist from the art? Two cultural observers debate. Plus, the Q sports panel discusses the latest headlines to make waves.
QFlipsyde's Piper Ferreira, John Darnielle's debut novel, Talya Lavie on Zero Motivation 12/18/2014Dec 18, 2014 | 1:16:30Hip hop artist-turned-policeman Jinho "the Piper" Ferreira shares 17 perspectives on one police shooting. The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle pens debut novel, Wolf in a White Van. Israeli director Talya Lavie on her surprise hit film, Zero Motivation.