Oct 1, 2015 | 27:27Q Writer Elizabeth Gilbert on her new book "Big Magic" Video
Q Writer Elizabeth Gilbert on her new book "Big Magic" Oct 1, 2015 | 27:27What was your favourite thing to do before someone told you weren't very good at it? Your answer, says Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, may just lead you back to curiosity. The best-selling writer joins Shad to discuss her inspired how-to guide, Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear and why she thinks the urge to create becomes destructive if ignored. She also reflects on practical ways to pursue creativity and argues that curiosity is more important than passion.
May 13, 2015 | 4:22Q "22 Minutes" writer Jeremy Woodcock on SNL's alleged comedy plagiarism Video
Q "22 Minutes" writer Jeremy Woodcock on SNL's alleged comedy plagiarism May 13, 2015 | 4:22"This Hour Has 22 Minutes" writer Jeremy Woodcock shares his reaction to the fallout of SNL's alleged plagiarism of his sketch, "Win, Lose, or Draw". In it, individuals playing a game are asked to draw a picture of a clue that only they can see. The prize at stake is 1 million dollars. The problem: the two are asked to draw the Prophet Muhammad.
Sep 30, 2015 | 34:44Q Margaret Atwood on her latest dystopian novel "The Heart Goes Last" Video
Q Margaret Atwood on her latest dystopian novel "The Heart Goes Last" Sep 30, 2015 | 34:44Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood joins Shad to discuss The Heart Goes Last, her new dystopian novel about the bleak future that awaits us. Although her speculative tale is rife with sex robots and voluntary prisons, all is not lost. In a wide-ranging interview, the writer reflects on authoritarianism, human nature, and the durability of hope in the darkest of circumstances.
Oct 9, 2015 | 17:57Q Illusionist Darcy Oake takes us behind the magic Video
Q Illusionist Darcy Oake takes us behind the magic Oct 9, 2015 | 17:57As children, many of us fall in love with magic — but growing up often means giving up on the illusion. Not so for Darcy Oake, who trained for years before getting his big break on Britain's Got Talent. After wowing the talent show's judges, Oake's life changed in a matter of days, and hasn't stopped since. Today he joins Shad to discuss the craft of magic as well as his new book, Beyond the Illusion.
Sep 15, 2015 | 27:33Q Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson in studio q Video
Q Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson in studio q Sep 15, 2015 | 27:33747 jet pilot, cancer survivor, heavy metal god: Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of classic UK metal band Iron Maiden. Shad talks to Bruce about his colourful and storied life, and Iron Maiden's latest album, The Book of Souls.
Oct 5, 2015 | 14:56Q Pam Grier on the meaning of badass Video
Q Pam Grier on the meaning of badass Oct 5, 2015 | 14:56Pam Grier has played some of the most iconic female action heroes, commanding the silver screen in films like Coffy, Foxy Brown and the 1997 Tarantino classic, Jackie Brown. Grier is in Toronto to introduce some of her best loved roles for the TIFF's series Beyond Badass: Female Action Stars. Today she joins Shad to share her definition of badass and why her cred runs deeper than cameras can capture.