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.
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.
Sep 29, 2015 | 14:47Q John Hodgman drops his fake expert act in 'Vacationland' Video
Q John Hodgman drops his fake expert act in 'Vacationland' Sep 29, 2015 | 14:47You may know John Hodgman as a man with a lot of confidence. Maybe too much. The comedian has written three books of trivia — although most of it totally made up. On his podcast, Judge John Hodgman, he boldly rules on other people's arguments. And as Resident Expert on The Daily Show, he's given his opinion on everything from politics to art to the weather. Now the comic known as the face of PC is on tour with a new one-man show called Vacationland. Today he joins Shad to discuss why it's fun to be a fraud but also important to make peace with who you really are.
Oct 2, 2015 | 10:07Q JR takes his global street art phenomenon to Toronto's Nuit Blanche Video
Q JR takes his global street art phenomenon to Toronto's Nuit Blanche Oct 2, 2015 | 10:07French street artist and activist JR keeps his true identity a secret as he puts art in the hands of the masses with his worldwide project Inside Out. Through it, viewers become subjects and even artists by transforming their pictures into paste-able posters. The mysterious JR brings the project to Toronto this weekend for the all-night Nuit Blanche art festival. Today he swings by studio q to talk about his vision and why he thinks, despite our wired world, we're disconnected from one another.
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.
Sep 21, 2015 | 16:19Q Child Soldier author Michel Chikwanine recounts his story for young readers Video
Q Child Soldier author Michel Chikwanine recounts his story for young readers Sep 21, 2015 | 16:19At the age of five, while celebrating a goal in an after-school game of soccer, Michel Chikwanine was kidnapped by rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He eventually managed to escape, but not before he was subjected to some truly horrific experiences. He recounts his story in a graphic-novel-style book called Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War, which he co-wrote with Jessica Dee Humphreys. The book is illustrated by Claudia Davila, and it's aimed at 10 to 14-year-old readers. Chikwanine chats with q host Shadrach Kabango about why he's choosing to tell the harsh truths of his story to a young audience.