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.
Oct 1, 2015 | 12:42Q Cartoonist Kate Beaton covers it all in "Step Aside, Pops" Video
Q Cartoonist Kate Beaton covers it all in "Step Aside, Pops" Oct 1, 2015 | 12:42"Hark, A Vagrant!" author Kate Beaton has created her own universe of literary heroes, movie stars, and people you half-remember from history class. In Beaton's hands, great cultural figures — from John Diefenbaker to Wonder Woman — have both goofy quirks and glaring flaws. The Canadian cartoonist joins Shad to discuss her latest collection, "Step Aside, Pops"; the beauty of always working on the thing you love; and the double power of her medium.
Oct 7, 2015 | 11:08Q "Keith Richards: Under the Influence" Director Morgan Neville Video
Q "Keith Richards: Under the Influence" Director Morgan Neville Oct 7, 2015 | 11:08When it comes to a band like the Rolling Stones, everyone knows about the sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll. But director Morgan Neville's new documentary "Keith Richards: Under The Influence" aims to explore a different side of the music legend. Neville joins Shad to talk about the film and the insight he was able to gain about what makes Richards tick.
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.
Sep 8, 2015 | 34:17Q The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde in studio q Video
Q The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde in studio q Sep 8, 2015 | 34:17Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders, has one of the most distinctive voices in rock — but her personal story and strong opinions would also stand out in any crowd. The Don't Get Me Wrong singer joins Shad to discuss her revealing new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender.
Sep 16, 2015 | 28:10Q q at TIFF: Paul Gross' film "Hyena Road" tests our understanding of war Video
Q q at TIFF: Paul Gross' film "Hyena Road" tests our understanding of war Sep 16, 2015 | 28:10Following his lauded World War I epic Passchendaele, Paul Gross said he was done with war stories — but the filmmaker's latest project reveals a change of heart. Gross joins Shad to discuss Hyena Road, his new film about Canadian troops struggling to build a road in Afghanistan, and why he felt compelled to take on another "ferociously complicated" conflict.
May 14, 2015 | 26:37Q Buffy Sainte-Marie brings "Power in the Blood" to Studio q Video
Q Buffy Sainte-Marie brings "Power in the Blood" to Studio q May 14, 2015 | 26:37Buffy Sainte-Marie is back. The musical innovator's new record, Power in the Blood, is a sometimes fierce, sometimes lyrical collection — but her passion and sense of purpose is evident throughout. In a wide-ranging and energized conversation, Sainte-Marie joins Shad in studio q to discuss over 50 years of activism and envelope-pushing, the importance of play, and why indigenous artists are cracking the mainstream in unprecedented ways.