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.
Sep 28, 2015 | 47:22Q Darryl "DMC" McDaniels won't stop rockin' Video
Q Darryl "DMC" McDaniels won't stop rockin' Sep 28, 2015 | 47:22Put down the coffee. You won't need it after this one. Darryl "DMC" McDaniels brings his infectious energy and rapid-fire storytelling to studio q. The pioneering hip hop musician joins Shad to discuss his recording career and more recent comic book project — and how both are rooted in his own superhero origin story.
Sep 25, 2015 | 28:14Q "Heart of a Dog" Director Laurie Anderson in studio q Video
Q "Heart of a Dog" Director Laurie Anderson in studio q Sep 25, 2015 | 28:14World-famous performance artist Laurie Anderson reflects on Heart of a Dog, her avant garde documentary that weaves together the death of her husband, Lou Reed, her mother, and her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle. Anderson joins Shad to explain why she explores our darkest fears through the eyes of a dog, why it's so hard to "make words" about what really happens to us, and how one vet's invitation to euthanize Lolabelle — slowly release her, shot by shot — made her think of our larger discomfort with death.
Sep 22, 2015 | 13:34Q q at TIFF: Julie Delpy on Lolo and the appeal of realistic rom coms Video
Q q at TIFF: Julie Delpy on Lolo and the appeal of realistic rom coms Sep 22, 2015 | 13:34Julie Delpy makes romantic comedies — but not the kind where two attractive people meet, overcome whimsical obstacles and wind up happy. Her stories, as showcased in her latest film Lolo, include the hard parts of relationships. Delpy joins Shad to discuss misunderstanding, compromise and the way real couples fight.
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.
Sep 18, 2015 | 16:32Q q at TIFF: Jeremy Irons on his brainy 'bromance' with Dev Patel Video
Q q at TIFF: Jeremy Irons on his brainy 'bromance' with Dev Patel Sep 18, 2015 | 16:32Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons drops by studio q to discuss The Man Who Knew Infinity, an inspirational biopic about Srinivasa Ramanujan — an Indian mathematician who revolutionized the field and whose figures are still being worked on today. Irons stars opposite Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Skins) as G.H. Hardy, Ramanujan's exacting and exasperating mentor. The unlikely pair find common ground in their love for the art of pure mathematics.
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.
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 14, 2015 | 21:04Q q at TIFF: Brie Larson says Room broke her in half Video
Q q at TIFF: Brie Larson says Room broke her in half Sep 14, 2015 | 21:04Brie Larson has had great smaller parts in 21 Jump Street, Trainwreck and The Gambler, but her new starring role in Room — based on the book by Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue — is being hailed as a breakthrough, and a serious Oscar contender. She joins Shad to talk about how she prepared for the role.