Feb 21, 2014 | 22:16Q Olympic Gold Medal bobsledder Kaillie Humphries Video
Q Olympic Gold Medal bobsledder Kaillie Humphries Feb 21, 2014 | 22:16From the Sochi Winter Olympics, Kaillie Humphries delivered for Canada, earning the country's fifth gold medal of these Olympic Games with her brakeman, Heather Moyse. The Canada-1 bobsleigh pilot speaks with Jian about the pressure of defending gold in Sochi, being an "outcast" whose intensity can turn off others, and how she came up with the name "Thorfin" for her sled.
Feb 24, 2014 | 17:06Q Oscar-winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Video
Q Oscar-winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Feb 24, 2014 | 17:06Argentina's Gustavo Santaolalla is a prolific and highly accomplished musical shape-shifter. He has not only been the frontman for several influential bands -- including his most recent Bajofondo -- but also an accomplished producer and an Oscar-winning film composer. Santaolalla joins Jian to discuss his first foray into musical theatre with the new Mirvish production, Arrabal; his upcoming projects, including a musical adaptation of Pan's Labyrinth; and how he's managed to squeeze so many interests -- including rock and punk music -- into one lifetime. Santaolalla also stresses the value of understanding both our collective and individual identities, and appreciating both our similarities and diversity.
Nov 27, 2013 | 22:34Q Canada Reads 2014 panelists revealed in Studio Q Video
Q Canada Reads 2014 panelists revealed in Studio Q Nov 27, 2013 | 22:34In Studio Q this morning, Jian revealed this year's panelists for Canada Reads and the books they will be arguing for. Which book book could change the nation? Prominent philanthropist Stephen Lewis will be arguing for Margaret Atwood's "Year of the Flood"; award-winning journalist, Wab Kinew will be defending "The Orenda" by Joseph Boyden; two-time gold-medallist, Donovan Bailey will be arguing for Esi Edugyan's "Half Blood Blues"; award-winning comic, Samantha Bee will be defending Rawi Hage's "Cockroach"; and actress Sarah Gadon will be arguing on behalf of Kathleen Winter's "Annabel".
Jan 6, 2014 | 12:50Q Les Misérables star Ramin Karimloo in Studio Q Video
Q Les Misérables star Ramin Karimloo in Studio Q Jan 6, 2014 | 12:50Iranian-born, Canadian-raised singer, Ramin Karimloo, has won universal acclaim for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in the new production of Les Miserables. He joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about his success, his record, and "Broadgrass".
Aug 5, 2013 | 18:54Q A chat with "Cooked" author Michael Pollan Video
Q A chat with "Cooked" author Michael Pollan Aug 5, 2013 | 18:54Michael Pollan, the author of the influential books 'The Omnivore's Dilemma' and 'In Defense of Food', takes on the way we change what we eat when we cook it. His latest book is called 'Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation' and he joins Jian at the desk to talk about it in Studio Q.
Jan 16, 2014 | 11:46Q Neil Young on Q Video
Q Neil Young on Q Jan 16, 2014 | 11:46Legendary musician Neil Young is mounting a rally cry against "the ugliest environmental disaster" that he has ever seen or "could even comprehend". In an exclusive interview with Jian Ghomeshi, the storied wanderer offers an unfiltered condemnation of the Alberta oilsands, brushes off his critics, and stands by his controversial comparison of Fort McMurray to atomically-devastated Hiroshima.
May 10, 2013 | 4:47Q Cultural Hall of Shame: Beer Delivery Drones Video
Q Cultural Hall of Shame: Beer Delivery Drones May 10, 2013 | 4:47While Hall of Shame curator Elvira Kurt isn't shaming the entire country, she at least believes that is it a shame that the technology to deliver cold beer via airborne robot did not originate in Canada - instead we have to make do with "poutine soda".
Jun 11, 2013 | 39:31Q Iconic Canadian artist Joni Mitchell on Q - Part 3 Video
Q Iconic Canadian artist Joni Mitchell on Q - Part 3 Jun 11, 2013 | 39:31In this third and final installment of Jian's broadcast exclusive conversation with Joni Mitchell, they dicuss whether Joni is growing in or growing out of her songs, her thoughts on Bob Dylan, and what she describes as the "failure of the baby boomers". Joni Mitchell will be in Toronto next week for her Luminato Festival tribute concert, "Joni: A Portrait in Song".
Oct 1, 2013 | 20:25Q Charter of Quebec Values: A Q media panel discussion Video
Q Charter of Quebec Values: A Q media panel discussion Oct 1, 2013 | 20:25For the past few weeks, Quebec has been seized with an intense debate over the proper relationship between religion and the state, stoked by the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. We've had our regular panel of English media commentators weigh in, we've convened a Q debate on the issue, and now we're excited to offer the insider's view with the help of our Montreal media panel! Jian speaks with Journal de Montreal's Lise Ravary, La Presse's Marc Cassivi and CBC C'est La Vie's Bernard St-Laurent at L'Olympia in front of a sold-out crowd.