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 3, 2015 | 15:49Q Instrumentalists Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld on their first record as a duo Video
Q Instrumentalists Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld on their first record as a duo Sep 3, 2015 | 15:49Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld are known for both their solo work and collaborations with Arcade Fire. In their compelling debut LP "Never were the way she was" they blend the beauty of violin and saxophone. The musicians sit down with Shad to discuss the broadening musical tastes of their audiences, how they tell stories through music, and why it was time to bridge their worlds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 12, 2015 | 12:08Q Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis adapt "This Changes Everything" Video
Q Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis adapt "This Changes Everything" Jan 12, 2015 | 12:08Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein and her filmmaker husband Avi Lewis are adapting Klein's best-selling book "This Changes Everything" into a documentary. In their first ever joint interview about the project, they join guest Gill Deacon to explore the connections between climate change and capitalism, the challenges of turning a 500-page book into a two hour movie, and why they remain hopeful in the face of overwhelming environmental challenges.