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.
Sep 11, 2015 | 16:03Q q at TIFF: Did Deepa Mehta just make a mobster movie? Video
Q q at TIFF: Did Deepa Mehta just make a mobster movie? Sep 11, 2015 | 16:03If there's one thing we can say for sure, it's that Deepa Mehta keeps us guessing. The celebrated director behind Water, Midnight's Children and Bollywood/Hollywood is back with a decidedly darker film — complete with ruthless gangsters, guns and explosions. Mehta joins Shad to discuss Beeba Boys, a bloody mobster story set among Sikh gangs in Vancouver.
Sep 10, 2015 | 15:45Q Elisha Cuthbert & Annie Murphy bring "The Plateaus" to studio q Video
Q Elisha Cuthbert & Annie Murphy bring "The Plateaus" to studio q Sep 10, 2015 | 15:45What's a rising indie band to do when its lead singer suddenly croaks? That's the premise of the new Canadian comedy series, The Plateaus, starring Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy, Kyle Gatehouse and Matthew Raudsepp. Murphy and co-star Elisha Cuthbert (who plays Murphy's nemesis in a rival band) join Shad to chat about the unapologetically Canadian comedy, its parade of familiar faces (Fred Penner, Sam Roberts, Jay Baruchel), and why the Canadian music scene is so ripe for satire.
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 4, 2015 | 16:35Q Colm Feore on performing power and the theatre of politics Video
Q Colm Feore on performing power and the theatre of politics Sep 4, 2015 | 16:35Colm Feore has commanded the spotlight with his portrayals of Pierre Trudeau, Cassius and King Lear — now the celebrated screen and stage actor is set for a new authoritative role. Feore will join the next season of Netflix political drama House of Cards. Against the backdrop of election campaigns in Canada and the U.S., Feore joins Shad to reflect on the relationship between acting and politics.
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.