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.
Oct 1, 2015 | 27:27Q Writer Elizabeth Gilbert on her new book "Big Magic" Video
Q Writer Elizabeth Gilbert on her new book "Big Magic" Oct 1, 2015 | 27:27What was your favourite thing to do before someone told you weren't very good at it? Your answer, says Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, may just lead you back to curiosity. The best-selling writer joins Shad to discuss her inspired how-to guide, Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear and why she thinks the urge to create becomes destructive if ignored. She also reflects on practical ways to pursue creativity and argues that curiosity is more important than passion.
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 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.
Oct 2, 2015 | 10:07Q JR takes his global street art phenomenon to Toronto's Nuit Blanche Video
Q JR takes his global street art phenomenon to Toronto's Nuit Blanche Oct 2, 2015 | 10:07French street artist and activist JR keeps his true identity a secret as he puts art in the hands of the masses with his worldwide project Inside Out. Through it, viewers become subjects and even artists by transforming their pictures into paste-able posters. The mysterious JR brings the project to Toronto this weekend for the all-night Nuit Blanche art festival. Today he swings by studio q to talk about his vision and why he thinks, despite our wired world, we're disconnected from one another.
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.