Mar 7, 2014 | 11:32Q Canada Reads 2014: Wab Kinew and Joseph Boyden on The Orenda Video
Q Canada Reads 2014: Wab Kinew and Joseph Boyden on The Orenda Mar 7, 2014 | 11:32After four days of fierce debating, Wab Kinew has emerged as the champion book defender of Canada Reads 2014. His passionate endorsement of Joseph Boyden's The Orenda helped elevate the book to its new status as the one novel that could change our nation. Now Kinew and Boyden come together in Studio Q to chat with Q and Canada Reads host Jian Ghomeshi about Canada's annual battle of the books, the grassroots support they got from #TeamOrenda, and why they think a work of fiction set in the 17th century may really inspire social change in modern Canada. Throughout the show, Kinew touted the power of the The Orenda with several memorable statements -- "reconciliation must not be a second chance at assimilation" -- questions -- "do we own the land, or does the land own us? -- and a memorable spoken word tribute.
Mar 5, 2014 | 16:03Q A chat with "Brave New Girls" star Jenna Talackova Video
Q A chat with "Brave New Girls" star Jenna Talackova Mar 5, 2014 | 16:03When Jenna Talackova was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada for being born male, her story made headlines all over the world. But since successfully fighting the rules to re-enter the competition, the 25-year-old has pushed even farther to pursue a career in modelling and acting. Her journey to follow through on her ambitions, without being pigeonholed, has been documented in a new E! series: Brave New Girls. Talackova joins Jian to discuss the media firestorm than surrounded her in 2012, why she doesn't want her transgender identity to be seen as a gimmick, and why she's decided to share her story.
Mar 3, 2014 | 25:50Q "The F Word" star Zoe Kazan Video
Q "The F Word" star Zoe Kazan Mar 3, 2014 | 25:50The F Word has been described as a funny, surprising, and realistic romantic comedy -- one that director Michael Dowse says will not make boyfriends "throw up in their own mouths." It may just be this generation's When Harry Met Sally. Actress and writer Zoe Kazan is the film's animated female lead. Along with co-star Daniel Radcliffe, she immerses herself in a Toronto that isn't pretending to be New York as the two navigate the complexities of chemistry between friends -- specifically, when one is committed to someone else. Kazan joins Jian to discuss the film, which is based on a Canadian play called Toothpaste and Cigars, and the tensions that arise when you put two moral people in a very tempting situation. She also reflects on her own journey as as actress, a career she says includes real heartaches, and as a young woman exiting her twenties.
Jan 15, 2014 | 37:35Q Viggo Mortensen in Studio Q Video
Q Viggo Mortensen in Studio Q Jan 15, 2014 | 37:35Viggo Mortensen drops by Studio Q before his appearance at the TIFF Lightbox to support a major retrospective on David Cronenberg's life and work. The actor has worked under his direction on A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method, but the two have also developed a bond off set that they compare to real brotherhood. Jian speaks to Mortensen about the Canadian filmmaker, but also fans out to discuss his other leading roles, long-time fears and long-term goals.
Feb 18, 2014 | 22:58Q Team Canada skip Jennifer Jones on QTV Video
Q Team Canada skip Jennifer Jones on QTV Feb 18, 2014 | 22:58Jennifer Jones has won just about everything you can in the sport of curling. She is a world champion, a 4-time national champion, and has, for the better part of the last two decades, been one of the best skips in the world. However, there is one title that has eluded her: Olympic Gold. Jennifer Jones joins Jian in Sochi at the Winter Olympic games to talk about the road to Russia, the joys of curling, and how motherhood has changed her game.
Feb 27, 2014 | 9:48Q A chat with "Once" stars Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal Video
Q A chat with "Once" stars Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal Feb 27, 2014 | 9:48First an Oscar-winning movie, then a Tony-winning musical, Once entranced many with the story of a glum Dublin busker whose chance encounter with a young Czech woman reignites his musical dreams. Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal, the stars of a North American touring production, join Jian to discuss why they were drawn to this piece, how they overcome preconceived expectations created by the film and Broadway musical, and the joys and challenges of performing without an orchestra.
Feb 3, 2014 | 35:39Q Robyn Doolittle on Rob Ford and 'Crazy Town' in Studio Q Video
Q Robyn Doolittle on Rob Ford and 'Crazy Town' in Studio Q Feb 3, 2014 | 35:39Jian speaks to Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, one of the very first journalists to look into allegations that Rob Ford uses crack, and one of the only reporters shown the infamous video evidence. She opens up about what it's meant to immerse herself in the ongoing saga surrounding the Toronto mayor and why she's given her own city the moniker 'Crazy Town'. Doolittle also reflects on the tension between keeping a public figure accountable while minimizing harm against his family, whether she thinks Ford will be re-elected, and what Star staffers do with the "dozens of tips" they get from the public each week.
Jun 11, 2013 | 32:43Q Iconic Canadian artist Joni Mitchell on Q - Part 1 Video
Q Iconic Canadian artist Joni Mitchell on Q - Part 1 Jun 11, 2013 | 32:43Jian and Joni Mitchell - in a North American broadcast exclusive - talk about how one of Canada's greatest gifts to music, dealt with fame, her fight to remain original, and how painting shaped her approach to songwriting. Joni Mitchell will be in Toronto next week for her Luminato Festival tribute concert, "Joni: A Portrait in Song".