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.
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.
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.
Sep 21, 2015 | 16:19Q Child Soldier author Michel Chikwanine recounts his story for young readers Video
Q Child Soldier author Michel Chikwanine recounts his story for young readers Sep 21, 2015 | 16:19At the age of five, while celebrating a goal in an after-school game of soccer, Michel Chikwanine was kidnapped by rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He eventually managed to escape, but not before he was subjected to some truly horrific experiences. He recounts his story in a graphic-novel-style book called Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War, which he co-wrote with Jessica Dee Humphreys. The book is illustrated by Claudia Davila, and it's aimed at 10 to 14-year-old readers. Chikwanine chats with q host Shadrach Kabango about why he's choosing to tell the harsh truths of his story to a young audience.
Aug 17, 2015 | 16:10Q Felicia Day says You're Never Weird On the Internet (Almost) Video
Q Felicia Day says You're Never Weird On the Internet (Almost) Aug 17, 2015 | 16:10Actress turned "geek superheroine" Felicia Day joins guest host Tom Power to discuss her humorous memoir, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). In it, the veteran vlogger details her rise from TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural to founding and running her own hugely popular YouTube channel and production company, Geek & Sundry.
Aug 10, 2015 | 18:04Q Joseph Boyden on tough questions Canada must face Video
Q Joseph Boyden on tough questions Canada must face Aug 10, 2015 | 18:04Anti-gay laws in Russia, favela cleansing in Brazil, worker abuse in Qatar . . . when an international sporting event lands anywhere in the world, the host country often faces increased scrutiny over social justice issues. On the heels of the Parapan Am Games in Toronto we turn the microscope on ourselves and ask: what are the tough questions for which Canada should answer?
To explore this, Shad checks in with award-winning author Joseph Boyden (The Orenda, Three Day Road). Boyden reflects on reconciliation with Canada's aboriginal peoples and the deeply-rooted racial tensions within our own borders.
Jun 24, 2015 | 15:06Q Judd Apatow is "Sick in the Head" Video
Q Judd Apatow is "Sick in the Head" Jun 24, 2015 | 15:06Prolific writer and director, Judd Apatow, talks about his new book "Sick in the Head", a collection of decade-spanning interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy on what makes them tick.
Jun 8, 2015 | 13:33Q Self-described Geek Sam Maggs in studio q Video
Q Self-described Geek Sam Maggs in studio q Jun 8, 2015 | 13:33Sam Maggs has learned some things while navigating both on- and offline spaces where geeks gather. The Mary Sue editor and writer joins Shad to share her rallying cry to fellow nerd girls and explain why she felt a woman-centric primer — covering everything from online harassment to obscure terminology — was badly needed.
Feb 17, 2015 | 15:48Q Craig Davidson brings Nick Cutter to Studio Q Video
Q Craig Davidson brings Nick Cutter to Studio Q Feb 17, 2015 | 15:48You may know Canadian author Craig Davidson for his Giller short-listed novel "Cataract City", or his book-turned film "Rust & Bone" -- but have you ever explored his dark side? After years of secretly moonlighting as horror writer Nick Cutter, Davidson now publicly claims his pen name for the release of his latest book "The Deep".