Jun 1, 2015 | 11:14Q Are Action Bronson's Lyrics Hate Speech? Video
Q Are Action Bronson's Lyrics Hate Speech? Jun 1, 2015 | 11:14Rapper Action Bronson has attracted the ire of activists who want to squeeze him out of Toronto's upcoming North By Northeast (NXNE) festival. They say his lyrics are violently misogynistic, and take issue with songs like Consensual Rape.
Given that the objectification of women in hip-hop lyrics is nothing new, we ask: why Action Bronson, and why now? Should song lyrics be classified as hate speech? Rodrigo Bascunan and Anupa Mistry join Shad to discuss the issue.
May 12, 2015 | 20:47Q David Byrne of "The Talking Heads" talks "Contemporary Color" in Studio q Video
Q David Byrne of "The Talking Heads" talks "Contemporary Color" in Studio q May 12, 2015 | 20:47Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is hijacking a high school tradition: "colour guard", the flag, sabre and rifle spinning dancers seen during half-time shows at U.S. football games, backed by recorded music or a booming marching band. Byrne joins Shad to talk about Contemporary Color, his upcoming performance piece at the Luminato Festival, and how he found himself invested in this strange little niche.
Mar 25, 2015 | 3:57Q AsapSCIENCE - Is Science up for Debate? Video
Q AsapSCIENCE - Is Science up for Debate? Mar 25, 2015 | 3:57In this clip from their feature chat, Mitch and Greg from AsapSCIENCE sit down with Piya to talk about the lack of facts in science, and how that might contribute those who dispute evolution, vaccinations and climate change.
Mar 13, 2015 | 3:10Q Q's Shad Sampler Video
Q Q's Shad Sampler Mar 13, 2015 | 3:10For those curious about what they can expect from our newly chosen host, we are proud to present you with a sampler of some of Shad's moments in the host chair, set to his performance of "Fam Jam" in Studio Q.
Feb 12, 2015 | 10:41Q Is Public Radio "Too White"? Video
Q Is Public Radio "Too White"? Feb 12, 2015 | 10:41Does public radio sound too "white"? Do the CBC and other broadcasters most often feature one dominant style of speech and narration -- one that is deemed "professional"' sounding? Should we consciously expand our definition of a "good" radio voice? Guest host Sean Rameswaram tackles these questions with CBC Producers Nick Davis and Mariel Borelli.
Jan 27, 2015 | 12:38Q Comedian Aparna Nancherla Video
Q Comedian Aparna Nancherla Jan 27, 2015 | 12:38Comedian Aparna Nancherla makes absurd jokes about little stuff, like Netflix, and big stuff, like race in America. She joins guest host Shad to discuss the political nature of her humour, and how breaking the fourth wall as a comic is important.
Jan 6, 2015 | 16:51Q Deanna Jones' "Keith Richards One Woman Show" Video
Q Deanna Jones' "Keith Richards One Woman Show" Jan 6, 2015 | 16:51Ontario theatre artist Deanna Jones joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss her lively "Keith Richards One Woman Show". Jones reflects on the life and legend of the Rolling Stones guitarist, why she sees him as a "wise fool" and what we can learn from his story about the power of self-acceptance.
Dec 10, 2014 | 14:00Q Photographer Laurie Simmons Video
Q Photographer Laurie Simmons Dec 10, 2014 | 14:00American photographer and film artist Laurie Simmons joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss photography's ability to objectify people, particularly women, and how artifice can represent a heightened reality.