Jul 28, 2014 | 4:49Q Postcard from Sochi: Conversations with Russians Video
Q Postcard from Sochi: Conversations with Russians Jul 28, 2014 | 4:49Jian leaves the "ring of steel" surrounding the Winter Olympics to visit a residential neighbourhood in the northern part of Sochi -- an area well away from the fancy shops and the tourist attractions. He speaks to many ordinary Russians about how the Olympic Games have affected their lives, and is even invited into some of their homes. Many say the event -- and all the big changes that came with it -- has been of great benefit to local residents.
Jul 23, 2014 | 14:56Q Sugar Sammy - The "bromance" continues Video
Q Sugar Sammy - The "bromance" continues Jul 23, 2014 | 14:56Sugar Sammy joins Jian on stage at the Olympia Theatre for Q's special Pop Montreal show to rekindle their bromance and talk Sammy's plans to conquer the comedy world and perhaps move out of his parents' house.
Jul 11, 2014 | 4:29Q Lilly Singh on her parents (and their accents) Video
Q Lilly Singh on her parents (and their accents) Jul 11, 2014 | 4:29Lilly Singh discusses how her parents, all parents in fact, are ripe territory for comedy. She also explains why she choose to use accents and costumes when portraying them, yet holding true to positive representations of indo-Canadians.
Jun 4, 2014 | 22:31Q Solo artist Mike Daisey tackles Rob Ford Video
Q Solo artist Mike Daisey tackles Rob Ford Jun 4, 2014 | 22:31Jian speaks with American monologist Mike Daisey about his latest one man show, "Dreaming of Rob Ford", and the tension between truth, lies and creative license. Although the news media has meticulously reported on the Toronto mayor's ongoing troubles, Daisey says there is still much to be explored from an artistic point of view.
May 8, 2014 | 36:02Q Glenn Gould Prize recipient Robert Lepage Video
Q Glenn Gould Prize recipient Robert Lepage May 8, 2014 | 36:02There is no easy way to summarize the contribution Quebec-born Robert Lepage has made to the arts, and no single art to tie him to either. He is not only considered a genius in the field of theatre, but also a creative force in film, opera and Cirque du Soleil shows. Now, on the heels of his prestigious Glenn Gould Prize, Lepage joins Jian to reflect on winning a lifetime achievement award while still in his 50s, how to keep theater relevant in the age of Netflix, and why he's not afraid of chaos, imperfection or uncertainty.
May 2, 2014 | 8:49Q Glenn Greenwald on the state of surveillance Video
Q Glenn Greenwald on the state of surveillance May 2, 2014 | 8:49In a preview of tonight's Munk Debate in Toronto about whether state surveillance is a "legitimate defence of our freedoms," investigative journalist and groundbreaking NSA reporter Glenn Greenwald says "basic political liberties" are in jeopardy. To hear his opponent, former CIA director and retired U.S. general Michael Hayden, make his opening argument, please click through to Q's homepage.
Feb 5, 2014 | 11:40Q GTA 5's Steven "Trevor" Ogg on QTV Video
Q GTA 5's Steven "Trevor" Ogg on QTV Feb 5, 2014 | 11:40Grand Theft Auto is one of the most polarizing -- and popular -- videogame franchises ever. The game's violent and sexually explicit scenes have long been controversial, but its creators have pushed the limits yet again by including a brutal torture scene in GTA 5. Canadian actor Steven Ogg joins Jian to explain why he tried to make his character, Trevor Phillips, more than a "one note psychopath". Ogg also opens up on why he accepted the role, why it wasn't jarring to act out extreme violence for the motion capture software, and how he responds to critics of the game.
Dec 11, 2013 | 30:25Q Radiolab host Jad Abumrad in Studio Q Video
Q Radiolab host Jad Abumrad in Studio Q Dec 11, 2013 | 30:25Jad Abumrad is the co-host of Radiolab, the innovative, popular American public radio program and podcast about science & philosophy. HOW the show spins a tale is as much a part of the appeal as the stories it tells.
Dec 6, 2013 | 22:08Q Former Prime Minister Joe Clark in Studio Q Video
Q Former Prime Minister Joe Clark in Studio Q Dec 6, 2013 | 22:08Joe Clark's tenure as Canadian Prime Minister was short, but full of global drama, and his reputation as a statesman who understands the currents of international events is solid. He has a new book out and isn't shy about weighing in on Stephen Harper's particular brand of leadership, misguided foreign policy, and Canada's current role in the world. He joins Jian at the desk to talk about it in Studio Q.
Nov 19, 2013 | 21:23Q Are men obsolete? (Q debate) Video
Q Are men obsolete? (Q debate) Nov 19, 2013 | 21:23"Be it resolved that men are obsolete." That's the provocative motion to be argued
between Hanna Rosin, senior editor of The Atlantic, for the affirmative side, and British comic and columnist Caitlin Moran for the negative -- about the notion that women are not only catching up to but actually surpassing men, and that they may soon be the dominant sex.
In a cordial, idea-driven debate, the woman discuss how class factors into the changing dynamics between men and women, how notions of masculinity may be affected by that change, and why it's important to talk about the areas in which men increasingly need help.
Nov 12, 2013 | 19:31Q David Suzuki's personal stake in Alzheimer's research in Studio Q Video
Q David Suzuki's personal stake in Alzheimer's research in Studio Q Nov 12, 2013 | 19:31David Suzuki has explored many medical issues on his long-running show 'The Nature of Things' -- Lyme disease, obesity, neuroplasticity -- but his latest research on Alzheimer's disease has a deeply personal bent. The award-winning geneticist knows all too well that his odds of contracting the condition are high. His mother died of it, and two of his uncles and an aunt also suffered from dementia. Jian speaks with Suzuki about his family's history with Alzheimer's, the setbacks and breakthroughs in treating the disease, and whether he meant it when he said he'd "just as soon be put down" if he lost his cognitive capabilities.