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.
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 24, 2014 | 17:06Q Oscar-winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Video
Q Oscar-winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Feb 24, 2014 | 17:06Argentina's Gustavo Santaolalla is a prolific and highly accomplished musical shape-shifter. He has not only been the frontman for several influential bands -- including his most recent Bajofondo -- but also an accomplished producer and an Oscar-winning film composer. Santaolalla joins Jian to discuss his first foray into musical theatre with the new Mirvish production, Arrabal; his upcoming projects, including a musical adaptation of Pan's Labyrinth; and how he's managed to squeeze so many interests -- including rock and punk music -- into one lifetime. Santaolalla also stresses the value of understanding both our collective and individual identities, and appreciating both our similarities and diversity.
Feb 21, 2014 | 22:16Q Olympic Gold Medal bobsledder Kaillie Humphries Video
Q Olympic Gold Medal bobsledder Kaillie Humphries Feb 21, 2014 | 22:16From the Sochi Winter Olympics, Kaillie Humphries delivered for Canada, earning the country's fifth gold medal of these Olympic Games with her brakeman, Heather Moyse. The Canada-1 bobsleigh pilot speaks with Jian about the pressure of defending gold in Sochi, being an "outcast" whose intensity can turn off others, and how she came up with the name "Thorfin" for her sled.
Feb 21, 2014 | 19:11Q Tongan luger Bruno Banani Video
Q Tongan luger Bruno Banani Feb 21, 2014 | 19:11Bruno Banani is Tonga's first winter Olympian - in the luge event. Bruno Banani is also the name of the German underwear company who has sponsored the Tongan's Olympic event. Bruno sits down with Jian in Sochi after his performance at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.