Jan 29, 2014 | 11:31Q Paralympic Snowboarder Tyler Mosher in Studio Q Video
Q Paralympic Snowboarder Tyler Mosher in Studio Q Jan 29, 2014 | 11:31Tyler Mosher may be great at swerving down the slopes, but the parasnowboader has conquered incredible uphill battles, too. On Dec 30, it will be 13 years since Mosher tumbled down a 10 metre drop while snowboarding, broke his back in 9 places, and became paralyzed below the waist. A decade later, he had not only re-learned how to walk (something doctors told him he would never again do) but had also returned to winter sports as a cross-country skier. Then he defied the odds again by helping convince the Paralympic committee to include adaptive snowboarding on their roster. These days, he's training to represent Canada in the first ever Paralympic parasnowboarding competition. The strong-spirited athlete joins Jian to discuss his determination to overcome adversity and how he's gearing up for Sochi.
Jan 27, 2014 | 12:35Q Clara Hughes and Adam van Koeverden in Studio Q Video
Q Clara Hughes and Adam van Koeverden in Studio Q Jan 27, 2014 | 12:35It's no coincidence that most athletes spout well-worn clichés about their 'A' game and being "in it to win it". On top of their physical training, most get media training -- and as veteran catcher Crash Davis says in the movie Bull Durham, "'course it's boring. That's the point." What are the odds that the Olympic games in Sochi will be any different? Will they comment on the political climate in Russia or off-court personal struggles? Veteran Olympians Clara Hughes & Adam van Koeverden join Jian for a special Olympic panel on the subject.
Jan 27, 2014 | 14:55Q The Doors' drummer John Densmore in Studio Q Video
Q The Doors' drummer John Densmore in Studio Q Jan 27, 2014 | 14:55In an interview he called "good tough", Doors' drummer John Densmore, reveals his reasons for staying true to his view of Jim Morrison's wishes and the integrity of The Doors' music. His recently published memoir, "The Doors: Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial", chronicles Densmore's decision to fight his former band mates in court, all to stop them from selling Break On Through (To the Other Side) to Cadillac.
Jan 24, 2014 | 22:29Q The Pixies' David, Joey and Black in Studio Q Video
Q The Pixies' David, Joey and Black in Studio Q Jan 24, 2014 | 22:29Pixies know they can pack venues with their time-honoured tunes alone. Albums like Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa, and Doolittle made them a mainstay in the mid-1980s, and brought fans back out in droves when they reunited in 2004. But Boston's alternative trailblazers weren't satisfied resting on their laurels. This last year saw the release of their first new music in 20 years, but also the departure of founding bass player Kim Deal. Pixies join Jian to talk about forging ahead without their longtime bandmate, why they don't want to be a so-called nostalgia band, and the dynamism that bridges the decades.
Jan 22, 2014 | 16:38Q A chat with adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith Video
Q A chat with adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith Jan 22, 2014 | 16:38Bryan Smith is an adventure filmmaker who risks his neck to get rare footage and document danger. He joins Jian to talk about what drives him to work grueling days and lug heavy equipment, how he became fascinated by new frontiers, and why it's okay to be scared.
Jan 20, 2014 | 23:25Q Hockey Legend Bobby Orr in Studio Q Video
Q Hockey Legend Bobby Orr in Studio Q Jan 20, 2014 | 23:25In the first live interview about his new memoir, hockey legend Bobby Orr joins Jian to discuss the highlights and struggles of his remarkable career. Orr -- whose book Orr: My Story hits bookshelves today -- is more that the greatest defenseman in hockey history. The Ontario-born player virtually reinvented the game, and became a sports legend in the process. In his 10 seasons with the Boston Bruins, he won every top NHL honour imaginable - including rookie of the year, top defenseman eight times, league MVP three times, top point leader twice and, of course, two Stanley Cups. In a rare and wide-ranging interview, Orr reflects on why he avoided the media coverage of his career, whether there's still room for creativity in today's highly-structured game, and why those training the next generation of hockey players must make sure they're having fun.
Jan 17, 2014 | 16:09Q A chat with "Homeland" creator Gideon Raff Video
Q A chat with "Homeland" creator Gideon Raff Jan 17, 2014 | 16:09Gideon Raff, the creative force behind Emmy-winning series Homeland and the Israeli TV drama that inspired it, is becoming a sought-after producer of thrillers. USA Network just picked up a new series of his, Dig, and he recently shot a pilot for FX called Tyrant. Now the first season of his breakout hit, Prisoners of War (or Hatufim -- "Hostages" in Hebrew), is being released on DVD. Raff joined Jian live in studio to talk about the differences between Prisoners of War, the highest-rated Israeli drama ever, and its American adaptation. He also told Jian about the moving response to his televised dramas from real-life POWs and research he does when writing Prisoners of War, including speaking with former POWs and doctors who have diagnosed people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jan 16, 2014 | 11:46Q Neil Young on Q Video
Q Neil Young on Q Jan 16, 2014 | 11:46Legendary musician Neil Young is mounting a rally cry against "the ugliest environmental disaster" that he has ever seen or "could even comprehend". In an exclusive interview with Jian Ghomeshi, the storied wanderer offers an unfiltered condemnation of the Alberta oilsands, brushes off his critics, and stands by his controversial comparison of Fort McMurray to atomically-devastated Hiroshima.
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.