Apr 8, 2014 | 19:27Q Where do you know Judy Greer from? Video
Q Where do you know Judy Greer from? Apr 8, 2014 | 19:27Despite Judy Greer's expansive resume, or perhaps because of it, strangers are prone to squinting at her and asking: "What do I know you from?" The actress has plenty of possible answers. She's played the best friend in romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner and 27 Dresses; has proved her dramatic chops in films like The Descendants and Adaptation; and has crossed over into television with roles in Arrested Development and the animated series Archer. The FAQ partly inspired Greer's hilarious new collection of essays "I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star". She joins Jian to discuss her 15-year career in Hollywood, what she's learned from sharing bathrooms with Hollywood's biggest stars, and why she still sees herself as a pretty average person ... who happens to have over 90 credits in movies and television to her name.
Apr 8, 2014 | 27:44Q Childish Gambino brings "Because the Internet" to Studio Q Video
Q Childish Gambino brings "Because the Internet" to Studio Q Apr 8, 2014 | 27:44Jian speaks to Childish Gambino -- the rap moniker used by Community and Girls actor Donald Glover -- about his latest album, "Because the Internet", his sometimes tense relationship with social media, and how his personal take on the world has changed over the years. In a wide-ranging chat, Glover -- who is currently in Toronto for The Deep Web Tour -- shares why he's stopped caring so much about what other people think, how it felt to retire his popular Troy Barnes character on Community, and what he was thinking when he posted some somber notes on Instagram There are too many "bullies" in the world trying to define others and put down their ideas, says Glover. He admits he's taken such pressures to heart in the past, but has since learned to trust his own creative instincts and stay grounded.
Apr 8, 2014 | 16:09Q Saul "Slash" Hudson brings terror to Studio Q Video
Q Saul "Slash" Hudson brings terror to Studio Q Apr 8, 2014 | 16:09With his trademark curls and dark shades, Saul "Slash" Hudson spoke with Jian about his foray into making horror movies, why he prefers thrillers to blood-soaked gore, and his signature style. "You're wearing shades, we even darkened the studio for you" Jian joked, to which Slash replied, "I'm not wearing a top hat 'cause that's just asking for attention. I actually think I am being low-key right now." The contemplative solo musician and guitarist from Guns N' Roses was in town to promote his first project from Slasher Films "Nothing Left to Fear". He tells Jian what attracted him to film, why horror isn't a far stretch from rock and roll, and how to make a spine-tingling soundtrack.
Apr 8, 2014 | 37:16Q Former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff Video
Q Former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff Apr 8, 2014 | 37:16Many Canadians know Michael Ignatieff as the Liberal leader who called on Canada to "rise up" and eject Stephen Harper from office in the 2011 federal election. But rise they did not. As political watchers will recall, the number of Liberal seats in the house of commons plummeted to unprecedented lows. Canada's "natural governing party" fell to third-party status. And Ignatieff didn't even win a seat in his own riding. Such a public defeat would be difficult for anyone to swallow -- but the failure stood in especially stark contrast to Ignatieff's previous successes as a popular public intellectual, an award-winning author and a Harvard professor. Following a long period of soul-searching and a return to teaching, Ignatieff joins Jian to talk about his candid, defiant, and deeply self-critical account of his rise and fall: "Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Canadian Politics". He opens up on whether the book was painful to write, what it was like to be the target of effective attack ads, and what he's ultimately learned from his crushing defeat.
Apr 7, 2014 | 19:19Q Comedian Janeane Garofalo Video
Q Comedian Janeane Garofalo Apr 7, 2014 | 19:19Janeane Garofalo joins Jian in Studio Q for a conversation that glided seamlessly between punchy banter and serious retrospection as she discussed everything from her "very lucky" early career to being marginalized for her political and social beliefs.
Apr 7, 2014 | 20:11Q "Hi Ho Mistahey" director Alanis Obomsawin Video
Q "Hi Ho Mistahey" director Alanis Obomsawin Apr 7, 2014 | 20:11For over forty years, Alanis Obomsawin has kept her camera focused on the lives of First Nations people in Canada. In that time she has made nearly 40 documentary films for Canada's National Film Board, most famously, "Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance" about the 1990 Oka crisis in Quebec. Her latest work for the National Film Board of Canada is titled "Hi Ho Mistahey", which will be screening at upcoming film festivals in Ottawa and Montreal, and in Toronto. She talks to Jian about her life's work and her latest efforts to draw attention to what she sees as the government's shocking neglect of Aboriginal youth education.
Apr 2, 2014 | 13:35Q Hall of Fame inductee Randy Bachman Video
Q Hall of Fame inductee Randy Bachman Apr 2, 2014 | 13:35Bachman-Turner Overdrive is this year's inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Legendary musician and CBC Radio host Randy Bachman joins Jian on stage at the Burton Cummings Theatre to open his treasure chest of stories and picks out a few gems with local flavour.
Apr 1, 2014 | 4:04Q Donald Glover versus the Internet Video
Q Donald Glover versus the Internet Apr 1, 2014 | 4:04Donald Glover explains how people need to handle the Internet more responsibly, how bullying is actually the stone upon which one sharpens their character, and what makes him "salty".