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.
Feb 3, 2014 | 35:39Q Robyn Doolittle on Rob Ford and 'Crazy Town' in Studio Q Video
Q Robyn Doolittle on Rob Ford and 'Crazy Town' in Studio Q Feb 3, 2014 | 35:39Jian speaks to Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, one of the very first journalists to look into allegations that Rob Ford uses crack, and one of the only reporters shown the infamous video evidence. She opens up about what it's meant to immerse herself in the ongoing saga surrounding the Toronto mayor and why she's given her own city the moniker 'Crazy Town'. Doolittle also reflects on the tension between keeping a public figure accountable while minimizing harm against his family, whether she thinks Ford will be re-elected, and what Star staffers do with the "dozens of tips" they get from the public each week.
Nov 27, 2013 | 22:34Q Canada Reads 2014 panelists revealed in Studio Q Video
Q Canada Reads 2014 panelists revealed in Studio Q Nov 27, 2013 | 22:34In Studio Q this morning, Jian revealed this year's panelists for Canada Reads and the books they will be arguing for. Which book book could change the nation? Prominent philanthropist Stephen Lewis will be arguing for Margaret Atwood's "Year of the Flood"; award-winning journalist, Wab Kinew will be defending "The Orenda" by Joseph Boyden; two-time gold-medallist, Donovan Bailey will be arguing for Esi Edugyan's "Half Blood Blues"; award-winning comic, Samantha Bee will be defending Rawi Hage's "Cockroach"; and actress Sarah Gadon will be arguing on behalf of Kathleen Winter's "Annabel".
Aug 5, 2013 | 18:54Q A chat with "Cooked" author Michael Pollan Video
Q A chat with "Cooked" author Michael Pollan Aug 5, 2013 | 18:54Michael Pollan, the author of the influential books 'The Omnivore's Dilemma' and 'In Defense of Food', takes on the way we change what we eat when we cook it. His latest book is called 'Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation' and he joins Jian at the desk to talk about it in Studio Q.
Oct 24, 2013 | 21:09Q Stephen King and Owen King in Studio Q Video
Q Stephen King and Owen King in Studio Q Oct 24, 2013 | 21:09Bestselling author, Stephen King joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q, with his son, Owen. Both men have new books out - Stephen's is called 'Doctor Sleep', a sequel to 'The Shining', and Owen's is a darkly funny, poignant debut novel called 'Double Feature'. Jian speaks with them about the creative life in the King home and the challenges and gifits of having a family full of writers.
Oct 31, 2012 | 17:16Q A chat with the 2012 Giller prize winner Will Ferguson Video
Q A chat with the 2012 Giller prize winner Will Ferguson Oct 31, 2012 | 17:16The Scotiabank Giller prize honours the best Canadian novel or short-story collection published in English this past year. It's one of Canada's richest literary prizes, nominating five worthy fiction writers and giving their books national attention. This year's winner, Will Ferguson, is best known for books like "Beyond Belfast" and "Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw" - both of which were winners of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. His Giller-winning book "419" takes a more serious turn - a story that starts with an internet con artist in Nigeria, the Calgary man whose desire to believe in the scam brings him to ruin; and his daughter's quest to confront the con man face to face.
Jun 24, 2013 | 35:56Q Conrad Black in Studio Q Video
Q Conrad Black in Studio Q Jun 24, 2013 | 35:56Business man, British Lord, convicted felon, and prolific author, most recently of the new book 'Flight of the Eagle', an epic history of the United States. Jian speaks to the Baron of Crossharbour about his take on American history, as well as his own past, and adjusting back to life north of the border once again..
Oct 9, 2013 | 19:03Q A chat with "A House in the Sky" author Amanda Lindhout Video
Q A chat with "A House in the Sky" author Amanda Lindhout Oct 9, 2013 | 19:03Amanda Lindhout was held captive for months in Somalia after a freelance mission went awry. She's since turned her efforts toward forgiveness and charity as well as a new memoir, called 'A House in the Sky'', and she joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about it.
Oct 31, 2013 | 35:25Q Chris Hadfield in Studio Q Video
Q Chris Hadfield in Studio Q Oct 31, 2013 | 35:25After a fascinating few months aboard the International Space Station, he cemented his reputation as a remarkable communicator as well as a veteran astronaut. He joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about his book 'An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth'.
Jul 18, 2012 | 12:34Q Hollywood psychotherapist Barry Michels in Studio Q Video
Q Hollywood psychotherapist Barry Michels in Studio Q Jul 18, 2012 | 12:34Barry Michels is a psychotherapist who's been described as Hollywood's "open secret". His unorthodox methods have worked wonders for some of tinseltown's most successful writers and producers. Barry Michels joins Jian in Studio Q to talk about how he's detailed his unique approach in his book, "The Tools".