Mar 12, 2014 | 20:43Q Olivia Chow reflects on her Journey Video
Q Olivia Chow reflects on her Journey Mar 12, 2014 | 20:43Politician Olivia Chow is about to run for mayor of the city of Toronto, against Rob Ford and others. There is speculation that her own past as an immigrant to the city will be part of her attempt to appeal to working-class and suburban communities in the city. Here she talks about her memoir, My Journey, which touches on those aspects of her past.
Mar 12, 2014 | 17:43Q John Carter Cash on his father's legacy Video
Q John Carter Cash on his father's legacy Mar 12, 2014 | 17:43While digging through his late father's old recordings, John Carter Cash stumbled upon an unreleased album from legendary country singer Johnny Cash. Originally ignored by Columbia records during a rough patch in his career, the album has been touched up and is set to be released on March 25th. Cash joins Jian to discuss his amazing discovery. As he explains, the album, titled "Out Among the Stars", bridges the gap between his father's early boisterous days and the melancholy sounds of his late recordings. The son of the influential music icon also reflects on his famous father's legacy and the side of his family he hopes to reveal in his recent book "House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father Johnny Cash".
Mar 11, 2014 | 18:12Q 94-year-old track star Olga Kotelko Video
Q 94-year-old track star Olga Kotelko Mar 11, 2014 | 18:12If you think it's too late to take up track and field, consider the amazing case of Olga Kotelko. The retired Vancouver school teacher attended her first "masters" track and field competition in her late 70s -- and shocked her competitors by taking home the gold. Now, at the age of 94, Kotelko holds 26 world records and is the female nonagenarian still long-jumping and high- jumping competitively. Jian speaks to the athlete as well as Bruce Grierson, an award-winning journalist who's written a book about her journey and the science of aging: What Makes Olga Run?
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.
Dec 30, 2013 | 17:59Q Randi Zuckerbeg brings "Dot Complicated" to Studio Q Video
Q Randi Zuckerbeg brings "Dot Complicated" to Studio Q Dec 30, 2013 | 17:59Randi Zuckerberg, formerly of Facebook, brother of Mark, now CEO of her own company, joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about her new book 'Dot Complicated' that reflect on the rise of social media and how it's changed our lives and relationships.
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".
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'.
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 9, 2013 | 19:03Q 'A House in the Sky' author Amanda Lindhout in Studio Q Video
Q 'A House in the Sky' author Amanda Lindhout in Studio Q 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.