Apr 15, 2014 | 11:18Q Alan Thicke is "Unusually Thicke" in Studio Q Video
Q Alan Thicke is "Unusually Thicke" in Studio Q Apr 15, 2014 | 11:18Canadian-born performer Alan Thicke went from being a talk show host and producer to a comic actor and a beloved TV dad on the long-running sitcom Growing Pains. Now the man behind Dr. Jason Seaver is introducing us to his real life family with the new reality TV show, Unusually Thicke.
Apr 14, 2014 | 32:23Q Marc Maron in Studio Q Video
Q Marc Maron in Studio Q Apr 14, 2014 | 32:23Stand-up comedian and cat rancher Marc Maron is host of the wildly popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron, on which he interviews top comedy figures from Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman and Louis CK to Dave Foley, Patton Oswalt and Judd Apatow. He speas with Jian about his past, the art of conversation and the figure of the comedian.
Apr 11, 2014 | 14:09Q Molly Ringwald in Studio Q Video
Q Molly Ringwald in Studio Q Apr 11, 2014 | 14:09Molly Ringwald joins Jian during the only Canadian stop on her tour to talk jazz specifically, creativity more generally, and the smörgåsbord of projects she's been part of since the Breakfast Club.
Apr 9, 2014 | 17:17Q Filthy Gorgeous in Studio Q Video
Q Filthy Gorgeous in Studio Q Apr 9, 2014 | 17:17Filthy Gorgeous, as the title implies, is a film about contradictions. Its subject, Penthouse founder and filmmaker Bob Guccione, is full of them: he's a sleaze and a social reformer, an astute businessman and an incorrigible gambler, a bright light and a burn out. Guccione's life shapes, and is shaped by, the 1960s cultural revolution. He hitches his star to the rising porn industry, but decelerates after investing in everything from casinos to nuclear reactors. It's a portrait saturated with of character, colour and contrast. The "porn king's" son, Bob Jr., and the Montreal-born filmmaker behind the documentary, Barry Avrich, join Jian to discuss the film's "warts and all" portrayal of the influential figure. Avrich, who has a penchant for profiling moguls, has previously focused his lens on Lew Wasserman, Jackie Mason, Harvey Weinstein and Garth Drabinsky.
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 | 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 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 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".
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.
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 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.