Jul 14, 2014 | 4:24Q Tom Petty on Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones Video
Q Tom Petty on Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones Jul 14, 2014 | 4:24In this clip taken from his feature interview with Jian at Woodshed Recording in Malibu, California, Tom Petty recalls how Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones each contributed to inspire him to pursue a career in music. You can see Jian's interview with Tom on The National this Thursday night, and hear it on Thursday morning on Q on CBC Radio 1.
Jul 11, 2014 | 4:29Q Lilly Singh on her parents (and their accents) Video
Q Lilly Singh on her parents (and their accents) Jul 11, 2014 | 4:29Lilly Singh discusses how her parents, all parents in fact, are ripe territory for comedy. She also explains why she choose to use accents and costumes when portraying them, yet holding true to positive representations of indo-Canadians.
Jul 11, 2014 | 2:37Q Tom Petty on fame Video
Q Tom Petty on fame Jul 11, 2014 | 2:37In this clip from his feature interview with Jian at Woodshed Recording in Malibu, California, Tom Petty muses on the changing face of fame in the modern world. You can see Jian's interview with Tom on The National this Thursday night, and hear it on Thursday morning on Q on CBC Radio 1.
Jul 11, 2014 | 22:44Q Adam Driver drops "The F Word" in Studio Q Video
Q Adam Driver drops "The F Word" in Studio Q Jul 11, 2014 | 22:44Adam Driver, perhaps best known for playing Adam Sackler on Girls (and soon to be very well known for his role in the upcoming Star Wars sequel) sat down with Jian in Studio Q to talk about his role alongside Zoe Kazan and Daniel Radcliffe in "The F Word".
Jul 11, 2014 | 16:21Q Dashan in Studio Q Video
Q Dashan in Studio Q Jul 11, 2014 | 16:21Mark Henry Rowswell, better known as Dashan, shares the incredible story of how he learned fluent Mandarin and shot to fame as a top media personality and performer in China.
Jul 8, 2014 | 3:30Q Laverne Cox on "Orange is the New Black" Video
Q Laverne Cox on "Orange is the New Black" Jul 8, 2014 | 3:30Laverne Cox speaks with Jian about how landing the role of Sophia Burset was the role she was waiting for her whole life, the joy of playing such a complex character, and how she's been a role model to other trans women.
Jul 7, 2014 | 10:54Q Against Me! bring "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" to Studio Q Video
Q Against Me! bring "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" to Studio Q Jul 7, 2014 | 10:54Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace talks to Jian about her coming out as transgender, her excitement to be a part of Toronto's World Pride celebrations, and about her thoughts on whether there has been a cultural shift when it comes to attitudes toward the trans* community.
Jul 3, 2014 | 3:25Q Reggie Watts beatboxing in Studio Q Video
Q Reggie Watts beatboxing in Studio Q Jul 3, 2014 | 3:25Creative performer Reggie Watts reminisces over the pedal that got him started on looping and then shares some of his signature improv beatboxing during his feature-length interview with Jian in Studio Q.
Jul 2, 2014 | 31:22Q Creative shape-shifter Reggie Watts Video
Q Creative shape-shifter Reggie Watts Jul 2, 2014 | 31:22Jian speaks with Reggie Watts, a comedic performer and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for the absurd. The fearless improviser is now in his third season as the co-star and band leader on the hit faux-talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!"
Jun 30, 2014 | 19:43Q Transgender actress, activist and producer Laverne Cox Video
Q Transgender actress, activist and producer Laverne Cox Jun 30, 2014 | 19:43Unexpected Orange is the New Black breakout starm Laverne Cox has hardly been basking in her new-found fame - she has been tirelessly advocating for transgender rights and equality, especially the plight of trans women of colour who she says are still living in a state of emergency despite the fact that trans people are gaining more visibility on their own terms.
Jun 27, 2014 | 17:29Q Masha Gessen on defiance and exile Video
Q Masha Gessen on defiance and exile Jun 27, 2014 | 17:29Russian journalist and writer-in-exile Masha Gessen joins Jian in person for the first time since leaving her home country -- a difficult decision she made on account of that country's homosexual propaganda laws and the threats brought against her family. Gessen -- author of "Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot", and a sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin -- reflects on the repercussions of the anti-gay legislation, and the narratives that are missing from mainstream news coverage.
Jun 26, 2014 | 32:53Q John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig and the Angry Inch Video
Q John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jun 26, 2014 | 32:53John Cameron Mitchell joins Jian to reflect on the long-running hit musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". The award-winning production, which most recently starred Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig, tells the story of a transgender rock star from East Berlin.
Jun 24, 2014 | 8:33Q Future Islands bring "Singles" to Studio Q Video
Q Future Islands bring "Singles" to Studio Q Jun 24, 2014 | 8:33The hard-working Baltimore synth-pop band, Future Islands, broke through with an arresting and intense performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and they join Jian at the desk to talk about their latest record, "Singles".