Aug 15, 2014 | 3:20Q Lynn Goldsmith's "Photo nightmares" Video
Q Lynn Goldsmith's "Photo nightmares" Aug 15, 2014 | 3:20In this clip for her feature interview in Studio Q, photographer Lynn Goldsmith ruminates on how photo shoots with Keith Richards and Miles Davis turned into what she would call "photo nightmares".
Aug 11, 2014 | 3:15Q Viggo Mortensen on facing death Video
Q Viggo Mortensen on facing death Aug 11, 2014 | 3:15In this clip from his feature chat in Studio Q, Viggo Mortensen explains that what's at the core of his motivations to create is the constant awareness of his death and his attempts to stave that off.
Aug 4, 2014 | 12:28Q Tomson Highway on music and storytelling Video
Q Tomson Highway on music and storytelling Aug 4, 2014 | 12:28Playwright and novelist Tomson Highway is one of Canada's most important storytellers. His ground-breaking plays have put Aboriginal stories on the international stage. He's won numerous awards for his multifaceted works. And he was the first Aboriginal writer to be named to the Order of Canada.
Jul 31, 2014 | 14:24Q Owen Pallett brings "In Conflict" to Studio Q Video
Q Owen Pallett brings "In Conflict" to Studio Q Jul 31, 2014 | 14:24Toronto musician, Owen Pallett, who is fresh off touring with Arcade Fire and scoring an Oscar-nominated soundtrack for Spike Jonze's Her -- continues on the theme of collaboration with his fourth album. Pallet shares what it was like to work with legendary English musician Brian Eno and, for the first time, a backing band. He also explains how Dan Savage's "it gets better campaign" influenced his new work and why he doesn't want In Conflict to be viewed as a "confessional" record.
Jul 28, 2014 | 4:49Q Postcard from Sochi: Conversations with Russians Video
Q Postcard from Sochi: Conversations with Russians Jul 28, 2014 | 4:49Jian leaves the "ring of steel" surrounding the Winter Olympics to visit a residential neighbourhood in the northern part of Sochi -- an area well away from the fancy shops and the tourist attractions. He speaks to many ordinary Russians about how the Olympic Games have affected their lives, and is even invited into some of their homes. Many say the event -- and all the big changes that came with it -- has been of great benefit to local residents.
Jul 25, 2014 | 4:13Q Justin Rutledge's "Daredevil" - Q Luminato Video
Q Justin Rutledge's "Daredevil" - Q Luminato Jul 25, 2014 | 4:13Alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge speaks to Jian about his decision to release a cover album, how he's gone about rearranging the Hip's tunes and the kind of reception the collection has received -- including from Tragically Hip frontman himself, Gord Downie.
Jul 23, 2014 | 14:56Q Sugar Sammy - The "bromance" continues Video
Q Sugar Sammy - The "bromance" continues Jul 23, 2014 | 14:56Sugar Sammy joins Jian on stage at the Olympia Theatre for Q's special Pop Montreal show to rekindle their bromance and talk Sammy's plans to conquer the comedy world and perhaps move out of his parents' house.
Jul 18, 2014 | 36:52Q Tom Petty - A Q Exclusive - Part 1 Video
Q Tom Petty - A Q Exclusive - Part 1 Jul 18, 2014 | 36:52In a Canadian exclusive, American singer/songwriter Tom Petty joins Jian to for a candid, wide-ranging conversation about his early days, his big hits and visions of the future. The influential musician reflects on why he's always been attracted to the the road less travelled, how his band's forthcoming album differs from those before it, and why he and the Heartbreakers refuse to rest on their laurels and rely on their hits.
Jul 18, 2014 | 20:21Q Jason Mraz says "Yes!" to Studio Q Video
Q Jason Mraz says "Yes!" to Studio Q Jul 18, 2014 | 20:21Jason Mraz is back with his new record "Yes!" - an acoustic album featuring the folk-rock band Raining Jane as his backup band. Jian talks to Jian about his relationship with the Janes, his unflappable positivity, and how he handles criticism.
Jul 15, 2014 | 33:52Q Tom Petty - A Q Exclusive - Part 2 Video
Q Tom Petty - A Q Exclusive - Part 2 Jul 15, 2014 | 33:52Tom Petty is one of the finest songwriters of our time. Together with his musical collaborators in the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty has authored some of the most recognizable songs of the last four decades (Refugee, American Girl, Mary Jane's Last Dance). He's earned 3 Grammy awards, 17 Grammy nominations and a well-deserved spot in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Admired by critics, his millions of fans, and most importantly his peers, Petty truly is one of the great success stories in rock.
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.