Dec 6, 2013 | 22:08Q Former Prime Minister Joe Clark in Studio Q Video
Q Former Prime Minister Joe Clark in Studio Q Dec 6, 2013 | 22:08Joe Clark's tenure as Canadian Prime Minister was short, but full of global drama, and his reputation as a statesman who understands the currents of international events is solid. He has a new book out and isn't shy about weighing in on Stephen Harper's particular brand of leadership, misguided foreign policy, and Canada's current role in the world. He joins Jian at the desk to talk about it in Studio Q.
Dec 11, 2013 | 30:25Q Radiolab host Jad Abumrad in Studio Q Video
Q Radiolab host Jad Abumrad in Studio Q Dec 11, 2013 | 30:25Jad Abumrad is the co-host of Radiolab, the innovative, popular American public radio program and podcast about science & philosophy. HOW the show spins a tale is as much a part of the appeal as the stories it tells.
Nov 12, 2013 | 19:31Q David Suzuki's personal stake in Alzheimer's research in Studio Q Video
Q David Suzuki's personal stake in Alzheimer's research in Studio Q Nov 12, 2013 | 19:31David Suzuki has explored many medical issues on his long-running show 'The Nature of Things' -- Lyme disease, obesity, neuroplasticity -- but his latest research on Alzheimer's disease has a deeply personal bent. The award-winning geneticist knows all too well that his odds of contracting the condition are high. His mother died of it, and two of his uncles and an aunt also suffered from dementia. Jian speaks with Suzuki about his family's history with Alzheimer's, the setbacks and breakthroughs in treating the disease, and whether he meant it when he said he'd "just as soon be put down" if he lost his cognitive capabilities.
Nov 19, 2013 | 21:23Q Are men obsolete? Video
Q Are men obsolete? Nov 19, 2013 | 21:23"Be it resolved that men are obsolete." That's the provocative motion to be argued
between Hanna Rosin, senior editor of The Atlantic, for the affirmative side, and British comic and columnist Caitlin Moran for the negative -- about the notion that women are not only catching up to but actually surpassing men, and that they may soon be the dominant sex.
In a cordial, idea-driven debate, the woman discuss how class factors into the changing dynamics between men and women, how notions of masculinity may be affected by that change, and why it's important to talk about the areas in which men increasingly need help.
Jul 24, 2013 | 29:48Q Marina Abramovic is present in Studio Q Video
Q Marina Abramovic is present in Studio Q Jul 24, 2013 | 29:48Legendary performance artist, Marina Abramovic, has explored sensation and the physical body, the operation of the mind, and the relationship between artist and audience. She joins Jian at the desk to talk about her latest piece, "The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic", how her troubled upbringing informed her approach to art, her fight to validate performance as a legitimate artform, and how becoming a celebrity has changed her art.
Apr 5, 2012 | 10:08Q "You Can Play" campaign's Scott Heggart on Q Video
Q "You Can Play" campaign's Scott Heggart on Q Apr 5, 2012 | 10:08Scott Heggart came to the attention of the "You Can Play" campaign when, at the age of 16, he created a year-long series of YouTube videos that documented his efforts to come out of the closet as a gay athlete. He joins Jian on stage at The Bronson Centre in Ottawa to talk about rising to the challenge as a spokesperson against homophobia in sports.
May 23, 2012 | 20:18Q Outrageous Comedian Gilbert Gottfried in Studio Q Video
Q Outrageous Comedian Gilbert Gottfried in Studio Q May 23, 2012 | 20:18Gilbert Gottfried treads two very different lines in his career as both a controversial stand-up comedian, and as a voice actor for several beloved animated characters. He joins Jian in Studio Q to talk about his early days on Saturday Night Live and the perils of tweeting in the wake of natural disasters.
May 30, 2012 | 15:22Q Vice co-founder Shane Smith in Studio Q Video
Q Vice co-founder Shane Smith in Studio Q May 30, 2012 | 15:22Shane Smith started Vice Magazine as a free punk periodical in Montreal in the 90's and has been at the tiller as it's grown into a billion dollar business. Shane talks about Vice's humble beginnings and what new adventures the future holds.
May 15, 2013 | 16:08Q World-renowned chef René Redzepi in Studio Q Video
Q World-renowned chef René Redzepi in Studio Q May 15, 2013 | 16:08Danish chef René Redzepi is the chef and co-owner of noma, the world's best restaurant. He joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about the importance of hyperlocalism in food culture - and to answer critics who detect a whiff of xenophobia in his "new nordic" approach to cuisine.
Oct 1, 2013 | 20:25Q Charter of Quebec Values: A Q media panel discussion Video
Q Charter of Quebec Values: A Q media panel discussion Oct 1, 2013 | 20:25For the past few weeks, Quebec has been seized with an intense debate over the proper relationship between religion and the state, stoked by the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. We've had our regular panel of English media commentators weigh in, we've convened a Q debate on the issue, and now we're excited to offer the insider's view with the help of our Montreal media panel! Jian speaks with Journal de Montreal's Lise Ravary, La Presse's Marc Cassivi and CBC C'est La Vie's Bernard St-Laurent at L'Olympia in front of a sold-out crowd.