July 2010

Margaret Atwood sings with The Sadies

RYAN COULDREY/CBC Wednesday on Q, Margaret Atwood dropped by to talk to Stephen Quinn about the book tour for her...

The Week on Q: August 2 - 6, 2010

MONDAY Arcade Fire TUESDAY Old Spice Man WEDNESDAY Gemma Arterton THURSDAY Hugh Hefner FRIDAY Paul McCartney...

R.I.P. Maury Chaykin

The versatile and talented Canadian actor passed away July 26th, after a thirty-five year career in film and television, including roles...

Do you find Dancing Auschwitz moving or offensive?

Today, Stephen talked to the artist behind the Dancing Auschwitz video that has been creating controversy for the past couple of...

Is objectivity in journalism old hat?

Image courtesy alex-s In light of the firing of CNN's Octavia Nasr after she shared her opinion on Twitter,...

The Week on Q: July 26 - 30, 2010

MONDAY Dave Zirin TUESDAY Jill Hennessey WEDNESDAY Margaret Atwood THURSDAY Brian May FRIDAY 'Airplane' at 30...

Why are we mad for Mad Men?

     Images courtesy Frank Ockenfels 3 With the premiere of the its fourth season coming up on Sunday, Mad...

Is art replacing religion?

And should the Church embrace contemporary art -- including its criticisms of religion? That's what Q guest Reverend Jennie Hogan...

Are Canadian police dramas too American?

Boston Globe writer Alex Beam is complaining that Canadian-produced cop dramas that show on U.S. TV -- like Flashpoint, The...

Would you write off a performer for their bad personal behaviour?

(AP/Peter Morrison) Pop culture audiences seem to have high tolerance for misbehaviour. From Woody Allen to Roman Polanski, Britney Spears...

Hey, where's Jian?

Q's host Jian Ghomeshi is taking a break to travel (and do some international volunteering!) until the end of August. So...

Stompin' Tom on Q

Beloved Canadian folk singer/songwriter Stompin' Tom Connors joined Jian today for a rare interview about his career. He shared insights...

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The Week on Q: July 19 - 23, 2010

MONDAY Atom Egoyan TUESDAY Douglas Coupland WEDNESDAY Ryan Knighton THURSDAY The Sadies FRIDAY Brian May...

Has sex become too casual?

On today's show Jian spoke with author Hephzibah Anderson about her new book, Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year...

Return of the Giant Hogweed

Jian kicked off the show today with an ode to Giant Hogweed... the towering, sinister, invasive weed that's cropping up from...

Lady Gaga: Poser or Pioneer?

(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) Today on Q, we spoke to Kate Durbin, co-creator of Gaga Stigmata, an online journal dedicated to...

Al Franken and Samantha Bee & Jason Jones on Q: The Interviews

July is comedy festival season in Toronto and Montreal, so this week, we're revisiting two comic classics on Q:...

This Week on Q: July 12 - 16, 2010

MONDAY Salman Ahmad TUESDAY Tegan & Sara WEDNESDAY Tracy Morgan THURSDAY Mia Wasikowska FRIDAY Stompin' Tom...

Hitchens vs. Hitchens on Q

When you hear the name Hitchens in the same sentence as God, the effect is usually subversive. But not...

Tokyo Police Club LIVE on Q

The pride of Newmarket, Ontario, Tokyo Police Club dropped into studio Q today to play a few tracks from the...

To Kill a Mockingbird: Sublime or Simplistic?

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel celebrates fifty years of publication on Sunday, but not everyone agrees on its literary merits....

Cyndi Lauper on Q

Cyndi Lauper dropped by Studio Q today for what was supposed to be a 15 minute chat about her new album, "Memphis...

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World Cup 2010: Thriller or Anaesthetic?

Well, the flags have stopped wavin', the vuvuzelas have silenced, and a new champion has been crowned. Today on Q, we convened...

Should anonymous commenting on news sites be allowed?

Are they valuable forums for free speech, or snake-pits of abuse and attack? Some news sites - including the...

Should appearance discrimination be illegal?

Recently a Hooters waitress was allegedly fired for being overweight, then a Citigroup bank employee was let go for...

The Week on Q: July 5 - 9, 2010

MONDAY Macy Gray TUESDAY Steve Poltz WEDNESDAY Cyndi Lauper THURSDAY Angelique Kidjo FRIDAY Tokyo Police Club...

Living Seventeen Magazine

On today's show, we spoke to Jamie Keiles, the 18-year-old behind the Seventeen Magazine Project. For one month, she lived...
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