2011

 

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #1

At long last... we arrive at #1 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011. And this year, we celebrate the...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #2

Tom Waits has the #2 album on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 for Bad as Me. With this album,...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #3

One of Iceland's greatest cultural exports -- Björk -- has the #3 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #4

British musician Laura Marling has the #4 album on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 for A Creature I Don't...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #5

#5 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 is a sophomore release from a band that carried such acclaim around...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #6

Feist is in at #6 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 for her highly anticipated record Metals. The album...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #7

Elbow's Build a Rocket Boys! is the #7 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011. The British band has...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #8

The #8 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 comes from one of our favourite interviewees of the year:...

New Year's Day show on CBC Television

Recover from your New Year's Eve revelry and get 2012 started right with a special broadcast of our Q...

This Week on Q Dec 26-30/11

MONDAY Elbow TUESDAY tUnE-yArDs WEDNESDAY Jane Fonda THURSDAY Bjork FRIDAY Gloria Steinem View full lineup >...

Margaret Cho on Kim Jong Il

Comedian and actor Margaret Cho was on the show today talking about her experience playing Kim Jong-Il on the popular...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #9

The #9 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 comes from a band that always guarantees equal parts drama,...

Do you know where your clothes come from?

Today in Q's ongoing fashion series, UNZIPPED, we look at so-called "fast fashion" -- very cheap, highly trendy clothing. But how...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #10

In at #10 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 is a record that was one of the most anticipated...

Why dessert makes you human

According to food historian Michael Krondl, a close look at desserts can be surprisingly revealing about the values and preoccupations...

Margaret Atwood & Jennifer Baichwal announced for Q LIVE in Salt Lake City!

Writer Margaret Atwood and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal have been added to the lineup for Q LIVE in Salt Lake City!...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #11

The #11 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 comes from a man who's explored country, punk, metal and...

Mio on the Down-Lo: The Year of Living Canadian-ly

My New Year's resolution is to be a better Canadian inspired largely by ONE YEAR ONE CANADIAN, one of the...

Demetri Martin on Q

Stand-comedian, author, and actor Demetri Martin is about to embark on his first cross-Canada tour. Demetri explains what inspires his...

Is marriage an outdated concept? A Q debate

In the second instalment of our Modern Love series, we tackle the debate around marriage. The Secret Lives of...

St. Vincent on Q

Singer, songwriter and guitar heroine Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, dropped by Studio Q today to perform live from her...

This Week on Q Dec 19-23/11

MONDAY St. Vincent TUESDAY Wim Wenders WEDNESDAY Demetri Martin THURSDAY Lucy Siegle FRIDAY Karolyn Grimes View full lineup >...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #12

The #12 album on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 is Blonde from Quebec chanteuse Béatrice Martin, aka Coeur de...

Q is coming to Salt Lake City!

Q is heading to Salt Lake City in January for a special live-audience show on the occasion of the Sundance...

Q remembers Christopher Hitchens

Today on Q, Jian started off the program with a tribute to the late writer, thinker and debater Christopher Hitchens. ...

Is sex addiction real? A Q Modern Love series debate

Today marks the launch of Q's Modern Love series -- a look at what's next in sex and relationships....

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #13

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 continues with an artist no one (despite your musical tendencies) could ignore this year......

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #14

The Oakland, California-based band tUnE-yArDs have the #14 spot on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 for w h o...

Ryan Adams on Q

Singer songwriter Ryan Adams is back to recording and performing after taking a break from the industry for a couple...

Noel Gallagher on Q

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Jian's essay on NSCAD University and arts education

In the opening essay today, Jian echoes the relief of the students and supporters of NSCAD University at the news...

Would you work out while you work?

Many studies have shown that sitting for long periods of time can be hazardous to your health. Is the answer...

Are fashion bloggers selling out?

As part of our series UNZIPPED, Jian spoke to Hayley Phelan of Fashionista.com. She's the author of a recent piece investigating the financial...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #15

Feel It Break by breakout Toronto trio Austra holds the #15 spot on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011. Austra...

Sheldon Kennedy on Q

Today, Jian spoke to former NHL star Sheldon Kennedy about preventing abuse and bullying in sports. Kennedy stunned the sports...

P.D. James on Q

In her latest book, masterful mystery writer P.D. James picks up on the classic work of Jane Austen. Death Comes...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #16

Coming in at #16 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 is breakout British musician Anna Calvi. She blew...

This Week on Q Dec 12-16/11

MONDAY PD James TUESDAY Tony Iommi WEDNESDAY Ryan Adams THURSDAY Adam Cohen FRIDAY Daniel Romano View full lineup >...

Watch The National perform with Bon Iver on Q

Download Flash Player to view this content.Multiple Grammy-nominated musician Justin Vernon of Bon Iver joined our feature music guests The...

Tori Amos on Q

Jian recently talked to singer-songwriter-pianist Tori Amos about her 12th studio album, Night of Hunters. For this record, she went back...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #17

The #17 album on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 is a hidden gem collaboration between American musician and producer...

Bon Iver opens up

Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon) made a big splash at Q's special live show at the Glenn Gould Studio in...

The National perform two brand new songs on Q

Brooklyn indie rockers (and Q faves) The National were our special live musical guests on Q LIVE in Toronto today...

Q is coming to London!

After a hard fought -- and completely spontaneous -- contest to bring Q to an Ontario city outside Toronto, today...

Mio's Download Down-Lo: Lloydtube

Arthur. Footloose. Conan the Barbarian. Do we really need another movieremake? Before in-progress "reboots" like Total Recall and Mad...

Q audience sets world record! (For meowing...)

Yes, you read that correctly. At today's live-audience show, the 350-plus people gathered for the show set a new world...

Geoffrey Rush on Q

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush stops by Studio Q to talk about his latest film, The Eye of the Storm. He...

Curious about Bronies?

Today, Jian talked to WSJ reporter Vauhini Vara about the unexpected subculture of "Bronies" - guys who are sincerely obsessed with...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #18

The #18 record on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 is Amos Lee's Mission Bell. The Philadelphia musician broke when...

Regis!

Regis Philbin, TV legend, stopped by Studio Q today for a feature chat. He recently stepped down from his...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #19

We continue our countdown of Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 by setting our sights on the great state of...

Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011: #20

It's that time of the year again when we look back on the year in music and single out our...

Martin Short on Q

Martin Short is one of the greatest entertainers Canada has ever produced.  From SCTV, to Saturday Night Live to Primetime...

Producer Michael Cohl on Spider-Man's first year on Broadway

Today on the show, Jian talks to Michael Cohl, lead producer of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the most...

This Week on Q Dec 5-9/11

MONDAY Martin Short TUESDAY Regis Philbin WEDNESDAY Geoffrey Rush THURSDAY The National (live from the Glenn Gould Studio) FRIDAY Tori Amos View...

Coco Rocha UNZIPPED

Today on Q, we kicked off our special series on the world of fashion with Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha. Throughout...

Elvira attacks yoga pants

In today's edition of the Q Hall of Shame, comedian and Hall of Shame curator Elvira Kurt takes on yoga pants....

The Black Keys on Q

Grammy Award-winning blues-rock duo The Black Keys discuss their new Danger Mouse produced album, "El Camino" and whether the celebrated...

A message from Jian

Dear Q audience (humans!), Well, just over a week ago, a grassroots online campaign to bring Q's live show to...

Are anti-bullying campaigns wrong-minded?

Author and developmental psychologist Helene Guldberg argues that the messages from the "anti-bullying industry" are "not only unhelpful and depressing,...

Jian's essay on what might be the greatest Christmas song ever

Have a listen and weigh in with your pick for the greatest Christmas song of all time....

Darrell Hammond on Q

He's a longtime favourite Saturday Night Live cast member, but now Darrell Hammond is speaking out about a troubled life behind...

tUnE-yArDs perform "Yes Yes You" in Studio Q

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This Week on Q Nov 29-Dec 2/11

MONDAY Michael Fassbender (& Steve McQueen) TUESDAY Darrell Hammond WEDNESDAY Kathryn Calder THURSDAY The Black Keys FRIDAY Coco Rocha View full lineup...

Jian's essay on Freddie Mercury, 20 years later

In today's opening essay, Jian marks 20 years since the passing of Freddie Mercury...and reflects on how the passage...

Bry Webb on Q

Provider is the first solo record from singer/songwriter Bry Webb since his former band, the beloved indie-kings Constantines, went on...

Branford Marsalis on Q

Saxophone great Branford Marsalis is in Canada for an engagement with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  This morning, he stopped by...

Sympathy for Mike McQueary: Jane Leavy on Q

Penn State students watch as their football team loses to Nebraska, in the first game in decades without coach...

How will you remember Steve Jobs?

Steve Jobs has been characterized as the most creative and innovative business leader of our time. Since his recent death,...

Canada Reads 2012 books and panellists revealed!

A TV dad, a model, a dragon, a lawyer and a hip hop star have been revealed as the debaters,...

Jian's essay on the enduring power of The Muppets

Aside from the money machine fueling a recent wave of excitement for The Muppets, is there something greater at play?...

Mio on the Down-Lo: No *#@ Way!

Do people swear too much online? Are your status updates laced with profanities? Or are you getting a little boxed...

Kate Bush on Q

The widely influential British musician Kate Bush talked to Jian today for a rare, Canadian broadcast exclusive interview on the...

Kermit the Frog in Studio Q

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Lang Lang on Q

AP Photo/Alex BrandonPiano virtuoso Lang Lang has been in Canada performing the complete Beethoven piano concertos with the Toronto Symphony...

Should journalists share their opinions?

Today, Jian spoke with former New York Times freelancer Natasha Lennard about her decision to "quit the mainstream media" because...

This Weekend on Q on CBC Television

This Sunday on Q with Jian Ghomeshi, from the movie Shame, we've got director Steve McQueen and star Michael...

Stream Q LIVE in Calgary!

Last night, Q was live in Calgary for a special live-audience show, featuring Jann Arden, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, a...

This Week on Q Nov 21-25/11

MONDAY Lang Lang TUESDAY Kate Bush WEDNESDAY Walter Isaacson THURSDAY Jane Leavy FRIDAY Bry Webb View full lineup >...

Jian's essay on Calgary -- live from Calgary!

Live from a sold-out show in Calgary, check out Jian's opening essay below. Stay tuned for the full show and...

Coldplay on Q

  Today, Jian talked to Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland from the U.K. alternative rock band Coldplay about their new concept...

Feist performs "Get It Wrong, Get It Right" in Studio Q

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Kermit the Frog on Q

Download Flash Player to view this content. After a 12 year break from the silver screen, Kermit the Frog is...

Is it time to say no to shadow work?

You can call it self-service, or you can call it no service at all -- we scan our own groceries....

Do advertisements persuade you?

Today, Jian spoke to marketing guru-turned-consumer advocate Martin Lindstrom about his new tell-all book, Brandwashed. In it, he gives an insider's account...

Roz Chast on Q

Roz Chast is an expert at turning anxiety into humour.   Her often angst-ridden cartoons have been appearing in The New...

Q LIVE IN CALGARY TONIGHT

Q is live in front of an audience tonight from the Ballroom at Calgary's MacEwan Centre! Doors open at 6 p.m....

Eugene Levy on Q

On the occasion of receiving the Order of Canada, Jian talks to legendary Canadian comic actor Eugene Levy about his life...

Jian makes the case for NSCAD University

NSCAD University, one of Halifax's most storied arts institutions, is facing a wide-ranging review of its existence, and its future...

This Week on Q Nov 14-18/11

MONDAY Eugene Levy TUESDAY Martin Lindstrom WEDNESDAY Kermit the Frog THURSDAY Coldplay FRIDAY Q in Calgary (w/ Jann Arden, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and more) View...

Is Wearing the Poppy a Political Statement?

Robert Fisk is the Middle East war correspondent for The Independent newspaper. In a recent article, "Do those who flaunt...

Stephen King on Q UNCUT

Master storyteller Stephen King's brand new book takes a date as its title, 11/22/63, the day President John F. Kennedy...

Should Can Lit be more "Canadian"

Book prize lists this year have been notable this year for the number of Canadian novels set outside the country. Today,...

Last night's Giller winner Esi Edugyan on Q

Download Flash Player to view this content. Last night's Giller Prize winner was Esi Edugyan, for her novel Half-Blood Blues....

Noel Gallagher on Q

Today on Q, Jian sat down with Noel Gallagher, best known as the guitarist, occasional vocalist and principle songwriter for...

Mio on the Down-Lo:

CliffsNotes were frowned on when I was in high school but that didn't stop many kids from using them under...

Artist Marni Kotak on giving birth in a gallery

   Two weeks ago, performance artist Marni Kotak gave birth to a baby boy in front of visitors at the...

Should UNESCO induct Wikipedia as a World Heritage site?

Today, Wired magazine "Jargon Watch" editor Jonathon Keats defends the Wikipedia petition to recognize the virtual encyclopaedia as a UNESCO...

Q's Media Panel on Rob Ford and CBC v. Quebecor

Today Q's Media Panel -- Margaret Wente of the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank and Rabble.ca founder...

This Week on Q Nov 7-11/11

MONDAY Marni Kotak TUESDAY Noel Gallagher WEDNESDAY Sarah Slean THURSDAY Stephen King FRIDAY Maya Angelou View full lineup >...

What do you think about female athletes posing nude?

(Photo: ESPN) This week US Olympian Natasha Hastings published a column about why she decided to pose nude in...

Peter Gabriel on Q

Peter Gabriel reflects on his career in music, the creative process, and revisiting songs from his back catalogue in an...

Shatnerverse overlord William Shatner in Studio Q

On today's show, Canadian acting legend William Shatner dropped by Studio Q to discuss his roots at the CBC...

Happy Anniversary CBC!: Jian makes the case for public broadcasting and radio

In the opening essay today, Jian paid tribute to Canadian public broadcasting - not just as a CBC host,...

Is there a moral obligation to come out?

This Rick Mercer rant set off a wave of strong reaction both for and against his call to gay, lesbian...

Coeur de Pirate on Q

Download Flash Player to view this content. Quebec singer/songwriter Coeur de Pirate returned to Studio Q today, on the occasion...

This Week on Q Oct31-Nov 5/11

MONDAY Coeur de Pirate TUESDAY Sahr Ngaujah WEDNESDAY William Shatner  THURSDAY Peter Gabriel FRIDAY Pete Townshend View full lineup >...

Kate Beaton on Q

Today, Canadian cartoonist Kate Beaton stopped by Studio Q to talk about her latest best-selling collection, Hark! A Vagrant - based on her website...

Should you go "sexy" for Hallowe'en?

Still trying to pick a costume for this weekend? Emily McCombs, managing editor of xoJane.com, argued on the show today that women shouldn't...

Jian's essay on 7 billion humans

It's only been 12 years since the world population hit the 6 million mark, and this weekend... we're set to...

Q Live in Calgary!

Q will be taping a special two-hour-long show at the MacEwan Centre, on the University of Calgary campus, on...

Do you want your internet provider to block porn?

That's the plan unveiled recently in the UK. The government announced that the country's largest Internet Service Providers will begin to filter...

How should the media handle graphic news images?

When news broke of the death of ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, reports were quickly accompanied by graphic mobile phone videos...

Jian's essay on Rob Ford's 22 Minutes of fame

Yesterday Toronto mayor Rob Ford called 911 when ambushed by This Hour Has 22 Minutes comic Mary Walsh, who was...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Going, Going...Gone

What would you add to the MUSEUM OF OBSOLETE OBJECTS? Like many, I don't even use a mouse anymore but the...

Larry Kramer on Q

Today, Jian spoke to award-winning screenwriter, novelist and playwright Larry Kramer, once called "one of America's most valuable troublemakers" by Susan...

k-os on Q

Juno-winning, genre-defying artist k-os returned to Studio Q today to perform live and discuss his latest release, MuchMusic Presents: k-os, a...

Jian's essay on the 100-year-old marathoner

Today, Jian kicked off the show with an essay about Fauja Singh, the Indian-born East Londoner who recently completed the...

The glass ceiling: is motherhood to blame?

Today on Q, we debated why women continue to struggle with the glass ceiling. Dutch economist Heleen Mees argues the...

John Lithgow on Q

This morning, veteran stage and screen actor John Lithgow stopped by Studio Q to reflect on his upbringing and his...

This Week on Q Oct 24-28/11

MONDAY John Lithgow TUESDAY k-os WEDNESDAY Gary Shteyngart  THURSDAY Jason Segel FRIDAY Kate Beaton View full lineup >...

The Occupation: Jian's opening essay

Today, in his opening essay, Jian gives his thoughts on the "Occupy" protests that have spread to cities around the...

Chris Isaak on Q

Chris Isaak stopped by Studio Q for a feature chat about his new record. For Beyond The Sun he and...

Do We Need "Real" Superheroes

In recent days, a "real life superhero" in Seattle named Phoenix Jones was charged with assault after he pepper...

David Hockney on Q

English artist David Hockney dropped by Studio Q to talk about his new exhibition of art -- all made...

Life after "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

It's been one month since the U.S. officially repealed its policy on gay and lesbian people serving in the military known...

Should college athletes be paid?

Today we spoke to Pulitzer-prize winning author and historian Taylor Branch about a provocative essay he penned in a...

Are we ready for a new approach to burial?

Over-crowded cemeteries and increasing concerns over the environmental effects of traditional burial have lead to the invention of two new...

Tom Waits on Q

This morning, music legend Tom Waits returned to Q to talk about Bad As Me, his first album of new material...

Is this a fashion crime?

Today on the show, Jian spoke to Sasha Houston Brown. She's the author of a strongly worded open letter to...

Margaret Atwood on Q (UNCUT)

Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed Canadian author, joins Jian for a feature chat about her latest book In Other Worlds: SF...

This Week on Q Oct 17-21/11

MONDAY Margaret Atwood TUESDAY Tom Waits WEDNESDAY Tony Bennett THURSDAY David Hockney FRIDAY Chris Isaak View full lineup >...

David Braid on Q

Canadian pianist David Braid was our Friday Live guest today.  He's developed a reputation as one of the country's most...

"Drive" and the movie trailer lawsuit

This morning guest host Jim Brown offered a satirical take on a Michigan woman's lawsuit over the film "Drive" starring Ryan...

Should journalists open up?

Today on Q, Dan Roberts of The Guardian joined guest host Jim Brown to discuss the paper's "open newsroom" experiment. All...

Is it time for doctors to improve their bedside manner?

On today's show, Dr. Mark Siegler, a physician with excellent bedside manner, spoke with guest host Jim Brown about the...

Prison culture exposed

Former Missouri state senator Jeff Smith was once a rising political star, and the subject of an acclaimed documentary. Then, he...

Will we ever see another Rin Tin Tin?

There's a long history of dogs on film, but given the comic -- or, let's face it, disturbingly sappy -- dog...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Smell Me Later

I can normally count on the 'net for a little guidance when contemplating life's little conundrums but Mental Floss'...

Adam and the Amethysts on Q

photo cred: Celia Perrin-Sidarous Montreal based rock-folk act Adam and the Amethysts are touring in support of their sophomore album...

Gloria Steinem on Q UNCUT

Gloria Steinem is a name synonymous with feminism. A journalist and author, she was a leading figure in the...

Q's Media Panel on Occupy Wall Street

Q's Media Panel convened today to discuss media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests which have been spreading around...

Jian's tribute to Steve Jobs

In today's opening essay, Jian reflected on the life and legacy of Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died yesterday at...

Should Facebook take down 'rape joke' pages?

Facebook pages such as "You know she's playing hard to get when you're chasing her down an alleyway" and  "Riding...

This Week on Q

MONDAY Hugh Jackman TUESDAY David Lomeli WEDNESDAY Susan Orlean THURSDAY The Barr Brothers FRIDAY Paul Simon View full lineup >...

Q Debate: Is online privacy over-rated?

Today on the show, we convened a Q Debate on privacy in the digital age. Jeff Jarvis, author of the...

Laura Marling on Q

At the age of 21, UK singer/songwriter Laura Marling has already achieved more than many artists will in a lifetime.  She's...

Margie Gillis on Q

The internationally praised Canadian dancer Margie Gillis has had quite a year. First, she was honoured with the Governor General's Performing...

Q Vancouver Media Panel on Social Media

Jian was in Vancouver last Friday, for CBC Live:  A Kick Off To Culture Days.  As part of the day's...

Jian reflects on Dr. Ralph Steinman

In his opening essay today, Jian reflected on the life of the late Canadian Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Ralph Steinman,...

tUnE-yArDs on Q

The lively Oakland, California-based experimental pop band tUnE-yArDs dropped by Studio Q today for an interview and trio of live...

Are internships illegal?

Today, Jian spoke to Eric Glatt, who worked as an intern on the Oscar-nominated film Black Swan. Glatt is one...

Win A Baby! Contest Debate

Radio station contests usually offer prizes like a trip to Cuba or a shopping spree....but The New HOT 89.9...

This Week on Q

MONDAY tUnE-yArDs TUESDAY Matthew Good WEDNESDAY Laura Marling THURSDAY Touré FRIDAY Feist View full lineup >...

Elbow on Q

Today on Q, Mercury Prize-winning UK band Elbow came to the studio for an interview with Jian, and to perform...

Is young-adult fiction intolerant of gay characters?

Two writers of young adult fiction have caused a stir this month with an open letter calling on their...

Lindi Ortega on Q

Toronto singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega's voice has been called a mix of Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. The release of her...

Wilco on Q

Download Flash Player to view this content. Chicago alt-country veterans Wilco dropped by Studio Q on the occasion of the...

Should we return to nose-to-tail eating?

>Leigh Beisch. From ODD BITS, by Jennifer McLagen, compliments of HarperCollins And if so... Can you stomach tongue, hooves, and testicles?...

Jermaine Jackson on Q

Jermaine Jackson has published a powerful new memoir, 'You Are Not Alone: Michael Through A Brother's Eyes.' It chronicles his sometimes turbulent relationship...

Q premieres on CBC TV this Sunday!

Video killed nothing! Yes, Q the radio star will finally make its network television debut this Sunday afternoon on CBC Television....

Q's Media Panel on the Keystone XL Pipeline protests

Q's Media Panel took on coverage of the Keystone XL Pipeline protests in Washington this week.  Take a listen to...

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic on Q

September 24th marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of Nirvana's landmark album, Nevermind. Now considered a modern classic,...

This Week on Q Sept 26-30/11

MONDAY Jermaine Jackson TUESDAY Wilco WEDNESDAY Kim Cattrall THURSDAY Elbow FRIDAY Don McKellar (guest host) View full lineup >...

Michael K Williams on Q

Actor Michael K Williams stops by Studio Q to talk about his role as Chalky White in HBO's prohibition-era drama...

Michael Moore on Q

Today on Q, Jian talks to documentary-maker Michael Moore about his new book, Here Comes Trouble: Stories from my Life....

Roger Ebert on life's third act

Roger Ebert is the most famous film critic at work today, probably most famously known as one half of...

Q Vault: Polaris Prize winners Arcade Fire

CP Image / Andrew Vaughan Montreal's Arcade Fire were last night's big winner at the Polaris Music Prize -- for...

What's up with RIM?

Jian kicked off today's show asking: what's up with Research In Motion? He remarked that the company behind the "Crackberry"...

Rob Lowe on Q

  Categorized as a "pretty boy" hearthrob in the '80s, actor Rob Lowe has managed to sustain a substantial career, especially in...

The "Next Big Thing"?

Today on Q, Jian spoke to Nancy Upton. She's the 24-year-old student and actor who entered a protest submission in an...

This Week on Q - Sept 19-23/11

MONDAY Two Door Cinema Club TUESDAY Roger Ebert WEDNESDAY Michael Moore THURSDAY Michael K. Williams FRIDAY Krist Novoselic View full lineup >...

What's wrong with this picture?

Today on Q, Jian spoke to Marilyn McHarg of Médecins Sans Frontières in Canada. She argues that the dramatic images used...

Hollywood and the military: Too close for comfort?

Today on Q, Jian spoke with author, columnist and radio host David Sirota.  Recent news that the classic movie Top Gun...

Should Home Economics be revived?

Today on Q, Jian spoke to Helen Zoe Veit, a history professor at Michigan State University, who recently wrote an essay...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Wake Up!!!!!!!

Are you a night owl or a lark (an early to bed early to rise kinda person)? If you fall...

Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender on Q

Director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender's last collaboration was the critically acclaimed 2008 drama Hunger, which took a gritty look...

Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays on Q

Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays is the new CBC TV program created by Bob Martin, directed by Don McKellar and starring...

Michael Ondaatje on Q

Internationally celebrated Canadian author Michael Ondaatje sat down with Jian today to talk about his hotly anticipated new novel, The...

Werner Herzog on Q

In today's interview with Werner Herzog, the celebrated filmmaker discussed his latest film "Into the Abyss" which looks at...

This Week on Q Sept-12-16/11

MONDAY Werner Herzog TUESDAY Steve McQueen (and Michael Fassbender) WEDNESDAY Alison Pill (and Jay Baruchel) THURSDAY Jessica Chastain FRIDAY Rob Lowe View...

Icelandic innovator Björk on Biophilia

Icelandic musician, actor, artist and innovator Björk has spent the last 25 years imparting her forward-looking and often bold creative ideas...

Sarah Polley on Q UNCUT

Sarah Polley is one of Canada's most celebrated actors and one of its most promising filmmakers. Her feature directorial debut...

Should clergy be part of 9/11 ceremonies?

When New York City marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11 this weekend, there will be no...

Wim Wenders on Q

Today on Q, acclaimed German auteur Wim Wenders spoke to Jian about his latest film, Pina. The decorated director has...

Ian and Sylvia Tyson on Q

 Ian and Sylvia Tyson began playing folk in Toronto clubs in 1959. They quickly went to the top of...

Incendiary artist Alex Schaefer on Q

Today we spoke with Alex Schaefer, a Los Angeles artist whose recent work has drawn attention from police. Take...

Is "ugliness" a disability?

Today on Q, we heard from Daniel Hamermesh.  The economist's new book, Beauty Pays, is full of statistics to show...

Should hookah be exempt from anti-smoking rules?

In Vancouver, two hookah shop owners have launched a Constitutional challenge against the city bylaw that bans smoking in public places....

Are bedbugs the perfect symbol of urban paranoia?

First they invaded cities across North America, lying in wait for us to fall asleep, living off our blood...

Would you eat a bug?

Today, Jian spoke to Daniella Martin, insect-eating advocate and host of the online cooking show Girl Meets Bug. She argues...

This Week on Q Sept 5-9/11

MONDAY Jane Fonda TUESDAY Jason Priestley WEDNESDAY Ian & Sylvia THURSDAY Björk FRIDAY Sarah Polley View full lineup >...

Can't decide? Blame decision fatigue.

Don't chalk up "giving in" to weakness just yet. New research suggests that making decisions throughout the day actually...

Do gap year volunteer programs do more harm than good?

Today, Jian spoke to Daniela Papi, founder of PEPY, an education and development organization based in Phnom Penh. She...

Tom Morello on Q

Influential guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) stopped by studio Q this morning. And while there was indeed...

This Week on Q: August 29 to September 2

MONDAY Tom Morello TUESDAY Meow Meow WEDNESDAY Brian Wilson THURSDAY Ice-T FRIDAY Stephen Fry View full lineup >...

Porn piracy

Today, intellectual property lawyer John Steele was on Q. He's the lawyer for a number of XXX film makers, in...

Should we stop with the alerts and start spoiling everything?

We might just need a new word for "spoilers"... A new study shows that knowing the ending actually increases most people's enjoyment...

The upside of a down economy

Today on Q, economist Charles Kenny suggested there could be an upside to America's declining fortunes -- for American culture. If...

This Week on Q: August 22 - 26

MONDAY Joel Bakan TUESDAY Barry Manilow WEDNESDAY Lynn Peril THURSDAY Jonah Lehrer FRIDAY Larry Hagman View full lineup >...

Q Contest: Most annoying misused words

On Monday's program, we looked at the misuse of the word "literally" and how this misuage has inspired everything...

Riot for the fun of it?

 [AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis] As riots swept across England this week, many explanations have been offered. The competing theories include poverty, the welfare...

This Week on Q Aug 15-19/11

MONDAY Steven Levitan TUESDAY Tim Robbins WEDNESDAY David Bezmozgis THURSDAY Elisabeth Eaves FRIDAY Brian Dennehy...

Jerry Granelli with Charles Spearin on Q

Photos by Glenn Austin Legendary drummer Jerry Granelli dropped by Studio Q today for a feature interview with guest...

Sapphire on Q

Today on Q, guest host Jully Black talked to acclaimed writer Sapphire. Her 1996 novel, Push, became the movie Precious,...

Meet Quebec's answer to Judge Judy

Today on Q, guest host Stephen Quinn talked to Montreal lawyer Anne-France Goldwater. She was recently selected to host L'Arbitre...

This Week on Q Aug 8-12

MONDAY Sapphire TUESDAY Arlene Dickinson WEDNESDAY Jerry Granelli THURSDAY Kathryn Bolkovac (and Larysa Kondracki) FRIDAY Olympia Dukakis...

Bob Mould on Q UNCUT

Today, guest host Stephen Quinn talked to rock musician Bob Mould. As a member of the legendary Minneapolis band Hüsker...

Is American English taking over?

Today we convened a Q debate about whether the distinctive qualities of British English are being lost as a...

Miranda July on Q

Filmmaker, performance artist and writer Miranda July became one of independent film's most promising newcomers in 2005 with her debut...

Happy kids = unhappy adults?

Today on Q, therapist and journalist Lori Gottlieb talked to guest host Stephen Quinn about her recent column in The...

This Week on Q Aug 1-5

MONDAY Neil Strauss TUESDAY Miranda July WEDNESDAY Lee Siegel THURSDAY Bob Mould FRIDAY Beirut...

Terry Jones on Q

Today, guest host Stephen Quinn spoke to Terry Jones of the groundbreaking British comedy troupe Monty Python, about his new book of...

What do you think of the Breast Milk Baby?

Today, guest host Stephen Quinn spoke with Salon.com senior writer Mary Elizabeth Williams about her take on a controversial...

Gillian Welch on Q UNCUT

American folk singer/songwriter Gillian Welch and her songwriting partner David Rawlings dropped by Studio Q today to chat about...

Amy Winehouse: 1983-2011

British retro-soul musician Amy Winehouse died Saturday at age 27. Today on Q the Summer, guest host Stephen Quinn paid...

This Week on Q July 25-29

MONDAY Michael Rapaport TUESDAY Gillian Welch WEDNESDAY John Landis THURSDAY Colin Quinn FRIDAY Terry Jones...

How would you fix email?

Today on the show, TED conference curator Chris Anderson talked to Jian about his beef with email... or as he calls it,...

'Weird' Al Yankovic on Q

AP Image / Reed Saxon Today, 'Weird' Al Yankovic stopped by studio Q to discuss his lengthy and successful career...

Jian on Marshall McLuhan's 100th birthday

In his opening essay today, Jian marked the 100th birthday of intellectual and critic Marshall McLuhan by reflecting on his...

"Eco Pirate" Paul Watson on Q

AP Photo / Patrick Gherdoussi Today, Jian talked to filmmaker Trish Dolman and controversial marine activist Paul Watson, the...

Jian's essay on women's soccer

Jian kicked off today's show by commenting on the FIFA Women's World Cup final, and defending women's soccer in general, in...

Should restaurants ban young kids from dining areas?

This week, a restaurant in Pennsylvania made international news because it's instituting a no children under 6 policy, and it's...

My Morning Jacket on Q

On today's show, acclaimed Louisville, Kentucky rockers My Morning Jacket stopped by Studio Q. They talked about their roots, their...

This Week on Q Jul 17-22

MONDAY Charlaine Harris TUESDAY The Midway State WEDNESDAY Paul Watson THURSDAY "Weird" Al Yankovic FRIDAY Fleet Foxes...

Sugar Ray Leonard on Q

Today on Q, Jian spoke with boxing legend 'Sugar' Ray Leonard. 'Sugar' Ray is considered to be one of...

Did Shakespeare change everything?

Yes he did, according to Q guest Stephen Marche, author of How Shakespeare Changed Everything. He joined Jian in...

Jesus Christ Superstar on Q

Today, cast members from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's hit production of Jesus Christ Superstar dropped by Studio Q to perform...

Heritage Minister James Moore on Q

James Moore, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, dropped by Studio Q today for his first feature-length interview...

Carrie Fisher on Q

Actor and writer Carrie Fisher dropped by Studio Q today to chat with Jian about her career and new memoir...

This Week on Q

MONDAY Carrie Fisher TUESDAY Des McAnuff (with Jesus Christ Superstar cast) WEDNESDAY Eddie Izzard THURSDAY Sugar Ray Leonard FRIDAY Julian Schnabel...

Marianne Faithfull on Q

Legendary British singer, songwriter and actress Marianne Faithfull talked to Jian today about her 23rd studio record Horses and High Heels....

Hugh Jackman on Q

You might know Hugh Jackman best in his X-Men role as Wolverine, but he got his start in musical theatre and...

The final flight

This week, NASA is preparing for the final space shuttle launch. Today, Jian talked a man who was there from the...

Jian's essay on the end of the space dream

In Jian's opening essay today, he commented on the end of NASA's space shuttle program, and how perhaps it also...

Jian's essay on Will and Kate overload

Jian kicked off today's show by asking: is it time to back off the coverage of Will and Kate in Canada?...

Donny and Marie Osmond on Q

Sibling performers Donny and Marie Osmond have quite literally spent their entire lives in the entertainment industry. Both together and apart, they've...

Do warnings work?

Today on the show, guest host Terry O'Reilly spoke to tobacco control expert David Hammond, about the new warning labels...

Chad VanGaalen performs an unreleased song in Studio Q

On Thursday's show, Calgary's inimitable Chad VanGaalen stopped by Studio Q (with "Monty" Munro) and surprised all of us...

John Legend on Q

 Multiple Grammy Award-winning R&B musician John Legend dropped by Studio Q today to chat with Jian about his latest record...

Jian's essay on the yanking of SummerWorks funding

In Jian's opening essay today, he commented on the recent defunding of Toronto's SummerWorks theatre festival and how the government shouldn't...

Jian's essay: HMV may be dying, but the indies are surviving

Yesterday it became official... HMV Canada, the country's last big music retail chain, is being sold off to the British...

This Week on Q - July 4 to July 8, 2011

MONDAY Donny & Marie TUESDAY Rodman Flender WEDNESDAY Elton John THURSDAY Hugh Jackman FRIDAY Marianne Faithfull...

Bon Iver on Q: UNCUT

Justin Vernon, the man behind Bon Iver, sits down with Jian to talk about his acclaimed new album Bon...

This Week on Q

MONDAY Seana McKenna (and Martha Henry) TUESDAY Bon Iver WEDNESDAY John Legend THURSDAY Chad VanGaalen FRIDAY kd Lang...

Anil Kapoor on Q

Bollywood legend Anil Kapoor is in Toronto for the International Indian Film Academy Awards this weekend. (He's up for best comedic...

Aamir Khan on QTV

As Bollywood comes to town, we thought we'd repost Jian's fall interview in Studio Q with Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan...

Liam Gallagher on Q

Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell sat down in Studio Q today to talk about their post-Oasis project, Beady Eye.  Take...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Recipe Exchange

Man, I wish I had these 24 HOURS OF RAMEN RECIPES when I was an underfunded student. Do you have...

Eating Canada Goose... gross, or good idea?

Today, Jian talked to Jackson Landers, who argues the solution to the overpopulation of Canada Geese is to hunt them...

F****d Up perform "Running On Nothing" in Studio Q

   Web exclusive: Canadian hardcore band Effed Up perform "Running On Nothing" in Studio Q - a song from their...

R.I.P. Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons was without a doubt one of the biggest sax players in the history of rock and roll. Sure,...

Meow Meow on Q

Internationally acclaimed cabaret queen Meow Meow joined Jian in studio Q today for a chat and studio-shaking performance. You can...

Seth Meyers on Q in Chicago

Q packed the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre in Chicago last night for a special live show.  Take a listen to Jian's...

This Week on Q June 20-24

MONDAY Meow Meow TUESDAY Maya Soetoro-Ng WEDNESDAY Effed Up THURSDAY Peter Bart FRIDAY Handsome Furs...

Is heckling good for democracy?

With the new parliamentary session, there have been calls to improve decorum in the House of Commons. The NDP has...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Calling all desktop DJs

Consider yourself a DJ? Know what it's like to turn a thousand heads a-bobbing? Ever killed the dance floor with...

Maziar Bahari on Q

 Acclaimed Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari dropped by Studio Q today to chat with Jian about his new memoir Then They...

Hey Rosetta perform "Welcome" on QTV

Watch the celebrated Newfoundland indie-rock band perform the first single from their third album, Seeds. Share the clip with friends...

Should FIFA be banning headscarves?

             Photograph: Ali Jarekji/Reuters FIFA is in the news for their decision to ban headscarves, specifically the "snood", a tight...

Larry King on Q

Larry King announced a year ago that he was leaving his long-running CNN show Larry King Live. Now, Jian talks...

Steve-O on Q

Jackass star Stephen "Steve-O" Glover dropped by Studio Q today to chat with Jian about his revealing new memoir Professional Idiot....

This Week on Q Jun 13-17

MONDAY Larry King TUESDAY Maziar Bahari WEDNESDAY Kronos Quartet THURSDAY Flavor Flav FRIDAY Q in Chicago (w/ Seth Myers and more)...

Do Middle Eastern women need to step up?

Today on Q Jian spoke to Lebanese poet and journalist Joumana Haddad about her call for sexual revolution in the Arab...

Isaiah 'Old Spice Guy' Mustafa on Q

Isaiah Mustafa (aka The Man Your Man Could Smell Like, aka the Old Spice Guy), dropped by Studio Q yesterday...

Seth Meyers announced for Q LIVE in Chicago!

UPDATE 6/13: Q LIVE in Chicago is now sold out. Please stay tuned for rush line details! Saturday Night...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Purely Mapnificent!

Like me, do you have friends who expect you to haul ass to their neighbourhood every time there's a...

Who should decide who gets circumcised?

In November, San Francisco will vote on whether to ban the practice of circumcision, prompted by the claims of some who...

Why has Storm's story struck such a nerve?

Today, Jian spoke to Kathy Witterick and David Stocker, the Toronto parents who became an international media sensation for their decision...

Jian's essay on Brigette DePape on Q

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This Week on Q Jun 6-10

MONDAY Gang of Four TUESDAY Anne Enright WEDNESDAY James Burrows THURSDAY Jessica Chastain FRIDAY Steve-O...

Q is heading to Chicago!

UPDATE 6/13: Q LIVE in Chicago is now sold out. Stay tuned for rush line details! Q is heading...

William Shatner on Q

photo: Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadian acting great William Shatner talked to Jian today, just after receiving an...

Larry Flynt on Q

The infamous Hustler publisher and crusader for civil liberties was in Studio Q today to speak with Jian about his controversial...

The Secret Sisters on Q

Muscle Shoals, Alabama singing sister duo The Secret Sisters dropped by Studio Q today to discuss their country and harmonic...

What role should schools play in teaching children about sexuality and gender identity?

With the recent spate of suicides by gay teens, many educators across North America have been taking steps to make classrooms...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Literally Unbelievable

Do we have an obligation to set straight gullible people who leave real comments on fake news posts emanating from...

Technical difficulties

We've heard from a lot of you about problems streaming audio from the website over the past couple of days. ...

Q Contest: Your Canadian conspiracy theories

National Post editor Jonathan Kay dropped by Studio Q today to talk about his new book, "Among the Truthers." The book...

Alice Cooper on Q

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This Week on Q May 30-Jun 3

MONDAY Alice Cooper TUESDAY Sondre Lerche WEDNESDAY The Secret Sisters THURSDAY Larry Flynt FRIDAY William Shatner...

Anna Calvi on Q

Breakout UK singer/songwriter and guitar heroine Anna Calvi performed live today as Q's Friday Live guest. Known for her captivating...

Marc Maron on Q

Stand-up comedian and cat rancher Marc Maron is host of the wildly popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron, on which he...

How to Die in Oregon on Q

Today on Q, Jian talked to Peter Richardson -- the filmmaker behind the powerful new documentary How to Die in...

Are artists doing enough for Ai Weiwei?

Today Jian spoke to German curator Roger Buergel, who criticized the international arts community's response to the detention of world-renowned...

Should we stop forcing down cultural vegetables?

In a recent New York Times Magazine, cultural critic Dan Kois admitted: "As I get older, I find I'm suffering...

Susie Bright on Q

  Sex positive feminist Susie Bright is best known for her trailblazing work in modern erotic literature, particularly as...

Brian Wilson on Q

Former Beach Boy and pop music genius Brian Wilson dropped by Studio Q to talk to Jian about his latest album...

Q's Great Spaces Debate

  _ or _ _ ?   Today on the Best of Q, we revisited the Great Spaces Debate. We...

This Week on Q May 23-27/11

MONDAY Adele TUESDAY Brian Wilson WEDNESDAY Susie Bright THURSDAY Marc Maron FRIDAY Anna Calvi...

$89,000 just to say Go Habs Go?

Today Jian spoke to Fadl Issa. He's a Montreal restaurant owner who thought he was supporting his local team...

Mio on the Down-Lo: What. Is. That. Song.

I know, music recognition apps like SHAZAM (smartphone) and MIDOMI (web) have been around for quite some time but (...dude...)...

Austra perform live on Q

Toronto electronic trio Austra (and friends) dropped by Studio Q today to perform songs from their newly-released debut record Feel It...

Who will speak for the librarian?

  Jian started the show today with an opening essay on school librarians. With recent cuts to the number...

Chaz Bono on Q

Today, Jian spoke to author and activist Chaz Bono (formerly known as Chastity) about his female-to-male transition and how it...

Were you a nerd?

In the new book "The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth", author Alexandra Robbins coins the term "quirk theory," which...

Donald Glover on Q

Download Flash Player to view this content. You may know him as Troy Barnes on NBC's cult favourite sitcom, Community,...

Jian's essay on 'One Thing at a Time Day'

Fred Armisen stuck in a technology loop in IFC's Portlandia In his opening essay, Jian declared today 'One Thing at a...

Does hockey need to take on homophobia?

The latest hockey controversy isn't about head hits, but about gay marriage. It began when New York Rangers forward...

Kinky Friedman on Billy Bob Thornton

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This Week on Q May 16-20

MONDAY Brian D. Johnson (in Cannes) TUESDAY Moby WEDNESDAY Chaz Bono THURSDAY Rebecca Traister (on "Bridesmaids") FRIDAY Liane Balaban (Crankytown)...

Is TV too indecent?

From the baring of a buttock here to the rising number of swear words there to, yes, nipplegate, the ever-moving...

Can the word slut be empowering?

Back in January, Constable Michael Sanguinetti told a group of York University students that, "women should avoid dressing like sluts...

Shania Twain on Q

Grammy and Juno Award-winning country pop artist Shania Twain is undoubtedly a Canadian icon and international star. She's also one...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Nudity for Charity...that is all

Okay...um...awkward question: would you pay (not a lot) to see someone's nudie pics online? I know...naked people charging a fee...

Alan Arkin on Q

Over his 40 years on stages, in film and in television, Alan Arkin has been nominated for -- or won...

Kinky Friedman on Q

Musician, humorist, novelist, and politician Kinky Friedman first gained notoriety in the 1970s, for his irreverent, often satirical take...

This Week on Q May 9-13

MONDAY Sharon Jones TUESDAY Alan Arkin WEDNESDAY Shania Twain THURSDAY Kinky Friedman FRIDAY Jeanne Beker...

Jodie Foster on Q

Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster sat down with Jian in Studio Q on Thursday to discuss The Beaver, her latest...

Adele performs "Rolling in the Deep" on QTV

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Is Morgan Spurlock a Sell Out?

Today on Q, Jian talks to Morgan Spurlock, the documentary director behind, POM Wonderful presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold....

Your Election Review Here

Do you give this election the thumbs up or thumbs down? Points for surprise, twist endings, viewer engagement, and a...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Hair's What I Want You All To Know...

I think this quote about THE MONKEY TAIL nascent beard trend sums it up...all the "hipness of the goatee in 1993...

This Week on Q May 2-6

MONDAY Maya Angelou TUESDAY Liz Garbus WEDNESDAY Morgan Spurlock THURSDAY Jodie Foster FRIDAY Sam Roberts (live from the Gould with special guests)...

Is Hollywood guilty of "whitewashing"?

The film hasn't even been made yet, but controversy is surrounding the Hollywood adaptation of the popular manga series Akira....

Maya Angelou on singing birds and civil rights

At the height of the U.S. civil rights movement, Maya Angelou picked up a pen and began to write what...

Who deserves your vote when it comes to arts and culture?

On Q this morning, we convened a Q debate to find out what the three major political parties will do to...

Tweeting election results could land you in jail! #sensible?

When Canada votes on Monday, traditional broadcasters will do as they've always done --withholding poll results from the East...

Is it possible that maybe... just possibly... the Royal Wedding coverage is a wee bit over the top?

With the Royal Wedding going down tomorrow, Jian used the occasion to ask: is media coverage of the wedding of...

k.d. lang on Q

k.d. lang was in Studio Q this week for an interview and performances from her incredible new album, Sing it Loud...

Ice-T on Q UNCUT

He brought gangster rap to the mainstream, helped pave the way for the likes of 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg and 50...

Mio on the Down-Lo: This Part of the Song's For You...

Now that I have introduced you to MUZEIT, which passage from which song will you be sending to which of...

Who should determine what is said about us online?

  It's not easy to control or change information about ourselves once it's on the internet. So a growing number...

This Week on Q apr 25-29

MONDAY Amos Lee TUESDAY k.d. lang WEDNESDAY Ice-T THURSDAY Dorian Lynskey FRIDAY Steve Earle...

Woody Harrelson on Q

Actor Woody Harrelson was on the show today speaking to his provocative cover shoot for Toronto alt weekly NOW...

Are you for or against .xxx?

As you may have heard .xxx has been approved as the newest internet domain name. And as you may be able...

Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Barbara Davidson on Q

Barbara Davidson has cemented her status as one of the world's leading photojournalists. This week, the LA Times photographer and...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Mo Money...No Problems

 Do you think you make fair market value for your services, on the job? Need some help figuring out how...

Is it wrong to stuff Knut?

Last month, we heard the sad news that the world's most beloved polar bear, Knut, had died at the Berlin...

This Week on Q - Apr 18-22

MONDAY Conrad Black TUESDAY Gwyneth Paltrow WEDNESDAY James Loney THURSDAY Woody Harrelson FRIDAY The Decemberists...

How well is the media handling the election?

Today, Q's Media Panel convened for their own fiery election debate on the show, with John Cruikshank, Judy Rebick and John...

Mio on the Down-Lo: See You Curator...

Are celebrities stepping on the toes of web nerds with real tweet cred by joining the web curation world? Or...

Is preschool killing creativity?

  Psychologist and writer Alison Gopnik was on the show today to talk about the trend towards school-style preschool teaching....

This Week on Q Apr 11-15

MONDAY Q in Winnipeg! (with Sean Cullen, Kevin McDonald, Carla Collins & more) TUESDAY Jillian Michaels WEDNESDAY Howard Schultz THURSDAY Neve Campbell FRIDAY Rick...

Andrea Martin on Q LIVE in Winnipeg

Actress, comedian and Q favourite Andrea Martin was one of our featured guests today on Q LIVE in Winnipeg, recorded in...

Robbie Robertson UNCUT

Download Flash Player to view this content. Few Canadian songwriters have woven so many songs, so deeply into the Canadian...

Would you give up snark?

Most of us have it -- whether quiet or blaring -- that inner voice that is the emotional equivalent of...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Did You Know...

Keep your compost bucket in the freezer to avoid smelly kitchen odours. That's my Adilman family helpful tip for the...

Jian on arts and culture in the election

Today on Q, Jian kicked off the show asking: who will speak for support for arts and culture in Canada?...

Who should debate -- and who should decide?

CP Photo/Tom Hanson Canada's federal election is in full swing and the biggest debate so far isn't about health...

Stephen Fry on Twitter, celebrity and parcels of worms

Ure Flueeler/CP Actor, author and master Twitterer Stephen Fry is in Canada as part of the Glenn Gould Prize jury. ...

Should celebrities stay out of development work?

Today Jian spoke to David Lewis, the Africa correspondent for the Guardian newspaper to get the details on the...

This Week on Q - April 4-8

MONDAY Mark McEwan TUESDAY Edward Burtynksy WEDNESDAY The Snark Diet THURSDAY Robbie Robertson FRIDAY Q Live in Winnipeg! (with Andrea Martin, Gavin...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Everyone Was Pillow Fighting...

Assuming they were both canvassing the same area where there was a PILLOW FIGHT DAY event, which two political candidates would...

Are out-of-the-blue phone calls intrusive?

Well, it's an irony of our times -- we carry phones on our bodies at all times, but talking on...

Remembering Roger Abbott

Air Farce co-stars Don Ferguson and Luba Goy were in Studio Q today along with Rick Mercer to remember...

This Week on Q

MONDAY Rita Moreno TUESDAY Ed Begley Jr. WEDNESDAY James Kaplan THURSDAY Colm Feore FRIDAY Stephen Fry...

Is it racist to ban shark's fin soup?

That's the question being asked by some around California's move to ban shark finning. While the environmental and ethical case against...

Does Canada need an election?

Today, Q's Media Panel talks up Canada's forthcoming election. Thus far, voter resentment has been swirling around the need for an...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Rescue Me

 Okay, so if this article about the DEATH OF THE PHONE CALL is correct you won't be able to...

Jean Paul Gaultier on Q

Today on Q, Jian interviewed French haute couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, along with filmmaker (and his former...

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

That's Elizabeth Taylor playing the hard-drinking and embittered Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The film garnered Taylor her second Academy Award for...

Dan Savage on Q

Today on Q, Seattle-based sex columnist Dan Savage returned to the show to discuss the new book version of his...

Knut: 2006 - 2011

On the sad occasion of the death of Knut, the beloved German polar bear, Jian took time on the show...

Q LIVE in New York City

Last night, we recorded Q LIVE in New York City, our first American live-audience show! It was a sold-out event, held at WNYC's...

This Week on Q: March 21 - March 25, 2011

MONDAY Donald Trump TUESDAY Jason Eisener WEDNESDAY Bruce Cockburn THURSDAY Is banning shark fin racist? FRIDAY Q LIVE at the GOULD with...

Q in NYC: Media panel squares off on public broadcasting

 Q took the show live to New York City last night, and convened a special Q media panel with The...

Should Facebook be used to vet potential jurors?

On today's show Jian spoke with legal reporter Brian Grow about the growing trend among lawyers of using Google...

Janelle Monáe on Q UNCUT

Today, Grammy-nominated performer and musician Janelle Monáe stopped by Studio Q to discuss her creative origins, her grand sci-fi concept...

Why do we buy what celebrities are selling?

What do Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jessica Simpson have in common? All of them are...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Half Man, Half 'Bot

Has your mind ever been controlled by a robot? Or do you have what it takes to outthink Watson and...

Should "smart drugs" be banned on campuses?

The use of so-called "smart drugs" by university students is becoming increasingly contentious as the use of drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are being...

Jian: "Maybe this is no longer just about Japan"

Jian kicked off today's show with an opening essay about what the days following the devastating natural disasters in Japan have...

This Week on Q: March 14 - March 18, 2011

MONDAY A look at ADD drugs on campus TUESDAY Neil Strauss WEDNESDAY Janelle Monáe THURSDAY Mother Mother FRIDAY  Q in NYC (with...

Q's JUNO special LIVE at the Gould!

UPDATE: Q's JUNO special LIVE at the Gould is now sold out. Thank you for your interest!On Friday, March 25th,...

Are animated movies for kids too adult-oriented?

It's an open secret in the entertainment world: Hollywood animated features must appeal to kids and adults alike. It's been...

Jay Bakker on Q

Jay Bakker, the son of troubled televangelists Jim Bakker and the late Tammy Faye, spoke with Jian today about his...

How relevant is International Women's Day?

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. And today, Q's media panel responded to the deluge of International Women's...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Let's Dance!

What can I say? I like to party...and social network...so why are the two usually mutually exclusive? Thanks to...

Emily Bell on the future of online journalism

Information technology expert Emily Bell was on Q today -- she's the director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at...

Coming up on Q: Phyllis Diller!

Phyllis Diller will be on Q this Thursday as part of our Queens of Comedy series. She blazed a trail for women in...

Are bloggers for money-making publications right to demand payment?

   "Hey Arianna, can you spare a dime?" That's what writers are saying to the editor of The Huffington Post...

This Week on Q Mar 7-11

MONDAY Harry Connick Jr. TUESDAY Jon Dore WEDNESDAY Memphis THURSDAY Jay Bakker FRIDAY  Emmylou Harris...

Q in NYC lineup announced!

Well, you've heard the news... Q is heading to the Big Apple on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. The 2-hour live audience...

Q's Queens of Comedy: Jane Lynch

Today, Jane Lynch was on on Q as part of our ongoing Queens of Comedy series. From roles in the movies Best in...

What's wrong with skyscrapers?

Nothing conveys the heights of human ambition quite like the skyscraper. But many urbanites look down on towering buildings...

Is the media exploiting Charlie Sheen?

In Jian's opening essay today, he discussed the recent trials of Charlie Sheen, and how various major media outlets have...

Tennis perform live in Studio Q

photo by Ryan Couldrey/CBC Denver, Colorado's Tennis dropped by Studio Q today to tell us how they went from being seafaring lovebirds...

JIAN on the Oscars: "The show was awful"

In today's opening essay, Jian reflected on last night's Academy Awards ceremony - supposedly the biggest spectacle of the year...

Worst Oscars ever?

There's really no way around it: last night's Oscars were a joyless affair, utterly lacking in spontaneity, and dragged fruther...

What are your favourite Jane Lynch moments?

Jane Lynch will be on Q this Thursday as part of our ongoing Queens of Comedy series. From roles in the movies Best...

This Week on Q - Feb 28-Mar 4

MONDAY Amos Lee TUESDAY Tennis WEDNESDAY Adele THURSDAY Jane Lynch FRIDAY  Meredith Baxter...

Q in New York City!

Q is heading to the Big Apple on Thursday, March 17th, 2011! The 2-hour live audience show will take place...

Q's Queens of Comedy: Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr -- the second queen in Q's Queens of Comedy series -- talks about her struggle to keep her...

Ken Finkleman's controversial appearance on Q

Actor, writer and producer Ken Finkleman was on the show today to talk about his latest TV show, Good Dog,...

Jian essay: People power changing stakes...and world in 2011

In today's opening essay, Jian suggested that -- though it's only two months into 2011 -- we could be witnessing a historic year of...

What are your favourite Roseanne moments?

Roseanne Barr will be on Q this Thursday as part of our Queens of Comedy series. The outspoken stand-up comic was a TV...

Mio on the Down-Lo: But Is It Art?

Since the beginning of February, the GOOGLE ART PROJECT has been your free ticket to 17 of the world's greatest...

LISTEN: Q LIVE in Montreal

It was a surprising, emotional and lively scene Thursday night in downtown Montreal. Q recorded a special remote show at La...

Jian reviews Radiohead's "The King of Limbs"

Preface to readers: This review is based on a few listens to a new album that I've only just...

This Week on Q Feb 21-25

MONDAY Stephen Sondheim TUESDAY The Bacon Brothers WEDNESDAY Hey Rosetta! THURSDAY Roseanne Barr FRIDAY Rev Mother Delores ...

Do you want to see more fois gras on Canadian menus?

On today's show (broadcast from Montreal), we hosted a panel on Quebec food culture with two of Montreal's finest chefs -- Graziella Battista of...

Q's Queens of Comedy: Lily Tomlin

Today, Lily Tomlin kick-started Q's Queens of Comedy series. From Laugh-In and 9-5 to Appearing Nightly and Murphy Brown, Tomlin has created a...

Len "Uncle Leo" Lesser: 1922 - 2011

In some sad news, American stage and screen actor Len Lesser died Wednesday at age 88, following a battle with cancer. His...

Is the "Disney Princess" craze damaging to young girls?

Cinderella Ate My Daughter is the latest book from best-selling author, Peggy Orenstein. In it, she argues that the saturation...

JIAN: "Watson is already in charge"

In today's opening essay, Jian reflected on Watson -- the IBM supercomputer that's taking on a couple former Jeopardy champions this week....

Mio on the Down-Lo: Two Blobs Times Twelve

While you decide which version and which price point of the upcoming Radiohead "The King of Limbs" you will be...

Q in Winnipeg: 2nd show added!

We're excited to announce that Q is adding a second live show at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.  The new show will take place...

Q Live in Montreal!

Q is taking the show on the road to Montreal on Thursday, February 17, 2011 for a 2-hour live audience...

What are your favourite Lily Tomlin moments?

Lily Tomlin will be kick-starting Q's Queens of Comedy series on this Thursday's show!  From Laugh-In and 9-5 to Appearing Nightly...

Ed Asner talks aging actors, politics on Q

 Today on Q, storied American actor Ed Asner reflected on his career with Jian, from his role as Lou Grant on...

This Week on Q Feb 14-18

MONDAY Heart TUESDAY Gang of Four WEDNESDAY Jennifer Beals THURSDAY Lily Tomlin FRIDAY Q in Montreal (feat. Anna McGarrigle) ...

Michaëlle Jean & the media

The Canadian Press / Adrian Wyld Today on Q, former Canadian Governor General Michaëlle Jean and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Call Me The Love Doctor

For all of you romantics gearing up for Valentine's Day, try this: Go to THREE WORDS ME, create a...

Do you write better when you write by hand?

How important is handwriting today, when practically everything is written on a keyboard?  Recent research shows that handwriting might...

This Week on Q Feb 7-11

MONDAY Robert Orth TUESDAY John Lefebvre WEDNESDAY Crazy for Oscar? THURSDAY Michaëlle Jean FRIDAY Ed Asner...

Iran 1979, Egypt 2011? Abbas Milani on Q

After the Shah of Iran was overthrown in 1979, a euphoria swept over the country. Sadly it was short-lived. In hindsight,...

Should internet access be a universal human right?

After a five day blackout, the Egyptian government has restored Internet access to its citizens. Today on Q, author...

Are contemporary Top 40 hits too formulaic?

Today we spoke to Calgary-based musician Dan Bennett a.k.a. Transit about how formulaic Top 40 pop hits are (and how easy...

Mio on the Down-Lo: White People Rapping Poorly

Please keep in mind that I am half-white so I'm allowed to introduce you to WHITE PEOPLE RAPPING POORLY....

How important are movie critics today?

Today on Q, the new co-hosts of "Ebert Presents at the Movies," Ignatiy Vishnevetsky and Christy Lemire, joined us...

Cecilia String Quartet performs live in Studio Q

Toronto's Cecilia String Quartet stopped by Studio Q to perform throughout the show today. The foursome won the top prize at the 2010 Banff International...

This Week on Q Jan 31-Feb 4

MONDAY Edwidge Danticat TUESDAY Joan Rivers WEDNESDAY Barry Avrich THURSDAY The Decemberists FRIDAY Anna & Kristina...

James Cameron on Alberta, 'Avatar' and advocacy

Photo: Garth Lenz Today, Jian spoke to acclaimed Canadian filmmaker James Cameron about his involvement in Tipping Point: The Age...

"The King's Speech" Screenwriter David Seidler on Q

(AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Yesterday, David Seidler picked up his first Oscar nomination in a decades-long career.  Today, he joined us on...

Mio on the Down-Lo: Do Nothing Right Now!

Okay...we're back...it's 2011 and people be bugging. First the Ted Williams saga, the homeless radio announcer...THEN Craig Rowin asks for (late 2010)...

Who do you trust for healthy diet information?

Today on Q, Jian spoke with author Gary Taubes about his new book, Why We Get Fat: And What To Do...

Would you "cure" your own aging if you could?

On today's show Jian spoke with the Pulitzer Prize winning science writer Jonathan Weiner about his latest book, Long for this...

Whither the Suit?

The Economist recently announced the suit may be celebrating its 150th anniversary. But at such a milestone, why aren't we feting the...

Dr. Brian Goldman responds to Suzanne Somers

Earlier this week, actress and author Suzanne Somers returned to Studio Q. She discussed weight, aging and matters of health...

Is rock music dead?

Today, we convened a Q debate to ask: Is rock dead?. New statistics reveal that only three of the 100...

This Week on Q Jan 24-28

MONDAY Jonathan Weiner TUESDAY Gary Taubes WEDNESDAY David Seidler THURSDAY James Cameron FRIDAY Maria Bamford...

Q's Great Spaces Debate

  _ or _ _ ?   Today on Q, we convened the Great Spaces Debate. We asked, after writing...

Should we be eating horsemeat?

Would you? Do you? And what are the key concerns for you on this controversial issue? It's a meat that's...

Are some food critics too harsh?

Last month, when LA Times food critic Irene Virbila arrived to dine at the restaurant Red Medicine, she was made...

This Week on Q Jan 17-21

MONDAY Karen Armstrong TUESDAY Suzanne Somers WEDNESDAY Gretchen Rubin THURSDAY Olivier Assayas FRIDAY Jenn Grant...

Arizona, Palin and the press: Is 'violent rhetoric' in politics and media to blame for the shootings in Tucson?

AP Photo/Matt York Q's Media Panel reconvened today, for the first time in 2011. Globe and Mail columnist Margaret...

PSA Ads: To Shock or Not?

  Can you be shocked into changing your behaviour by a Public Service Announcement ad? Will bigger and scarier images...

Brian Eno on Q

Yesterday, Jian spoke with acclaimed music composer, producer and visual artist Brian Eno about his new Calgary exhibition 77 Million Paintings,...

Most Clicked on Q

New to Q? Check out some of our most popular content from the past year.  - Interviews with great bands...

The cast of "Assassins" performs live on Q

Photo: Guntar Kravis It was a Friday Live first on Q today... cast members from the Dora Award-winning Toronto restaging...

Do toy guns lead to real gun violence?

It's a question that often gets asked in North America, particularly when we're confronted with the shock of extreme...

Jian on the broadcast ban of Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing'

Today, Jian kicked off the show by commenting on the decision by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council to ban the...

In the Q: Golden Voices, Invasive Species

Happy 2011!  Another year, another everyman turned viral superstar: Ted Williams, don't let insta-celebrity ruin you! Oh, maybe too late. ...

This Week on Q Jan 10-14

MONDAY Ira Glass TUESDAY Brian Eno WEDNESDAY Stephen Dorff THURSDAY Josh Groban FRIDAY Christopher Plummer...

Is Disaster Tourism Ethical?

A  doll and a gas mask, covered in radioactive dust, in an abandoned kindergarten near Chernobyl. It's a scene that...

Oprah's Book Club: Good for Literature?

The final installment of Oprah's Book Club has been announced: two 19th century novels by Charles Dickens.  Oprah's audience screamed...

This Week on Q Jan 3-7

MONDAY Lynda Barry TUESDAY Dan Gardner WEDNESDAY Mae Martin THURSDAY Gordon Pinsent FRIDAY catl....

Should we eat meat? Anthony Bourdain & Jonathan Safran Foer debate

ON THE BEST OF Q TODAY: Just before Thanksgiving this fall on Q, writer, chef -- and vocal critic of vegetarianism...
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