October 2012

Giller winner Will Ferguson

Fresh from the Giller Prize ceremony, Calgary writer Will Ferguson drops by Studio Q to talk about his novel 419,...

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Rob Delaney on Q

Stand-up comic and Twitter hero Rob Delaney joined Jian to chat about his twitter fame, his Romney terrorizing, his obsession...

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Billy Corgan on Q

Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan stopped by for a feature interview in Studio Q....

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Edmonton Contest terms and conditions

**Terms and Conditions revised Oct 29th, 2012**Win A Trip To Edmonton ("Contest") From 9 a.m. EDT on October 26, 2012...

John Taylor on Duran Duran

Jian talks to Duran Duran bassist John Taylor about his new memoir In the Pleasure Groove, a behind the scenes...

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This Week on Q - Oct 29-Nov 2/12

MONDAY: Do we still need gender-specific literary prizes? Some female writers oppose the idea, but Janice Zawerbny, editorial director at Thomas...

Win an amazing trip to Edmonton!

Note: Terms and Conditions revised Oct 29th, 2012.Win a Trip to Edmonton!   Q is heading to Edmonton for a...

Torquil's rant on peace & culture

Roving Q commentator Torquil Campbell's take on what's been missing in the U.S. election rhetoric....

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Jack McBrayer on Q

Jian talks to Jack McBrayer on playing Kenneth in "30 Rock" and his star turn in the new Disney film...

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Stella Ehrhart on Q

Today, Jian spoke to 8-year-old Stella Ehrhart of Omaha, Nebraska (and her mom Stephanie Anderson) about why she has been...

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Exposing webcam extortionists

The death of Amanda Todd has prompted an outpouring of grief and renewed discussion of bullying. But Patrick McGuire, managing...

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Tig Notaro on Q

Comedian Tig Notaro on her heart-wrenching, cancer-diagnosis-revealing standup....

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Burton Cummings on Q

Canadian rock icon, and former singer of The Guess Who, Burton Cummings stopped by Studio Q for a chat and...

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Junot Diaz gets intimate

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz discusses his haunting, raw, and hilarious short story collection about love, This Is How You...

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This Week on Q - Oct 22-26/12

MONDAY: Do we still need gender-specific literary prizes? Some female writers oppose the idea, but Kate Mosse of the UK's...

J.K. Rowling on Q

British author J.K. Rowling, the wildly successful woman behind the Harry Potter book series, talks to Jian about her first...

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Wanting on Q

Born and raised in China, Wanting moved to Canada to study business at age 16, but ended up following her...

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Ben Folds Five makes a comeback

After 12 years, Ben Folds Five is back together with a new fan-financed studio album, The Sounds of the Life...

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Regina Spektor on Q

Singer/songwriter Regina Spektor stopped by Studio Q to play a couple songs from her latest album What We Saw From the...

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Shirley Jones on 60 years in showbiz

Jian chats with Shirley Jones, Oscar-winning actor, singer, musical theatre star and 1970s working mom, of Partridge Family fame....

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Orwa Nyrabia on Q

Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia's detention in August prompted an international outcry, and appeals for his release by Robert De Niro,...

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Grizzly Bear on Q

Over the past decade, Brooklyn indie rock kings Grizzly Bear have earned critical praise for their signature vocal harmonies and...

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Jian's essay: Amanda Todd, and bullying

Jian calls for decisive action against bullying, as well as an understanding of the technological reality faced by young people...

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This Week on Q - Oct 15-19/12

MONDAY: Award-winning and M. Butterfly playwright David Henry Hwang on the controversy over the lack of roles for Asian-American actors....

Stacy London on Q

Style maven Stacy London of What Not To Wear talks to guest host Terry O'Reilly about the psychological roots of...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's total recall

Arnold Schwarzenegger has reinvented himself numerous times in his 65 years, and it's earned him a resume so distinctive it...

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George Hamilton on La Cage

Perpetually-tanned Hollywood icon George Hamilton talks about his 50-plus year career in showbiz and playing Georges in a new touring...

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Sarah Wayne Callies on Q

Sarah Wayne Callies, one of the stars of the hugely popular AMC series "The Walking Dead", talks to Jian...

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This Week on Q - Oct 8-12/12

MONDAY: Thanksgiving - Best of Q show. Memoirist Lily Raff McCallou on her book, about going from squeamish urban eater...

Kenny Rogers on Q

Country legend Kenny Rogers stopped by Studio Q for a feature chat about his new memoir, Luck or Something Like...

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Do bike helmet laws discourage cycling?

With urban bike share programs gaining in popularity across North America, the value of bike helmet laws is being questioned. ...

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Beth Orton on Q

In the six years since her last release, the U.K. singer-songwriter became a mother, got married, and thought hard about...

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Are there more a-holes among us?

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg believes we live in an age of assholism.    Hear him talk to Jian about the rise of...

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Gord Downie on Q

In an exclusive 1-hour LIVE chat, Jian talks to Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie about their new album, "Now for...

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Bloc Party

UK indie-rockers Bloc Party stopped by Studio Q to chat about their latest album Four and why rumours of their...

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PT Anderson on The Master

On today's show, director PT Anderson (Boogie nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood) talked about his new 50s-era drama, The...

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