Schedule for Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014

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Q begins its special Olympics coverage later this week, with Jian Ghomeshi doing interviews and co-hosting the show from Sochi, Feb 6 through 21. Gill Deacon hosts from Toronto this week and next.

  • Guest host Gill talks to Pam Dixon, Director of the World Privacy Forum, a non-partisan public interest research group that has big concerns about big data. They discuss recent allegations that data brokers may be targeting lists of individuals -- like "rape victims" and "people whose loved ones have been killed in car accidents" -- and selling that information to marketing companies. . [FULL POST]

  • Gill talks to Jessica Lamb-Shapiro about her new book Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture. It analyzes the growth and surprisingly broad cultural influence of self-help ideas alongside the author's her own troubled upbringing as the daughter of a self-help writer. [FULL POST]

  • Gill talks to BJ Novak, the comic actor and writer best-known from his role as Ryan -- Mindy Kaling's ex -- on TV's The Office. He's now the author of an entertaining fiction collection called One More Thing: Stories and More Stories. [FULL POST]

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