Q Live at Pop Montreal!

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Jian and the Q crew descended upon Montreal's L'Olympia last night for a live taping of today's show. Big thanks to all those who attended or followed the event in real-time on social media!


There are two ways to enjoy the Montreal show online: click on the listen button above to stream the show in its entirety, or look for a specific segment or guest by scrolling through the list below. Thanks for listening!

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An overview of the six-segment super show we taped in Montreal. (Jason Boychuk/CBC)

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Q essay: A special place/ Une place sp├ęciale

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Jian's opening essay is a tribute to the unique feel and flavour of good old Montreal. Stuart McLean would be proud.

"There's no question about it: we know we're in a special place."

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Patrick Watson
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Polaris Prize winner Patrick Watson is one of the brightest lights in Montreal. He has proven himself a potent songwriter who thrives on collaboration. He continues to push himself into uncharted territory, and he's got a killer band of accomplices to work with.
 
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Louise Penny

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Louise Penny writes riveting, page-turning murder mysteries set in rural Quebec that also manage to explore big existential questions. This year, her first book Still Life was adapted for CBC television - and, a few weeks ago, her latest book How the Light Gets In debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #1!

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A special Montreal media panel!
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For 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.

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BRAIDS
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Acclaimed experimental pop group BRAIDS left their native Calgary to immerse themselves in Montreal's music scene - and it seems the move was a good one.

Their debut album Native Speaker upped their profile and earned them nominations for two JUNOs and the Polaris Music Prize. The rising stars, now a trio, perform from their latest album Flourish // Perish.

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Sugar Sammy
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Award-winning comedian Sugar Sammy, well known for his cheeky, multilingual humour, is having a great year. He's been setting attendance records both in Quebec and around the world. His ground-breaking bilingual comedy show "Le Show Franglais: You're Gonna Rire" has become a massive success. And now he's up for a whole new batch of awards.

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Antoine Bertrand
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Antoine Bertrand is best known as a comedic actor for his roles on the satirical Quebec TV series Les Bougon, and as the lawyer in the Ken Scott film Starbuck. His latest project has him starring in the biopic Louis Cyr and taking on the dramatic portrayal of a man who literally lifted his way out of poverty.

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