Best of Q: Easter Monday special ft. Pharrell, Viggo Mortensen and Olga Kotelko

Jian and the Q crew are off for Easter Monday, but we've got a jam-packed show filled with Best of Q highlights for you in our absence. These are some of our favourite segments aired in recent months. We hope you enjoy them!

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Pharrell Williams 
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The prolific and creative Grammy-winning singer and producer Pharrell Williams has drawn attention lately as one of the rare musicians to compete against himself -- with the songs Blurred Lines and Get Lucky -- for a number 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Pharrell joins Jian to discuss the relationship between design and music, the art of collaboration, and the new Toronto exhibition of playful art he's curated called This is Not a Toy.

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Viggo Mortensen
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Jian sits down for a wide-ranging conversation with actor Viggo Mortensen. A star of the Lord of the Rings series, he also has a history of roles in art films, and is a frequent collaborator with filmmaker David Cronenberg in A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method. Jian speaks to a contemplative Mortensen about his roles, fears and creative goals.

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Olga Kotelko
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Olga Kotelko
is a track athlete who holds more than 30 world records, and spends her time long-jumping and high-jumping competitively. She also happens to be in her mid-90s. Jian speaks to the amazing Olga, as well as Bruce Grierson, an award-winning journalist who's written a book about her journey and the science of aging: What Makes Olga Run?

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