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Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Description: CBC Radio's Q is Canada's liveliest arts, culture and entertainment magazine. It's a smart and surprising tour through personalities and cultural issues that matter to Canadians. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike, with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends. Q brings you big names, big ideas, and those paving the way in Canada's cultural community. Q is your cultural intervention!

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Printing new arms for amputees, baseball post-Burke, Project Runway's Tim Gunn 07/24/2014

Not Impossible's Mick Ebeling on how 3D printers are changing the lives of Sudanese amputees.Is MLB doing enough for gay players? Glenn Burke's sister and MLB's Ambassador of Inclusion weigh in. Best of Q: Project Runway's Tim Gunn on designing destiny.

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Belarus Free Theatre's plight, death to "Manic Pixie Dream Girl", Radiolab's Jad Abumrad 07/23/2014

Natalia Kaliada, exiled artistic director of the defiant Belarus Free Theatre, on fighting for free expression. Film critics Nathan Rabin and Katherine Monk on retiring "manic pixie dream girl". Best of Q: Jad Abumrad on award-winning NPR show Radiolab.

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Dungeons and Dragons turns 40, poet Patricia Lockwood, 27 music legends 07/22/2014

Dungeons and Dragons turns 40: Ethan Gilsdorf on the role-playing game's lasting impact. Patricia Lockwood on poetry that stands out in the internet age. Best of Q: Robbie Robertson and Jim Guerinot on 27 legends young music lovers must hear.

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Neo-nazi hipsters, Syrian actor Jay Adbo, insider's view on addiction 07/21/2014

Berlin-based journalist Thomas Rogers on how neo-Nazis in Germany are using hipster culture to recruit youth. Syrian actor Jay Abdo on starting from scratch after stardom. Best of Q: Photographer Graham McIndoe on chronicling his own heroin addiction.

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Kim Cattrall, Jason Mraz performs with Raining Jane, actress Judy Greer 07/18/2014

Actress Kim Cattrall on her new HBO Canada TV series, Sensitive Skin. Jason Mraz performs with the band Raining Jane from his new album, Yes! Best of Q: Perpetual Hollywood sidekick Judy Greer on her new memoir, I Don't Know What You Know Me From.

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Q exclusive: American singer/songwriter Tom Petty 07/17/2014

Q devotes its full show to American singer/songwriter Tom Petty. The rock and roll icon joins Jian for a candid conversation where he talks about his early days, his big hits and his forthcoming album with The Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye.

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Comedian Maz Jobrani, voice over artist Susan Bennett, Alvvays performs 7/16/2014

Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani on the politics of hosting Just for Laugh's 'Ethnic Show.' Canadian indie band Alvvays performs live in studio from their self-titled album. Best of Q: Meet the voice behind Apple's Siri, Susan Bennett.

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Zoo animals and mental illness, actor Diego Trujillo, boxer George Chuvalo 07/05/2014

Writer Alex Halberstadt on the psychological problems of animals living in captivity. Colombia's Diego Trujillo stars in the Spanish-language version of the hit show Breaking Bad. Best of Q: Boxer George Chuvalo on his harrowing memoir, A Fighter's Life.

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Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, the rise of golf in China, replacing sexist stock photos

Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven on why Showgirls doesn't suck. Author Dan Washburn on how golf is growing in China despite being outlawed. Jessica Bennett, coordinating editor of a project to replace stereotypical images of women in stock photos used for ads.

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Superwoman Lilly Singh, defending difficult literature, Shad performs 07/11/2014

YouTube darling Lilly Singh, a.k.a. Superwoman, on internet fame and keeping it real. U.K. writer Tim Parks and Globe arts and books editor Jared Bland on focused reading in a distracted world. Best of Q: Canadian rapper Shad performs from Flying Colours.

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Superwoman Lilly Singh, defending difficult literature, Shad performs 07/11/2014

YouTube darling Lilly Singh, a.k.a. Superwoman, on internet fame and keeping it real. U.K. writer Tim Parks and Globe arts and books editor Jared Bland on focused reading in a distracted world. Best of Q: Canadian rapper Shad performs from Flying Colours.

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The meaning of 'Carioca', comic Hari Kondabolu, Iceland's hidden folk 07/10/2014

British filmmaker Julien Temple on his new documentary, Rio 50 Degrees. Hari Kondabolu on his smart, socially-conscious brand of comedy. Journalist Ryan Jacobs explains why many Icelanders believe in huldufolk (hidden people), also known as elves.

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Crossfit pros and cons, Sammy Davis Jr.'s daughter, birth photography 07/09/2014

Is CrossFit worth the risk? Former enthusiast, Lauren McKeon, and kinesiology prof, Martin Gibala weigh in. Tracey Davis on the secret struggles faced by her famous father, Sammy Davis Jr. Journalist Rachel Holmes on professional birth photography.

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Paying for reservations, Linklater on Boyhood, Ali Velshi on Al Jazeera America 07/08/2014

Food editor Gabriella Gershenson on "unsettling" new apps that sell and scalp reservations for popular restaurants. Director Richard Linklater on his ground-breaking film, Boyhood. Best of Q: Broadcaster Ali Velshi says Al Jazeera can make it in America.

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Cuban baseball players' plight, dir. Steve James on Ebert biopic, Jazz great Sheila Jordan 07/07/2014

Journalist Jesse Katz on the murky waters Cuban baseball players navigate for a shot at the big leagues. Director Steve James on Life Itself, his new documentary about film critic Roger Ebert. Best of Q: Jazz legend Sheila Jordan on risks worth taking.

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Sizing up the World Cup, comedian Nathan Fielder, remembering Bobby Womack 07/04/2014

Is this the best World Cup ever? Q sports panel, Stephen Brunt and Cathal Kelly, weigh in. Vancouver-born comedian Nathan Fielder on his business makeover parody show, Nathan For You. Remembering Bobby Womack: we revisit his stunning 2012 interview on Q.

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Soccer's siren song, Natalie Merchant, monocle fashion trend 07/03/2014

How did "gooooal" become soccer's siren song? Fernanda Santos weighs in. Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant on her self-titled album and how she's built a career on her own terms. Are monocles really back? Allen Salkin on his eyebrow-raising trend piece.

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Little Mosque creator Zarqa Nawaz, creative shapeshifter Reggie Watts, Basia Bulat performs 07/02/2014

Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz on her new memoir, Laughing All The Way To The Mosque. Musical comedian Reggie Watts on improvisation and the art of the absurd. Best of Q: Canadian folksinger Basia Bulat performs from Tall Tall Shadow.

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Canada Day special ft. Adam Beach, Coeur de Pirate, Colm Feore 07/01/2014

Adam Beach on why he's set on bringing great films to First Nations reserves. Montreal's Coeur de Pirate performs from her first English-language album, Trauma. Actor Colm Feore on taking on Shakespeare's King Lear at this year's Stratford Festival.

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Actress Laverne Cox, Beck performs, Michael Ignatieff 06/30/2014

Actress and transgender rights advocate Laverne Cox on the fight against transphobia. Beck joins Jian to discuss and perform from his 12th studio record, Morning Phase. Best of Q: former Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff on learning from failure.

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World Pride special ft. Against Me!, Masha Gessen and Frank Mugisha 06/27/2014

Against Me! perform from Transgender Dysphoria Blues, live throughout the show. Russian journalist Masha Gessen on the repercussions of Russia's anti-gay laws. Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha on the harsh new laws targeting the LGBT community in Uganda.

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Social media savvy cartels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Welcome to Night Vale 06/26/2014

Researcher Antoine Nouvet on why Mexican drug cartels are mastering social media. John Cameron Mitchell on the evolution of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Actor Cecil Baldwin on the hit indie radio drama, Welcome to Night Vale -- "NPR from the Twilight Zone".

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Aaron Swartz's legacy, Perrotta on The Leftovers, Barnaby on Rhymes for Young Ghouls 06/25/2014

Cory Doctorow and Brian Knappenberger on the life and legacy of hacktivist Aaron Swartz. Tom Perrotta on The Leftovers, a new HBO show based on his popular book. Jeff Barnaby on his irreverent Residential School revenge fantasy, Rhymes for Young Ghouls.

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Historian Robert Fisk on WWI, artist Pedro Reyes, Lily Cole's impossible kindness 06/24/2014

Award-winning journalist and historian Robert Fisk on how World War One forever shook his family. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes on Sanatorium, a pop-up clinic that treats urban ennui. Best of Q: Lily Cole on impossible.com - her hub for the gift economy.

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WWI's cultural impact, alt-comic Kurt Braunohler, actress Angelica Huston 06/23/2014

Author and veteran Phil Klay and comic writer Pat Mills weigh in on the "Great War's" lasting cultural impact. Rising alt-comic Kurt Braunohler on inserting humour into everyday life. Best of Q: actress Anjelica Huston on her memoir, A Story Lately Told.

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No more crying shame, Q media panel, Binyavanga Wainaina, Future Islands perform! 06/20/2014

In defence of the 'tearjerker'- cultural critic Carl Wilson says it's ok to cry. The final Q media panel of the season on Northern Gateway. Influential Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina on gay rights in Africa. Future Islands perform throughout the show!

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'Joke mayor' Jon Gnarr, the importance of madam president, comic Dashan 06/19/2014

Former Reykjavík 'joke mayor' Jon Gnarr on why politics can't be left to politicians. Suzanne Goldenberg argues Hillary Clinton should play up gender if she runs for president. And Mark Henry Rowswell, a.k.a. Dashan, on how he became a celebrity in China.

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Buzzfeed's secret sauce, actress Mackenzie Davis, Gustavo of Os Gemeos 06/18/2014

Buzzfeed's Scott Lamb on how the wildly popular site grabs you by the eyeballs. Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis on Halt and Catch Fire and hacking the system. Brazilian artist Gustavo Pandolfo, half of the Os Gemeos duo, on street art and staying fresh.

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The reporter who won't spy, Orange Is The New Black stars, Obvious Child 06/17/2014

Somali-British journalist Jamal Osman on his repeated refusal to spy for Britain. Orange is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba on the complex world inside the Netflix show. Comic Jenny Slate on Obvious Child and tackling abortion in film.

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The lasting O.J. Simpson effect, bossa nova king Sergio Mendes, photographer Zanele Muholi

Why the O.J. Simpson Ford Bronco car chase was a cultural game-changer. Brazil's bossa nova king, Sergio Mendes, on Magic and bringing his sound to the world stage. South African photographer Zanele Muholi on her powerful portraits of LGBT South Africans.

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Detroit fights blight, John Waters hitch-hikes, Ricochet makes news bilingual, Sam Roberts performs 06/13/2014

Is there hope for Detroit's dilapidated neighbourhoods? Charlie Le Duff weighs in. The ever-subversive John Waters on hitch-hiking across the U.S.A. Introducing Montreal's bilingual news outlet: Ricochet Media. Sam Roberts Band performs from Lo-Fantasy.

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Brazil's identity crisis, Kelis performs, the apps that know your face 06/12/2014

Futebol Nation author Davids Goldblatt on how soccer has gone from national unifier to sore spot in Brazil. Musician-turned-chef Kelis on returning to music after a 6-year hiatus. How facial recognition apps and 'face prints' could change everything.

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Corporate sponsored nutrition, Eisenberg and Ayoade on The Double, The Real Cosima 06/11/2014

Is the nutrition advice of health experts being tainted by corporate sponsorship? Two observers weigh in. Actor Jesse Eisenberg and director Richard Ayoade on The Double. "The Real Cosima", Cosima Herter, on real world questions raised by Orphan Black.

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Brazil's radical welfare, meditating with Russell Simmons, colourizing history 06/10/2014

What happens when you give money directly to poor mothers? Olga Khazan shares lessons from Brazil. Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons on how meditation has helped him sustain success. Plus, are colourized historical photographs delightful or deceitful?

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Amazon vs. Hachette, Bebel Gilberto performs, killing the term "content" 06/09/2014

Amazon vs. Hachette: Jeremy Greenfield on a high-stakes and heated dispute. Celebrated Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto previews her new album, Tudo. Huffington Post editor Benjamin Hart makes the case for ditching the catch-all term "content".

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Q Live from Luminato Festival in Toronto! 06/06/2014

Montreal-raised troubadour Rufus Wainwright, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, Green Porno creator Isabella Rossellini, Q media panel, Alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, Electronic wizards A Tribe Called Red, Q rabble-rouser Elvira Kurt.

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Best of Q: Watermark's powerful message, Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Heintz's fake family 06/05/2014

Film-making power team Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky on their powerful Watermark film. Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash performs from The River and The Thread. Artist Suzanne Heintz on why she has a mannequin family.

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Worker deaths in Qatar, F--ked up on Glass Boys, Tom Cruise v. The Internet 06/04/2014

Why are young workers dying in Qatar? Jeremy Schaap on his alarming ESPN report. F--ked up songwriters Damien Abraham and Mike Haliechuk shine light on Glass Boys. LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson challenges the typical narratives about Tom Cruise.

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Cloning Hollywood, re-thinking forgiveness, seniors talk sex 06/03/2014

Could digital clones take Hollywood by storm? New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot on pixel perfect performances. Mark Sakamoto on what war trauma taught his family and new book, Forgiveness. Darren O'Donnell and Betty Logan on sex and senior citizens.

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Human rights in Thailand, the how-to follow to Lean In, foolproof fitness 06/02/2014

Human rights in Thailand are in "free fall" following the coup, says Human Rights Watch. Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk on 'Darling, You Can't Do Both' and making work culture work for women. Journalist Daniel Duane on the surprisingly simple way to get fit.

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National Post's Anne Marie Owens, cartoonist Roz Chast, Tamaki cousins, Matt Andersen performs 05/30/2014

Meet the National Post's new chief: Anne Marie Owens. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast explores aging in her illustrated memoir. Jillian and Mariko Tamaki on their new graphic novel. Blues singer and guitarist Matt Andersen performs from Weightless.

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Remembering Maya Angelou, comic Todd Barry, apps for babies 05/29/2014

Following news of Maya Angelou's death, we revisit Jian's 2011 interview with the legendary author. Comedian Todd Barry on his risky, unscripted Crowd Work Tour. Researcher Cheryl Williams on apps for babies -- are they little more than advertisements?

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Ira Sachs on Love Is Strange, Don McKellar on The Grand Seduction, Corey Hart says farewell 05/28/2014

Indie filmmaker Ira Sachs on Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. Canadian director Don McKellar on The Grande Seduction, his remake of the 2003 Quebec film. Pop singer Corey Hart on fond farewells and 30 years of sunglasses at night.

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Curating the 9/11 museum, Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, police on social media 05/27/2014

Alice Greenwald, director and curator of the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, on the politics of commemoration. Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq on Animism and the things humans get wrong. Professor Patrick Parnaby on how police forces are using social media.

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Fact-checking North Korea, Q Media Panel, Trendy eats and fickle foodies 05/26/2014

North Korea watcher Joshua Stanton on sorting fact from fiction in the Hermit Kingdom. Q sports panel - Sportsnet's Stephen Brunt, ESPN's Megan Greenwell - on Habs fever and Sterling fury. Food writer David Sax on the business and culture of food trends.

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Pianist Chilly Gonzales, 'fat lady rant' actress Sarah Baker, Q media panel, photographer Lynn Goldsmith 05/23/2014

Canadian musician Chilly Gonzales performs and shares lessons throughout the show! Louise C.K. actress Sarah Baker on her viral 'So did the Fat Lady' scene. Q's media panel on this week's news. Photographer Lynn Goldsmith on decades spent shooting stars.

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Photographer Richard Mosse, monologist Mike Daisey, Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore 05/22/2014

Irish artist Richard Mosse on "seducing" audiences into contemplating images of war-torn Congo. Controversial performer Mike Daisey on truth, lies and empathy for Rob Ford. Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore on her award-winning works of beauty, horror.

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'Terrible' political memoirs, Fading Gigolo star John Turturro, butler comeback 05/21/2014

Have political memoirs become hopelessly formulaic? Politico's Casey Cep weighs in. Actor and filmmaker John Turturro on Fading Gigolo and playing an unlikely sex worker. Butlers are making a comeback in homes of the ultra-rich, says GQ's David Katz.

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Africa's book cover, legendary producer Quincy Jones, Jazz-pop prodigy Nikki Yanofsky 05/20/2014

'Africa Is A Country' editor on why so many books about the continent feature one image. Music producing legend Quincy Jones reflects on his epic career. Plus, Jones highlights the talents of his musical protege, Canadian jazz-pop singer Nikki Yanofsky.

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Best of Q: Victoria Day Special featuring Steve Coogan and Angelique Kidjo 05/19/2014

Should men do more housework or should women loosen their standards? A Q debate! Plus, Benin-born singer-songwriter and activist Angelique Kidjo. And a conversation with British comic, actor, and writer Steve Coogan on the touching film, Philomena.

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Sarah McLachlan performs, purging Google, Beefcake body pressure, Barbara Walters 05/16/2014

Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan performs from Shine On. Tech reporter Charles Arthur on Google's clash with the 'right to be forgotten'. Hollywood ramps up body pressures for male actors. Best of Q: Jian's feature chat with Barbara Walters.

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Remembering Tiananmen Square, actress Lake Bell, when boxing matches are fixed 05/15/2014

The world's first Tiananmen Square memorial museum opens in Hong Kong, as activists fight to preserve history. Actress Lake Bell on Million Dollar arm and complicating the girl next door. Former boxing manager Charles Farrell on why he fixed fights.

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Pro-Russian comment army, The Black Keys, DIY taxidermy 05/14/2014

Is Russia fighting fair in the battle for the comment section? The Guardian's Luke Harding weighs in. The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, on Turn Blue and the road away from El Camino. Artist Margot Magpie makes the case for DIY taxidermy.

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Vaccine misinformation, 'Nordic Noir' writer Jo Nesbo, the rise of normcore 05/13/2014

When fears don't match facts, how far should we go in responding to anti-vaccination groups? Plus, bestselling Norwegian mystery novelist Jo Nesbo. And, "anti-lifestlye" writer Thomas Frank on the rise of "normcore" and blandness as fashion statement.

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Owen Pallett performs, actor Kevin Spacey, photographer Jodi Cobb 05/12/2014

Owen Pallett performs live from In Conflict, his first band-backed record. Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey on Richard III and complex villains. Veteran National Geographic photographer Jody Cobb on the joy and heartbreak of documenting hidden worlds.

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Searchlight winner revealed, Q media panel, actor Jason Priestley, July Talk performs 05/09/2014

Jian reveals the winner of the Searchlight 2014! Q media panel on the TFW program, missing women and the voices we don't hear. Actor Jason Priestley on life, and near death, since 90210. Friday Live with hard-charging Toronto indie rockers, July Talk!

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Superpower for Hire, Tom Flanagan bites back, Worn Fashion Journal 05/08/2014

Can good journalism and good advertising co-exist? Two views on Vice's Call Of Duty-inspired documentary. Former Conservative insider Tom Flanagan on the politics of personal destruction. Why Worn Fashion Journal won't tell you what not to wear.

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Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls, U.K. musician David Gray, Searchlight's final four

Will Nigeria's missing girls get more than lip service? Journalists Alexis Okeowo and Anne Perkins weigh in. Plus, U.K. musician David Gray performs from his forthcoming album, Mutineers. And, an update on CBC Searchlight! Four finalists revealed.

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Palestinian student on Auschwitz trip, Under The Skin, Flashdance The Musical

Palestinian doctoral student Zeina Bakarat defends lightning-rod trip to Auchwitz. Best of Q, veteran stand-up comic Marc Maron on his gritty, garage-based show: WTF with Marc Maron. Flashdance co-writer Tom Hedley on adapting the 80s hit for the stage.

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Royal Wood, Russia swearing ban, NSA Munk Debate preview, Tragedy in the Commons 05/02/2014

Royal Wood performs live from his latest record The Burning Bright. Russia says 'nyet!' to foul language on TV and film. Glenn Greenwald and Michael Hayden preview their NSA Munk Debate. MPs speak out in Tragedy in the Commons.

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A new documentary about Aaron Swartz, Community's Dan Harmon, art for taxes in Mexico 05/01-2014

Brian Knappenberger on the life and death of young hacktivist Aaron Swartz. Community creator Dan Harmon on getting fired and rehired. A program to pay for taxes with art in Mexico.

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Bollywood and India's elections, Alain de Botton art debate, filmmaker Kitty Green 04/30/2014

Sandip Roy on Bollywood's role in India's elections. Alain de Botton defends his Art as Therapy argument. Documentary filmmaker Kitty Green on exposing Femen.

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TV's golden age under threat, Big Bird puppetteer Caroll Spinney, Eurovision 2014 preview 04/29/2014

Andrew Leonard on the demise of the golden age of TV. Puppetteer Caroll Spinney on being Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Karen Fricker previews the Eurovision 2014 song contest.

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NFL cheerleaders' labour woes, Dr. Brian Goldman, L.A. Clippers owner's alleged remarks 04/28/2014

Slate writer Amanda Hess on NFL cheerleaders' labour woes. Dr. Brian Goldman on the secret language of doctors. Q's sports panel on racist remarks allegedly made by the owner of the L.A. Clippers

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