: Best of Q holiday show
. U.K. author and philosopher Alain de Boton
on his controversial book, Religion for Atheists
. Chart-topping band FUN
perform in studio Q, including their anthemic hit song We Are Young
. Stanford professor Penny Eckert
on the language style of teenage girls, from up-talk to vocal fry.
Author Barbara Will
on Paris-based American expat Gertrude Stein and her ties to the Vichy regime in German-occupied France during World War II. The Met currently has an exhibition on display called Steins Collect
, which leaves out this history. British writer/director and actor Stephen Merchant
(and creative collaborator with Ricky Gervais) on revisiting his first love: stand-up comedy. Rob Van Winkle, aka '90s rapper Vanilla Ice
, talks about his dual career in real estate and television.Wednesday: Jim Brown guest hosts!
British academic Karen Fricker
reflects on the annual European song competition Eurovision
, coming out of Azerbaijan this year. Composer, conductor, and musician David Amram
who brought jazz and folk influences into classical music, and worked closely with everyone to Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, to Beat era writer Jack Kerouac. A look at the state of child actors today.
A special two-part interview with African-American writer Toni Morrison
on her career, her life, and her latest novel, Home
. Actress Edie Falco
on her remarkable TV portrayal of a drug-abusing health care worker in the tragi-comic cable series, Nurse Jackie
The announcement of a special Q co-production during the month of June. Friday Live musical guest Québécoise singer-songwriter Ariane Moffatt
. Q's Media Panel
. A look at journalism written by computers. Torquil Campbell's Rant or Rave
. Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame
, and more.
Audio is available the day following the broadcast.