Friday, August 10, 2012 | Categories: Q Weekly Update
Q the Summer! Stephen Quinn guest hosts all week.
MONDAY: Journalists Andrew Potter and Sean Gordon look back at the summer games in London. Media manipulator Ryan Holiday on his new book Trust Me I'm Lying. Plus Jian's conversation with Cuban director Alejandro Brugues about his zombie comedy Juan of Dead, now out on DVD. Listen to the whole show.
TUESDAY: Journalist Robert Fisk on how the conflict in Syria is resulting in tragic losses to the country's cultural heritage. Looking back at the life and legacy of Helen Gurley Brown and Cosmopolitan magazine. Plus, Jian's conversation with pop soul legend Lionel Richie on his new duets album. Listen to the whole show.
WEDNESDAY: A controversial thread on Reddit features stories of rape, from the rapist's point of view. We discuss whether this is a positive development, or a dangerous precedent. Plus a performance and conversation with singer-songwriter Jason Mraz on his latest album Love Is A Four Letter World. Gordon Smith, the Canadian special effects wizard behind X-Men and JFK, on his career making movie magic. Listen to the whole show.
THURSDAY: Insane Clown Posse is suing the FBI for listing its fans as a criminal gang. We talk to journalist and Juggalo expert Camille Dodero about the controversy. Jane Fonda on her new film ...And If We All Lived Together, about a group of senior citizens who move into together in a grand old house in France. Best of Q: A performance by Bahamas, from his album Barchords. Listen to the whole show.
FRIDAY: Journalist David Kirby, author of the new book Death at SeaWorld, on the ethics of keeping killer whales in captivity. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried on making jokes about tragedy "too soon".
Audio is available the day following the broadcast.