This Week on Q - Oct 8-12/12

MONDAY: Thanksgiving - Best of Q show. Memoirist Lily Raff McCallou on her book, about going from squeamish urban eater to hunting her own meat. Comedian Stephen Merchant talks about The Office, Life is Short, as well as his stand-up comedy tour and DVD, Hello Ladies. Have standing ovations lost their meaning? New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley argues that every theatre production seems to earn an ovation from audiences, and that's cheapening their worth. Listen here.

TUESDAY: Sarah Wayne Callies, co-star of the hugely popular TV zombie drama, The Walking Dead. Filmmaker Sarah Polley on her documentary, Stories We Tell, in which the director and actress talks to her relatives and revisits events in her family's past.
Tanned and debonair actor George Hamilton, currently co-starring in a stage production of La Cage aux Folles. Listen here.

WEDNESDAY: Journalist and Slate contributor Seth Stevenson on the practice of buying Twitter followers. Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on his memoir, Total Recall. Director Brandon Cronenberg and actress Sarah Gadon on their film Antiviral, which opens this week across Canada. Listen here.

THURSDAY: Terry O'Reilly guest hosts. Author Steven Poole explains why he's so critical of the trend toward popular neuroscience books. Fashion maven Stacy London of What Not to Wear fame, talks about her new book, The Truth About Style. Swedish chef Marcus Nilsson talks about New Nordic Cuisine, which is becoming popular worldwide.

FRIDAY: Terry O'Reilly guest hosts. Friday live musical guest: Vancouver's Hey Ocean! perform from their 2012 release, Is. New Yorker movie critic David Denby answers yes to his new book's title question, Does Film Have a Future? Grad School of Rock. Creative writing professor and musician Ben Nugent argues that rock musicians need grad programs to succeed. Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame

Audio is available the day after the broadcast.
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