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q: The Podcast

Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into -- be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy -- q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q arts and entertainment get personal.

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Why don't you high five yourself?

Brent is a punk musician, radio announcer and an all-around fun guy who is completely unable to celebrate himself.

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Jon Montgomery

The skeleton racer talks to host Kelly VanderBeek about capturing perfect moments and the finer points of his sport.

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The secret to happiness?

Ask Yale professor Laurie Santos and the 1,200 students taking her class.

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Cannabis: from prohibition to legalization

Hear how cannabis went from unknown, illegal and vilified to the present day, where it's the foundation of a multi-billion dollar industry.

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Feb. 21: How Kazuhiro Tsuji transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour

Kazuhiro Tsuji is the makeup artist who transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. He discusses what it took to turn the actor into the famed politician on screen.

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Feb. 21: The Beaches on their Juno nomination and debut album Late Show

The Beaches dropped by the q studio to perform three songs from their record and discuss how the album came together.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:00]


Feb. 21: 'Being too woke can actually be bad': Ronny Chieng on forging his own path in the comedy world

Since joining Trevor Noah's Daily Show, Ronny Chieng has sold out global stand-up tours, made a semi-autobiographical sitcom and landed a role in Crazy Rich Asians.

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Full episode: Ronny Chieng, Kazuhiro Tsuji, The Beaches 21/02/2018

Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng talks about forging his own path in the comedy world. Makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji explains what it took to transform Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. The Beaches perform three song from their debut album and discuss their Juno nomination.

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Feb. 20: Zadie Smith on staying open to art, and 'feeling free' to change her mind

Author and essayist Zadie Smith talks about her non-fiction writing and what it's taught her about the act of trying to make sense of a chaotic world.

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Feb. 20: Anne T. Donahue breaks down Fergie's awkward NBA All-Star national anthem performance

Our pop culture contributor shares her take on Fergie's sexy rendition of the 'Star-Spangled Banner,' which is drawing criticism and laughs.

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Feb. 20: Bruce McCulloch on his new CBC web series This Blows and working with young people

Comedian Bruce McCulloch talks about his new horror comedy series — think of it as Kids in the Hall meets Wonder Woman with a little bit of gore thrown in.

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Feb. 20: Brown Girl Begins brings a post-apocalyptic Toronto to life

Director Sharon Lewis talks about Black Futures Month and why increasing the representation of young black women on the big screen is important.

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Full episode: Zadie Smith, Anne T. Donahue, Bruce McCulloch, Sharon Lewis 20/02/2018

Author and essayist Zadie Smith talks about her non-fiction writing. Anne T. Donahue shares her take on Fergie's awkward NBA All-Star national anthem performance. Comedian Bruce McCulloch talks about his new horror comedy series This Blows. Director Sharon Lewis talks about Black Futures Month and her film Brown Girl Begins.

Download Full episode: Zadie Smith, Anne T. Donahue, Bruce McCulloch, Sharon Lewis 20/02/2018
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Feb. 19: Too Attached explain why they're celebrating anger in their latest album

Siblings Shamik Bilgi and Vivek Shraya of the electro-pop band Too Attached discuss their new record Angry.

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Feb. 19: Tegan and Sara: 'Not a lot of bands make it to eight records'

The Canadian duo reflect on 20 years of being in a band together (and 36 years as twin sisters).

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Feb. 19: Hanson had no interest in fame 25 years ago and they're still not interested today

The trio of brothers are back with a greatest hits compilation called Middle of Everywhere. They join Tom Power in the studio to discuss their 25-year career.

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Feb. 19: How The Big Sick got to the big screen

Husband-and-wife team Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon talk about bringing their critically acclaimed romantic comedy to the big screen.

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Full episode: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, Hanson, Tegan and Sara, Shamik Bilgi and Vivek Shraya 19/02/2018

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon talk about bringing their critically acclaimed romantic comedy The Big Sick to the big screen. The Hanson brothers discuss their 25-year career. Twin sisters Tegan and Sara reflect on 20 years of being in a band together. Shamik Bilgi and Vivek Shraya of Too Attached discuss their new album Angry.

Download Full episode: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, Hanson, Tegan and Sara, Shamik Bilgi and Vivek Shraya 19/02/2018
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Full episode: Danai Gurira, Raina Douris and Odario Williams, Justin Bieber exhibit preview, shy kids 16/02/2018

Danai Gurira explains why Black Panther’s value is more important than any records it might break at the box office. Raina Douris and Odario Williams talk about the Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour. We preview the Justin Bieber exhibit in Stratford, Ont. Shy Kids talk about their new album and why making it in America isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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Feb. 16: Toronto band Shy Kids on the idea of making it in America and their new album In A State

Matthew Hornick and Walter Woodman of Shy Kids talk about their new album and why heading to Hollywood wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

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Feb. 16: Justin Bieber exhibit opens where Bieber Fever began: Stratford, Ontario

From old library cards to backstage passes, the new Justin Bieber exhibit sheds light on the pop superstar's early life.

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Feb. 16: q This breaks down the Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour drama

Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss the Smashing Pumpkins reunion and the whole concept of reunion tours in general.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:46]


Feb. 16: Black Panther actress Danai Gurira explains why the Marvel movie is 'getting it right'

Danai Gurira talks about the hype around Black Panther and why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:05]


Feb. 15: How a tumour in her throat helped spoken word poet Sabrina Benaim find her voice

Spoken word poetry was more than a coping mechanism for Sabrina Benaim — it was a platform to discuss her deepest insecurities, depression and anxiety.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:33]


Feb. 15: Comedian Pete Holmes on questioning his faith on season two of Crashing

Pete Holmes discusses his loosely autobiographical HBO series Crashing, about a comedian struggling to find a home in New York's fiercely competitive stand-up scene.

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Feb. 15: Jeanne Beker explains why she's championing Mark Sakamoto's book Forgiveness for Canada Reads

Canada Reads panellist Jeanne Beker shares the personal reason why she chose to defend the book Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto.

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Full episode: Pete Holmes, Jeanne Beker, Sabrina Benaim 15/02/2018

Comedian Pete Holmes talks about season two of HBO’s Crashing. Canada Reads panellist Jeanne Beker explains why she’s championing Mark Sakamoto’s book Forgiveness. Sabrina Benaim discusses how spoken word poetry helped her find her voice.

Download Full episode: Pete Holmes, Jeanne Beker, Sabrina Benaim 15/02/2018
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Feb. 14: Jael Richardson's book pick: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory.

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Feb. 14: Top Hollywood stylist Karla Welch talks red carpet fashion

Karla Welch talks about what it takes to get her A-list celebrity clients, such as Justin Bieber and Lorde, ready for the red carpet during awards season.

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Feb. 14: McMafia mastermind Misha Glenny on the real world mobsters that inspired the TV show

Misha Glenny knows what it's like to sit across from actual mobsters — he's spent most of his career interviewing them as an investigative journalist.

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Feb. 14: Mosha Lundström Halbert breaks down the biggest runway stories from New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is coming to an end. Our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert gives a round-up of the hottest stories.

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Feb. 14: Comedian Pete Holmes shares his favourite Valentine's Day story

Pete Holmes recounts a Valentine's Day show that went horribly wrong, until a very special guest dropped in unexpectedly.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:05]


Full episode: Misha Glenny, Jael Richardson, Mosha Lundström Halbert, Karla Welch 14/02/2018

Investigative journalist Misha Glenny talks about McMafia. Comedian Pete Holmes shares his favourite Valentine's Day story. Jael Richardson gives a book recommendation. Mosha Lundström Halbert breaks down the biggest runway stories from New York Fashion Week. Top Hollywood stylist Karla Welch talks red carpet fashion.

Download Full episode: Misha Glenny, Jael Richardson, Mosha Lundström Halbert, Karla Welch 14/02/2018
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Feb. 13: Crooked Shadows: Chris Carrabba releases new Dashboard Confessional album

Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba opens up about his new album Crooked Shadows.

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Feb. 13: 'I get off on self-deprecation': Jo Koy on family, comedy and his new Netflix series

Comedian Jo Koy explains why he thinks his self-deprecating stand-up act relates to a diverse audience.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:24]


Feb. 13: Here and Now: Jerrika Hinton goes beyond Grey's Anatomy

Jerrika Hinton talks to Tom Power about her new role in HBO's Here and Now series.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:55]


Feb. 13: Anne T. Donahue's binge-worthy show recommendation: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Anne T. Donahue discusses two things she likes and one she doesn't in the world of pop culture this week.

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Full episode: Jerrika Hinton, Anne T. Donahue, Jo Koy, Chris Carrabba 13/02/2018

Actress Jerrika Hinton talks about her new role in HBO's Here and Now. Anne T. Donahue discusses two things she likes and one she doesn't in the world of pop culture this week. Comedian Jo Koy explains why he thinks his self-deprecating stand-up act relates to a diverse audience. Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba opens up about his new album Crooked Shadows.

Download Full episode: Jerrika Hinton, Anne T. Donahue, Jo Koy, Chris Carrabba 13/02/2018
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Feb. 12: 'My translation contains some mistakes': The Vegetarian translator addresses her critics

Deborah Smith is at the center of a controversy regarding her prize-winning translation of Han Kang's novel The Vegetarian. She gives us her take on the matter.

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Feb 12: q Screen Panel discusses Black Panther's big screen debut

Arts writer John Semley, CBC's Amanda Parris and actor Charles Officer discuss the opening of Black Panther in this week's edition of the q screen panel.

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Full episode: Alex Garland, q screen panel on Black Panther, Deborah Smith.12/02/2018

Annihilation screenwriter and director Alex Garland discusses adapting a novel into a sci-fi film. q screen panel's John Semley, Amanda Parris and Charles Officer talk about Black Panther. Deborah Smith responds to critics about her translation of The Vegetarian.

Download Full episode: Alex Garland, q screen panel on Black Panther, Deborah Smith.12/02/2018
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Feb. 12: Director Alex Garland on Annihilation, The Beach and adapting novels into films

As an author turned filmmaker, Alex Garland has been on both sides of the book-to-screen adaptation coin. He drops by the q studio to discuss his latest film Annihilation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:45]


Feb. 9: The Post screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer explain why the film is striking a chord right now

The screenwriters behind one of the most anticipated films of the year discuss why The Post has been called 'the film we need right now' by critics.

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Feb. 9: q This looks back on the greatest and most questionable movie soundtracks of all time

The Black Panther soundtrack drops today, which got us wondering: when was the last time you purchased and played a whole movie soundtrack?

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Feb. 9: Olympic figure skater Eric Radford on how lyric music is changing The Games

For the first time ever, Olympic figure skaters in Pyeongchang will be allowed to perform to music with lyrics. Eric Radford discusses his song choices.

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Feb. 9: A gateway to Canadian K-Pop

Did you know some of the biggest K-Pop stars come from Canada? Gerald Belanger sheds some light on the K-Pop that really connects with Canadians.

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Full episode: Eric Radford, q This, gateway to Canadian K-Pop, Liz Hannah and Josh Singer 09/02/2018

Olympic pairs skater Eric Radford discusses his song choices for Pyeongchang. Raina Douris and Odario Williams talk about the Black Panther soundtrack. Gerald Belanger gives a gateway to Canadian K-Pop. Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer explain why The Post is striking a chord right now.

Download Full episode: Eric Radford, q This, gateway to Canadian K-Pop, Liz Hannah and Josh Singer 09/02/2018
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Feb. 8: A gateway to figure skating in film

Former professional figure skater Benjamin Oberman brings you an introduction to some of the best movies about the art, athleticism and drama of figure skating.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:18]


Feb. 8: How Louie Anderson channels his family for his standup

Actor Louie Anderson talks about the role his own family plays in helping him develop his comedic material.

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Feb. 8: For Willem Dafoe, the key to acting is the ability to 'disappear into the reality of the world'

Actor Willem Dafoe opens up about the art of acting, his past work in theatre and his latest project, director Sean Baker's The Florida Project.

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Feb. 8: The Good Lovelies on their new sound and latest album Shapeshifters

The Good Lovelies perform three songs off their latest record and talk about their new sound and outlook on life.

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Full episode: Louie Anderson, Willem Dafoe, gateway to figure skating in film, The Good Lovelies 08/02/2018

Comedian Louie Anderson talks about playing Zach Galafianakis' mom on Baskets. Willem Defoe opens up about the art of acting. A former professional figure skater offers a gateway to figure skating in film. The Good Lovelies discuss their new album Shapeshifters.

Download Full episode: Louie Anderson, Willem Dafoe, gateway to figure skating in film, The Good Lovelies 08/02/2018
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Full episode: Nicholas Campbell, Takashi Murakami, Diana Bang 07/02/2018

Canadian actor Nicholas Campbell talks about his decision to return to theatre. Japanese artist Takashi Murakami talks about the dark history that inspired his colourful and cheerful work. Vancouver actress Diana Bang discusses the challenge of portraying a nuanced character in her latest film Entanglement.

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Feb. 7: 'People don't like me': Takashi Murakami on reaction to his artwork in his home country of Japan

Iconic visual artist Takashi Murakami talks about the dark history that inspired his colourful and cheerful work.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:04]


Feb. 7: Nicholas Campbell on breaking type and returning to stage in Jerusalem

Award-winning Canadian actor Nicholas Campbell talks about his decision to return to theatre and what's next for him.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:10]


Feb. 7: Vancouver actress Diana Bang on owning the best friend role

Actress Diana Bang discusses the challenge of portraying a nuanced character in her latest film Entanglement.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:53]


Feb. 06: From the crib to the AGO: Guillermo del Toro's lifelong kinship with monsters

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro tells us about the beauty of monsters in his new AGO exhibit.

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Feb. 06: Why everyone is excited to see Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer

Anne T. Donahue discusses the biggest headlines in pop culture right now: Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, the birth of Kylie Jenner's baby girl and more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:47]


Feb. 06: Barenaked Ladies on their Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction at 2018 Junos

The band will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on March 25 in Vancouver.

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Feb. 06: Inside the joyful sounds of Port-au-Prince with Haitian DJ Michael Brun

Haitian DJ Michael Brun reminisces about his hometown Port-au-Prince in his edition of the q Block Party.

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Full episode: Barenaked Ladies, Anne T. Donahue, Michael Brun, Guillermo del Toro 06/02/2018

Barenaked Ladies discuss their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Anne T. Donahue talks about Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. DJ Michael Brun shares his Port-au-Prince block party. Guillermo del Toro explains his lifelong kinship with monsters.

Download Full episode: Barenaked Ladies, Anne T. Donahue, Michael Brun, Guillermo del Toro 06/02/2018
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Full episode: Haley Joel Osment, John Semley and Tina Hassannia, The Sheepdogs 05/02/2018

Haley Joel Osment talks about The Sixth Sense and The X-Files. John Semley and Tina Hassannia discuss The Passion of The Christ sequel. The Sheepdogs talk about their new album Changing Colours.

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Feb. 05: The Sheepdogs on their prairie rock sound and the inspiration for their new album Changing Colours

Ryan Gullen and Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs dropped by the q studio to talk about their new sound and latest record Changing Colours.

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Feb. 05: Will Mel Gibson's sequel to The Passion of the Christ be as successful as its predecessor?

The 2004 megablockbuster launched a faith-based film industry, but a lot has changed since then.

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Feb. 05: Haley Joel Osment talks The X-Files reboot, The Sixth Sense and avoiding the pitfalls of child stardom

Former child star Haley Joel Osment discusses his new role on The X-Files reboot and how he processed starring in The Sixth Sense when he was only 10 years old.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:42]


Feb. 2: New music release: looking at Justin Timberlake's new album, Man of the Woods

A few weeks ago we talked a little bit about Justin Timberlake's new single. Today, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Stuart Berman review the full album.

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Feb. 2: Lee Ann Womack sings for the lonely and the lonesome

Country music artist Lee Ann Womack talks about her new record, which finds her reaffirming the things that matter to her the most.

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Feb. 2: Crawford co-creators reveal where they stand on the raccoon appreciation spectrum

Trailer Park Boys co-creator Mike Clattenburg and musician Mike O'Neill talk about their new CBC comedy Crawford.

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Feb. 2: Screenwriter Danny Rubin lives Groundhog Day every day

Danny Rubin's career revolves around Groundhog Day, from the movie, to the book, and now: the musical!

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Full episode: Mike Clattenburg and Mike O'Neill, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Stuart Berman, Danny Rubin, Lee Ann Womack 02/02/2018

Mike Clattenburg and Mike O'Neill talk about their new CBC comedy Crawford. Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Stuart Berman review Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods. Screenwriter Danny Rubin discusses the classic 1993 film Groundhog Day. Country music artist Lee Ann Womack talks about her new record.

Download Full episode: Mike Clattenburg and Mike O'Neill, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Stuart Berman, Danny Rubin, Lee Ann Womack 02/02/2018
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Feb. 1: Music critic Jon Savage on why the year 1966 marked a key cultural turning point

Author and music journalist Jon Savage makes the argument that the year 1966 was an important turning point for all pop culture that followed.

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Feb. 1: 'You never see a dumb Asian on network television': The Good Place's Manny Jacinto on playing against type

Vancouver's own Manny Jacinto talks about getting his breakout role on The Good Place as a character who subverts expectations of Asian characters on TV.

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Full episode: Manny Jacinto, Jon Savage, Kate Dubinski, d’bi young anitafrika 01/02/2018

Actor Manny Jacinto talks about subverting stereotypes on The Good Place. Music critic Jon Savage discusses 1966: The Year The Sixties Exploded. CBC reporter Kate Dubinski breaks down the Prom Queen: The Musical controversy. Toronto playwright d’bi young anitafrika on Once Upon a Black Boy.

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Feb. 1: Playwright d'bi young looks at what it's like raising a young black man in Once Upon a Black Boy

Toronto poet and playwright d'bi young drops by the q studio to talk about her new play Once Upon a Black Boy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:05]


Feb. 1: CBC reporter Kate Dubinski breaks down the controversy surrounding Prom Queen: The Musical

After experiencing a backlash, the Thames Valley District School Board recently decided to restore funding for a musical about a student's gay prom date.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:56]


Full episode: ‘Northern Touch’ oral history, Barbara Hannigan, Jael Richardson, Alan Frew, Kelley Armstrong 31/01/2018

An oral history of the Juno-winning song ‘Northern Touch’ on its 20th anniversary. Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan discusses her Grammy-winning album. Book contributor Jael Richardson talks about The Questionable Behaviour of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone. Glass Tiger’s Alan Frew opens up about his successful recovery from a stroke and the band’s new album. Bestselling author Kelley Armstrong talks about her chilling new thriller This Fallen Prey.

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Jan. 31: Glass Tiger's Alan Frew on recovering from his stroke to release the band's latest album 31

Alan Frew of Glass Tiger talks about celebrating the band's 31st anniversary with a new album of reimagined classic songs.

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Jan. 31: ‘Northern Touch’ at 20: An oral history of the most important rap collaboration in Canadian history

For the 20 year anniversary of its release, the artists and key contributors to the song reflect on its impact, then and now.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:36]


Jan. 31: Kelley Armstrong on her latest thriller This Fallen Prey and her creative process

Canadian author Kelley Armstrong talks about her new novel, raising a family and her little cabin in rural Ontario where she writes.

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Jan. 31: Jael Richardson's book pick: The Questionable Behaviour of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone

q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss The Questionable Behaviour of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone.

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Jan. 31: Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan on her Grammy-winning album Crazy Girl Crazy

The Nova Scotian singer and conductor won the best classical solo vocal album award at this year's Grammys.

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Jan. 30: Jennifer Hudson was handpicked to portray Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopic

Anne T. Donahue discusses two things she likes and one she doesn't in the world of pop culture this week.

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Jan. 30: How artist Laurie Simmons took a cue from her daughter Lena Dunham to make her debut film, My Art

Laurie Simmons on her daughter, Lena Dunham, and demystifying the artist's life in the new film My Art.

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Jan. 30: How a former CIA analyst and working mom used her experience to write her debut spy novel

Cleveland's debut thriller Need to Know is already set for a movie adaptation starring Charlize Theron.

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Jan. 30: Canada Reads 2018 panellists on their choices for the 'one book to open your eyes'

This year's Canada Reads panellists talk about which five books are going head to head and why their book choice is the book to open Canadians' eyes.

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Full episode: Canada Reads 2018 panelists, Anne T. Donahue, Laurie Simmons, Karen Cleveland 30/01/2018

The Canada Reads 2018 panellists reveal their book choices. Contributor Anne T. Donahue talks about Jennifer Hudson's upcoming role as Aretha Franklin, Helen Mirren's Winchester, and the Dirty John podcast. Artist and photographer Laurie Simmons discusses her debut film My Art. Former CIA analyst Karen Cleveland on her new book Need to Know.

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Jan. 29: The best of Sundance, the rise of Netflix and the return of Murphy Brown

John Semley and Amanda Parris discuss some of the biggest stories happening right now in the film and television worlds.

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Jan. 29: Grammys 2018: highlights from music's biggest night

Odario Williams and music journalist Liisa Ladouceur break down the best and the worst from the 60th annual Grammy Awards.

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Jan. 29: Greta Gerwig's directing career takes flight with debut, Lady Bird

Actress Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut with her new film, Lady Bird, which loosely chronicles her teenage years growing up in a small town.

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Full episode: Liisa Ladouceur and Odario Williams, Greta Gerwig, John Semley and Amanda Parris 29/01/2018

Liisa Ladouceur and Odario Williams recap the Grammy Awards. Director Greta Gerwig talks about her debut Lady Bird. q screen panel's John Semley and Amanda Parris discuss Sundance, Netflix and the return of Murphy Brown.

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Jan. 26: Neil Diamond, Elton John, Slayer: three music powerhouses retire from touring

q This' Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Stuart Berman discuss recent announcements from three legendary acts that will stop touring.

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Jan. 26: Nancy Cartwright goes In Search of Fellini in her latest film

Nancy Cartwright, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson, talks about writing her semi-autobiographical film In Search of Fellini.

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Jan. 26: Amanda Walsh remembers becoming MuchMusic's youngest VJ

Amanda Walsh chats to host Tom Power about her latest gig in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

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Full episode: Nancy Cartwright, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Stuart Berman, Director X, Amanda Walsh 26/01/18

Nancy Cartwright chats about writing 'In Search of Fellini'. q This panel Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Stuart Berman discuss three music superstars who are retiring from touring. Director X presents his Brampton Block Party playlist. Amanda Walsh chats about her latest role in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

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Jan. 25: Jim Cuddy talks loss, the joy of touring and his new solo music

Canadian singer-songwriter and Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy is back with a new solo album called Constellation.

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Jan. 25: Audrey Dwyer and Catherine Hernandez on the intentional awkwardness of their new play Calpurnia

Calpurnia follows a young playwright named Julie who is planning to retell To Kill A Mockingbird from the perspective of Calpurnia, Atticus Finch's black maid.

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Jan. 25: Actress Kristin Lehman on Netflix's next big sci-fi spectacle Altered Carbon

The highly anticipated sci-fi drama is a 25th century murder mystery about digitized consciousness and immortality. Canadian actress Kristin Lehman talks about her starring role.

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Full episode: Jim Cuddy, Kristin Lehman, Audrey Dwyer and Catherine Hernandez 25/01/2018

Jim Cuddy discusses his new solo album Constellations. Actress Kristin Lehman talks about her role in Netflix's Altered Carbon. Playwright Audrey Dwyer and co-producer Catherine Hernandez talk about their new play Calpurnia.

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Jan. 24: Meet actor Doug Jones, the man behind Guillermo del Toro's movie monsters

Doug Jones has made a career playing monsters, including the Amphibian Man in Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. He discusses the appeal of playing monsters and how he prepares for these roles.

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Jan. 24: 'Unbelievable': director Andy Hines on the reaction to his Grammy-nominated video for 1-800-273-8255

Nova Scotia-born director Andy Hines discusses his Grammy-nominated music video 1-800-273-8255.

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Jan. 24: Actor Peter Turner on the real-life romance that inspired Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Peter Turner discusses his new film about Gloria Grahame, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool.

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Full episode: Peter Turner, Lena Waithe, Doug Jones, Andy Hines 24/01/2018

Peter Turner discusses his new film about Gloria Grahame. Lena Waithe's Chicago block party. Actor Doug Jones on playing the Amphibian Man in Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. Nova Scotian-born director Andy Hines on his Grammy nominated music video.

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Full episode: John Semley and Tina Hassannia, Jordan Peele, Anne T. Donahue, Charlie Demers 23/01/18

q screen panelists John Semley and Tina Hassannia chat about Oscar nominations. Jordan Peele discusses his directorial debut in Get Out. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue chats about the relevance of the Razzie awards in the age of social media.

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Jan. 23: Jordan Peele's Get Out is a 'social thriller' that tackles a timely issue

Peele is nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 2018 Oscars. In lead up to the Academy Awards, here's our conversation with Jordan Peele about his directorial debut from February 23, 2017.

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Jan. 23: What to expect at the 2018 Oscars

Our q screen panel contributors John Semley and Tina Hassannia break down the 2018 Oscar nominees.

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Jan. 23: Did social media kill the Razzies?

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue discusses the Razzie awards, the SAG Awards typo for Judi Dench and Princess Eugenie's engagement.

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Jan. 23: Comedian Charlie Demers jokes about fatherhood on latest album

Vancouver-based comedian Charlie Demers explores how fatherhood has influenced his new material in his comedy album Fatherland.

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Jan 22: Mark Critch reflects on 25 years of This Hour Has 22 Minutes

This Hour Has 22 Minutes celebrates its 25th anniversary. Writer and cast member Mark Critch chats with guest host Laurie Brown about his memories working on Canadian comedy show.

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Jan 22: 'Will you accept this rose?': a gateway to The Bachelor

Season 22 of the reality TV series just started. Writer Suzannah Showler talks about what the show tells us about our ideas on dating, romance and North American identity.

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Jan 22: Jordan Tannahill's play Declarations is 'a joyous ritual' about coming to terms with death

Guest host Laurie Brown chats with artist Jordan Tannahill about his play Declarations and debut book Liminal.

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Jan 22: Erin Bow announces winners of The First Page student writing challenge

Author Erin Bow reveals the winners of CBC Book's The First Page challenge. Guest host Laurie Brown chats with one of the finalists about her winning entry.

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Full episode: Mark Critch, Suzannah Showler, Jordan Tannahill, Erin Bow 22/01/2018

Comedian Mark Critch talks about the history of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Jordan Tannahill talks about his new play Declarations. Author Suzannah Showler gives a gateway to The Bachelor. Erin Bow reveals the winners of The First Page challenge.

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Jan 19: Janis Joplin's guitarist John Till pays tribute to the late singer on her 75th birthday

John Till revisits Joplin's life and musical legacy on what would be her 75th birthday.

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Jan. 19: Breaking Bad at 10: RJ Mitte on the show that changed his life

RJ Mitte broke out in his boundary-busting role as Walt Jr. on the hit series Breaking Bad, which turns 10 this month.

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Jan 19: New music releases: looking at new albums by They Might Be Giants and Derek Smalls

q This' Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music from They Might Be Giants and Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls. They also discuss Weird Al Yankovic's upcoming tour.

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Full episode: RJ Mitte, Raina Douris and Odario Williams, John Till, Geoffrey Kelly and Jill Daum 19/01/2018

RJ Mitte reflects on Breaking Bad’s 10th anniversary. Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss new music releases. Guitarist John Till remembers Janis Joplin. Geoffrey Kelly and Jill Daum talk about Spirit of the West.

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Jan. 18: Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly on #MeToo and CanCon in the Netflix era

Mélanie Joly stops by q to talk about her vision for Canadian cultural industries at a time of major change.

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Jan. 18: Barenaked Ladies on their Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction at 2018 Junos

The band will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on March 25 in Vancouver.

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Full episode: Barenaked Ladies, André Leon Talley, Mélanie Joly 18/01/2018

Barenaked Ladies discuss their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. André Leon Talley, the former editor-at-large of Vogue, talks about a new documentary about his life. Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly discusses her vision for Canadian cultural industries.

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Jan. 17: 'Memory is a weird thing': Robert Lepage explores the instability of memory in 887

In Robert Lepage's current touring show, 887, he examines his early life growing up in Quebec City, complete with a scaled-down replica of his old neighbourhood.

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Jan. 17: Jael Richardson's book pick: The Boat People by Sharon Bala

q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her first book recommendation of 2018. Today, she'll discuss author Sharon Bala's The Boat People.

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Jan. 17: How Studio 58 is tackling harassment in performing arts by raising questions in the classroom

Longtime theatre instructor Courtenay Dobbie discusses how she's bringing conversations about sexual misconduct into the classroom at Studio 58.

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Jan. 17: Here's the shortlist for The First Page student writing challenge

Erin Bow tell us about her role as judge and reveals the shortlist for The First Page student writing challenge.

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Full episode: Robert Lepage, Jael Richardson, Erin Bow, Courtenay Dobbie 17/01/2018

Playwright Robert Lepage talks about his one-man show 887. Jael Richardson shares her first book recommendation of 2018. The First Page judge Erin Bow reveals the competition’s shortlist. Courtenay Dobbie shares how Studio 58 is tackling harassment in the industry.

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Full episode: Bahamas, Anne T. Donahue, George Stroumboulopoulos, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio 16/01/2018

Bahamas previews tracks from his new album. Anne T. Donahue talks about the latest in pop culture news. George Stroumboulopoulos share his memories of Dolores O’Riordan. Curator Pablo Ortiz Monasterio discusses a new Frida Kahlo exhibit.

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Jan. 16: Why you should be excited for the 20th anniversary of Dawson's Creek

Anne T. Donahue discusses two things she likes and one she doesn't in the world of pop culture this week.

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Jan. 16: George Stromboulopoulos looks back on The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan's career

Music journalist George Stromboulopoulos shares his memories of Dolores O’Riordan and what she meant to music.

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Jan. 16: Sorting through Frida Kahlo's private stash of photos: Pablo Ortiz Monasterio

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, the curator of a new exhibit of Frida Kahlo's photos, reveals what's still mysterious and controversial about this iconic art figure.

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Jan. 16: How Bahamas overcame writer's block to create his catchiest album yet

Bahamas, a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen, dropped by the q studio to preview tracks from his latest album Earthtones.

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Full episode: Lena Waithe, John Semley and Amanda Parris, Cadence Weapon 15/01/2018

Lena Waithe talks about her new Showtime series The Chi. q contributors John Semley and Amanda Parris discuss our love for dystopian TV. Rapper Cadence Weapon opens up about his musical journey.

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Jan. 15: Lena Waithe hopes to bring greater representation to Chicago's black communities on TV

Waithe hopes her new Showtime series The Chi will bring humanity and perspective to a city that usually makes headlines for gangs and gun violence.

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Jan. 15: What does our love for Netflix's Black Mirror say about our relationship with technology?

Our q contributors look at the relevance of the sitcom, season four of Black Mirror, and issues of sexual misconduct during awards season.

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Jan. 15: Rapper Cadence Weapon on his musical journey and current state of hip-hop in Canada

Edmonton rapper Cadence Weapon talks about his self-titled new album and chasing his music dreams in Montreal and Toronto.

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Full episode: Gregory Porter, Raina Douris and Odario Williams, Cadence Weapon, Julia Alexander 12/01/2018

Jazz singer Gregory Porter talks about Nat King Cole. The q This panel weighs in on the Radiohead and Lana Del Rey copyright dispute. Cadence Weapon presents his Edmonton block party. Culture reporter Julia Alexander discusses Logan Paul.

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Jan. 12 Jazz singer Gregory Porter on his new album and looking up to Nat King Cole as a father figure

Gregory Porter pays tribute to Nat King Cole on his latest album, Nat King Cole & Me, and explains the impact Cole has had on his life.

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Jan. 12: q This weighs in on the Hollies vs. Radiohead vs. Lana Del Rey saga

Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss Radiohead’s copyright dispute with Lana Del Rey and review new music from Bruno Mars and Cardi B.

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Jan. 12: Cadence Weapon pays tribute to Edmonton in his q Block Party

Edmonton rapper and former poet laureate Cadence Weapon picks songs that remind him of his hometown.

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Jan. 12: Logan Paul backlash is raising ethical questions about YouTube

Logan Paul's young fans are defending the YouTube star online, which has people questioning the platform's own accountability when dealing with problematic videos.

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Full episode: Leïla Slimani, Cameron Bailey, Mike Feehan 11/01/2018

Author Leïla Slimani discusses the dark side of the mother-nanny dynamic in her latest novel. TIFF's Cameron Bailey breaks down the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. Illustrator Mike Feehan talks about the reinvention of Snagglepuss.

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Jan. 11: Leïla Slimani explores every parent's 'worst nightmare' in her latest novel, The Perfect Nanny

Author Leïla Slimani discusses the dark side of parenthood, perfection and the mother-nanny dynamic in her Prix Goncourt-winning novel, The Perfect Nanny.

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Jan. 11: TIFF's Cameron Bailey breaks down 2018 Canada's Top Ten Film Festival

TIFF artistic director and film critic, Cameron Bailey, talks about the 17th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival and reflects on the year in Canadian film.

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Jan. 11: Snagglepuss is back with help from DC Comics and St. John's artist Mike Feehan

Artist and illustrator Mike Feehan joins us from St. John’s to talk about Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, a new six-issue miniseries from DC Comics.

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Full episode: Brandon Flowers, Kristin Kreuk, the ‘B’ Girls oral history 10/01/2018

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers discusses his new album, Wonderful Wonderful. Actress Kristin Kreuk talks about her new CBC show, Burden of Truth. Bassist Cynthia Ross gives us an oral history of The ‘B’ Girls.

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Jan. 10: Why The Killers' Brandon Flowers feels 'more scared' to perform now than he did in 2004

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers discusses his most personal album to date, Wonderful Wonderful.

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Jan. 10: Kristin Kreuk on escaping the fantasy genre with her new show Burden of Truth

Kristin Kreuk talks about why it's refreshing to star in a new show that isn't rooted in superpowers or the paranormal.

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Jan. 10: An oral history of the 'B' Girls, Toronto's first all-female punk band

At the height of The ‘B’ Girls' success, the band fell apart and the music they recorded was never released. Now, 40 years later, they're back together touring.

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Full episode: Catherine O'Hara, David Hein and Irene Sankoff, Chloe Benjamin, Anne T. Donahue 09/01/2018

Come From Away creators, David Hein and Irene Sankoff, discuss the hit musical’s journey. Anne T. Donahue explains why Bieber deserves an exhibit. Author Chloe Benjamin discusses her new novel. Comedy icon Catherine O'Hara talks about Schitt’s Creek.

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Jan. 9: The couple behind Come From Away on why the journey of the hit musical has only just begun

The musical based on the true story of what transpired in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland following the 9/11 attacks is gaining even more momentum.

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Jan. 9: Why Justin Bieber deserves his upcoming museum exhibit

Anne T. Donahue explains why a Justin Bieber exhibit is a good thing for his hometown of Stratford, Ont., and why the young star deserves the retrospective.

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Jan. 9: Author Chloe Benjamin on magic, the occult and superstition in her latest novel The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin discusses her new novel, The Immortalists, about four siblings who visit a fortune teller and find out the exact date their lives will end.

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Jan. 9: Comedy icon Catherine O'Hara brings her musical talents to season four of Schitt's Creek

Catherine O'Hara, the beloved Canadian actress and comedian, talks about her long career and the new season of the CBC comedy Schitt's Creek.

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Full episode: Hans Zimmer, Seana McKenna, John Semley and Tina Hassannia 08/01/2018

Film composer Hans Zimmer explains how he draws you in with music. Stage actress Seana McKenna talks about playing Queen Lear. Contributors John Semley and Tina Hassannia recap the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

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Jan. 8: The biggest surprises and snubs from the 75th Golden Globe Awards

Contributors John Semley and Tina Hassannia talk about the moments that made the biggest impressions at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

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Jan. 8: Hans Zimmer on how he draws you in with music that blends the border of sound and images

In this special two-part conversation, Hans Zimmer looks back at his career from his early days in a synth-pop band to composing music for some of the biggest blockbusters.

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Jan. 8: Stage veteran Seana McKenna: Lear is no more and no less flawed for being female

Actress Seana McKenna is starring in a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear coming to Toronto soon.

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Full episode: Lesley Manville, q This, gateway to Film Noir, Paulo Costanzo 05/01/2018

Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville on working with Daniel Day-Lewis. Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music from Justin Timberlake. Author AJ Finn explains the Film Noir genre. Actor Paulo Costanzo talks Designated Survivor.

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Jan. 5: Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville on creating a real friendship with Daniel Day-Lewis to play siblings on film

Actress Lesley Manville stars alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film Phantom Thread.

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Jan. 5: New music release: looking at Justin Timberlake's upcoming album, Man of the Woods

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music from Justin Timberlake.

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Jan. 5: Author AJ Finn's gateway to Film Noir

AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window, tells us about the Film Noir genre and explains its impact on his life and writing.

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Jan. 5: Actor Paulo Costanzo talks Designated Survivor and how he broke into Hollywood

Canadian actor Paulo Costanzo's most recent role is on the hit series Designated Survivor as a politically savvy whiz kid hired by the White House.

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Full episode: Catherine Reitman, Arshad Khan, Thomas Olajide 04/01/2018

Catherine Reitman talks about the second season of Workin’ Moms. Arshad Khan discusses his new documentary Abu. Thomas Olajide speaks about adapting his personal experiences for the stage.

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Catherine Reitman is reshaping what we think about motherhood in season two of Workin' Moms

Workin' Moms creator Catherine Reitman joins guest host Ali Hassan to talk about her vision for the second season of the show.

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Documentary filmmaker Arshad Khan shines a light on what it's like to grow up gay and Pakistani

Arshad Khan's documentary Abu chronicles his intensely personal journey of growing up as a gay man in a conservative Pakistani family.

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Black Boys creator Thomas Olajide on adapting his personal experiences for the stage

Black Boys creator Thomas Olajide discusses why black queer stories are on our cultural radar and how the play has changed his outlook on his acting career.

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Full episode: David Harbour, Steven Heinemann, Gabourey Sidibe 03/01/2018

Actor David Harbour talks about the Stranger Things phenomenon. Canadian ceramic artist Steven Heinemann discusses the challenges of working with clay. Actress Gabourey Sidibe opens up about her unique rise to fame.

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Jan. 3: David Harbour on the Stranger Things phenomenon and his life-changing role

Stranger Things actor David Harbour never expected the cult following the show gained, or the doors it would open for him.

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Jan. 3: Ceramic artist Steven Heinemann on the painstaking process of working with clay

Canadian ceramic artist Steven Heinemann discusses the challenges of working with clay, and the life lessons he's learned from his art form.

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Jan. 3: Being a sex phone operator helped Gabourey Sidibe prepare for Hollywood

Actress Gabourey Sidibe opens up about her unique rise to fame in her memoir, This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.

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Full episode: Colin Mochrie, René Kladzyk, Quinn Shephard 02/01/2018

Comedian Colin Mochrie talks about his long improv career. Performer René Kladzyk shares songs that remind her of the El Paso-Juárez border. Filmmaker Quinn Shephard discusses her new film Blame, a modern retelling of The Crucible.

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Jan. 2: Colin Mochrie on his long improv career and getting his 'big break' at 40

Actor and improvisational comedian Colin Mochrie talks about his latest role as The Fool in a new production of King Lear and what made him pursue comedy.

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Jan. 2: Two films to look forward to in 2018 and one you may want to pass on

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue talks about three films coming out this year and why she's either looking forward to them or not.

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Jan. 2: René Kladzyk's musical tribute to the El Paso-Juárez border

René Kladzyk (aka Ziemba) shares songs that remind her of the El Paso-Juárez border in this edition of the q Block Party.

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Jan. 2: Quinn Shephard's debut film Blame dives into teenage sexuality, consent and The Crucible

At only 20-years-old, Quinn Shephard wrote, directed and starred in a film called Blame, a modern retelling of The Crucible set in high school.

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Full episode: Diana Krall, Taika Waititi, Taggart and Torrens, Jesmyn Ward 01/01/2018

Diana Krall talks about her new album, Turn up the Quiet. Director Taika Waititi discusses his latest film, Thor: Ragnarok. Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens play 'Hit the Post' with Tom Power. Author Jesmyn Ward on how she almost quit writing.

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Jan. 1: Diana Krall gives us a little love and romance in these times of chaos

Jazz artist Diana Krall returns with her 13th studio album, Turn up the Quiet, where she takes on classics by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Nat King Cole and more.

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Jan. 1: Taika Waititi thought Thor: Ragnarok would be a 'career-ender' — turns out it's the opposite

Director Taika Waititi started out making small indie films in New Zealand. Now, he has quickly become a name to be reckoned with thanks to his latest project, Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok.

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Jan. 1: Taggart and Torrens challenge Tom Power to a game of 'Hit the Post'

Podcast duo Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens play a game of 'Hit the Post' with host Tom Power.

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Jan. 1: The politics and perseverance of MacArthur winner Jesmyn Ward

Author Jesmyn Ward opens up about writing, being politically aware in her work and how she almost quit writing after Hurricane Katrina hit her hometown.

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Full episode: Jason Isbell, Anthony Gonzalez, Fort McMurray Block Party, Lisa LeBlanc 29/12/2017

Jason Isbell uses his voice to speak up on important issues. Anthony Gonzalez talks about how he became the star of Disney-Pixar's Coco. Nils Edenloff shares songs that remind him of Fort McMurray, Alta. Lisa LeBlanc discusses her genre-mashing style.

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Dec. 29: Jason Isbell on realizing privilege and using his voice to speak up on important issues

On his new album The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell underlines his reputation as one of the finest songwriters and lyricists to come out of the American South.

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Dec. 29: How 13-year-old Anthony Gonzalez became the star of Disney-Pixar's Coco

Anthony Gonzalez is the star of Disney-Pixar's new animated film, Coco. Hear the incredible story of how he scored this big role.

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Dec. 29: How Lisa LeBlanc stopped hating bluegrass and learned to blend genres

Polaris Music Prize short list nominee Lisa LeBlanc stops by the q studios to discuss her genre-mashing style, how she came around to loving bluegrass and her direct songwriting style.

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Full episode: Bill Murray and Jan Vogler, Sarah Polley, Oh Wonder, Ed Sheeran 28/12/2017

Bill Murray and Jan Vogler discuss their musical collaboration. Sarah Polley talks about turning Alias Grace into a TV series. Oh Wonder chat about their unlikely route to pop success. Ed Sheeran opens up about fame and songwriting.

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Dec. 28: Bill Murray and Jan Vogler: an unlikely duo teams up for a musical collaboration

Iconic actor Bill Murray and virtuoso cellist Jan Vogler turned a chance encounter into a true collaboration on their new album together.

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Dec. 28: 'Fear of Margaret Atwood is a powerful thing': how Sarah Polley turned Alias Grace into a TV series

Canadian writer and director Sarah Polley discusses her latest project, adapting Margaret Atwood's book, Alias Grace, into a TV series.

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Dec. 28: Oh Wonder's unlikely route to pop success

Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West wanted to write songs for others. Instead they became a successful group of their own.

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Dec. 28: Ed Sheeran on fame, money and songs that are just too personal to sing

Pop artist Ed Sheeran opens up about fame, songwriting and balancing pop bangers with deeper, personal songs.

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Full episode: Rick Mercer, Ava Berkofsky, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Nickelback 27/12/2017

Rick Mercer reflects on the Rick Mercer Report. Cinematographer Ava Berkofsky talks about lighting people of colour onscreen. Artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory picks songs that remind her of Iqaluit. Nickelback looks back on their musical journey.

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Dec. 27: Rick Mercer reflects on 15 seasons (and 250 rants) on the Rick Mercer Report

CBC's Rick Mercer is ending the Rick Mercer Report. He takes a look back at what he calls the “best job ever.”

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Dec. 27: How to light a show that's as 'unapologetically black' as HBO's Insecure

Ava Berkofsky, the director of photography for HBO's hit series Insecure, talks about the importance of lighting people of colour onscreen.

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Dec. 27: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's musical tribute to Iqaluit

Mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory picks songs that remind her of her home of Iqaluit.

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Dec. 27: 'We're that guilty pleasure': Nickelback makes sense of people's negativity towards them

As Nickelback prepares to launch its 9th record, Feed the Machine, the band members reflect on their journey through the songs that got them there.

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Full episode: Dan Brown, Jessie Reyez, Siri origin story, Guillermo del Toro 26/12/2017

Dan Brown discusses his latest novel Origin. Singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez tackles toxicity in the music industry. The original voice of Siri talks about how she ended up on your iPhone. Guillermo del Toro discusses his lifelong kinship with monsters.

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Dec. 26: The battle between science and religion continues in Dan Brown's new novel Origin

Best-selling author Dan Brown discusses science, religion and where humankind is going, all themes covered in his new book, Origin.

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Dec. 26: 'I want to make it about my experience': Jessie Reyez shines a light on the toxicity in the music industry

Toronto musician Jessie Reyez opens up about the personal experience of songwriting and exposing sexual abuse within the music industry.

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Dec. 26: The original voice of Siri still has no clue how she ended up on your iPhones

Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri, looks back on the 'unsettling' experience of finding out that her voice was being used on iPhone devices everywhere.

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Dec. 26: From the crib to the AGO: Guillermo del Toro's lifelong kinship with monsters

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro tells us about the beauty of monsters in his new AGO exhibit.

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Full episode: Aaron Sorkin, CBC Sounds of the Season, gateway to Oscar Peterson 22/12/2017

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin explains how he scripts every sound in his movies. Whitehorse performs live at this year's CBC Sounds of the Season charity event. Céline Peterson gives us a gateway to the music of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

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Dec. 22: How writer Aaron Sorkin composes dialogue like music

Acclaimed screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, explains how he scripts every sound in his movies, and he tells the story behind how he used to deliver singing telegrams in his college days.

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Dec. 22: Sounds of the Season: Whitehorse live, our favourite holiday songs and more

In this special q segment, hear Whitehorse perform at this year's CBC Sounds of the Season charity event. Our q This panel was also there to play and defend some of their favourite holiday song picks.

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Dec. 22: Gateway to the music of jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson

Dec. 23 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the great Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. His daughter, Céline Peterson, speaks to us about her father's life and musical legacy.

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Full episode: Doug Jones, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Brett Kissel 21/12/2017

The Shape of Water actor Doug Jones explains the appeal of playing monsters. Special effects makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji talks about how he transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill. Country music artist Brett Kissel discusses his new album.

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Dec 21: Meet actor Doug Jones, the man behind Guillermo del Toro's movie monsters

Doug Jones has made a career playing monsters, including the Amphibian Man in Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. He discusses the appeal of playing monsters and how he prepares for these roles.

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Dec. 21: How Kazuhiro Tsuji transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour

Kazuhiro Tsuji is a makeup and prosthetics artist who transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. He discusses what it took to turn the actor into the famed politician on screen.

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Dec. 21: Brett Kissel pushes the limits of modern country music on his new album We Were That Song

Country music artist Brett Kissel performs songs off his new record, We Were That Song, and opens up about why he thinks starting his career in a small town in Alberta has kept him grounded.

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Full episode: Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, Sandra Meigs, Chad VanGaalen 20/12/2017

The Post screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer talk about why this film is striking a chord. Visual artist Sandra Meigs discusses her current exhibition at the AGO. Musician Chad VanGaalen on juggling his personal life with his artistic passions.

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Dec. 20: The Post screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer explain why the film is striking a chord right now

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer are the screenwriters behind one of the most anticipated films of the year, The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The pair discuss why the movie has been called “the film we need right now” by critics.

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Dec. 20: Visual artist Sandra Meigs on the 'meditative experience' of her exhibit, Room for Mystics

Sandra Meigs is one of Canada's leading contemporary visual artists. She talks about her bold new exhibit at the AGO, Room for Mystics, and how how her work has helped her through some of life's most difficult moments.

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Dec. 20: Musician Chad VanGaalen on juggling his personal life with his artistic passions

Chad VanGaalen is not only a musician, he's also a producer, a visual artist, a music video director and a dad. VanGaalen stopped by the q studio to play a few songs and to talk about how he's still recovering from a big loss.

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Full episode: Ridley Scott, Hedley, Anne T. Donahue, Cipha Sounds 19/12/2017

Director Ridley Scott on the race to re-shoot All the Money in the World. Jacob Hoggard and Dave Rosin of Hedley on the band’s evolution. DJ Cipha Sounds shares a road story about messing up on stage with Jay-Z.

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Dec. 19: Ridley Scott on the race to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World

Ridley Scott has faced many filmmaking challenges in his long career, but few rival the one he set for himself when he decided to re-shoot scenes in All the Money in the World.

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Dec. 19: Hedley's Jacob Hoggard on writing new music and the band's changing sound

Jacob Hoggard and Dave Rosin of Hedley talk about their longevity, their connection to Canada and how changing their sound was vital to the long term success of the band.

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Dec. 19: Why you should be excited for all-female heist movie, Ocean's 8

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue previews the upcoming all-female spin-off of the Ocean's Trilogy, Ocean's 8, starring Sandra Bullock.

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Dec. 19: DJ Cipha Sounds shares how he 'messed up' on stage with Jay-Z

Cipha Sounds is a comedian and radio host, but before that he was a DJ for the likes of Lil' Kim and Jay-Z. In this q Road Story, he shares a memory of a mistake he made on stage as a road DJ.

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Full episode: Alexander Payne, Amanda Joy and John Semley, a gateway to Sign o’ the Times, Iliza Shlesinger 18/12/2017

Downsizing director Alexander Payne addresses criticism of his new film. Amanda Joy and John Semley discuss what makes the perfect holiday movie. Susan Rogers gives a gateway to Sign o’ the Times. Comedian Iliza Shlesinger talks about her evolving comedy.

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Dec. 18: Downsizing director Alexander Payne addresses criticism of his new film

Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne discusses his ambitious new film, and some of the criticism it’s encountered.

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Dec. 18: What makes the perfect holiday movie?

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley discuss their favourite films to watch at this time of year.

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Iliza Shlesinger on laughing with women not at them

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger built her career by making fun of other women. Now, she's evolved her material to come from a place of strength and empowerment for women.

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Dec. 18: Gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times with Susan Rogers

Gateway to Prince's Sign o' the Times with Susan Rogers Audio engineer Susan Rogers breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album Sign o' the Times, and what she felt the musician was trying to achieve at that moment in his career.

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Full episode: Luca Guadagnino, Raina Douris and Odario Williams, an oral history of the Goh Ballet, winners of the Canadian Music Class Challenge 15/12/2017

Director Luca Guadagnino discusses Call Me By Your Name. Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music from Eminem. Choo Chiat Goh gives an oral history of the Goh Ballet Academy. Tom Power announces the winners of the Canadian Music Class Challenge.

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Dec. 15: Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino on the power of first love

Based on a novel of the same name by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of two young men who fall in love in Italy in 1983. Director Luca Guadagnino discuses the film's dreamlike aesthetic and the power of first love.

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Dec. 15: New music release: looking at Eminem's latest album, Revival

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music from Eminem.

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Dec. 15: How ballet helped the Goh family find their footing in Canada: an oral history of the Goh Ballet

Almost 40 years ago, a young Chinese ballet dancer moved to Vancouver with his family and created one of the most prestigious ballet schools in Canada. Choo Chiat Goh gives us an oral history of the Goh Ballet Academy.

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Dec. 15: Here are the winners of the Canadian Music Class Challenge 2017

CBC Music's Canadian Music Class Challenge is looking for Canada's best music program. Tom Power talks to some high school contenders about why they think they've got what it takes to win and surprises them with a special announcement.

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Full episode: Louis Robitaille, Rachel Joyce, Brian Jay Jones, Johnny Reid 14/12/17

Louis Robitaille discusses his dance company’s homage to Leonard Cohen. Rachel Joyce shares the inspiration for her latest novel. Brian Jay Jones guides us through some Star Wars facts. Johnny Reid opens up about his personal new album.

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Dec. 14: Montreal dance company is evoking the spirit of Leonard Cohen on stage

A few years ago, Louis Robitaille, the artistic director of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, got the exclusive rights to use Leonard Cohen’s music in his dance company’s performances. He stopped by to discuss what this show looks like on stage.

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Dec. 14: Author Rachel Joyce on the music that inspired her latest, The Music Shop

Best-selling author Rachel Joyce joins Tom Power to talk about some of the songs featured in her novel The Music Shop, set in London in the late '80s.

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Dec. 14: 'This record speaks about my past': Johnny Reid opens up about his personal new album

Johnny Reid talks to Tom Power about artistic self-discovery and how his latest album Revival is more personal than any of his previous work.

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Full episode: Susan Rogers, Jael Richardson, Cipha Sounds, Angel Olsen 13/12/17

Sound engineer Susan Rogers shares stories behind your favourite Prince albums. DJ Cipha Sounds pays musical tribute to the Bronx. Angel Olsen talks about her new album Phases and performs live in the q studio.

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Dec. 13: From Prince to Barenaked Ladies, engineer Susan Rogers shares stories behind your favourite albums

Back in the '80s, Susan Rogers was a sound engineer who worked on all of Prince's big records including Purple Rain, Parade and Sign O' The Times. She explains what it was like recording with Prince and shares some incredible stories from the studio.

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Dec. 13: Jael Richardson's book pick: Future Home of the Living God

q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich.

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Dec. 13: Cipha Sounds' musical tribute to the Bronx

DJ and comedian Cipha Sounds shares some songs that remind him of his home borough, the Bronx.

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Dec. 13: Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen on her breakthrough year and new album, Phases

Angel Olsen's new album Phases is a collection of B-sides, rarities, covers and intimate home demos. She stopped by the q studio to perform a few songs live.

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Full episode: Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Anne T. Donahue, Katherine Ryan 12/12/17

Legendary interviewer Nardwuar reflects on his 30 years of broadcasting. Anne T. Donahue talks about a viral short story from The New Yorker. Comedian Katherine Ryan discusses her rising international fame.

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Dec. 12: Legendary interviewer Nardwuar reflects on 30 years on air

Celebrating 30 years on the airwaves this year, Nardwuar the Human Serviette has interviewed prime ministers, preachers, pop stars and rappers. The legendary Canadian broadcaster talks about some of his best career moments so far.

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Dec. 12: Viral short story 'Cat Person' shows we need more fiction from women's perspectives

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue discusses a short story from The New Yorker, which is one of the magazine’s most-read pieces of 2017.

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Dec. 12: Comedian Katherine Ryan on her rising international fame

In the comedy world Katherine Ryan is a big deal. The Canadian comedian now lives in the U.K. where she sells out tours all across the country. Today she joins Tom Power to discuss her rising international fame.

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Full episode: Benny Andersson, Amanda Joy and John Semley, Rich Juzwiak, Shohreh Aghdashloo 11/12/17

Benny Andersson of ABBA discusses his new album Piano. Amanda Joy and John Semley talk movies and TV. Rich Juzwiak gives a brief history of lip-syncing. Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo on playing her most powerful role yet.

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Dec. 11: ABBA's Benny Andersson remembers the song that sparked his love for piano

Once a part of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Benny Andersson has never stopped making music. His latest album Piano is a collection of his past work, stripped down so all you really hear is his beloved instrument.

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Dec. 11: What might a Quentin Tarantino R-rated Star Trek film look like?

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley discuss what an R-rated Star Trek film may look like, Stephanie Beatriz's character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming out as bi, and the Golden Globe nominations.

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Dec. 11: A brief history of lip syncing

Britney Spears' recent lip-syncing controversy prompted us to take a closer look at the history of the practice.

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Dec. 11: Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo on playing her most powerful role yet

Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo plays a powerful United Nations official on the SyFy TV drama, The Expanse. She discusses what it’s like to become a character who walks a fine line between good and evil.

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Full episode: Steve Cropper, Raina Douris and Odario Williams, Catherine Gund, Bambadjan Bamba 12/08/17

Guitarist Steve Cropper remembers Otis Redding. Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss their favourite songs of 2017. Catherine Gund gives you an introduction to Chavela Vargas. Actor Bambadjan Bamba sheds light on a broken immigration system.

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Dec. 8: Guitarist Steve Cropper on Otis Redding's musical legacy

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding's death. Guitarist Steve Cropper talks about the indelible imprint the artist has left on music.

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Dec. 8: Forget the year-end lists: what was the one song that defined your 2017?

Music publications and streaming services are all releasing their 'best of 2017' lists. q This' Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss whether the top albums and songs of the year reflect their personal favourites.

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Dec. 8: A gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas

Catherine Gund, co-director of the documentary, Chavela, gives you an introduction to Chavela Vargas and explains why the singer was such a trailblazing figure in Latin music.

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Dec. 8: Actor and DACA recipient Bambadjan Bamba sheds light on America's broken immigration system

Bambadjan Bamba is a Hollywood actor who has a role in the upcoming Marvel blockbuster, Black Panther. He recently revealed he's an undocumented DACA recipient, which means he's now at risk of losing everything under the Trump administration.

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Full episode: Roddy Doyle, Mosha Lundström Halbert, Ben Oberman, Daniel Warth and Naomi Skwarna 12/07/2017

Roddy Doyle talks about his new book Smile. Mosha Lundström Halbert covers the biggest fashion moments of 2017. Benjamin Oberman dives into the best figure skating films. Daniel Warth and Naomi Skwarna discuss their film Dim The Fluorescents.

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Dec. 7: Author Roddy Doyle tackles sexual abuse in Catholic schools in his new book Smile

Roddy Doyle's latest novel Smile looks at child sexual abuse in Catholic schools, set in Ireland. While the book is a work of fiction, the story was inspired by an incident from the author's own past.

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Dec 7: The biggest fashion moments of 2017

Fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert covers three topics: the beginning of a new era in the fashion world, the politics of fashion, and the growing trend of conscious consumption.

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Dec. 7: A gateway to figure skating in film

Former professional figure skater Benjamin Oberman brings you an introduction to some of the best movies about the art, athleticism and drama of figure skating.

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Dec. 7: Daniel Warth's latest film explores finding a creative outlet within mundane corporate life

Writer and director Daniel Warth's latest film Dim The Fluorescents is about trying to make it as an artist, in the unlikeliest of settings.

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Full episode: Katherena Vermette, Jeff Yang, Daniel Caesar 12/06/17

Katherena Vermette discusses her new book Pemmican Wars. Jeff Yang breaks down a controversy rocking the comic book world. Daniel Caesar talks about his rising fame.

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Dec 6: Katherena Vermette's new book explores Indigenous identity through sci-fi

Author Katherena Vermette's work explores themes of Indigenous youth and identity. But her new work, Pemmican Wars, frames these themes using an entirely different medium — a sci-fi graphic novel.

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Dec. 6: Why Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski's pen name is raising questions in the comic book world

Comic book editor Jeff Yang breaks down a bizarre and complex case of secret identity at Marvel. He explains why the use of pen names in comics is raising questions about cultural appropriation.

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Dec. 6: Daniel Caesar on his 'trippy' rise up the Canadian R&B ranks

The Oshawa native discusses his rising fame and how his move to Toronto, away from his parents, has changed his life.

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Full episode: John Hodgman, Barenaked Ladies, Alexandra Patsavas 12/05/17

John Hodgman discusses his new book Vacationland. Barenaked Ladies reveal one of their most memorable stories on the road. TV music supervisor, Alexandra Patsavas on breaking small indie acts on shows.

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Dec. 5: Comedian John Hodgman to fellow white men: 'We're not the hero of the story'

Comedian John Hodgman is best known for slinging fake facts before it became presidential. But now, he's looking to reveal some truth in his brand of 'white privilege mortality comedy' in his new book, Vacationland.

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Dec. 5: Why I, Tonya is a must-see film this month

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue previews Margot Robbie's upcoming film, I, Tonya.

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Dec. 5: Barenaked Ladies share a wild road story that involves a small car and a moose

Barenaked Ladies reveal one of their most memorable stories on the road.

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Dec. 5: How TV music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas makes unknown artists mainstream on TV shows

Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas opens up about her successful career in TV, breaking small indie acts on shows like The O.C., Grey's Anatomy and Riverdale.

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Full episode: Walter Isaacson, Sarah Slean 12/04/17

Author Walter Isaacson's new biography takes a look at the art and science behind Leonardo Da Vinci. Musician Sarah Slean performs and discusses songs from her new album, Metaphysics.

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Dec. 4: Walter Isaacson takes on another famous figure in his new biography, Leonardo Da Vinci

Author Walter Isaacson's new biography takes a look at the art and science behind one of the world's most famous figures, Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Dec 4: What to expect from the second season of The Crown

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley look ahead to some big releases in December including the return of Netflix's The Crown, Stars Wars: The Last Jedi, and The Post, as well as James Franco's latest, The Disaster Artist.

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Dec 4: How Sarah Slean's musical and philosophical evolution led her to Metaphysics

Musician Sarah Slean performs and discusses songs from her new album, Metaphysics.

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Full episode: James Franco, Slow, Sasheer Zamata 12/01/17

James Franco tells the story behind Tommy Wiseau's infamous movie, The Room, in his new film, The Disaster Artist. Vancouver punk band Slow look back at one of their craziest shows ever. Comedian Sasheer Zamata on moving past Saturday Night Live.

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Dec. 1: James Franco tells the story behind the greatest bad movie ever in The Disaster Artist

James Franco is the producer, director and star of the new film, The Disaster Artist, which tells the story of Tommy Wiseau, the man behind the infamously bad movie, and surprise cult hit, The Room.

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Dec. 1: Are U2 and Neil Young still capable of putting out great albums?

q This guests Angeline Tetteh Wayoe and Stuart Berman discuss new albums from U2 and Neil Young.

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Dec. 1: The oral history of Slow's legendary Expo '86 show

Tom Anselmi and Stephen Hamm of the Vancouver punk band Slow look back at one of their craziest shows ever, at Expo '86.

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Dec. 1: Why Saturday Night Live was a double-edged sword for Sasheer Zamata

Actor and comedian Sasheer Zamata opens up about her time on Saturday Night Live, how that has affected her career, and why she's excited to show more range in her first movie-starring role.

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Full episode: Shania Twain, Katie Nicholson, Amber Marshall, Mia Kirshner 11/30/17

Shania Twain opens up about her first album in 15 years. Katie Nicholson discusses CBC News' story about an inquest into Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson's 2012 death. Amber Marshall's Heartland-themed playlist. Mia Kirshner on #AfterMeToo.

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Nov. 30: Shania Twain fights through the fear to deliver her first album in 15 years

The Canadian country star opens up about the fear of writing a new album, battling Lyme disease and vocal problems, and how optimism has been the key to her survival.

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Nov. 30: Five years later, Radiohead and family of Scott Johnson are still seeking answers

CBC News recently revealed that Ontario officials will be seeking an inquest into Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson's death, which took place in 2012 ahead of the band's Toronto concert. We speak to reporter Katie Nicholson, who broke this story.

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Nov. 30: Amber Marshall's block party takes us to the home of CBC's Heartland

Heartland star Amber Marshall gives us a playlist of songs that remind her of her fictional home.

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Nov. 30: #AfterMeToo: actor Mia Kirshner wants to ensure change happens now

The Toronto actor opens up about her #AfterMeToo campaign and what we can do now to change the systemic issues society faces regarding sexual harassment, assault and more.

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Full episode: Tina Brown, Lyriq Bent, Alexandra Dean 11/29/17

Former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown reflects on her years in the media in her new memoir. Actor Lyriq Bent discusses his latest role on Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It. A new documentary reveals the genius behind actor Hedy Lamarr.

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Nov. 29: Former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown on Donald Trump's past and the future of magazines

Former Vanity Fair and The New Yorker editor Tina Brown reflects on her many years in media and journalism in her revealing new book, The Vanity Fair Diaries.

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Nov. 29: Jael Richardson's book picks: what to read this holiday season

q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss the ideal books to read or gift this holiday season.

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Nov. 29: Reviving Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It

Canadian actor Lyriq Bent discusses his latest role on Spike Lee's reboot of She's Gotta Have It for Netflix.

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Nov. 29: Discover the genius of Hedy Lamarr in this fascinating new documentary

Alexandra Dean's new documentary, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, shines a light on a side of actor Lamarr that many didn't get to see: a genius inventor who never got the recognition she deserved.

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Full episode: Ed Sheeran, David Laderman, looking at the 2018 Grammy nominations 11/28/17

Pop star Ed Sheeran discusses fame, money and songwriting. Author David Laderman gives us a gateway into the world of road movies. Raina Douris and Odario Williams react to today's Grammy nominations.

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Nov. 28: Ed Sheeran on fame, money and songs that are just too personal to sing

Pop artist Ed Sheeran opens up about fame, songwriting and balancing pop bangers with deeper, personal songs.

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Nov. 28: Why Rihanna's Fenty Beauty is one of the top inventions of the year

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue discusses the upcoming 20th anniversary of Titanic, why Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line is worth the praise and why she doesn't love the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

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Nov. 28: Journeying through the road movie genre, from Bonnie & Clyde to Little Miss Sunshine

David Laderman, author of Driving Visions: Explore the Road Movie, gives us a gateway into the world of the road movie genre.

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Nov. 28: The 2018 Grammy nominations: the good, the bad and the snubbed

q contributors Raina Douris and Odario Williams react to this year's Grammy Award nominations.

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Full episode: Rupi Kaur, dissecting The Beatles' 'I Am the Walrus,' R.L. Stine 11/27/17

Poet Rupi Kaur explains the pressures of following up a successful debut book. Beatles expert Scott Freiman breaks down The Beatles' 'I Am the Walrus' on the 50th anniversary of Magical Mystery Tour. Author R.L. Stine on his love of writing teen horror.

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Nov. 27: 'I was losing my mind': Rupi Kaur on the pressures of following up a successful debut book

Canadian poet Rupi Kaur opens up about her quick rise to fame, the critical and commercial success of her debut book and her follow-up to that, The Sun and Her Flowers.

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Nov. 27: Are Westerns like Godless trying to make a strong feminist statement?

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley take a look at Netflix's latest Western TV series, Godless, as well as Rashida Jones' departure from Toy Story 4.

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Nov. 27: Dissecting The Beatles' 'I Am the Walrus,' which turns 50 today

The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour came out 50 years ago today. Beatles expert Scott Freiman breaks down one of the album's breakout songs, 'I Am the Walrus.'

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Nov. 27: R.L. Stine: 'I don't know why anyone would want to write for adults'

Author R.L. Stine reflects on his decades-long career of writing teen horror books such as Goosebumps and Fear Street.

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Full episode: Andy Weir, Casablanca turns 75, Ruth B. 11/24/17

Author Andy Weir explains why he approaches his science fiction with real science and hard facts. Author Noah Isenberg gives us an oral history of Casablanca. Ruth B. discusses her rise to fame and her debut album.

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Nov. 24: Behind the scientific, fact-based novels of Andy Weir, the author of The Martian

Author Andy Weir, best known for his book The Martian, is back with Artemis, where he imagines what life would be like on the moon.

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Nov. 24: New music releases: looking at albums by Björk and Noel Gallagher

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music from Björk and Noel Gallagher.

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Nov. 24: Casablanca turns 75: an oral history of Hollywood's most beloved film

Noah Isenberg, author of We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie, gives us an oral history of the film to mark its 75th anniversary.

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Nov. 24: Far from a 6-second wonder, Ruth B. targets long-term success

uth B became famous for sharing her music in small snippets on social media and her album Safe Haven intends to show us she's here to stay.

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