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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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Inventors who regret their inventions

Sometimes it's because the product ended up being harmful. In most cases, the creators simply lost control.

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Far-right group linked to vote

Did a far-right group meddle in a Quebec cemetery referendum?

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Zika testing in Canada

Canadian scientists are testing mosquitoes to see if they can transmit infections like the Zika virus.

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What's race got to do with it?

In many cases, drugs have been used to prop up mythologies around race and justify discriminatory policies against already struggling communities.

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Full episode: Keegan-Michael Key, 36 Questions podcast, The New Pornographers 07/24/17

Actor Keegan-Michael Key on his love of comedy and drama, and what he plans to do next. 36 Questions’ Ellen Winter and Chris Littler on bringing a musical into the world of podcasts. The New Pornographers perform songs from their latest album.

Download Full episode: Keegan-Michael Key, 36 Questions podcast, The New Pornographers 07/24/17
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July 24: Keegan-Michael Key's next career move may surprise you

After ending Key & Peele in 2015, actor Keegan-Michael Key has found himself at a crossroads between comedy and drama. Today, he talks about his latest projects, the Netflix's Friends From College, and his onstage role in a New York production of Hamlet.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:01]


July 24: What is a podcast musical? 36 Questions merges two unlikely mediums together

36 Questions' Ellen Winter and Chris Littler discusses their new podcast musical 36 Questions, which tells the story of a couple trying to save their marriage.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:15]


July 24: The New Pornographers' greatest weakness may also be its greatest strength

The New Pornographers perform songs from their new album, Whiteout Conditions, and discuss politics and how this band came to be Carl Newman's career.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:06]


Full episode: Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa, looking at the life of Chester Bennington, Neil Mendoza, Nelly Furtado 07/21/17

Director Jeremy Podeswa gives us a behind-the-scenes look at HBO's Game of Thrones. Journalist Liisa Ladouceur discusses the death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. Neil Mendoza merges art and technology. Nelly Furtado reflects on her career.

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July 21: Game of Thrones' Jeremy Podeswa reveals what it takes to direct an epic TV series

Canadian director Jeremy Podeswa discusses his work on the latest season of the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:09]


July 21: On the life and music of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington

Music journalist Liisa Ladouceur discusses the life and music of artist Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, who died from an apparent suicide yesterday.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:39]


July 21: This artist thinks we've taken technology for granted — so he's turning it into art

San Francisco artist Neil Mendoza explains his art, which merges technology and art together into absurd but thoughtful pieces.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:50]


July 21: 'I'm way wiser now': Nelly Furtado reflects on her wild ride in the music industry

Canadian artist Nelly Furtado looks back on her biggest hits over the years and discusses her latest album, The Ride.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:09]


Full episode: A Ghost Story director David Lowery, Jake Clemons, George Saunders 07/20/17

Director David Lowery says his film A Ghost Story may appear silly, but it's a serious look at death and time. Clarence Clemons' nephew Jake on performing in the E Street Band and going solo. George Saunders discusses his latest book Lincoln in the Bardo.

Download Full episode: A Ghost Story director David Lowery, Jake Clemons, George Saunders 07/20/17
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July 20: David Lowery's A Ghost Story puts a new twist on a haunting genre

Director David Lowery discusses his latest film, A Ghost Story, a somber meditation on death and the afterlife starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:46]


July 20: Jake Clemons on replacing his late uncle Clarence in Bruce Springsteen's band and going solo

Jake Clemons, nephew of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, opens up about taking his uncle's place in the band after his death and pursuing a solo career.

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July 20: George Saunders on Lincoln in the Bardo and creating art in a divided America

The New York Times bestselling author talks about his latest novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, and how he creates art with empathy in mind.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:17]


Full episode: Kliph Nesteroff, Jim DeRogatis, Tracy Fullerton, Lizzo 07/19/17

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff on what comedy's past can teach us about stand-up today. Journalist Jim DeRogatis discusses his latest reports on R. Kelly. Tracy Fullerton transforms a Henry David Thoreau book into a video game. Lizzo on body positivity.

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July 19: What looking at comedy's past can teach us about stand-up today

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff shares what he has learned from performing comedy, writing about comedy and now hosting a podcast and a Viceland TV show about the art of stand-up.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:14]


July 19: Journalist who uncovered R Kelly sex 'cult' says media 'has not done its job'

Reporter Jim DeRogatis, a reporter who has worked over the years to expose R&B singer R. Kelly for his alleged predatory behaviour, talks about the latest allegations of the artist's 'cult' and his abuse of young women.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:07]


July 19: Transforming literature into a video game

Tracy Fullerton, the director of the Game Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, explains why she wanted to transform a 163-year old book into a video game.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:01]


July 19: 'I will fight for the right to be you': Lizzo on body positivity and activism

The Minneapolis artist discusses feel-good anthems and how social media and activism has helped her music and body positive messages.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:46]


Full episode: Billy Bragg, Doctor Who Society of Canada's Cindy Peters, Allie, Gabourey Sidibe 07/18/17

Billy Bragg gives us a history lesson in Skiffle music. Doctor Who Society of Canada co-founder Cindy Peters reacts to the latest casting news. Musician Allie on her debut album. Gabourey Sidibe reflects on her path to Hollywood.

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July 18: Billy Bragg wants to tell you all about the history of Skiffle music

Bill Bragg discusses his latest project, a book called Roots, Radicals and Rockers, which details the history and importance of the Skiffle music scene in the UK.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:09]


July 18: Doctor Who's first female star is inspiring some fans and angering others

Doctor Who Society of Canada co-founder Cindy Peters reacts to the latest Doctor Who casting news.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:31]


July 18: Musician Allie's debut album is a 'family affair' with Toronto's up-and-coming talents

Toronto singer Allie is ready to take her place among Toronto's most buzzed about artists with the release of her debut album Nightshade.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:47]


July 18: 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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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:59]


Full episode: Lisa LeBlanc, George A. Romero's zombie legacy, Jonny Sun, Paula Hawkins 07/17/17

Musician Lisa LeBlanc on how she came to love bluegrass. Screenwriter Tony Burgess talks about the influence of George A. Romero. Twitter personality Jonny Sun finds meaning in minimal messages. Paula Hawkins on her follow-up to The Girl on the Train.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:08:31]


July 17: 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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July 17: George A. Romero's zombie legacy

Canadian novelist and screenwriter Tony Burgess discusses the influence of director George A. Romero, who died yesterday at the age of 77.

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July 17: Twitter virtuoso Jonny Sun finds meaning in the 'consciously simple'

Author and Twitter personality Jonathan Sun, a.k.a. Jonny Sun, breaks down his minimal style of writing and comedy, and how that all came together in his book, Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:52]


July 17: Paula Hawkins plumbs emotional depths in her new book Into the Water

Bestselling author Paula Hawkins talks to q guest host Ali Hassan about her new book Into the Water.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:31]


Full episode: Billy Bishop Goes to War, UBC professor Robert Rouse, Anna Chlumsky 07/14/17

Billy Bishop Goes to War's Eric Peterson and John MacLachlan Gray discuss the stage classic almost 40 years later. Professor Robert Rouse on his Game of Thrones-inspired class. Anna Chlumsky opens up about being a child actor and Veep.

Download Full episode: Billy Bishop Goes to War, UBC professor Robert Rouse, Anna Chlumsky 07/14/17
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July 14: A stage classic about Billy Bishop is still essential viewing almost 40 years later

Actor Eric Peterson and composer John MacLachlan Gray discuss their play, Billy Bishop Goes to War, and why it's still relevant almost 40 years after it first premiered onstage.

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July 14: What can we learn from Game of Thrones? Find out in this exciting university class

University of British Columbia professor Robert Rouse explains his Game of Thrones course and why the TV show is relevant today even though it's set in a fantastical medieval time.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:40]


July 14: 'It gave me a sense of self': Veep star Anna Chlumsky on being a child actor and deciding to leave Hollywood

Veep star Anna Chlumsky talks about the shows sixth season, the reality of being a child actor, her decision to leave show business and why she returned.

Download July 14: 'It gave me a sense of self': Veep star Anna Chlumsky on being a child actor and deciding to leave Hollywood
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Full episode: Gin Phillips, Mark Forward, Sarathy Korwar, Bebe Rexha 07/13/17

Author Gin Phillips talks about her novel Fierce Kingdom. Comedian Mark Forward talks about the Canadian scene. Sarathy Korwar gives sonic tour of his London neighbourhood and Bebe Rexha talks about the road to her solo career.

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July 13: Gin Phillips tests the limits of motherhood in new novel Fierce Kingdom

Phillips talks to q guest host Gill Deacon about her new book Fierce Kingdom.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:49]


July 13: Why Mark Forward believes Canadian comics should not move to the U.S.

Forward believes the Canadian comedy scene will improve if people start taking initiative and believing in homegrown talent.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:46]


July 13: Sarathy Korwar brings the thriving jazz soundtrack of London's Dalston district to life

Sarathy Korwar takes us on a sonic guide to the North London district of Dalston in this q block party.

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July 13: Bebe Rexha looking to be the 'female version of Jay-Z'

Bebe Rexha's success in songwriting for Eminem, Rihanna and David Guetta has led her to release her first album, but she has even bigger things planned.

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Full episode: The Philosopher Kings, a history of lip syncing, Degrassi 30th anniversary 07/12/17

The Philosopher Kings discuss their reunion. Rich Juzwiak narrates a history of lip syncing. Degrassi Junior High actors celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show.

Download Full episode: The Philosopher Kings, a history of lip syncing, Degrassi 30th anniversary 07/12/17
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July 12: Why the Philosopher Kings have returned to rule

After a decade long hiatus, The Philosopher Kings are back with a new single and a new album on the way.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:20]


July 12: 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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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:12]


July 12: Celebrating 30 years of Degrassi Junior High with Pat Mastroianni and Stacie Mistysyn

Degrassi Junior High stars Pat Mastoianni and Stacie Mistysyn stop by q to discuss the iconic Canadian teen show and how the experience changed their lives.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:54]


Full episode: Chris Colfer, music supervisor Michael Perlmutter, Stuart Semple, Lido Pimienta 07/11/17

Chris Colfer discusses his bestselling book series, The Land of Stories. Music supervisor Michael Perlmutter explains the importance of his job. We check in with artist Stuart Semple on his feud with Anish Kapoor. Lido Pimienta opens up about her music.

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July 11: How Chris Colfer created his Land of Stories

Chris Colfer talks about his move from being an award-winning actor to the successful bestselling author of the Land of the Stories book series.

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July 11: The Handmaid's Tale's Michael Perlmutter on the rise of the music supervisor

The Handmaid's Tale music supervisor Michael Perlmutter talks about the growing respect for the role of the music supervisor on television shows.

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July 11: Paint wars: can an artist claim ownership of a colour?

Stuart Semple talks about the creation of his latest paint, which he is not letting one particular artist use.

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July 11: How Lido Pimienta found freedom in music

From Colombia to Toronto, Lido Pimienta has always remained political in art. Last year, she released her second album, La Pepessa.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:36]


Full episode: Real life GLOW star Lauri S. Thompson, Lila Downs, Jordan Peele 07/10/17

Real-life GLOW star Lauri S. Thompson opens up about her experiences and the new Netflix series. Lila Downs on breaking down borders with her music. Jordan Peele discusses his latest social thriller, Get Out.

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July 10: How GLOW is bringing the stories of real women wrestlers out of the dark

Lauri S. Thompson, a.k.a. female wrestler Susie Spirit, talks to q about her real-life experiences in the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling circuit.

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July 10: Lila Downs wants to break down borders with her music

Lila Downs explains how she tries to break down the barriers between Mexico and the U.S. through her music.

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Jordan Peele's Get Out is a 'social thriller' that tackles a timely issue

Jordan Peele's new movie, Get Out, is a horror film that takes on issues of racism.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:18]


Full episode: Andy Samberg, Queer Songbook Orchestra, Ambur Braid 07/07/17

Comedian Andy Samberg discusses his latest mockumentary, Tour de Pharmacy. Queer Songbook Orchestra on building an archive of music that relates to LGBTQ experiences. Opera singer Ambur Braid discusses the pressures of performing in The Magic Flute.

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July 7: 'If something makes us laugh, we just go with it': Andy Samberg on his comedy writing instincts

Comedian and actor Andy Samberg talks about his latest project, a mockumentary for HBO called Tour de Pharmacy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:05]


July 7: How the Queer Songbook orchestra brings voice to LGBTQ experiences

Members of the Queer Songbook Orchestra talk about how their chamber ensemble wants to make you change the way you think about pop music.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:49]


July 7: How soprano Ambur Braid hits the high notes in her new performance

The coloratura soprano talks about the pressures of performing as Queen of the Night in the Canadian Opera Company's production of The Magic Flute.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:11]


Full episode: Whitehorse, Lizzy Goodman, Beach Boys archivist Alan Boyd, Roxane Gay 07/06/17

Whitehorse open up about their new album. Author Lizzy Goodman takes us through the early 2000s rock scene in New York City. Beach Boys archivist Alan Boyd explains the merits of the band's lesser known work. Roxane Gay on embracing difficult women.

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July 6: Whitehorse's new album is a 'glitter bomb' with dark underlying themes

Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland talk about their new Whitehorse album, Panther in the Dollhouse. They also perform songs from the album live in the q studio.

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July 6: Exploring the rock 'n roll of New York City in the early 2000s with Lizzy Goodman

Author Lizzy Goodman gives us an insight into the music, sounds and mood of New York City's rock scene in the early 2000s.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:58]


July 6: How a Beach Boys fan ended up being a guardian of their legacy

Beach Boys archivist Alan Boyd talks to q about working with his idols and reconsidering some of their overlooked work.

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July 6: Roxane Gay encourages women to embrace being difficult

Writer Roxane Gay discusses her latest book of fiction, Difficult Women.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:29]


Full episode: Pamela Paul, Amanda Joy, Regina Bradley, Matthew McConaughey 07/05/17

New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul opens up about her new memoir. Second Jen's Amanda Joy discusses the latest Hawaii Five-0 controversy. An introductory guide to the music of Outkast. Matthew McConaughey reveals his acting process.

Download Full episode: Pamela Paul, Amanda Joy, Regina Bradley, Matthew McConaughey 07/05/17
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July 5: What Pamela Paul learned from keeping a list of every book she has ever read

q guest host Ali Hassan talks to the New York Times Book Review editor about why she decided to make the private journal of her reading life available to the public.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:53]


July 5: The fight for equal pay in Hollywood continues with Hawaii Five-0's latest controversy

Second Jen creator Amanda Joy discusses the latest controversy surrounding Asian actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park's exit from CBS's hit show, Hawaii Five-0.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:48]


July 5: An introductory guide to the music of Outkast

Professor Regina Bradley gives us the essential tracks we need to check out by Atlanta hip-hop group, Outkast.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:13]


July 5: Matthew McConaughey looks to his dad for inspiration for new film Gold

Actor Matthew McConaughey breaks down the process behind playing a real life character and how he goes about choosing roles now.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:55]


Full episode: Wonder Woman's Eugene Brave Rock, Gloria Gaynor, Phil Elverum 07/04/17

Actor Eugene Brave Rock discusses the importance of maintaining his Indigenous roots in Hollywood. Gloria Gaynor looks back at one of her biggest hits, 'I Will Survive.' Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum opens up about his heartbreaking new album.

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July 4: Actor Eugene Brave Rock jumps from being a stuntman to the blockbuster hit Wonder Woman

Canadian actor Eugene Brave Rock talks about his Wonder Woman role and holding on to his Indigenous roots.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:46]


July 4: 'It celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit': Gloria Gaynor on her hit, 'I Will Survive'

Gloria Gaynor reflects on her biggest hit, 'I Will Survive,' how she pushed to make the song a success and why disco matters.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:22]


July 4: How music helped Phil Elverum grieve his wife's death

Phil Elverum talks about how he wrote the album A Crow Looked At Me shortly after his wife Genevieve Castrée died of cancer.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:45]


Full episode: Mandy Moore, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Trevor Noah 07/03/17

Mandy Moore opens up about how her hit TV series This Is Us reignited her passion for acting. Revisit our live chat with Buffy Sainte-Marie at this year's Juno Awards. Trevor Noah pays tribute to his hometown of Soweto, South Africa.

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July 3: Mandy Moore on how This is Us reignited her passion for acting

Actress and singer Mandy Moore opens up about how the new hit TV series, This is Us, challenges her to 'find common ground' with foreign experiences.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:22]


July 3: Buffy Sainte-Marie on love songs, activism and being recognized for her humanitarian work

Legendary Canadian artist Buffy Sainte-Marie talks about receiving the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at this year's Junos.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:52]


July 3: Trevor Noah's musical tribute to Soweto, South Africa

The comedian and Daily Show host gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of his neighbourhood of Soweto, South Africa.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:14]


Full episode: John Grisham, A-Trak, Eric Braeden 06/30/17

Author John Grisham opens up about the enjoyable experience of writing his new book. A-Trak lists the remixes that inspired him to become a DJ and producer. The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden reflects on his life and career in his new memoir.

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June 30: How John Grisham wrote his own ticket to success

John Grisham talks to q guest host Laurie Brown about his latest book, Camino Island, and his successful publishing career.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:51]


June 30: 4 remixes that inspired A-Trak to become the DJ and producer he is today

Montreal DJ and producer A-Trak looks back at the remixes that influenced him the most throughout the years.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:02]


June 30: Eric Braeden calls soap operas the 'hardest working industry in our business'

Actor Eric Braeden reflects on his life, from growing up in Germany to starring on The Young and the Restless for over three decades, in his new memoir. We also take a look at the origin story of soap operas.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:33]


Full episode: W. Kamau Bell, Shabaka Hutchings, Mike Myers 06/29/17

Comedian W. Kamau Bell discusses his new memoir and why it's important to 'lean into' awkward situations. Jazz artist Shabaka Hutchings opens up about his experience playing with musicians in South Africa. Mike Myers pays tribute to Canada in his book.

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June 29: Why W. Kamau Bell believes awkwardness makes change

Comedian W. Kamau Bell talks about his new memoir, his CNN television show and why he wants us to 'lean into' awkward situations.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:12]


June 29: Shabaka and the Ancestors push jazz into the future

Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and his band of South African musicians are charting an exciting new path in jazz.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:54]


June 29: What does Canada mean to Mike Myers?

In Mike Myers's new book, Canada, the actor explores his roots and tries to answer the question of who we are as a nation.

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Full episode: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, Todd Barry, Kent Monkman 06/28/17

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon open up about bringing their love story to the big screen. Comedian Todd Barry on the joys of performing in small towns. Kent Monkman brings Indigenous resilience to the fore in his latest exhibition.

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June 28: 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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June 28: Comedian Todd Barry's new book is a laugh track across America

Comedian Todd Barry opens up about his experience performing stand-up in small towns across America in his new book, Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg.

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June 28: Kent Monkman's art brings Indigenous resilience to the fore

Monkman talks with Tom Power about his art and how his latest exhibit is a response to Canada's 150th birthday celebrations.

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Full episode: Ralph, Simon and Ruth Fitzmaurice, Gordon Pinsent 06/27/17

Musician Ralph opens up about embracing pop music and seeing herself on a big billboard. Simon and Ruth Fitzmaurice explain how Simon's ALS diagnosis motivated them to seize their creativity. Gordon Pinsent reflects on seven decades of acting.

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June 27: Why we should believe the hype about Ralph

Ralph talks to q host Tom Power about '80s music, her visual aesthetic and the music on her critically acclaimed debut EP.

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June 27: How Simon Fitzmaurice seized his creativity after being diagnosed with ALS

Simon Fitzmaurice is the first person with ALS ever to direct a feature film. He and his wife, Ruth, talk to Tom Power about seizing creativity as a result of Simon's diagnosis.

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June 27: Gordon Pinsent on acting: 'I couldn't imagine anything else'

Gordon Pinsent talks to Tom Power about a new documentary that traces the Canadian actor's life and career.

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Full episode: Zadie Smith, Jared Keeso, Justin Hurwitz, Patrick Haggerty 06/26/17

Author Zadie Smith discusses her latest book, Swing Time. Jared Keeso on his small-town comedy, Letterkenny. La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz gives us a gateway to musicals. Country singer Patrick Haggerty on his groundbreaking album, Lavender Country.

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June 26: Why Zadie Smith used dance to tell her new story Swing Time

The author opens up about her new book and why she used the backdrop of dance to tell this story.

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June 26: 'Our show has teeth': Jared Keeso says Letterkenny's comedy isn't safe

Letterkenny co-creator and star Jared Keeso draws inspiration from his small town Ontario upbringing to make the hit TV series.

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June 26: Justin Hurwitz's picks for musical newbies

La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz provides listeners with a gateway into the world of musicals.

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June 26: Patrick Haggerty finds new hope in the re-release of his groundbreaking album

Patrick Haggerty explains how the re-release of Lavender Country, the first gay country album, means that it has finally found its place.

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Full episode: Sofia Coppola, the origin of Betty Boop, Miles Mosley 06/23/17

Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film, a re-imagining of the 1971 film, The Beguiled. Mark Fleischer, the CEO of Fleischer Studios, reveals the origins of Betty Boop. Miles Mosley opens up about the popular West Coast Get Down sound.

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June 23: Sofia Coppola: directing through her own lens

Sofia Coppola talks about a life and career in film and her approach to re-imagining the 1971 film, The Beguiled.

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June 23: How the 'independent, sexy, smart' Betty Boop continues to stay relevant after 87 years

Mark Fleischer, CEO of Fleischer Studios, talks about the history of the Betty Boop character.

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June 23: Miles Mosley on why jazz is on the upswing

The jazz bassist talks to Tom Power about his solo career and being part of the influential West Coast Get Down collective.

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Full episode: Terry Fallis, Jonzi D, Eileen Myles, Kathryn Macnaughton 06/22/17

Author Terry Fallis leaves political satire behind in his new book. Jonzi D brings hip-hop to formal theatre spaces. Poet Eileen Myles on reaching the mainstream. Kathryn Macnaughton reveals her painting process.

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June 22: Why Terry Fallis isn't shy to show another side to his writing

The award-winning Canadian author's sixth novel strays from the political satire he's become known for.

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June 22: How Jonzi D is crashing the theatre and breaking convention with hip-hop dance

Jonzi D talks to Tom Power about bringing hip-hop dance into formal theatre spaces.

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June 22: Poetic Justice: How author Eileen Myles finally got their due

Eileen Myles talks about the belated recognition for their poetry.

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June 22: How Kathryn Macnaughton makes the abstract familiar

The Toronto-based artist finds inspiration in curious places. She opens up about her rigorous working schedule and why she wants to leave her art up for interpretation.

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Full episode: Daniel Romano, the Slants, Nicola Benedetti, Laurie Kilmartin 06/21/17

Daniel Romano explains his ever-changing musical style. The Slants aim to remove the sting of a racist term with their band name. Nicola Benedetti on the importance of classical music in schools. Laurie Kilmartin finds laughter in the face of sorrow.

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June 21: Daniel Romano's musical shape-shifting quest

From punk to folk to rock and country, Daniel Romano explains how he masters a variety of musical styles. He also performs songs from his latest album, Modern Pressure.

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June 21: How the Slants won the right to keep their name

Simon Tam of the Slants talks to Tom Power about the power of reclaiming racially offensive terms.

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June 21: Violinist Nicola Benedetti on pulling creative strings

Nicola Benedetti talks about her work ethic and why it's important to expose kids in school to classical music.

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June 21: How Laurie Kilmartin found laughter in the face of sorrow

Laurie Kilmartin talks about how comedy and publicly sharing jokes on Twitter helped her through the process of her father's death.

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June 20: How Chilina Kennedy channels Carole King in Beautiful musical

Chilina Kennedy talks about playing Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway and bringing the musical to Toronto.

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June 20: Vern Thiessen on bringing Vimy to the theatre stage

Playwright Vern Thiessen talks about re-imagining history in his upcoming productions of Vimy and the off-Broadway remounting of Of Human Bondage.

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June 20: Looking back on the last 35 years of hip-hop through film.

Hip-hop scholar Martha Diaz looks back at how the culture has been documented on film over the past 35 years.

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June 20: How Martin Roth is using Trump's Twitter account to cultivate a lavender field

Austrian artist Martin Roth talks about his latest art project which uses Trump's Twitter account to make flowers grow.

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Full episode: Chilina Kennedy, Vern Thiessen, 35 years of hip-hop, Martin Roth 06/20/17

Chilina Kennedy on preparing to play Carole King, Vern Thiessen brings Vimy to the stage, Martha Diaz breaks down 35 years of hip-hop in film, How Martin Roth is using Trump’s tweets to cultivate a lavender field

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June 19: Andy Kim reflects on the sweet success of songwriting

Legendary songwriter Andy Kim talks to Tom Power about the enduring nature of songs like his classic 'Sugar, Sugar.'

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June 19: After a long hiatus, Land of Talk's return is right on time

Life After Youth represents the long-awaited return of Elizabeth Powell's musical project Land of Talk after particularly trying circumstances.

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June 19: David Sedaris takes us on a musical trip to North Carolina

Typically, our block parties are filled with pride for the place we're exploring, but David Sedaris decided to do things a little differently.

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June 19: Michael Mando on being good at being a bad guy

Canadian actor Michael Mando talks about his role on Better Call Saul ahead of the show's season 3 finale.

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Full episode: Andy Kim, Land of Talk, David Sedaris North Carolina block party, Michael Mando 06/19/17

Musician Andy Kim breaks down his hit 'Sugar Sugar' and reflects on his success, Land of Talk is back after a seven year hiatus, David Sedaris takes us on a musical journey through his hometown,Better Call Saul villain Michael Mando.

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June 16: More money, more problems: behind Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich series

Author Kevin Kwan talks about the latest novel, Crazy Rich Problems. He also opens up about Asian representation in Hollywood because his books are currently being turned into a movie.

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June 16: Kevin Loring is bringing Indigenous theatre to Canada’s forefront

Kevin Loring talks about being appointed the first artistic director of the new Indigenous theatre department at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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June 16: Alan Alda: ‘Ignorance is a wonderful thing if it’s coupled with curiosity’

Famed actor Alan Alda delves into his fascination with science and communication in his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

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Full episode: Kevin Kwan, National Arts Centre's Kevin Loring, Alan Alda 06/16/17

Author Kevin Kwan discusses his Crazy Rich series, which is now being turned into a film. National Arts Centre's first artistic director of Indigenous theatre, Kevin Loring, talks about expanding Indigenous art. Alan Alda opens up about his new book.

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June 15: Far from a 6-second wonder, Ruth B. targets long-term success

Ruth 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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June 15: Is dad rock actually a thing?

As Father's Day approaches this weekend, q host Tom Power talks with music critic Stuart Berman about the origin and characteristics of 'dad rock.'

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June 15: Tracing the origins of today's Toronto sound

Clifton Reddick, the co-founder of Battle of The Beatmakers talks about the musical roots of the sounds Toronto is currently presenting to the world.

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June 15: Dancer Heather Ogden on ballet's delicate balance

Heather Ogden talks about the new National Ballet production of Swan Lake.

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Full episode: Ruth B., the history of dad rock, a gateway to the Toronto sound, Heather Ogden 06/15/17

Ruth B. sheds her Vine star title with her new album. Music critic Stuart Berman explains the history of 'dad rock.' Clifton Reddick gives us a gateway playlist to the 'Toronto sound.' Ballet dancer Heather Ogden makes her return in Swan Lake.

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Full episode: Nickelback, the New Yorker's Michael Schulman, director Michael O'Shea 06/14/17

A career-spanning interview with Canadian rock band Nickelback. New Yorker editor Michael Schulman explains a recent controversy surrounding a Julius Caesar play in New York City. Director Michael O'Shea opens up about his new horror film Transfiguration.

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June 14: '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 bandmembers reflect on their journey through the songs that got them there.

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June 14: A Shakespearean take on Trump is causing controversy in New York

New Yorker editor Michael Schulman discusses New York Public Theatre's latest production of Julius Caesar which depicts the classic Shakespearean character as Donald Trump.

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June 14: Director Michael O'Shea bites into vampire culture with Transfiguration

Tom Power talks to writer and director Michael O'Shea about vampire culture and teenage trauma in his film Transfiguration.

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June 13: Nathan Fillion reveals why he still experiences impostor syndrome

Canadian actor Nathan Fillion talks about his work in the animated feature Cars 3 and his versatile acting career.

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June 13: All Eyez on Tupac: How Benny Boom directed a movie about a hip-hop icon

Benny Boom talks to Tom Power about directing the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me. (2Pac - California Love, Death Row/Koch Records)

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June 13: From the Monkees to Bo Diddley: Michael Nesmith reflects on his infinite lives

Michael Nesmith talks to Tom Power talks about his long and varied career, which is chronicled in his new memoir.

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Full episode: Phoenix, Dr. Clifford Johnson, D.W. Waterson 06/12/17

French band Phoenix open up about writing their latest record, Ti Amo. Meet Clifford Johnson, Marvel's go-to science consultant. DJ D.W. Waterson dives into the underbelly of DJ culture on her web series, That's My DJ.

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June 12: Phoenix's new album is a 'hedonistic' response to the Paris attacks

The members of the French electro-rock band talk to Tom Power about their new album, Ti Amo.

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June 12: 'Science should be part of our culture': meet Marvel's go-to science consultant

Dr. Clifford Johnson talks about working as a consultant on superhero movies and television shows such as Agent Carter and the Avengers.

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June 12: D.W. Waterson spins DJ life into a web series

D.W. Waterson's web series That's my DJ takes a dramatic look into the lives of the DJs behind the beats.

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June 9: Full Frontal's Allana Harkin: 'Hiring women is not a risk, hiring women is when you get pure gold'

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee producer and correspondent Allana Harkin discusses politics, the benefits of hiring women and the time she felt most afraid for her safety at work.

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June 9: Jordan Abel's Griffin Poetry Prize win is for 'everyone that fights against appropriation'

B.C. poet Jordan Abel's collection of poetry, which aimed to reclaim a painful slur against Indigenous people, took home this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. Abel talks to Tom Power about this big win and what it means to the Nisga'a writer.

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June 9: Steve Earle revels in outlaw country movement on new album

Steve Earle talks to Tom Power about his new album So You Wanna be an Outlaw?

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Full episode: Full Frontal's Allana Harkin, poet Jordan Abel, Steve Earle 06/09/17

Full Frontal's Allana Harkin on politics, hiring women and her friendship with host Samantha Bee. Poet Jordan Abel reacts to his Griffin Poetry Prize win. Musician Steve Earle explains how the '70s Nashville music scene influenced his new album.

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Full episode: Kevin Hart, Tatiana Maslany, Vivek Shraya, Morro and Jasp 06/08/17

Kevin Hart opens up about his troubled childhood and love of comedy in his new book. Tatiana Maslany on the last season of Orphan Black. Vivek Shraya explores transition on her new album. Morro and Jasp on emotional depth of clowning.

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June 8: Kevin Hart: 'Being the biggest and the best isn't my concern'

Comedian Kevin Hart's new book, I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons, details how he overcame a troubled childhood to become the biggest stand-up comic around.

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June 8: Tatiana Maslany prepares to say goodbye to her many characters on final season of Orphan Black

Actress Tatiana Maslany discusses the fifth and final season of Orphan Black and how tough it was to say goodbye to all her characters.

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June 8: On Vivek Shraya's new album, the artist asks: 'When does transition end?'

Vivek Shraya, a Toronto-based trans singer-songwriter, tackles to topic of her continuing journey of transition on her new album, Part-Time Woman.

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June 8: How clowning can change the world

Heather Annis and Amy Lee of clown duo Morro and Jasp talk to Tom Power about the overlooked aspects of being a clown.

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Full episode: A Doll's House Part 2 stars Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper, Colter Wall, Mystery Science Theater 3000's Joel Hodgson 06/07/17

A Doll's House Part 2's Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper talk about the Broadway sequel to Henrik Ibsen's 140 year old play. Colter Wall mines the past for his new take on country and folk music. Joel Hodgson on the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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June 7: A Doll's House finally gets its sequel 140 years later

Tony Award-nominated actors Chris Cooper and Laurie Metcalf star together in A Doll's House, Part 2, a sequel to Henrik Ibsen's 19th century classic, on Broadway.

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June 7: Colter Wall's old soul brings new life to country

Saskatchewan native Colter Wall is only 21 years old, but his debut record sounds like it was made by a seasoned veteran.

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June 7: Why Mystery Science Theater 3000 still matters

Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson talks about why the cult television show has returned to Netflix.

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Full episode: Giles Martin, Edgar Wright, Oddisee 06/06/17

Producer Giles Martin, son of George, takes on the immense task of remixing the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album. Director Edgar Wright explains his dream movie, Baby Driver. Rapper Oddisee on his responsibility to be political in his music.

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June 6: Giles Martin on remixing Sgt. Pepper: 'We're opening up a body that's 50 years old'

Giles Martin, son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, talks about remixing the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

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June 6: Edgar Wright's new film Baby Driver is 'not a conventional musical'

Edgar Wright's latest film Baby Driver is tightly synched to the music heard throughout the film. Today, he talks to Tom Power about the influences behind the upcoming movie.

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June 6: Oddisee probes society below the surface in his music

Oddisee makes thought-provoking music from the perspective of a Muslim with an African-American mother and a father from North Sudan.

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Full episode: Jason 'Poo Bear' Boyd, translator Ted Goossen, Perfume Genius 06/05/17

Songwriter Jason 'Poo Bear' Boyd opens up about his collaborative process with pop star Justin Bieber. Ted Goossen on the joys and challenges of translating Haruki Murakami's work. Perfume Genius on the cathartic power of writing music.

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June 5: Meet the man who helped re-write Justin Bieber's musical career

Songwriter Jason 'Poo Bear' Boyd talks about his collaboration with pop star Justin Bieber, what his job as a topliner and his new documentary, Poo Bear: Afraid Forever.

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June 5: The joys and challenges of translating Haruki Murakami's work

Translator Ted Goossen talks about translating the work of revered Japanese author Haruki Murakami.

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June 5: For Perfume Genius, music is rebellion

Perfume Genius talks to Tom Power and performs songs from his latest album No Shape.

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Full episode: Al Franken, Wonder Woman comic writer Greg Rucka, Hugh Dillon 06/02/17

Senator Al Franken opens up about comedy, politics and his new memoir. Wonder Woman comic writer Greg Rucka on the importance of the superhero in 2017. Actor and Headstones frontman Hugh Dillon on getting sober and writing music again.

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June 2: Senator Al Franken takes aim at Ted Cruz in his new book: 'He's a toxic coworker'

Al Franken talks to guest host Gill Deacon about his new memoir, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.

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June 2: 'We're hungry for people who do the right thing': why we need Wonder Woman in 2017

Comic book author Greg Rucka says the live-action adaptation carries on the legacy of the comic book characterization.

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June 2: Hugh Dillon's return to music: the X Company star on his new album with the Headstones

Actor Hugh Dillon discusses his return to music as the frontman of the Headstones, who are back today with a new album called Little Army.

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Full episode: Wesley Snipes, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper, the Group of Seven Guitar Project 06/01/17

Actor Wesley Snipes reflects on his career and discusses upcoming projects. Artist Jann Haworth and Beatles fan Piers Hemmingsen celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper. Guitar maker Linda Manzer on the Group of Seven Guitar Project.

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June 1: Actor Wesley Snipes looks ahead to his many upcoming projects

Wesley Snipes talks to Tom Power about his career, and his many upcoming projects including a new film called The Recall.

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June 1: Sgt. Pepper at 50: Jann Haworth tackles the conspiracy theories surrounding the iconic album artwork

Artist Jann Haworth reflects on the process of co-designing the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album cover.

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June 1: Sgt. Pepper at 50: did you know about these Canadian connections to the classic Beatles album?

Beatles expert Piers Hemmingsen reveals some surprising Canadian connections related to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album.

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June 1: How the Group of Seven Guitar Project marries guitar making and fine arts

Guitar maker Linda Manzer explains the inspiration behind her latest project, The Group of Seven Guitar Projects, where six guitars are created to honour members of the Group of Seven.

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Full episode: Bonnie Raitt, Dennis Lehane, Mappe Of 05/31/17

Bonnie Raitt reflects on her musical career, her inspirations and overcoming grief to create again. Author Dennis Lehane guides us through his Boston block party. An introduction to new Canadian artist, Mappe Of.

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May 31: Bonnie Raitt: 'I have no interest in retiring'

Musician Bonnie Raitt talks to Tom Power about her inspirations and how she overcame grief and loss to create again.

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May 31: Listen to author Dennis Lehane's working-class Boston soundtrack

The acclaimed author takes us on a musical tour of the Dorchester neighbourhood he grew up in.

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May 31: From playing in metal bands to busking in Australia, hear how new artist Mappe Of came to be

Mappe Of performs songs from his upcoming new album live in the q studio.

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David Sedaris, Jillian Tamaki, Paul Kelly 05/30/17

David Sedaris shares his diary entries in his newest book. Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki on the challenges of creating graphic novels. Paul Kelly collects songs he's performed at funerals for his new album.

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Jason Priestley, Roger Waters, Tabitha Soren 05/29/17

Actor Jason Priestley reflects on his early fame and directing the season premiere of his detective series, Private Eyes. Musician Roger Waters takes on capitalism on his first album in 25 years. Artist Tabitha Soren finds art in the grime on our devices.

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Master of None producer Alan Yang, Jonh Ingham's Gateway to Punk, Serena Ryder 05/26/17

Master of None co-creator Alan Yang on how he kept diversity a priority, a gateway to '70s punk by music journalist Jonh Ingham and musician Serena Ryder performs and talks her new album, Utopia.

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Tracy Chevalier, Organized Noize, Dreamcar, Star Wars' 40th anniversary, Scott Helman 05/25/17

Author Tracy Chevalier recasts Shakespeare's Othello in her new book. Organized Noize gives us a musical tour of Atlanta. No Doubt members discuss their new project, Dreamcar. Little-known facts about Star Wars. Scott Helman on his songwriting process.

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Ryan Adams, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, director John Glen, Master of None star Lena Waithe 05/24/17

Ryan Adams discusses his latest album, Prisoner. Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew on the band's decision to perform in Manchester after the bombing. Director John Glen on his time with Roger Moore. Master of None's Lena Waithe on her coming out episode.

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Celebrating 20 years of Radiohead's OK Computer, Andrew McCarthy, Jay Chandrasekhar 05/23/17

Artists Kid Koala and Tarik Barri look back at Radiohead's 1997 album, OK Computer. Andrew McCarthy goes from YA cinema star to an accidental YA writer. Director Jay Chandrasekhar on his cult hit, Super Troopers.

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Come From Away's Jenn Colella, Beverley Bass, Michael Greyeyes, Angie Thomas 05/22/17

Come From Away's Jenn Colella and the woman she portrays, Beverley Bass, discuss their unlikely friendship. Choreographer Michael Greyeyes turns residential school stories into a dance-opera. Author Angie Thomas on her debut novel, The Hate U Give.

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Paula Hawkins, Kevork Mourad, Djanet Sears 05/19/17

Paula Hawkins discusses her new book, Into the Water. Visual artist Kevork Mourad on his collaborative process with clarinet player Kinan Azmeh. Director Djanet Sears brings Ntokzake Shange's play, for colored girls, to the stage.

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Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey, George Stroumboulopoulos on Chris Cornell, Holly Maniatty, Topher Grace 05/18/17

Dav Pilkey on the creation of his popular children's book character, Captain Underpants. George Stroumboulopoulos on the legacy of Chris Cornell. ASL interpreter Holly Maniatty keeps music accessible. Topher Grace discusses his new film, War Machine.

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Rag'n'Bone Man, Harlots creators Moira Buffini and Alison Newman, writers Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Rudy Wiebe and Dorothy Ellen Palmer 05/17/17

UK artist Rag'n'Bone Man reflects on his quick rise to fame. Moira Buffini and Alison Newman discuss their new Hulu show, Harlots. Writers Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Rudy Wiebe and Dorothy Ellen Palmer have a panel discussion on cultural appropriation.

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Meat Loaf, Welcome to Night Vale's Jeffrey Cranor, Charlotte Rampling 05/16/17

Meat Loaf discusses his upcoming Bat Out of Hell musical. Welcome to Night Vale co-creator Jeffrey Cranor on the importance of expanding the podcast world. Charlotte Rampling reflects on painful family memories in her new memoir.

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Cheech Marin, Gabourey Sidibe, Veda Hille 05/15/17

Cheech Marin on his secret Canadian connections and his career in the comedy group, Cheech and Chong. Gabourey Sidibe opens up about her unique rise to fame in her new memoir. Veda Hille transforms the story of Onegin into a rock musical.

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Jo Nesbø, Tanyalee Davis, the National Ballet of Canada's Tanya Howard and Alejandra Perez-Gomez, Russell Howard 05/12/17

Writer Jo Nesbø on his new crime novel, The Thirst. Comedian Tanyalee Davis uses her life experiences as a small person in her stand-up. Ballet moms Tanya Howard and Alejandra Perez-Gomez balance dance and motherhood. Russell Howard's tribute to his mom.

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Bon Cop Bad Cop 2's Colm Feore and Patrick Huard, James Rhodes, Shelley Niro, Jimmy Webb 05/11/17

Colm Feore and Patrick Huard return in Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2. James Rhodes comes face-to-face with his childhood hero Glenn Gould's piano. Shelley Niro combats First Nations shaming with her photography. Jimmy Webb on songwriting and his new memoir.

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Father John Misty, Len Collin, Jordan Pal 05/10/17

Father John Misty on the lonely process of putting together his new album, Pure Comedy. Director Len Collin advocates for people with disabilities in his new film, Sanctuary. Toronto Symphony Composer Jordan Pal introduces an unlikely new instrument.

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Jean-Michel Jarre, Mark Russell, Fiver 05/09/17

Producer Jean-Michel Jarre discusses the futuristic appeal of electronic music. Author and cartoonist Mark Russell explains his dark reboot of the classic Flintstones comics. Musician Fiver on the 19th-century asylum that inspired their new album.

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Jeff Garlin, Sarah Dunn, Chronixx 05/08/17

Jeff Garlin discusses Curb Your Enthusiasm and his latest Netflix project. American Housewife creator Sarah Dunn continues to draw from her marriage in her new novel, The Arrangement. Chronixx on Jamaica's music and its influence on Drake and Diplo.

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Margaret Atwood, Steve Coogan and Diana Krall 05/05/17

Margaret Atwood on The Handmaid's Tale's contemporary relevance. Actor Steve Coogan goes from comedy to drama in his new film, The Dinner. Diana Krall takes on jazz standards on her new album.

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Mary Walsh, Brett and Jason Butler, Alexandre O. Philippe, Zac Posen 05/04/17

Mary Walsh opens up about her debut novel. Directors Brett and Jason Butler channel their love of hockey into their new film. Alexandre O. Philippe dissects the Psycho shower scene in his new doc. Zac Posen reflects on his fashion career in a new doc.

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Michael Rooker, Michael Lloyd, David Lemieux 05/03/17

Actor Michael Rooker reveals the secret to playing a good villain. Music producer Michael Lloyd looks back at the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. The Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux explains the authenticity behind the iconic band.

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Joseph Fiennes, Kelly Oxford, Stephen Schwartz 05/02/17

The Handmaid's Tale's Joseph Fiennes discusses the timeliness of Margaret Atwood's classic book. Kelly Oxford on social media, anxiety and normalizing the conversations around sexual assault. Stephen Schwartz reflects on Godspell, Pocahontas and Wicked.

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Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Penner, Anicka Yi 05/01/17

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried reflects on his life and career in a new documentary. Fred Penner on the joys of helping kids and adults connect to music. Artist Anicka Yi challenges us to take in art using our noses.

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Feist, Nelson George, Marla Frazee 04/28/17

Feist opens up about her new album, Pleasure. Nelson George gives us the ultimate gateway playlist to New York hip-hop in the '80s. Author Marla Frazee reveals the origins of her character, The Boss Baby.

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Dave and Virginia Grohl, looking back at the career of Jonathan Demme, Fast Romantics 04/27/17

Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia, discuss her new book about rock moms. Charlie Libin and Jimmy Joe Roche reflect on the career of director Jonathan Demme. Fast Romantics perform songs from their new album, American Love.

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Bob Mankoff, Marie Clements, Big Star's Jody Stephens 04/26/17

Former New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff on the power, influence and humour of cartoons. Director Marie Clements discusses her new documentary, The Road Forward. Big Star drummer Jody Stephens on continuing the legacy of the band.

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