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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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Want to trade your desk job for a cabin in the woods?

This guy did it.

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Creative beer brewing

A micro-brewery in Iceland uses whale testicles smoked with sheep dung. Really.

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Remembering Roger Moore

Director John Glen reflects on his time directing Roger Moore as Jame Bond.

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This Harvard grad submitted a rap album for his thesis

Obasi Shaw just became the first student ever to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in Harvard's English department.

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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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Sherry White, Bonobo, Circle Game: Re-imagining the Music of Joni Mitchell 04/25/17

Screenwriter Sherry White on how she brought Maud Lewis' life to the big screen in Maudie. Bonobo discusses his latest album, Migration. The creators of the new play Circle Game break down some of Joni Mitchell's most iconic songs.

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Jason Connery, Deric 'D-Dot' Angelettie, Jacob Sampson, Colson Whitehead 04/24/17

Jason Connery explores family through golf in new film, Tommy's Honour. An introductory guide to the world of Bad Boy Records. Jacob Sampson brings to story of Sam Langford to the stage. Colson Whitehead on The Underground Railroad.

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Bill Nye, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, 54-40 04/21/17

Bill Nye is back with a new talk show that combines science and entertainment. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson wants us to reconsider what we know about Indigenous literature. 54-40 reflect on 36 years of making music.

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Gloria Gaynor, Munschtime, Angie Thomas, Canadian Opera Company's Louis Riel 04/20/17

Gloria Gaynor looks back on her hit song, 'I Will Survive.' A new play called Munschtime explores the works of Robert Munsch. Angie Thomas discusses her hit debut book, The Hate U Give. A new production of Louis Riel incorporates Indigenous perspectives.

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Daniel Radcliffe and Josh McGuire, S-Town's Brian Reed, Sarah Slean 04/19/17

Daniel Radcliffe and Josh McGuire team up for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. S-Town's Brian Reed on creating a non-fiction novel podcast. Sarah Slean brings her musical and philosophical evolution to her new album, Metaphysics.

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Said the Whale, the history of the Amen break, Barry Avrich 04/18/17

Said the Whale perform and discuss songs from their latest album. Artist and writer Nate Harrison breaks down the history of the Amen drum break. Filmmaker Barry Avrich explores the world of contemporary art in his new documentary.

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Katey Sagal, Jeff Lemire, Alex Cuba 04/17/17

Katey Sagal opens up about her turn from musician to actor in her new memoir. Graphic novelist Jeff Lemire expands his views on Canada in The Secret Path and Roughneck. Musician Alex Cuba finds strength in gentle, acoustic sounds on his new album.

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Anna Chlumsky,Q Origin Story: Little Golden Books, Hollerado 04/14/17

Anna Chlumsky on Veep and being a child actor. Q Origin Story: Little Golden Books. Hollerado perform and talk their new album titled Born Yesterday.

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Michael Fabiano, Terence Davies, q Block Party: Moscow Russia, Danny Rubin 04/12/17

Michael Fabiano on taking risks in opera. Terence Davies finds the drama in Emily Dickinson's reclusive life in A Quiet Passion. Kate NV takes us to Moscow with her q block party. Danny Rubin on Groundhog Day the musical.

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Nelson George, Joel Thomas Hynes, and Jain 04/11/17

Nelson George on the history of hip-hop and The Get Down, Joel Thomas Hynes on finding darkness in rural Canada and his new novel, Jain opens up about her debut album Zanaka.

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John Waters, Searchlight winners, Connor Gaston, and Fab Filippo 04/10/17

John Waters on his new book, Make Trouble. The Long War takes home Searchlight 2017 title. Connor Gaston talks about his debut feature-length film, The Devout. Fab Filippo on his new show Save Me.

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The New Pornographers, Andy Kindler on Don Rickles, Kelly Asbury 04/07/17.

The New Pornographers plays songs from their new album, Andy Kindler talks about the legacy of Don Rickles, Kelly Asbury on the evolution of animation.

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Future Islands, Ngozi Paul, the origin story of the Infinite Guitar, Lilly Singh 04/06/17

Future Islands perform songs from their new album, The Far Field. Ngozi Paul examines black female representation in new play. The origin story of the Infinite Guitar. YouTuber Lilly Singh opens up about her new book.

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Emma Donoghue, a Wesley Snipes retrospective, Peter Silberman 04/05/17

Author Emma Donoghue discusses her first children's book. Book columnist Jael Richardson talks about a book she's obsessed with. A new retrospective looks at the work of actor Wesley Snipes. How losing his hearing helped Peter Silberman make music.

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Maggie Rogers, Robert Sikoryak, Ali Hassan, Ted Kotcheff 04/04/17

Musician Maggie Rogers on her rise to fame thanks to a viral moment with Pharrell. Cartoonist Robert Sikoryak gives terms and conditions an unexpected treatment. Ali Hassan pays tribute to Brossard, Que. The eclectic life of director Ted Kotcheff.

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2017 Junos recap, Arkells pop-up concert, Brett Berns, Vanessa Gould 04/03/17

Guest host Laurie Brown checks in with Tom Power, CBC Music's Andrea Warner and The Sheepdogs' Ewan Currie to discuss Sunday night's Juno Awards. Brett Berns talks about the songwriting career of his father, Bert. Vanessa Gould on her documentary, Obit.

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Live at the Junos with the Strumbellas, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jim Cuddy and more 03/31/17

Tom Power takes q on the road to the Junos in Ottawa. In his first live show in front of an audience, he welcomes guests the Strumbellas, Jim Cuddy, Henry Burris, Tanika Charles, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Narcy, André Alexis and Humble the Poet.

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Nelly Furtado, Mark Campbell, Zachary Turpin 03/30/17

Canadian musician Nelly Furtado on her wild ride in the music industry over the last 20 years. Mark Campbell gives us a gateway to Canadian hip-hop playlist. Grad student Zachary Turpin talks about his recent discovery of a lost Walt Whitman novel.

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Shuki Levy, Dinosaur Jr., Dominique Petrin 03/29/17

Shuki Levy discusses some of the biggest theme songs he has written, from Inspector Gadget to Power Rangers. Dinosaur Jr. reflect on their 30-year career. Dominique Petrin on being hand-picked by Banksy for the anonymous artist’s latest project.

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Prozzäk, What Would Sal Do? creator Andrew de Angelis and star Dylan Taylor 03/28/17

Canadian animated duo Prozzäk look back on 20 years of making music together. CraveTV`s new comedy What Would Sal Do? follows the second coming of Christ in the form of a man in Sudbury.

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Laura Jane Grace, the origin story of Where’s Waldo, Amanda Crew 03/27/17

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace looks back on the music that influenced her life and career over the years. How the Where’s Waldo books got its start at the back of a menswear shop. Actress Amanda Crew discusses her new film, Chokeslam.

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Passenger, the origin story of celebrity chefs, Heidi Saman 03/24/17

Passenger discusses his rise to fame, from busking to performing in stadiums. A look at Philip Harben, the original celebrity TV chef. Filmmaker Heidi Saman talks about her new film, Namour.

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Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire, Ali Hassan, Carmen Aguirre, Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky 03/23/17

Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire discuss their new musical, Sousatzka. Ali Hassan prepares for this year's Canada Reads. Carmen Aguirre brings her experiences to The Refugee Hotel. Adam Garnet Jones and Sarah Kolasky on new film, Great Great Great.

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Mohsin Hamid, an introductory guide to Outkast, Filth City's Andy King and Pat Thornton 03/22/17

Author Mohsin Hamid discusses his new book, Exit West. Professor Regina Bradley gives us an introductory playlist for hip hop duo, Outkast. New film Filth City uses Rob Ford controversy as its inspiration.

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Blue Man Group's Phil Stanton, Aaron Posner, the Searchlight finalists revealed, Alice Lowe 03/21/17

Blue Man Group co-founder Phil Stanton on the group's longevity. Playwright Aaron Posner re-radicalizes Chekhov's work. Searchlight judge Jarvis Church reveals this year's final four contenders. Alice Lowe defies female tropes in new film Prevenge.

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Nelson George on Chuck Berry's legacy, Little Simz, Stephan James 03/20/17

The Get Down's supervising producer Nelson George looks back on the life and music of Chuck Berry. Rapper Little Simz journeys through fame and wonderland on her new album. Actor Stephan James opens up about his new show, Shots Fired.

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Celebrating 30 years of Degrassi Junior High, Alexis Adler, Moira Walley-Beckett 03/17/17

Degrassi Junior High stars Pat Mastroianni and Stacie Mistysyn reflect on 30 years of the teen show. An old friend of Jean-Michel Basquiat reveals his early works. Moira Walley-Beckett takes on the story of Anne of Green Gables in her new show.

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Bruce McDonald, Measha Brueggergosman, Connor Jessup, Jacques Greene 03/16/17

Director Bruce McDonald discusses his love of using music in film. Measha Brueggergosman defends her Canada Reads book pick. Actor Connor Jessup gives us a gateway into the world of Seijun Suzuki films. Jacques Greene releases his first full-length album.

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Danny Boyle, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff, music producer Ian Brennan 03/15/17

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle discusses the film's long-awaited sequel. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff reveals the origins of the phrase "stand-up comedian." Music produced Ian Brennan on searching for authenticity in a musically stagnant world.

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Paul Shaffer, Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring, Maria de Los Angeles, Beyries 03/14/17

A musical tour through the life of Paul Shaffer. Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring pays tribute to his hometown of Baltimore. Artist Maria de Los Angeles's art documents the lives of the undocumented. How cancer inspired Beyries to pursue music.

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Irvine Welsh, Naomi Snieckus, Will Tuckett 03/13/17

Irvine Welsh revisits his Trainspotting characters in the film's long-awaited sequel. Naomi Snieckus's new podcast highlights Canadian women in film and TV. Choreographer Will Tuckett transforms the story of Pinocchio into a ballet.

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Paul Feig, celebrating 20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ann Marie Fleming 03/10/17

Paul Feig discusses Freaks and Geeks, Ghostbusters and Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer impression. We celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ann Marie Fleming opens up about her new film, Window Horses.

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Sting, Hamin Rahmanian, Chantal Kreviazuk, Amelia Curran 03/09/17

Sting opens up about his new music, performing small venues and touring with his son. Hamid Rahmanian on using shadow puppetry to challenge perceptions of Iran. Chantal Kreviazuk discusses her Canada Reads book. Amelia Curran performs live.

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Roxane Gay, Agnes Obel, Erin Shields, Thundercat 03/08/17

Writer Roxane Gay encourages women to embrace being difficult. Agnes Obel breaks down her song, 'Familiar.' Playwright Erin Shields explores the misconceptions of millennials in her new play. Thundercat discusses his new album, Drunk.

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Carolyn Taylor and Paul Thomas, Jamsheed Akrami, Greg Graffin 03/07/17

Baroness Von Sketch Show's Carolyn Taylor and Defiant Thomas Brothers' Paul Thomas on the state of sketch comedy. Jamsheed Akrami on his open letter to Donald Trump. Bad Religion's Greg Graffin goes from punk to country on his new solo album.

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The Shins' James Mercer, the cast of Goon 2, Jody Mitic 03/06/17

The Shins' James Mercer discusses his band's upcoming album. Goon 2's Jay Baruchel, Elisha Cuthbert and Marc-André Grondin on the sequel to the popular hockey movie. Canada Reads panellist Jody Mitic defends his pick, M.G. Vassanji's Nostalgia.

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Jenn Grant, Jon Tattrie, Ry Russo-Young 03/03/2017

Today on q hosted by Tom Power: Jenn Grant on how dreams inspired her new album Paradise, Nova Scotia's secret connection to a Bob Marley classic, director Ry Russo-Young reinvents the 'mean girl' in coming-of-age stories.

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Leif Vollebekk, She Has a Name, Macon Blair 03/02/2017

Today on q hosted by Tom Power: Musician Leif Vollebekk finds the emotion in his old songs, Andrew and Matt Kooman take on human trafficking in their new film 'She Has a Name,' director Macon Blair

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Marlee Matlin, Giles Blunt, Sampha 03/01/2017

Today on q, hosted by Tom Power: Marlee Matlin on why Switched at Birth isn't just for the deaf, author Giles Blunt's musical tribute to North Bay, musician Sampha on confronting pain in his work, and more.

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Mandy Moore, Louis Gossett Jr., Five Faces For Evelyn Frost 02/28/2017

Today on q, hosted by Tom Power: Mandy Moore, Louis Gossett Jr., Five Faces for Evelyn Frost on our dangerous obsession with image, and more.

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Recapping the 2017 Oscars, k.d. lang, Samora Pinderhughes 02/27/2017

Today on q, hosted by Tom Power:Recapping the 2017 Oscars, k.d. lang, Samora Pinderhughes and more

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Raoul Peck, the origin story of the Oscars statue, Black Lives Black Words' Reggie Edmund 02/24/17

Raoul Peck discusses his latest film, I Am Not Your Negro. Author Jim Piazza gives us the origin story of the Oscars statue. Reggie Edmund and artist Motion discuss the new play Black Lives, Black Words.

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