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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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Airport kitchen party perpetuates 'goofy Newfie' stereotype

Newfoundland columnist Robin Short says the spontaneous jam session was embarrassing.

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LGBTQ Canadians await apology

Next Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be apologizing to LGBTQ military and government employees for losing their jobs.

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The hidden power of food

In Canada we waste about a third of the food we produce. Yet four million Canadians experience food insecurity.

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The story of a recipe that survived the Holocaust

In the Ravensbruck women's concentration camp, Rebecca Teitelbaum risked her life to write down every recipe she could remember.

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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.

Download Full episode: Andy Weir, Casablanca turns 75, Ruth B. 11/24/17
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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:41]


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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Full episode: Barenaked Ladies, Jordan Canning, Thomas Mapfumo, Michael Yahgulanaas 11/23/17

Barenaked Ladies reflect on their 25-year career and discuss their new album. Director Jordan Canning talks about her new film, Suck It Up. Musician Thomas Mapfumo shares a message with his Zimbabwe fans. Michael Yuhgalanaas on his art form, Haida Manga.

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Nov. 23: Barenaked Ladies are here to help us find a little bit of joy

Canadian band Barenaked Ladies look back at their 25-year career and discuss their newest album, Fake Nudes.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:22]


Nov. 23: Exploring laughter and grief in Jordan Canning's new film, Suck It Up

Director Jordan Canning talks about Suck It Up, a new film that tackles the ways we grieve over a lost one, and how that can go hand-in-hand with laughter.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:34]


Nov. 23: 'Fight against injustice': Thomas Mapfumo's message to Zimbabwe

Musician Thomas Mapfumo has been exiled from his home of Zimbabwe since 2004, but today, he wants to share an important message with his fans there.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:03:27]


Nov. 23: Michael Yahgulanaas is telling Indigenous stories through the combined art form of Haida Manga

Artist Michael Yahgulanaas discusses art, which uses the unique combination of Haida art and Japanese manga.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:35]


Full episode: Bryan Cranston, Iskwé 11/22/17

Actor Bryan Cranston opens up about acting, his new film, Last Flag Flying, and his thoughts on the recent revelations of harassment and assault in Hollywood. Canadian musician Iskwé hopes to confront listeners with Indigenous issues on her new album.

Download Full episode: Bryan Cranston, Iskwé 11/22/17
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Nov. 22: Bryan Cranston on his love of acting, male bonding and his new film, Last Flag Flying

Actor Bryan Cranston opens up about his approach to acting, working with director Richard Linklater on his new film, Last Flag Flying, and his thoughts on the recent revelations of harassment and assault in Hollywood.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:27]


Nov. 22: Iskwé wants to confront you with Indigenous issues through her music

Canadian musician Iskwé's latest album, The Fight Within, was inspired by issues facing Indigenous communities today. With her music, she hopes to inspire others to start paying attention and taking action.

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Full episode: Michael Redhill, Hanif Abdurraqib, Whitney Rose 11/21/17

Giller Prize winner Michael Redhill discusses his big win. Writer Hanif Abdurraqib ponders what it means to be a music fan in his new book. Musician Whitney Rose reclaims the 'lost art' of storytelling in country songs on her new album.

Download Full episode: Michael Redhill, Hanif Abdurraqib, Whitney Rose 11/21/17
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Michael Redhill on his 'very, very surreal' Giller Prize win

Toronto novelist, poet and playwright Michael Redhill took home the Giller Prize last night for his novel, Bellevue Square.

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Nov. 21: How has teen TV changed in the past decade?

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue discusses the change in teen TV shows over the past 10 years.

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Nov. 21: How writer Hanif Abdurraqib builds his own peaceful world with music

Writer Hanif Abdurraqib reflects on his experiences as a music fan, particularly one of colour, in his latest book, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:04]


Nov. 21: Whitney Rose is reclaiming the 'lost art' of storytelling in country songs

Canadian musician Whitney Rose opens up about songwriting, finding stories and inspiration from unlikely places and her latest album, Rule 62.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:05]


Full episode: Anthony Gonzalez, Oliver Jeffers, Susan Coyne 11/20/17

Meet Anthony Gonzalez, the 13-year-old star of Disney-Pixar's new film Coco. Author Oliver Jeffers explains how his son inspired his latest book. Writer Susan Coyne brings Charles Dickens' personal life to the big screen in The Man Who Invented Christmas.

Download Full episode: Anthony Gonzalez, Oliver Jeffers, Susan Coyne 11/20/17
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Nov. 20: 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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Nov. 20: Did Rotten Tomatoes delay Justice League's score on purpose?

q contributors Amanda Joy and Eli Glasner discuss Rotten Tomatoes' delayed release of Justice League's score, the end of the Mindy Project and Canada's Most Memorable TV Thing.

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Nov. 20: Oliver Jeffers is passing on notes for living on planet Earth to his son

Illustrator and author Oliver Jeffers opens up about the personal motivation behind his latest kids book, Here we Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.

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Nov. 20: Bringing Charles Dickens' personal life onto the big screen

Writer Susan Coyne brings the story behind Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol onto the big screen in the upcoming film, The Man Who Invented Christmas.

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Full episode: Eric McCormack, Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux, Buffy Sainte-Marie 11/17/17

Actor Eric McCormack on finding variety in his acting and the return of Will & Grace. Authors Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux take the reins for the Canadian issue of Granta. Buffy Sainte-Marie brings music to a new generation of activists.

Download Full episode: Eric McCormack, Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux, Buffy Sainte-Marie 11/17/17
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Nov. 17: The many sides of Eric McCormack, from performing in Stratford to Will & Grace's wild success

Actor Eric McCormack discusses the return of NBC's popular sitcom Will & Grace, being honoured at the Stratford Festival and his latest film role in the Canadian indie, Considering Love and Other Magic.

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Nov. 17: New music releases: looking at albums by Mavis Staples and Morrissey

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music from Mavis Staples and Morrissey.

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Nov. 17: Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux take the reins for Canadian issue of Granta

Canadian authors Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux were tapped to edit the Canadian issue of the British literary magazine, Granta. They discuss the process of sorting through 1,000 submissions.

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Nov. 17: Buffy Sainte-Marie makes music for a new generation of activists

Legendary Canadian musician Buffy Sainte-Marie opens up about her new album, Medicine Songs, and what she wants to pass on to the next generation of musicians and activists.

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Full episode: Jack Antonoff, Siphesihle November, Kasper Collin 11/16/17

Musician Jack Antonoff opens up about songwriting and working with some of pop's biggest stars. Dancer Siphesihle November details his journey from South Africa to the National Ballet of Canada. Kasper Collin pays tribute to a jazz legend in his new doc.

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Nov. 16: How Jack Antonoff became pop music's biggest secret weapon

Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff opens up about songwriting, his band Bleachers' latest album and working with some of pop's biggest names, from Tegan and Sara to Taylor Swift.

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Nov. 16: Siphesihle November's journey from South Africa to the National Ballet of Canada

Dancer Siphesihle November details his journey, from his days performing hip-hop in South Africa to now being a corps member of the National Ballet of Canada.

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Nov. 16: Why did Helen Morgan kill her husband, jazz trumpeter, Lee Morgan?

Director Kasper Collin's new documentary, I Called Him Morgan, takes a look at the life of jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his wife Helen, who shot him dead in 1972.

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Full episode: Jason Reynolds, Kristopher Traquair, Lucy Morrison 11/15/17

Author Jason Reynolds explains why he wants to honour the 'pain of young people' in his writing. Kristopher Traquair prepares for the Karaoke World Championships. Director Lucy Morrison explains the gender power dynamics in the new play, Manwatching.

Download Full episode: Jason Reynolds, Kristopher Traquair, Lucy Morrison 11/15/17
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Nov. 15: Jason Reynolds' writing strives to honour the 'pain of young people'

Author Jason Reynolds opens up about his entry into the world of literature, why he wants to write books that relate to young readers, and his latest novel, Long Way Down.

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Nov. 15: Jael Richardson's book pick: The Prisoner and the Chaplain by Michelle Berry

q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her book recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss Michelle Berry's new thriller, The Prisoner and the Chaplain.

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Nov. 15: Team Canada heads to the Karaoke World Championships

Competitive karaoke singer Kristopher Traquair discusses the sport of karaoke singing and competing in the upcoming Karaoke World Championships.

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Nov. 15: Hearing about female desire from the voice of male comedians

Lucy Morrison is the director of a new theatre production called Manwatching, written by an anonymous woman, that calls on male comedians to perform a script they've never seen before about heterosexual female desire.

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Full episode: Philip Pullman, Heather O'Neill, Judah Friedlander 11/14/17

Author Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials in his new book trilogy. Author Heather O'Neill gives us her block party playlist for Montreal's Plateau. Comedian Judah Friedlander on bringing more politics into his stand-up.

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Nov. 14: Philip Pullman's surprise return to the world of His Dark Materials

Seventeen years after the His Dark Materials book trilogy wrapped, author Philip Pullman is back with a new trilogy that dives into that same universe.

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Nov. 14: Why we're all craving 'escapist TV' right now

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue explains why 'escapist TV' is an important coping mechanism for those seeking something to distract themselves from their busy lives or the constant onslaught of news headlines.

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Nov. 14: Heather O'Neill's musical tribute to Montreal's Plateau

Author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O'Neill takes us on a musical tour of Montreal's Plateau.

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Nov. 14: Judah Friedlander is trying to find comedy in uncommon places

Comedian Judah Friedlander talks about growing up feeling like an outsider, being politically active and how he finds a place for that in his standup comedy.

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Nov. 13: Stephen Fry says Greek mythology helps us understand why humans are a 'screwed-up species'

Actor, comedian and author Stephen Fry explores the stories in Greek mythology in his latest book, Mythos.

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Nov. 13: 'That's a white guy making fun of me': comedian Hari Kondabolu's problem with Apu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's new documentary, The Problem With Apu, takes a look at the popular Simpsons character and the issues with stereotyping Indian people.

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Nov. 13: How Rhys Darby helped form New Zealand's comedic identity

Actor and comedian Rhys Darby opens up about his journey in the comedy world, from starring in Flight of the Conchords to performing standup, and reflects on New Zealand's new-found sense of identity.

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Full episode: Stephen Fry, Hari Kondabolu, Rhys Darby 11/13/17

Actor and author Stephen Fry explores the stories in Greek mythology in his new book. Comedian Hari Kondabolu's new documentary looks at the problematic nature of the popular Simpsons character, Apu. Rhys Darby on New Zealand's comedic identity.

Download Full episode: Stephen Fry, Hari Kondabolu, Rhys Darby 11/13/17
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Full episode: Bassem Youssef, Sturla Atlason, Amelia Curran 11/10/17

Comedian Bassem Youssef on the role of satirists in society. Icelandic artist Sturla Atlason gives us his Reykjavik block party playlist. Musician Amelia Curran on balancing both music and advocacy.

Download Full episode: Bassem Youssef, Sturla Atlason, Amelia Curran 11/10/17
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Nov. 10: 'We tell everybody that the emperor's naked': Bassem Youssef on the role of satirists

Comedian Bassem Youssef has been called the 'Jon Stewart of Egypt.' Now, he's bringing his comedy to North America.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:51]


Nov. 10: Hello, new Taylor: analyzing Taylor Swift's new album

q This contributors Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss Taylor Swift's latest album, Reputation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:09]


Nov. 10: Sturla Atlason's musical tribute to Reykjavik, Iceland

Sturla Atlas's Sturla Atlason shares songs that remind him of his home of Reykjavik, Iceland.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:21]


Nov. 10: Amelia Curran on balancing both music and advocacy

Amelia Curran discusses, and performs songs off her new album Watershed. She also opens up about her work in mental health advocacy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:03]


Full episode: Greta Gerwig, Mimi Valdes, Roch Carrier, Mary McCartney

Greta Gerwig opens up about her directorial debut, Lady Bird. i am OTHER CCO Mimi Valdes shares her secrets to success. Roch Carrier on his classic story, The Hockey Sweater, which is now a musical. Photographer Mary McCartney on capturing celebrities.

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Nov. 9: 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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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:49]


Nov. 9: Mimi Valdes explains why creative risks are so important

Mimi Valdes opens up about her journey, from journalism to chief creative officer of i am OTHER.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:00]


Nov. 9: The Hockey Sweater gets a musical spin in new stage production

The Hockey Sweater, the classic Canadian book by Roch Carrier, has been transformed into a new musical production. Carrier talks about the longevity of his winter tale.

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Nov. 9: Mary McCartney 'slightly voyeuristic, slightly personal' photography

Mary McCartney, photographer and daughter of Paul McCartney, discusses her approach to capturing celebrities in her own distinct way.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:03]


Full episode: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Ben Errett, Marion Newman, Charlie Daniels 11/08/17

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn discuss their new album. Ben Errett's new book helps us understand why we like what we like. Opera singer Marion Newman brings Indigenous issues to the new production, Missing. Charlie Daniels on his new memoir.

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Nov. 8: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn share their 'concern for humanity' on new album

Musicians Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn discuss the political message behind their new album, Echo in the Valley.

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Nov. 8: Ben Errett wants to help us understand why we like what we like

Writer Ben Errett has created a theory on our high-brow and low-brow loves and hates in his new book, Elements of Taste: Understanding What We Like and Why.

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Nov. 8: A new opera wants to shine a light on missing and murdered Indigenous women

Mezzo-soprano Marion Newman discusses her role in the new Vancouver production of Missing, an opera that shines a light on missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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Nov. 8: Charlie Daniels says Las Vegas shooting was a 'kick in the head' to country music

Country artist Charlie Daniels opens up about working with Bob Dylan, mixing styles of music and his thoughts on gun control in the U.S. following last month's deadly shooting at a country music festival.

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Full episode: Rick Mercer, Drew Hayden Taylor, Noah Cyrus 11/07/17

Rick Mercer reflects on 15 seasons of the Rick Mercer Report, which is ending after this season. Playwright Drew Hayden Taylor explains why his play, Only Drunks and Children tell the Truth, is still relevant today. Pop star Noah Cyrus on her debut album.

Download Full episode: Rick Mercer, Drew Hayden Taylor, Noah Cyrus 11/07/17
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Nov. 7: Rick Mercer reflects on 15 seasons (and 250 rants) on the Rick Mercer Report

CBC's Rick Mercer is ending the Rick Mercer Report so today, he'll look back at what he calls the 'best job ever.'

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Nov. 7: How Drew Hayden Taylor uses 'the power of native humour' in his work

Drew Hayden Taylor discusses his new play, Only Drunks and Children tell the Truth, which runs from the Nov. 11 to the Dec. 2 at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver.

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Nov. 7: 'My last name has nothing to do with my music': Noah Cyrus breaks out on her own

Noah Cyrus, younger sister of Miley Cyrus, opens up about her own journey in the world of music and what she's learned from seeing her sister go through it all.

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Full episode: Niall Horan, Anna Todd and Bruce Dickinsion 11/06/17

Today on q: One Director member Niall Horan, q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley, author Anna Todd, and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson.

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Nov. 6: 'I feel like time was on my side': Niall Horan makes his solo debut

Niall Horan, best known as a member of the group One Direction, opens up about taking time to do 'normal stuff' and returning with his first solo effort, Flicker.

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Nov. 6: Bruce Dickinson documents his multifaceted life in new autobiography

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson details his story, from his childhood in England to his long-running gig as the lead singer in one of heavy metal's biggest acts.

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Nov. 6: From fan fiction to movie adaptation, Anna Todd is riding a new wave of publishing

Author Anna Todd found success on the online publishing platform, Wattpad. Now, she has a publishing deal, a number of books out and even a movie adaptation of one of her stories coming soon.

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Nov. 6: The latest instalment of the Thor franchise embraces the lighter side of herodom

Amanda Joy and John Semley also discuss the upcoming live action Lion King movie and what happens to Hollywood projects when they're directly affected by sexual harassment and assault allegations.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:21]


Full episode: Colin Farrell and Yorgos Lanthimos, Megan Nash and Matthew Good 11/03/17

Actor Colin Farrell reunites with director Yorgos Lanthimos on The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Musician Megan Nash shares a playlist of songs that remind her of Moose Jaw, Sask. Matthew Good reflects on 20 years of making music.

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Nov. 3: Colin Farrell and Yorgos Lanthimos reunite on The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Actor Colin Farrell and director Yorgos Lanthimos discuss their latest film, the chilling thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

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Nov. 3: What is your go-to sad song?

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams review British star Sam Smith's new album, and discuss what makes a good sad song.

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Nov. 3: Megan Nash's musical tribute to Moose Jaw, Sask.

Musician Megan Nash shares her playlist of songs that remind her of Moose Jaw, Sask.

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Nov. 3: More than 20 years later, Matthew Good is still rocking the Canadian music scene

Musician Matthew Good opens up about his 20-plus year career and his latest album, Something Like a Storm.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:56]


Full episode: Jennifer Egan, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, John Powers, TJ Miller 11/02/17

Author Jennifer Egan discusses her latest novel, Manhattan Beach. Lemon Bucket Orkestra on their new album. John Powers gives us a gateway to the films of Wong Kar-wai. Comedian TJ Miller brings his standup to Canada on cross-country tour.

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Jennifer Egan's latest novel is an 'old-fashioned adventure story'

Author Jennifer Egan breaks down the inspiration and research behind her latest novel, Manhattan Beach.

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Nov. 2: How an old Slavic prison ballad inspired Lemon Bucket Orkestra's new album

Lemon Bucket Orkestra's Mark Marczyk discusses the inspiration behind his band's latest album, If I had the Strength, and the important changes they've made over the years in the way they present their Eastern European-style music.

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Nov. 2: A gateway to the films of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai

John Powers, co-author of WKW: The Cinema of Wong Kar-wai, presents us with a gateway to the films of the famous Hong Kong director.

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Nov. 2: TJ Miller's standup comedy is a mix of 'observational, philosophical and car horn noises'

Actor and comedian TJ Miller discusses his upcoming movie roles, leaving HBO's Silicon Valley and how he balances all of that while doing live standup comedy.

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Full episode: Taika Waititi, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Julien Baker 11/01/17

Director Taika Waititi on how he went from making independent films to taking on Thor: Ragnarok. The Rural Alberta Advantage's Nils Edenloff gives us his Fort McMurray block party playlist. Musician Julien Baker opens up about her honest songwriting.

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Nov. 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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Nov. 1: Jael Richardson's book pick: The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal

q book contributor Jael Richardson shares her book pick of the week. Today, she discusses Sheena Kamal's The Lost Ones.

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Nov. 1: The Rural Alberta Advantage's Nils Edenloff on the music that reminds him of Fort McMurray

The Rural Alberta Advantage frontman Nils Edenloff shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Fort McMurray, Alta.

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Nov. 1: 'I create songs that others can inhabit': Julien Baker connects with fans through honest songwriting

Musician Julien Baker opens up about the personal nature of her songwriting and how she channelled all of that into her newest album, Turn Out the Lights.

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Full episode: Gerry Dee, John Carpenter, Tananarive Due 10/31/17

Mr. D star Gerry Dee looks ahead to the new season of his CBC show. Director and composer John Carpenter looks back at some of his biggest film scores including Halloween. UCLA professor Tananarive Due on her Get Out-inspired black horror course.

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Oct. 31: School is back in session for Mr. D star Gerry Dee

Mr. D star and creator Gerry Dee discusses the CBC series' latest season, and also why he continues to do stand-up in addition to running a show.

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Oct. 31: Baking along with the Great Canadian Baking Show

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue will be detailing her experiences baking along with CBC's The Great Canadian Baking Show, a show based on the original hit British series.

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Oct. 31: How John Carpenter makes a killer movie score

Director and composer John Carpenter looks back at some of his most influential films and scores, including the classic slash flick Halloween.

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Oct. 31: Take a deep dive into the Sunken Place in this Get Out-inspired university course

UCLA Professor Tananarive Due breaks down her class, The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and Black Horror Aesthetic, which was inspired by Jordan Peele's horror hit, Get Out.

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Full episode: Denis O'Hare, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Patty Schemel 10/30/17

Actor Denis O'Hare opens up about his latest role as Edgar Allen Poe. Artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory gives us her Iqaluit block party. Drummer Patty Schemel discusses addiction and playing in Hole in her new memoir.

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Oct. 30: Denis O'Hare's transformation into Edgar Allan Poe

Actor Denis O'Hare plays Edgar Allan Poe in the new PBS documentary, Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive. Today, he looks at the life and work of the famous poet.

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Oct. 30: How horror films are finding big audiences again

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley take a look at the success of some of this year's biggest horror films like Get Out and It.

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Oct. 30: 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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Oct. 30: Patty Schemel opens up about drumming, addiction and Hole in new memoir

Drummer Patty Schemel, best known as a member of '90s rock band Hole, is putting out a new memoir called Hit So Hard: A Memoir, about her rise as a musician in the Seattle grunge scene.

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Full episode: Tom Green, Anthony DeCurtis, Amanda Parris 10/27/17

Comedian Tom Green discusses his upcoming Las Vegas residency. Writer Anthony DeCurtis presents a guide to the life and music of Lou Reed. CBC host Amanda Parris opens up about her debut play, The Other Side of the Game.

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Oct. 27: Tom Green is taking his stand-up to Las Vegas

Canadian comedian Tom Green talks about his upcoming standup residency in Las Vegas.

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Oct. 27: From doo-wop to the Velvet Underground: Lou Reed's life in rock 'n' roll

Rock critic and author of a new Lou Reed biography, Anthony DeCurtis, takes us through the music of the famous rock star.

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Oct. 27: Looking at new albums by Weezer and Majid Jordan

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams reviews new music releases from Weezer and Majid Jordan.

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Oct. 27: Amanda Parris shines a light on the untold stories of women supporting incarcerated partners

CBC host Amanda Parris opens up about her foray into theatre, with her first production, The Other Side of the Game.

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Full episode: Todd Haynes, Rick Coleman, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, Ria Mae 10/26/17

Director Todd Haynes opens up about his new film, Wonderstruck. Writer Rick Coleman on the life and music of Fats Domino. Meet the writers behind the Stranger Things theme song. Musician Ria Mae's hard-earned path to success.

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Oct. 26: The childlike awe and imagination behind Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck

Director Todd Haynes is back with a new film called Wonderstruck, which tells the stories of 2 young kids from 2 separate time periods. Haynes discusses the influences behind his new film and why he wanted to create an imaginative tale for kids.

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Oct. 26: Legendary New Orleans musician Fats Domino dead at age 89

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino has died at the age of 89. Author Rick Coleman, a friend of Domino's, opens up about the life and music of the New Orleans musician.

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Oct. 26: Meet the writers behind Stranger Things' incredible theme song

Members of the Texas band Survive break down the theme song they wrote for the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things.

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Oct. 26: Ria Mae's big risks are paying off

Musician Ria Mae opens up about funding her own record, working with fellow East Coast artist Classified, and the success she's received in recent years as a result of her hard work.

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Full episode: Billy Corgan, Howard Shore, Mary Walsh, Benjamin Booker 10/25/17

Musician Billy Corgan embraces his true self on new solo album as William Patrick Corgan. Composer Howard Shore looks back on his career in rock, classical and film composition. Mary Walsh's St. John's q block party. Benjamin Booker opens up on new album.

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Oct. 25: Billy Corgan embraces his true self on new solo album as William Patrick Corgan

Billy Corgan, singer of the famous '90s alt-rock band the Smashing Pumpkins, is releasing his second solo record under a new moniker: his real name, William Patrick Corgan.

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Oct. 25: From rock bands to film scores to orchestras, Howard Shore is a jack-of-all-trades

Musician Howard Shore looks back at his career, from his days playing in rock band Lighthouse to composing famous film scores for directors like David Cronenberg and Martin Scorsese.

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Oct. 25: Mary Walsh's musical tribute to St. John's, N.L.

Actor, comedian and author Mary Walsh gives us a playlist of songs that remind her of her hometown of St. John's, N.L.

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Oct. 25: 'I decided to be active': why Benjamin Booker is not covering up his feelings anymore

Musician Benjamin Booker opens up about the writing process behind his latest album, Witness.

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Full episode: George Clooney, Celeste Ng, Rebecca Northan 10/24/17

George Clooney opens up about his new movie Suburbicon and the Harvey Weinstein allegations. Author Celeste Ng takes on racial and class tensions in America in her latest book. Rebecca Northan brings spontaneity to theatre in her production, Undercover.

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Oct. 24: George Clooney's 'nerve-racking' task of bringing Suburbicon to life with the Coen brothers

The actor, director and producer opens up about his latest project, Suburbicon, delivering the Coen brothers' script and his thoughts on the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Oct. 24: How to avoid pop culture burn out

q contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her tips and tricks for avoiding pop culture burn out when there can be so much to take in nowadays.

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Oct. 24: Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere ponders the meaning of motherhood

Author Celeste Ng discusses the themes addressed in her latest novel, Little Fires Everywhere.

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Oct. 24: How Rebecca Northan is bringing spontaneity to theatre

Actor, improviser, writer and director Rebecca Northan's 1st foray into spontaneous theatre was a huge success. Now, she's following that up with a new production called Undercover.

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Full episode: Mike and Patrick Downie, Neon Dreams, Matt Mays 10/23/17

Gord Downie's brothers, Mike and Patrick, open up about the life and legacy of the Tragically Hip frontman. Halifax band Neon Dreams share a musical tribute to their hometown. Matt Mays discusses the pain and heartbreak that went into his new album.

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Oct. 23: Gord Downie's brothers on feeling the nation's grief: 'This country weighs a lot'

Mike and Patrick Downie open up about the life and legacy the Tragically Hip frontman left.

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Oct. 23: Stranger Things is returning, but will it live up to the hype?

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley discuss the highly-anticipated return of Netflix's Stranger Things, as well as David Fincher's latest project for the streaming service, Mindhunters.

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Oct. 23: Neon Dreams share musical tribute to their hometown of Halifax, NS

The Halifax band shares their favourite musical memories of their hometown.

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Oct. 23: Matt Mays channels pain and grief into heavy rock 'n' roll

The Halifax musician opens up about the pain and heartbreak that went into his latest album, Once Upon a Hell of a Time.

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Full episode: Taggart & Torrens, Rebecca Makonnen, Andrew Garfield & Claire Foy 10/20/17

Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens discuss their successful podcast. On Dira host Rebecca Makonnen talks about the latest sexual harassment allegations in the Quebec entertainment world. Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy on their new film, Breathe.

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Oct. 20: What is Canadianity? Taggart & Torrens explain the strength behind Canada's kindness

Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens transformed their regular phone conversations into a podcast. Now, their successful show has spawned its own vocabulary and a book called Canadianity: Tales From the True North Strong and Freezing.

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Oct. 20: Quebec stars Eric Salvail and Gilbert Rozon hit with sexual harassment allegations

On Dira host Rebecca Makonnen discusses the two biggest stories to come out of Quebec this week, both surrounding sexual harassment and assault allegations against television star Eric Salvail and Just For Laughs president Gilbert Rozon.

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Oct. 20: Why Tegan and Sara's landmark album The Con mattered

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams look at the legacy of Tegan and Sara's landmark album, The Con, on the release day of an all new covers/tribute album. Plus, they look back at the music of the Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie.

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Oct. 20: Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy bring the story of Robin Cavendish to the big screen in Breathe

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy talk about their new film Breathe which tells the story of polio survivor and pioneering disability rights advocate Robin Cavendish.

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Oct. 19: The many sides of Grace Marks in Alias Grace

Canadian actor Sarah Gadon discusses her latest role as Grace Marks in Alias Grace, a CBC-TV adaptation of the famous Margaret Atwood book.

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Oct. 19: #MeToo: 3 women in the Canadian film & TV industry share their stories

Actors Kelly McCormack, Marni Van Dyk and Cara Gee open up about the sexual harassment and sexism they've experienced while working in the Canadian film industry.

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Oct. 19: How will the Harvey Weinstein controversy change the fashion world?

Fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert discusses the impact the Harvey Weinstein scandal has had on the world of fashion, from Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman to the comments made by designer Donna Karan.

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Oct. 19: Alan Doyle just wants to give people a 'good night out' with his music

The musician discusses his evolving sounds throughout the years and performs songs from his latest album, A Week at the Warehouse.

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Full episode: Sarah Gadon, sexism and harassment in the Canadian film & TV industry, Alan Doyle 10/19/17

Alias Grace star Sarah Gadon discusses the process of portraying the many sides of Grace Marks. Three women in the Canadian film and TV industry share their stories of sexism and harassment. Alan Doyle returns with a new album.

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Full episode: Gord Downie (1964-2017)

Gord Downie died last night at the age of 53. Today on the show, we speak to Arkells' Max Kerman, Stars' Torquil Campbell, Alan Doyle, Justin Rutledge, Laurie Brown and publisher Louise Dennys about the life, music and legacy of the Tragically Hip singer.

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Oct. 18: 'Gord taught me it's okay to dance': Arkells' Max Kerman recalls his time on tour with Gord Downie

Canadian band Arkells went on tour with the Tragically Hip back in 2013. Today, Max Kerman looks back at his time on the road with Gord Downie and what he learned from his time spent with him.

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Oct. 18: Stars' Torquil Campbell says Gord Downie was the 'gold standard of how to be an artist'

Stars singer Torquil Campbell shares his memories of Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie who died last night at the age of 53.

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Oct. 18: Alan Doyle praises the Tragically Hip's unabashedly Canadian music

Musician Alan Doyle shares his favourite memory of the Tragically Hip and explains why they are one of Canada's most important bands.

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Oct. 18: How Gord Downie supported Justin Rutledge's Tragically Hip covers album

Musician Justin Rutledge, who released a Tragically Hip covers album in 2014 called Daredevil, shares his fondest memories of working with singer Gord Downie during the recording process of that album.

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Oct. 18: 'He taught us all about dying': Laurie Brown on the legacy of Gord Downie

Laurie Brown, former host of CBC's The Signal, shares her memories of interviewing Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie over the years.

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Oct. 18: The 'whimsical' poetry of Gord Downie

Louise Dennys, a publisher at Penguin Random House Canada, looks back at the time she spent with Gord Downie on his 2001 book of poetry, Coke Machine Glow.

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Full episode: Jesmyn Ward, David Swinson, The Barr Brothers 10/17/17

Author Jesmyn Ward opens up about writing and being politically aware in her work. How David Swinson went from being a cop to writing crime novels. The Barr Brothers return with their third album, Queens of the Breakers.

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Oct. 17: 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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Oct. 17: Are there too many movie formats to choose from in theatres?

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her thoughts on the many movie formats being offered in movie theatres nowadays, from 3D to Dolby Atmos.

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Oct. 17: How David Swinson went from being a cop to writing crime novels

The author discusses his many different careers over the years, from being a cop to writing about them in his series of successful crime novels.

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Oct. 17: The Barr Brothers return to square one with Queens of the Breakers

The Montreal band is back with its third album. Hear the Barr Brothers perform new songs live in the q studio, and talk about the process behind their latest record.

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Full episode: Bill Murray and Jan Vogler, Propagandhi's Chris Hannah 10/16/17

Actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler open up on the chance encounter that led to their exciting new musical collaboration. Propagandhi's Chris Hannah opens up about how the punk scene, politics and activism have evolved over the years.

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Oct. 16: 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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Oct. 16: What happens when a show has bad fans?

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley discuss the latest news in film and television. This week, they tackle the recent Harvey Weinstein controversies, as well as Rick & Morty's Szechuan sauce outrage.

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Oct. 16: How the punk scene, politics and activism have evolved over the years, according to Propagandhi

Canadian punk-rock band Propagandhi is back with a new album and even more political topics to tackle, including colonialism, animal abuse and Donald Trump.

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Full episode: Ai Weiwei, Andrew Phung, The Weather Station 10/13/17

Artist Ai Weiwei discusses his latest documentary about the global refugee crisis. Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung gives us a block party playlist for Calgary, Alta. The Weather Station opens up about her new, self-titled album.

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Oct. 13: Ai Weiwei documents the human flow of the refugee crisis in his new film

World renowned artist Ai Weiwei shines a spotlight on the refugee crisis around the world in his new documentary, Human Flow.

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Oct. 13: Looking at the long-awaited new releases from Beck and Wu-Tang Clan

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss new albums from artists Beck and the Wu-Tang Clan.

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Oct. 13: Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung's musical tribute to Calgary

Canadian actor Andrew Phung creates a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Calgary, Alta.

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Oct. 13: The Weather Station wants to combat anxiety with recklessness

Tamara Lindeman, a.k.a. The Weather Station, opens up about her latest self-titled and self-produced album.

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Full episode: Willem Dafoe, Tassie Cameron, Derf Backderf 10/12/17

Actor Willem Dafoe opens up about the art of acting and his latest film, The Florida Project. Screenwriter Tassie Cameron discusses her new TV series, Ten Days in the Valley. Cartoonist Derf Backderf on growing up with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

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Oct. 12: 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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Oct. 12: A parent's worst nightmare comes true in new drama series Ten Days in the Valley

Canadian screenwriter Tassie Cameron's new television series, Ten Days in the Valley, tells the story of a woman whose child is kidnapped.

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Oct. 12: What it was like to grow up with Jeffrey Dahmer

Cartoonist Derf Backderf's latest graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer, tells the story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, a person Backderf actually grew up with in Ohio.

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Full episode: Chuck D, Ava Berkofsky, Rostam 10/11/17

Rapper Chuck D traces the history of rap and hip hop in his new book. Ava Berkofsky, the director of photography on HBO's Insecure, talks about the importance of lighting people of colour. Musician Rostam on his long-awaited solo debut.

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Oct. 11: Tracing the rise of rap and hip-hop with Chuck D, one of the genre's pioneers

Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage's Chuck D looks at the fascinating history of rap and hip-hop in his new book, This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History.

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Oct. 11: 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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Oct. 11: Rostam's journey from Vampire Weekend to his solo breakout

Former Vampire Weekend band member Rostam Batmanglij steps out on his own with his debut solo effort, Half-Light.

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Full episode: Dan Brown, Omar Robert Hamilton, Charli XCX 10/10/17

Author Dan Brown breaks down the themes in his new novel, Origin. Writer Omar Robert Hamilton creates a q block party playlist for Cairo's Tahrir Square. Pop star Charli XCX on her influences, feminism and her latest music video.

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Oct. 10: 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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Oct. 10: Will the Harvey Weinstein revelations finally prompt the dismantling of rape culture?

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue discusses the latest controversy in Hollywood surrounding movie producer Harvey Weinstein's decades of alleged sexual misconduct with women.

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Oct. 10: Omar Robert Hamilton's musical map of the Egyptian Revolution

In author Omar Robert Hamilton's q block party, he takes us to the front lines of protests in Egypt, exploring the sounds of Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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Oct. 10: Charli XCX is subverting pop music and the male gaze

Musician Charli XCX opens up about her latest 'Boys' music video, her love of pop music and why it's important to have conversations about feminism in the mainstream.

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Full episode: Alan Alda, Lena Waithe, the origin story of celebrity TV chefs, Tatiana Maslany 10/09/17

Alan Alda shares his fascination with science and communication in his new book. Lena Waithe breaks down her Emmy Award-winning Master of None episode. Meet Philip Harben, the original celebrity TV chef. Tatiana Maslany on the end of Orphan Black. [RERUN]

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Oct. 9: Alan Alda has the answer for better understanding each other

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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Oct. 9: Lena Waithe tells her truth in Master of None

Actor and writer Lena Waithe talks to Tom Power about how the Thanksgiving episode of the Aziz Ansari comedy Master of None was developed.

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Oct. 9: Meet Philip Harben, the original celebrity TV chef

Caroline Kenyon explains the origins of celebrity TV chefs and the very first chef on TV, Philip Harben.

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Oct. 9: Tatiana Maslany says goodbye to her many characters on final season of Orphan Black

Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany discusses the final season of her sci-fi hit TV show, Orphan Black.

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Full episode: Jay Pharoah, Measha Brueggergosman, Kenny Leon 10/06/17

Comedian Jay Pharoah moves past his popular impersonations with his new comedy, White Famous. Artist Measha Brueggergosman gives us her Fredericton, N.B. block party playlist. Director Kenny Leon's Tupac musical gets a second chance on the big stage.

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Oct. 6: More than just an impersonator: Jay Pharoah breaks out in new Jamie Foxx comedy

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah is the star of a new comedy show called White Famous, which is based on the early experiences of actor Jamie Foxx.

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Oct. 6: How shocking is Marilyn Manson in 2017?

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss the return of Marilyn Manson and his new album, Heaven Upside Down.

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Oct. 6: Measha Brueggergosman throws a q block party for her hometown of Fredericton, N.B.

Opera singer and author Measha Brueggergosman pays tribute to her hometown of Fredericton, N.B. by putting together a playlist of songs that remind her of the East Coast city.

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Oct. 6: A Tupac-inspired musical gets a 2nd chance on the big stage

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon is bringing back his 2014 production of Holler if ya Hear Me, which was only on Broadway for 2 months, to audiences in Atlanta.

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Full episode: Marc Maron, Tyler MacIntyre, The Belle Game 10/05/17

Marc Maron opens up about his hundreds of interviews and what he has learned about interviewing over the years. Director Tyler MacIntyre subverts horror tropes in his new film, Tragedy Girls. The Belle Game return with their sophomore album, Fear/Nothing.

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Oct. 5: Marc Maron's secrets to a good interview

Podcaster, actor, comedian and now author, Marc Maron opens up about his engaging interview style, one that he has applied to over 900 interviews on his WTF podcast which have now been compiled for a new book.

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Oct. 5: Tragedy Girls is not your typical slasher flick

Director Tyler MacIntyre discusses his latest film, Tragedy Girls, a horror comedy that doesn't follow tropes from the popular genre.

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Oct. 5: How the Belle Game learned to stop denying honesty on their sophomore album

The Belle Game are back after a 4-year hiatus with their sophomore album, Fear/Nothing.

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Full episode: Armistead Maupin, the origin story of Siri, Hanson

Author Armistead Maupin opens up about growing up in the South as a conservative and how he came to embrace the LGBTQ community. Susan Bennett explains how she became the voice of Siri. Hanson reflect on 25 years of making music together.

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Oct. 4: Armistead Maupin's transformation from conservative activist to gay rights pioneer

Writer Armistead Maupin opens up about growing up in the South as a conservative and how he came to embrace the LGBTQ community.

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Oct. 4: Jael Richardson's book pick: Brother by David Chariandy

Books contributor Jael Richardson joins host Tom Power to discuss her book pick of the week. Today, she'll be talking about David Chariandy's new novel, Brother.

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Oct. 4: 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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Oct. 4: 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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Full episode: Cameron Crowe, Nora Guthrie, Elise LeGrow 10/03/17

Director Cameron Crowe opens up about his friendship with Tom Petty, who died yesterday at the age of 66. Nora Guthrie gives us a gateway to the music of her father, Woody. Elise LeGrow takes on classics by Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters on her new album.

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Oct. 3: 'I have Tom Petty to thank for that': how the musician kickstarted Cameron Crowe's directing career

Director Cameron Crowe opens up about his friendship with Tom Petty. Petty died yesterday at the age of 66.

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Oct. 3: 'Responsible viewing': how TV fans should approach true crime shows

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue discusses the latest Law & Order series, the Menendez Murders, and gets into viewers' obsession with true crime.

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Oct. 3: Nora Guthrie looks back at the music of her legendary father, Woody

Nora Guthrie, daughter of folk legend Woody, gives us a gateway into the music of her famous father.

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Oct. 3: Elise LeGrow takes on classics by Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and more on new album

Toronto musician Elise LeGrow re-imagines the songs of classic Chess Records artists such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and more on her new album, Playing Chess.

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Full episode: Denis Villeneuve, High Valley's Brad Rempel, Weaves 10/02/17

Director Denis Villeneuve discusses his upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049. High Valley's Brad Rempel recounts Las Vegas festival experience where Sunday night's shootings took place. Weaves open up about their sophomore release.

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Oct. 2: Denis Villeneuve brings his ideas to the 'beautiful nightmare' world of Blade Runner

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve talks about creating the sequel to the 1982 cult classic.

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Oct. 2: How will Netflix's Canadian deal affect people working in this country?

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley discuss the latest Netflix news, the return of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and the Broadway hit Rent which will soon be transformed into a live TV musical.

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Oct. 2: High Valley member recounts Las Vegas festival experience where shooting happened

High Valley's Brad Rempel performed at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on Friday night. On Sunday, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history happened in the exact same place.

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Oct. 2: Weaves keep it 'instinctual' on their new album, Wide Open

On their new album, Wide Open, Weaves tap into the personal side of lead singer Jasmyn Burke while continuing to push the boundaries of pop-rock.

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Full episode: Jack Whitehall, Cary Elwes, Marianne Nicolson 09/29/17

Comedian Jack Whitehall on his relationship with his dad and his latest Netflix series. Cary Elwes reveals secrets from the set of The Princess Bride. Artist Marianne Nicolson explains land issue at the heart of her upcoming Nuit Blanche installation.

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Sept. 29: How Jack Whitehall got comedy mileage out of father-son trips

Comedian Jack Whitehall opens up about his relationship with his dad and how they bonded over their latest backpacking trip which was captured for a Netflix TV series.

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Sept. 29: Cary Elwes reveals secrets from the set of The Princess Bride

Actor Cary Elwes presents an oral history of The Princess Bride on the 30th anniversary of the beloved film.

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Sept. 29: Shania Twain is back! We discuss the country music star's comeback

q This's Raina Douris and Odario Williams discuss the latest music from Canadian country star Shania Twain as well as rapper Cardi B's historic week.

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Sept. 29: Artist Marianne Nicolson's Nuit Blanche exhibit confronts Canada's land issue with Indigenous people

Marianne Nicolson talks about her Toronto Nuit Blanche exhibit The Many Large Houses of the Ghosts.

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Full episode: David Litt, Britta Johnson, Mina Shum, Ali Siddiq 09/28/17

David Litt opens up about writing jokes for president Barack Obama. Britta Johnson discusses her new musical, Life After. Mina Shum gives us her Hastings Sunrise block party. Comedian Ali Siddiq on fulfilling his dreams after prison.

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Sept. 28: Making Obama funny: How David Litt wrote jokes for the U.S. president

President Barack Obama's former speechwriter, David Litt, talks about his memoir Thanks, Obama — My Hopey, Changey White House Years.

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Sept. 28: Is Britta Johnson Canada's Stephen Sondheim?

Composer and lyricist Britta Johnson talks about her new musical, Life After, a 'coming-of-age story that's coloured by lost.'

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Sept. 28: From the Weakerthans to Sonic Youth, listen to Mina Shum's Hastings Sunrise block party

Filmmaker Mina Shum's block party takes us to the East Vancouver neighbourhood of Hastings Sunrise, which has inspired her movies.

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Sept. 28: Ali Siddiq learns to 're-dream' after fulfilling his goal of becoming a comedian after prison

Comedian Ali Siddiq opens up about his journey of becoming a comedian after serving time in prison.

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Full episode: Guillermo Del Toro, Toya Delazy, Kent Hartman, Cressida Cowell 09/27/17

Director Guillermo Del Toro brings his love of monsters to his new AGO exhibit. Toya Delazy is the voice of the first Powerpuff Girl of colour. Kent Hartman's gateway to '70s classic rock. Author Cressida Cowell on the importance of making kids read.

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Sept. 27: 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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Sept. 27: The Powerpuff Girls aims to show the power of diversity

Musician and actor Toya Delazy talks about being the voice of Bliss, the first Powerpuff Girl of colour in the popular animated series.

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Sept. 27: An introductory guide to '70s classic rock in Los Angeles

Kent Hartman, author of Goodnight L.A.: The Rise and Fall of Classic Rock, talks about the classic '70s rock music scene in California.

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Sept. 27: For Cressida Cowell, writing children's books is 'about saving a medium'

Children's book author Cressida Cowell talks about her latest book, The Wizards of Once, and the importance of promoting creativity and reading with young kids.

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Full episode: Kim's Convenience's Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon, Director X, Partner 09/26/17

Kim's Convenience's Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon talk about the show's second season. Director X gives us his block party playlist for Brampton, Ont. Musical duo Partner on finding success by writing what they know.

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Sept. 26: Kim's Convenience combats the idea that 'anybody non-white' can't play a significant role onscreen

Actors Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon discuss the second season of the CBC comedy and why it's important to continue pushing for diversity in television.

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Sept. 26: How much does Lady Gaga really reveal in her new Netflix documentary?

Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue discusses singer Lady Gaga's new documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two.

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Sept. 26: From Whitney Houston to Glass Tiger: listen to Director X's Brampton block party

Music video director, Director X, gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Brampton, Ont.

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Sept. 26: Musical duo Partner find success without trying to 'navigate the man's indie world'

Rock duo Partner performs and discusses the music on their debut album, which is 'part musical act, part teenage diary, and 100 per cent queer' music.

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Full episode: Sarah Polley, Amanda Joy & John Semley, the Lucas Brothers 09/25/17

Sarah Polley opens up about the thrills and anxieties of adapting Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace into a TV series. Amanda Joy and John Semley discuss the latest news in film and TV. The Lucas Brothers on their journey from law school to comedy.

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Sept. 25: '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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Sept. 25: Why is Darren Aronofsky's Mother! so controversial?

q contributors Amanda Joy and John Semley discuss the latest news in film, TV, streaming and broadcast.

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Sept. 25: How comedy taught the Lucas Brothers to overcome their PTSD

Comedy duo the Lucas Brothers open up about their journey from law school to comedy, and how comedy has helped them face and overcome childhood traumas.

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Full episode: Oh Wonder, Salman Rushdie, Jan Lisiecki 09/22/17

British band Oh Wonder on their unlikely path to pop success. Author Salman Rushdie discusses his new book, The Golden House. Jan Lisiecki gives us a gateway to the music of Glenn Gould. The q This panel discuss new music from Fergie and The Killers.

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Sept. 22: 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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Sept. 22: Salman Rushdie book predicted the U.S. election better than he did

Author Salman Rushdie opens up about his latest novel, The Golden House, and how it strangely reflects the current political climate.

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Sept. 22: A musical gateway to Glenn Gould

Musician Jan Lisiecki presents a gateway to the music of Glenn Gould, a Canadian legend who would've turned 85 years old this month.

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Full episode: Chris Jericho, Liona Boyd, Ron Sexsmith 09/21/17

Pro-wrestler Chris Jericho reveals his tips for success in his new book. Musician Liona Boyd opens up about the medical condition that almost ended her career. Ron Sexsmith enters the literary world with his debut novel.

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Sept. 21: Follow Chris Jericho's tried and true principles for success

Pro-wrestler and author Chris Jericho discusses his latest book, a self-help guide called No is a Four-Letter Word.

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Sept. 21: How Liona Boyd confronted a possible career-ending diagnosis

Guitarist Liona Boyd opens up about getting diagnosed dystonia, a condition that affected the way her fingers worked, and how she overcame that to create her new album and memoir, No Remedy for Love.

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Sept. 21: Ron Sexsmith makes his debut as an author with Deer Life

Musician Ron Sexsmith is entering the world of literature for the first time with his debut novel, Deer Life. He talks about the difference between songwriting and writing a book, as well as the inspiration behind this compelling new story.

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Full episode: Murdoch Mysteries' Yannick Bisson, Sarah Davachi, Lights 09/20/17

Actor Yannick Bisson discusses the upcoming season of Murdoch Mysteries. Musician Sarah Davachi gives us a gateway into the world of deep listening. Lights opens up about her love of comic books and how that ties into her new album.

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Sept. 20: Prepare for a much darker Murdoch Mysteries: star Yannick Bisson discusses upcoming season

Actor Yannick Bisson discusses the upcoming season of Murdoch Mysteries, which promises to take a darker turn than previous seasons.

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Sept. 20: A deep dive into the world of deep listening

Calgary musician Sara Davachi presents a guide to the concept of "deep listening."

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Sept. 20: 'I went all in this time': Lights pushes boundaries on new album and comics

Lights' new album is also the soundtrack to an entire universe that she's mapped out in comic book form. She talks to Tom Power about her love of comics and why they're the most progressive medium out there.

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Full episode: Mychael Danna, Saukrates, Lido Pimienta 09/19/17

Composer Mychael Danna revisits the music of The Life of Pi movie. Toronto artist Saukrates presents a Scarborough block party. Musician Lido Pimienta talks about winning the Polaris Music Prize.

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Sept. 19: 'You're never finished': composer Mychael Danna's quest to nail a film score

Composer Mychael Danna has scored several Hollywood movies and is now revisiting the music of his award-winning compositions for the movie Life of Pi for a special Toronto Symphony Orchestra performance.

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Sept. 19: Saukrates pays tribute to Scarborough in his q Block Party playlist

When Saukrates came by our studios to talk about his recently re-released 1999 album The Underground Tapes, he took time to reminisce for our latest edition of the q block party.

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Sept. 19: Lido Pimienta's Polaris Music Prize win and success is a 'good indication of the future of music'

Artist Lido Pimienta joins Tom Power in the studio today to discuss her big win last night at the Polaris Music Prize gala.

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Full episode: Recapping the 2017 Emmys, Pierre Kwenders, Yves Bergquist, the Giller Prize long list 09/18/17

Amanda Joy and John Semley take a look at the biggest moments from last night's Emmys. Pierre Kwenders on ending the phrase 'world music.' Yves Bergquist explains why this summer's box office was one of its worst. The Giller Prize long list is revealed.

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Sept. 18: Were The Handmaid's Tale and Saturday Night Live's big Emmy wins a result of our political climate?

We take a look back at the big winners and moments from last night's Emmy Awards with our q screen panel featuring Amanda Joy and John Semley.

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Sept. 18: Pierre Kwenders is building a musical bridge between Africa and the rest of the world

Congolese-Canadian musician Pierre Kwenders talks about his latest album Makanda at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time, and why we need to stop using the term "world music."

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Sept. 18: What makes a movie a hit: good reviews or big budgets?

Yves Bergquist of the University of Southern California's comes up with some surprising insights into what actually makes for critical favourites and box office smashes.

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Sept. 18: Giller Prize juror Lynn Coady discusses this year's "diverse and exciting" long list

The Giller Prize has announced its high anticipated long list and juror, and previous winner, Lynn Coady opens up about the process behind narrowing down the list of contenders to 12 titles.

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Full episode: Bruce Cockburn, Mosha Lundström Halbert, Steve Campanelli 09/15/17

Bruce Cockburn opens up about his first album in seven years. Fashion journalist Mosha Lundström Halbert recaps this year's New York Fashion Week. Director Steve Campanelli brings Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse to the big screen.

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Sept. 15: Bruce Cockburn thought he ran out of songs but now he's back with Bone On Bone

Legendary Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn opens about the seven year period between his albums and how he thought he ran out of songs to write. His new album, Bone On Bone, comes out on Sept. 22.

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Sept. 15: What were the biggest trends from New York Fashion Week 2017?

Vogue contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert reports back from this year's New York Fashion Week to discuss the biggest trends and whether this year was its most political.

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Sept. 15: Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse shocked and inspired this director to bring it to the big screen

Director Steve Campanelli discusses his newest film, Indian Horse, which is based on the popular Richard Wagamese novel. Campanelli opens up about the Wagamese's inspiring words and working with him to bring the story to the big screen.

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Full episode: Siddhartha Khosla, Cory Bowles, Ellen Wong 09/14/17

This Is Us composer Siddhartha Khosla breaks down his writing process. Director Cory Bowles flips the power dynamic on police brutality in his new film, Black Cop. Actress Ellen Wong discusses Asian representation in film and TV.

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Sept. 14: Siddhartha Khosla is an 'invisible' but crucial character on the hit show This Is Us

Composer Siddhartha Khosla talks about the challenges of writing music for the Emmy-nominated show, This Is Us.

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Sept. 14: Black Cop flips the power dynamic on police brutality

Cory Bowles discusses his directorial debut, Black Cop, which flips the script on police brutality. Shot in Halifax, the film uses a mix of real and fake social media footage to show what facing police brutality is really like.

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Sept. 14: 'Visibility is important': why Ellen Wong is hopeful about Asian representation in film and TV

The Canadian actress, who was named a Rising Star at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, opens up about her struggles of finding roles with actual arcs in film and television.

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Sept. 13: Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy bring the story of Robin Cavendish to the big screen in Breathe

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy talk about their new film Breathe which tells the story of polio survivor and pioneering disability rights advocate Robin Cavendish.

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Sept. 13: Stars are using the 'civilizing force' of music to fight the devil

Toronto band Stars open up about their upcoming new album, There is no Love in Fluorescent Light, and creating songs of love in these politically turbulent times.

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Sept. 13: This artist wants to you see art in a new way by using augmented reality

Artist Alex Mayhew's new project sees paintings from the AGO's permanent collection come alive in a new, modern context by using an app that utilizes augmented reality technology.

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Full episode: Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, Stars, Alex Mayhew 09/13/17

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy bring the story of Robin Cavendish to the big screen in the new film, Breathe. Stars perform and discuss their upcoming new album. Artist Alex Mayhew is making us see art in a new way using augmented reality.

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Full episode: Jon Ronson, revisiting Spirit of the West's 1990 album, Esperanza Spalding 09/12/17

Writer Jon Ronson's podcast The Butterfly Effect investigates the effects of online porn. Looking back at Canadian band Spirit of the West's seminal album, Save This House. Musician Esperanza Spalding on recording her new album live on Facebook.

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In his podcast The Butterfly Effect, Jon Ronson talks about the effects of online porn on the lives of those who make it and those who consume it.

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Sept. 12: Save This House: remembering Spirit of the West's seminal album

As Spirit of the West's John Mann prepares to retreat from the spotlight, we take a look at one of the group's landmark recordings.

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Sept. 12: Esperanza Spalding's improvised experiment: recording a new album live on Facebook

The acclaimed jazz musician is taking the creative process of recording her new album straight to social media.

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Full episode: Jessie Reyez, David Simon and George Pelecanos 09/11/17

Musician Jessie Reyez on her personal style of songwriting and speaking out against sexual abuse in the music industry. The Deuce co-creators David Simon and George Pelecanos discuss pornography, sex work and putting all of that on the small screen.

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Sept. 11: '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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Sept. 11: Why David Simon and George Pelecanos exposed the porn industry in The Deuce

The Wire collaborators David Simon and George Pelecanos return for new HBO series The Deuce.

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Full episode: Kyle MacLachlan, a gateway to Ella Fitzgerald, Alvvays 09/08/17

Actor Kyle MacLachlan reflects on the return of David Lynch's cult TV show, Twin Peaks. Jazz historian Loren Schoenberg gives us a gateway into the music of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald. Toronto band Alvvays discuss their new album, Antisocialites.

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Sept. 8: Kyle MacLachlan's return to Twin Peaks

With finale of Twin Peaks behind him, star Kyle MacLachlan talks to host Tom Power about how the show, and working with David Lynch, has impacted his career.

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Sept. 8: 'She transcends all boundaries': a gateway to the music of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 this year. Her former collaborator Loren Schoenberg reflects on her legacy and gives us a gateway playlist for the artist.

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Sept. 8: Alvvays explain the 'separation narrative' at the heart of their new album

Toronto indie-pop band Alvvays return with their sophomore album, Antisocialites. They talk to host Tom Power about the 'separation narrative' that runs through the record and why they're not too keen on being too confessional in their music.

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The National's Matt Berninger reveals the 'soul changer' on the band's new album

The National frontman Matt Berninger discusses the band's latest album, Sleep Well Beast, recording in a barn outside of the city and the band's well-documented tensions throughout the years.

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Full episode: Lewis Black, The National's Matt Berninger, Maria Qamar, Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins 09/07/17

Comedian Lewis Black on his journey to comedy and stand-up in the era of Trump. The National's Matt Berninger on their new album. Artist Maria Qamar a.k.a. Hatecopy brings us her Mississauga block party. Playwright Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins on his new play.

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Sept. 7: Is Trump good for comedy? Lewis Black says 'that's like saying a stroke is good for a nap'

Comedian Lewis Black opens up about his beginnings in theatre, his transition into comedy and performing stand-up in the Trump era.

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Sept. 7: The National's Matt Berninger reveals the 'soul changer' on the band's new album

The National lead singer Matt Berninger talks to Tom Power about the group's new album, Sleep Well Beast.

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Sept. 7: From Linkin Park to Drake: what Maria Qamar listened to growing up in Mississauga

Maria Qamar, also known as Hatecopy and the author of Trust No Aunty, spent her formative years in Mississauga, Ont. Here's the soundtrack of her youth.

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Sept. 7: Why Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins restaged the 19th-century slavery play The Octoroon

Playwright Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins talks to host Tom Power about why he is restaging Dion Boucicault's controversial 1859 play, The Octoroon.

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Full episode: Loudon Wainwright, Jess Moskaluke, Cameron Bailey 09/06/17

Musician Loudon Wainwright discusses music and family, both of which are detailed in his new memoir. Country artist Jess Moskaluke on success and female representation in the genre. TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey previews this year's film festival.

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Sept. 6: Loudon Wainwright unravels family tales in his new memoir

Musician Loudon Wainwright discusses music and his 'dysfunctional Von Trapp family,' both of which are detailed in his new memoir, Liner Notes.

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Sept. 6: How Jess Moskaluke's small-town values brought her big success

Moskaluke recently became the 1st homegrown female artist to crack the top 5 in Canadian country radio in nearly 10 years. She opens up about her small-town roots, looking up to Shania Twain and female representation in country.

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Sept. 6: What films should we look out for at TIFF this year?

TIFF starts on Sept. 7 and artistic director Cameron Bailey sits down with host Tom Power to talk about this year's festival.

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Full episode: Jason Isbell, Sonny Rollins, Tiffany 09/05/17

Musician Jason Isbell opens up about his new album, The Nashville Sound. Jazz legend Sonny Rollins looks back at his career and how the genre has changed over the years. Pop star Tiffany explains how mall tours helped launch her career.

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Sept. 5: 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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Sept. 5: 'It's a beautiful trip': living legend Sonny Rollins reflects on his jazz legacy

86-year-old jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins can no longer play his sax due to health reasons but that hasn't stopped his enthusiasm and passion for music.

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Sept. 5: How mall tours helped launch the career of pop star Tiffany

Pop star Tiffany looks back at life on the road in this instalment of the brand new q Road Story.

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Full episode: Daniel Handler, Chris Hadfield, David Conte on Nadia Boulanger, Tarique Qayumi 09/04/17

Author Daniel Handler confronts the reality of teenage sex in his new book. Chris Hadfield gives us his favourite Canadian songs. Composer David Conte on the influence of his teacher, Nadia Boulanger. Director Tarique Qayumi discusses his latest film.

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Sept. 4: 'The erotic life of youth': Daniel Handler's new book confronts the reality of teenage sex

Daniel Handler, best known as Lemony Snicket and his A Series of Unfortunate Events novels, takes a more mature turn in his new book, All the Dirty Parts.

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Sept. 4: Chris Hadfield celebrates Canada 150 with special country-wide tour

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will tour across Canada this fall, in celebration of the country's 150th birthday. We speak to him about some of his favourite Canadian songs of all time, from Neil Young to Gordon Lightfoot.

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Sept 4: How Nadia Boulanger changed the way the world sounded

Composer David Conte discusses the influence of his instructor Nadia Boulanger, who was considered the "greatest music teacher who ever lived."

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Sept. 4: Tarique Qayumi wants to heal Afghanistan through the art of storytelling

Director Tarique Qayumi discusses the dangerous conditions behind the making of his latest film Black Kite, which will premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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Full episode: Ms. Pat, Jason King on D'Angelo's Brown Sugar, Chris de Burgh 09/01/17

Comedian Ms. Pat opens up about her dark childhood and how she found eventually discovered comedy. Jason King explains how D'Angelo's Brown Sugar changed R&B music in the '90s. Musician Chris de Burgh looks back on the success of his hit, 'Lady in Red.'

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Sept. 1: From a life of crime to comedy: how Ms. Pat got the last laugh

Comedian Ms. Pat's memoir is called Rabbit and guest host Laurie Brown talks to her about her dark childhood growing up in Atlanta and how she found her way to comedy.

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Sept. 1: Why the sweet soul of D'Angelo's classic Brown Sugar album is still relevant

D'Angelo's 1995 album Brown Sugar helped invent the term neo-soul and paved the way for artists like Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. Music historian and professor Jason King speaks to the album's importance.

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Sept. 1: Chris de Burgh on the enduring success of his career and 'Lady in Red'

British musician Chris de Burgh looks back at his 43-year career and why he will always be grateful for the support he's gotten in Canada.

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August 31: 'I'm trying to put the songs to work': Buffy Sainte-Marie on the healing power of music

Buffy Sainte-Marie talks about her upcoming album Medicine Songs.

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August 31: How David Bennett found Waldo in a menswear store

The creator of Where's Waldo reveals the origin story of the popular children's book series.

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August 31: Looking back at life on the road with Stan Rogers

Garnet Rogers, brother of Stan, recalls wild road stories of touring across Canada in a new memoir.

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August 31: 'These are old human themes': Margaret Atwood on the enduring power of The Handmaid's Tale

Author Margaret Atwood looks back at her 1985 novel, The Handmaid's Tale, which has recently been adapted into a new TV series starring Elizabeth Moss.

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Full episode: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Garnet Rogers, Where's Waldo origins and Margaret Atwood 08/31/17

Buffy Sainte-Marie talks about her upcoming new album. Garnet Rogers opens up about life on the road with his brother Stan. Find out how the Where's Waldo character was created. Margaret Atwood on the ongoing relevance of The Handmaid's Tale.

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Full episode: N.K. Jemisin, Julie Chadwick, Sting 08/30/17

Author N.K. Jemisin discusses her Broken Earth trilogy and how sci-fi literature has changed in recent years. Journalist Julie Chadwick dives into the life of Johnny Cash's manager in her new book. Musician Sting looks back on his long career.

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Aug. 30: How N.K. Jemisin creates fantasy worlds rooted in reality

Hugo Award-winning novelist N.K. Jemisin talks about how she creates fantasy worlds that centre issues of racism and oppression.

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Aug. 30: The untold story of the man behind Johnny Cash

The relationship between Johnny Cash and his manager Saul Holiff is explored in a new book by Julie Chadwick.

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Aug. 30: How Sting continues to maintain his musical DNA

Musician Sting discusses his latest album, 57th & 9th, performing in small venues, the death of his friend Alan Rickman and touring with his son now.

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Full episode: Louise Penny, the history of the Vancouver punk scene, Dave and Virginia Grohl 08/29/17

Author Louise Penny on the sad but healing process of writing her latest book Glass Houses. D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley and photographer Bev Davies detail the history of the Vancouver punk scene. Dave Grohl and his mom Virginia open up about their relationship.

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Aug. 29: Louise Penny details the sad but 'extremely healing' process of writing her latest novel

Glass Houses is the 13th book in Louise Penny's ongoing series about Inspector Armand Gamache. The Canadian author opens up about the process of writing her latest book while dealing with her husband's death.

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Aug. 29: Documenting Vancouver's punk history

D.O.A. frontman Joe Keithley and photographer Bev Davies talk to q about the early days of the Vancouver punk scene.

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Aug. 29: Raising a rock star: Dave Grohl's mother on the moms behind music's biggest names

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and his mom, Virginia, open up about their relationship throughout the years and how rock-star moms have supported their children.

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Full episode: Tom Perrotta, Saukrates, Laura Jane Grace 08/28/17

Author Tom Perrotta's new book Mrs. Fletcher explores sex and the suburbs. Musician Saukrates unearths Toronto hip-hop history on The Underground Tapes. Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace provides a musical tour of her life.

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Aug. 28: From Madonna to Crass: a musical tour through the life of Laura Jane Grace

Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace takes us through her life story, from a young punk teen in Florida to her public gender transition, all chronicled in her latest book, Tranny.

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Aug. 28: How author Tom Perrotta exposes erotic life in the American suburbs

The Leftovers author continues his winning streak of novels that translate to screen with Mrs. Fletcher, already optioned as a TV drama.

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Aug. 28: Why Saukrates dug up The Underground Tapes for reissue

Toronto hip-hop veteran Saukrates talks to Tom Power about his long-running career

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