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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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The truth about "post-truth"

We're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists?

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When brands fail internationally

Why some big name brands fail when they attempt to expand internationally.

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Human-Animal Relations

6 podcasts about our complex relationships with animals.

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Nixon's lawyer 'having nightmares' over Trump presidency

John Dean, one of the key figures implicated in the Watergate scandal says he's so worried about Donald Trump's impending presidency that he's having nightmares.

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Barry Crimmins, The Love Boat's Ted Lange, director Zacharias Kunuk 01/20/17

Barry Crimmins gives comedians advice on how to deal with the Trump presidency. Actor Ted Lange looks back at The Love Boat's 40-year legacy. Zacharias Kunuk re-imagines the classic Western in his new film, Searchers.

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Gad Elmaleh, artist Adrienne Wong, Rose Cousins 01/19/17

'I want to earn those laughs': Gad Elmaleh brings his comedy to an American audience. How Adrienne Wong’s Landline aims to connect people in cities across Canada. How Rose Cousins managed her stress while recording Natural Conclusion.

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Letterkenny's Jared Keeso, author Jael Richardson, Pitchfork editor Stacey Anderson, artist Sonny Assu 01/18/17

Letterkenny star Jared Keeso on his small town upbringing. Books contributor Jael Richardson recommends Nicola Yoon's The Sun is Also a Star. Pitchfork's Stacey Anderson gives us an Obama-themed playlist. Artist Sonny Assu on his latest exhibit.

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Rick Mercer, ‘The Spoon Lady’ Abby Roach, Ecuadorian musician Daniel Lofredo Rota 01/17/17

Rick Mercer on pursuing your passions: 'You have to love your subject matter.’ Why 'The Spoon Lady' Abby Roach is recording America's buskers. Why Daniel Lofredo Rota is bringing his grandfather's lost recordings back to life.

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Austra, Hatecopy, DJ Rupture on Julius Eastman 01/16/17

Austra's Katie Stelmanis on the science fiction and politics that went into their new album. Maria Qamar, a.k.a. Hatecopy, satirizes her culture while bringing people together through her brand of pop art. DJ Rupture on the music of Julius Eastman.

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Friends producer Kevin S. Bright, soprano Ambur Braid, actor Don McKellar 01/13/17

Friends producer Kevin S. Bright says he tried to 'always keep the show honest.’ 'You have to be so zen': How soprano Ambur Braid hits the high notes in her new performance. Don McKellar revives the Michael comedy series this winter on CBC-TV.

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Candy Palmater, Arun Lakra, Peter Engel 01/12/17

Candy Palmater opens up about her recent interview with Joseph Boyden about the controversy surrounding his heritage. Arun Lakra discusses his new play Sequence. Peter Engel on creating Saved By the Bell & the time he almost made a show with John Lennon.

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Kelly Mantle, WNYC producer Sara Fishko, director Fraser Munden, Colin Linden 01/11/17

Kelly Mantle is the first gender-fluid actor eligible for an Oscar. Sara Fishko uncovers The Jazz Loft in her documentary. A Montreal legend comes to life in the animated film The Chaperone. Colin Linden takes the stage with the cast of Nashville.

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Ali Hassan, WOMANPRODUCER, The Trocks' artistic director Tory Dobrin 01/10/17

Comedian Ali Hassan on how the U.S. election has affected his jokes. WOMANPRODUCER highlights the hidden history of female music producers. Artistic director Tory Dobrin explains his playful spin on classical ballet.

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Charlotte Cardin, Asperger’s Are Us director Alex Lehmann, Eugene Levy 01/09/17

From La Voix to opening for Sting: Charlotte Cardin's patient rise to success. Alex Lehmann leaves the comedy to the comedians in his new documentary Asperger's Are Us. Eugene Levy is back for season three of Schitt's Creek.

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Ryan Robbins, ocean artist Peter Matthews, Simply Saucer, Danny Michel 01/06/17

Ryan Robbins plays a Mennonite pastor with a dangerous secret in CBC's Pure. Peter Matthews' ocean art. Hamilton band Simply Saucer detail their story of underground success in new book. How 24,000 horsepower helped fuel Danny Michel's new album.

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Krief, artist Laolu Senbanjo, audiobook historian Matthew Rubery, mini food artist Jay Baron 01/05/17

Krief performs and discusses his latest album. Laolu Senbanjo explains the meaning behind his body art. Matthew Rubery shares the origin story of the audiobook. Artist Jay Baron brings joy to audiences with his mini food art.

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Sex Pistols' Steve Jones, A Tribe Called Red's 2oolman, author Jason Diamond, Hulk writer Mariko Tamaki 01/04/17

Steve Jones revisits his Sex Pistols days in his new memoir. A Tribe Called Red member 2oolman's musical tribute to Six Nations of the Grand River. Author Jason Diamond gives us a John Hughes-inspired playlist. Mariko Tamaki on the new Hulk comic series.

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The xx, Boarder X, Potted Potter, Kevin McDonald 01/03/17

The xx on their new album. Boarder X explores the intersections between Indigenous culture and boarding culture. Potted Potter condenses all seven Harry Potter books into one stage show. Kevin McDonald brings the old and new together in his new podcast.

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Celebrities we lost in 2016, The Jerry Cans, blind film critic Tommy Edison, director Deepa Mehta 01/02/17

Guest host Laurie Brown speaks to art director Roger Christian about the celebrities we lost in 2016 including Carrie Fisher and George Michael. The Jerry Cans perform. Film critic Tommy Edison. Anatomy of Violence director Deepa Mehta.

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Celebrating the anniversaries of Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill and Amy Winehouse's Back to Black, the origin story of emojis, Oliver Jones, Andre Alexis, Thomas Dolby 12/30/16

Looking at the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill and the 10th anniversary of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black. The origin story of emojis. Oliver Jones performs. Andre Alexis pays tribute to Parkdale. Thomas Dolby's musical history.

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Lars Ulrich, Mohawk Girls, Marc Myers breaks down the anatomy of iconic songs, Norwegian musician Aurora 12/29/16

Lars Ulrich, Mohawk Girls brings Indigenous female perspectives to TV, Marc Myers breaks down the anatomy of iconic songs in his new book, Norwegian artist Aurora is on the hunt for the right songs.

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Michael Stipe and Mike Mills, Chris Gethard, DJ A-Trak, the cast of Come From Away 12/28/16

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills reflect on their 1991 album Out of Time, how Chris Gethard slices through depression with jokes, 4 remixes that inspired A-Trak to become the DJ and producer he is today, the cast of Come From Away perform.

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Robbie Robertson, Tegan and Sara, Katherena Vermette, Barry Jenkins 12/27/16

Robbie Robertson discusses his new memoir, Testimony. Tegan and Sara on 20 years of making music together. Katherena Vermette's musical tribute to Winnipeg's North End. Barry Jenkins tackles black masculinity in Moonlight.

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Marina Abramovic, the origin story of Auto-Tune, A Tribe Called Red, the music and life of Sharon Jones, Gordon Lightfoot 12/26/16

Marina Abramovic tackles her fears in her art. The origin story of Auto-Tune. A Tribe Called Red on pushing Indigenous music to the forefront. The music and life of Sharon Jones. Gordon Lightfoot discusses songwriting, exercise and Leonard Cohen.

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Zadie Smith, director Steven Okazaki, The OA's Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, Caitlin Moran 12/23/16

Author Zadie Smith discusses her new book, Swing Time. Director Steven Okazaki explores the legacy of Toshiro Mifune's samurai films. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij on creating mystery around The OA. Caitlin Moran pays tribute to Crouch End, London.

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Star Trek writers D. C. Fontana and David Gerrold, Zaki Ibrahim, comedian Jonny Donahoe, Stop Podcasting Yourself creators, Okilly Dokilly band 12/22/16

Star Trek original series writers. Zaki Ibrahim's musical tribute to Woodstock, Cape Town. Jonny Donahoe's show gets the audience to share personal stories about depression. Stop Podcasting Yourself creators. Okilly Dokilly band.

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Damien Chazelle, the Not at the Dinner Table project, Andrew Gulli, Anne Donahue 12/21/16

Director Damien Chazelle discusses his new film, La La Land. The Not at the Dinner Table project makes voicemails a cathartic experience. Andrew Gulli on finding an undiscovered H.G. Wells story. Anne Donahue shares her must-binge shows over the holidays.

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Ted Chiang, Kinley Dowling, Teenagers creator M. H. Murray, Todd Mayfield on his father 12/20/16

Sci-fi writer Ted Chiang on his story's adaptation into the film Arrival. Hey Rosetta!’s Kinley Dowling on her solo album. M. H. Murray doesn't gloss over the gritty details of being a teenager in his web series. Todd Mayfield on his dad Curtis Mayfield.

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Martha Wainwright, Dr. Seuss expert Jeff Schuffman, Twerkumentary director Diana Manfredi 12/19/16

Martha Wainwright looks ahead on her new album, Goodnight City. Dr. Seuss expert Jeff Schuffman explains the story behind the writer's taxidermy art. Twerkumentary gets to the bottom of twerking's origins.

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Lisa Loeb, Hawksley Workman, Canadian Music Class Challenge, Sean Cullen and Patrick McKenna 12/16/16

Lisa Loeb on the nostalgic reason behind her kids' albums. Hawksley Workman's Christmas album was a celebration of his grandmother. CBC Music is looking for Canada's best music class. How Second City's Twist Your Dickens reinvents a Christmas classic.

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Barry director Vikram Gandhi, Pokemon theme song singer Jason Paige, the origin story of Handel's Messiah, The Good Lovelies 12/15/16

Barry director Vikram Gandhi discusses the story of Barack Obama. The voice behind Pokemon's theme song on the franchise's resurgence. The origin story of Handel's Messiah. The Good Lovelies perform live at Sounds of the Season.

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Tom Green on Alan Thicke, Gael García Bernal, Sloan’s Chris Murphy, Inuk singer Susan Aglukark 12/14/16

Tom Green on the death of friend Alan Thicke. Gael García Bernal explores the political power of poetry in his new film Neruda. Hear Sloan's Chris Murphy perform. Why Susan Aglukark is tacking Northern Canada's food crisis.

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Lizzo, illusionist Darcy Oake, Koen Vanmechelen's Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, Patrick Haggerty 12/13/16

Rapper Lizzo discusses body positivity. Illusionist Darcy Oake on the recent David Blaine controversy. The message behind artist Koen Vanmechelen's Cosmopolitan Chicken Project. Country singer Patrick Haggerty re-releases his historical 1973 album.

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Riz Ahmed, La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz, Andrew Baulcomb's musical tribute to Hamilton, Sebastian Bach 12/12/16

Actor Riz Ahmed. La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz. Andrew Baulcomb's musical tribute to Hamilton. Sebastian Bach.

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Miss Sloane director John Madden, the origin story of emojis, Trevor Noah, Canadian play Creeps, BROS 12/09/16

Miss Sloane director John Madden looks at how his film reflects the recent U.S. election. The origin story of the emoji. Trevor Noah's musical tribute to Soweto. Forty-five years of Canadian play Creeps. Saskatoon band BROS performs live.

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Alan Thicke, Emma Donoghue's musical tribute to Dublin, comedian Nina Conti, DJ Red Robinson, director and actor Michael Seater 12/08/16

Alan Thicke plays a not so perfect father. Emma Donoghue's musical tribute to Dublin. Nina Conti reveals the 'subversive witchery' of ventriloquism. DJ Red Robinson on meeting rock & roll's greatest. Michael Seater tackles teenage anxiety in his new film.

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Tom Cochrane, Jarrett Martineau on Gord Downie, graphic designer Paul Rand, the 2017 Grammy nominations 12/07/16

Tom Cochrane looks back on his hit song, "Life is a Highway." Revolutions Per Minute co-founder Jarrett Martineau on Gord Downie's recent Assembly of First Nations honour. The work of graphic designer Paul Rand. A look at this year's Grammy nominations.

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Reggie Watts, Josh Gondelman, Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison, Filmmaker Deepa Mehta 12/06/16

Reggie Watts' post-election advice: 'Make stuff, do stuff'. Josh Gondelman's gateway comedy album for standup newbies. Blind film critic Tommy Edison. Anatomy of Violence director Deepa Mehta.

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Kim Coates, Donato Di Camillo, The Jerry Cans 12/05/16

Actor Kim Coates on his role in the Canadian film industry. Photographer Donato Di Camillo explores the people on the fringes of society. Iqaluit band The Jerry Cans perform live and discuss the rich Indigenous music scene in Canada right now.

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Lauren Graham, Enchanting China's Gong Linna, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Turner's musical tribute to Vancouver's west side, Bobby Bazini 12/02/16

Lauren Graham on Gilmore Girls. Enchanting China's vocalist Gong Linna. Jimmi Simpson says his Westworld role was 'frightening' to take on. Michael Turner's musical tribute to Vancouver's west side. Singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini performs.

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The cast of Come From Away, Josie Long, Stuart Semple, John Barnard 12/01/16

The cast of the Broadway-bound musical Come From Away performs. Comedian Josie Long finds hope post-Brexit. Artist Stuart Semple creates the pinkest pink. Menorca director John Barnard finds parallels between his film and his life as a parent.

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Lars Ulrich, Oliver Jones, Andy Williams' tribute to Little Burgundy, Photographer Tanja Tiziana 11/30/16

Lars Ulrich on how Metallica stays 'fiercely autonomous' after 35 years. Jazz pianist Oliver Jones looks back on his 77 year career. Andy Williams' musical tribute to Montreal's Little Burgundy. Photographer Tanja Tiziana on the art of neon signs.

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Shirley Collins, Chris Gethard, director Damien Chazelle's gateway to jazz 11/29/16

British folk legend Shirley Collins returns with her first album in 38 years. Director Damien Chazelle gives listeners a playlist that serves as a gateway into the world of jazz music. Comedian Chris Gethard tackles depression in his new comedy show.

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R&B musician Daniel Caesar, Cuisine & Confessions, actor and playwright Daniel MacIvor 11/28/2016

Daniel Caesar on his 'trippy' rise up the Canadian R&B ranks. Cuisine & Confessions combine acrobatics and cooking into one performance. Daniel MacIvor's musical tribute to Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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Bob Ezrin, A-Trak, director Kenneth Lonergan, writer Marc Myers, Zoe Whittall on Gilmore Girls, Kinan Azmeh 11/25/16

Producer Bob Ezrin on Phillip Glass' music. Producer A-Trak on his favourite remixes. Kenneth Lonergan on his new film Manchester By the Sea. Marc Myers tells the stories behind music's most iconic songs. The return of Gilmore Girls. Kinan Azmeh performs.

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Rajiv Surendra, Ian Kamau, Craig Silverman & Pat Kelly, Simon Reynolds 11/24/16

Rajiv Surendra confronts failure in his new memoir. Ian Kamau's playlist for Toronto's Esplanade neighbourhood. Pat Kelly and Craig Silverman on the business of fake news. Writer Simon Reynolds' new book looks at glam rock's legacy.

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Gordon Lightfoot, Jay Baruchel and Eoin O'Callaghan, Mayann Francis, Ralph Nader 11/23/16

Canadian icon Gordon Lightfoot discusses songwriting, exercise and Leonard Cohen. Jay Baruchel and Eoin O'Callaghan explore football and family in new documentary. The fashion of Mayann Francis. Ralph Nader on his new book, Animal Envy.

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Robbie Robertson, The Enchanted Loom's Suvendrini Lena, Aurora 11/22/16

The Band's Robbie Robertson shares his story in his new memoir, Testimony. Suvendrini Lena uses her neurology background to write her first play. Norwegian artist Aurora on the hunt for the right songs.

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R.E.M.'s Out of Time turns 25, the death of Sharon Jones, CBC's Coming In, conductor Alex Prior 11/21/16

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills discuss their album Out of Time. The life and music of Sharon Jones. Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey on producing CBC's new web series Coming In. Edmonton conductor Alex Prior connects with new audiences.

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The Edge of Seventeen director Kelly Fremon Craig, Homer Hans Bryant, Dragonette, Gosh Gondelman, Alecky Blythe 11/18/16

Director Kelly Fremon Craig on her new film The Edge of Seventeen. Homer Hans Bryant explains the new dance style hiplet. Dragonette perform. Comedian Josh Gondelman tells us a story. Alecky Blythe on her musical turned film London Road.

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Anna Kendrick, The Beaverton's Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas, Gingger Shankar 11/17/16

Actress Anna Kendrick discusses her new book Scrappy Little Nobody. The Beaverton's Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas on fake news and political satire post-U.S. elections. Gingger Shankar shines a spotlight on her mom and grandmother in new documentary.

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Director Stella Meghie, Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, The Cure's Lol Tolhurst, John K. Samson 11/16/16

Stella Meghie on her first feature film Jean of the Joneses. Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost on writing a good mystery. Lol Tolhurst on his time in The Cure. John K Samson performs.

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Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill turns 30, Secrets of a Black Boy, Iceland's first lady Eliza Reid 11/15/16

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys' debut album Licensed to Ill. Darren Anthony and Kimahli Powell discuss the Toronto play, Secrets of a Black Boy. Iceland's first lady Eliza Reid on the Nordic literary scene.

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Warren Beatty, Shovels & Rope, Second Jen's Amanda Joy, country-soul crossovers 11/14/16

Warren Beatty returns to film with Rules Don't Apply. Shovels and Rope perform. A brief history of country/R&B crossovers. Second Jen co-creator Amanda Joy on Asian representation in the media.

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Frontier's Jason Momoa and Allan Hawco, dub poet D'bi Young Anitafrika, musician Wyclef Jean 11/10/16

Actors Jason Momoa and Allan Hawco discuss their new show Frontier. Toronto dub poet D'bi Young Anitafrika on the power of mentorship and storytelling. Musician Wyclef Jean on what he learned from his 2010 presidential run in Haiti.

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The election aftermath: Tom Green, Mark Critch and Negin Farsad react, Tetsuro Shigematsu, Breaking A Monster 11/09/16

Comedians Tom Green, Mark Critch and Negin Farsad discuss the presidential election. Tetsuro Shigematsu explores his relationship with his dad in new one-man play. New documentary Breaking A Monster follows teen metal band Unlocking the Truth.

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Giller Prize winner Madeleine Thien, André Alexis, Michael Holman, Kevin Banner, Seun Kuti 11/08/16

The 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Madeleine Thein on her big win. Author André Alexis's musical tribute to Toronto's Parkdale. Hip hop pioneer Michael Holman. Comedian Kevin Banner. Musician and son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti.

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Tegan and Sara, Colson Whitehead, ex-MuchMusic VJ Christopher Ward 11/07/16

Canadian duo Tegan and Sara discuss their 20-year career and perform songs from their new album. Author Colson Whitehead reveals how he gained the courage to write his new novel. Christopher Ward looks back at his early days as a MuchMusic VJ.

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Dane Cook, Jim Jarmusch, celebrating 20 years of Spice Girls' Spice, Markees Christmas, The Darcys 11/04/16

Comedian Dane Cook conquers his nerves by doing stand-up. Jim Jarmusch brings Iggy and the Stooges' story to the big screen. Star of the new film Morris in America, Markees Christmas. Three super fans revisit Spice Girls' debut album. The Darcys perform.

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Laura Albert, the creative director of RushCon, Dave Eggers' 30 Days 30 Songs project 11/03/16

Laura Albert shares her truth through JT LeRoy. The creative director of RushCon shares her love of the band. The week in video games with Sam Maggs. Dave Eggers' 30 Days 30 Songs project features original songs by Aimee Mann and Death Cab For Cutie.

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Anthony Bourdain, Marvel writer Yona Harvey, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry 11/02/16

Food star Anthony Bourdain discusses his new cookbook which was inspired by his daughter. Yona Harvey goes from writing poetry to crafting the World of Wakanda for Marvel Comics. Billy Bragg and Joe Henry perform songs from their new album, Shine A Light.

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Phil Collins, Tippi Hedren, Mark Duplass, Joe Cobden 11/01/2016

Phil Collins returns from retirement. Tippi Hedren looks back at her acting career in new memoir. Writer and actor Mark Duplass discusses his new film, Blue Jay. Actor Joe Cobden takes on foodie culture in his 12-second Yelp reviews.

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The Frightnrs, Natasha Lyonne, the origin story of Pepe the Frog, photographer Roger Ballen

Brooklyn band The Frightnrs on losing their singer to ALS. Natasha Lyonne hits the big screen in Antibirth. The q Origin Story of Pepe the Frog. Photographer Roger Ballen's photos unlook new doors in audience's minds.

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Sam Roberts, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, actress Petrina Bromley

Sam Roberts performs. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins discusses black male masculinity. Actress Petrina Bromley stars in the Broadway-bound musical Come From Away.

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Actress Hayley Atwell, Amy Winehouse's Back To Black turns 10, Norm Macdonald, director Mat Whitecross

Norm Macdonald opens up about his not-so-real memoir, star of the new show Conviction, Hayley Atwell, director Mat Whitecross on his new Oasis documentary

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Mike Myers, A Tribe Called Red, Marina Abramovic 10/26/16

Actor Mike Myers pays tribute to Canada in his new book, A Tribe Called Red on pushing Indigenous music to the forefront, artist Marina Abramovic faces her fears

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Author Madeleine Thien, Blue Rodeo performs, actor Jared Harris 10/25/16

Author Madeleine Thien on winning the Governor General's Award for fiction, Blue Rodeo performs, actor Jared Harris of Mad Men and Netflix's new show The Crown

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Musician Adam Cohen, TV show Mohawk Girls, the origin story of Auto-Tune, Thomas Dolby 10/24/16

Adam Cohen opens up about his first collaboration with father Leonard. The women behind Mohawk Girls bring female Aboriginal stories onscreen. The origin story of Auto-Tune. A musical tour of Thomas Dolby's life.

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