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Q: The Podcast

CBC Radio's Q is Canada's liveliest arts, culture and entertainment magazine. Q covers pop culture and high arts alike, with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends. Q brings you big names, big ideas, and those paving the way in Canada's cultural community. Q is your cultural intervention!

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A real sniper on "American Sniper"

Jack Coughlin, author of the best-selling autobiography "Shooter" talks about the controversy around the Clint Eastwood film.

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Maclean's great service

Maclean's story about racism in Winnipeg lays bare how Canada has failed aboriginal people.

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Jennifer Aniston breaks type

The former "Friends" star speaks on her dark role in indie drama "Cake."

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Canadian photographer caught in whale poo-storm

Keri Wilk got more that he bargained for taking shots of a sperm whale.

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Actress Evangeline Lilly, Miranda July's new book, comedian Norm Macdonald, Q sports panel, Bry Webb performs 01/30/2015

Actress Evangeline Lilly on switching gears to pen a children's book. Miranda July on her debut novel, The First Bad Man. Famously disruptive comic Norm Macdonald storms Studio Q. Sports panel on deflategate and Marshawn Lynch. Bry Webb performs live.

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Confronting child abuse, Alan Doyle performs, Canada's growing Battle Rap scene 01/29/2015

Comedians Bob Goldthwait and Barry Crimmins on their unflinching film about child abuse, Call Me Lucky. Alan Doyle returns to Studio Q with his second solo record, So Let's Go. Travis Fleetwood a.k.a Organik on Toronto's ballooning battle rap league.

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Norway's Sweatshop expose, Mary Walsh on mental health, Q's pop culture panel 01/28/2015

Web series creator Pal Karlsen on why he put Norwegian teens to work in a sweatshop. Comedian Mary Walsh on her work as a mental health advocate. Q's pop culture panel reconvenes to discuss this week's top arts and entertainment headlines.

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Dave Gorman on info overload, opera star Christine Goerke, comic Aparna Nancherla 01/27/2015

U.K. comic and Too Much Information author Dave Gorman on toggling through a world of TMI. International opera star Christine Goerke on Wagner's Die Walküre and overcoming adversity. Comedian Aparna Nancherla on stand up and subverting expectation.

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Tre Mission performs, acclaimed cartoonist Art Spiegelman, highlighting Musqueam heritage

Toronto rapper Tre Mission soaks in global influence to deliver genre-bending sound. Counter-culture icon Art Spiegelman on cartooning in the wake of Charlie Hebdo. 'The City Before The City' curator Jordan Wilson on Musqueam culture in Vancouver.

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Jennifer Aniston, Eric Peterson, Ana Lily Amirpour, Absolutely Free performs 01/23/2015

Jennifer Aniston on her dark role in indie drama Cake. Actor Eric Peterson on his return to the stage in The Seagull. Director Ana Lily Amirpour on her film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Absolutely Free performs from their self-titled debut album.

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Hunting for trolls IRL, London Grammar performs, the rise of unisex fashion 01/22/2015

Sweden's Troll Hunter Robert Aschberg on unmasking online bullies. British electro-pop buzz band London Grammar performs live from If You Wait. Unisex aficionado Natalia Manzocco on why fashion is going gender-neutral.

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Shooting soaps in Kabul, The Ting Tings perform, Desiree Akhavan self-deprecating debut 01/21/2015

Australian TV producer Trudi-Ann Tierney on what it's really like to shoot TV in Afghanistan.The Ting Tings switch it up with disco-infused record, Super Critical. Appropriate Behaviour writer/director/star Desiree Akhavan is NOT the Iranian Lena Dunham.

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McGill prof Charmaine Nelson on blackface, the Canada Reads 2015 contenders revealed, performance artist Ragnar Kjarnasson 01/20/2015

McGill prof Charmaine Nelson takes aim at blackface in Quebec. The Canada Reads 2015 celebrity panel and books are revealed. Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjarnasson on his ambitious long-form art.

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The Rural Alberta Advantage performs, Mr. D's Gerry Dee, comedian Sara Schaefer 01/19/2015

The Rural Alberta Advantage perform live throughout the show as our first ever Monday Live guests! Mr. D's Gerry Dee shares whether the CBC show is edgy enough for him. Comedian Sara Schaefer on how to poke fun at pop culture (and still love it).

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Dan Mangan performs, "Manspreading" on the metro, Q media panel, Fred Armisen 01/16/2015

Dan Mangan and Blacksmith perform live from Club Meds. Why NYC's campaign against "manspreading" hit a nerve. Q media panel reconvenes to talk Charlie Hebdo, Leslie Roberts, Amanda Lang. Portlandia star Fred Armisen on bang-on impersonations.

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Oscar nominees 2015, magician Ricky Jay, unlikely star Doug Seegers 01/15/15

Q's Oscar panel reconvenes to share their thoughts on the surprises, snubs and shoo-ins among this year's Academy Award nominees. Conjurer Ricky Jay on the art of sleight-of-hand. Formerly homeless country star Doug Seegers on finding stardom in Sweden.

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Cuddlr app co-creator, cartoonist Scott McCloud, filmmaker Rory Kennedy 01/14/2015

Cuddlr co-creator Charlie Williams on the platonic cousin of today's popular dating apps. Cartoonist Scott McCloud on forthcoming graphic novel, The Sculptor. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy on her Oscar-nominated film, Last Days in Vietnam.

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Young Drunk Punk Bruce McCulloch, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, Craig Davidson's dark side 01/13/2015

Bruce McCulloch of Kids In The Hall brings 'Young Drunk Punk' to TV. SCTV alums Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara reunite for riches-to-rags comedy, Schitt's Creek. Craig Davidson on The Deep, his new horror novel penned under the "Nick Cutter" alias.

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The rise of E-Sports, John Vaillant on The Jaguar's Children, re-framing Vivian Maier 01/12/2015

Pro gamer Christopher Loranger and journalist Nick Wingfield on the rise of spectator video games. Non-fiction heavyweight John Vaillant on his first novel, The Jaguar's Children. Stephen Bulger on the enigmatic "nanny photographer" Vivian Maier.

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"Dragon" Michael Wekerle, Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, Selma dir. Ava DuVernay, Lydia Ainsworth performs 01/09/2015

Dragons' Den rookie Michael Wekerle on the art of investment. Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis on adapting This Changes Everything. Selma director Ava DuVernay on echoes of Martin Luther King, Jr. Symphonic pop singer/songwriter Lydia Ainsworth performs live.

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Aunjanue Ellis on Book of Negroes, Darren O'Donnell on creative work, Adam Sternbergh's Shovel Ready 01/08/2015

Book of Negroes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis on the power of period dramas. Full-time artist Darren O'Donnell has a reality check for aspiring artists. Best of Q: Adam Sternbergh on Shovel Ready and anti-hero appeal.

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Understanding the art forger, Margaret Cho talks sex, re-thinking M.C. Escher 01/07/2015

'Art and Craft' documentary explores the motivations of prolific art forger Mark Landis. Comedian Margaret Cho on her avant-garde role in the new TLC show, All About Sex. Curator Sonia del Re challenges art elite to see M.C. Escher from a new angle.

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The Science of Cooking, Carlos Santana, The Scary Clown takeover 01/06/2015

Cook's Illustrated Chris Kimball on why cooking is a science, not an art. Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana on his new memoir, The Universal Tone, and why he says his music is a tribute to women. Plus, are scary clowns ruining everything for sweet ones?

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Evolution of a Criminal, one woman takes on Keith Richards, Downton Abbey's Thomas 01/05/2015

Bank robber-turned-filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe hopes to humanize criminals. Deanna Jones re-imagines Keith Richards in colourful, one-woman show. British actor Rob James-Collier on playing Downton Abbey's devious under-butler.

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Acclaimed author Thomas King, bad feminist Roxane Gay, spoiled brat Simon Rich 01/02/2015

Award-winning author and humorist Thomas King on The Inconvenient Indian. Writer Roxane Gay about why she considers herself to be a bad feminist -- and why that's okay. Simon Rich on Spoiled Brats - his book about negative millennial stereotypes

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Film lover's trio: Linklater on Boyhood, Ostlund on Force Majeure, Krauss/Winfield on Kill Team 01/01/2015

Director Richard Linklater on his ground-breaking, critically lauded film, Boyhood. Director Ruben Ostlund on wounded masculinity and his award-winning film, Force Majeure. Director Dan Krauss and Adam Winfield on the unsettling Kill Team documentary.

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Jazz legend Herbie Hancock, U.K. choreographer Jonzi D 12/31/2014

Two part feature interview with Jazz legend Herbie Hancock about his new memoir, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, his friend Miles Davis, and his storied career. Ground-breaking British choreographer Jonzi D on innovation and why theatre needs hip hop.

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan, prolific author Noam Chomsky, The Knick 12/30/2014

Unapologetic "eatie" (not foodie) Jim Gaffigan on his book, Food: a Love Story. Outspoken author, philosopher and MIT emeritus professor Noam Chomsky on being watched. Jack Amiel on The Knick, a 1900-era medical drama about the pain of progress.

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Vintage Canadian erotica, Serial's producers, George Takei 12/29/2014

CanLit expert Aritha van Herk on why the internet's ablaze the 1976 erotica novel, Bear. This American Life producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder on the show's first spin-off, Serial. George Takei on Being Takei - a film about his life and activism.

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Comedian Chris Rock, author Lionel Shriver, journalist David Finkel 12/26/2014

Comedian Chris Rock on how edgy stand-up can survive in the age of smart phones. Big Brother author Lionel Shriver on how fiction can illuminate the darkest corners of culture. Thank You for Your Service author David Finkel on the after-effects of war.

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Monetizing poverty in Congo, this year in pop culture, best music of 2014 12/24/2014

Dutch artist Renzo Martens defends 'artistic intervention' in Congo. Q's panel of cultural critics -- Jeet Heer, Wesley Morris, Haley Mlotek -- review this year in pop culture. Q music gurus Mitch Pollock and Brian Coulton review the best music of 2014.

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'Grim Sleeper' documentary, Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, Ugly Sweaters unravelled 12/23/2014

Tales of the Grim Sleeper director Nick Broomfield on the missing and murdered women on LA. Supertramp's Roger Hodgson on re-releasing seminal record Crime of the Century. Plus, Megan Garber on how the ugly Christmas sweater lost its ironic edge.

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Rent in Cuba, rising conductor Elim Chan, Hollywood's sequel problem, Jingle Bell junkies 12/22/2014

Andy Señor Jr. and Ilan Stavans on how Rent's run in Cuba sets stage for change. Elim Chan on how conductors conjure musical magic. Mark Harris slams Hollywood's sequel obsession. Filmmaker Mitchell Kezin on his new film about Christmas album collectors.

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The Interview canned, Stephen Colbert sans Report, Indigenous gaming, Buck 65 performs 12/19/2014

Film critic Amy Nicholson says pulling Rogen/Franco comedy The Interview sets an "alarming" precedent. Sophia McClennen on Stephen Colbert's post-Report . Never Alone video game illuminates Indigenous Alaskan lore. Buck 65 performs live from Neverlove.

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Flipsyde's Piper Ferreira, John Darnielle's debut novel, Talya Lavie on Zero Motivation 12/18/2014

Hip hop artist-turned-policeman Jinho "the Piper" Ferreira shares 17 perspectives on one police shooting. The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle pens debut novel, Wolf in a White Van. Israeli director Talya Lavie on her surprise hit film, Zero Motivation.

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Katherine Waterston on her role in the new film Inherent Vice. Kevin Howes on the compilation album Native North America. A new radio drama about life in a refugee camp. 12/17/2014

Katherine Waterston talks about working with Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix in the new film Inherent Vice. Kevin Howes on the compilation album Native North America. Plus, Charlotte Eagar on new radio drama about life in a refugee camp.

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Weaponizing Cuban hip hop, anthropologist on Anonymous, Santa Claus off-season 12/16/2014

AP editor Trish Wilson on USAID's attempt to infiltrate Cuba's hip hop music scene. Anthropologist Gabriella Coleman takes an in-depth look at hacker collective Anonymous.Tommy Avallone on his new documentary about professional Santas: I Am Santa Claus.

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Sir Paul McCartney, Bill Cosby controversy, Q Sports Panel 12/15/2014

In a Canadian exclusive interview, Sir Paul McCartney talks about his first musical foray into video games. Can we separate the artist from the art? Two cultural observers debate. Plus, the Q sports panel discusses the latest headlines to make waves.

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Lumbersexual chic, Life Parterns director, Howard the Duck, The Pack A.D. 12/12/2014

What the rise of the "lumbersexual" says about modern urban masculinity. Life Partners director Susanna Fogel on what happens when your best friend breaks your heart. Comic artist Steve Murray re-hatches Marvel's Howard the Duck. The Pack A.D. perform.

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Advanced Style celebrates senior fashionistas, Timber Timbre performs, moving movie theatres 12/11/2014

Photographer Ari Seth Cohen and model Joyce Carpati on the beauty of aging creatively. Timber Timbre perform live from their haunting new record, Hot Dreams. Film critic Brooks Barnes on why theatres are literally shaking up the movie-watching experience.

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Republic of Doyle's Allan Hawco, Witness Blanket, Bill Nye the Science Guy 01/10/2014

In the lead up to the Republic of Doyle finale, Allan Hawco reflects on his time as Jake Doyle. Carey Newman's Witness Blanket weaves healing and history from Residential School fragments. Bill Nye "The Science Guy" on the undeniable science of evolution.

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Rogue reporter targets tabloids, Jennifer Castles performs, High Maintenance web series 09/12/2014

One Rogue Reporter, Rich Peppiatt, turns the tables on British tabloids. Toronto artist Jennifer Castle performs from Pink City. High Maintenance creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld roll a tight web series about pot smokers.

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Pun control in China, discussion panel on sexual violence, Transgender Parents 12/08/2014

Journalist Nikhil Sonnad on what triggered China's ban on puns and wordplay. Discussion panel: Can the dialogue around sexual assault lead to broader change? Plus, Montreal filmmaker Rémy Huberdeau on his documentary Transgender Parents.

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Corner Gas' Brent Butt, Jean-Marc Vallée, H. Jon Benjamin, The Weather Station 01/05/2014

Brent Butt on returning to Dog River for Corner Gas: The Movie. Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallée on Wild and the beauty of imperfection. H. Jon Benjamin on giving voice to Archer and Bob Belcher. Tamara Lindeman a.k.a. The Weather Station performs live.

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StoryCorps's David Isay, Mick Fleetwood, architect Daniel Libeskind 12/04/2014

StoryCorps founder David Isay on the power of listening and celebrating ordinary lives. Mick Fleetwood on his storied career and new memoir, Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac. Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind on designing buildings with spirit.

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Why you're being watched, Shakey Graves performs, Banksy Does New York 12/03/2014

Should you worry about social media surveillance? Citizen Lab's Christopher Parsons weighs in. Alejandro Rose-Garcia, a.k.a. Shakey Graves, performs from And The War Came. 'Banksy Does New York' director Chris Moukarbel on NYC's social scavenger hunt.

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Superheroes vs. ISIS, David Guetta on Listen, Serial killer mythology 12/02/2014

Suleiman Bakhit on how comic books can help combat extremist propaganda. World-renowned DJ David Guetta on his new album, Listen, and anthemic introspection. Dr. Scott Bonn on "celebrity monsters" and our cultural obsession with serial killers.

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Aasif Mandvi on No Land's Man, Alan Cumming's dark childhood, humanizing icons 12/01/2014

Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi on No Land's Man and life as an 'insider-outsider'. Alan Cumming on working though childhood trauma with Not My Father's Son. Writer and celebrity confidant Bob Colacello on humanizing Andy Warhol and Ronald Reagan.

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Black Friday antidote, Foxcatcher dir. Bennett Miller, Death Metal Angola, Elliott Brood performs 11/28/2014

Sarah Lazarovic on how to stop impulse buying pretty things. Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller on his unnerving new drama. Death Metal Angola director Jeremy Xido on hardcore healing. Juno winners Elliott Brood perform four songs from Work and Love.

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Killer Mike on Ferguson, Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac, Marco Polo actress Olivia Cheng 11/27/2014

Killer Mike of Run the Jewels on Ferguson and black skin as "scarlet letter". Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac on Brooklyn, Ferguson and his former idol Bill Cosby. Rising actress Olivia Cheng on Marco Polo and complicating the concubine.

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Jason Segel's Nightmares, Ryan Adams performs, Shane Koyczan anti-bullying opera 11/26/2014

Jason Segel on his new children's book, Nightmares, and why saying there's "nothing to fear" is the wrong message for kids. Ryan Adams performs from his self-titled new album. Spoken word poet Shane Koyczan on turning his anti-bullying poems into opera.

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William Gibson's The Peripheral, Caribou performs, Harry Styles erotica 11/25/2014

William Gibson on The Peripheral and making sense of the unthinkable present through sci-fi. Polaris winner Caribou explores love, loss and fatherhood in Our Love. Writer Anna Todd on her Harry Styles erotica and the growing thirst for for fan fiction.

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Harry Shearer plays Nixon, Martha C. Nussbaum on self-disgust, World War Z's Max Brooks 11/24/2014

Harry Shearer on getting into Richard Nixon's skin for the new YouTube series, Nixon's the One. Martha C. Nussbaum on loving our (ageing) bodies, ourselves. Max Brooks on the troubling comparison many are making between his book World War Z and Ebola.

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Author and investigative reporter Linden MacIntyre. 1980s icon Brooke Shields. Comic actor Terry Crews. Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame. Electropop singer/songwriter Lowell performs. 11/21/2014

Author and investigative journalist Linden MacIntyre bids farewell to the CBC. Brooke Shields talks about her memoir and her mom. Actor Terry Crews on feminism. Plus, Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Fame, and electropop sensation Lowell performs live!

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Wasting Time on the Internet course, Singer-songwriter Jenn Grant, Point and Shoot documentary 11/20/2014

Prof Kenneth Goldsmith on his course Wasting Time on the Internet. Jenn Grant on her record Compostela. Point and Shoot doc subject Matthew Van Dyke.

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Journalist Alex Marshall on the songs of ISIS. Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. Denver Post writer Jake Browne on reviewing pot. 11/19/2014

Journalist Alex Marshall talks about how ISIS is turning traditional music into propaganda. Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. talks about his role in The Book of Negroes. Denver Post writer Jake Browne is America's first mainstream "pot critic."

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Author Anne Rice, musicians Alt-J, indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin 11/18/2014

Anne Rice on her return to The Vampire Chronicles. Mercury Prize winning British indie-rockers Alt-J perform live in Studio Q. Plus, indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her new documentary Trick or Treaty?

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Best-selling author Adam Mansbach, musicians Mother Mother, Sports Culture Panel 11/17/2014

Best-selling author Adam Mansbach on his latest profane kids book. Vancouver band Mother Mother perform live. The Q Sports Culture Panel discuss FIFA's controversial ethics report and the media's shifting coverage of violence in sports.

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Horror author R.L. Stine, comedian Jim Gaffigan, photographer Laurie Simmons, musician Amelia Curran 11/14/2014

Goosebumps author R.L. Stine on reviving the Fear Street franchise. Comedian Jim Gaffigan defends bad food and feeding your id. Photographer Laurie Simmons on her unsettling portraits of human dolls. Plus, singer-songwriter Amelia Curran performs live!

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Megan Amram's pink science, Spandau Ballet's reunion, Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure 11/13/2014

Comedian and Twitter sensation Megan Amram on her über-pink parody textbook, Science ... for Her! Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp on Spandau Ballet's big split and grand reunion. Swedish director Ruben Östlund on Force Majeure and the wounded male ego.

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Edward Snowden doc, Richard Williams on tough love, B.C. artist Lou-ann Neel 11/12/2014

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras on her in-person interviews with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Venus and Serena's father Richard Williams on his unflinching approach to coaching. Indigenous artist Lou-ann Neel on the fight against "fakelore".

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Giller winner Sean Michaels, comedian Maria Bamford, cat videos as art 11/11/2014

First-time novelist Sean Michaels reflects on his 2014 Giller Prize win. Strikingly original stand-up comic Maria Bamford on finding humour in dark subjects. Best of Q: Just For Cats curator Scott Stulen on the artistic merit of cat videos.

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Best of Q: Disability on the screen, Jackie Collins, The War on Drugs 11/10/2014

New York playwright Christopher Shinn makes his case against casting able-bodied actors as disabled characters. Mega-bestselling novelist Jackie Collins on her unapologetically populist writing style. The War on Drugs performs live from Lost in the Dream.

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Ed Harris on Frontera, Flea on Low Down 11/07/2014

Oscar-nominated actor Ed Harris on the new film Frontera and his role as a bereaved, justice-seeking Sheriff. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary, better known as Flea, on his key role in the Joe Albany biopic Low Down.

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Special two-part interview with Herbie Hancock

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock joins guest host Tom Power to discuss his recently released memoir, Possibilities, and his decades-long devotion to re-defining jazz. He also opens up about his youth, his struggles and his collaboration with Miles Davis.

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'Post-racial' racism in the newsroom, Jenny Slate on Obvious Child 11/05/2014

Rebecca Carroll on diversity lipservice, newsroom racism and why she's leaving mainstream journalism. Jenny Slate on edgy rom-com Obvious Child and female characters that don't exist to be attractive.

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Custodians of the internet, filmmaker Justin Simien, QtheFuture 11/04/2014

Journalist Adrien Chen on the often thankless job of content moderators, who see the worst of the web. Dear White People director Justin Simien on carving out one's identity in a sea of presumptions. Plus, your ideas about the future of Q!

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Fear mongering and Ebola, Walter Isaacson on unsung digital innovators 11/03/2014

Journalist Denise Clay argues "racist media hysteria" has tainted the coverage of the Ebola outbreak in a ways that recall the early coverage of the AIDS epidemic. Award-winning biographer Walter Isaacson on the digital innovators who rebooted the world.

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