Thursday, April 26, 2018: Meg Wolitzer, Jessica Leski

Today on q: author Meg Wolitzer, author Justina Ireland, Nils Edenloff's Fort McMurray block party, filmmaker Jessica Leski.

How Vancouver DJ Critical Hype made one of the most talked about mixtapes of the year

His Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre mashup, The DAMN. Chronic, has more than 4 million streams.

Jessica Leski takes us inside the fascinating world of boy band fangirls

Leski is the director of a new documentary, I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story, about what drives fangirls. She joins guest host Jael Richardson live in the q studio.

Meg Wolitzer on The Female Persuasion, a timely novel about women and ambition

Wolitzer talks to guest host Jael Richardson about hew new novel, which deals with female mentorship, power, ambition and how a single encounter can forever change a person.

Justina Ireland on Dread Nation, an alternative American Civil War story with zombies

Ireland talks about the inspirations behind her post-American Civil War zombie tale and why she thought the undead were a good way to reflect on the world today.

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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018: Ira Glass, Christine Quintana and more

Today on q: This American Life host and Come Sunday producer Ira Glass, Canadian actor and singer Caissie Levy, rapper Cadence Weapon's Edmonton block party, Canadian playwright Christine Quintana.

This American Life host Ira Glass on the story behind his new Netflix film Come Sunday

The host of This American Life joins guest host Gill Deacon to talk about his new Netflix feature film, Come Sunday, about an evangelical preacher who stops believing in hell.

Hank Azaria says stepping away from voicing Apu 'feels like the right thing to do'

"I'm perfectly willing and happy to step aside or help transition it into something new. I really hope that's what The Simpsons does," he said.

Music streaming skyrockets, officially becomes biggest money maker

Revenues from streaming grew by a whopping 41.1 per cent in 2017, two Canadians among the global top sellers.

Caissie Levy on playing Elsa in the Broadway adaptation of Frozen

Levy, who is originally from Hamilton, Ont., is starring as Elsa in the Broadway adaptation of Disney's hit animated musical, Frozen.

Cadence Weapon pays tribute to Edmonton in his q block party

Edmonton rapper and former poet laureate Cadence Weapon picks songs that remind him of his hometown.

Rising playwright Christine Quintana's new play Selfie looks at consent

Quintana joins guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio to talk about her new play, which examines the way young people understand consent.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018: Hannah Simone, Lowell and more

Today on q: Canadian actor Hannah Simone, pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue, actor Cary Elwes' oral history of The Princess Bride, Toronto-based musician Lowell.

'There weren't South Asian actresses in main cast roles': Hannah Simone on Cece Parekh and life after New Girl

Actor Hannah Simone talks about playing Cece on New Girl, and discusses her new role in the upcoming reboot of The Greatest American Hero.

Lowell on her new LP Lone Wolf and what it takes to write a pop hit

Toronto-based musician Lowell joins guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio for a stripped down performance and to chat about her new album.

Crazy Rich Asians drops first trailer: Meet your new favourite summer rom-com

Our pop culture contributor discusses new trailers for Crazy Rich Asians and HBO's Sharp Objects, as well as royal baby madness.

Cary Elwes reveals secrets from the set of The Princess Bride

Actor Cary Elwes presents an oral history of The Princess Bride to mark the beloved film's 30th anniversary earlier this year.

Monday, April 23, 2018: Dave Eggers, Anvil and more

Today on q: author Dave Eggers, q screen panel’s John Semley and Amanda Parris, Lena Waithe’s Chicago block party, Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner of Anvil.

Take a peek inside Prince's storied secret vault

For the first time, fans can see the sheer magnitude of work stored in the late singer's basement vault

Rick Astley performs 'Never Gonna Give You Up' with 200 people in a Toronto basement and it's awesome

The '80s pop star sings his biggest hit with Toronto's Choir! Choir! Choir! — then challenges Dave Grohl.

Dave Eggers on his new middle-school novel The Lifters

The author of bestsellers like The Circle and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius talks to guest host Gill Deacon about his latest fantasy novel aimed at middle-school-aged readers.

Lena Waithe pays tribute to Chicago in her q block party playlist

When Lena Waithe came by the q studio to talk about her new series The Chi, she took time to reminisce about Chicago for our latest edition of the q block party.

What we hope to see from Westworld season 2

Our screen panel joins guest host Gill Deacon to discuss what's hitting the big and small screens and controversy surrounding the Cannes film festival.

A decade on, Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner reflect on Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Kudlow and Reiner of the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil join guest host Gill Deacon live in the q studio to discuss the impact of the 2008 documentary 10 years later.