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Friday, June 15, 2018: Brad Bird, Michael Chabon and more

Today on q: Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird, q This with CBC's Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen, Polygon senior internet culture reporter Julia Alexander, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara.
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Degrassi's Spinner on being Drake's right-hand man in the I'm Upset video

'There was so much love in the air,' Shane Kippel says of the on-set atmosphere.

Director Brad Bird on how 'a gumbo of spy movies, superhero things and action movies' inspired Incredibles 2

The Oscar-winning director and writer behind Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2 talks about how his own childhood and parenting experiences inspired the film.

Is a Céline Dion and Kanye West collaboration in the near future?

Leave it to Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool to bring the two musicians together.

Michael Chabon on fatherhood and the 'bitter surprise' of watching your kids leave the nest

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon reflects on being a father and a son in a new book of essays called Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces.

Alessia Cara reflects on her new song Growing Pains

The Canadian Grammy-winning pop star is out with new music today. She talks to Tom Power about feeling nervous about how the song would be received.

Drake hosts a Degrassi High reunion in his new video

Our q This panel talk about how Drizzy has once again left the internet in a tizzy with a new music video, full of surprise guests and meme-generating moments.

2018 E3 Expo: Biggest highlights and trends from the video game world

We break down the highlights from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, where companies like Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo unveiled new games and future plans.

Thursday, June 14, 2018: Johnny Marr, Tommy Orange and more

Today on q: The Smiths' Johnny Marr, Canadian director Stephen Dunn, actor Lesley Manville, Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens unpack the dad joke, writer Tommy Orange.
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Canada gets its first LGBTQ Heritage Minute — watch

The short features pioneering gay activist Jim Egan, and celebrates Canada’s landmark adoption of LGBTQ rights
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Comedians tell their favourite, most groan-inducing dad jokes

Listen to Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Keegan-Michael Key and Taggart & Torrens

How Brexit and Trump's election inspired Johnny Marr to create his latest album

On his new album, Call the Comet, Marr imagines an alternate reality. He talks about how music can become an ideal escape and his relationship with Morrissey now.

Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville on creating a real friendship with Daniel Day-Lewis to play siblings on film

Actor Lesley Manville stars alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film Phantom Thread.

Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens unpack the dad joke

Just in time for Father's Day, Taggart and Torrens tell us their best (worst) dad jokes.

Why Stephen Dunn wanted to direct the first LGBTQ Heritage Minute

The director joins guest host Ali Hassan live from Rome to talk about the new Heritage Minute, which celebrates the work of gay activist Jim Egan.

'Being Native you're automatically political': Tommy Orange on his debut novel There There

In his debut novel, Tommy Orange paints a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to exist as a Native American in a sprawling urban landscape.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Larysa Kondracki, Irvine Welsh and more

Today on q: journalist Craig Williams, novelist and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin, q book contributor Jael Richardson, Canadian director Larysa Kondracki, novelist Irvine Welsh.

Is Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja the real Banksy? Craig Williams says yes

We revisit one of the art world's biggest mysteries with journalist Craig Williams, who believes he's identified the famous anonymous street artist Banksy.

Why Irvine Welsh killed off an iconic character in his new Trainspotting sequel

Novelist Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel, Dead Men's Trousers, and shares what it's like to say goodbye to a character he's spent decades writing about.

Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's musical tribute to Vancouver

In this edition of the q block party, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, shares the songs that remind her of Vancouver.

Why Larysa Kondracki faced backlash from Australians for directing new adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Canadian director discusses the challenge of taking on such a well-loved Australian story, and the backlash she faced from Australians for her role in the series.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Oscar by Mauricio Segura

Our book contributor, Jael Richardson, discusses her recommendation, Oscar by Mauricio Segura.
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Comedians tell their favourite, most groan-inducing dad jokes

Listen to Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Keegan-Michael Key and Taggart & Torrens

Tuesday, June 12, 2018: David Sedaris, Andrew WK and more

Today on q: writer and comedian David Sedaris, pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue, animator Domee Shi, party rocker Andrew W.K.

Humorist David Sedaris shares his wisdom about aging, success and family

Sedaris joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about wrestling with middle age and mortality — topics he covers in his new collection of essays Calypso.
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Canada gets its first LGBTQ Heritage Minute — watch

The short features pioneering gay activist Jim Egan, and celebrates Canada’s landmark adoption of LGBTQ rights

Robert Webb challenges the macho stereotypes he grew up with

The comedian discussed his new memoir, How Not to Be a Boy, with Tom Power on CBC Radio's q.