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Friday, May 25, 2018: Tig Notaro, Mark Campbell and more

Today on q: stand-up comedian Tig Notaro, q This with Raina Douris and Stuart Berman, Star Wars expert and George Lucas' biographer Brian Jay Jones, curator Mark Campbell.

With Morgan Freeman out, Seth Rogen offers to voice Vancouver's SkyTrain

Following accusations of inappropriate conduct against Morgan Freeman, Vancouver's Rogen offered to step in as a replacement.

Tig Notaro on her new Netflix comedy special Happy To Be Here

Tig Notaro talks about what inspired her latest comedy special and why it's all right if you're not happy all of the time.

Mark Campbell explores the history of Toronto's hip-hop culture in new photo exhibition

Curator Mark Campbell joins us live in the q studio to shed some light on what Toronto hip-hop looked like before Drake.

Star Wars 40th anniversary: Facts you may not know

Star Wars expert Brian Jay Jones guides us through some of the lesser known facts about the space movie franchise.

What does winning American Idol mean in 2018?

Our q This panel discuss whether or not reality TV music talent shows still have their star-making power. They also share their thoughts on Shawn Mendes' new album.

Thursday, May 24, 2018: André Leon Talley, Broken Social Scene and more

Today on q: former editor-at-large of Vogue André Leon Talley, Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan, Kinan Azmeh's Damascus block party, Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene.

André Leon Talley on ​why dressing well is a moral code​

The former editor-at-large of Vogue broke through barriers to rise to the top. The Gospel According to André is a new documentary about his life.

Barbara Hannigan on Lessons in Love and Violence, a modern opera about political power and desire

Canadian opera singer Barbara Hannigan joins Tom Power live from a studio in London, England to talk more about this new production.

Kinan Azmeh pays musical tribute to Damascus in his q block party

Acclaimed clarinetist Kinan Azmeh shares some of the music that shaped him as a musician growing up in Damascus, Syria.

Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning on surviving as a band after 20 years

Broken Social Scene perform a few songs off their latest album Hug of Thunder, and Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning talk about the gut feeling that led them to start the band 20 years ago.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018: Scott Thompson, Yukon Blonde and more

Today on q: Canadian actor and comedian Scott Thompson, Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizée, writer Charles McGrath on Philip Roth, comedian and author David Sedaris, Yukon Blonde frontman Jeffrey Innes.

Stephen King's new book takes shots at the film adaptation of The Shining

Why does King still hate Stanley Kubrick's movie, even 38 years after its release?

Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson on reprising his role as Buddy Cole

Scott Thompson joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about revisiting his famous Kids in the Hall character, Buddy Cole.

Composer Nicole Lizée takes aim at PMRC's 'Filthy 15' list of offensive songs

Lizée discusses her latest work, The Filthy Fifteen, which explores music censorship and the list of "offensive songs" the PMRC published in the mid-1980s.

'He knew just what he had accomplished': Charles McGrath remembers celebrated American novelist Philip Roth

Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. Writer Charles McGrath talks about his influence on the literary world.

David Sedaris shares a short q road story

The American comedian and author shares his very own q road story.

Yukon Blonde's Jeffrey Innes on their new album Critical Hit

Yukon Blonde perform their single Love The Way You Are live in the q studio. Frontman Jeffrey Innes talks to Tom Power about their new album, Critical Hit.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018: John Prine, Dave Itzkoff and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter John Prine, pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue, singer Meg Remy of the experimental pop project U.S. Girls, journalist and author Dave Itzkoff.

'The worst thing you can have is a hit': John Prine on songwriting, getting older and his new album

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine talks about his latest album The Tree of Forgiveness, the first record of new music he's released in 13 years.

Anne T. Donahue's 'two goods and a bad' from the royal wedding

Our pop culture contributor talks about her favourite and least favourite moments from the royal wedding in this week's edition of "two goods and a bad."

Robin Williams' biographer Dave Itzkoff sheds light on the late comedian and actor's life

Author and journalist Dave Itzkoff joins Tom Power live from San Francisco to talk about his new book on Robin Williams' life and death.

U.S. Girls make bright music for dark times

Singer Meg Remy of U.S. Girls talks about whether it matters if her message gets buried in the groove of her music.

Monday, May 21, 2018: Jann Arden, Danai Gurira and more

Today on q: Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden, Black Panther actor Danai Gurira, q oral history of Beetlejuice, Canadian musician Whitney Rose.

Jann Arden reflects on becoming a mother to her mother

The Canadian singer-songwriter has released a song and cookbook, Feeding My Mother, about caring for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.