Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017: Cold Specks, Irvine Welsh and more

Today on q: musician Cold Specks, Saturday Night Live production designer Eugene Lee, author Jen Sookfong Lee, and author Irvine Welsh.
Today on q: musician Cold Specks, Saturday Night Live production designer Eugene Lee, author Jen Sookfong Lee, and author Irvine Welsh. (Norman Wong, Ron Manville, ECW Press, Getty Images)
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Today on q, guest hosted by Ali Hassan: (1) 'I hid for many years: how musician Cold Specks finally learned to embrace herself and her community; (2) staging Saturday Night Live; (3) author explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream; (4) 'I was treated as some kind of pop star': Irvine Welsh reveals how Trainspotting changed his life; (5) Lady Gaga, The Deadly Snakes and more: music from today's episode.