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

Jeffrey Innes of Yukon Blonde talks about the band's 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.

Black Panther's Danai Gurira explains why the Marvel movie is 'getting it right'

Danai Gurira discusses the hype around Black Panther and explains why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office.

Whitney Rose is reclaiming the 'lost art' of storytelling in country songs

Canadian musician Whitney Rose opens up about songwriting, finding stories and inspiration from unlikely places and her latest album, Rule 62.

Beetlejuice at 30: an oral history of Tim Burton's psychedelic ghost comedy

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Beetlejuice, we've tapped some of the producers and one of the screenwriters who worked on the movie for a q oral history.

Friday, May 18, 2018: Laurieann Gibson, William Prince and more

Today on q: Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson, q This with ShoShona Kish and Ian Campeau, Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince presents a q block party, musician Gwenno.

Famed choreographer Laurieann Gibson on her new Lifetime series Beyond the Spotlight

Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. She explains how it all started for her in her hometown of Toronto.

q This breaks down what to expect from the Indigenous Music Awards

ShoShona Kish of Digging Roots and Ian Campeau, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, join guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to discuss tonight's Indigenous Music Awards.

From AC/DC to Jennifer Lopez: William Prince pays tribute to Peguis First Nation in his q block party

In this edition of the q block party, Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown, the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba.

Gwenno's new Cornish psych-pop album celebrates her cultural identity

Gwenno discusses her second solo album, Le Kov, which is sung entirely in Cornish — an old Celtic language understood by only 600 people today.

Thursday, May 17, 2018: Paul Nolan, Jordan Klepper

Today on q: Canadian Broadway star Paul Nolan, musician Bishop Briggs, Paul Kalkbrenner's gateway to techno music, political comedian Jordan Klepper.

Broadway stalwart Paul Nolan takes on the jukebox musical in Escape to Margaritaville

Canadian theatre actor Paul Nolan talks about his new role in the Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville, now on Broadway.

Producer Paul Kalkbrenner presents a q gateway to techno music

In this q gateway to techno music, producer Paul Kalkbrenner shares some of his favourite songs and attempts to define techno for us.