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q: The Podcast

Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into -- be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy -- q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q arts and entertainment get personal.

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Open-air urinals spark outrage in scenic Paris neighbourhood

'We need urinals, obviously,' says gallery manager Fabienne Bonnat, 'but not this type — not there'

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Digital heartbreak

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife’s whereabouts through her phone.

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Indigenous youth are standing up and speaking out

Indigenous young people are overcoming their doubts and are standing up to make their voices heard.

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Full episode: Eric Roberts, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and Jarrett Martineau, Michael Brook, Great Lake Swimmers 17/08/2018

Eric Roberts reflects on his prolific acting career and discusses his latest film, Never Saw it Coming. The q music panel remembers Aretha Franklin and looks at an icon who just celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday. Michael Brook talks about inventing the infinite guitar, the instrument famously heard on U2's hit song, With or Without You. Toronto indie-folk band Great Lake Swimmers perform live in the q studio.

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August 17: U2's With or Without You and the origin of the infinite guitar

Michael Brook talks about inventing the infinite guitar, the instrument famously heard on U2's hit song, With or Without You.

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August 17: Great Lake Swimmers acoustically evolve on The Waves, The Wake

On their new album, Great Lake Swimmers forgo an instrument they've relied upon for a decade and a half: the acoustic guitar. Today, they give a sneak preview of The Waves, The Wake live in the q studio.

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August 17: q This reflects on Aretha Franklin's life and music

Our q This music panel remembers Aretha Franklin and reflects on another musical icon who just celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday, Madonna.

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August 17: 'It's about the satisfaction of a good part': Eric Roberts reflects on his prolific acting career

This year alone, Eric Roberts has appeared in 20 films and TV shows, with another 49 projects ready to hit screens - and he's filming three more right now. He joins Laurie Brown to discuss his reputation as the Hardest-Working Man in Hollywood.

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August 16: Curator remembers famed Canadian painter Mary Pratt

Beaverbrook Gallery's Tom Smart curated Mary Pratt's breakthrough national tour in 1995. He joins Laurie Brown to talk about Pratt's life and artistic legacy.

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August 16: 'We are happy for her to be in heaven with God': Narada Michael Walden remembers Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's longtime friend and collaborator, Narada Michael Walden, opens up about the singer's incredible legacy and sheds some light on what she was like in the recording studio.

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August 16: Remembering Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin has died in Detroit at age 76. Franklin's longtime collaborator H.B. Barnum, author Craig Hansen Werner, Grammy-winning musicologist Rob Bowman and Juno-award-winning artist Jully Black join us to remember the undisputed Queen of Soul.

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Full episode: Remembering Aretha Franklin and Mary Pratt 16/08/2018

We look back on Aretha Franklin's incredible legacy, her deep roots in the civil rights movements and her music. Beaverbrook Gallery's Tom Smart remembers his friend, the late Canadian artist Mary Pratt.

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August 15: Director Jon M. Chu on why you should care about Crazy Rich Asians

Director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing the hit novel Crazy Rich Asians to the big screen, and the great expectations surrounding Hollywood's first all-Asian rom-com.

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August 15: The Beaches on their Juno nomination and debut album Late Show

The Beaches dropped by the q studio to perform three songs from their record and discuss how the album came together.

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August 15: Wayne Kramer of the MC5 reveals the secrets of Kick Out the Jams

Guitarist Wayne Kramer breaks down exactly where the MC5's signature song came from, and what it means a half-century down the line.

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August 15: Ta'Kaiya Blaney on Kayak to Klemtu, and the power of blending art with activism

Ta'Kaiya Blaney was just 10-years-old when she started writing songs about environmental issues. Now at 17-years-old, she continues to spread that message through film as well.

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Full episode: Jon M. Chu, Ta'Kaiya Blaney, Wayne Kramer, The Beaches 15/08/2018

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing the hit novel to the big screen. Actor and activist Ta'Kaiya Blaney discusses the power of blending art with activism. Wayne Kramer of the MC5 reveals the secrets of Kick Out the Jams. Toronto rock band The Beaches perform three songs from their latest record and share how it all came together.

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August 14: Author Jenny Han on the Netflix adaptation of To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Jenny Han talks about the new film adaptation of her New York Times best-selling novel To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and shares why she feels representation on screen is important.

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August 14: Haley Joel Osment talks The X-Files reboot, The Sixth Sense and avoiding the pitfalls of child stardom

Former child star Haley Joel Osment discusses his new role on The X-Files reboot and how he processed starring in The Sixth Sense when he was only 10 years old.

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August 14: Drake's In My Feelings challenge sparks questions about Shiggy, people behind viral fads

Our new online culture panel unpacks the story behind how things go viral online and how celebrities cash in on these fads.

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Full episode: Jenny Han, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Angela Watercutter, Haley Joel Osment 14/08/2018

Author Jenny Han? discusses the Netflix adaptation of her best-selling novel To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Our new online culture panel weighs in on Drake, internet creators and how celebrities cash in on viral fads. Actor Haley Joel Osment talks The X-Files reboot, The Sixth Sense and avoiding the pitfalls of child stardom.

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August 13: Brian Henson on The Happy Time Murders and why he wanted to make an R-rated puppet movie

Brian Henson's The Happy Times Murders doesn't shy away from sex and drugs, which according to him, isn't far off from his father's original vision for the Muppets.

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August 13: Rapper U-God presents a q origin story of Wu-Tang Clan

Lamont 'U-God' Hawkins takes us through the history of the legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan in this edition of the q origin story.

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August 13: Comedy icon Catherine O'Hara brings her musical talents to season four of Schitt's Creek

Catherine O'Hara, the beloved Canadian actress and comedian, talks about her long career and the new season of the CBC comedy Schitt's Creek.

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August 13: Is the Oscars' new 'popular film' category a good idea?

Our screen panel weighs in on recent changes to the Oscars, including a shorter broadcast and a new award category for outstanding achievement in popular film.

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Full episode: Brian Henson, screen panel, Wu Tang Clan origin story, Catherine O'Hara 13/08/2018

Director and producer of The Happytime Murders, Brian Henson, tells us why he wanted to make an R-rated puppet movie. Our screen panel's Tina Hassannia and Eli Glasner look at the Oscars' new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. Rapper U-God presents a q origin story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Comedy icon Catherine O'Hara brings her musical talents to season four of Schitt's Creek.

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August 10: Iain Reid on having his new suspense novel Foe optioned for a movie

Canadian author Iain Reid joins guest host Ali Hassan to discuss his latest novel, Foe, which already has a film deal with Anonymous Content.

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August 10: Vampires, romance and feminism: celebrating 20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

20 years ago, Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on television. Avid fans Andrea Subissati and Maxine Stoddard revisit the cult favourite show and discuss its cultural importance.

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August 10: From Miss Piggy to Yoda, Frank Oz reveals the secrets behind his famous creations

Frank Oz talks about his new documentary, Muppet Guys Talking, and gives us some insight into a few of the many characters he's played throughout his decades long career.

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August 10: Lady Gaga and Las Vegas: a match made in heaven?

Our music panel discuss Lady Gaga's new residency in Las Vegas, and look back at some of the music you may have missed in the busy summer music season.

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Full episode: Iain Reid, q music panel, celebrating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Frank Oz 10/08/2018

Canadian author Iain Reid discuss his latest novel, Foe, which already has a movie deal. The q music panel breaks down Lady Gaga's new Las Vegas residency. Buffy the Vampire Slayer super fans celebrate the series. Voice actor Frank Oz of the Muppets gives us some insight into the many beloved characters he's voiced.

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August 9: Desiree Akhavan says The Miseducation of Cameron Post became her 'ode to rehab'

Director Desiree Akhavan tells us why she thinks her new Sundance award-winning film is really hitting a chord with audiences right now.

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August 9: David Harbour on the Stranger Things phenomenon and his life-changing role

Stranger Things actor David Harbour never expected the cult following the show gained, or the doors it would open for him.

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August 9: The original voice of Siri still has no clue how she ended up on your iPhones

Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri, looks back on the 'unsettling' experience of finding out that her voice was being used on iPhone devices everywhere.

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August 9: Ai Weiwei documents the human flow of the refugee crisis in his new film

World renowned artist Ai Weiwei shines a spotlight on the refugee crisis around the world in his new documentary, Human Flow.

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Full episode: David Harbour, Desiree Akhavan, Susan Bennett, Ai Weiwei 09/08/2018

Actor David Harbour talks about the Stranger Things phenomenon and his life-changing role on the hit Netflix series. Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan tells us why she thinks her new movie The Miseducation of Cameron Post is hitting a chord with audiences right now. Voice actor Susan Bennett reveals the origin story of Siri. Artist Ai Weiwei documents the human flow of the refugee crisis in his new film.

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August 8: Adam Pally talks Dog Days, The Mindy Project and Happy Endings

Adam Pally discusses some of his biggest roles, including Dr. Peter Prentice on The Mindy Project and Max Blum from the much-loved sitcom Happy Endings.

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August 8: From LMFAO to Rihanna: listen to Ronnie and JWoww's Jersey Shore block party

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jenni 'JWoww' Farley dropped by the q studio to share their favourite fist pumping tunes that remind them of the Jersey Shore circa 2009 to 2012.

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August 8: Avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson finds hope in loss

Iconic avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson talks about her experience of Hurricane Sandy and how it inspired her new album and book.

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August 8: How memoirist Tanya Marquardt made friends with her trauma to turn it into art

Tanya Marquardt talks about Stray, her new memoir and 'meta memoir punk concert' about how she ended up finding a new home in Vancouver's underground goth punk scene in the late '90s.

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Full episode: Adam Pally, Tanya Marquardt, Ronnie and Jwoww, Laurie Anderson 08/08/2018

Actor and comedian Adam Pally talks Dog Days, The Mindy Project and Happy Endings. Performer and memoirist Tanya Marquardt discusses Stray, her new memoir and "meta memoir punk concert." Ronnie and JWoww share their Jersey Shore block party. Avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson opens up about her experience of Hurricane Sandy and how it inspired her new album and book.

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August 7: Judd Apatow dives deep into the legacy of his mentor, the late Garry Shandling

Apatow talks about his latest project, a documentary about the life and legacy of the late legendary comedian Garry Shandling.

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August 7: Inside the joyful sounds of Port-au-Prince with Haitian DJ Michael Brun

Haitian DJ Michael Brun reminisces about his hometown Port-au-Prince in his edition of the q Block Party.

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August 7: 'All my heroes were electric guitar players': St. Vincent on her musical inspirations and love of guitar

St. Vincent drops by the q studio for a very special acoustic session and to talk about why the guitar has been her weapon of choice throughout her career.

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August 7: Inside North Korea: Oliver Wainwright on the colourful design aesthetic of Pyongyang

Architecture and design critic, Oliver Wainwright, takes us through some incredible images of one of the most secretive countries in the world.

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Full episode: Oliver Wainwright, St. Vincent, Michael Brun, Judd Apatow 07/08/2018

Architecture and design critic, Oliver Wainwright, takes us through the colourful design aesthetic of Pyongyang, North Korea. St. Vincent drops by for a special acoustic session and talks about why the guitar has been her weapon of choice throughout her career. DJ Michael Brun presents his playlist of songs dedicated to his hometown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Producer, writer and director Judd Apatow dives deep into the legacy of his mentor, the late Garry Shandling.

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Full episode: Jeremy Podeswa, Jason Reynolds, Matthew Rubery, Marcia Gay Harden 06/08/2018

Canadian director Jeremy Podeswa discusses his work on HBO's Game of Thrones. Author Jason Reynolds shares why he wants to write books that relate to young readers. Matthew Rubery explains how the audiobook went from a resource for the blind to a popular form of storytelling. Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden opens up about her mother's quiet influence on her life and career.

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August 6: How the audiobook went from a resource for the blind to a popular form of storytelling

Matthew Rubery explains the origins of the audiobook from the first recorded verse to its newly found respect.

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August 6: Jason Reynolds' writing strives to honour the 'pain of young people'

Author Jason Reynolds opens up about his entry into the world of literature, why he wants to write books that relate to young readers, and his latest novel, Long Way Down.

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August 6: Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden opens up about her mother's quiet influence on her life, career

Marcia Gay Harden shares some of her favourite stories about her mother, Beverly Harden, from her new memoir The Seasons of My Mother.

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August 6: Game of Thrones' Jeremy Podeswa reveals what it takes to direct an epic TV series

Canadian director Jeremy Podeswa discusses his work on the latest season of the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones.

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August 3: New McQueen documentary looks at the man behind his famous designs

Director Ian Bonhôte sheds some light on who Lee Alexander McQueen was and looks back on everything that he achieved.

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August 3: After being exiled from Hollywood, Kathy Griffin is ready to make her comeback

Griffin talks about the continuing fallout over her controversial Trump photo and why the harrowing experience still hasn't broken her.

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August 3: How much does 2018 Lollapalooza resemble the Lollapalooza of the '90s?

Our music panel discusses how a travelling music festival called Lollapalooza shaped a decade of music in the '90s. They compare that to the stand alone festival that we know now.

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August 3: 'It's not just for Trinidadians': Dr. Jay de Soca Prince on the evolution of soca music

On the eve of Toronto's annual Caribbean Carnival parade, renowned soca deejay, Dr. Jay de Soca Prince, stops by q to talk about the evolution of the city's soca scene.

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Full episode: Ian Bonhôte, q music panel, Dr. Jay de Soca Prince, Kathy Griffin 03/08/2018

McQueen director Ian Bonhôte sheds some light on the life and legacy of Lee Alexander McQueen. The q music panel discusses whether today's Lollapalooza resembles the Lollapalooza of the '90s. Deejay Dr. Jay de Soca Prince talks about the evolution of soca music. Comedian Kathy Griffin opens up about the continuing fallout over her controversial Trump photo.

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August 2: The National's Aaron Dessner on launching a new music streaming platform with his brother Bryce and Bon Iver

The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner teamed up with Justin Vernon, also known as Bon Iver, to launch a new streaming service called PEOPLE - and it's not the only project the brothers have on the go right now.

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August 2: Why do we call them soap operas?

Professor Robert Thompson gives us the origin story of soap operas.

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August 2: 'It's a beautiful trip': living legend Sonny Rollins reflects on his jazz legacy

86-year-old jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins can no longer play his sax due to health reasons, but that hasn't stopped his enthusiasm and passion for music.

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August 2: Inside the work of Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, two trailblazers of Inuit art

One of the most prominent Inuit artists working today, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, introduces us to the work of two trailblazers, Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak. A new exhibition of Ashevak and Pitsiulak's work is on display now at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Full episode: Aaron Dessner, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Sonny Rollins 02/08/2018

The National's Aaron Dessner talks about launching a new music streaming platform with his brother and Bon Iver. Professor Robert Thompson presents an origin story of the soap opera. Mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory introduces us to the work of Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak. Living legend Sonny Rollins reflects on his jazz legacy.

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August 1: Immigrant, Montana: Author Amitava Kumar on the emotional odyssey of making a new home in the U.S.

Writer Amitava Kumar reflects on what it means to leave your home country and throw yourself into a culture that's unfamiliar, exciting and alienating.

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Full episode: Todd VanDerWerff, Amitava Kumar, essential Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Karla Welch 01/08/2018

Vox culture critic, Todd VanDerWerff, unpacks director James Gunn's dismissal from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Writer Amitava Kumar discusses his new novel Immigrant, Montana. Biographer Gayle Wald takes us through an essential guide to Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Top Hollywood stylist Karla Welch talks red carpet fashion.

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August 1: An essential guide to the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Biographer Gayle Wald gives us an introduction to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a guitar-playing, gospel-singing trailblazer who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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August 1: Top Hollywood stylist Karla Welch talks red carpet fashion

Karla Welch talks about what it takes to get her A-list celebrity clients, such as Justin Bieber and Lorde, ready for the red carpet during awards season.

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August 1: James Gunn's dismissal from Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is about more than just offensive tweets

Vox culture critic Todd VanderWerff says James Gunn's dismissal from Guardians of the Galaxy reveals a much more nuanced story, involving a campaign from the far-right that attacks critics of Trump.

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July 31: Jason Mraz wants to make the world a better place through music

Jason Mraz is continuing to spread his spirit of love, peace and kindness with his new album, Know.

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July 31: Phoebe Robinson on 2 Dope Queens, an intersection of race, gender and pop culture

When comedian Phoebe Robinson first pitched her podcast idea to Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, it was out of a desire to see black women better represented in the podcast world.

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July 31: A new documentary about famed makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin shows us the darkness behind the glamour

Kevyn Aucoin was perhaps the most influential makeup artist ever. Now, there's a new documentary about Aucoin's life, which sheds some light on his struggles with illness, addiction and perfection.

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July 31: Murda Beatz on producing Drake's Nice for What

Canadian record producer Murda Beatz explains how playing video games with the rapper lead to one of the the biggest songs of 2018.

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Full episode: Jason Mraz, Murda Beatz, Tiffany Bartok, Dr. Jay de Soca Prince, Phoebe Robinson 31/07/2018

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz talks about his new album and why he believes that we need positivity now more than ever. Canadian record producer Murda Beatz explains how he helped Drake create Nice For What in less than two hours. Director Tiffany Bartok discusses the life of famed makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin. Dr. Jay de Soca Prince presents his gateway to soca music. Phoebe Robinson tells us how she knew people would listen up for her podcast turned television special, 2 Dope Queens.

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July 30: Bo Burnham on creating comedy from a life of growing up online and his new film Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham was one of the first self-made YouTube stars, which launched him into an arena-filling stand-up comedy career. But he left it all behind a few years ago to focus on writing and directing his first feature film, 8th Grade.

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July 30: ABBA's Benny Andersson remembers the song that sparked his love for piano

You may know Benny Andersson as a member of pop music royalty. Once a part of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Andersson has gone from belting out "Dancing Queen" to writing and recording rock, orchestral and fiddle albums. Andersson joins Tom Power to talk about why it's important for him to keep creating and what it's like to reunite with ABBA after so many years.

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July 30: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's musical tribute to Iqaluit

In today's edition of the q block party, we invited mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory to share a list of songs that remind her of Iqaluit, a place where she has lived for the past 13 years.

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July 30: Why Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special Nanette is a historic moment for comedy

Just For Laughs in Montreal just wrapped up, and we've convened the q screen panel to weigh in on one of the festival's most talked about comedians.

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Full episode: Bo Burnham, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Benny Andersson 30/07/18

Today on q, with guest host Ali Hassan: YouTube star turned comic turned director Bo Burnham on his first feature film, Legendary songwriter Benny Andersson on what it's like to reunite with his former band, ABBA, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory shares the songs that remind her of Iqaluit, Tina Hassannia and DeAnne Smith of the q Screen Panel.

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July 27: Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj and the dangers of getting too close to our favourite artists

Every Friday, our q music panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, rapper Cadence Weapon and CBC Vancouver's Lisa Christiansen join guest host Chris dela Torre to discuss whether or not we're closer to famous artists than ever before.

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Full episode: Daveed Diggs, Alvvays, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy and more 27/07/18

Today on q: Blindspotting co-writer and star Daveed Diggs, Canadian singer-songwriter Astral Swans, q music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Cadence Weapon, gateway to Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy, Toronto indie-pop band Alvvays.

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July 27: Alvvays explain the 'separation narrative' at the heart of their new album

Toronto indie-pop band Alvvays return with their sophomore album, Antisocialites. They talk to host Tom Power about the 'separation narrative' that runs through the record and why they're not too keen on being too confessional in their music.

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July 27: A gateway to the music of Pete Seeger with the Decemberists' Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, has released a picture book about the folk singer. He takes us through the essentials of Pete Seeger's music in this q gateway.

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July 27: Hamilton star Daveed Diggs on comedy, race and gentrification in his new film, Blindspotting

Daveed Diggs' work on the smash hit musical Hamilton helped launch him into an impressive career away from the stage. His latest project, Blindspotting, explores racial tensions in Oakland.

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July 26: Comedian Fortune Feimster talks The Mindy Project, Champions and being unabashedly herself on stage

Fortune Feimster joins guest host Chris dela Torre live from Montreal, where she's taking the stage at the Just for Laughs festival this weekend.

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July 26: Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung's musical tribute to Calgary

Canadian actor Andrew Phung creates a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Calgary, Alta.

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July 26: Jim Cummings on the magic of voicing Winnie-the-Pooh for more than 30 years

Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger, talks about how he's brought these iconic characters to life for the past three decades.

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July 26: Kenny Chesney helps rebuild his sanctuary on Songs For The Saints

When Kenny Chesney's sanctuary in the U.S. Virgin Islands was left devastated by Hurricane Irma, the country music star began writing songs to pay homage to what he had lost.

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Full episode: Kenny Chesney, Jim Cummings, Andrew Phung, Fortune Feimster 26/07/2018

Country music star Kenny Chesney discusses rebuilding his sanctuary on his latest album. Voice actor Jim Cummings talks about the magic of voicing Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger for more than 30 years. Andrew Phung of Kim's Convenience shares his Calgary block party playlist. Comedian Fortune Feimster talks about The Mindy Project, Champions and being unabashedly herself on stage.

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Full episode: Simon Pegg, Peter Birkemoe, Kliph Nesteroff, Kaia Kater 25/07/2018

Actor Simon Pegg opens up about toxic fandom and the reality of Hollywood success. Toronto's Peter Birkemoe discusses Sabrina, the first graphic novel to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff walks us through the impolite history of the comedy roast. Canadian singer-songwriter Kaia Kater shares how the banjo helped her understand her Afro-Caribbean roots.

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July 25: How the banjo helped Kaia Kater understand her Afro-Caribbean roots

Canadian musician Kaia Kater brings her banjo into the q studio and talks about how folk music helped her figure out who she is as a musician and a person.

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July 25: Simon Pegg on toxic fandom and the reality of Hollywood success

Simon Pegg talks about his new reality as a Hollywood action star and opens up about his former struggle with depression and alcoholism.

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July 25: The impolite history of the comedy roast

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff walks us through the fascinating, impolite and often vile history of the comedy roast.

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July 25: For the first time ever, a graphic novel is in the running for the Man Booker Prize

Nick Drnaso's Sabrina is the first graphic novel ever to make the Man Booker Prize longlist. Graphic novel expert, Peter Birkemoe, talks about what makes this book so special.

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July 24: Garbage's Shirley Manson takes us back to 1998 on 20th anniversary of Version 2.0

Garbage's lead singer, Shirley Manson, looks back on the making of the band's hugely popular second album, Version 2.0, and shares what it was like to be a '90s icon.

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July 24: How 24,000 horsepower helped fuel Danny Michel's latest album

Danny Michel sails to Canada's most northern parts to capture the beauty of the arctic in his latest album, Khlebnikov.

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July 24: 'You never see a dumb Asian on network television': The Good Place's Manny Jacinto on playing against type

Vancouver's own Manny Jacinto talks about getting his breakout role on The Good Place as a character who subverts expectations of Asian characters on TV.

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Full episode: Shirley Manson, Danny Michel, Manny Jacinto 24/07/2018

Garbage's Shirley Manson looks back on life as a '90s icon. Canadian musician Danny Michel explains how 24,000 horsepower helped fuel his album, Khlebnikov. The Good Place's Manny Jacinto talks about playing against type on TV.

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July 23: Author Linwood Barclay explores the fine line between benevolent mentorship and dangerous hero worship

Crime novelist Linwood Barclay's new thriller, A Noise Downstairs, follows an English professor who discovers a mentor he admires is in fact a dangerous killer.

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July 23: The Simpsons star Nancy Cartwright goes In Search of Fellini in her latest film

Nancy Cartwright, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson, talks about writing her semi-autobiographical film In Search of Fellini.

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July 23: Take a Chance on Me: Our screen panel weighs in on Mamma Mia, Cats, and what makes a good movie musical

What makes a movie musical worth watching? Arts writer Tina Hassannia and CBC's Amanda Parris join guest host Chris dela Torre to discuss.

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July 23: How Hariprasad Chaurasia helped George Harrison fall in love with Indian classical music

On the 50th anniversary year of the Beatles' first visit to India, Hariprasad Chaurasia talks about his life-long friendship with George Harrison, and explains just how powerful the bansuri can be.

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Full episode: Linwood Barclay, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nancy Cartwright 23/07/2018

Crime novelist Linwood Barclay explores the fine line between benevolent mentorship and dangerous hero worship. Tina Hassannia and Amanda Parris of the q screen panel chat about what makes a good movie musical. Classical flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia discusses his life-long friendship with George Harrison. The Simpsons voice actor Nancy Cartwright talks about writing her semi-autobiographical film, In Search of Fellini.

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July 20: Robert Lepage meets with Indigenous artists to quell Kanata controversy

Montreal filmmaker Kim O'Bomsawin joins Talia Schlanger to recap last night's meeting with Robert Lepage. Montreal Gazette arts critic, T'Cha Dunlevy, sheds some more light on the controversy.

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July 20: Barenaked Ladies share a wild road story that involves a small car and a moose

Barenaked Ladies reveal one of their most memorable stories on the road.

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July 20: Comedian Gina Yashere on finding her place on the American comedy scene

Gina Yashere gambled on her hard-won success in the U.K. for a shot in the U.S. She tells Talia Schlanger why she's at her best when she's out of her comfort zone.

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July 20: Have we hit peak Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson?

Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, but a weak opening weekend has led some to wonder: are audiences getting tired of The Rock? Amy Nicholson joins us to break down this hard-hitting topic.

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Full episode: Kim O'Bomsawin and T'Cha Dunlevy, Gina Yashere, Amy Nicholson, Barenaked Ladies 20/07/2018

Filmmaker Kim O'Bomsawin and Montreal Gazette arts critic T'Cha Dunlevy shed some light on the Robert Lepage controversy. Comedian Gina Yashere talks about finding her place on the American comedy scene. Film critic Amy Nicholson asks if we've hit peak Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Barenaked Ladies share a wild road story.

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July 19: How Jeff Daniels beat his inner critic to make music

Jeff Daniels looks back on when and where his love of music began, back before his acting career even got off the ground.

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July 19: Lena Waithe hopes to bring greater representation to Chicago's black communities on TV

Lena Waithe talks about how she hopes her new Showtime series, The Chi, will bring humanity and perspective to a city that usually makes headlines for gangs and gun violence.

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July 19: Fortunate Ones on their musical partnership, and writing songs that offer hope in dark times

Newfoundland indie-folk duo Catherine Allan and Andrew James O'Brien, also known as Fortunate Ones, talk about their musical chemistry and perform a few songs live.

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July 19: 'It's an incredibly loaded show': Radiohead returns to Toronto for the first time since stage collapse

Six years ago, Radiohead's drum technician Scott Johnson died when their stage collapsed before a show at Downsview Park in Toronto. Today, Radiohead will perform in Toronto for the first time since then.

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Full episode: Jeff Daniels, Katie Nicholson, Fortunate Ones, Lena Waithe 19/07/2018

Actor Jeff Daniels shares how he beat his inner critic to start making music. CBC reporter Katie Nicholson unpacks Radiohead's return to Toronto for the first time since their fatal stage collapse. Newfoundland indie-folk duo Fortunate Ones open up about their musical partnership. Actor and producer Lena Waithe talks about how she wants to bring greater representation to Chicago's black communities on TV.

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July 18: Gus Van Sant on casting Joaquin Phoenix as a disabled person and carrying out Robin Williams' vision

Gus Van Sant is best known for Good Will Hunting and Milk, but he's also earned cult followings with films like My Own Private Idaho. His latest film is something in between.

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July 18: Zaki Ibrahim on the inspiration for her album The Secret Life of Planets

Zaki Ibrahim's latest project was inspired by the birth of her son, the loss of her father and the cosmic energy that binds us all together.

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July 18: Desirée Dawson performs her new single Just Fine live in studio q

Desirée Dawson was the winner of CBC Music's 2016 Searchlight competition. Now she's back with some brand new music.

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July 18: How cosplay became a global phenomenon

Writer Lauren Orsini walks us through what it's like to take part in Comic-Con, one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the world.

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July 18: In a new documentary, Elvis is a metaphor for the American Dream

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki traces Elvis Presley's meteoric rise and tragic fall in his new documentary, The King.

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Full episode: Gus Van Sant, Eugene Jarecki, Lauren Orsini, Zaki Ibrahim 18/07/2018

Director Gus Van Sant discusses casting Joaquin Phoenix as a disabled person and carrying out Robin Williams' vision. Singer Desirée Dawson performs new music live in the q studio. Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki traces Elvis' meteoric rise and fall and shows how it figures into our readings of the American Dream. Writer Lauren Orsini walks us through how cosplay became a global phenomenon. Singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim shares the inspiration for her album The Secret Life of Planets.

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July 17: Megan Abbott's Give Me Your Hand is a thriller about female ambition and extreme PMS

Best-selling author Megan Abbott explores the dramatic potential of a heavy, painful secret in her chilling new novel, Give Me Your Hand.

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July 17: Tina Sinatra on her father Frank Sinatra, and a new compilation of his songs

Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina, talks about why she curated a new album of her father's music aimed at children and parents.

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July 17: Skratch Bastid's musical ode to Bedford, Nova Scotia

Toronto DJ Scratch Bastid shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Bedford, N.S.

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July 17: Randall Okita's film The Lockpicker shows a different side of the teenage experience

The Lockpicker explores the complexity of adolescence by giving a chilling look at what happens when a teenager falls into a cycle of violence he can't escape from.

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Full episode: Megan Abbott, Randall Okita, Skratch Bastid, Tina Sinatra 17/07/2018

Best-selling thriller author Megan Abbott discusses her latest novel Give Me Your Hand. Canadian filmmaker Randall Okita on his new film The Lockpicker. Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid shares a playlist of songs that remind him of Bedford, N.S. Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina Sinatra, talks about why she curated a new album of her father's music aimed at children and parents.

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July 16: Courtney Barnett performs live from her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel

Courtney Barnett joins Tom Power for a short introduction and a rare stripped-down solo acoustic set of songs from her critically-acclaimed new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel.

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July 16: Josh Gondelman's gateway comedy album for stand-up newbies

Josh Gondelman picks a comedy album that will serve as the perfect gateway for people interested in stand-up.

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July 16: Jen Sookfong Lee explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream

Author Jen Sookfong Lee explores Gus Van Sant's seminal film in her new book Gentlemen of the Shade.

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July 16: Paintings come to life in Wendy McLeod MacKnight's new book The Frame-Up

Wendy McLeod MacKnight discusses her new children's book, The Frame-Up, about paintings in Fredericton's Beaverbrook Gallery that are secretly alive.

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July 16: Is the new Sacha Baron Cohen series satire, or a cringeworthy prank show?

Our screen panel discusses the relevance of Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, Who Is America?, in 2018.

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Full episode: Courtney Barnett, Wendy McLeod MacKnight, Jen Sookfong Lee, Josh Gondelman 16/07/2018

Ivan Decker, Tina Hassannia and Amanda Parris dig into the relevance of Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, Who Is America? Canadian author Wendy McLeod MacKnight discusses her new children's book, The Frame-Up. Canadian author Jen Sookfong Lee explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream. Author and comedian Josh Gondelman picks a comedy album that will serve as the perfect gateway for people interested in stand-up. Singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett performs live from her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel.

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Full episode: Ralph Macchio, Rebecca Belmore, Sandra Oh 13/07/2018

Actor Ralph Macchio reprises his role as the Karate Kid in the new web series Cobra Kai. Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen of the q music panel discuss Drake beating the Beatles' historic Billboard record. Artist Rebecca Belmore explains why she uses her body to make a statement in her artwork. Actor Sandra Oh talks about what diversity on screen means for her personally.

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July 13: Sandra Oh on the importance of 'being true to yourself' in Hollywood

Sandra Oh talks about her role in Killing Eve, which is entering its second season.

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July 13: Is Drake bigger than the Beatles?

Drake has seven singles in Billboard's Top 10. That's enough to topple the Beatles' record of five Top 10 singles. So is Drake now more popular than the Beatles ever were? Not quite.

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July 13: Artist Rebecca Belmore on why she uses her body to make a statement in her artwork

Rebecca Belmore discusses the use of her own body and voice in her performance pieces and the significance of using everyday objects in her art.

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July 13: In Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid is all grown-up and owns a car dealership

Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, is back as a grown-up version of Danny LaRusso in the new series Cobra Kai.

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July 12: Billboard art project showcases female Indigenous artists coast to coast

The Resilience Project displays work by 50 female Indigenous artists on more than 160 billboards across the country.

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July 12: Quilts and documentaries? It's all interwoven for filmmaker Ken Burns

Ken Burns talks to Tom Power about the many interesting quilts he's collected throughout his life and how, in a funny way, they have a lot to do with his success as a filmmaker.

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July 12: Gin Phillips tests the limits of motherhood in new novel Fierce Kingdom

Phillips talks to q guest host Gill Deacon about Fierce Kingdom's themes of random violence, motherhood, survival instincts and how being the mother of a young child herself affected her writing.

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July 12: The Sorority is an all-female rap crew that just want room to be great

Get to know the Toronto-based rap group who just dropped their debut record, The Pledge.

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Full episode: Gin Phillips, Lee-Ann Martin, The Sorority, Ken Burns 12/07/2018

Author Gin Phillips tests the limits of motherhood in her novel Fierce Kingdom. Curator Lee-Ann Martin discusses a new billboard art project that showcases female Indigenous artists from coast to coast. All-female rap crew The Sorority tell you why female rappers just need space to be great. Director Ken Burns explains how his passion for quilts has influenced his success as a filmmaker.

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July 11: 'Let's be daring and risk-taking': CBC president Catherine Tait on her vision for the public broadcaster

The new president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada discusses her vision for the public broadcaster and shares how her experience in the arts plays a role in that.

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July 11: Charley Pride on defying expectations: 'I'm a traditional country singer, just like anybody else'

Charley Pride is one of the most successful country singers of all time, but his achievements reach far beyond that.

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July 11: The top 3 style trends at World Cup 2018

With the World Cup hurtling towards its dramatic conclusion, Simon Doonan joins Tom Power to explore the most popular sport in the world through the lens of style.

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July 11: Jael Richardson's book pick: We Begin Our Ascent by Joe Mungo Reed

Jael Richardson discusses her summer read recommendation and it's all about the Tour de France: We Begin Our Ascent by Joe Mungo Reed.

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Full episode: Catherine Tait, Jael Richardson, Simon Doonan, Charley Pride 11/07/2018

Catherine Tait, the new president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, shares her vision for the public broadcaster. Book contributor Jael Richardson fills us in on her summer read recommendation. Simon Doonan, creative ambassador for Barneys New York, talks about World Cup soccer style. Country singer Charley Pride reflects on his incredible career and shares how he's managed to defy expectations.

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July 10: Robbie Robertson shares his favourite memories from recording Music From Big Pink

On the 50th anniversary of The Band's debut album Music From Big Pink, Robbie Robertson discusses the album's legacy, its iconic songs and the musical landscape of the late 60s.

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July 10: How a tumour in her throat helped spoken word poet Sabrina Benaim find her voice

Spoken word poetry was more than a coping mechanism for Sabrina Benaim - it was a platform to discuss her deepest insecurities, depression and anxiety.

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July 10: Ben Kunder performs live from his new album Better Human

Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ben Kunder drops by the q studio to play a song from his new record, Better Human.

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July 10: The story behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bold campaign design

Two designers responsible for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's unique campaign posters tell us how they brought the design to life.

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July 10: Director Boots Riley on race and class struggle in his debut film Sorry To Bother You

Sorry To Bother You takes a comedic look at race and class in America through the experience of a telemarketer.

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Full episode: Robbie Robertson, Boots Riley, Ben Kunder, Sabrina Benaim 10/07/2018

Canadian music legend Robbie Robertson shares his favourite memories from recording Music From Big Pink. Filmmaker and hip-hop artist Boots Riley talks about race and class struggle in his debut film Sorry To Bother You. The team behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bold campaign design explain how they created the unique look. Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ben Kunder performs live in the q studio. Sabrina Benaim talks about how spoken word poetry helped her find her voice.

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July 9: Should Scarlett Johansson - or any non-trans actor - play trans characters on screen?

Our q screen panel discuss the backlash facing Scarlett Johansson for signing on to play a trans man in an upcoming film called Rub & Tug.

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July 9: Jack White is more than his reputation: 'I'm just not that guy'

White talks about his new album and tells us why he was eager to push against his reputation for being an old-fashioned analog guy who resists the digital world.

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July 9: Caitlin Moran on fame, sexual shame and the MeToo era

After years of working with famous people as a music journalist, Caitlin Moran has written a new novel inspired by her experience, called How To Be Famous.

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July 9: Three songs that went from pop hits to soccer chants

We asked Max Jack, who studies soccer chants at UC Santa Barbara, to tell us about three pop songs that have gone from pop hits to soccer stadium chants.

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Full episode: Jack White, World Cup soccer chants, Caitlin Moran 09/07/2018

Musician Jack White explains why he's pushing against his reputation for being an old-fashioned guy who resists the digital world. Our screen panel discusses whether or not Scarlett Johansson should play a trans character in her upcoming movie. We take you through three pop songs that have gone from pop hits to soccer stadium chants. Music journalist and author Caitlin Moran talks about her new novel How To Be Famous.

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July 6: Whitney Houston doc director on MeToo and bringing molestation allegations to light

Kevin Macdonald discusses disturbing allegations unveiled in his new documentary about Whitney Houston.

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July 6: Spice Girls' debut album Spice: 20 years later

We host a listening party with three former die-hard fans to discuss the album's fun, empowering and downright problematic sides.

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July 6: Zadie Smith on staying open to art, and 'feeling free' to change her mind

Author and essayist Zadie Smith talks about her non-fiction writing and what it's taught her about the act of trying to make sense of a chaotic world.

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July 6: What are the greatest songs of the 21st century (so far)?

Our music panel ponders the health and well-being of the great North American music festival and examine Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest songs of the century.

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Full episode: Kevin Macdonald, q music panel, Spice Girls listening party, Zadie Smith 06/07/2018

Whitney Houston documentary director, Kevin Macdonald, on MeToo and bringing molestation allegations to light. q music panel with Danko Jones and Lisa Christiansen. Spice Girls listening party with three former die-hard fans. Author and essayist Zadie Smith on staying open to art, and 'feeling free' to change her mind.

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July 5: Pierre Kwenders on the problem with SLAV, the cancelled 'slave song' production

Crowds at the Montreal Jazz Festival have been protesting a new play called SLAV, which was billed as 'a theatrical odyssey based on slave songs.'

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July 5: 'I decided to be active': why Benjamin Booker is not covering up his feelings anymore

Musician Benjamin Booker opens up about the writing process behind his latest album, Witness.

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July 5: How writer Aaron Sorkin composes dialogue like music

Acclaimed screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, explains how he scripts every sound in his movies, and he tells the story behind how he used to deliver singing telegrams in his college days.

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Full episode: Aaron Sorkin, Pierre Kwenders, Debra Granik, Benjamin Booker 05/07/2018

Today on q, with Tom Power: screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on how he composes dialogue like music. Canadian musician Pierre Kwenders on the problem with SL?V, the cancelled 'slave song' production. Winter's Bone director Debra Granik on her new film Leave No Trace. Musician Benjamin Booker opens up about the writing process behind his album, Witness.

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July 5: Winter's Bone director Debra Granik on her new film Leave No Trace

Debra Granik talks to Tom about her new film, Leave No Trace, and what draws her to stories about forgotten places and people in America.

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July 4: Jean-Marc Vallée on directing Sharp Objects and women-driven stories

Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée cultivates characters who are often complicated, strong but also broken. He talks to Tom Power about his latest TV series, Sharp Objects.

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Full episode: Jean-Marc Vallée, Thea Lim, Hank Shocklee, Terra Lightfoot 04/07/2018

Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée discusses his latest TV series, Sharp Objects. Author Thea Lim explains what makes her debut novel An Ocean of Minutes a "hidden autobiography." Musician Hank Shocklee looks back at Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back on its 30th anniversary. Canadian musician Terra Lightfoot talks about her latest album, New Mistakes, and gives a special stripped down performance.

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July 4: Hank Shocklee looks back at Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back on 30th anniversary

Hank Shocklee of the legendary production team The Bomb Squad celebrates the 30th anniversary of Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back with a look back at the songs off that seminal album.

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July 4: Thea Lim's debut novel An Ocean of Minutes is a 'hidden autobiography'

Author Thea Lim explores time travel in a dystopian world wracked by pandemic in her first novel, An Ocean of Minutes. Lim talks to Tom Power about drawing on her own experience of growing up in Canada and Singapore to create this parable about immigration.

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July 4: Terra Lightfoot on her latest album New Mistakes

Terra Lightfoot discusses her latest album New Mistakes and joins us in the q music studio for a special stripped down performance with just her voice and her guitar.

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Full episode: Ice Cube, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Gateway to Glenn Gould with Jan Lisiecki, Ellen Wong 03/07/2018

Rapper, actor and now pro basketball league owner Ice Cube talks about his rap legacy and his love of hoops. Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward discusses her new memoir, The Terrible. Jan Lisiecki's gateway to Glenn Gould. Canadian actor Ellen Wong talks grappling with identity and typecasting throughout her career.

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July 3: 'Visibility is important': why Ellen Wong is hopeful about Asian representation in film and TV

Canadian actor Ellen Wong has been named a Rising Star at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

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July 3: Jan Lisiecki's musical gateway to Glenn Gould

Jan Lisiecki presents a gateway to the music of Glenn Gould.

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July 3: Yrsa Daley-Ward on Instagram poetry and her new memoir, The Terrible

Yrsa Daley-Ward explains why Instagram is the perfect medium for poetry and discusses her new memoir, The Terrible.

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July 3: Ice Cube on his Big3 basketball league and the current state of mainstream hip-hop

Legendary rapper turned actor, Ice Cube, is now also a pro basketball league owner. He chats with Tom Power about his rap legacy and his love of hoops.

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July 2: Kim's Convenience combats the idea that 'anybody non-white' can't play a significant role on screen

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon talk about the second season of Kim's Convenience.

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July 2: Musician Jeremy Dutcher preserves his language and reimagines ancestral songs on debut album

Jeremy Dutcher's debut album is as much about saving the Indigenous Wolostoq language from extinction as it is about reimagining the songs performed by his ancestors.

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July 2: 'Will you accept this rose?': a gateway to The Bachelor

Writer Suzannah Showler talks about what the show tells us about our ideas on dating, romance and North American identity.

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July 2: Jim Cuddy talks loss, the joy of touring and his new solo music

Canadian singer-songwriter and Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy is back with a new solo album called Constellation.

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Full episode: Jim Cuddy, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon, Suzannah Showler, Jeremy Dutcher 02/07/2018

Canadian singer-songwriter Jim Cuddy opens up about loss, the joy of touring and his new solo music. Kim's Convenience stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon talk about the show's second season. Writer Suzannah Showler presents a gateway to The Bachelor. Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Dutcher discusses how his debut album helps preserve his language.

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June 29: Sandra Oh on the importance of 'being true to yourself' in Hollywood

Sandra Oh talks about her role in Killing Eve, which is entering its second season.

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June 29: Taggart and Torrens share their favourite Canadian summer jams

In advance of the Canada Day long weekend, Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens share their playlist of classic Canadian summer songs.

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June 29: Michael Greyeyes on what it's like to play your hero on screen

Canadian actor Michael Greyeyes discusses his role as Sitting Bull in the new historical drama, Woman Walks Ahead.

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June 29: Everything we know - or want to know - about Drake's new album Scorpion

CBC's Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen discuss Drake's brand new record, which might just be one of the biggest Canadian releases of the year.

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Full episode: Sandra Oh, Michael Greyeyes, Taggart and Torrens 29/06/2018

Canadian actor Sandra Oh talks about her new role in the series Killing Eve. CBC's Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen weigh in on Drake's brand new album Scorpion. Canadian actor Michael Greyeyes discusses playing the Indigenous leader Sitting Bull in the new historical drama Woman Walks Ahead. Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens share their favourite Canadian summer jams.

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June 28: Kyrie Irving on becoming an actor in new comedy Uncle Drew

NBA star Kyrie Irving takes his talents to the silver screen in the new film Uncle Drew, about a retiree basketball super team.

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June 28: Stage veteran Seana McKenna: Lear is no more and no less flawed for being female

Actor Seana McKenna discusses her starring role in a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear.

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June 28: A deep dive into the world of deep listening

Calgary musician Sarah Davachi presents a guide to the concept of "deep listening."

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June 28: 'Fear of Margaret Atwood is a powerful thing': how Sarah Polley turned Alias Grace into a TV series

Canadian writer and director Sarah Polley discusses her latest project, adapting Margaret Atwood's book, Alias Grace, into a TV series.

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Full episode: Sarah Polley, Kyrie Irving, Sarah Davachi, Seana McKenna 28/06/2018

Canadian writer and director Sarah Polley discusses how she adapted Margaret Atwood's book, Alias Grace, into a TV series. Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving on becoming an actor in the comedy film Uncle Drew. Calgary musician Sarah Davachi presents a gateway to deep listening. Stage actor Seana McKenna talks about her starring role as Queen Lear in a new production of William Shakespeare's Lear.

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June 27: Why Amber Tamblyn wants to resensitize the conversation around sexual assault with her new book Any Man

Actor Amber Tamblyn's debut novel, Any Man, tells the story of six men who have fallen prey to the violence of a female serial rapist.

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June 27: Ben Caplan questions the idea of 'old stock' Canadians on new album

Musician Ben Caplan talks about his new album, and how a Romanian-Canadian refugee story has resonated with so many audiences.

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June 27: Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens challenge Tom Power to a game of 'Lyric or Lie'

The hosts of the Taggart and Torrens podcast partake in a friendly game of Lyric or Lie with Tom Power.

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June 27: Jael Richardson's book pick: The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

Jael Richardson discusses her book recommendation, The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir.

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Full episode: Amber Tamblyn, Jael Richardson, Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens, Ben Caplan 27/06/2018

Actor and author Amber Tamblyn explains why she decided to tell the stories of male survivors of sexual assault in her debut novel. Book contributor Jael Richardson shares her reading list recommendation. Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens challenge Tom Power to a game of "Lyric or Lie." Canadian musician Ben Caplan questions the idea of "old stock" Canadians on new album.

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June 26: Songwriter to pop superstar, Julia Michaels sets out on her own

She's written for the likes of Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, but now, Julia Michaels is writing more pop songs for herself.

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June 26: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda on grief, Chester Bennington and a new album, Post Traumatic

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda joined Tom Power in the q studio to discuss his latest solo project entitled, Post-Traumatic, and explains why everyone needs to be careful when it comes to discussing suicide online.

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June 26: 'It's a wonderful marriage': Christopher Plummer on blending Shakespeare with classical music

Academy award-winning actor Christopher Plummer joins Tom Power for a conversation about his upcoming performance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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June 26: Demi Lovato lays bare alcohol addiction and relapse on new song Sober

Our pop culture contributor, Anne T. Donahue, shares her "two goods and a bad" in the world of pop culture for this week.

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Full Episode: Christiopher Plummer, Mike Shinoda, Julia Michaels 26/06/2018

Canadian actor Christopher Plummer talks about blending Shakespeare with classical music; Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue explains why Demi Lovato's new song is being applauded by fans; Singer-songwriter Julia Michaels shifts her focus towards writing more music for herself; Musician Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park talks grief, Chester Bennington and his latest EP, Post Traumatic.

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June 25: Shawn Mendes on success, anxiety and his love for Ronaldo

The Canadian megastar rose to fame in his teens, but his just-released album is all grown up.

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June 25: 'Everyone has the capacity to be musical': For Robin Dann of Bernice, sound is a healer and refuge

Robin Dann, of the experimental pop band Bernice, discusses her thoughts about ASMR and previews this auditory phenomenon for listeners.

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June 25: How current events inspired Sylvain Neuvel's new alien robot sci-fi novel

Sylvain Neuvel's latest novel, Only Human, follows a young girl named Rose who lives in a future where giant robots have killed 100 million people on Earth.

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June 25: When neither checkbox applies: One dancer's push for gender-neutral awards

Tonight is expected to be the last time The Dora Awards separate awards by gender. Tom Power speaks to Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, a dancer who helped inspire the shift.

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June 25: Will Hollywood celebrities follow through on their threat to leave Fox?

Our q screen panel discuss recent news that several actors and producers are threatening to stop working with 21st Century Fox as a way of protesting Fox News.

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Full episode: Shawn Mendes, screen panel, Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, Sylvain Neuvel, Robin Dann 25/6/2018

Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes talks about mental health and his love for Ronaldo. q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Eli Glasner on actors protesting Fox. Dance artist and choreographer Sze-Yang Ade-Lam advocates for the use of gender neutral pronouns at the Dora Awards. Canadian author Sylvain Neuvel explains how current events inspired his new sci-fi novel, Only Human. Robin Dann of the experimental pop band Bernice talks ASMR.

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June 22: Tynomi Banks shares her list of essential drag anthems for Pride season

Toronto drag queen Tynomi Banks presents the perfect playlist for any Pride Month celebration.

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June 22: 'I feel like I'm living in the '60s again': Mavis Staples on the state of civil rights in America

The legendary gospel singer explains why she feels she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to speaking out against bigotry in America.

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June 22: The song remains the same, but Robert Plant is always moving forward

He's one of the most iconic frontmen in rock 'n' roll history, but in a career that has spanned 50 years, Robert Plant has never stopped moving forward.

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Full episode: Robert Plant, Tynomi Banks, Mavis Staples 22/6/2018

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant talks about his 50-year music career. Toronto drag queen Tynomi Banks shares her playlist of essential drag performance anthems. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she still feels she has to speak out against bigotry in America.

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Full episode: Ravi Coltrane, AHI, Rebecca Addelman, Naila Keleta-Mae, Sook-Yin Lee 21/6/2018

John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, opens up about finding his father's lost album. Canadian singer-songwriter AHI shares a sneak peak of his new album In Our Time live in the q studio. Canadian television writer and filmmaker Rebecca Addelman talks about her debut film Paper Year. Dr. ?Naila Keleta-Mae presents a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love. Canadian broadcaster and filmmaker Sook-Yin Lee discusses her new feature film Octavio Is Dead.

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June 21: How a 'real-life encounter' with a ghost in Barcelona inspired Sook-Yin Lee's new film Octavio Is Dead

Octavio Is Dead is a story about family, love, identity and ghosts. For director Sook-Yin Lee, it's a story that comes from a personal place.

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June 21: From Destiny's Child to cultural icon: a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love

Professor Naila Keleta-Mae presents a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love on the album's 15th anniversary.

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June 21: Paper Year director Rebecca Addelman shows what comes after happily ever after

Rebecca Addelman is the director of a new film called Paper Year, which follows a young, impulsive couple as they navigate a tricky first year of marriage.

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June 21: AHI shares sneak preview of new album In Our Time live on q

Canadian singer-songwriter Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, who goes by the name AHI (pronounced "eye"), performs live in the q studio.

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June 21: 'We're still compelled by the power of his conviction': Ravi Coltrane on finding his father's lost album

A lost album by jazz legend John Coltrane has just been unearthed. His son, Ravi Coltrane, opens up about why it's such a meaningful discovery for him personally.

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June 20: Burning Doors: What happens when an anti-Putin Pussy Rioter teams up with a theatre company in exile?

A new stage show based on the experiences of artists who say they've been censored, imprisoned and tortured in Russia makes its Canadian debut at Luminato tonight.

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June 20: 'Truth makes things less entertaining': Stephin Merritt on why tell-all songs are overrated

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields talks to Laurie Brown about writing and staging his sprawling 50 Song Memoir - one piece of music for each year he's been alive.

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June 20: Lynn Crosbie reimagines A Clockwork Orange's Malcolm McDowell in new novel Chicken

For her latest novel, Crosbie reimagines English actor Malcolm McDowell as a washed-up actor in his 50s who falls in love with a mysterious 21-year-old woman.

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Full episode: Maria Alyokhina and Natalia Koliada, Lynn Crosbie, Stephin Merritt 20/6/2018

Natalia Kaliada and Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina discuss their new collaborative stage show, Burning Doors. Canadian author Lynn Crosbie reimagines Malcolm McDowell in her new novel Chicken. Musician Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields talks about his 50 Song Memoir - one piece of music for each year he's been alive.

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June 19: Lucinda Williams reflects on her breakthrough record Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Lucinda Williams looks back at the breakthrough album that transformed her into an icon of Americana music, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which turns 20 this month.

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June 19: Why Westworld's James Marsden says the future of AI scares him

The Westworld star talks about the success of the series and the questions it raises around technology, artificial intelligence and sexual violence on television.

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June 19: How Canadian design helped build national unity

Logos are embedded into the fabric of our daily lives and have been for decades. A new documentary makes the case that there's more to these designs than just company branding.

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Full episode: Lucinda Williams, James Marsden, Greg Durrell and Fritz Gottschalk 19/6/2018

Lucinda Williams looks back at her breakthrough album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which turns 20 this month. Designers Greg Durrell and Fritz Gottschalk explain how Canadian design helped build national unity. Westworld actor James Marsden talks about technology, the future of AI and sexual violence on television.

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June 18: Sarah McLachlan on the intense power of Angel, the unofficial song of sorrow

Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith, the power of Angel and how music saved her life ahead of the 2018 SOCAN Awards.

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June 18: Sloan bring some of their most memorable songs to q

Each member of the legendary Canadian rock band choose their favourite songs from band's entire discography.

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June 18: How the overnight popularity of HQ Trivia changed Scott Rogowsky's life

Stand-up comedian Scott Rogowsky joins Tom Power to talk about his big break as the host of the hugely popular trivia quiz app, HQ Trivia.

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June 18: Beyoncé and Jay-Z release surprise album: Everything Is Love

Our q screen panel discuss Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new joint album, which has sent the internet into a frenzy.

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Full episode: Sarah McLachlan, Scott Rogowsky, Sloan 18/6/2018

Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair and the power of Angel. Tina Hassannia and Charles Officer of the q screen panel discuss Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new surprise joint album. HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky explains how the hugely popular trivia quiz app has changed his life. Canadian rock band Sloan share their most memorable songs and why they matter.

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June 15: 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.

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June 15: 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.

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June 15: 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.

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June 15: 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.

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Full episode: Brad Bird, q This, Julia Alexander, Michael Chabon 15/6/2018

Oscar-winning director Brad Bird shares how "a gumbo of spy movies, superhero things and action movies" inspired Incredibles 2. CBC's Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen of the q This music panel discuss Drake's new Degrassi-themed music video. Senior internet culture reporter Julia Alexander breaks down the highlights from this year's E3 video game expo. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon reflects on being a father and a son.

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June 14: How Brexit and Trump's election inspired The Smiths' 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.

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June 14: 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.

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June 14: '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.

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June 14: 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.

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June 14: Why Stephen Dunn wanted to direct the first LGBTQ Heritage Minute

The director talks about the new Heritage Minute, which celebrates the work of gay activist Jim Egan.

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Full episode: Johnny Marr, Lesley Manville, Tommy Orange 14/6/2018

The Smiths' Johnny Marr explains how Brexit and Trump's election inspired his latest album. Canadian director Stephen Dunn talks about why he wanted to direct the first LGBTQ Heritage Minute. Phantom Thread star Lesley Manville shares what it was like creating a real friendship with Daniel Day-Lewis to play siblings on film. Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens unpack the dad joke. Novelist Tommy Orange paints a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be a Native American in a sprawling urban landscape.

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June 13: 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.

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June 13: 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.

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June 13: 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.

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June 13: 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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June 13: 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.

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Full episode: Craig Williams, Beverley McLachlin, Larysa Kondracki, Irvine Welsh 13/6/2018

Journalist Craig Williams revisits his theory that Banksy is Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja. Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, presents her q block party for Vancouver. Jael Richardson shares her book recommendation for your reading list. Canadian director Larysa Kondracki talks about adapting an Australian classic for the small screen. Novelist Irvine Welsh explains why he killed off an iconic character in his new Trainspotting sequel.

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Full episode: David Sedaris, Domee Shi, Andrew W.K. 12/06/2018

Humorist David Sedaris shares his wisdom about aging and success from his new book, Calypso. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her "two goods and a bad" for the week. Animator Domee Shi discusses her new Pixar short, Bao. Party rocker Andrew W.K. reveals how music helps him deal with his sadness and anxiety.

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June 12: 'It's really hard to make raw pork look good': Director Domee Shi on the making of Pixar short Bao

Domee Shi discusses her new Pixar short, Bao, about a Chinese-Canadian mother who gets a second chance at raising a child when a dumpling she makes comes to life.

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June 12: How music helps Andrew W.K. deal with his sadness and anxiety

Party rocker Andrew W.K. reveals to Tom Power that, first and foremost, the inspirational songs he writes are reminders to himself to never give up.

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June 12: Nathan Fielder shows you how easy it is to hack the Emmys

Our pop culture contributor shares her "two goods and a bad" in the world of pop culture for this week.

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June 12: Humorist David Sedaris shares his wisdom about aging, success and family

David 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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Full episode: Director X, Eddie George, Joanna Goodman 11/6/2018

Director X on remaking the '70s classic, Super Fly; Is Broadway out of original ideas?; From the NFL to Broadway, Eddie George on taking to the stage as Billy Flynn in Chicago; author Joanna Goodman revisits the tragedy of the Duplessis Orphans for her next book, The Home for Unwanted Girls.

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June 11: Joanna Goodman on her new novel The Home For Unwanted Girls

Joanna Goodman talks about the tragic story of the Duplessis Orphans, and the novel that took her almost two decades to write.

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June 11: From NFL to Broadway, Eddie George reinvents himself as Billy Flynn in Chicago

Former football star Eddie George is living a new dream after retiring from the NFL. He's playing Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago.

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June 11: Has Broadway run out of original ideas?

With the many screen adaptations nominated this year, including Mean Girls and the Spongebob musical, our q screen panel asks: has Broadway run out of ideas?

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June 11: 'I'm original, but I'm a nerd': How Director X remade blaxploitation classic Super Fly for 2018

Legendary music video director Director X talks about his feature film debut, a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation movie Super Fly.

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June 8: 'Be kind, be nice, be sweet': Montreal restaurateur on the best advice Anthony Bourdain ever gave him

Montreal chef and restaurateur David McMillan talks about the life and legacy of his friend Anthony Bourdain, who has died at the age of 61.

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June 8: How Not to be a Boy: Robert Webb challenges the macho stereotypes he grew up with

Comedian Robert Webb joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his new memoir, How Not To Be A Boy.

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June 8: Billy-Ray Belcourt on winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize

Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his big win for his debut collection of poetry, This Wound is a World.

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June 8: 'Horror is a lot like comedy': How Hereditary director Ari Aster made the scariest film of the year

Ari Aster talks to Tom Power about the reaction to his highly-anticipated feature debut, Hereditary, which some are calling the scariest movie of 2018.

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Full episode: Anthony Bourdain tribute, Ari Aster, Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt, Robert Webb 8/6/2018

Montreal chef and restaurateur David McMillan remembers his friend Anthony Bourdain. Hereditary director Ari Aster takes us behind the scenes of this year's scariest film. Billy-Ray Belcourt talks about winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. Comedian and writer Robert Webb chats about his new memoir, How Not To Be A Boy.

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June 7: 'I do a lot of eavesdropping': Supergirl writer Mariko Tamaki on writing realistic teenage dialogue

Canadian artist and writer Mariko Tamaki explains how she captured the teenage voice for DC Comics' new Supergirl graphic novel, Being Super.

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June 7: 'We're all the next Mister Rogers': Morgan Neville on why we should learn from Fred Rogers' radical kindness

Filmmaker Morgan Neville discusses Won't You Be My Neighbor, his new documentary on the life and legacy of the beloved children's television icon Mister Rogers.

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June 7: Alex Strangelove star Daniel Doheny on playing a classic high school senior with a twist

The Canadian actor talks about his role in Netflix's Alex Strangelove, a teen comedy about a high school senior who realizes that he's gay.

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June 7: Brian Jackson's gateway to the music of his friend and collaborator, Gil Scott-Heron

Brian Jackson presents an intimate guide to poet Gil Scott-Heron's work, taking us back to the moment the two of them first met at a band practice in college.

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Full episode: Morgan Neville, Mariko Tamaki, Gil Scott-Heron, Daniel Doheny 7/6/2018

Filmmaker Morgan Neville discusses his new documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? about the life and legacy of Mister Rogers. Canadian artist and writer Mariko Tamaki explains what it takes to write realistic teenage dialogue for DC Comics' new Supergirl graphic novel. Brian Jackson presents a q gateway to the work of his friend and collaborator Gil Scott-Heron. Canadian actor Daniel Doheny talks about his role in Netflix's Alex Strangelove, a teen comedy about a high school senior who realizes that he's gay.

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June 6: 'You're in prison for life': How Bill Clinton helped James Patterson write his new presidential thriller

Bestselling author James Patterson discusses what it was like to collaborate on a political thriller with the former president of the United States.

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June 6: Danny Fields shares photographic memories of the Ramones when they were young

The Ramones' former manager shares behind-the-scenes photos of the band and reflects on their early days, before they were big.

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June 6: Jorja Smith on her debut album Lost & Found and dealing with fame

In this very early career interview, British singer-songwriter Jorja Smith talks to Tom Power about what it's like dealing with fame ahead of her debut album.

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June 6: The Canadian origin story behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Junlei Li, co-director of the Fred Rogers Center, takes us through the story of Mister Rogers' Canadian roots.

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June 6: Kate Spade was the ultimate New York woman and fashion designer

Our fashion contributor tells us what made Kate Spade an iconic name in the fashion world and why her brand was unique.

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Full episode: James Patterson, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood q origin story, Mosha Lundström Halbert, Jorja Smith, Danny Fields 6/6/2018

Author James Patterson discusses what it was like to collaborate on a political thriller with former president of the United States, Bill Clinton. Junlei Li presents the Canadian origin story behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert talks about Kate Spade's life and legacy. Ahead of the release of her debut album, singer-songwriter Jorja Smith opens up about dealing with fame. The Ramones former manager, Danny Fields, shares photographic memories of the band when they were young.

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June 5: 'I couldn't imagine I'd be here 60 years later': How Françoise Hardy became a French icon despite self-doubt

In a rare English interview, Françoise Hardy looks back on her early doubtful days, clears up some rumours about her past and tells an unbelievable story about Bob Dylan.

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June 5: After battling body dysmorphic disorder, Lindi Ortega realized the power of music to help herself and her fans

The Toronto-born country music star opens up about why she wanted to create "a whole record that's dedicated to helping somebody through a struggle in life."

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June 5: How Jared Abrahamson went from miner in Flin Flon, to MMA fighter named Wolfblood, to Hollywood actor

Born in Flin Flon, Man., Jared Abrahamson's path to stardom wasn't typical for a Hollywood-bound actor.

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June 5: Novelist Joshua Whitehead tackles what it means to be two-spirit, Indigiqueer

Joshua Whitehead is someone who might be the future of Canadian literature. He talks about his debut novel, which captures the realities of youth culture for Indigenous teens.

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Full episode: Françoise Hardy, Joshua Whitehead, Jared Abrahamson, Lindi Ortega 5/6/2018

French music icon Françoise Hardy looks back on her early doubtful days, clears up some rumours about her past and tells an unbelievable story about Bob Dylan. Canadian First Nations poet and novelist Joshua Whitehead tackles what it means to be two-spirit and Indigiqueer. Canadian actor Jared Abrahamson talks about how he went from being a miner in Flin Flon, to an MMA fighter named Wolfblood, to a Hollywood actor. Canadian country music star Lindi Ortega opens up about her battle with body dysmorphic disorder.

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June 4: Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry on the perils of fame

As his star continues to rise, Brian Tyree Henry discusses the complicated nature of fame and celebrity.

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June 4: How Coeur de Pirate learned to open up when her world was shutting down

Béatrice Martin, a.k.a. Coeur de Pirate, discusses her new album En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé, and performs a few songs, recorded live in the q studio.

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June 4: Inside the complicated history of Georgian techno: David Lezhava's q block party from Tbilisi

Tbilisi has become a destination for techno music, but after recent police raids, many clubs have been forced to shut down. Now, protesters are speaking out.

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June 4: The heat is still on Samantha Bee after she uses vulgar slur to describe Ivanka Trump

Our screen panel discuss comedian Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump the c-word and Paul Schrader's new film First Reformed.

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Full episode: Brian Tyree Henry, q screen panel, Tbilisi block party, Coeur de Pirate 4/6/2018

Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry discusses the complicated nature of fame and celebrity. John Semley and Tina Hassannia of the q screen panel weigh in on Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump the c-word. David Lezhava takes us inside the complicated history of Georgian techno music in his q block party from Tbilisi. Canadian singer-songwriter Béatrice Martin, a.k.a. Coeur de Pirate, performs a few songs and discusses her new fully Francophone album.

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June 1: Andrew Alexander reflects on SCTV's legacy ahead of receiving lifetime achievement award from Governor General

The Second City's CEO and executive producer Andrew Alexander reflects on reinventing comedy in Canada, and discusses SCTV's forthcoming Netflix reunion.

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June 1: Chvrches on Love Is Dead, hitting back at online misogyny and weathering tough times

Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty of Chvrches explain why after the quick-fire success of their first two albums, they felt the need to slow down on Love is Dead.

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June 1: Is the beef between Pusha-T and Drake just your standard feud — or is it personal now?

Our q This panel review new music from Kanye West and break down the beef between Pusha-T and Drake.

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June 1: 'Athletes want to be well-rounded people': Zach Hyman on his new children's book and exploring his passions

Toronto Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman talks about his passion for writing and discusses his new children's book, The Magician's Secret.

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Full episode: Andrew Alexander, q This, Zach Hyman, Chvrches 1/6/2018

The Second City's CEO and executive producer Andrew Alexander reflects on the beginnings of SCTV. q broadcast premiere: Chilly Gonzales shares why he's dedicated his new song Blizzard in B Flat Minor to the bullfighter, Conchita Cintrón. Rapper Cadence Weapon and CBC's Lisa Christiansen​ of the q This music panel weigh in on Kanye West's new album and the beef between Pusha-T and Drake. Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman discusses his new children's book The Magician's Secret. Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty of the synth-pop band Chvrches talk about their new album Love Is Dead.

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Full episode: Tegan and Sara, Douglas Coupland, Retta 31/05/2018

Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara reflect on their 20-year career ahead of receiving the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland shows the impact of our global marine-pollution crisis in a new art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium. Actor and comedian Retta shares her opinion on everything from social media etiquette to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.

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May 31: How being a good student helped shape Retta's acting career

The Parks and Recreation star shares her opinions on everything from social media etiquette to Lin-Manuel Miranda to flying first-class versus coach.

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May 31: Tegan and Sara reflect on 20-year career as they prepare to receive Governor General's Performing Arts Award

Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara look back on the highlights of their career and take us through the ups and downs that have led them to where they are now.

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May 31: Douglas Coupland shows impact of marine-pollution crisis in new art installation

Coupland's new art installation, Vortex, is taking over the Vancouver Aquarium for the next year.

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Full episode: q screen panel, Shauna Levy, Jael Richardson, Margo Price, Loreena McKennitt 30/05/2018

John Semley and Amanda Parris of the q screen panel discuss the news that ABC has cancelled its short-lived reboot of Roseanne following a racist tweet by its star. Design expert and Design Exchange president Shauna Levy explains why Canada's entry in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is getting a lot of attention. Our book contributor Jael Richardson shares her recommendation, Little Fish by Casey Plett. Country music singer Margo Price performs a few songs off her record All American Made and talks about what it's like to be called the next great Nashville star. Canadian musician Loreena McKennitt performs and talks about her new album Lost Souls, her first collection of new music since 2006.

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May 30: Loreena McKennitt's journey to save the 'Lost Souls'

Canadian musician Loreena McKennitt joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about her new album Lost Souls, her first collection of new music since 2006.

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May 30: Margo Price on songwriting and the failure of the American Dream

Acclaimed country music singer Margo Price performs a few songs off her record All American Made and talks about what it's like to be called the next great Nashville star.

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May 30: Jael Richardson's book pick: Little Fish by Casey Plett

Our book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation for this week. Today, she'll discuss Little Fish by Casey Plett.

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May 30: Canada's entry at the Venice Biennale celebrates Indigenous architects

Shauna Levy, president and CEO of the Design Exchange, explains why Canada's entry in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is getting a lot of attention.

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May 30: q Screen Panel: ABC cancels Roseanne following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet

Our screen panel discuss the news that ABC has cancelled its short-lived reboot of Roseanne following the star's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.

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May 29: Neko Case on her new album Hell-On and losing her house to fire

Neko Case describes what it was like to receive a call that should have been life-changing, but ended up being life-affirming.

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May 29: Dear White People creator Justin Simien explains why he chose an Ivy League setting to talk about race

Some critics thought the subject matter of Dear White People would be too "challenging," but Simien tells us why he saw the film and TV show as more of an opportunity than a challenge.

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May 29: Art crime expert Noah Charney tells the true stories behind famous missing masterpieces

Charney tells us how lost art can change the way we understand the art that we still have.

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May 29: Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle honeymoon in Alberta?

Our pop culture contributor discusses rumours about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's honeymoon destination, new music from Ariana Grande and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Full episode: Neko Case, Anne T. Donahue, Noah Charney, Justin Simien 29/05/2018

Singer-songwriter Neko Case discusses her new album Hell-On and losing her house to fire. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her two goods and a bad for the week. Art crime expert Noah Charney tells the fascinating stories behind some of the greatest missing masterpieces. Dear White People creator Justin Simien explains why he saw his film and TV show as more of an opportunity than a challenge.

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May 28: 'I've always felt like an artist': Keith Urban on blending genres on his new album Graffiti U

Tom Power sat down with country music star Keith Urban to talk about his new album Graffiti U, a crossover of country and pop.

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May 28: Guillaume Côté on Frame by Frame, a tribute to pioneering animator Norman McLaren

Dancer Guillaume Côté talks about his collaboration with Robert Lepage to create Frame by Frame, a tribute to the Scottish-Canadian animator Norman McLaren.

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May 28: Hollywood after Harvey Weinstein: How is #MeToo changing the TV and film industry?

Our screen panel discuss whether the criminal charges facing Harvey Weinstein can finally change Hollywood's film industry.

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Full episode: Keith Urban, q screen panel, Guillaume Côté 28/05/2018

Country music star Keith Urban talks about blending genres on his new album Graffiti U. John Semley, Amanda Parris and Tina Hassannia​ of our q screen panel discuss Hollywood after Harvey Weinstein. National Ballet of Canada dancer Guillaume Côté talks about Frame by Frame, a tribute to the pioneering animator Norman McLaren.

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Full episode: Tig Notaro, q This, Brian Jay Jones, Mark Campbell 25/05/2018

Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro talks about her new Netflix special Happy To Be Here. Raina Douris and Stuart Berman​ of our q This music panel discuss whether or not American Idol still has its star-making power. Star Wars expert and George Lucas' biographer Brian Jay Jones gives us a few lesser known facts about the space movie franchise. Curator Mark Campbell sheds some light on a new exhibition of iconic Toronto hip-hop photos.

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May 25: 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.

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May 25: 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.

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May 25: 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.

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May 25: 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 always happy all of the time.

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May 24: 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.

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May 24: 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.

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May 24: 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.

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May 24: 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.

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Full episode: André Leon Talley, Barbara Hannigan, Kinan Azmeh, Broken Social Scene 24/05/2018

André Leon Talley, the former editor-at-large of American Vogue, talks about a new documentary about his life and opens up about the barriers he had to overcome to rise to the top. Canadian opera singer Barbara Hannigan joins us live from London, England to discuss Lessons in Love and Violence, a modern opera about political power and desire. Composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh presents his q block party for his hometown of Damascus, Syria. Iconic Toronto band Broken Social Scene perform a few songs, and Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning talk about the gut feeling that led them to start the band 20 years ago.

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Full episode: Scott Thompson, Nicole Lizée, Charles McGrath, David Sedaris, Yukon Blonde 23/05/2018

Canadian actor and comedian Scott Thompson talks about reprising his role as Buddy Cole from The Kids in the Hall. Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizée discusses her new project, which takes aim at the PMRC's "Filthy 15" list of offensive songs. Writer Charles McGrath remembers the celebrated American novelist Philip Roth. David Sedaris shares a q road story. Yukon Blonde's Jeffrey Innes talks about the band's new album, Critical Hit.

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May 23: 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.

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May 23: 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.

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May 23: David Sedaris shares a q road story

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

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May 23: '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.

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May 23: Composer Nicole Lizée takes aim at PMRC's 'Filthy 15' list of offensive songs

Juno-nominated composer Nicole 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.

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May 22: '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.

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May 22: 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.

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May 22: 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.

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May 22: 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."

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Full episode: John Prine, Anne T. Donahue, U.S. Girls, Dave Itzkoff 22/05/2018

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. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her favourite and least favourite moments from the royal wedding. Singer Meg Remy of the experimental pop project U.S. Girls discusses whether it matters if her message gets buried in the groove of her music. Robin Williams' biographer Dave Itzkoff sheds some light on the life and death of the late comedian and actor.

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May 21: 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.

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May 21: 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.

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May 21: 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.

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Full episode: Jann Arden, Danai Gurira, q oral history of Beetlejuice, Whitney Rose 21/05/2018

Best of q: Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden talks about her cookbook, Feeding My Mother, and reflects on caring for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Actor Danai Gurira talks about the hype around Black Panther and why the film's value is more important than any records it might break at the box office. A q oral history of Beetlejuice to mark the film's 30th anniversary. Canadian musician Whitney Rose opens up about songwriting, finding inspiration from unlikely places and her latest album, Rule 62.

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May 21: 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.

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