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Friday, Feb. 26, 2021: Fat Mike, Craig Mannix and more

Today on Q: musician Fat Mike of NOFX, Universal Music Canada executive Craig Mannix, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, The Lady and the Dale director and producer Zackary Drucker.

Gran Torino star Bee Vang criticizes film's racial slurs amid surge in anti-Asian violence

More than a decade after the release of Clint Eastwood's drama Gran Torino, actor Bee Vang is speaking out about the damage caused by the film's racist dialogue.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021: Serinda Swan, Bee Vang and more

Today on Q: actress Serinda Swan, actor Bee Vang, musician Paul Shaffer, singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

Emerald Fennell's new revenge thriller Promising Young Woman struck a nerve with its take on rape culture

Actress Emerald Fennell joined Q guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss her directorial debut, Promising Young Woman, which has left audiences and critics divided.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021: Ethan Hawke, Emerald Fennell and more

Today on Q: actor Ethan Hawke on his new book A Bright Ray of Darkness, Pretty Hard Cases stars Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore, Promising Young Woman writer, producer and director Emerald Fennell.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021: Steven Yeun, Andrei Konchalovsky and more

Today on Q: actor Steven Yeun, filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky, Canada Reads panellist Devery Jacobs, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan.

Why Rivers Cuomo says now is the right time for Weezer's 'weird piano orchestra album'

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss the band's new orchestral pop album, OK Human, and shared how Spotify algorithms aid and influence his songwriting.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021: Rivers Cuomo, Russell T Davies and more

Today on Q: singer-songwriter Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, screenwriter and showrunner Russell T Davies, actress Annie Murphy.

Annie Murphy reflects on the final season of Schitt's Creek

Annie Murphy, who plays Alexis Rose on Schitt's Creek, joined q's Tom Power in studio to talk about what she's learned from inhabiting the uniquely quirky and kind universe of this humble Canadian comedy.

Catherine Reitman imagines life after the pandemic in Workin' Moms Season 5

Catherine Reitman joined Q's Tom Power to talk about the new season of Workin' Moms and why she decided to fast forward to a post-pandemic world.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021: Catherine Reitman, DJ Kookum and more

Today on Q: Workin' Moms creator and star Catherine Reitman, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Cadence Weapon, Vancouver's DJ Kookum.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021: Stanley Tucci, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and more

Today on Q: actor Stanley Tucci, host of CBC's The Block Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken, puppeteer Frank Oz of The Muppet Show and Sesame Street.

How playing a person with early-onset dementia intensified Stanley Tucci's fears of aging and death

Stanley Tucci talks to CBC Radio Q’s Tom Power about his challenging role in the film Supernova, embodying the experience of a person with early-onset dementia, and what it was like working so intimately with his close friend Colin Firth.

'We had a little real estate problem': Tracing the history of Indigenous comedy in North America

Stories of Indigenous stand-ups are uncovered in a new book by historian of comedy, Kliph Nesteroff.

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

Oz talked to q's Tom Power about his new documentary, Muppet Guys Talking, and gives some insight into a few of the many characters he's played throughout his decades long career.

Craig McCracken's oral history of The Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken takes us back 20 years to the very beginning of Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup's story.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021: Master T and Jesse Jones, Jael Richardson and more

Today on Q: Tribute to the Legends of Reggae host Master T and organizer Jesse Jones, books columnist Jael Richardson, musician and visual artist Jason Moran on Thelonious Monk, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff and stand-up comic Dakota Ray Hebert

Bob Marley at 75: Ziggy Marley reflects on his late father's incredible, and very human, legacy

For Ziggy, it’s not about the record sales or the accolades; Bob Marley taught him to be a good person.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021: Femi Kuti, Fabienne Colas and more

Today on q: musician Femi Kuti, Toronto Black Film Festival founder Fabienne Colas, Canada Reads panellist Roger Mooking.

'Don't just close the doors': Michie Mee on the Canadian music industry and her first album in 20 years

Michie Mee joined q’s Tom Power to talk about her experience as a woman in a male-dominated genre, what the Canadian music industry missed both then and now, and how turning 50 has changed the way she makes her art.

Jagged Little Pill at 25: How Alanis Morissette tapped into female rage and changed music for good

'Anger is such a powerful, beautiful emotion that can move worlds,' says Morissette in a new q interview.

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021: Rupi Kaur, HAIM and more

Today on q: poet Rupi Kaur, pop rock band HAIM, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, novelist Walter Mosley.

Rupi Kaur on Home Body, depression and the viral photo that changed her life

Rupi Kaur joined q host Tom Power to talk about how internet culture and sudden fame impacted her mental health, and how writing Home Body — a book that she calls a love letter to the self — helped her find her voice again.

Friday, Feb. 12, 2021: Robin Wright, Finn Wolfhard and more

Today on q: actress and director Robin Wright, New York Times reporter Liz Day on Framing Britney Spears, actor Finn Wolfhard.

'That ending is not a Hollywood ending': Director Shaka King on making Judas and the Black Messiah

Shaka King joined q's Tom Power to discuss his new crime thriller about the rise and fall of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, and the importance of setting the record straight on the Black Panther Party's legacy.