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Thursday, May 19, 2022: Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald, Son Lux, Raven Chacon and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald, experimental band Son Lux, composer Raven Chacon, Vancouver comic Charlie Demers.

The Kids in the Hall are back: Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald talk about the troupe's return to TV

After 27 years, the Kids in the Hall are back with a new sketch comedy show. Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald reminisce over how the Kids got together and talk about how their comedic chemistry has only strengthened over time.

Son Lux on scoring one of the most complex films of the year, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a psychedelic sci-fi adventure about multiverses, life and death, creation and destruction, love and heartbreak. Experimental band Son Lux talk about the unique challenge of scoring a film that's about everything, everywhere, all at once.

Composer Raven Chacon on his Pulitzer Prize-winning piece of music Voiceless Mass

Diné artist and composer Raven Chacon created Voiceless Mass over the course of the pandemic as a testament to people whose voices are rarely heard.

Charlie Demers digs deep to make people laugh, even in times of existential struggle

Over the pandemic, as live shows came to a halt, Charlie Demers questioned whether he'd still be a comedian when it was all over. On his new album I Hope I Don't Remember This My Whole Life, the Vancouver comic returns to the stage and rediscovers the power of humour.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022: Avril Lavigne, Ivan Decker & Eman El-Husseini, Raffi and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: pop punk star Avril Lavigne, comedians Ivan Decker & Eman El-Husseini, children's musician Raffi.

Avril Lavigne talks about her new album Love Sux, and looks back on 20 years as a pop punk icon

Avril Lavigne burst onto the scene in 2002 with her signature sound and look on the record Let Go — a cultural touchstone for some of today's biggest stars. Now, she's back with a new album called Love Sux, which marks a return to her pop punk roots.

Comedians Ivan Decker and Eman El-Husseini are back on the road to make Canadians laugh

Q guest host Talia Schlanger catches up with Canadian comedians Ivan Decker and Eman El-Husseini who are on the road with comedy legend Rick Mercer for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour.

Raffi reimagines children's songs that didn't age well for his new collaborative album

Children's entertainer Raffi has always put kids and their well-being first. His new album with Lindsay Munroe, Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times, rewrites the script on old children's songs for a contemporary audience.

Tech columnist Alyssa Bereznak on TikTok's treatment of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's court battle

Alyssa Bereznak reports on how TikTok users are making toxic videos and memes of Johnny Depp's libel suit against Amber Heard, mainly targeting the actress.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Lenka Lichtenberg, Florence Welch and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: singer-songwriter Lenka Lichtenberg, singer-songwriter Florence Welch, filmmaker Céline Sciamma.

Lenka Lichtenberg's new album is inspired by poems her grandmother wrote while in a Nazi concentration camp

The Canadian singer-songwriter spoke with guest host Talia Schlanger about celebrating her mother and grandmother — both of whom survived years in a Nazi concentration camp — on her new record, Thieves Of Dreams.

Florence Welch on her new album Dance Fever — and how a deadly medieval phenomenon helped inspire it

The lead singer of Florence + the Machine spoke with Tom Power about the band's latest album, and how it spins lyrics about angst and anxiety into big cathartic dance tunes.

Petite Maman's Céline Sciamma on her inspiration for the film and her unique approach to storytelling

The French writer and director joined Tom Power to discuss her latest film, Petite Maman, and why she rejects many of the standard storytelling conventions in her approach to filmmaking.

Monday, May 16, 2022: Win Butler, Rick Mercer and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: Win Butler of Arcade Fire, comedian Rick Mercer, Junos panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, Q This music panel with A. Harmony and Mastermind.

Arcade Fire's Win Butler on the early days of the band, its new album and more

Tom Power caught up with Win Butler to discuss Arcade Fire's latest album, We, and how it all came together.

Rick Mercer on hosting Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada

The Canadian comedy legend spoke with guest host Talia Schlanger about getting back on the road to host the Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour.

2022 Junos recap: Everything you need to know about Canada's biggest night in music

Music journalist A. Harmony and CBC reporter Lisa Christiansen joined guest host Talia Schlanger to unpack the most memorable moments from the 2022 Juno Awards.

New music release: A look at Kendrick Lamar's album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Music journalist A. Harmony and hip hop radio personality Mastermind joined guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

Juno Awards host Simu Liu reflects on Shang-Chi, hosting SNL and his boy band past

Before hosting Canada’s biggest night in music, Simu Liu looked back on his own music history and his big year on screen and stage.

Charlotte Cardin on the Junos, songwriting and why losing Quebec's biggest singing show was a 'blessing'

Charlotte Cardin is the most-nominated artist at this year’s Juno Awards. The Montreal singer-songwriter spoke with Q’s Tom Power about the honour, her early life and her artistry.

The Canadian music industry rejected Deborah Cox. Now, she's being honoured at the Junos

Decades after the Canadian music industry closed its doors to her, Deborah Cox is finally getting the credit she deserves. In an interview with Q’s Tom Power, the R&B singer reflected on her early life and career and what it feels like to now be recognized by the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Friday, May 13, 2022: Simu Liu, Colson Whitehead and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Simu Liu, theatre critic and academic Karen Fricker on Eurovision, author Colson Whitehead.

Ukraine is favoured to win Eurovision 2022

Eurovision correspondent Karen Fricker joined Tom Power to bring us up to speed on the world's biggest song contest, which is back for the first time since the pandemic began.

Colson Whitehead waited 16 years to write The Underground Railroad

The bestselling author opens up about the story he waited years to write.