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Friday, December 7, 2018: Steve Young, Dalmar Abuzeid and more

Today on q: TV comedy writer Steve Young, q This music panel with Stuart Berman and Lisa Christiansen, rap crew The Sorority, actor Dalmar Abuzeid.

Bathtubs Over Broadway takes you into the secret world of corporate musicals you were never meant to see

Steve Young discusses his new documentary about the extravagant Broadway-style musicals that companies like Ford and McDonald's commissioned for private entertainment.

'We never saw them. We're seeing them now': Dalmar Abuzeid on being Avonlea's first black resident

"You want to be historically accurate? This is being historically accurate."

The 2019 Grammy nominations: the good, the bad and the snubbed

q This' Stuart Berman and Lisa Christiansen share their reactions to this year's Grammy Award nominations, which were just revealed this morning.

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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018: Jon M. Chu, Boogát and more

Today on q: Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, musician Boogát, singer-songwriter Jason Collett on poet Al Purdy.
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The Despacito effect: Latin music dominates 2018's most watched videos

Only two English language songs cracked YouTube's annual top 10 list.

Crazy Rich Asians: 10 things we learned about the buzzy new film

Director Jon M. Chu talks about life in between, great expectations, and 15-minute decisions

Boogát performs from San Cristóbal Baile Inn live in the q studio

Montreal-based, Latin-Canadian entertainer Boogát drops by q for a special live session, performing from his latest album San Cristóbal Baile Inn.

Jason Collett on making The Al Purdy Songbook

December 30 marks the late Al Purdy's centenary birthday and a group of Canadian artists have decided to celebrate with an album called The Al Purdy Songbook. Co-producer Jason Collett tells us more about it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Peter Hedges, Yrsa Daley-Ward and more

Today on q: director Peter Hedges, q books columnist Jael Richardson, journalist Tom Seymour on Chernobyl's first rave, poet Yrsa Daley-Ward.

Peter Hedges explores addiction and parental love in new film Ben Is Back

Oscar-nominated director Peter Hedges talks about the experience of coaching his 21-year-old son through his new film Ben Is Back. The film tells the story of a young man struggling with drug addiction and his mother's desperate fight to save him.

Jael Richardson's holiday book picks for 2018

As the gift-giving season is now upon us, our books columnist, Jael Richardson, stops by with a list of four of her favourite books from the past year.

Journalist Tom Seymour takes us inside Chernobyl's first rave

In Ukraine, the ghost city of Pripyat near Chernobyl has been brought back to life with an art installation called Artefact. Journalist Tom Seymour recently visited the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster as it was taken over by artists, dancers and tourists.

Instagram poet Yrsa Daley-Ward on 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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'This can't go on too long:' Artists demand compensation as Fortnite takes their dances

Fortnite is one of the most profitable free games in history, and it makes its money off of charging players for things like dance moves, often taken from popular online memes.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018: David McMillan and Fred Morin, Echlo and more

Today on q: chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin, singer-songwriter Echlo (a.k.a. Chloe Charles), Late Late Show writer and stand-up comic Ian Karmel, actor and director Nandita Das.

Chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin show us how to survive the apocalypse in culinary style

David McMillan and Fred Morin talk about their new cookbook, Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse, a collection of 150 recipes that will help get you through the long, nuclear winter.

Echlo gets candid about the struggles of being a musician in 2018

Chloe Charles tells us how changing her stage name to Echlo was inspired both by her disillusionment with the music industry and her renewed love for her craft. She caps off her visit with a live performance from her new album Echolocation.

Manto director Nandita Das takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers

A new film is shining a spotlight on one of South Asia's greatest writers, ​Saadat Hasan Manto. Acclaimed actor and director, Nandita Das, joins Tom Power live in the q studio to take us deeper into Manto's story.

What it's really like to write for a late-night TV show

Late Late Show writer and stand-up comic Ian Karmel gives us an inside look into the writers' room of a late-night talk show.
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Radio station pulls Baby, It's Cold Outside from airwaves, sparks internet firestorm

In the holiday classic, the woman says she wants to go home but the man pressures her to stay

Monday, December 3, 2018: Emma Stone, Dianne Reeves and more

Today on q: actor Emma Stone, q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Willow Catelyn Maclay, singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle, jazz singer Dianne Reeves.

'I try not to get too bogged down': Emma Stone on the day after winning an Oscar

Emma Stone talks to Tom Power about her latest role in The Favourite, a historical drama set in the 18th century courts of Queen Anne. It's the first role she took after winning her 2017 Best Actress Oscar for La La Land.

From Marvin Gaye to Ella Fitzgerald: Dianne Reeves reflects on the songs that influenced her

Five-time Grammy award-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves talks to Tom Power about the songs that shaped her, the power of music and walking in Ella Fitzgerald's shoes, literally.