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Monday, July 15, 2019: Howie Mandel, Sally Rooney and more

Today on q: comedian Howie Mandel, q screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon, author Sally Rooney.

'I celebrate the fact that I'm Canadian': Howie Mandel on championing Canadian comedy and Just for Laughs

Howie Mandel looks back on his long career in comedy and tells us what inspired him to become a part of the Canadian comedy empire, Just for Laughs.

The next 007 will reportedly be a black female actor named Lashana Lynch

Our screen panel discusses reports that a relatively unknown actor named Lashana Lynch — a black woman — has been cast as 007 in the next James Bond film.

Beau Dixon's new play Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable helps him honour his mother's memory

Actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon tells us about his new play, Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable, and how he's honouring his mother through his art.

'I'm doomed to keep telling these stories': Sally Rooney on being called the first great millennial author

At just 28 years old, Irish novelist Sally Rooney has already been heralded as the voice of her generation. She joined us to reflect on her rapid rise to the rank of literary sensation.

Friday, July 12, 2019: Mira Sorvino, Catherine MacLellan and more

Today on q: actor Mira Sorvino, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, the history of the Amen drum break, singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan.

'I've always been here': Mira Sorvino on returning to the big screen in Stuber

Mira Sorvino's latest project is a buddy-cop comedy called Stuber. She talks about the film and how she feels about returning to the big screen after allegedly being blacklisted in Hollywood.

Where have all the slow jams gone?

The q This music panel compares this week's Billboard charts to the charts from exactly 25 years ago.

An introduction to the Amen break, one of music's most sampled pieces

Artist and writer Nate Harrison breaks down the history of the Amen drum break, which originated from a Winstons number called Amen Brother.

Catherine MacLellan revisits her father's history with depression in a new documentary

Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, dropped by q to perform and talk about her documentary The Song and the Sorrow.

Thursday, July 11, 2019: The Strumbellas, Peter Frampton and more

Today on q: Juno-winning rock band The Strumbellas, DJ Spinna's gateway to Stevie Wonder, singer Rosina Kazi of the band LAL, musician Peter Frampton.

The Strumbellas tackle stardom and family on Rattlesnake

Juno-winning band Ontario rock band The Strumbellas joins us live in the q studio in the second edition of the q Thursday Headliner.

What do we lose when spaces for artists disappear? Rosina Kazi tells us what it means for our communities

As cities across the country continue to change, more and more small, accessible spaces for artists are starting to disappear. LAL's Rosina Kazi tells us why and what this means for artists.

'Nothing's gonna keep me from playing': Peter Frampton on preparing for his farewell tour

Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.

DJ Spinna's essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder

DJ Spinna is a renowned hip hop producer and co-founder of the Stevie Wonder tribute party, "Wonder-Full." He gives us an essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Kevin Bacon, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

Today on q: actor Kevin Bacon, q books columnist Jael Richardson, playwright and composer Cliff Jones, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen.

Kevin Bacon talks longevity, bribing DJs and playing cops from Boston

Kevin Bacon joins q's Tom Power to tell us how he really felt about his famous role in Footloose, why he always seems to keep filming in Boston and how he once got duped by Bernie Madoff.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Your Life Is Mine by Nathan Ripley

Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: Your Life Is Mine by Nathan Ripley.

'I'm alive again': Playwright Cliff Jones on seeing Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical back on stage

Canadian playwright Cliff Jones tells us how his idea for a Hamlet musical became bigger than he ever imagined and even shaped his entire life.

Carly Rae Jepsen on her new album Dedicated and why she's 'obsessed' with love

Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen joins Tom Power in the q studio to shed some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019: Perry Farrell, Rhiannon Giddens and more

Today on q: alternative rock icon Perry Farrell, photographer Glen E. Friedman, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff, folk musician Rhiannon Giddens.

Perry Farrell on the second Messianic era, his new solo album and more

Alt-rock icon Perry Farrell sits down with Tom Power to talk about his wild new solo album, Kind Heaven.

Glen E. Friedman on documenting a counterculture generation in photos

Acclaimed punk. hip hop and skateboard photographer Glen E. Friedman talks to Tom Power about new and reissued collections of his work.

How 1940s mob culture gave us the phrase 'stand-up comedian'

Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff gives us the origin story of the phrase 'stand-up comedian' and history's first stand-up comics.

Rhiannon Giddens of Our Native Daughters is changing the narrative of American folk music

Giddens set up a collaborative of black female roots musicians to record an album called Songs of Our Native Daughters, which looks at neglected female voices and stories in folk.