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Wednesday, July 28, 2021: Matt Damon, Penn Jillette and Tracey Deer

Today on Q: actor Matt Damon, magician Penn Jillette, and director Tracey Deer.

Matt Damon on his new film, Stillwater, and why there's 'no diplomacy' between him and Ben Affleck

Matt Damon talks about his latest role in Stillwater as a roughneck trying to spring his daughter from a French prison, and writing with Ben Affleck again on the upcoming film The Last Duel.
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Magician Penn Jillette on why he often reveals the secrets behind his tricks

Penn Jillette of the iconic magic duo Penn and Teller talks about his four-decade career and his work with Jamie Allan's Illusionarium — a new experiential magic exhibit scheduled to open in Toronto at the end of July.

Filmmaker Tracey Deer confronts the Oka Crisis through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl in Beans

Beans is partly based on the childhood experience of filmmaker Tracey Deer.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021: The Halluci Nation, Karen Knox with Gwenlyn Cumyn, and Rivers Cuomo

Today on Q: Band The Halluci Nation, creators of comedy series Slo Pitch Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn, and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.
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The Halluci Nation on changing their name from A Tribe Called Red and their new album One More Saturday Night

The Halluci Nation duo Tim '2oolman' Hill and Bear Witness talk about the band's evolution, from their early days as A Tribe Called Red, making space in the Ottawa club scene for Indigenous music and dancers, to their new name and album.
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Slo Pitch creators and stars Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn on their beer-league softball comedy series

Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn's web comedy series Slo Pitch, recently picked up by IFC, mines the hilarity of being in a low-stakes, high drama beer-league team of mostly queer women.

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.
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Monday, July 26, 2021: Mark Ronson, LeVar Burton and more

Today on Q: producer Mark Ronson, screen panel with Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart, musician Daniel Monkman (also known as Zoon), actor LeVar Burton.
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Mark Ronson dives into the sonic anatomy of pop music

Grammy and Oscar-winning music producer Mark Ronson explores the magic — and technology — behind great pop songs in his docuseries Watch the Sound.
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The Q screen panel explores the controversies behind biopics inspired by Anthony Bourdain and Céline Dion

Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart discuss Morgan Neville's controversial use of artificial intelligence to mimic the late Anthony Bourdain's voice in the documentary Roadrunner, as well as the Céline Dion-inspired film Aline that premiered at Cannes.
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Zoon's debut album Bleached Wavves is a meditation on trauma, substance abuse and healing

Musician Daniel Monkman, who records under the name Zoon, plays a style of music he calls “moccasin gaze.” It’s a dreamy take on psychedelic rock with layered guitars that he uses on his Polaris Prize-nominated debut album, Bleached Wavves.

LeVar Burton on the value of stories and storytelling

The Star Trek, Reading Rainbow and Roots actor tells us why he wants people to take a break from their daily lives and listen to a story on his new podcast LeVar Burton Reads.
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Friday, July 23, 2021: Nick Mohammed, Alan McGee and more

Today on Q: actor Nick Mohammed, music manager and Creation Records founder Alan McGee, Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski.
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Ted Lasso's Nick Mohammed on his work in comedy, academia and magic

Ted Lasso star Nick Mohammed explains why in an era of gritty storytelling and anti-heroes, true subversion is about making your audience smile.
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Alan McGee on seeing his life story on screen in Creation Stories

Creation Records founder Alan McGee discovered bands like the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Oasis. Now, his life story has been fictionalized in a new biopic called Creation Stories.

Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski on food, fame and growing up in Canada

Queer Eye's food and drink expert, Antoni Porowski, joins Tom Power in the q studio to dish on the important role food has played in his life.
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Alice Cooper on new album Detroit Stories and why rock 'n' roll isn't dead

The legendary Detroit rocker has returned to his Motor City roots with a new album, Detroit Stories, which pays tribute to the city's hard rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s. He joined Q’s Tom Power to tell us more.
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Thursday, July 22, 2021: Alice Cooper, Domee Shi and more

Today on Q: rock legend Alice Cooper, guitarist Wayne Kramer of the MC5, animator Domee Shi, musician Neal Sugarman.

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.

'It's really hard to make raw pork look good': Director Domee Shi on the making of her 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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'Everyone can take away something from her experiences': Neal Sugarman remembers Amy Winehouse

Musician Neal Sugarman was the tenor saxophonist on Amy Winehouse's final album, Back To Black. He joined Q to celebrate Winehouse's legacy as a strong and spirited creator.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021: Cassie Cao, Bill Stevenson and more

Today on Q: comedian Cassie Cao, Descendents drummer Bill Stevenson, singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, actor Sonia Manzano.
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Comedian Cassie Cao on returning to the stage after a not-so-funny year

After more than a year away from the stage, Cassie Cao is finally able to perform live stand-up at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.
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Descendents drummer Bill Stevenson on 9th & Walnut — a project 20 years in the making

Drummer Bill Stevenson of Descendents talks about the band's punk rock origins and their new album, 9th & Walnut, which includes recordings of their earliest songs — almost all of which have never been released.

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