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Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Tanya Tagaq, Kaitlin Prest and more

Today on q: throat singer and author Tanya Tagaq, photographer Blake Wood on Amy Winehouse, podcast creator Kaitlin Prest.
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Watch Black Eyed Peas' jarring new video that tackles school shootings, child border separation

"What you are about to see is hard to watch," reads an opening caption. "But this is the point of this film."

Blake Wood on photographing his friend Amy Winehouse

His new book, Amy Winehouse, is an intimate portrait of a pop star like you've never seen her before.

Why Tanya Tagaq is 'terrified' anyone will read her acclaimed debut novel, Split Tooth

The musician has spent her career "hiding" behind her music, but with her new project, Split Tooth, which mixes fiction and memoir, she's more exposed than ever.

Kaitlin Prest blends fact and fiction on her new podcast, the Shadows

Award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest talks about her latest brainchild called The Shadows, the first audio fiction from CBC Podcasts.

Monday, September 24, 2018: Elijah Wood, Metric and more

Today on q: actor and producer Elijah Wood, screen panel with John Semley and Tina Hassannia, The Joy Luck Club's Tamlyn Tomita, Tsai Chin and Kieu Chinh celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric.

Elijah Wood on his move into VR with psychological thriller Transference

Beyond his role in Lord of the Rings, Elijah Wood is also the creative director of a video game production company called SpectreVision. He joins Tom Power to talk about a new virtual reality game called Transference and the future of VR.

Chevy Chase shares harsh criticism of Saturday Night Live

In a lengthy and candid Washington Post profile of Chevy Chase, the actor shared some harsh criticisms about Saturday Night Live. The show returns for its 44th season this weekend.

The Joy Luck Club at 25: Cast members reflect on the breakthrough film

As The Joy Luck Club turns 25 years old this month, cast members Tamlyn Tomita, Tsai Chin and Kieu Chinh look back on the challenges of getting the movie made, and how, at its core, it was always about the love between mothers and daughters.

Metric on their new album Art of Doubt

Metric's Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw join Tom Power to chat about placing the guitar back at the core of their new record and 20 years of staying power on the Canadian music scene.

Friday, September 21, 2018: Mumford and Sons, Khaled Hosseini and more

Today on q: Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons, q This music panel with Lisa Christiansen and Jarrett Martineau, MOCA Toronto preview with executive director and CEO Heidi Reitmaier, author Khaled Hosseini.

Mumford and Sons on their new album, Delta: 'we just got rid of all boundaries'

Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall talk about the band's shifting sound and their new experimental fourth album, Delta.

Tom Power previews MOCA Toronto ahead of its opening day

Ahead of its public opening, Tom Power gets a sneak preview of one of the most anticipated museums in Canada, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in downtown Toronto.
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Mumford and Sons address their photo with Jordan B. Peterson

'I don't think that having a photograph with someone means you agree with everything they say.'

Polaris Music Prize recap: Why Jeremy Dutcher's big win is significant

Our music panel reconvenes to discuss the highlights from this year's Polaris Music Prize gala.

Khaled Hosseini on Sea Prayer, his tribute to Syrian boy Alan Kurdi

Khaled Hosseini reads a passage from his new book Sea Prayer and tells us what moved him to write the story.

Thursday, September 20, 2018: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bert Kreischer and more

Today on q: actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, CBC News reporter Dave Seglins, online culture panel with Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Angela Watercutter, DJ Spinna's gateway to Stevie Wonder, comedian Bert Kreischer.

Maggie Gyllenhaal on the consequences of 'starving a vibrant woman's mind'

Maggie Gyllenhaal sat down with Tom Power to talk about her new film The Kindergarten Teacher, about a woman who becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a prodigy.

Nintendo and Sony bid on gamer nostalgia

Our online culture panel discusses the power of '90s retro gaming and a few other big headlines taking over the internet this week.

CBC's Dave Seglins on exposing Ticketmaster's secret scalper program

CBC News reporter Dave Seglins joins Tom Power to discuss his undercover investigation into Ticketmaster's secret scalper program.

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.

Bert Kreischer on balancing comedy, partying and fatherhood

Bert Kreischer talks about his family and his reputation as a partier, his new Netflix special Secret Time, and the Rolling Stone story that changed his life back in 1997.
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Are Bert and Ernie a gay couple? Finally, the answer

Longtime Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman revealed the truth — but it may not be the end of the debate.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018: Dan Fogelman, D'Arcy Carden and more

Today on q: television producer and screenwriter Dan Fogelman, musician Hozier, actor D'Arcy Carden.

This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman on writing emotional scenes, and how to get them right

Dan Fogelman sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about his new film, creating art that makes people cry, and why sentimentality at the movies may not be such a bad thing in 2018.