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Mahna Mahna at 50: fascinating facts about the unforgettable Muppets song

The Muppets made it famous, but where did the song come from? (Hint: a steamy Italian film...) Who performed it? And who is that fuzzy fella?

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019: David Byrne, Nichelle Tramble Spellman and more

Today on q: Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, q This with A. Harmony and Rollie Pemberton, musician Peter Asher on the Beatles, television producer and writer Nichelle Tramble Spellman.

'We can better ourselves': David Byrne reveals his definition of utopia

The legendary Talking Heads frontman takes a message of hope to Broadway.

Jay-Z turns 50: A look back at how the rapper became hip-hop's elder statesman

On today's q This music panel, music journalist A. Harmony and rapper Rollie Pemberton take a look back at Jay-Z's career on the occasion of his 50th birthday. 

Peter Asher shares stories from his decades-long relationship with the Beatles

Musician Peter Asher has a perspective on Paul McCartney and the Beatles that we don't often hear. Now he's put some of his favourite stories on the page in a new book called The Beatles from A to Zed.

Truth Be Told creator Nichelle Tramble Spellman shows the ripple effect of true crime podcasts on real people

Truth Be Told showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman joins q's Tom Power to talk about the series and why she wanted to examine our obsession with true crime. 

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019: Milky Chance, Judy Collins and more

Today on q: German folk-pop duo Milky Chance, singer-songwriter Judy Collins, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman.

q's Thursday Headliner: German folk-pop duo Milky Chance

Milky Chance drops by the q studio to perform some songs from their new album Mind the Moon.

Folk icon Judy Collins on her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her new album Winter Stories

At age 80, folk icon Judy Collins is still actively releasing new music, touring and shining a light on unsung talent. She joined q's Tom Power to reflect on her nearly six-decade career and her latest record, Winter Stories.

'I would never hide the proof of my survival': Measha Brueggergosman on recovering from heart surgery

A few months ago, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman wasn't sure she'd be around to celebrate Christmas. She joined q's Tom Power to talk about her recovery from an emergency double-bypass surgery.

Neil Young is releasing a new archival album — and he wants you to decide what's on it

The legendary rocker is allowing fans to choose his next record from a treasure trove of archival material.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019: Nicholas Braun, Johnny Reid and more

Today on q: Succession star Nicholas Braun, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, country music artist Johnny Reid, Star Trek writers D. C. Fontana and David Gerrold.

'I put a lot of my own awkwardness into this guy': Nicholas Braun on playing Cousin Greg on HBO's Succession

Nicholas Braun plays Cousin Greg on HBO's hit show Succession. He joined q's Tom Power live in studio to talk about what it's like to be on one of the biggest shows on TV.

For a generation that doesn't watch TV, is Twitch the future of talk shows?

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about a new era of reality TV found on the video game streaming platform Twitch. 

Juno-winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid shares two brand new Christmas songs

Country artist Johnny Reid drops by the q music studio to perform some songs off his new Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas.

Star Trek writers reflect on how 50 years of the iconic show influenced public opinion

Writers Dorothy “D. C.” Fontana and David Gerrold reflect on the show's cultural influence and long-standing success.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019: Speech, Stars and more

Today on q: rapper Speech of the group Arrested Development, puppeteer Jason Hopley and Gary the Unicorn, Torquil Campbell and Pat McGee of the Canadian indie band Stars.

Arrested Development frontman Speech on his new documentary 16 Bars — and creating an album with inmates

Grammy award-winning rapper Speech of the group Arrested Development joins q's Tom Power to talk about his new documentary, 16 Bars.

Meet Jason Hopley, the creator and puppeteer behind Gary the Unicorn

Jason Hopley is the man behind Gary the Unicorn, the breakout star of CBC Kids' The Studio K Show. Both Hopley and Gary drop by the q studio for a chat with Tom Power.

Torquil Campbell and Pat McGee of Stars on telling the band's 20-year story in a new stage show

Torquil Campbell and Pat McGee of Stars join q's Tom Power to discuss their new stage show, Stars: Together, which celebrates the band's 20-year anniversary.

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019: Sophie Deraspe, Karen Schaler and more

Today on q: filmmaker Sophie Deraspe, q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Eli Glasner, DJ Spinna's gateway to Stevie Wonder, author and screenwriter Karen Schaler.

Antigone director Sophie Deraspe on taking inspiration from Greek tragedy and Fredy Villanueva story

The Canadian filmmaker discusses her latest film, Antigone, which is based on an ancient Greek tragedy but set in modern day Montreal.

Do upset fans actually have the power to bring a show back?

On this week's screen panel, Eli Glasner and Tina Hassannia discuss the recent cancellation of Anne with an E, which was met with a strong reaction from fans last week.

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.

Meet Karen Schaler, the writer behind Hallmark and Netflix's Christmas movies

For author and screenwriter Karen Schaler, Christmas is a year-round affair. The former war reporter tells us how her journalism unlocked the secret to writing a holiday movie.