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Thursday, July 9, 2020: Ramy Youssef, Theresa Ruth Howard and more

Today on q: actor and comedian Ramy Youssef, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, former ballet dancer Theresa Ruth Howard.

How Ramy Youssef finds humour in religion — and his own Muslim faith

The Golden Globe-winning comedian skips the stereotypes and finds laughs where religion and everyday life meet.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020: Jim Carrey, Jay Douglas and more

Today on q: actor Jim Carrey and author Dana Vachon, tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak, musician Jay Douglas.

When Jim Carrey was told he had 10 minutes to live, this is what he did

In his new autobiographical novel Memoirs and Misinformation, Carrey melds fact with fiction — and turns Rodney Dangerfield into a rhinoceros.

'I'm just a messenger for peace and love': Toronto reggae legend Jay Douglas reflects on his life and career

Douglas joined q's Tom Power to talk about coming to Canada from Jamaica in the '60s, his part in supporting the Jamaica To Toronto compilation, and his new single, Jah Children.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020: David Strickland, Béla Fleck and more

Today on q: Grammy Award-winning producer and artist David Strickland, Grammy Award-winning banjoist Béla Fleck, stage and screen icon Angela Lansbury.

Angela Lansbury on Murder, She Wrote and a long career in acting

On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, actress and singer Angela Lansbury reflects on the long-running series as well as her career on screen and on Broadway.

Monday, July 6, 2020: Kevin Kwan, Pantayo and more

Today on q: author Kevin Kwan, q screen panel with John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Polaris Prize-nominated band Pantayo, singer-songwriter Jully Black.

'I get lost in this woman's life': Jully Black on her personal connection to Caroline, or Change

Canada's Queen of R&B joined host Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about making her musical theatre debut in Caroline, or Change.

Friday, July 3, 2020: Alex Lacamoire, Nisha Ganatra and more

Today on q: Hamilton music director Alex Lacamoire, filmmaker Nisha Ganatra, singer-songwriter Michael Stipe and musician Aaron Dessner.

Thursday, July 2, 2020: Alicia Keys, Chika Okeke-Agulu and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, professor of African art at Princeton University Chika Okeke-Agulu, q books columnist Jael Richardson, singer-songwriter Debbie Harry.

'I just was so devastated': How an early photo shoot changed Alicia Keys's career, and her life, forever

In her new book More Myself, the revered musician reflects on music, family, relationships and her struggles with self-worth.

Jael Richardson's summer book picks for kids

Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares some great summer reads for kids that grown-ups will love too.

Debbie Harry looks back on her life and some of Blondie's greatest hits

Debbie Harry's memoir is a tour through her life, from growing up in New Jersey to the height of her fame as the lead singer of Blondie.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020: Neil Young, Brooke Lynn Hytes and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Neil Young, drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes, rapper Haviah Mighty.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Semi Chellas, Aurora James and more

Today on q: American Woman director Semi Chellas, q This music panel A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, fashion designer Aurora James, Elmo puppeteer Ryan Dillon.

How Sesame Street puppeteer Ryan Dillon brings Elmo to life

On the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Ryan Dillon, the puppeteer behind Elmo, joined q's Tom Power to talk about how he went from a childhood fan of the show to claiming centre stage.

Monday, June 29, 2020: Ziggy Marley, Raoul Peck and more

Today on q: musician Ziggy Marley, q screen panel with John Semley and Teri Hart, Tigertail director Alan Yang, I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck.

Bob Marley at 75: Ziggy Marley reflects on his late father's incredible, and very human, legacy

For Ziggy, it’s not about the record sales or the accolades; Bob Marley taught him to be a good person.
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Raoul Peck brings James Baldwin's powerful gaze to the big screen

Director Raoul Peck discusses his latest documentary, I am Not Your Negro, which is completely based on the words of famous American writer James Baldwin.

Friday, June 26, 2020: Katy Perry, Roddy Doyle and more

Today on q: pop icon Katy Perry, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, hip-hop historian Nelson George, author Roddy Doyle.

Katy Perry says she wrote many of her biggest hits 'in the worst place' of her life

Katy Perry’s songs have served as the soundtrack for happy moments for her fans, so it may come as a surprise that many of her hits, such as Firework and Roar, were born from what she calls 'dark times.'

An introductory guide to New York hip-hop in the '80s

The Get Down's Nelson George guides us through the world of '80s hip-hop in New York City, from Kurtis Blow to Eric B.

Thursday, June 25, 2020: John Legend, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter John Legend, artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware and CBC Arts host Sean O'Neill, musician and artist Tiagz, actress Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs.

John Legend on how George Floyd's murder is spurring change, and how people can help

The music icon and father of two also says celebrities need to inform themselves before speaking out

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