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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Patrick Watson's A Mermaid In Lisbon is inspired by a trip he took to Portugal

Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson joined guest host Ali Hassan to introduce A Mermaid In Lisbon, the title track off his new EP of the same name.

Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano reflects on the groundbreaking children's show

Sonia Manzano talks about her decades-spanning role as Maria on Sesame Street. The Emmy Award-winning cast member and writer is featured in the new documentary called Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Lucy Dacus, Alicia Vikander and more

Today on Q: singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus, actor Alicia Vikander, ballet dancer Siphesihle November, comedian Trevor Noah.

'I think most art is a memoir': Lucy Dacus on Home Video and rewriting childhood memories

Indie rocker Lucy Dacus joined Q guest host Ali Hassan to discuss her highly anticipated third studio album, Home Video.

Alicia Vikander on The Green Knight — A24's new medieval fantasy epic

Actor Alicia Vikander tells Q guest host Ali Hassan why she wanted to be a part of The Green Knight, a medieval fantasy film based on the classic 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Siphesihle November's journey from South Africa to the National Ballet of Canada

Dancer Siphesihle November details his journey, from his days performing hip-hop in South Africa to now being a corps member of the National Ballet of Canada.

Trevor Noah's musical tribute to Soweto, South Africa

The comedian gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of Soweto, a neighbourhood southwest of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Monday, July 19, 2021: Barenaked Ladies, Hawa Hassan and more

Today on Q: Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies, Q screen panel with Teri Hart and John Semley, chef Hawa Hassan.

Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson on Detour de Force and why he still worries when he makes a new record

Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies joined Tom Power to talk about the band's newly released 16th studio album, Detour de Force, and how he still finds fresh reasons to sing.

Is it weird to be experiencing nostalgia for COVID era talk-shows?

On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and John Semley discuss how late-night talk shows are adapting to the post-lockdown landscape. They also share their reviews of HBO's much buzzed about series The White Lotus.

Chef Hawa Hassan celebrates the food of regular grandmothers in new cookbook

The Somali-born chef spoke with Tom Power about In Bibi's Kitchen — a cookbook that celebrates the food of grandmothers who live in or are from the eight African countries bordering the Indian Ocean.

Friday, July 16, 2021: Mavis Staples, Tom Morello and more

Today on Q: music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, gospel singer Mavis Staples, musician Tom Morello.

Summer of Soul and Woodstock 99 are two new docs that explore music festivals of the past

Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen talk about two new documentaries, Summer of Soul and Woodstock 99, and the importance of the music festivals that inspired them.