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From Let Go to Love Sux, Avril Lavigne has always had a clear vision for her music
As her debut album Let Go turns 20 and she releases a new album, Avril Lavigne looks back on her early days as a teenage artist writing songs about skater boys.
Friday, May 20, 2022: Nilüfer Yanya, Andrea Jin and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: musician Nilüfer Yanya, pop culture critic Drew Magary and comedian Andrea Jin.
Nilüfer Yanya triumphs on her sophomore record Painless
U.K. musician Nilüfer Yanya was discovered on Soundcloud and quickly became an artist to watch with her acclaimed first album Miss Universe. She talks with guest host Talia Schlanger about writing her follow-up record, Painless, playing her dad's traditional Turkish instruments on the album and embracing the uniqueness of her voice.
Comedian Andrea Jin is a Grandma's Girl — and a Juno Award winner
With her debut album Grandma's Girl, Vancouver comic Andrea Jin took home the 2022 Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year. Jin talks about what the recognition means to her, and why her grandma comes up so often in her comedy.
Pop culture critic Drew Magary questions why bad special effects in movies and TV still happen
Drew Magary talks about his Defector article Bad Special Effects are a Choice, in which he argues that there is a crisis in CGI.
Thursday, May 19, 2022: Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald, Son Lux, Raven Chacon and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald, experimental band Son Lux, composer Raven Chacon, Vancouver comic Charlie Demers.
The Kids in the Hall are back: Dave Foley & Kevin McDonald talk about the troupe's return to TV
After 27 years, the Kids in the Hall are back with a new sketch comedy show. Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald reminisce over how the Kids got together and talk about how their comedic chemistry has only strengthened over time.
Son Lux on scoring one of the most complex films of the year, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once is a psychedelic sci-fi adventure about multiverses, life and death, creation and destruction, love and heartbreak. Experimental band Son Lux talk about the unique challenge of scoring a film that's about everything, everywhere, all at once.
Composer Raven Chacon on his Pulitzer Prize-winning piece of music Voiceless Mass
Diné artist and composer Raven Chacon created Voiceless Mass over the course of the pandemic as a testament to people whose voices are rarely heard.
Charlie Demers digs deep to make people laugh, even in times of existential struggle
Over the pandemic, as live shows came to a halt, Charlie Demers questioned whether he'd still be a comedian when it was all over. On his new album I Hope I Don't Remember This My Whole Life, the Vancouver comic returns to the stage and rediscovers the power of humour.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022: Avril Lavigne, Ivan Decker & Eman El-Husseini, Raffi and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: pop punk star Avril Lavigne, comedians Ivan Decker & Eman El-Husseini, children's musician Raffi.
Avril Lavigne talks about her new album Love Sux, and looks back on 20 years as a pop punk icon
Avril Lavigne burst onto the scene in 2002 with her signature sound and look on the record Let Go — a cultural touchstone for some of today's biggest stars. Now, she's back with a new album called Love Sux, which marks a return to her pop punk roots.
Comedians Ivan Decker and Eman El-Husseini are back on the road to make Canadians laugh
Q guest host Talia Schlanger catches up with Canadian comedians Ivan Decker and Eman El-Husseini who are on the road with comedy legend Rick Mercer for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour.
Raffi reimagines children's songs that didn't age well for his new collaborative album
Children's entertainer Raffi has always put kids and their well-being first. His new album with Lindsay Munroe, Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times, rewrites the script on old children's songs for a contemporary audience.
Tech columnist Alyssa Bereznak on TikTok's treatment of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's court battle
Alyssa Bereznak reports on how TikTok users are making toxic videos and memes of Johnny Depp's libel suit against Amber Heard, mainly targeting the actress.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Lenka Lichtenberg, Florence Welch and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: singer-songwriter Lenka Lichtenberg, singer-songwriter Florence Welch, filmmaker Céline Sciamma.
Lenka Lichtenberg's new album is inspired by poems her grandmother wrote while in a Nazi concentration camp
The Canadian singer-songwriter spoke with guest host Talia Schlanger about celebrating her mother and grandmother — both of whom survived years in a Nazi concentration camp — on her new record, Thieves Of Dreams.
Florence Welch on her new album Dance Fever — and how a deadly medieval phenomenon helped inspire it
The lead singer of Florence + the Machine spoke with Tom Power about the band's latest album, and how it spins lyrics about angst and anxiety into big cathartic dance tunes.
Petite Maman's Céline Sciamma on her inspiration for the film and her unique approach to storytelling
The French writer and director joined Tom Power to discuss her latest film, Petite Maman, and why she rejects many of the standard storytelling conventions in her approach to filmmaking.
Monday, May 16, 2022: Win Butler, Rick Mercer and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: Win Butler of Arcade Fire, comedian Rick Mercer, Junos panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, Q This music panel with A. Harmony and Mastermind.
Arcade Fire's Win Butler on the early days of the band, its new album and more
Tom Power caught up with Win Butler to discuss Arcade Fire's latest album, We, and how it all came together.
Rick Mercer on hosting Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada
The Canadian comedy legend spoke with guest host Talia Schlanger about getting back on the road to host the Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour.
2022 Junos recap: Everything you need to know about Canada's biggest night in music
Music journalist A. Harmony and CBC reporter Lisa Christiansen joined guest host Talia Schlanger to unpack the most memorable moments from the 2022 Juno Awards.
New music release: A look at Kendrick Lamar's album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
Music journalist A. Harmony and hip hop radio personality Mastermind joined guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
Juno Awards host Simu Liu reflects on Shang-Chi, hosting SNL and his boy band past
Before hosting Canada’s biggest night in music, Simu Liu looked back on his own music history and his big year on screen and stage.