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Killer Mike, Jiayang Fan and more 18/01/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00pm
Rapper Killer Mike talks about using bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America in his new Netflix series Trigger Warning. The q This music panel discusses the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Jennifer Benka talks about the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. The New Yorker's Jiayang Fan explains how Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho went from Cantopop queen to pro-democracy activist.
Categories: Syndicated

Killer Mike: The rapper and activist on his new Netflix series Trigger Warning

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00pm
In Killer Mike's new Netflix show Trigger Warning, the Grammy-winning rapper uses bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America.
Categories: Syndicated

Weyni Mengesha: The Soulpepper artistic director on her vision for the theatre company's next chapter

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Soulpepper's new artistic director Weyni Mengesha talks about leading the theatre company forward in light of sexual harassment allegations against the founding artistic director, Albert Schultz.
Categories: Syndicated

Chris Lyons: Meet the man behind Freddie Mercury's teeth in Bohemian Rhapsody

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Chris Lyons is a special effects artist who's dedicated more than 30 years to a very specific skill: making teeth. He's made teeth for everyone from Meryl Streep to Tilda Swinston, but his most daunting job to date was recreating Freddie Mercury's teeth for Bohemian Rhapsody.
Categories: Syndicated

Maggie Rogers: From viral hit to the stage of SNL

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
The Maryland pop phenom joins Tom Power for a chat about her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and special live performance in the q studio.
Categories: Syndicated

Mike Schur: The writer and producer on the power of feel-good TV

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
If shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine or The Good Place have ever put a smile on your face, then you have Mike Schur to thank. He's written for, produced and created some of the best TV comedies of the last few years.
Categories: Syndicated

Mike Schur, Maggie Rogers and more 17/01/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Producer, writer and showrunner Mike Schur tells us what it takes to make feel-good television like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers discusses the challenges of making her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and performs live in the q studio. Special effects artist Chris Lyons talks about designing the teeth that helped transform Rami Malek into Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Soulpepper artistic director Weyni Mengesha unveils her vision for the theatre company's next chapter.
Categories: Syndicated

Corey Hart: The singer on stepping away from the spotlight and why he's now making his return

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00pm
In this career-spanning interview, Corey Hart looks back on his life and achievements. This year, Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, where he will join the likes of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.
Categories: Syndicated

Corey Hart, Jael Richardson and more 16/01/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Singer-songwriter Corey Hart opens up about his 20-year hiatus and why he's now making his return to music. Jael Richardson shares her latest book recommendation: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. The New York Times' Charo Henríquez explains why a special run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico has been a lifeline to many residents affected by the devastation of Hurricane María.
Categories: Syndicated

Mike White: Why the Hollywood screenwriter wanted to test his limits by competing on Survivor

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Mike White might be best-known as a writer, actor or the man behind the critically-acclaimed HBO series Enlightened, but this year he added an unusual credit to his resume - playing himself on Survivor. He joined Tom Power to chat about finishing second on the most recent season of the reality TV staple, called Survivor: David vs. Goliath, and tells us why he so desperately wanted to become a castaway on the island.
Categories: Syndicated

Karyn Kusama: Why the director of Destroyer embraces stories about angry, female antiheroes

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Director Karyn Kusama is known for making films about women who are angry, traumatized or haunted by their mistakes. In her latest film, Destroyer, Nicole Kidman stars as a police detective who wears her grief physically. Two years ago, Kidman publicly vowed to work with more female directors and Kusama was one of her first calls. Now, Kusama is dealing with the joys and perils of becoming more well known.
Categories: Syndicated

Chris Smith: The Fyre Fest filmmaker on why the infamous music festival failed

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Fyre Festival took over the headlines in 2017 when affluent festival goers travelled to the Bahamas to enjoy top musical acts and party with supermodels on a private island. That's how the event was advertised at least. As you might remember, the disastrous music festival left thousands of attendees stranded without food or amenities, setting social media ablaze with its failure. The festival stood in stark contrast to the luxury event that was promised by organizers and promoted by celebrity influencers on social media. Chris Smith is the filmmaker behind Fyre, a new documentary about the ill-fated festival. He's also the director of American Movie and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which scored an Emmy nomination. Smith has always been drawn to eccentric personalities and stranger-than-fiction stories, which is why this story - about a lavish festival descending into chaos - was irresistible to him.
Categories: Syndicated

Mike White, Karyn Kusama and more 15/01/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Hollywood screenwriter Mike White tells us why he decided to put his career on hold to go on the reality television show Survivor. Director Chris Smith discusses his new documentary about the now-infamous Fyre Festival. Director Karyn Kusama talks about exploring the darker aspects of the human experience in her latest film Destroyer.
Categories: Syndicated

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright who has put together an immersive work that looks at his life and how language has the power to unite and divide us.
Categories: Syndicated

Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Kristen Roupenian is the writer behind 'Cat Person', the short story that went viral on The New Yorker website back in 2017. She's releasing her first collection of short stories called You Know You Want This.
Categories: Syndicated

Kristen Roupenian, Nassim Soleimanpour and more 14/01/2019 [Full Episode]

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Kristen Roupenian, the writer behind the short story "Cat Person," and Nassim Soleimanpour, an Iranian playwright, are on the show today.
Categories: Syndicated

Meet Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the artist turning your heart into thoughtful art

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian artist whose art is always changing -- because it depends on you. He makes these big, interactive installations that require you to physically do something.
Categories: Syndicated

Executive producer dream hampton on Surviving R. Kelly

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Dream Hampton executive produced Surviving R. Kelly because she believes the best way to shed light on his predatory history is through visually documenting and explaining that history
Categories: Syndicated

dream hampton, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, more 10/01/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Today on q: filmmaker and journalist dream hampton, q This music panel with Tabassum Siddiqui and Lisa Christiansen, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
Categories: Syndicated

Malcolm Gladwell, Vinnie Karetak and more 10/01/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:00pm
Journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell turns his attention to music with a new podcast called Broken Record. Actor Vinnie Karetak talks about his new play Kiviuq Returns and the importance of reclaiming Inuit folk legends. Director Catherine Gund presents a gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas. Canada Reads host Ali Hassan discusses the 2019 longlist for CBC's annual battle of the books.
Categories: Syndicated