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Ali Hassan: A first glimpse at Canada Reads 2019

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:00pm
Ali Hassan returns for a third year as the host of Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books. Today, he joins Tom Power to discuss the books that made the longlist for 2019.
Categories: Syndicated

Vinnie Karetak: The actor on Kiviuq Returns and the importance of reclaiming Inuit folk legends

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:00pm
Actor Vinnie Karetak joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about the importance of performing traditional Inuit stories in Inuktitut to southern audiences.
Categories: Syndicated

Kliph Nesteroff: Comedians to watch in 2019

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00pm
Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff gives us a preview of the year ahead in comedy and shares his recommendations for new voices to watch in 2019.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael Paulson: Broadway actors refuse development work over profit-sharing dispute

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00pm
A growing debate about compensation for theatre actors is coming to a head on Broadway as performers and stage managers strike against development projects for hit shows.
Categories: Syndicated

Kate Gray: Playing as fast as they can: Video game speedrunners and Awesome Games Done Quick

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00pm
This week, hundreds of video game speedrunners are taking part in the Superbowl of video games, called Awesome Games Done Quick. Video game journalist Kate Gray unpacks what speedrunning is all about.
Categories: Syndicated

Kate Gray, Kliph Nesteroff and more 09/01/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00pm
Video game journalist Kate Gray explains why video game speedrunners are playing as fast as they can for Awesome Games Done Quick. Buzzfeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud and The New York Times' Amanda Hess discuss some of the suspicions surrounding the Bird Box challenge. New York Times reporter Michael Paulson unpacks why Broadway actors are refusing development work over a profit-sharing dispute. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff shares his recommendations for comedians to watch in 2019.
Categories: Syndicated

Simu Liu, Joseph Shabason and more 08/01/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Kim's Convenience star Simu Liu tells us how his real-life relationship with his parents informs his father-son relationship on the show. Musician Joseph Shabason discusses how he turned his mother's battle with Parkinson's disease into beautiful music. Kliph Nesteroff gives us a brief history of comedy roasts. Fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert? unpacks the controversy brewing between designer Marc Jacobs and representatives for Nirvana.
Categories: Syndicated

Mosha Lundström Halbert: Nirvana sues Marc Jacobs over iconic smiley face logo

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert joins Tom Power live from Miami to unpack the controversy brewing between designer Marc Jacobs and representatives for Nirvana. Jacobs is celebrating the anniversary of his infamous grunge collection with a recently-reissued Redux Grunge line, which includes T-shirts that very strongly resemble the iconic band's trademarked smiley face logo. It's said that Kurt Cobain doodled the logo back in 1991 and it can still be found on official band T-shirts to this day. Now, Nirvana's surviving members are suing the designer for copyright infringement.
Categories: Syndicated

Joseph Shabason: How the musician turned his mother's battle with Parkinson's into beautiful music

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:00pm
When Joseph Shabason's mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he decided to talk to her about her diagnosis while he recorded their conversation. He used that conversation as the inspiration - and the backbone - for his new solo album.
Categories: Syndicated

Simu Liu: The Kim's Convenience star on drawing from his real life to play Jung

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Ahead of the season three premiere of Kim's Convenience, Simu Liu drops by to talk about what we can expect, how his real-life relationship with his parents informs his father-son relationship on the show, and how he feels about the representation of Asian men on screen.
Categories: Syndicated

q Screen Panel: Big winners, surprises and snubs from the 2019 Golden Globes

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Our panellists John Semley and Tina Hassannia share their thoughts on what went down last night at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Categories: Syndicated

Sandra Oh: The actor on the importance of 'being true to yourself' in Hollywood

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Canadian actor Sandra Oh takes on roles that tend to be complex, strong and groundbreaking characters. Typically, they challenge norms and push creative boundaries, such as the character Jade in Oh's first film, Double Happiness, or Dr. Cristina Yang, who she played for nearly a decade on Grey's Anatomy. In Oh's big comeback to television, she plays Eve Polastri, an M15 agent, on the BBC America series Killing Eve. She tells Tom Power why it was a role that was worth the wait for her, especially as someone who's had to carve out a place for herself in Hollywood.
Categories: Syndicated

Mark Little and Andy Bush: The actor-comedians explore a darker side to Cavendish, PEI

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Mark Little and Andy Bush have been making audiences (and each other) laugh since their early days in Halifax's esteemed comedy troupe, Picnicface. Their latest collaboration finds them riffing on the quirky little town of Cavendish, P.E.I. for a new CBC sitcom.
Categories: Syndicated

Golden Globes, Sandra Oh and more 07/01/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Arts and entertainment writers John Semley and Tina Hassannia recap the highlights from the 2019 Golden Globes. Actor-comedians Mark Little and Andy Bush discuss their new CBC sit-com Cavendish. Sandra Oh shares what diversity on screen means for her personally.
Categories: Syndicated

Chris Redd: The SNL cast member on establishing himself as a comedian

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd drops by the q studio to talk about his comedy and life on SNL. Last year, he picked up the Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics. So could 2019 be better than that?
Categories: Syndicated

Nijla Mu'min: The director's debut film Jinn explores the black Muslim teen experience

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Nijla Mu'min grew up loving coming-of-age stories. Now, she's made her feature film debut with one of her own. The film is called Jinn and it introduces us to Summer, a 17-year-old black girl who watches her life change completely when her mother suddenly converts to Islam. It's a story about religion, family and sexuality - all things Mu'min grappled with herself growing up black and Muslim in California. She talks to guest host Ali Hassan about bringing her experience to the big screen.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael Caine, Chris Redd and more 04/01/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Michael Caine shares some of the best advice he's received throughout his career. The q This music panel discusses 21 Savage's apology for the controversial "Jewish money" lyric that landed LeBron James in hot water. Director Nijla Mu'min talks about how her debut feature film Jinn parallels her experience growing up black and Muslim in California. Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd joins Ali Hassan live in the q studio to chat about establishing himself as a comedian.
Categories: Syndicated

Deanne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson: Can a comedian be universally funny? Netflix's Comedians of the World puts it to the test

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:00pm
Laughter is a universal language, but a joke that's funny in one culture may not have the same punch elsewhere. That's why the new Netflix series Comedians of the World is an intriguing experiment. It features nearly 50 comedians from around the world, all from different comedy background and cultures, and has them perform (in eight different languages) in the same lineup. Canadian comedy ambassadors Deanne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson join guest host Ali Hassan to talk about their role on the show and whether there's such thing as a national sense of humour.
Categories: Syndicated

Robert Cooper: The showrunner explores Canada's tainted blood scandal in new miniseries Unspeakable

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:00pm
Unspeakable takes us inside the tainted blood scandal that shook Canada back in the '80s. Cooper was one of the people infected with hepatitis C. He joins guest host Ali Hassan to share his story and talk about the making of the show.
Categories: Syndicated

Roger Daltrey, Billy-Ray Belcourt and more 03/01/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:00pm
Roger Daltrey of The Who opens up about the excesses of fame and feeling like an outsider. Robert Cooper explores Canada's tainted blood scandal in new CBC miniseries called Unspeakable. Billy-Ray Belcourt talks about winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. Comedians DeAnne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson talk about their role in Netflix's Comedians of the World and whether there's such thing as a national sense of humour.
Categories: Syndicated