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Snow: The Canadian singer and dancehall artist on making his surprise comeback with Daddy Yankee

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00pm
The Canadian reggae and dancehall singer reflects on his journey as an artist and what it's like having his 1993 hit Informer resurrected on the charts.
Categories: Syndicated

Deanne Foley: An Audience of Chairs wrestles with the complexity of motherhood and mental health

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Director Deanne Foley talks to Tom Power about her latest film, An Audience of Chairs, which won the Atlantic Film Festival award for Best Atlantic Film.
Categories: Syndicated

Jeremy Dutcher, Snow and more 11/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Polaris Prize-winning singer Jeremy Dutcher reflects on his whirlwind year and his 2019 Juno Award nomination. The q screen panel discusses why some critics are reluctant to share their honest review of Captain Marvel. Director Deanne Foley talks about her latest film, An Audience of Chairs, and how it wrestles with the complexity of motherhood and mental health. Canadian reggae and dancehall singer Snow talks about his 1993 hit Informer and what it's like seeing it make a surprise comeback thanks to Daddy Yankee.
Categories: Syndicated

Yeardley Smith, Amanda Palmer and more 08/03/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution of The Simpsons and what keeps her busy outside of Springfield: her true crime podcast, Small Town Dicks. The q This music panel takes a look at why some musicians are no longer sitting down for big interviews and choosing instead to write about themselves. Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer performs in the q studio and opens up about her new "unapologetically balls-out" feminist album, which tackles abortion, miscarriage and suicide.
Categories: Syndicated

Yeardley Smith: Lisa Simpson wasn't what she thought her big break would be

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:00pm
When Yeardley Smith was offered the role of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons, she could never have imagined that she'd be joining the longest-running television family ever.
Categories: Syndicated

Amanda Palmer: The singer tackles abortion, miscarriage and suicide on new 'unapologetically balls-out' feminist album

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Singer, songwriter and provocateur Amanda Palmer talks about her personal new record, There Will Be No Intermission, and performs some stripped-down versions of her songs at the grand piano.
Categories: Syndicated

Aasif Mandvi: The actor on bringing back his one-man play Sakina's Restaurant 20 years later

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:00pm
After nearly 10 years as a correspondent on The Daily Show with John Stewart, Aasif Mandvi is going back to his roots. He talks about returning to Sakina's Restaurant, a one-man play he wrote 20 years ago when he was struggling to find parts as an Indian actor in New York.
Categories: Syndicated

Vinessa Antoine: The Diggstown star on being Canadian primetime TV's first black female lawyer

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:00pm
For the first time in Canadian television, a black woman is starring in a primetime drama. Vinessa Antoine talks about her character on CBC's Diggstown, a corporate lawyer named Marcie Diggs who dedicates herself to working in legal aid.
Categories: Syndicated

Andrew Rannells: The actor and Broadway star opens up about the hardest years of his career

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Broadway star and prestige television actor Andrew Rannells talks about his new memoir, getting his big break on Broadway and how he escaped a relationship he had as a teen with an emotionally manipulative 40-year-old.
Categories: Syndicated

Andrew Rannells, Aasif Mandvi and more 07/03/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Broadway star and prestige television actor Andrew Rannells opens up about the hardest years of his career. Diggstown star Vinessa Antoine talks about being Canadian primetime television's first black female lawyer. YouTuber Elle Mills shares her q block party playlist for Ottawa. Nigerian-Canadian hip-hop artist Shopé reacts to winning CBC Music's Searchlight 2019 competition. Actor Aasif Mandvi discusses bringing back his one-man play Sakina's Restaurant 20 years later.
Categories: Syndicated

Zadie Smith, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more 06/03/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Author and essayist Zadie Smith talks about her non-fiction writing and what it's taught her about the act of trying to make sense of a chaotic world. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud helps us understand a hoax urban legend for the digital age: the Momo Challenge. Artist and writer Nate Harrison breaks down the history of the Amen drum break. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert discusses a new retrospective of French designer Thierry Mugler's work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Categories: Syndicated

Zadie Smith: The author and essayist on staying open to art and 'feeling free' to change her mind

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Zadie Smith talks about her non-fiction writing and what it's taught her about the act of trying to make sense of a chaotic world.
Categories: Syndicated

Sarah McLachlan, Said The Whale and more 05/03/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair, the power of Angel and how music saved her life. Actor Yanic Truesdale tells us why he's defending Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette for Canada Reads. ?Breakout singer-songwriter Freya Ridings performs her single You Mean The World To Me. West Coast indie rock band Said The Whale perform from their new album, Cascadia.
Categories: Syndicated

Sarah McLachlan: On the intense power of Angel, the unofficial song of sorrow

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair, the power of Angel and how music saved her life.
Categories: Syndicated

Said The Whale: How appendicitis brought the band closer together on tour

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Shortly after having his appendix removed, Tyler Bancroft joined us in the q music studio with his bandmates from Said The Whale to perform from their new album, Cascadia.
Categories: Syndicated

Yanic Truesdale: Why the actor is championing Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette's novel Suzanne for Canada Reads 2019

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Actor Yanic Truesdale, who you may recognize as Michel on Gilmore Girls, discusses why he's defending Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette for this year's battle of the books.
Categories: Syndicated

T Bone Burnett: The legendary record producer on releasing his first album in 11 years

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Prolific record producer T Bone Burnett is behind some of the most acclaimed albums of the last 30 years, but he isn't very well-known himself. He takes us deep into the music that's shaped his life and his approach to recording.
Categories: Syndicated

Leaving Neverland: Can one explosive film deliver the fatal blow to Michael Jackson's legacy?

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:00pm
The q screen panel discusses HBO's new four-hour documentary, Leaving Neverland, which details the accounts of two men who say they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children.
Categories: Syndicated

T Bone Burnett and the q screen panel 04/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Prolific record producer T Bone Burnett takes us deep into the music that's shaped his life and his approach to recording. He shares stories about touring with Bob Dylan, recording with Elvis Costello and how he pulled together one of the most influential movie soundtracks of all time. Our screen panel discusses HBO's explosive new documentary, Leaving Neverland, which details the accounts of two men who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson when they were children.
Categories: Syndicated

Hawksley Workman, Annie Murphy and more 01/03/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 12:00pm
Designer Isaac Mizrahi reflects on how his struggles with body image encouraged him to pursue a career in fashion. ?Singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman performs live in the q studio and shares the inspiration behind his new album. ?Our music panel talks about Janet Jackson's upcoming Las Vegas residency and the winner of the TV series, The Masked Singer. Schitt's Creek star Annie Murphy shares the inspiration behind the show's new viral earworm, A Little Bit Alexis.
Categories: Syndicated