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Randall Park: The Always Be My Maybe star on playing the romantic lead and the pressure to represent Asian-Americans

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Actor, comedian, writer and director Randall Park joins guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe live in the q studio to talk about his new Netflix film, Always Be My Maybe.
Categories: Syndicated

Randall Park, Eve Joseph and more 07/06/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00pm
The q This music panel's Lisa Christiansen and Tabassum Siddiqui share their predictions for 2019's song of the summer. Griffin Poetry Prize winner Eve Joseph talks about her big win and reads from her poetry collection, Quarrels. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff gives us the origin story of the phrase "stand-up comedian" and history's first stand-up comics. Actor Randall Park talks about the pressure to represent Asian-Americans and playing the romantic lead in Netflix's Always Be My Maybe.
Categories: Syndicated

Evangeline Lilly: Why the actor is more comfortable penning kids' books than acting

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:00pm
The world knows Evangeline Lilly as an actor, but she's also the author of a series of children's books called The Squickerwonkers. She talks about making space for other parts of her creative identity.
Categories: Syndicated

Supinder Wraich: The actor on The 410 - a crime drama about what it means to be Indo-Canadian

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Supinder Wraich is the writer, co-producer and star of the new CBC Gem series, The 410, named after the highway that connects the city of Brampton, Ont. to the city of Toronto. She tells us how her own upbringing factors into the plot of The 410.
Categories: Syndicated

Azhar Usman: The comedian on finding truth in comedy in the age of fake news

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Ahead of his shows at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, comedian Azhar Usman tells us how stand-up can be a truth in this age of fake news.
Categories: Syndicated

Evangeline Lilly, Azhar Usman and more 06/06/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:00pm
Evangeline Lilly tells us why she's more comfortable penning kids' books than acting. Actor Supinder Wraich talks about her new series The 410 - a crime drama about what it means to be Indo-Canadian. Bass player Steve Mahon takes us through the story of how four teenagers from Hamilton came to be the pioneering Canadian punk rock band Teenage Head. Stand-up comic Azhar Usman?????? talks about finding truth in comedy in the age of fake news.
Categories: Syndicated

Jan Lisiecki: The 24-year-old classical pianist on Mendelssohn and music

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00pm
At only 24-years-old, classical pianist Jan Lisiecki could be considered an old soul. He joined us to talk about music, his new album Mendelssohn and why classical piano resonates with him so deeply.
Categories: Syndicated

Tan France, Jan Lisiecki and more 05/06/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France talks about the runaway success of the show and his candid new memoir, Naturally Tan. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud discusses Apple's decision to phase out iTunes and what it might mean for you. Griffin Poetry Prize nominee Dionne Brand reads from her poetry collection The Blue Clerk. From child prodigy to seasoned pro, classical pianist Jan Lisiecki talks about music and his latest album Mendelssohn.
Categories: Syndicated

Tan France: The Queer Eye fashion expert on his new memoir

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Queer Eye's fashion expert Tan France talks to Tom Power about his candid new memoir, Naturally Tan.
Categories: Syndicated

Ser Anzoategui: The star of Vida shatters the idea that Latinx stories are niche

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Ser Anzoategui is one of the stars of Vida, an award-winning television show that features hyper-specific references to Latin American and queer culture, set in Los Angeles. They tell us what it's like to work on a show that's unapologetic about its storytelling.
Categories: Syndicated

Daryl Cloran: Nurtured in Edmonton, Broadway's Hadestown now leads 2019 Tony nominations

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Hadestown is a Greek mythology-inspired musical that's leading the Tony Awards this year with 14 nominations. Daryl Cloran of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre explains how and why the hit musical was developed in Canada.
Categories: Syndicated

Dexter Fletcher: The Rocketman director on working with Elton John

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00pm
The Rocketman director tells us about the frank conversations he had with Elton John and how those stories made him consider his own dark past.
Categories: Syndicated

Dexter Fletcher, Ser Anzoategui and more 04/06/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher talks about working with Elton John and how their frank conversations made him consider his own dark past. Daryl Cloran of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre explains how and why the hit musical Hadestown was developed in Canada. Griffin Poetry Prize nominee Eve Joseph reads from her poetry collection Quarrels. Actor Ser Anzoategui of Vida shatters the idea that Latinx stories are niche.
Categories: Syndicated

Ava DuVernay, Mariko Tamaki and more 03/06/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00pm
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay talks about her new Netflix series When They See Us and why the story of the Central Park Five still matters 30 years later. The q screen panel discusses what's at stake if major Hollywood studios boycott Georgia over its controversial abortion law. Griffin Poetry Prize nominee Sarah Tolmie reads from her poetry collection The Art of Dying. Artist and writer Mariko Tamaki tells us about her new YA graphic novel and why its message about unhealthy relationships is relatable at any age.
Categories: Syndicated

Jim Cuddy: The musician performs from his new solo album Countrywide Soul

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00pm
Veteran songwriter and Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy returns to the q studio to perform songs from his new solo album of reimagined songs, Countrywide Soul.
Categories: Syndicated

Morton Lorge: Charles Bradley's former co-manager shares the emotional stories behind the soul singer's posthumous singles

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00pm
After being diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, the late soul singer Charles Bradley continued doing what he loved most and recorded several new songs. Morton Lorge, his friend and former co-manager, joined us to share the music and stories from those sessions.
Categories: Syndicated

Jim Cuddy, Morton Lorge and more 31/05/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00pm
Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy performs reimagined songs from his new solo album, Countrywide Soul. The q This music panel and special guest Jim Cuddy talk about the Elton John biopic Rocketman and Drake's relationship with the Toronto Raptors. Poet, emcee and playwright Motion takes us on a musical and spoken word journey through her coming of age in Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape. Charles Bradley's friend and former co-manager, Morton Lorge, shares the emotional stories behind the soul singer's posthumous singles.
Categories: Syndicated

4Korners: The official DJ of the Toronto Raptors on how he pumps up fans and players

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00pm
Toronto DJ Kirk St. Cyr, better known as 4Korners, is the man responsible for hyping up fans and players with pump-up jams. As the official DJ for the Toronto Raptors, 4Korners has played to more than 20,000 fans at every home game since 2005.
Categories: Syndicated

Iris Scott: Meet the world's first professional finger painter

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00pm
Billed as the world's first full-time professional finger painter, Iris Scott tells us how she went from painting canvases that sold for as little as $50 to pulling in about one million dollars each year.
Categories: Syndicated

Bernie Taupin, 4Korners and more 30/05/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00pm
Lyricist Bernie Taupin looks back on 50 years of working with Elton John and shares what their "perfect song" is. Professional finger painter Iris Scott tells us how she went from painting canvases that sold for $50 to pulling in about one million dollars each year. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert talks about the state of Canadian fashion. The Toronto Raptors' official DJ tells us how he pumps up the fans and the players at every home game.
Categories: Syndicated