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Larry Charles: The writer-director takes us inside the world's most dangerous places for comedy

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:00pm
In a new four-part Netflix series, Larry Charles looks for the cultural meaning of comedy in places you might not think to look for it.
Categories: Syndicated

Murray Lightburn: The musician shares new music live in the q studio with a string quartet

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:00pm
Murray Lightburn joins Tom Power live in the q studio for a performance and chat about his new solo record, Hear Me Out.
Categories: Syndicated

Angie Thomas: The author tackles race, class and viral fame in her new book

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:00pm
Angie Thomas is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give. Her second book, On The Come Up, is a coming-of-age story that uses hip hop to explore the tensions between social media culture, freedom of speech and black womanhood.
Categories: Syndicated

Jackie Shane: A rare interview with the late pioneering musician

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:00pm
Soul singer and transgender pioneer Jackie Shane recently passed away at the age of 78. Earlier this month, CBC's Elaine Banks had the pleasure of speaking with Shane about her music, life and career. This is part of that rare interview.
Categories: Syndicated

Angie Thomas, Murray Lightburn and more 25/02/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:00pm
Our screen panel recaps the Oscars and unpacks why Green Book's best picture win is drawing mixed reactions. Musician Murray Lightburn drops by the q studio to share new music from his solo record, Hear Me Out. CBC's Elaine Banks speaks with the late Jackie Shane in one of the pioneering musician's final interviews. Angie Thomas talks about her new book, On The Come Up, a coming-of-age story that tackles race, class and viral fame.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael Chabon, Saul Williams and more 22/02/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm
The q This music panel talks about the rise of the rock biopic. Musician Tal Bachman looks back on his hit song She's So High on its 20th anniversary. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon discusses his latest collection of essays, which explores everything from the films of Wes Anderson and the fiction of Ray Bradbury. Poet, actor, musician and activist Saul Williams talks about the power of poetry, on stage and on the page.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael Chabon: The novelist on reading, writing and Captain Picard

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon tells us about his latest collection of essays, which gives readers a kaleidoscopic peak into the obsessions that make him tick.
Categories: Syndicated

Saul Williams: The poet, musician and activist on the power of poetry, on stage and on the page

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm
Saul Williams is a poet, musician, actor and activist who, for decades, has been spreading his words far and wide to inspire change.
Categories: Syndicated

Pasek and Paul: The songwriting duo on bringing their hit musical Dear Evan Hansen to Toronto

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00pm
The Grammy, Tony and Academy award-winning songwriting duo, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, tell us why musicals are striking a chord right now and what a good show needs to stay relevant and popular.
Categories: Syndicated

Mark O'Brien: The actor on the triumph and tragedy of hockey's greatest goaltender

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Mark O'Brien stars in a new film called Goalie, about the life of Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Terry Sawchuk.
Categories: Syndicated

Kinetic Light: Meet the team dancing on the 24-foot ramp that's taking disability art to new heights

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Descent is the title of a new dance performance that's transporting dancers and audiences alike into a different understanding of disability art and movement. Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson and Michael Maag from the Kinetic Light collective tell us more about this production.
Categories: Syndicated

Pasek and Paul, Mark O'Brien and more 21/02/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul talk about bringing their hit musical Dear Evan Hansen to Toronto. Actor Mark O'Brien discusses playing Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Terry Sawchuk, in a new film called Goalie. Kinetic Light's Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson and Michael Maag tell us how their new dance performance is transporting dancers and audiences alike into a different understanding of disability art and movement.
Categories: Syndicated

David Attenborough, Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, and more 20/02/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00pm
Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough tells us why he's more hopeful for the future of the planet. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud discusses how Finstagrams (a.k.a. fake Instagram accounts, or Finstas) have become a form of digital escapism. Musician Sarah Davachi gives us a guide to the world of deep listening. Foreigner's Mick Jones and Lou Gramm talk about a new musical based on the band's songs, called Jukebox Hero The Musical.
Categories: Syndicated

Foreigner: Mick Jones and Lou Gramm on Jukebox Hero The Musical

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00pm
Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of the band Foreigner are in Toronto for the world premiere of a new musical based on the band's songs, called Jukebox Hero The Musical.
Categories: Syndicated

David Attenborough: The iconic naturalist on why he's more 'hopeful' for the future of the planet

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00pm
Sir David Attenborough talks about his long career, including everything from having a gorilla give him a dental exam to helping discover Monty Python.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael Mann, Megan Gail Coles and more 19/02/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:00pm
Michael Mann tells us why he's taking his filmmaking skills to the world of books with his own publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert explains why Karl Lagerfeld's death at the age of 85 represents a changing of the guard in fashion. Author Megan Gail Coles discusses her debut novel Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club, a tough-love letter to Newfoundland. Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau talks about being a Canada Reads panellist and why he's defending Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael Mann: The Heat director is working on the next chapter of the iconic film for his new publishing imprint

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:00pm
Michael Mann tells us why he's taking his filmmaking skills to the world of books with his own publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books.
Categories: Syndicated

Megan Gail Coles: Why she wrote her debut novel as a tough-love letter to Newfoundland

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:00pm
Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club is a sombre and at times harrowing story that speaks to larger issues that the author feels Newfoundland needs to face.
Categories: Syndicated

Chuck Comeau: Why the Simple Plan drummer is championing Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung for Canada Reads 2019

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:00pm
Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau talks about being a Canada Reads panellist and why he's defending Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.
Categories: Syndicated

Adam McKay, Emma Stone and more 18/02/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 12:00pm
Vice director Adam McKay talks about finding compassion for Dick Cheney. Emma Stone discusses her latest role in the historical drama The Favourite. Lukas Nelson talks about working with Lady Gaga and crafting the soundtrack for A Star is Born. Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter tells us how costumes bring characters to life.
Categories: Syndicated