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July 25: For the first time ever, a graphic novel is in the running for the Man Booker Prize

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:00pm
Nick Drnaso's Sabrina is the first graphic novel ever to make the Man Booker Prize longlist. Graphic novel expert, Peter Birkemoe, talks about what makes this book so special.
Categories: Syndicated

July 25: How the banjo helped Kaia Kater understand her Afro-Caribbean roots

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:00pm
Canadian musician Kaia Kater brings her banjo into the q studio and talks about how folk music helped her figure out who she is as a musician and a person.
Categories: Syndicated

July 25: The impolite history of the comedy roast

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:00pm
Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff walks us through the fascinating, impolite and often vile history of the comedy roast.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Shirley Manson, Danny Michel, Manny Jacinto 24/07/2018

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00pm
Garbage's Shirley Manson looks back on life as a '90s icon. Canadian musician Danny Michel explains how 24,000 horsepower helped fuel his album, Khlebnikov. The Good Place's Manny Jacinto talks about playing against type on TV.
Categories: Syndicated

July 24: 'You never see a dumb Asian on network television': The Good Place's Manny Jacinto on playing against type

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00pm
Vancouver's own Manny Jacinto talks about getting his breakout role on The Good Place as a character who subverts expectations of Asian characters on TV.
Categories: Syndicated

July 24: How 24,000 horsepower helped fuel Danny Michel's latest album

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00pm
Danny Michel sails to Canada's most northern parts to capture the beauty of the arctic in his latest album, Khlebnikov.
Categories: Syndicated

July 24: Garbage's Shirley Manson takes us back to 1998 on 20th anniversary of Version 2.0

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00pm
Garbage's lead singer, Shirley Manson, looks back on the making of the band's hugely popular second album, Version 2.0, and shares what it was like to be a '90s icon.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Linwood Barclay, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nancy Cartwright 23/07/2018

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm
Crime novelist Linwood Barclay explores the fine line between benevolent mentorship and dangerous hero worship. Tina Hassannia and Amanda Parris of the q screen panel chat about what makes a good movie musical. Classical flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia discusses his life-long friendship with George Harrison. The Simpsons voice actor Nancy Cartwright talks about writing her semi-autobiographical film, In Search of Fellini.
Categories: Syndicated

July 23: Author Linwood Barclay explores the fine line between benevolent mentorship and dangerous hero worship

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm
Crime novelist Linwood Barclay's new thriller, A Noise Downstairs, follows an English professor who discovers a mentor he admires is in fact a dangerous killer.
Categories: Syndicated

July 23: Take a Chance on Me: Our screen panel weighs in on Mamma Mia, Cats, and what makes a good movie musical

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm
What makes a movie musical worth watching? Arts writer Tina Hassannia and CBC's Amanda Parris join guest host Chris dela Torre to discuss.
Categories: Syndicated

July 23: The Simpsons star Nancy Cartwright goes In Search of Fellini in her latest film

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm
Nancy Cartwright, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson, talks about writing her semi-autobiographical film In Search of Fellini.
Categories: Syndicated

July 23: How Hariprasad Chaurasia helped George Harrison fall in love with Indian classical music

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm
On the 50th anniversary year of the Beatles' first visit to India, Hariprasad Chaurasia talks about his life-long friendship with George Harrison, and explains just how powerful the bansuri can be.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Kim O'Bomsawin and T'Cha Dunlevy, Gina Yashere, Amy Nicholson, Barenaked Ladies 20/07/2018

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00pm
Filmmaker Kim O'Bomsawin and Montreal Gazette arts critic T'Cha Dunlevy shed some light on the Robert Lepage controversy. Comedian Gina Yashere talks about finding her place on the American comedy scene. Film critic Amy Nicholson asks if we've hit peak Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Barenaked Ladies share a wild road story.
Categories: Syndicated

July 20: Barenaked Ladies share a wild road story that involves a small car and a moose

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00pm
Barenaked Ladies reveal one of their most memorable stories on the road.
Categories: Syndicated

July 20: Comedian Gina Yashere on finding her place on the American comedy scene

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00pm
Gina Yashere gambled on her hard-won success in the U.K. for a shot in the U.S. She tells Talia Schlanger why she's at her best when she's out of her comfort zone.
Categories: Syndicated

July 20: Have we hit peak Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson?

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00pm
Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, but a weak opening weekend has led some to wonder: are audiences getting tired of The Rock? Amy Nicholson joins us to break down this hard-hitting topic.
Categories: Syndicated

July 20: Robert Lepage meets with Indigenous artists to quell Kanata controversy

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00pm
Montreal filmmaker Kim O'Bomsawin joins Talia Schlanger to recap last night's meeting with Robert Lepage. Montreal Gazette arts critic, T'Cha Dunlevy, sheds some more light on the controversy.
Categories: Syndicated

July 19: Lena Waithe hopes to bring greater representation to Chicago's black communities on TV

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00pm
Lena Waithe talks about how she hopes her new Showtime series, The Chi, will bring humanity and perspective to a city that usually makes headlines for gangs and gun violence.
Categories: Syndicated

July 19: Fortunate Ones on their musical partnership, and writing songs that offer hope in dark times

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00pm
Newfoundland indie-folk duo Catherine Allan and Andrew James O'Brien, also known as Fortunate Ones, talk about their musical chemistry and perform a few songs live.
Categories: Syndicated

July 19: 'It's an incredibly loaded show': Radiohead returns to Toronto for the first time since stage collapse

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00pm
Six years ago, Radiohead's drum technician Scott Johnson died when their stage collapsed before a show at Downsview Park in Toronto. Today, Radiohead will perform in Toronto for the first time since then.
Categories: Syndicated