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At just 28 years old, Irish novelist Sally Rooney has already been heralded as the voice of her generation. She joined guest host Rollie Pemberton to reflect on her rapid rise to the rank of literary sensation.
Actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon tells us about his new play, Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable, and how he's honouring his mother through his art.
Howie Mandel looks back on his long career in comedy and tells us what inspired him to become a part of the Canadian comedy empire, Just for Laughs. The q screen panel discusses reports that the next 007 will be played by a black female actor named Lashana Lynch. Actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon talks about his new play, Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable, and how he's honouring his mother through his art. Irish novelist Sally Rooney reckons with her reputation as the first great millennial author.
Academy Award-winning actor Mira Sorvino opens up about making her return to the big screen in Stuber. The q This music panel compares this week's Billboard charts to the charts from exactly 25 years ago and ask: where have all the slow jams gone? Brooklyn-based artist and writer Nate Harrison gives us an introduction to the Amen break, one of music's most sampled pieces. Singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan revisits her father Gene MacLellan's history with depression in a new documentary.
Catherine MacLellan: The singer-songwriter revisits her father's history with depression in a new documentary
Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, dropped by q to perform and talk about her documentary The Song and the Sorrow.
Mira Sorvino's latest project is a buddy-cop comedy called Stuber. She talks about the film and how she feels about returning to the big screen after allegedly being blacklisted in Hollywood.
Juno-winning rock band The Strumbellas join us live in the q studio for a performance and chat about their new album, Rattlesnake. DJ Spinna shares his essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder. LAL's Rosina Kazi tells us what it means for our communities when spaces for artists disappear. Peter Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.
Peter Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.
As cities across the country continue to change, more and more small, accessible spaces for artists are starting to disappear. LAL's Rosina Kazi tells us why and what this means for artists.
Juno-winning band Ontario rock band The Strumbellas joins us live in the q studio in the second edition of the q Thursday Headliner.
Actor Kevin Bacon talks about longevity, bribing DJs and why he always seems to be playing cops from Boston. Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares her latest book pick with us: Your Life Is Mine by Nathan Ripley. Playwright and composer Cliff Jones tells us what it's like seeing his production Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical back on stage 45 years after its premiere. Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.
Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.
Cliff Jones: The playwright on seeing Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical back on stage 45 years after its premiere
Canadian playwright Cliff Jones tells us how his idea for a Hamlet musical became bigger than he ever imagined and even shaped his entire life.
Kevin Bacon joins Tom Power from New York to tell us how he really felt about his famous role in Footloose, why he always seems to keep filming in Boston and how he once got duped by Bernie Madoff.
Rhiannon Giddens set up a collaborative of black female roots musicians to record an album called Songs of Our Native Daughters, which looks at neglected female voices and stories in folk.
Alt-rock icon Perry Farrell discusses his new solo album Kind Heaven, the second Messianic era and more. Punk, hip hop and skateboard photographer Glen E. Friedman talks about documenting a counterculture generation in photos. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff talks about how 1940s mob culture gave us the phrase "stand-up comedian." Rhiannon Giddens of the roots quartet Our Native Daughters tells us how the band's new album is reclaiming the narrative of American folk music.
Glen E. Friedman: The punk, hip hop and skateboard photographer on documenting a counterculture generation
Photographer Glen E. Friedman has taken some of the most iconic photos in skateboarding, punk rock and hip hop. Known for capturing the raw energy of a counterculture generation in its prime, his photography helped shape the way people view punk music and redefined the sport of skateboarding.
The Jane's Addiction frontman sits down with Tom Power to talk about his wild new solo album, Kind Heaven.
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Actor Dan Aykroyd joins us in studio to talk about the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar.