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Nathan Ripley is the pen name of Naben Ruthnum. The novelist talks about his debut thriller, Find You in the Dark, and explains why he adopted a pseudonym.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author has released his first picture book for children, 20 years after he promised his goddaughters that he'd write one.
John Carter Cash and Jewel discuss what it was like creating Forever Words, a new record of Johnny Cash's previously unpublished and unheard songs. Author Naben Ruthnum, who goes by the pen name Nathan Ripley, discusses his debut thriller and explains why he adopted a pseudonym. Mount Sinai Hospital's poet-in-residence, Ronna Bloom, talks about her work prescribing poetry for doctors and patients alike. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz discusses his debut picture book Islandborn, a project 20 years in the making.
April 4: Musician Jeremy Dutcher preserves his language and reimagines ancestral songs on debut album
Dutcher's debut album is as much about saving the Indigenous Wolostoq language from extinction, as it is about reimagining the songs performed by his ancestors.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jenni "JWoww" Farley dropped by the q studio to share their favourite fist pumping tunes that remind them of the Jersey Shore circa 2009 to 2012.
q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss The Bleeds by Dimitri Nasrallah.
White talks about his new album and tells us why he was eager to push against his reputation for being an old-fashioned analog guy who resists the digital world.
Musician Jack White talks about his wildly eclectic new album, Boarding House Reach. Contributor Jael Richardson shares her book recommendation, The Bleeds by Dimitri Nasrallah. Ronnie and JWoww of the Jersey Shore share their q block party playlist dedicated to the famed New Jersey neighbourhood. Classically trained singer-songwriter Jeremy Dutcher joins us for an incredible performance and talks about preserving his language and reimagining ancestral Wolostoq songs on his debut album.
Full episode: Super Troopers 2 Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme, Mounira Al Solh, q pop-up show highlights 03/04/2018
Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme of Super Troopers 2 talk about their new crowdfunded Canadiana comedy. Artist Mounira Al Solh discusses her exhibition of sketches depicting Syrian people in exile. We give you a peak into the q pop-up show in Vancouver, featuring amazing performances from Iskwé, Jess Moskaluke and more.
Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme talk about bringing the sequel to Super Troopers to life 17 years after the original.
Al Solh has completed more than three hundred sketches of Syrians who fled to Lebanon after the Syrian civil war broke out in 2010.
We're giving you a peek into the q pop-up show that went down in Vancouver during Junos week. Hear from musicians Iskwé, Tamara Lindeman of the Weather Station and Jess Moskaluke.
Award-winning film score composer Hans Zimmer explains how he draws you in with music that blends the border of sound and images. Heartland star Amber Marshall gives us a playlist of songs that remind her of her fictional home. Leïla Slimani discusses the dark side of parenthood, perfection and the mother-nanny dynamic in her Prix Goncourt-winning novel, The Perfect Nanny.
In this special two-part conversation, Zimmer looks back at his career from his early days in a synth-pop band to composing music for some of the biggest blockbusters.
Heartland star Amber Marshall gives us a playlist of songs that remind her of her fictional home.
April 2: Leïla Slimani explores every parent's 'worst nightmare' in her latest novel, The Perfect Nanny
Slimani discusses the dark side of parenthood, perfection and the mother-nanny dynamic in her Prix Goncourt-winning novel, The Perfect Nanny.
Full episode: Gregory Porter, Rupi Kaur, Letterkenny block party, Mark Sakamoto and Jeanne Beker 30/03/2018
Jazz singer Gregory Porter pays tribute to Nat King Cole on his latest album and explains the impact Cole has had on his life. Canadian poet Rupi Kaur opens up about her quick rise to fame, the critical and commercial success of her debut book and her follow-up to that, The Sun and Her Flowers. Actor Jared Keeso gives us a playlist for Letterkenny, the fictional town in which his show of the same name takes place. Author Mark Sakamoto and panellist Jeanne Beker reflect on winning the top spot in Canada Reads 2018.
March 30: Jazz singer Gregory Porter on his new album and looking up to Nat King Cole as a father figure
Porter pays tribute to Nat King Cole on his latest album, Nat King Cole & Me, and explains the impact Cole has had on his life.
March 30: 'I was losing my mind': Rupi Kaur on the pressures of following up a successful debut book
Canadian poet Rupi Kaur opens up about her quick rise to fame, the critical and commercial success of her debut book and her follow-up to that, The Sun and Her Flowers.
Actor Jared Keeso gives us a playlist for Letterkenny, the fictional town in which his show of the same name takes place.