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April 5: Why author Naben Ruthnum had to become Nathan Ripley to write his first mystery novel

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:59pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

April 5: Junot Díaz on Islandborn, a picture book 20 years in the making

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:55pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: John Carter Cash and Jewel, Nathan Ripley, Ronna Bloom, Junot Díaz 05/04/2018

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:54pm
John Carter Cash and Jewel discuss what it was like creating Forever Words, a new record of Johnny Cash's previously unpublished and unheard songs.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.
Categories: Syndicated

April 4: Musician Jeremy Dutcher preserves his language and reimagines ancestral songs on debut album

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:19pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

April 4: From LMFAO to Rihanna: listen to Ronnie and JWoww's Jersey Shore block party

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:07pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

April 4: Jael Richardson's book pick: The Bleeds by Dimitri Nasrallah

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:03pm
q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss The Bleeds by Dimitri Nasrallah.
Categories: Syndicated

April 4: Jack White on his wildly eclectic new album, Boarding House Reach

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:03pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Jack White, Jael Richardson, Jersey Shore block party, Jeremy Dutcher 04/04/2018

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:55pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Super Troopers 2 Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme, Mounira Al Solh, q pop-up show highlights 03/04/2018

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:20pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

April 3: Super Troopers 2 cast on their new Canadiana comedy

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:16pm
Jay Chandrasekhar and Steve Lemme talk about bringing the sequel to Super Troopers to life 17 years after the original.
Categories: Syndicated

April 3: Artist Mounira Al Solh draws portraits of Syrian people in exile

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:14pm
Al Solh has completed more than three hundred sketches of Syrians who fled to Lebanon after the Syrian civil war broke out in 2010.
Categories: Syndicated

April 3: Highlights from the q pop-up show in Vancouver, featuring Iskwé, Jess Moskaluke and more

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:14pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Hans Zimmer, Heartland block party, Leïla Slimani 02/04/2018

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 2:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

April 2: Hans Zimmer on how he draws you in with music that blends the border of sound and images

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 2:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

April 2: Amber Marshall's block party takes us to the home of CBC's Heartland

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 2:00am
Heartland star Amber Marshall gives us a playlist of songs that remind her of her fictional home.
Categories: Syndicated

April 2: Leïla Slimani explores every parent's 'worst nightmare' in her latest novel, The Perfect Nanny

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 2:00am
Slimani discusses the dark side of parenthood, perfection and the mother-nanny dynamic in her Prix Goncourt-winning novel, The Perfect Nanny.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Gregory Porter, Rupi Kaur, Letterkenny block party, Mark Sakamoto and Jeanne Beker 30/03/2018

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 2:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

March 30: Jazz singer Gregory Porter on his new album and looking up to Nat King Cole as a father figure

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 2:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

March 30: 'I was losing my mind': Rupi Kaur on the pressures of following up a successful debut book

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 2:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

March 30: Jared Keeso's musical tribute to the fictional town of Letterkenny

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 2:00am
Actor Jared Keeso gives us a playlist for Letterkenny, the fictional town in which his show of the same name takes place.
Categories: Syndicated