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Jan. 1: The politics and perseverance of MacArthur winner Jesmyn Ward

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:00am
Author Jesmyn Ward opens up about writing, being politically aware in her work and how she almost quit writing after Hurricane Katrina hit her hometown.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Jason Isbell, Anthony Gonzalez, Fort McMurray Block Party, Lisa LeBlanc 29/12/2017

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00am
Jason Isbell uses his voice to speak up on important issues. Anthony Gonzalez talks about how he became the star of Disney-Pixar's Coco. Nils Edenloff shares songs that remind him of Fort McMurray, Alta. Lisa LeBlanc discusses her genre-mashing style.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 29: Jason Isbell on realizing privilege and using his voice to speak up on important issues

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00am
On his new album The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell underlines his reputation as one of the finest songwriters and lyricists to come out of the American South.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 29: How 13-year-old Anthony Gonzalez became the star of Disney-Pixar's Coco

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00am
Anthony Gonzalez is the star of Disney-Pixar's new animated film, Coco. Hear the incredible story of how he scored this big role.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 29: How Lisa LeBlanc stopped hating bluegrass and learned to blend genres

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00am
Polaris Music Prize short list nominee Lisa LeBlanc stops by the q studios to discuss her genre-mashing style, how she came around to loving bluegrass and her direct songwriting style.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 28: Bill Murray and Jan Vogler: an unlikely duo teams up for a musical collaboration

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
Iconic actor Bill Murray and virtuoso cellist Jan Vogler turned a chance encounter into a true collaboration on their new album together.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 28: 'Fear of Margaret Atwood is a powerful thing': how Sarah Polley turned Alias Grace into a TV series

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
Canadian writer and director Sarah Polley discusses her latest project, adapting Margaret Atwood's book, Alias Grace, into a TV series.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 28: Oh Wonder's unlikely route to pop success

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West wanted to write songs for others. Instead they became a successful group of their own.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 28: Ed Sheeran on fame, money and songs that are just too personal to sing

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
Pop artist Ed Sheeran opens up about fame, songwriting and balancing pop bangers with deeper, personal songs.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Bill Murray and Jan Vogler, Sarah Polley, Oh Wonder, Ed Sheeran 28/12/2017

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
Bill Murray and Jan Vogler discuss their musical collaboration. Sarah Polley talks about turning Alias Grace into a TV series. Oh Wonder chat about their unlikely route to pop success. Ed Sheeran opens up about fame and songwriting.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Rick Mercer, Ava Berkofsky, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Nickelback 27/12/2017

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00am
Rick Mercer reflects on the Rick Mercer Report. Cinematographer Ava Berkofsky talks about lighting people of colour onscreen. Artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory picks songs that remind her of Iqaluit. Nickelback looks back on their musical journey.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 27: Rick Mercer reflects on 15 seasons (and 250 rants) on the Rick Mercer Report

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00am
CBC's Rick Mercer is ending the Rick Mercer Report. He takes a look back at what he calls the “best job ever.”
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 27: How to light a show that's as 'unapologetically black' as HBO's Insecure

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00am
Ava Berkofsky, the director of photography for HBO's hit series Insecure, talks about the importance of lighting people of colour onscreen.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 27: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory's musical tribute to Iqaluit

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00am
Mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory picks songs that remind her of her home of Iqaluit.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 27: 'We're that guilty pleasure': Nickelback makes sense of people's negativity towards them

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00am
As Nickelback prepares to launch its 9th record, Feed the Machine, the band members reflect on their journey through the songs that got them there.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Dan Brown, Jessie Reyez, Siri origin story, Guillermo del Toro 26/12/2017

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
Dan Brown discusses his latest novel Origin. Singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez tackles toxicity in the music industry. The original voice of Siri talks about how she ended up on your iPhone. Guillermo del Toro discusses his lifelong kinship with monsters.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 26: The battle between science and religion continues in Dan Brown's new novel Origin

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
Best-selling author Dan Brown discusses science, religion and where humankind is going, all themes covered in his new book, Origin.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 26: 'I want to make it about my experience': Jessie Reyez shines a light on the toxicity in the music industry

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
Toronto musician Jessie Reyez opens up about the personal experience of songwriting and exposing sexual abuse within the music industry.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 26: The original voice of Siri still has no clue how she ended up on your iPhones

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri, looks back on the 'unsettling' experience of finding out that her voice was being used on iPhone devices everywhere.
Categories: Syndicated

Dec. 26: From the crib to the AGO: Guillermo del Toro's lifelong kinship with monsters

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro tells us about the beauty of monsters in his new AGO exhibit.
Categories: Syndicated