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In a career spanning interview, singer and Grammy-winning producer behind Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Lana Del Rey, Jack Antonoff discusses his band Bleachers, writing to process loss, his relationship with Bruce Springsteen, and working with some of the biggest pop stars of our time. Actor Didi Conn presents an oral history of Grease on its 40-year a…
 
United States Senator Chris Murphy wants to radically reign in the President's ability to use military force abroad. Chris Murphy is a Democrat from Connecticut and along with Independent Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont and Republican Senator Mike Lee from Utah is a co-sponsor of the new National Security Powers Act. This legislation would give…
 
Mena Suvari talks about the abusive environment she was raised in as a young model and actor in her bracing memoir The Great Peace. Pop star Billie Eilish on her relationship to fans, fame and social media. Degrassi alum Lauren Collins and Jake Epstein look back on the show's most powerful storylines and legacy in Canadian television.…
 
The Halluci Nation duo Tim '2oolman' Hill and Bear Witness talk about changing the band's name from A Tribe Called Red and their new album One More Saturday Night. Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn talk about creating and starring in the web comedy series Slo Pitch, which is about a team of mostly queer women brought together on a beer-league softball t…
 
In March 2020, when countries around the world started imposing COVID-19 lockdowns Kashmir was just emerging from a lockdown of its own. Several months prior, in August 2019 the government of India revoked the special status that Kashmir had enjoyed since the partition of India in 1947. This sparked mass protests, violence and a heavy handed govern…
 
Oscar and Grammy-winning music producer Mark Ronson dives deep into his obsession with sound in the new docuseries Watch the Sound. Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang join the Q Screen Panel to talk about two biopics: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain and Aline, which is inspired by the life of Céline Dion. Daniel Monkman, also known as,…
 
Ted Lasso star Nick Mohammed explains why in an era of gritty storytelling and anti-heroes, true subversion is about making your audience smile. Music manager and Creation Records founder Alan McGee discusses his career in music and his new biopic, Creation Stories. Queer Eye's food and drink expert Antoni Porowski dishes on food, fame, and what it…
 
Unique among countries in the world, Mexico considers Femicide as a crime distinct from homicide. Sometimes known as "Feminicide," this is the crime of murdering a woman or girl on account of her gender. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, the documented numbers of Femicide in parts of Mexico have skyrocketed. This includes a part of the …
 
Alice Cooper talks about returning to his Motor City roots with Detroit Stories, an album inspired by the Detroit hard rock scene of the late '60s and early '70s. Guitarist Wayne Kramer of the MC5 reveals the secrets of one of rock 'n' roll's most enduring anthems, Kick Out The Jams. Animator Domee Shi discusses her Oscar-winning Pixar short, Bao, …
 
Comedian Cassie Cao, who's performed stand-up more than 300 times across Canada and written for Kim's Convenience, shares how it feels to finally get back to the stage at the Just For Laughs festival after a long, not-so-funny year. Drummer Bill Stevenson of Descendents talks about the band's punk rock origins and their new album, 9th & Walnut — a …
 
Indie rocker Lucy Dacus discusses her highly anticipated third studio album, Home Video — a memoir of her coming-of-age in Richmond, Va., unrequited love, hard truths and church. Actor Alicia Vikander tells us why she wanted to be a part of The Green Knight, a medieval fantasy film based on the classic 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Kni…
 
Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson talks about the band's newly released 16th studio album, Detour de Force, and why he still worries when he makes a new record. On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and John Semley discuss how late-night talk shows are adapting to the post-lockdown landscape, and share their reviews of HBO's much buzzed about…
 
Protest, looting, and riots have plunged South Africa into a deep crisis. Scores of people have been killed in this unrest which was sparked by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma on July 7th. At time of recording, the government was dispatching 25,000 troops to bring order--and unprecedented military mobilization in the post-apartheid era. …
 
On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss two new documentaries, Summer of Soul and Woodstock 99, and the importance of the music festivals that inspired them. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she feels she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to speaking out against bigotry in America. Musician Tom …
 
Actor Danny Trejo discusses his new memoir, Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood, in which he opens up about surviving incarceration, finding sobriety, helping others and landing his first big film role. Television writer Joshua Safran, the co-creator of HBO Max's Gossip Girl reboot, talks about reviving the 2000s show for a new decad…
 
Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) is a small country in Southern Africa nestled on the border between South Africa and Mozambique. It is notably Africa's only absolute monarchy -- the king rules by decree, with no meaningful checks or balances. Today, the country in in the midst of its most intense and significant protests against that monarch…
 
Musician Gary Kemp, a founding member of the '80s powerhouse group Spandau Ballet, talks about his first solo album in 25 years, which sees him reflect on his youth and how it connects to the person he is today. NASA robotics technologist Brendan Chamberlain-Simon (also known as Proud Father), discusses how he turned his career dread into a new alb…
 
Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan talks about her transformation from Mississauga, Ont., high school student to the star of Netflix's hit series Never Have I Ever. Singer-songwriter Chet Faker discusses his latest album, Hotel Surrender, and explains why he retired his alias for five years to release music under his birth name, Nick Murphy. Singer-songwr…
 
Actor Lena Headey discusses her latest film, Gunpowder Milkshake, and how she really felt about Game of Thrones's controversial ending. Three former die-hard Spice Girls fans reflect on the group's debut album, diving into its fun, empowering and downright problematic sides. Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, tells us why she wanted to show a diffe…
 
Colombia has been rocked by the most significant protests in recent memory. In late April and May Colombians took to the streets across the country initially to protest a proposed new tax law. But what began as a a protest against this new tax bill swiftly morphed into a broad based protest movement against systemic inequality. Colombia is one of t…
 
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Cedric Burnside discusses his new album, I Be Trying, and what it was like playing drums on tour with his grandfather (Mississippi blues legend R. L. Burnside) from the age of 13. Filmmaker and screenwriter Evan Goldberg reflects on a long career of making people laugh through films like Superbad and Pineapple Expres…
 
With the release of the 20th anniversary edition of her bestselling cookbook LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About, legendary singer Patti LaBelle dishes on her decades-long legacy of making comfort food and soul music. Nlaka'pamux and Irish Canadian playwright Tara Beagan tells us why she believes the Toronto Catholic District School Board censor…
 
In the early morning hours of July 7th, unknown assailants assassinated the President of Haiti Jovenal Moise. Haiti was already facing an uncertain political future. And now, the line of succession is not at all clear. Journalist Jonathan Myerson Katz explains the tumultuous political context in which this audacious assassination occurred and what …
 
Director Nicole Dorsey tells us what inspired her debut feature film Black Conflux — a coming-of-age story that takes a grim and nuanced look at toxic masculinity. Our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert unpacks how Crocs transformed its brand, explaining how the quirky-but-comfortable clogs went from ugly footwear trend to must-have pandem…
 
Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage discusses the band's politically charged seventh album, No Gods No Masters, and how she feels about inspiring a new generation of female pop stars. Acclaimed actor and director Jodie Foster talks about her latest film, The Mauritanian, and how it fits into a career full of roles that involve fighting for justice. Ca…
 
Grammy-nominated folk artist Mary Gauthier opens up about her new book, Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, and shares how hitting rock bottom inspired her to start writing music. Author Rumaan Alam talks about capturing the existential dread of 2020 in his bestselling novel, Leave the World Behind, despite writing the story …
 
The Okavango River is a major river system in Southwest Africa. It begins in Angola, passes through Namibia and ends in a vast delta in Botswana. This river system, its ecological and social impact is the subject of a breathtaking new podcast called Guardians of The River. Guardians of the River won the best narrative non-fiction podcast award at t…
 
Canadian icon William Shatner opens up about aging, loneliness and what keeps him going at 90. Mohawk actor Kaniehtiio Horn tells us how the hit Canadian comedy series Letterkenny gets Indigenous representation right. Actor Manny Jacinto explains how his role on The Good Place subverts expectations of Asian characters on screen. Jazz pianist and si…
 
The crisis in Syria is at a crossroads. Millions of displaced people trapped in northern Syria may soon face a near complete cutoff of the humanitarian aid upon which they rely. This is because Security Council must vote to keep this aid flowing, but Russia is threatening a veto. On the line to explain how we got to this point and the implications …
 
Director Janicza Bravo talks about turning a viral, stranger-than-fiction Tweet thread into the film Zola. Band leader Isaac Brock discusses Modest Mouse's seventh studio album, The Golden Casket. Souvankham Thammavongsa on her award-winning short story collection, How to Pronounce Knife. Karen Kain reflects on her career as principal dancer and ar…
 
Shawnee Kish celebrates her two-spirit identity on her self-titled debut EP. Kardinal Offishall and Toronto Raptors's DJ 4Korners want to Free The City with their pandemic-era drive-in concert series. Hear a preview of the CBC podcast This Place, hosted by Rosanna Deerchild, which goes over 150 years of Indigenous history. N.K. Jemisin talks about …
 
Grammy-nominated musician Amythyst Kiah talks about exploring her feelings of being othered and alienated on her powerful new solo record, Wary + Strange. On this week's screen panel, Vivek Shraya and Michael Cuby take a look at same-sex relationships in Disney's Marvel universe, explaining why subtext isn't a replacement for LGBTQ representation. …
 
On June 18th, Antonio Guterres was re-appointed United Nations Secretary General for a second and final five year term. Richard Gowan, the UN Director of the International Crisis Group, looks back at the highlights and lowlights of Guterres' first term and discusses some of the key challenges and opportunities that will present themselves over the …
 
Q brings in past conversations with Indigenous artists, including Michelle Good and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, that reflect on colonialism and the residential school system in Canada. Q This panellists A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss Megadeth's decision to replace their bassist, David Ellefson, who is facing sexual misconduct allegations…
 
Ryan O'Connell talks about his memoir-turned-Netflix sitcom Special and what it's been like to turn his story, as a gay man with cerebral palsy, into a comedy series. Dhonielle Clayton and Nic Stone discuss their contributions to the anthology Blackout, which collects positive love stories by Black female writers. Canadian country singer Meghan Pat…
 
Climate variability can cause the mass movement of people -- but does the mass movement of people fleeing climate shocks undermine political and human security? A diverse panel of experts who explores the relationship between security challenges and climate induced migration -- both across and within borders. This episode was recorded live in front…
 
Legendary singer Dionne Warwick talks about her incredible life, decades-spanning music career and new-found social media fame. Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, widow of horror filmmaker George A. Romero, shares the story behind her husband's lost 1973 film The Amusement Park, which was commissioned by the Lutheran Society as a PSA about elder abuse and a…
 
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