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Ari Aster, Elle Mills and more 14/12/2018 [Full episode]

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Hereditary director Ari Aster tells us how he made the scariest film of the year. Our q This music panellists share their personal picks for the best song, artist, album and music moment from 2018. William Prince gives us a q Block Party for the Peguis First Nation? in Manitoba. Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills talks about fast success and burnout.
Categories: Syndicated

Ari Aster: How the director of Hereditary made the scariest film of the year

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Ari Aster talks to Tom Power about the reaction to his highly-anticipated feature debut, Hereditary, which some have called the scariest movie of 2018.
Categories: Syndicated

Elle Mills: The Canadian YouTube star on the pressure to get views

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Elle Mills is a YouTuber from Ottawa, Ont., who makes videos in the vein of John Hughes films. Her unique style caught viewers' attention and quickly made her a cult favourite on the platform. It all happened very fast, and if you ask her now, maybe a little too fast. Mills joins Tom Power to talk about how she navigates success and the dangers of YouTuber burnout.
Categories: Syndicated

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: The Olympic champions open up about their gold medal-winning Moulin Rouge performance

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have captivated fans from across Canada and around the world with their story. Now, they're the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with three gold and two silver medals under their belts. They join guest host Ali Hassan to look back at their most memorable performances on the ice.
Categories: Syndicated

Joe Reginella: Meet the New York artist known as 'the Banksy of monuments'

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00pm
A mysterious statue of a longshoreman kneeling over the corpse of an alien has appeared in Manhattan's Battery Park. The man responsible for the monument is Joe Reginella. He joins guest host Ali Hassan to talk about his renegade public art projects.
Categories: Syndicated

Raj Haldar: How 'the worst alphabet book ever' became a surprise hit this season

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Raj Haldar (a.k.a. Philadelphia rapper Lushlife) talks about the unexpected popularity of his debut children's book, P Is for Pterodactyl, which he jokingly calls "the worst alphabet book ever."
Categories: Syndicated

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Joe Reginella and more 13/12/2018 [Full episode]

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir break down their most iconic performances. Rapper and children's author Raj Haldar tells us how "the worst alphabet book ever" became a surprise hit this season. Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin shares her q Block Party playlist for Vancouver. New York artist Joe Reginella explains how he became known as "the Banksy of monuments."
Categories: Syndicated

Tavi Gevinson: The Rookie Magazine founder on ending the popular online magazine

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:00pm
After seven years, Rookie Magazine is shutting down. Tavi Gevinson reflects on starting the popular online magazine at 15 years old, why free content isn't sustainable in the age of social media, and what's next for her.
Categories: Syndicated

Snail Mail: Lindsey Jordan and her band perform live in the q studio

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:00pm
As the "Best of 2018" music lists are released, a keen observer will notice that the band Snail Mail is near the top of almost every tastemaker's list. Snail Mail is the project of singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan. She dropped by the q studio with her band to perform from their critically-acclaimed debut album Lush and to talk about Snail Mail's whirlwind year.
Categories: Syndicated

Tavi Gevinson, Snail Mail and more 12/12/2018 [Full episode]

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:00pm
Tavi Gevinson reflects on the beginning and end of Rookie Magazine. Our online panel tells us why they think 2018 was the year of social media reckoning. The director of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir explains the origins of Handel's Messiah. Singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan performs with her band Snail Mail live in the q studio.
Categories: Syndicated

Bob Martin: The Tony Award-winner on musical theatre as an escape from the harshness of life

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00pm
Bob Martin talks about his newest musical The Prom, about a troupe of washed up Broadway stars who head to small-town Indiana to help a young lesbian couple who have been banned from attending prom.
Categories: Syndicated

Oyinkan Braithwaite: In My Sister, The Serial Killer, the debut novelist stretches the idea of unconditional love to its extreme

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00pm
Oyinkan Braithwaite is a writer who's fascinated with the idea of unconditional love. Her debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer is about a woman named Korede and her younger sister Ayoola, who has an unfortunate habit of murdering her boyfriends. Every time Ayoola takes another life, Korede is there to clean things up. It's a very dark, but funny story that's already been optioned for a film by the producers of Baby Driver. Braithwaite joins Tom Power from Lagos, Nigeria to talk about her new book.
Categories: Syndicated

Eric McCormack: The actor on juggling his sci-fi series Travelers and the Will & Grace reboot

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00pm
You may know Eric McCormack best as one half of Will & Grace, one of the most wildly successful sitcoms of the late '90s and early 2000s. McCormack recently reprised his role as Will in the 2017 revival of the show, but before that, he took on a very different project. Travelers is a sci-fi series about an FBI agent whose body is taken over by the consciousness of another person from the future. Convincing an audience to suspend that much disbelief is a pretty big challenge for an actor, but it's one that McCormack loved taking on. He sat down with Tom Power in the q studio to talk about what it takes to switch between his two series.
Categories: Syndicated

Eric McCormack, Oyinkan Braithwaite and more 11/12/2018 [Full episode]

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00pm
Actor Eric McCormack talks about juggling his sci-fi series Travelers and the Will & Grace reboot. Tony Award-winner Bob Martin discusses his latest production The Prom and why he believes in the healing power of musical theatre. Benjamin Oberman gives a gateway to figure skating movies. Author Oyinkan Braithwaite stretches the idea of unconditional love to its extreme in her debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer.
Categories: Syndicated

Phosphorescent: The singer-songwriter taps into life's big changes on new album C'est La Vie

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent, shares some music off his new album C'est La Vie and discusses how marriage and fatherhood has changed his art.
Categories: Syndicated

Natalie Portman: On Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being 'pop star famous'

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Natalie Portman sits down with Tom Power to talk about the inspiration behind her critically-acclaimed performance in Vox Lux, and how she got into the mindset of a pop star struggling with addiction and PTSD.
Categories: Syndicated

Natalie Portman, Phosphorescent and more 10/12/2018 [Full episode]

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Natalie Portman discusses her new film Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being "pop star famous." The q screen panel shares their take on why it's become so difficult to find a host for the Oscars. Clifton Reddick gives us a gateway to the Toronto sound. Phosphorescent performs live in the q studio and tells us how fatherhood has changed his art.
Categories: Syndicated

Steve Young, Dalmar Abuzeid and more 07/12/2018 [Full episode]

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Steve Young takes us into Bathtubs Over Broadway, his new documentary about the secret corporate musicals you were never meant to see. The q This music panel reacts to the 2019 Grammy nominations. Anne with an E's Dalmar Abuzeid talks about being Avonlea's first black resident.
Categories: Syndicated

Dalmar Abuzeid: The Anne with an E actor on being Avonlea's first black resident

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00pm
If you grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables books, you probably remember characters such as Gilbert Blythe, Anne's great love, or Diana Barry, her beloved best friend. But there's one character you've definitely never heard of: Sebastian "Bash" Lecroix. He's played by actor Dalmar Abuzeid, and was created specifically for the new season of Anne with an E. He's also the first black character to appear on the show. Abuzeid talks to us about making TV history, as well as how he got his big break on Degrassi alongside Drake.
Categories: Syndicated

Steve Young: Bathtubs Over Broadway takes you into the secret world of corporate musicals you were never meant to see

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Steve Young discusses his new documentary about the extravagant Broadway-style musicals that companies like Ford and McDonald's commissioned for private entertainment.
Categories: Syndicated