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Shaun Majumder: The comedian takes on white supremacy to find the funny in hate

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00pm
Shaun Majumder has been keeping busy since his time on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. For his new tour, he draws on his experiences coming up against racism, the alt-right and white supremacy in order to find the humour.
Categories: Syndicated

Shaun Majumder, Oscar nominations and more 22/01/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00pm
Actor and comedian Shaun Majumder unpacks what's funny about hate and how to make white supremacists laugh. Author Noah Isenberg presents an oral history of the Hollywood classic Casablanca. The q screen panel fills us in on the 2019 Oscar nominations.
Categories: Syndicated

Oscar nominations 2019: the surprises, snubs and shoo-ins

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00pm
Our screen panel convenes to discuss this year's Oscar nominations and a few big questions hanging over the glitziest night in the movie business.
Categories: Syndicated

Sonequa Martin-Green: The actor on being Star Trek's first black female lead

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Sonequa Martin-Green is the star of Star Trek: Discovery, which is set roughly 10 years before we first meet Captain Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise crew. She sat down with guest host Laurie Brown to talk about the ways the Star Trek franchise has always tried to reflect society and the issues we're grappling with today.
Categories: Syndicated

Joel Thomas Hynes: The Little Dog creator and star on his lifelong affinity for underdogs

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Everyone loves an underdog story, but what happens once that underdog makes it to the top? That's a question Little Dog creator and star Joel Thomas Hynes is facing right now. He speaks to guest host Laurie Brown about how much of himself he pours into his character.
Categories: Syndicated

Noam Murro: Why Watership Down feels more timely now than ever

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:00pm
The director of a new adaptation of Watership Down joins guest host Laurie Brown to discuss why we feel so compelled by stories about animals that show us what it means to be human.
Categories: Syndicated

Freya Ridings: The breakout singer-songwriter performs Lost Without You live in the q studio

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Freya Ridings is a name you're not going to forget. Ahead of the release of her self-titled debut album, the breakout singer-songwriter drops by the q studio to perform her hit single Lost Without You.
Categories: Syndicated

Freya Ridings, Sonequa Martin-Green and more 21/01/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Ahead of the release of her self-titled debut album, breakout singer-songwriter Freya Ridings drops by the q studio to perform her hit single Lost Without You. Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green opens up about being the franchise's first black female lead. Little Dog creator and star Joel Thomas Hynes talks about his lifelong affinity for underdogs. Watership Down director Noam Murro tells us why the story is more timely now than ever.
Categories: Syndicated

Killer Mike, Jiayang Fan and more 18/01/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00pm
Rapper Killer Mike talks about using bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America in his new Netflix series Trigger Warning. The q This music panel discusses the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Jennifer Benka talks about the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. The New Yorker's Jiayang Fan explains how Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho went from Cantopop queen to pro-democracy activist.
Categories: Syndicated

Killer Mike: The rapper and activist on his new Netflix series Trigger Warning

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00pm
In Killer Mike's new Netflix show Trigger Warning, the Grammy-winning rapper uses bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America.
Categories: Syndicated

Weyni Mengesha: The Soulpepper artistic director on her vision for the theatre company's next chapter

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Soulpepper's new artistic director Weyni Mengesha talks about leading the theatre company forward in light of sexual harassment allegations against the founding artistic director, Albert Schultz.
Categories: Syndicated

Chris Lyons: Meet the man behind Freddie Mercury's teeth in Bohemian Rhapsody

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Chris Lyons is a special effects artist who's dedicated more than 30 years to a very specific skill: making teeth. He's made teeth for everyone from Meryl Streep to Tilda Swinston, but his most daunting job to date was recreating Freddie Mercury's teeth for Bohemian Rhapsody.
Categories: Syndicated

Maggie Rogers: From viral hit to the stage of SNL

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
The Maryland pop phenom joins Tom Power for a chat about her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and special live performance in the q studio.
Categories: Syndicated

Mike Schur: The writer and producer on the power of feel-good TV

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
If shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine or The Good Place have ever put a smile on your face, then you have Mike Schur to thank. He's written for, produced and created some of the best TV comedies of the last few years.
Categories: Syndicated

Mike Schur, Maggie Rogers and more 17/01/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Producer, writer and showrunner Mike Schur tells us what it takes to make feel-good television like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers discusses the challenges of making her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and performs live in the q studio. Special effects artist Chris Lyons talks about designing the teeth that helped transform Rami Malek into Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Soulpepper artistic director Weyni Mengesha unveils her vision for the theatre company's next chapter.
Categories: Syndicated

Corey Hart: The singer on stepping away from the spotlight and why he's now making his return

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00pm
In this career-spanning interview, Corey Hart looks back on his life and achievements. This year, Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, where he will join the likes of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.
Categories: Syndicated

Corey Hart, Jael Richardson and more 16/01/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Singer-songwriter Corey Hart opens up about his 20-year hiatus and why he's now making his return to music. Jael Richardson shares her latest book recommendation: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. The New York Times' Charo Henríquez explains why a special run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico has been a lifeline to many residents affected by the devastation of Hurricane María.
Categories: Syndicated

Mike White: Why the Hollywood screenwriter wanted to test his limits by competing on Survivor

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Mike White might be best-known as a writer, actor or the man behind the critically-acclaimed HBO series Enlightened, but this year he added an unusual credit to his resume - playing himself on Survivor. He joined Tom Power to chat about finishing second on the most recent season of the reality TV staple, called Survivor: David vs. Goliath, and tells us why he so desperately wanted to become a castaway on the island.
Categories: Syndicated

Karyn Kusama: Why the director of Destroyer embraces stories about angry, female antiheroes

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Director Karyn Kusama is known for making films about women who are angry, traumatized or haunted by their mistakes. In her latest film, Destroyer, Nicole Kidman stars as a police detective who wears her grief physically. Two years ago, Kidman publicly vowed to work with more female directors and Kusama was one of her first calls. Now, Kusama is dealing with the joys and perils of becoming more well known.
Categories: Syndicated

Chris Smith: The Fyre Fest filmmaker on why the infamous music festival failed

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Fyre Festival took over the headlines in 2017 when affluent festival goers travelled to the Bahamas to enjoy top musical acts and party with supermodels on a private island. That's how the event was advertised at least. As you might remember, the disastrous music festival left thousands of attendees stranded without food or amenities, setting social media ablaze with its failure. The festival stood in stark contrast to the luxury event that was promised by organizers and promoted by celebrity influencers on social media. Chris Smith is the filmmaker behind Fyre, a new documentary about the ill-fated festival. He's also the director of American Movie and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which scored an Emmy nomination. Smith has always been drawn to eccentric personalities and stranger-than-fiction stories, which is why this story - about a lavish festival descending into chaos - was irresistible to him.
Categories: Syndicated