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Carol Off: The CBC host reflects on As It Happens on its 50th anniversary

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:00pm
This year As It Happens celebrates its 50th anniversary. In tribute, Carol Off dropped by the q studio to reflect on what the show means to Canadians and share her memories of London, Ont., in a special live edition of the q Block Party.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael K. Williams: The Wire actor on his reputation as one of the most compelling tough guys on screen

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:00pm
For actor Michael K. Williams, the role of Omar Little on The Wire was life-changing. It paved the way for similarly astounding performances on Boardwalk Empire and The Night Of. Williams joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about defining himself as an actor and redefining himself as an activist and advocate.
Categories: Syndicated

Neon Dreams: On their new music and leaving the Hedley tour

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:00pm
Neon Dreams is one of Canada's most buzzed-about bands. With new music out and their debut album on the way, they joined Tom Power for a performance and chat about their rise, and why having tough conversations about sexual misconduct in the music industry is important to them.
Categories: Syndicated

Carol Off, Michael K. Williams and more 15/11/2018 [Full episode]

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:00pm
CBC's Carol Off reflects on As It Happens on its 50th anniversary. The Wire's Michael K. Williams discusses his reputation as one of the most compelling tough guys on screen. Neon Dreams open up about leaving the Hedley tour and why having tough conversations about sexual misconduct is important to them.
Categories: Syndicated

Tim Blake Nelson, Christine and the Queens and more 14/11/2018 [Full episode]

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Actor Tim Blake Nelson tells us why his role in the Coen brothers' new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is one of the toughest he's ever had. The q online culture panel discusses YouTuber Lilly Singh's break from making videos. Novelist Erwan Larher remembers surviving the Paris Bataclan attack in his new memoir The Book I Didn't Want to Write. Singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens talks about her new album and reinventing herself as Chris.
Categories: Syndicated

Christine and the Queens: The singer-songwriter on reinventing herself as Chris

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Hélöise Letissier, better known as Christine and the Queens, talks about the latest evolution of her on-stage persona: Chris. She tells us exactly who Chris is and where her need for reinvention comes from.
Categories: Syndicated

Erwan Larher: The novelist remembers surviving the Paris Bataclan attack in new memoir

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Three years ago, terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead, 90 of which were killed at the Bataclan theatre. Erwan Larher was there on that terrible night, and he's released what he describes as a "non-fiction novel" based on his experiences. The English translation is out now.
Categories: Syndicated

Tim Blake Nelson: The actor on reuniting with the Coen brothers for Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Nearly two decades after O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Nelson has reunited with the Coen brothers to play the title character in their new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He tells us why it's one of the toughest roles he's ever had.
Categories: Syndicated

Jason Reitman: The Front Runner director on how his timely new film tackles morality in media and politics

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Jason Reitman's new film The Front Runner tells the story of Senator Gary Hart, whose affair brought down his presidential candidacy in 1988.
Categories: Syndicated

Alicia Rodis: Meet HBO's new 'intimacy co-ordinator' who's making sex scenes safer for actors

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Alicia Rodis is a former actor who was hired by HBO to advocate for actors on set, which involves everything from reviewing their scripts to providing knee pads and flesh-coloured thongs.
Categories: Syndicated

Jim Zub: On Stan Lee's legacy in comics and storytelling

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Comic book creator Jim Zub has been a fan of Stan Lee's writing and vision for superheroes since he was a kid. He discusses how the Marvel Comics icon turned the industry on its head, and why his characters have had such a real and lasting impact.
Categories: Syndicated

Jason Reitman, Alicia Rodis and more 13/11/2018 [Full episode]

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Director Jason Reitman tells us how his timely new film The Front Runner tackles morality in the media and politics. Comic book creator Jim Zub discusses Stan Lee's legacy and lasting impact on storytelling. Film critic Adam Nayman shares a q gateway to the Coen brothers. HBO's intimacy co-ordinator Alicia Rodis talks about her unique role advocating for actors on set.
Categories: Syndicated

Lennon Stella: After ABC's Nashville, Lennon Stella is ready for a music career of her own

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00pm
Lennon Stella might be best-recognized for playing the daughter of a country music star on Nashville, but she's been immersed in music all throughout her life. Now, at only 19 years old, the Oshawa-raised actor and musician is transitioning into the pop world with a huge new single and debut EP.
Categories: Syndicated

John Irving: The World According to Garp author on why the book is more relevant now than ever

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00pm
Author John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. He tells us why he believes the book's themes are still relevant today, despite thinking it would be dated by the time it was released in 1978.
Categories: Syndicated

John Irving, Lennon Stella and more 12/11/2018 [Full episode]

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00pm
John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. The q screen panel shares their take on a once-lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay called Burning Secret. Actor and musician Lennon Stella talks about starting her own music career.
Categories: Syndicated

Elizabeth Reaser, Sharon and Bram and more 09/11/2018 [Full episode]

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00pm
Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks about how Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House explores grief and family trauma. The q This music panel discusses the power of pop superfans in the social media era. Documentary maker Doug Knutson charts Trenton, Ont.'s rise and fall as "Hollywood North." Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram perform live in the q studio and reflect on their incredible 40-year career.
Categories: Syndicated

Sharon and Bram: The iconic children's entertainers perform and look back on their incredible 40-year career

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00pm
Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison are embarking on their farewell tour after four decades of entertaining kids around the world. They drop by the q studio for a very special performance and to reflect on their legacy and memories of founding member Lois Lilienstein.
Categories: Syndicated

Elizabeth Reaser: The Haunting of Hill House star on how the show explores grief and family trauma

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00pm
Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House is the latest adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel. It's being praised for its scares and compelling exploration of a family torn apart by trauma. Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks to Tom Power about her leading role as Shirley Crain on the show and why critics have been calling it This Is Us for horror fans.
Categories: Syndicated

Isabella Rossellini: The actor on the link between curiosity and joyfulness

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:00pm
In this wide-ranging interview, famed Italian actor Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour.
Categories: Syndicated

Billie Eilish: The pop star shares shares her perspective on success, social media and fame

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:00pm
In this rare interview and studio performance, 16-year-old Billie Eilish talks about having the kind of early fame and success that speaks to how stars are made in 2018: billions of streams and video views, and status as a burgeoning fashion icon.
Categories: Syndicated