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June 25: Shawn Mendes on success, anxiety and his love for Ronaldo

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:18pm
The Canadian megastar rose to fame in his teens, but his just-released album is all grown up.
Categories: Syndicated

June 25: How current events inspired Sylvain Neuvel's new alien robot sci-fi novel

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:11pm
Sylvain Neuvel's latest novel, Only Human?, follows a young girl named Rose who lives in a future where giant robots have killed 100 million people on Earth.
Categories: Syndicated

June 25: 'Everyone has the capacity to be musical': Robin Dann of Bernice on ASMR, and sound as a healer and refuge

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:09pm
Robin Dann, of the experimental pop band Bernice, joins Tom Power in the q studio to discuss her thoughts about ASMR and to preview this phenomenon for listeners.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Shawn Mendes, screen panel, Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, Sylvain Neuvel, Robin Dann 25/6/2018

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:06pm
Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes talks about mental health and his love for Ronaldo. q screen panel with Tina Hassannia and Eli Glasner on actors protesting Fox. Dance artist and choreographer Sze-Yang Ade-Lam advocates for the use of gender neutral pronouns at the Dora Awards. Canadian author Sylvain Neuvel explains how current events inspired his new sci-fi novel, Only Human. Robin Dann of the experimental pop band Bernice talks ASMR.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Robert Plant, Tynomi Banks, Mavis Staples 22/6/2018

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:36pm
Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant talks about his 50-year music career. Toronto drag queen Tynomi Banks shares her playlist of essential drag performance anthems. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she still feels she has to speak out against bigotry in America.
Categories: Syndicated

June 22: Tynomi Banks shares her list of essential drag anthems for Pride season

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:18pm
Toronto drag queen Tynomi Banks presents the perfect playlist for any Pride Month celebration.
Categories: Syndicated

June 22: The song remains the same, but Robert Plant is always moving forward

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:18pm
He's one of the most iconic frontmen in rock 'n' roll history, but in a career that has spanned 50 years, Robert Plant has never stopped moving forward.
Categories: Syndicated

June 22: 'I feel like I'm living in the '60s again': Mavis Staples on the state of civil rights in America

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:17pm
The legendary gospel singer explains why she feels she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to speaking out against bigotry in America.
Categories: Syndicated

June 21: 'We're still compelled by the power of his conviction': Ravi Coltrane on finding his father's lost album

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:33pm
A lost album by jazz legend John Coltrane has just been unearthed. His son, Ravi Coltrane, opens up about why it's such a meaningful discovery for him personally.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Ravi Coltrane, AHI, Rebecca Addelman, Naila Keleta-Mae, Sook-Yin Lee 21/6/2018

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:33pm
John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, opens up about finding his father's lost album. Canadian singer-songwriter AHI shares a sneak peak of his new album In Our Time live in the q studio. Canadian television writer and filmmaker Rebecca Addelman talks about her debut film Paper Year. Dr. ?Naila Keleta-Mae presents a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love. Canadian broadcaster and filmmaker Sook-Yin Lee discusses her new feature film Octavio Is Dead.
Categories: Syndicated

June 21: From Destiny's Child to cultural icon: a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:29pm
Professor Naila Keleta-Mae presents a q gateway to Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love on the album's 15th anniversary.
Categories: Syndicated

June 21: AHI shares sneak preview of new album In Our Time live on q

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:11pm
Canadian singer-songwriter Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, who goes by the name AHI (pronounced "eye"), performs live in the q studio.
Categories: Syndicated

June 21: How a 'real-life encounter' with a ghost in Barcelona inspired Sook-Yin Lee's new film Octavio Is Dead

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:07pm
Octavio Is Dead is a story about family, love, identity and ghosts. For director Sook-Yin Lee, it's a story that comes from a personal place.
Categories: Syndicated

June 21: Paper Year director Rebecca Addelman shows what comes after happily ever after

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:06pm
Rebecca Addelman is the director of a new film called Paper Year, which follows a young, impulsive couple as they navigate a tricky first year of marriage.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Maria Alyokhina and Natalia Koliada, Lynn Crosbie, Stephin Merritt 20/6/2018

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:41pm
Natalia Kaliada and Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina discuss their new collaborative stage show, Burning Doors. Canadian author Lynn Crosbie reimagines Malcolm McDowell in her new novel Chicken. Musician Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields talks about his 50 Song Memoir - one piece of music for each year he's been alive.
Categories: Syndicated

June 20: 'Truth makes things less entertaining': Stephin Merritt on why tell-all songs are overrated

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:50pm
Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields talks to Laurie Brown about writing and staging his sprawling 50 Song Memoir - one piece of music for each year he's been alive.
Categories: Syndicated

June 20: Burning Doors: What happens when an anti-Putin Pussy Rioter teams up with a theatre company in exile?

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:46pm
A new stage show based on the experiences of artists who say they've been censored, imprisoned and tortured in Russia makes its Canadian debut at Luminato tonight.
Categories: Syndicated

June 20: Lynn Crosbie reimagines A Clockwork Orange's Malcolm McDowell in new novel Chicken

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:44pm
For her latest novel, Crosbie reimagines English actor Malcolm McDowell as a washed-up actor in his 50s who falls in love with a mysterious 21-year-old woman.
Categories: Syndicated

June 19: Lucinda Williams reflects on her breakthrough record Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:32pm
Lucinda Williams looks back at the breakthrough album that transformed her into an icon of Americana music, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which turns 20 this month.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Lucinda Williams, James Marsden, Greg Durrell and Fritz Gottschalk 19/6/2018

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:32pm
Lucinda Williams looks back at her breakthrough album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which turns 20 this month. Designers Greg Durrell and Fritz Gottschalk explain how Canadian design helped build national unity. Westworld actor James Marsden talks about technology, the future of AI and sexual violence on television.
Categories: Syndicated