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Neil Young, MAC co-founder Frank Toskan 10/20/2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Music icon Neil Young on his new memoir, Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars, in a two-part Canadian broadcast exclusive interview. MAC Cosmetics co-founder Frank Toskan on how fashion can bring about social change.
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Q Live in L.A. feat. Galifianakis, Short, Oh and more

Friday, October 17, 2014

Zach Galifianakis on his new film, Birdman. Actor Sandra Oh reveals a secret project. Comedian Martin Short on his new memoir. Breaking Bad actor Bob Odenkirk on the upcoming spin-off. Writer Jill Soloway on her TV show Transparent. Jenny Lewis performs.
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Hitch-hiking with John Waters, Jason Mraz performs, what to do after leaning in 10/16/2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The ever-subversive John Waters shares his hitch-hiking odyssey, as chronicled in 'Carsick'. Jason Mraz performs from his life-affirming album, Yes! 'Darling, You Can't Do Both' authors Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin on work culture that works for women.
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How stats are reshaping hockey, the dangers of automation, Strange Empire's wild Canada 10/15/2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Strange Empire creator Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik and actress Cara Gee on their woman-centric take on the Wild West. The Glass Cage author Nicholas Carr warns against putting the world on autopilot. Moneypuck: James Mirtle on how stats are changing hockey.
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Simon Rich's Spoiled Brats, Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories, why you're probably not a curator 10/14/2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Simon Rich on his latest book, Spoiled Brats, and the harsh light in which he casts his own generation. Why Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories will not help you sleep. David Balzer on "curation" in the 21st century: has the word lost its meaning?
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Little Mosque's Zarqa Nawaz, Beck performs, musical comedian Reggie Watts 10/10/2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz on her memoir, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. Electro-blues pioneer Beck performs from Morning Phase. Improvisational musical comedian Reggie Watts on his subversive songs about life and love.
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Stars perform live, William H. Macy, This American Life's 1st spinoff 10/10/2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Montreal's introspective indie rockers Stars return perform from No One Is Lost. William H. Macy on his directorial debut, Rudderless. This American Life producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder on the show's first spin-off: Serial. Plus, Elvira Kurt!
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How to Speak Money, David Bezmozgis on The Betrayers, unpretentious reviewer Marilyn Hagerty 10/09/2014

Thursday, October 09, 2014

How to Speak Money author John Lanchester on the cultural divide created by financial jargon. Canadian author David Bezmozgis on his Giller short-listed book, The Betrayers. Restaurant reviewer Marilyn Hagerty on why she covers chains in small towns.
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John Kastner, Sharon Van Etten, our cultural obsession with awards 10/08/2014

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Canadian filmmaker John Kastner on his groundbreaking docs about mentally ill offenders. Brooklyn-based musician Sharon Van Etten performs from Are We There. Journalist Thomas Frank on the "dizzying proliferation" of awards and the pageantry of prestige.
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Bill Hader on The Skeleton Twins, breaking news fact-checker, Nigeria's internet warriors 10/07/2014

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Comedian Bill Hader on going subtle for The Skeleton Twins, a film co-starring Kristen Wiig. Craig Silverman of Emergent.info on his breaking news fact-checking site. Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani on the digital battle for political power in Nigeria.
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Rock legend Robert Plant, misheard song lyrics, Sammy Davis Jr.'s daughter 10/14/2014

Monday, October 06, 2014

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant on his first collection of original songs in almost a decade. Music writer Peter Kimpton on the uncertain future of the misheard song lyric. Best of Q: Tracey Davis on her famous father, Sammy Davis, Jr.
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The Barr Brothers, The Knick co-creator Jack Amiel, Q Media Panel, Robert Downey Jr. 10/03/2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Barr Brothers perform live from Sleeping Operator. The Knick co-creator Jack Amiel on his turn-of-the-century medical drama and the pain of progress. The Q media panel weighs in on the week's headlines. Best of Q: Robert Downey Jr. on The Judge.
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British chef Jaime Oliver, John Malkovich being everyone, director Philippe Falardeau 10/02/2014

Thursday, October 02, 2014

British chef Jaime Oliver on his new book, Comfort Food, and how meals can be the heartbeat of a home. Photographer Sandro Miller on his series of recreated iconic images, all featuring actor John Malkovich. Best of Q: Philippe Falardeau on The Good Lie.
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Lena Dunham on lessons "learned", Stephen Fry on addiction 09/30/2014

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Canadian radio exclusive: Girls creator Lena Dunham on her new book 'Not That Kind of Girl' and the lessons she's "learned". U.K. comedian, writer and activist Stephen Fry on his memoir, More Fool Me and his nearly career-destroying cocaine addiction.
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ISIS name game, Shovels and Rope performs, spoiler alert etiquette 10/01/2014

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Islamic State debate: Poynter's Kelly McBride on whether militant groups should be able to name themselves. Shovels and Rope performs live from Swimmin' Time in Studio Q. Netflix researcher Grant McCracken on the changing culture of spoiler alerts.
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Hollywood meets YouTube, Q sports panel 09/29/2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange joins Jian in a Canadian Broadcast Exclusive. NYT journalist on the irony of Hollywood agents courting YouTube stars. The Q sports panel on Bill Simmons' suspension, Hope Solo, and Derek Jeter's legacy.
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Comedian Chris Rock, learning from Shonda Rhimes, comedian Wanda Skyes, Sloan performs 09/26/2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Comedian Chris Rock on stand-up on the age of smart phones. Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones on what the media can learn from the Shonda Rhimes furor. Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes says comics never retire. Sloan performs live throughout the show.
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Comic Tig Notaro, Orenda author Joseph Boyden, Burma's astrologer pundits 09/25/2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Comedian Tig Notaro on bouncing back from the lowest point in her life. The Orenda author Joseph Boyden on Winnipeg's ground-breaking ballet on Canada's dark history of residential schools. How astrology pundits in Burma are shaking up national politics.
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Comedian Jen Kirkman, Belgian superstar Stromae, debating guilty pleasures 09/24/2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Comic Jen Kirkman pokes fun at pressure to marry and procreate - but also stay forever young. Belgian superstar Stromae on reaching new, English-speaking audiences with his North American tour. Q debate: Should we take the guilt out of guilty pleasures?
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Culture wars in Russia, British writer Caitlin Moran, Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq 23/09/2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Why Russia's Kremlin-backed broadcaster NTV is targeting critical cultural figures. British writer Caitlin Moran on her semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age novel, How to Build a Girl. Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq on her 2014 Polaris Music Prize win.
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