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Chilly Gonzales will school you with his mash-up masterclass

Monday, April 20, 2015

With an inimitable panache, Jason Beck — better known by his stage name Chilly Gonzales — brings ideas from pop music into the classical works he composes.
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P. Manny crashes the Q News

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tune in for a special edition of the Q News featuring veteran news anchor Peter Mansbridge.
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Tanya Tagaq unleashes her wild, improvised sound

Monday, April 20, 2015

Polaris and Juno award-winning throat singer Tanya Tagaq performs live with Toronto's Element Choir and Jesse Zubot.
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Elvira digs her claws into Japan's new cat paw-scented hand cream

Monday, April 20, 2015

A special Monday edition of Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame.
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Cue The New Q: Listen to the first official show with new host, Shad!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Shad kicks off the new Q with a fresh theme song by Bahamas, poet Shane Koyczan, pro podcaster Marc Maron, F---ed Up's Damian Abraham, throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Q sports panel, musical genius Chilly Gonzales. Plus, Elvira Kurt and Peter Mansbridge too!
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Q sports panel talks Aaron Hernandez and basketball vs. hockey

Monday, April 20, 2015

Q's sports panel — Sonali Karnick, Paul Riley, and Megan Greenwald — weigh in on the latest headlines rocking the sports world.
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Childfree adults speak up, Tomi Ungerer, Father John Misty, Richard Williams 04/17/2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Writer Meghan Daum on Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed, a book of essays about the still-taboo subject of living child-free. Plus: Cartoonist Tomi Ungerer on the art of subversion, Father John Misty performs, and Richard Williams on raising champions.
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Meghan Daum on changing the conversation about childless adults

Friday, April 17, 2015

Meghan Daum joins guest host Gill Deacon to discuss Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed, a 16 essay-collection exploring the stigma and stereotypes faced by men and women who choose not to have kids.
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Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Alt-J performs, The Age of Love 04/16/2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany on the cult of personality and rising pressures to stay into the spotlight. British indie-rockers Alt-J perform from their sophomore record This is All Yours. Steven Loring on what we can learn from speed-dating seniors.
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Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Corner Gas' Eric Peterson, Ryan Adams performs 04/14/2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian on the band's latest: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. Best of Q: Gemini Award winning actor Eric Peterson (Street Legal, Corner Gas), and American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams performs from his new self-titled record.
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Broadcaster Bill Kurtis, DJ David Guetta, exploring KidZania 04/13/2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Seasoned broadcaster Bill Kurtis on his four-decade career and our enduring fascination with true-life crime stories. Plus, from the Best of Q: world-renowned French DJ David Guetta, and the wild world of KidZania — a theme park that puts kids to work.
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Alex Cuba, Brooke Shields, John Vaillant, Virgina Eichhorn 04/10/2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Live with Alex Cuba, who performs live from his brand new album Healer. Actress Brooke Shields on her revealing memoir; author John Vaillant on his first novel, The Jaguar's Children; and curator Virgina Eichhorn on why we're prudes about nudes.
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Avant-garde composer Philip Glass, internet custodians, Supertramp's Roger Hodgson

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Polarizing composer Philip Glass on fearless experimentation and his new memoir, Words without Music. Wired writer Adrian Chen the occupational hazards of internet moderators. Supertramp's Roger Hodgson on reviving his seminal record, Across the Century
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Benjamin Booker, confessions of a sociopath, re-framing M.C. Escher 04/08/2015

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

New Orleans' rising star Benjamin Booker on his unique blend of punk and blues. M.E. Thomas on her revealing book Confessions of a Sociopath and what empaths don't understand; Sonia del Re on why the art world should reconsider its stance on M.C. Escher.
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While We're Young director Noah Baumbach, London Grammar, Bob Mankoff 04/07/2015

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Director Noah Baumbach on his new film, While We're Young, and the love/hate relationship between generations. Plus, from the Best of Q: London Grammar performs from If You Wait. Legendary cartoonist Bob Mankoff on the merits of choosing a creative life.
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Ukulele vs. Recorder, jazz star Diana Krall, painter Kehinde Wiley 04/06/2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

Music educators square off in Q debate: should music educators begin with the ukulele or the recorder? Plus, Canadian jazz star Diana Krall on her new album Wallflower. And New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley on his radical twist on classical portraits.
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Sir Paul McCartney, Dan Mangan and Blacksmith, Jennifer Aniston, Modern Love 04/03/2015

Friday, April 03, 2015

Sir Paul McCartney explores new sounds with soundtrack for Destiny video game, Dan Mangan and Blacksmith perform in Studio Q, actress Jennifer Aniston breaks type for dark role in Cake, and NYT columnist Daniel Jones shares love lessons from strangers.
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The Decemberists, Nick Hornby, Mark Burnett 04/02/2015

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Decemberists perform live from What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. High Fidelity author Nick Hornby on his latest novel, Funny Girl. Plus Mark Burnett, the undeniable king of Reality TV, on the faith-driven side of his creative work.
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André Alexis' Fifteen Dogs, 80s icons Spandau Ballet, The Organized Mind 01/01/2015

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Canadian author André Alexis on his latest novel Fifteen Dogs; Plus, from the Best of Q, Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp from 80s new romantic band Spandau Ballet, and McGill neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on we can't seem to think straight these days.
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Michael Feuerstack performs, Hockey Wives' Maripier Morin, actress Patricia Clarkson, Holocaust Survivor Band 03/27/2015

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Friday Live performance and chat with "hidden gem" Michael Feuerstack; Hockey Wives reality star Maripier Morin blasts "puck bunny" stereotype; Patricia Clarkson on new Ontario-set thriller, October Gale; and the true story of the Holocaust Survivor Band.
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