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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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Abu Ghraib's former prisoners, Andrea Martin, Crossfit pros and cons 09/22/2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Photographer Chris Bartlett on his portraits of former Abu Ghraib prisoners. Comedian Andrea Martin on her career highlights and hard times. Former CrossFit enthusiast Lauren McKeon and kinesiology professor Martin Gibala on the pros and cons of Crossfit.
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White guys still rule late night, Q media panel, comic Cameron Esposito, Arkells perform! 09/19/2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kings of Late Night: W. Kamau Bell on the lack of diversity on nighttime TV. Q media panel on Scottish referendum, Rob Ford's cancer diagnosis. Rising comic Cameron Esposito on side mullets and socially conscious stand up. Arkells perform from High Noon.
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Human rights museum controversy, the why of women's dress, Tim Minchin's Matilda 09/18/2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gail Asper responds to critics of her parents' dream: the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights. 'Women in Clothes' editors explain their quest for the why, not how, of self-presentation. Tim Minchin on Matilda and music that just happens to be funny.
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Right-wing satire, Barbra Streisand, cinematic clickbait 09/17/2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Flipside: How Michael Loftus hopes to shake up political satire with his right-wing comedy show. Canadian broadcast exclusive: Barbra Streisand on her roots and her new record. Clickbait culture is seeping into TV and film, argues writer Brian Moylan.
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Comedian Lewis Black, fashionista Jeanne Beker, singer-songwriter Adam Cohen 09/16/2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Comedian and 'angry everyman' Lewis Black on his love/hate relationship with the age of Twitter. Jeanne Beker on the complex relationship between fashion and politics. Adam Cohen performs from We Go Home and reflects on the influence of his famous father.
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The war reporter's dilemma, Jon Stewart on Rosewater, Ray Rice controversy 09/15/2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jon Stewart on taking time away from The Daily Show to direct Rosewater. Former war correspondent Kelly McEvers on the difficult decision to come home. The Q Sports Panel reflects on the "bulletproof" NFL's handling of the Ray Rice controversy.
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Strangers act out your texts, actress Anna Kendrick, director Philippe Falardeau, Rich Aucoin performs 09/12/2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Miranda July on her Somebody app, which makes strangers your messengers. Anna Kendrick on her return to musicals for The Last Five Years. Quebec director Philippe Falardeau on his English-language debut, The Good Lie. Plus, Rich Aucoin performs live!
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Actor Ethan Hawke, John Updike's precious trash, comedians' mental health 09/11/2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke on his banner year, and memories of Robin Williams. Enterprising collector Paul Moran on how John Updike's trash became his treasure. Dr. Ildiko Tabori on the mental health of comedians and stigma around getting help.
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The Look of Silence, Jake Gyllenhaal on Nightcrawler, Human zoo controversy 09/10/2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on revisiting the dark legacy of Indonesia's 1965 military coup. Jake Gyllenhaal on his dark role in the noir thriller, Nightcrawler. Brett Bailey defends his controversial art project, which recalls colonial-era human zoos.
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Ebola pop music, Keira Knightley on The Imitation Game, Robert Downey Jr. on The Judge 09/09/2014

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

UNICEF's Adolphus Scott on how pop music is helping battle misinformation about Ebola. British actress Keira Knightley on The Imitation Game and her genre-defying career thus far. Actor Robert Downey Jr. on big questions posed in his new film, The Judge.
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Polsky's Red Army, The New Pornographers perform, secret sex lives of seniors 09/08/2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

Pucks and propaganda: Gabe Polsky's 'Red Army' doc explores how the Cold War played out in hockey arenas. The New Pornographers perform from their energetic new album, 'Brill Bruisers'. Best of Q: Seniors speak frankly in 'All the Sex I've Ever Had'.
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Bill Murray before the big time, Q media panel, director Mike Leigh, Bahamas perfoms 09/05/2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

Bill Murray's long-time collaborator, Canadian director Ivan Reitman, on what the legend's really like. The Q media panel on today's top stories. Acclaimed British filmmaker Mike Leigh on his biopic, Mr. Turner. Bahamas (a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen) performs.
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Glaser's "It's not warming" campaign, Nick Cave, Catfish-catcher Nev Schulman 09/04/2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Can legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser rebrand climate change? Australian rock legend Nick Cave on fact-meets-fiction film, 20,000 Days On Earth. Nev Schulman, of the documentary-turned-TV-show Catfish, on the ethics of exposing online imposters.
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Writer Thomas King, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, seniors who dance 09/03/2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Thomas King, award-winning author of The Inconvenient Indian, on new novel: The Back of the Turtle. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry on composing classical music. Dancer/choreographer Randy Glynn turns spotlight on seniors in Dancing in the Third Act.
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Atom Egoyan responds to critics, Bleachers performs, 'unboxing' fad unpacked 09/02/2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Canadian film auteur Atom Egoyan on why he stands by his new film, The Captive, despite an icy reception at Cannes. Jack Antonoff, a.k.a. Bleachers, performs live from Strange Desire. Writer Mireille Silcoff unpacks the odd popularity of unboxing videos.
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