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Viv Albertine of The Slits, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, Citizenfour dir. Laura Poitras 03/30/2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Viv Albertine of The Slits on how the 1970s punk scene redefined how to be a girl. Plus, from the Best of Q: Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara on their riches-to-rags comedy, Schitt's Creek. Citizenfour dir. Laura Poitras on her portrait of Edward Snowden.
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The Scientology spokesman who left, Ken Burns on cancer, fairy tales reframed 03/36/2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ex-Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder on Going Clear, a new HBO doc about the Church of Scientology. Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns on what we still don't understand about cancer. Plus, why The Turnip Princess will uproot your ideas about fairy tales.
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AsapSCIENCE founders, rising songwriterTobias Jesso Jr., actress Linda Cardellini 03/25/2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AsapSCIENCE founders Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown on making science cool in the age of YouTube. Rising songwriter and piano troubadour Tobias Jesso Jr. performs. Former E.R., Freaks and Geeks actress Linda Cardellini on the new Netflix drama, Bloodline.
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GG winning painter Sandra Meigs, Pixar animator Pete Docter, bounce queen Big Freedia 03/24/2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GG award-winning painter Sandra Meigs on channelling grief into art. Veteran Pixar animator Pete Docter on his surreal new film, Inside Out. Big Freedia on his transition from gospel choir leader to maven of New Orleans hypersexual bounce music.
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Scrutinizing Mars One, John Patrick Shanley, White History Month, Hayden performs 03/23/2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Will the Mars One project really make it off the ground? A candidate and journalist weigh in. Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley on embracing life's messiness. Elliot Ross on the surprising case for White History Month. Plus, Hayden performs!
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Canada Reads winners, House of Cards' Beau Willimon, David McCallum's freedom, Etiquette performs 03/20/2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Canada Reads 2015 book champion Cameron Bailey and winning author Kim Thúy on Ru; House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon on why Underwood's no cynic; David McCallum on freedom following a wrongful conviction; and Etiquette performs throughout the show!
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Sexual abuse in youth sports, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon 03/19/2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As former Team Canada junior ski coach Bertrand Charest faces sexual assault allegations, we zoom out to ask whether child abuse in youth sports may be a wider problem. Plus, Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, tells her story on her own terms.
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Staring down stereotypes, (in)famous music critic Robert Christgau

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Winnipeg-based visual artist KC Adams on Perception, her portrait series challenging racial slurs routinely directed at Canada's aboriginal people. Plus, veteran music critic Robert Christgau on decades spent reviewing -- and riling up rockstars.
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An open letter to working moms, David Treuer's Prudence 03/17/2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Why Katharine Zaleski is apologizing to the working moms she once judged. Plus, celebrated author David Treuer on modern aboriginal history and his new WWII novel, Prudence.
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'Awkward black girl' Issa Rae, Tom Cochrane performs 03/16/2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Comedian and 'awkward black girl' Issa Rae on embracing the social clumsiness in us all. Cancon icon Tom Cochrane performs from Take It Home, his first new record since 2006, in Studio Q. Plus, we help CBC Music kick off Searchlight!
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The Moth comes north, Graham Yost, "carny culture", Great Lake Swimmers 03/13/2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

NPR's Ophira Eisenberg on The Moth storytelling series' first trip to Canada. Canadian showrunner Graham Yost on The Americans and Justified. Ward Hall sheds light on freak shows and "carny culture". Great Lake Swimmers perform live throughout the show.
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Q's 'Welcome Shad' Special! 03/12/2013

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Juno-winning rapper Shad's first official hello as new host of the show, plus an interview with Anna Maria Tremonti. Veteran CBC hosts share words of wisdom. K-OS, Skratch Bastid, The Arkells perform. Actress Molly Parker on her play Harper Regan.
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Playwright Daniel MacIvor, actor Thomas Lennon, Jeet this Week 3/11/2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Playwright Daniel MacIvor on his play, Cake and Dirt, an acidic take Toronto's upper class. Reno 911! star Thomas Lennon on his new sitcom, a re-boot of The Odd Couple. Q cultural critic Jeet Heer on what 50 Shades of Grey can teach us about economics.
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Director Robert Kenner, photographer Nigel Barker, Death Cab For Cutie 03/10/2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Director Robert Kenner on his documentary film Merchants of Doubt. Fashion photographer Nigel Barker on his book Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion. Indie-pop band Death Cab For Cutie performs from their album Kintsugi.
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Errol Morris, Pop culture in North Korea, Grafton Tyler Brown's lost paintings, Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley perform 02/09/2015

Monday, March 09, 2015

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris' new series on sports obsessives. Andy Greenberg on pop culture contraband in North Korea. Historian John Lutz on Grafton Tyler Brown's lost paintings. Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley perform!
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Del Bel performs, the case against TV small talk, Q media panel, The Hunting Ground 02/06/2015

Friday, March 06, 2015

Southern Ontario's Del Bel performs from their dreamy debut album, Oneiric. Daniel Engber makes the case against TV small talk. The Q media panel reconvenes. Filmmaker Kirby Dick on new documentary about campus sexual assault, The Hunting Ground.
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Killin' it in Katmandhu, ukulelist Jake Shimabukuro, Sturla Gunnarsson's Monsoon

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Nepali rapper Yama Buddha on the rise of 'nep hop' and battle rap in Kathmandu. Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro thrills us with three live performances. Filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson on his stunning new documentary about India's rainy season, Monsoon.
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Acclaimed composer Howard Shore, the ethics of township tours, voice donors 02/03/2015

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer Howard Shore; South African photographer Andiswa Mkhosi and researcher Shelley Butler on the ethics of township tours; Vocalid founder Rupal Patel on upping the diversity of computerized voices via "voice donors".
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Senior speed-dating, antidepressants and identity, Mommy star Suzanne Clement

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Age of Love director Steve Loring and senior speed dater Janice Ledtke on why it's never too late to find love. Journalist Emily Landau on how antidepressants have shaped her identity. Mommy star Suzanne Clement on Xavier Dolan's "masterpiece" film.
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The best first instrument, Malcolm X's daughter, filmmaker Patricia Rozema, Andy Kim performs 02/27/2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Q debate: Should music educators start with the ukelele instead of the recorder? Malcolm X's daughter Ilyasah Shabazz on her new YA novel, X. Filmmaker Patricia Rozema on female actors who refuse to be sidekicks. Andy Kim performs throughout the show.
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