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Actress Evangeline Lilly, Miranda July's new book, comedian Norm Macdonald, Q sports panel, Bry Webb performs 01/30/2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Actress Evangeline Lilly on switching gears to pen a children's book. Miranda July on her debut novel, The First Bad Man. Famously disruptive comic Norm Macdonald storms Studio Q. Sports panel on deflategate and Marshawn Lynch. Bry Webb performs live.
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Confronting child abuse, Alan Doyle performs, Canada's growing Battle Rap scene 01/29/2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Comedians Bob Goldthwait and Barry Crimmins on their unflinching film about child abuse, Call Me Lucky. Alan Doyle returns to Studio Q with his second solo record, So Let's Go. Travis Fleetwood a.k.a Organik on Toronto's ballooning battle rap league.
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Norway's Sweatshop expose, Mary Walsh on mental health, Q's pop culture panel 01/28/2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Web series creator Pal Karlsen on why he put Norwegian teens to work in a sweatshop. Comedian Mary Walsh on her work as a mental health advocate. Q's pop culture panel reconvenes to discuss this week's top arts and entertainment headlines.
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Dave Gorman on info overload, opera star Christine Goerke, comic Aparna Nancherla 01/27/2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

U.K. comic and Too Much Information author Dave Gorman on toggling through a world of TMI. International opera star Christine Goerke on Wagner's Die Walküre and overcoming adversity. Comedian Aparna Nancherla on stand up and subverting expectation.
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"Dragon" Michael Wekerle, Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, Selma dir. Ava DuVernay, Lydia Ainsworth performs 01/09/2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dragons' Den rookie Michael Wekerle on the art of investment. Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis on adapting This Changes Everything. Selma director Ava DuVernay on echoes of Martin Luther King, Jr. Symphonic pop singer/songwriter Lydia Ainsworth performs live.
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Tre Mission performs, acclaimed cartoonist Art Spiegelman, highlighting Musqueam heritage

Monday, January 26, 2015

Toronto rapper Tre Mission soaks in global influence to deliver genre-bending sound. Counter-culture icon Art Spiegelman on cartooning in the wake of Charlie Hebdo. 'The City Before The City' curator Jordan Wilson on Musqueam culture in Vancouver.
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Jennifer Aniston, Eric Peterson, Ana Lily Amirpour, Absolutely Free performs 01/23/2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jennifer Aniston on her dark role in indie drama Cake. Actor Eric Peterson on his return to the stage in The Seagull. Director Ana Lily Amirpour on her film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Absolutely Free performs from their self-titled debut album.
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Hunting for trolls IRL, London Grammar performs, the rise of unisex fashion 01/22/2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sweden's Troll Hunter Robert Aschberg on unmasking online bullies. British electro-pop buzz band London Grammar performs live from If You Wait. Unisex aficionado Natalia Manzocco on why fashion is going gender-neutral.
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Shooting soaps in Kabul, The Ting Tings perform, Desiree Akhavan self-deprecating debut 01/21/2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Australian TV producer Trudi-Ann Tierney on what it's really like to shoot TV in Afghanistan.The Ting Tings switch it up with disco-infused record, Super Critical. Appropriate Behaviour writer/director/star Desiree Akhavan is NOT the Iranian Lena Dunham.
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The Rural Alberta Advantage performs, Mr. D's Gerry Dee, comedian Sara Schaefer 01/19/2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Rural Alberta Advantage perform live throughout the show as our first ever Monday Live guests! Mr. D's Gerry Dee shares whether the CBC show is edgy enough for him. Comedian Sara Schaefer on how to poke fun at pop culture (and still love it).
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McGill prof Charmaine Nelson on blackface, the Canada Reads 2015 contenders revealed, performance artist Ragnar Kjarnasson 01/20/2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

McGill prof Charmaine Nelson takes aim at blackface in Quebec. The Canada Reads 2015 celebrity panel and books are revealed. Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjarnasson on his ambitious long-form art.
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Dan Mangan performs, "Manspreading" on the metro, Q media panel, Fred Armisen 01/16/2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dan Mangan and Blacksmith perform live from Club Meds. Why NYC's campaign against "manspreading" hit a nerve. Q media panel reconvenes to talk Charlie Hebdo, Leslie Roberts, Amanda Lang. Portlandia star Fred Armisen on bang-on impersonations.
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Oscar nominees 2015, magician Ricky Jay, unlikely star Doug Seegers 01/15/15

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Q's Oscar panel reconvenes to share their thoughts on the surprises, snubs and shoo-ins among this year's Academy Award nominees. Conjurer Ricky Jay on the art of sleight-of-hand. Formerly homeless country star Doug Seegers on finding stardom in Sweden.
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Cuddlr app co-creator, cartoonist Scott McCloud, filmmaker Rory Kennedy 01/14/2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cuddlr co-creator Charlie Williams on the platonic cousin of today's popular dating apps. Cartoonist Scott McCloud on forthcoming graphic novel, The Sculptor. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy on her Oscar-nominated film, Last Days in Vietnam.
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Young Drunk Punk Bruce McCulloch, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, Craig Davidson's dark side 01/13/2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bruce McCulloch of Kids In The Hall brings 'Young Drunk Punk' to TV. SCTV alums Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara reunite for riches-to-rags comedy, Schitt's Creek. Craig Davidson on The Deep, his new horror novel penned under the "Nick Cutter" alias.
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The rise of E-Sports, John Vaillant on The Jaguar's Children, re-framing Vivian Maier 01/12/2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Pro gamer Christopher Loranger and journalist Nick Wingfield on the rise of spectator video games. Non-fiction heavyweight John Vaillant on his first novel, The Jaguar's Children. Stephen Bulger on the enigmatic "nanny photographer" Vivian Maier.
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Aunjanue Ellis on Book of Negroes, Darren O'Donnell on creative work, Adam Sternbergh's Shovel Ready 01/08/2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Book of Negroes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis on the power of period dramas. Full-time artist Darren O'Donnell has a reality check for aspiring artists. Best of Q: Adam Sternbergh on Shovel Ready and anti-hero appeal.
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Understanding the art forger, Margaret Cho talks sex, re-thinking M.C. Escher 01/07/2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

'Art and Craft' documentary explores the motivations of prolific art forger Mark Landis. Comedian Margaret Cho on her avant-garde role in the new TLC show, All About Sex. Curator Sonia del Re challenges art elite to see M.C. Escher from a new angle.
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The Science of Cooking, Carlos Santana, The Scary Clown takeover 01/06/2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Cook's Illustrated Chris Kimball on why cooking is a science, not an art. Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana on his new memoir, The Universal Tone, and why he says his music is a tribute to women. Plus, are scary clowns ruining everything for sweet ones?
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Evolution of a Criminal, one woman takes on Keith Richards, Downton Abbey's Thomas 01/05/2015

Monday, January 05, 2015

Bank robber-turned-filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe hopes to humanize criminals. Deanna Jones re-imagines Keith Richards in colourful, one-woman show. British actor Rob James-Collier on playing Downton Abbey's devious under-butler.
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