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Banning kids from reality TV, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, outraged LGBT allies 07/07/2015

Tuesday, July 07 2015 05:00 AM

Candy Palmater guest hosts. Former child star Paul Peterson says kids should be banned from reality TV. Sarah Hepola's Blackout is more than just another drinking memoir. LGBT allies shouldn't shy away from outrage and shaming, says Arthur Chu.

Serious literature on smartphones, The Wrecking Crew, making TV in Afghanistan 07/06/2015

Monday, July 06 2015 05:00 AM

Candy Palmater guest hosts. Clive Thompson on how to read serious literature on smartphones. Denny Tedesco tells the story of The Wrecking Crew, unsung musicians behind major '60s hits. Trudi-Ann Tierney on the drama of making soap operas in Afghanistan.

The Wooden Sky performs, handsome gorilla meme, filmmaker Maya Forbes, humorist C.D. Rose 07/03/2015

Friday, July 03 2015 05:00 AM

Talia Schlanger guest hosts. Toronto folk-rockers The Wooden Sky perform live. We probe our obsession with Japanese quirkiness. Maya Forbes mines her bittersweet childhood for “Infinitely Polar Bear”. And humorist C.D. Rose shares list of literary losers.

Comic Greg Proops, Fun frontman Nate Ruess, laughter yoga, Redhead champ Shawn Hitchins 07/02/2015

Thursday, July 02 2015 05:00 AM

Comic/podcaster Greg Proops on things all grownups should know. Fun frontman Nate Ruess performs from Grand Romantic and talks about going solo. Scaachi Koul tried laughter yoga. Comedian Shawn Hitchins ignites red hot passion with Ginger Pride crusade.

Daredevil Will Gadd, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Geek champion Sam Maggs 07/01/2015

Wednesday, July 01 2015 05:00 AM

It's a Canada Day encore bouquet! Meet daredevil Will Gadd, the man who climbed Niagara Falls. Buffy Sainte-Marie on Power in the Blood and the power of politically-charged songs. Why seasoned fangirl Sam Maggs is urging more girls to go full geek.

Rise of Ramadan chic, U.K. rapper Kate Tempest, Judy Blume's new book 06/30/2015

Tuesday, June 30 2015 05:00 AM

Ramadan fashion: Fareeha Molvi on why more brands are tailoring trends for Muslim consumers. Philosophical U.K. rapper Kate Tempest blows through studio q. Beloved writer Judy Blume on her new book and how adult secrecy fuelled her passion for frankness.

Death of the phone call, Booker T. Jones, the high cost of workplace incivility 06/29/2015

Monday, June 29 2015 05:00 AM

Adam McDowell and Ramona Pringle debate whether or not to answer the phone. Booker T. Jones on his 5 decades in the music industry. Christine Porath on the growing incivility of our workplaces.

Socalled performs, Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker, Pride's apolitical vibe, LGBT ally Celina Jaitly 06/26/2015

Monday, June 29 2015 05:00 AM

Socalled jams with the hosts of As It Happens. Pride flag creator Gilbert Baker on the real meaning of the rainbow. Good or bad debate: the party vibe of the modern-day Pride parade. Bollywood star Celina Jaitly on the international fight for LGBT rights.

Death of the Grateful Dead, Sex and the City’s Candace Bushnell, U.K. comic Russell Howard 06/25/2015

Thursday, June 25 2015 05:00 AM

Peter Richardson and Carl Wilson on the Grateful Dead’s cultural impact. Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell on the difficult relationship between authors and characters. Russell Howard, one of the U.K.'s most popular comedians, crosses the pond.

The luxury of “glamping”, q pop culture panel, Karolina Jonderko’s mother’s clothing 06/24/2015

Wednesday, June 24 2015 05:00 AM

Ruben Martinez and Christopher Solomon debate “glamping”. The q pop culture panel sift through the headlines, including True Detective, Obama on WTF, and Swift v. Apple. Polish photographer Karolina Jonderko on grieving with her mother’s clothing.

Covering drug cartels, Adam Scott, Jeet This Week, why an actor is fighting ISIS 06/ 23/2015

Tuesday, June 23 2015 05:00 AM

Alfredo Corchado on the personal cost of covering drug cartels. Adam Scott on swinger comedy The Overnight and the naked truth about male body image. Jeet Heer on Canada is so good at boring. Actor Michael Enright defends decision to fight ISIS in Syria.

Ibeyi performs, No Land’s Song, Jonny Harris’s Still Standing, celebrating small penises 16/22/2015

Monday, June 22 2015 05:00 AM

Kaindé and Naomi Diaz perform live as Ibeyi. Sara and Ayat Najafi on elevating Iranian women's voices in No Land’s song. Comedian Jonny Harris showcases small town humour in Still Standing. Taylor Campbell on why it's time to stop shaming small penises.

San Fermin performs, Fitbit scrutinized, fine print explored, de-cluttering, Rush's female fans 06/19/2015

Friday, June 19 2015 05:00 AM

Brooklyn band San Fermin performs live. Tech writer Jill Duffy weighs pros and cons of fitness trackers. Alex Hern checks internet fine print. Erin Rooney Doland and Dominique Browning debate de-cluttering. Annie Zaleski says women do love Rush.

Balletlujah celebrates k.d. lang, Judd Apatow's comedy bible, campaign song politics 06/18/2015

Thursday, June 18 2015 05:00 AM

k.d. lang and Jean Grand-Maitre on Balletlujah and breaking barriers through art. Trainwreck director Judd Apatow shares everything he knows about comedy. Neil Young, Donald Trump and the politics of campaign songs.

Public vs. police opinion, q pop culture panel, Will Sasso pranks Canada 06/17/2015

Wednesday, June 17 2015 05:00 AM

Carding and cop culture: sociologist Chris Murphy what it takes to change police attitudes and policies. Pop culture panel: celebrity activism, OITNB, Jagged Little anniversary. Fool Canada host Will Sasso on testing the limits of Canadian politeness.

Aspirational RSVP, Phyllis Smith on Inside Out, Fresh Dressed, adult colouring books 06/16/2015

Tuesday, June 16 2015 05:00 AM

Humourist Henry Alford on the rise of aspirational RSVPing. The Office's Phyllis Smith on Inside Out and learning from Sadness. Fresh Dressed director Sacha Jenkins on the history of hip hop fashion. Scaachi Koul defends the adult colouring book.

State-sponsored dating, Stetson and Neufeld perform, Starlee Kine's Mystery Show 06/15/2015

Monday, June 15 2015 05:00 AM

Why the Iranian government has entered the online dating game. Life/music partners Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld marry magic of violin and saxophone. This American Life's Starlee Kine's Mystery on why she's committed to cracking tiny cases.

Algiers perform, the hipster is dead, John Colapinto's Undone, The Wolfpack 06/12/2015

Friday, June 12 2015 05:00 AM

Atlanta three-piece Algiers perform live. Meet the yuccies: how to spot a hipster-yuppie hybrid. John Colapinto on his intentionally provocative novel, Undone. The Wolfpack blows open the world of six shut-in cinephile brothers.

Jurassic World's real scientist, Josh Groban, q sports panel, kid obsessions 06/11/2015

Thursday, June 11 2015 05:00 AM

Meet Jack Horner, the real scientist behind Jurassic World. Josh Groban geeks out on musical theatre in Stages. q sports panel on the Women's World Cup, LeBron James and the Pan Am Games. Shad on why we fight for the things we loved as kids.

Desiring disability, q pop culture panel, troll houses in Russia 06/10/2015

Wednesday, June 10 2015 05:00 AM

Choosing disability: Two perspectives on what it means to be transabled. Pop culture panel: Degrassi goes Netflix, funny while female, Jaws returns. Trolls for hire: Adrian Chen on why Russians being paid to wreak havoc online.

Chillax about proper English, Hot Chip performs, Annie Leibovitz's mighty lens 06/09/2015

Tuesday, June 09 2015 05:00 AM

Clickbait. Meme. Emoji. Two perspectives on how language sticklers should react to the latest dictionary words. British electronic music troupe Hot Chip perform stripped down tracks. Jeet This Week: The cultural impact of Annie Leibovitz's mighty lens.

Soul legend Lee Fields, God as a She, Jihadist poetry 06/08/2015

Monday, June 08 2015 05:00 AM

Soul legend Lee Fields and The Expressions perform from live from Emma Jean. Why can't God be a woman? We hear two perspectives on the push for She. Why Yale professor Robyn Creswell recommends reading the poetry of Jihad.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs, FIFA's biopic United Passions, Wednesday Martin's book Primates of Park Avenue, and Nicolas Cage: is he good?

Friday, June 05 2015 05:00 AM

Film critic Ashley Clark on the FIFA biopic United Passion. New Zealand-American trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs live. Writer Wednesday Martin on the Primates of Park Avenue. Film critics Kyle Smith and Nathan Rabin on Nicolas Cage.

Esther Breger on Misery TV, Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, q media panel

Thursday, June 04 2015 05:00 AM

The New Republic's Esther Breger on why the new reality show The Briefcase thrives on humiliating poor people. Playwright Young Jean Lee's latest play, Straight White Men. The q media panel on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission, pop culture panel on Caitlyn Jenner, and the man who climbed Niagara Falls

Wednesday, June 03 2015 05:00 AM

Aboriginal artists on the residential schools investigation. The pop culture panel on Ciatlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover. Will Gadd, the daredevil who climbed - yes, climbed - Niagara Falls.

Maxim's first female editor, Brandi Carlile performs, teens' promposals go viral 06/02/2015

Tuesday, June 02 2015 05:00 AM

Musician Brandi Carlile performs from her album The Firewatch's Daughter. Maxim's first female editor Kate Lanphear redefines the Hot 100's conventions of beauty. Researcher John Richardson on the rise of teens' elaborate "promposals."

Hawksley Workman, Action Bronson debate, Ryan Gattis, Tracey Lindberg 06/01/2015

Monday, June 01 2015 05:00 AM

Singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman performs live in studio q. Are Action Bronson's lyrics hate speech? Ryan ​Gattis on his acclaimed new novel All Involved. Tracey Lindberg on her debut novel Birdie

The Elwins perform, Dashan on Chinese stand-up, Parvez Sharma, MiriamToews as muse 05/29/2015

Friday, May 29 2015 05:00 AM

Lively pop quartet the Elwins perform live from Play for Keeps. China's Canadian star Dashan on spreading stand-up comedy. Sinner in Mecca chronicles gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma's audacious act. Miriam Toews-inspired song 'Beautiful Scars' debuts on q.

Nick Offerman is not Ron Swanson, q sports panel on FIFA, Celebrated dancer Louise LeCavalier 05/28/2015

Thursday, May 28 2015 05:00 AM

Former Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman on his trouble-making heroes and 'stache-free life after Ron Swanson. q sports panel on FIFA corruption allegations rocking the world of soccer. Celebrated dancer Louise LeCavalier on thinking with your body.

David Suzuki, q pop culture panel, lessons from old Hollywood 05/27/2015

Wednesday, May 27 2015 05:00 AM

Why David Suzuki admires "informed" celebrity activism. q pop culture panel on the Duggar allegations, Game of Thrones rape scene and Jay Z vs. Marina Abramovic. Film critic Karina Longworth on why you should care about old Hollywood.

Self-destructive social media, some things all adults should know, Pakistan's answer to Pixar

Tuesday, May 26 2015 05:00 AM

What counts as self-sabotage in the age of social media? A panel discussion. Greg Proops on The Smartest Book in the World and things all adults should know. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on Pakistan's answer to Pixar and the subversive power of children's films.

Barenaked Ladies, quitting makeup, Russell Smith on secret lives, Roar's crazy wild story 05/25/2015

Monday, May 25 2015 05:00 AM

Barenaked Ladies perform live from their new record Silverball. q contributor Scaachi Koul goes a week without makeup. Canadian author Russell Smith on why everyone has something to hide. John Marshall on the shockingly dangerous making of '70s film Roar.

Joel Plaskett performs, Dean Potter's death, 50s star Tab Hunter, q media panel 05/22/2015

Friday, May 22 2015 05:00 AM

Nova Scotian wonder Joel Plaskett performs from his new solo album. Why late base jumper Dean Potter lived to risk his life. Actor and 1950s teen heartthrob Tab Hunter on playing straight on screen. the q media panel reviews the top stories of the week.

Southern Rites and racial tensions, Welcome to Me, Choose Your Own Adventure returns

Thursday, May 21 2015 05:00 AM

Filmmaker Gillian Laub on fragile racial relations and her new HBO doc, Southern Rites. Welcome to Me director Shira Piven on the edgy but empathetic humour in the new Kirsten Wiig film. Anson Montgomery's Choose Your Own Adventure is back.

So long Letterman, spot the fake, The Milk Carton Kids, 'Between' kills all adults 05/20/2015

Wednesday, May 20 2015 05:00 AM

Longtime Letterman staff writer Tom Ruprecht takes us into the writer's room. Made In China: Rooting out Doug Fishburn's replica. California folk duo The Milk Carton Kids perform live. Michael McGowan wipes out all adults in new Netflix drama, Between.

Scharpling & Wurster, q's pop culture panel, beyond get well soon, Eurovision 2015

Tuesday, May 19 2015 05:00 AM

Popular podcast comedy duo Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster on the best of The Best Show. q's pop culture panel on Kim Kardashian's selfie book, Mad Men's end, etc. How to avoid saying the wrong thing to a sick friend. What to watch for in Eurovision 2015.

Comedian Norm Macdonald, Alan Doyle performs, Miranda July's first novel 05/18/2015

Monday, May 18 2015 05:00 AM

From the q vault: Notoriously disruptive comedian Norm Macdonald swings through studio q. Seasoned Canadian singer/songwriter Alan Doyle performs from So Let's Go. Filmmaker, artist and author Miranda July on her debut novel, The First Bad Man.

B.B. King tribute, Orange O'Clock, UFC's Ronda Rousey, q sports panel, Drawn & Quarterly founder, Faith Healer performs

Friday, May 15 2015 05:00 AM

Remembering B.B. King. Searchlight 2015 winner Orange O'Clock. Undefeated UFC champ Ronda Rousey. q sports panel on Steve Montador suit, Bill Simmons and Deflategate. Drawn & Quarterly's Chris Oliveros. Faith Healer performs live from Cosmic Troubles.

Sex Ed with love, the strangeness of Hitler satire, Chris Burden tribute, celebs as gods 05/14/2015

Thursday, May 14 2015 05:00 AM

The L-word in Sex Ed: should love be part of the lesson? Plus, German novelist Timur Vermes plays Hitler for laughs. Jerry Saltz remembers extreme conceptual artist Chris Burden. Poet Kathleen Ossip on what celebrity deaths can teach us about grief.

Action stars for Russia, SNL vs. 22 Minutes, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Maggs 05/13/2015

Wednesday, May 13 2015 05:00 AM

Why Vladimir Putin is recruiting American action heroes like Steven Seagal. Jeremy Woodcock on SNL's alleged ripoff of his Prophet Muhammad sketch. Buffy Sainte Marie unleashes Power in the Blood. Sam Maggs on why girls needs to geek out without apology.

Talking Head's David Byrne, war re-enactment therapy, Searchlight's top four 05/12/2015

Tuesday, May 12 2015 05:00 AM

David Byrne (of Talking Heads) on Contemporary Color, his upcoming performance piece at the Luminato Festival. Filmmaker Mike Attie and Iraq war veteran Lucien "Doc" Darensburg on war re-enactment therapy. Plus, we reveal Searchlight 2015's top four acts.

The Afira Quartet + Skratch Bastid, country icon Willie Nelson, comedian Monica Heisey 05/11/2015

Monday, May 11 2015 05:00 AM

Classical meets hip hop as the Afira Quartet and Skratch Bastid perform live. Mellow country superstar Willie Nelson sheds light on his formative years. Comedian and writer Monica Heisey offers delightful, if "dubious", advice to fellow women.

Ryn Weaver, BGL at the Venice Biennale, cartoonist Lynda Barry, q media panel, Mad Men 06/08/2015

Friday, May 08 2015 05:00 AM

Pop sensation Ryn Weaver (Octahate) performs from The Fool. Nicolas Laverdière of Quebec art collective BGL on playful art. Cartoonist Lynda Barry on teaching creativity to non-artists. q media panel convenes. Writer Semi Chellas on 7 years of Mad Men.

Style icon Iris Apfel, Mad Max director George Miller, Lynn Crosbie resurrects Kurt Cobain 06/07/2015

Thursday, May 07 2015 05:00 AM

Fashion icon Iris Apfel on why beauty and style have nothing to do with each other. Director George Miller on returning — 30 years later — to the world of Mad Max. Provocative Canadian writer Lynn Crosbie on her "haute fan fiction" about Kurt Cobain.

99% Invisible's Roman Mars, Of Monsters and Men, comedian Nick Kroll 05/06/2015

Wednesday, May 06 2015 05:00 AM

99% Invisible host Roman Mars on the fascinating, often hidden parts of our designed world. Icelandic folk-rockers Of Monsters and Men perform acoustic version of Beneath the Skin songs. The Kroll Show's Nick Kroll on his new comedy, Adult Beginners.

John Ridley's American Crime, Noel Gallagher, Damian Abraham, Heather O'Neill 05/05/2015

Tuesday, May 05 2015 05:00 AM

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley on his new TV drama, American Crime. Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame on his 2nd solo album, Chasing Yesterday. Damian Abraham's More Than Music column. Author Heather O'Neill on how categories limit women's identities.

The Good Lovelies, Email Debt Forgiveness Day, George F Walker 05/04/2015

Monday, May 04 2015 05:00 AM

Ontario folk trio The Good Lovelies perform from their upcoming album, Burn the Plan. PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman on Email Debt Forgiveness Day. Canadian playwright George F Walker on his latest double-bill about troubled parents and stressed out teachers.

Leon Bridges performs, Domhnall Gleeson on Ex Machina, q sports panel, OITNB's Kate Mulgrew 05/01/2015

Friday, May 01 2015 05:00 AM

Soul sensation Leon Bridges performs live. Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on his starring role in the new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. The q Sports Panel reconvenes. Kate Mulgrew — of Star Trek and Orange Is The New Black fame — shares her personal story.

Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, actor Jon Cryer 04/30/2015

Thursday, April 30 2015 05:00 AM

Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg puts his spin on Far From the Madding Crowd. Alyssa Rosenberg on how The Wire is shaping public perception of the real-life crisis in Baltimore. Shad catches up with actor Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men).

Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, actor Jon Cryer 04/30/2015

Thursday, April 30 2015 05:00 AM

Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg puts his spin on Far From the Madding Crowd. Alyssa Rosenberg on how The Wire is shaping public perception of the real-life crisis in Baltimore. Shad catches up with actor Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men).

Morgan Neville on Best of Enemies, Pras on Haiti's 2010 election, SuperMutant Magic Academy 04/28/2015

Tuesday, April 28 2015 05:00 AM

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville on his new film Best of Enemies. Ex-Fugee Pras on Sweet Micky For President, the story of Haiti's historic 2010 election. Acclaimed illustrator Jillian Tamaki on her latest book SuperMutant Magic Academy.

Soul legend Mavis Staples, the myth of personal style

Tuesday, April 28 2015 05:00 AM

Soundtrack for the civil rights movement: a special two-part interview with soul legend and activist Mavis Staples. Plus, photographer Ari Versluis on Exactitudes, his long-running project challenging the existence of personal style.

The Mavericks & Whitney Rose, Junot Diaz, ousting TV anchormen, q media panel 04/24/2015

Friday, April 24 2015 05:00 AM

Friday Live duet with The Mavericks and rising country star Whitney Rose. Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz on protecting one's literary voice. Frank Rich on why TV anchormen should go off-air. Plus, the q media panel on this week's top headlines.

'Do Not Track' tracks you, Joan Armatrading, Brett Gaylor's Misery Loves Comedy 04/23/2015

Thursday, April 23 2015 05:00 AM

Brett Gaylor on 'Do Not Track' and how YOU, specifically, are being watched online. Joan Armatrading on why her last world tour is certainly not the end. Kevin Pollak on his debut film Misery Loves Comedy and why so many funny people mine the dark side.

The (in)sincerity of work wellness programs, David Shore on Battle Creek, Kids in the Hall alum 04/22/2015

Wednesday, April 22 2015 05:00 AM

Debate: Is there a dark side to corporate wellness programs? House creator David Shore on his latest show Battle Creek and what TV gets wrong about male friendship. Plus, re-united Kids in the Hall Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney

Comic Aamer Rahman, digital detox experiment, Jon Ronson on public shaming, Fresh Off The Boat's Randall Park 04/21/2015

Tuesday, April 21 2015 05:00 AM

Why comic Aamer Rahman doesn't think comedy changes anything. Social experiment columnist Scaachi Koul tries a digital detox. Jon Ronson on how public shaming took over the internet. Fresh Off The Boat star Randall Park on steering clear of stereotypes.

P. Manny crashes the Q News

Monday, April 20 2015 05:00 AM

Tune in for a special edition of the Q News featuring veteran news anchor Peter Mansbridge.

Cue The New Q: Listen to the first official show with new host, Shad!

Monday, April 20 2015 05:00 AM

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!

Elvira digs her claws into Japan's new cat paw-scented hand cream

Monday, April 20 2015 05:00 AM

A special Monday edition of Elvira Kurt's Cultural Hall of Shame.

Q sports panel talks Aaron Hernandez and basketball vs. hockey

Monday, April 20 2015 05:00 AM

Q's sports panel — Sonali Karnick, Paul Riley, and Megan Greenwald — weigh in on the latest headlines rocking the sports world.

Childfree adults speak up, Tomi Ungerer, Father John Misty, Richard Williams 04/17/2015

Friday, April 17 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Meghan Daum on changing the conversation about childless adults

Friday, April 17 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Alt-J performs, The Age of Love 04/16/2015

Thursday, April 16 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Corner Gas' Eric Peterson, Ryan Adams performs 04/14/2015

Tuesday, April 14 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Broadcaster Bill Kurtis, DJ David Guetta, exploring KidZania 04/13/2015

Monday, April 13 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Alex Cuba, Brooke Shields, John Vaillant, Virgina Eichhorn 04/10/2015

Friday, April 10 2015 05:00 AM

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.

Avant-garde composer Philip Glass, internet custodians, Supertramp's Roger Hodgson

Thursday, April 09 2015 05:00 AM

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

Benjamin Booker, confessions of a sociopath, re-framing M.C. Escher 04/08/2015

Wednesday, April 08 2015 05:00 AM

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.