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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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Ask Me Another

Second Chances

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, who recently took over the leading role in his one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway smash hit, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival). Plus, former contestants return to try and redeem themselves in this "second chances" show (Rebroadcast, Episode 327).

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Q

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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Studio 360

American Icons: Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Thursday, January 29, 2015

William F. Cody’s stage show presented a new creation myth for America, bringing cowboys, Indians, settlers, and sharpshooters to audiences.

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Studio 360

Yung Jake: The Rapper Behind Those Celebrity Emoji Portraits

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A mostly unknown rapper constructs elaborate celebrity portraits out of emojis. 
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Slate Culture Gabfest

Whiteout Conditions Edition

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the film American Sniper, Jonathan Chait's article "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say," and get a report from Sundance from Slate's Forrest Wickman and Aisha Harris.

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Studio 360

The Old Subway Car and the Sea

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Many of NYC's old subway cars have been tossed into the sea. But it's not flagrant pollution, it's an eco-friendly move to form artificial reefs. And Stephen Mallon got to photograph it.
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Slate Culture Gabfest

We'll Be a Little Late This Week

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In which Julia explains that we were delayed by this week's storm, and we'll post the show a little later on Wednesday.

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Q

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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Q

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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The Theory of Everything

An Illumination

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cédric Villani won the prestigious Fields Medal for his work in 2010.  He wrote a book about his experience called Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure. It is a book about where ideas come from. There is something spider like about Villani,

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Studio 360

The 360 Guide to a Creative Snow Day

Monday, January 26, 2015

A ton of snow is expected to hit the Northeast. That means two magic words: snow day! Here's what to watch, listen to, and make. 
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The New Yorker: Out Loud

The Gay Capital of the Nineteenth Century

Monday, January 26, 2015

Recently in the magazine, Alex Ross wrote about the little known history of gay rights in Germany in the late nineteen and early twentieth century. He joins Amelia Lester on this week’s Out Loud podcast to discuss how many of the ideas that we consider foundational to the modern gay-rights movement were first articulated in Germany more than a hundred years ago, and why this period is often overlooked. “German culture over the last couple centuries is so often seen through the lens of Hitler, of the Nazi period,” he says. “We tend to omit aspects of the story that don’t fit that narrative. And this astonishingly progressive movement around gay rights is an example of something that just doesn’t fit our stereotype.”​

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Q

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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Q

"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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Love + Radio

Split Brain (Rebroadcast)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who remembers every moment of her life-altering stroke (originally broadcast in 2008).

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Love + Radio

Split Brain (Rebroadcast)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who remembers every moment of her life-altering stroke (originally broadcast in 2008).

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 23, 2015

Grunge videos, 3D GIFs, and marionettes win the internet this week.
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Q

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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Studio 360

Peter Carey: From Outback Outlaws to Militant Hackers

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Peter Carey’s latest novel, “Amnesia,” sees government surveillance and cyber terrorism from an Australian perspective.

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