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Popular episodes

[Full episode] Nick Mohammed, Alan McGee, Antoni Porowski

Jul 23 • 59:43
Ted Lasso star Nick Mohammed explains why in an era of gritty storytelling and anti-heroes, true subversion is about making your audience smile. Music manager and Creation Records founder Alan McGee discusses his career in music and his new biopic, Creation Stories. Queer Eye's food and drink expert Antoni Porowski dishes on food, fame, and what it was like growing up in M...

[Full episode] Alice Cooper, Wayne Kramer, Domee Shi, Neal Sugarman

Jul 22 • 01:02:50
Alice Cooper talks about returning to his Motor City roots with Detroit Stories, an album inspired by the Detroit hard rock scene of the late '60s and early '70s. Guitarist Wayne Kramer of the MC5 reveals the secrets of one of rock 'n' roll's most enduring anthems, Kick Out The Jams. Animator Domee Shi discusses her Oscar-winning Pixar short, Bao, and how the ideas for it ...

[Full episode] Cassie Cao, Bill Stevenson, Patrick Watson, Sonia Manzano

Jul 21 • 01:03:58
Comedian Cassie Cao, who's performed stand-up more than 300 times across Canada and written for Kim's Convenience, shares how it feels to finally get back to the stage at the Just For Laughs festival after a long, not-so-funny year. Drummer Bill Stevenson of Descendents talks about the band's punk rock origins and their new album, 9th & Walnut — a project that's taken 20 y...

[Full episode] Lucy Dacus, Alicia Vikander, Siphesihle November, Trevor Noah

Jul 20 • 58:09
Indie rocker Lucy Dacus discusses her highly anticipated third studio album, Home Video — a memoir of her coming-of-age in Richmond, Va., unrequited love, hard truths and church. Actor Alicia Vikander tells us why she wanted to be a part of The Green Knight, a medieval fantasy film based on the classic 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Ballet dancer Siphes...

[Full episode] Barenaked Ladies, Teri Hart and John Semley, Hawa Hassan

Jul 19 • 01:00:00
Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson talks about the band's newly released 16th studio album, Detour de Force, and why he still worries when he makes a new record. On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and John Semley discuss how late-night talk shows are adapting to the post-lockdown landscape, and share their reviews of HBO's much buzzed about series The White Lotus. ...

Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, Mavis Staples, Tom Morello

Jul 16 • 01:00:47
On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss two new documentaries, Summer of Soul and Woodstock 99, and the importance of the music festivals that inspired them. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she feels she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to speaking out against bigotry in America. Musician Tom Morello of Rage Against t...

[Full episode] Danny Trejo, Joshua Safran, and more 07/15/2021

Jul 15 • 58:43
Actor Danny Trejo discusses his new memoir, Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood, in which he opens up about surviving incarceration, finding sobriety, helping others and landing his first big film role. Television writer Joshua Safran, the co-creator of HBO Max's Gossip Girl reboot, talks about reviving the 2000s show for a new decade, and how the changing f...

[Full episode] Gary Kemp, Proud Father, Michaela Coel

Jul 14 • 01:06:26
Musician Gary Kemp, a founding member of the '80s powerhouse group Spandau Ballet, talks about his first solo album in 25 years, which sees him reflect on his youth and how it connects to the person he is today. NASA robotics technologist Brendan Chamberlain-Simon (also known as Proud Father), discusses how he turned his career dread into a new album that tells the story o...

[Full episode] Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Chet Faker, Ralph, Jean Smith

Jul 13 • 01:00:39
Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan talks about her transformation from Mississauga, Ont., high school student to the star of Netflix's hit series Never Have I Ever. Singer-songwriter Chet Faker discusses his latest album, Hotel Surrender, and explains why he retired his alias for five years to release music under his birth name, Nick Murphy. Singer-songwriter Ralph introduces Tom...

[Full episode] Lena Headey, Spice Girls listening party, Shannon Lee, Tom Connors Jr.

Jul 12 • 01:06:01
Actor Lena Headey discusses her latest film, Gunpowder Milkshake, and how she really felt about Game of Thrones's controversial ending. Three former die-hard Spice Girls fans reflect on the group's debut album, diving into its fun, empowering and downright problematic sides. Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, tells us why she wanted to show a different side of her father t...

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