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Alanis Business Academy is devoted to providing universal access to a quality business education. In addition to accessing hundreds of lectures through YouTube, listeners can learn a variety of business concepts directly on their mobile device. Studying for an exam, or perhaps looking to learn something new? The Alanis Business Academy Podcast, hosted by Matthew Alanis, will explore some of the well known--and lesser known--areas of business.
 
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Actor Colman Domingo talks about Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson's play of the same name — and what it means to have acted alongside the late Chadwick Boseman. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the portrayal of teen girls on television, particularly in series like Yellowjackets an…
 
Actor Neve Campbell discusses her return to the Scream franchise and why she wanted to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the latest film. Competitive speedrunner Mitch Fowler (a.k.a. Mitchflowerpower) talks about finishing Super Mario Bros. 3 as fast as possible for the semiannual video game fundraiser Awesome Games Done Quick. Wesley Schultz …
 
Actor Denzel Washington talks about his turn as Lord Macbeth in the new film The Tragedy of Macbeth, and what the legacy of the late Sidney Poitier means to him. TV writer and producer Kurt Smeaton (Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience) discusses his latest comedy series, Children Ruin Everything, and how being a father informs his funniest work. Neur…
 
Actor Malcolm McDowell discusses his illustrious career on stage and screen, plus his latest role on CBC's new comedy series Son of a Critch. In 2020, actor and comedian Bob Saget spoke with us about his new podcast, Bob Saget's Here for You, and how it allowed him to connect with fans on a deeper level. Celebrity chef Roger Mooking reflects on how…
 
Our screen panellists, Cameron Bailey and Eli Glasner, pay tribute to the late Sidney Poitier. Hollywood writer and producer Rodney Barnes discusses his graphic novel series, Killadelphia, and how it weaves together vampires, American history, race relations and horror. Actor Kelly Marie Tran talks about playing Disney's first princess of Southeast…
 
Filmmaker Robert Weide discusses his new documentary about Kurt Vonnegut, as well as his decades-long friendship with the celebrated writer. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Mastermind share their reviews of the Weeknd's surprise new album, Dawn FM. Singer-songwriter Melanie Doane, best known for her hit '90s song Adam's Rib, fills…
 
Dune director Denis Villeneuve explains why he was eager to helm a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal novel, despite its shaky cinematic past. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on two titles to check out: The Hidden Keys by André Alexis and The Annual Migration Of Clouds by Premee Mohamed.…
 
Actor and comedian Andrew Phung (best known as the character Kimchee on Kim's Convenience) talks about co-creating and starring in the new CBC comedy series Run the Burbs. Toronto-born producer J. Miles Dale discusses his long-standing creative partnership with director Guillermo del Toro and their latest film together, Nightmare Alley. Leatrice Ei…
 
Canada's Drag Race star Kimora Amour discusses Season 2 of the show, her two careers in drag and nursing, and her (now-postponed) cross-country tour. Singer-songwriter BJ The Chicago Kid talks about his new EP, his recent Grammy nomination and why he's creating music on his own terms after cutting ties with Motown Records. Singer-songwriter Mariann…
 
In an exclusive interview, The Tragically Hip's Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Rob Baker open up about the band's career, their three decades of brotherhood, and the loss of their friend and bandmate, Gord Downie. Singer-songwriter Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child discusses her candid new memoir, Checking In, which follows her men…
 
Hannah Waddingham talks about her Emmy-winning role on Ted Lasso, how it's changed her life, and why audiences have fallen in love with the show's joy and vulnerability. Actor Simu Liu talks about his life-changing role in Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and how he felt saying goodbye to Kim's Convenience. Fifty Shades of Grey au…
 
Legendary singer Patti LaBelle dishes on her decades-long legacy of making both comfort food and soul music. Special creator and star Ryan O'Connell tells us what it's like to put the story of his life as a gay man with cerebral palsy on screen. Canadian geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki talks about bringing science into our living rooms for …
 
Musician and Grammy-winning producer Jack Antonoff discusses his band Bleachers, how he writes to process loss, his relationship with Bruce Springsteen and what it's like working with some of the biggest pop stars of our time. Musicologist Nate Sloan breaks down why Mariah Carey's festive hit All I Want For Christmas Is You has emerged as a rare ne…
 
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr discusses his new EP, his love of Zoom and the important role friendship has played in his long career. Comedian Mark Critch talks about his new memoir, An Embarrassment of Critch's, and the upcoming CBC adaptation of his first book, Son of a Critch. Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her latest…
 
Canadian music legend Anne Murray reflects on her groundbreaking career and lifelong love of Nova Scotia in a new CBC documentary about her life, Anne Murray: Full Circle. It's been 20 years since The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring came out in theatres. Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd who played two hobbits from the Shire, Merry and Pipp…
 
Five-time WWE Heavyweight Champion Bret "the Hitman" Hart joins us to discuss his Canada's Walk of Fame honour and his iconic career in the squared circle. Canadian singer SATE remembers her late mother, Salome Bey, one of this year's inductees to Canada's Walk of Fame. Political songsmith Billy Bragg reflects on the life and legacy of his friend, …
 
Emmy-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II tells us how it feels to enter the ultimate cyberpunk action franchise with his latest role in The Matrix Resurrections. Ahead of her induction to Canada's Walk of Fame, singer-songwriter Jully Black joins us to look back on her journey and how her mom shaped the artist she is today. Canadian filmmaker, phot…
 
Blue Rodeo bandleaders Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor reflect on their 50-year friendship and the songs that have made them Canadian country rock legends. Music journalist and author Dalton Higgins remembers the artistry and legacy of the late Greg Tate, the godfather of hip-hop journalism. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Radheyan Simonpillai take a…
 
Ahead of his induction to Canada's Walk of Fame, iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn joins us to look back on his illustrious career. Author Dan Ozzi talks about his latest book, Sellout, which traces the history of 11 punk bands that were branded as sellouts after they signed major label deals. Art collector and dentist Dr. Kenneth Mo…
 
Tony Award-winning actor David Alvarez discusses his role in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story. Our Q This music panellists, Lisa Christiansen and A. Harmony, look back on the biggest music headlines of 2021 and share their picks for song of the year. Arkells lead singer Max Kerman talks about the band's upco…
 
Saulteaux and Anishinaabe artist Robert Houle and Art Gallery of Ontario curator Wanda Nanibush discuss the painter's new career retrospective, which spans 50 years of his work. Singer-songwriter Beatrice Deer talks about merging her Inuk-Mohawk heritage with indie rock sounds on her latest album, Shifting. Singer-songwriter Molly Johnson discusses…
 
Fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie discusses The Art of Bob Mackie, a new book that reflects on 60 years of his work. Canadian singer-songwriter Begonia introduces us to her latest single, Heaven. National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Siphe November talks about taking on the lead role in The Nutcracker.…
 
Ethan Hawke discusses his role as the notorious American abolitionist John Brown in Showtime's The Good Lord Bird. Amy Millan of Stars talks about returning to the stage for the band's annual Christmas show. Award-winning pianist Lara Downes talks about her new label, Rising Sun Music, which showcases the work of overlooked or forgotten Black compo…
 
Following the release of his band's 10th studio album, Power Trio, rocker Danko Jones reflects on 25 years of European success and North American indifference. Drummer Larnell Lewis talks about revisiting a selection of tracks off his debut album, In the Moment, and how his family lineage has informed his musical journey. Singer-songwriter Norah Jo…
 
Radiohead's Thom Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood talk about the band's new book and virtual exhibition, which dive into the symbiotic relationship between sound and art in the Radiohead universe. Our Q This music panellists, A. Harmony and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, discuss the New York Times's latest documentary, Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet…
 
Saxophonist Kenny G discusses Listening to Kenny G, a documentary that explores his meteoric rise in the late '80s and early '90s, the backlash that followed, and why he's now being embraced by a whole new generation of musicians. Valérie Lemercier talks about writing, directing and starring in the new unauthorized Céline Dion biopic, Aline. Author…
 
Fourteen years after the release of their Grammy-winning album Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss discuss their latest album, Raise the Roof, and why they felt now was the time for a musical reunion. Comedian Matt Wright talks about his new comedy album, Here Live, Not A Cat, inspired by that viral video of the lawyer who couldn't figure …
 
Author Sara Gay Forden tells us what fascinated her about the true crime story behind her meticulously researched book The House of Gucci. Murdoch Mysteries star Hélène Joy explains how her own pregnancy got woven into the latest episode of the show. Director Danis Goulet discusses the real-life inspiration behind her dystopian thriller, Night Raid…
 
Oscar-winning actor Sandra Bullock talks about her new film, The Unforgivable, and why she only wants to accept comedic roles from now on. Canadian record producer Doc McKinney looks back on the Weeknd's early rise and tells us how the artist's debut mixtape, House of Balloons, helped change the sound of pop music. Alberta-born singer-songwriter Ma…
 
Actor Richard Jenkins explains why his latest film, The Humans, might make you reconsider how scary a Thanksgiving dinner can be. Michelle Cho, an assistant professor of South Korean film and media at the University of Toronto, discusses the success of Netflix's new horror series Hellbound. Rapper Haviah Mighty introduces us to a track off her new …
 
The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel explains why it was important for him to correct the story of the Old West by putting Black characters at the forefront. As the gift-giving season fast approaches, our books columnist Jael Richardson joins us to recommend some of her favourite Canadian titles of this year. Filmmaker Paul Saltzman shares t…
 
Gaby Hoffmann discusses her starring role alongside Joaquin Phoenix in C'mon C'mon, and what the film might say about the connections between adults and children. Musician and former broadcaster Jim Corcoran talks about producing Gilles Vigneault's new album, Comme une chanson d'amour. Richard Carpenter discusses his new book, Carpenters: The Music…
 
Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan reflects on his career and his new covers album, Imposter, with his musical collaborators Soulsavers. Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong opens up about her new memoir, This Will All Be Over Soon, which consists of diary entries she wrote amid the pandemic while grieving the loss of a close cousin. Los Lobos musician Lo…
 
Actor John Cho talks about his starring role in Cowboy Bebop, Netflix's new live-action adaptation of the wildly popular Japanese anime of the same name. Our Q This music panellists, Lisa Christiansen and Laina Dawes, unpack Rolling Stone's investigation into the sexual assault and abuse claims against Marilyn Manson. Singer-songwriter Simon Ward o…
 
Author David A. Robertson talks about winning his second Governor General's Literary Award for his picture book On the Trapline, illustrated by Julie Flett. Screen and stage actor Robin de Jesús discusses his latest role in Netflix's Tick, Tick... Boom! — an adaptation of Jonathan Larson's musical of the same name.…
 
Filmmakers Ivan and Jason Reitman talk about working together on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and what it's like for the younger Reitman to now helm the franchise his father started. Actor Aubrey Plaza discusses her new children's book with creative partner Dan Murphy, The Legend of the Christmas Witch, about Santa Claus's misunderstood twin sister.…
 
Limited Capacity is a collection of six short stories about the strange and twisted ways we interact with the internet, and with each other. Each immersive episode is packed with intimate and jarring stories that are both completely familiar and somehow confoundingly alien. It’s like Black Mirror for your ears. From the fiendishly clever mind of Ro…
 
Succession star Hiam Abbass discusses her new film, Gaza Mon Amour, and the role spirituality plays in her acting. Actor Chris Diamantopoulos talks about playing the villain in Red Notice — Netflix's most expensive movie ever — and how voicing Mickey Mouse made him perfect for the role. Singer-songwriter Dallas Green, also known as City and Colour,…
 
Rebecca Hall talks about adapting Nella Larsen's novel Passing for the screen and how untold truths about her own family history began to crystallize as she made the film. Brian Baumgartner, the actor who played accountant Kevin Malone on The Office, fills us in on his new book, Welcome To Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History Of The Office. Ou…
 
Actors Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa talk about their new book, Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos, and why they think a new generation has fallen in love with the series. Tyler Bancroft of Said the Whale fills us in on the band's new album, Dandelion. Riz Ahmed discusses his film Mogul Mowgli and why he's tak…
 
Singer Kylie Minogue opens up about her career, her life changing battle with cancer and her new album, Disco Guest List Edition. Musician Ekkstacy gives us a personal look into his debut record, Negative. EDM band Keys N Krates talk about their new album, Original Classic, and safety at big stadium concert shows.…
 
Michael J. Fox opens up about the long-term effects of Parkinson's disease and how he found his way back to optimism after experiencing a particularly brutal year. Documentary filmmaker Doug Knutson charts Trenton, Ont.'s rise and fall as the movie-making capital of Canada. Cynthia Erivo discusses her debut album, Ch.1 Vs. 1, and what prompted this…
 
Model and actor Emily Ratajkowski discusses her first book of essays, My Body, which examines feminism, artistry and her complex relationship with her own image. Director and producer Tom Vitale takes us through his new memoir, In the Weeds, about his years working behind the scenes with the late Anthony Bourdain. Choreographer Crystal Pite talks a…
 
The winner of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Omar El Akkad, shares how it feels to be honoured with Canada's most prestigious literary award. Multidisciplinary artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory talks about her path to becoming an artist. Musicians Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings discuss their new special edition box set, Bachman Cummings: Th…
 
Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes discusses the band's new album, Future Past, and how it's managed to stay creative over the past 40 years. In advance of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala, hosts Rupi Kaur and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee tell us what we can expect from the live awards ceremony. Bestselling author Miriam Toews discusses her latest novel, Fight N…
 
Abba's Björn Ulvaeus talks about reuniting with the band after a 40-year hiatus for the release of its ninth and final studio album, Voyage. NPR music critic Jewly Hight unpacks the history of the Grand Ole Opry and where its legacy stands today. DJ Skratch Bastid and classical violinist Andrew Forde explain why their upcoming collaborative concert…
 
Eternals star Lauren Ridloff talks about playing Marvel's first Deaf superhero and what she learned about fighting for what she needs on set as a Deaf actor. Back Home Again director Michael Mankowski discusses his new kid-friendly animated short film about the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire — and how he got stars like Eugene Levy, Jeremy Renner and M…
 
Kristen Stewart talks about tackling the "scary and ambitious" role of Princess Diana in the new biopic Spencer, which is garnering her rave reviews. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. Musician Femi Kuti talks about the police brutality his father Fela Kuti fac…
 
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