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Actor Selma Blair discusses her new memoir, her rise to fame in Hollywood, her lifelong struggle with alcohol and her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Cartoonist Julie Doucet talks about her decision to walk away from drawing comics and why she's now returned with a new book called Time Zone J. Topline creator Romeo Candido discusses his new CBC Gem s…
 
Four-time Grammy winner Lenny Kravitz talks about his memoir, Let Love Rule, in which he writes about the first 25 years of his life, from his upbringing in New York to the release of his debut album in 1989. Photographer Tyler Mitchell reflects on what it was like to become the first Black photographer to land an image on the cover of Vogue, and w…
 
Montreal producer Connor Seidel discusses his new album, 1969 — an ode to the folk music that came out of Quebec in the late '60s and early '70s. Actor and singer Angela Lansbury reflects on Murder, She Wrote, plus, her incredible career on stage and screen. Performing artist Amaka Umeh talks about being the first Black person to play Hamlet at the…
 
Rosie Perez talks about her starring role in the new series Now & Then, plus, her journey from dancer to Oscar-nominated actor. Donna Summer's former producer Pete Bellotte pays tribute to the Queen of Disco on the 10th anniversary of her death. Writer Liz Howard reads a poem from her latest collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, which is shortli…
 
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran talks about his latest album, Equals, and how marriage and fatherhood shifted his perspective on what's really important to him. Broadcaster David Attenborough tells us why he's hopeful for the future of the planet, despite the climate crisis. Dancer and choreographer Laurieann Gibson reflects on winning the Prism Prize…
 
Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald talk about the troupe's long-awaited return to television, experimental band Son Lux share how they wrote the score for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Raven Chacon speaks about his Pulitzer Prize-winning piece Voiceless Mass and comedian Charlie Demers debuts his new album I Hope I Don't Remember…
 
Chris Eidhof returns to the podcast to talk about how SwiftUI has evolved since its initial release, to share several key learnings from using it over the past few years, and to discuss concepts like app architecture and state management. Sponsors Judo: Quickly build native, server-driven UI for iOS and Android, and publish instantly, without havin…
 
Avril Lavigne talks about her new album Love Sux and looks back on 20 years of being a pop punk icon, Ivan Decker & Eman El-Husseini share stories from the road of the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour, Raffi talks about reimagining old children's songs that didn't age well for his latest collaborative album and tech and culture writer Al…
 
Singer-songwriter Lenka Lichtenberg tells us how she's celebrating her mother and grandmother — both of whom survived years in a Nazi concentration camp — on her new record, Thieves Of Dreams. Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence + the Machine, talks about her band's new album, Dance Fever, and how it spins lyrics about angst and anxiety into bi…
 
Arcade Fire's Win Butler reflects on his childhood, forming Arcade Fire in Montreal and the band's new album, We. Comedian Rick Mercer talks about hosting a comedy tour called Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada. A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen recap the highlights of the 2022 Juno Awards, Canada's biggest night in music. A. Harmony and Masterm…
 
Actor Simu Liu talks about his whirlwind year and how he feels about returning to his hometown of Toronto to host the 2022 Juno Awards. Our Eurovision correspondent Karen Fricker brings us up to speed on the world's biggest song contest, which is back for the first time since the pandemic began. Bestselling author Colson Whitehead explains why he w…
 
Singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark talks about being honoured with the Humanitarian Award at this year's Junos, plus, her new album, The Crossing. Juno-nominated sibling duo Jenna and Stuart Walker of The Reklaws discuss their journey from playing the halftime show at pig races to selling out venues across North America. Art gallerist Lika Spivakovsk…
 
In a career-spanning interview, R&B legend Deborah Cox looks back on her biggest hits, plus, what it feels like to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Juno-nominated artist Tesher talks about fusing hip hop, Bollywood and traditional Indian music to create a sound that's completely his own. Canada's Drag Race star Kimora Amour tells u…
 
Singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin tells us what it's like to be the most-nominated artist at this year's Juno Awards for her debut album, Phoenix. Singer-songwriter Alex Cuba introduces us to a song off his Grammy-winning album, Mendó, which is now up for a Juno. Architect Siamak Hariri and Stratford Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino talk…
 
Rapper Haviah Mighty discusses her Juno-nominated mixtape, Stock Exchange, and what she learned about finding validation from within. Singer-songwriter Jessia talks about her Juno-nominated EP, How Are You?, and the viral TikTok that changed her life. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Lisa Macabasco discuss powerful onscreen portrayals of abortio…
 
Actor Jennifer Grey discusses her new memoir, Out of the Corner, in which she candidly writes about her famous Broadway family, the real-life friction she had with Patrick Swayze, plastic surgery and more. Ballroom artist Twysted Miyake-Mugler tells us how his new series, CBX: Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza, is evolving the art form even further. A…
 
Actor, writer and producer Kathleen Robertson talks about adapting the 1994 film Swimming With Sharks into a dramatic series that reflects on Hollywood today, including the #MeToo movement. Musician Tom Wilson shares how he learned that the parents who raised him were not his birth parents and that his biological mother was a family friend from the…
 
Singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe talks about her literary debut, The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, and how she explores her queer, Black identity on the page. Playwright Chloé Hung discusses her new dark comedic play, Three Women of Swatow, about three generations of Chinese women who discover they are bound by more than blo…
 
Musician and producer Don Was discusses his work with artists like Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones — plus, where he thinks genius comes from and what makes great new music. Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall talks about her latest album, This Dream of You, which honours her late producer Tommy LiPuma.…
 
Actor Terry Crews discusses his new memoir, Tough: My Journey to True Power, about his harrowing upbringing, his turbulent NFL career and his rise in Hollywood. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak fills us in on a new social media app called BeReal that forces users to be their authentic selves. Actor LeVar Burton talks about his iconic chi…
 
Simon Støvring returns to the show to talk about how he built his new text editor Runestone, how to effectively manage an app’s settings, performance tuning, and implementing an app’s core logic as a stand-alone framework. Sponsors Judo: Quickly build native, server-driven UI for iOS and Android, and publish instantly, without having to submit upda…
 
Artist Shary Boyle discusses her new solo exhibit, Outside the Palace of Me, which asks the audience to think deeply — and honestly — about race, gender, colonialism and more. Kate Brown, Europe editor for Artnet News, tells us how the work at this year's Venice Biennale reflects our current moment and how artists are trying to modernize the centur…
 
Actor and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg talks about turning the camera on her famous mother, Jane Birkin, in her new documentary, Jane by Charlotte. Hoodo Hersi, one of the comedians featured on the latest season of CBC Gem's The New Wave of Standup, tells us the trick to weaving heavy topics like race and religion into her jokes. Filmmaker Alain Gom…
 
Four-time Grammy nominee Phoebe Bridgers discusses what it's like to be known for writing sad songs, why she thinks people confuse sadness with intelligence, and her new single, Sidelines. Poet David Bradford reads from his debut collection, Dream of No One But Myself, which is shortlisted for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. Filmmaker Roshan Seth…
 
Author David A. Robertson talks about his graphic novel trilogy, The Reckoner Rises, and why he wanted to create a teen superhero with anxiety. Artist Stan Douglas reflects on his 40-year career and how he feels about being chosen to represent Canada at the 59th Venice Biennale. Drummer and producer James Krivchenia of Big Thief introduces us to a …
 
Actor Ke Huy Quan — best known for Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom and The Goonies — explains where he's been for the past few decades and how he was enticed back into acting by the new film Everything Everywhere All at Once. Graphic novelist Jessica Campbell talks about her latest book, Rave, which is loosely inspired by her experience of que…
 
Keira Knightley discusses her new animated drama, Charlotte, which tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon — a young German Jewish artist who painted her life's story before the Nazis deported her to Auschwitz. Screenwriter and novelist Delia Ephron talks about her new memoir, Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life, in which she writes about a su…
 
Singer-songwriter James Taylor reflects on his life in music, his early struggles with addiction and what music still gives him after six decades in the industry. Toronto actor Marco Kyris tells us how acting as a stand-in for Nicolas Cage for 10 years changed his life. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's sisters, Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Herveaux, di…
 
Actor Anais Granofsky, best known for playing Lucy Fernandez on Degrassi Junior High, discusses her new memoir, The Girl in the Middle: Growing Up Between Black and White, Rich and Poor. Acadian singer-songwriter Lisa LeBlanc tells us about her decision to put down the banjo and record a disco album, Chiac Disco. Soheil Parsa, the co-founder and fo…
 
Actor Alison Brie discusses her new dark comedy series, Roar, which happens to be made by the same women who made GLOW. Homeschooled co-creator, writer and director Gwenlyn Cumyn tells us how she brought her own experience with home education to the show. Singer-songwriter Tanika Charles talks about Different Morning — her latest single off her new…
 
In a special interview recorded in Nashville, Jack White opens up about his two new albums, running a label, the significance of the vinyl revolution and why his biggest hit was never meant to become one of the most ubiquitous songs in the world. Musician, composer and activist Jon Batiste discusses his powerful new album, We Are, which just won al…
 
Pop star Camila Cabello talks about "giving joy" to herself on her new album, Familia, and how she realized prioritizing her own happiness is the key to her success. Director R.T. Thorne discusses his work on CBC and BET's groundbreaking new series The Porter, and what the show could mean for the future of Black storytelling in Canadian television.…
 
Sarah Gadon and Alison Pill talk about the profound experience of playing sisters in the new film adaptation of Miriam Toews' award-winning novel All My Puny Sorrows. Cedric Burnside discusses his latest album, I Be Trying, and what it was like playing drums on tour with his grandfather (Mississippi blues legend R. L. Burnside) from the age of 13. …
 
Filmmaker Martin Edralin discusses his feature film debut, Islands, about a shy middle-aged Filipino Canadian man who's forced outside of his comfort zone when his life starts to drastically change. Choreographer Anne Plamondon tells us how the pandemic gave new meaning to her latest piece, Only You, and how her work has always drawn on personal ex…
 
With the final season of Kim's Convenience heading into the Canadian Screen Awards with 10 nominations, actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee reflects on more than a decade of playing Appa on stage and screen. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on her latest recommendation, The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka, and why it caught her attention. Canadian TV …
 
Director Shasha Nakhai talks about her feature film debut, Scarborough, and what a story set in one of Toronto's most undervalued communities can tell us about race, class and community. Writer Warsan Shire discusses her first full collection of poetry, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head, about migration, womanhood, trauma and resilie…
 
Veteran filmmaker Richard Linklater takes us back to the space race era with his new animated film, Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood. TV and comic book writer Marc Bernardin discusses his new graphic novel, Adora and the Distance, which draws on his daughter's experiences with autism. Award-winning poet Tolu Oloruntoba talks about his latest poetr…
 
Award-winning playwright and CBC host Amanda Parris discusses her new CBC Gem comedy series, Revenge of the Black Best Friend, which takes aim at the one-note stereotypes she saw onscreen growing up. Turner Prize-winning artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan fills us in on his latest project and first Canadian commission, 45th Parallel, which explores how arb…
 
Five Little Indians author Michelle Good and her Canada Reads champion Christian Allaire reflect on winning the top spot in this year's battle of the books. Canadian punk rockers Zack Mykula and Stefan Babcock of PUP discuss the band's latest album, The Unravelling of PUPtheband, and what pushed them to the brink. Pachinko creator and executive pro…
 
Actor Maya V. Henry discusses the parallels between her own story and her first feature film, Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor, about a young trans woman who returns to the family farm in the Maritimes for the first time since her transition. Guitarist Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, talks about getting back on the road with …
 
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