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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…
 
Rick Mercer discusses his new memoir, Talking to Canadians, and shares some of the stories that have shaped his incredible career. As opera makes a comeback on stages around the world, soprano Measha Brueggergosman joins us to talk about her new piece, Angel, and the ways performers are reinventing the artform. Jade Wu discusses her latest film, Sn…
 
Billy Bragg tells us how the pandemic inspired his new album, The Million Things That Never Happened, and reflects on his incredible career in music and activism. Our screen panellists Jason Gorber and Kathleen Newman-Bremang unpack the controversy behind the popular Netflix docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive.…
 
Ed Sheeran talks about his latest album, Equals, and how marriage and fatherhood shifted his perspective on what's really important to him. Alexisonfire's Wade MacNeil discusses his new solo project, Dooms Children, and how it examines his personal battles with mental health and addiction. Artist and filmmaker Dana Claxton, the most recent winner o…
 
Alan Cumming discusses his second memoir, Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life, about his stage and screen career, his time with the Spice Girls and working with Stanley Kubrick. Hanna Ellis, an artist and photographer from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., tells us how her self-portrait ended up in the pages of British Vogue. Malik Al Nasir talks about h…
 
Emmy-winning actor Billy Porter talks about his new memoir, Unprotected, and his journey to finding healing. YouTuber Elle Mills shares a special playlist of songs dedicated to her hometown of Ottawa. Legendary songwriter Diane Warren discusses her debut album, Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1, as well as some of her biggest hits.…
 
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver discusses his new cookbook, Together: Memorable Meals, Made Easy, and the first big meal he made when lockdown orders were lifted. Veteran prop master Dean Goodine explains what's supposed to happen when guns are brought on to film sets and how tragedies like the one that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins can be pre…
 
Brothers Ron and Clint Howard discuss their new memoir, The Boys, which looks back on their early days as child actors in Hollywood. Soprano Christine Goerke tells us how she gets into the right head space to play Elektra, one of the most difficult roles in opera. R&B singer-songwriter Savannah Ré talks about her debut EP, Opia — a collection of ni…
 
Actor Ann Dowd tells us why she was drawn to her latest film, Mass, about the aftermath of a devastating school shooting. With the new Raptors season kicking off this week, the team's official DJ, 4Korners, shares how he's bringing the vibe back to Scotiabank Arena. The Stratford Festival's artistic director Antoni Cimolino remembers the late Canad…
 
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse reveals how the music of Thelonious Monk has influenced his basketball coaching. Jazz critic and WBGO editorial director Nate Chinen tells us why the forthcoming release of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle is so special. Kurt Vonnegut's daughter, Edith Vonnegut, discusses a new book of her father's lo…
 
Sketch comedy troupe Tony Ho is back with Season 3 of their podcast, Old Young People. This season features bonus episodes called “Help Tony Ho”, featuring free-flowing conversations with celebrity guests. In this episode, they’re joined by Ann Pornel and Alan Shane Lewis, comedians and co-hosts of The Great Canadian Baking Show. They’re extremely …
 
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. Grammy-winning R&B singer Brandy looks back on her rise to fame in the '90s. New Yorker magazine cartoonist Joe Dator talks about his new book, Inked: Cartoons, Confessions, Rejected Ideas, And…
 
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx discusses his new memoir, Act Like You Got Some Sense, about his childhood in Texas and his experiences as a father. Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about making the transition to writing fiction with his debut novel, The Apollo Murders, set against the backdrop of the Cold War and the space race. Writer and producer A…
 
Oscar Peterson's wife, Kelly Peterson, talks about the new documentary Oscar Peterson: Black + White, and shares her favourite stories about the late Canadian jazz legend. Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman takes us on a musical tour of Fredericton with a special playlist of songs. Folk icon Judy Collins discusses her long career, why 80 is the…
 
British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe reflects on his career and his remarkable longevity as an artist. Comedian Dahlia Belle and Black Lives Matter Canada co-founder Syrus Marcus Ware break down why Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special, The Closer, has reignited debates around artistic freedom, cancel culture and the historic fight for trans folk…
 
Melissa Etheridge talks about her new album of unreleased songs from the '80s and '90s, One Way Out, and how revisiting her earlier material made her reconsider her journey. The National Ballet of Canada's newest principal dancer, Siphe November, discusses the piece his brother choreographed for them to perform together, called My Mother's Son. Cel…
 
Author and playwright Tomson Highway talks about his new memoir, Permanent Astonishment, and shares how his childhood was "uniquely Canadian." Actor Brent Spiner discusses his semi-fictional novel, Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events, all about his time starring as Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation.…
 
Mickey Guyton discusses her debut album, Remember Her Name, and reflects on the lack of diversity in country music's writing rooms. Bilal Baig talks about the creation of their new CBC comedy series, Sort Of, and what it's like to be Canada's first queer South Asian Muslim actor to star in a primetime TV series. Banjo player Béla Fleck discusses hi…
 
Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin dishes on his latest cookbook, Quick & Simple, and the evolution of food television. Writer Uzma Jalaluddin discusses her second novel, Hana Khan Carries On, and how she put a different spin on the rom-com format. Dolly Parton recounts the stories behind her best-loved songs, including Jolene, I Will Always Love You and…
 
Hannah Waddingham talks about her Emmy Award-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. On this week's Q This music panel, critics A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the fate of R. Kelly's recorded legacy in the wake of his convictions for sex trafficking …
 
Filmmaker Danis Goulet talks about the real-life inspiration behind her debut feature film, a dystopian sci-fi thriller called Night Raiders. Violinist Jennifer Koh discusses her latest album, Alone Together, based on a project of the same name she launched during the pandemic to help emerging composers. Country star Kane Brown chats about his new …
 
Stanley Tucci discusses his new memoir, Taste: My Life Through Food, and explains how his love of food has permeated his personal, emotional and professional adventures. Shad talks about his latest album, Tao, which explores the themes of work, social isolation and our dependence on technology. Reba McEntire looks back on her hit album Rumor Has It…
 
Eddie Izzard talks about touring Canada with her new comedy show, Wunderbar, and why she performs standup around the world in foreign languages — even if she's not fluent. Violinist Er-Gene Kahng explains how an unlikely discovery revived the work of Florence Price, the first Black female composer to have her music played by a major American orches…
 
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