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Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter.

Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter.
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Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter.

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@CBCRadioQ

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English

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416-205-3700

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Episodes

Tim Blake Nelson: The actor on reuniting with the Coen brothers for Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

11/14/2018
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Nearly two decades after O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Nelson has reunited with the Coen brothers to play the title character in their new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He tells us why it's one of the toughest roles he's ever had.

Duration:00:18:48

Erwan Larher: The novelist remembers surviving the Paris Bataclan attack in new memoir

11/14/2018
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Three years ago, terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead, 90 of which were killed at the Bataclan theatre. Erwan Larher was there on that terrible night, and he's released what he describes as a "non-fiction novel" based on his experiences. The English translation is out now.

Duration:00:14:41

Christine and the Queens: The singer-songwriter on reinventing herself as Chris

11/14/2018
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Hélöise Letissier, better known as Christine and the Queens, talks about the latest evolution of her on-stage persona: Chris. She tells us exactly who Chris is and where her need for reinvention comes from.

Duration:00:18:51

Tim Blake Nelson, Christine and the Queens and more 14/11/2018 [Full episode]

11/14/2018
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Actor Tim Blake Nelson tells us why his role in the Coen brothers' new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is one of the toughest he's ever had. The q online culture panel discusses YouTuber Lilly Singh's break from making videos. Novelist Erwan Larher remembers surviving the Paris Bataclan attack in his new memoir The Book I Didn't Want to Write. Singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens talks about her new album and reinventing herself as Chris.

Duration:01:09:13

Jason Reitman: The Front Runner director on how his timely new film tackles morality in media and politics

11/13/2018
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Jason Reitman's new film The Front Runner tells the story of Senator Gary Hart, whose affair brought down his presidential candidacy in 1988.

Duration:00:21:35

Jason Reitman, Alicia Rodis and more 13/11/2018 [Full episode]

11/13/2018
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Director Jason Reitman tells us how his timely new film The Front Runner tackles morality in the media and politics. Comic book creator Jim Zub discusses Stan Lee's legacy and lasting impact on storytelling. Film critic Adam Nayman shares a q gateway to the Coen brothers. HBO's intimacy co-ordinator Alicia Rodis talks about her unique role advocating for actors on set.

Duration:01:04:43

Jim Zub: On Stan Lee's legacy in comics and storytelling

11/13/2018
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Comic book creator Jim Zub has been a fan of Stan Lee's writing and vision for superheroes since he was a kid. He discusses how the Marvel Comics icon turned the industry on its head, and why his characters have had such a real and lasting impact.

Duration:00:12:51

Alicia Rodis: Meet HBO's new 'intimacy co-ordinator' who's making sex scenes safer for actors

11/13/2018
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Alicia Rodis is a former actor who was hired by HBO to advocate for actors on set, which involves everything from reviewing their scripts to providing knee pads and flesh-coloured thongs.

Duration:00:15:47

John Irving, Lennon Stella and more 12/11/2018 [Full episode]

11/12/2018
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John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. The q screen panel shares their take on a once-lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay called Burning Secret. Actor and musician Lennon Stella talks about starting her own music career.

Duration:01:09:44

John Irving: The World According to Garp author on why the book is more relevant now than ever

11/12/2018
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Author John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. He tells us why he believes the book's themes are still relevant today, despite thinking it would be dated by the time it was released in 1978.

Duration:00:33:26

Lennon Stella: After ABC's Nashville, Lennon Stella is ready for a music career of her own

11/12/2018
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Lennon Stella might be best-recognized for playing the daughter of a country music star on Nashville, but she's been immersed in music all throughout her life. Now, at only 19 years old, the Oshawa-raised actor and musician is transitioning into the pop world with a huge new single and debut EP.

Duration:00:19:10

Elizabeth Reaser: The Haunting of Hill House star on how the show explores grief and family trauma

11/9/2018
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Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House is the latest adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel. It's being praised for its scares and compelling exploration of a family torn apart by trauma. Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks to Tom Power about her leading role as Shirley Crain on the show and why critics have been calling it This Is Us for horror fans.

Duration:00:18:34

Sharon and Bram: The iconic children's entertainers perform and look back on their incredible 40-year career

11/9/2018
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Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison are embarking on their farewell tour after four decades of entertaining kids around the world. They drop by the q studio for a very special performance and to reflect on their legacy and memories of founding member Lois Lilienstein.

Duration:00:25:36

Elizabeth Reaser, Sharon and Bram and more 09/11/2018 [Full episode]

11/9/2018
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Actor Elizabeth Reaser talks about how Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House explores grief and family trauma. The q This music panel discusses the power of pop superfans in the social media era. Documentary maker Doug Knutson charts Trenton, Ont.'s rise and fall as "Hollywood North." Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram perform live in the q studio and reflect on their incredible 40-year career.

Duration:01:07:20

Isabella Rossellini, Raghav, Billie Eilish and more 08/11/2018 [Full episode]

11/8/2018
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Actor Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour. Singer-songwriter Raghav discusses the evolution of his sound and navigating fame on two continents. Guitarist Tom Brenneck honours his friend and collaborator, soul singer Charles Bradley. Pop star and burgeoning fashion icon Billie Eilish shares her perspective on success, social media and fame.

Duration:01:08:03

Billie Eilish: The pop star shares shares her perspective on success, social media and fame

11/8/2018
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In this rare interview and studio performance, 16-year-old Billie Eilish talks about having the kind of early fame and success that speaks to how stars are made in 2018: billions of streams and video views, and status as a burgeoning fashion icon.

Duration:00:17:03

Isabella Rossellini: The actor on the link between curiosity and joyfulness

11/8/2018
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In this wide-ranging interview, famed Italian actor Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour.

Duration:00:19:22

Raghav: On the evolution of his sound and navigating fame on two continents

11/8/2018
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Raghav burst out of Calgary to have huge success in the U.K. and India, and for the last 10 years he's been navigating that dynamic. After taking some time away from making music, the singer-songwriter talks about his brand new single and an upcoming album.

Duration:00:16:57

Good Charlotte: Benji Madden on how the band made it through the pop-punk boom and bust

11/7/2018
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Benji Madden of Good Charlotte talks about the band's seventh album, Generation Rx, and how they've managed to stay the course for two decades.

Duration:00:16:35

Kris Wu, Good Charlotte and more 07/11/2018 [Full episode]

11/7/2018
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Chinese-Canadian superstar Kris Wu opens up about leaving K-pop behind and breaking into the U.S. hip-hop market. Our books columnist Jael Richardson talks about Songs for the Cold of Heart by Giller Prize nominee Eric Dupont. Benji Madden of Good Charlotte discusses the band's longevity and their seventh album Generation Rx. New York Times arts reporter Michael Cooper breaks down why Hungary's far-right populist government is supporting the Hungarian State Opera. Famous Joni Mitchell fans...

Duration:01:07:22