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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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Toronto, ON

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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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q@cbc.ca


Episodes

Let Your Backbone Slide at 30: Maestro Fresh Wes shares his oral history of Canada's most loved rap song

7/23/2019
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For the 30-year anniversary of Let Your Backbone Slide, Maestro Fresh Wes, his former manager Farley Flex and Davis from the production duo First Offence reflect on the song's impact, for an oral history of Let Your Backbone Slide.

Duration:00:12:59

Amanda Palmer: On tackling abortion, miscarriage and suicide on her 'unapologetically balls-out' feminist album

7/23/2019
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Singer, songwriter and provocateur Amanda Palmer talks about her personal new record and performs some stripped-down versions of her songs at the grand piano.

Duration:00:19:20

Simu Liu: The actor on Kim's Convenience and Asian representation on screen

7/23/2019
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Ahead of the season three premiere of Kim's Convenience, Simu Liu dropped by to talk about what we can expect, how his real-life relationship with his parents informs his father-son relationship on the show and how he feels about the representation of Asian men on screen.

Duration:00:17:17

Simu Liu, Amanda Palmer and more 23/07/2019 [Full episode]

7/23/2019
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Maestro Fresh Wes shares his oral history of his hit single Let Your Backbone Slide for the 30-year anniversary of its release. Actor Simu Liu talks about Asian representation on screen and how his real-life relationship with his parents informs his father-son relationship on Kim's Convenience. Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer opens up about her new "unapologetically balls-out" feminist album, which tackles abortion, miscarriage and suicide.

Duration:00:51:26

Jaleel White, Nobu Adilman and more 22/07/2019 [Full episode]

7/22/2019
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Actor Jaleel White talks about owning his legacy as Steve Urkel, growing up as a child star and reconnecting with his mom on a new reality TV show. The q screen panel compares The Lion King to the much talked-about trailer for Cats, which has the internet reacting in horror. Filmmaker Nobu Adilman tells us why he wanted to make a documentary about the many hopefuls who auditioned for the part of Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she...

Duration:01:06:40

Mavis Staples: The gospel singer on the state of civil rights in America

7/22/2019
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The legendary gospel singer explains why she feels she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to speaking out against bigotry in America.

Duration:00:19:06

Nobu Adilman: How auditioning for Short Round in Temple of Doom changed the filmmaker's life

7/22/2019
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When Nobu Adilman was 11 years old back in 1983, he got the chance to audition for Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom — but he didn't get the part. Now he's made a documentary featuring the other hopefuls who missed out.

Duration:00:13:59

Jaleel White: The actor on owning his legacy as Steve Urkel

7/22/2019
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You might remember Jaleel White best as Steve Urkel, the lovable nerd on the '90s sitcom Family Matters, but this summer, he's taking on something different: a new reality TV show called 50 Ways To Kill Your Mum.

Duration:00:20:41

Sharon and Bram: The children's entertainers bid 'skinnamarink adieu' after 40 years

7/19/2019
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Iconic Canadian children's entertainers Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison are embarking on their farewell tour after four decades of entertaining kids around the world. They dropped by the q studio for a very special performance and to reflect on their memories of fellow founding member, Lois Lilienstein.

Duration:00:21:02

Lulu Wang: The filmmaker on bringing her family's lie to life in The Farewell

7/19/2019
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Lulu Wang is the writer and director behind The Farewell, a comedy-drama about an ailing grandmother whose family is determined to keep her in the dark about her terminal illness, in keeping with Chinese tradition.

Duration:00:16:01

Lulu Wang, Sharon and Bram, and more 19/07/2019 [Full episode]

7/19/2019
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The Farewell writer and director Lulu Wang talks about bringing her family's lie to life on the big screen. The q This music panel takes a closer look at the 10 albums on this year's Polaris Music Prize short list. Cindy Li, who records under the name Ciel, shows us a different side to Toronto's nightlife. Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram perform live in the q studio and reflect on their incredible 40-year career.

Duration:01:02:44

Billy Eichner: The comedian on following in his idol's footsteps in The Lion King

7/18/2019
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Billy Eichner joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about voicing Timon in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.

Duration:00:17:43

Colson Whitehead: The novelist on fighting through anger to write The Nickel Boys

7/18/2019
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The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad joined Tom Power in the q studio to tell us about his highly-anticipated follow-up novel, The Nickel Boys.

Duration:00:19:35

TOBi: The Toronto singer and rapper brings his 'unapologetic soul music' to the q studio

7/18/2019
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Nigerian-born, Toronto-raised singer and rapper TOBi drops by the q studio to perform a few songs from his newly-released debut album, Still.

Duration:00:12:58

Billy Eichner, Colson Whitehead and more 18/07/2019 [Full episode]

7/18/2019
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Toronto singer and rapper TOBi brings his "unapologetic soul music" to the q studio. Comedian Billy Eichner talks about voicing Timon — and following in his idol's footsteps — in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead discusses his highly-anticipated new novel, The Nickel Boys. Writer, musician and visual artist Vivek Shraya talks about turning her hate mail into a new graphic novel, called Death Threat.

Duration:00:34:09

Vivek Shraya: Why the artist turned her hate mail into the graphic novel, Death Threat

7/18/2019
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When a stranger started sending Vivek Shraya death threats, she found it upsetting, but saw something strangely poetic in it, too. She joined us to talk about turning her hate mail into a graphic novel.

Duration:00:17:54

Jesse Eisenberg, Eugene Levy and more 17/07/2019 [Full episode]

7/17/2019
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Jesse Eisenberg discusses his new movie The Art of Self-Defense, a "satire without snark." Eugene Levy talks about what it feels like to see Schitt's Creek honoured with four Emmy nominations. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud unpacks how this year's VidCon highlighted a tension between big YouTube stars and new online creators. Joey King talks about her "nerve-racking" transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu's true crime series The Act.

Duration:01:01:53

Eugene Levy: The actor on Schitt's Creek's four Emmy nominations

7/17/2019
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After five seasons, Schitt's Creek received its first-ever Emmy nominations. Tom Power reached Eugene Levy right after he got the big news to extend our congratulations.

Duration:00:08:35

Joey King: The actor on her 'nerve-racking' transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act

7/17/2019
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Joey King stars in The Act, which retells the tragic and shocking story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who murdered her mother with the help of a boyfriend in 2015.

Duration:00:17:09

Jesse Eisenberg: The actor on his new movie The Art of Self-Defense, a 'satire without snark'

7/17/2019
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Jesse Eisenberg has found something most artists only dream of: the perfect gig. He tells us about his latest role in the satirical film The Art of Self-Defense.

Duration:00:19:51