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Q is Canada's liveliest arts, culture and entertainment magazine. Host Jian Ghomeshi talks with tastemakers, rule breakers and risk takers about pop culture and high art. His wide-ranging guests explore provocative topics, big ideas, and new music.

Jian Ghomeshi
Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. As host of Q, he has led the show to the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada. It is also heard on Sirius and distributed to public radio stations in the U.S. by PRI.

As a singer, songwriter and musician, he was a member of multi-platinum selling folk-rock group, Moxy Früvous. He toured internationally during the 1990s and shared stages with a variety of artists, including Bob Dylan, Ani Difranco and Elvis Costello. He continues to write and produce music.

Ghomeshi has worked with many arts groups, including the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company. He is a former member of the Board of Governors at the Stratford Theatre Festival. Born in London and of Iranian descent, he lives in Toronto, where he enjoys supporting a losing hockey team and eating pistachios.

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Schedule for Friday, August 22

It's Q the Summer! Terry O'Reilly is your guest host this week. Jian returns with a new season of Q... more

Best of Q: Trans advocate Laverne Cox on the courage to live visibly

Orange Is The New Black actress on the fight for transgender rights. more

Best of Q: The National's Bryce Dessner shares classical side

Jian speaks to Bryce Dessner about his multi-faceted musical mind. more

Mockingbird next door: Marja Mills on Harper Lee's secret world

Marja Mills on her controversial book about To Kill a Mockingbird author, Harper Lee. more

Shark Week post-mortem: More sci-fi than science?

Shark expert Jonathan Davis shares concerns about the changing tone and content of Shark Week. more


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Aug 21, 2014 - Science or Sci-fi? Shark expert Jonathan Davis on Shark Week's increasingly sensational slant. Marja Mills on her controversial book about To Kill a Mockingbird author, Harper Lee. Best of Q: The National's Bryce Dessner shares his classical side
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Aug 20, 2014 - Pop culture observer Bob Thompson on the decline of authoritative TV announcer. Photographer Zun Lee on his new project Father Figure, which he challenges simplistic portrayals of black fathers. Best of Q: Actress-turned-jazz singer Molly Ringwald.
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Aug 18, 2014 - CanLit expert Aritha van Herk on why the racy, recently viral novel Bear is actually a good read. Wrestler-turned-yogi Diamond Dallas Page on his journey from the ring to the mat. Best of Q: Alain de Botton on sneaking philosophy into the tabloids.
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Aug 15, 2014 - Going Deep host David Rees on hacking the ordinary (how to open doors, sharpen pencils, make ice). Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) performs live from Whispers. Best of Q: Grant Lawrence chronicles his ambivalence toward hockey in Lonely End of the Rink.
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Aug 14, 2014 - What if that sketchy email was from a real person? Photographer Cristina deMiddel on Poly-spam. Media ethicist Kelly McBride on how to re-think plagiarism in 2014. Best of Q: Boxing legend Mike Tyson on the personal troubles detailed in his new memoir.
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Aug 13, 2014 - Artist Marni Kotak on her latest show Mad Meds, and weaning herself off anti-psychotic medication in public. Why Roxane Gay says it's better to be a "bad feminist" than not a feminist at all. Best of Q: Jack Johnson performs from From Here to Now to You.
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Aug 12, 2014 - A tribute to Robin Williams. How magician James "the amazing" Randi became an outspoken psychic investigator. Cold Specks performs live from Neuroplasticity. Best of Q: Comedian Rob Delaney on battling depression.
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