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History doesn't write itself and the world doesn't change itself, people do - "THIS IS MY WHY: Stories of social change" talks to some of the incredible people who are dedicated to changing our world for the better and explores why they do it. The podcast is hosted and produced by Brian J. Higgins. Brian is the CEO of the Resource Alliance, a nonprofit that works globally to strengthen the social impact sector by supporting organisations and social movements to develop the critical human, fi ...
 
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TV writer and producer Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place) discusses his hilarious and thought-provoking new book, How to Be Perfect, about how to live an ethical life. Actor Ray Strachan talks about stepping into the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the stage play The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall.…
 
Puppeteer Ali Eisner discusses their career and what it was like working on one of the most anticipated reboots of the year: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock. On this week's screen panel, Radheyan Simonpillai and Teri Hart talk about Season 2 of Euphoria and the upcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Guitarist and singer-songwr…
 
Singer-songwriter Deborah Cox looks back on her incredible career, including singing backup vocals for Céline Dion and breaking Billboard chart records with her own music. Animator Andrea Dorfman and poet Tanya Davis talk about their collaborative short film How to Be at Home — an illustrated poem featuring a set of tips for surviving the pandemic.…
 
PEN15 creators and stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle tell us why, as women in their mid-30s, they wanted to explore their pre-teen years and transform into their younger selves on screen. 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 …
 
Actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland talks about paying homage to Toronto on his new album, Bloor Street, and why, for him, performing music feels more vulnerable than acting. We revisit Tom Power’s 2018 conversation with Vogue legend André Leon Talley on his incredible journey to the top. Comedian Darryl Lenox opens up about turning tragedy into c…
 
Playwright and author Drew Hayden Taylor discusses his new collection of essays, Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Views on the Future, which imagines the bright points on the horizon for Indigenous people in Canada. Brothers Alejandro and Stephan of Hermanos Gutiérrez talk about their unique style of instrumental guitar music, inspired by what their grandfa…
 
Actor Colman Domingo talks about Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson's play of the same name — and what it means to have acted alongside the late Chadwick Boseman. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the portrayal of teen girls on television, particularly in series like Yellowjackets an…
 
Actor Neve Campbell discusses her return to the Scream franchise and why she wanted to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the latest film. Competitive speedrunner Mitch Fowler (a.k.a. Mitchflowerpower) talks about finishing Super Mario Bros. 3 as fast as possible for the semiannual video game fundraiser Awesome Games Done Quick. Wesley Schultz …
 
Actor Denzel Washington talks about his turn as Lord Macbeth in the new film The Tragedy of Macbeth, and what the legacy of the late Sidney Poitier means to him. TV writer and producer Kurt Smeaton (Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience) discusses his latest comedy series, Children Ruin Everything, and how being a father informs his funniest work. Neur…
 
Actor Malcolm McDowell discusses his illustrious career on stage and screen, plus his latest role on CBC's new comedy series Son of a Critch. In 2020, actor and comedian Bob Saget spoke with us about his new podcast, Bob Saget's Here for You, and how it allowed him to connect with fans on a deeper level. Celebrity chef Roger Mooking reflects on how…
 
Our screen panellists, Cameron Bailey and Eli Glasner, pay tribute to the late Sidney Poitier. Hollywood writer and producer Rodney Barnes discusses his graphic novel series, Killadelphia, and how it weaves together vampires, American history, race relations and horror. Actor Kelly Marie Tran talks about playing Disney's first princess of Southeast…
 
Filmmaker Robert Weide discusses his new documentary about Kurt Vonnegut, as well as his decades-long friendship with the celebrated writer. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Mastermind share their reviews of the Weeknd's surprise new album, Dawn FM. Singer-songwriter Melanie Doane, best known for her hit '90s song Adam's Rib, fills…
 
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. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on two titles to check out: The Hidden Keys by André Alexis and The Annual Migration Of Clouds by Premee Mohamed.…
 
Actor and comedian Andrew Phung (best known as the character Kimchee on Kim's Convenience) talks about co-creating and starring in the new CBC comedy series Run the Burbs. Toronto-born producer J. Miles Dale discusses his long-standing creative partnership with director Guillermo del Toro and their latest film together, Nightmare Alley. Leatrice Ei…
 
Canada's Drag Race star Kimora Amour discusses Season 2 of the show, her two careers in drag and nursing, and her (now-postponed) cross-country tour. Singer-songwriter BJ The Chicago Kid talks about his new EP, his recent Grammy nomination and why he's creating music on his own terms after cutting ties with Motown Records. Singer-songwriter Mariann…
 
In an exclusive interview, The Tragically Hip's Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Rob Baker open up about the band's career, their three decades of brotherhood, and the loss of their friend and bandmate, Gord Downie. Singer-songwriter Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child discusses her candid new memoir, Checking In, which follows her men…
 
Hannah Waddingham talks about her Emmy-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. Actor Simu Liu talks about his life-changing role in Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and how he felt saying goodbye to Kim's Convenience. Fifty Shades of Grey au…
 
Legendary singer Patti LaBelle dishes on her decades-long legacy of making both comfort food and soul music. Special creator and star Ryan O'Connell tells us what it's like to put the story of his life as a gay man with cerebral palsy on screen. Canadian geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki talks about bringing science into our living rooms for …
 
Musician and Grammy-winning producer Jack Antonoff discusses his band Bleachers, how he writes to process loss, his relationship with Bruce Springsteen and what it's like working with some of the biggest pop stars of our time. Musicologist Nate Sloan breaks down why Mariah Carey's festive hit All I Want For Christmas Is You has emerged as a rare ne…
 
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr discusses his new EP, his love of Zoom and the important role friendship has played in his long career. Comedian Mark Critch talks about his new memoir, An Embarrassment of Critch's, and the upcoming CBC adaptation of his first book, Son of a Critch. Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her latest…
 
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