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The Take 5 is a music podcast where the people you love, share five songs they love. Each guest has a different theme, and the memories attached to their most beloved songs flip them to fan mode, often giving a rare insight into their creative heart. Hosted by Zan Rowe.
 
Do you want help understanding the lyrics and meaning of songs in English? With Explained in English you’ll discover great music and learn English at the same time. Here's how it works: choose a song and I’ll explain the lyrics, grammar, and meaning for you in simple English. It’s an easy way to improve your English vocabulary and comprehension while expanding your appreciation of great music. You'll soon think and interpret in English, learning and remembering more than you would with trans ...
 
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Sufjan Stevens is one of the most prolific songwriters working today, and it feels as though his drive to write songs is as much about the creation of music, as it is the understanding of creativity itself, and finding different ways to explore it. He first heard Angelo De Augustine a few years ago, and when you hear Angelo’s voice you’ll understan…
 
Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens talks about his new collaborative album with Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner's Mind, and how it was inspired by watching classic films and campy sequels. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Genki Ferguson's debut novel Satellite Love. Music journalist and author Hanif Abdurraq…
 
Not many albums have had the buzz, acclaim, industry impact, and cultural inspiration that Josh Garrel's 2011 album has achieved. Dave Trout is joined by a roundtable of music aficionados to discuss the 10-year anniversary of "Love and War and the Sea In Between." ---------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.66 ---------- * Flood Waters - Josh Garrels * The Resist…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Have you ever seen those videos online where someone hears a song, and they’re instantly transported back to a moment? It could be someone with Alzheimers or Dementia, or with a brain injury or trauma that language can’t reach, but music can. Maybe you’ve known someone with autism, who is non verbal but can communicate with song. It’s called music …
 
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…
 
There are a lot of new crowdfunding campaigns to introduce to you, and Garret has a new monthly challenge for you. -------- SPOTLIGHT CAMPAIGN ------- * Hannah Hubin - All The Wrecked Light (Psalm 90) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hannahhubin/all-the-wrecked-light --------- OTHER CAMPAIGNS ---------- * Jon Corbin - Protest songs on vinyl - h…
 
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…
 
Over the past decade, James Blake has gone from grabbing our hearts with the Wilhelm Scream, to collaborating with some of the biggest names on the planet. The London born producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist has always kept it moving; expanding his sound, testing new waters, and through it all remaining grounded in what matters.I first met …
 
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…
 
Fifteen Dogs author André Alexis shares what he learned about love while writing his latest novel, Ring. Vancouver actor Diana Bang talks about her new role on Y: The Last Man — and why it came at just the right time for her. Our screen panellists Radheyan Simonpillai and John Semley discuss the popularity of Netflix's Squid Game, plus the new Sopr…
 
“Collaboration—that's the easiest way to grow” says Aaron Dessner, member of the National and Big Red Machine, and a prolific collaborator with artists from Taylor Swift to Kanye West. In our final episode of Season two, we’re talking to Aaron about what it’s like to learn and experiment alongside other musicians, and how valuable that can be for b…
 
Jake Gyllenhaal discusses his latest film, The Guilty, about a 911 operator who receives a call from a woman whom he believes has been abducted. Cassandra Peterson, better known as the campy horror movie host Elvira, talks about sharing her amazing life story in her new memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira. Feist discusses her latest project, Multitudes, …
 
Musician Tom DeLonge discusses his latest album with Angels & Airwaves, his music with his former band Blink-182, and his work as a UFO researcher. Actor and comedian Aba Amuquandoh talks about bringing a different perspective to This Hour Has 22 Minutes as the show's newest anchor. Comedian Ron James discusses his new memoir, All Over the Map, whi…
 
It's our season debut for Green Room Door's 5th season. Today we have an extended conversation with Ross King - talking about his approach to songwriting, a unique blind spot in the CCM industry, and the inspiration behind his new album "Unfinished". -------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.39 -------- * Clear The Stage - Jimmy Needham * The Things That I'm Afra…
 
Veteran rocker Billy Idol discusses his new EP, The Roadside, which revisits a near-fatal motorcycle accident he spent decades trying to forget. Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell talks about his latest album, Triage, and how his creative approach has changed since he first emerged on the country music scene in the early '70s. Director, playwright an…
 
Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard discusses his latest album, Absence, and his new opera, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which just opened the Metropolitan Opera's 2021-22 season. Rapper Cadence Weapon talks about winning the 2021 Polaris Music Prize for his album Parallel World. Showrunner Sheri Elwood discusses her new CBC series…
 
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