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Food is not just about how you cook in the kitchen: it's about where the food comes from, the path for ingredients from farm to plate, the love and passion that goes into making the final dish and the sharing of food with the people important to you. Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan chats to people for whom food is everything - it's the love that goes into sourcing ingredients, creating the recipes and sharing that love of the process with others. Each dish has a much bigger story than just the ...
 
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How does someone beat cancer, survive two heart attacks, develop an immune disease, and still become a highly successful chef and restaurant owner? In this interview with Gary Mehigan, Alessandro reveals how he managed to overcome incredible odds and what his 'navy seal' health routine has done for him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor…
 
CNN news anchor Jake Tapper discusses his new novel, The Devil May Dance, and shares how discovering his family tree in Manitoba led him to tweet about Canada's slow vaccine rollout. Our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert tells us why TikTok influencers are replacing the role of fashion editors and runway shows, how this shift will impact …
 
British comedian James Acaster explains how experiencing the worst year of his life led him to create his new comedy special, Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999. Toronto-born actress Jayne Eastwood discusses her 50-year career and the joys of playing a shockingly shameless senior citizen in the CBC web series Hey Lady! — a lead role written just for her…
 
EGOT winner John Legend discusses how George Floyd's murder is spurring change, and why celebrities need to inform themselves before speaking out. Director Tracey Deer talks about her powerful debut film Beans — a coming-of-age story based on her own childhood experience of the 1990 Oka Crisis. Actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the Canadian star of Mi…
 
Singer-songwriter Julia Michaels talks about how falling in love shaped her first full-length album Not In Chronological Order. Q This panel's A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss the return of venue concerts. Indie rocker Julian Saporiti talks about his new project No-No Boy, which turns stories from Asian American history into song. Writer Colson …
 
Back to recording in person, Adrian fights for dominance in Dune Imperium, Zach plays it spicy in Twilight, and Jeff tries to recover from a drunken bender in Disco Elysium. 00:00:10 - Back in the Studio! MHDD had a finale, updates to studio 00:06:00 - What have we been playing?: Dune Imperium, Twilight Imperium 4th via TTS, LOTR Journeys in Middle…
 
Sonia Manzano talks about her decades-spanning role as Maria on Sesame Street and the new documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street. Ontario's first Poet Laureate Randell Adjei reflects on his journey to the present moment, and the bar he hopes to set in his new position. Showrunner Eric Heisserer discusses the challenges and joys of bri…
 
She the operator of Noosa's Bistro C and well known within the industry, but she keeps her private life hidden. What makes Lorraine so successful and why does she keep such a low profile? In this interview, Gary finds out. He and and Lorraine untangle what being a real restaurateur is, the full effect of Covid and hears some unique Moroccan tales. …
 
I was overjoyed that Chef Ouita Michel, one of the very first guests on the podcast, agreed to have me over to Holly Hill Inn to talk about her new cookbook, Just A Few Miles South, which has just been released from the University Press of Kentucky. It’s a beautiful book, and you’ll want to pick up a copy. You can get a signed copy directly from Ch…
 
Legendary singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull opens up about surviving COVID-19 and recording a new album of classic romantic poems, titled She Walks in Beauty. Métis and Cree filmmaker Loretta Sarah Todd discusses how she preserved Indigenous oral tradition in her new film Monkey Beach — an adaptation of Eden Robinson's novel of the same name. Th…
 
Debut author Angeline Boulley discusses her critically acclaimed, bestselling young adult novel, Firekeeper's Daughter, and the importance of telling contemporary Indigenous stories. Canadian multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason opens up about his latest album, The Fellowship, which explores his relationship with religion, going back to his upbrin…
 
Rutherford Falls showrunner and co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about the new comedy series, how it uses humour to unlock tough conversations about colonialism, and the importance of Indigenous representation both on and off screen. On this week's screen panel, Jason Gorber and Teri Hart discuss Elon Musk's upcoming Saturday Night Live appea…
 
Bestselling Canadian poet Rupi Kaur talks about her new live show, Rupi Kaur Live, and how performing saved her life. New York-based Canadian artist Tim Okamura discusses his latest painting series, Healthcare Heroes, and how his art is making a difference to those on the frontlines. Guitarist June Millington reflects on her time in the band Fanny …
 
British food writer and television cook Nigella Lawson talks about her new cookbook, Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories, and tells us why guilt has no place in the kitchen. Poetry editor Alice Quinn discusses her anthology of 85 poems, Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic, which was pulled toge…
 
When it comes to going through the dark times, chef and TV host Jason Roberts has been there. But how did he get through to the other side? Jason speaks with Gary Mehigan about how he ended up in jail, what his demons look like and his Instagram tv series "G'Day Neighbour". TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses mental health and suicide. See omny…
 
Canadian rapper and producer Kardinal Offishall reflects on his breakout 2001 album, Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, and explains how he's keeping our homegrown talent north of the border now that he's a senior executive at Universal Music Canada. Music journalist Dorian Lynskey talks about the disappearance of pop bands and why they may not b…
 
Canadian country star Tenille Townes talks about her Juno nomination, making it in the U.S. and her new album, The Lemonade Stand. Toronto writer Uzma Jalaluddin discusses her second novel, Hana Khan Carries On, and tells us how she puts a different spin on the rom-com format. Canadian photographer David McMillan talks about taking more than 20 tri…
 
Today on Q, with guest host Ali Hassan: Welsh singer Tom Jones looks back on his music and relationship with fame, the loss of his wife of 59 years, and why covering other artists' songs is like acting in a Shakespeare play. Ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, our screen panellists John Semley and Teri Hart hand out prizes to films in categ…
 
Actor Anthony Hopkins discusses his six-time Oscar-nominated film The Father, explaining how it felt to play a man who's lost in the terrifying throes of dementia. In an unaired clip from this week's interview with Sound of Metal star Paul Raci, the Oscar-nominated actor tells us about his ASL Black Sabbath tribute band, Hands of Doom. Anthony Bour…
 
Judas and the Black Messiah director Shaka King tells us why it was important for the film to set the record straight on the Black Panther Party's legacy. Canadian rocker Art d'Ecco talks about his new album, In Standard Definition, which looks at our relationship with television and why we're all too eager to escape into drama on the small screen.…
 
Veteran actor Paul Raci talks about his first-ever Oscar nomination for his performance in the critically acclaimed film Sound of Metal, in which he plays a deaf mentor to a heavy metal drummer who's losing his hearing. Multi-Grammy-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington — who's played alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Joni M…
 
Get ready to discover the wonders of cheese. An incredibly softly spoken man, Anthony has lived a life of cheese worship. Owner of Maker & Monger at the Prahran Market in Melbourne, Anthony has dedicated his life to understanding what makes the greatest gorgonzola, the rarest ricotta and the most magnificent mozzarella. Here he talks with Gary Mehi…
 
Directors T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay talk about their triumphant new Tina Turner documentary, how they built a relationship with the iconic singer, and what it was like sharing her incredible life story. Culture critic Kathleen Newman-Bremang unpacks the recent backlash to Amazon Prime's new Black horror anthology Them, which is being criticized f…
 
This week, Zach and Jeff continue their LOTR journey and Adrian falls out of love with Fog of Love. 00:02:11 - What we have been playing: LOTR Journeys in Middle Earth, Fog of Love, Le Havre 00:34:37 - Banter Break! Featuring: Cabin, Mattress, Ghost of Tsushima, Marvel Movies 00:57:13 - News: Root App Expansion 01:00:35 - News: Stonemaier 2020 repo…
 
Country artist Mickey Guyton explains how anti-Black racism hindered her music career for more than a decade. Celebrated Canadian writer Margaret Atwood discusses her new poetry collection, alien invasions, rare curse words and why reading poetry isn't like eating Cracker Jack. Red Sky Performance founder Sandra Laronde talks about celebrating the …
 
Toronto's Giacomo Gianniotti, who played Dr. Andrew DeLuca on Grey's Anatomy, discusses his transition from acting to directing one of network TV's biggest successes. Canadian filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall opens up about her highly publicized experience with racial profiling and how she channelled that trauma into a short film called Black Bodies.…
 
This man has been all around the world following the trail of food festivals. He's the man behind City to Surf, Sydney Good Food Month and the Night Noodle Markets. Angus works for the L.A. times and speak to Gary Mehigan about what it takes to run a food festival and the sights and smells behind L.A.'s food scene. See omnystudio.com/listener for p…
 
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones discusses her new memoir, Last Chance Texaco, in which she details her tumultuous childhood, family history and the reason why she walked away from fame. Our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert fills us in on mushroom leather and how the revolutionary sustainable material might change …
 
Country singer Corb Lund discusses his first album in five years, Agricultural Tragic, and explains why he's now speaking out against the Alberta government's plan to allow open-pit coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Radio producer and filmmaker Mira Burt-Wintonick, the daughter of renowned Montreal documentarian Peter Winton…
 
The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik talks about her latest sitcom Call Me Kat, her new mental health podcast Mayim Bialik's Breakdown and more. Music journalist Dalton Higgins remembers the life and legacy of rapper DMX, who died on Friday at the age of 50. On this week's screen panel, Kelly Boutsalis and Justin Wu reflect on the end of Kim's Conven…
 
Canadian record producer Doc McKinney looks back on The Weeknd's early rise and tells us how his debut mixtape, House of Balloons, helped change the sound of pop music. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya talk about the public reaction to rapper DMX's reported drug overdose (programming note: this segment was recorded sho…
 
This week all the guys actually played some games. Zach made some wine in Viticulture, Adrian messed with some trains in Age of Steam, and Jeff died in a tube in LOTR: Journeys in Middle Earth. 00:00:38 - studio 00:01:34 - What have we been playing?: Viticulture, Arkham Horror, Age of Steam, Marvel Champions, LOTR: Journeys in Middle Earth 00:40:08…
 
Singer Merry Clayton talks about her first solo album in more than 25 years, Beautiful Scars, which she made in the aftermath of a life-altering car accident. Actress Kim Novak discusses her new book of paintings, Kim Novak: Her Art and Life, and shares how her art helped her cope with the pressures of Hollywood's studio system. Interdisciplinary a…
 
Jack Stein, son of Celebrity Chef Rick Stein, is following in his father's footsteps. Speaking with Gary Mehigan from his granny flat in London while sipping a cider, Jack unpacks the family empire his father built, why being a chef became cool and what life after lockdown looks like. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill talks about songwriting from the vantage point of fictional characters, the band's evolution and why he wanted to release their new album as an NFT. In celebration of National Poetry Month, our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on Jen Sookfong Lee's debut poetry collection, The Shadow List. Canadian …
 
Canadian icon William Shatner opens up about aging, loneliness and what keeps him going at 90. Maria Bakalova reflects on her life-changing role in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which made her the first Bulgarian actress to be nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Soul co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers discusses the animated film'…
 
Multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya discusses her new solo stage show, How To Fail As A Pop Star, about the true story of her life in music. R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills look back on their landmark album, Out of Time, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Pokémon theme song singer Jason Paige talks about the unexpected success…
 
Actor Michael J. Fox opens up about the long-term effects of Parkinson's disease and how he found his way back to optimism after experiencing a particularly brutal year. Children of Blood and Bone author Tomi Adeyemi talks about the importance of writing fantasy stories with Black protagonists. Screen legend Julie Andrews shares a few of her favour…
 
This week, Adrian gets some train games in and Jeff and Zach go journeying in Middle Earth. 00:00:56 - What have we been playing?: Age of Steam, Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth 00:29:36 - Banter Break! Featuring: The boat, Hair, vaccine, Snowboarding, Formula One, Miles Morales 01:02:19 - Crowdfunding: Fjords 01:07:25 - Crowdfunding: So…
 
Musician Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai reflects on the band's very first No. 1 album, As the Love Continues, the power of instrumental music and 25 years of Mogwai. Ojibway artist Patrick Hunter talks about creating the digital artwork on display in the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks home arena as part of the teams' new Land Acknowledgement. Canadian film…
 
Australian chef Alanna Sapwell is known for making simple, fresh food that makes people feel good. She was the owner of the now closed Brisbane institution Arc Dining, and now runs pop-up restaurant Esmay. In this chat with Gary she talks about her passion for local produce, her cooking adventures abroad and what the future holds for hospitality po…
 
With the release of Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology, producers Lawrence Dunn and Kevin Howes explain why folk singer Willie Dunn deserves a place among Canada's most legendary musicians. Writer Hiromi Goto talks about her new graphic novel, Shadow Life, which follows an independent senior who breaks free from h…
 
Actress Melanie Scrofano tells us how fans rescued Season 4 of Wynonna Earp after a long hiatus and financial troubles put the cult-hit Canadian show in jeopardy. Musician Tim Burgess of The Charlatans talks about bringing joy to audiences around the world with Tim's Twitter Listening Parties. Publicist and music journalist Dalton Higgins discusses…
 
Actor, comedian and trans activist Eddie Izzard tells us about his new film Six Minutes to Midnight — a spy thriller based on the real story of a 1930s British finishing school for the daughters of high-ranking Nazis. On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the popular Netflix documentary The Last Blockbuster, and…
 
Grammy-winning country music superstar Carrie Underwood talks about her new gospel album, My Savior, and shares how faith has kept her grounded during the pandemic. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss the rising popularity of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and what it could mean for musicians. Singer-songwriter Rebecc…
 
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