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Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.
 
Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.
 
Join us as Penn Jillette, Michael Goudeau, Matt Donnelly, and YOU discuss the news of the week. We'll examine religious news, talk about monkeys, and anything else that seems funny or makes us mad. We'll also take your suggestions for things you feel like talking about. We run a live video stream from Show Creators Studios for people with the time and inclination to watch people sitting and talking. The live show starts Sundays at noon Vegas time, at www.twitch.tv/reddirich, & is usually ava ...
 
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If you’re a baby boomer, you know all about Hayley Mills, the charming young actress who became an overnight star in Pollyanna and The Parent Trap under the tutelage of Walt Disney. Her new autobiography, Forever Young, will hold surprises even for the most devout fan, as Hayley was given access to her files in the Walt Disney Archives, where she m…
 
Kristen Stewart talks about tackling the "scary and ambitious" role of Princess Diana in the new biopic Spencer, which is garnering her rave reviews. Cynthia Erivo discusses her debut album, Ch.1 Vs. 1, and what prompted this new beginning in the midst of a very illustrious career. Vancouver's own Boslen shares the inspiration behind his debut albu…
 
With the release of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney joins us to look back on hip hop's growth over the last 45 years. For the 25th anniversary of the first Big Shiny Tunes, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke reflects on the popular Canadian compilatio…
 
Spoken word artist and actor Saul Williams discusses his directorial debut, Neptune Frost, and the decades-long artistic journey that inspired it. We pay tribute to Canadian-born comedian Norm Macdonald, who died after a private battle with cancer at age 61. Canadian classical pianist Jan Lisiecki pays homage to the music and life of Frédéric Chopi…
 
Saxophonist Kenny G discusses his documentary Listening to Kenny G, which explores his meteoric rise in the late '80s and early '90s, the backlash that followed, and why he's now being embraced by a whole new generation of musicians. Actor Nicole Power talks about her Kim's Convenience spin-off Strays, which centres around her character, Shannon Ro…
 
It’s Alec’s turn to feature two of his favorite episodes in the summer archives series. He interviewed Daryl Hall in December 2019 on his home turf: Daryl's House, Hall’s restaurant, and live music venue located about 90 minutes north of New York City. Hall & Oates is the biggest-selling vocal duo in history, with hits like "Maneater," "Rich Girl,"…
 
Documentary filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen talks about his award-winning new film Flee, which uses animation and archival footage to tell the true story of Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), who fled Afghanistan as a boy. On a special TIFF edition of the Q screen panel, Teri Hart and Radheyan Simonpillai discuss the films making headlines and how the fest…
 
Actor Joshua Jackson talks about playing the villain on Dr. Death and shares what he thinks the new crime drama miniseries says about the American healthcare crisis. Artist Heather Nicol discusses her immersive visual and sound installation, September Song, inspired by her haunting first-hand experience of the Sept. 11 attacks. Author Catherine Her…
 
Singer-songwriter Sam Williams talks about his debut album, Glasshouse Children, and what it's like to come from a long line of country music royalty (his grandfather is Hank Williams and his father is Hank Williams Jr.). Director Ravi Jain and 14-year-old actor Eponine Lee discuss their work on the Stratford Festival's new adaptation of Romeo and …
 
Actor Riz Ahmed discusses the magical realism that runs through his latest film, Mogul Mowgli, and why he's taken up the cause of Muslim representation in Hollywood. Legendary singer Dionne Warwick talks about her incredible life, decades-spanning music career and new-found social media fame. Otis Redding's guitarist, close friend and collaborator …
 
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. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara shares a personal soundtrack to her life growing up in her hometown of Brampton, Ont. We revisit Tom Power's 2018 conversation with actor Michael K…
 
It’s great to interview childhood heroes, and Roger Staubach a.k.a “Captain America,” was a big one for a young Alec Baldwin. Stuabach was a Dallas Cowboy quarterback for eleven seasons, 1969 and 1980, and he led the team to the Super Bowl wins in 1972 and 1978. Staubach earned Super Bowl MVP in 1972. Growing up an only child in Cincinnati, Roger S…
 
Alanis Morissette discusses the 25th anniversary of her hit album Jagged Little Pill, plus her latest release, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. Jeremy Dutcher explains why making his debut album was as much about saving the Wolostoq language from extinction as it was about reimagining the songs of his ancestors.…
 
Billy Bob Thornton is in a class by himself. If you haven’t seen his Amazon series Goliath, just about to launch its fourth and final season, you’re missing a great acting showcase…a perfect follow-up to his unforgettable turn on the first season of Fargo. Leonard and Jessie are longtime fans and delight in talking to him about finding his place in…
 
Artist Omaid Sharifi spoke to us from a refugee camp in Abu Dhabi to share his story of fleeing Kabul and the plight of Afghan artists under Taliban rule. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Mastermind talk about two big album releases: Drake's Certified Lover Boy and Kanye West's Donda. Actor Michael Greyeyes talks about his new film…
 
Good Risings is a collection of mini-shows served up in less than 5 minutes, providing the perfect daily practice for anyone looking to lead a more intentional, mindful, and inspired life. Listen to one, two, or all the mini-shows on the Good Risings menu to perfectly curate your morning routine. Follow Good Risings On Social: IG/FB/TW/TT: @goodris…
 
Author Angie Thomas talks about Concrete Rose (the prequel to her bestselling novel The Hate U Give) and why she decided to write this novel from a different perspective. Director Nicole Dorsey tells us what inspired her debut feature film Black Conflux — a coming-of-age story that takes a grim and nuanced look at toxic masculinity. Celebrity chef …
 
Bestselling author Miriam Toews discusses her highly anticipated new novel, Fight Night, and what it says about family, resiliency and the fight for mental health. Playwright Jordan Tannahill talks about tackling climate change in his latest production, Is My Microphone On? — a theatrical protest song performed by a chorus of 17 young people who ar…
 
Organization guru and author Marie Kondo talks about big messes, Shintoism and viral fame. The Q screen panel's Lisa Whittington-Hill and Vivek Shraya look at what's driving the TV reboot craze, plus Spike Lee's latest controversy. Musician Camille Thurman gives us a gateway to the influential sound of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. Jewelry desig…
 
Two of the most popular shows from the Here’s The Thing archives are Alec’s conversations with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. These are fascinating, ground-breaking artists who influenced each other. Thom Yorke started Radiohead in 1985 when he was just a teenager. With each of the group’s nine studio albums, Radiohead evolved …
 
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