Is CrossFit worth the risk? Former enthusiast, Lauren McKeon, and kinesiology prof, Martin Gibala weigh in. Tracey Davis on the secret struggles faced by her famous father, Sammy Davis Jr. Journalist Rachel Holmes on professional birth photography.
Food editor Gabriella Gershenson on "unsettling" new apps that sell and scalp reservations for popular restaurants. Director Richard Linklater on his ground-breaking film, Boyhood. Best of Q: Broadcaster Ali Velshi says Al Jazeera can make it in America.
Journalist Jesse Katz on the murky waters Cuban baseball players navigate for a shot at the big leagues. Director Steve James on Life Itself, his new documentary about film critic Roger Ebert. Best of Q: Jazz legend Sheila Jordan on risks worth taking.
Is this the best World Cup ever? Q sports panel, Stephen Brunt and Cathal Kelly, weigh in. Vancouver-born comedian Nathan Fielder on his business makeover parody show, Nathan For You. Remembering Bobby Womack: we revisit his stunning 2012 interview on Q.
How did "gooooal" become soccer's siren song? Fernanda Santos weighs in. Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant on her self-titled album and how she's built a career on her own terms. Are monocles really back? Allen Salkin on his eyebrow-raising trend piece.
Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz on her new memoir, Laughing All The Way To The Mosque. Musical comedian Reggie Watts on improvisation and the art of the absurd. Best of Q: Canadian folksinger Basia Bulat performs from Tall Tall Shadow.
Adam Beach on why he's set on bringing great films to First Nations reserves. Montreal's Coeur de Pirate performs from her first English-language album, Trauma. Actor Colm Feore on taking on Shakespeare's King Lear at this year's Stratford Festival.
Actress and transgender rights advocate Laverne Cox on the fight against transphobia. Beck joins Jian to discuss and perform from his 12th studio record, Morning Phase. Best of Q: former Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff on learning from failure.
Against Me! perform from Transgender Dysphoria Blues, live throughout the show. Russian journalist Masha Gessen on the repercussions of Russia's anti-gay laws. Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha on the harsh new laws targeting the LGBT community in Uganda.
Researcher Antoine Nouvet on why Mexican drug cartels are mastering social media. John Cameron Mitchell on the evolution of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Actor Cecil Baldwin on the hit indie radio drama, Welcome to Night Vale -- "NPR from the Twilight Zone".
Cory Doctorow and Brian Knappenberger on the life and legacy of hacktivist Aaron Swartz. Tom Perrotta on The Leftovers, a new HBO show based on his popular book. Jeff Barnaby on his irreverent Residential School revenge fantasy, Rhymes for Young Ghouls.
Award-winning journalist and historian Robert Fisk on how World War One forever shook his family. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes on Sanatorium, a pop-up clinic that treats urban ennui. Best of Q: Lily Cole on impossible.com - her hub for the gift economy.
Author and veteran Phil Klay and comic writer Pat Mills weigh in on the "Great War's" lasting cultural impact. Rising alt-comic Kurt Braunohler on inserting humour into everyday life. Best of Q: actress Anjelica Huston on her memoir, A Story Lately Told.
In defence of the 'tearjerker'- cultural critic Carl Wilson says it's ok to cry. The final Q media panel of the season on Northern Gateway. Influential Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina on gay rights in Africa. Future Islands perform throughout the show!
Former Reykjavík 'joke mayor' Jon Gnarr on why politics can't be left to politicians. Suzanne Goldenberg argues Hillary Clinton should play up gender if she runs for president. And Mark Henry Rowswell, a.k.a. Dashan, on how he became a celebrity in China.
Buzzfeed's Scott Lamb on how the wildly popular site grabs you by the eyeballs. Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis on Halt and Catch Fire and hacking the system. Brazilian artist Gustavo Pandolfo, half of the Os Gemeos duo, on street art and staying fresh.
Somali-British journalist Jamal Osman on his repeated refusal to spy for Britain. Orange is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba on the complex world inside the Netflix show. Comic Jenny Slate on Obvious Child and tackling abortion in film.
Why the O.J. Simpson Ford Bronco car chase was a cultural game-changer. Brazil's bossa nova king, Sergio Mendes, on Magic and bringing his sound to the world stage. South African photographer Zanele Muholi on her powerful portraits of LGBT South Africans.
Is there hope for Detroit's dilapidated neighbourhoods? Charlie Le Duff weighs in. The ever-subversive John Waters on hitch-hiking across the U.S.A. Introducing Montreal's bilingual news outlet: Ricochet Media. Sam Roberts Band performs from Lo-Fantasy.
Futebol Nation author Davids Goldblatt on how soccer has gone from national unifier to sore spot in Brazil. Musician-turned-chef Kelis on returning to music after a 6-year hiatus. How facial recognition apps and 'face prints' could change everything.