Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio: Episodes

Nova Scotian wonder Joel Plaskett performs from his new solo album. Why late base jumper Dean Potter lived to risk his life. Actor and 1950s teen heartthrob Tab Hunter on playing straight on screen. the q media panel reviews the top stories of the week.
Filmmaker Gillian Laub on fragile racial relations and her new HBO doc, Southern Rites. Welcome to Me director Shira Piven on the edgy but empathetic humour in the new Kirsten Wiig film. Anson Montgomery's Choose Your Own Adventure is back.
Longtime Letterman staff writer Tom Ruprecht takes us into the writer's room. Made In China: Rooting out Doug Fishburn's replica. California folk duo The Milk Carton Kids perform live. Michael McGowan wipes out all adults in new Netflix drama, Between.
Popular podcast comedy duo Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster on the best of The Best Show. q's pop culture panel on Kim Kardashian's selfie book, Mad Men's end, etc. How to avoid saying the wrong thing to a sick friend. What to watch for in Eurovision 2015.
From the q vault: Notoriously disruptive comedian Norm Macdonald swings through studio q. Seasoned Canadian singer/songwriter Alan Doyle performs from So Let's Go. Filmmaker, artist and author Miranda July on her debut novel, The First Bad Man.
Remembering B.B. King. Searchlight 2015 winner Orange O'Clock. Undefeated UFC champ Ronda Rousey. q sports panel on Steve Montador suit, Bill Simmons and Deflategate. Drawn & Quarterly's Chris Oliveros. Faith Healer performs live from Cosmic Troubles.
The L-word in Sex Ed: should love be part of the lesson? Plus, German novelist Timur Vermes plays Hitler for laughs. Jerry Saltz remembers extreme conceptual artist Chris Burden. Poet Kathleen Ossip on what celebrity deaths can teach us about grief.
Why Vladimir Putin is recruiting American action heroes like Steven Seagal. Jeremy Woodcock on SNL's alleged ripoff of his Prophet Muhammad sketch. Buffy Sainte Marie unleashes Power in the Blood. Sam Maggs on why girls needs to geek out without apology.
David Byrne (of Talking Heads) on Contemporary Color, his upcoming performance piece at the Luminato Festival. Filmmaker Mike Attie and Iraq war veteran Lucien "Doc" Darensburg on war re-enactment therapy. Plus, we reveal Searchlight 2015's top four acts.
Classical meets hip hop as the Afira Quartet and Skratch Bastid perform live. Mellow country superstar Willie Nelson sheds light on his formative years. Comedian and writer Monica Heisey offers delightful, if "dubious", advice to fellow women.
Pop sensation Ryn Weaver (Octahate) performs from The Fool. Nicolas Laverdière of Quebec art collective BGL on playful art. Cartoonist Lynda Barry on teaching creativity to non-artists. q media panel convenes. Writer Semi Chellas on 7 years of Mad Men.
Fashion icon Iris Apfel on why beauty and style have nothing to do with each other. Director George Miller on returning — 30 years later — to the world of Mad Max. Provocative Canadian writer Lynn Crosbie on her "haute fan fiction" about Kurt Cobain.
99% Invisible host Roman Mars on the fascinating, often hidden parts of our designed world. Icelandic folk-rockers Of Monsters and Men perform acoustic version of Beneath the Skin songs. The Kroll Show's Nick Kroll on his new comedy, Adult Beginners.
Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley on his new TV drama, American Crime. Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame on his 2nd solo album, Chasing Yesterday. Damian Abraham's More Than Music column. Author Heather O'Neill on how categories limit women's identities.
Ontario folk trio The Good Lovelies perform from their upcoming album, Burn the Plan. PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman on Email Debt Forgiveness Day. Canadian playwright George F Walker on his latest double-bill about troubled parents and stressed out teachers.
Soul sensation Leon Bridges performs live. Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on his starring role in the new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. The q Sports Panel reconvenes. Kate Mulgrew — of Star Trek and Orange Is The New Black fame — shares her personal story.
Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg puts his spin on Far From the Madding Crowd. Alyssa Rosenberg on how The Wire is shaping public perception of the real-life crisis in Baltimore. Shad catches up with actor Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men).
Soundtrack for the civil rights movement: a special two-part interview with soul legend and activist Mavis Staples. Plus, photographer Ari Versluis on Exactitudes, his long-running project challenging the existence of personal style.
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville on his new film Best of Enemies. Ex-Fugee Pras on Sweet Micky For President, the story of Haiti's historic 2010 election. Acclaimed illustrator Jillian Tamaki on her latest book SuperMutant Magic Academy.
Friday Live duet with The Mavericks and rising country star Whitney Rose. Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz on protecting one's literary voice. Frank Rich on why TV anchormen should go off-air. Plus, the q media panel on this week's top headlines.
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