Q with Jian Ghomeshi
Simon Rich on his latest book, Spoiled Brats, and the harsh light in which he casts his own generation. Why Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories will not help you sleep. David Balzer on "curation" in the 21st century: has the word lost its meaning?
Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz on her memoir, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. Electro-blues pioneer Beck performs from Morning Phase. Improvisational musical comedian Reggie Watts on his subversive songs about life and love.
Montreal's introspective indie rockers Stars return perform from No One Is Lost. William H. Macy on his directorial debut, Rudderless. This American Life producers Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder on the show's first spin-off: Serial. Plus, Elvira Kurt!
How to Speak Money author John Lanchester on the cultural divide created by financial jargon. Canadian author David Bezmozgis on his Giller short-listed book, The Betrayers. Restaurant reviewer Marilyn Hagerty on why she covers chains in small towns.
Canadian filmmaker John Kastner on his groundbreaking docs about mentally ill offenders. Brooklyn-based musician Sharon Van Etten performs from Are We There. Journalist Thomas Frank on the "dizzying proliferation" of awards and the pageantry of prestige.
Comedian Bill Hader on going subtle for The Skeleton Twins, a film co-starring Kristen Wiig. Craig Silverman of Emergent.info on his breaking news fact-checking site. Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani on the digital battle for political power in Nigeria.