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 for its gratuitous racist violence. Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung shares a playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Calgary. Nomadland director Chloé Zhao talks about her critically acclaimed film, casting non-actors, and making films for people who don't agree with her.
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 Canadian dance company's 20th anniversary with a new film called More than Dance, We are a Movement.
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. Canadian country singer Brett Kissel talks about the inspiration for his new song Die To Go Home off his latest album What Is Life. Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor shares the story behind his new solo album, Share the Love, which was set for release in 2020 until the pandemic prompted him to scrap the original studio version and re-record it live off the floor.
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 the future of fashion. In an unaired clip from last week's interview with Merry Clayton, the singer discusses her cover of Neil Young's protest song Southern Man, as well as her backup vocals on Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama — a song written in response to Young's track (find our full interview with Clayton on Thursday, April 8's episode). Canadian photographer Chris Buck, best known for his surreal celebrity portraits, talks about turning his lens toward the partners of exotic dancers for his latest series, Gentlemen's Club: Partners of Exotic Dancers.
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 Wintonick, reflects on finishing her late father's project about Utopia with a new documentary called Wintopia. Juno-nominated Canadian rock duo Crown Lands talk about their new Rush-inspired song, Context: Fearless Pt. 1, and share what it means to them to get the seal of approval from Rush's team. Canadian filmmaker Wendy Morgan talks about the unique way she represents music in her debut feature film, Sugar Daddy, and gives us a behind the scenes look at some of the iconic music videos she's directed for artists like Janelle Monáe and Gnarls Barkley.
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 Convenience as the beloved Canadian sitcom airs its final episode tomorrow. Award-winning children's author and illustrator Jon Klassen discusses his latest book The Rock from the Sky, and shares a simple trick he uses to tell stories with pictures.