Elton John's lifelong songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, reflects on 50 years of hits and reveals what he thinks their "perfect song" is. Live from Riyadh, Reuters journalist, Stephen Kalin, discusses the significance of Black Panther becoming the first commercial film to be screened in Saudi Arabia in 35 years. Canadian filmmaker, Brad Peyton, talks about his latest film, Rampage, and shares his thoughts on critics and their negative reviews of Hollywood blockbusters.
Canadian stage and screen actor, Cynthia Dale, talks about her character in the Musical Stage Company production of Fun Home, and shares what's in the works for the Street Legal reboot. Todd S. Purdum walks us through a gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein, the musical masterminds behind The King and I, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma and more. Comedian Hari Kondabolu takes a look at the popular Simpsons character, Apu, and discusses the issues with stereotyping Indian people. Book contributor, Jael Richardson, shares her reading list recommendation for the week.