Canadian artist Jeff Lemire talks about seeing his acclaimed comic book series Sweet Tooth adapted into a hit live-action Netflix series of the same name. Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth B. discusses her sophomore album, Moments in Between, and what it was like returning home to Edmonton during the pandemic. Canadian actor brother duo Shamier Anderson and Stephan James talk about launching the Black Academy to support, empower and celebrate emerging Black talent across Canada.
Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her critically acclaimed role in French Exit, a film adaptation of Patrick deWitt's novel of the same name. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart discuss MuchMusic's TikTok comeback and Bo Burnham's new Netflix comedy special, Inside. Hip hop artist Haviah Mighty introduces us to her powerful new track Protest off her forthcoming mixtape, Stock Exchange. Writer and director Miranda July talks about her latest film Kajillionaire, creative collaboration with strangers, and how all families are like cults.
Lukas Nelson tells us about his band's new album, A Few Stars Apart, and shares how the record was inspired by time spent with his family (including his father, Willie Nelson) during the pandemic. Two of the artists leading this year's International Indigenous Music Summit, ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, discuss the summit's goals, as well as the current state of Indigenous music in Canada and beyond. To commemorate Record Store Day (Saturday, June 12), Mike Levine of Triumph reflects on the event's significance as one of its official ambassadors, and shares a song off the band's special reissue of their 1981 album, Allied Forces. Prolific mystery writer Ian Hamilton (best known for the Ava Lee series) talks about his latest novel, Bonnie Jack, which sees him step away from familiar characters to write a story based on a painful secret his father kept for decades.
Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her incredible new album, Mother Nature, which sees her championing young talent from across the African continent. Actor and producer Kheng Hua Tan (best known for Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix's Marco Polo) talks about her latest role in a gender-flipped reboot of the 1970s action series Kung Fu. Ewan Currie of the Sheepdogs introduces us to Rock and Roll (Ain't No Simple Thing) — the first track off the band's new EP, No Simple Thing. Blues musician Robert Finley talks about finding success in his late 60s, and his new autobiographical album, Sharecropper's Son, produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.
In response to the recent hate-motivated hit and run in London, Ont., Canadian poet Wali Shah performs his spoken word poem, Home, which he wrote shortly after a tragic incident that happened to him and his family. Canadian comedian, actor and CBC host Ali Hassan discusses the attack in London, Ont., and shares his own experience with Islamophobia. Amarrass Records co-founder Ankur Malhotra talks about a new three-part docuseries, Searching for the Blues, which shows what the blues of the American South has in common with a centuries-old music scene in Rajasthan, northwestern India. Toronto singer-songwriter Rochelle Jordan explains how the retro U.K.-inspired sound on her latest album, Play With The Changes, isn't just an ode to her British-Jamaican roots but her present-day mindset.
Singer-songwriter Liz Phair talks about her first album of new material in a decade, Soberish, which sees her reunite with producer Brad Wood, who worked with her on her breakthrough album, Exile in Guyville. Bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid discusses her latest novel, Malibu Rising, about a group of famous siblings who throw an epic party that goes up in literal flames. Canadian musician Alan Doyle introduces the title track off his new EP, Back to the Harbour — a collection of songs to celebrate his love of folk music. In light of the 20th anniversary of Degrassi: The Next Generation, stars Lauren Collins and Jake Epstein (a.k.a. Paige and Craig) look back on the show's impactful storylines, and tell us what it was like shooting Drake's Degrassi reunion music video, I'm Upset.