Comedian Jerry Seinfeld discusses his new book, 45 years of comedy and the stupidity of a "quick question." Rapper Killer Mike of Run The Jewels talks about the timeliness of the duo's new album RTJ4, police brutality and protest music. Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall talks about her latest album This Dream of You, honouring her late producer Tommy LiPuma, and what she looks for in a dream collaborator.
Actress Regina King talks about directing One Night in Miami, a film that imagines a real conversation in February of 1964 between four of the most important Black voices of the era: Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. Canadian music icon Céline Dion discusses her latest album Courage, life after the passing of her late husband, René Angélil, and her new outlook. Musician Ziggy Marley remembers his famous father, Bob Marley, and opens up about how he's honouring his dad's legacy both publicly and privately.
Actor Anthony Hopkins discusses his role in The Father as a man with dementia locked in a power struggle with his daughter, and shares his own struggles with growing older. Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt talks about his debut memoir, A History of My Brief Body, and how autobiography has the power to heal yourself and others. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross opens up about the real-life experiences that informed her portrayal of an international pop star in her latest film, The High Note.
Grammy Award-winning singer François Clemmons talks about his role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and how he overcame racist and homophobic discrimination throughout his life. Salome Bey's daughters, musicians tUkU and SATE, reflect on their late mother's journey to becoming one of the most beloved pioneers of Black Canadian theatre and music. Singer Ricky Martin talks about his long career, his new introspective EP Pausa, and what it's like writing music in quarantine.
Actor Jesse Williams talks about his starring role in the new slasher horror film Random Acts of Violence, and shares why social activism has long been a part of his life. Jewelry designer and activist Sewit Sium talks about the intersection between jewelry and political expression, and how it can be a tool for education. Poet Evelyn Lau discusses her eighth book of poetry Pineapple Express, and tells us why she's remained so unflinchingly honest in her work ever since releasing her searing 1989 memoir Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid. Hip-hop duo Little Brother discuss their breakup, their reunion and what they remember about releasing their critically-acclaimed debut album The Listening back in 2003.
Legendary Motown producer and songwriter Lamont Dozier shares the true stories behind some of Motown's biggest hits. World War Z author Max Brooks discusses his new novel Devolution — a timely tale about an eco-community under siege from Bigfoot-like creatures. Director Tracey Deer talks about her powerful debut feature film Beans, which is based on her own childhood experience of the 1990 Oka Crisis.