Actor Anthony Hopkins discusses his six-time Oscar-nominated film The Father, explaining how it felt to play a man who's lost in the terrifying throes of dementia. In an unaired clip from this week's interview with Sound of Metal star Paul Raci, the Oscar-nominated actor tells us about his ASL Black Sabbath tribute band, Hands of Doom. Anthony Bourdain's longtime assistant and friend, author Laurie Woolever, talks about taking on the late chef's unfinished book, World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, and what it was like bringing his vision to life.
Judas and the Black Messiah director Shaka King tells us why it was important for the film to set the record straight on the Black Panther Party's legacy. Canadian rocker Art d'Ecco talks about his new album, In Standard Definition, which looks at our relationship with television and why we're all too eager to escape into drama on the small screen. Canadian actress Tamara Taylor, who recently joined the cast of Law & Order: Organized Crime, describes what it's like to step into a show with a huge legacy.
Veteran actor Paul Raci talks about his first-ever Oscar nomination for his performance in the critically acclaimed film Sound of Metal, in which he plays a deaf mentor to a heavy metal drummer who's losing his hearing. Multi-Grammy-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington — who's played alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Joni Mitchell — reflects on her incredible career and shares how a Canadian legend, the late Oscar Peterson, helped her on her journey. Halifax-born actor Eli Goree, known for his roles on Riverdale and HBO's Ballers, discusses his performance as Cassius Clay (a.k.a. Muhammad Ali) in the Oscar-nominated film One Night in Miami.
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.