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.
Canadian record producer Doc McKinney looks back on The Weeknd's early rise and tells us how his debut mixtape, House of Balloons, helped change the sound of pop music. On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya talk about the public reaction to rapper DMX's reported drug overdose (programming note: this segment was recorded shortly before news broke of DMX's death on April 9). CBC Radio's This Is That host Pat Kelly fills us in on his latest project, an experimental comedy series called The Slowest Show, inspired by slow TV. Canadian actress Alison Pill reflects on her role in Amazon's new horror anthology, Them, about a Black family in the 1950s who move into an all-white neighborhood where malevolent forces threaten them.
Singer Merry Clayton talks about her first solo album in more than 25 years, Beautiful Scars, which she made in the aftermath of a life-altering car accident. Actress Kim Novak discusses her new book of paintings, Kim Novak: Her Art and Life, and shares how her art helped her cope with the pressures of Hollywood's studio system. Interdisciplinary artist Sook-Yin Lee talks about paying tribute to her late partner, Adam Litovitz, by finishing the album they started together, titled Jooj Two.
Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill talks about songwriting from the vantage point of fictional characters, the band's evolution and why he wanted to release their new album as an NFT. In celebration of National Poetry Month, our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on Jen Sookfong Lee's debut poetry collection, The Shadow List. Canadian filmmaker Kazik Radwanski talks about his award-winning drama Anne at 13,000 ft, about a shy, socially awkward daycare worker whose life is transformed after she skydives for the first time.