Good Peeps: Turning the Tables on Jian Ghomeshi
Photo by Joanne Klimaszewski courtesy of the CBC
It isn’t everyday when the interviewer makes the news but that’s becoming more and more the case for Jian Ghomeshi. Take for instance his interview with Joni Mitchell. It’s been the talk of Canada this week. A quick search of the news headlines and Jian pops up almost as much as his subjects.
Jian is the host of Q, a multi platform, and border breaking show that showcases Canada’s culture in a unique and refreshing way. It doesn’t matter if you listen to it on CBC Radio One daily, watch it on CBC-TV each Sunday, listen to it on SirusXM, on podcast or catch it on the web – the magazine show has something for everyone. If you’re not into the band currently on, tomorrow he might have your favourite entertainer on or a politician you just have to hear.
In fact, he has become such a popular staple in Canadian broadcasting that he has the power to get interviews no one else can – like reclusive stars Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen – and after a few minutes of talking with him, it’s easy to see why. He’s easy going and listens whole-heartedly. He’s a warm and charming conversationalist who is more than happy to sit and hear your stories whilst sharing some of his own.
Jian rolled into Calgary at the end of May with the CBC 2013-14 Season Preview bandwagon and we got a chance to sit down with him before the event. It was our chance to interview the interviewer and what a delight it was…