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Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

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Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into -- be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy -- q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.

Link: www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/arts-culture/q-the-podcast/

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Arts

Episodes

Ahmad Meree: For this Syrian playwright, the refugee experience is the stuff of art and life

Jan 24, 2020 00:14:43

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Ahmad Meree's new play Suitcase, which is currently running in Toronto, is about the experience of a young married couple who are fleeing their home country.

Andy Shauf, Ahmad Meree and more 24/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 24, 2020 01:01:43

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On the release day of his highly-anticipated new album, The Neon Skyline, Andy Shauf and his band drop by the q studio to perform a few songs. Superstar Billie Eilish shares her perspective on success, social media and fame. Toronto Star reporter Katie Daubs unpacks why the Hallmark Channel probably can't recover from its same-sex ad controversy without alienating audiences. Syrian playwright and actor Ahmad Meree talks about his new play Suitcase and how his experiences as a displaced person have influenced him.

Andy Shauf: The singer-songwriter performs live in the q studio

Jan 24, 2020 00:14:16

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On the release day of his highly-anticipated new album, The Neon Skyline, Andy Shauf and his band dropped by the q studio to perform a few songs from the record.

Brett Kissel, Rajni Perera and more 23/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 23, 2020 00:58:02

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Canadian country music star Brett Kissel drops by the q studio to perform some new songs from his latest album, Now or Never. Canadian artist Rajni Perera explains how science fiction influences her work, and why depicting black and brown women is so central to her practice. Writer Suzannah Showler unpacks what The Bachelor franchise tells us about our ideas on dating, romance and North American identity. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert discusses the cancellation of this year's Toronto Fashion Week, and how it could impact the Canadian fashion industry.

Rajni Perera: The Canadian artist on how science fiction influences her work

Jan 23, 2020 00:15:17

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Rajni Perera discusses why depicting black and brown women is so central to her practice, and why the Canadian art market can be a tough nut to crack.

Brett Kissel: The Canadian country music star performs live in the q studio

Jan 23, 2020 00:17:46

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Brett Kissel drops by the q studio to perform some new songs from his latest album, Now or Never.

Canada Reads 2020: Meet this year's contenders

Jan 22, 2020 00:15:55

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To kick off this year's challenge, all five Canada Reads panellists get together in the q studio to introduce the books they are championing.

Franklin Leonard: The Black List founder on what this year's list says about Hollywood in 2020

Jan 22, 2020 00:15:42

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For more than a decade, Leonard has produced the Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. He discusses the latest list and what it says about the changing future of Hollywood.

Canada Reads, Franklin Leonard and more 22/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 22, 2020 00:58:15

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All five Canada Reads 2020 panellists get together in the q studio to introduce the books they are championing. Our online columnist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks the risks of a new Twitter feature that will let users decide who can reply to their tweets. Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince presents a q block party dedicated to his hometown, the Peguis First Nation. Black List founder Franklin Leonard tells us what this year's list says about Hollywood in 2020.

Shirin Neshat: The artist shifts her gaze from Iran to the U.S.

Jan 21, 2020 00:17:47

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Iranian visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat sees the complicated world of geopolitics as essential to her art. She joined Tom Power to discuss how her work reflects her life as an Iranian woman in exile.

Dion Johnstone: The Canadian actor on why Shakespeare's politics seem more relevant than ever

Jan 21, 2020 00:15:30

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Dion Johnstone's latest role is in a new production of Julius Caesar. He joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about the play's parallels with present-day politics.

Anyway Gang: The Canadian supergroup performs live in the q music studio

Jan 21, 2020 00:21:52

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Anyway Gang consists of Sam Roberts, Menno Versteeg of Hollerado, Chris Murphy of Sloan, and Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club. They dropped by the q music studio to perform some songs from their self-titled debut album.

Anyway Gang, Dion Johnstone and more 21/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 21, 2020 01:08:31

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Canadian supergroup Anyway Gang drops by the q music studio to perform some songs from their self-titled debut album. Visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat discusses how her work reflects her life as an Iranian woman in exile, and why she's shifted her gaze from Iran to the United States. Actor Dion Johnstone talks about his latest role in a new production of Julius Caesar and how the play parallels present-day politics.

Shad: The rapper on interviewing the greatest minds in hip-hop

Jan 20, 2020 00:17:30

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Shad returns to the q studio to talk about the fourth season of Hip-Hop Evolution, which just dropped on Netflix.

Dornith Doherty: The artist on capturing images of seeds from around the world

Jan 20, 2020 00:14:57

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Dornith Doherty's exhibition Archiving Eden: Exchange features photographs of seeds and seed banks, which exist all over the world to preserve plant species in the case of a catastrophic event.

Shad, Dornith Doherty and more 20/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 20, 2020 01:02:24

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Rapper Shad returns to the q studio to talk about the fourth season of Netflix's Hip-Hop Evolution and what he's learned from interviewing the greatest minds in hip-hop. On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Tina Hassannia unpack news that director Spike Lee has been named the president of the Cannes jury for 2020. Artist Dornith Doherty talks about capturing images of seeds from around the world, why seeds can be poetic, and the role of art in educating people about climate change.

Alexander Ludwig: The Canadian actor on battling addiction and type casting in Hollywood

Jan 17, 2020 00:17:04

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Alexander Ludwig talks about his journey to fame, from a Harry Potter toy commercial, to the Hunger Games, to the hit History Channel show Vikings.

Molly Burke, Alexander Ludwig and more 17/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 17, 2020 01:00:49

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Meet Molly Burke, the blind YouTuber who's changing the game when it comes to beauty and fashion online. The q This music panel discusses Mac Miller's posthumous new album Circles, which was just released today. Canadian actor Alexander Ludwig talks about his journey to fame, battling addiction and type casting in Hollywood.

Molly Burke: Meet the blind YouTuber changing the game when it comes to beauty and fashion online

Jan 17, 2020 00:17:25

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The Canadian YouTuber tells us how making videos gave her confidence, and how she's now helping break barriers for people with disabilities.

Matthew Rankin: The filmmaker on playing fast and loose with Canadian history in new film The Twentieth Century

Jan 16, 2020 00:15:19

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Matthew Rankin's first feature-length film, The Twentieth Century, is a gonzo satire inspired by the diaries of former Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Tomi Adeyemi, Kris Davis and more 16/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 16, 2020 01:00:48

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Novelist Tomi Adeyemi returns to q to talk about Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to her smash hit New York Times bestselling book, Children of Blood and Bone. Filmmaker Matthew Rankin talks about playing fast and loose with Canadian history in his new film The Twentieth Century. Canadian character actor J. C. MacKenzie tells us what it's like working with Martin Scorsese, and how he holds his own onscreen against superstars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino. Canadian jazz pianist Kris Davis discusses her latest album, Diatom Ribbons, and how she pushes the boundaries of the piano.

Tomi Adeyemi: The novelist on Children of Virtue and Vengeance, film adaptations and getting a shout out from Beyoncé

Jan 16, 2020 00:17:50

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Tomi Adeyemi returns to q to talk about Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to her smash hit New York Times bestselling book, Children of Blood and Bone.

Kris Davis: The Canadian jazz pianist on pushing the boundaries of the piano

Jan 16, 2020 00:12:32

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Canadian jazz pianist Kris Davis talks about her latest album, Diatom Ribbons.

J. C. MacKenzie: How the Canadian actor became one of Martin Scorsese's go-to character actors

Jan 16, 2020 00:11:40

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Canadian character actor J. C. MacKenzie tells us what it's like working with Martin Scorsese, and how he holds his own onscreen against superstars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino.

Jeff VanderMeer: The author on Dead Astronauts and seeing his novels adapted for the screen

Jan 15, 2020 00:17:05

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Author Jeff VanderMeer blends speculative fiction, horror and environmental themes in his award-winning novels, including the bestseller Annihilation. He discusses the latest in his popular Borne series, Dead Astronauts.

Jay Douglas: The Toronto reggae legend reflects on his life and career

Jan 15, 2020 00:14:54

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Jay Douglas talks about coming to Canada from Jamaica in the '60s, his part in supporting the Jamaica To Toronto compilation, and his new single, Jah Children.

Jeff VanderMeer, Jay Douglas and more 15/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 15, 2020 01:01:04

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Author Jeff VanderMeer talks about his latest novel Dead Astronauts and seeing his work adapted for the screen. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: A Prayer For Travellers by Ruchika Tomar. Iranian filmmaker Babak Payami discusses how the Tirgan Festival is memorializing its eight volunteers who lost their lives on Flight 752. Toronto reggae legend Jay Douglas reflects on his incredible life and career, and talks about his new single, Jah Children.

Floria Sigismondi, Holy F and more 14/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 14, 2020 01:05:54

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Canadian filmmaker, photographer and visual artist Floria Sigismondi talks about bringing her dark aesthetic to the page and the big screen with a new book and film. Meet Lesley Hampton, the 25-year-old Indigenous designer whose gowns are turning heads on the red carpet — and busting down barriers. Editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon discusses his response to the Iran plane crash, which was published in last week's Halifax Chronicle Herald. Electronica band Holy F drops by the q music studio to perform new music from their forthcoming album, Deleter.

Floria Sigismondi: The art star brings her dark aesthetic to the page and the big screen with a new book and film

Jan 14, 2020 00:18:52

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Canadian filmmaker, photographer and visual artist Floria Sigismondi talks about her eye-popping new photography book, Eat the Sun, as well as her psychological horror film, The Turning.

Lesley Hampton: This Indigenous designer's gowns are turning heads on the red carpet — and busting down barriers

Jan 14, 2020 00:15:34

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Meet Lesley Hampton, the 25-year-old Canadian designer whose gown made major waves on the Golden Globes red carpet this year.

Neil Peart tribute, Oscar nominations panel and more 13/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 13, 2020 01:15:21

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Max Weinberg, Peter Erskine and Sam Dunn pay tribute to the late Neil Peart of Rush by remembering the Canadian rock icon's life and legacy. The Hollywood Reporter's Rebecca Keegan discusses Harvey Weinstein's trial and its implications for both the #MeToo movement and for women working in Hollywood right now. Directors Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers talk about their acclaimed Canadian drama, The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, which just won the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The q screen panel guides us through the 2020 Oscar nominations: surprises, heated categories and films not to miss.

Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers: The directors on their award-winning film The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open

Jan 13, 2020 00:16:38

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Directors Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers discuss their acclaimed drama, which just won the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.

Remembering Neil Peart: How the Rush drummer helped music thrive in Canada

Jan 13, 2020 00:23:37

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Drummers Max Weinberg and Peter Erskine, and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage filmmaker Sam Dunn, joined Tom Power to celebrate Neil Peart's life and legacy.

From Selena Gomez to Justin Bieber: what new music will 2020 bring?

Jan 10, 2020 00:13:15

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Music critics A. Harmony and Stuart Berman kick off the conversation discussing "Rare," Selena Gomez' hugely anticipated new album.

Jamie Oliver waited 9 years for the right moment to release his new veg cookbook

Jan 10, 2020 00:19:16

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The celebrity chef let's us in on his unconventional journey to success, and why he finally released his new vegetarian recipe book, Ultimate Veg, after sitting on it for almost a decade.

From Nunavut to B.C.: Darkspark connects students across Canada with the power of music

Jan 10, 2020 00:17:04

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One of the non-profit's latest series focuses on helping students voice their perspectives about Canada's colonial history through song.

Jamie Oliver, q This music panel and more 10/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 10, 2020 00:13:15

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver discusses his new book, Ultimate Veg, and traces his unconventional path in cooking. The q This music panel looks at the most highly anticipated records of 2020, starting with Selena Gomez’s “Rare,” which dropped today. Then a conversation with the co-founders of Darkspark, a Canadian non-profit that helps students write and record their own music.

Andrea Bang: How the Kim's Convenience actress landed her starring role — with no TV experience

Jan 9, 2020 00:13:36

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The hit TV comedy Kim's Convenience has connected with viewers around the world — but when Andrea Bang landed a starring role, it was a whole new world for the Burnaby-born actress.

Andrew Rea: Meet the chef who recreates Garfield's lasagna, Homer Simpson's donuts and Ratatouille's ratatouille

Jan 9, 2020 00:17:27

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Chef Andrew Rea created Binging with Babish, a cooking show that recreates foods from film and TV — and he's gathered 6 million YouTube followers.

Seong-Jin Cho: The stellar pianist performs, talks about the award that changed his life

Jan 9, 2020 00:12:14

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The young South Korean maestro is making his Toronto Symphony debut marking Beethoven's 250th birthday.

Andrew Rea, Seong-Jin Cho and more 09/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 9, 2020 01:05:45

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Chef Andrew Rea on Binging with Babish, his cooking show that recreates foods from film and TV — gathering 6 million YouTube followers. One of the world’s most exciting classical pianists, Seong-Jin Cho, performs in the q studio. Actor Zach Galifianakis discusses his role in Missing Link and a career of playing outsiders. Kim's Convenience actor Andrea Bang describes landing her starring role with no TV experience, and how the show's success has changed her life.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020: Stephen Moyer, Alla Kovgan and more

Jan 8, 2020 01:02:52

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Today on q: actor Stephen Moyer, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, film editor Alla Kovgan, New Eden creators Kayla Lorette and Evany Rosen.

Top TikTok content creators spur new social media frenzy, Hype House

Jan 8, 2020 00:09:50

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More than 1.5 billion people have downloaded the TipTok app; now its biggest stars have joined forces.

New 3D film reimagines the breathtaking work of dance icon Merce Cunningham

Jan 8, 2020 00:16:34

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Merce Cunningham created over 200 dance works, and collaborated with artists from Andy Warhol to Sonic Youth

True Blood actor Stephen Moyer steps into role as ruthless Vietnam-era CIA agent

Jan 8, 2020 00:17:07

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In CBC's Fortunate Son, Moyer plays a CIA agent tasked with taking down anti-war activists

New TV comedy hilariously parodies gruesome '90s true crime shows

Jan 8, 2020 00:17:15

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New Eden pokes fun at classic true crime shows like America's Most Wanted and Forensic Files

Katherine Moennig: The actor on the return of The L Word, and 'the lesbian Don Juan of West Hollywood'

Jan 7, 2020 00:17:08

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The groundbreaking show The L Word is returning with familiar faces — and a crop of fresh characters. Actor Katherine Moennig chats about returning to her role as Shane McCutcheon, becoming an executive producer on the series, and the reaction the reboot has had with fans old and new. 

Avkash Mann: The Punjabi pop superstar finds anonymity — and musical potential — in Canada

Jan 7, 2020 00:14:32

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Avkash Mann might not be a household name in the West, but in India, the Canadian/Indian musician is a star.

Jeff Churchil: Meet the Toronto shoemaker who crafts custom shoes for Hollywood hits

Jan 7, 2020 00:08:31

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Canadian shoemaker Jeff Churchill designs custom shoes for big-name films like Jojo Rabbit, Dolemite Is My Name and Rocketman. He joined guest host Laurie Brown to talk about his work through four special pairs of shoes.

Katherine Moennig, Avkash Mann and more 07/02/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 7, 2020 00:59:49

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Actor Katherine Moennig talks about returning as Shane McCutcheon in The L Word: Generation Q, becoming an executive producer on the series, and the reaction the reboot has had with fans old and new. Tom Power speaks with Schitt's Creek superfan Louise Downs, organizer of the fan convention known as SchittCon. Toronto shoemaker Jeff Churchill discusses his work crafting custom shoes for Hollywood's biggest hits. Punjabi pop superstar Avkash Mann talks about his relationship to Canada, his new single Dreams, and why India's Punjabi pop scene has a chance to explode in North America.

Sarah Dowling: The Cats movement expert takes us inside cat school

Jan 6, 2020 00:13:18

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Movement coach and choreographer Sarah Dowling joined Tom Power to talk about developing cat school, and what it was like teaching stars like Judi Dench, Taylor Swift and Idris Elba to prowl, nuzzle and purr.

Scott Schuman: The fashion photographer on his new book The Sartorialist: India

Jan 6, 2020 00:17:15

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New York-based street style photographer Scott Schuman tells us why he prefers street style to runway style, how to find authenticity and why he keeps going back to India.

Annie Murphy: The actor reflects on the final season of Schitt's Creek

Jan 6, 2020 00:18:19

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Annie Murphy, who plays Alexis Rose on Schitt's Creek, joined Tom Power in studio to talk about what she's learned from inhabiting the uniquely quirky and kind universe of this humble Canadian comedy.

Annie Murphy, Scott Schuman and more 06/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 6, 2020 01:06:50

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Ahead of its final season premiere, Schitt's Creek star Annie Murphy reflects on what she's learned from the humble Canadian comedy. The q screen panel recaps the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, which were handed out last night in Los Angeles. Cats movement director Sarah Dowling explains how she taught stars like Taylor Swift and Idris Elba to nuzzle and purr like felines through a rigorous program that she calls "cat school." Fashion photographer Scott Schuman tells us why he prefers street style to runway style, how to find authenticity and why he keeps going back to India.

Matt Galloway: The CBC Radio host on his career, music and how he's preparing to take the helm of The Current

Jan 3, 2020 00:18:35

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Ahead of his first day at the helm of The Current, CBC Radio's Matt Galloway joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about his start in radio and how he thinks his life will change when he starts his new gig on Monday.

Colson Whitehead, Matt Galloway and more 03/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 3, 2020 01:10:32

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead discusses his highly-anticipated novel, The Nickel Boys. Frozen 2 stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell drop by the q studio to field kids' fan questions about the new movie. Singer-songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland tells us how his entire life changed in his 70s when a Japanese record collector discovered one of his cassettes and kick-started his music career. CBC's Matt Galloway reflects on his radio career, music and how he's preparing to take the helm of The Current.

Sheryl Crow, Jeff Barnaby and more 02/01/2020 [Full episode]

Jan 2, 2020 01:12:39

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Grammy-winning musician Sheryl Crow shares the stories behind her biggest hits and why her latest record may be her last. Author Fred Goodman and musician Patrick Watson remember the life and music of the late, great Lhasa de Sela. Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers open up about their most ambitious project yet: a three-part album and film about the cycle of addiction. Filmmaker Jeff Barnaby on subverting the expectations placed on Indigenous cinema and mining Canadian history for terror in his new film Blood Quantum.

Elton John, Black Pumas and more 31/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 31, 2019 01:02:50

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Elton John opens up about his "rollercoaster life," how having children changed everything for him and why he's now saying goodbye to life on the road. Psychedelic soul group Black Pumas join us live in the q studio for a performance and chat about their self-titled debut album. Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo shares his journey from a refugee boat out of Vietnam to the Oscars red carpet. Artist and residential school survivor Gina Laing opens up about how painting gave her a way of expressing herself amid the trauma and abuse that she endured as a child.

Angela Lansbury, Thom Yorke and more 30/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 30, 2019 01:05:14

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On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, Angela Lansbury reflects on the long-running series as well as her career on screen and on Broadway. Maestro Fresh Wes shares his oral history of his hit single Let Your Backbone Slide for the 30th anniversary of its release. Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara open up about coming out, twin sisterhood and hitting the big time. Musician Thom Yorke reflects on the early days of Radiohead and how it feels when he steps out on stage now as a solo artist.

Luke Wilson, Brittany Howard and more 27/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 27, 2019 01:04:27

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Actor Luke Wilson talks about family, breaking type and his new film Guest of Honour. Comedian Hasan Minhaj explains how his "insider-outsider" relationship with America fuels his new Netflix comedy series, Patriot Act. Miles Davis' nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., and his son, Erin Davis, show us a different side of the iconic jazz musician. Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard opens up about embarking on her own musical journey and the influences behind her most personal record, Jaime.

Céline Dion, Julie Andrews and more 26/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 26, 2019 01:10:46

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Canadian music icon Céline Dion talks about her new album Courage, life after the passing of her late husband René Angélil and her new outlook. Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France talks about the runaway success of the show and his candid new memoir, Naturally Tan. Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Wesley Morris shares his q gateway to romantic comedies. Screen legend Julie Andrews shares a few of her favourite things from her Hollywood career.

Salman Rushdie, Peter Knegt and more 24/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 24, 2019 01:06:04

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Author Salman Rushdie explains how his latest novel, Quichotte, re-frames the classic story of Don Quixote to examine the present day world. Tom Power takes the stage at this year's Sounds of the Season to play a special holiday edition of Jam or Not a Jam with fellow CBC hosts Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, Rich Terfry and Piya Chattopadhyay. Biographer Gayle Wald gives us a guide to the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the first guitar heroines of rock and roll. CBC Arts producer and writer Peter Knegt takes us through the decade that Canadian artists stopped saying sorry.

Don Ferguson and Luba Goy: The Royal Canadian Air Farce stars share their favourite moments from five decades of the show

Dec 23, 2019 00:19:36

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Two of the founding members of Air Farce, Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, join guest host Ali Hassan live in studio to talk about preparing for their final farewell show.

Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, Antoni Porowski and more 23/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 23, 2019 01:06:10

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Royal Canadian Air Farce's Don Ferguson and Luba Goy share their favourite moments from five decades of the show. The q screen panel looks back on the best TV of the 2010s, from Game of Thrones to Scandal. Musicologist Nate Sloan breaks down what makes Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You such a classic, nostalgic holiday hit. Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski dishes on the important role food has played in his life.

Luke Kirby, q This music panel and more 20/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 20, 2019 01:09:22

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The q This music panel looks back on the 2010s in music: the sounds, the trends and the big industry changes. George Lucas' biographer Brian Jay Jones shares a few little known facts about Star Wars. Actor Luke Kirby talks about his Emmy nomination for his role as comedy legend Lenny Bruce in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Our fashion columnists Mosha Lundström Halbert and Anika Kozlowski explain why top brands are moving away from fast fashion and into clothing and accessories that will last.

K. Trevor Wilson, Ice Cream and more 19/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 19, 2019 01:09:15

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Letterkenny star K. Trevor Wilson talks about his new Christmas comedy album, Christmas with a K. Toronto pop duo Ice Cream drops by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album Fed Up. Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels discusses his new memoir and what it's been like to play C-3PO for more than 40 years. From the streaming wars to the #MeToo movement, our q super panel looks back on the last 10 years in arts and culture.

Ice Cream: The Toronto pop duo performs live in the q studio

Dec 19, 2019 00:17:38

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Amanda Crist and Carlyn Bezic of Ice Cream drop by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album Fed Up.

K. Trevor Wilson: The Letterkenny star on his new Christmas comedy album

Dec 19, 2019 00:17:40

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Comedian K. Trevor Wilson joined Tom Power to talk about his new Christmas comedy album, Christmas with a K.

AJA Louden: The artist on the power of street art and what it can tell us about a city

Dec 18, 2019 00:15:10

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AJA Louden is one of the leaders of Western Canada's street art movement. The Edmonton-based artist joined Tom Power to talk about his new solo exhibit.

Joey King, AJA Louden and more 18/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 18, 2019 01:02:41

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On this week's q screen panel, film critics Jason Gorber and Kathleen Newman-Bremang share their (spoiler-free) reviews of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Strive Studios Music School teacher Brent Wirth shares how his student band became winners in this year's Canadian Music Class Challenge. Artist AJA Louden talks about his new solo exhibit, his mural of Greta Thunberg, the power of street art, and what it can tell us about a city. Actor Joey King talks about her "nerve-racking" transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu's true crime series The Act.

Black Francis: The Pixies singer on Catfish Kate, quitting day jobs and why you should paint

Dec 17, 2019 00:17:26

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The legendary Pixies singer talks about the day he got to say "I quit" and hit the road. He hasn't looked back since.

François Girard: How the director's The Song of Names became the first feature film to shoot at Treblinka death camp

Dec 17, 2019 00:16:21

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Quebecois filmmaker François Girard joined Tom Power to talk about his latest film, The Song of Names, an adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same name by music scholar Norman Lebrecht.

Black Francis, François Girard and more 17/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 17, 2019 01:09:39

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Black Francis of the Pixies talks about touring, folklore and why you should take up painting. Music journalist Danny Schwartz discusses rapper Juice WRLD's death and why so many young artists are overdosing now. Voice actor Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution of The Simpsons and what keeps her busy outside of Springfield: her true crime podcast, Small Town Dicks. Director François Girard explains how his latest film, The Song of Names, became the first feature film to shoot at Treblinka death camp.

Michael Apted, Ahmed Best and more 16/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 16, 2019 01:05:22

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Director Michael Apted reflects on filming the Up documentary series, its most recent instalment 63 Up, and what the films reveal about aging and mortality. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, talks about the process behind choosing Classic Blue as the colour of the year for 2020. Actor Ahmed Best opens up about portraying Jar Jar Binks and how the role changed his life, for better, but also for worse.

Leatrice Eiseman: On Classic Blue, the Pantone colour of the year for 2020

Dec 16, 2019 00:17:40

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The Pantone Color Institute has declared Classic Blue the official colour of 2020. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains what that means and why it matters.

Michael Apted: The director on 63 Up, and what the doc series reveals about aging and mortality

Dec 16, 2019 00:19:21

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Director Michael Apted reflects on filming the same people for 56 years in his Up documentary series, which follows the lives of a group of people every seven years since they were seven years old.

Jonathan Coulton: The singer-songwriter on his unlikely path to fame, toxic online culture and The SpongeBob Musical

Dec 13, 2019 00:15:25

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Software programmer turned singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton is either the most famous person you've never heard of, or the most anonymous rock star on the planet.

Marlon James, Jonathan Coulton and more 13/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 13, 2019 01:05:11

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Author Marlon James opens up about his struggles with self-acceptance and how he was changed by his experience with a voluntary exorcism. Anupa Mistry and Stuart Berman share their personal picks for the best song, album and artist of the year on this week's q This music panel. Actor Christopher Plummer talks about blending Shakespeare with classical music. Programmer turned singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton discusses his unlikely rise to fame and bringing The SpongeBob Musical to the stage.

Riit: The throat singer and electronic music artist​​​​​​​ performs live in the q studio

Dec 12, 2019 00:18:08

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This week's Thursday Headliner is Inuk musician Riit. She dropped by the q studio to perform some new songs from her debut album, ataataga.

Morgan Parker: The author reread her teenage diaries to write her new young adult novel, Who Put This Song On?

Dec 12, 2019 00:18:11

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Author and poet Morgan Parker joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about her two most recent books, a YA novel called Who Put This Song On? and a poetry collection called Magical Negro.

Anna Sui: How a Madonna encounter changed everything for the fashion icon

Dec 12, 2019 00:16:59

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Bands including the Beatles and the New York Dolls inspired legendary designer Anna Sui, whose work is the subject of a major design retrospective at New York's Museum of Arts and Design.

Anna Sui, Riit and more 12/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 12, 2019 01:14:26

Description:

Fashion designer Anna Sui reflects on her incredible career and how an encounter with Madonna changed everything for her. Throat singer and electronic music artist Riit performs live in the q studio. The life of soul music icon Curtis Mayfield is told through the words of his son, Todd Mayfield. Author and poet Morgan Parker talks about her two most recent books, a YA novel called Who Put This Song On? and a poetry collection called Magical Negro.

Lea Michele, Orville Peck and more 11/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 11, 2019 01:12:59

Description:

Actor and singer Lea Michele talks about her new Christmas album, her love for Alanis Morissette and how singing Uninvited on Glee led to a magical moment. Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares her holiday book picks for 2019. Mac DeMarco shares his gateway to the music of Japanese rock icon, Haruomi Hosono. The mysterious masked country music star known as Orville Peck performs live in the q music studio.

Lea Michele: The actor and singer on her new Christmas album, Glee and her love for Alanis Morissette

Dec 11, 2019 00:18:26

Description:

Lea Michele just released a new Christmas album called Christmas in the City, which is a love letter to the place that raised her, New York City.

Mark Korven: How the soundtrack composer created the incredibly eerie sound for The Lighthouse and other horror films

Dec 10, 2019 00:15:19

Description:

Award-winning film and TV composer Mark Korven dropped by the q studio to demonstrate how his "Apprehension Engine" creates the sound of nightmares.

Mark Korven, Bong Joon-ho and more 10/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 10, 2019 00:55:01

Description:

Composer Mark Korven demonstrates how he created the incredibly eerie sound for The Lighthouse and other horror films. Hip hop veteran Sophia Chang shares how she came to be embraced by the Wu-Tang Clan. Parasite director Bong Joon-ho tells us what inspired him to make a thriller about income inequality, and why wealth can make monsters of us all.

Justin Tranter: The songwriter on their journey from struggling glam rocker to hitmaker for the stars

Dec 9, 2019 00:20:22

Description:

Songwriter Justin Tranter just received the ACLU Bill of Rights Award for their LGBTQ activism. They're the first gender non-conforming honoree to receive the award.

Justin Tranter, Antonio Banderas and more 09/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 9, 2019 01:09:51

Description:

Songwriter Justin Tranter opens up about their journey from bullied teen to struggling glam rocker to hitmaker for the stars. The q screen panel unpacks how HBO's Watchmen turns the black experience into a superhero origin story. Actor Beverly D'Angelo explains the enduring popularity of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Actor Antonio Banderas talks about working with his long-time friend and collaborator, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, on the new film Pain and Glory.

David Byrne, Nichelle Tramble Spellman and more 06/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 6, 2019 01:08:19

Description:

Legendary musician and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne talks about his part-concert, part-theatre, part-dance show American Utopia, which is currently running on Broadway. The q This music panel takes a look back at Jay-Z's career on the occasion of his 50th birthday. Musician Peter Asher shares stories from his decades-long relationship with the Beatles. Truth Be Told creator Nichelle Tramble Spellman shows us the ripple effect of true crime podcasts on real people.

David Byrne: The Talking Heads frontman reveals his definition of utopia

Dec 6, 2019 00:22:39

Description:

Legendary musician and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne joins Tom Power to talk about his part-concert, part-theatre, part-dance show American Utopia, which is currently running on Broadway. He looks back on his long career in music both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of Talking Heads.

Nichelle Tramble Spellman: The creator of Truth Be Told shows the ripple effect of true crime podcasts on real people

Dec 6, 2019 00:15:28

Description:

Truth Be Told showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman joins Tom Power to talk about the series and why she wanted to examine our obsession with true crime.

Milky Chance, Judy Collins and more 05/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 5, 2019 01:02:54

Description:

German folk-pop duo Milky Chance perform some songs from their new album Mind the Moon. Folk icon Judy Collins reflects on her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her new album Winter Stories. Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman opens up about her recovering from heart surgery.

Measha Brueggergosman: The Canadian soprano on recovering from heart surgery

Dec 5, 2019 00:15:44

Description:

A few months ago, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman wasn't sure she'd be around to celebrate Christmas. She joined q's Tom Power to talk about her recovery from an emergency double-bypass surgery.

Judy Collins: The folk icon on her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her latest album Winter Stories

Dec 5, 2019 00:23:30

Description:

At age 80, folk icon Judy Collins is still actively releasing new music, touring and shining a light on unsung talent. She joined q's Tom Power to reflect on her nearly six-decade career and her latest record, Winter Stories.

Milky Chance: The German folk-pop duo perform live in the q studio

Dec 5, 2019 00:19:46

Description:

Milky Chance drops by the q studio to perform some songs from their new album, Mind the Moon.

Nicholas Braun: The Succession star on bringing himself into his character Cousin Greg

Dec 4, 2019 00:21:14

Description:

Nicholas Braun plays Cousin Greg on HBO's hit show Succession. He joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about what it's like to be on one of the biggest shows on TV.

Johnny Reid: The Juno-winning singer-songwriter shares two brand new Christmas songs

Dec 4, 2019 00:40:48

Description:

Country artist Johnny Reid drops by the q music studio to perform some songs off his new Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas.

Nicholas Braun, Johnny Reid and more 04/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 4, 2019 01:12:27

Description:

Succession star Nicholas Braun talks about the similarities between him and his character Cousin Greg. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud fills us in on a new era of reality TV found on the video game streaming platform Twitch. Country music artist Johnny Reid drops by the q music studio to perform some songs off his new Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas. Star Trek writers D. C. Fontana and David Gerrold reflect on the show's cultural influence and long-standing success.

Speech: The Arrested Development frontman on his new documentary 16 Bars — and creating an album with inmates

Dec 3, 2019 00:19:44

Description:

Grammy award-winning rapper Speech of the group Arrested Development joins Tom Power to talk about his new documentary, 16 Bars.

Stars: Torquil Campbell and Pat McGee on telling the band's 20-year story in a new stage show

Dec 3, 2019 00:20:38

Description:

Lead singer Torquil Campbell and drummer Pat McGee of Stars join Tom Power to discuss their new stage show, Stars: Together, which celebrates the band's 20-year anniversary.

Jason Hopley (Gary the Unicorn): Meet the creator and puppeteer behind Gary the Unicorn

Dec 3, 2019 00:24:06

Description:

Jason Hopley is the man behind Gary the Unicorn, the breakout star of CBC Kids' The Studio K Show. Both Hopley and Gary drop by the q studio for a chat with Tom Power.

Speech, Stars and more 03/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 3, 2019 01:12:23

Description:

Arrested Development frontman Speech talks about his new documentary 16 Bars, which takes viewers into a music workshop he led for inmates. Gary the Unicorn and his creator, puppeteer Jason Hopley, drop by the q studio to chat about the secret of a good hug, the importance of children's entertainment and more. Torquil Campbell and Pat McGee of the Canadian indie band Stars discuss their new stage show, Stars: Together, which celebrates the band's 20-year anniversary.

Sophie Deraspe: The Canadian filmmaker borrows from Greek tragedy and Fredy Villanueva story for her latest film Antigone

Dec 2, 2019 00:14:51

Description:

The Canadian filmmaker discusses her latest film, Antigone, which is based on an ancient Greek tragedy but set in modern day Montreal.

Karen Schaler: Meet the writer behind Hallmark and Netflix's Christmas movies

Dec 2, 2019 00:12:27

Description:

For author and screenwriter Karen Schaler, Christmas is a year-round affair. The former war reporter tells us how her journalism unlocked the secret to writing a holiday movie.

Sophie Deraspe, Karen Schaler and more 02/12/2019 [Full episode]

Dec 2, 2019 01:01:39

Description:

Canadian filmmaker Sophie Deraspe talks about her latest film, Antigone, which takes inspiration from Sophocles' Greek tragedy and the 2008 death of Fredy Villanueva. The q screen panel discusses the cancellation of Anne with an E, which was met with a strong reaction from fans last week. DJ Spinna gives us an essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder. Author and screenwriter Karen Schaler (a.k.a. Christmas Karen) tells us how her work as a former war reporter helped her unlock the secret to writing holiday movies and novels.

Booker T. Jones, Robb Reiner and more 29/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 29, 2019 00:51:04

Description:

Grammy-winning R&B legend Booker T. Jones reflects on his life and legacy, which he's celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album. The q This music panel discusses a recent New York Times article that's been receiving backlash for claiming that Drake popularized rap-singing. Anvil drummer Robb Reiner talks about his second artistic identity as a fine artist.

Robb Reiner: The Anvil drummer on his work as a fine artist, 'painting is a relaxing therapy for me'

Nov 29, 2019 00:11:43

Description:

Anvil's Robb Reiner has another artistic identity as a fine artist. He joined Tom Power to talk about a new book of his paintings, called Robb Reiner: The Canvas Collection.

Booker T. Jones: The R&B legend takes us on a musical tour through his career and collaborations

Nov 29, 2019 00:19:39

Description:

Grammy-winning musician and producer Booker T. Jones joins Tom Power to reflect on his life and legacy, which he's celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album.

iskwē, Mati Diop and more 28/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 28, 2019 01:02:47

Description:

Canadian musician iskwē drops by the q studio to perform some songs from her new album, acākosīk. French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop explains how her Cannes-winning film, Atlantics, creates a complex portrait of Senegalese youth. Music journalist Jon Savage makes the argument that the year 1966 was an important turning point for all pop culture that followed. Siminovitch Prize winners Maiko Yamamoto and James Long talk about what their big win means for them as well as for their protégé, actor and creator Conor Wylie.

iskwē: The artist, creator and musician performs live in the q studio

Nov 28, 2019 00:17:52

Description:

Canadian musician iskwē drops by the q studio to perform some songs from her new album, acākosīk.

Maiko Yamamoto and James Long: The Siminovitch Prize winners on mentorship in Canadian theatre

Nov 28, 2019 00:15:12

Description:

Artistic directors Maiko Yamamoto and James Long of Vancouver's Theatre Replacement are the first duo to win Canada's $100,000 Siminovich Prize in the award's 19-year history.

Mati Diop: The filmmaker on her acclaimed debut feature, Atlantics

Nov 28, 2019 00:12:23

Description:

The French-Senegalese actor-turned-director joined Tom Power at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her Cannes-winning first feature, Atlantics.

Dan Piepenbring: The author on finishing Prince's memoir without Prince

Nov 27, 2019 00:18:24

Description:

Journalist Dan Piepenbring, the co-author of Prince's memoir, titled The Beautiful Ones, joined Tom Power to talk about what it was like to finish one of the music icon's final projects without him.

Mappe Of: How imagining fictional landscapes helped the multi-instrumentalist create his epic new concept album The Isle of Ailynn

Nov 27, 2019 00:27:20

Description:

Multi-instrumentalist Tom Meikle, a.k.a. Mappe Of, dropped by the q music studio to perform some songs from his sophomore album, The Isle of Ailynn.

Dan Piepenbring, Mappe Of and more 27/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 27, 2019 01:10:27

Description:

Prince's co-author Dan Piepenbring talks about what it was like to finish the music icon's memoir without him. Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg shares his memories of his friend, the late Kirsty MacColl. Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali. Multi-instrumentalist Mappe Of drops by the q music studio to perform some songs from his epic new concept album, The Isle of Ailynn.

Lady Antebellum: The country trio on making Ocean, their most vulnerable record yet

Nov 26, 2019 00:23:49

Description:

Powerhouse country group Lady Antebellum drop by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album, Ocean.

John Fluevog: The shoe designer shares the inside story of Canada's outsider shoe brand

Nov 26, 2019 00:17:08

Description:

Vancouver-based shoe designer John Fluevog talks about walking stories, strange prophecies, and why you're made correctly.

Lena Waithe: How the writer and producer's new film Queen & Slim is both a meditation on blackness and a universal love story

Nov 26, 2019 00:18:54

Description:

Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about her latest film, Queen & Slim, about a clumsy first date that ends in a police shooting.

Lady Antebellum, Lena Waithe and more 26/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 26, 2019 01:03:59

Description:

Powerhouse country trio Lady Antebellum perform in the q studio and open up about making Ocean, their most vulnerable record yet. Vancouver-based shoe designer John Fluevog shares the inside story of Canada's outsider shoe brand. Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe explains how her new film Queen & Slim is both a meditation on blackness and a universal love story.

Lynda Barry: The cartoonist teaches us how to silence our inner critic and draw like a child

Nov 25, 2019 00:20:19

Description:

The pioneering cartoonist, professor and MacArthur Genius Grant winner is helping us access the creativity she says we all possess with a new book called Making Comics.

Curtis Talwst Santiago: The artist on creating tiny 3D worlds inside of vintage jewelry boxes

Nov 25, 2019 00:18:55

Description:

Curtis Talwst Santiago is a multidisciplinary artist who creates tiny dioramas inside vintage jewelry boxes. He joined Tom Power to talk about his art and why he loves the miniature form.

Lynda Barry, Curtis Talwst Santiago and more 25/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 25, 2019 01:02:35

Description:

Cartoonist Lynda Barry teaches us how to silence our inner critic and draw like a child with a new book called Making Comics. The q screen panel digs into the latest string of box office flops and share their thoughts on what big Hollywood studios are getting wrong. Multidisciplinary artist Curtis Talwst Santiago tells us how he creates tiny 3D worlds inside of vintage jewelry boxes.

Adam Cohen, Reginald Dwayne Betts and more 22/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 22, 2019 01:13:54

Description:

Leonard Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, talks about bringing his father's final work to life: a posthumous album called Thanks for the Dance. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud fills us in on Facebook's latest experiment, a meme-creation app called Whale, which is currently only available on the Canadian App Store. Singer-songwriter FKA twigs discusses her long-awaited sophomore album, Magdalene, and why she wants to rewrite women's stories that have been "twisted by the patriarchy." Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts tells us about his third collection of poetry, Felon, a personal examination of incarceration, family and justice.

Maysoon Zayid: Don't call her an inspiration — this comedian is here to make you laugh

Nov 21, 2019 00:17:15

Description:

When Maysoon Zayid first started doing comedy, she didn't want to talk about her cerebral palsy, but eventually, she decided to address it on her own terms. For her, this was the moment a comic was born.

Remembering John Mann: Grant Lawrence and Alan Doyle pay tribute to the Spirit of the West singer

Nov 21, 2019 00:20:00

Description:

We celebrate the Canadian music icon's legacy with two of the people who knew him best: CBC host and musician Grant Lawrence of The Smugglers, and musician Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea.

Corridor: The Montreal band performs live in the q studio

Nov 21, 2019 00:17:24

Description:

Corridor drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from their latest album, Junior.

Maysoon Zayid, Corridor and more 21/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 21, 2019 01:09:15

Description:

Montreal band Corridor drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from their latest album, Junior. Maysoon Zayid shares some stories from her new audio memoir, Find Another Dream, about her journey as a comedian with cerebral palsy. Audio engineer Susan Rogers gives us a gateway to Prince's album Sign o' the Times. Grant Lawrence and Alan Doyle pay tribute to the late John Mann of Spirit of the West.

Peter Del Vecho: The Disney producer reflects on the success of Frozen and the high expectations for Frozen 2

Nov 20, 2019 00:15:58

Description:

Disney producer Peter Del Vecho talks about facing impossible expectations during the making of Frozen 2.

Trixie Mattel: The drag queen on folk music, comedy and life after RuPaul's Drag Race

Nov 20, 2019 00:19:36

Description:

The drag queen, singer-songwriter and comedian joined Tom Power to talk about the ups and downs of drag superstardom, and her deep love of folk and country music.

Trixie Mattel, Peter Del Vecho and more 20/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 20, 2019 00:57:46

Description:

Drag queen Trixie Mattel discusses the ups and downs of drag superstardom, her deep love of folk and country music, and life after RuPaul's Drag Race. The q This music panel shares their reactions to the 2020 Grammy Award nominations, which were just revealed this morning. Disney producer Peter Del Vecho talks about the success of Frozen and facing impossible expectations during the making of Frozen 2.

Kelvin Harrison Jr: The actor on his new film Waves, toxic masculinity and the pressures of being 'the best'

Nov 19, 2019 00:14:37

Description:

Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, It Comes at Night) joins Tom Power live in studio to talk about his role in the new film Waves.

Alan Silvestri: The composer reflects on his most famous film scores, from Back to the Future to The Polar Express

Nov 19, 2019 00:19:46

Description:

For decades, film composer Alan Silvestri been raising our blood pressure and tugging at our heart strings, more often than not, as one half of a killer creative partnership with director Robert Zemeckis.

Ian Williams: The poet on winning the $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction

Nov 19, 2019 00:13:46

Description:

Last night in Toronto, Ian Williams won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction. He joined Tom Power the morning after the awards ceremony to talk about his big win.

Ian Williams, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and more 19/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 19, 2019 00:54:08

Description:

Poet Ian Williams talks about winning the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction. Film composer Alan Silvestri reflects on his most famous film scores, from Back to the Future to The Polar Express. Waves star Kelvin Harrison Jr. discusses toxic masculinity and the pressures of being "the best."

Margaret Atwood and more 18/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 18, 2019 01:02:31

Description:

Author and poet Margaret Atwood sits down with Tom Power for a special extended interview in celebration of her 80th birthday. The q screen panel discusses the third season of The Crown, which just dropped on Netflix last night.

Margaret Atwood: The Canadian author sits down with Tom Power on her 80th birthday

Nov 18, 2019 00:45:10

Description:

In celebration of her 80th birthday, Margaret Atwood joined Tom Power to reflect on everything from her childhood backwoods adventures to the moment she decided to become a writer.

Tracy Letts: The actor on playing Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari

Nov 15, 2019 00:18:01

Description:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor talks about the Oscar buzz he's receiving for his role as Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari, as well as some of his current theatre projects.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque: How the jazz supergroup is breaking barriers and borders with music

Nov 15, 2019 00:19:21

Description:

Five-time Juno Award winner Jane Bunnett has joined forces with five young Cuban musicians to form a border-breaking jazz supergroup called Jane Bunnett and Maqueque.

Tracy Letts, Jane Bunnett and more 15/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 15, 2019 01:04:13

Description:

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts talks about his role as Henry Ford II, the Ford Motor Company heir, in the film Ford v Ferrari. The q This music panel takes us through some of the hits and misses from this year's CMA Awards, and also lays out the latest breaking story in Taylor Swift's high-profile feud over her master recordings. Jazz supergroup Jane Bunnett and Maqueque perform live in the q music studio and discuss how they're breaking barriers and borders with jazz.

Alexandria Maillot: The Vancouver 'swoon rock' artist performs live in the q studio

Nov 14, 2019 00:20:50

Description:

Alexandria Maillot drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her upcoming sophomore album, Benevolence.

Marc Randolph: The Netflix co-founder reflects on how a single idea revolutionized film and TV

Nov 14, 2019 00:17:50

Description:

The co-founder and one-time CEO of Netflix joined Tom Power to talk about his new memoir, That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea.

Alexandria Maillot, Marc Randolph and more 14/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 14, 2019 01:10:55

Description:

Singer-songwriter Alexandria Maillot performs live in the q studio. Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph discusses the rapid rise of the entertainment giant and how the magic of a single idea revolutionized an entire industry. Flying Hórses reflects on how her latest album, Reverie, uses sound to take the listener on an emotional journey. John Legend talks about being the first black man to win the EGOT, working with Kanye West and more.

Mandy Patinkin, Avan Jogia and more 13/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 13, 2019 01:04:31

Description:

Actor and singer Mandy Patinkin talks about his deep love of music, his acting career and his new album, Children and Art. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh. Blue Planet II producers Orla Doherty and James Honeyborne reveal the secrets behind some of the series' most breathtaking shots of marine life. Canadian actor and writer Avan Jogia explores race and identity in his new book, Mixed Feelings.

Mandy Patinkin: The actor and singer on 'finding the light' in his music

Nov 13, 2019 00:22:27

Description:

Actor and singer Mandy Patinkin sits down with q's Tom Power to talk about his deep love of music, his acting career and his new album, Children and Art.

Avan Jogia: The Canadian actor explores race and identity in new book Mixed Feelings

Nov 13, 2019 00:14:17

Description:

Avan Jogia talks about his new book Mixed Feelings, a personal exploration of identity that takes a look at what it means to be a mixed race person today.

Anthony Daniels, Joy Kogawa and more 12/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 12, 2019 00:57:14

Description:

Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels discusses his new memoir and what it's been like to play C-3PO for more than 40 years. Author Joy Kogawa revisits the story of Japanese Canadian internment camps with a new augmented reality app. Singer and actor Andrea Macasaet talks about preparing for her Broadway debut as Anne Boleyn in the hit musical Six.

Andrea Macasaet: The theatre star on remixing Anne Boleyn in the Broadway-bound musical, Six

Nov 12, 2019 00:14:33

Description:

Canadian singer and actor Andrea Macasaet talks about preparing for her Broadway debut as the oft-misunderstood queen, Anne Boleyn.

Joy Kogawa: The author revisits Canada's dark past with a new AR app called East of the Rockies

Nov 12, 2019 00:18:12

Description:

Award-winning Canadian novelist Joy Kogawa joins Tom Power to talk about her latest project, an experiential augmented reality narrative called East of the Rockies.

Anthony Daniels: The Star Wars legend on playing C-3PO for more than 40 years

Nov 12, 2019 00:14:34

Description:

Anthony Daniels has played C-3PO in the Star Wars films for more than 40 years. Now, he's released a new memoir, titled I Am C-3PO, about his history with the part.

Ryan Dillon: How the Sesame Street puppeteer brings Elmo to life

Nov 11, 2019 00:19:20

Description:

On the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Ryan Dillon, the puppeteer and voice behind Elmo, talks about how he went from a childhood fan of the show to claiming centre stage.

Ryan Dillon, Sylvia Tyson and more 11/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 11, 2019 01:07:53

Description:

On the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Ryan Dillon, the puppeteer and voice behind Elmo, talks about how he went from a childhood fan of the show to claiming centre stage. The q screen panel discusses Martin Scorsese's fight against Marvel movies. Stephen Gong of the Center for Asian American Media explains how one of Hollywood's first Asian stars, Sessue Hayakawa, challenged stereotypes 100 years ago. Singer-songwriter Sylvia Tyson talks about revisiting her songwriting roots and the early days of Ian & Sylvia.

Ringo Starr: The Beatles drummer talks about everything from knighthood to beetroot juice

Nov 8, 2019 00:27:46

Description:

In this extended interview, Ringo Starr also talks about his photography, his All-Starr band, and how an illness inspired him to drum.

Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu: The theatre director on seeing her own story reflected in Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley

Nov 8, 2019 00:14:38

Description:

Award-winning theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu is putting her own spin on Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley for a new production that's on now at Toronto's Factory Theatre.

Ringo Starr, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu and more 08/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 8, 2019 00:58:43

Description:

The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr talks about everything from knighthood to beetroot juice. The q This music panel takes a look at the value and risk of posthumous releases. Theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu talks about putting her own spin on Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley.

Roberto Campanella: How the choreographer created a ballet to Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Nov 7, 2019 00:15:56

Description:

Veteran choreographer Roberto Campanella has choreographed a new ballet based on the work of Beethoven, a composer that choreographers generally refuse to touch.

Begonia: The Winnipeg singer-songwriter performs live in the q studio

Nov 7, 2019 00:22:34

Description:

Begonia drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her debut album, Fear.

Michael Palin: The comedian finds a new audience for Monty Python in North Korea

Nov 7, 2019 00:25:49

Description:

Michael Palin has never shied away from crossing borders, whether that's in comedy or his travels, but he's now pushed that even further with a new book all about his trip to North Korea.

Michael Palin, Roberto Campanella and more 07/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 7, 2019 01:07:21

Description:

Comedian Michael Palin finds a new audience for Monty Python in North Korea. Winnipeg singer-songwriter Begonia performs live in the q studio. Choreographer Roberto Campanella explains how he takes on the challenge of choreographing a ballet to Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Pete Townshend, Loreena McKennitt and more 06/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 6, 2019 01:03:21

Description:

Pete Townshend of The Who talks about penning his first novel, The Age of Anxiety. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud walks us through the fall of Deadspin and what it means for online journalism. Curator Ashley Clark presents a gateway to the work of Wesley Snipes. Musician Loreena McKennitt discusses Lost Souls, her first collection of new music since 2006.

Pete Townshend: The Who guitarist on writing his first novel, The Age of Anxiety

Nov 6, 2019 00:20:31

Description:

Pete Townshend joined Tom Power live from London to talk about his latest project, a novel called The Age of Anxiety.

Niall Horan: The singer-songwriter on life after One Direction and the 'risk' of making new music

Nov 5, 2019 00:20:28

Description:

Niall Horan sat down with Tom Power to talk about his sophomore album, growing up, and life on the other side of One Direction.

Demi Moore: The Hollywood star takes charge of her own story with new memoir

Nov 5, 2019 00:20:30

Description:

For years, Demi Moore's life was scrutinized by paparazzi and splashed across the pages of glossy magazines. Now, she's taking control of her own narrative.

Karen Kain: The ballet dancer shares highlights from her 50-year career with the National Ballet of Canada

Nov 5, 2019 00:19:38

Description:

Karen Kain, the National Ballet's former principal dancer-turned-artistic director, has just announced that after 50 years with the company, she'll be retiring.

Niall Horan, Karen Kain and more 05/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 5, 2019 01:04:02

Description:

Singer-songwriter Niall Horan talks about life after One Direction and the risk of making new music. Karen Kain, the National Ballet's former principal dancer-turned-artistic director, reflects on her 50-year career with the company. Hollywood star Demi Moore opens up about taking charge of her own story with a new memoir.

Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell: The Frozen 2 stars field your fan questions

Nov 4, 2019 00:21:46

Description:

Broadway star Idina Menzel and actor Kristen Bell join q's Tom Power live in studio to answer a few questions from Frozen's biggest fans.

Isabelle Huppert: The actor on her new film Frankie

Nov 4, 2019 00:16:53

Description:

French actor Isabelle Huppert joined q's Tom Power to talk about her latest film, Frankie, which screened earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, Isabelle Huppert and more 04/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 4, 2019 00:58:46

Description:

Frozen 2 stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell drop by the q studio to field kids' fan questions about the new movie. The q screen panel share their thoughts on Apple and Disney's new streaming services and how they might fare in the streaming war. Actor Isabelle Huppert talks about her latest film, Frankie, which screened earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mackenzie Davis, Half Moon Run and more 01/11/2019 [Full episode]

Nov 1, 2019 00:58:31

Description:

Vancouver-born actor Mackenzie Davis talks about her starring role in Terminator: Dark Fate and the importance of representing strong female characters on screen. The q This music panel takes a look at Kanye West's new album, Jesus Is King, and the long line of artists before him who've made the switch away from secular music. Montreal-based band Half Moon Run perform new songs from their latest album, A Blemish In The Great Light, live in the q music studio.

Half Moon Run: The Montreal-based band perform live in the q music studio

Nov 1, 2019 00:19:12

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Montreal-based band Half Moon Run drop by the q music tudio to perform a few new songs from their latest album, A Blemish In The Great Light.

Mackenzie Davis: The Terminator: Dark Fate star on the importance of representing strong female characters

Nov 1, 2019 00:18:08

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Vancouver-born actor Mackenzie Davis stars in Terminator: Dark Fate as an augmented human sent back in time from the future to protect a young Mexican woman from an evil Terminator called Rev-9.

Mike Flanagan, Jasmin Kaur and more 31/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 31, 2019 01:00:24

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Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan talks about what it was like to receive Stephen King's blessing for his new sequel to The Shining. Montreal singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk performs a few songs from his latest album, New Ways, live in the q studio. Poet Jasmin Kaur talks about moving beyond Instagram as a vehicle to share her work with her debut collection of poetry, When You Ask Me Where I'm Going.

Jasmin Kaur: The poet moves from the screen to the page with her debut collection

Oct 31, 2019 00:17:10

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Jasmin Kaur's work has shown up everywhere, from Reese Witherspoon's social media to Jennifer Lopez's performance at the American Music Awards. Now, she's released her first collection of poetry called When You Ask Me Where I'm Going.

Leif Vollebekk: The Montreal singer-songwriter performs live in the q studio

Oct 31, 2019 00:20:01

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Leif Vollebekk drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from his latest album, New Ways.

Mike Flanagan: The Doctor Sleep director on seeking Stephen King's blessing for his sequel to The Shining

Oct 31, 2019 00:17:35

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Mike Flanagan has taken on one of the most daunting projects a horror director could sign up for: he's made a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic The Shining, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Kerry Washington: The actor on facing unconscious bias head-on in American Son

Oct 30, 2019 00:20:54

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Kerry Washington joined Tom Power during the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her new film, American Son.

Robert Glasper: The pianist on his new mixtape and why jazz should always be pushing boundaries

Oct 30, 2019 00:18:50

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Jazz pianist Robert Glasper brings a lot of different influences into his sound, but there's one constant: he says he always makes music that represents the time we're living in.

Vincenzo Natali: The director of In The Tall Grass on the ‘poetry and beauty’ of horror

Oct 30, 2019 00:16:26

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Vincenzo Natali's latest film, In The Tall Grass, is based on the 2012 novella of the same name by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.

Kerry Washington, Robert Glasper and more 30/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 30, 2019 01:05:15

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Kerry Washington talks about facing unconscious bias head-on in her latest film American Son. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Frankly In Love by David Yoon. In The Tall Grass director Vincenzo Natali discusses the "poetry and beauty" of horror films. Jazz pianist Robert Glasper tells us about his new mixtape and why he thinks jazz should always be pushing boundaries.

Cynthia Erivo: The actor on her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in the first feature film about the abolitionist's life

Oct 29, 2019 00:18:12

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Cynthia Erivo joined Tom Power during the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her incredible portrayal of Harriet Tubman in the new film Harriet.

John Lithgow: The actor tackles American politics with poetry in his new book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse

Oct 29, 2019 00:19:01

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Award-winning actor John Lithgow, known for his roles in 3rd Rock From The Sun, Dexter and The Crown, takes on American politics in his new book of satirical verse.

Stephen Chbosky: The author and director on writing novels with a cinematic eye

Oct 29, 2019 00:17:33

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Stephen Chbosky is not just a successful novelist, but a screenwriter, producer and director as well. He talks about his smash hit The Perks of Being a Wallflower and his latest book, a horror novel called Imaginary Friend.

Cynthia Erivo, Stephen Chbosky and more 29/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 29, 2019 00:56:08

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Cynthia Erivo talks about her incredible portrayal of Harriet Tubman in Harriet, the first feature film about the famed abolitionist. Writer and director Stephen Chbosky discusses his new book Imaginary Friend and how he writes his novels with a cinematic eye. John Lithgow tackles American politics with poetry in his new book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse.

Edward Norton: 'Empathy for each other is what holds things together,' the actor on why the underdog is important to film

Oct 28, 2019 00:20:23

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Edward Norton produced, directed and stars in the new film Motherless Brooklyn to remind the audience of their empathy, especially in this moment in time.

Byron Bowers: 'I need that moment and that venue,' the comedian on why he uses comedy stages to talk about the tough stuff

Oct 28, 2019 00:18:41

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The comedian opens up about why he's using stand-up to call for openness and honesty around hard to talk about topics.

Edward Norton, Byron Bowers and more 28/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 28, 2019 00:55:35

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Actor Edward Norton on his new film Motherless Brooklyn and the personal connection that ties him to the story. q Screen Panel with Eli Glasner and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the popularity of the Netflix show Rhythm + Flow and what makes it different from other reality music competition shows. Comedian Byron Bowers talks about why he's using stand-up comedy to open up about tough topics and what it's like to get personal onstage.

Neil Young, Robert Eggers and more 25/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 25, 2019 01:03:41

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Neil Young: The music icon on his 50 year career, his recording process and his new documentary Mountaintop. q This with A. Harmony and Kofi Carmichael take a closer look at Drake's global impact. A gateway to deep listening with Calgary musician Sarah Davachi. Director Robert Eggers talks about his new film The Lighthouse and how he uses his movies to create memories from a different era.

Neil Young: The music icon on his 50 year career, making music and his new documentary

Oct 25, 2019 00:23:49

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Neil Young reunites with his longtime band Crazy Horse on their new album Colorado and talks about their lifelong chemistry and how their bond is inspiring to Neil's creative process and artistic voice.

Robert Eggers: The director his latest film The Lighthouse

Oct 25, 2019 00:18:14

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Director Robert Eggers had one of the most-buzzed about films at TIFF with The Lighthouse, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut The Witch.

Liza, Zacharias Kunuk and more 24/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 24, 2019 01:00:05

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Toronto R&B singer-songwriter Liza drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her forthcoming project and talk about how she's grown since her first EP release two years ago. Filmmaker and director Zacharias Kunuk on making movies from oral tradition and how filmmaking is a communal effort. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff walks us through the evolution of presidential satire. Rheostatics band members Dave Bidini and Dave Clark reflect on their career and open up about their latest record Here Come The Wolves.

Rheostatics: How the band embraces Gord Downie on their first new album in 15 years

Oct 24, 2019 00:15:40

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Rheostatics, one of Canada's longest-running indie rock bands, just released their first new album in 15 years. They take a look back at their long career and dive into their latest record, Here Come The Wolves.

q's Thursday Headliner: Toronto R&B singer-songwriter Liza

Oct 24, 2019 00:16:32

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This week's q Thursday headliner is Liza. She performs songs from her forthcoming EP, and talks about her musical influences and the moment she realized she wanted to be a musician.

Zacharias Kunuk: The Inuk director on how filmmaking is a communal effort

Oct 24, 2019 00:16:19

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Filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk is known internationally for his 2001 film, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, the first feature film ever to be written, directed and acted in Inuktitut. He talks about developing a multimedia school curriculum to teach students about the Arctic from an Inuit point of view and making movies from oral tradition.

Fenton Bailey: The RuPaul's Drag Race producer on the show and his new doc

Oct 23, 2019 00:17:32

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‘We're all born naked and the rest is drag’: RuPaul's Drag Race producer on the show and his new doc

Emmanuel Jal: The musician opens up about about his earliest memories of being a child soldier and how songwriting has helped him escape the trauma of his past

Oct 23, 2019 00:16:06

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When Emmanuel Jal was just seven years old, he was forced to become a child soldier in Sudan. He tells us how songwriting has helped him escape the trauma of his past.

Seana McKenna: The actor on how her new play Yaga is a 'socially conscious fairy tale' that expands on the aging woman archetype

Oct 23, 2019 00:16:05

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In her new play, McKenna re-imagines an old piece of Slavic folklore to interrogate what it means to be sexually liberated as an older woman.

Fenton Bailey, Seana McKenna and more 23/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 23, 2019 01:01:14

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RuPaul's Drag Race producer Fenton Bailey discusses the beginnings of the show, how it helped bring drag culture into the mainstream and his new documentary, Liberty: Mother of Exiles. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud takes a look at how teens are using a new TikTok trend to call out abusive and predatory behaviour. Stage actor Seana McKenna talks about how her new play Yaga is a 'socially conscious fairy tale' that expands on the aging woman archetype. Musician Emmanuel Jal opens up about his earliest memories of being a child soldier and how songwriting has helped him escape the trauma of his past.

Mark Critch: The comedian recaps how election night went down in the 22 Minutes studio

Oct 22, 2019 00:19:49

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Comedian Mark Critch joins us the morning after the election to talk about how the previous evening played out in the 22 Minutes studio.

Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell: The playwrights on their Canadian election play, The Election

Oct 22, 2019 00:16:58

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The creators of The Election tell us more about the play, which is based on their experiences as campaign volunteers during the 2015 Canadian federal election.

Dave Hill: The comedian on Parking The Moose, the 'definitive book on Canada by a non-Canadian'

Oct 22, 2019 00:14:58

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American comedian Dave Hill puts his fascination with Canada to the test in his new book, Parking The Moose, all about his tales of travelling across the country.

Mark Critch, Dave Hill and more 22/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 22, 2019 00:53:25

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Comedian Mark Critch recaps how election night went down in the 22 Minutes studio. American comedian Dave Hill tells us about Parking The Moose, his "definitive book on Canada by a non-Canadian." Playwrights Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell talk about their new Canadian election play, The Election.

Antonio Banderas: The actor on the importance of art and his new film Pain and Glory

Oct 21, 2019 00:22:39

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Before he was Zorro or Puss in Boots, Antonio Banderas was the go-to male lead for Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar. The new film Pain and Glory is their eighth film together and one that made unique demands on Banderas.

Antonio Banderas, Haviah Mighty and more 21/20/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 21, 2019 01:08:35

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Antonio Banderas talks about working with his long-time friend and collaborator, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, on the new film Pain and Glory. The q screen panel discusses whether the film Dolemite Is My Name marks the start of an Eddie Murphy renaissance. Hip-Hop Evolution host Shad, head writer Rodrigo Bascuñán and director Darby Wheeler share their most memorable interviews from the series. Polaris Prize-winning rapper Haviah Mighty opens up about candidly speaking her truth as a young, black female rapper in Canada.

Robert De Niro, Jeff Thomas and more 18/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 18, 2019 01:00:49

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Actor Robert De Niro talks about the life and legacy of his father, the abstract expressionist painter, Robert De Niro Sr. The q This music panel discusses Pharrell's recent GQ interview, where the musician and producer admitted that he's "embarrassed" by his 2013 song Blurred Lines. Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, presents her q block party for Vancouver. Award-winning photographer Jeff Thomas opens up about a near fatal accident he had in 1979 that led him to become an artist.

Robert De Niro: The actor on how he's honouring his father's legacy as an artist

Oct 18, 2019 00:22:36

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Robert De Niro joined Tom Power to talk about his relationship with his father, the abstract expressionist painter, Robert De Niro Sr.

Bong Joon-ho, Lauren Crazybull and more 17/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 17, 2019 00:56:57

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Parasite director Bong Joon-ho tells us what inspired him to make a thriller about income inequality, and why wealth can make monsters of us all. The cast of the musical Girl from the North Country perform reimagined songs by Bob Dylan live in the q studio. Graphic designer Peter Saville explains the interstellar origins of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures artwork. Artist Lauren Crazybull discusses how portraiture can give a "presence and power" to the sitter.

Lauren Crazybull: The artist on how portraiture can give a 'presence and power' to the sitter

Oct 17, 2019 00:14:34

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Painter Lauren Crazybull, who is up for the Kingston Prize, joins Tom Power to talk about her journey of personal rediscovery, which took her from a small town Alberta foster home to the province's first-ever artist in residence.

Girl From The North Country: The cast bring the musical based on the songs of Bob Dylan to the q studio

Oct 17, 2019 00:18:45

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The cast of the musical Girl From The North Country, based on the music of Bob Dylan, drop by the q studio to perform some new arrangements of songs you might already know

Bong Joon-ho: The Parasite director delivers an 'enjoyable nightmare' with his biting tale of income inequality

Oct 17, 2019 00:16:31

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Parasite director Bong Joon-ho tells us what inspired him to make a thriller about income inequality, and why wealth can make monsters of us all.

Julie Andrews: The screen legend shares a few of her favourite things from her Hollywood career

Oct 16, 2019 00:22:23

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Julie Andrews joined Tom Power to talk about her new memoir, which looks back on her Hollywood years.

Thurston Moore: The Sonic Youth co-founder on his latest release, Spirit Counsel

Oct 16, 2019 00:18:15

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Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore tells us about the musical influences behind his new box set, Spirit Counsel — a collection of long instrumental pieces.

Eleanor Davis: The cartoonist on finding beauty in 'The Hard Tomorrow'

Oct 16, 2019 00:11:16

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Eleanor Davis discusses how creating her new graphic novel, The Hard Tomorrow, helped her work through her anxiety about bringing new life into a chaotic world.

Julie Andrews, Thurston Moore and more 16/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 16, 2019 01:06:00

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Screen legend Julie Andrews shares a few of her favourite things from her Hollywood career. Reporter Lisa Richwine discusses how Hollywood changes its movies to avoid Chinese censorship. Cartoonist Eleanor Davis tells us how creating her new graphic novel, The Hard Tomorrow, helped her work through her anxiety about bringing new life into a chaotic world. Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore talks about the influences behind his latest release, Spirit Counsel.

Elton John, Humble the Poet and more 15/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 15, 2019 00:54:45

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Elton John opens up about his "rollercoaster life," how having children changed everything for him and why he's now saying goodbye to life on the road. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon follows the ups and downs of competitive figure skating in his new memoir, Beautiful on the Outside. Rapper, author and spoken word artist Humble the Poet explains why we all have a responsibility to share our stories.

Humble the Poet: The artist on empowering others to share their stories

Oct 15, 2019 00:19:11

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Rapper, author and spoken word artist Humble the Poet performs some poetry and recounts some of the stories, both joyful and painful, that have shaped him as a person.

Adam Rippon: The Olympian follows the ups and downs of competitive figure skating in his new memoir

Oct 15, 2019 00:14:46

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Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon reflects on the process of putting his life story into print, and how figure skating competitions are a lot more like performances than you might think.

Elton John: The living legend on music, his battle with addiction and how fatherhood changed everything

Oct 15, 2019 00:17:30

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Elton John joined Tom Power for a conversation about his 50-year career, how having children changed everything for him and why he’s now saying goodbye to life on the road.

Kiefer Sutherland, Ruth Reichl and more 14/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 14, 2019 00:57:54

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Actor Kiefer Sutherland talks about country music, the rodeo, his grandfather Tommy Douglas and more. Rhiannon Giddens of the roots quartet Our Native Daughters tells us how the band's new album is reclaiming the narrative of American folk music. Ruth Reichl discusses the golden age of magazines and her new memoir, Save Me the Plums, which chronicles her 10-year tenure as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine.

Morris Day: The musician on his complicated and competitive friendship with Prince

Oct 11, 2019 00:19:08

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In the 1984 film Purple Rain, Morris Day plays an over-the-top version of himself as Prince's arch-enemy. Off screen, the relationship between Day and Prince was way more complicated. In his new memoir, On Time: A Princely Life in Funk, Day pays tribute to his late friend.

Bill Nighy: The actor on his complicated relationship with acting and his new film Sometimes Always Never

Oct 11, 2019 00:17:12

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Actor Bill Nighy joined Tom Power live from London, England to talk about his complicated relationship with acting, his career-changing role in Love Actually and his latest project, Sometimes Always Never.

Bill Nighy, Morris Day and more 11/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 11, 2019 00:55:24

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Actor Bill Nighy discusses his relationship with acting, his career-changing role in Love Actually and his new film Sometimes Always Never. The q This music panel dives into Pitchfork's list of the most defining tracks of the 2010s and share their own picks for best Canadian song of the decade. The Time's Morris Day opens up about his complicated and competitive friendship with Prince in his new memoir.

Nina Dobrev: The actor on the challenges of breaking away from teen stardom

Oct 10, 2019 00:17:02

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Nina Dobrev is known for playing sweet characters in teen dramas, but now she's entering a new era of her career with the role of Chloe in a new film called Lucky Day.

Jeff Lemire: The award-winning cartoonist on his new graphic novel Frogcatchers

Oct 10, 2019 00:16:08

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Jeff Lemire talks about the inspiration for his new graphic novel and how he feels about his work being adapted for the screen.

Patrick Watson: The Montreal singer-songwriter performs live in the studio

Oct 10, 2019 00:27:02

Description:

Patrick Watson drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from his forthcoming album, Wave.

Nina Dobrev, Jeff Lemire and more 10/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 10, 2019 01:02:14

Description:

Actor Nina Dobrev talks about her new film, Lucky Day, and the challenges of breaking away from teen stardom. Singer-songwriter Patrick Watson drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from his forthcoming album, Wave. Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire discusses the inspiration for his new graphic novel, Frogcatchers, and how he feels about his work being adapted for the screen.

Ang Lee, Stacey Tenenbaum and more 09/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 9, 2019 01:02:21

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Director Ang Lee discusses his groundbreaking new action thriller Gemini Man — a film 20 years in the making. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud takes a look at how social media went from making us more social to more anti-social. Filmmaker Alexandre Philippe breaks down the iconic chestburster scene from Alien on the film's 40th anniversary. Director Stacey Tenenbaum shows us what it takes to become a world class pipe organist in her new documentary, Pipe Dreams.

Stacey Tenenbaum: Pipe Dreams is a new doc that shows what it takes to become a world class pipe organist

Oct 9, 2019 00:15:46

Description:

A new documentary called Pipe Dreams follows five organists who are all competing in the Canadian International Organ Competition, which some call the Olympics of the organ world. The film's director, Stacey Tenenbaum, tells us more.

Ang Lee: The Academy Award-winning director on his groundbreaking new film Gemini Man

Oct 9, 2019 00:22:50

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Ang Lee shares why he's using technology in his new film as a tool to tell deeply human, emotional stories.

Brittany Howard: The singer on her personal solo album, Jaime

Oct 8, 2019 00:18:49

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The Alabama Shakes singer shares why she's put her successful band on pause to embark on the radical musical exploration and introspection of her debut solo album.

Irene Taylor Brodsky: The filmmaker shines a light on deafness in Moonlight Sonata

Oct 8, 2019 00:19:35

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Brodsky's latest documentary, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements, follows her deaf son as he learns to play Beethoven with the help of cochlear implants.

Greg Morton: The comedian on his 'one-man variety show' and how he charmed celebrity judges on America's Got Talent

Oct 8, 2019 00:14:42

Description:

The comedian returns home to tour southern Ontario following a huge stint on the competition reality show while balancing two of his many talents: stand-up comedy and incredible vocal impressions

Brittany Howard, Greg Morton and more 08/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 8, 2019 00:56:36

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Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard opens up about embarking on her own musical journey and the influences behind her most personal record, her debut solo album Jaime. Comedian Greg Morton talks about his "one-man variety show" and how he charmed audiences and the celebrity judges on America's Got Talent. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky shines a light on deafness in Moonlight Sonata, a documentary that she calls "an ode to silence."

Cathy Goldsmith, Walter Scott and more 07/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 7, 2019 01:00:22

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Dr. Seuss's longtime art director Cathy Goldsmith on bringing the author's latest book to life 28 years after his death. The q screen panel with John Semley, Tina Hassannia and Shea Serrano discuss the controversy surrounding the latest Joker film. Prince superfan Anil Dash tells us what made the late singer's 1989 Batman album such an important pop culture milestone. Graphic novelist Walter Scott discusses his latest comic Wendy how his identity influences his art.

Walter Scott: The acclaimed graphic novelist on how his identity influences his art

Oct 7, 2019 00:09:43

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Scott discusses creating the comic Wendy as a way to tell his own story about being an art student trying to make his way in the fussy Canadian art scene.

Cathy Goldsmith: Dr. Seuss's longtime art director on bringing the author's latest book to life 28 years after his death

Oct 7, 2019 00:17:04

Description:

Goldsmith joined q's Tom Power from New York to talk about the miraculous discovery of the manuscript and Dr. Seuss's somewhat secret life as a painter.

Antoni Porowski, Kate del Castillo and more 04/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 4, 2019 01:09:27

Description:

Queer Eye's food and drink expert Antoni Porowski dishes on food, fame and growing up in Montreal. The q This music panel discusses news that Garth Brooks will be the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Tamara Lindeman, a.k.a. The Weather Station, talks about one of the leading issues in the upcoming federal election: climate change. Actor Kate del Castillo discusses her new play about murdered women in Juarez, Mexico and tells us what it's like to come face to face with the notorious drug lord El Chapo.

Kate del Castillo: The actor's new play about murdered women in Juarez strikes close to home

Oct 4, 2019 00:18:30

Description:

A few years ago, Kate del Castillo secretly met with international drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán while he was on the run. Her latest project, The Way She Spoke, is a one-woman show that's drawing attention to violence against women in Juarez, Mexico.

The Weather Station: The musician on the importance of talking about climate change

Oct 4, 2019 00:13:46

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Tamara Lindeman (a.k.a. The Weather Station) joined Tom Power to talk about one of the leading issues in the upcoming election: climate change.

Antoni Porowski: The Queer Eye star on food, fame and growing up in Canada

Oct 4, 2019 00:19:14

Description:

Queer Eye's food and drink expert, Antoni Porowski, joins Tom Power in the q studio to dish on the important role food has played in his life.

Rick Mercer: Why the Canadian satirist believes the voting age in Canada should be lowered to 16

Oct 3, 2019 00:13:33

Description:

For the first time ever, q joined forces with The Current to put on a special election town hall in front of a live studio audience in the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. Rick Mercer sat down with Tom Power to offer his thoughts on how to raise voter turnout.

Peaches: The singer and multimedia artist on her new body positive art exhibition

Oct 3, 2019 00:19:37

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Peaches' first-ever solo art exhibition is running at the Kunstverein, one of the oldest art associations in Hamburg, Germany.

Hua Li: The Montreal hip-hop artist performs live in the q studio

Oct 3, 2019 00:17:26

Description:

Hua Li drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her debut album, Dynasty.

Rick Mercer, Peaches and more 03/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 3, 2019 01:07:39

Description:

Canadian satirist Rick Mercer offers his thoughts on how to raise voter turnout and why he believes the voting age should be lowered to 16. Montreal hip-hop artist Hua Li drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her debut album, Dynasty. Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Laura Lynch and Jayme Poisson play a special campaign song edition of Jam or Not a Jam. Canadian singer and multimedia artist Peaches reflects on her musical legacy and new body positive art exhibition in Germany.

Debbie Harry: The Blondie singer looks back on her life and some of her greatest hits

Oct 2, 2019 00:20:54

Description:

Debbie Harry's memoir is a tour through her life, from growing up in New Jersey to the height of her fame as the lead singer of Blondie.

Donté Colley: The inspirational Canadian Instagram dancer who's spreading positivity online

Oct 2, 2019 00:15:41

Description:

Donté Colley is a 22-year-old dancer who has more than 800,000 fans on Instagram, including the likes of Beyoncé and Ariana Grande.

Debbie Harry, Donté Colley and more 02/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 2, 2019 00:58:05

Description:

Debbie Harry looks back on her life and some of Blondie's greatest hits. Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline. Amazonian drag queen Uýra Sodoma talks about how they use performance art to protect Brazil's rainforest. Instagram dancing sensation Donté Colley tells us what he gets out of spreading positivity online.

R.J. Palacio: The bestselling author on her debut graphic novel, White Bird

Oct 1, 2019 00:16:55

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R.J. Palacio's first graphic novel, White Bird, is a survival story told from the perspective of a young Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied France.

Joseph: How the sister trio overcame their differences to complete their new album, Good Luck, Kid

Oct 1, 2019 00:18:58

Description:

Natalie Closner Schepman, Meegan Closner and Allison Closner of the band Joseph dropped by the q studio to perform a few songs from their new album, Good Luck, Kid.

Trent McClellan: The comedian on the power of humour in divisive times

Oct 1, 2019 00:16:29

Description:

As Canada gears up for another federal election, our country's most polarizing issues are taking centre stage. Trent McClellan joins us to talk about the intersection of comedy and politics.

R.J. Palacio, Joseph and more 01/10/2019 [Full episode]

Oct 1, 2019 00:56:18

Description:

Bestselling author R.J. Palacio talks about her new graphic novel, White Bird, and why she wants to empower kids to change the world "one kindness at a time." As Canada gears up for another federal election, comedian Trent McClellan discusses the power of humour in divisive times. Sister trio Joseph explain how they overcame their differences to complete their new album, Good Luck, Kid.

Angela Lansbury: The actor reflects on Murder, She Wrote and a long career on stage and on screen

Sep 30, 2019 00:23:23

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On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, actor and singer Angela Lansbury reflects on the series as well as her long career on screen and on Broadway.

Johanna Skibsrud: The author shows the revolutionary and complacent within us in new novel, Island

Sep 30, 2019 00:13:46

Description:

In Johanna Skibsrud's new novel, Island, two characters — a career diplomat and a teenage armed rebel — seem to be on opposites sides of a revolution, but they have more in common than you may think.

Angela Lansbury, Johanna Skibsrud and more 30/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 30, 2019 00:56:53

Description:

On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, Angela Lansbury reflects on the long-running series as well as her career on screen and on Broadway. Our screen panel discusses the musical finale for the Amazon series Transparent and whether it hit the right tone. Giller Prize-winning author Johanna Skibsrud shows the revolutionary and complacent within us in her latest novel, Island.

Jia Tolentino: The writer on the horrors of the internet, her past as a reality TV star and her new book Trick Mirror

Sep 27, 2019 00:20:27

Description:

Writer Jia Tolentino joins Tom Power live in studio to talk about her New York Times bestselling book of essays, in which she writes about forces like social media, religion, politics and the wedding industry.

Atticus, Jia Tolentino and more 27/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 27, 2019 01:01:10

Description:

Masked poet Atticus tells us why he calls Instagram the "gateway drug" to poetry. The q This music panel discusses the Beatles' iconic album Abbey Road, which turns 50 this week. The full story behind a French-Canadian director, John Coltrane and an album nearly lost to time. Writer Jia Tolentino talks about the horrors of the internet, her past as a reality TV star and her new book of essays, Trick Mirror.

Atticus: Why the masked poet calls Instagram the 'gateway drug' to poetry

Sep 27, 2019 00:14:41

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Atticus writes his poetry anonymously and wears a mask to keep his identity a secret, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a New York Times bestselling author.

Jonathan Van Ness, Sophia Chang and more 26/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 26, 2019 01:05:39

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Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness opens up about his new memoir, positivity and living with HIV. Canadian country and folk artist Jimmy Rankin performs live in the q studio. Aaron Sorkin tells us how and why he composes dialogue like music in shows like The West Wing. Hip hop veteran Sophia Chang shares how she came to be embraced by the Wu-Tang Clan.

Sophia Chang: The hip hop veteran on being embraced by the Wu-Tang Clan

Sep 26, 2019 00:17:42

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Sophia Chang worked with the Wu-Tang Clan on a number of projects, including running record labels and managing members RZA, GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB). She tells the whole story in her new memoir, The Baddest Bitch in the Room.

Jimmy Rankin: The Canadian country and folk artist performs live in the q studio

Sep 26, 2019 00:22:07

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Jimmy Rankin drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from his latest album, Moving East.

Jonathan Van Ness: The Queer Eye star on his new memoir, positivity and living with HIV

Sep 26, 2019 00:15:54

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Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness joined Tom Power to share a few stories from his new memoir, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love.

Gina Laing: What paintings by residential school survivors can teach us about trauma, resilience and the power of art

Sep 25, 2019 00:25:00

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Artist and residential school survivor Gina Laing opens up about how painting gave her a voice and a way of expressing herself amid the trauma and abuse that she endured as a child.

Thom Yorke: The musician reflects on the early days of Radiohead and his dystopian new solo album

Sep 25, 2019 00:21:45

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Thom Yorke reflects on the early days of Radiohead and how it feels when he steps out on stage now as a solo artist.

Thom Yorke, Gina Laing and more 25/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 25, 2019 01:02:11

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Musician Thom Yorke reflects on the early days of Radiohead and how it feels when he steps out on stage now as a solo artist. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud unpacks a recent Buzzfeed investigation that revealed how tagging your location on Instagram could be used for surveillance. Artist and residential school survivor Gina Laing opens up about how painting gave her a way of expressing herself amid the trauma and abuse that she endured as a child.

Young Jean Lee: The playwright wants to 'destroy our preconceptions' of black identity with The Shipment

Sep 24, 2019 00:17:22

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Dubbed "the queen of unease" by the Village Voice and "a troubling, necessary presence" in American theatre by the New Yorker, Young Jean Lee is one of the most adventurous playwrights working today.

Tegan and Sara: The Canadian indie pop duo on coming out, twin sisterhood and hitting the big time

Sep 24, 2019 00:35:58

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Tegan and Sara joined Tom Power to talk about their new book, High School, and their new album, Hey, I'm Just Like You, which revisits the early demos they wrote as teenagers.

Tegan and Sara, Young Jean Lee and more 24/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 24, 2019 01:02:05

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Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara open up about coming out, twin sisterhood and hitting the big time. Acclaimed playwright Young Jean Lee discusses why she wants to "destroy our preconceptions" of black identity with her play The Shipment. Kevin S. Bright, one of the executive producers of Friends, shares why he thinks the show is still wildly popular 25 years after it first premiered on TV.

Hannah Epstein: How the artist's rug hooking art is influenced by comics, the internet and after-school television

Sep 23, 2019 00:15:01

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Canadian artist Hannah Epstein joins Tom Power live in studio to tell us why she wants to change people's minds about textile art.

Bruce Cockburn: The singer-songwriter on his lyric-less new album, Crowing Ignites

Sep 23, 2019 00:37:20

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One of Canada's finest lyricists has decided to lose the words — at least for the moment. Bruce Cockburn joins q's Tom Power to discuss his new instrumental album.

Bruce Cockburn, Hannah Epstein and more 23/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 23, 2019 01:08:03

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Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn discusses his lyric-less new album, Crowing Ignites. The q screen panel recaps the highlights and lowlights from the 71st Emmy Awards. Canadian artist Hannah Epstein tells us how her rug hooking art is influenced by comics, the internet and after-school television.

Céline Dion, Scott Aukerman and more 20/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 20, 2019 01:04:27

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Canadian music icon Céline Dion talks about her new album Courage, life after the passing of her late husband René Angélil and her new outlook. The q This music panel takes a look back at the legacy of Motown on the legendary record label's 60th anniversary. Between Two Ferns co-creator Scott Aukerman tells us about the talk show's new full-length movie adaptation, which just hit Netflix.

Scott Aukerman: The writer and director dials up the absurd with Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Sep 20, 2019 00:20:03

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Scott Aukerman is an Emmy-nominated writer who came up with the world's most awkward talk show, Between Two Ferns. He joined Tom Power to tell us about the new full-length movie adaptation, which just hit Netflix today.

Céline Dion: The singer talks Courage, life after René Angélil and her new outlook

Sep 20, 2019 00:28:10

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The Canadian music icon sat down with Tom Power in Montreal to talk about her new tour, music and why she’s more courageous now than ever before.

Ian Cusson: How the composer rewrote part of the famous Louis Riel opera

Sep 19, 2019 00:13:41

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Métis composer Ian Cusson has created a new aria for the 1967 opera, Louis Riel, which originally included sacred music from the Nisga'a First Nation without the community's consent.

Hot Chip: The synth-pop band on the importance of pop music in troubled times

Sep 19, 2019 00:19:16

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English synth-pop band Hot Chip drop by the q music studio to perform a few songs from their latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

Chilina Kennedy, Hot Chip and more 19/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 19, 2019 01:09:44

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Musical theatre star Chilina Kennedy brings the hit Broadway musical The Band's Visit to the q studio. Singer-songwriter Esthero discusses why she decided to protest low streaming royalties by interrupting her own song on Spotify. Composer Ian Cusson talks about rewriting part of the famous Louis Riel opera and why it's being seen as an act of reparation. English synth-pop band Hot Chip performs a few songs from their latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, live in the q music studio.

Hong Chau: The actor puts a new spin on the Patty Hearst story in American Woman

Sep 18, 2019 00:16:18

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Actor Hong Chau joins Tom Power to discuss her first starring role in a feature film called American Woman, which premiered last week at TIFF.

Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean: The figure skater and sportscaster lace up for the return of Battle of the Blades

Sep 18, 2019 00:17:27

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World champion figure skater Kurt Browning and Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean are the head judge and host of the fifth season of Battle of the Blades, which is returning to television after a six-year hiatus.

Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean, Hong Chau and more 18/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 18, 2019 00:54:04

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Kurt Browning and Ron MacLean talk about lacing up their skates for the return of Battle of the Blades. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Turbulence by David Szalay. Actor Hong Chau talks about putting a new spin on the Patty Hearst story in her new film American Woman.

Haviah Mighty: The Toronto rapper on winning the 2019 Polaris Music Prize

Sep 17, 2019 00:10:58

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Haviah Mighty joins Tom Power live in the q studio to reflect on winning the $50,000 Polaris Music Prize.

Sydney Smith: The Canadian illustrator on his new children's book, Small in the City

Sep 17, 2019 00:16:48

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Sydney Smith talks about writing and illustrating his latest project, a children's book called Small in the City.

TallBoyz: Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen on bringing a new perspective to sketch comedy

Sep 17, 2019 00:16:13

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Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen of the four-man sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz join Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about their brand new show on CBC.

Haviah Mighty, Sydney Smith and more 17/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 17, 2019 00:52:25

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Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty reflects on winning the $50,000 Polaris Music Prize. Comedians Franco Nguyen and Tim Blair of TallBoyz share how they're bringing a new perspective to sketch comedy. Filmmaker Catherine Gund presents a gateway to the music of trailblazing ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. Canadian illustrator Sydney Smith talks about his latest project, a children's book called Small in the City.

Luke Wilson: The actor on family, breaking type and his new film Guest of Honour

Sep 16, 2019 00:19:29

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Luke Wilson sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about how the loss of his father shaped his character in Atom Egoyan's new film Guest of Honour.

Jonny Harris: The actor and comedian reflects on five seasons of Still Standing

Sep 16, 2019 00:19:58

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Ahead of the fifth season of CBC's Still Standing, comedian Jonny Harris joins Tom Power to look back at some of the highlights from the show.

Luke Wilson, Jonny Harris and more 16/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 16, 2019 00:56:33

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Actor Luke Wilson talks about family, breaking type and his new film Guest of Honour. The q screen panel recaps this hits and misses from this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Actor Mandy Moore tells us how her role on This is Us challenges her to "find common ground" with foreign experiences. Actor and comedian Jonny Harris reflects on five seasons of the CBC comedy series Still Standing.

The Lumineers: The band explores the impact of addiction in new album and film

Sep 13, 2019 00:20:55

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Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers join Tom Power to discuss their most ambitious project yet: a three-part album and film about the cycle of addiction.

Luke Kirby: The actor on portraying comedy legend Lenny Bruce

Sep 13, 2019 00:15:49

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Canadian actor Luke Kirby is up for an Emmy this weekend for his role as Lenny Bruce in the comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He joined Tom Power to talk about the strange friendship he now feels for a comedy hero who died long before he was even born.

The Lumineers, Luke Kirby and more 13/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 13, 2019 00:50:18

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Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers open up about their most ambitious project yet: a three-part album and film about the cycle of addiction. The q This music panel discusses the Sony Walkman on its 40th anniversary and its impact on portable music. YouTuber Elle Mills shares her q block party playlist for Ottawa. Canadian actor Luke Kirby talks about his Emmy nomination for his role as comedy legend Lenny Bruce in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Michiel Huisman: The actor on getting into the mind of a cult leader for his new film The Other Lamb

Sep 12, 2019 00:16:57

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In The Other Lamb, actor Michiel Huisman plays a domineering cult leader whose followers are all women. He joined q's Tom Power to talk about making a departure from his usual roles as a handsome leading man-type.

Julia Stiles: The actor on Hustlers, nostalgia and her legacy as a '90s teen icon

Sep 12, 2019 00:15:34

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Julia Stiles joined Tom Power at the Toronto International Film Festival to tell us about her latest film Hustlers and to share a little bit about what she remembers of being a teen idol.

Julia Stiles, Michiel Huisman and more 12/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 12, 2019 00:55:50

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Actor Julia Stiles discusses Hustlers, nostalgia and her legacy as a '90s teen icon. Canadian folk duo Kacy and Clayton drop by the q studio to perform some new songs from their upcoming album, Carrying On. Photographers Russell Peacock and Constance Hansen take us back to the day they shot the cover art for Janet Jackson's iconic record Rhythm Nation 1814, which turns 30 this month. Actor Michiel Huisman talks about getting into the mind of a cult leader for his new film The Other Lamb.

Ken Burns, Billy-Ray Belcourt and more 11/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 11, 2019 00:35:29

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Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new documentary, which aims to prove that country music is for everyone. Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt returns to the q studio to talk about his highly anticipated follow up, NDN Coping Mechanisms. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud traces the rise and fall of Jeremy Renner's self-titled app.

Ken Burns: The filmmaker aims to prove country music is for everyone in new documentary

Sep 11, 2019 00:20:39

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Ken Burns' latest documentary series, Country Music, crosses generational lines, racial lines and geographical lines within America.

Billy-Ray Belcourt: The poet on feeling more 'empowered' to write a year after his Griffin Poetry Prize win

Sep 11, 2019 00:13:22

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Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt returns to the q studio to discuss his highly anticipated follow up, NDN Coping Mechanisms.

Neve Campbell, Gael García Bernal and more 10/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 10, 2019 00:56:07

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Actor Neve Campbell discusses '90s nostalgia and relating to her role in the new film Castle in the Ground. Actor and director Gael García Bernal talks about the cycle of violence, the power of resilience and his new film Chicuarotes. Actor and singer-songwriter Maya Hawke opens up about her famous parents, Stranger Things, her upcoming album and her new movie Human Capital.

Maya Hawke: The rising Hollywood star on Stranger Things and her upcoming album

Sep 10, 2019 00:17:14

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Maya Hawke may be best known for her acting career but the 21-year-old is now paving a path in the music industry.

Gael García Bernal: The actor and director on the power of resilience and sharing voices from Mexico City

Sep 10, 2019 00:18:32

Description:

Actor and director Gael García Bernal joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his upcoming film Chicuarotes and what the film has to say about the cycle of violence.

Neve Campbell: The Canadian actor on '90s nostalgia and her new film Castle in the Ground

Sep 10, 2019 00:16:50

Description:

The actor talks to Tom Power about chasing down dramatic roles and how she stays connected to home.

George Takei: The activist, author and actor on using art to shed light on a chapter of American and Canadian history

Sep 9, 2019 00:28:56

Description:

In his new graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy and upcoming TV series, The Terror: Infamy, the Star Trek actor George Takei is using two different mediums to talk about the gross injustice of Japanese-American internment during World War II.

Megan Gail Coles: The author on why her debut novel Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club needed to be a tough-love letter to Newfoundland

Sep 9, 2019 00:16:55

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated author talks about her longlisted book Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club and how it's a sombre and at times harrowing story that speaks to larger issues that the author feels Newfoundland needs to face.

George Takei, Megan Gail Coles and more 09/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 9, 2019 01:02:29

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Actor, activist and author George Takei opens up about his experience living through the Japanese-American Internment and why he's using art to shed light on this chapter of history. The q screen panel talk about what makes the evil clown character a staple horror movie archetype, the controversy that surrounds these films and if stories about the anti-hero still resonate with audiences. Author Megan Gail Coles discusses her debut novel Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club, a tough-love letter to Newfoundland.

Jeff Barnaby: The filmmaker on mining Indigenous trauma for horror and his new film called Blood Quantum

Sep 6, 2019 00:20:01

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Jeff Barnaby's second film, Blood Quantum, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. The director, writer, composer and film editor spoke to Tom Power about mining Canadian history for terror and subverting the expectations placed on indigenous cinema.

Heather Graham and Aisling Chin-Yee: The actor and the director on film industry sexism, female solidarity and their film The Rest of Us

Sep 6, 2019 00:16:41

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Canadian filmmaker Aisling Chin-Yee makes her directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight with The Rest of Us, starring Heather Graham.

Jeff Barnaby, Heather Graham and more 06/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 6, 2019 00:53:50

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Filmmaker Jeff Barnaby on subverting the expectations placed on Indigenous cinema and mining Canadian history for terror in his new film Blood Quantum. The q This music panel take a closer look at female voices in country music with the help of a new report about Canadian country radio amidst the release of The Highwomen debut record and with the CCMA awards coming up Sunday. Actor and filmmaker Heather Graham and director Aisling Chin-Yee on film industry sexism, female solidarity and their film The Rest of Us.

Robbie Robertson: The guitarist and songwriter reflects on The Band and on his new documentary called Once Were Brothers

Sep 5, 2019 00:39:21

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Famed Canadian guitarist Robbie Robertson is the driving force behind the new documentary called Once Were Brothers. The film gives an in-depth and personal look at his former band called The Band.

Sylvia Tyson: The singer-songwriter revisits her songwriting roots, the early days of Ian & Sylvia, and the 'lost tapes' she uncovered

Sep 5, 2019 00:21:50

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Sylvia Tyson will be among the newest inductees in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on September 5. She and former partner Ian Tyson are each being inducted on the eve of a release of a brand-new music collection, called Ian and Sylvia: The Lost Tapes.

Robbie Robertson and Sylvia Tyson 05/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 5, 2019 01:04:13

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Robbie Robertson, the legendary guitarist and songwriter of The Band reflects on the memories, stories, and songs of the band in his new documentary Once Were Brothers. Singer-songwriter Sylvia Tyson revisits her songwriting roots, the early days of Ian & Sylvia and the 'lost tapes' she uncovered now being released in Ian & Sylvia: The Lost Tapes.

Graham Nash , Jillian Bell and more 04/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 4, 2019 01:04:10

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Musician Graham Nash shares stories and songs from his more than fifty year career in music. Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares her latest book pick with us: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. Actor, screenwriter and comedian Jillian Bell talks about her latest film Brittany Runs a Marathon and how it has a different take on the transformation tale. Singer-songwriter Ian Tyson looks back at the start of his songwriting career. 

Ian Tyson: The singer-songwriter looks back at the start of his songwriting career, as one half of musical duo Ian & Sylvia

Sep 4, 2019 00:21:10

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Ian Tyson will be among the newest inductees in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, come September 5th. He and former partner Sylvia Tyson are each being inducted on the eve of the release of a brand-new music collection, called Ian and Sylvia: The Lost Tapes.

Jillian Bell: The actor, screenwriter and comedian spent years stealing scenes as a supporting actor and now she's taking the lead

Sep 4, 2019 00:14:36

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Jillian Bell's role in Brittany Runs a Marathon is a personal breakthrough for the actor because she's spent the majority of her career as a supporting actor known for stealing scenes with her deadpan humour.

Graham Nash: The musician shares songs and stories from Joni Mitchell to David Crosby

Sep 4, 2019 00:18:42

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Graham Nash shares songs and stories from his more than fifty year career in music. From Woodstock, to writing with Joni Mitchell, to why he and David Crosby aren't on speaking terms anymore.

Salman Rushdie: The author's new novel Quichotte explores struggles of the present day and how novels can remind readers of the good.

Sep 3, 2019 00:20:37

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Salman Rushdie explains how his latest novel, Quichotte, re-frames the classic story of Don Quixote to examine the power of mass media and addiction in the present day world. 

Meghan Patrick: The Canadian country music star on speaking up against harassment, her latest album and her award nominations.

Sep 3, 2019 00:19:07

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When an audience member shouted a demeaning and lewd phrase at Canadian country music star, Meghan Patrick this summer rather than ignore him, Meghan used it to start a conversation about the harassment she and other performers face.

Jean Yoon: The Canadian actor reflects on her career and the success of Kim's Convenience.

Sep 3, 2019 00:12:43

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Jean Yoon is one of a diverse group of six women in film and TV being honoured by the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year's Women in Film.

Salman Rushdie , Jean Yoon and more 03/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 3, 2019 01:07:31

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Author Salman Rushdie explains how his latest novel, Quichotte, re-frames the classic story of Don Quixote to examine the present day world.  Actor Jean Yoon reflects on her career and the success of Kim's Convenience. q Origin Story with Teenage Head bassist Steve Mahon. Country singer Meghan Patrick opens up about the importance of speaking up, her latest album and her Canadian Country Music Award nominations.

Sheryl Crow, Emma Donoghue and more 02/09/2019 [Full episode]

Sep 2, 2019 00:39:51

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Grammy-winning musician Sheryl Crow shares the stories behind her biggest hits and why her latest record, Threads, may be her last. The q screen panel talks about Martin Scorsese's new film The Irishman, which will only be playing in select independent theatres before hitting Netflix a month later. Room author Emma Donoghue discusses her new book Akin, about a retired professor who fears that his mother may have been a Nazi collaborator during World War II.

Emma Donoghue: The author on writing and her new book, Akin

Sep 2, 2019 00:17:11

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Room author Emma Donoghue is back with a new novel called Akin. It's about a retired professor who fears that his mother may have been a Nazi collaborator during World War II.

Sheryl Crow: The Grammy-winning musician on the stories behind her biggest hits and why her latest record may be her last

Sep 2, 2019 00:31:37

Description:

Sheryl Crow joined Tom Power to discuss her biggest hits, her long and subtly political career in music, and whether her latest album, Threads, is truly her last record ever.

Geena Davis, Lizzo and more 30/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 30, 2019 00:49:10

Description:

Geena Davis talks about tackling sexism on screen in her new documentary, This Changes Everything. The q This music panel breaks down how Lizzo's song Truth Hurts could soon hit number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, despite being released in 2017. Lizzo opens up about the musical forces that have shaped her sound, becoming louder and braver in her career, and the heightened scrutiny that follows success.

Lightning Dust: Amber Webber and Joshua Wells perform live in the q studio

Aug 29, 2019 00:14:12

Description:

Canadian indie rock band Lightning Dust drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from their upcoming album, Spectre.

Lightning Dust, Jann Arden and more 29/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 29, 2019 01:06:49

Description:

Amber Webber and Joshua Wells of the Canadian indie rock band Lightning Dust perform live in the q studio. Author Amitava Kumar reflects on what it means to leave your home country and throw yourself into a culture that's unfamiliar, exciting and alienating. Roger Daltrey of The Who opens up about the excesses of fame and feeling like an outsider. Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden talks about playing an egotistical, drama queen version of herself on the CTV sitcom, Jann.

Hasan Minhaj: How the comedian's 'insider-outsider' relationship with America fuels his Netflix comedy show

Aug 28, 2019 00:19:07

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Hasan Minhaj has a secret weapon when it comes to comedy. Although being brown and Muslim has made him feel like both an insider and outsider in America, he says he now sees that as his superpower.

Hasan Minhaj, Richard Marsella and more 28/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 28, 2019 00:54:53

Description:

Comedian Hasan Minhaj explains how his "insider-outsider" relationship with America fuels his new Netflix comedy series, Patriot Act. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the latest news involving controversial YouTube star PewDiePie, who just became the first individual YouTuber to hit 100 million subscribers. Actor and producer Jennifer Podemski tells us how she uses film and television to steer the conversation around Indigenous people in Canada. Regent Park School of Music director Richard Marsella and one of the students whose work was featured on Taylor Swift's new album, Lover, open up about their whirlwind week.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Amanda Brugel and more 27/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 27, 2019 00:55:31

Description:

Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir look back on their journey from being childhood skating partners to the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. Actor Ahmed Best opens up about portraying Jar Jar Binks and how the role changed his life, for better, but also for worse. Actor Amanda Brugel talks about The Handmaid's Tale, fighting for good roles and rejecting stereotypes.

John Legend: The singer-songwriter on being the first black man to win the EGOT

Aug 26, 2019 00:17:12

Description:

John Legend sat down with Tom Power to talk about his music, being the first black man to win the EGOT, working with Kanye West and more.

Corey Hart: The '80s pop icon on stepping away from the spotlight and why he's now making his return

Aug 26, 2019 00:18:07

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In this career-spanning interview, Corey Hart looks back on his life and achievements. This year, Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

John Legend, Corey Hart and more 26/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 26, 2019 00:50:45

Description:

John Legend talks about his music, being the first black man to win the EGOT, working with Kanye West and more. The q screen panel unpacks why Sean Spicer's casting on Dancing with the Stars can't be "politics-free." Artist Maria Qamar, a.k.a Hatecopy, shares the tunes she listened to growing up in Mississauga, Ont. in this edition of q block party. Corey Hart opens up about his 20-year hiatus and why he's now making his return to music.

Candace Bushnell, Emmanuel Jal and more 08/23/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 23, 2019 01:00:06

Description:

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell talks her new book Is There Still Sex in the City? and how dating is different in 2019. The q This panel takes a close look at Taylor Swift's new album and why her releases are so popular. Meet Philip Harben, the original celebrity TV chef. Juno-nominated musician Emmanuel Jal opens up about his earliest memories of being a child soldier and how songwriting has helped him escape the trauma of his past.

Emanuel Jal: From child soldier to Juno nominee, the musician on finding joy in his painful past

Aug 23, 2019 00:15:32

Description:

When Emmanuel Jal was just seven years old, he was forced to become a child soldier in Sudan. He tells us how songwriting has helped him escape the trauma of his past.

Candace Bushnell: The author's new novel Is There Still Sex in the City? explores love and dating in 2019

Aug 23, 2019 00:18:27

Description:

As the author of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell is regularly asked for her advice on love. These days though, the recently divorced author has more questions than answers. In her new book Is There Still Sex in the City? she explores dating and love in 2019.

Fab 5 Freddy, Nia Vardalos and more 22/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 22, 2019 01:07:30

Description:

Synth-pop duo Electric Youth performs songs from their new album Memory Emotion and share what influences their sound. Actor and screenwriter Nia Vardalos tells us how she adapted an advice column for the stage and shares some of the advice she took away from it. Hip-hop icon Fab 5 Freddy takes us on a musical journey to Bed-Stuy, New York. Canadian cartooning legend Seth tells us how he gives the mundane a "mystic significance" in his sprawling new comic, Clyde Fans.

Nia Vardalos: The actor on Tiny Beautiful Things, adapting an advice column for the stage and the advice she took away

Aug 22, 2019 00:17:04

Description:

Nia Vardalos is best known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but her latest project is unlike anything she's done before.

Seth: The cartooning legend gives the mundane a a 'mystic significance' in his sprawling comic Clyde Fans,

Aug 22, 2019 00:18:38

Description:

Seth is a Canadian cartoonist who's a legend in his field. Following the release of his new comic Clyde Fans, he describes what it was like being on the leading edge of the graphic novel movement.

Electric Youth: The synth-pop duo performs songs from their new album and share how film influences their sound

Aug 22, 2019 00:21:45

Description:

The Thursday Headliner share their writing process and what they want to evoke through their music.

Gabrielle Carteris: The actress shares what it's like to return to Beverly Hills 90210 and how she's making film sets safer

Aug 21, 2019 00:18:19

Description:

It's been 30 years since Beverly Hills 90210 first aired, but now the teen drama is back. One of the stars, Gabriella Carteris shares how it feels to return now that she's in a very different phase of her life.

Kris Bowers: The pianist and composer tells us how he taught Mahershala Ali to play piano like Don Shirley in Green Book

Aug 21, 2019 00:16:32

Description:

The composer shares what it was like to work with Marhersala Ali and how it felt to see his own hands on screen.

Donna Grantis: The guitarist takes us through her history with the guitar

Aug 21, 2019 00:19:57

Description:

From learning her first song to going to jazz school to playing her Purple Rain solo with Prince, Donna Grantis shares her experiences and what it meant for her to work with one of her heroes.

Gabrielle Carteris, Donna Grantis and more 21/09/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 21, 2019 00:57:13

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Actress Gabrielle Carteris shares what it's like to return to Beverly Hills 90210 and how her life is different now.  Guitarist Donna Grantis takes us through her life with the guitar, from playing with Prince to her solo debut. Green Book composer Kris Bowers discusses how he taught Mahershala Ali to play piano like Don Shirley.

Terry Fallis: The novelist explores a universal dilemma in his brand-new novel, Albatross

Aug 20, 2019 00:15:55

Description:

Canadian author Terry Fallis sits down with guest host Ali Hassan live in the q studio to talk about his latest (and seventh) novel, Albatross.

Todd McFarlane: The artist looks back on his own comic book origin story

Aug 20, 2019 00:18:46

Description:

Every great comic book hero needs an origin story. Todd McFarlane doesn't wear a cape or fight crime, but he is an undisputed giant in the world of comic books.

Terry Fallis, Todd McFarlane and more 20/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 20, 2019 00:51:23

Description:

Novelist Terry Fallis tells us about his new and seventh novel Albatross and the universal dilemma between happiness and success. Comic book artist Todd McFarlane unpacks Spider-Man, Spawn and his own success in building a comic book empire.  Actor Ellen Wong explains the importance of Asian representation in TV and films.

Gurinder Chadha: The filmmaker on the story behind Blinded by the Light and getting Bruce Springsteen's blessing

Aug 19, 2019 00:14:22

Description:

Gurinder Chadha's latest film, Blinded by the Light, is the true story of how a British-Pakistani teenager found solace, inspiration and a kindred spirit in Bruce Springsteen.

Aminder Dhaliwal: How the cartoonist's hit web comic helped her find her voice

Aug 19, 2019 00:13:46

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When Canadian cartoonist Aminder Dhaliwal created an online comic, just for the fun of it, she never expected it to turn into a professional venture. Now, she has a huge following and a graphic novel deal.

Gurinder Chadha, Aminder Dhaliwal and more 19/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 19, 2019 00:51:06

Description:

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha tells us the story behind her latest film, Blinded by the Light, and how she got Bruce Springsteen's blessing. The q screen panel gives us a roundup of what to watch — and what to skip — in August. Rapper Denzel Curry looks back on the Florida artists and music that inspired his sound. Canadian comic artist Aminder Dhaliwal talks about her popular web series and graphic novel, Woman World.

Andy Zax, Narada Michael Walden and more 16/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 16, 2019 00:57:36

Description:

Producer and archivist Andy Zax explains why he wanted to give listeners a way to relive the original Woodstock with a 38-disc box set. The q This music panel takes a look at the 20th anniversary of Christina Aguilera's pop debut and the recent surge of popularity for the metal band Tool. Sesame Street music director Bill Sherman tells us what goes into making the show's great songs. Grammy award-winning music producer Narada Michael Walden reflects on his hitmaking career with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

Narada Michael Walden: The producer on his hitmaking career with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

Aug 16, 2019 00:13:40

Description:

Grammy award-winning producer Narada Michael Walden reveals the one thing these divas all had in common that made them masters of their craft.

Andy Zax: The producer gives us a way to relive the original Woodstock with a 38-disc box set

Aug 16, 2019 00:19:20

Description:

For the last 14 years, producer Andy Zax has been working on the definitive, most complete document of what Woodstock was really like.

Elaine Welteroth, Tanika Charles and more 15/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 15, 2019 01:02:51

Description:

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo shares his journey from a refugee boat out of Vietnam to the Oscars red carpet. Soul and R&B singer Tanika Charles performs a few new songs from her latest album, The Gumption, live in the q studio. Miles Davis' nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., and his son, Erin Davis, show us a different side of the iconic jazz musician. Editor Elaine Welteroth talks about her new book, More Than Enough, a part-memoir, part-manifesto about how and why she made Teen Vogue more socially-conscious.

Hung Vanngo: One makeup artist's journey from refugee camp to Oscars red carpet

Aug 15, 2019 00:14:07

Description:

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo will spend this month flying back and forth to Los Angeles — but that trip is nothing compared to the one that brought him to Canada.

Elaine Welteroth: The editor on changing Teen Vogue, breaking glass ceilings and how to claim space for yourself

Aug 15, 2019 00:19:04

Description:

When Elaine Welteroth was 29 years old, she became the editor of Teen Vogue. That made her the youngest person ever — and only the second black person ever — to hold the title in the history of Condé Nast. She joined guest host Nana aba Duncan to talk about her new book, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say).

Tanika Charles: The soul and R&B singer performs live in the q studio

Aug 15, 2019 00:18:26

Description:

Soul and R&B singer Tanika Charles drops by the q studio with her band to perform a few new songs from her latest album, The Gumption.

Shepard Fairey: The artist behind the Obama 'Hope' poster unveils his largest mural yet in Vancouver

Aug 14, 2019 00:19:53

Description:

Shepard Fairey is an American street artist, best known for designing the iconic Hope poster that came to represent Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. He's just unveiled one of his biggest works to date: a 20-storey mural, titled Earth Justice, which is can be found in downtown Vancouver.

Sugar Sammy: Fluent in four languages, outrageous in all of them — the comedian brings an outsider's perspective to Paris

Aug 14, 2019 00:15:21

Description:

Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about how he generates laughs — and outrage — across cultural boundaries.

Gabrielle Moss: Do teen paperbacks of the '80s and '90s deserve a second look? One author makes the case

Aug 14, 2019 00:16:06

Description:

Gabrielle Moss is the author of the book, Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction.

Shepard Fairey, Sugar Sammy and more 14/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 14, 2019 00:28:04

Description:

American street artist Shepard Fairey, who's best known for designing the iconic Obama "Hope" poster, unveils his largest mural yet in Vancouver. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud unpacks the rift between Instagram and meme accounts — and how the social media platform is now trying to smooth things over. Author Gabrielle Moss makes a case in defence of '80s and '90s teen paperbacks, such as Sweet Valley High and The Baby-Sitters Club. Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy discusses how he generates laughs — and outrage — across cultural boundaries.

Ben Folds: The musician on his new memoir, life as an artist and what he's learned from his younger self

Aug 13, 2019 00:20:49

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Pianist, singer-songwriter and producer Ben Folds talks about his new memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs, and reflects on his life as a musician.

William Shatner: The actor shares his advice for how to live long and prosper

Aug 13, 2019 00:20:19

Description:

William Shatner joins Tom Power to impart some wisdom and discuss his new memoir Live Long and... What I Learned Along the Way.

Thandie Newton: The actor on her 'upfront and uncompromising' approach to fame

Aug 13, 2019 00:17:27

Description:

Thandie Newton sat down with Tom Power at TIFF last year to talk about her early days in Hollywood and her film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

Ben Folds, William Shatner and more 13/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 13, 2019 00:59:17

Description:

Pianist, singer-songwriter and producer Ben Folds talks about his new memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs, and reflects on his life as a musician. Actor Thandie Newton opens up about her "upfront and uncompromising" approach to fame. Legendary Canadian actor William Shatner shares his advice on how to live long and prosper.

Common, Tavi Gevinson and more 12/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 12, 2019 01:09:42

Description:

Hip-hop artist Common opens up about the sacrifices he made for success and the childhood traumas he's only coming to terms with now. The q screen panel discusses The Hunt, an upcoming horror film that was recently cancelled for its controversial premise. Janis Joplin's guitarist John Till pays tribute to the late singer. Writer and magazine editor Tavi Gevinson reflects on the beginning and end of Rookie Magazine.

Tavi Gevinson: The writer and editor reflects on the beginning and end of Rookie Magazine

Aug 12, 2019 00:20:28

Description:

After a seven-year run, Rookie Magazine shut down in late 2018. Tavi Gevinson joined us to reflect on starting the popular online magazine at 15 years old, why she thinks free content isn't sustainable in the age of social media, and what's ahead for her.

Common: The hip-hop artist shares what love means to him

Aug 12, 2019 00:24:45

Description:

Veteran rapper and actor Common joins guest host Nana aba Duncan in the q studio to open up about the sacrifices he made for success and the childhood traumas he's only coming to terms with now.

Chuck Klosterman, Kaia Kater and more 09/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 9, 2019 00:57:14

Description:

Author Chuck Klosterman on finding meaning in pop culture, q This panel digs into protest songs, musician Mehdi Rajabian on releasing an album that could put him in prison and how the banjo helped singer-songwriter Kaia Kater understand her Afro-Caribbean roots.

q This: Have protest songs changed?

Aug 9, 2019 00:12:39

Description:

In some ways, protest songs have changed, in other ways, they've stayed the same. Rollie Pemberton and Lisa Christiansen discuss the state of protest music in 2019.

Mehdi Rajabian: Iranian musician on releasing an album that could put him in prison

Aug 9, 2019 00:06:41

Description:

The Iranian musician-composer was jailed for making music, but he refuses to be silenced.

Chuck Klosterman: Writer Chuck Klosterman on his new book 'Raised in Captivity' and finding meaning in pop culture and

Aug 9, 2019 00:18:53

Description:

Writer Chuck Klosterman is known for many things — his insightful writings on pop culture and sports. Guest host Talia Schlanger spoke to him about his storied career and finding meaning in pop culture.

Eugenio Derbez: The actor on adapting Dora the Explorer for the big screen

Aug 8, 2019 00:17:37

Description:

Eugenio Derbez joins guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action remake of Dora the Explorer.

Ralph Macchio: In Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid is all grown-up and owns a car dealership

Aug 8, 2019 00:18:40

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Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, is back as a grown-up version of Danny LaRusso in the new series, Cobra Kai.

Rebecca Belmore: The artist on why she uses her body to make a statement in her artwork

Aug 8, 2019 00:12:13

Description:

Rebecca Belmore discusses the use of her own body and voice in her performance pieces, and the significance of using everyday objects in her art.

Eamon McGrath: The musician performs live in the q studio

Aug 8, 2019 00:17:17

Description:

This week's q Thursday Headliner is Eamon McGrath. He and his band dropped by the q studio to perform some new music from his latest album Guts.

Eugenio Derbez, Eamon McGrath and more 08/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 8, 2019 01:06:29

Description:

Musician Eamon McGrath and his band drop by the q studio to perform some new music from his latest album, Guts. Actor and producer Eugenio Derbez talks about adapting Dora the Explorer for the big screen. Artist Rebecca Belmore explains why she uses her own body and voice to make a statement in her artwork.  Actor Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, tells us about returning as a grown-up version of Danny LaRusso in the series Cobra Kai.

Bif Naked: The Canadian punk rock queen on battling cancer and the power of emotional support

Aug 7, 2019 00:15:23

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More than a decade since her diagnosis, Canadian punk rock queen Bif Naked opens up about her battle with breast cancer and becoming a caregiver.

Ani DiFranco: The singer-songwriter on her 30-year career and new memoir

Aug 7, 2019 00:23:46

Description:

Ani DiFranco talks about her new memoir, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement.

Diana Weymar: The textile artist's new project protests Trump by stitching his quotes into delicate embroidery

Aug 7, 2019 00:17:59

Description:

Diana Weymar is a textile artist and activist who's garnering a lot of attention for her subversive public art project, called the Tiny Pricks Project.

Eugene Redmond: The poet on the legacy of his friend, Toni Morrison

Aug 7, 2019 00:09:00

Description:

American poet Eugene Redmond remembers his friend, collaborator and former editor, the late Toni Morrison.

Ani DiFranco, Diana Weymar and more 07/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 7, 2019 01:06:58

Description:

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco discusses her new memoir, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement. Canadian punk rock queen Bif Naked opens up about battling cancer and the power of emotional support. Poet Eugene Redmond remembers his friend, collaborator and former editor, the late Toni Morrison. Textile artist and activist Diana Weymar talks about how her new public art project protests U.S. President Donald Trump by stitching his quotes into delicate embroidery.

Julius Onah: The director challenging perceptions of race and identity with his new film Luce

Aug 6, 2019 00:20:11

Description:

Director Julius Onah talks about his new film Luce and why he wanted to explore race and class through the lens of a dark psychological thriller.

Julius Onah, Jeff Daniels and more 06/08/2019

Aug 6, 2019 01:05:43

Description:

Director Julius Onah on his new film Luce and challenging perceptions of race and identity. Newfoundland-based folk duo Fortunate Ones on writing songs that offer hope in dark times. The story of the Glenn Gould Steinway piano and how actor Jeff Daniels beat his inner critic to make music

Linda Perry, Steve Martin and Martin Short, and more 05/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 5, 2019 01:07:15

Description:

Legendary producer Linda Perry discusses songwriting, mentoring and the meaning of success. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney talks about seeing his life reflected on stage and on screen in The Brothers Size and Moonlight. Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short open up about their long friendship and new two-man comedy show, Now You See Them, Soon You Won't.

Delia Owens: How life in isolation as a wildlife scientist helped her write her hit debut novel

Aug 2, 2019 00:16:26

Description:

Author and zoologist Delia Owens talks to guest host Laurie Brown about her debut novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, and how she drew from her own experiences of survival and isolation to write it.

Andrea Berloff: The filmmaker wants you to rethink who can be a mob boss in her new film The Kitchen

Aug 2, 2019 00:16:34

Description:

Filmmaker Andrea Berloff talks about her new film The Kitchen and why she wanted to explore what it's like when women are put in charge, both on and off screen.

Andrea Berloff, Delia Owens and more 02/08/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 2, 2019 00:55:48

Description:

Director Andrea Berloff talks about her new film The Kitchen and why she wanted to explore what it's like when women are put in charge, both on and off screen. The q This music panel breaks down the reasons why Woodstock 50 was cancelled. Musicians Julie Doiron and Steven Lambke look back on SappyFest and the swamp magic of Sackville, N.B. Author and zoologist Delia Owens explains how life in isolation as a wildlife scientist helped her write her hit debut novel, Where the Crawdads Sing.

Reignwolf: The Saskatchewan blues-rocker performs live in the q studio

Aug 1, 2019 00:15:23

Description:

Jordan Cook, a.k.a. Reignwolf, drops by the q studio to supercharge our day with some live music from his recently released debut album Hear Me Out.

Abhishek Bachchan: The Bollywood megastar on fame and his return to the big screen

Aug 1, 2019 00:13:57

Description:

Abhishek Bachchan sat down with Tom Power at last year's TIFF to discuss the pressures of fame, the beauty of Indian cinema and his first film in two years, Husband Material.

Sam Lipsyte: The satirical novelist turns his eye to the dark side of mindfulness and fake gurus

Aug 1, 2019 00:17:38

Description:

Sam Lipsyte talks about his new novel Hark, which explores the world of spiritual leaders, the people who follow them and the situations in which they appear so compelling.

Sam Lipsyte, Abhishek Bachchan and more 31/07/2019 [Full episode]

Aug 1, 2019 01:01:00

Description:

Saskatchewan blues-rocker Reignwolf supercharges the q studio with a live performance. Satirical novelist Sam Lipsyte turns his eye to the dark side of mindfulness and fake gurus. David Laderman, author of Driving Visions: Explore the Road Movie, gives us a gateway into the world of the road movie genre. Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan discusses the pressures of fame, the beauty of Indian cinema and his return to the big screen.

Saul Williams, Mélissa Laveaux and more 31/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 31, 2019 01:01:52

Description:

Poet, actor, musician and activist Saul Williams talks about the power of poetry, on stage and on the page. Edmonton-based glass artist Leah Kudel takes us through the art and high-stakes drama of glass-blowing. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud discusses Twitter's retweet button after its inventor recently said he regrets building the feature. Canadian singer-songwriter Mélissa Laveaux brings the sounds of Haiti to the q studio. 

Mélissa Laveaux: The Canadian singer brings the sounds of Haiti to the q studio

Jul 31, 2019 00:19:48

Description:

Mélissa Laveaux sits down with guest host Laurie Brown to chat about her latest album Radyo Siwèl and performs some new music for us.

Saul Williams: The artist on the power of poetry, on stage and on the page

Jul 31, 2019 00:17:48

Description:

Saul Williams is a poet, musician, actor and activist who, for decades, has been spreading his words far and wide to inspire change.

Leah Kudel: The Edmonton-based glass artist on the high-stakes drama of glass-blowing

Jul 31, 2019 00:12:49

Description:

Leah Kudel is an Edmonton-based glass artist as well as a contestant on a new Netflix series called Blown Away. She tells q guest host Laurie Brown why she hopes the series will help change the way people see her art.

David Crosby: The singer-songwriter is looking to the future in new documentary

Jul 30, 2019 00:20:45

Description:

Rock musician David Crosby joined guest host Laurie Brown to talk about David Crosby: Remember My Name — a new documentary about his life, musical legacy and mistakes.

Bing Liu: The director of Minding the Gap on sharing stories of abuse

Jul 30, 2019 00:16:39

Description:

Bing Liu's Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap follows a group of young skateboarders to take a raw and honest look at child abuse in small town America.

Cara Gee: The actor on starring in Soulpepper's production of Fool For Love

Jul 30, 2019 00:16:50

Description:

Cara Gee stars as May in Soulpepper's latest production of Sam Shepard's celebrated 1983 play Fool For Love. She joined guest host Laurie Brown to discuss the new direction she's taken with this part.

David Crosby, Cara Gee and more 30/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 30, 2019 00:54:53

Description:

Singer-songwriter David Crosby discusses David Crosby: Remember My Name — a new documentary about his life, musical legacy and mistakes. Actor Cara Gee talks about adding a new dimension to Soulpepper's latest production of Sam Shepard's play Fool For Love. Minding the Gap director Bing Liu opens up about the importance of sharing stories of abuse.

Killer Mike: The rapper on his Netflix series Trigger Warning

Jul 29, 2019 00:18:44

Description:

In Killer Mike's new Netflix show Trigger Warning, the Grammy-winning rapper uses bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America.

Terra Lightfoot: The musician on the electric guitar and her latest album

Jul 29, 2019 00:18:58

Description:

Terra Lightfoot discusses her latest album New Mistakes and joins us in the q music studio for a special stripped-down performance with just her voice and her guitar.

Killer Mike, Terra Lightfoot and more 29/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 29, 2019 01:03:41

Description:

Rapper Killer Mike talks about using bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America in his new Netflix series Trigger Warning. The q screen panel share their takes on Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The cast of 2001: A Space Odyssey reflect on playing apes in the iconic sci-fi film. Musician Terra Lightfoot discusses her latest album and joins us for a special stripped down performance with just her voice and her guitar.

Black Thought: The Roots frontman on taking on stand-up at Just for Laughs

Jul 26, 2019 00:23:11

Description:

Tariq Trotter, also known as The Roots frontman Black Thought, talks about taking on comedy at this year's Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

Sarah McLachlan: The singer-songwriter on the intense power of Angel, the unofficial song of sorrow

Jul 26, 2019 00:28:42

Description:

Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair, the power of Angel and how music saved her life ahead of the 2018 SOCAN Awards.

Black Thought, Sarah McLachlan and more 26/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 26, 2019 01:14:53

Description:

Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter of The Roots talks about taking on stand-up comedy at this year's Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. The q This music panel look at the evolution of Lil Nas X's Old Town Road and its latest remix. Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Wesley Morris shares his q gateway to romantic comedies. Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair and the intense power of Angel.

Oyinkan Braithwaite: The novelist stretches the idea of unconditional love to its extreme in My Sister, The Serial Killer

Jul 25, 2019 00:13:50

Description:

Oyinkan Braithwaite's debut novel is about a woman named Korede and her younger sister Ayoola, who has an unfortunate habit of murdering her boyfriends.

Kirk Hammett: The Metallica guitarist on his lifelong obsession with classic horror

Jul 25, 2019 00:17:11

Description:

Kirk Hammett joins Tom Power in the q studio to discuss his huge collection of classic horror and sci-fi memorabilia, which is on display now at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Amaal: The Toronto R&B singer brings her smooth and sultry sound to the q studio

Jul 25, 2019 00:16:57

Description:

R&B singer Amaal brings her smooth and sultry sound to the q studio for a live performance and chat with host Tom Power. 

Kirk Hammett, Amaal and more 25/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 25, 2019 01:03:51

Description:

Toronto R&B singer Amaal brings her smooth and sultry sound to the q studio for a live performance and conversation about her debut EP, Black Dove. Prince superfan Anil Dash tells us what made the late singer's 1989 Batman album such an important pop culture milestone. Metallica's Kirk Hammett discusses his lifelong obsession with classic horror movies and memorabilia. Novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite stretches the idea of unconditional love to its extreme in her debut book, My Sister, The Serial Killer.

Frank Dukes, Nandita Das and more 24/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 24, 2019 01:03:15

Description:

Canadian super-producer Frank Dukes talks about making hits with 50 Cent, Drake and Camila Cabello. Artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his decision not to participate in this year's Whitney Biennial in an act of protest. Fashion designer Aurora James tells us how her brand Brother Vellies is redefining the possibilities of sustainable fashion. Actor and director Nandita Das takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers, Saadat Hasan Manto.

Michael Rakowitz: The artist on opting out of the Whitney Biennial

Jul 24, 2019 00:10:41

Description:

Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his decision not to participate in this year's Whitney Biennial in an act of protest.

Nandita Das: The actor and director takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers

Jul 24, 2019 00:13:53

Description:

A new film is shining a spotlight on one of South Asia's greatest writers, ​Saadat Hasan Manto. Acclaimed actor and director, Nandita Das, takes us deeper into his story.

Aurora James: The Canadian designer on sustainability in fashion

Jul 24, 2019 00:17:07

Description:

The New York-based Canadian fashion designer tells us how her brand Brother Vellies is redefining the possibilities of sustainable fashion.

Frank Dukes: The Canadian super-producer on working with 50 Cent, Drake and Camila Cabello

Jul 24, 2019 00:19:33

Description:

Toronto's Frank Dukes is one of the busiest and most successful producers making music today. He joined us to talk about his innovative sample music library, his partnership with Toronto's Regent Park School of Music, and working on big hits with the likes of 50 Cent, Drake and Camila Cabello.

Let Your Backbone Slide at 30: Maestro Fresh Wes shares his oral history of Canada's most loved rap song

Jul 23, 2019 00:12:59

Description:

For the 30-year anniversary of Let Your Backbone Slide, Maestro Fresh Wes, his former manager Farley Flex and Davis from the production duo First Offence reflect on the song's impact, for an oral history of Let Your Backbone Slide.

Simu Liu: The actor on Kim's Convenience and Asian representation on screen

Jul 23, 2019 00:17:18

Description:

Ahead of the season three premiere of Kim's Convenience, Simu Liu dropped by to talk about what we can expect, how his real-life relationship with his parents informs his father-son relationship on the show and how he feels about the representation of Asian men on screen.

Amanda Palmer: On tackling abortion, miscarriage and suicide on her 'unapologetically balls-out' feminist album

Jul 23, 2019 00:19:21

Description:

Singer, songwriter and provocateur Amanda Palmer talks about her personal new record and performs some stripped-down versions of her songs at the grand piano.

Simu Liu, Amanda Palmer and more 23/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 23, 2019 00:51:27

Description:

Maestro Fresh Wes shares his oral history of his hit single Let Your Backbone Slide for the 30-year anniversary of its release. Actor Simu Liu talks about Asian representation on screen and how his real-life relationship with his parents informs his father-son relationship on Kim's Convenience. Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer opens up about her new "unapologetically balls-out" feminist album, which tackles abortion, miscarriage and suicide.

Jaleel White: The actor on owning his legacy as Steve Urkel

Jul 22, 2019 00:20:42

Description:

You might remember Jaleel White best as Steve Urkel, the lovable nerd on the '90s sitcom Family Matters, but this summer, he's taking on something different: a new reality TV show called 50 Ways To Kill Your Mum.

Mavis Staples: The gospel singer on the state of civil rights in America

Jul 22, 2019 00:19:07

Description:

The legendary gospel singer explains why she feels she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to speaking out against bigotry in America.

Nobu Adilman: How auditioning for Short Round in Temple of Doom changed the filmmaker's life

Jul 22, 2019 00:14:00

Description:

When Nobu Adilman was 11 years old back in 1983, he got the chance to audition for Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom — but he didn't get the part. Now he's made a documentary featuring the other hopefuls who missed out.

Jaleel White, Nobu Adilman and more 22/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 22, 2019 01:06:40

Description:

Actor Jaleel White talks about owning his legacy as Steve Urkel, growing up as a child star and reconnecting with his mom on a new reality TV show. The q screen panel compares The Lion King to the much talked-about trailer for Cats, which has the internet reacting in horror. Filmmaker Nobu Adilman tells us why he wanted to make a documentary about the many hopefuls who auditioned for the part of Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she feels she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to speaking out against bigotry in America.

Lulu Wang: The filmmaker on bringing her family's lie to life in The Farewell

Jul 19, 2019 00:16:02

Description:

Lulu Wang is the writer and director behind The Farewell, a comedy-drama about an ailing grandmother whose family is determined to keep her in the dark about her terminal illness, in keeping with Chinese tradition.

Lulu Wang, Sharon and Bram, and more 19/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 19, 2019 01:02:45

Description:

The Farewell writer and director Lulu Wang talks about bringing her family's lie to life on the big screen. The q This music panel takes a closer look at the 10 albums on this year's Polaris Music Prize short list. Cindy Li, who records under the name Ciel, shows us a different side to Toronto's nightlife. Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram perform live in the q studio and reflect on their incredible 40-year career.

Sharon and Bram: The children's entertainers bid 'skinnamarink adieu' after 40 years

Jul 19, 2019 00:21:03

Description:

Iconic Canadian children's entertainers Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison are embarking on their farewell tour after four decades of entertaining kids around the world. They dropped by the q studio for a very special performance and to reflect on their memories of fellow founding member, Lois Lilienstein.

Colson Whitehead: The novelist on fighting through anger to write The Nickel Boys

Jul 18, 2019 00:19:36

Description:

The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad joined Tom Power in the q studio to tell us about his highly-anticipated follow-up novel, The Nickel Boys.

Billy Eichner, Colson Whitehead and more 18/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 18, 2019 00:34:10

Description:

Toronto singer and rapper TOBi brings his "unapologetic soul music" to the q studio. Comedian Billy Eichner talks about voicing Timon — and following in his idol's footsteps — in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead discusses his highly-anticipated new novel, The Nickel Boys. Writer, musician and visual artist Vivek Shraya talks about turning her hate mail into a new graphic novel, called Death Threat.

Billy Eichner: The comedian on following in his idol's footsteps in The Lion King

Jul 18, 2019 00:17:44

Description:

Billy Eichner joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about voicing Timon in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.

Vivek Shraya: Why the artist turned her hate mail into the graphic novel, Death Threat

Jul 18, 2019 00:17:55

Description:

When a stranger started sending Vivek Shraya death threats, she found it upsetting, but saw something strangely poetic in it, too. She joined us to talk about turning her hate mail into a graphic novel.

TOBi: The Toronto singer and rapper brings his 'unapologetic soul music' to the q studio

Jul 18, 2019 00:12:59

Description:

Nigerian-born, Toronto-raised singer and rapper TOBi drops by the q studio to perform a few songs from his newly-released debut album, Still.

Jesse Eisenberg: The actor on his new movie The Art of Self-Defense, a 'satire without snark'

Jul 17, 2019 00:19:51

Description:

Jesse Eisenberg has found something most artists only dream of: the perfect gig. He tells us about his latest role in the satirical film The Art of Self-Defense.

Joey King: The actor on her 'nerve-racking' transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act

Jul 17, 2019 00:17:10

Description:

Joey King stars in The Act, which retells the tragic and shocking story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who murdered her mother with the help of a boyfriend in 2015.

Eugene Levy: The actor on Schitt's Creek's four Emmy nominations

Jul 17, 2019 00:08:36

Description:

After five seasons, Schitt's Creek received its first-ever Emmy nominations. Tom Power reached Eugene Levy right after he got the big news to extend our congratulations.

Jesse Eisenberg, Eugene Levy and more 17/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 17, 2019 01:01:54

Description:

Jesse Eisenberg discusses his new movie The Art of Self-Defense, a "satire without snark." Eugene Levy talks about what it feels like to see Schitt's Creek honoured with four Emmy nominations. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud unpacks how this year's VidCon highlighted a tension between big YouTube stars and new online creators. Joey King talks about her "nerve-racking" transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu's true crime series The Act.

Fab 5 Freddy: How hip-hop evolved into the most dominant genre in the world

Jul 16, 2019 00:19:12

Description:

Fab 5 Freddy is a visual artist, veejay, filmmaker and hip-hop historian. He joined Tom Power to discuss hip-hop's early beginnings and the role he played in its evolution into a huge cultural influence.

Rob Thomas: The solo artist and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty reflects on his biggest hits

Jul 16, 2019 00:21:15

Description:

Rob Thomas dropped by the q studio to perform some music and reflect on some of his stand out career landmarks, both as the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty and as a solo artist.

Why digital-only clothing could be the future of fashion

Jul 16, 2019 00:13:28

Description:

A fascinating new trend is taking over the world of fashion: digital clothing and accessories that only exist virtually. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert tells us more.

Fab 5 Freddy, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more 16/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 16, 2019 00:56:37

Description:

Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty reflects on his biggest hits and new solo album, Chip Tooth Smile. Graffiti artist, filmmaker and hip-hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy discusses how hip-hop evolved into the most dominant genre in the world. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert explains why digital-only clothing could be the future of fashion.

Howie Mandel: The comedian on championing Canadian comedy and Just for Laughs

Jul 15, 2019 00:17:41

Description:

Howie Mandel looks back on his long career in comedy and tells us what inspired him to become a part of the Canadian comedy empire, Just for Laughs.

Sally Rooney: The Irish novelist on being called the first great millennial author

Jul 15, 2019 00:19:12

Description:

At just 28 years old, Irish novelist Sally Rooney has already been heralded as the voice of her generation. She joined guest host Rollie Pemberton to reflect on her rapid rise to the rank of literary sensation.

Beau Dixon: How his new play Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable helps him honour his mother's memory

Jul 15, 2019 00:14:14

Description:

Actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon tells us about his new play, Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable, and how he's honouring his mother through his art.

Howie Mandel, Sally Rooney and more 15/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 15, 2019 01:07:34

Description:

Howie Mandel looks back on his long career in comedy and tells us what inspired him to become a part of the Canadian comedy empire, Just for Laughs. The q screen panel discusses reports that the next 007 will be played by a black female actor named Lashana Lynch. Actor, musician and playwright Beau Dixon talks about his new play, Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable, and how he's honouring his mother through his art. Irish novelist Sally Rooney reckons with her reputation as the first great millennial author.

Mira Sorvino, Catherine MacLellan and more 12/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 12, 2019 01:05:55

Description:

Academy Award-winning actor Mira Sorvino opens up about making her return to the big screen in Stuber. The q This music panel compares this week's Billboard charts to the charts from exactly 25 years ago and ask: where have all the slow jams gone? Brooklyn-based artist and writer Nate Harrison gives us an introduction to the Amen break, one of music's most sampled pieces. Singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan revisits her father Gene MacLellan's history with depression in a new documentary.

Catherine MacLellan: The singer-songwriter revisits her father's history with depression in a new documentary

Jul 12, 2019 00:18:22

Description:

Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, dropped by q to perform and talk about her documentary The Song and the Sorrow.

Mira Sorvino: The actor on her new film Stuber

Jul 12, 2019 00:20:33

Description:

Mira Sorvino's latest project is a buddy-cop comedy called Stuber. She talks about the film and how she feels about returning to the big screen after allegedly being blacklisted in Hollywood.

The Strumbellas, Rosina Kazi and more 11/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 11, 2019 00:59:52

Description:

Juno-winning rock band The Strumbellas join us live in the q studio for a performance and chat about their new album, Rattlesnake. DJ Spinna shares his essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder. LAL's Rosina Kazi tells us what it means for our communities when spaces for artists disappear. Peter Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.

Peter Frampton: The English rock musician on preparing for his farewell tour

Jul 11, 2019 00:19:58

Description:

Peter Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.

Rosina Kazi: What do we lose when spaces for artists disappear?

Jul 11, 2019 00:09:06

Description:

As cities across the country continue to change, more and more small, accessible spaces for artists are starting to disappear. LAL's Rosina Kazi tells us why and what this means for artists.

The Strumbellas: The Juno-winning rock band tackle stardom and family on Rattlesnake

Jul 11, 2019 00:18:18

Description:

Juno-winning band Ontario rock band The Strumbellas joins us live in the q studio in the second edition of the q Thursday Headliner.

Kevin Bacon: The actor talks longevity, bribing DJs and playing cops from Boston

Jul 10, 2019 00:20:35

Description:

Kevin Bacon joins Tom Power from New York to tell us how he really felt about his famous role in Footloose, why he always seems to keep filming in Boston and how he once got duped by Bernie Madoff.

Carly Rae Jepsen: The Canadian pop star on her new album Dedicated

Jul 10, 2019 00:20:14

Description:

Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.

Cliff Jones: The playwright on seeing Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical back on stage 45 years after its premiere

Jul 10, 2019 00:13:51

Description:

Canadian playwright Cliff Jones tells us how his idea for a Hamlet musical became bigger than he ever imagined and even shaped his entire life.

Kevin Bacon, Carly Rae Jepsen and more 10/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 10, 2019 01:03:34

Description:

Actor Kevin Bacon talks about longevity, bribing DJs and why he always seems to be playing cops from Boston. Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares her latest book pick with us: Your Life Is Mine by Nathan Ripley. Playwright and composer Cliff Jones tells us what it's like seeing his production Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical back on stage 45 years after its premiere. Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.

Perry Farrell: The alt-rock icon on the second Messianic era, his new solo album and more

Jul 9, 2019 00:20:10

Description:

The Jane's Addiction frontman sits down with Tom Power to talk about his wild new solo album, Kind Heaven.

Rhiannon Giddens: How the roots musician is changing the narrative of American folk music

Jul 9, 2019 00:21:21

Description:

Rhiannon Giddens set up a collaborative of black female roots musicians to record an album called Songs of Our Native Daughters, which looks at neglected female voices and stories in folk.

Glen E. Friedman: The punk, hip hop and skateboard photographer on documenting a counterculture generation

Jul 9, 2019 00:14:41

Description:

Photographer Glen E. Friedman has taken some of the most iconic photos in skateboarding, punk rock and hip hop. Known for capturing the raw energy of a counterculture generation in its prime, his photography helped shape the way people view punk music and redefined the sport of skateboarding.

Perry Farrell, Rhiannon Giddens and more 09/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 9, 2019 01:00:44

Description:

Alt-rock icon Perry Farrell discusses his new solo album Kind Heaven, the second Messianic era and more. Punk, hip hop and skateboard photographer Glen E. Friedman talks about documenting a counterculture generation in photos. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff talks about how 1940s mob culture gave us the phrase "stand-up comedian." Rhiannon Giddens of the roots quartet Our Native Daughters tells us how the band's new album is reclaiming the narrative of American folk music.

Feist: The indie icon searches for connection in her new podcast, Pleasure Studies

Jul 8, 2019 00:20:08

Description:

Leslie Feist sits down with Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about finding the courage to branch out with a new podcast, called Pleasure Studies.

Tom's Podcast Pick: Chosen Family

Jul 8, 2019 00:34:26

Description:

Looking for more great conversations? Check out Chosen Family from CBC Podcasts. Comedians Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour shine a light on the intersection of art, community and sexuality through deep and spontaneous conversations with renowned artists and up-and-coming creators. Subscribe to Chosen Family wherever you get your podcasts!

Dan Aykroyd: The actor on the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar

Jul 8, 2019 00:19:10

Description:

Actor Dan Aykroyd joins us in studio to talk about the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar.

Feist, Dan Aykroyd and more 08/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 8, 2019 01:07:14

Description:

Canadian indie icon Feist talks about finding the courage to branch out with a podcast, called Pleasure Studies. The q screen panel discusses the legacy of Seinfeld 30 years after its premiere on television. Actor Dan Aykroyd joins us in studio to talk about the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar.

Kiefer Sutherland, Rufus Wainwright and more 05/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 5, 2019 00:59:33

Description:

Actor Kiefer Sutherland talks about country music, the rodeo, his grandfather Tommy Douglas and more. The q This music panel explains why Taylor Swift is calling her music catalogue feud with Scooter Braun her "worst case scenario." Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs live in the q studio and discusses celebrating 20 years since his debut album.

Rufus Wainwright: The singer-songwriter on composing operas and celebrating 20 years since his debut album

Jul 5, 2019 00:20:10

Description:

Opera has been a huge part of Rufus Wainwright's life for a long time. He stopped by the q studio to talk about what it means to him, as well as his current tour, which celebrates his first two pop records.

Kiefer Sutherland: The actor on country music, the rodeo, his grandfather Tommy Douglas and more

Jul 5, 2019 00:17:57

Description:

The Canadian actor talks about his love of storytelling both on screen and as a country musician.

Black Pumas, Tantoo Cardinal and more 04/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 4, 2019 01:10:48

Description:

Psychedelic soul group Black Pumas join us live in the q studio for a performance and chat about their self-titled debut album. Comedian Trevor Noah shares his q block party playlist for Soweto, South Africa. The Last Black Man in San Francisco's Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot talk about the film and how displacement and gentrification affect people of colour. Veteran actor Tantoo Cardinal opens up about getting her first starring role in a feature film.

Tantoo Cardinal: The veteran actor on getting her first starring role in a feature film

Jul 4, 2019 00:17:03

Description:

Tantoo Cardinal is one of the most recognizable and prolific Indigenous actors in Canada. Even if you don't know her by name, chances are you've seen her on screen: she's been in more than 120 films and television shows over her 40-year career.

Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot: The Last Black Man In San Francisco is a story about displacement, gentrification and personal history

Jul 4, 2019 00:19:14

Description:

The Last Black Man in San Francisco​​​​​​​ is a story about displacement, gentrification and how these issues affect people of colour, who have deep, lifelong histories in neighbourhoods they can no longer afford to call home.

Black Pumas: The psychedelic soul group performs live in the q studio

Jul 4, 2019 00:20:32

Description:

Black Pumas join Tom Power live in the q studio for a performance and chat about their self-titled debut album, which is turning heads north and south of the border for its unique blend of hip-hop samples and old-school soul.

Sara Bareilles: The singer-songwriter on writing the Tony-nominated musical Waitress

Jul 3, 2019 00:19:38

Description:

Sara Bareilles joins Tom Power in the q studio to talk about how writing the music and lyrics for the Tony-nominated musical Waitress changed her, both personally and professionally.

Jeremy Dutcher: The musician and composer on his whirlwind year

Jul 3, 2019 00:15:35

Description:

Jeremy Dutcher won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize as well as a Juno Award for his debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

Caleb McLaughlin: The Stranger Things star on his life-changing role

Jul 3, 2019 00:12:20

Description:

Three summers ago, Stranger Things premiered on Netflix and exploded in popularity. One of the show's young stars, Caleb McLaughlin, talks to us ahead of the release of the show's third season.

Sara Bareilles, Caleb McLaughlin and more 03/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 3, 2019 01:01:57

Description:

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles talks about how Broadway has changed her, both personally and professionally. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the music streaming manipulation phenomenon. Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin discusses his life-changing role and takes our '80s pop culture quiz. Polaris Prize-winning singer Jeremy Dutcher reflects on his whirlwind year.

Emilio Estevez, Haviah Mighty and more 02/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 2, 2019 00:58:38

Description:

Emilio Estevez discusses his return to the big screen as the star, writer and director of The Public, a drama about the homelessness crisis and the importance of public libraries. Polaris Prize-longlisted artist Haviah Mighty talks about having the opportunity to candidly speak her truth as a young, black female rapper in Canada. Tony Award-winner Bob Martin discusses his latest production The Prom and why he believes in the healing power of musical theatre.

Bob Martin: The Tony-winner on musical theatre as an escape from the harshness of life

Jul 2, 2019 00:15:01

Description:

Bob Martin's latest musical, The Prom, is about a troupe of washed-up Broadway stars who head to small-town Indiana to help a young lesbian couple who have been banned from attending prom.

Haviah Mighty: The Polaris-nominated rapper is candidly speaking her truth

Jul 2, 2019 00:21:23

Description:

Haviah Mighty is one of Canada's most exciting new hip hop talents. She dropped by the q studio to perform a few songs from her Polaris-nominated album, 13th Floor.

Emilio Estevez: The actor on his film The Public and the importance of public libraries

Jul 2, 2019 00:19:31

Description:

Emilio Estevez tells us about his return to the big screen as the star, writer and director of The Public, a drama about a standoff between homeless people and the police that plays out in a Cincinnati library.

Best of q: Will Arnett, Tanya Taylor and more 01/07/2019 [Full episode]

Jul 1, 2019 01:02:22

Description:

Will Arnett talks about his parents, being Canadian and returning home for the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. Canadian fashion designer Tanya Taylor tells us why it's important to connect with and celebrate women who don't feel included in the world of fashion. Chilly Gonzales discusses his love of the piano and performs songs from his album Solo Piano III.

The Black Keys: After a 5-year hiatus, the rock duo has returned with a brand new album

Jun 28, 2019 00:19:16

Description:

After rumours of a breakup, the Black Keys have returned with a brand new album called Let's Rock. Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach talk about the hiatus between records and the pitfalls of the music industry in 2019.

Caitlin Cronenberg: The photographer on celebrity portraits, Drake and her latest exhibit

Jun 28, 2019 00:16:33

Description:

Caitlin Cronenberg is an award-winning photographer and director who's been published all over the world. She joined Tom Power to talk about a new exhibit of her work called STRANGE/BEAUTY, which features some of her extensive work with Drake.

Rupert Everett: The actor on his lifelong relationship with the work of Oscar Wilde

Jun 28, 2019 00:18:15

Description:

Over the years, Rupert Everett has cultivated a relationship with Oscar Wilde's work, both onscreen and onstage. All of this culminates with the release of The Happy Prince, a biopic about the Irish author directed by and starring Everett.

The Black Keys, Caitlin Cronenberg and more 28/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 28, 2019 00:55:51

Description:

Rock duo the Black Keys open up about what led to their five-year hiatus between records. Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg talks about celebrity portraits, Drake and her latest exhibit. Actor Rupert Everett talks about his film The Happy Prince and his lifelong relationship with Oscar Wilde.

Norah Jones: The nine-time Grammy winner on her new collection of songs, Begin Again

Jun 27, 2019 00:20:43

Description:

Norah Jones talks about her new collection of songs, how her early success shaped her as an artist and why she's never been interested in fame.

Dominique Jackson: The Pose star on the importance of telling trans stories

Jun 27, 2019 00:15:34

Description:

Dominique Jackson is the star of Pose, a television series that's making history right now for its depiction of the trans community.

Jeremy Charles: The chef on bringing the Newfoundland and Labrador wilderness into his work

Jun 27, 2019 00:14:43

Description:

Chef Jeremy Charles talks about his new book Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador and why presentation — the poetry of the plate — is so important.

Norah Jones, Jeremy Charles and more 27/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 27, 2019 00:53:14

Description:

Nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones talks about her new collection of songs, Begin Again, and how her early success shaped her as an artist. Chef Jeremy Charles tells us how he's bringing the Newfoundland and Labrador wilderness into his work. Songwriter Dave Clark shares the story behind the posthumous release of Freddie Mercury's Time Waits For No One. Pose star Dominique Jackson discusses the importance of telling trans stories on screen.

Jenny Lewis: How the singer-songwriter tapped into her unconscious to write her new album

Jun 26, 2019 00:23:48

Description:

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis discusses her new album, On the Line, and performs a few songs in the q studio.

Lance Bass: The NSYNC member opens up about Lou Pearlman, the conman who defrauded '90s boy bands

Jun 26, 2019 00:21:01

Description:

Lance Bass' new documentary The Boy Band Con details the fraudulent schemes of music producer Lou Pearlman, who paved the way for boy bands like NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.

Stephan James: The actor on shining a light on black stories

Jun 26, 2019 00:14:24

Description:

The star of If Beale Street Could Talk and Homecoming joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about his whirlwind year and first Golden Globe nomination.

Jenny Lewis, Lance Bass and more 26/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 26, 2019 01:10:46

Description:

Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis discusses her new album, On the Line, and performs a few songs in the q studio. Our theatre columnist Carly Maga recaps the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. If Beale Street Could Talk's Stephan James discusses his whirlwind year and why it's important to shine a light on black stories. NSYNC's Lance Bass opens up about Lou Pearlman, the conman who brought '90s boy bands to fame and then defrauded them of millions.

Emily Nussbaum: The Pulitzer-winning critic on the evolution of TV and the shows that changed her life

Jun 25, 2019 00:20:33

Description:

In her new collection of essays, I Like To Watch, Emily Nussbaum examines the evolution of TV and how notions of highbrow and lowbrow are changing.

Richard Reed Parry: The musician draws from his family's folk music past on new solo album

Jun 25, 2019 00:16:57

Description:

Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry performs and talks about his new solo album, Quiet River of Dust.

Emily Nussbaum, Richard Reed Parry and more 25/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 25, 2019 00:53:04

Description:

Pulitzer-winning critic Emily Nussbaum discusses the evolution of TV and the shows that changed her life. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Bunny by Canadian novelist Mona Awad. Chali-Rosso Art Gallery director Oree Gianacopoulos talks about the impact of an art theft in downtown Vancouver concerning a $2.8 million bronze sculpture by Salvador Dali. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry talks about drawing from his family's folk music past for his latest solo project, Quiet River of Dust.

Brent Butt: The actor and comedian on 15 years of Corner Gas and keeping his comedy Canadian

Jun 24, 2019 00:19:04

Description:

Brent Butt joins Tom Power to talk about Corner Gas Animated, which returns for its second season on Canada Day.

Jackie Shane: The late soul singer in her own words: A rare interview with the pioneering musician

Jun 24, 2019 00:17:12

Description:

Soul singer Jackie Shane built a loyal audience on Toronto's Yonge Street strip in the '60s. She passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 78. In one of her final interviews, she agreed to speak with CBC's Elaine Banks.

Brent Butt, Jackie Shane and more 24/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 24, 2019 00:53:49

Description:

Actor and comedian Brent Butt talks about 15 years of Corner Gas and keeping his comedy Canadian. The q screen panel discusses HBO's controversial new series Euphoria, Danny Boyle's Beatles-themed film Yesterday, and the return of everyone's favourite demonic doll, Chucky. The late soul singer Jackie Shane speaks with CBC's Elaine Banks after disappearing from the public eye for decades.

Beatrice Deer: The musician brings her unique blend of throat singing and indie-rock to the q studio

Jun 21, 2019 00:21:12

Description:

Beatrice Deer is a half-Inuk and half-Mohawk musician who took home the award for best folk album at the Indigenous Music Awards this year.

Polaris Prize long list offers snapshot of Canada's diverse music scene in 2019

Jun 21, 2019 00:14:53

Description:

The q This music panel discusses the Polaris Prize long list, which is stacked with recent q guests.

Beatrice Deer, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and more 21/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 21, 2019 01:00:30

Description:

The q This music panel talks about the 2019 Polaris Prize long list. Performance artist, mask dancer and director Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory discusses the need for a permanent performance space in Iqaluit. Hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids share their q block party playlist for Kitamaat Village, B.C. Singer-songwriter Beatrice Deer brings her unique blend of throat singing and indie-rock to the q studio.

Margaret Trudeau, Lee Fields and more 20/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 20, 2019 01:02:27

Description:

Canadian icon Margaret Trudeau shares her story with mental illness like never before in her new one-woman comedy show, Certain Woman of an Age. Three fringe festival veterans take us through Canada's coast-to-coast theatre party. Singer and actor Satori Shakoor shares a few road stories from her time playing with the psychedelic funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic. Soul singer Lee Fields opens up about his return to music after experiencing tragedy.

Lee Fields: The soul singer on returning to music after tragedy

Jun 20, 2019 00:18:11

Description:

Soul singer Lee Fields cut his first record 50 years ago, but there was a period of time when he stopped making music. Now he's ready to share why.

Margaret Trudeau: The Canadian icon shares her struggle with mental illness in a new one-woman comedy show

Jun 20, 2019 00:18:29

Description:

In Margaret Trudeau's new one-woman comedy show, Certain Woman of an Age, the Canadian icon uses humour to tell her story like never before.

Thompson Egbo-Egbo: The pianist and composer on his history with the piano

Jun 19, 2019 00:20:57

Description:

Toronto pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo joins Tom Power for a performance and chat about his new album, The Offering.

M.I.A.: The rapper and pop star on Loveridge's tell-all documentary about her career and activism

Jun 19, 2019 00:14:47

Description:

M.I.A. joins Tom Power in the q studio to share her thoughts on Stephen Loveridge's long-awaited documentary portrait of her, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

M.I.A., Thompson Egbo-Egbo and more 19/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 19, 2019 00:52:59

Description:

Rapper and pop star M.I.A. shares her thoughts on Stephen Loveridge's long-awaited documentary portrait of her. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the ongoing dispute between Genius and Google and tells us how AirDrop has become the new Snapchat among teens. Jazz drummer Kendrick Scott gives us a gateway to the legendary jazz label, Blue Note Records. Pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo performs live in the q studio and opens up about his history with the piano.

Anna Maria Tremonti: For the veteran CBC journalist, empathy is essential

Jun 18, 2019 00:18:02

Description:

Morning radio will never be the same. After 17 seasons of hosting The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti is moving on to the world of podcasting. She sat down with Tom Power to talk about everything from her pre-show singing rituals to her love for The Wizard of Oz.

Malcolm Gladwell: The author and journalist ventures into music on his new podcast

Jun 18, 2019 00:18:23

Description:

Malcolm Gladwell has turned his attention to music with a new podcast called Broken Record, about songs you know and the people behind them.

SonReal: The Canadian rapper taps into two sides of himself on The Aaron LP

Jun 18, 2019 00:20:14

Description:

SonReal (a.k.a. Aaron Hoffman) is one of Canada's most exciting musical voices right now. The rapper and songwriter joined Tom Power in the q music studio to perform and talk about his latest album, The Aaron LP.

Anna Maria Tremonti, SonReal and more 18/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 18, 2019 01:03:43

Description:

Author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell turns his attention to music with a new podcast called Broken Record. Ahead of her last show with The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti joins us to talk about everything from her pre-show singing rituals to her love for The Wizard of Oz. Canadian rapper and songwriter SonReal taps into two sides of himself on The Aaron LP.

There Are No Fakes: How Norval Morrisseau, the late Canadian art icon, landed at the centre of a massive forgery ring

Jun 17, 2019 00:22:08

Description:

A new documentary called There Are No Fakes looks to protect the late Norval Morrisseau's legacy, according to its director.

Maggie Rogers: From viral hit to the stage of SNL

Jun 17, 2019 00:16:36

Description:

The Maryland pop phenom joins Tom Power for a chat about her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and special live performance in the q studio.

Jamie Kastner and Greg Hill, Maggie Rogers and more 17/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 17, 2019 01:03:30

Description:

There Are No Fakes director Jamie Kastner and National Gallery of Canada curator Greg Hill explain how Norval Morrisseau, the late "Picasso of the North," landed at the centre of a massive forgery ring. The q screen panel dives into the cultural phenomenon that is Keanu Reeves and carefully broaches the question: is he overrated? Nancy Drew historian Jennifer Fisher helps us crack the mystery of the famous sleuth's author. Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers discusses the challenges of making her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and performs live in the q studio.

Joe Namath: The Super Bowl champion on Chekhov, musical theatre and never giving up

Jun 14, 2019 00:18:18

Description:

Former New York Jets quarterback and actor Joe Namath shares some stories from his new autobiography, All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters.

Orville Peck, Joe Namath and more 14/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 14, 2019 01:07:17

Description:

The mysterious masked country music star known as Orville Peck performs live in the q music studio. The q This music panel compares the media coverage of two new album releases: Madonna's Madame X and Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars. Canadian record producer and sound engineer Mark Howard shares stories from the studio, from working with Neil Young to Bob Dylan. Former quarterback and actor Joe Namath reflects on his time on the field and in front of the camera.

Orville Peck: Meet the mysterious masked country music star

Jun 14, 2019 00:22:44

Description:

The mysterious country singer known as Orville Peck is writing the most honest music of his career despite the fact that he sings lonesome old-time country songs under a mask.

Sergio Trujillo, Chanty Marostica and more 13/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 13, 2019 00:57:11

Description:

Tony Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo talks about his journey growing up in Toronto and later landing in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant. Actor and playwright Byron Abalos tells us about Monday Nights, an interactive, immersive theatre experience that invites audience members to participate in a basketball game. Toronto-based stand-up comedian Chanty Marostica discusses the gap in trans storytelling. Graphic designer Peter Saville explains the interstellar origins of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures artwork.

Chanty Marostica: The stand-up comic on the gap in trans storytelling

Jun 13, 2019 00:12:11

Description:

The Toronto stand-up comic was asked to consult on a recent episode of Designated Survivor in which a support group of trans people take turns sharing their experiences in the world.

Byron Abalos: The actor and playwright on his new basketball play, Monday Nights

Jun 13, 2019 00:12:36

Description:

Byron Abalos is the co-creator and star of Monday Nights, an interactive, immersive theatre experience that invites audience members to participate in a basketball game.

Sergio Trujillo: The Tony Award-winner on growing up in Toronto and landing in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant

Jun 13, 2019 00:17:04

Description:

The Toronto-raised choreographer was met with a standing ovation at last week's Tony Awards when he used his acceptance speech to talk openly about arriving in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant.

Beverly Glenn-Copeland: At 75, his music is finally finding an audience, but he's not letting it go to his head

Jun 12, 2019 00:24:31

Description:

For 25 years, Beverly Glenn-Copeland was a series regular on Mr. Dressup, but in his spare time, he was making his own music in relative obscurity. That all changed when a Japanese record collector discovered one of his cassettes and kick-started his career.

David McMillan: The photographer takes us inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Jun 12, 2019 00:17:48

Description:

Canadian photographer David McMillan has taken more than 20 trips to capture images of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which is now an uninhabited ghost town.

Beverly Glenn-Copeland, David McMillan and more 12/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 12, 2019 01:02:45

Description:

Singer-songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland tells us how his entire life changed in his 70s when a Japanese record collector discovered one of his cassettes and kick-started his music career. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: 26 Knots by Bindu Suresh. Pose creator Steven Canals discusses the lasting influence of Paris Is Burning. Photographer David McMillan talks about taking more than 20 trips inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to capture images of a city frozen in time.

Jakob Dylan and Andrew Slater: The musician and filmmaker revisit '60s Laurel Canyon music scene in new doc

Jun 11, 2019 00:20:49

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Musician Jakob Dylan and director Andrew Slater tell us about their new film Echo In The Canyon, which takes a look at the breakthroughs that came out of the Laurel Canyon music scene in the mid-'60s.

Kim Collier: The theatre director brings the power of film on stage in new play The Full Light of Day

Jun 11, 2019 00:16:26

Description:

Kim Collier is an award-winning director and founding member of Vancouver's Electric Company Theatre, which is pushing the technological envelope once again with its new production, The Full Light of Day.

Maestro Fresh Wes: The Toronto rapper rallies Raptors fans with new anthem, Jurassic Park

Jun 11, 2019 00:15:16

Description:

Maestro Fresh Wes and producer Rich Kidd wrote the song Jurassic Park to celebrate the Toronto Raptors and their incredible run to the championship.

Jakob Dylan and Andrew Slater, Kim Collier and more 11/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 11, 2019 01:05:18

Description:

Jakob Dylan and Andrew Slater tell us about their new film Echo In The Canyon, which takes a look at the breakthroughs that came out of the Laurel Canyon music scene in the mid-'60s. Toronto rapper Maestro Fresh Wes rallies Raptors fans with his new anthem, Jurassic Park, which he performs for us live in the q studio. Sonny Rollins and Robert Benton celebrate the 60th anniversary of Art Kane's iconic jazz photo A Great Day in Harlem. Director and Electric Company Theatre co-founder Kim Collier talks about bringing the power of film on stage in her new play, The Full Light of Day.

Elizabeth Gilbert: The author on writing through grief and her new novel City of Girls

Jun 10, 2019 00:19:52

Description:

Elizabeth Gilbert talks about coping with the loss of her partner and how she managed to write her joyous new novel, City of Girls, during this time of personal mourning.

Swamp Dogg: The psychedelic soul legend on LSD, Nashville, and John Prine

Jun 10, 2019 00:17:52

Description:

Swamp Dogg knows the music industry from almost every perspective. The singer, songwriter, producer and A&R man joins Tom Power to reflect on his career in music.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Swamp Dogg and more 10/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 10, 2019 01:04:59

Description:

Author Elizabeth Gilbert talks about coping with the loss of her partner and how she managed to write her joyous new novel, City of Girls, during this time of personal mourning. The q screen panel takes a look at rock documentaries and concert films. Our theatre columnist Carly Maga recaps the 2019 Tony Awards. Psychedelic soul legend Swamp Dogg reflects on his amazing career in music.

Randall Park, Eve Joseph and more 07/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 7, 2019 00:53:42

Description:

The q This music panel's Lisa Christiansen and Tabassum Siddiqui share their predictions for 2019's song of the summer. Griffin Poetry Prize winner Eve Joseph talks about her big win and reads from her poetry collection, Quarrels. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff gives us the origin story of the phrase "stand-up comedian" and history's first stand-up comics. Actor Randall Park talks about the pressure to represent Asian-Americans and playing the romantic lead in Netflix's Always Be My Maybe.

Eve Joseph: The poet on winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize

Jun 7, 2019 00:08:53

Description:

Eve Joseph joins guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe live in the q studio to talk about winning the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, Quarrels.

Randall Park: The Always Be My Maybe star on playing the romantic lead and the pressure to represent Asian-Americans

Jun 7, 2019 00:19:05

Description:

Actor, comedian, writer and director Randall Park joins guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe live in the q studio to talk about his new Netflix film, Always Be My Maybe.

Evangeline Lilly, Azhar Usman and more 06/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 6, 2019 01:07:14

Description:

Evangeline Lilly tells us why she's more comfortable penning kids' books than acting. Actor Supinder Wraich talks about her new series The 410 - a crime drama about what it means to be Indo-Canadian. Bass player Steve Mahon takes us through the story of how four teenagers from Hamilton came to be the pioneering Canadian punk rock band Teenage Head. Stand-up comic Azhar Usman?????? talks about finding truth in comedy in the age of fake news.

Azhar Usman: The comedian on finding truth in comedy in the age of fake news

Jun 6, 2019 00:17:46

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Ahead of his shows at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, comedian Azhar Usman tells us how stand-up can be a truth in this age of fake news.

Supinder Wraich: The actor on The 410 - a crime drama about what it means to be Indo-Canadian

Jun 6, 2019 00:15:28

Description:

Supinder Wraich is the writer, co-producer and star of the new CBC Gem series, The 410, named after the highway that connects the city of Brampton, Ont. to the city of Toronto. She tells us how her own upbringing factors into the plot of The 410.

Evangeline Lilly: Why the actor is more comfortable penning kids' books than acting

Jun 6, 2019 00:21:43

Description:

The world knows Evangeline Lilly as an actor, but she's also the author of a series of children's books called The Squickerwonkers. She talks about making space for other parts of her creative identity.

Tan France: The Queer Eye fashion expert on his new memoir

Jun 5, 2019 00:20:35

Description:

Queer Eye's fashion expert Tan France talks to Tom Power about his candid new memoir, Naturally Tan.

Jan Lisiecki: The 24-year-old classical pianist on Mendelssohn and music

Jun 5, 2019 00:20:34

Description:

At only 24-years-old, classical pianist Jan Lisiecki could be considered an old soul. He joined us to talk about music, his new album Mendelssohn and why classical piano resonates with him so deeply.

Tan France, Jan Lisiecki and more 05/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 5, 2019 00:58:33

Description:

Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France talks about the runaway success of the show and his candid new memoir, Naturally Tan. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud discusses Apple's decision to phase out iTunes and what it might mean for you. Griffin Poetry Prize nominee Dionne Brand reads from her poetry collection The Blue Clerk. From child prodigy to seasoned pro, classical pianist Jan Lisiecki talks about music and his latest album Mendelssohn.

Dexter Fletcher, Ser Anzoategui and more 04/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 4, 2019 00:49:21

Description:

Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher talks about working with Elton John and how their frank conversations made him consider his own dark past. Daryl Cloran of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre explains how and why the hit musical Hadestown was developed in Canada. Griffin Poetry Prize nominee Eve Joseph reads from her poetry collection Quarrels. Actor Ser Anzoategui of Vida shatters the idea that Latinx stories are niche.

Ser Anzoategui: The star of Vida shatters the idea that Latinx stories are niche

Jun 4, 2019 00:14:43

Description:

Ser Anzoategui is one of the stars of Vida, an award-winning television show that features hyper-specific references to Latin American and queer culture, set in Los Angeles. They tell us what it's like to work on a show that's unapologetic about its storytelling.

Daryl Cloran: Nurtured in Edmonton, Broadway's Hadestown now leads 2019 Tony nominations

Jun 4, 2019 00:08:58

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Hadestown is a Greek mythology-inspired musical that's leading the Tony Awards this year with 14 nominations. Daryl Cloran of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre explains how and why the hit musical was developed in Canada.

Dexter Fletcher: The Rocketman director on working with Elton John

Jun 4, 2019 00:20:53

Description:

The Rocketman director tells us about the frank conversations he had with Elton John and how those stories made him consider his own dark past.

Ava DuVernay, Mariko Tamaki and more 03/06/2019 [Full episode]

Jun 3, 2019 00:55:44

Description:

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay talks about her new Netflix series When They See Us and why the story of the Central Park Five still matters 30 years later. The q screen panel discusses what's at stake if major Hollywood studios boycott Georgia over its controversial abortion law. Griffin Poetry Prize nominee Sarah Tolmie reads from her poetry collection The Art of Dying. Artist and writer Mariko Tamaki tells us about her new YA graphic novel and why its message about unhealthy relationships is relatable at any age.

Jim Cuddy: The musician performs from his new solo album Countrywide Soul

May 31, 2019 00:19:17

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Veteran songwriter and Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy returns to the q studio to perform songs from his new solo album of reimagined songs, Countrywide Soul.

Morton Lorge: Charles Bradley's former co-manager shares the emotional stories behind the soul singer's posthumous singles

May 31, 2019 00:16:07

Description:

After being diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, the late soul singer Charles Bradley continued doing what he loved most and recorded several new songs. Morton Lorge, his friend and former co-manager, joined us to share the music and stories from those sessions.

Jim Cuddy, Morton Lorge and more 31/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 31, 2019 00:57:50

Description:

Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy performs reimagined songs from his new solo album, Countrywide Soul. The q This music panel and special guest Jim Cuddy talk about the Elton John biopic Rocketman and Drake's relationship with the Toronto Raptors. Poet, emcee and playwright Motion takes us on a musical and spoken word journey through her coming of age in Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape. Charles Bradley's friend and former co-manager, Morton Lorge, shares the emotional stories behind the soul singer's posthumous singles.

Bernie Taupin, 4Korners and more 30/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 30, 2019 01:09:24

Description:

Lyricist Bernie Taupin looks back on 50 years of working with Elton John and shares what their "perfect song" is. Professional finger painter Iris Scott tells us how she went from painting canvases that sold for $50 to pulling in about one million dollars each year. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert talks about the state of Canadian fashion. The Toronto Raptors' official DJ tells us how he pumps up the fans and the players at every home game.

Iris Scott: Meet the world's first professional finger painter

May 30, 2019 00:14:24

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Billed as the world's first full-time professional finger painter, Iris Scott tells us how she went from painting canvases that sold for as little as $50 to pulling in about one million dollars each year.

4Korners: The official DJ of the Toronto Raptors on how he pumps up fans and players

May 30, 2019 00:16:49

Description:

Toronto DJ Kirk St. Cyr, better known as 4Korners, is the man responsible for hyping up fans and players with pump-up jams. As the official DJ for the Toronto Raptors, 4Korners has played to more than 20,000 fans at every home game since 2005.

Weird Al Yankovic: The parodist on always being on the outside 'poking fun at the people on the inside'

May 29, 2019 00:20:41

Description:

"Nobody wanted to sign me to a record deal back in the early '80s because I do what is ostensibly novelty music and the implication there is one hit wonder," he told Tom Power ahead of his North American tour.

Justin Rutledge and Rob Baker: The musicians on the Tragically Hip, fatherhood and why they teamed up on Passages

May 29, 2019 00:19:14

Description:

Singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge and guitarist Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip join Tom Power for a performance and chat about working together on Rutledge's latest album, Passages.

Weird Al Yankovic, Justin Rutledge and Rob Baker and more 29/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 29, 2019 01:03:32

Description:

Weird Al Yankovic takes us through his biggest hits and tells us how he made a career of being on the outside and "poking fun at the people on the inside." Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: The Farm by Joanne Ramos. Mac DeMarco shares his gateway to the music of Japanese rock icon, Haruomi Hosono. Justin Rutledge and Rob Baker perform and talk about the Tragically Hip, fatherhood and why they teamed up on Rutledge's new album, Passages.

Dear Evan Hansen: Robert Markus and Stephanie La Rochelle bring the hit Broadway musical to the q studio

May 28, 2019 00:24:14

Description:

The stars of Toronto's Dear Evan Hansen, Robert Markus and Stephanie La Rochelle, drop by the q studio to chat with Tom Power and perform a few numbers from the hit musical.

Lauren Morelli: How the showrunner's 'maddening and cathartic' coming out story led her to reboot Tales of the City

May 28, 2019 00:15:02

Description:

Lauren Morelli got her big break writing for Orange is the New Black. Now, she's the showrunner on a new Netflix series called Tales of the City.

Dear Evan Hansen, Lauren Morelli and more 28/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 28, 2019 01:09:45

Description:

The stars of Toronto's Dear Evan Hansen, Robert Markus and Stephanie La Rochelle, bring the hit Broadway musical to the q studio. New York Times journalist Cara Buckley breaks down how a new abortion law is causing debate and tension for the film and television industry in Georgia. Chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin of Joe Beef show us how to survive the apocalypse in culinary style. Showrunner Lauren Morelli shares how coming out as gay led her to reboot the television miniseries Tales of the City.

Chelsea Handler: The comedian on grief and how Trump's election threw her into an existential crisis

May 27, 2019 00:18:10

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Chelsea Handler shares the seemingly unrelated connection between U.S. President Donald Trump and her late brother - a story which she details in her new memoir.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids: The hip-hop duo on their new album Trapline, activism and the importance of empowering Indigenous youth

May 27, 2019 00:16:17

Description:

Snotty Nose Rez Kids dropped by the q studio for a performance and chat with host Tom Power about their new album Trapline.

Chelsea Handler, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more 27/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 27, 2019 01:06:36

Description:

Comedian and television personality Chelsea Handler talks about grief and how Trump's election threw her into an existential crisis. The q screen panel shares their review of Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin. Our visual arts columnist Sean O'Neill breaks down a controversy around the Whitney Museum of American Art that has sparked a huge cultural debate. Hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids discuss their new album Trapline, activism and the importance of empowering Indigenous youth.

Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever: The Booksmart stars became real-life roommates to kick-start their on screen chemistry

May 24, 2019 00:24:20

Description:

Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever join Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about their new movie Booksmart, a female-led buddy comedy in which all the punchlines and hijinks belong to young women.

Mena Massoud: The Canadian actor on becoming Aladdin

May 24, 2019 00:15:12

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Canada's own Mena Massoud joins Tom Power in the q studio to talk about landing the role of a lifetime in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin.

Mena Massoud, Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever and more 24/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 24, 2019 01:05:20

Description:

Canada's own Mena Massoud talks about landing the role of a lifetime in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin. The q This music panel discusses Morrissey's new covers album and the singer's complicated legacy. Guitarist Tom Brenneck honours his friend and collaborator, Charles Bradley, the "screaming eagle of soul." Booksmart stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever tell us about their new buddy comedy, in which all the punchlines and hijinks belong to young women.

Bob Ezrin and Vivek Shraya 23/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 23, 2019 01:09:32

Description:

From Pink Floyd to Peter Gabriel, legendary Canadian record producer Bob Ezrin takes us through the highlights of his nearly 50-year career. Writer, musician and visual artist Vivek Shraya talks about turning her hate mail into a new graphic novel, called Death Threat.

Vivek Shraya: Why the artist turned her hate mail into the graphic novel, Death Threat

May 23, 2019 00:19:14

Description:

When a stranger started sending Vivek Shraya death threats, she found it upsetting, but saw something strangely poetic in it, too. She joined us to talk about turning her hate mail into a new graphic novel called Death Threat.

Bob Ezrin: From Pink Floyd to Peter Gabriel, the producer reflects on the highlights of his career

May 23, 2019 00:47:30

Description:

In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Canadian record producer Bob Ezrin has been just as close to the heartbeat of the music as the musicians themselves. He takes us through the biggest moments of his unbelievable career.

Lizzo: The singer/rapper on Cuz I Love You and how her music helps fans 'feel better'

May 22, 2019 00:22:33

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Lizzo opens up about the musical forces that have shaped her sound, becoming louder and braver in her career and the heightened scrutiny that follows.

Molly Tuttle: The singer-songwriter breaks the bluegrass barrier on new album, When You're Ready

May 22, 2019 00:19:42

Description:

Molly Tuttle is redefining what it means to play bluegrass music in 2019. She dropped by to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from her new album.

Lizzo, Molly Tuttle and more 22/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 22, 2019 01:07:29

Description:

Lizzo opens up about the musical forces that have shaped her sound, becoming louder and braver in her career and the heightened scrutiny that follows success. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud joins Tom Power to discuss how they managed to get through a week without social media apps. EXP Edition creator Bora Kim and band member Frankie DaPonte share the story behind the world's first and only non-Korean K-pop group. Bluegrass musician Molly Tuttle talks about her new album, When You're Ready, and performs a few songs live in the q studio.

Ani DiFranco and the q screen panel 21/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 21, 2019 01:02:53

Description:

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco discusses her new memoir, survival, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement. The q screen panel's John Semley and Amanda Parris talk about Game of Thrones, which came to an end with Sunday's highly-anticipated finale.

Ani DiFranco: The singer-songwriter on her 30-year career and new memoir

May 21, 2019 00:47:06

Description:

In a special extended interview, Ani DiFranco talks about her new memoir, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement.

Geddy Lee, Yeardley Smith and Kinan Azmeh 20/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 20, 2019 01:07:04

Description:

Best of q: Geddy Lee of Rush talks about his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar. Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution of The Simpsons and what keeps her busy outside of Springfield. Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh discusses the unexpected way that President Trump's travel ban made him feel more at home in America.

Carly Rae Jepsen: The singer-songwriter on her new album, Dedicated

May 17, 2019 00:21:31

Description:

Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen joins Tom Power in the q studio to shed some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.

Lisa Loeb: The singer brings the '90s to the q studio and performs Stay (I Missed You)

May 17, 2019 00:18:58

Description:

On the heels of our brief oral history of Lisa Loeb's '90s hit Stay (I Missed You) off the Reality Bites soundtrack, the singer joins Tom Power for a chat and live performance in the q studio.

The Jerry Cans: Lead singer Nancy Mike on the importance of Northern artists supporting each other

May 17, 2019 00:15:03

Description:

The Jerry Cans have become synonymous with Nunavut music and have helped pave the way for many other artists in their community. Lead throat singer, Nancy Mike, joined Tom Power on stage at our q live in Iqaluit show to tell us more.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Lisa Loeb and more from Nunavut 17/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 17, 2019 01:09:24

Description:

Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe. The q This music panel talks about Britney Spears and the potential that she may never perform again. Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans discuss the importance of Northern artists supporting each other. Lisa Loeb brings the '90s to the q studio and performs her hit 1994 single Stay (I Missed You).

Dan Aykroyd, Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) and more from Nunavut 16/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 16, 2019 01:15:12

Description:

Actor Dan Aykroyd joins us in studio to talk about the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar. Librettist Yvette Nolan and composer Dean Burry talk about Shanawdithit, a new opera that shines a light on a story misrepresented by history. Musician Josh Qaumariaq of Josh Q and the Trade-Offs performs at our q live in Iqaluit show. Actor Ahmed Best opens up about portraying Jar Jar Binks and how the role changed his life, for better, but also for worse.

Dan Aykroyd: The actor on the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar

May 16, 2019 00:19:13

Description:

Dan Aykroyd has introduced the world to many unforgettable characters, from Beldar Conehead and Elwood Blues to Ghostbuster Ray Stantz and Ray "the auto parts king" Zalinsky. As one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, the Kingston-born actor has cemented his status as a Canadian icon. He joined Tom Power to take a trip down memory lane and look at a career that has spanned more than four decades.

Ahmed Best: The actor on life after Jar Jar Binks

May 16, 2019 00:24:31

Description:

Ahmed Best still feels connected to the role of Jar Jar Binks, which he performed 20 years ago, not only because it was a performance that he really cared about, but because the backlash created a low-point in his life that he had to endure.

Josh Q: The musician and his band the Trade-Offs bring the sound of Arctic soul to q

May 16, 2019 00:10:43

Description:

Josh Qaumariaq has become something of a musical hero in Nunavut. He and his band the Trade-Offs have been an Iqaluit staple for almost a decade and Canadian audiences have enjoyed his music from coast to coast. Hear the band perform their song Ghost, recorded live in Iqaluit.

Dean Burry and Yvette Nolan: A new opera tells the story of Shanawdithit, believed to be the last of Newfoundland's lost Beothuk people

May 16, 2019 00:16:16

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Roughly 200 years ago, a young Indigenous woman named Shanawdithit watched as European settlers forced her community out of their homes. Composer Dean Burry and librettist Yvette Nolan talk about using opera to keep the story of Shanawdithit alive.

FXCKMR: Inuk rapper tackles Nunavut suicide crisis through music

May 15, 2019 00:12:36

Description:

Warning: This interview contains discussion of suicide

Bashar Murad: Palestinian musician addresses gender inequities and homophobia in his work

May 15, 2019 00:13:23

Description:

Bashar Murad is a Palestinian musician based in Jerusalem. He was in town for Canadian Music Week.

Meet Rob Ostlere, the very first person to die on Game of Thrones

May 15, 2019 00:09:12

Description:

Whether you're the lowly stable boy or the queen's most trusted friend - no one is safe on Game of Thrones. But there's one person, and one person alone, who holds the title of the very first death on the show.

How has hiding likes on Instagram affected Canadians so far?

May 15, 2019 00:11:41

Description:

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is Buzzfeed's social media editor and q's online columnist. Every week, he brings us up to speed on the big headlines taking over the internet right now.

Aasiva: Nunavut musician on falling in love with the ukulele and where its taken her

May 15, 2019 00:08:58

Description:

Aasiva's self-titled debut album has been nominated for two Indigenous Music Awards this year.

FXCKMR, Bashar Murad and more from Nunavut 15/05/2019 [Full Episode]

May 15, 2019 00:57:06

Description:

Inuk rapper FXCKMR, folk musician Aasiva, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, actor Rob Ostlere (the first person to die on Game of Thrones), singer-songwriter Bashar Murad.

Cathy Guisewite: The cartoonist on her popular comic strip Cathy and why it's just as relevant now as it was in 1976

May 14, 2019 00:17:22

Description:

When the comic strip Cathy was first published in 1976, it was groundbreakingly feminist. But by the time the comic ended in 2010, some critics felt it was pushing stereotypes rather than advancing women. Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the comic, joined Tom Power to explain why she thinks the pressures on women today make the comic just as relevant in 2019.

Tom's Podcast Pick: Personal Best Season Two!

May 14, 2019 00:37:48

Description:

Do you have a goal you want to achieve, but you're too embarrassed to even admit you need help? Welcome to season two of Personal Best - a podcast dedicated to pushing everyday people to new and very attainable heights. In this episode, Chandler, a woman in her thirties without a credit card, is worried she isn't responsible enough. She turns to hosts Rob and Andrew for guidance, but the answer might be found in an unusual self-help book. Subscribe to the Personal Best podcast at cbc.ca/personalbest.

Russell Thomas: The acclaimed operatic tenor on diversity and blackface in opera

May 14, 2019 00:19:24

Description:

Acclaimed operatic tenor Russell Thomas shares his perspective on why banning blackface won't get at the root issues of opera's lack of diversity.

Riit: Hear the Inuk artist's perfect mix of traditional throat singing and electronic dance music

May 14, 2019 00:11:37

Description:

Riit is a talented throat singer from Pangnirtung, Nunavut who now calls Iqaluit home. She's gearing up to release her debut album, which is filled with pop lyrics in Inuktitut, throat singing and even field recordings captured from around Nunavut.

Victoria Kakuktinniq: Meet the Iqaluit-based designer with her finger on the pulse of Northern fashion

May 14, 2019 00:10:31

Description:

From q live in Iqaluit, designer Victoria Kakuktinniq discusses how she's able to blend modern ideas with traditional Inuit techniques in fashion.

Cathy Guisewite, Russell Thomas and more from Nunavut 14/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 14, 2019 01:00:29

Description:

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite explains why her popular comic strip Cathy is just as relevant now as it was in 1976. Inuk artist Riit performs her new single Qaumajuapik and talks about finding the perfect mix of traditional throat singing and electronic dance music. Iqaluit-based fashion designer Victoria Kakuktinniq discusses how she's able to blend modern ideas with traditional Inuit techniques. Operatic tenor Russell Thomas talks about diversity and blackface in opera.

q Live in Iqaluit, Jon Bryant and more from Nunavut 13/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 13, 2019 01:10:11

Description:

We feature some of the best music and art from Nunavut, recorded at our q Live in Iqaluit show (today, hear from the Inuksuk Drum Dancers, performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans and comedian Peter Autut). The q screen panel discusses what the end of The Big Bang Theory means for the TV landscape. Musician Jon Bryant tells us how joining NXIVM inspired his new album Cult Classic.

Jon Bryant: How joining NXIVM inspired the musician's new album Cult Classic

May 13, 2019 00:17:10

Description:

Jon Bryant is a musician whose experience with the alleged cult NXIVM was transformative and incredibly complicated. He joined Tom Power to reflect on the experience and how it inspired his latest album.

The Inuksuk Drum Dancers, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, The Jerry Cans and Peter Autut

May 13, 2019 00:37:34

Description:

This week on q, we're featuring some of the best music and art from Iqaluit. Today, hear from the Inuksuk Drum Dancers, performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans and comedian Peter Autut.

Jenn Grant: The singer-songwriter on motherhood, creative risks and her new album Love, Inevitable

May 10, 2019 00:28:49

Description:

East Coast singer-songwriter Jenn Grant returned to the q studio to perform a few songs from her brand new record Love, Inevitable. It marks the first time that Grant has worked with an outside producer and her first album since welcoming her new son into the world. She sat down with host Tom Power to chat about motherhood and to share some new music with us.

Ruth Reichl, Jenn Grant and more 10/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 10, 2019 01:15:45

Description:

Ruth Reichl talks about the golden age of magazines and her new memoir, Save Me the Plums, which chronicles her 10-year tenure as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. The q This music panel discusses the greatest duets in pop music history. Poet d'bi.young anitafrika pays tribute to her creative muse and mother - pioneer dub poet Anita Stewart. Jenn Grant performs live in the q studio and tells us how motherhood affected the creation of her new album Love, Inevitable.

Ruth Reichl: The former editor of Gourmet looks back on the golden age of magazines

May 10, 2019 00:17:31

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Ruth Reichl is a giant in the world of food writing. Her new book, Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir, chronicles her 10-year tenure as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. She joined Tom Power to explain how being an outsider and a novice in the world of food writing was the key to reinvigorating and revamping the storied publication.

Linda Perry, Hepi Mita and more 09/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 9, 2019 01:08:16

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Legendary producer Linda Perry discusses songwriting, mentoring and the meaning of success. The voice behind the Pokémon theme song, Jason Paige, explains the tune's enduring popularity. Filmmaker Hepi Mita talks about discovering his mother's past in his new documentary, Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen.

Hepi Mita: The filmmaker discovers his mother's past in new film Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen

May 9, 2019 00:20:23

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Hepi Mita's mother was a pioneer in both New Zealand and international Indigenous cinema, but when he decided to make a film about her early years, he knew he'd need to confront some painful family trauma.

Linda Perry: The legendary producer on songwriting, mentoring and the meaning of success

May 9, 2019 00:39:32

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Over the past few decades, Linda Perry has helped create the kind of hit songs that weave their way into the fabric of our lives. She's worked with Adele, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Weezer, The Dixie Chicks, James Blunt and many more. Perry joined Tom Power live in the q studio to dive into her extensive songwriting and producing career, as well as her latest project: mentoring Canadian producers and songwriters as part of the Canadian Music Publishers Association's "Women in the Studio" program.

Josh Ritter: The singer-songwriter is fearless on his new album Fever Breaks

May 8, 2019 00:29:20

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Josh Ritter drops by the q studio for a live performance and chat with Tom Power, fresh off of the release of his 10th album, Fever Breaks.

Marco Kyris: Meet the Canadian actor who spent years as a stand-in for Nicolas Cage

May 8, 2019 00:14:34

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Marco Kyris is a Toronto actor who's spent most of his life in the shadow of a very famous celebrity. From 1994 until 2004, he worked as Nicolas Cage's permanent stand-in on film sets. He self-produced an 11-minute documentary about his experience as a stand-in for Cage, called Uncaged: A Stand-In Story, which was one of the most talked-about films at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival this year.

Josh Ritter, Marco Kyris and more 08/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 8, 2019 00:58:42

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Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter performs live in the q studio and tells us how fear acted as a motivator for his new album, Fever Breaks. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray. Toronto actor Marco Kyris talks about how being a stand-in for Nicolas Cage for 10 years changed his life.

Carrie Mae Weems: The esteemed photographer on art, class and culture

May 7, 2019 00:19:01

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Carrie Mae Weems is a world-renowned photographer and multimedia artist who's spent decades creating images about the interior lives of black women. In 2014, she became the first black female artist to have a retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York and the New York Times Magazine has called her "perhaps our greatest living photographer." Right now, Weems is in Toronto headlining the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. It's her first major solo show in Canada.

Brian Cox: The physicist on the commonality between science and the arts

May 7, 2019 00:18:38

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Professor Brian Cox is a particle physicist from the U.K., who studies the universe and has even become a bit of a star himself. He joined Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about blending comedy, entertainment and complex science.

Carrie Mae Weems, Brian Cox and more 07/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 7, 2019 00:59:50

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World-renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems talks about art, class and culture as she headlines the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto - her first major solo show in Canada. Fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave recaps the best and campiest looks from the 2019 Met Gala. Smash Mouth's Greg Camp takes us through the creation All Star, the band's biggest hit, on the song's 20th anniversary. Physicist Brian Cox discusses the commonality between science and the arts - and how he once wanted to be a pop star.

Craig Ferguson: On his younger self, comedy and why he left behind the 'rigors of corporate America'

May 6, 2019 00:20:33

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Craig Ferguson is a stand-up comedian, a novelist, a punk rock drummer and a star of the 90's sit-com The Drew Carey Show, but he might be best-known as the host of The Late Late Show. Now, Ferguson has released a new book called Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations and Observations. It's a collection of essays about addiction, fatherhood and mortality.

Carole Bayer Sager: The songwriter on the making of her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to The Prayer

May 6, 2019 00:20:36

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Carole Bayer Sager has had the career many songwriters can only dream of. She's been writing songs for over five decades, penning hits like A Groovy Kind Of Love, Midnight Blue and That's What Friends Are For. On June 13, she'll receive one of the highest honours any songwriter can get - the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Craig Ferguson, Carole Bayer Sager and more 06/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 6, 2019 01:08:00

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Television host Craig Ferguson reflects on his younger self, comedy and why he left behind the "rigours of corporate America." Dan Gardner fills us in on his RunPee app, which tells moviegoers when to take a bathroom break. The q screen panel discusses why movies based on video games are almost always bad. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the stories behind her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to That's What Friends Are For.

Will Arnett, MorMor and more 03/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 3, 2019 01:06:17

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Will Arnett talks about his parents, being Canadian and returning home for the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. The q This music panel takes a look at the relationship that artists and critics share in 2019. Filmmaker Alexandre Philippe breaks down the iconic chestburster scene from Alien on the film's 40th anniversary. Toronto's latest rising star MorMor brings his dreamy indie-pop sound to the q studio in his first-ever live studio session.

MorMor: Toronto's latest rising star brings his dreamy indie-pop sound to the q studio

May 3, 2019 00:20:37

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MorMor is the latest singer-songwriter from Toronto to have the internet buzzing with his eerily intimate and heartfelt sound. He joined Tom Power for a chat about what it's like to be labelled a "buzzworthy" new artist and performs a few songs for us in his first-ever live studio session.

Will Arnett: The actor on his parents, being Canadian and returning home for the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala

May 3, 2019 00:20:19

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This weekend, Arnett returns to his hometown of Toronto to serve as master of ceremonies at the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. Over the last few years, the gala has attracted some of the biggest names in comedy to help raise money, including Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan. This year, Michelle Wolf will take the stage.

Seth, Caitlin Cronenberg and more 02/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 2, 2019 01:03:47

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Canadian cartooning legend Seth tells us how he gives the mundane a "mystic significance" in his sprawling new comic, Clyde Fans. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson discusses his new Miles Davis documentary and the jazz musician's complicated legacy. Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg talks about celebrity portraits, Drake and her latest exhibit, STRANGE/BEAUTY.

Caitlin Cronenberg: The photographer on celebrity portraits, Drake and her new exhibit

May 2, 2019 00:17:21

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Caitlin Cronenberg is an award-winning photographer and director who's been published all over the world. She also shot all of the photos for Drake's 2016 album Views, including the iconic, much-memed CN Tower photo on its cover. A new exhibit of her work called STRANGE/BEAUTY opens tomorrow in Toronto at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

Stanley Nelson: The filmmaker on his new Miles Davis doc and the jazz musician's complicated legacy

May 2, 2019 00:21:08

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Miles Davis was an incredible musician, but he also had his demons. A new documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson takes a close look at all of this.

Seth: The cartooning legend gives the mundane a 'mystic significance' in his sprawling new comic Clyde Fans

May 2, 2019 00:23:32

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Seth is a Canadian cartoonist who's a legend in his field. Scholars study his work with the same gravity you'd give the Bible and his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, was so influential that the Tragically Hip named a song after it. Following the release of his new comic Clyde Fans, he describes what it was like being on the leading edge of the graphic novel movement.

Alan Elliott: The Amazing Grace producer on the decades-long journey bringing Aretha Franklin to the big screen

May 1, 2019 00:21:45

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In 1972, Aretha Franklin released Amazing Grace - the best-selling live gospel album of all time. Now, 47 years later, a film of the same name, composed of footage from the recording sessions, is finally being released.

Irene Taylor Brodsky: The filmmaker shines a light on deafness in Moonlight Sonata

May 1, 2019 00:20:20

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Irene Taylor Brodsky says her latest documentary is "an ode to silence." Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements, follows her deaf son as he learns to play Beethoven with the help of cochlear implants.

Alan Elliott, Irene Taylor Brodsky and more 01/05/2019 [Full episode]

May 1, 2019 01:11:54

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Amazing Grace producer Alan Elliot discusses the decades-long journey to bring Aretha Franklin to the big screen. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud takes a closer look at why young influencers are abandoning the Instagram aesthetic. Singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, revisits her father's history with depression in a documentary called The Song and the Sorrow. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky shines a light on deafness in Moonlight Sonata, a new documentary that she calls "an ode to silence."

Tarell Alvin McCraney: The playwright on seeing his life reflected on stage and on screen

Apr 30, 2019 00:20:59

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Tarell Alvin McCraney is one of the most acclaimed playwrights in the world: the chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale, a MacArthur Genius and the screenwriter behind the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. He joined Tom Power to discuss one of his earliest plays, The Brothers Size, which will have its Canadian premiere in Toronto later this week.

Director X: Remembering the late John Singleton and how Boyz N the Hood defined his legacy

Apr 30, 2019 00:10:37

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Director X joined Tom Power live from Los Angeles to talk about the late John Singleton's legacy and influence. Singleton was best known for his 1999 film, Boyz N the Hood, which takes a powerful look at the problems facing black communities in South Central Los Angeles.

Rob Thomas: The solo artist and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty reflects on his biggest hits

Apr 30, 2019 00:26:00

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Following the recent release of his first solo album in four years, Rob Thomas dropped by the q studio to perform some music and reflect on some of his stand out career landmarks.

Tarell Alvin McCraney, Rob Thomas and more 30/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 30, 2019 01:07:20

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Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney talks about seeing his life reflected on stage and on screen in The Brothers Size and Moonlight. Musician Rob Thomas performs in the q studio and reflects on some of his career landmarks, both as the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty and as a solo artist. Director X remembers the late John Singleton and how Boyz N the Hood defined the filmmaker's legacy.

Peter Frampton: The English rock musician on preparing for his farewell tour

Apr 29, 2019 00:43:36

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Peter Frampton decided to launch a farewell tour after being diagnosed with degenerative muscle disease. He joined Tom Power to reflect on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.

Rowley Irlam: The Game of Thrones stuntman takes us inside the show's epic battle scenes

Apr 29, 2019 00:08:46

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Rowley Irlam is an Emmy award-winning film and TV stunt coordinator who's worked on the set of Game of Thrones since season five. He joined Tom Power live from London, England to talk about the show's latest episode and what goes into its epic battle scenes.

Peter Frampton, Rowley Irlam and more 29/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 29, 2019 01:12:35

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Peter Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour. Game of Thrones stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam takes us inside the show's epic battle scenes. The q screen panel shares their thoughts on Game of Thrones, Avengers: Endgame and the latest development in the streaming wars.

Rick Mercer: The comedian reflects on his greatest rants - and scoring pot for Pierre Berton

Apr 26, 2019 00:18:34

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Last November, Rick Mercer joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about his newly published collection of essays, called Final Report.

Sally Rooney: The novelist reckons with her reputation as 'the first great millennial author'

Apr 26, 2019 00:20:01

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At just 28 years old, Irish novelist Sally Rooney has already been heralded as the voice of her generation. She joined guest host Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) to reflect on her rapid rise to the rank of literary sensation and the responsibility that comes with so much critical acclaim.

Sally Rooney, Rick Mercer and more 26/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 26, 2019 01:01:10

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Irish novelist Sally Rooney reckons with her reputation as the first great millennial author. The q This music panel discusses the poetry of popular music and how we determine if a song's lyrics are poetic. Comedian Rick Mercer reflects on his greatest rants - and how he once scored pot for Pierre Berton.

Nia Vardalos, Najwa Zebian and more 25/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 25, 2019 00:48:27

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Actor and screenwriter Nia Vardalos tells us how she adapted an advice column for the stage and shares some of the advice she took away from it. Poet Najwa Zebian discusses the power of poetry to pack meaning into just a few words. Rapper and poet Rollie Pemberton, a.k.a. Cadence Weapon, reads a new poem about the constant negativity of the news cycle. Musicologist Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle helps us explore the history and importance of the protest song Strange Fruit on its 80th anniversary.

Najwa Zebian: How the poet uses words to connect with herself, her students and nearly one million Instagram followers

Apr 25, 2019 00:18:45

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Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian poet whose words have been widely shared across social media and have even been turned into tattoos. She joined guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to talk about the power you can pack into just a few words.

Nia Vardalos: The actor on Tiny Beautiful Things, adapting an advice column for the stage and the advice she took away

Apr 25, 2019 00:18:02

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Nia Vardalos is best known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but her latest project is unlike anything she's done before. She joined q guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to talk about writing and starring in the stage adaptation of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on Cheryl Strayed's New York Times bestseller of the same name.

The National: The band delves into fear, identity and desire on their new album, I Am Easy to Find

Apr 24, 2019 00:24:26

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Ahead of the release of their eighth album, I Am Easy to Find, The National dropped by the q studio to perform some brand new songs.

Karla Welch: The top Hollywood stylist talks red carpet fashion

Apr 24, 2019 00:16:20

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Karla Welch talks about what it takes to get her A-list celebrity clients, such as Justin Bieber and Lorde, ready for the red carpet during awards season.

The National, Karla Welch and more 24/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 24, 2019 00:47:37

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The National performs new songs from their upcoming album, I Am Easy to Find, live in the q studio. Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: SKY WRI TEI NGS by poet Nasser Hussain. Celebrity stylist Karla Welch tells us what it takes to get her A-list celebrity clients (including Justin Bieber and Lorde) ready for the red carpet.

Dionne Brand, Tim Baker and more 23/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 23, 2019 01:10:07

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Poet, novelist and editor Dionne Brand meditates on the process of writing poetry in her latest Giller Prize-nominated book, The Blue Clerk. Singer-songwriter Tim Baker performs from his debut solo album, Forever Overhead. Photographer David McMillan tells us why he took more than 20 trips inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to capture images of a city frozen in time. Poetry readings from José Olivarez and Margaret Atwood.

Tim Baker: The singer-songwriter steps out on his own with his debut solo album, Forever Overhead

Apr 23, 2019 00:24:18

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Once the lead singer of Hey Rosetta!, singer-songwriter Tim Baker is now stepping out of his comfort zone and making more personal music than ever solo.

David McMillan: The photographer on capturing a city frozen in time inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Apr 23, 2019 00:17:32

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The Canadian photographer has taken more than 20 trips to capture images of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which was evacuated in 1986 after the Chernobyl nuclear accident and is now an uninhabited ghost town.

Dionne Brand: The poet meditates on the process of writing poetry in The Blue Clerk

Apr 23, 2019 00:19:33

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Dionne Brand is one of Canada's most celebrated poets, with numerous accolades under her name including a Governor General's Award and the Order of Canada. Her latest book of poetry, The Blue Clerk, is shortlisted for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. She talks about the act of writing poetry and shares a reading from the book.

Rupi Kaur, Adam Cohen and more 22/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 22, 2019 01:10:25

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Poet, author and Instagram sensation Rupi Kaur opens up about the pressures of following up a successful debut book. Rock icon Rod Stewart talks about Maggie May, Elton John and his latest album Blood Red Roses. Actor Tatiana Maslany discusses her Broadway debut in the media satire Network. Leonard Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, returns to q to talk about mourning his father and celebrating his legacy with a new collection of writing.

David Foster, Marie Kondo and more 19/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 19, 2019 01:11:56

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Best of q: Music icon David Foster tells us the stories behind his biggest hits. Organization guru Marie Kondo talks about big messes, Shintoism and viral fame. Children's musical entertainer Johnny Only takes us through the long, complicated history of Baby Shark. Peter Hedges discusses addiction, parental love and the experience of directing his 21-year-old son through his latest film Ben Is Back.

The Grizzlies: Miranda de Pencier and Anna Lambe on the importance of shining a light on traumas in Nunavut

Apr 18, 2019 00:19:38

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The Grizzlies tells the story of a Nunavut high school teacher who started a lacrosse program to help students find hope during a time when teen suicide was on the rise in Inuit communities.

Box Brown: The cartoonist on drawing the history of cannabis

Apr 18, 2019 00:15:41

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The New York Times best-selling cartoonist talks to Tom Power about his new comic book, which details the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it.

Max Minghella: The actor on pop music, Elle Fanning and his directorial debut, Teen Spirit

Apr 18, 2019 00:20:05

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You may know Max Minghella from his roles in The Social Network and The Handmaid's Tale. His directorial debut, Teen Spirit, stars Elle Fanning as a shy teenager dreaming of making it big in a singing contest.

Max Minghella, Nile Rodgers and more 18/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 18, 2019 01:10:27

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Actor Max Minghella talks about pop music, Elle Fanning and his directorial debut, Teen Spirit. Nile Rodgers of the band Chic shares his q block party for New York's Greenwich Village. Cartoonist Box Brown discusses his new comic book about the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it. The Grizzlies director Miranda de Pencier and actor Anna Lambe open up about the importance of shining a light on traumas in Nunavut.

C.J. Farley: The author on secret societies, elitism and the myth of meritocracy at Harvard

Apr 17, 2019 00:17:31

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C.J. Farley's experience with inequality and competition at Harvard inspired his new book, Around Harvard Square. Amid the recent college admissions scandal, he talks about who really deserves a spot in elite academic institutions.

Ma-Anne Dionisio: The Next to Normal star readies for a role that finds humour in mental health

Apr 17, 2019 00:18:40

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Actor Ma-Anne Dionisio talks about her experience moving to Canada, landing her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon, and now, prepping for the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal.

Ma-Anne Dionisio, C.J. Farley and more 17/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 17, 2019 01:02:46

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In 1993, actor Ma-Anne Dionisio landed her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon - now, she's prepping for the lead role in the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about what Scott Rogowsky's departure from HQ Trivia means for the future of the game show app. Mask dancer and visual artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory shares her q block party playlist for Iqaluit. Author C.J. Farley talks about secret societies, elitism and the myth of meritocracy at Harvard.

The Cranberries, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman and more 16/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 16, 2019 01:05:51

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Fergal Lawler and Noel Hogan of the Cranberries open up about life after Dolores O'Riordan and discuss the band's final album, which was made using the late singer's unfinished demo tapes. Giller Prize-winning novelist Michael Redhill talks about Twitch Force, his first poetry collection in 18 years. Architectural historian Peter Sealy talks about the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire. Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman shares how she discovered that she was a "fake violinist" and her dream orchestra was a sham.

Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman: How the author discovered she was a 'fake violinist' and her dream orchestra was a sham

Apr 16, 2019 00:16:44

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In her early 20s, Hindman fulfilled a lifelong dream to play violin in a prominent orchestra, but she soon realized that it was all a sham because the orchestra used pre-recorded music to fool its audiences.

Michael Redhill: The novelist on his first poetry collection in 18 years, Twitch Force

Apr 16, 2019 00:16:45

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Poet and novelist Michael Redhill discusses his new poetry collection, Twitch Force, and shares a reading live in the q studio.

The Cranberries: Fergal Lawler and Noel Hogan open up about life after Dolores O'Riordan

Apr 16, 2019 00:20:24

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Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries discuss the band's final album, In the End, which was made using the late Dolores O'Riordan's unfinished demo tapes.

Lance Bass, Chris Butler and more 15/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 15, 2019 01:07:10

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NSYNC's Lance Bass opens up about how producer Lou Pearlman brought '90s boy bands to fame and then defrauded them of millions. John Semley and Tina Hassannia join Tom Power to discuss the final season premiere of Game of Thrones for this week's screen panel. YouTuber Elle Mills shares her q block party playlist for her hometown of Ottawa. Director Chris Butler takes us behind the scenes of his new film, Missing Link.

Zach Galifianakis, Alicia Rodis and more 12/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 12, 2019 01:01:44

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Actor Zach Galifianakis talks about his new role in Missing Link and how he feels about making a career of playing "loners or people that are always looking for friends." On the 25th anniversary of Hole's seminal album Live Through This, the q This music panel looks back at the controversy and tragedy tangled up in its release. HBO's intimacy co-ordinator Alicia Rodis tells us about her unique role advocating for actors on set during sex scenes.

Zach Galifianakis: The actor on his new role in Missing Link and a career of playing outsiders

Apr 12, 2019 00:20:37

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Actor Zach Galifianakis, best known for his role in the Hangover franchise, tells us how he feels about the pitfalls of fame and making a career of playing "loners or people that are always looking for friends."

Alicia Rodis: Meet the 'intimacy co-ordinator' making sex scenes safer for actors

Apr 12, 2019 00:15:30

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Alicia Rodis is a former actor who was hired by HBO to advocate for actors on set during sex scenes. That involves everything from reviewing their scripts to providing them with knee pads and flesh-coloured thongs.

David Harbour, Zahra Noorbakhsh and more 11/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 11, 2019 01:04:00

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Actor David Harbour discusses his Hellboy physique, fan interactions and how he finds humanity in the spawn of Satan. Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb gives us an oral history of her hit song Stay (I Missed You) from the soundtrack for the 1994 film Reality Bites. Actor and playwright John Ross Bowie talks about Four Chords and a Gun, his new stage play about the Ramones and Phil Spector. Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh tells us how she finds humour in the best and worst things about being a Muslim woman in the U.S.

John Ross Bowie: The playwright on Four Chords and a Gun, his stage play about the Ramones and Phil Spector

Apr 11, 2019 00:14:18

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In his new play, Four Chords and a Gun, actor and playwright John Ross Bowie tells the story of one of rock 'n' roll's strangest head-on collisions: when punk pioneers the Ramones worked with notorious star producer Phil Spector to make their 1980 album, End of The Century.

David Harbour: The Hellboy star talks physique, fan interactions and finding humanity in the spawn of Satan

Apr 11, 2019 00:21:59

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The Stranger Things actor joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about how he applies his classical acting method to play the literal son of Satan.

Steve Earle: The singer-songwriter honours his friend Guy Clark with new album

Apr 10, 2019 00:24:35

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Steve Earle shares fond memories of his friend and mentor, Guy Clark, and performs new music from his latest record - a tribute album full of some of Clark's best songs.

Joe Tracz: How teenagers resurrected Broadway's latest hit musical Be More Chill

Apr 10, 2019 00:14:02

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When Be More Chill opened a few years ago, it received tepid reviews from critics. Then something unexpected happened - the musical gained a young fan base who refused to let it go. 

Steve Earle, Joe Tracz and more 10/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 10, 2019 01:00:09

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Singer-songwriter Steve Earle shares fond memories of his friend and mentor, Guy Clark, and performs a few songs from his new tribute album. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie-Renée Lavoie. Music journalist Hanif Abdurraqib shares his q gateway to A Tribe Called Quest. Be More Chill co-writer Joe Tracz tells us how a young fan base resurrected Broadway's latest hit musical.

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The comedy legends on their friendship and new comedy tour

Apr 9, 2019 00:20:33

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Steve Martin and Martin Short have been making audiences laugh for decades. Now they've partnered up for a new two-man comedy show, called Now You See Them, Soon You Won't, which is coming to Toronto this week.

Safia Nolin: The French Canadian singer-songwriter on how her new album transcends language

Apr 9, 2019 00:20:42

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Safia Nolin's haunting new ballads tell stories of anxiety, body shaming and unrequited love. She dropped by the q studio for a performance and chat with Tom Power.

Rick Kelly: The Carmine Street Guitars owner makes his instruments using 'the bones from old New York'

Apr 9, 2019 00:14:28

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Rick Kelly runs a guitar shop in New York called Carmine Street Guitars, where he handcrafts his instruments from wood salvaged from old buildings. A documentary about his shop just hit Canadian theatres this week. Kelly joined Tom Power to talk about the documentary, his shop and why he uses reclaimed wood to make his guitars. 

Steve Martin and Martin Short, Rick Kelly and more 09/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 9, 2019 00:58:00

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Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short discuss their long friendship and new two-man comedy show, Now You See Them, Soon You Won't. Carmine Street Guitars owner Rick Kelly tells us why he handcrafts his instruments using "the bones from old New York." Singer-songwriter Safia Nolin performs live in the q studio and talks about how her emotional new album transcends language.

Joey King: The actor on her 'nerve-racking' transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act

Apr 8, 2019 00:19:12

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Joey King stars in Hulu's true crime drama The Act, which retells the tragic and shocking story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who murdered her mother with the help of a boyfriend in 2015.

Cage The Elephant: Matt Schultz on the emotional risk of the band's new album Social Cues

Apr 8, 2019 00:17:45

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Matt Schultz of Cage The Elephant tells us how his painful divorce led to one of the band's darkest and most personal records to date.

Joey King, Cage The Elephant and more 08/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 8, 2019 00:56:11

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Our screen panel discusses the final season of Game of Thrones and whether it can live up to fan expectations. Actor Joey King talks about her "nerve-racking" transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu's true crime series The Act. Cage The Elephant's Matt Schultz opens up about the emotional risk of the band's new album Social Cues.

Terry Gilliam, PUP and more 05/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 5, 2019 00:59:02

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Filmmaker Terry Gilliam talks about The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and how his struggle to make the film nearly destroyed him. The q This music panel assesses Kanye West's "Sunday Service" and takes a look at the complicated legacy of the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Author and music critic Jessica Hopper pays tribute to Chicago in her edition of the q block party. Toronto punk band PUP chats about their new album Morbid Stuff and performs live in the q music studio.

PUP: The Toronto punk band rock their demons on new album Morbid Stuff

Apr 5, 2019 00:20:36

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Canadian punk band PUP is back with their third album, Morbid Stuff. It's a catchy, foot-stomping album that sees the young punk rockers battling existential ideas, darkness and self-doubt.

Terry Gilliam: After 30 years, the filmmaker has finished his 'cursed' Don Quixote film

Apr 5, 2019 00:21:32

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In 1989, Terry Gilliam decided to make a movie loosely based on the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote, but the film seemed cursed from the beginning: funding fell through, sets flooded and original cast members died. Now, 30 years later, the film is finally here.

Rhiannon Giddens, Kyo Maclear and more 04/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 4, 2019 00:52:20

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Rhiannon Giddens of the roots quartet Our Native Daughters discusses how the band's new album reclaims the narrative of American folk music. In a new documentary, filmmaker Charles Officer gives us a glimpse into what makes The Little Prince so special. Children's author Kyo Maclear explains how she drew inspiration from her kids' music teacher for her first graphic novel, Operatic.

Kyo Maclear: The author draws inspiration from her kids' music teacher for her first graphic novel

Apr 4, 2019 00:10:24

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Somewhere in the universe, there is the perfect tune for you. Canadian writer Kyo Maclear believes in this idea so strongly that she's made it the focus of her first graphic novel for young readers, Operatic.

Charles Officer: The filmmaker explores why The Little Prince still resonates in 2019

Apr 4, 2019 00:17:19

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Charles Officer's new documentary, Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, explores the story behind the much-loved book and gives us a glimpse into what makes it so special.

Rhiannon Giddens: How Our Native Daughters is changing the narrative of American folk music

Apr 4, 2019 00:22:59

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Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens set up a collaborative of black female roots musicians to record an album called Songs of Our Native Daughters, which looks at neglected female voices and stories in folk.

Desus and Mero: The affable comedy duo on their journey into late-night

Apr 3, 2019 00:15:25

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Desus and Mero are talk show hosts from the Bronx who chat with A-list guests about pop culture, music and politics. They joined Tom Power to talk about their new late-night show on Showtime, their humble beginnings and how they knew they were on to something big.

Chance Perdomo: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star on redefining his character Ambrose Spellman

Apr 3, 2019 00:16:07

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The character of Ambrose Spellman was missing from the original '90s TV series, but in Netflix's gritty reboot he's a young pansexual warlock played by Chance Perdomo.

Desus and Mero, Chance Perdomo and more 03/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 3, 2019 01:00:03

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Comedy duo Desus and Mero discuss their journey into late-night television. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud explains why the battle for the biggest YouTube channel is more than a typical rivalry. Chance Perdomo talks about redefining the character of Ambrose Spellman on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny details the sad but "extremely healing" process of writing Glass Houses.

Danny Goldberg: The Nirvana manager remembers Kurt Cobain 25 years later

Apr 2, 2019 00:18:50

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Danny Goldberg was the manager of Nirvana in the early '90s. Now, 25 years after Cobain's death, Goldberg has written a book about his experience with the band and life with and without Cobain.

Maria Bello: The actor on her modern family, self-acceptance and how it all came together in the film Giant Little Ones

Apr 2, 2019 00:15:45

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Actor and author Maria Bello opens up about how some remarkable wisdom from her son helped her realize the importance of living and loving without labels.

Sam Richardson: The Veep actor on the show's evolution and the importance of bringing levity to politics

Apr 2, 2019 00:19:34

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The Veep star talks about his time on the show and how the current political climate impacted the political comedy's final season.

Danny Goldberg, Maria Bello and more 02/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 2, 2019 00:55:38

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Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg remembers Kurt Cobain 25 years later. Veep star Sam Richardson talks about the evolution of the show and how the current political climate impacted its final season. Maria Bello discusses her latest film Giant Little Ones and how she realized the importance of living and loving without labels.

Danny Elfman: The composer on The Simpsons, his partnership with Tim Burton and his first violin concerto

Apr 1, 2019 00:37:06

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From The Simpsons to the eccentric realm of Tim Burton to the superhero universe of Spiderman and Avengers, composer Danny Elfman has been responsible for bringing fictional worlds to life with music for decades. Now he's taking on a new challenge: his first violin concerto.

Julie Tamiko Manning: The Tashme Project shines a spotlight on Japanese internment in Canada

Apr 1, 2019 00:16:17

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Theatre artist Julie Tamiko Manning is the creator of a new play that uses verbatim interviews with internment camp survivors to explore Japanese-Canadian identity today.

Danny Elfman, Julie Tamiko Manning and more 01/04/2019 [Full episode]

Apr 1, 2019 01:08:41

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Composer Danny Elfman takes us through his four-decade career, from scoring The Simpsons theme to his partnership with Tim Burton to writing his first violin concerto. The q screen panel breaks down the highlights from the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards. Theatre artist Julie Tamiko Manning talks about her new play called The Tashme Project, which shines a light on Japanese internment in Canada.

Ziya Tong and Max Eisen, q This and more 29/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 29, 2019 00:45:38

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Canada Reads winners Ziya Tong and Max Eisen share what they hope Canadians will take away from the author's moving story. The q This music panel discusses what Lil Nas X's removal from the Billboard country chart says about country music today. Recording engineer Ron Skinner takes us through the story of Glenn Gould's Steinway piano in studio q.

Ziya Tong and Max Eisen: The Canada Reads winners on By Chance Alone

Mar 29, 2019 00:16:16

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Author Max Eisen and science journalist Ziya Tong talk about winning Canada Reads 2019 and what they hope Canadians will take away from Eisen's moving story.

Pasek and Paul, Robin Hatch and more 28/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 28, 2019 00:51:11

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Acclaimed songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul bring the music of Dear Evan Hansen with them into the q studio. British DJ and producer Matthew Herbert tells us how he set out to soundtrack Brexit. Keyboardist Robin Hatch shares new music from her debut solo album live at Glenn Gould's practice piano.

Robin Hatch: The keyboardist shares new music live in the q studio

Mar 28, 2019 00:08:30

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For piano week on q, keyboardist Robin Hatch joins us live in our studio to perform new music at Glenn Gould's practice piano. She's toured with Canadian rock bands like Our Lady Peace, the Rural Alberta Advantage and Whitehorse, but her debut solo album is something totally different. Works for Solo Piano is contemporary classical with a touch of jazz.

Matthew Herbert: The British DJ gives us a soundtrack for Brexit

Mar 28, 2019 00:15:19

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Matthew Herbert set out to soundtrack Brexit with a collaborative project called the Brexit Big Band. Now, as that journey culminates in a vast and intensely political album titled The State Between Us, Herbert joins Tom Power to reckon with what it means to be British today.

Pasek and Paul: The songwriting duo bring the music of Dear Evan Hansen into the q studio

Mar 28, 2019 00:24:16

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Acclaimed songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul drop by the q studio to perform at Glenn Gould's practice piano and break down what goes into their award-winning songs.

Jasmin Mozaffari: The Firecracker igniting women's roles on and off the screen

Mar 27, 2019 00:14:16

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Filmmaker Jasmin Mozaffari talks about the emotional reaction that audiences are having to her debut film Firecracker and why she wanted to put bold, unapologetic women front and centre.

Chilly Gonzales: The musician breaks down why the piano affects listeners

Mar 27, 2019 00:07:55

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Chilly Gonzales dropped by the q studio to perform and talk about his new record Solo Piano III.

Jasmin Mozaffari, Chilly Gonzales and more 27/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 27, 2019 00:25:10

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Director Jasmin Mozaffari tells us why she wanted to put bold, unapologetic women front and centre in her debut feature film Firecrackers. Grammy-winning musician Chilly Gonzales performs and breaks down why the piano affects listeners.

Donna Grantis, Henry D'Arthenay and more 26/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 26, 2019 00:44:53

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Donna Grantis takes us through her life with the guitar, from playing with Prince to her solo debut. Henry D'Arthenay of La Vida Bohème shares how his music became a soundtrack for the political protest movement in Venezuela and what it's like watching the crisis at home unfold from afar. Billie Eilish performs when the party's over live in the q studio with her brother Finneas O'Connell on keys.

Henry D'Arthenay: The lead singer of Venezuelan rock group La Vida Bohème isn't done fighting

Mar 26, 2019 00:17:37

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A few years ago, Henry D'Arthenay and his band started noticing that their music was becoming a soundtrack for the political protest movement in Venezuela, but as violence in the country escalated, they began to feel unsafe at their own shows. They decided to pack up and move to Mexico, where they're based now. D'Arthenay shares what he remembers of living in Caracas and how his music has changed his relationship with home as he watches the crisis unfold from afar.

Donna Grantis: On her life with the guitar, from playing with Prince to her solo debut

Mar 26, 2019 00:19:44

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Donna Grantis takes us through her history with the guitar, from learning her first song to going to jazz school to playing her Purple Rain solo with Prince.

q screen panel 25/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 25, 2019 00:18:10

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The q screen panel shares their spoiler-free review of Jordan Peele's latest horror film, Us.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: The Olympic gold medallists on 20 years of skating and their most iconic performances

Mar 22, 2019 00:17:15

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Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir join guest host Ali Hassan to look back at their journey from being childhood skating partners to the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

Jessica Lucas: The actor and producer on her new original crime drama, The Murders

Mar 22, 2019 00:14:18

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In The Murders, Jessica Lucas stars as a rookie homicide detective who makes a big mistake with fatal consequences on her first day on the job.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Jessica Lucas and more 22/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 22, 2019 00:55:07

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Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir look back on their journey from being childhood skating partners to the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. The q This music panel discusses the legacy of Madonna's Like a Prayer, which was released 30 years ago this week. Tananarive Due takes us through the complex history of black horror in cinema. The Murders producer and star Jessica Lucas tells us about the new original crime drama.

Mary Walsh: The comedy veteran on Codco, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and her lifetime achievement award

Mar 21, 2019 00:24:21

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Newfoundland actor and comedian Mary Walsh is the recipient of the Earle Grey Award, in recognition of her body of work, at this year's Canadian Screen Awards. She joined guest host Ali Hassan to reflect on her career.

Anupam Kher: The Bollywood star opens up about his personal connection to Hotel Mumbai

Mar 21, 2019 00:19:16

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The award-winning actor, comedian and Bollywood star has appeared in more than 500 films and counting, but he says his latest film is one of his most important roles yet.

Mary Walsh, Anupam Kher and more 21/02/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 21, 2019 01:04:40

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Canadian comedy veteran Mary Walsh reflects on some of the highlights of her career, from her days in the Newfoundland comedy troupe Codco to This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Celebrity behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings tells us why reality TV shows need to be doing more to support former contestants' mental health. From Oklahoma! to The Sound of Music, writer Todd S. Purdum gives us a gateway to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Bollywood star Anupam Kher opens up about his personal connection to Hotel Mumbai.

Jann Arden: The Canadian singer-songwriter on playing a TV sitcom version of herself

Mar 20, 2019 00:20:30

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In a new CTV sitcom called Jann, Arden plays an egotistical, drama-queen version of herself who's desperate to get back in the spotlight, while also trying to be there for her family.

D.W. Waterson: Meet the Canadian DJ tapped by Idris Elba to work on his new show

Mar 20, 2019 00:19:06

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DJ, writer and director D.W. Waterson talks about her experience as a DJ consultant and second unit director on Idris Elba's new Netflix comedy, Turn Up Charlie.

Jann Arden, D. W. Waterson and more 20/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 20, 2019 01:03:05

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Jann Arden talks about her mother, self-care and playing an egotistical, drama-queen version of herself on CTV's new sitcom, Jann. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud fills us in on Lilly Singh's upcoming late-night talk show. Nancy Drew historian Jennifer Fisher helps us crack the mystery of the famous sleuth's author. Canadian DJ D. W. Waterson tells us about being tapped by Idris Elba to work on his new Netflix show, Turn Up Charlie.

John Cleese: The British comedy legend on Monty Python, Life of Brian and why he's taking aim at the failings of world leaders

Mar 19, 2019 00:21:01

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John Cleese joins guest host Ali Hassan to discuss his 50 year career, his comedic influences and his latest stage show, Why There Is No Hope, in which he examines what he sees as the failings of the world's leaders.

Amanda Brugel: The actor on The Handmaid's Tale, fighting for good roles and rejecting stereotypes

Mar 19, 2019 00:14:10

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From Kim's Convenience to Orphan Black, Amanda Brugel has had parts in multiple Canadian productions, but in a conversation with guest host Ali Hassan, she says we still have far to go when it comes to recognizing Canadian film industry talent.

John Cleese, Amanda Brugel and more 19/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 19, 2019 00:50:33

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Today on q, with guest host Ali Hassan: British comedy legend John Cleese reflects on his career and discusses his latest stage show, Why There Is No Hope, in which he examines what he sees as the failings of the world's leaders. The q screen panel discusses whether or not fan campaigns to save TV shows work, or if there's actually more at play behind the scenes. Actor Amanda Brugel talks about The Handmaid's Tale, fighting for good roles and rejecting stereotypes.

Johnny Marr: How Brexit and Trump's election inspired his latest album

Mar 18, 2019 00:23:20

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Guitarist Johnny Marr chats about how his new album, Call the Comet, imagines an alternate reality. He talks about his relationship with Morrissey and how music can become an ideal escape.

Jeff Thomas: The 'urban Iroquois' photographer feels he's finally kept the promise he made 40 years ago

Mar 18, 2019 00:14:34

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Jeff Thomas is an acclaimed photographer who has just won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, one of the most prestigious visual arts prizes in Canada. But he would have never become an artist, if not for a near fatal accident that happened in 1979.

Johnny Marr, Jeff Thomas and more 18/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 18, 2019 01:02:24

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The q This music panel and our very own Tom Power join guest host Ali Hassan to recap the highlights from the 2019 Juno Awards. Guitar legend Johnny Marr of The Smiths explains how Brexit and Trump's election inspired him to create his latest album, Call the Comet. Photographer Jeff Thomas has just won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, but he would have never become an artist, if not for a near fatal accident that happened in 1979.

q Live at the Junos 15/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 15, 2019 01:07:37

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On this special episode of q, taped live in London, Ont., host Tom Power is joined on stage at the London Music Hall by a wide array of Canadian talent: Juno-winning musician Bahamas, Academy Award-nominated author and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, musician Kaia Kater, Juno-winning musician Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Olympic gold medallist Natalie Spooner, musician Donovan Woods, comedian Chanty Marostica and hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids.

Kris Bowers: The Green Book composer on teaching Mahershala Ali piano

Mar 14, 2019 00:18:38

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Pianist and composer Kris Bowers talks to guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe about scoring Green Book, working with Mahershala Ali and what it was like seeing his own hands on screen.

Michael Bublé: The singer reflects on some of his favourite Junos moments

Mar 14, 2019 00:20:15

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Michael Bublé sits down with Tom Power to talk about end-of-career rumours, his son's cancer recovery and a shift in mindset.

Emmanuel Jal: From child soldier to Juno nominee

Mar 14, 2019 00:16:10

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When Emmanuel Jal was just seven years old, he was forced to become a child soldier in Sudan. Now he lives in Toronto and his latest album, Naath, is nominated for Best World Music Album at this year's Juno Awards. He tells guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe how songwriting helped him escape the trauma of his past.

Kris Bowers, Emmanuel Jal and more 14/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 14, 2019 00:55:46

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Michael Bublé sits down with Tom Power to talk about end-of-career rumours, his son's recovery and a shift in mindset. Green Book composer Kris Bowers discusses how he taught Mahershala Ali to play piano like Don Shirley. Juno-nominated musician Emmanuel Jal opens up about his earliest memories of being a child soldier and how songwriting has helped him escape the trauma of his past.

Kinan Azmeh: How Trump's travel ban made the Syrian clarinetist feel more at home in America

Mar 13, 2019 00:19:00

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Kinan Azmeh is an acclaimed clarinetist from Damascus, Syria who's a part of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. He has a new album out this week called Uneven Sky, which explores the concept of home. His own idea of home is complicated by the fact that he lives in New York. Azmeh first moved to the city a week before the Sept. 11 attacks, which was an experience that instantly changed his sense of self. Since then, he's lived through President Donald Trump's travel ban - but his reaction to it wasn't what you might expect.

Shawn Mendes: The Canadian pop star on success, anxiety and his love for Ronaldo

Mar 13, 2019 00:18:15

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The Pickering, Ont., native sits down with Tom Power to talk about his meteoric rise to fame.

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida: The Canadian musicians on marriage and music

Mar 13, 2019 00:21:02

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In a new documentary called I'm Going To Break Your Heart, solo artist Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida give us a window into the difficulties of their relationship and professional partnership.

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, Kinan Azmeh and more 13/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 13, 2019 01:07:35

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Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes talks about success, anxiety and his love for Cristiano Ronaldo. Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh discusses the unexpected way that President Trump's travel ban made him feel more at home in America. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson. Canadian musicians Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida sit down for an intimate performance and conversation about their marriage and creative struggles.

Alessia Cara, Alexander Skarsgård and more 12/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 12, 2019 01:01:15

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Grammy award-winner Alessia Cara discusses the power and problems that come with celebrity. Fashion stylist Joe Zee tells us why he's defending Lindsay Wong's memoir The Woo-Woo for this year's Canada Reads. The life of soul music icon Curtis Mayfield is told through the words of his son, Todd Mayfield. Alexander Skarsgård talks about changing tack to play an ambitious Wall Street techie in The Hummingbird Project.

Alessia Cara: The Grammy-winner on the power and problems that come with celebrity

Mar 12, 2019 00:15:51

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In advance of the release of her second album, The Pains of Growing, Alessia Cara sat down with Tom Power to talk about the weird and sometimes scary side of fame.

Alexander Skarsgård: The actor changes tack in The Hummingbird Project

Mar 12, 2019 00:17:17

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Alexander Skarsgård sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about shedding his image as a sex symbol to play an ambitious Wall Street techie in The Hummingbird Project.

Joe Zee: Why the fashion stylist is championing Lindsay Wong's The Woo-Woo for Canada Reads

Mar 12, 2019 00:14:05

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Joe Zee tells us why he's defending Lindsay Wong's memoir The Woo-Woo for this year's battle of the books.

Jeremy Dutcher: The Polaris Prize-winning musician reflects on his whirlwind year

Mar 11, 2019 00:17:29

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Jeremy Dutcher is an operatic tenor, composer and musicologist who won the Polaris Music Prize last year for his debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. Now he's nominated for a Juno Award.

Snow: The Canadian singer and dancehall artist on making his surprise comeback with Daddy Yankee

Mar 11, 2019 00:17:01

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The Canadian reggae and dancehall singer reflects on his journey as an artist and what it's like having his 1993 hit Informer resurrected on the charts.

Deanne Foley: An Audience of Chairs wrestles with the complexity of motherhood and mental health

Mar 11, 2019 00:17:29

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Director Deanne Foley talks to Tom Power about her latest film, An Audience of Chairs, which won the Atlantic Film Festival award for Best Atlantic Film.

Jeremy Dutcher, Snow and more 11/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 11, 2019 01:02:10

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Polaris Prize-winning singer Jeremy Dutcher reflects on his whirlwind year and his 2019 Juno Award nomination. The q screen panel discusses why some critics are reluctant to share their honest review of Captain Marvel. Director Deanne Foley talks about her latest film, An Audience of Chairs, and how it wrestles with the complexity of motherhood and mental health. Canadian reggae and dancehall singer Snow talks about his 1993 hit Informer and what it's like seeing it make a surprise comeback thanks to Daddy Yankee.

Yeardley Smith: Lisa Simpson wasn't what she thought her big break would be

Mar 8, 2019 00:23:17

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When Yeardley Smith was offered the role of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons, she could never have imagined that she'd be joining the longest-running television family ever.

Amanda Palmer: The singer tackles abortion, miscarriage and suicide on new 'unapologetically balls-out' feminist album

Mar 8, 2019 00:31:21

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Singer, songwriter and provocateur Amanda Palmer talks about her personal new record, There Will Be No Intermission, and performs some stripped-down versions of her songs at the grand piano.

Yeardley Smith, Amanda Palmer and more 08/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 8, 2019 01:09:24

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Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution of The Simpsons and what keeps her busy outside of Springfield: her true crime podcast, Small Town Dicks. The q This music panel takes a look at why some musicians are no longer sitting down for big interviews and choosing instead to write about themselves. Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer performs in the q studio and opens up about her new "unapologetically balls-out" feminist album, which tackles abortion, miscarriage and suicide.

Andrew Rannells: The actor and Broadway star opens up about the hardest years of his career

Mar 7, 2019 00:22:35

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Broadway star and prestige television actor Andrew Rannells talks about his new memoir, getting his big break on Broadway and how he escaped a relationship he had as a teen with an emotionally manipulative 40-year-old.

Aasif Mandvi: The actor on bringing back his one-man play Sakina's Restaurant 20 years later

Mar 7, 2019 00:18:16

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After nearly 10 years as a correspondent on The Daily Show with John Stewart, Aasif Mandvi is going back to his roots. He talks about returning to Sakina's Restaurant, a one-man play he wrote 20 years ago when he was struggling to find parts as an Indian actor in New York.

Vinessa Antoine: The Diggstown star on being Canadian primetime TV's first black female lawyer

Mar 7, 2019 00:14:07

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For the first time in Canadian television, a black woman is starring in a primetime drama. Vinessa Antoine talks about her character on CBC's Diggstown, a corporate lawyer named Marcie Diggs who dedicates herself to working in legal aid.

Andrew Rannells, Aasif Mandvi and more 07/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 7, 2019 01:12:17

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Broadway star and prestige television actor Andrew Rannells opens up about the hardest years of his career. Diggstown star Vinessa Antoine talks about being Canadian primetime television's first black female lawyer. YouTuber Elle Mills shares her q block party playlist for Ottawa. Nigerian-Canadian hip-hop artist Shopé reacts to winning CBC Music's Searchlight 2019 competition. Actor Aasif Mandvi discusses bringing back his one-man play Sakina's Restaurant 20 years later.

Zadie Smith: The author and essayist on staying open to art and 'feeling free' to change her mind

Mar 6, 2019 00:20:26

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Zadie Smith talks about her non-fiction writing and what it's taught her about the act of trying to make sense of a chaotic world.

Zadie Smith, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more 06/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 6, 2019 00:55:23

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Author and essayist Zadie Smith talks about her non-fiction writing and what it's taught her about the act of trying to make sense of a chaotic world. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud helps us understand a hoax urban legend for the digital age: the Momo Challenge. Artist and writer Nate Harrison breaks down the history of the Amen drum break. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert discusses a new retrospective of French designer Thierry Mugler's work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Sarah McLachlan, Said The Whale and more 05/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 5, 2019 00:45:47

Description:

Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair, the power of Angel and how music saved her life. Actor Yanic Truesdale tells us why he's defending Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette for Canada Reads. ?Breakout singer-songwriter Freya Ridings performs her single You Mean The World To Me. West Coast indie rock band Said The Whale perform from their new album, Cascadia.

Sarah McLachlan: On the intense power of Angel, the unofficial song of sorrow

Mar 5, 2019 00:19:12

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Sarah McLachlan reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair, the power of Angel and how music saved her life.

Said The Whale: How appendicitis brought the band closer together on tour

Mar 5, 2019 00:19:01

Description:

Shortly after having his appendix removed, Tyler Bancroft joined us in the q music studio with his bandmates from Said The Whale to perform from their new album, Cascadia.

Yanic Truesdale: Why the actor is championing Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette's novel Suzanne for Canada Reads 2019

Mar 5, 2019 00:13:57

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Actor Yanic Truesdale, who you may recognize as Michel on Gilmore Girls, discusses why he's defending Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette for this year's battle of the books.

T Bone Burnett and the q screen panel 04/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 4, 2019 01:07:26

Description:

Prolific record producer T Bone Burnett takes us deep into the music that's shaped his life and his approach to recording. He shares stories about touring with Bob Dylan, recording with Elvis Costello and how he pulled together one of the most influential movie soundtracks of all time. Our screen panel discusses HBO's explosive new documentary, Leaving Neverland, which details the accounts of two men who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson when they were children.

Leaving Neverland: Can one explosive film deliver the fatal blow to Michael Jackson's legacy?

Mar 4, 2019 00:17:54

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The q screen panel discusses HBO's new four-hour documentary, Leaving Neverland, which details the accounts of two men who say they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children.

T Bone Burnett: The legendary record producer on releasing his first album in 11 years

Mar 4, 2019 00:47:27

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Prolific record producer T Bone Burnett is behind some of the most acclaimed albums of the last 30 years, but he isn't very well-known himself. He takes us deep into the music that's shaped his life and his approach to recording.

Hawksley Workman, Annie Murphy and more 01/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mar 1, 2019 01:12:53

Description:

Designer Isaac Mizrahi reflects on how his struggles with body image encouraged him to pursue a career in fashion. ?Singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman performs live in the q studio and shares the inspiration behind his new album. ?Our music panel talks about Janet Jackson's upcoming Las Vegas residency and the winner of the TV series, The Masked Singer. Schitt's Creek star Annie Murphy shares the inspiration behind the show's new viral earworm, A Little Bit Alexis.

James Blake: The Grammy-winning producer on being the ultimate collaborator

Feb 28, 2019 00:17:55

Description:

James Blake is behind all of the big collaborations that are on your playlist right now. He joined us in the q studio to talk about his new album, Assume Form, and what it's like to be one of the most sought-after collaborators in popular music today.

Wintersleep: On their new album and how it takes a stance on social issues close to home

Feb 28, 2019 00:19:58

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Wintersleep shares some new music from their latest album, In the Land Of, and discuss how they're using their songs to reckon with their sense of responsibility.

Leïla Slimani: The French-Moroccan novelist on making art out of existential boredom

Feb 28, 2019 00:16:10

Description:

Leïla Slimani is the Prix Goncourt-winning author of The Perfect Nanny, which took the literary world by storm when it was first published in France in 2016. She joined us to reflect on her whirlwind year and resurrecting her first novel, Adèle, for English readers.

James Blake, Wintersleep and more 28/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 28, 2019 01:05:36

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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and producer James Blake opens up about how sensitivity influences his music and chats about the collaborations on his new album, Assume Form. French-Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani talks about the pressures women face and what inspired her novel, Adèle. Flying Hórses reflects on how her new album uses sound to take the listener on an emotional journey. Wintersleep performs live in the q studio and tells Tom Power why their new album takes a strong stance on social issues.

Cynthia Dale, Kathleen Robertson and more 27/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 27, 2019 00:56:08

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Street Legal star Cynthia Dale talks about reprising her role as Olivia Novak after 25 years. Writer Ciaran Thapar unpacks why U.K. drill rappers Skengdo x AM were sentenced for playing their song. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Actor-turned-writer Kathleen Robertson tells us how she found her passion for screenwriting.

Kathleen Robertson: Writing, acting and finding her passion

Feb 27, 2019 00:15:22

Description:

After decades on set, Robertson is finding new success in Hollywood by nailing the voices of the characters she writes.

Cynthia Dale: The actor on returning to Street Legal after 25 years

Feb 27, 2019 00:19:52

Description:

The Street Legal fan favourite explains why now is the perfect time for Olivia Novak to be back on TV.

Larry Charles, Stephanie Beatriz and more 26/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 26, 2019 01:06:10

Description:

Comedian Larry Charles takes us inside the world's most dangerous places for comedy. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz tells us why a sitcom can be the right place to tackle tough topics. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff walks us through the evolution of presidential satire. Science journalist and Canada Reads panellist Ziya Tong defends Max Eisen's Holocaust memoir, By Chance Alone.

Ziya Tong: Why the science journalist is defending Max Eisen's Holocaust memoir for Canada Reads

Feb 26, 2019 00:11:35

Description:

Science journalist Ziya Tong discusses why she's championing By Chance Alone by Max Eisen for this year's battle of the books.

Stephanie Beatriz: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star on how comedy can tackle tough topics

Feb 26, 2019 00:16:38

Description:

Beatriz talks about directing Brooklyn Nine-Nine's #MeToo episode and tells us why she believes a sitcom can be the right place to tackle tough topics.

Larry Charles: The writer-director takes us inside the world's most dangerous places for comedy

Feb 26, 2019 00:24:01

Description:

In a new four-part Netflix series, Larry Charles looks for the cultural meaning of comedy in places you might not think to look for it.

Murray Lightburn: The musician shares new music live in the q studio with a string quartet

Feb 25, 2019 00:18:26

Description:

Murray Lightburn joins Tom Power live in the q studio for a performance and chat about his new solo record, Hear Me Out.

Jackie Shane: A rare interview with the late pioneering musician

Feb 25, 2019 00:04:21

Description:

Soul singer and transgender pioneer Jackie Shane recently passed away at the age of 78. Earlier this month, CBC's Elaine Banks had the pleasure of speaking with Shane about her music, life and career. This is part of that rare interview.

Angie Thomas: The author tackles race, class and viral fame in her new book

Feb 25, 2019 00:16:02

Description:

Angie Thomas is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give. Her second book, On The Come Up, is a coming-of-age story that uses hip hop to explore the tensions between social media culture, freedom of speech and black womanhood.

Angie Thomas, Murray Lightburn and more 25/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 25, 2019 01:04:18

Description:

Our screen panel recaps the Oscars and unpacks why Green Book's best picture win is drawing mixed reactions. Musician Murray Lightburn drops by the q studio to share new music from his solo record, Hear Me Out. CBC's Elaine Banks speaks with the late Jackie Shane in one of the pioneering musician's final interviews. Angie Thomas talks about her new book, On The Come Up, a coming-of-age story that tackles race, class and viral fame.

Michael Chabon: The novelist on reading, writing and Captain Picard

Feb 22, 2019 00:17:52

Description:

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon tells us about his latest collection of essays, which gives readers a kaleidoscopic peak into the obsessions that make him tick.

Saul Williams: The poet, musician and activist on the power of poetry, on stage and on the page

Feb 22, 2019 00:18:43

Description:

Saul Williams is a poet, musician, actor and activist who, for decades, has been spreading his words far and wide to inspire change.

Michael Chabon, Saul Williams and more 22/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 22, 2019 00:53:05

Description:

The q This music panel talks about the rise of the rock biopic. Musician Tal Bachman looks back on his hit song She's So High on its 20th anniversary. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon discusses his latest collection of essays, which explores everything from the films of Wes Anderson and the fiction of Ray Bradbury. Poet, actor, musician and activist Saul Williams talks about the power of poetry, on stage and on the page.

Pasek and Paul: The songwriting duo on bringing their hit musical Dear Evan Hansen to Toronto

Feb 21, 2019 00:19:04

Description:

The Grammy, Tony and Academy award-winning songwriting duo, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, tell us why musicals are striking a chord right now and what a good show needs to stay relevant and popular.

Kinetic Light: Meet the team dancing on the 24-foot ramp that's taking disability art to new heights

Feb 21, 2019 00:17:37

Description:

Descent is the title of a new dance performance that's transporting dancers and audiences alike into a different understanding of disability art and movement. Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson and Michael Maag from the Kinetic Light collective tell us more about this production.

Mark O'Brien: The actor on the triumph and tragedy of hockey's greatest goaltender

Feb 21, 2019 00:20:14

Description:

Mark O'Brien stars in a new film called Goalie, about the life of Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Terry Sawchuk.

Pasek and Paul, Mark O'Brien and more 21/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 21, 2019 00:59:40

Description:

Songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul talk about bringing their hit musical Dear Evan Hansen to Toronto. Actor Mark O'Brien discusses playing Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Terry Sawchuk, in a new film called Goalie. Kinetic Light's Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson and Michael Maag tell us how their new dance performance is transporting dancers and audiences alike into a different understanding of disability art and movement.

David Attenborough, Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, and more 20/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 20, 2019 01:02:19

Description:

Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough tells us why he's more hopeful for the future of the planet. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud discusses how Finstagrams (a.k.a. fake Instagram accounts, or Finstas) have become a form of digital escapism. Musician Sarah Davachi gives us a guide to the world of deep listening. Foreigner's Mick Jones and Lou Gramm talk about a new musical based on the band's songs, called Jukebox Hero The Musical.

David Attenborough: The iconic naturalist on why he's more 'hopeful' for the future of the planet

Feb 20, 2019 00:22:08

Description:

Sir David Attenborough talks about his long career, including everything from having a gorilla give him a dental exam to helping discover Monty Python.

Foreigner: Mick Jones and Lou Gramm on Jukebox Hero The Musical

Feb 20, 2019 00:17:01

Description:

Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of the band Foreigner are in Toronto for the world premiere of a new musical based on the band's songs, called Jukebox Hero The Musical.

Michael Mann, Megan Gail Coles and more 19/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 19, 2019 01:00:05

Description:

Michael Mann tells us why he's taking his filmmaking skills to the world of books with his own publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert explains why Karl Lagerfeld's death at the age of 85 represents a changing of the guard in fashion. Author Megan Gail Coles discusses her debut novel Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club, a tough-love letter to Newfoundland. Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau talks about being a Canada Reads panellist and why he's defending Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.

Chuck Comeau: Why the Simple Plan drummer is championing Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung for Canada Reads 2019

Feb 19, 2019 00:11:38

Description:

Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau talks about being a Canada Reads panellist and why he's defending Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.

Megan Gail Coles: Why she wrote her debut novel as a tough-love letter to Newfoundland

Feb 19, 2019 00:18:02

Description:

Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club is a sombre and at times harrowing story that speaks to larger issues that the author feels Newfoundland needs to face.

Michael Mann: The Heat director is working on the next chapter of the iconic film for his new publishing imprint

Feb 19, 2019 00:20:31

Description:

Michael Mann tells us why he's taking his filmmaking skills to the world of books with his own publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books.

Adam McKay, Emma Stone and more 18/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 18, 2019 00:58:09

Description:

Vice director Adam McKay talks about finding compassion for Dick Cheney. Emma Stone discusses her latest role in the historical drama The Favourite. Lukas Nelson talks about working with Lady Gaga and crafting the soundtrack for A Star is Born. Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter tells us how costumes bring characters to life.

Jessye Norman: The opera legend shares stories from her incredible decades-long career

Feb 15, 2019 00:18:23

Description:

Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera singer Jessye Norman joined guest host Laurie Brown to reflect on her early career and the importance of the arts.

Sam Lipsyte: The satirical novelist turns his eye to the dark side of mindfulness and fake gurus

Feb 15, 2019 00:18:11

Description:

Sam Lipsyte talks to guest host Laurie Brown about his new novel Hark, which explores the world of spiritual leaders, the people who follow them and the situations in which they appear so compelling.

Ashley McBryde: The country singer performs from her Grammy-nominated album live in the q studio

Feb 15, 2019 00:12:27

Description:

Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Goin' Nowhere, and tells us why staying true to herself was the key to her success.

Jessye Norman, Sam Lipsyte and more 15/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 15, 2019 00:50:44

Description:

Ahead of receiving the Glenn Gould Prize in Toronto, opera legend Jessye Norman shares some stories from her incredible decades-long career. The q This music panel discusses the allegations levelled against Ryan Adams and what this story says about music industry gatekeepers. Country singer Ashley McBryde shares some music from her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Goin' Nowhere. Satirical novelist Sam Lipsyte turns his eye to the dark side of mindfulness and fake gurus.

Bing Liu, Mélissa Laveaux and more 14/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 14, 2019 01:05:37

Description:

Minding the Gap director Bing Liu discusses the importance of sharing stories of abuse. Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade-spanning career voicing some of the biggest movie trailers. Writer and former music executive Will Ashon looks back on the Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Canadian singer-songwriter Mélissa Laveaux brings the sounds of Haiti to the q studio.

Redd Pepper: Meet the voice over artist behind some of the biggest movie trailers

Feb 14, 2019 00:14:06

Description:

Voice over artist Redd Pepper talks about his decade-spanning career and why the classic movie trailer phrase, "In a world" will never get old.

Mélissa Laveaux: The singer brings the sounds of Haiti to the q studio

Feb 14, 2019 00:19:50

Description:

Mélissa Laveaux sits down with guest host Laurie Brown to chat about her latest album Radyo Siwèl and performs some new music for us.

Bing Liu: The Minding the Gap director on sharing stories of abuse

Feb 14, 2019 00:18:44

Description:

Bing Liu's Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap follows a group of young skateboarders to take a raw and honest look at child abuse in small town America.

Ludwig Göransson: The Grammy-winning This Is America producer on creating the biggest song of the year

Feb 13, 2019 00:19:23

Description:

Ludwig Göransson is the man behind Childish Gambino's massive hit This Is America, which made history this past weekend when it became the first rap song to win song of the year and record of the year at the Grammys.

Sugar Sammy: Fluent in four languages, outrageous in all of them - the Canadian comedian brings an outsider's perspective to Paris

Feb 13, 2019 00:18:13

Description:

Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about how he generates laughs - and outrage - across cultural boundaries.

Barbara Hannigan: The soprano and conductor on her early career and mentoring young artists

Feb 13, 2019 00:19:52

Description:

Nova Scotian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan tells us what shaped her into the musician she's become and why she's so keen to mentor young artists.

Ludwig Göransson, Sugar Sammy and more 13/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 13, 2019 01:05:34

Description:

Grammy-winning record producer and film composer Ludwig Göransson talks about creating the biggest song of the year, Childish Gambino's This Is America. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli. Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan tells us what shaped her into the musician she's become and why she's so keen to mentor young artists. Comedian Sugar Sammy discusses how he generates laughs - and outrage - across cultural boundaries.

Christine Goerke: The opera star on drawing power from self-doubt in COC's Elektra

Feb 12, 2019 00:18:25

Description:

Soprano Christine Goerke talks about how she gets into the right head space to play one of the most difficult roles in opera, Elektra.

Emily King: How finding space to create helped her find her sound

Feb 12, 2019 00:18:39

Description:

Grammy-nominated R&B singer Emily King drops by the q music studio to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from her new album, Scenery.

Lisa Ray: Why she's championing David Chariandy's Brother for Canada Reads 2019

Feb 12, 2019 00:11:17

Description:

The actor, model and philanthropist defends her book pick and tells us why she's participating in the great Canadian book debate.

Christine Goerke, Emily King and more 12/01/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 12, 2019 01:00:20

Description:

Soprano Christine Goerke talks about how she gets into the right head space to play Elektra, one of the most difficult roles in opera. Sesame Street's music director Bill Sherman tells us what goes into making a great Sesame Street song. Canada Reads panellist Lisa Ray champions her book pick, Brother by David Chariandy. Singer-songwriter Emily King performs in the q music studio.

Henry Rollins: The musician, actor and spoken word artist shows us a different side of himself

Feb 11, 2019 00:23:25

Description:

Henry Rollins is a man with many sides. The musician, actor, author and spoken word artist joins Tom Power to share a few stories and open up about the side of himself that he doesn't often show on stage.

LP: The pop polymath on becoming an unlikely sensation

Feb 11, 2019 00:14:36

Description:

Singer-songwriter LP started out singing in the band Cracker and went on to write songs for the likes of Rihanna and Cher. Now she has her own devoted fan base. She joined Tom Power live in the q studio.

Henry Rollins, LP and more 11/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 11, 2019 01:07:16

Description:

Musician, actor, author and spoken word artist Henry Rollins shows us a different side of himself. Singer-songwriter LP talks about becoming an unlikely sensation. The q screen panel discusses the British Academy Film Awards and the Canadian Screen Awards. Music journalist Briana Younger unpacks the details around 21 Savage's immigration case.

David Foster: The music icon tells the stories behind his biggest hits

Feb 8, 2019 00:23:43

Description:

Award-winning record producer and songwriter David Foster talks about some of the massive hits he's helped create with the likes of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé and more.

Jackie Shane: A rare interview with a living legend

Feb 8, 2019 00:23:33

Description:

Soul singer Jackie Shane built a loyal audience on Toronto's Yonge Street strip in the '60s. In 1971, she disappeared from the public eye, but now she's agreed to speak with CBC's Elaine Banks.

Bahamas and Robbie Lackritz: An inside look at their Grammy-nominated album Earthtones

Feb 8, 2019 00:10:08

Description:

To Bahamas, Robbie Lackritz is more than an engineer, he's his producer, collaborator, manager and last but not least, his friend. They discuss their relationship and what it feels like to have their work result in a Grammy nomination.

David Foster, Jackie Shane and more 08/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 8, 2019 01:10:32

Description:

Music icon David Foster tells us the stories behind his biggest hits. Bahamas and Robbie Lackritz peel back the curtain on their Grammy-nominated album Earthtones. The q This music panel breaks down what to expect at the 2019 Grammys. Soul singer Jackie Shane speaks with CBC's Elaine Banks after disappearing from the public eye for decades.

Sting: The icon on his musical The Last Ship

Feb 7, 2019 00:21:42

Description:

After completing a 12-week tour in the U.K. and Ireland, Sting is bringing his Tony-nominated musical The Last Ship to Toronto for a limited run. He found some time in between rehearsals to stop by the q studio (while still dressed in his costume) for a conversation about the show.

Sting, Vincent Lambe and more 07/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 7, 2019 00:55:13

Description:

Sting talks about writing, producing and starring in his musical The Last Ship. Actor and playwright Haley McGee discusses her latest show The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, in which she revisits all of the gifts she's received from boyfriends past and reassesses their worth. Detainment director Vincent Lambe addresses his controversial Oscar-nominated short film about the 1993 murder toddler James Bulger.

Vincent Lambe: Director of controversial James Bulger film explores what happens when children kill

Feb 7, 2019 00:17:53

Description:

Who has the right to tell someone's story? That question is at the heart of a debate surrounding the Oscar-nominated film Detainment, about the 1993 murder of two-year-old James Bulger at the hands of two 10-year-old boys. Director Vincent Lambe discusses his motivation to tell this story.

Haley McGee: Can you put a price on love? One playwright finds out for herself

Feb 7, 2019 00:12:17

Description:

In Haley McGee's latest show The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, the actor and playwright revisits all of the gifts she's received from boyfriends past and reassesses their worth, post-breakup.

Joe Berlinger: Why the director made two films about Ted Bundy

Feb 6, 2019 00:23:45

Description:

Joe Berlinger discusses the popularity of true crime stories and why he believes there's value, beyond entertainment, in examining a criminal mind.

William Ferris: The folklorist on preserving Mississippi Delta blues

Feb 6, 2019 00:17:36

Description:

Folklorist William Ferris talks about recording and capturing the memories of musicians in the American South in the '60s and '70s. His compilation album Voices of Mississippi? has earned a Grammy nomination for best historical album.

Dawn Jani Birley: In a new adaptation of Hamlet, the story is literally in Horatio's hands

Feb 6, 2019 00:13:02

Description:

Actor Dawn Jani Birley plays Horatio in a new take on Shakespeare's Hamlet, which is narrated entirely in American Sign Language. While some actors have speaking roles, no one interprets the sign language for the audience.

Joe Berlinger, William Ferris and more 06/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 6, 2019 01:10:29

Description:

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger tells us why he made two Ted Bundy films and discusses the popularity of true crime stories. Our online panel talks about a shift in the social media landscape's content-stealing culture as comedians call for a boycott of the popular F--kJerry account. Actor Dawn Jani Birley tells us about her role in a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, which is narrated entirely in American Sign Language. Folklorist William Ferris talks about recording and capturing the memories of musicians in the American South in the '60s and '70s.

Midnight Shine: Adrian Sutherland performs live in the q studio

Feb 5, 2019 00:16:26

Description:

Midnight Shine's Adrian Sutherland performs a special stripped-down solo set and talks about using classic rock songwriting to address the issues facing his home of Attawapiskat.

Esi Edugyan: The Washington Black author on exploring history's lost voices

Feb 5, 2019 00:17:11

Description:

Award-winning author Esi Edugyan explains what she wanted to say about one of history's greatest injustices in her latest novel Washington Black. That book won the 2018 Giller Prize, was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and appeared on former U.S. president Barack Obama's year-end list of favourite books.

Jeremy Larter: The filmmaker on his new comedy Pogey Beach - and why he's poking fun at P.E.I. stereotypes

Feb 5, 2019 00:15:13

Description:

Filmmaker Jeremy Larter joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about Pogey Beach, a new comedy that plays with East Coast stereotypes.

Esi Edugyan, Jeremy Larter and more 05/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 5, 2019 00:55:45

Description:

Giller Prize-winning author Esi Edugyan talks about journeying into the past in her latest novel Washington Black. Adrian Sutherland of the band Midnight Shine performs live in the q studio. Violinist Er-Gene Kahng discusses the life and music of Florence Price, a pioneering African-American composer. Filmmaker Jeremy Larter tells us about his new comedy Pogey Beach - and why he's poking fun at P.E.I. stereotypes.

Marlon James: The author on writing an 'African Game of Thrones' and undergoing an exorcism

Feb 4, 2019 00:34:32

Description:

Man Booker Prize-winner Marlon James discusses his new novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, and opens up about his experience with a voluntary exorcism.

Arthur Brand: Meet the art detective known as the 'Indiana Jones of lost art'

Feb 4, 2019 00:17:18

Description:

Art recovery expert Arthur Brand tells us why valuable art could be in your very own backyard.

Marlon James, Arthur Brand and more 04/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 4, 2019 01:06:28

Description:

Author Marlon James tells us why he wanted to write "an African Game of Thrones" and opens up about his experience with a voluntary exorcism. The q screen panel discusses the changing significance of the Super Bowl and whether its elaborate and expensive ads can be seen as art. Art detective Arthur Brand explains how he tracks down and recovers lost art.

Charlotte Cornfield, Dominique Jackson and more 01/02/2019 [Full episode]

Feb 1, 2019 00:58:33

Description:

The q This team discusses the Super Bowl halftime show with Maroon 5 and breaks down the Juno Awards nominations. Toronto singer-songwriter Charlotte Cornfield shares new music live in the q studio. Pose star Dominique Jackson explains why the series is making history right now for its depiction of the trans community. Ice carving artist Steve Buzak sheds some light on the world of weather-dependent art.

Charlotte Cornfield: The Toronto singer-songwriter shares new music live in the q studio

Feb 1, 2019 00:17:07

Description:

Charlotte Cornfield drops by to perform a few new songs from her upcoming record, The Shape of Your Name, which comes out this April.

Steve Buzak: The ice carving artist sheds light on the world of weather-dependent art

Feb 1, 2019 00:09:06

Description:

Ice carving artist Steve Buzak tells us whether he thinks ice-cold temperatures helped or hindered the competition at the Canada Cup of Ice Carving in Edmonton.

Dominique Jackson: The Pose star on the importance of telling trans stories

Feb 1, 2019 00:16:34

Description:

Dominique Jackson is the star of Pose, a television series that's making history right now for its depiction of the trans community.

Rennie Harris: The choreographer pays homage to Alvin Ailey with new ballet Lazarus

Jan 31, 2019 00:13:16

Description:

Rennie Harris is an award-winning choreographer who's paying tribute to Alvin Ailey's legacy by incorporating contemporary dance crazes like the Running Man, the Nae Nae and the Dab into a new ballet called Lazarus. Harris joins Tom Power live from Austin, Texas to talk about why he thinks street dances are right in line with Ailey's legacy.

Alan Alda: The actor delves into his fascination with science and communication in his new book

Jan 31, 2019 00:20:10

Description:

Alan Alda has the answer for better understanding each other. It's something that he shares in his latest book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on my Face?

Canada Reads 2019: Meet this year's contenders

Jan 31, 2019 00:16:37

Description:

To kick off this year's challenge, all five Canada Reads panellists get together in the q studio to introduce the books they are championing.

Alan Alda, Rennie Harris and more 31/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 31, 2019 01:03:10

Description:

Alan Alda delves into his fascination with science and communication in his book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on my Face? Choreographer Rennie Harris pays homage to Alvin Ailey with a new ballet called Lazarus. Sonny Rollins and Robert Benton celebrate the 60th anniversary of Art Kane's iconic jazz photo A Great Day in Harlem. All five Canada Reads 2019 panellists get together in the q studio to introduce the books they are championing.

Sarah McLachlan: On returning to the Junos - this time as host

Jan 30, 2019 00:23:18

Description:

Yesterday, it was announced that Sarah McLachlan will host the 2019 Juno Awards on March 17 in London, Ont. Throughout the years, the singer-songwriter has been a performer, presenter and winner at the Junos, as well as inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, but this job will require a different kind of performance. Ahead of the announcement, McLachlan sat down with Tom Power at The Sarah McLachlan School of Music to talk about her nerve-racking new gig and reflect on her career.

James Mullinger: Why the comedian chose to leave the U.K. behind and move to New Brunswick

Jan 30, 2019 00:16:23

Description:

Four years ago, comedian James Mullinger left a successful stand-up career in the U.K. and relocated to New Brunswick. Since then, his career has boomed. He joined Tom Power live from Saint John to talk about why he thinks his comedy resonates in Canada. We also give him a special q citizenship test to help him in his process of becoming a Canadian citizen.

Sarah McLachlan, James Mullinger and more 30/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 30, 2019 00:56:31

Description:

Sarah McLachlan sits down with Tom Power to talk about her nerve-racking new gig, hosting the 2019 Juno Awards. Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, discusses her latest book recommendation: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam. David Brewis of Field Music tells us how the band made and performed music inspired by the First World War armistice using a 100-year-old sound ranging document. Comedian James Mullinger explains why he left the U.K. and moved to New Brunswick.

Marie Kondo: The tidying guru talks big messes, shintoism and viral fame

Jan 29, 2019 00:17:10

Description:

Marie Kondo talks to Tom Power about bringing her ideas to a North American audience and how her life has changed.

Harrison and Daniela Andrade: On the opportunities and pressures of building music careers in the digital age

Jan 29, 2019 00:14:12

Description:

Toronto-based producer Harrison and Montreal-based singer Daniela Andrade join Tom Power for a performance and chat about finding a community online and the pressures of being artists in the digital age.

Marie Kondo, Harrison and Daniela Andrade, and more 29/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 29, 2019 00:54:24

Description:

Organization guru and author Marie Kondo talks about big messes, Shintoism and viral fame. Video game journalist Kate Gray breaks down Overwatch's fake female player scandal. Author Giles Blunt gives us a q Block Party for his hometown of North Bay. Toronto-based producer Harrison and Montreal-based singer Daniela Andrade perform and chat about the pressures of building music careers in the digital age.

Nnedi Okorafor: The author on her new comic LaGuardia and writing black people into the future

Jan 28, 2019 00:15:20

Description:

Nnedi Okorafor's new comic LaGuardia imagines a future where aliens have made first contact with Earth and Nigeria is the only country that will accept them as immigrants. She talks with Tom Power about her entry into the comic book world and what drives her creativity as one of the foremost authors in the world of Afrofuturism.

Matt Andersen: The Canadian blues man shares new music live in the q studio

Jan 28, 2019 00:14:09

Description:

Matt Anderson joins Tom Power live in the q studio to perform some new music from his upcoming album Halfway Home by Morning.

Hung Vanngo: One makeup artist's journey from refugee camp to Oscars red carpet

Jan 28, 2019 00:14:20

Description:

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo will spend this month flying back and forth to Los Angeles - but that trip is nothing compared to the one that brought him to Canada.

Matt Andersen, Hung Vanngo and more 28/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 28, 2019 01:07:27

Description:

Canadian blues man Matt Andersen shares new music live in the q studio. The q screen panel discusses whether it's appropriate to celebrate Bohemian Rhapsody in light of sexual abuse allegations against the film's director. Author Nnedi Okorafor talks about her entry into the comic book world and what drives her creativity as one of the foremost authors in the world of Afrofuturism. Two self-described "cowboy poets" introduce us to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, one of the most unique poetry slams in North America. Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo shares his journey from a refugee boat out of Vietnam to the Oscars red carpet.

Digawolf: The band performs from their upcoming new album Yellowstone live in the q studio

Jan 25, 2019 00:17:14

Description:

Ahead of the release of Digawolf's new album Yellowstone, the band dropped by the q studio to give us a sneak preview and special live performance of their songs Elexe Together and Northern Love Affair.

Scott Borchetta: From Taylor Swift to The Launch, how the record label executive spots the next big talent

Jan 25, 2019 00:18:45

Description:

Scott Borchetta has an eye for talent. One of the very first artists he signed to his label Big Machine Records was Taylor Swift, who was just 14 years old at the time.

Scott Borchetta, Digawolf and more 25/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 25, 2019 00:59:57

Description:

Record label executive Scott Borchetta tells us how he spots the next big talent, from Taylor Swift to The Launch. The q This panel discusses Spotify's new mute feature and reviews new music from Weezer. Fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert tells us why Bebe Rexha is speaking out against designers who are unwilling to dress her for the Grammys. Digawolf performs from their upcoming new album Yellowstone live in the q studio.

Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Johnny Only and more 24/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 24, 2019 00:53:18

Description:

Come from Away's Steffi DiDomenicantonio tells us about taking the show home to Newfoundland and donating the proceeds to charity. Fernanda Solórzano and Gabriel Sama discuss the universal appeal of Alfonso Cuarón's film Roma. Children's musical entertainer Johnny Only takes us through the long, complicated history of Baby Shark. Architect Nathalie Ryan discusses the discovery of a 17th-century painting in an Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris.

Steffi DiDomenicantonio: Come from Away comes home to Newfoundland, the province that inspired it

Jan 24, 2019 00:12:39

Description:

The cast of the hit Canadian musical Come from Away is visiting Newfoundland, the province that inspired it. This week, the Toronto cast brings the show to St. John's where they're performing eight charity concerts, the first of which took place just last night. Steffi DiDomenicantonio plays a TV reporter in the show, whose first day on the job is during the Sept. 11 attacks. She joins Tom Power live from St. John's to tell us more about bringing the show home.

Tatiana Maslany: How starring in Broadway's Network changed the way she consumes media

Jan 23, 2019 00:24:09

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Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany is making her Broadway debut in the media satire Network, a reworking of the 1976 film of the same name. She stars alongside Bryan Cranston who takes on the lead role as news anchor Howard Beale.

Christopher Paolini: The author returns to the world of Eragon with The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

Jan 23, 2019 00:15:49

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At just 18-years-old, Christopher Paolini became a best-selling author after publishing the first novel he ever wrote, Eragon. Now, he's returning to the universe he created with a brand new novel.

Tatiana Maslany, Christopher Paolini and more 23/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 23, 2019 00:56:24

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Tatiana Maslany discusses her Broadway debut in the media satire Network. Our online panel takes a hard look at the world of social media influencers. Author Christopher Paolini talks about returning to the world of Eragon with a new novel, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm.

Shaun Majumder: The comedian takes on white supremacy to find the funny in hate

Jan 22, 2019 00:20:25

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Shaun Majumder has been keeping busy since his time on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. For his new tour, he draws on his experiences coming up against racism, the alt-right and white supremacy in order to find the humour.

Oscar nominations 2019: the surprises, snubs and shoo-ins

Jan 22, 2019 00:17:11

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Our screen panel convenes to discuss this year's Oscar nominations and a few big questions hanging over the glitziest night in the movie business.

Shaun Majumder, Oscar nominations and more 22/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 22, 2019 00:43:50

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Actor and comedian Shaun Majumder unpacks what's funny about hate and how to make white supremacists laugh. Author Noah Isenberg presents an oral history of the Hollywood classic Casablanca. The q screen panel fills us in on the 2019 Oscar nominations.

Freya Ridings: The breakout singer-songwriter performs Lost Without You live in the q studio

Jan 21, 2019 00:09:15

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Freya Ridings is a name you're not going to forget. Ahead of the release of her self-titled debut album, the breakout singer-songwriter drops by the q studio to perform her hit single Lost Without You.

Noam Murro: Why Watership Down feels more timely now than ever

Jan 21, 2019 00:17:41

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The director of a new adaptation of Watership Down joins guest host Laurie Brown to discuss why we feel so compelled by stories about animals that show us what it means to be human.

Joel Thomas Hynes: The Little Dog creator and star on his lifelong affinity for underdogs

Jan 21, 2019 00:19:31

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Everyone loves an underdog story, but what happens once that underdog makes it to the top? That's a question Little Dog creator and star Joel Thomas Hynes is facing right now. He speaks to guest host Laurie Brown about how much of himself he pours into his character.

Sonequa Martin-Green: The actor on being Star Trek's first black female lead

Jan 21, 2019 00:15:21

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Sonequa Martin-Green is the star of Star Trek: Discovery, which is set roughly 10 years before we first meet Captain Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise crew. She sat down with guest host Laurie Brown to talk about the ways the Star Trek franchise has always tried to reflect society and the issues we're grappling with today.

Freya Ridings, Sonequa Martin-Green and more 21/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 21, 2019 01:01:21

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Ahead of the release of her self-titled debut album, breakout singer-songwriter Freya Ridings drops by the q studio to perform her hit single Lost Without You. Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green opens up about being the franchise's first black female lead. Little Dog creator and star Joel Thomas Hynes talks about his lifelong affinity for underdogs. Watership Down director Noam Murro tells us why the story is more timely now than ever.

Killer Mike, Jiayang Fan and more 18/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 18, 2019 00:55:27

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Rapper Killer Mike talks about using bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America in his new Netflix series Trigger Warning. The q This music panel discusses the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Jennifer Benka talks about the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. The New Yorker's Jiayang Fan explains how Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho went from Cantopop queen to pro-democracy activist.

Killer Mike: The rapper and activist on his new Netflix series Trigger Warning

Jan 18, 2019 00:19:21

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In Killer Mike's new Netflix show Trigger Warning, the Grammy-winning rapper uses bold and even controversial measures to try and tackle big divisions in America.

Maggie Rogers: From viral hit to the stage of SNL

Jan 17, 2019 00:17:03

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The Maryland pop phenom joins Tom Power for a chat about her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and special live performance in the q studio.

Chris Lyons: Meet the man behind Freddie Mercury's teeth in Bohemian Rhapsody

Jan 17, 2019 00:09:37

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Chris Lyons is a special effects artist who's dedicated more than 30 years to a very specific skill: making teeth. He's made teeth for everyone from Meryl Streep to Tilda Swinston, but his most daunting job to date was recreating Freddie Mercury's teeth for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Mike Schur: The writer and producer on the power of feel-good TV

Jan 17, 2019 00:22:00

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If shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine or The Good Place have ever put a smile on your face, then you have Mike Schur to thank. He's written for, produced and created some of the best TV comedies of the last few years.

Weyni Mengesha: The Soulpepper artistic director on her vision for the theatre company's next chapter

Jan 17, 2019 00:16:05

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Soulpepper's new artistic director Weyni Mengesha talks about leading the theatre company forward in light of sexual harassment allegations against the founding artistic director, Albert Schultz.

Mike Schur, Maggie Rogers and more 17/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 17, 2019 01:06:43

Description:

Producer, writer and showrunner Mike Schur tells us what it takes to make feel-good television like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers discusses the challenges of making her first full-length album, Heard It In a Past Life, and performs live in the q studio. Special effects artist Chris Lyons talks about designing the teeth that helped transform Rami Malek into Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Soulpepper artistic director Weyni Mengesha unveils her vision for the theatre company's next chapter.

Corey Hart: The singer on stepping away from the spotlight and why he's now making his return

Jan 16, 2019 00:31:45

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In this career-spanning interview, Corey Hart looks back on his life and achievements. This year, Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, where he will join the likes of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.

Corey Hart, Jael Richardson and more 16/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 16, 2019 00:55:27

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Singer-songwriter Corey Hart opens up about his 20-year hiatus and why he's now making his return to music. Jael Richardson shares her latest book recommendation: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. The New York Times' Charo Henríquez explains why a special run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico has been a lifeline to many residents affected by the devastation of Hurricane María.

Mike White: Why the Hollywood screenwriter wanted to test his limits by competing on Survivor

Jan 15, 2019 00:17:48

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Mike White might be best-known as a writer, actor or the man behind the critically-acclaimed HBO series Enlightened, but this year he added an unusual credit to his resume - playing himself on Survivor. He joined Tom Power to chat about finishing second on the most recent season of the reality TV staple, called Survivor: David vs. Goliath, and tells us why he so desperately wanted to become a castaway on the island.

Karyn Kusama: Why the director of Destroyer embraces stories about angry, female antiheroes

Jan 15, 2019 00:16:11

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Director Karyn Kusama is known for making films about women who are angry, traumatized or haunted by their mistakes. In her latest film, Destroyer, Nicole Kidman stars as a police detective who wears her grief physically. Two years ago, Kidman publicly vowed to work with more female directors and Kusama was one of her first calls. Now, Kusama is dealing with the joys and perils of becoming more well known.

Chris Smith: The Fyre Fest filmmaker on why the infamous music festival failed

Jan 15, 2019 00:15:55

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Fyre Festival took over the headlines in 2017 when affluent festival goers travelled to the Bahamas to enjoy top musical acts and party with supermodels on a private island. That's how the event was advertised at least. As you might remember, the disastrous music festival left thousands of attendees stranded without food or amenities, setting social media ablaze with its failure. The festival stood in stark contrast to the luxury event that was promised by organizers and promoted by celebrity influencers on social media. Chris Smith is the filmmaker behind Fyre, a new documentary about the ill-fated festival. He's also the director of American Movie and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which scored an Emmy nomination. Smith has always been drawn to eccentric personalities and stranger-than-fiction stories, which is why this story - about a lavish festival descending into chaos - was irresistible to him.

Mike White, Karyn Kusama and more 15/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 15, 2019 00:52:00

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Hollywood screenwriter Mike White tells us why he decided to put his career on hold to go on the reality television show Survivor. Director Chris Smith discusses his new documentary about the now-infamous Fyre Festival. Director Karyn Kusama talks about exploring the darker aspects of the human experience in her latest film Destroyer.

Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian

Jan 14, 2019 00:19:30

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Kristen Roupenian is the writer behind 'Cat Person', the short story that went viral on The New Yorker website back in 2017. She's releasing her first collection of short stories called You Know You Want This.

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour

Jan 14, 2019 00:17:54

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Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright who has put together an immersive work that looks at his life and how language has the power to unite and divide us.

Kristen Roupenian, Nassim Soleimanpour and more 14/01/2019 [Full Episode]

Jan 14, 2019 00:55:31

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Kristen Roupenian, the writer behind the short story "Cat Person," and Nassim Soleimanpour, an Iranian playwright, are on the show today.

Meet Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the artist turning your heart into thoughtful art

Jan 11, 2019 00:18:18

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian artist whose art is always changing -- because it depends on you. He makes these big, interactive installations that require you to physically do something.

Executive producer dream hampton on Surviving R. Kelly

Jan 11, 2019 00:22:06

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Dream Hampton executive produced Surviving R. Kelly because she believes the best way to shed light on his predatory history is through visually documenting and explaining that history

dream hampton, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, more 10/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 11, 2019 00:58:44

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Today on q: filmmaker and journalist dream hampton, q This music panel with Tabassum Siddiqui and Lisa Christiansen, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

Malcolm Gladwell, Vinnie Karetak and more 10/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 10, 2019 01:01:12

Description:

Journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell turns his attention to music with a new podcast called Broken Record. Actor Vinnie Karetak talks about his new play Kiviuq Returns and the importance of reclaiming Inuit folk legends. Director Catherine Gund presents a gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas. Canada Reads host Ali Hassan discusses the 2019 longlist for CBC's annual battle of the books.

Ali Hassan: A first glimpse at Canada Reads 2019

Jan 10, 2019 00:12:22

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Ali Hassan returns for a third year as the host of Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books. Today, he joins Tom Power to discuss the books that made the longlist for 2019.

Vinnie Karetak: The actor on Kiviuq Returns and the importance of reclaiming Inuit folk legends

Jan 10, 2019 00:12:52

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Actor Vinnie Karetak joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about the importance of performing traditional Inuit stories in Inuktitut to southern audiences.

Kate Gray: Playing as fast as they can: Video game speedrunners and Awesome Games Done Quick

Jan 9, 2019 00:14:06

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This week, hundreds of video game speedrunners are taking part in the Superbowl of video games, called Awesome Games Done Quick. Video game journalist Kate Gray unpacks what speedrunning is all about.

Kliph Nesteroff: Comedians to watch in 2019

Jan 9, 2019 00:13:49

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Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff gives us a preview of the year ahead in comedy and shares his recommendations for new voices to watch in 2019.

Michael Paulson: Broadway actors refuse development work over profit-sharing dispute

Jan 9, 2019 00:07:25

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A growing debate about compensation for theatre actors is coming to a head on Broadway as performers and stage managers strike against development projects for hit shows.

Kate Gray, Kliph Nesteroff and more 09/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 9, 2019 00:50:18

Description:

Video game journalist Kate Gray explains why video game speedrunners are playing as fast as they can for Awesome Games Done Quick. Buzzfeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud and The New York Times' Amanda Hess discuss some of the suspicions surrounding the Bird Box challenge. New York Times reporter Michael Paulson unpacks why Broadway actors are refusing development work over a profit-sharing dispute. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff shares his recommendations for comedians to watch in 2019.

Simu Liu: The Kim's Convenience star on drawing from his real life to play Jung

Jan 8, 2019 00:17:59

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Ahead of the season three premiere of Kim's Convenience, Simu Liu drops by to talk about what we can expect, how his real-life relationship with his parents informs his father-son relationship on the show, and how he feels about the representation of Asian men on screen.

Mosha Lundström Halbert: Nirvana sues Marc Jacobs over iconic smiley face logo

Jan 8, 2019 00:10:16

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Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert joins Tom Power live from Miami to unpack the controversy brewing between designer Marc Jacobs and representatives for Nirvana. Jacobs is celebrating the anniversary of his infamous grunge collection with a recently-reissued Redux Grunge line, which includes T-shirts that very strongly resemble the iconic band's trademarked smiley face logo. It's said that Kurt Cobain doodled the logo back in 1991 and it can still be found on official band T-shirts to this day. Now, Nirvana's surviving members are suing the designer for copyright infringement.

Joseph Shabason: How the musician turned his mother's battle with Parkinson's into beautiful music

Jan 8, 2019 00:16:53

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When Joseph Shabason's mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he decided to talk to her about her diagnosis while he recorded their conversation. He used that conversation as the inspiration - and the backbone - for his new solo album.

Simu Liu, Joseph Shabason and more 08/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 8, 2019 00:56:09

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Kim's Convenience star Simu Liu tells us how his real-life relationship with his parents informs his father-son relationship on the show. Musician Joseph Shabason discusses how he turned his mother's battle with Parkinson's disease into beautiful music. Kliph Nesteroff gives us a brief history of comedy roasts. Fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert? unpacks the controversy brewing between designer Marc Jacobs and representatives for Nirvana.

q Screen Panel: Big winners, surprises and snubs from the 2019 Golden Globes

Jan 7, 2019 00:16:33

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Our panellists John Semley and Tina Hassannia share their thoughts on what went down last night at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Sandra Oh: The actor on the importance of 'being true to yourself' in Hollywood

Jan 7, 2019 00:19:51

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Canadian actor Sandra Oh takes on roles that tend to be complex, strong and groundbreaking characters. Typically, they challenge norms and push creative boundaries, such as the character Jade in Oh's first film, Double Happiness, or Dr. Cristina Yang, who she played for nearly a decade on Grey's Anatomy. In Oh's big comeback to television, she plays Eve Polastri, an M15 agent, on the BBC America series Killing Eve. She tells Tom Power why it was a role that was worth the wait for her, especially as someone who's had to carve out a place for herself in Hollywood.

Mark Little and Andy Bush: The actor-comedians explore a darker side to Cavendish, PEI

Jan 7, 2019 00:19:00

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Mark Little and Andy Bush have been making audiences (and each other) laugh since their early days in Halifax's esteemed comedy troupe, Picnicface. Their latest collaboration finds them riffing on the quirky little town of Cavendish, P.E.I. for a new CBC sitcom.

Golden Globes, Sandra Oh and more 07/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 7, 2019 00:57:36

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Arts and entertainment writers John Semley and Tina Hassannia recap the highlights from the 2019 Golden Globes. Actor-comedians Mark Little and Andy Bush discuss their new CBC sit-com Cavendish. Sandra Oh shares what diversity on screen means for her personally.

Chris Redd: The SNL cast member on establishing himself as a comedian

Jan 4, 2019 00:19:02

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Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd drops by the q studio to talk about his comedy and life on SNL. Last year, he picked up the Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics. So could 2019 be better than that?

Nijla Mu'min: The director's debut film Jinn explores the black Muslim teen experience

Jan 4, 2019 00:14:18

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Nijla Mu'min grew up loving coming-of-age stories. Now, she's made her feature film debut with one of her own. The film is called Jinn and it introduces us to Summer, a 17-year-old black girl who watches her life change completely when her mother suddenly converts to Islam. It's a story about religion, family and sexuality - all things Mu'min grappled with herself growing up black and Muslim in California. She talks to guest host Ali Hassan about bringing her experience to the big screen.

Michael Caine, Chris Redd and more 04/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 4, 2019 01:07:56

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Michael Caine shares some of the best advice he's received throughout his career. The q This music panel discusses 21 Savage's apology for the controversial "Jewish money" lyric that landed LeBron James in hot water. Director Nijla Mu'min talks about how her debut feature film Jinn parallels her experience growing up black and Muslim in California. Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd joins Ali Hassan live in the q studio to chat about establishing himself as a comedian.

Roger Daltrey, Billy-Ray Belcourt and more 03/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 3, 2019 00:52:26

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Roger Daltrey of The Who opens up about the excesses of fame and feeling like an outsider. Robert Cooper explores Canada's tainted blood scandal in new CBC miniseries called Unspeakable. Billy-Ray Belcourt talks about winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. Comedians DeAnne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson talk about their role in Netflix's Comedians of the World and whether there's such thing as a national sense of humour.

Deanne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson: Can a comedian be universally funny? Netflix's Comedians of the World puts it to the test

Jan 3, 2019 00:19:07

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Laughter is a universal language, but a joke that's funny in one culture may not have the same punch elsewhere. That's why the new Netflix series Comedians of the World is an intriguing experiment. It features nearly 50 comedians from around the world, all from different comedy background and cultures, and has them perform (in eight different languages) in the same lineup. Canadian comedy ambassadors Deanne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson join guest host Ali Hassan to talk about their role on the show and whether there's such thing as a national sense of humour.

Robert Cooper: The showrunner explores Canada's tainted blood scandal in new miniseries Unspeakable

Jan 3, 2019 00:14:48

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Unspeakable takes us inside the tainted blood scandal that shook Canada back in the '80s. Cooper was one of the people infected with hepatitis C. He joins guest host Ali Hassan to share his story and talk about the making of the show.

Sally Field, Ernie Paniccioli and more 02/01/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 2, 2019 00:54:19

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Sally Field discusses her new memoir, which takes readers on a journey from her lonely childhood in Pasadena to her glittering years on Broadway and in Hollywood. Comedian Mo Amer talks about using his refugee story to make one of Netflix's most acclaimed comedy specials. Audio engineer Susan Rogers gives us a gateway to Prince's album Sign o' The Times. Hip hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli looks back on his 40-year career taking photos of icons like Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Queen Latifah, Jay-Z, Lil' Kim and more.

Sally Field: The actor has had a long career telling other people's stories, but now she's ready to share her own

Jan 2, 2019 00:19:58

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Oscar-winning actor Sally Field has written a memoir that takes readers on a journey from her lonely childhood in Pasadena to her glittering years on Broadway and in Hollywood. She tells Tom Power about her earliest roles, her greatest loves and the insecurity that has dogged her in even her most triumphant moments.

Ernie Paniccioli: Hip hop photographer on his new book of never-before-seen photos

Jan 2, 2019 00:16:42

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Legendary hip hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli looks back on his 40-year career taking photos of nearly every notable rapper, DJ or group in the '80s and '90s, including Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Queen Latifah, Jay-Z, Lil' Kim and more.

Mo Amer: How the comedian used his refugee story to make one of Netflix's most acclaimed comedy specials

Jan 2, 2019 00:16:26

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Comedian Mo Amer grew up in Houston, Texas after arriving from Kuwait as a refugee when he was just nine years old. It took him 20 years to get his citizenship, which presented more than a few challenges when he'd travel around the world to perform. Amer's comedy is deeply personal, drawing on what it's like to be Muslim in America right now. He joined guest host Ali Hassan live from Yellow Springs, Ohio to talk about why he sees comedy as an opportunity to speak about difficult moments in his life and celebrate the people he loves.

LeVar Burton, Tanya Taylor and more 1/1/2019 [Full episode]

Jan 1, 2019 00:37:24

Description:

Best of q: LeVar Burton tells us why he wants people to take a break from their daily lives and listen to a story. Canadian fashion designer Tanya Taylor talks about why her brand is all about being inclusive.

Isabella Rossellini, Nile Rodgers and more 31/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 31, 2018 01:09:19

Description:

Best of q: Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour. Pop star Billie Eilish performs live in the q studio. Nile Rodgers talks about David Bowie, Madonna and Chic's first new album in more than 25 years. Steven Page performs Brian Wilson live in the q studio and opens up about what the last year has been like for him. We pay tribute to Aretha Franklin and Anthony Bourdain by returning to the conversations we had with the people who knew them and loved them.

Geena Davis, Jason Mraz and more 28/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 28, 2018 01:07:38

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Best of q: Geena Davis talks about tackling sexism on and off screen in her new documentary This Changes Everything. Jason Mraz discusses his new album and why he believes that we need positivity now more than ever. Guitarist Tom Brenneck honours his friend and collaborator, soul singer Charles Bradley. Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram perform live in the q studio and reflect on their incredible 40-year career.

Tom Power and Jayme Poisson play Fortnite: How the video game blew up in 2018

Dec 27, 2018 00:15:10

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With more than 200 million registered users, Fortnite is arguably the most popular video game in the world right now. Since its launch in 2017, it's become a pop culture phenomenon, but the video game really took off this year. In 2018, Fortnite broke a record when eight million people played at the same time and it's reported to have brought in two billion dollars in profits for Epic Games. So how did a free-to-play game become such a cultural and economic powerhouse? "What Fortnite has done is break all the rules around what makes a successful video game," says Tom Power, who's a big fan of the game. He teamed up with CBC Front Burner host Jayme Poisson, a novice player, to play the game in the q studio and discuss how it became such a cultural and economic powerhouse.

Ken Jeong, Amitava Kumar and more 27/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 27, 2018 01:11:05

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Best of q: Ken Jeong looks back on his unexpected path from doctor to comedian on stage at JFL42. Tom Power and CBC Front Burner host Jayme Poisson play Fortnite and discuss how the video game became a cultural and economic powerhouse in 2018. Author Amitava Kumar reflects on what it means to leave your home country and throw yourself into a culture that's unfamiliar, exciting and alienating.

Jeff Goldblum, Lennon Stella and more 26/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 26, 2018 00:50:22

Description:

Best of q: Jeff Goldblum talks about making music, dodging dinosaurs and the importance of pursuing your dreams at any moment in life. Actor and musician Lennon Stella talks about starting her own music career after ABC's Nashville. The Wire's Michael K. Williams discusses his reputation as one of the most compelling tough guys on screen.

John Irving and Trevor Noah 25/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 25, 2018 00:44:47

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Best of q: Author John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. Trevor Noah shares his q Block Party playlist for Soweto, South Africa.

q Live for the Holidays 24/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 24, 2018 01:15:44

Description:

In this special edition of q, Tom Power is joined on stage at the Great Hall in Toronto by musician Serena Ryder, singer-songwriter Jully Black, rapper Cadence Weapon, Baroness Von Sketch's Jennifer Whalen and Aurora Browne, panellists Jael Richardson, John Semley and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, and comedian Ali Hassan.

Chris Gethard: The actor and comedian on what it means to lose well

Dec 21, 2018 00:18:50

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When Chris Gethard's long-running talk show The Chris Gethard Show got cancelled, he tried to reflect on its success rather than its failure. Now, he's released a new book called Lose Well, which also happens to be the mantra at the centre of his entire world.

Joan Allen: The actor taps into her own experience with family illness for Broadway's The Waverly Gallery

Dec 21, 2018 00:14:11

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Actor Joan Allen is best known for her work in film, including movies like Room, Nixon, The Crucible and the Bourne franchise. Now, she's returned to the stage to star in Broadway's The Waverly Gallery alongside Elaine May and Lucas Hedges. The Waverly Gallery was written by the acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan. It tells the story of a busy, successful woman who has to put things on hold so she can care for her mother who is slipping further into dementia. Allen joins Tom Power live from New York to talk about relating to the story on the most personal of levels.

Joan Allen, Chris Gethard and more 21/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 21, 2018 01:12:47

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Actor Joan Allen talks about tapping into her own experience with family illness for Broadway's The Waverly Gallery. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet of the band Whitehorse perform live in the q studio. The q This music panel shares their music predictions for 2019. The cast of 2001: A Space Odyssey reflect on playing apes in the iconic sci-fi film. Actor and comedian Chris Gethard tells us what it means to lose well.

Tommy Chong: The comedian looks back on his career and the first joint he ever smoked

Dec 20, 2018 00:17:19

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Together with his comedy partner Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong helped create a culture and conversation around marijuana before it was mainstream. He joined Tom Power to look back at his career as a comedian and marijuana activist.

Stephan James: The If Beale Street Could Talk star on shining a light on black stories

Dec 20, 2018 00:16:44

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Stephan James joins Tom Power in the q studio to talk about his whirlwind year. The Scarborough, Ont. native is nominated for his first Golden Globe and he's the lead in Barry Jenkins' highly-anticipated new film If Beale Street Could Talk.

Stephan James, Tommy Chong and more 20/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 20, 2018 01:05:27

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If Beale Street Could Talk star Stephan James discusses his whirlwind year and why he's shining a light on black stories. Comedian and marijuana activist Tommy Chong looks back on his career and the first joint he ever smoked. Theatre critic Carly Maga talks about the reaction in Paris to Robert Lepage's controversial play Kanata. David J. Dennis Jr., A. Harmony and Addi "Mindbender" Stewart unpack the history of battle rap, its evolution and some of its controversies.

Peter Jukes: Is it too soon for a film about Brexit?

Dec 19, 2018 00:11:01

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Journalist Peter Jukes joins Tom Power live from London to talk about the controversies surrounding an upcoming HBO film, Brexit: The Uncivil War, and why he believes it's too early to tell this story on screen.

Bryan Adams: The singer-songwriter on his friendship with Pavarotti and scoring a Broadway musical

Dec 19, 2018 00:19:41

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The period around 1990 remains one of the wildest chapters in Bryan Adams' life, and now he's returning to it in a surprising way. He discusses songwriting, his friendship with Pavarotti and why scoring a Broadway musical makes a lot of sense for him.

Joel Kim Booster: How the comedian finds humour in painful memories

Dec 19, 2018 00:17:42

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Joel Kim Booster was adopted from South Korea as a baby and raised by strict, white evangelicals in a quiet Chicago suburb. Those early experiences form the basis for much of his comedy, but there's also a lot of trauma in his past. When he came out as gay, his family wasn't immediately supportive. He tells us how he harnesses his pain to find the laughter.

Bryan Adams, Joel Kim Booster and more 19/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 19, 2018 00:55:58

Description:

Bryan Adams discusses songwriting, his friendship with Luciano Pavarotti and scoring Broadway's Pretty Woman: The Musical. Jael Richardson shares her book pick: The Showrunner by Kim Moritsugu. Journalist Peter Jukes unpacks the controversies surrounding an upcoming HBO film about Brexit. Comedian Joel Kim Booster tells us how he harnesses painful memories of his complicated childhood to find the laughter.

Geddy Lee: The Rush frontman on his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar

Dec 18, 2018 00:30:51

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Geddy Lee talks about his new book, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass, which includes photos of his massive bass collection, as well as interviews with fellow bass players like John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and U2's Adam Clayton.

Geddy Lee, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more 18/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 18, 2018 00:55:33

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Rush's Geddy Lee talks about his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert recaps the biggest fashion stories of 2018. The winners of the Canadian Music Class Challenge discuss their song pick: Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep.

Adam McKay: The Vice writer-director on finding compassion for Dick Cheney

Dec 17, 2018 00:16:55

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Director Adam McKay talks to Tom Power about the challenges of making his latest film Vice, a biopic about former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney. He tells us how the process helped him find compassion for those with different political viewpoints.

Daphne Rubin-Vega: The Broadway star on her new podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach

Dec 17, 2018 00:16:53

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The hit podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach is led by Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega, best-known as one of the original cast of Rent. She reprises her role from a critically acclaimed one-woman show and examines gentrification, policing and race.

Adam McKay, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more 17/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 17, 2018 01:03:15

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Director Adam McKay ?talks about finding compassion for Dick Cheney in his new film. The q screen panel shares their picks for what to binge-watch this holiday season. Robin Dann of Bernice discusses her thoughts about ASMR and previews this auditory phenomenon for listeners. Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega talks about her podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach.

Ari Aster, Elle Mills and more 14/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 14, 2018 01:03:46

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Hereditary director Ari Aster tells us how he made the scariest film of the year. Our q This music panellists share their personal picks for the best song, artist, album and music moment from 2018. William Prince gives us a q Block Party for the Peguis First Nation? in Manitoba. Canadian YouTuber Elle Mills talks about fast success and burnout.

Ari Aster: How the director of Hereditary made the scariest film of the year

Dec 14, 2018 00:17:59

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Ari Aster talks to Tom Power about the reaction to his highly-anticipated feature debut, Hereditary, which some have called the scariest movie of 2018.

Elle Mills: The Canadian YouTube star on the pressure to get views

Dec 14, 2018 00:18:04

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Elle Mills is a YouTuber from Ottawa, Ont., who makes videos in the vein of John Hughes films. Her unique style caught viewers' attention and quickly made her a cult favourite on the platform. It all happened very fast, and if you ask her now, maybe a little too fast. Mills joins Tom Power to talk about how she navigates success and the dangers of YouTuber burnout.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Joe Reginella and more 13/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 13, 2018 01:05:33

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Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir break down their most iconic performances. Rapper and children's author Raj Haldar tells us how "the worst alphabet book ever" became a surprise hit this season. Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin shares her q Block Party playlist for Vancouver. New York artist Joe Reginella explains how he became known as "the Banksy of monuments."

Joe Reginella: Meet the New York artist known as 'the Banksy of monuments'

Dec 13, 2018 00:15:27

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A mysterious statue of a longshoreman kneeling over the corpse of an alien has appeared in Manhattan's Battery Park. The man responsible for the monument is Joe Reginella. He joins guest host Ali Hassan to talk about his renegade public art projects.

Raj Haldar: How 'the worst alphabet book ever' became a surprise hit this season

Dec 13, 2018 00:13:17

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Raj Haldar (a.k.a. Philadelphia rapper Lushlife) talks about the unexpected popularity of his debut children's book, P Is for Pterodactyl, which he jokingly calls "the worst alphabet book ever."

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: The Olympic champions open up about their gold medal-winning Moulin Rouge performance

Dec 13, 2018 00:22:04

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Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have captivated fans from across Canada and around the world with their story. Now, they're the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with three gold and two silver medals under their belts. They join guest host Ali Hassan to look back at their most memorable performances on the ice.

Tavi Gevinson: The Rookie Magazine founder on ending the popular online magazine

Dec 12, 2018 00:20:47

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After seven years, Rookie Magazine is shutting down. Tavi Gevinson reflects on starting the popular online magazine at 15 years old, why free content isn't sustainable in the age of social media, and what's next for her.

Snail Mail: Lindsey Jordan and her band perform live in the q studio

Dec 12, 2018 00:18:52

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As the "Best of 2018" music lists are released, a keen observer will notice that the band Snail Mail is near the top of almost every tastemaker's list. Snail Mail is the project of singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan. She dropped by the q studio with her band to perform from their critically-acclaimed debut album Lush and to talk about Snail Mail's whirlwind year.

Tavi Gevinson, Snail Mail and more 12/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 12, 2018 01:06:48

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Tavi Gevinson reflects on the beginning and end of Rookie Magazine. Our online panel tells us why they think 2018 was the year of social media reckoning. The director of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir explains the origins of Handel's Messiah. Singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan performs with her band Snail Mail live in the q studio.

Eric McCormack: The actor on juggling his sci-fi series Travelers and the Will & Grace reboot

Dec 11, 2018 00:17:57

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You may know Eric McCormack best as one half of Will & Grace, one of the most wildly successful sitcoms of the late '90s and early 2000s. McCormack recently reprised his role as Will in the 2017 revival of the show, but before that, he took on a very different project. Travelers is a sci-fi series about an FBI agent whose body is taken over by the consciousness of another person from the future. Convincing an audience to suspend that much disbelief is a pretty big challenge for an actor, but it's one that McCormack loved taking on. He sat down with Tom Power in the q studio to talk about what it takes to switch between his two series.

Oyinkan Braithwaite: In My Sister, The Serial Killer, the debut novelist stretches the idea of unconditional love to its extreme

Dec 11, 2018 00:14:08

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Oyinkan Braithwaite is a writer who's fascinated with the idea of unconditional love. Her debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer is about a woman named Korede and her younger sister Ayoola, who has an unfortunate habit of murdering her boyfriends. Every time Ayoola takes another life, Korede is there to clean things up. It's a very dark, but funny story that's already been optioned for a film by the producers of Baby Driver. Braithwaite joins Tom Power from Lagos, Nigeria to talk about her new book.

Bob Martin: The Tony Award-winner on musical theatre as an escape from the harshness of life

Dec 11, 2018 00:14:59

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Bob Martin talks about his newest musical The Prom, about a troupe of washed up Broadway stars who head to small-town Indiana to help a young lesbian couple who have been banned from attending prom.

Eric McCormack, Oyinkan Braithwaite and more 11/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 11, 2018 01:07:29

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Actor Eric McCormack talks about juggling his sci-fi series Travelers and the Will & Grace reboot. Tony Award-winner Bob Martin discusses his latest production The Prom and why he believes in the healing power of musical theatre. Benjamin Oberman gives a gateway to figure skating movies. Author Oyinkan Braithwaite stretches the idea of unconditional love to its extreme in her debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer.

Phosphorescent: The singer-songwriter taps into life's big changes on new album C'est La Vie

Dec 10, 2018 00:16:57

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Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent, shares some music off his new album C'est La Vie and discusses how marriage and fatherhood has changed his art.

Natalie Portman: On Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being 'pop star famous'

Dec 10, 2018 00:16:03

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Natalie Portman sits down with Tom Power to talk about the inspiration behind her critically-acclaimed performance in Vox Lux, and how she got into the mindset of a pop star struggling with addiction and PTSD.

Natalie Portman, Phosphorescent and more 10/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 10, 2018 01:03:23

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Natalie Portman discusses her new film Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being "pop star famous." The q screen panel shares their take on why it's become so difficult to find a host for the Oscars. Clifton Reddick gives us a gateway to the Toronto sound. Phosphorescent performs live in the q studio and tells us how fatherhood has changed his art.

Steve Young, Dalmar Abuzeid and more 07/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 7, 2018 00:51:58

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Steve Young takes us into Bathtubs Over Broadway, his new documentary about the secret corporate musicals you were never meant to see. The q This music panel reacts to the 2019 Grammy nominations. Anne with an E's Dalmar Abuzeid talks about being Avonlea's first black resident.

Dalmar Abuzeid: The Anne with an E actor on being Avonlea's first black resident

Dec 7, 2018 00:18:27

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If you grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables books, you probably remember characters such as Gilbert Blythe, Anne's great love, or Diana Barry, her beloved best friend. But there's one character you've definitely never heard of: Sebastian "Bash" Lecroix. He's played by actor Dalmar Abuzeid, and was created specifically for the new season of Anne with an E. He's also the first black character to appear on the show. Abuzeid talks to us about making TV history, as well as how he got his big break on Degrassi alongside Drake.

Steve Young: Bathtubs Over Broadway takes you into the secret world of corporate musicals you were never meant to see

Dec 7, 2018 00:20:10

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Steve Young discusses his new documentary about the extravagant Broadway-style musicals that companies like Ford and McDonald's commissioned for private entertainment.

Jon M. Chu, Boogát and more 06/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 6, 2018 00:56:27

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Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing the hit novel to the big screen. Musician Boogát performs live in the q studio. Singer-songwriter Jason Collett discusses making The Al Purdy Songbook.

Jon M. Chu: The Crazy Rich Asians director on bringing the hit novel to the big screen

Dec 6, 2018 00:18:54

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Director Jon M. Chu talks about bringing Kevin Kwan's hit novel Crazy Rich Asians to the big screen, and the great expectations surrounding Hollywood's first all-Asian rom-com.

Jason Collett: The musician on making The Al Purdy Songbook

Dec 6, 2018 00:16:01

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December 30 marks the late Al Purdy's centenary birthday and a group of Canadian artists have decided to celebrate with an album called The Al Purdy Songbook. The album's co-producer Jason Collett joins guest host Laurie Brown in the q studio to tell us more about it.

Boogát: The musician performs from San Cristóbal Baile Inn live in the q studio

Dec 6, 2018 00:21:55

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Montreal-based, Latin-Canadian entertainer Boogát? drops by q for a special live session, performing from his latest album San Cristóbal Baile Inn. It's an album that draws inspiration from hip-hop, cumbia and punk rock and blends them together. Boogát chats with guest host Laurie Brown about his unique style and tells us why Montreal is such a hotbed for genre-bending creativity.

Peter Hedges: The director explores addiction and parental love in his new film Ben Is Back

Dec 5, 2018 00:22:54

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Oscar-nominated director Peter Hedges talks about the experience of coaching his 21-year-old son Lucas through his new film Ben Is Back. The film also stars Julia Roberts and tells the story of a young man struggling with drug addiction and his mother's desperate fight to save him.

Yrsa Daley-Ward: The Instagram poet on her new memoir The Terrible

Dec 5, 2018 00:16:42

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Yrsa Daley-Ward is a poet who's gained a huge online following. She's at the forefront of a new wave of poets on Instagram whose work can make you stop mindlessly scrolling and instead linger on a few perfectly chosen words. She dropped by the q studio to talk to Tom Power about her new memoir, The Terrible, which is about her childhood and experiences discovering her own sexuality.

Peter Hedges, Yrsa Daley-Ward and more 05/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 5, 2018 01:02:05

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Peter Hedges discusses addiction, parental love and the experience of directing his 21-year-old son through his new film Ben Is Back. Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares her 2018 holiday book picks. Journalist Tom Seymour takes us inside Chernobyl's first rave. Yrsa Daley-Ward explains why Instagram is the perfect medium for poetry.

David McMillan and Fred Morin: The chefs show us how to survive the apocalypse in culinary style

Dec 4, 2018 00:20:28

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David McMillan and Fred Morin are the chefs behind one of Canada's most-loved restaurants, Montreal's legendary Joe Beef. In their new cookbook, Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse, the two prepare for the end of the world with a collection of 150 new recipes that will help get you through the long, nuclear winter.

Nandita Das: The director takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers

Dec 4, 2018 00:14:45

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A new film is shining a spotlight on one of South Asia's greatest writers, ?Saadat Hasan Manto. Acclaimed actor and director Nandita Das joins Tom Power live in the q studio to take us deeper into Manto's story.

Echlo: The artist formerly known as Chloe Charles gets candid about the struggles of being a musician in 2018

Dec 4, 2018 00:19:30

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Chloe Charles tells us how changing her stage name to Echlo was inspired both by her disillusionment with the music industry and her renewed love for her craft. She caps off her visit with a live performance from her new album Echolocation.

David McMillan and Fred Morin, Echlo and more 04/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 4, 2018 01:01:25

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Chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin show us how to survive the apocalypse in culinary style. Echlo (a.k.a. Chloe Charles) gets candid about the struggles of being a musician in 2018. Comedian Ian Karmel shares what it's really like to write for a late-night TV show. Director Nandita Das t?akes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers.

Emma Stone: The actor on the complexities of her latest role in The Favourite

Dec 3, 2018 00:15:46

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Emma Stone talks to Tom Power about her latest role in The Favourite, a historical drama set in the 18th century courts of Queen Anne. It's the first role she took after winning her 2017 Best Actress Oscar for La La Land.

Dianne Reeves: From Marvin Gaye to Ella Fitzgerald, the jazz singer reflects on the songs that influenced her

Dec 3, 2018 00:21:28

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Five-time Grammy award-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves talks to Tom Power about the songs that shaped her, the power of music and walking in Ella Fitzgerald's shoes, literally.

Jennifer Castle: The singer-songwriter performs live in the q studio

Dec 3, 2018 00:19:52

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Jennifer Castle and her band join Tom Power in the q studio to perform some songs about a subject most people want to avoid: death. On her new record, Angels of Death, Castle stares directly into the void - and the results are beautiful.

Emma Stone, Dianne Reeves and more 03/12/2018 [Full episode]

Dec 3, 2018 01:09:34

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Emma Stone discusses her latest role in the historical drama The Favourite. The q screen panel talks about what's next for streaming services in light of Netflix's recent price hike. Jennifer Castle performs from her new album Angels of Death. Dianne Reeves reflects on the songs that influenced her as she grew up in Denver, Colorado.

Tom Wilson, Sandi Tan and more 30/11/2018 [Full episode]

Nov 30, 2018 00:58:51

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Tom Wilson talks about how he's using art to explore his new-found Indigenous roots. The q This music panel debates whether the celebrity profile is dead. Charlotte Cardin performs live in the q studio. Sandi Tan shares how a film she made at 19 was stolen and reappeared decades later.

Sandi Tan: On having her film stolen and then somehow reappear decades later

Nov 30, 2018 00:18:18

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Filmmaker Sandi Tan shares her bittersweet story about losing a film she created at 19 years old, only to have it suddenly re-enter her life. Her new documentary, Shirkers, is about what it was like to lose a project that meant so much to her.

Charlotte Cardin: The singer-songwriter performs Double Shifts live in the q studio

Nov 30, 2018 00:07:58

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Charlotte Cardin returns to q two years after her first visit, but this time her career is on a whole new level. She updates us on her dazzling success and performs her latest release, Double Shifts.

Tom Wilson: The musician on using painting to explore his new-found Indigenous roots

Nov 30, 2018 00:17:50

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Tom Wilson was in his mid-fifties when he learned that the parents who raised him were not his birth parents and that his biological mother was a family friend from the Kahnawake reserve. Now, Wilson is exploring his Indigenous heritage through painting.

Andrea Martin: The actor on SCTV and Canadian comedy's hilarious history

Nov 29, 2018 00:17:58

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Andrea Martin stopped by the q studio on the way to celebrate her induction into Canada's Walk of Fame. She sat down with Tom