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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 ...Show More
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Simu Liu: The actor on Kim's Convenience and Asian representation on screen

17:18 | Jul 23rd

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 o...Show More
Lulu Wang: The filmmaker on bringing her family's lie to life in The Farewell

16:02 | Jul 19th

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.
Marie Kondo: The tidying guru talks big messes, shintoism and viral fame

17:10 | Jan 29th

Marie Kondo talks to Tom Power about bringing her ideas to a North American audience and how her life has changed.
Feist: The indie icon searches for connection in her new podcast, Pleasure Studies

20:08 | Jul 8th

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.
Jackie Shane: The late soul singer in her own words: A rare interview with the pioneering musician

17:12 | Jun 24th

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.
James Blake: The Grammy-winning producer on being the ultimate collaborator

17:55 | Feb 28th

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

18:26 | Aug 15th

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

14:07 | Aug 15th

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

19:04 | Aug 15th

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 tal...Show More
Elaine Welteroth, Tanika Charles and more 15/08/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:51 | Aug 15th

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

16:06 | Aug 14th

Gabrielle Moss is the author of the book, Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction.
Sugar Sammy: Fluent in four languages, outrageous in all of them — the comedian brings an outsider's perspective to Paris

15:21 | Aug 14th

Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about how he generates laughs — and outrage — across cultural boundaries.
Shepard Fairey, Sugar Sammy and more 14/08/2019 [Full episode]

28:04 | Aug 14th

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

19:53 | Aug 14th

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 Justic...Show More
William Shatner: The actor shares his advice for how to live long and prosper

20:19 | Aug 13th

William Shatner joins Tom Power to impart some wisdom and discuss his new memoir Live Long and... What I Learned Along the Way.
Ben Folds, William Shatner and more 13/08/2019 [Full episode]

59:17 | Aug 13th

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 Canad...Show More
Thandie Newton: The actor on her 'upfront and uncompromising' approach to fame

17:27 | Aug 13th

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

20:49 | Aug 13th

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

24:45 | Aug 12th

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

1:09:42 | Aug 12th

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 pre...Show More
Tavi Gevinson: The writer and editor reflects on the beginning and end of Rookie Magazine

20:28 | Aug 12th

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

18:53 | Aug 9th

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.
q This: Have protest songs changed?

12:39 | Aug 9th

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

06:41 | Aug 9th

The Iranian musician-composer was jailed for making music, but he refuses to be silenced.
Chuck Klosterman, Kaia Kater and more 09/08/2019 [Full episode]

57:14 | Aug 9th

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-Cari...Show More
Eamon McGrath: The musician performs live in the q studio

17:17 | Aug 8th

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]

1:06:23 | Aug 8th

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

12:13 | Aug 8th

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

18:40 | Aug 8th

Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, is back as a grown-up version of Danny LaRusso in the new series, Cobra Kai.
Eugenio Derbez: The actor on adapting Dora the Explorer for the big screen

17:37 | Aug 8th

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

09:00 | Aug 7th

American poet Eugene Redmond remembers his friend, collaborator and former editor, the late Toni Morrison.
Bif Naked: The Canadian punk rock queen on battling cancer and the power of emotional support

15:23 | Aug 7th

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

23:46 | Aug 7th

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

17:59 | Aug 7th

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

1:06:58 | Aug 7th

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 suppo...Show More
Julius Onah, Jeff Daniels and more 06/08/2019

1:05:43 | Aug 6th

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

20:11 | Aug 6th

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

1:07:15 | Aug 5th

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

16:26 | Aug 2nd

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

16:34 | Aug 2nd

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]

55:48 | Aug 2nd

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 J...Show More
Sam Lipsyte, Abhishek Bachchan and more 31/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:01:00 | Aug 1st

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, giv...Show More
Abhishek Bachchan: The Bollywood megastar on fame and his return to the big screen

13:57 | Aug 1st

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

17:38 | Aug 1st

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

15:23 | Aug 1st

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

12:49 | Jul 31st

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

1:01:52 | Jul 31st

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 Abdelmahmo...Show More
Mélissa Laveaux: The Canadian singer brings the sounds of Haiti to the q studio

19:48 | Jul 31st

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

17:48 | Jul 31st

Saul Williams is a poet, musician, actor and activist who, for decades, has been spreading his words far and wide to inspire change.
Cara Gee: The actor on starring in Soulpepper's production of Fool For Love

16:50 | Jul 30th

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

16:39 | Jul 30th

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

20:45 | Jul 30th

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

54:53 | Jul 30th

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 Fo...Show More
Killer Mike: The rapper on his Netflix series Trigger Warning

18:44 | Jul 29th

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

1:03:41 | Jul 29th

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

18:58 | Jul 29th

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

23:11 | Jul 26th

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

1:14:53 | Jul 26th

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

13:50 | Jul 25th

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

1:03:51 | Jul 25th

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

16:57 | Jul 25th

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: The Metallica guitarist on his lifelong obsession with classic horror

17:11 | Jul 25th

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.
Aurora James: The Canadian designer on sustainability in fashion

17:07 | Jul 24th

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

19:33 | Jul 24th

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...Show More
Michael Rakowitz: The artist on opting out of the Whitney Biennial

10:41 | Jul 24th

Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his decision not to participate in this year's Whitney Biennial in an act of protest.
Frank Dukes, Nandita Das and more 24/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:03:15 | Jul 24th

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 ...Show More
Nandita Das: The actor and director takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers

13:53 | Jul 24th

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.
Amanda Palmer: On tackling abortion, miscarriage and suicide on her 'unapologetically balls-out' feminist album

19:21 | Jul 23rd

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]

51:27 | Jul 23rd

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 ...Show More
Let Your Backbone Slide at 30: Maestro Fresh Wes shares his oral history of Canada's most loved rap song

12:59 | Jul 23rd

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.
Mavis Staples: The gospel singer on the state of civil rights in America

19:07 | Jul 22nd

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

14:00 | Jul 22nd

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]

1:06:40 | Jul 22nd

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 int...Show More
Jaleel White: The actor on owning his legacy as Steve Urkel

20:42 | Jul 22nd

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.
Lulu Wang, Sharon and Bram, and more 19/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:45 | Jul 19th

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 na...Show More
Sharon and Bram: The children's entertainers bid 'skinnamarink adieu' after 40 years

21:03 | Jul 19th

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 thei...Show More
Billy Eichner, Colson Whitehead and more 18/07/2019 [Full episode]

34:10 | Jul 18th

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 au...Show More
TOBi: The Toronto singer and rapper brings his 'unapologetic soul music' to the q studio

12:59 | Jul 18th

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.
Billy Eichner: The comedian on following in his idol's footsteps in The Lion King

17:44 | Jul 18th

Billy Eichner joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about voicing Timon in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.
Colson Whitehead: The novelist on fighting through anger to write The Nickel Boys

19:36 | Jul 18th

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.
Vivek Shraya: Why the artist turned her hate mail into the graphic novel, Death Threat

17:55 | Jul 18th

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.
Eugene Levy: The actor on Schitt's Creek's four Emmy nominations

08:36 | Jul 17th

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]

1:01:54 | Jul 17th

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...Show More
Joey King: The actor on her 'nerve-racking' transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act

17:10 | Jul 17th

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.
Jesse Eisenberg: The actor on his new movie The Art of Self-Defense, a 'satire without snark'

19:51 | Jul 17th

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.
Why digital-only clothing could be the future of fashion

13:28 | Jul 16th

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: How hip-hop evolved into the most dominant genre in the world

19:12 | Jul 16th

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.
Fab 5 Freddy, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more 16/07/2019 [Full episode]

56:37 | Jul 16th

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 columnis...Show More
Rob Thomas: The solo artist and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty reflects on his biggest hits

21:15 | Jul 16th

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.
Sally Rooney: The Irish novelist on being called the first great millennial author

19:12 | Jul 15th

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.
Howie Mandel: The comedian on championing Canadian comedy and Just for Laughs

17:41 | Jul 15th

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.
Howie Mandel, Sally Rooney and more 15/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:34 | Jul 15th

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 L...Show More
Beau Dixon: How his new play Bloom: A Rock 'n' Roll Fable helps him honour his mother's memory

14:14 | Jul 15th

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.
Catherine MacLellan: The singer-songwriter revisits her father's history with depression in a new documentary

18:22 | Jul 12th

Catherine MacLellan, daughter of Gene MacLellan, dropped by q to perform and talk about her documentary The Song and the Sorrow.
Mira Sorvino, Catherine MacLellan and more 12/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:05:55 | Jul 12th

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? Br...Show More
Mira Sorvino: The actor on her new film Stuber

20:33 | Jul 12th

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.
Peter Frampton: The English rock musician on preparing for his farewell tour

19:58 | Jul 11th

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?

09:06 | Jul 11th

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

18:18 | Jul 11th

Juno-winning band Ontario rock band The Strumbellas joins us live in the q studio in the second edition of the q Thursday Headliner.
The Strumbellas, Rosina Kazi and more 11/07/2019 [Full episode]

59:52 | Jul 11th

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 co...Show More
Carly Rae Jepsen: The Canadian pop star on her new album Dedicated

20:14 | Jul 10th

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.
Kevin Bacon: The actor talks longevity, bribing DJs and playing cops from Boston

20:35 | Jul 10th

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.
Cliff Jones: The playwright on seeing Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical back on stage 45 years after its premiere

13:51 | Jul 10th

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]

1:03:34 | Jul 10th

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 Jo...Show More
Rhiannon Giddens: How the roots musician is changing the narrative of American folk music

21:21 | Jul 9th

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

14:41 | Jul 9th

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 musi...Show More
Perry Farrell, Rhiannon Giddens and more 09/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:00:44 | Jul 9th

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 ...Show More
Perry Farrell: The alt-rock icon on the second Messianic era, his new solo album and more

20:10 | Jul 9th

The Jane's Addiction frontman sits down with Tom Power to talk about his wild new solo album, Kind Heaven.
Tom's Podcast Pick: Chosen Family

34:26 | Jul 8th

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 ar...Show More
Dan Aykroyd: The actor on the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar

19:10 | Jul 8th

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]

1:07:14 | Jul 8th

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 ta...Show More
Kiefer Sutherland: The actor on country music, the rodeo, his grandfather Tommy Douglas and more

17:57 | Jul 5th

The Canadian actor talks about his love of storytelling both on screen and as a country musician.
Kiefer Sutherland, Rufus Wainwright and more 05/07/2019 [Full episode]

59:33 | Jul 5th

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...Show More
Rufus Wainwright: The singer-songwriter on composing operas and celebrating 20 years since his debut album

20:10 | Jul 5th

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.
Black Pumas, Tantoo Cardinal and more 04/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:10:48 | Jul 4th

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 Jim...Show More
Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot: The Last Black Man In San Francisco is a story about displacement, gentrification and personal history

19:14 | Jul 4th

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.
Tantoo Cardinal: The veteran actor on getting her first starring role in a feature film

17:03 | Jul 4th

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.
Black Pumas: The psychedelic soul group performs live in the q studio

20:32 | Jul 4th

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.
Jeremy Dutcher: The musician and composer on his whirlwind year

15:35 | Jul 3rd

Jeremy Dutcher won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize as well as a Juno Award for his debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.
Sara Bareilles, Caleb McLaughlin and more 03/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:01:57 | Jul 3rd

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 dis...Show More
Caleb McLaughlin: The Stranger Things star on his life-changing role

12:20 | Jul 3rd

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: The singer-songwriter on writing the Tony-nominated musical Waitress

19:38 | Jul 3rd

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.
Bob Martin: The Tony-winner on musical theatre as an escape from the harshness of life

15:01 | Jul 2nd

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

21:23 | Jul 2nd

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

19:31 | Jul 2nd

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.
Emilio Estevez, Haviah Mighty and more 02/07/2019 [Full episode]

58:38 | Jul 2nd

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 o...Show More
Best of q: Will Arnett, Tanya Taylor and more 01/07/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:22 | Jul 1st

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 wit...Show More
The Black Keys: After a 5-year hiatus, the rock duo has returned with a brand new album

19:16 | Jun 28th

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.
The Black Keys, Caitlin Cronenberg and more 28/06/2019 [Full episode]

55:51 | Jun 28th

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 hi...Show More
Rupert Everett: The actor on his lifelong relationship with the work of Oscar Wilde

18:15 | Jun 28th

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.
Caitlin Cronenberg: The photographer on celebrity portraits, Drake and her latest exhibit

16:33 | Jun 28th

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.
Jeremy Charles: The chef on bringing the Newfoundland and Labrador wilderness into his work

14:43 | Jun 27th

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: The nine-time Grammy winner on her new collection of songs, Begin Again

20:43 | Jun 27th

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

15:34 | Jun 27th

Dominique Jackson is the star of Pose, a television series that's making history right now for its depiction of the trans community.
Norah Jones, Jeremy Charles and more 27/06/2019 [Full episode]

53:14 | Jun 27th

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. Songwr...Show More
Jenny Lewis: How the singer-songwriter tapped into her unconscious to write her new album

23:48 | Jun 26th

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis discusses her new album, On the Line, and performs a few songs in the q studio.
Stephan James: The actor on shining a light on black stories

14:24 | Jun 26th

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.
Lance Bass: The NSYNC member opens up about Lou Pearlman, the conman who defrauded '90s boy bands

21:01 | Jun 26th

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.
Jenny Lewis, Lance Bass and more 26/06/2019 [Full episode]

1:10:46 | Jun 26th

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...Show More
Emily Nussbaum, Richard Reed Parry and more 25/06/2019 [Full episode]

53:04 | Jun 25th

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 direct...Show More
Emily Nussbaum: The Pulitzer-winning critic on the evolution of TV and the shows that changed her life

20:33 | Jun 25th

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

16:57 | Jun 25th

Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry performs and talks about his new solo album, Quiet River of Dust.
Brent Butt: The actor and comedian on 15 years of Corner Gas and keeping his comedy Canadian

19:04 | Jun 24th

Brent Butt joins Tom Power to talk about Corner Gas Animated, which returns for its second season on Canada Day.
Brent Butt, Jackie Shane and more 24/06/2019 [Full episode]

53:49 | Jun 24th

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 favourit...Show More
Polaris Prize long list offers snapshot of Canada's diverse music scene in 2019

14:53 | Jun 21st

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]

1:00:30 | Jun 21st

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 the...Show More
Beatrice Deer: The musician brings her unique blend of throat singing and indie-rock to the q studio

21:12 | Jun 21st

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.
Lee Fields: The soul singer on returning to music after tragedy

18:11 | Jun 20th

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, Lee Fields and more 20/06/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:27 | Jun 20th

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 Sa...Show More
Margaret Trudeau: The Canadian icon shares her struggle with mental illness in a new one-woman comedy show

18:29 | Jun 20th

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.
M.I.A.: The rapper and pop star on Loveridge's tell-all documentary about her career and activism

14:47 | Jun 19th

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]

52:59 | Jun 19th

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...Show More
Thompson Egbo-Egbo: The pianist and composer on his history with the piano

20:57 | Jun 19th

Toronto pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo joins Tom Power for a performance and chat about his new album, The Offering.
Anna Maria Tremonti: For the veteran CBC journalist, empathy is essential

18:02 | Jun 18th

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 Wiz...Show More
Anna Maria Tremonti, SonReal and more 18/06/2019 [Full episode]

1:03:43 | Jun 18th

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 ...Show More
SonReal: The Canadian rapper taps into two sides of himself on The Aaron LP

20:14 | Jun 18th

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.
Malcolm Gladwell: The author and journalist ventures into music on his new podcast

18:23 | Jun 18th

Malcolm Gladwell has turned his attention to music with a new podcast called Broken Record, about songs you know and the people behind them.
Jamie Kastner and Greg Hill, Maggie Rogers and more 17/06/2019 [Full episode]

1:03:30 | Jun 17th

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 phen...Show More
There Are No Fakes: How Norval Morrisseau, the late Canadian art icon, landed at the centre of a massive forgery ring

22:08 | Jun 17th

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

16:36 | Jun 17th

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.
Joe Namath: The Super Bowl champion on Chekhov, musical theatre and never giving up

18:18 | Jun 14th

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: Meet the mysterious masked country music star

22:44 | Jun 14th

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.
Orville Peck, Joe Namath and more 14/06/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:17 | Jun 14th

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 recor...Show More
Sergio Trujillo, Chanty Marostica and more 13/06/2019 [Full episode]

57:11 | Jun 13th

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 ex...Show More
Sergio Trujillo: The Tony Award-winner on growing up in Toronto and landing in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant

17:04 | Jun 13th

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.
Byron Abalos: The actor and playwright on his new basketball play, Monday Nights

12:36 | Jun 13th

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.
Chanty Marostica: The stand-up comic on the gap in trans storytelling

12:11 | Jun 13th

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.
Beverly Glenn-Copeland, David McMillan and more 12/06/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:45 | Jun 12th

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...Show More
Beverly Glenn-Copeland: At 75, his music is finally finding an audience, but he's not letting it go to his head

24:31 | Jun 12th

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...Show More
David McMillan: The photographer takes us inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

17:48 | Jun 12th

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.
Jakob Dylan and Andrew Slater: The musician and filmmaker revisit '60s Laurel Canyon music scene in new doc

20:49 | Jun 11th

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

16:26 | Jun 11th

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.
Jakob Dylan and Andrew Slater, Kim Collier and more 11/06/2019 [Full episode]

1:05:18 | Jun 11th

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 ...Show More
Maestro Fresh Wes: The Toronto rapper rallies Raptors fans with new anthem, Jurassic Park

15:16 | Jun 11th

Maestro Fresh Wes and producer Rich Kidd wrote the song Jurassic Park to celebrate the Toronto Raptors and their incredible run to the championship.
Elizabeth Gilbert: The author on writing through grief and her new novel City of Girls

19:52 | Jun 10th

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

17:52 | Jun 10th

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]

1:04:59 | Jun 10th

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....Show More
Eve Joseph: The poet on winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize

08:53 | Jun 7th

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, Eve Joseph and more 07/06/2019 [Full episode]

54:03 | Jun 7th

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 Kl...Show More
Randall Park: The Always Be My Maybe star on playing the romantic lead and the pressure to represent Asian-Americans

19:05 | Jun 7th

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.
Supinder Wraich: The actor on The 410 - a crime drama about what it means to be Indo-Canadian

15:28 | Jun 6th

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.
Azhar Usman: The comedian on finding truth in comedy in the age of fake news

17:46 | Jun 6th

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.
Evangeline Lilly, Azhar Usman and more 06/06/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:14 | Jun 6th

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...Show More
Evangeline Lilly: Why the actor is more comfortable penning kids' books than acting

21:43 | Jun 6th

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

20:35 | Jun 5th

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

20:34 | Jun 5th

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]

58:33 | Jun 5th

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 ...Show More
Dexter Fletcher, Ser Anzoategui and more 04/06/2019 [Full episode]

49:21 | Jun 4th

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 C...Show More
Daryl Cloran: Nurtured in Edmonton, Broadway's Hadestown now leads 2019 Tony nominations

08:58 | Jun 4th

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.
Ser Anzoategui: The star of Vida shatters the idea that Latinx stories are niche

14:43 | Jun 4th

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 ...Show More
Dexter Fletcher: The Rocketman director on working with Elton John

20:53 | Jun 4th

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]

55:44 | Jun 3rd

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 contr...Show More
Jim Cuddy, Morton Lorge and more 31/05/2019 [Full episode]

57:50 | May 31st

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, ...Show More
Jim Cuddy: The musician performs from his new solo album Countrywide Soul

19:17 | May 31st

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

16:07 | May 31st

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 ...Show More
Iris Scott: Meet the world's first professional finger painter

14:24 | May 30th

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

16:49 | May 30th

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.
Bernie Taupin, 4Korners and more 30/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:09:24 | May 30th

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 do...Show More
Justin Rutledge and Rob Baker: The musicians on the Tragically Hip, fatherhood and why they teamed up on Passages

19:14 | May 29th

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: The parodist on always being on the outside 'poking fun at the people on the inside'

20:41 | May 29th

"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.
Weird Al Yankovic, Justin Rutledge and Rob Baker and more 29/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:03:32 | May 29th

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...Show More
Dear Evan Hansen, Lauren Morelli and more 28/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:09:45 | May 28th

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...Show More
Dear Evan Hansen: Robert Markus and Stephanie La Rochelle bring the hit Broadway musical to the q studio

24:14 | May 28th

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

15:02 | May 28th

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.
Chelsea Handler: The comedian on grief and how Trump's election threw her into an existential crisis

18:10 | May 27th

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.
Chelsea Handler, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more 27/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:06:36 | May 27th

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'Ne...Show More
Snotty Nose Rez Kids: The hip-hop duo on their new album Trapline, activism and the importance of empowering Indigenous youth

16:17 | May 27th

Snotty Nose Rez Kids dropped by the q studio for a performance and chat with host Tom Power about their new album Trapline.
Mena Massoud: The Canadian actor on becoming Aladdin

15:12 | May 24th

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.
Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever: The Booksmart stars became real-life roommates to kick-start their on screen chemistry

24:20 | May 24th

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, Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever and more 24/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:05:20 | May 24th

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 frie...Show More
Bob Ezrin: From Pink Floyd to Peter Gabriel, the producer reflects on the highlights of his career

47:30 | May 23rd

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.