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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.

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

April 18: 'That's a white guy making fun of me': comedian Hari Kondabolu's problem with Apu

17:21 | Apr 19th, 2018

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's documentary, The Problem With Apu, takes a look at the popular Simpsons character and the issues with stereotyping Indian people.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: The Olympic gold medallists on 20 years of skating and their most iconic performances

17:15 | Mar 22nd

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

14:18 | Mar 22nd

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]

55:07 | Mar 22nd

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, whic...Show More

Mary Walsh, Anupam Kher and more 21/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:04:40 | Mar 21st

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 ...Show More

Anupam Kher: The Bollywood star opens up about his personal connection to Hotel Mumbai

19:16 | Mar 21st

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: The comedy veteran on Codco, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and her lifetime achievement award

24:21 | Mar 21st

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.

Jann Arden, D. W. Waterson and more 20/03/2019 [Full episode]

1:03:05 | Mar 20th

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 histori...Show More

Jann Arden: The Canadian singer-songwriter on playing a TV sitcom version of herself

20:30 | Mar 20th

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

19:06 | Mar 20th

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.

Amanda Brugel: The actor on The Handmaid's Tale, fighting for good roles and rejecting stereotypes

14:10 | Mar 19th

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]

50:33 | Mar 19th

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 d...Show More

John Cleese: The British comedy legend on Monty Python, Life of Brian and why he's taking aim at the failings of world leaders

21:01 | Mar 19th

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.

Jeff Thomas: The 'urban Iroquois' photographer feels he's finally kept the promise he made 40 years ago

14:34 | Mar 18th

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...Show More

Johnny Marr, Jeff Thomas and more 18/03/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:24 | Mar 18th

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, ...Show More

Johnny Marr: How Brexit and Trump's election inspired his latest album

23:20 | Mar 18th

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.

q Live at the Junos 15/03/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:37 | Mar 15th

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, mus...Show More

Michael Bublé: The singer reflects on some of his favourite Junos moments

20:15 | Mar 14th

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

16:10 | Mar 14th

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...Show More

Kris Bowers: The Green Book composer on teaching Mahershala Ali piano

18:38 | Mar 14th

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.

Kris Bowers, Emmanuel Jal and more 14/03/2019 [Full episode]

55:46 | Mar 14th

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 Emma...Show More

Shawn Mendes: The Canadian pop star on success, anxiety and his love for Ronaldo

18:15 | Mar 13th

The Pickering, Ont., native sits down with Tom Power to talk about his meteoric rise to fame.

Kinan Azmeh: How Trump's travel ban made the Syrian clarinetist feel more at home in America

19:00 | Mar 13th

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 ...Show More

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, Kinan Azmeh and more 13/03/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:35 | Mar 13th

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 J...Show More

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida: The Canadian musicians on marriage and music

21:02 | Mar 13th

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.

Alexander Skarsgård: The actor changes tack in The Hummingbird Project

17:17 | Mar 12th

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.

Alessia Cara: The Grammy-winner on the power and problems that come with celebrity

15:51 | Mar 12th

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.

Joe Zee: Why the fashion stylist is championing Lindsay Wong's The Woo-Woo for Canada Reads

14:05 | Mar 12th

Joe Zee tells us why he's defending Lindsay Wong's memoir The Woo-Woo for this year's battle of the books.

Alessia Cara, Alexander Skarsgård and more 12/03/2019 [Full episode]

1:01:15 | Mar 12th

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 Mayfiel...Show More

Deanne Foley: An Audience of Chairs wrestles with the complexity of motherhood and mental health

17:29 | Mar 11th

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: The Polaris Prize-winning musician reflects on his whirlwind year

17:29 | Mar 11th

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

17:01 | Mar 11th

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.

Jeremy Dutcher, Snow and more 11/03/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:10 | Mar 11th

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 abo...Show More

Yeardley Smith: Lisa Simpson wasn't what she thought her big break would be

23:17 | Mar 8th

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

31:21 | Mar 8th

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]

1:09:36 | Mar 8th

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...Show More

Aasif Mandvi: The actor on bringing back his one-man play Sakina's Restaurant 20 years later

18:16 | Mar 7th

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 In...Show More

Vinessa Antoine: The Diggstown star on being Canadian primetime TV's first black female lawyer

14:07 | Mar 7th

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]

1:12:17 | Mar 7th

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 b...Show More

Andrew Rannells: The actor and Broadway star opens up about the hardest years of his career

22:35 | Mar 7th

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.

Zadie Smith: The author and essayist on staying open to art and 'feeling free' to change her mind

20:26 | Mar 6th

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]

55:23 | Mar 6th

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 ag...Show More

Sarah McLachlan, Said The Whale and more 05/03/2019 [Full episode]

45:47 | Mar 5th

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 p...Show More

Said The Whale: How appendicitis brought the band closer together on tour

19:01 | Mar 5th

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

13:57 | Mar 5th

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.

Sarah McLachlan: On the intense power of Angel, the unofficial song of sorrow

19:12 | Mar 5th

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

Leaving Neverland: Can one explosive film deliver the fatal blow to Michael Jackson's legacy?

17:54 | Mar 4th

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 and the q screen panel 04/03/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:26 | Mar 4th

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 influe...Show More

T Bone Burnett: The legendary record producer on releasing his first album in 11 years

47:27 | Mar 4th

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]

1:12:53 | Mar 1st

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 tal...Show More

James Blake, Wintersleep and more 28/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:05:36 | Feb 28th

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 fac...Show More

Leïla Slimani: The French-Moroccan novelist on making art out of existential boredom

16:10 | Feb 28th

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 ...Show More

Wintersleep: On their new album and how it takes a stance on social issues close to home

19:58 | Feb 28th

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.

Kathleen Robertson: Writing, acting and finding her passion

15:22 | Feb 27th

After decades on set, Robertson is finding new success in Hollywood by nailing the voices of the characters she writes.

Cynthia Dale, Kathleen Robertson and more 27/02/2019 [Full episode]

56:08 | Feb 27th

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...Show More

Cynthia Dale: The actor on returning to Street Legal after 25 years

19:52 | Feb 27th

The Street Legal fan favourite explains why now is the perfect time for Olivia Novak to be back on TV.

Stephanie Beatriz: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star on how comedy can tackle tough topics

16:38 | Feb 26th

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.

Ziya Tong: Why the science journalist is defending Max Eisen's Holocaust memoir for Canada Reads

11:35 | Feb 26th

Science journalist Ziya Tong discusses why she's championing By Chance Alone by Max Eisen for this year's battle of the books.

Larry Charles, Stephanie Beatriz and more 26/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:06:10 | Feb 26th

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 ...Show More

Larry Charles: The writer-director takes us inside the world's most dangerous places for comedy

24:01 | Feb 26th

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.

Jackie Shane: A rare interview with the late pioneering musician

04:21 | Feb 25th

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, Murray Lightburn and more 25/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:04:18 | Feb 25th

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...Show More

Murray Lightburn: The musician shares new music live in the q studio with a string quartet

18:26 | Feb 25th

Murray Lightburn joins Tom Power live in the q studio for a performance and chat about his new solo record, Hear Me Out.

Angie Thomas: The author tackles race, class and viral fame in her new book

16:02 | Feb 25th

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.

Michael Chabon: The novelist on reading, writing and Captain Picard

17:52 | Feb 22nd

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.

Michael Chabon, Saul Williams and more 22/02/2019 [Full episode]

53:05 | Feb 22nd

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 explo...Show More

Saul Williams: The poet, musician and activist on the power of poetry, on stage and on the page

18:43 | Feb 22nd

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

Pasek and Paul: The songwriting duo on bringing their hit musical Dear Evan Hansen to Toronto

19:04 | Feb 21st

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

17:37 | Feb 21st

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 mo...Show More

Mark O'Brien: The actor on the triumph and tragedy of hockey's greatest goaltender

20:14 | Feb 21st

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]

59:40 | Feb 21st

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,...Show More

David Attenborough, Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, and more 20/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:19 | Feb 20th

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. Mu...Show More

David Attenborough: The iconic naturalist on why he's more 'hopeful' for the future of the planet

22:08 | Feb 20th

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

17:01 | Feb 20th

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]

1:00:05 | Feb 19th

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 cha...Show More

Chuck Comeau: Why the Simple Plan drummer is championing Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung for Canada Reads 2019

11:38 | Feb 19th

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

18:02 | Feb 19th

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

20:31 | Feb 19th

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]

58:09 | Feb 18th

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...Show More

Jessye Norman, Sam Lipsyte and more 15/02/2019 [Full episode]

50:44 | Feb 15th

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 m...Show More

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

18:11 | Feb 15th

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

12:27 | Feb 15th

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: The opera legend shares stories from her incredible decades-long career

18:23 | Feb 15th

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.

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

19:50 | Feb 14th

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

Redd Pepper: Meet the voice over artist behind some of the biggest movie trailers

14:06 | Feb 14th

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.

Bing Liu, Mélissa Laveaux and more 14/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:05:37 | Feb 14th

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 look...Show More

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

18:44 | Feb 14th

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

19:23 | Feb 13th

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.

Barbara Hannigan: The soprano and conductor on her early career and mentoring young artists

19:52 | Feb 13th

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.

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

18:13 | Feb 13th

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

Ludwig Göransson, Sugar Sammy and more 13/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:05:34 | Feb 13th

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...Show More

Christine Goerke: The opera star on drawing power from self-doubt in COC's Elektra

18:25 | Feb 12th

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

18:39 | Feb 12th

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.

Christine Goerke, Emily King and more 12/01/2019 [Full episode]

1:00:20 | Feb 12th

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...Show More

Lisa Ray: Why she's championing David Chariandy's Brother for Canada Reads 2019

11:17 | Feb 12th

The actor, model and philanthropist defends her book pick and tells us why she's participating in the great Canadian book debate.

Henry Rollins: The musician, actor and spoken word artist shows us a different side of himself

23:25 | Feb 11th

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.

Henry Rollins, LP and more 11/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:16 | Feb 11th

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 A...Show More

LP: The pop polymath on becoming an unlikely sensation

14:36 | Feb 11th

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.

David Foster: The music icon tells the stories behind his biggest hits

23:43 | Feb 8th

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

23:33 | Feb 8th

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

10:08 | Feb 8th

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]

1:10:32 | Feb 8th

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 Jac...Show More

Vincent Lambe: Director of controversial James Bulger film explores what happens when children kill

17:53 | Feb 7th

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 disc...Show More

Haley McGee: Can you put a price on love? One playwright finds out for herself

12:17 | Feb 7th

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.

Sting: The icon on his musical The Last Ship

21:42 | Feb 7th

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) fo...Show More

Sting, Vincent Lambe and more 07/02/2019 [Full episode]

55:13 | Feb 7th

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 reas...Show More

William Ferris: The folklorist on preserving Mississippi Delta blues

17:36 | Feb 6th

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

13:02 | Feb 6th

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: Why the director made two films about Ted Bundy

23:45 | Feb 6th

Joe Berlinger discusses the popularity of true crime stories and why he believes there's value, beyond entertainment, in examining a criminal mind.

Joe Berlinger, William Ferris and more 06/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:10:29 | Feb 6th

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 ...Show More

Esi Edugyan, Jeremy Larter and more 05/02/2019 [Full episode]

55:45 | Feb 5th

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 Flo...Show More

Esi Edugyan: The Washington Black author on exploring history's lost voices

17:11 | Feb 5th

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 P...Show More

Midnight Shine: Adrian Sutherland performs live in the q studio

16:26 | Feb 5th

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.

Jeremy Larter: The filmmaker on his new comedy Pogey Beach - and why he's poking fun at P.E.I. stereotypes

15:13 | Feb 5th

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.

Marlon James, Arthur Brand and more 04/02/2019 [Full episode]

1:06:28 | Feb 4th

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 expen...Show More

Marlon James: The author on writing an 'African Game of Thrones' and undergoing an exorcism

34:32 | Feb 4th

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'

17:18 | Feb 4th

Art recovery expert Arthur Brand tells us why valuable art could be in your very own backyard.

Charlotte Cornfield: The Toronto singer-songwriter shares new music live in the q studio

17:07 | Feb 1st

Charlotte Cornfield drops by to perform a few new songs from her upcoming record, The Shape of Your Name, which comes out this April.

Dominique Jackson: The Pose star on the importance of telling trans stories

16:34 | Feb 1st

Dominique Jackson is the star of Pose, a television series that's making history right now for its depiction of the trans community.

Charlotte Cornfield, Dominique Jackson and more 01/02/2019 [Full episode]

58:33 | Feb 1st

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...Show More

Steve Buzak: The ice carving artist sheds light on the world of weather-dependent art

09:06 | Feb 1st

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.

Rennie Harris: The choreographer pays homage to Alvin Ailey with new ballet Lazarus

13:16 | Jan 31st

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 A...Show More

Alan Alda, Rennie Harris and more 31/01/2019 [Full episode]

1:03:10 | Jan 31st

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 Rober...Show More

Alan Alda: The actor delves into his fascination with science and communication in his new book

20:10 | Jan 31st

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

16:37 | Jan 31st

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.

Sarah McLachlan: On returning to the Junos - this time as host

23:18 | Jan 30th

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 Mus...Show More

Sarah McLachlan, James Mullinger and more 30/01/2019 [Full episode]

56:31 | Jan 30th

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 Balasubraman...Show More

James Mullinger: Why the comedian chose to leave the U.K. behind and move to New Brunswick

16:23 | Jan 30th

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 Can...Show More

Marie Kondo, Harrison and Daniela Andrade, and more 29/01/2019 [Full episode]

54:24 | Jan 29th

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. ...Show More

Harrison and Daniela Andrade: On the opportunities and pressures of building music careers in the digital age

14:12 | Jan 29th

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.

Nnedi Okorafor: The author on her new comic LaGuardia and writing black people into the future

15:20 | Jan 28th

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 dr...Show More

Matt Andersen: The Canadian blues man shares new music live in the q studio

14:09 | Jan 28th

Matt Anderson joins Tom Power live in the q studio to perform some new music from his upcoming album Halfway Home by Morning.

Matt Andersen, Hung Vanngo and more 28/01/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:27 | Jan 28th

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...Show More

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

14:20 | Jan 28th

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.

Scott Borchetta, Digawolf and more 25/01/2019 [Full episode]

59:57 | Jan 25th

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 tell...Show More

Scott Borchetta: From Taylor Swift to The Launch, how the record label executive spots the next big talent

18:45 | Jan 25th

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.

Digawolf: The band performs from their upcoming new album Yellowstone live in the q studio

17:14 | Jan 25th

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.

Steffi DiDomenicantonio: Come from Away comes home to Newfoundland, the province that inspired it

12:39 | Jan 24th

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...Show More

Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Johnny Only and more 24/01/2019 [Full episode]

53:18 | Jan 24th

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 ent...Show More

Christopher Paolini: The author returns to the world of Eragon with The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

15:49 | Jan 23rd

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]

56:24 | Jan 23rd

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,...Show More

Tatiana Maslany: How starring in Broadway's Network changed the way she consumes media

24:09 | Jan 23rd

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.

Oscar nominations 2019: the surprises, snubs and shoo-ins

17:11 | Jan 22nd

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: The comedian takes on white supremacy to find the funny in hate

20:25 | Jan 22nd

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.

Shaun Majumder, Oscar nominations and more 22/01/2019 [Full episode]

43:50 | Jan 22nd

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 nomination...Show More

Freya Ridings, Sonequa Martin-Green and more 21/01/2019 [Full episode]

1:01:21 | Jan 21st

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 ...Show More

Freya Ridings: The breakout singer-songwriter performs Lost Without You live in the q studio

09:15 | Jan 21st

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.

Sonequa Martin-Green: The actor on being Star Trek's first black female lead

15:21 | Jan 21st

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 alw...Show More

Noam Murro: Why Watership Down feels more timely now than ever

17:41 | Jan 21st

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

19:31 | Jan 21st

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 in...Show More

Killer Mike: The rapper and activist on his new Netflix series Trigger Warning

19:21 | Jan 18th

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, Jiayang Fan and more 18/01/2019 [Full episode]

55:27 | Jan 18th

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 a...Show More

Chris Lyons: Meet the man behind Freddie Mercury's teeth in Bohemian Rhapsody

09:37 | Jan 17th

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 te...Show More

Maggie Rogers: From viral hit to the stage of SNL

17:03 | Jan 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.

Weyni Mengesha: The Soulpepper artistic director on her vision for the theatre company's next chapter

16:05 | Jan 17th

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]

1:06:43 | Jan 17th

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 ...Show More

Mike Schur: The writer and producer on the power of feel-good TV

22:00 | Jan 17th

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.

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

31:45 | Jan 16th

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]

55:27 | Jan 16th

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...Show More

Karyn Kusama: Why the director of Destroyer embraces stories about angry, female antiheroes

16:11 | Jan 15th

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 publi...Show More

Mike White, Karyn Kusama and more 15/01/2019 [Full episode]

52:00 | Jan 15th

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 ab...Show More

Mike White: Why the Hollywood screenwriter wanted to test his limits by competing on Survivor

17:48 | Jan 15th

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 sec...Show More

Chris Smith: The Fyre Fest filmmaker on why the infamous music festival failed

15:55 | Jan 15th

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 d...Show More

Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour

17:54 | Jan 14th

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.

Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian

19:30 | Jan 14th

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.

Kristen Roupenian, Nassim Soleimanpour and more 14/01/2019 [Full Episode]

55:31 | Jan 14th

Kristen Roupenian, the writer behind the short story "Cat Person," and Nassim Soleimanpour, an Iranian playwright, are on the show today.

dream hampton, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, more 10/01/2019 [Full episode]

58:44 | Jan 11th

Today on q: filmmaker and journalist dream hampton, q This music panel with Tabassum Siddiqui and Lisa Christiansen, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

Meet Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the artist turning your heart into thoughtful art

18:18 | Jan 11th

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

22:06 | Jan 11th

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

Vinnie Karetak: The actor on Kiviuq Returns and the importance of reclaiming Inuit folk legends

12:52 | Jan 10th

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.

Ali Hassan: A first glimpse at Canada Reads 2019

12:22 | Jan 10th

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.

Malcolm Gladwell, Vinnie Karetak and more 10/01/2019 [Full episode]

1:01:12 | Jan 10th

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 pre...Show More

Michael Paulson: Broadway actors refuse development work over profit-sharing dispute

07:25 | Jan 9th

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.

Kliph Nesteroff: Comedians to watch in 2019

13:49 | Jan 9th

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.

Kate Gray: Playing as fast as they can: Video game speedrunners and Awesome Games Done Quick

14:06 | Jan 9th

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.

Kate Gray, Kliph Nesteroff and more 09/01/2019 [Full episode]

50:18 | Jan 9th

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 ...Show More

Simu Liu, Joseph Shabason and more 08/01/2019 [Full episode]

56:09 | Jan 8th

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 mus...Show More

Joseph Shabason: How the musician turned his mother's battle with Parkinson's into beautiful music

16:53 | Jan 8th

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: The Kim's Convenience star on drawing from his real life to play Jung

17:59 | Jan 8th

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...Show More

Mosha Lundström Halbert: Nirvana sues Marc Jacobs over iconic smiley face logo

10:16 | Jan 8th

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...Show More

Sandra Oh: The actor on the importance of 'being true to yourself' in Hollywood

19:51 | Jan 7th

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...Show More

Golden Globes, Sandra Oh and more 07/01/2019 [Full episode]

57:36 | Jan 7th

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...Show More

Mark Little and Andy Bush: The actor-comedians explore a darker side to Cavendish, PEI

19:00 | Jan 7th

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...Show More

q Screen Panel: Big winners, surprises and snubs from the 2019 Golden Globes

16:33 | Jan 7th

Our panellists John Semley and Tina Hassannia share their thoughts on what went down last night at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Chris Redd: The SNL cast member on establishing himself as a comedian

19:02 | Jan 4th

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

14:18 | Jan 4th

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 sud...Show More

Michael Caine, Chris Redd and more 04/01/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:56 | Jan 4th

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...Show More

Roger Daltrey, Billy-Ray Belcourt and more 03/01/2019 [Full episode]

52:26 | Jan 3rd

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 Poet...Show More

Deanne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson: Can a comedian be universally funny? Netflix's Comedians of the World puts it to the test

19:07 | Jan 3rd

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 worl...Show More

Robert Cooper: The showrunner explores Canada's tainted blood scandal in new miniseries Unspeakable

14:48 | Jan 3rd

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.

Ernie Paniccioli: Hip hop photographer on his new book of never-before-seen photos

16:42 | Jan 2nd

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.

Sally Field, Ernie Paniccioli and more 02/01/2019 [Full episode]

54:19 | Jan 2nd

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 accl...Show More

Mo Amer: How the comedian used his refugee story to make one of Netflix's most acclaimed comedy specials

16:26 | Jan 2nd

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. ...Show More

Sally Field: The actor has had a long career telling other people's stories, but now she's ready to share her own

19:58 | Jan 2nd

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 ...Show More

LeVar Burton, Tanya Taylor and more 1/1/2019 [Full episode]

37:24 | Jan 1st

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]

1:09:19 | Dec 31st, 2018

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...Show More

Geena Davis, Jason Mraz and more 28/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:07:38 | Dec 28th, 2018

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...Show More

Tom Power and Jayme Poisson play Fortnite: How the video game blew up in 2018

15:10 | Dec 27th, 2018

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 bro...Show More

Ken Jeong, Amitava Kumar and more 27/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:11:05 | Dec 27th, 2018

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...Show More

Jeff Goldblum, Lennon Stella and more 26/12/2018 [Full episode]

50:22 | Dec 26th, 2018

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 Michae...Show More

John Irving and Trevor Noah 25/12/2018 [Full episode]

44:47 | Dec 25th, 2018

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]

1:15:44 | Dec 24th, 2018

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 Richardso...Show More

Chris Gethard: The actor and comedian on what it means to lose well

18:50 | Dec 21st, 2018

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 ent...Show More

Joan Allen, Chris Gethard and more 21/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:12:47 | Dec 21st, 2018

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 pre...Show More

Joan Allen: The actor taps into her own experience with family illness for Broadway's The Waverly Gallery

14:11 | Dec 21st, 2018

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 Wav...Show More

Stephan James, Tommy Chong and more 20/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:05:27 | Dec 20th, 2018

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 Ma...Show More

Stephan James: The If Beale Street Could Talk star on shining a light on black stories

16:44 | Dec 20th, 2018

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.

Tommy Chong: The comedian looks back on his career and the first joint he ever smoked

17:19 | Dec 20th, 2018

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.

Bryan Adams: The singer-songwriter on his friendship with Pavarotti and scoring a Broadway musical

19:41 | Dec 19th, 2018

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...Show More

Peter Jukes: Is it too soon for a film about Brexit?

11:01 | Dec 19th, 2018

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.

Joel Kim Booster: How the comedian finds humour in painful memories

17:42 | Dec 19th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Bryan Adams, Joel Kim Booster and more 19/12/2018 [Full episode]

55:58 | Dec 19th, 2018

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 surroun...Show More

Geddy Lee, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more 18/12/2018 [Full episode]

55:33 | Dec 18th, 2018

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: W...Show More

Geddy Lee: The Rush frontman on his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar

30:51 | Dec 18th, 2018

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 an...Show More

Daphne Rubin-Vega: The Broadway star on her new podcast The Horror of Dolores Roach

16:53 | Dec 17th, 2018

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: The Vice writer-director on finding compassion for Dick Cheney

16:55 | Dec 17th, 2018

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.

Adam McKay, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more 17/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:03:15 | Dec 17th, 2018

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...Show More

Elle Mills: The Canadian YouTube star on the pressure to get views

18:04 | Dec 14th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Ari Aster, Elle Mills and more 14/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:03:46 | Dec 14th, 2018

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 Pegu...Show More

Ari Aster: How the director of Hereditary made the scariest film of the year

17:59 | Dec 14th, 2018

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.

Raj Haldar: How 'the worst alphabet book ever' became a surprise hit this season

13:17 | Dec 13th, 2018

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."

Joe Reginella: Meet the New York artist known as 'the Banksy of monuments'

15:27 | Dec 13th, 2018

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.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: The Olympic champions open up about their gold medal-winning Moulin Rouge performance

22:04 | Dec 13th, 2018

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 the...Show More

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Joe Reginella and more 13/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:05:33 | Dec 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Snail Mail: Lindsey Jordan and her band perform live in the q studio

18:52 | Dec 12th, 2018

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 he...Show More

Tavi Gevinson, Snail Mail and more 12/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:06:48 | Dec 12th, 2018

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-so...Show More

Tavi Gevinson: The Rookie Magazine founder on ending the popular online magazine

20:47 | Dec 12th, 2018

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.

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

14:59 | Dec 11th, 2018

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.

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

14:08 | Dec 11th, 2018

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. ...Show More

Eric McCormack, Oyinkan Braithwaite and more 11/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:07:29 | Dec 11th, 2018

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 giv...Show More

Eric McCormack: The actor on juggling his sci-fi series Travelers and the Will & Grace reboot

17:57 | Dec 11th, 2018

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...Show More

Phosphorescent: The singer-songwriter taps into life's big changes on new album C'est La Vie

16:57 | Dec 10th, 2018

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, Phosphorescent and more 10/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:03:23 | Dec 10th, 2018

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 gat...Show More

Natalie Portman: On Vox Lux, the dark side of fame, and the unique toll of being 'pop star famous'

16:03 | Dec 10th, 2018

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.

Steve Young: Bathtubs Over Broadway takes you into the secret world of corporate musicals you were never meant to see

20:10 | Dec 7th, 2018

Steve Young discusses his new documentary about the extravagant Broadway-style musicals that companies like Ford and McDonald's commissioned for private entertainment.

Steve Young, Dalmar Abuzeid and more 07/12/2018 [Full episode]

51:58 | Dec 7th, 2018

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 Avo...Show More

Dalmar Abuzeid: The Anne with an E actor on being Avonlea's first black resident

18:27 | Dec 7th, 2018

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" L...Show More

Jason Collett: The musician on making The Al Purdy Songbook

16:01 | Dec 6th, 2018

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...Show More

Jon M. Chu: The Crazy Rich Asians director on bringing the hit novel to the big screen

18:54 | Dec 6th, 2018

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.

Jon M. Chu, Boogát and more 06/12/2018 [Full episode]

56:27 | Dec 6th, 2018

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.

Boogát: The musician performs from San Cristóbal Baile Inn live in the q studio

21:55 | Dec 6th, 2018

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. Boog...Show More

Peter Hedges, Yrsa Daley-Ward and more 05/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:02:05 | Dec 5th, 2018

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 Chern...Show More

Yrsa Daley-Ward: The Instagram poet on her new memoir The Terrible

16:42 | Dec 5th, 2018

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 stud...Show More

Peter Hedges: The director explores addiction and parental love in his new film Ben Is Back

22:54 | Dec 5th, 2018

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 mothe...Show More

David McMillan and Fred Morin: The chefs show us how to survive the apocalypse in culinary style

20:28 | Dec 4th, 2018

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...Show More

Echlo: The artist formerly known as Chloe Charles gets candid about the struggles of being a musician in 2018

19:30 | Dec 4th, 2018

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.

Nandita Das: The director takes us into the story of one of South Asia's greatest writers

14:45 | Dec 4th, 2018

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.

David McMillan and Fred Morin, Echlo and more 04/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:01:25 | Dec 4th, 2018

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 lat...Show More

Dianne Reeves: From Marvin Gaye to Ella Fitzgerald, the jazz singer reflects on the songs that influenced her

21:28 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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.

Emma Stone, Dianne Reeves and more 03/12/2018 [Full episode]

1:09:34 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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...Show More

Jennifer Castle: The singer-songwriter performs live in the q studio

19:52 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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: The actor on the complexities of her latest role in The Favourite

15:46 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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.

Tom Wilson: The musician on using painting to explore his new-found Indigenous roots

17:50 | Nov 30th, 2018

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 paint...Show More

Sandi Tan: On having her film stolen and then somehow reappear decades later

18:18 | Nov 30th, 2018

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

07:58 | Nov 30th, 2018

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, Sandi Tan and more 30/11/2018 [Full episode]

58:51 | Nov 30th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Andrea Martin, Prem Singh and more 29/11/2018 [Full episode]

1:01:56 | Nov 29th, 2018

Andrea Martin reminisces about her days on the set of SCTV, among Canadian stars like Eugene Levy, John Candy and Catherine O'Hara. 78/52 director Alexandre O. Philippe argues why the Psycho shower scene is "probably the most iconic" moment in movie ...Show More

Andrea Martin: The actor on SCTV and Canadian comedy's hilarious history

17:58 | Nov 29th, 2018

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 Power to reminisce about her days on the set of SCTV, among Canadian stars like Eugene Levy, John Candy and Catherine O'Hara...Show More

Prem Singh: The actor on playing his 'dream role' as boxer Pardeep Singh Nagra in Tiger

15:28 | Nov 29th, 2018

Prem Singh is the star and co-writer of the new film Tiger, about Canadian boxer Pardeep Singh Nagra. He tells us more about Nagra's story and why he's looked up to the boxer since high school.

nêhiyawak: The band brings their sweeping experimental rock to the q studio

20:46 | Nov 29th, 2018

nêhiyawak is one of the latest bands to break out of the indie-rock scene in Canada. They dropped by the q music studio to perform some songs off their debut EP starlight.

John Legend: The singer-songwriter on politics, gratitude and staying positive in dark times

21:10 | Nov 28th, 2018

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

Mickalene Thomas: The artist on reclaiming the black female body in her work

18:10 | Nov 28th, 2018

Brooklyn-based visual artist Mickalene Thomas joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about her new exhibition, Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires, which opens tomorrow at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She discusses her inspirations and how her power...Show More

John Legend, Mickalene Thomas and more 28/11/2018 [Full episode]

1:03:10 | Nov 28th, 2018

John Legend talks about being the first black man to win the EGOT, working with Kanye West, his new Christmas album and more. Our online culture panel discusses the impact of family blogging on kids and whether or not chasing 'likes' online has gone ...Show More

Doug Paisley: The Toronto-based musician performs live in the q studio

16:37 | Nov 27th, 2018

There's a little bar in downtown Toronto called The Cameron House. It looks unassuming from the outside, but if you go in, you're pretty much guaranteed to see amazing live music. Doug Paisley is a Toronto-based musician who performs regularly at The...Show More

Alessia Cara, Abigail Whitney and more 27/11/2018 [Full episode]

1:05:11 | Nov 27th, 2018

Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara talks about the power and problems that come with celebrity. Actor Jason Mantzoukas tells us how he feels about being confused with the shady characters he plays. Singer-songwriter Doug Paisley performs live in...Show More

Alessia Cara: The Grammy-winning Canadian singer on the power and problems that come with celebrity

18:00 | Nov 27th, 2018

Alessia Cara has been pegged as the next huge pop star for a while now, but this year seemed to make it official. The Brampton, Ont. singer-songwriter won the best new artist award at the 2018 Grammys, making her the first Canadian ever to win the ho...Show More

Jason Mantzoukas: The actor on being confused with the shady characters he plays

17:24 | Nov 27th, 2018

Jason Mantzoukas is an actor who's best known for breathing life into shady but hilarious characters in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation and The League. If you were driving, you'd probably think twice before picking him up from the...Show More

Abigail Whitney: How the U of T student juggles school, a high-profile modelling gig and directing her first play

12:11 | Nov 27th, 2018

Abigail Whitney is breaking out on a number of fronts right now. She's a theatre major at the University of Toronto, the face of a prominent cosmetics ad campaign for Sephora and she's making her directorial debut on stage with a new play called Les ...Show More

Michael Bublé, Mosha Lundström Halbert and more 26/11/2018 [Full episode]

50:59 | Nov 26th, 2018

Michael Bublé opens up about how his perspective changed when his young son was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and why he's now ready to move on. The q screen panel discusses why Deadpool 2 is being re-released as a PG-13 version for the holiday seaso...Show More

Michael Bublé : The Canadian singer on career rumours, his son's cancer recovery and a shift in mindset

20:14 | Nov 26th, 2018

Michael Bublé talks about his new album, how his perspective on life changed in an instant when his young son was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and why he's now ready to move on.

Faouzia: How do you balance a music career and an engineering degree? Just ask this powerhouse singer

20:23 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Faouzia is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Manitoba. She'll often say she comes from Winnipeg, but if you want to get specific, she grew up in the small town of Carman. Her family moved there from Morocco when she was just a toddler. These day...Show More

Rufus Wainwright: The pop singer on composing operas and celebrating 20 years since his debut album

22:31 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Rufus Wainwright's new opera Hadrian is inspired by the historical Roman emperor who fell deeply in love with a young Greek man named Antinous. The production just had its world premiere last month with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. Opera ...Show More

Rufus Wainwright, Faouzia and more 23/11/2018 [Full episode]

1:08:54 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Rufus Wainwright talks about composing operas and looks back on 20 years since his debut album. The q This music panel makes the case that Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak is the most influential album of the last decade. Sesame Street music director B...Show More

Julian Schnabel, Steven Caple Jr. and more 22/11/2018 [Full episode]

48:52 | Nov 22nd, 2018

At Eternity's Gate director Julian Schnabel talks about creating a portrait of Vincent van Gogh on film. Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. discusses putting his mark on the Rocky franchise. Myles McNutt breaks down the controversy surrounding George...Show More

Steven Caple Jr: The Creed II director on putting his mark on the Rocky franchise

19:13 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Steven Caple Jr. knows a thing or two about being the underdog. With just one feature film under his belt, he was offered the chance to direct Creed II, the latest instalment in the Rocky franchise. The cast includes Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester S...Show More

Julian Schnabel: The At Eternity's Gate director on creating a portrait of Van Gogh on film

18:45 | Nov 22nd, 2018

In the late 19th century, Vincent van Gogh was roaming the French countryside, creating wild and vivid paintings that his contemporaries couldn't understand. He was lonely, poor and spent miserable periods of his life in and out of asylums. Nobody wo...Show More

Jarrett J. Krosoczka: Why the author doesn't hide the hard truths about addiction from kids

18:59 | Nov 21st, 2018

Jarrett J. Krosoczka's work as a graphic novelist has reached huge audiences of kids, especially through the Star Wars: Jedi Academy series. So when Krosoczka started to open up publicly about his circumstances growing up, the ears of parents and edu...Show More