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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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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, 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
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: 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.
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, 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
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, 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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: 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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: 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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: 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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
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.
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
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: 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.
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
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
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
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.
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, 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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: 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.
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.
Bob Ezrin and Vivek Shraya 23/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:09:32 | May 23rd

From Pink Floyd to Peter Gabriel, legendary Canadian record producer Bob Ezrin takes us through the highlights of his nearly 50-year career. Writer, musician and visual artist Vivek Shraya talks about turning her hate mail into a new graphic novel, c...Show More
Vivek Shraya: Why the artist turned her hate mail into the graphic novel, Death Threat

19:14 | May 23rd

When a stranger started sending Vivek Shraya death threats, she found it upsetting, but saw something strangely poetic in it, too. She joined us to talk about turning her hate mail into a new graphic novel called Death Threat.
Lizzo, Molly Tuttle and more 22/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:29 | May 22nd

Lizzo opens up about the musical forces that have shaped her sound, becoming louder and braver in her career and the heightened scrutiny that follows success. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud joins Tom Power to discuss how they managed to get...Show More
Lizzo: The singer/rapper on Cuz I Love You and how her music helps fans 'feel better'

22:33 | May 22nd

Lizzo opens up about the musical forces that have shaped her sound, becoming louder and braver in her career and the heightened scrutiny that follows.
Molly Tuttle: The singer-songwriter breaks the bluegrass barrier on new album, When You're Ready

19:42 | May 22nd

Molly Tuttle is redefining what it means to play bluegrass music in 2019. She dropped by to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from her new album.
Ani DiFranco: The singer-songwriter on her 30-year career and new memoir

47:06 | May 21st

In a special extended interview, Ani DiFranco talks about her new memoir, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement.
Ani DiFranco and the q screen panel 21/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:53 | May 21st

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco discusses her new memoir, survival, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement. The q screen panel's John Semley and Amanda Parris talk about Game of Thrones, which cam...Show More
Geddy Lee, Yeardley Smith and Kinan Azmeh 20/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:04 | May 20th

Best of q: Geddy Lee of Rush talks about his new obsession with the history of the bass guitar. Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution of The Simpsons and what keeps her busy outside of Springfield. Syrian ...Show More
The Jerry Cans: Lead singer Nancy Mike on the importance of Northern artists supporting each other

15:03 | May 17th

The Jerry Cans have become synonymous with Nunavut music and have helped pave the way for many other artists in their community. Lead throat singer, Nancy Mike, joined Tom Power on stage at our q live in Iqaluit show to tell us more.
Carly Rae Jepsen: The singer-songwriter on her new album, Dedicated

21:31 | May 17th

Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen joins Tom Power in the q studio to shed some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe.
Lisa Loeb: The singer brings the '90s to the q studio and performs Stay (I Missed You)

18:58 | May 17th

On the heels of our brief oral history of Lisa Loeb's '90s hit Stay (I Missed You) off the Reality Bites soundtrack, the singer joins Tom Power for a chat and live performance in the q studio.
Carly Rae Jepsen, Lisa Loeb and more from Nunavut 17/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:09:24 | May 17th

Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her brand new album, Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit, Call Me Maybe. The q This music panel talks about Britney Spears and the potential that she may never...Show More
Dean Burry and Yvette Nolan: A new opera tells the story of Shanawdithit, believed to be the last of Newfoundland's lost Beothuk people

16:16 | May 16th

Roughly 200 years ago, a young Indigenous woman named Shanawdithit watched as European settlers forced her community out of their homes. Composer Dean Burry and librettist Yvette Nolan talk about using opera to keep the story of Shanawdithit alive.
Ahmed Best: The actor on life after Jar Jar Binks

24:31 | May 16th

Ahmed Best still feels connected to the role of Jar Jar Binks, which he performed 20 years ago, not only because it was a performance that he really cared about, but because the backlash created a low-point in his life that he had to endure.
Josh Q: The musician and his band the Trade-Offs bring the sound of Arctic soul to q

10:43 | May 16th

Josh Qaumariaq has become something of a musical hero in Nunavut. He and his band the Trade-Offs have been an Iqaluit staple for almost a decade and Canadian audiences have enjoyed his music from coast to coast. Hear the band perform their song Ghost...Show More
Dan Aykroyd, Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) and more from Nunavut 16/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:15:12 | May 16th

Actor Dan Aykroyd joins us in studio to talk about the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar. Librettist Yvette Nolan and composer Dean Burry talk about Shanawdithit, a new opera that shines a light on a story misrepresented by history. Mu...Show More
Dan Aykroyd: The actor on the Tragically Hip, the blues, ghosts and the Caesar

19:13 | May 16th

Dan Aykroyd has introduced the world to many unforgettable characters, from Beldar Conehead and Elwood Blues to Ghostbuster Ray Stantz and Ray "the auto parts king" Zalinsky. As one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, the Kingston-bo...Show More
Bashar Murad: Palestinian musician addresses gender inequities and homophobia in his work

13:23 | May 15th

Bashar Murad is a Palestinian musician based in Jerusalem. He was in town for Canadian Music Week.
Aasiva: Nunavut musician on falling in love with the ukulele and where its taken her

08:58 | May 15th

Aasiva's self-titled debut album has been nominated for two Indigenous Music Awards this year.
Meet Rob Ostlere, the very first person to die on Game of Thrones

09:12 | May 15th

Whether you're the lowly stable boy or the queen's most trusted friend - no one is safe on Game of Thrones. But there's one person, and one person alone, who holds the title of the very first death on the show.
How has hiding likes on Instagram affected Canadians so far?

11:41 | May 15th

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is Buzzfeed's social media editor and q's online columnist. Every week, he brings us up to speed on the big headlines taking over the internet right now.
FXCKMR, Bashar Murad and more from Nunavut 15/05/2019 [Full Episode]

57:06 | May 15th

Inuk rapper FXCKMR, folk musician Aasiva, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, actor Rob Ostlere (the first person to die on Game of Thrones), singer-songwriter Bashar Murad.
Cathy Guisewite: The cartoonist on her popular comic strip Cathy and why it's just as relevant now as it was in 1976

17:22 | May 14th

When the comic strip Cathy was first published in 1976, it was groundbreakingly feminist. But by the time the comic ended in 2010, some critics felt it was pushing stereotypes rather than advancing women. Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the comic, jo...Show More
Russell Thomas: The acclaimed operatic tenor on diversity and blackface in opera

19:24 | May 14th

Acclaimed operatic tenor Russell Thomas shares his perspective on why banning blackface won't get at the root issues of opera's lack of diversity.
Riit: Hear the Inuk artist's perfect mix of traditional throat singing and electronic dance music

11:37 | May 14th

Riit is a talented throat singer from Pangnirtung, Nunavut who now calls Iqaluit home. She's gearing up to release her debut album, which is filled with pop lyrics in Inuktitut, throat singing and even field recordings captured from around Nunavut.
Victoria Kakuktinniq: Meet the Iqaluit-based designer with her finger on the pulse of Northern fashion

10:31 | May 14th

From q live in Iqaluit, designer Victoria Kakuktinniq discusses how she's able to blend modern ideas with traditional Inuit techniques in fashion.
Tom's Podcast Pick: Personal Best Season Two!

37:48 | May 14th

Do you have a goal you want to achieve, but you're too embarrassed to even admit you need help? Welcome to season two of Personal Best - a podcast dedicated to pushing everyday people to new and very attainable heights. In this episode, Chandler, a w...Show More
Cathy Guisewite, Russell Thomas and more from Nunavut 14/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:00:29 | May 14th

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite explains why her popular comic strip Cathy is just as relevant now as it was in 1976. Inuk artist Riit performs her new single Qaumajuapik and talks about finding the perfect mix of traditional throat singing and electronic...Show More
Jon Bryant: How joining NXIVM inspired the musician's new album Cult Classic

17:10 | May 13th

Jon Bryant is a musician whose experience with the alleged cult NXIVM was transformative and incredibly complicated. He joined Tom Power to reflect on the experience and how it inspired his latest album.
q Live in Iqaluit, Jon Bryant and more from Nunavut 13/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:10:11 | May 13th

We feature some of the best music and art from Nunavut, recorded at our q Live in Iqaluit show (today, hear from the Inuksuk Drum Dancers, performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans and comedian Peter Autut). ...Show More
The Inuksuk Drum Dancers, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, The Jerry Cans and Peter Autut

37:34 | May 13th

This week on q, we're featuring some of the best music and art from Iqaluit. Today, hear from the Inuksuk Drum Dancers, performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans and comedian Peter Autut.
Ruth Reichl: The former editor of Gourmet looks back on the golden age of magazines

17:31 | May 10th

Ruth Reichl is a giant in the world of food writing. Her new book, Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir, chronicles her 10-year tenure as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. She joined Tom Power to explain how being an outsider and a novice in t...Show More
Jenn Grant: The singer-songwriter on motherhood, creative risks and her new album Love, Inevitable

28:49 | May 10th

East Coast singer-songwriter Jenn Grant returned to the q studio to perform a few songs from her brand new record Love, Inevitable. It marks the first time that Grant has worked with an outside producer and her first album since welcoming her new son...Show More
Ruth Reichl, Jenn Grant and more 10/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:15:45 | May 10th

Ruth Reichl talks about the golden age of magazines and her new memoir, Save Me the Plums, which chronicles her 10-year tenure as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. The q This music panel discusses the greatest duets in pop music history. Poet ...Show More
Hepi Mita: The filmmaker discovers his mother's past in new film Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen

20:23 | May 9th

Hepi Mita's mother was a pioneer in both New Zealand and international Indigenous cinema, but when he decided to make a film about her early years, he knew he'd need to confront some painful family trauma.
Linda Perry, Hepi Mita and more 09/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:08:16 | May 9th

Legendary producer Linda Perry discusses songwriting, mentoring and the meaning of success. The voice behind the Pokémon theme song, Jason Paige, explains the tune's enduring popularity. Filmmaker Hepi Mita talks about discovering his mother's past i...Show More
Linda Perry: The legendary producer on songwriting, mentoring and the meaning of success

39:32 | May 9th

Over the past few decades, Linda Perry has helped create the kind of hit songs that weave their way into the fabric of our lives. She's worked with Adele, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Weezer, The Dixie Chicks, James Blunt and many more. Perry joined T...Show More
Josh Ritter: The singer-songwriter is fearless on his new album Fever Breaks

29:20 | May 8th

Josh Ritter drops by the q studio for a live performance and chat with Tom Power, fresh off of the release of his 10th album, Fever Breaks.
Josh Ritter, Marco Kyris and more 08/05/2019 [Full episode]

58:42 | May 8th

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter performs live in the q studio and tells us how fear acted as a motivator for his new album, Fever Breaks. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hun...Show More
Marco Kyris: Meet the Canadian actor who spent years as a stand-in for Nicolas Cage

14:34 | May 8th

Marco Kyris is a Toronto actor who's spent most of his life in the shadow of a very famous celebrity. From 1994 until 2004, he worked as Nicolas Cage's permanent stand-in on film sets. He self-produced an 11-minute documentary about his experience as...Show More
Carrie Mae Weems: The esteemed photographer on art, class and culture

19:01 | May 7th

Carrie Mae Weems is a world-renowned photographer and multimedia artist who's spent decades creating images about the interior lives of black women. In 2014, she became the first black female artist to have a retrospective at the Guggenheim in New Yo...Show More
Brian Cox: The physicist on the commonality between science and the arts

18:38 | May 7th

Professor Brian Cox is a particle physicist from the U.K., who studies the universe and has even become a bit of a star himself. He joined Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about blending comedy, entertainment and complex science.
Carrie Mae Weems, Brian Cox and more 07/05/2019 [Full episode]

59:50 | May 7th

World-renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems talks about art, class and culture as she headlines the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto - her first major solo show in Canada. Fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave recaps the best and camp...Show More
Craig Ferguson, Carole Bayer Sager and more 06/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:08:00 | May 6th

Television host Craig Ferguson reflects on his younger self, comedy and why he left behind the "rigours of corporate America." Dan Gardner fills us in on his RunPee app, which tells moviegoers when to take a bathroom break. The q screen panel discuss...Show More
Craig Ferguson: On his younger self, comedy and why he left behind the 'rigors of corporate America'

20:33 | May 6th

Craig Ferguson is a stand-up comedian, a novelist, a punk rock drummer and a star of the 90's sit-com The Drew Carey Show, but he might be best-known as the host of The Late Late Show. Now, Ferguson has released a new book called Riding the Elephant:...Show More
Carole Bayer Sager: The songwriter on the making of her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to The Prayer

20:36 | May 6th

Carole Bayer Sager has had the career many songwriters can only dream of. She's been writing songs for over five decades, penning hits like A Groovy Kind Of Love, Midnight Blue and That's What Friends Are For. On June 13, she'll receive one of the hi...Show More
Will Arnett, MorMor and more 03/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:06:17 | May 3rd

Will Arnett talks about his parents, being Canadian and returning home for the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. The q This music panel takes a look at the relationship that artists and critics ...Show More
MorMor: Toronto's latest rising star brings his dreamy indie-pop sound to the q studio

20:37 | May 3rd

MorMor is the latest singer-songwriter from Toronto to have the internet buzzing with his eerily intimate and heartfelt sound. He joined Tom Power for a chat about what it's like to be labelled a "buzzworthy" new artist and performs a few songs for u...Show More
Will Arnett: The actor on his parents, being Canadian and returning home for the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala

20:19 | May 3rd

This weekend, Arnett returns to his hometown of Toronto to serve as master of ceremonies at the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. Over the last few years, the gala has attracted some of the big...Show More
Seth: The cartooning legend gives the mundane a 'mystic significance' in his sprawling new comic Clyde Fans

23:32 | May 2nd

Seth is a Canadian cartoonist who's a legend in his field. Scholars study his work with the same gravity you'd give the Bible and his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, was so influential that the Tragically Hip named a song ...Show More
Caitlin Cronenberg: The photographer on celebrity portraits, Drake and her new exhibit

17:21 | May 2nd

Caitlin Cronenberg is an award-winning photographer and director who's been published all over the world. She also shot all of the photos for Drake's 2016 album Views, including the iconic, much-memed CN Tower photo on its cover. A new exhibit of her...Show More
Seth, Caitlin Cronenberg and more 02/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:03:47 | May 2nd

Canadian cartooning legend Seth tells us how he gives the mundane a "mystic significance" in his sprawling new comic, Clyde Fans. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson discusses his new Miles Davis documentary and the jazz musician's complicated legacy. Photograp...Show More
Stanley Nelson: The filmmaker on his new Miles Davis doc and the jazz musician's complicated legacy

21:08 | May 2nd

Miles Davis was an incredible musician, but he also had his demons. A new documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson takes a close look at all of this.
Alan Elliott: The Amazing Grace producer on the decades-long journey bringing Aretha Franklin to the big screen

21:45 | May 1st

In 1972, Aretha Franklin released Amazing Grace - the best-selling live gospel album of all time. Now, 47 years later, a film of the same name, composed of footage from the recording sessions, is finally being released.
Irene Taylor Brodsky: The filmmaker shines a light on deafness in Moonlight Sonata

20:20 | May 1st

Irene Taylor Brodsky says her latest documentary is "an ode to silence." Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements, follows her deaf son as he learns to play Beethoven with the help of cochlear implants.
Alan Elliott, Irene Taylor Brodsky and more 01/05/2019 [Full episode]

1:11:54 | May 1st

Amazing Grace producer Alan Elliot discusses the decades-long journey to bring Aretha Franklin to the big screen. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud takes a closer look at why young influencers are abandoning the Instagram aesthetic. Singer-son...Show More
Director X: Remembering the late John Singleton and how Boyz N the Hood defined his legacy

10:37 | Apr 30th

Director X joined Tom Power live from Los Angeles to talk about the late John Singleton's legacy and influence. Singleton was best known for his 1999 film, Boyz N the Hood, which takes a powerful look at the problems facing black communities in South...Show More
Rob Thomas: The solo artist and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty reflects on his biggest hits

26:00 | Apr 30th

Following the recent release of his first solo album in four years, Rob Thomas dropped by the q studio to perform some music and reflect on some of his stand out career landmarks.
Tarell Alvin McCraney, Rob Thomas and more 30/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:20 | Apr 30th

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney talks about seeing his life reflected on stage and on screen in The Brothers Size and Moonlight. Musician Rob Thomas performs in the q studio and reflects on some of his career landmarks, both as the lead singer of Ma...Show More
Tarell Alvin McCraney: The playwright on seeing his life reflected on stage and on screen

20:59 | Apr 30th

Tarell Alvin McCraney is one of the most acclaimed playwrights in the world: the chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale, a MacArthur Genius and the screenwriter behind the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. He joined Tom Power to discuss o...Show More
Peter Frampton, Rowley Irlam and more 29/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:12:35 | Apr 29th

Peter Frampton reflects on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour. Game of Thrones stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam takes us inside the show's epic battle scenes. The q screen panel...Show More
Rowley Irlam: The Game of Thrones stuntman takes us inside the show's epic battle scenes

08:46 | Apr 29th

Rowley Irlam is an Emmy award-winning film and TV stunt coordinator who's worked on the set of Game of Thrones since season five. He joined Tom Power live from London, England to talk about the show's latest episode and what goes into its epic battle...Show More
Peter Frampton: The English rock musician on preparing for his farewell tour

43:36 | Apr 29th

Peter Frampton decided to launch a farewell tour after being diagnosed with degenerative muscle disease. He joined Tom Power to reflect on the highlights of his career, his latest album of blues covers and how it feels to head out on his final tour.
Rick Mercer: The comedian reflects on his greatest rants - and scoring pot for Pierre Berton

18:34 | Apr 26th

Last November, Rick Mercer joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about his newly published collection of essays, called Final Report.
Sally Rooney: The novelist reckons with her reputation as 'the first great millennial author'

20:01 | Apr 26th

At just 28 years old, Irish novelist Sally Rooney has already been heralded as the voice of her generation. She joined guest host Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) to reflect on her rapid rise to the rank of literary sensation and the responsi...Show More
Sally Rooney, Rick Mercer and more 26/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:01:10 | Apr 26th

Irish novelist Sally Rooney reckons with her reputation as the first great millennial author. The q This music panel discusses the poetry of popular music and how we determine if a song's lyrics are poetic. Comedian Rick Mercer reflects on his greate...Show More
Nia Vardalos, Najwa Zebian and more 25/04/2019 [Full episode]

48:27 | Apr 25th

Actor and screenwriter Nia Vardalos tells us how she adapted an advice column for the stage and shares some of the advice she took away from it. Poet Najwa Zebian discusses the power of poetry to pack meaning into just a few words. Rapper and poet Ro...Show More
Nia Vardalos: The actor on Tiny Beautiful Things, adapting an advice column for the stage and the advice she took away

18:02 | Apr 25th

Nia Vardalos is best known for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but her latest project is unlike anything she's done before. She joined q guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to talk about writing and starring in the stage adaptation of Tiny Beautiful Things, b...Show More
Najwa Zebian: How the poet uses words to connect with herself, her students and nearly one million Instagram followers

18:45 | Apr 25th

Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian poet whose words have been widely shared across social media and have even been turned into tattoos. She joined guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to talk about the power you can pack into just a few words.
Karla Welch: The top Hollywood stylist talks red carpet fashion

16:20 | Apr 24th

Karla Welch talks about what it takes to get her A-list celebrity clients, such as Justin Bieber and Lorde, ready for the red carpet during awards season.
The National, Karla Welch and more 24/04/2019 [Full episode]

47:37 | Apr 24th

The National performs new songs from their upcoming album, I Am Easy to Find, live in the q studio. Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: SKY WRI TEI NGS by poet Nasser Hussain. Celebrity stylist Karla Welch te...Show More
The National: The band delves into fear, identity and desire on their new album, I Am Easy to Find

24:26 | Apr 24th

Ahead of the release of their eighth album, I Am Easy to Find, The National dropped by the q studio to perform some brand new songs.
David McMillan: The photographer on capturing a city frozen in time inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

17:32 | Apr 23rd

The Canadian photographer has taken more than 20 trips to capture images of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which was evacuated in 1986 after the Chernobyl nuclear accident and is now an uninhabited ghost town.
Dionne Brand, Tim Baker and more 23/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:10:07 | Apr 23rd

Poet, novelist and editor Dionne Brand meditates on the process of writing poetry in her latest Giller Prize-nominated book, The Blue Clerk. Singer-songwriter Tim Baker performs from his debut solo album, Forever Overhead. Photographer David McMillan...Show More
Tim Baker: The singer-songwriter steps out on his own with his debut solo album, Forever Overhead

24:18 | Apr 23rd

Once the lead singer of Hey Rosetta!, singer-songwriter Tim Baker is now stepping out of his comfort zone and making more personal music than ever solo.
Dionne Brand: The poet meditates on the process of writing poetry in The Blue Clerk

19:33 | Apr 23rd

Dionne Brand is one of Canada's most celebrated poets, with numerous accolades under her name including a Governor General's Award and the Order of Canada. Her latest book of poetry, The Blue Clerk, is shortlisted for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize...Show More
Rupi Kaur, Adam Cohen and more 22/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:10:25 | Apr 22nd

Poet, author and Instagram sensation Rupi Kaur opens up about the pressures of following up a successful debut book. Rock icon Rod Stewart talks about Maggie May, Elton John and his latest album Blood Red Roses. Actor Tatiana Maslany discusses her Br...Show More
David Foster, Marie Kondo and more 19/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:11:56 | Apr 19th

Best of q: Music icon David Foster tells us the stories behind his biggest hits. Organization guru Marie Kondo talks about big messes, Shintoism and viral fame. Children's musical entertainer Johnny Only takes us through the long, complicated history...Show More
Max Minghella: The actor on pop music, Elle Fanning and his directorial debut, Teen Spirit

20:05 | Apr 18th

You may know Max Minghella from his roles in The Social Network and The Handmaid's Tale. His directorial debut, Teen Spirit, stars Elle Fanning as a shy teenager dreaming of making it big in a singing contest.
Max Minghella, Nile Rodgers and more 18/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:10:27 | Apr 18th

Actor Max Minghella talks about pop music, Elle Fanning and his directorial debut, Teen Spirit. Nile Rodgers of the band Chic shares his q block party for New York's Greenwich Village. Cartoonist Box Brown discusses his new comic book about the histo...Show More
Box Brown: The cartoonist on drawing the history of cannabis

15:41 | Apr 18th

The New York Times best-selling cartoonist talks to Tom Power about his new comic book, which details the history of cannabis and the controversy surrounding it.
The Grizzlies: Miranda de Pencier and Anna Lambe on the importance of shining a light on traumas in Nunavut

19:38 | Apr 18th

The Grizzlies tells the story of a Nunavut high school teacher who started a lacrosse program to help students find hope during a time when teen suicide was on the rise in Inuit communities.
C.J. Farley: The author on secret societies, elitism and the myth of meritocracy at Harvard

17:31 | Apr 17th

C.J. Farley's experience with inequality and competition at Harvard inspired his new book, Around Harvard Square. Amid the recent college admissions scandal, he talks about who really deserves a spot in elite academic institutions.
Ma-Anne Dionisio: The Next to Normal star readies for a role that finds humour in mental health

18:40 | Apr 17th

Actor Ma-Anne Dionisio talks about her experience moving to Canada, landing her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon, and now, prepping for the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal.
Ma-Anne Dionisio, C.J. Farley and more 17/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:02:46 | Apr 17th

In 1993, actor Ma-Anne Dionisio landed her breakthrough role as Kim in Miss Saigon - now, she's prepping for the lead role in the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about what Scott ...Show More
Michael Redhill: The novelist on his first poetry collection in 18 years, Twitch Force

16:45 | Apr 16th

Poet and novelist Michael Redhill discusses his new poetry collection, Twitch Force, and shares a reading live in the q studio.
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman: How the author discovered she was a 'fake violinist' and her dream orchestra was a sham

16:44 | Apr 16th

In her early 20s, Hindman fulfilled a lifelong dream to play violin in a prominent orchestra, but she soon realized that it was all a sham because the orchestra used pre-recorded music to fool its audiences.
The Cranberries: Fergal Lawler and Noel Hogan open up about life after Dolores O'Riordan

20:24 | Apr 16th

Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries discuss the band's final album, In the End, which was made using the late Dolores O'Riordan's unfinished demo tapes.
The Cranberries, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman and more 16/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:05:51 | Apr 16th

Fergal Lawler and Noel Hogan of the Cranberries open up about life after Dolores O'Riordan and discuss the band's final album, which was made using the late singer's unfinished demo tapes. Giller Prize-winning novelist Michael Redhill talks about Twi...Show More
Lance Bass, Chris Butler and more 15/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:07:10 | Apr 15th

NSYNC's Lance Bass opens up about how producer Lou Pearlman brought '90s boy bands to fame and then defrauded them of millions. John Semley and Tina Hassannia join Tom Power to discuss the final season premiere of Game of Thrones for this week's scre...Show More
Zach Galifianakis, Alicia Rodis and more 12/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:01:44 | Apr 12th

Actor Zach Galifianakis talks about his new role in Missing Link and how he feels about making a career of playing "loners or people that are always looking for friends." On the 25th anniversary of Hole's seminal album Live Through This, the q This m...Show More
Zach Galifianakis: The actor on his new role in Missing Link and a career of playing outsiders

20:37 | Apr 12th

Actor Zach Galifianakis, best known for his role in the Hangover franchise, tells us how he feels about the pitfalls of fame and making a career of playing "loners or people that are always looking for friends."
Alicia Rodis: Meet the 'intimacy co-ordinator' making sex scenes safer for actors

15:30 | Apr 12th

Alicia Rodis is a former actor who was hired by HBO to advocate for actors on set during sex scenes. That involves everything from reviewing their scripts to providing them with knee pads and flesh-coloured thongs.
David Harbour: The Hellboy star talks physique, fan interactions and finding humanity in the spawn of Satan

21:59 | Apr 11th

The Stranger Things actor joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about how he applies his classical acting method to play the literal son of Satan.
John Ross Bowie: The playwright on Four Chords and a Gun, his stage play about the Ramones and Phil Spector

14:18 | Apr 11th

In his new play, Four Chords and a Gun, actor and playwright John Ross Bowie tells the story of one of rock 'n' roll's strangest head-on collisions: when punk pioneers the Ramones worked with notorious star producer Phil Spector to make their 1980 al...Show More
David Harbour, Zahra Noorbakhsh and more 11/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:04:00 | Apr 11th

Actor David Harbour discusses his Hellboy physique, fan interactions and how he finds humanity in the spawn of Satan. Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb gives us an oral history of her hit song Stay (I Missed You) from the soundtrack for the 1994 film Reali...Show More
Joe Tracz: How teenagers resurrected Broadway's latest hit musical Be More Chill

14:02 | Apr 10th

When Be More Chill opened a few years ago, it received tepid reviews from critics. Then something unexpected happened - the musical gained a young fan base who refused to let it go.
Steve Earle: The singer-songwriter honours his friend Guy Clark with new album

24:35 | Apr 10th

Steve Earle shares fond memories of his friend and mentor, Guy Clark, and performs new music from his latest record - a tribute album full of some of Clark's best songs.
Steve Earle, Joe Tracz and more 10/04/2019 [Full episode]

1:00:09 | Apr 10th

Singer-songwriter Steve Earle shares fond memories of his friend and mentor, Guy Clark, and performs a few songs from his new tribute album. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie...Show More
Safia Nolin: The French Canadian singer-songwriter on how her new album transcends language

20:42 | Apr 9th

Safia Nolin's haunting new ballads tell stories of anxiety, body shaming and unrequited love. She dropped by the q studio for a performance and chat with Tom Power.
Steve Martin and Martin Short: The comedy legends on their friendship and new comedy tour

20:33 | Apr 9th

Steve Martin and Martin Short have been making audiences laugh for decades. Now they've partnered up for a new two-man comedy show, called Now You See Them, Soon You Won't, which is coming to Toronto this week.
Steve Martin and Martin Short, Rick Kelly and more 09/04/2019 [Full episode]

58:00 | Apr 9th

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short discuss their long friendship and new two-man comedy show, Now You See Them, Soon You Won't. Carmine Street Guitars owner Rick Kelly tells us why he handcrafts his instruments using "the bones from old New...Show More
Rick Kelly: The Carmine Street Guitars owner makes his instruments using 'the bones from old New York'

14:28 | Apr 9th

Rick Kelly runs a guitar shop in New York called Carmine Street Guitars, where he handcrafts his instruments from wood salvaged from old buildings. A documentary about his shop just hit Canadian theatres this week. Kelly joined Tom Power to talk abou...Show More
Joey King: The actor on her 'nerve-racking' transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act

19:12 | Apr 8th

Joey King stars in Hulu's true crime drama The Act, which retells the tragic and shocking story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who murdered her mother with the help of a boyfriend in 2015.
Cage The Elephant: Matt Schultz on the emotional risk of the band's new album Social Cues

17:45 | Apr 8th

Matt Schultz of Cage The Elephant tells us how his painful divorce led to one of the band's darkest and most personal records to date.
Joey King, Cage The Elephant and more 08/04/2019 [Full episode]

56:11 | Apr 8th

Our screen panel discusses the final season of Game of Thrones and whether it can live up to fan expectations. Actor Joey King talks about her "nerve-racking" transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu's true crime series The Act. Cage The Elep...Show More
PUP: The Toronto punk band rock their demons on new album Morbid Stuff

20:36 | Apr 5th

Canadian punk band PUP is back with their third album, Morbid Stuff. It's a catchy, foot-stomping album that sees the young punk rockers battling existential ideas, darkness and self-doubt.
Terry Gilliam, PUP and more 05/04/2019 [Full episode]

59:02 | Apr 5th

Filmmaker Terry Gilliam talks about The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and how his struggle to make the film nearly destroyed him. The q This music panel assesses Kanye West's "Sunday Service" and takes a look at the complicated legacy of the late rapper...Show More
Terry Gilliam: After 30 years, the filmmaker has finished his 'cursed' Don Quixote film

21:32 | Apr 5th

In 1989, Terry Gilliam decided to make a movie loosely based on the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote, but the film seemed cursed from the beginning: funding fell through, sets flooded and original cast members died. Now, 30 years later, the film is f...Show More
Charles Officer: The filmmaker explores why The Little Prince still resonates in 2019

17:19 | Apr 4th

Charles Officer's new documentary, Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, explores the story behind the much-loved book and gives us a glimpse into what makes it so special.
Kyo Maclear: The author draws inspiration from her kids' music teacher for her first graphic novel

10:24 | Apr 4th

Somewhere in the universe, there is the perfect tune for you. Canadian writer Kyo Maclear believes in this idea so strongly that she's made it the focus of her first graphic novel for young readers, Operatic.
Rhiannon Giddens: How Our Native Daughters is changing the narrative of American folk music

22:59 | Apr 4th

Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens set up a collaborative of black female roots musicians to record an album called Songs of Our Native Daughters, which looks at neglected female voices and stories in folk.
Rhiannon Giddens, Kyo Maclear and more 04/04/2019 [Full episode]

52:20 | Apr 4th

Rhiannon Giddens of the roots quartet Our Native Daughters discusses how the band's new album reclaims the narrative of American folk music. In a new documentary, filmmaker Charles Officer gives us a glimpse into what makes The Little Prince so speci...Show More
Desus and Mero: The affable comedy duo on their journey into late-night

15:25 | Apr 3rd

Desus and Mero are talk show hosts from the Bronx who chat with A-list guests about pop culture, music and politics. They joined Tom Power to talk about their new late-night show on Showtime, their humble beginnings and how they knew they were on to ...Show More
Chance Perdomo: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star on redefining his character Ambrose Spellman

16:07 | Apr 3rd

The character of Ambrose Spellman was missing from the original '90s TV series, but in Netflix's gritty reboot he's a young pansexual warlock played by Chance Perdomo.