Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into — be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre or comedy — q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.
[Full episode] Reba McEntire, Amy Sky and Marc Jordan, Didi Conn, Thomas Leblanc, Swamp Dogg
Reba McEntire looks back on her hit album Rumor Has It and how it propelled her to mainstream stardom. Musicians Amy Sky and Marc Jordan share their memories of working with the late Olivia Newton-John. Actor Didi Conn presents an oral history of the movie Grease. Cultural commentator Thomas Leblanc unpacks the controversy surrounding a new French Canadian film called Arlette!. Psychedelic soul legend Swamp Dogg reflects on his amazing career in music.
[Full episode] Michael Schur, Nemahsis
The Good Place creator Michael Schur discusses his witty and insightful new book, How to Be Perfect, about how to live an ethical life. Canadian singer-songwriter Nemahsis talks about growing up in a conservative Muslim household, hiding her passion for music from her father and making music about her relationship with the hijab.
[Full episode] Kylie Minogue, Stanley Tucci, Mastermind, Drew Magary, Teri Hart
Singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue opens up about her career, her life changing battle with cancer, and her new album Disco: Guest List Edition. Actor Stanley Tucci discusses his new memoir, Taste: My Life Through Food, and explains how his love of food has permeated his personal, emotional and professional adventures. Mastermind, Drew Magary and Teri Hart unpack a week's worth of culture news and controversies, including Batgirl's cancellation, Bullet Train's release and the future of late-night TV following Desus and Mero's departure.
[Full episode] Bernie Taupin, Todd Mayfield, Jeff Lemire
Elton John's lifelong songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, reflects on 50 years of hits and reveals what he thinks their "perfect song" is. The life of soul music icon Curtis Mayfield is told through the words of his son, Todd Mayfield. Canadian artist Jeff Lemire talks about seeing his acclaimed comic book series Sweet Tooth adapted into a hit live-action Netflix series of the same name.
[Full episode] Penn Jillette, Tenille Townes, A. Harmony, 4Korners
Magician Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller talks about his four-decade career and what it was like having Donald Trump play his "pretend boss" on TV. Canadian country star Tenille Townes talks about her wild successes, making it in the U.S. and her latest album. DJ 4Korners and A. Harmony discuss Beyoncé's brand new album Renaissance and its controversies.
[Full episode] Jully Black, Clarke Peters, Bettye LaVette, Stephanie Fisher
Canadian singer-songwriter Jully Black looks back on her journey in music and how her mom shaped the artist she is today. Actor Clarke Peters talks about Spike Lee's Vietnam War film Da 5 Bloods and how little has changed for Black Americans today. Singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette reflects on her career and her latest album Blackbirds — a compilation of songs made famous by Black women. Video game researcher Stephanie Fisher tells us how the University of Toronto Mississauga's Syd Bolton Collection — one of the largest collections of video games in North America — could inspire more diversity and equity in the video game industry.
Q the Power
What is so amazing about Tom Power is his ability to make every interview intimate, relatable, profound, funny and relevant all at once. I find myself listening to the podcast not just for the guests Tom interviews, but to hear the questions Tom asks. The guests are secondary on this podcast. The real star is Tom Power. I implore you to check out this podcast, you will not be disappointed.
What I truly appreciate about this show is the research done ahead of time. This gives insightful interviews with the influencers of our lives. Tom is a fantastic interviewer, his life experience shines in his questions.
I love Tom
An absolute gem of a host, a Newfie, a sweetheart. Knowledgeable about the arts and entertainment scene in Canada and beyond. You know he’s a future CBC legend because he already is. During a breakup I completely got over it by playing Q all hours of the day and pretending Tom was my new boyfriend.