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] Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jeremy Dutcher and Lisa Perley-Dutcher
Acclaimed Cree folk musician Buffy Sainte-Marie looks back on her incredible life, legacy and why, at 81, she's still creating new art. Musician Jeremy Dutcher and his mother, Lisa Perley-Dutcher, talk about collaborating on a series of fundraising concerts across the country to support the first Wolastoqey immersion school.
[Full episode] Alexisonfire, Andrew Schartmann, David West Read
George Pettit and Dallas Green of Alexisonfire talk about reuniting the band to release its first new album in 13 years, Otherness. Music theorist and composer Andrew Schartmann sheds some light on how Koji Kondo's 1985 Super Mario Bros. soundtrack redefined video game music. Writer and producer David West Read discusses his work with songwriter Max Martin on the musical & Juliet, which reimagines Romeo and Juliet as a modern-day romantic comedy.
[Full episode] Max Martin, Bruno Capinan
In a rare career-spanning interview, songwriter and producer Max Martin talks about his first jukebox musical, & Juliet, which weaves his biggest hits into a feminist retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan discusses their latest album, Tara Rara, and how making music helps them explore their own identity.
[Full episode] Josh Groban, Noah Reid, AA Bronson
Musician Josh Groban talks about stumbling into success, the famous Canadians that gave him his lucky break and what he thinks about aliens. Actor and musician Noah Reid discusses his new album, Adjustments, and life after Schitt's Creek. Artist AA Bronson, the sole surviving member of the Canadian art collective General Idea, talks about the National Gallery of Canada's massive retrospective celebrating the group.
[Full episode] Daniel Lanois, Rad Simonpillai, Adria Kain
In a career-spanning interview, Canadian record producer Daniel Lanois discusses his latest album, Heavy Sun, plus his influential collaborations with the likes of Brian Eno, U2, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Film critic Rad Simonpillai shares his review of Baz Luhrmann's new Elvis Presley biopic. Singer-songwriter Adria Kain tells us about one of the songs she'll be performing in Vancouver tonight at Performance Works on Granville Island.
[Full episode] Tom Perrotta, Martha Schabas, Isabel Kanaan
Novelist Tom Perrotta talks about his new book, Tracy Flick Can't Win, which revisits his most iconic character, made famous by Reese Witherspoon in the movie adaptation of Election. Dance critic and novelist Martha Schabas takes us through the history of Swan Lake and also touches on her latest book, My Face in the Light. Comedian Isabel Kanaan tells us how her new sketch comedy series, Abroad, pulls directly from her experience immigrating to Canada from the Philippines when she was 16.
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.