61 episodes

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.

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    • Arts

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] Deborah Cox, Andrea Dorfman and Tanya Davis, Tanya Tagaq

    [Full episode] Deborah Cox, Andrea Dorfman and Tanya Davis, Tanya Tagaq

    Singer-songwriter Deborah Cox looks back on her incredible career, including singing backup vocals for Céline Dion and breaking Billboard chart records with her own music. Animator Andrea Dorfman and poet Tanya Davis talk about their collaborative short film How to Be at Home — an illustrated poem featuring a set of tips for surviving the pandemic. Singer-songwriter Tanya Tagaq discusses her new song, Teeth Agape, and how it expresses her fierce desire to protect her children from harm.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    [Full episode] Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, Melissa Etheridge, Mosha Lundström Halbert

    [Full episode] Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, Melissa Etheridge, Mosha Lundström Halbert

    PEN15 creators and stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle tell us why, as women in their mid-30s, they wanted to explore their pre-teen years and transform into their younger selves on screen. Melissa Etheridge talks about her new album of unreleased songs from the '80s and '90s, One Way Out, and how revisiting her earlier material made her reconsider her journey. Our fashion correspondent Mosha Lundström Halbert reflects on the life and legacy of former Vogue editor André Leon Talley, who died at age 73.

    • 58 min
    [Full episode] Kiefer Sutherland, André Leon Talley, Darryl Lenox

    [Full episode] Kiefer Sutherland, André Leon Talley, Darryl Lenox

    Actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland talks about paying homage to Toronto on his new album, Bloor Street, and why, for him, performing music feels more vulnerable than acting. We revisit Tom Power’s 2018 conversation with Vogue legend André Leon Talley on his incredible journey to the top. Comedian Darryl Lenox opens up about turning tragedy into comedy after going blind, getting divorced and losing a loved one to suicide.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    [Full episode] Drew Hayden Taylor, Hermanos Gutiérrez, Mary Gauthier

    [Full episode] Drew Hayden Taylor, Hermanos Gutiérrez, Mary Gauthier

    Playwright and author Drew Hayden Taylor discusses his new collection of essays, Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Views on the Future, which imagines the bright points on the horizon for Indigenous people in Canada. Brothers Alejandro and Stephan of Hermanos Gutiérrez talk about their unique style of instrumental guitar music, inspired by what their grandfather used to listen to in Ecuador. Grammy-nominated folk artist Mary Gauthier opens up about her new book, Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting, and how hitting rock bottom helped save her life.

    • 56 min
    [Full episode] Colman Domingo, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Michael Brun, Matthew Diamond

    [Full episode] Colman Domingo, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Michael Brun, Matthew Diamond

    Actor Colman Domingo talks about Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson's play of the same name — and what it means to have acted alongside the late Chadwick Boseman. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the portrayal of teen girls on television, particularly in series like Yellowjackets and Cheer. DJ and producer Michael Brun takes us inside the joyful sounds of Port-au-Prince with a special playlist of songs. Golden Girls director Matthew Diamond tells us what it was like working with the late Betty White, from her masterful comic timing to her generosity on set.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    [Full episode] Neve Campbell, Mitchflowerpower, The Lumineers

    [Full episode] Neve Campbell, Mitchflowerpower, The Lumineers

    Actor Neve Campbell discusses her return to the Scream franchise and why she wanted to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott in the latest film. Competitive speedrunner Mitch Fowler (a.k.a. Mitchflowerpower) talks about finishing Super Mario Bros. 3 as fast as possible for the semiannual video game fundraiser Awesome Games Done Quick. Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers discusses the inspiration behind the band's latest album, BRIGHTSIDE.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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