65 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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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] Win Butler, Rick Mercer and more

    [Full episode] Win Butler, Rick Mercer and more

    Arcade Fire's Win Butler reflects on his childhood, forming Arcade Fire in Montreal and the band's new album, We. Comedian Rick Mercer talks about hosting a comedy tour called Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada. A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen recap the highlights of the 2022 Juno Awards, Canada's biggest night in music. A. Harmony and Mastermind break down one of the most anticipated albums of the year: Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    [Full episode] Simu Liu, Karen Fricker, Colson Whitehead

    [Full episode] Simu Liu, Karen Fricker, Colson Whitehead

    Actor Simu Liu talks about his whirlwind year and how he feels about returning to his hometown of Toronto to host the 2022 Juno Awards. Our Eurovision correspondent Karen Fricker brings us up to speed on the world's biggest song contest, which is back for the first time since the pandemic began. Bestselling author Colson Whitehead explains why he waited 16 years to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    [Full episode] Susan Aglukark, The Reklaws, Lika Spivakovska

    [Full episode] Susan Aglukark, The Reklaws, Lika Spivakovska

    Singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark talks about being honoured with the Humanitarian Award at this year's Junos, plus, her new album, The Crossing. Juno-nominated sibling duo Jenna and Stuart Walker of The Reklaws discuss their journey from playing the halftime show at pig races to selling out venues across North America. Art gallerist Lika Spivakovska talks about fleeing Kyiv with her children shortly after the Russian invasion, and how she found a way to support Ukrainian artists by turning their war-time artwork into NFTs.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    [Full episode] Deborah Cox, Tesher, Kimora Amour

    [Full episode] Deborah Cox, Tesher, Kimora Amour

    In a career-spanning interview, R&B legend Deborah Cox looks back on her biggest hits, plus, what it feels like to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Juno-nominated artist Tesher talks about fusing hip hop, Bollywood and traditional Indian music to create a sound that's completely his own. Canada's Drag Race star Kimora Amour tells us how much her life has changed since she competed on the show.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    [Full episode] Charlotte Cardin, Alex Cuba, Siamak Hariri and Antoni Cimolino

    [Full episode] Charlotte Cardin, Alex Cuba, Siamak Hariri and Antoni Cimolino

    Singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin tells us what it's like to be the most-nominated artist at this year's Juno Awards for her debut album, Phoenix. Singer-songwriter Alex Cuba introduces us to a song off his Grammy-winning album, Mendó, which is now up for a Juno. Architect Siamak Hariri and Stratford Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino talk about unveiling the newly redesigned Tom Patterson Theatre.

    • 59 min
    [Full episode] Haviah Mighty, Jessia, Teri Hart and Lisa Macabasco

    [Full episode] Haviah Mighty, Jessia, Teri Hart and Lisa Macabasco

    Rapper Haviah Mighty discusses her Juno-nominated mixtape, Stock Exchange, and what she learned about finding validation from within. Singer-songwriter Jessia talks about her Juno-nominated EP, How Are You?, and the viral TikTok that changed her life. Our screen panellists Teri Hart and Lisa Macabasco discuss powerful onscreen portrayals of abortion and the ways that movies have reflected abortion rights in America.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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