66 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.

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio CBC

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.5, 110 Ratings

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] Kiesza, Alyssa Bereznak, Saleema Nawaz 12/08/2020

    [Full episode] Kiesza, Alyssa Bereznak, Saleema Nawaz 12/08/2020

    Singer Kiesza opens up about releasing her first album since getting into a 2017 car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury and forced her to put her music career on hold. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks what a U.S. ban on the Chinese-owned app TikTok would mean for its video creators and their work. Author Saleema Nawaz talks about her latest novel Songs for the End of the World — an almost unbelievably prescient story about a global coronavirus pandemic.

    • 1 hr
    [Full episode] Jesse Williams, Chris Murphy and Joel Plaskett, Carrie Mae Weems 11/08/2020

    [Full episode] Jesse Williams, Chris Murphy and Joel Plaskett, Carrie Mae Weems 11/08/2020

    Actor Jesse Williams talks about his starring role in the new slasher horror film Random Acts of Violence, and shares why social activism has long been a part of his life. Musicians Joel Plaskett and Chris Murphy of Sloan honour their friend and fellow musician, the late Matthew Grimson, with a co-release of a new posthumous collection of his songs. World-renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems discusses art, class and culture — and how she feels about being called an artist ahead of her time.

    • 1 hr
    [Full episode] Oliver Stone, Teri Hart and Ishani Nath, Douglas Coupland, Mavis Staples 10/08/2020

    [Full episode] Oliver Stone, Teri Hart and Ishani Nath, Douglas Coupland, Mavis Staples 10/08/2020

    Filmmaker Oliver Stone reflects on how his experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War shaped his raw and radical approach to filmmaking. On this week's q screen panel, entertainment writers Teri Hart and Ishani Nath unpack reported allegations of intimidation, racism and sexual misconduct behind the scenes on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Artist and author Douglas Coupland talks about revisiting his series Slogans for the 21st Century, and retooling old favourites to suit the current world crisis. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she still feels she has to speak out against bigotry in America.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    [Full episode] Chelsea Peretti, q This music panel, William Prince, Baaba Maal

    [Full episode] Chelsea Peretti, q This music panel, William Prince, Baaba Maal

    Actor and comedian Chelsea Peretti on her start in comedy, the struggles and triumphs of motherhood, and her first lead role in the feature film. The q This music panel is here: A. Harmony and Erin Ashley join guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about the mixed reaction to Beyonce's visual album, 'Black Is King,' and the 'memeification' of Black women's trauma. William Prince talks about his album that won him this years SOCAN Songwriting Prize in the English category. Singer and guitarist Baaba Maal talks about his life in music and how he's used his sound as a platform for social change.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    [Full episode] Blair Underwood, Sewit Sium, John Hartman 06/08/2020

    [Full episode] Blair Underwood, Sewit Sium, John Hartman 06/08/2020

    Blair Underwood co-stars alongside Octavia Spencer in the Netflix series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. He joined guest host Talia Schlanger to tell us more about the series. Jewelry designer Sewit Sium on her eponymous collection of African iconography, symbolism, and motifs. She speaks with Talia about the intersection between jewlery and political expression, and how it can be a tool for education. Landscape painter John Hartman spotlights 32 portraits of Canadian writers in Many Lives Mark This Place.

    • 59 min
    [Full episode] Lady A, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Nicholas Braun 05/08/2020

    [Full episode] Lady A, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Nicholas Braun 05/08/2020

    Blues singer Lady A explains why she won't be sharing her moniker with massive country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum. Theater director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu on her now award winning direction of the play The Brothers Size. HBO's series Succession was just nominated for 18 Emmy's. Actor Nicholas Braun talks about what it's like to be on one of the biggest shows on TV. 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

kbpease ,

Please separate full episode from segments

Love the podcast, but it's a hassle to download and manage the mix of full episodes with segments. Please consider publishing two separate podcast feeds - one with full episodes only, one with the multiple segments from each day, to allow your listeners to choose which version they want to receive.

I listen to the full podcast, and have to delete / mark as played 3-4 entries every day because the segments I've already heard are mixed in with the full episodes.

raemcc ,

Tom Power you rock

Tom’s interviews are magnificent. He is a creative curious interviewer. His empathic dare I say intuitive interviews are a welcome listen.

Krysta D ,

Q podcasts are fantastic entertainment

Listening from the U.S. and loving Tom Power’s conversations. He’s a refreshing, curious host who has a series of fascinating guests for a chat that feels like it’s at the kitchen table with a cup of tea. Love it!

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