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.

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio CBC

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.5 • 116 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] Shaggy, Ishani Nath and John Semley, Michaela Coel

    [Full episode] Shaggy, Ishani Nath and John Semley, Michaela Coel

    Grammy-winning reggae artist Shaggy reflects on 20 years of It Wasn't Me, his love of Newfoundland, and his new holiday album Christmas in the Islands. On this week's screen panel, Ishani Nath and John Semley discuss The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reunion and why the '90s sitcom still resonates today. Actress Michaela Coel talks about turning personal trauma into art with her latest series I May Destroy You — a fictionalized story about the night she was sexually assaulted.

    • 54 min
    [Full episode] Anne Murray, Darius Marder, Jewel

    [Full episode] Anne Murray, Darius Marder, Jewel

    Canadian singer Anne Murray shares her most joyous Christmas memories and brings some early holiday cheer with a new album, The Ultimate Christmas Collection. Writer and director Darius Marder talks about his new film starring Riz Ahmed, called Sound of Metal, which tells the story of a heavy metal drummer who loses his hearing and struggles to rebuild his life. In a q oral history, singer-songwriter Jewel describes how she overcame homelessness and sexism to release her bestselling debut album, Pieces of You, which turns 25 this year.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    [Full episode] Dolly Parton, Neon Dreams, David E. Talbert

    [Full episode] Dolly Parton, Neon Dreams, David E. Talbert

    Country music icon Dolly Parton shares the stories behind songs she wrote in her childhood on up to huge hits like Jolene, I Will Always Love You and Coat of Many Colors. Halifax pop duo Neon Dreams tell us what it's like to be back on stage and how they're touring safely in the Atlantic bubble. Playwright, writer and director David E. Talbert discusses his new Netflix film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, and why it's important to have more classic Christmas movies about diverse families.

    • 57 min
    [Full episode] David Cross, Jael Richardson, Kate Winslet, Brian Eno

    [Full episode] David Cross, Jael Richardson, Kate Winslet, Brian Eno

    Comedian David Cross talks about pivoting to drama in his new film, The Dark Divide, about a butterfly scientist who's grieving his dead wife while on a hiking expedition. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new novel to check out: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King. Oscar winner Kate Winslet discusses her new film, Ammonite, and what it was like skyrocketing to fame in the late '90s after the release of Titanic. Musician and producer Brian Eno reflects on some of his best film and television soundtracks, which have been compiled in a new album called Film Music 1976-2020.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    [Full episode] Michael J. Fox, Anique Jordan

    [Full episode] Michael J. Fox, Anique Jordan

    Actor Michael J. Fox opens up about the long-term effects of Parkinson's disease and how he found his way back to optimism after experiencing a particularly brutal year. Artist and curator Anique Jordan discusses Three-Thirty, a new exhibition with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival that asks the question: who has power in a city?

    • 58 min
    [Full episode] Narcy, Teri Hart and Jason Gorber, Jaleel White

    [Full episode] Narcy, Teri Hart and Jason Gorber, Jaleel White

    Musician, artist, poet and professor Narcy discusses his new book Text Messages: Or How I Found Myself Time Traveling, and why he wrestles so much with the technology that makes his art possible. On this week's q screen panel, Teri Hart and Jason Gorber share their reviews of The Queen's Gambit and tell us how the Netflix miniseries became the official binge-watch of the season. Actor Jaleel White talks about owning his legacy as Steve Urkel, growing up as a child star and reconnecting with his mom on a new reality TV show.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

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!

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.

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