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Five days a week acclaimed interviewer Tom Power sits down with the artists, writers, actors and musicians who define pop culture. Whether he’s ribbing Adele, singing a boyband classic with Simu Liu, or dissecting faith with U2 frontman Bono – Tom brings the same curiosity, respect and meticulous preparation into every conversation. He also has a track record for interviewing artists on the precipice of stardom – like Lizzo and Billie Eilish — who appeared on Q well before hitting the mainstream. Hear your favourite artists as they truly are, every weekday with Tom Power.

Q with Tom Power CBC Arts & Entertainment

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 194 Ratings

Five days a week acclaimed interviewer Tom Power sits down with the artists, writers, actors and musicians who define pop culture. Whether he’s ribbing Adele, singing a boyband classic with Simu Liu, or dissecting faith with U2 frontman Bono – Tom brings the same curiosity, respect and meticulous preparation into every conversation. He also has a track record for interviewing artists on the precipice of stardom – like Lizzo and Billie Eilish — who appeared on Q well before hitting the mainstream. Hear your favourite artists as they truly are, every weekday with Tom Power.

    George Miller: Furiosa, what Mad Max is really about, and his early career as an ER doctor

    George Miller: Furiosa, what Mad Max is really about, and his early career as an ER doctor

    The Australian director George Miller made his name with the post-apocalyptic “Mad Max” film trilogy that he launched 45 years ago. In 2015, he revived the franchise with a fourth film, “Fury Road,” which won six Oscars and introduced the character of Furiosa. Now, George has created a new film in the franchise that focuses on Furiosa’s origin story. He sits down with Tom to discuss “Furiosa” and his evolution as a filmmaker through the entire “Mad Max” franchise. 

    • 31 min
    Jane Schoenbrun: I Saw the TV Glow, the trans experience, and their ‘90s TV obsessions

    Jane Schoenbrun: I Saw the TV Glow, the trans experience, and their ‘90s TV obsessions

    The director Jane Schoenbrun first became known for their 2021 movie “We're All Going to the World's Fair,” which tapped into a teenaged fascination with the culture of viral memes. Now, Jane has made a new film called “I Saw the TV Glow,” which follows two suburban teens who get emotionally enmeshed in a fictional ‘90s TV show called The Pink Opaque. The result is a moody investigation of identity, growing up and making decisions about who you want to be. Jane talks to Tom about how this film relates to transness, why ‘90s TV has a special place in the film, and their own experience getting intertwined in TV shows as they grew up.

    • 23 min
    Ethan and Maya Hawke: On Wildcat and their love of Flannery O'Connor

    Ethan and Maya Hawke: On Wildcat and their love of Flannery O'Connor

    The father-daughter duo Ethan and Maya Hawke have teamed up for the new film called “Wildcat,” which follows the life of Flannery O'Connor while she was struggling to publish her first novel. Ethan and Maya join Tom to talk about their collaboration and why O’Connor’s work connected with them so deeply.

    • 26 min
    Zainab Johnson: How some big plot twists in her life led to a career in comedy

    Zainab Johnson: How some big plot twists in her life led to a career in comedy

    The comedian Zainab Johnson had dreams of being a professional basketball player until she got hit by a truck and started reevaluating her life. Now, more than a decade deep into her career as a comedian and an actor, Zainab has released one of the most talked about specials of the year, “Hijabs Off.” She talks to Tom about pulling through personal chaos, from growing up with 12 siblings to switching careers.

    • 26 min
    Harlan Coben: After 80 million copies sold, the bestselling author still suffers from self-doubt

    Harlan Coben: After 80 million copies sold, the bestselling author still suffers from self-doubt

    Harlan Coben is one of the most successful writers out there today with more than 80 million books in print, published in 46 languages. In recent years, several of his books have been turned into series for streaming giants, including "Shelter," "The Stranger," “The Innocent,” “Gone for Good,” and the number one global Netflix hit “Fool Me Once.” And yet, despite his success, Harlan still suffers from imposter syndrome. He talks to Tom about his process, the tragic loss of his parents at a young age, and some of the secrets to his success.

    • 34 min
    Quick Q: Canadian saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen on her new song Fantasy on Blue

    Quick Q: Canadian saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen on her new song Fantasy on Blue

    The Canadian jazz musician Christine Jensen is back with her third jazz orchestra album, “Harbour.” She tells Tom about a track called “Fantasy On Blue,” which was inspired by Miles Davis’s famous jazz album “Kind of Blue.”

    • 12 min

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4.5 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

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SHERYL CROW

Tom your recent interview with Sheryl Crow was Most Enlightening and Engaging with an singer songwriter that has made such an inpac with her lyrics and music.
I definitely learned there’s more to that book than just a good looking cover.
Thank you Tom for Your excellent interview.

KHF-Big Fan
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Real Canadian Award Rocker

Tom, you’ve got to have Cory Hart (Sunglasses cool) comeback new album & tour on with your Q magic.
I’m getting use to new format.
BIG Fan
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The Best

Tom Power is the best interviewer on radio. I’m so glad I discovered him on KUOW.

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