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q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

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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.

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.

Location:

Toronto, ON

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@CBCRadioQ

Language:

English

Contact:

416-205-3700

Email:

q@cbc.ca


Episodes

Ty Burrell, Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Allan Rayman, Lisa Moore 02/04/2020 [Full episode]

4/2/2020
Emmy Award-winning actor Ty Burrell opens up about the season finale of Modern Family and how it feels saying goodbye to his character, the endearingly clueless Phil Dunphy. Our q screen columnist Kathleen Newman-Bremang gives us some must-watch additions to the biggest shows available on streaming right now. Toronto singer-songwriter Allan Rayman performs a few songs off his new album, Christian, and talks about how he got his start in music. Newfoundland writer Lisa Moore reads a passage...

Duration:00:55:09

Patrick Stewart, Chad Kimball, Ben Gibbard, Alyssa Bereznak 01/04/2020 [Full episode]

4/1/2020
Actor Patrick Stewart talks about reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in the franchise’s latest series, Star Trek: Picard, and shares how he thinks the retired admiral would deal with our current world crisis. Tony Award-winning Broadway actor Chad Kimball opens up about testing positive for COVID-19, and tells us why he thinks the themes and songs of Come From Away are resonating around the world right now. Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard talks about writing new music in...

Duration:00:55:10

Sean O'Neill, Ellen Page, Meghan Trainor 31/03/2020 [Full episode]

3/31/2020
CBC Arts host Sean O'Neill breaks down how Canadian artists and arts institutions will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what you can do to immerse yourself in art and help support the arts from your home. Canadian actress Ellen Page talks about her latest project There’s Something in the Water, a searing documentary about environmental racism in her home province of Nova Scotia. Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor opens up about overcoming anxiety and self-doubt to create her...

Duration:00:55:22

Crooner Michael Bublé urges Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously

3/27/2020
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put out a challenge called #PlanktheCurve to Canadians on Twitter, he asked superstar musician Michael Bublé to help him spread the word. Tom Power speaks with Michael Bublé about his message for Canadians.

Duration:00:13:01

'Couldn’t be a better time': Vanessa Carlton on releasing her new album during the COVID-19 pandemic

3/27/2020
Platinum-selling A Thousand Miles singer Vanessa Carlton was about to release her first new album in five years, and head out on tour, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. She joins Tom Power to talk about how COVID-19 has changed the way she releases music.

Duration:00:07:16

Arkells, Terri Clark, Dan Mangan and more 18/03/2020 [Full episode]

3/18/2020
Arkells frontman Max Kerman talks about the band’s effort to offer free music lessons on Instagram for people in self-isolation. Entertainment reporter Teri Hart discusses the role of streaming during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares her recommendations for what to watch online. Canadian country music artist Terri Clark talks about the Grand Ole Opry’s return to its original form as a live radio broadcast without a live audience. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the...

Duration:00:44:33

Blair Underwood, Jess Salgueiro and more 17/03/2020 [Full episode]

3/17/2020
Actor Blair Underwood talks about his role alongside Octavia Spencer in the new Netflix series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. Open Source Podcast's Christopher Lydon and "media hacker" Dave Winer recall the origins of podcasting. Actress Jess Salgueiro discusses her starring role in Canadian Strain, a new film that tackles the country's cannabis legalization.

Duration:00:42:58

Blair Underwood: Why the actor has taken on roles exploring historical racism in America

3/17/2020
Blair Underwood co-stars alongside Octavia Spencer in the new 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.

Duration:00:15:37

Jess Salgueiro: The actress on Canadian Strain, a new film that tackles the country's cannabis legalization

3/17/2020
In Canadian Strain, Jess Salgueiro plays a Toronto drug dealer whose business goes bust when the government starts selling weed. She joined guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about the film and what it was like taking on her first leading role in a feature.

Duration:00:14:34

David Hein and Irene Sankoff: The Come from Away playwrights discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Broadway

3/16/2020
David Hein and Irene Sankoff are the creators of the award-winning musical Come from Away, which has recently had both its Broadway and Toronto productions interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They joined Tom Power on the phone from New York to talk about the impact on their cast and on theatre in general.

Duration:00:12:12

Joel Plaskett: How the Canadian musician is coping with the creative, emotional and financial uncertainty of COVID-19

3/16/2020
Joel Plaskett is a Canadian musician who was supposed to kick off a tour next month for his forthcoming album, 44. He joined Tom Power to talk about how widespread closures and cancellations throughout the music industry have affected him personally.

Duration:00:08:17

Joel Plaskett, David Hein and Irene Sankoff, and more 16/03/2020 [Full episode]

3/16/2020
On this week's q This music panel, journalists A. Harmony and Stuart Berman discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the music industry and how we can support artists. Canadian musician Joel Plaskett opens up about how he's coping with the creative, emotional and financial uncertainty of COVID-19. Come from Away playwrights David Hein and Irene Sankoff talk about how the cancellation of the hit musical due to COVID-19 is affecting their cast and theatre in general.

Duration:00:38:36

The Sheepdogs: Ewan Currie and Ryan Gullen on the cancellation of the 2020 Juno Awards

3/13/2020
Ewan Currie and Ryan Gullen of The Sheepdogs joined guest host Talia Schlanger to share their feelings about the cancellation of this year’s Juno Awards due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. The news hits the band especially hard because Saskatoon is their home.

Duration:00:08:34

Marie Clements: In Red Snow, the filmmaker explores the commonalities between Indigenous communities in Canada and Afghanistan

3/13/2020
Canadian filmmaker and playwright Marie Clements has been telling Indigenous stories on the screen and stage since the ‘90s. She joined guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss her new film, Red Snow, which follows a Gwich'in soldier from the Canadian Arctic who is caught in an ambush in Afghanistan.

Duration:00:16:57

Jann Arden, The Sheepdogs and more 13/03/2020 [Full episode]

3/13/2020
Singer-songwriter Jann Arden reflects on her lifelong attraction to music ahead of her induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Ewan Currie and Ryan Gullen of The Sheepdogs discuss the cancellation of the 2020 Juno Awards due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Filmmaker and playwright Marie Clements talks about her new film, Red Snow, which follows a Gwich'in soldier from the Canadian Arctic who is caught in an ambush in Afghanistan.

Duration:01:03:58

Mae Martin, Kiley Reid and more 12/03/2020 [Full episode]

3/12/2020
Novelist Kiley Reid talks about her debut best-seller, Such a Fun Age, about a black babysitter, her white employer, and what happens when their lives become intertwined. YouTuber Alayna Fender explains why she's defending Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles for this year's Canada Reads competition. Toronto R&B singer Daniel Caesar opens up about personal responsibility, the challenges of his newfound fame and his sophomore album, Case Study 01. Comedian Mae...

Duration:00:49:43

Mae Martin: How being a ‘weird kid’ helped her get into comedy

3/12/2020
Mae Martin is not your average comedian. Growing up in Toronto, Martin got hooked on stand-up at 11, was nominated for her first Canadian Comedy Award at 15, then after some career highs and personal lows, she relocated to the U.K. at 24 to try out the comedy scene there. Cut to 2020 and she’s now starring in her own semi-autobiographical Netflix series, Feel Good, which is about love and addiction.

Duration:00:16:52

Kiley Reid: The novelist on Such a Fun Age and the awkward politics of race, class, and white allyship

3/12/2020
Kiley Reid's bestselling debut novel is an insightful examination of race and class, which tells the story of a black babysitter, her white employer, and how their lives become intertwined.

Duration:00:17:49

Josh Radnor: How the actor's Jewish faith fuelled his role as a 1970s vigilante Nazi assassin

3/11/2020
Since his star turn as Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother, Josh Radnor has been famously selective about the projects he takes on. Now, he's back in the spotlight with a lead role opposite Al Pacino in the controversial new Amazon Prime show, Hunters.

Duration:00:18:28

bbno$: The Canadian rapper talks about his journey from internet success to mainstream hitmaker

3/11/2020
Alexander Gumuchian, better known as bbno$, is the Vancouver-based rapper that took the internet by storm with his viral earworm, Lalala. Now he's up for two Juno Awards for breakout artist and fan choice. He dropped by q to perform and talk about his road to success.

Duration:00:17:55