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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

John Prine, Alan Yang, Debbie Allen 08/04/2020 [Full episode]

4/8/2020
In tribute to the late John Prine, we revisit our 2018 conversation with the celebrated singer-songwriter about his final record, The Tree of Forgiveness. Emmy-winning screenwriter Alan Yang talks about turning his father's immigration story into his first feature film, Tigertail, which comes out on Netflix on April 10. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning dancer, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen talks about sharing her love of dance with people during the pandemic by offering free dance...

Duration:00:55:17

Dan Levy, Rhiannon Giddens, Jessie Reyez, Julia Ogina 07/04/2020 [Full episode]

4/7/2020
Schitt's Creek creator and star Dan Levy talks about the show’s series finale, its impact, and the importance of making art based in kindness and respect. Rhiannon Giddens discusses her joint initiative with musician Amanda Palmer and author Neil Gaiman: a website that connects artists with resources and donors, called Art Is Alive. Singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez catches us up on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her so far and performs a live acoustic rendition of one of her new songs....

Duration:00:55:16

Martha Wainwright, Matt O’Brien and Julia Hladkowicz, John Allen, Lena Waithe 06/04/2020 [Full episode]

4/6/2020
Canadian musician Martha Wainwright talks about her collaboration with the festival POP Montreal to launch a series of balcony singalongs. Canadian comedy couple Matt O’Brien and Julia Hladkowicz fill us in on their wild journey, road tripping from Los Angeles to their home in rural Quebec where they’re currently in self-quarantine. Industrial designer John Allen talks about his initiative to create 3D-printed face shields for Canadians during the coronavirus pandemic. Emmy-winning writer...

Duration:00:55:16

Rufus Wainwright, Liza Lou, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Basia Bulat, John Hartman 03/04/2020 [Full episode]

4/3/2020
Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright talks about his new pop album, Unfollow The Rules, and explains how he's been able to translate the electricity of his live shows for a digital audience during the pandemic. Visual artist Liza Lou fills us in on her new community art project, which encourages people to join her in weaving quilts out of household materials while live streaming the process. Canadian drag queen and RuPaul's Drag Race star Brooke Lynn Hytes discusses her initiative to...

Duration:00:55:16

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