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Q with Tom Power

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.

  • 01:01:49
    Ivan Decker, Tina Hassannia and Amanda Parris dig into the relevance of Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, Who Is America? Canadian author Wendy McLeod MacKnight discusses her new children's book, The Frame-Up. Canadian author Jen Sookfong Lee explores how Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho brought the marginal into the mainstream. Author and comedian Josh Gondelman picks a comedy album that will serve as the perfect gateway for people interested in stand-up. Singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett performs live from her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel.
    Jul 16, 2018
  • 01:03:43
    Actor Ralph Macchio reprises his role as the Karate Kid in the new web series Cobra Kai. Jarrett Martineau and Lisa Christiansen of the q music panel discuss Drake beating the Beatles' historic Billboard record. Artist Rebecca Belmore explains why she uses her body to make a statement in her artwork. Actor Sandra Oh talks about what diversity on screen means for her personally.
    Jul 13, 2018
  • 01:17:42
    Author Gin Phillips tests the limits of motherhood in her novel Fierce Kingdom. Curator Lee-Ann Martin discusses a new billboard art project that showcases female Indigenous artists from coast to coast. All-female rap crew The Sorority tell you why female rappers just need space to be great. Director Ken Burns explains how his passion for quilts has influenced his success as a filmmaker.
    Jul 12, 2018
  • 56:26
    Catherine Tait, the new president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, shares her vision for the public broadcaster. Book contributor Jael Richardson fills us in on her summer read recommendation. Simon Doonan, creative ambassador for Barneys New York, talks about World Cup soccer style. Country singer Charley Pride reflects on his incredible career and shares how he's managed to defy expectations.
    Jul 11, 2018
  • 01:07:37
    Canadian music legend Robbie Robertson shares his favourite memories from recording Music From Big Pink. Filmmaker and hip-hop artist Boots Riley talks about race and class struggle in his debut film Sorry To Bother You. The team behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bold campaign design explain how they created the unique look. Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ben Kunder performs live in the q studio. Sabrina Benaim talks about how spoken word poetry helped her find her voice.
    Jul 10, 2018
  • 58:12
    Musician Jack White explains why he's pushing against his reputation for being an old-fashioned guy who resists the digital world. Our screen panel discusses whether or not Scarlett Johansson should play a trans character in her upcoming movie. We take you through three pop songs that have gone from pop hits to soccer stadium chants. Music journalist and author Caitlin Moran talks about her new novel How To Be Famous.
    Jul 9, 2018
  • 01:02:32
    Whitney Houston documentary director, Kevin Macdonald, on MeToo and bringing molestation allegations to light. q music panel with Danko Jones and Lisa Christiansen. Spice Girls listening party with three former die-hard fans. Author and essayist Zadie Smith on staying open to art, and 'feeling free' to change her mind.
    Jul 6, 2018
  • 01:01:44
    Today on q, with Tom Power: screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on how he composes dialogue like music. Canadian musician Pierre Kwenders on the problem with SL?V, the cancelled 'slave song' production. Winter's Bone director Debra Granik on her new film Leave No Trace. Musician Benjamin Booker opens up about the writing process behind his album, Witness.
    Jul 5, 2018
  • 01:04:01
    Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée discusses his latest TV series, Sharp Objects. Author Thea Lim explains what makes her debut novel An Ocean of Minutes a "hidden autobiography." Musician Hank Shocklee looks back at Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back on its 30th anniversary. Canadian musician Terra Lightfoot talks about her latest album, New Mistakes, and gives a special stripped down performance.
    Jul 4, 2018
  • 56:37
    Rapper, actor and now pro basketball league owner Ice Cube talks about his rap legacy and his love of hoops. Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward discusses her new memoir, The Terrible. Jan Lisiecki's gateway to Glenn Gould. Canadian actor Ellen Wong talks grappling with identity and typecasting throughout her career.
    Jul 3, 2018
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