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Q with Tom Power

When it comes to arts and entertainment, q leads the conversation. Whether it's music, TV, film, visual art, theatre, or comedy... we take you up close to the innovators making a mark, and let you in on why they matter. q gives you deeper insight into the big names and stories you know, introduces you to the emerging stories and talents you should know, and helps you understand the ways they reflect and affect our world. q - where arts and entertainment get personal.

  • 01:02:34
    Comedian Kathy Griffin talks about the continuing fallout over her controversial Trump photo and why the harrowing experience still hasn't broken her. q This returns with a break down of some of the big headlines in music news. Filmmaker Guy Maddin sheds light on his latest project, a reimagining of Hitchcock's Vertigo. Shania Twain joins us for an in depth look at her career, her difficult childhood, her massive success and the loss of her voice that led to her 15 year hiatus.
    Mar 16, 2018
  • 58:26
    Frank Oz of The Muppets and Sesame Street talks about his new documentary and gives some insight into a few of the many characters he's played throughout his decades long career. Canada Reads panellist Mozhdah Jamalzadah defends The Boat People by Sharon Bala. Author Stacy Russo brings us a gateway to the 1970s and 1980s Southern California punk rock scene. Comedian Sabrina Jalees opens up about coming to terms with her identity and owning her insecurities by turning them into jokes she can share onstage.
    Mar 15, 2018
  • 01:03:37
    Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden reflects on becoming a "mother to her mother." World champion beatboxer Ball-Zee talks about his starring role in Gobsmacked!, and gives Tom Power a beatboxing lesson. Music producer and singer, Beatchild, takes us back to where it all started for him in his Sarnia block party. Author Timothy Taylor discusses his new novel, which explores the limits of science and rationality.
    Mar 14, 2018
  • 57:22
    Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey talks about his new novel and how he's confronting Australia's colonial legacy as a white author. Pop culture contributor Anne T. Donahue shares her "two goods and a bad" for the week. Jeru the Damaja pays tribute to Berlin in his q block party playlist. Author Tomi Adeyemi discusses her debut novel Children of Blood and Bone, the biggest YA breakout of the year.
    Mar 13, 2018
  • 59:49
    Author Leni Zumas talks about her dystopian novel Red Clocks and whether the comparisons its drawing to The Handmaid's Tale are flattering or frustrating. The q screen panel highlights the biggest stories from the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. Producer Eddie Kramer talks about the new posthumous Jimi Hendrix album, Both Sides of the Sky, and being entrusted with Hendrix's legacy almost 50 years after his death. Musician Terra Lightfoot discusses her latest album New Mistakes and joins us in the q music studio for a special stripped down performance with just her voice and her guitar.
    Mar 12, 2018
  • 52:23
    Singer-songwriter Carla Bruni talks about her new album and the classic songs that have inspired her. q This' Raina Douris and Odario Williams review new music releases. Writers Eve Ewing and Mary Robinette Kowal discuss why A Wrinkle in Time is more relevant than ever. Filmmaker Kathleen Hepburn talks about her debut feature Never Steady, Never Still, which shows the realities of living with Parkinson's disease.
    Mar 9, 2018
  • 56:48
    The Handmaid's Tale costume designer Ane Crabtree talks about the feminist power of fashion. Canada Read's panellist Jully Black defends The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. Director Sadaf Foroughi discusses her debut feature, Ava, which tells the story of teenage rebellion in Iran. Singer-songwriter MILCK performs her empowerment anthem 'Quiet' and discusses her career as a musician after rising to prominence at the 2017 Women's March.
    Mar 8, 2018
  • 01:00:32
    Comedian Phoebe Robinson chats about her podcast 2 Dope Queens — an intersection of race, gender and pop culture. Tom Power goes on a tour of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the AGO. Comic magician Johnathan Szeles looks back on the documentary, Always Amazing, which documents his comedic journey while dealing with a terminal illness.
    Mar 7, 2018
  • 58:06
    Andrew Lloyd Webber looks back at his remarkable career as a composer. Anne T. Donahue makes a case for Haddish and Rudolph hosting the 2019 Oscars. Filmmaker Mina Shum's block party takes us to the East Vancouver neighbourhood of Hastings-Sunrise. Juno-winning band Dear Rouge talk about their sophomore album Phases.
    Mar 6, 2018
  • 01:03:23
    The q screen panel breaks down the highlights from this year’s Oscars. Celebrated actor and martial artist Cheng Pei Pei talks about her role in Meditation Park. Tom Power previews Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the AGO. Actor Jessica Barden discusses the power of playing a teenage girl who isn't a victim The End of the F***cking World.
    Mar 5, 2018
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