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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.

  • 56:37
    Actor Isla Fisher talks about her children's book series and why she prefers writing for kids. Graphic novelist Jarrett J. Krosoczka tells us why he doesn't hide the hard truths about addiction from kids. Director and animator Brad Bird shares how his childhood and parenting experiences inspired Incredibles 2.
    Nov 21, 2018
  • 18:26
    Isla Fisher is one of the most talented slapstick actors working today. You may remember her from Wedding Crashers, The Great Gatsby or Confessions of a Shopaholic, but Fisher is also the author of a series of children's books, called Marge in Charge. Fisher opens up to guest host Saroja Coelho about applying her humour to writing children's books, going to clown school and why she's more than just "Borat's wife."
    Nov 21, 2018
  • 21:06
    Jarrett J. Krosoczka's work as a graphic novelist has reached huge audiences of kids, especially through the Star Wars: Jedi Academy series. So when Krosoczka started to open up publicly about his circumstances growing up, the ears of parents and educators perked up. His new graphic novel, Hey, Kiddo, is his memoir about growing up as the son of a heroin addict. Krosoczka joined guest host Saroja Coelho from Houston to talk about his early life, how art became a refuge and how he knows what young readers can handle.
    Nov 21, 2018
  • 59:47
    Esi Edugyan discusses winning the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book Washington Black. Cartoonist Liana Finck talks about her new graphic memoir Passing for Human. Cadence Weapon pays tribute to Edmonton in his q block party. Author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah tells us why his new book is the dystopian satire we need right now.
    Nov 20, 2018
  • 15:02
    You may recognize Liana Finck's cartoons from her work in The New Yorker, but Finck has also made a name for herself on Instagram, where her cartoons explore themes like relationships, gender dynamics, anxiety, politics and the things that weigh us down. Finck joins guest host Saroja Coelho to talk about her new graphic memoir Passing for Human, how drawing changed her life and why less can be more when it comes to her work.
    Nov 20, 2018
  • 14:16
    The Scotiabank Giller Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in Canada. Last night in Toronto, Victoria-based author Esi Edugyan was announced as the winner of the $100,000 prize for her novel Washington Black. Remarkably, this is not her first time taking the honour. Her 2011 novel Half-Blood Blues also won the prize, which makes Edugyan the third author to win the Giller Prize twice. She joins guest host Saroja Coelho to talk about her big win.
    Nov 20, 2018
  • 19:45
    The New York Times has called Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's debut collection of stories "powerful and important and strange and beautiful." His writing is being compared to George Saunders, one of the most acclaimed fiction writers alive, and Roxanne Gay, who's easily one of the most powerful voices of her generation. Gay's review can be summed up in a three-word quote: "read this book." The book in question is called Friday Black and it's about race, class and code-switching. It also asks us to think about consumerism, justice and the kind of world we want to create, as well as love and the reckoning that comes with our life decisions. Adjei-Brenyah spoke with guest host Saroja Coelho to chat about his sudden rise, the themes in his work and how he categorizes a book as far-reaching as Friday Black.
    Nov 20, 2018
  • 59:41
    Actor John C. Reilly talks about his return as Ralph in Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet. The q screen panel discusses what exactly draws us into reality dating shows. Cary Elwes reveals secrets from the set of The Princess Bride. You Must Remember This host Karina Longworth traces sexism in Hollywood back to Howard Hughes.
    Nov 19, 2018
  • 16:17
    In Ralph Breaks the Internet, the new sequel to Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, the internet is a physical destination where heart-shaped Instagram likes fill the air like confetti and birds tweet endlessly on the branches of pixelated trees. John C. Reilly is Ralph, the well-meaning video game bad guy at the centre of the movie. Reilly knows that in reality, the internet isn't all fun and games, but he also feels a sense of responsibility to meet the kids who are going to see this movie in the digital world they're growing up in. He joins guest host Saroja Coelho to talk about reuniting with cast member Sarah Silverman and why the character of Ralph is close to his heart.
    Nov 19, 2018
  • 17:37
    Reality dating shows are having a moment right now. With a reboot of Temptation Island on the way, the q screen panel discusses what exactly draws us into this guilty pleasure.
    Nov 19, 2018
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