q: The Podcast

 
 

q: The Podcast

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.

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Stretch and Bobbito: The legendary hip-hop radio DJs on their debut album No Requests

Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia are hip-hop legends, world-famous DJs and the hosts of a pioneering hip-hop radio show called The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show. They joined Tom Power to reflect on their 30-year career as central characters in the story of hip-hop.

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Kaveh Akbar: The award-winning poet on the power of art and poetry

Kaveh Akbar talks about why he's so passionate poetry and what it's like to be an Iranian-American poet working in America during such a divisive time.

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WHOOP-Szo: Adam Sturgeon of WHOOP-Szo performs live in the q studio

Adam Sturgeon of WHOOP-Szo dropped by the q studio to talk about band's new album and to perform some special stripped-down acoustic versions of their songs.

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Stretch and Bobbito, WHOOP-Szo and more 28/01/2020 [Full episode]

Legendary hip-hop radio DJs Stretch and Bobbito discuss their debut album, No Requests, and reflect on their 30-year career. Award-winning poet Kaveh Akbar talks about what it's like to be an Iranian-American poet working in the U.S. during such a divisive time. WHOOP-Szo's Adam Sturgeon discusses the band's new album, Warrior Down, and performs some special stripped-down acoustic versions of their songs.

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Jully Black: The singer on her personal connection to the musical Caroline, or Change

Canada's Queen of R&B joined host Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about making her musical theatre debut in Caroline, or Change.

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Meegwun Fairbrother: The Burden of Truth star on how he learned to embrace his Indigenous identity

Meegwun Fairbrother is an actor of Ojibway and Scottish origin who stars as Police Chief Owen Beckbie on CBC's Burden of Truth.

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Jully Black, Meegwun Fairbrother and more 27/01/2020 [Full episode]

Canada's Queen of R&B Jully Black talks about her musical theatre debut in Caroline, or Change as well as her personal connection to the story. On this week's q This panel, music journalists A. Harmony and Stuart Berman discuss the 2020 Grammys and the role the ceremony plays in the music industry today. Lakers photographer Andrew Bernstein, who shot 400,000 pictures of Kobe Bryant, reveals the one photo he will never forget. Burden of Truth star Meegwun Fairbrother discusses how his work has helped him embrace his Indigenous identity, both on and off the screen.

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Andy Shauf: The singer-songwriter performs live in the q studio

On the release day of his highly-anticipated new album, The Neon Skyline, Andy Shauf and his band dropped by the q studio to perform a few songs from the record.

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Ahmad Meree: For this Syrian playwright, the refugee experience is the stuff of art and life

Ahmad Meree's new play Suitcase, which is currently running in Toronto, is about the experience of a young married couple who are fleeing their home country.

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Andy Shauf, Ahmad Meree and more 24/01/2020 [Full episode]

On the release day of his highly-anticipated new album, The Neon Skyline, Andy Shauf and his band drop by the q studio to perform a few songs. Superstar Billie Eilish shares her perspective on success, social media and fame. Toronto Star reporter Katie Daubs unpacks why the Hallmark Channel probably can't recover from its same-sex ad controversy without alienating audiences. Syrian playwright and actor Ahmad Meree talks about his new play Suitcase and how his experiences as a displaced person have influenced him.

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Brett Kissel: The Canadian country music star performs live in the q studio

Brett Kissel drops by the q studio to perform some new songs from his latest album, Now or Never.

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Rajni Perera: The Canadian artist on how science fiction influences her work

Rajni Perera discusses why depicting black and brown women is so central to her practice, and why the Canadian art market can be a tough nut to crack.

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Brett Kissel, Rajni Perera and more 23/01/2020 [Full episode]

Canadian country music star Brett Kissel drops by the q studio to perform some new songs from his latest album, Now or Never. Canadian artist Rajni Perera explains how science fiction influences her work, and why depicting black and brown women is so central to her practice. Writer Suzannah Showler unpacks what The Bachelor franchise tells us about our ideas on dating, romance and North American identity. Our fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert discusses the cancellation of this year's Toronto Fashion Week, and how it could impact the Canadian fashion industry.

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Canada Reads 2020: Meet this year's contenders

To kick off this year's challenge, all five Canada Reads panellists get together in the q studio to introduce the books they are championing.

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Franklin Leonard: The Black List founder on what this year's list says about Hollywood in 2020

For more than a decade, Leonard has produced the Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. He discusses the latest list and what it says about the changing future of Hollywood.

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Canada Reads, Franklin Leonard and more 22/01/2020 [Full episode]

All five Canada Reads 2020 panellists get together in the q studio to introduce the books they are championing. Our online columnist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks the risks of a new Twitter feature that will let users decide who can reply to their tweets. Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince presents a q block party dedicated to his hometown, the Peguis First Nation. Black List founder Franklin Leonard tells us what this year's list says about Hollywood in 2020.

Download Canada Reads, Franklin Leonard and more 22/01/2020 [Full episode]
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Shirin Neshat: The artist shifts her gaze from Iran to the U.S.

Iranian visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat sees the complicated world of geopolitics as essential to her art. She joined Tom Power to discuss how her work reflects her life as an Iranian woman in exile.

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Dion Johnstone: The Canadian actor on why Shakespeare's politics seem more relevant than ever

Dion Johnstone's latest role is in a new production of Julius Caesar. He joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about the play's parallels with present-day politics.

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Anyway Gang: The Canadian supergroup performs live in the q music studio

Anyway Gang consists of Sam Roberts, Menno Versteeg of Hollerado, Chris Murphy of Sloan, and Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club. They dropped by the q music studio to perform some songs from their self-titled debut album.

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Anyway Gang, Dion Johnstone and more 21/01/2020 [Full episode]

Canadian supergroup Anyway Gang drops by the q music studio to perform some songs from their self-titled debut album. Visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat discusses how her work reflects her life as an Iranian woman in exile, and why she's shifted her gaze from Iran to the United States. Actor Dion Johnstone talks about his latest role in a new production of Julius Caesar and how the play parallels present-day politics.

Download Anyway Gang, Dion Johnstone and more 21/01/2020 [Full episode]
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Shad: The rapper on interviewing the greatest minds in hip-hop

Shad returns to the q studio to talk about the fourth season of Hip-Hop Evolution, which just dropped on Netflix.

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Dornith Doherty: The artist on capturing images of seeds from around the world

Dornith Doherty's exhibition Archiving Eden: Exchange features photographs of seeds and seed banks, which exist all over the world to preserve plant species in the case of a catastrophic event.

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Shad, Dornith Doherty and more 20/01/2020 [Full episode]

Rapper Shad returns to the q studio to talk about the fourth season of Netflix's Hip-Hop Evolution and what he's learned from interviewing the greatest minds in hip-hop. On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Tina Hassannia unpack news that director Spike Lee has been named the president of the Cannes jury for 2020. Artist Dornith Doherty talks about capturing images of seeds from around the world, why seeds can be poetic, and the role of art in educating people about climate change.

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Molly Burke: Meet the blind YouTuber changing the game when it comes to beauty and fashion online

The Canadian YouTuber tells us how making videos gave her confidence, and how she's now helping break barriers for people with disabilities.

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Molly Burke, Alexander Ludwig and more 17/01/2020 [Full episode]

Meet Molly Burke, the blind YouTuber who's changing the game when it comes to beauty and fashion online. The q This music panel discusses Mac Miller's posthumous new album Circles, which was just released today. Canadian actor Alexander Ludwig talks about his journey to fame, battling addiction and type casting in Hollywood.

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Alexander Ludwig: The Canadian actor on battling addiction and type casting in Hollywood

Alexander Ludwig talks about his journey to fame, from a Harry Potter toy commercial, to the Hunger Games, to the hit History Channel show Vikings.

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Matthew Rankin: The filmmaker on playing fast and loose with Canadian history in new film The Twentieth Century

Matthew Rankin's first feature-length film, The Twentieth Century, is a gonzo satire inspired by the diaries of former Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

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Tomi Adeyemi, Kris Davis and more 16/01/2020 [Full episode]

Novelist Tomi Adeyemi returns to q to talk about Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to her smash hit New York Times bestselling book, Children of Blood and Bone. Filmmaker Matthew Rankin talks about playing fast and loose with Canadian history in his new film The Twentieth Century. Canadian character actor J. C. MacKenzie tells us what it's like working with Martin Scorsese, and how he holds his own onscreen against superstars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino. Canadian jazz pianist Kris Davis discusses her latest album, Diatom Ribbons, and how she pushes the boundaries of the piano.

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Tomi Adeyemi: The novelist on Children of Virtue and Vengeance, film adaptations and getting a shout out from Beyoncé

Tomi Adeyemi returns to q to talk about Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to her smash hit New York Times bestselling book, Children of Blood and Bone.

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Kris Davis: The Canadian jazz pianist on pushing the boundaries of the piano

Canadian jazz pianist Kris Davis talks about her latest album, Diatom Ribbons.

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J. C. MacKenzie: How the Canadian actor became one of Martin Scorsese's go-to character actors

Canadian character actor J. C. MacKenzie tells us what it's like working with Martin Scorsese, and how he holds his own onscreen against superstars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino.

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Jeff VanderMeer: The author on Dead Astronauts and seeing his novels adapted for the screen

Author Jeff VanderMeer blends speculative fiction, horror and environmental themes in his award-winning novels, including the bestseller Annihilation. He discusses the latest in his popular Borne series, Dead Astronauts.

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Jay Douglas: The Toronto reggae legend reflects on his life and career

Jay Douglas talks about coming to Canada from Jamaica in the '60s, his part in supporting the Jamaica To Toronto compilation, and his new single, Jah Children.

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Jeff VanderMeer, Jay Douglas and more 15/01/2020 [Full episode]

Author Jeff VanderMeer talks about his latest novel Dead Astronauts and seeing his work adapted for the screen. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: A Prayer For Travellers by Ruchika Tomar. Iranian filmmaker Babak Payami discusses how the Tirgan Festival is memorializing its eight volunteers who lost their lives on Flight 752. Toronto reggae legend Jay Douglas reflects on his incredible life and career, and talks about his new single, Jah Children.

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Floria Sigismondi: The art star brings her dark aesthetic to the page and the big screen with a new book and film

Canadian filmmaker, photographer and visual artist Floria Sigismondi talks about her eye-popping new photography book, Eat the Sun, as well as her psychological horror film, The Turning.

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Lesley Hampton: This Indigenous designer's gowns are turning heads on the red carpet — and busting down barriers

Meet Lesley Hampton, the 25-year-old Canadian designer whose gown made major waves on the Golden Globes red carpet this year.

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Floria Sigismondi, Holy F and more 14/01/2020 [Full episode]

Canadian filmmaker, photographer and visual artist Floria Sigismondi talks about bringing her dark aesthetic to the page and the big screen with a new book and film. Meet Lesley Hampton, the 25-year-old Indigenous designer whose gowns are turning heads on the red carpet — and busting down barriers. Editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon discusses his response to the Iran plane crash, which was published in last week's Halifax Chronicle Herald. Electronica band Holy F drops by the q music studio to perform new music from their forthcoming album, Deleter.

Download Floria Sigismondi, Holy F and more 14/01/2020 [Full episode]
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Remembering Neil Peart: How the Rush drummer helped music thrive in Canada

Drummers Max Weinberg and Peter Erskine, and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage filmmaker Sam Dunn, joined Tom Power to celebrate Neil Peart's life and legacy.

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Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers: The directors on their award-winning film The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open

Directors Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers discuss their acclaimed drama, which just won the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.

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Neil Peart tribute, Oscar nominations panel and more 13/01/2020 [Full episode]

Max Weinberg, Peter Erskine and Sam Dunn pay tribute to the late Neil Peart of Rush by remembering the Canadian rock icon's life and legacy. The Hollywood Reporter's Rebecca Keegan discusses Harvey Weinstein's trial and its implications for both the #MeToo movement and for women working in Hollywood right now. Directors Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers talk about their acclaimed Canadian drama, The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, which just won the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The q screen panel guides us through the 2020 Oscar nominations: surprises, heated categories and films not to miss.

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Jamie Oliver, q This music panel and more 10/01/2020 [Full episode]

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver discusses his new book, Ultimate Veg, and traces his unconventional path in cooking. The q This music panel looks at the most highly anticipated records of 2020, starting with Selena Gomez’s “Rare,” which dropped today. Then a conversation with the co-founders of Darkspark, a Canadian non-profit that helps students write and record their own music.

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Jamie Oliver waited 9 years for the right moment to release his new veg cookbook

The celebrity chef let's us in on his unconventional journey to success, and why he finally released his new vegetarian recipe book, Ultimate Veg, after sitting on it for almost a decade.

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From Nunavut to B.C.: Darkspark connects students across Canada with the power of music

One of the non-profit's latest series focuses on helping students voice their perspectives about Canada's colonial history through song.

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From Selena Gomez to Justin Bieber: what new music will 2020 bring?

Music critics A. Harmony and Stuart Berman kick off the conversation discussing "Rare," Selena Gomez' hugely anticipated new album.

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Andrew Rea: Meet the chef who recreates Garfield's lasagna, Homer Simpson's donuts and Ratatouille's ratatouille

Chef Andrew Rea created Binging with Babish, a cooking show that recreates foods from film and TV — and he's gathered 6 million YouTube followers.

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Seong-Jin Cho: The stellar pianist performs, talks about the award that changed his life

The young South Korean maestro is making his Toronto Symphony debut marking Beethoven's 250th birthday.

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Andrea Bang: How the Kim's Convenience actress landed her starring role — with no TV experience

The hit TV comedy Kim's Convenience has connected with viewers around the world — but when Andrea Bang landed a starring role, it was a whole new world for the Burnaby-born actress.

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Andrew Rea, Seong-Jin Cho and more 09/01/2020 [Full episode]

Chef Andrew Rea on Binging with Babish, his cooking show that recreates foods from film and TV — gathering 6 million YouTube followers. One of the world’s most exciting classical pianists, Seong-Jin Cho, performs in the q studio. Actor Zach Galifianakis discusses his role in Missing Link and a career of playing outsiders. Kim's Convenience actor Andrea Bang describes landing her starring role with no TV experience, and how the show's success has changed her life.

Download Andrew Rea, Seong-Jin Cho and more 09/01/2020 [Full episode]
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Stephen Moyer, Alla Kovgan and more 08/01/2020 [Full episode]

Today on q: actor Stephen Moyer, q online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud, film editor Alla Kovgan, New Eden creators Kayla Lorette and Evany Rosen.

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True Blood actor Stephen Moyer steps into role as ruthless Vietnam-era CIA agent

In CBC's Fortunate Son, Moyer plays a CIA agent tasked with taking down anti-war activists

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New 3D film reimagines the breathtaking work of dance icon Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham created over 200 dance works, and collaborated with artists from Andy Warhol to Sonic Youth

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Top TikTok content creators spur new social media frenzy, Hype House

More than 1.5 billion people have downloaded the TipTok app; now its biggest stars have joined forces.

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New TV comedy hilariously parodies gruesome '90s true crime shows

New Eden pokes fun at classic true crime shows like America's Most Wanted and Forensic Files

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Katherine Moennig: The actor on the return of The L Word, and 'the lesbian Don Juan of West Hollywood'

The groundbreaking show The L Word is returning with familiar faces — and a crop of fresh characters. Actor Katherine Moennig chats about returning to her role as Shane McCutcheon, becoming an executive producer on the series, and the reaction the reboot has had with fans old and new. 

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Avkash Mann: The Punjabi pop superstar finds anonymity — and musical potential — in Canada

Avkash Mann might not be a household name in the West, but in India, the Canadian/Indian musician is a star.

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Jeff Churchil: Meet the Toronto shoemaker who crafts custom shoes for Hollywood hits

Canadian shoemaker Jeff Churchill designs custom shoes for big-name films like Jojo Rabbit, Dolemite Is My Name and Rocketman. He joined guest host Laurie Brown to talk about his work through four special pairs of shoes.

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Katherine Moennig, Avkash Mann and more 07/01/2020 [Full episode]

Actor Katherine Moennig talks about returning as Shane McCutcheon in The L Word: Generation Q, becoming an executive producer on the series, and the reaction the reboot has had with fans old and new. Tom Power speaks with Schitt's Creek superfan Louise Downs, organizer of the fan convention known as SchittCon. Toronto shoemaker Jeff Churchill discusses his work crafting custom shoes for Hollywood's biggest hits. Punjabi pop superstar Avkash Mann talks about his relationship to Canada, his new single Dreams, and why India's Punjabi pop scene has a chance to explode in North America.

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Sarah Dowling: The Cats movement expert takes us inside cat school

Movement coach and choreographer Sarah Dowling joined Tom Power to talk about developing cat school, and what it was like teaching stars like Judi Dench, Taylor Swift and Idris Elba to prowl, nuzzle and purr.

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Scott Schuman: The fashion photographer on his new book The Sartorialist: India

New York-based street style photographer Scott Schuman tells us why he prefers street style to runway style, how to find authenticity and why he keeps going back to India.

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Annie Murphy: The actor reflects on the final season of Schitt's Creek

Annie Murphy, who plays Alexis Rose on Schitt's Creek, joined Tom Power in studio to talk about what she's learned from inhabiting the uniquely quirky and kind universe of this humble Canadian comedy.

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Annie Murphy, Scott Schuman and more 06/01/2020 [Full episode]

Ahead of its final season premiere, Schitt's Creek star Annie Murphy reflects on what she's learned from the humble Canadian comedy. The q screen panel recaps the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, which were handed out last night in Los Angeles. Cats movement director Sarah Dowling explains how she taught stars like Taylor Swift and Idris Elba to nuzzle and purr like felines through a rigorous program that she calls "cat school." Fashion photographer Scott Schuman tells us why he prefers street style to runway style, how to find authenticity and why he keeps going back to India.

Download Annie Murphy, Scott Schuman and more 06/01/2020 [Full episode]
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Matt Galloway: The CBC Radio host on his career, music and how he's preparing to take the helm of The Current

Ahead of his first day at the helm of The Current, CBC Radio's Matt Galloway joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about his start in radio and how he thinks his life will change when he starts his new gig on Monday.

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Colson Whitehead, Matt Galloway and more 03/01/2020 [Full episode]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead discusses his highly-anticipated novel, The Nickel Boys. Frozen 2 stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell drop by the q studio to field kids' fan questions about the new movie. Singer-songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland tells us how his entire life changed in his 70s when a Japanese record collector discovered one of his cassettes and kick-started his music career. CBC's Matt Galloway reflects on his radio career, music and how he's preparing to take the helm of The Current.

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Sheryl Crow, Jeff Barnaby and more 02/01/2020 [Full episode]

Grammy-winning musician Sheryl Crow shares the stories behind her biggest hits and why her latest record may be her last. Author Fred Goodman and musician Patrick Watson remember the life and music of the late, great Lhasa de Sela. Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers open up about their most ambitious project yet: a three-part album and film about the cycle of addiction. Filmmaker Jeff Barnaby on subverting the expectations placed on Indigenous cinema and mining Canadian history for terror in his new film Blood Quantum.

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Elton John, Black Pumas and more 31/12/2019 [Full episode]

Elton John opens up about his "rollercoaster life," how having children changed everything for him and why he's now saying goodbye to life on the road. Psychedelic soul group Black Pumas join us live in the q studio for a performance and chat about their self-titled debut album. Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo shares his journey from a refugee boat out of Vietnam to the Oscars red carpet. Artist and residential school survivor Gina Laing opens up about how painting gave her a way of expressing herself amid the trauma and abuse that she endured as a child.

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Angela Lansbury, Thom Yorke and more 30/12/2019 [Full episode]

On the 35th anniversary of Murder, She Wrote, Angela Lansbury reflects on the long-running series as well as her career on screen and on Broadway. Maestro Fresh Wes shares his oral history of his hit single Let Your Backbone Slide for the 30th anniversary of its release. Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara open up about coming out, twin sisterhood and hitting the big time. Musician Thom Yorke reflects on the early days of Radiohead and how it feels when he steps out on stage now as a solo artist.

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Luke Wilson, Brittany Howard and more 27/12/2019 [Full episode]

Actor Luke Wilson talks about family, breaking type and his new film Guest of Honour. Comedian Hasan Minhaj explains how his "insider-outsider" relationship with America fuels his new Netflix comedy series, Patriot Act. Miles Davis' nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., and his son, Erin Davis, show us a different side of the iconic jazz musician. Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard opens up about embarking on her own musical journey and the influences behind her most personal record, Jaime.

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Céline Dion, Julie Andrews and more 26/12/2019 [Full episode]

Canadian music icon Céline Dion talks about her new album Courage, life after the passing of her late husband René Angélil and her new outlook. Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France talks about the runaway success of the show and his candid new memoir, Naturally Tan. Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Wesley Morris shares his q gateway to romantic comedies. Screen legend Julie Andrews shares a few of her favourite things from her Hollywood career.

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Salman Rushdie, Peter Knegt and more 24/12/2019 [Full episode]

Author Salman Rushdie explains how his latest novel, Quichotte, re-frames the classic story of Don Quixote to examine the present day world. Tom Power takes the stage at this year's Sounds of the Season to play a special holiday edition of Jam or Not a Jam with fellow CBC hosts Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, Rich Terfry and Piya Chattopadhyay. Biographer Gayle Wald gives us a guide to the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the first guitar heroines of rock and roll. CBC Arts producer and writer Peter Knegt takes us through the decade that Canadian artists stopped saying sorry.

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Don Ferguson and Luba Goy: The Royal Canadian Air Farce stars share their favourite moments from five decades of the show

Two of the founding members of Air Farce, Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, join guest host Ali Hassan live in studio to talk about preparing for their final farewell show.

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Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, Antoni Porowski and more 23/12/2019 [Full episode]

Royal Canadian Air Farce's Don Ferguson and Luba Goy share their favourite moments from five decades of the show. The q screen panel looks back on the best TV of the 2010s, from Game of Thrones to Scandal. Musicologist Nate Sloan breaks down what makes Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You such a classic, nostalgic holiday hit. Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski dishes on the important role food has played in his life.

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Luke Kirby, q This music panel and more 20/12/2019 [Full episode]

The q This music panel looks back on the 2010s in music: the sounds, the trends and the big industry changes. George Lucas' biographer Brian Jay Jones shares a few little known facts about Star Wars. Actor Luke Kirby talks about his Emmy nomination for his role as comedy legend Lenny Bruce in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Our fashion columnists Mosha Lundström Halbert and Anika Kozlowski explain why top brands are moving away from fast fashion and into clothing and accessories that will last.

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K. Trevor Wilson, Ice Cream and more 19/12/2019 [Full episode]

Letterkenny star K. Trevor Wilson talks about his new Christmas comedy album, Christmas with a K. Toronto pop duo Ice Cream drops by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album Fed Up. Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels discusses his new memoir and what it's been like to play C-3PO for more than 40 years. From the streaming wars to the #MeToo movement, our q super panel looks back on the last 10 years in arts and culture.

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Ice Cream: The Toronto pop duo performs live in the q studio

Amanda Crist and Carlyn Bezic of Ice Cream drop by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album Fed Up.

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K. Trevor Wilson: The Letterkenny star on his new Christmas comedy album

Comedian K. Trevor Wilson joined Tom Power to talk about his new Christmas comedy album, Christmas with a K.

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AJA Louden: The artist on the power of street art and what it can tell us about a city

AJA Louden is one of the leaders of Western Canada's street art movement. The Edmonton-based artist joined Tom Power to talk about his new solo exhibit.

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Joey King, AJA Louden and more 18/12/2019 [Full episode]

On this week's q screen panel, film critics Jason Gorber and Kathleen Newman-Bremang share their (spoiler-free) reviews of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Strive Studios Music School teacher Brent Wirth shares how his student band became winners in this year's Canadian Music Class Challenge. Artist AJA Louden talks about his new solo exhibit, his mural of Greta Thunberg, the power of street art, and what it can tell us about a city. Actor Joey King talks about her "nerve-racking" transformation into Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu's true crime series The Act.

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Black Francis: The Pixies singer on Catfish Kate, quitting day jobs and why you should paint

The legendary Pixies singer talks about the day he got to say "I quit" and hit the road. He hasn't looked back since.

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François Girard: How the director's The Song of Names became the first feature film to shoot at Treblinka death camp

Quebecois filmmaker François Girard joined Tom Power to talk about his latest film, The Song of Names, an adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same name by music scholar Norman Lebrecht.

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Black Francis, François Girard and more 17/12/2019 [Full episode]

Black Francis of the Pixies talks about touring, folklore and why you should take up painting. Music journalist Danny Schwartz discusses rapper Juice WRLD's death and why so many young artists are overdosing now. Voice actor Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution of The Simpsons and what keeps her busy outside of Springfield: her true crime podcast, Small Town Dicks. Director François Girard explains how his latest film, The Song of Names, became the first feature film to shoot at Treblinka death camp.

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Leatrice Eiseman: On Classic Blue, the Pantone colour of the year for 2020

The Pantone Color Institute has declared Classic Blue the official colour of 2020. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains what that means and why it matters.

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Michael Apted: The director on 63 Up, and what the doc series reveals about aging and mortality

Director Michael Apted reflects on filming the same people for 56 years in his Up documentary series, which follows the lives of a group of people every seven years since they were seven years old.

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Michael Apted, Ahmed Best and more 16/12/2019 [Full episode]

Director Michael Apted reflects on filming the Up documentary series, its most recent instalment 63 Up, and what the films reveal about aging and mortality. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, talks about the process behind choosing Classic Blue as the colour of the year for 2020. Actor Ahmed Best opens up about portraying Jar Jar Binks and how the role changed his life, for better, but also for worse.

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Marlon James, Jonathan Coulton and more 13/12/2019 [Full episode]

Author Marlon James opens up about his struggles with self-acceptance and how he was changed by his experience with a voluntary exorcism. Anupa Mistry and Stuart Berman share their personal picks for the best song, album and artist of the year on this week's q This music panel. Actor Christopher Plummer talks about blending Shakespeare with classical music. Programmer turned singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton discusses his unlikely rise to fame and bringing The SpongeBob Musical to the stage.

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Jonathan Coulton: The singer-songwriter on his unlikely path to fame, toxic online culture and The SpongeBob Musical

Software programmer turned singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton is either the most famous person you've never heard of, or the most anonymous rock star on the planet.

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Anna Sui, Riit and more 12/12/2019 [Full episode]

Fashion designer Anna Sui reflects on her incredible career and how an encounter with Madonna changed everything for her. Throat singer and electronic music artist Riit performs live in the q studio. The life of soul music icon Curtis Mayfield is told through the words of his son, Todd Mayfield. Author and poet Morgan Parker talks about her two most recent books, a YA novel called Who Put This Song On? and a poetry collection called Magical Negro.

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Morgan Parker: The author reread her teenage diaries to write her new young adult novel, Who Put This Song On?

Author and poet Morgan Parker joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about her two most recent books, a YA novel called Who Put This Song On? and a poetry collection called Magical Negro.

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Riit: The throat singer and electronic music artist​​​​​​​ performs live in the q studio

This week's Thursday Headliner is Inuk musician Riit. She dropped by the q studio to perform some new songs from her debut album, ataataga.

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Anna Sui: How a Madonna encounter changed everything for the fashion icon

Bands including the Beatles and the New York Dolls inspired legendary designer Anna Sui, whose work is the subject of a major design retrospective at New York's Museum of Arts and Design.

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Lea Michele: The actor and singer on her new Christmas album, Glee and her love for Alanis Morissette

Lea Michele just released a new Christmas album called Christmas in the City, which is a love letter to the place that raised her, New York City.

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Lea Michele, Orville Peck and more 11/12/2019 [Full episode]

Actor and singer Lea Michele talks about her new Christmas album, her love for Alanis Morissette and how singing Uninvited on Glee led to a magical moment. Our books columnist Jael Richardson shares her holiday book picks for 2019. Mac DeMarco shares his gateway to the music of Japanese rock icon, Haruomi Hosono. The mysterious masked country music star known as Orville Peck performs live in the q music studio.

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Mark Korven, Bong Joon-ho and more 10/12/2019 [Full episode]

Composer Mark Korven demonstrates how he created the incredibly eerie sound for The Lighthouse and other horror films. Hip hop veteran Sophia Chang shares how she came to be embraced by the Wu-Tang Clan. Parasite director Bong Joon-ho tells us what inspired him to make a thriller about income inequality, and why wealth can make monsters of us all.

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Mark Korven: How the soundtrack composer created the incredibly eerie sound for The Lighthouse and other horror films

Award-winning film and TV composer Mark Korven dropped by the q studio to demonstrate how his "Apprehension Engine" creates the sound of nightmares.

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Justin Tranter: The songwriter on their journey from struggling glam rocker to hitmaker for the stars

Songwriter Justin Tranter just received the ACLU Bill of Rights Award for their LGBTQ activism. They're the first gender non-conforming honoree to receive the award.

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Justin Tranter, Antonio Banderas and more 09/12/2019 [Full episode]

Songwriter Justin Tranter opens up about their journey from bullied teen to struggling glam rocker to hitmaker for the stars. The q screen panel unpacks how HBO's Watchmen turns the black experience into a superhero origin story. Actor Beverly D'Angelo explains the enduring popularity of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Actor Antonio Banderas talks about working with his long-time friend and collaborator, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, on the new film Pain and Glory.

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David Byrne, Nichelle Tramble Spellman and more 06/12/2019 [Full episode]

Legendary musician and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne talks about his part-concert, part-theatre, part-dance show American Utopia, which is currently running on Broadway. The q This music panel takes a look back at Jay-Z's career on the occasion of his 50th birthday. Musician Peter Asher shares stories from his decades-long relationship with the Beatles. Truth Be Told creator Nichelle Tramble Spellman shows us the ripple effect of true crime podcasts on real people.

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Nichelle Tramble Spellman: The creator of Truth Be Told shows the ripple effect of true crime podcasts on real people

Truth Be Told showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman joins Tom Power to talk about the series and why she wanted to examine our obsession with true crime.

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David Byrne: The Talking Heads frontman reveals his definition of utopia

Legendary musician and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne joins Tom Power to talk about his part-concert, part-theatre, part-dance show American Utopia, which is currently running on Broadway. He looks back on his long career in music both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of Talking Heads.

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Milky Chance: The German folk-pop duo perform live in the q studio

Milky Chance drops by the q studio to perform some songs from their new album, Mind the Moon.

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Measha Brueggergosman: The Canadian soprano on recovering from heart surgery

A few months ago, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman wasn't sure she'd be around to celebrate Christmas. She joined q's Tom Power to talk about her recovery from an emergency double-bypass surgery.

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Judy Collins: The folk icon on her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her latest album Winter Stories

At age 80, folk icon Judy Collins is still actively releasing new music, touring and shining a light on unsung talent. She joined q's Tom Power to reflect on her nearly six-decade career and her latest record, Winter Stories.

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Milky Chance, Judy Collins and more 05/12/2019 [Full episode]

German folk-pop duo Milky Chance perform some songs from their new album Mind the Moon. Folk icon Judy Collins reflects on her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her new album Winter Stories. Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman opens up about her recovering from heart surgery.

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Nicholas Braun: The Succession star on bringing himself into his character Cousin Greg

Nicholas Braun plays Cousin Greg on HBO's hit show Succession. He joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about what it's like to be on one of the biggest shows on TV.

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Johnny Reid: The Juno-winning singer-songwriter shares two brand new Christmas songs

Country artist Johnny Reid drops by the q music studio to perform some songs off his new Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas.

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Nicholas Braun, Johnny Reid and more 04/12/2019 [Full episode]

Succession star Nicholas Braun talks about the similarities between him and his character Cousin Greg. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud fills us in on a new era of reality TV found on the video game streaming platform Twitch. Country music artist Johnny Reid drops by the q music studio to perform some songs off his new Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas. Star Trek writers D. C. Fontana and David Gerrold reflect on the show's cultural influence and long-standing success.

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Speech: The Arrested Development frontman on his new documentary 16 Bars — and creating an album with inmates

Grammy award-winning rapper Speech of the group Arrested Development joins Tom Power to talk about his new documentary, 16 Bars.

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Stars: Torquil Campbell and Pat McGee on telling the band's 20-year story in a new stage show

Lead singer Torquil Campbell and drummer Pat McGee of Stars join Tom Power to discuss their new stage show, Stars: Together, which celebrates the band's 20-year anniversary.

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Jason Hopley (Gary the Unicorn): Meet the creator and puppeteer behind Gary the Unicorn

Jason Hopley is the man behind Gary the Unicorn, the breakout star of CBC Kids' The Studio K Show. Both Hopley and Gary drop by the q studio for a chat with Tom Power.

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Speech, Stars and more 03/12/2019 [Full episode]

Arrested Development frontman Speech talks about his new documentary 16 Bars, which takes viewers into a music workshop he led for inmates. Gary the Unicorn and his creator, puppeteer Jason Hopley, drop by the q studio to chat about the secret of a good hug, the importance of children's entertainment and more. Torquil Campbell and Pat McGee of the Canadian indie band Stars discuss their new stage show, Stars: Together, which celebrates the band's 20-year anniversary.

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Sophie Deraspe: The Canadian filmmaker borrows from Greek tragedy and Fredy Villanueva story for her latest film Antigone

The Canadian filmmaker discusses her latest film, Antigone, which is based on an ancient Greek tragedy but set in modern day Montreal.

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Karen Schaler: Meet the writer behind Hallmark and Netflix's Christmas movies

For author and screenwriter Karen Schaler, Christmas is a year-round affair. The former war reporter tells us how her journalism unlocked the secret to writing a holiday movie.

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Sophie Deraspe, Karen Schaler and more 02/12/2019 [Full episode]

Canadian filmmaker Sophie Deraspe talks about her latest film, Antigone, which takes inspiration from Sophocles' Greek tragedy and the 2008 death of Fredy Villanueva. The q screen panel discusses the cancellation of Anne with an E, which was met with a strong reaction from fans last week. DJ Spinna gives us an essential guide to the music of Stevie Wonder. Author and screenwriter Karen Schaler (a.k.a. Christmas Karen) tells us how her work as a former war reporter helped her unlock the secret to writing holiday movies and novels.

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Booker T. Jones, Robb Reiner and more 29/11/2019 [Full episode]

Grammy-winning R&B legend Booker T. Jones reflects on his life and legacy, which he's celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album. The q This music panel discusses a recent New York Times article that's been receiving backlash for claiming that Drake popularized rap-singing. Anvil drummer Robb Reiner talks about his second artistic identity as a fine artist.

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Robb Reiner: The Anvil drummer on his work as a fine artist, 'painting is a relaxing therapy for me'

Anvil's Robb Reiner has another artistic identity as a fine artist. He joined Tom Power to talk about a new book of his paintings, called Robb Reiner: The Canvas Collection.

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Booker T. Jones: The R&B legend takes us on a musical tour through his career and collaborations

Grammy-winning musician and producer Booker T. Jones joins Tom Power to reflect on his life and legacy, which he's celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album.

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Mati Diop: The filmmaker on her acclaimed debut feature, Atlantics

The French-Senegalese actor-turned-director joined Tom Power at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her Cannes-winning first feature, Atlantics.

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iskwē: The artist, creator and musician performs live in the q studio

Canadian musician iskwē drops by the q studio to perform some songs from her new album, acākosīk.

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Maiko Yamamoto and James Long: The Siminovitch Prize winners on mentorship in Canadian theatre

Artistic directors Maiko Yamamoto and James Long of Vancouver's Theatre Replacement are the first duo to win Canada's $100,000 Siminovich Prize in the award's 19-year history.

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iskwē, Mati Diop and more 28/11/2019 [Full episode]

Canadian musician iskwē drops by the q studio to perform some songs from her new album, acākosīk. French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop explains how her Cannes-winning film, Atlantics, creates a complex portrait of Senegalese youth. Music journalist Jon Savage makes the argument that the year 1966 was an important turning point for all pop culture that followed. Siminovitch Prize winners Maiko Yamamoto and James Long talk about what their big win means for them as well as for their protégé, actor and creator Conor Wylie.

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Dan Piepenbring: The author on finishing Prince's memoir without Prince

Journalist Dan Piepenbring, the co-author of Prince's memoir, titled The Beautiful Ones, joined Tom Power to talk about what it was like to finish one of the music icon's final projects without him.

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Mappe Of: How imagining fictional landscapes helped the multi-instrumentalist create his epic new concept album The Isle of Ailynn

Multi-instrumentalist Tom Meikle, a.k.a. Mappe Of, dropped by the q music studio to perform some songs from his sophomore album, The Isle of Ailynn.

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Dan Piepenbring, Mappe Of and more 27/11/2019 [Full episode]

Prince's co-author Dan Piepenbring talks about what it was like to finish the music icon's memoir without him. Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg shares his memories of his friend, the late Kirsty MacColl. Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali. Multi-instrumentalist Mappe Of drops by the q music studio to perform some songs from his epic new concept album, The Isle of Ailynn.

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Lady Antebellum: The country trio on making Ocean, their most vulnerable record yet

Powerhouse country group Lady Antebellum drop by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album, Ocean.

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John Fluevog: The shoe designer shares the inside story of Canada's outsider shoe brand

Vancouver-based shoe designer John Fluevog talks about walking stories, strange prophecies, and why you're made correctly.

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Lena Waithe: How the writer and producer's new film Queen & Slim is both a meditation on blackness and a universal love story

Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about her latest film, Queen & Slim, about a clumsy first date that ends in a police shooting.

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Lady Antebellum, Lena Waithe and more 26/11/2019 [Full episode]

Powerhouse country trio Lady Antebellum perform in the q studio and open up about making Ocean, their most vulnerable record yet. Vancouver-based shoe designer John Fluevog shares the inside story of Canada's outsider shoe brand. Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe explains how her new film Queen & Slim is both a meditation on blackness and a universal love story.

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Lynda Barry, Curtis Talwst Santiago and more 25/11/2019 [Full episode]

Cartoonist Lynda Barry teaches us how to silence our inner critic and draw like a child with a new book called Making Comics. The q screen panel digs into the latest string of box office flops and share their thoughts on what big Hollywood studios are getting wrong. Multidisciplinary artist Curtis Talwst Santiago tells us how he creates tiny 3D worlds inside of vintage jewelry boxes.

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Curtis Talwst Santiago: The artist on creating tiny 3D worlds inside of vintage jewelry boxes

Curtis Talwst Santiago is a multidisciplinary artist who creates tiny dioramas inside vintage jewelry boxes. He joined Tom Power to talk about his art and why he loves the miniature form.

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Lynda Barry: The cartoonist teaches us how to silence our inner critic and draw like a child

The pioneering cartoonist, professor and MacArthur Genius Grant winner is helping us access the creativity she says we all possess with a new book called Making Comics.

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Adam Cohen, Reginald Dwayne Betts and more 22/11/2019 [Full episode]

Leonard Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, talks about bringing his father's final work to life: a posthumous album called Thanks for the Dance. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud fills us in on Facebook's latest experiment, a meme-creation app called Whale, which is currently only available on the Canadian App Store. Singer-songwriter FKA twigs discusses her long-awaited sophomore album, Magdalene, and why she wants to rewrite women's stories that have been "twisted by the patriarchy." Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts tells us about his third collection of poetry, Felon, a personal examination of incarceration, family and justice.

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Maysoon Zayid: Don't call her an inspiration — this comedian is here to make you laugh

When Maysoon Zayid first started doing comedy, she didn't want to talk about her cerebral palsy, but eventually, she decided to address it on her own terms. For her, this was the moment a comic was born.

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Remembering John Mann: Grant Lawrence and Alan Doyle pay tribute to the Spirit of the West singer

We celebrate the Canadian music icon's legacy with two of the people who knew him best: CBC host and musician Grant Lawrence of The Smugglers, and musician Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea.

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Corridor: The Montreal band performs live in the q studio

Corridor drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from their latest album, Junior.

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Maysoon Zayid, Corridor and more 21/11/2019 [Full episode]

Montreal band Corridor drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from their latest album, Junior. Maysoon Zayid shares some stories from her new audio memoir, Find Another Dream, about her journey as a comedian with cerebral palsy. Audio engineer Susan Rogers gives us a gateway to Prince's album Sign o' the Times. Grant Lawrence and Alan Doyle pay tribute to the late John Mann of Spirit of the West.

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Peter Del Vecho: The Disney producer reflects on the success of Frozen and the high expectations for Frozen 2

Disney producer Peter Del Vecho talks about facing impossible expectations during the making of Frozen 2.

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Trixie Mattel: The drag queen on folk music, comedy and life after RuPaul's Drag Race

The drag queen, singer-songwriter and comedian joined Tom Power to talk about the ups and downs of drag superstardom, and her deep love of folk and country music.

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Trixie Mattel, Peter Del Vecho and more 20/11/2019 [Full episode]

Drag queen Trixie Mattel discusses the ups and downs of drag superstardom, her deep love of folk and country music, and life after RuPaul's Drag Race. The q This music panel shares their reactions to the 2020 Grammy Award nominations, which were just revealed this morning. Disney producer Peter Del Vecho talks about the success of Frozen and facing impossible expectations during the making of Frozen 2.

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Alan Silvestri: The composer reflects on his most famous film scores, from Back to the Future to The Polar Express

For decades, film composer Alan Silvestri been raising our blood pressure and tugging at our heart strings, more often than not, as one half of a killer creative partnership with director Robert Zemeckis.

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Kelvin Harrison Jr: The actor on his new film Waves, toxic masculinity and the pressures of being 'the best'

Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, It Comes at Night) joins Tom Power live in studio to talk about his role in the new film Waves.

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Ian Williams: The poet on winning the $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction

Last night in Toronto, Ian Williams won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction. He joined Tom Power the morning after the awards ceremony to talk about his big win.

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Ian Williams, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and more 19/11/2019 [Full episode]

Poet Ian Williams talks about winning the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction. Film composer Alan Silvestri reflects on his most famous film scores, from Back to the Future to The Polar Express. Waves star Kelvin Harrison Jr. discusses toxic masculinity and the pressures of being "the best."

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Margaret Atwood: The Canadian author sits down with Tom Power on her 80th birthday

In celebration of her 80th birthday, Margaret Atwood joined Tom Power to reflect on everything from her childhood backwoods adventures to the moment she decided to become a writer.

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Margaret Atwood and more 18/11/2019 [Full episode]

Author and poet Margaret Atwood sits down with Tom Power for a special extended interview in celebration of her 80th birthday. The q screen panel discusses the third season of The Crown, which just dropped on Netflix last night.

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Tracy Letts, Jane Bunnett and more 15/11/2019 [Full episode]

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts talks about his role as Henry Ford II, the Ford Motor Company heir, in the film Ford v Ferrari. The q This music panel takes us through some of the hits and misses from this year's CMA Awards, and also lays out the latest breaking story in Taylor Swift's high-profile feud over her master recordings. Jazz supergroup Jane Bunnett and Maqueque perform live in the q music studio and discuss how they're breaking barriers and borders with jazz.

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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque: How the jazz supergroup is breaking barriers and borders with music

Five-time Juno Award winner Jane Bunnett has joined forces with five young Cuban musicians to form a border-breaking jazz supergroup called Jane Bunnett and Maqueque.

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Tracy Letts: The actor on playing Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor talks about the Oscar buzz he's receiving for his role as Henry Ford II in Ford v Ferrari, as well as some of his current theatre projects.

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Alexandria Maillot: The Vancouver 'swoon rock' artist performs live in the q studio

Alexandria Maillot drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her upcoming sophomore album, Benevolence.

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Marc Randolph: The Netflix co-founder reflects on how a single idea revolutionized film and TV

The co-founder and one-time CEO of Netflix joined Tom Power to talk about his new memoir, That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea.

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Alexandria Maillot, Marc Randolph and more 14/11/2019 [Full episode]

Singer-songwriter Alexandria Maillot performs live in the q studio. Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph discusses the rapid rise of the entertainment giant and how the magic of a single idea revolutionized an entire industry. Flying Hórses reflects on how her latest album, Reverie, uses sound to take the listener on an emotional journey. John Legend talks about being the first black man to win the EGOT, working with Kanye West and more.

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Mandy Patinkin: The actor and singer on 'finding the light' in his music

Actor and singer Mandy Patinkin sits down with q's Tom Power to talk about his deep love of music, his acting career and his new album, Children and Art.

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Avan Jogia: The Canadian actor explores race and identity in new book Mixed Feelings

Avan Jogia talks about his new book Mixed Feelings, a personal exploration of identity that takes a look at what it means to be a mixed race person today.

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Mandy Patinkin, Avan Jogia and more 13/11/2019 [Full episode]

Actor and singer Mandy Patinkin talks about his deep love of music, his acting career and his new album, Children and Art. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh. Blue Planet II producers Orla Doherty and James Honeyborne reveal the secrets behind some of the series' most breathtaking shots of marine life. Canadian actor and writer Avan Jogia explores race and identity in his new book, Mixed Feelings.

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Anthony Daniels: The Star Wars legend on playing C-3PO for more than 40 years

Anthony Daniels has played C-3PO in the Star Wars films for more than 40 years. Now, he's released a new memoir, titled I Am C-3PO, about his history with the part.

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Andrea Macasaet: The theatre star on remixing Anne Boleyn in the Broadway-bound musical, Six

Canadian singer and actor Andrea Macasaet talks about preparing for her Broadway debut as the oft-misunderstood queen, Anne Boleyn.

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Joy Kogawa: The author revisits Canada's dark past with a new AR app called East of the Rockies

Award-winning Canadian novelist Joy Kogawa joins Tom Power to talk about her latest project, an experiential augmented reality narrative called East of the Rockies.

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Anthony Daniels, Joy Kogawa and more 12/11/2019 [Full episode]

Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels discusses his new memoir and what it's been like to play C-3PO for more than 40 years. Author Joy Kogawa revisits the story of Japanese Canadian internment camps with a new augmented reality app. Singer and actor Andrea Macasaet talks about preparing for her Broadway debut as Anne Boleyn in the hit musical Six.

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Ryan Dillon: How the Sesame Street puppeteer brings Elmo to life

On the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Ryan Dillon, the puppeteer and voice behind Elmo, talks about how he went from a childhood fan of the show to claiming centre stage.

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Ryan Dillon, Sylvia Tyson and more 11/11/2019 [Full episode]

On the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street, Ryan Dillon, the puppeteer and voice behind Elmo, talks about how he went from a childhood fan of the show to claiming centre stage. The q screen panel discusses Martin Scorsese's fight against Marvel movies. Stephen Gong of the Center for Asian American Media explains how one of Hollywood's first Asian stars, Sessue Hayakawa, challenged stereotypes 100 years ago. Singer-songwriter Sylvia Tyson talks about revisiting her songwriting roots and the early days of Ian & Sylvia.

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Ringo Starr: The Beatles drummer talks about everything from knighthood to beetroot juice

In this extended interview, Ringo Starr also talks about his photography, his All-Starr band, and how an illness inspired him to drum.

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Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu: The theatre director on seeing her own story reflected in Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley

Award-winning theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu is putting her own spin on Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley for a new production that's on now at Toronto's Factory Theatre.

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Ringo Starr, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu and more 08/11/2019 [Full episode]

The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr talks about everything from knighthood to beetroot juice. The q This music panel takes a look at the value and risk of posthumous releases. Theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu talks about putting her own spin on Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley.

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Begonia: The Winnipeg singer-songwriter performs live in the q studio

Begonia drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from her debut album, Fear.

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Roberto Campanella: How the choreographer created a ballet to Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Veteran choreographer Roberto Campanella has choreographed a new ballet based on the work of Beethoven, a composer that choreographers generally refuse to touch.

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Michael Palin: The comedian finds a new audience for Monty Python in North Korea

Michael Palin has never shied away from crossing borders, whether that's in comedy or his travels, but he's now pushed that even further with a new book all about his trip to North Korea.

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Michael Palin, Roberto Campanella and more 07/11/2019 [Full episode]

Comedian Michael Palin finds a new audience for Monty Python in North Korea. Winnipeg singer-songwriter Begonia performs live in the q studio. Choreographer Roberto Campanella explains how he takes on the challenge of choreographing a ballet to Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

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Pete Townshend: The Who guitarist on writing his first novel, The Age of Anxiety

Pete Townshend joined Tom Power live from London to talk about his latest project, a novel called The Age of Anxiety.

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Pete Townshend, Loreena McKennitt and more 06/11/2019 [Full episode]

Pete Townshend of The Who talks about penning his first novel, The Age of Anxiety. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud walks us through the fall of Deadspin and what it means for online journalism. Curator Ashley Clark presents a gateway to the work of Wesley Snipes. Musician Loreena McKennitt discusses Lost Souls, her first collection of new music since 2006.

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Niall Horan, Karen Kain and more 05/11/2019 [Full episode]

Singer-songwriter Niall Horan talks about life after One Direction and the risk of making new music. Karen Kain, the National Ballet's former principal dancer-turned-artistic director, reflects on her 50-year career with the company. Hollywood star Demi Moore opens up about taking charge of her own story with a new memoir.

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Demi Moore: The Hollywood star takes charge of her own story with new memoir

For years, Demi Moore's life was scrutinized by paparazzi and splashed across the pages of glossy magazines. Now, she's taking control of her own narrative.

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Karen Kain: The ballet dancer shares highlights from her 50-year career with the National Ballet of Canada

Karen Kain, the National Ballet's former principal dancer-turned-artistic director, has just announced that after 50 years with the company, she'll be retiring.

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Niall Horan: The singer-songwriter on life after One Direction and the 'risk' of making new music

Niall Horan sat down with Tom Power to talk about his sophomore album, growing up, and life on the other side of One Direction.

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Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell: The Frozen 2 stars field your fan questions

Broadway star Idina Menzel and actor Kristen Bell join q's Tom Power live in studio to answer a few questions from Frozen's biggest fans.

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Isabelle Huppert: The actor on her new film Frankie

French actor Isabelle Huppert joined q's Tom Power to talk about her latest film, Frankie, which screened earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, Isabelle Huppert and more 04/11/2019 [Full episode]

Frozen 2 stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell drop by the q studio to field kids' fan questions about the new movie. The q screen panel share their thoughts on Apple and Disney's new streaming services and how they might fare in the streaming war. Actor Isabelle Huppert talks about her latest film, Frankie, which screened earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Mackenzie Davis: The Terminator: Dark Fate star on the importance of representing strong female characters

Vancouver-born actor Mackenzie Davis stars in Terminator: Dark Fate as an augmented human sent back in time from the future to protect a young Mexican woman from an evil Terminator called Rev-9.

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Half Moon Run: The Montreal-based band perform live in the q music studio

Montreal-based band Half Moon Run drop by the q music tudio to perform a few new songs from their latest album, A Blemish In The Great Light.

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Mackenzie Davis, Half Moon Run and more 01/11/2019 [Full episode]

Vancouver-born actor Mackenzie Davis talks about her starring role in Terminator: Dark Fate and the importance of representing strong female characters on screen. The q This music panel takes a look at Kanye West's new album, Jesus Is King, and the long line of artists before him who've made the switch away from secular music. Montreal-based band Half Moon Run perform new songs from their latest album, A Blemish In The Great Light, live in the q music studio.

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Mike Flanagan: The Doctor Sleep director on seeking Stephen King's blessing for his sequel to The Shining

Mike Flanagan has taken on one of the most daunting projects a horror director could sign up for: he's made a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic The Shining, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

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Jasmin Kaur: The poet moves from the screen to the page with her debut collection

Jasmin Kaur's work has shown up everywhere, from Reese Witherspoon's social media to Jennifer Lopez's performance at the American Music Awards. Now, she's released her first collection of poetry called When You Ask Me Where I'm Going.

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Leif Vollebekk: The Montreal singer-songwriter performs live in the q studio

Leif Vollebekk drops by the q studio to perform a few new songs from his latest album, New Ways.

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Mike Flanagan, Jasmin Kaur and more 31/10/2019 [Full episode]

Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan talks about what it was like to receive Stephen King's blessing for his new sequel to The Shining. Montreal singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk performs a few songs from his latest album, New Ways, live in the q studio. Poet Jasmin Kaur talks about moving beyond Instagram as a vehicle to share her work with her debut collection of poetry, When You Ask Me Where I'm Going.

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Kerry Washington: The actor on facing unconscious bias head-on in American Son

Kerry Washington joined Tom Power during the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her new film, American Son.

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Robert Glasper: The pianist on his new mixtape and why jazz should always be pushing boundaries

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper brings a lot of different influences into his sound, but there's one constant: he says he always makes music that represents the time we're living in.

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Kerry Washington, Robert Glasper and more 30/10/2019 [Full episode]

Kerry Washington talks about facing unconscious bias head-on in her latest film American Son. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Frankly In Love by David Yoon. In The Tall Grass director Vincenzo Natali discusses the "poetry and beauty" of horror films. Jazz pianist Robert Glasper tells us about his new mixtape and why he thinks jazz should always be pushing boundaries.

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Vincenzo Natali: The director of In The Tall Grass on the ‘poetry and beauty’ of horror

Vincenzo Natali's latest film, In The Tall Grass, is based on the 2012 novella of the same name by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.

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