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Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022: Reba McEntire, Swamp Dogg and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: country singer Reba McEntire, musicians Amy Sky and Marc Jordan on Olivia Newton-John, actor Didi Conn, cultural commentator Thomas Leblanc, songwriter and producer Swamp Dogg.
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Reba McEntire looks back on her hit album Rumor Has It

On the 30th anniversary of Rumor Has It, Reba McEntire joined Tom Power to reflect on her long and successful career in country music.
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Amy Sky and Marc Jordan remember the late Olivia Newton-John

Musicians Amy Sky and Marc Jordan joined Tom Power to share their memories of working with the Grease star, who died on Monday.
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Grease at 40: Didi Conn presents an oral history of the classic musical film

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Grease, actor Didi Conn, who played Frenchy, joined us to reminisce about all the great times she had on set with her fellow castmates.
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Unpacking the controversy surrounding the film Arlette!

Cultural commentator Thomas Leblanc spoke with Tom Power about Arlette!, a buzzy and controversial new French Canadian film that marks the return of actor Maripier Morin to the spotlight following a sexual misconduct scandal.
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Psychedelic soul legend Swamp Dogg on LSD, Nashville and John Prine

Swamp Dogg knows the music industry from almost every perspective. The singer, songwriter, producer and A&R man joined Tom Power to reflect on his career in music.
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Monday, Aug. 8, 2022: Michael Schur, Nemahsis

Today on Q with Tom Power: TV writer and producer Michael Schur, singer-songwriter Nemahsis.

Michael Schur on his literary debut and why comedians are uniquely suited to teaching philosophy

In Michael Schur’s new book, How to Be Perfect, the TV writer and producer distills everything he’s learned about moral philosophy into words anyone can understand. He joined Q’s Tom Power to explain how the book makes ethical quandaries funny and accessible for all.
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Nemahsis is looking to empower other women with her music

Growing up in a conservative Muslim household, Nemahsis had to hide her passion for music from her father. Now, that's all changed. The Canadian singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to discuss her debut EP, Eleven Achers.
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Friday, Aug. 5, 2022: Kylie Minogue, Stanley Tucci and more

Today on Q with guest host Ali Hassan: singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue, actor Stanley Tucci, weekly wrap-up panel with Mastermind, Drew Magary and Teri Hart
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Kylie Minogue on her life-changing battle with cancer, career and her new album

In an interview with Tom Power, the Australian singer opened up about her biggest hits, her battle with breast cancer and her new album, Disco: Guest List Edition.
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Stanley Tucci explains how his love of food has permeated his life and career

Actor Stanley Tucci joined Tom Power to discuss his intimate new memoir, Taste: My Life Through Food, filled with anecdotes about his experiences in and out of the kitchen.
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Q's weekly wrap-up: here are the events that have united or divided the culture

Rapper Rollie Pemberton, theatre critic Karen Fricker and comedian John Cullen joined guest host Talia Schlanger to unpack a week's worth of culture news and controversies.

David Cronenberg on Crimes of the Future and why he sees body horror as 'the body beautiful'

Canadian director David Cronenberg has never been afraid to challenge his audience with grotesque or graphic themes. But behind every scene are deeper questions about the human condition. In an interview with Q’s Tom Power, he spoke about his latest project, Crimes of the Future.
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Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022: Bernie Taupin, Jeff Lemire and more

Today on Q with guest host Ali Hassan: songwriter Bernie Taupin, Todd Mayfield tells his father Curtis Mayfield's story, comic book writer and artist Jeff Lemire

Elton John's co-writer Bernie Taupin on 50 years of hits and what their 'perfect song' is

Songwriter Bernie Taupin looks back on 50 years of working with Elton John, and talks about some of his favourite songs off their two new tribute albums.

Todd Mayfield tells his father's story in new biography Traveling Soul

The life of soul music icon Curtis Mayfield is told through the words of his son.
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Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire on seeing his comic book series adapted for Netflix

The Canadian artist spoke with guest host Ali Hassan about seeing his acclaimed comic book series Sweet Tooth come to life in a new live-action show.
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Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022: Penn Jillette, Tenille Townes and more

Today on Q with guest host Gill Deacon: magician Penn Jillette, singer-songwriter Tenille Townes, Beyoncé panel with DJ 4Korners and A. Harmony.
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Magician Penn Jillette on why he often reveals the secrets behind his tricks

Penn Jillette of the iconic magic duo Penn and Teller spoke with Tom Power about his four-decade career and what it was like having Donald Trump play his "pretend boss" on TV.
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Tenille Townes on her new album and getting surprised by Keith Urban

The Canadian country star joined Tom Power to talk about her wild successes, making it in the U.S. and her latest album, The Lemonade Stand.
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How Beyoncé's new album Renaissance ranks against her previous work

DJ 4Korners and music journalist A. Harmony joined guest host Gill Deacon to discuss Beyoncé's latest release and the controversies surrounding it.
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Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022: Jully Black, Clarke Peters and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: singer-songwriter Jully Black, actor Clarke Peters, singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette, video game researcher Stephanie Fisher.
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How Jully Black's childhood church and her mom shaped the singer she is today

Ahead of her induction to Canada's Walk of Fame, the singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to look back on her journey in music.

Clarke Peters on Spike Lee's new Vietnam War film, and how little has changed for African Americans

Da 5 Bloods exposes the racism Black soldiers faced in the military — and back home.

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