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Vir Das on making comedy history with his Netflix special Landing

Vir Das became the first India-born comic with his own Netflix special in 2017. Since then, his international star has risen stratospherically – at the same time as being labeled a terrorist in his home country for his honest critiques of India's injustices.

Making Women Talking: Sarah Polley explains why laughter was key to adapting Miriam Toews's novel

Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley sat down with Tom Power to discuss her latest film, Women Talking, about a multi-generational group of Mennonite women who grapple with how to respond to repeated sexual assaults from the men in their colony.
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Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023: Sarah Polley and Vir Das

Today on Q with Tom Power: Director Sarah Polley and comedian Vir Das
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Shania Twain on her new album, Queen of Me

Shania Twain drops by Q to talk a bit about writing her new album, Queen of Me, and how it empowered her.

Sam Smith talks Gloria, self-love and why queer joy can feel 'radical'

Sam Smith made a name for themselves in 2014 with devastating songs about love and loss. Now, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is trying something new: focusing on joy in their life and music. Smith sat down with Tom Power to talk about their new album, Gloria.

Elamin Abdelmahmoud tells Tom Power about his new show, Commotion

Tom Power sits down with former Pop Chat host, author of Son of Elsewhere about his new daily CBC show and podcast, Commotion, where he'll dissect pop-culture, arts and entertainment news with a changing group of insightful guests.
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Monday, Jan. 30, 2023: Sam Smith and Shania Twain

Today on Q with Tom Power: British pop darling Sam Smith and Canadian country superstar Shania Twain
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Friday, Jan. 27, 2023: Paul Mescal, Christa Couture and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Paul Mescal, writer Christa Couture, producer and director Kenya Barris, culture writer and host Elamin Abdelmahmoud, musician Shamus Currie
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Paul Mescal on Aftersun, Normal People and why he's drawn to characters with complicated inner lives

The Irish actor sat down with Tom Power to talk about his starring role in Aftersun and the success of his breakout role in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People.
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Christa Couture shares what we can learn from grief — and from one another — in the darkest of times

Christa Couture's memoir How to Lose Everything is a personal account of grief, loss, and how she got through. Now, she's opened the door for other Indigenous artists to share their stories of resilience.
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Kenya Barris on Entergalactic, his ambitious new animated project with Kid Cudi

After saying goodbye to Black-ish earlier this year, the writer, producer and director has been working on getting new projects off the ground with some of Black entertainment's biggest names. He joined Tom Power to tell us more.
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Meet the host of CBC's Commotion: Elamin Abdelmahmoud!

Elamin Abdelmahmoud joins Tom to talk about the new show launching next week, Commotion. It's a live, daily show about pop culture, arts and entertainment rooted in Canada, and global in scope.
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Shamus Currie helps us say goodbye to the old Q theme — and tells us what's next

Shamus Currie, member of bands Bros and The Sheepdogs, helped compose the original theme for Q with Tom Power. He joins Tom to help him say goodbye to the tune, plus he tells us about his new solo project that brings together his love for #DnD and epic fantasy films.
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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023: Ruben Östlund, Chloé Hung and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: director Ruben Östlund, playwright Chloé Hung, photographer Carrie Mae Weems

Ruben Östlund on his class satire Triangle of Sadness and why he wanted to look at 'beauty as a currency'

Few filmmakers can eviscerate social norms like Ruben Östlund. In his latest Palme d’Or-winning film, Triangle of Sadness, he brings his sharpest tool yet for the job. The Swedish director sat down with Q’s Tom Power at TIFF to discuss the film, his fascination with social hierarchies and the economic value of beauty.
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Chloé Hung's play Three Women of Swatow is a dark comedy about generational trauma and a gory family secret

The Canadian playwright joined guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss her new play about three generations of Chinese women who discover they are bound by more than blood.

'Photographs and art tell us who we are': Carrie Mae Weems on art, class and culture

Carrie Mae Weems has been called 'perhaps our greatest living photographer' by the New York Times Magazine.
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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023: Rupi Kaur, Vivek Shraya and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: poet Rupi Kaur, artist Vivek Shraya, director Darren Aronofsky, the Canada Reads champions
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Rupi Kaur passes on a few tips and tricks to unlock the poet in all of us

The bestselling poet spoke with guest host Talia Schlanger about her new writing guide, Healing Through Words, plus her own journey with writing and overcoming writer's block.

Vivek Shraya honours her failed dream to be a pop star in new one-woman show

The Polaris Music Prize nominee, visual artist, filmmaker and author talks about her new solo stage show, How To Fail As A Pop Star, which is focused on the true story of her life in music.

Darren Aronofsky on The Whale, casting Brendan Fraser and fat suit criticism

Director Darren Aronofsky sat down with Tom Power during TIFF to talk about the difficulty of casting the lead in his latest film, The Whale, and why Brendan Fraser was perfect for the part.
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Canada Reads 2023: Meet your champions!

Canada Reads is back for another round! Join us as this year's line-up of all-star books are revealed live alongside their all-star champions.
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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023: Ani DiFranco, Trent McClellan and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, comedian Trent McClellan, writer Bryan Washington

'Can we understand feminism as a path to peace on earth?': Ani DiFranco on her 30-year career and new memoir

In a special extended interview, DiFranco talks about her new memoir, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement.
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Trent McClellan is a 'dirt road kid' — and proud

Comedian and This Hour Has 22 Minutes cast member Trent McClellan talks about his upcoming comedy tour, returning to his hometown to perform stand-up, and finding humour in the things that frustrate you.

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