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Introducing The Q Interview, a new podcast series with Tom Power

The Q Interview is a new podcast series from the award-winning CBC show Q, hosted by Tom Power. It drops weekly on Friday mornings, starting Sept. 3.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021: Annaleigh Ashford, Colson Whitehead and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: actor Annaleigh Ashford, novelist Colson Whitehead, theatre director Philip Akin.

Mikhail Baryshnikov on his new photography exhibit and the night he defected in Toronto

Dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss his new photography exhibit, Looking For The Dance, which recently opened in Toronto.

Annaleigh Ashford on transforming herself into Paula Jones for Impeachment: American Crime Story

In Impeachment: American Crime Story, Annaleigh Ashford stars as Paula Jones, the first woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against former U.S. president Bill Clinton. She joined Tom Power to tell us more.

Colson Whitehead on his new crime novel Harlem Shuffle

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead returned to Q to talk to Tom Power about his new novel Harlem Shuffle — a crime caper set in Harlem of the late '50s and early '60s.

Philip Akin on his acclaimed production of Trouble in Mind at this season's Shaw Festival

Theatre director Philip Akin spoke with Tom Power about resurrecting the groundbreaking 1955 play Trouble in Mind, and why its story about racial tensions between Black actors and a white director still resonates today.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Shan Vincent de Paul

Today on Q with host Tom Power: dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, rapper Shan Vincent de Paul.

Shan Vincent de Paul tackles relocation, racism and community with new album Made in Jaffna

Toronto-based rapper Shan Vincent de Paul joined Tom Power to talk about his latest album, Made in Jaffna, and how it reflects his family's experiences relocating to Canada as Tamil refugees escaping Sri Lanka's civil war.

Monday, Sept. 20, 2021: Jimmy Cliff and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: Grammy-winning reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, Emmys screen panel with Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang.

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff reflects on his music career

Grammy-winning reggae legend Jimmy Cliff spoke with Tom Power about his latest single, Human Touch, and his incredible lifelong journey in music.

Best and worst moments from the 2021 Emmy Awards

On this week's Q screen panel, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang break down the 2021 Emmy Awards, which were held last night in Los Angeles.

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021: Kristen Stewart, Cynthia Erivo and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: actor Kristen Stewart, actor and singer Cynthia Erivo, hip-hop artist Boslen.

Kristen Stewart on tackling the 'scary and ambitious' role of Princess Diana

Kristen Stewart has been getting rave reviews for her portrayal of Princess Diana in the new biopic Spencer. She joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss her performance.

'Getting older is terrifying': William Shatner on turning 90, loneliness and what keeps him going

William Shatner just turned 90, but he hasn’t slowed down yet. In a conversation with Q’s Tom Power, the Canadian-born actor discussed his new rom-com, Senior Moment, which led to an honest reflection on aging and death.

Cynthia Erivo has spent her career interpreting other people's work — now, she's released songs of her own

Award-winning actor and singer Cynthia Erivo joined Q's Tom Power to discuss her debut album, Ch.1 Vs. 1, and what prompted this new beginning in her career.

Boslen on Dusk To Dawn and how music connected him to his identity

Vancouver's own Boslen spoke with Q's Tom Power about the inspiration behind his debut album, Dusk To Dawn, and the role hip hop played in helping him find his identity as a biracial Black and Indigenous person.

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021: Bill Stephney, Jesse Locke and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke, actor William Shatner.

Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney looks back on hip hop's rise with new Smithsonian anthology

With the release of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney joined Q's Tom Power to discuss the growth of hip hop over the last 45 years.

Big Shiny Tunes at 25: How the hit compilation CD defined a Canadian era

For the 25th anniversary of the first Big Shiny Tunes, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke spoke with Q's Tom Power about the history of the popular Canadian compilation CD over its 13 years and 17 editions.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021: Saul Williams, Norm Macdonald tribute and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: spoken word artist and actor Saul Williams, a tribute to Norm Macdonald, classical pianist Jan Lisiecki, actor Sigourney Weaver.

Saul Williams on disrupting ideas of race, gender and tech with film debut Neptune Frost

Spoken word artist and actor Saul Williams joined Q's Tom Power to discuss his directorial debut, Neptune Frost, and the decades-long artistic journey that inspired it.

A tribute to the late, great comedian Norm Macdonald

Back in 2016, Norm Macdonald joined Q's Tom Power to talk about his memoir, Based on a True Story. On today’s show, we revisited that conversation and took a look at how other comedians and stars are paying tribute to Macdonald.

Jan Lisiecki explains what makes Frédéric Chopin's music so special

In this Q gateway, Canadian classical pianist Jan Lisiecki pays homage to the music and life of Frédéric Chopin. He's just released a new album, Chopin: Complete Nocturnes, which is out now.

In The Good House, Sigourney Weaver squares off against a different kind of demon — alcoholism

Ahead of the world premiere of The Good House at TIFF, actor Sigourney Weaver joined Q's Tom Power live in studio to tell us all about the film and her approach to playing a character who's battling alcoholism.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021: Kenny G, Nicole Power and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: saxophonist Kenny G, actor Nicole Power, Vogue writer Christian Allaire.