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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.
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Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021: Ethan Hawke, Lara Downes and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Ethan Hawke, singer and guitarist Amy Millan of Stars, pianist Lara Downes, musicians Neko Case and Carl Newman of the New Pornographers.
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Ethan Hawke on playing American abolitionist John Brown in The Good Lord Bird

The actor spoke with Tom Power about his role as the notorious American abolitionist John Brown in Showtime's award-winning series The Good Lord Bird.
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Amy Millan on returning to the stage for Stars's annual Christmas tour

The singer and guitarist also introduced us to Stars's new recording of Merry Little Christmas.
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How pianist Lara Downes is shining a light on overlooked or forgotten Black composers

The award-winning pianist spoke with Tom Power about her new label, Rising Sun Music, and its latest EP, Settle: Migration Music Part 3.
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Neko Case and Carl Newman on the New Pornographers' success 21 years after debut album

Tom Power caught up with the lead singers of the New Pornographers to talk about the beginning of the band and the surprise success of its debut album, Mass Romantic.
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Monday, Dec. 6, 2021: Danko Jones, Larnell Lewis and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: rocker Danko Jones, drummer Larnell Lewis, singer-songwriter Norah Jones, director Jeymes Samuel's gateway to Westerns, an oral history of the Beatles' Hey Jude.
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Danko Jones on 25 years of the band, Power Trio and overseas success

In his conversation with Tom Power, the Canadian rocker reflected on 25 years of European success and North American indifference. The band's 10th studio album, Power Trio, is out now.
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Drummer extraordinaire Larnell Lewis on music, God and legacy

The Grammy-winning Canadian drummer joined Tom Power to talk about revisiting a selection of tracks off his debut album, In the Moment.
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Norah Jones on the inspiration for I Dream of Christmas — the title track off her debut holiday album

Hear the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter introduce us to a song off her first Christmas album and share some personal memories of holiday seasons past.
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Director Jeymes Samuel shares his must-see Western movies

The director of The Harder They Fall is a massive fan of Westerns, so when Tom Power had the chance to speak to him he decided to ask for a few recommendations.
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An oral history of the Beatles' Hey Jude

In 1968, the Beatles recorded a promo video for their new single, Hey Jude, and a few lucky fans got to watch them perform. Two of those fans, Marc Sinden and Joel Soroka, joined us to share their memories of that day.
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Friday, Dec. 3, 2021: Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood, plus more

Today on Q with guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe: Thom Yorke of Radiohead and artist Stanley Donwood, Q This music panel with A. Harmony and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, music critic, author and producer Jessica Hopper.
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Thom Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood on creating Radiohead album covers

Yorke and Donwood spoke with Tom Power about Radiohead's new book and virtual exhibition, which dive into the symbiotic relationship between the band's sound and art.
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Contextualizing Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's wardrobe malfunction scandal

On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Elamin Abdelmahmoud take a look at the New York Times's latest documentary, Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson.
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Joni Mitchell's Blue at 50: A gateway to the landmark album

Music critic, author and producer Jessica Hopper brings us a short oral history and analysis of Joni Mitchell's Blue in celebration of the iconic album's 50th anniversary.
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'I'm going back to comedy': Sandra Bullock says The Unforgivable will be her last drama

The Oscar winner spoke with Q’s Tom Power about her new film, The Unforgivable, and why she only wants to accept comedic roles from now on.
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Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021: Kenny G, Valérie Lemercier and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: saxophonist Kenny G, actor and director Valérie Lemercier, author and poet Hasan Namir, blues-soul-rock singer SATE.
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Kenny G on his new documentary Listening to Kenny G and how he handles his critics

Listening to Kenny G explores the saxophonist's meteoric rise in the late '80s and early '90s, the backlash that followed, and why he's now being embraced by a whole new generation of musicians.
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Valérie Lemercier on her Céline Dion-inspired biopic Aline

The writer, director and star of the new unauthorized Céline Dion biopic, Aline, spoke with Tom Power about making the film.
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Hasan Namir on Umbilical Cord and the importance of queer family literature

Award-winning Canadian author and poet Hasan Namir joined Tom Power to discuss his new poetry book, Umbilical Cord, inspired by his first year of parenthood.
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'She's been the first in a lot of places': SATE on seeing her mother Salome Bey's legacy honoured

The blues-soul-rock singer spoke with Tom Power about her new album, The Fool, and her late mother Salome Bey's upcoming induction into Canada's Walk of Fame.
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Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, plus more

Today on Q with Tom Power: Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, comedian Matt Wright, singer-songwriter Hunnah, singer-songwriter Julie Doiron.
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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss talk Raise the Roof — a collaboration album 14 years in the making

Fourteen years after their first collaboration, the unlikely duo has reunited on a new album, titled Raise the Roof. Plant and Krauss joined Tom Power to tell us more.
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How a viral Zoom video inspired comedian Matt Wright to start writing jokes again

The Canadian standup's new comedy album, Here Live, Not A Cat, was inspired by that video of the lawyer who couldn't figure out how to remove the cat filter on Zoom.

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