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Friday, June 24, 2022: Daniel Lanois and more

Today on Q with guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe: record producer Daniel Lanois, film critic Rad Simonpillai on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, singer-songwriter Adria Kain.

From gospel quartets to cattle barns, 10 things we learned about Canadian record producer Daniel Lanois

In a career-spanning interview with Q’s Tom Power, Canadian record producer Daniel Lanois discusses his latest album, Heavy Sun, and reflects on some of his most influential collaborations with the likes of Brian Eno, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

What Baz Luhrmann's Elvis adds to the rock legend's legacy

Film critic Rad Simonpillai joined guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to share his review of Baz Luhrmann's new Elvis Presley biopic.

Adria Kain on her album When Flowers Bloom

The Toronto singer-songwriter joined guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe to introduce us to one of the songs she'll be performing in Vancouver tonight at Performance Works on Granville Island.

Thursday, June 23, 2022: Tom Perrotta, Martha Schabas and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: novelist Tom Perrotta, dance critic and novelist Martha Schabas, comedian Isabel Kanaan.

Novelist Tom Perrotta on revisiting Election's Tracy Flick in a new sequel

Perrotta spoke with Tom Power about his new book, Tracy Flick Can't Win, which revisits his most iconic character, made famous by Reese Witherspoon in the movie adaptation of Election.

Martha Schabas on the history of Swan Lake and the role its played in Russia

Dance critic and novelist Martha Schabas takes us through the history of Swan Lake and also touches on her latest book, My Face in the Light.

Isabel Kanaan's sketch comedy show Abroad draws on the culture shock she experienced coming to Canada

Kanaan joined guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss her new show and how it pulls directly from her experience immigrating to Canada from the Philippines when she was 16.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022: Chris Blackwell, Sierra Teller Ornelas and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, Rutherford Falls co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas, chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson.

Island Records founder Chris Blackwell shares the stories behind signing Bob Marley, U2 and more

Island Records started as a small independent record label in Jamaica and later became a global powerhouse. Founder Chris Blackwell joined Tom Power to discuss his new memoir, The Islander, about his life in music.

Rutherford Falls showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas on how comedy can subvert stereotypes

Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about the new comedy series Rutherford Falls, how it uses humour to unlock tough conversations about colonialism, and the importance of Indigenous representation both on and off screen.

Marcus Samuelsson on his new cookbook and how Black people have been written out of food history

Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson discusses his latest cookbook, The Rise, which celebrates the richness of Black food cultures and colours in the pieces of American culinary history that have been left blank or written out.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022: Adrian Stimson, Terry Uyarak and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: artist Adrian Stimson, singer-songwriter Terry Uyarak, filmmaker Deborah Chow, artist and plant scientist Daphne Boyer.

Adrian Stimson explains why the bison has been the central figure of his art practice for 20 years

The artist joined Tom Power to tell us how his Blackfoot ancestors' deep connection to bison fuels his art and how the animal helps him reflect on the violent legacy of colonialism.

Terry Uyarak on his new EP Atiilu

The Nunavut singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to introduce a song from his brand new EP, Atiilu, which just dropped today.

Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow on paying respect to the Star Wars legacy

The Canadian filmmaker spoke with Tom Power about helming the new Star Wars mini-series Obi-Wan Kenobi, which picks up 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Daphne Boyer uses digital beadwork to tell stories about her Métis heritage

The artist and plant scientist joined Tom Power to tell us how her beadwork celebrates her Indigenous heritage and honours plants as the basis of life on earth.

Monday, June 20, 2022: Sean Paul, Graham Roland and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: dancehall singer and rapper Sean Paul, Falen Johnson's gateway to Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dark Winds creator Graham Roland, music producer Bob Ezrin.

Sean Paul on 20 years of Dutty Rock, the Toronto ties to his early rise and his new album Scorcha

The dancehall singer and rapper joined Tom Power to take us on a musical journey through some of his biggest hits, plus his latest release, Scorcha.

A gateway to the life and legacy of Buffy Sainte-Marie

Falen Johnson is the host of a new CBC podcast called Buffy. She joined us to share her personalized gateway to the acclaimed Cree singer-songwriter.

Dark Winds creator Graham Roland on centering Indigenous men as the heroes of their own story

Dark Winds is a new crime drama series about two Navajo tribal police officers in '70s New Mexico. Creator Graham Roland joined Tom Power to tell us more.

From Pink Floyd to Peter Gabriel, producer Bob Ezrin reflects on the highlights of his career

In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Ezrin has been just as close to the heartbeat of the music as the musicians themselves.

For Better Call Saul's Michael Mando, life has been punctuated by strange twists of fate

Canadian actor Michael Mando joined Tom Power to discuss the fate of his much beloved character, Nacho Varga, in the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul.

Friday, June 17, 2022: Michael Mando, Angel Olsen and more

Today on Q with guest host Rad Simonpillai: actor Michael Mando, singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, Ishkōdé Records founders ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, singer-songwriter Haley Smalls.

Angel Olsen on the personal grief that inspired her new album Big Time

The singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to discuss her new country-inspired album, which captures her feelings of loss, heartbreak, love and self-actualization.