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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.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021: Terence Blanchard, Cadence Weapon and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: jazz trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard, Polaris Music Prize winner Cadence Weapon, Moonshine creator Sheri Elwood.

Terence Blanchard on his new album, working with Spike Lee and making history at the Met Opera

Acclaimed trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard joined Tom Power to discuss his latest album, Absence, and his new opera, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which is opening this year's Metropolitan Opera.

Cadence Weapon reflects on winning the 2021 Polaris Music Prize

The $50,000 prize went to Edmonton-born rapper Cadence Weapon for his album Parallel World. He spoke with Tom Power about the honour.

Moonshine creator Sheri Elwood on how the series taps into her family's history in Nova Scotia

Canadian showrunner Sheri Elwood joined Tom Power to discuss her new CBC series, Moonshine, about a clan of adult half-siblings battling for control of their family summer resort business.

Monday, Sept. 27, 2021: Billy Idol, Rodney Crowell and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: rocker Billy Idol, singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, director and playwright Kim Senklip Harvey.

'A little bit of me got left on that roadside': Billy Idol revisits his near-fatal accident on new EP

Billy Idol joined Tom Power to discuss his new EP, The Roadside, which confronts death, rebirth and his personal growth in the 31 years since his 1990 motorcycle accident.

Rodney Crowell tackles climate change and cultural divide on his introspective new album Triage

Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell spoke with Tom Power about his latest album, Triage, and how his creative approach has changed since he first emerged on the country music scene in the early '70s.

'The process is the art': Kim Senklip Harvey captures the making of her new play with a documentary

Governor General's Award-winning storyteller Kim Senklip Harvey joined Tom Power to talk about her new project, Break Horizons: A Concert Documentary, and why she thinks humour is so important for telling difficult stories.

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.

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021: Sufjan Stevens, Jael Richardson and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, books columnist Jael Richardson, Hanif Abdurraqib's gateway to A Tribe Called Quest.

For A Beginner's Mind, Sufjan Stevens took inspiration from classic films and campy sequels

Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens spoke with Tom Power about his new collaborative album with Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner's Mind.

Jael Richardson's book pick: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

Q's books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on Genki Ferguson's debut novel, Satellite Love.

Hanif Abdurraqib's gateway to A Tribe Called Quest

In this Q gateway, music journalist and author Hanif Abdurraqib picks his favourite songs by A Tribe Called Quest and tells us why the hip-hop group is considered one of the greatest of all time.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021: Wab Kinew, John Lurie and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: broadcaster, musician and Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew, musician, painter and actor John Lurie, folk rock band The Lumineers.

Wab Kinew on his new YA fantasy novel Walking in Two Worlds

Broadcaster, hip-hop artist and Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew spoke with Tom Power about writing his first work of fiction, Walking in Two Worlds.

John Lurie recalls the reality and magic of '80s New York

Musician, painter and actor John Lurie joined Tom Power to discuss his new memoir, The History of Bones, which gives readers a glimpse into his experience of the buzzing New York art scene of the '80s.

The Lumineers introduce us to Brightside

Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers joined us to talk about Brightside, the first single and title track from the band's forthcoming album, due early next year.

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.

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.