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Monday, Dec. 5, 2022: Hugh Dillon, Alvvays and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: singer Hugh Dillon of Headstones, singer Molly Rankin of Alvvays, pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales, actor Danny Trejo.
For Danny Trejo, acting was about more than fame — it was a way of surviving trauma, prison and death
Actor Danny Trejo has made a career out of playing bad guys and badasses, but his path to Hollywood could be a movie itself. He joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss his new memoir about surviving incarceration, finding sobriety, helping others and landing his first big film role.
Hugh Dillon is one of the busiest entertainers in Canada
The lead singer of Headstones spoke with guest host Talia Schlanger about the band's latest album, Flight Risk, plus the upcoming second season of his Paramount+ show Mayor of Kingstown.
Molly Rankin of Alvvays on Blue Rev and how her writing survived a home invasion
Five years after releasing their acclaimed sophomore album Antisocialites, Alvvays is back with a new record, Blue Rev. Lead singer-songwriter Molly Rankin joined guest host Talia Schlanger to tell us more about it.
Chilly Gonzales dissects Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You
The Canadian pianist and composer joined us to break down Mariah Carey's iconic holiday anthem All I Want for Christmas Is You, which he covered on his album A Very Chilly Christmas.
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022: Elegance Bratton, Gabriel LaBelle and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: director Elegance Bratton, actor Gabriel LaBelle, the 2022 Siminovitch Prize winner, Mosha Lundström Halbert
Elegance Bratton on his time in the military and his new film The Inspection
Elegance Bratton talks about his remarkable journey from homeless teen to military recruit to critically acclaimed filmmaker, as dramatized in his debut feature, The Inspection.
Gabriel LaBelle on playing a young Steven Spielberg in The Fabelmans
Canadian actor Gabriel LaBelle talks about getting to know all about what makes Steven Spielberg tick, being directed by him, and how he brought the Oscar-winning director's story to life in The Fabelmans.
Marie Brassard on winning the 2022 Siminovitch Prize
Marie Brassard discusses what the award means to her and her latest work La fureur de ce que je pense.
Mosha Lundström Halbert breaks down the latest controversy at Balenciaga
Mosha Lundström Halbert explains where Balenciaga fits in the landscape of fashion houses, and what's being called the most controversial fashion moment in decades.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022: Lee Jung-jae, Aryana Sayeed and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: actor and director Lee Jung-jae, filmmakers Fazila Amiri and Aryana Sayeed, artists Crystle Lightning & MC Redcloud.
Lee Jung-jae on his historic Emmy win and directorial debut
Lee Jung-jae won the Emmy for best actor for his role in Squid Game, making history as the first Asian actor to win an Emmy in this category. Lee Jung-jae sits down with Tom Power to talk about the win and his directorial debut Hunt.
Aryana Sayeed and Fazila Amiri on their documentary And Still I Sing
In the documentary And Still I Sing, Afghan-Canadian filmmaker Fazila Amiri tells the story of how the reality singing show Afghan Star made history when two courageous female contestants defied death threats to keep singing thanks to the support of their mentor Aryana Sayeed, one of Afghanistan's biggest pop stars
Crystle Lightning and MC Redcloud on their all-Indigenous reimaging of Grease
In Bear Grease, an all-Indigenous cast takes the beloved musical love story of Danny and Sandy and gives it a Treaty Six twist.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022: Rupi Kaur, Jack Armstrong and more
Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: poet Rupi Kaur, sea shanty singer Jon Cleave of the folk group Fisherman's Friends, sports broadcaster Jack Armstrong.
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.
Jon Cleave of Fisherman's Friends tells us the incredible story behind the folk group's rise to fame
A decade or so ago, a record producer saw Fisherman's Friends performing while on vacation, which launched the Cornish folk group on a path to global success. Now, a musical about their journey is getting its North American premiere in Canada.
Toronto Raptors broadcaster Jack Armstrong has released a Christmas album
The award-winning sports broadcaster sat down with guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about his new Christmas album, Hellooo and Happy Holidays.
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022: Sloan, Zun Lee and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson of Sloan, artist and photographer Zun Lee, singer and activist Angélique Kidjo.
Sloan's Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson share the band's 30-year story from its debut to its latest album Steady
In a career-spanning interview, bandmates Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson of Sloan joined Tom Power to talk about the group and how they've kept all four original members for three decades.
Zun Lee on his AGO exhibit of found Polaroids depicting Black life
The award-winning photographer and visual artist has collected thousands of Polaroids of the everyday lives of Black people. He sat down with Tom Power to tell us what inspired this project.
'I'll slow down when I'm six feet under': Angélique Kidjo on her legacy of championing young African artists
Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her incredible new album, Mother Nature, which sees her shine a light on young talent from across the African continent.
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022: Matty Matheson, Maren Morris and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: chef, media personality and clothing designer Matty Matheson, singer-songwriter Maren Morris, actor Ke Huy Quan.
Celebrity chef Matty Matheson on The Bear, venturing into fashion and the health scare that changed his life
Canada’s punk rock chef is slowly building an empire. Matty Matheson sat down with Tom Power to talk about embracing his passions and how a heart attack at age 29 inspired him to get the most out of life.
Maren Morris on her rise to the top and what she's learned along the way
In a career-spanning interview, the country music superstar joined Tom Power to reflect on everything from her start in Nashville to her latest album, Humble Quest.