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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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Dune director Denis Villeneuve on adapting Frank Herbert's notoriously unfilmable sci-fi epic

It takes an experienced director like Denis Villeneuve to tackle a project like Dune. The Canadian filmmaker joined Q’s Tom Power to explain why he was eager to helm a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal novel, despite its shaky cinematic past.
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What's jazz got to do with Raptors' winning NBA strategy, head coach explains

Nick Nurse joined host Tom Power to talk about what role music plays in his basketball philosophy and how his life changed after winning the most prized basketball title.
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Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021: Nick Nurse, Robby Krieger and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse, jazz critic and author Nate Chinen, author Kurt Vonnegut's daughter Edith Vonnegut, guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors.
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More than 50 years after John Coltrane's death, a previously unheard recording has emerged

Jazz critic and WBGO editorial director Nate Chinen joined Tom Power to tell us why the forthcoming release of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle is so special.
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Kurt Vonnegut's daughter on discovering her father's astonishing love letters to her mother

Edith Vonnegut joined Tom Power to discuss a new book of her father's love letters, which reveal the significant role her mother played in helping him become a novelist.
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Robby Krieger of The Doors tells his side of the band's story

The guitarist spoke with Tom Power about his new memoir, Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with The Doors.
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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021: Denis Villeneuve, Joe Dator and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, singer-songwriter Brandy, cartoonist Joe Dator.
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R&B legend Brandy on her rise to fame at age 15

The Grammy-winning R&B singer joined Tom Power last year to reflect on her experience of stardom in the '90s.
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Cartoonist Joe Dator demystifies his creative process

The New Yorker's Joe Dator spoke with Tom Power about his new book, Inked: Cartoons, Confessions, Rejected Ideas, And Secret Sketches, and what it takes to make a great cartoon.
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Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021: Jamie Foxx, Chris Hadfield and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: actor Jamie Foxx, astronaut Chris Hadfield, writer and producer Anthony Q. Farrell, actor and producer Jennifer Pogue.
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Jamie Foxx on his new memoir and the lessons he learned from his family

The Oscar-winning actor joined Tom Power to discuss his memoir, Act Like You Got Some Sense, about his childhood in Texas and his experiences as a father.
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'Astronauts are not thrillseekers': Chris Hadfield on fear, taking risks and writing his debut novel

The Canadian astronaut spoke with guest host Talia Schlanger about making the transition to writing fiction with his debut novel, The Apollo Murders, set against the backdrop of the Cold War and the space race.
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How Anthony Q. Farrell's new mentorship program is helping Canadian BIPOC writers move up the chain

The Canadian comedy writer and producer joined guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about launching the Showrunner Training Bootcamp — a workshop for BIPOC writers who are looking to take the next step in their careers.
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Jennifer Pogue opens up about her journey with breast cancer

The Canadian actor and producer shares her Women On Screen Out Loud essay about her breast cancer diagnosis and how it changed her outlook on life.

Monday, Oct. 18, 2021: Kelly Peterson, Judy Collins and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: Oscar Peterson's wife Kelly Peterson, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, singer-songwriter Judy Collins.
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Oscar Peterson's wife shares her favourite stories about the late Canadian jazz legend

Oscar Peterson: Black + White is a new documentary about Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. His wife, Kelly Peterson, spoke with Tom Power about the film.
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Measha Brueggergosman takes us on a musical tour of her hometown of Fredericton

Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman joined us to pay tribute to the city where she grew up with a special playlist of songs.
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Folk icon Judy Collins on her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her new album

In her 80s now, Judy Collins still tours, releases new music and shines a light on unsung talent. She joined Tom Power in 2019 to reflect on her nearly six-decade career and her latest record, Winter Stories.
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Friday, Oct. 15, 2021: Nick Lowe, Imbolo Mbue and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter Nick Lowe, Dave Chappelle panel with Dahlia Belle and Syrus Marcus Ware, author Imbolo Mbue.
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Nick Lowe reflects on making his seminal albums Labour of Lust and The Convincer

Nick Lowe has been described as “Britain’s greatest living songwriter.” He joined Tom Power to discuss his career and remarkable longevity as an artist.
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Breaking down the controversy around Dave Chappelle's Netflix special The Closer

Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special, The Closer, has reignited debates around artistic freedom, cancel culture and the historic fight for trans folk to feel valued. Dahlia Belle and Syrus Marcus Ware joined Tom Power to unpack this story for us.
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Imbolo Mbue's new novel is a multi-generational saga that explores how power is gained and lost

Bestselling author Imbolo Mbue joined Tom Power to read from her latest novel, How Beautiful We Were, and reflect on why the story took her almost two decades to write and release.
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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021: Melissa Etheridge, Siphe November and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, ballet dancer Siphe November, celebrity stylist and Canada's Drag Race judge Brad Goreski.
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Fear of coming out stopped Melissa Etheridge from releasing early songs — now, she's ready to be herself

The singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to talk about her new album of unreleased songs from the '80s and '90s, One Way Out, and how revisiting her earlier material made her reconsider her journey.

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