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.

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021: Kristen Stewart, Cynthia Erivo and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: actor Kristen Stewart, actor and singer Cynthia Erivo, hip-hop artist Boslen.

Kristen Stewart on tackling the 'scary and ambitious' role of Princess Diana

Kristen Stewart has been getting rave reviews for her portrayal of Princess Diana in the new biopic Spencer. She joined Q’s Tom Power to discuss her performance.

'Getting older is terrifying': William Shatner on turning 90, loneliness and what keeps him going

William Shatner just turned 90, but he hasn’t slowed down yet. In a conversation with Q’s Tom Power, the Canadian-born actor discussed his new rom-com, Senior Moment, which led to an honest reflection on aging and death.

Cynthia Erivo has spent her career interpreting other people's work — now, she's released songs of her own

Award-winning actor and singer Cynthia Erivo joined Q's Tom Power to discuss her debut album, Ch.1 Vs. 1, and what prompted this new beginning in her career.

Boslen on Dusk To Dawn and how music connected him to his identity

Vancouver's own Boslen spoke with Q's Tom Power about the inspiration behind his debut album, Dusk To Dawn, and the role hip hop played in helping him find his identity as a biracial Black and Indigenous person.

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021: Bill Stephney, Jesse Locke and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke, actor William Shatner.

Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney looks back on hip hop's rise with new Smithsonian anthology

With the release of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, former Def Jam Recordings president and Public Enemy co-founder Bill Stephney joined Q's Tom Power to discuss the growth of hip hop over the last 45 years.

Big Shiny Tunes at 25: How the hit compilation CD defined a Canadian era

For the 25th anniversary of the first Big Shiny Tunes, freelance writer and musician Jesse Locke spoke with Q's Tom Power about the history of the popular Canadian compilation CD over its 13 years and 17 editions.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021: Saul Williams, Norm Macdonald tribute and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: spoken word artist and actor Saul Williams, a tribute to Norm Macdonald, classical pianist Jan Lisiecki, actor Sigourney Weaver.

Saul Williams on disrupting ideas of race, gender and tech with film debut Neptune Frost

Spoken word artist and actor Saul Williams joined Q's Tom Power to discuss his directorial debut, Neptune Frost, and the decades-long artistic journey that inspired it.

A tribute to the late, great comedian Norm Macdonald

Back in 2016, Norm Macdonald joined Q's Tom Power to talk about his memoir, Based on a True Story. On today’s show, we revisited that conversation and took a look at how other comedians and stars are paying tribute to Macdonald.

Jan Lisiecki explains what makes Frédéric Chopin's music so special

In this Q gateway, Canadian classical pianist Jan Lisiecki pays homage to the music and life of Frédéric Chopin. He's just released a new album, Chopin: Complete Nocturnes, which is out now.

In The Good House, Sigourney Weaver squares off against a different kind of demon — alcoholism

Ahead of the world premiere of The Good House at TIFF, actor Sigourney Weaver joined Q's Tom Power live in studio to tell us all about the film and her approach to playing a character who's battling alcoholism.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021: Kenny G, Nicole Power and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: saxophonist Kenny G, actor Nicole Power, Vogue writer Christian Allaire.

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. Kenny G joined Q's Tom Power to tell us more.

Nicole Power on her new Kim's Convenience spin-off Strays

Actor Nicole Power spoke with Q's Tom Power (no relation) about her Kim's Convenience spin-off Strays, which centres around her character, Shannon Ross, as she takes on an exciting new career at an animal shelter.

Vogue's Christian Allaire recaps the 2021 Met Gala

Vogue's fashion and style writer Christian Allaire joined Q's Tom Power to fill us in on the highlights of the 2021 Met Gala, including the best looks and style statements from the red carpet.

Monday, Sept. 13, 2021: Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Bretten Hannam and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: documentary filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen, TIFF screen panel with Teri Hart and Radheyan Simonpillai, filmmaker Bretten Hannam.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen's documentary Flee follows one man's journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan

Documentary filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen joined Q's Tom Power to talk about his award-winning new film Flee, which uses animation and archival footage to tell the true story of Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), who fled Afghanistan as a boy.

Here's what everyone's talking about at TIFF 2021

On this special edition of the Q screen panel, Teri Hart and Radheyan Simonpillai discuss all things TIFF, including the films making headlines and how the festival is adapting to the pandemic this year.

Wildhood director Bretten Hannam on depicting two-spirit identity onscreen

Bretten Hannam joined Q's Tom Power to discuss their new film Wildhood. The coming-of-age drama is about a teenager who runs away from home with his younger half-brother as he searches for his mother and his Mi’kmaw heritage.

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021: Joshua Jackson, Heather Nicol and more

Today on Q with guest host Talia Schlanger: actor Joshua Jackson, artist Heather Nicol, author Catherine Hernandez.

Riz Ahmed on Mogul Mowgli and the 'life and death' matter of Muslim representation

Oscar-nominated actor Riz Ahmed joined Q’s Tom Power to talk about his personal new film, Mogul Mowgli, and why he's taken up the cause of Muslim representation in Hollywood.

Simu Liu on his life-changing role as Marvel's 1st Asian lead superhero and the end of Kim's Convenience

Canada’s Simu Liu has leapt from the small screen to the big screen with a life-changing role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He sat down with Q’s Tom Power to talk about being the first Asian superhero to lead a Marvel film, plus how he felt saying goodbye to Kim’s Convenience.