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Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021: Ramin Bahrani, Charlie Angus and more

Today on q: filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, q books columnist Jael Richardson, comedian Ali Hassan, NDP MP and singer-songwriter Charlie Angus.

The White Tiger director Ramin Bahrani on breathing new life into the underdog story

Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani joined q's Tom Power to discuss his latest film, The White Tiger, and explained why he's drawn to stories about the underdog.

Ali Hassan's musical tribute to Brossard, Que.

Ali Hassan gives us a musical playlist of songs that remind him of his hometown of Brossard, Que.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021: Cicely Tyson, Larnell Lewis and more

Today on q: actress and author Cicely Tyson, drummer Larnell Lewis, actress Kaniehtiio Horn.

How Cicely Tyson paved the way for complex and layered Black storytelling in Hollywood

Stage and screen legend Cicely Tyson joined q's Tom Power to reflect on her long and distinguished career. At 96 years old, the trailblazing actress has just released a new memoir, Just As I Am.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2021: Wynton Marsalis and Yulissa Campos

Today on q: jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, playwright and performer Yulissa Campos.

Wynton Marsalis on segregation, jazzocracy and activism through instrumental music

The Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter talked about how jazz is the perfect metaphor for democracy, the ‘60s segregation in music and who inspired his latest album The Democracy! Suite.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2021: Dakota Johnson, José Olivarez and more

Today on q: actress Dakota Johnson, author Wesley King, q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, poet José Olivarez.

'I don't want to do anything else': Dakota Johnson on her path to movie stardom

As a third-generation actress, Dakota Johnson grew up on movie sets and red carpets. She joined q's Tom Power to discuss her latest film, Our Friend, and shared why acting was the only career that ever occurred to her.

'A clash of worlds': Canadian author reveals what it was like to write children's books with Kobe Bryant

Wesley King and the basketball icon co-wrote The Wizenard Series — and the latest instalment was just released.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021: W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu, and more

Today on q: comedians and hosts of the Politically Re-Active podcast W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu, Black Buck author Mateo Askaripour, filmmaker Loretta Sarah Todd.

'America is in ruins': Politically Re-Active's W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu on Joe Biden's inauguration

The hosts of the political comedy podcast Politically Re-Active joined q's Tom Power to share what they're thinking now that Biden is their president.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021: Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar, Madisyn Whajne, and more

Today on q: co-writers Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar, tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak, poet and illustrator Jasmin Kaur, singer-songwriter Madisyn Whajne.

Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar skewer everyday racism in America

Comedian Amber Ruffin and her sister Lacey Lamar joined q's Tom Power live on the air on Inauguration Day to discuss their powerful new book, You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021: Andrew Phung, Maynard James Keenan and more

Today on q: Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung, singer Maynard James Keenan of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, actress Tippi Hedren.

'We're more than just tokenism': Andrew Phung on the wild success of Kim's Convenience

The Calgary-born comedian and actor joined q's Tom Power to reflect on the importance of representation and diversity as Kim's Convenience enters its fifth season.

Tippi Hedren has erased the word 'fear' from her vocabulary

The star of The Birds and Marnie reveals all in her new memoir, Tippi: A Memoir

Monday, Jan. 18, 2021: Morgan Wallen, Savannah Ré and more

Today on q: country music star Morgan Wallen, R&B singer-songwriter Savannah Ré, playwright and director Lydie Dubuisson.

'I don't feel like being Morgan Wallen sometimes': Country music's new superstar on the pitfalls of fame

In a new interview with q's Tom Power, Morgan Wallen reflects on the growing pains that often accompany success, his SNL debacle and his new hit record, Dangerous: The Double Album.

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021: Angie Thomas, Thundercat and more

Today on q: author Angie Thomas, q This music panel with Vivek Shraya and Maura Johnston, musician Thundercat.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021: Leatrice Eiseman, Canada Reads and more

Today on q: executive director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman, Canada Reads 2021 panel, CBC Podcast Playlist host Elamin Abdelmahmoud, harpist Brandee Younger and bassist Dezron Douglas.

Why Pantone broke tradition and settled for 2 colours of the year in 2021

A colour specialist and the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman joined q’s Tom Power to talk about how 2020's Classic Blue fared, why 2021 got two colours, the psychology behind them and how the unpredictability of our times impacts trend forecasting.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021: Kemp Powers, Patrick Carney and more

Today on q: Soul co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers, drummer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, q fashion columnist Mosha Lundström Halbert.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021: Samantha Bee, Dan Wilson and more

Today on q: political comedian Samantha Bee, playwright Juliet Gilkes Romero, Semisonic frontman and songwriter Dan Wilson.

Full Frontal's Samantha Bee reveals hardest part of covering Trump administration on late-night TV

On the eve of her sixth season hosting the late-night satirical news show Full Frontal, the Toronto-born comedian reflects on covering what’s arguably been the most tumultuous period in American political history.