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Friday, Dec. 9, 2022: Director X, Judy Blume and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: filmmaker Director X, author Judy Blume, holiday movies panel with Amil Niazi, Teri Hart and Rad Simonpillai.
Director X reflects on his path to Canada's Walk of Fame
Director X is one of hip hop's all-time great video directors. But beyond that, he’s always given back to the communities that nurtured him. That’s a big reason why he finds himself among this year’s inductees for Canada's Walk of Fame. He sat down with Tom Power to talk about it.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret at 50: author Judy Blume on the taboo-busting teen book
Because it tackles puberty and teen sexuality, the book is also one of the most challenged and banned.
What's driving the explosion of new Christmas movies?
According to Entertainment Weekly, 170 new holiday films are hitting streaming services this season. Our panel of film experts joined Tom Power to talk about it, telling us which ones hit like hot cocoa and which ones leave you with a lump of coal.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022: Omar Apollo, Sharon Robinson and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: singer-songwriter Omar Apollo, singer-songwriter and photographer Sharon Robinson, comedian Atsuko Okatsuka.
Omar Apollo on Ivory, his Grammy nomination and the story behind the song that changed his life
Apollo's song Evergreen went viral on TikTok, but the singer-songwriter has been grinding it out for years. He sat down with Tom Power to talk about his debut album, Ivory.
Sharon Robinson reflects on working with Leonard Cohen
Robinson made music with Cohen for nearly 40 years. Now, she's paying tribute to her friend with a new AGO show, My Time with Leonard Cohen. The singer-songwriter and photographer joined Tom Power to tell us more.
Atsuko Okatsuka on TikTok fame, her 'chaotic upbringing' and preparing for her first HBO special
Okatsuka joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about her comedy journey, how she and her grandmother started a viral TikTok trend and how she feels about reaching a huge comedy milestone.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022: Cobie Smulders, Citron Rose and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Cobie Smulders, dancer and choreographer Citron Rose, filmmaker Robert Weide.
Cobie Smulders tells us why her Canadian identity often finds its way into her work
The How I Met Your Mother star joined Tom Power to talk about her latest project, the the new Audible Original series Mistletoe Murders.
Montreal TikTok star Citron Rose used to play Just Dance as a kid. Now, she stars in the new edition
Just Dance 2023 was released a few weeks ago and one of the featured performers is Citron Rose, a dancer, choreographer and TikTok star from Montreal. She joined Tom Power to talk about it.
Robert Weide on his long-awaited Kurt Vonnegut documentary — and why it took nearly 40 years to finish
The award-winning filmmaker spoke with Tom Power about his new documentary, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time, and his decades-long friendship with the celebrated writer.
Squid Game actor Lee Jung-jae steps behind the camera with an espionage-action film set in the 80s
Korean actor Lee Jung-jae talks about Asian-created content for global audiences and his directorial debut "Hunt" on Q with Tom Power.
Out of the frying pan, into acting and fashion: Matty Matheson is going off script
On Q with Tom Power, chef Matty Matheson talks about his role in FX's The Bear and his durable workwear clothing line Rosa Rugosa.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022: Gary Oldman, Amai Kuda and more
Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Gary Oldman, actor Sean Penn, singer-songwriter Amai Kuda, voice actor Eric Bauza.
Gary Oldman on Slow Horses and why he says he likes what's on TV these days
Gary Oldman is a legend of the big screen, but lately he's been impressed by what's on TV. He joined Tom Power to talk about his role on the series Slow Horses, his long career in film and why he started feeling jealous of actors on TV.
Sean Penn on his film Flag Day, freedom and family
Acclaimed actor and director Sean Penn spoke with Q's Tom Power about his new film, Flag Day. He plays a father with a criminal history who's trying to save his relationship with his daughter, played his actual daughter, Dylan Penn.
Amai Kuda turns to animation to shed light on her journey to recover her ancestral African traditions
The Toronto singer-songwriter spoke with Tom Power about her collaboration with an animation studio in Nigeria to create a series that brings her music to life in a new way.
From Bugs Bunny to Daffy Duck, Eric Bauza on voicing the most recognizable Looney Tunes characters
The much sought-after Canadian voice actor joined Tom Power to talk about lending his voice to some of the most famous cartoon characters in history.
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