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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.

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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How dance kept brothers Siphe and Mthuthuzeli November connected across continents

The National Ballet of Canada's newest and youngest principal dancer, Siphe November, spoke with Tom Power about the piece his brother choreographed for them to perform together, called My Mother's Son.
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Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski on bringing his fashion knowledge to Canada's Drag Race

Brad Goreski is one of the new judges on Season 2 of Canada's Drag Race. He joined Tom Power to talk about the show and his work as a stylist.
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Q wins Gold for best interview at the 2021 New York Festivals Radio Awards

Tom Power's 2020 interview with actor Michael J. Fox took home the prestigious prize.
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'I'm out of the lemonade business': Michael J. Fox on the day his optimism ran out

In a new memoir, the famously upbeat actor describes battling back from a brutal year.
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Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021: Tomson Highway, Brent Spiner

Today on Q with Tom Power: author and playwright Tomson Highway, actor Brent Spiner.
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Tomson Highway on Permanent Astonishment and his 'uniquely Canadian' childhood

Author and playwright Tomson Highway spoke with Tom Power about his new memoir, Permanent Astonishment, which explores the joys of growing up in a Northern Cree community.
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Star Trek's Brent Spiner on his semi-fictional 'mem-noir'

Actor Brent Spiner played Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation. His new novel, Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events, is set in the middle of Season 4. He joined Tom Power to tell us more.
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Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021: Mickey Guyton, Bilal Baig and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: country singer Mickey Guyton, Sort Of co-creator and star Bilal Baig, banjo player Béla Fleck.
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Mickey Guyton on her debut album and the lack of diversity in country music's writing rooms

With the release of her debut album, Remember Her Name, country singer Mickey Guyton joined Tom Power to talk about her music and how she's opening new doors.
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Bilal Baig on breaking boundaries with CBC's Sort Of

Sort Of co-creator and star Bilal Baig joined Tom Power to talk about being Canada's first trans-feminine and queer South Asian Muslim actor to lead a primetime TV series.
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'When you play Bluegrass, it's home': Béla Fleck on returning to his musical roots

Banjo player Béla Fleck spoke with Tom Power about his new album, My Bluegrass Heart, and why he wanted to reconnect with Bluegrass music after a 20-year hiatus.
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Monday, Oct. 11, 2021: Jacques Pépin, Dolly Parton and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: celebrity chef Jacques Pépin, author Uzma Jalaluddin, country music icon Dolly Parton.
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Friday, Oct. 8, 2021: Hannah Waddingham, Hans Zimmer and more

Today on Q with host Tom Power: actor Hannah Waddingham, Q This music panel with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, Changüí musician Roberto Dubergi’l, film composer Hans Zimmer.
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Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham on her role of a lifetime

Hannah Waddingham spoke with Tom Power about her Emmy Award-winning role on Ted Lasso, how it's changed her life, and why audiences have fallen in love with the show's joy and vulnerability.

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