qwith Tom Power

Latest

Episode

Thursday, May 06, 2021: Sonia Manzano, Randell Adjei and more

Today on Q: Emmy award-winning cast member and writer of Sesame Street Sonia Manzano, Ontario's first Poet Laureate Randell Adjei and showrunner of the new Netflix series Shadow and Bone Eric Heisserer.
LISTEN

Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano reflects on the groundbreaking children's show

Sonia Manzano talks about her decades-spanning role as Maria on Sesame Street. The Emmy Award-winning cast member and writer is featured in the new documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street.
Listen

Randell Adjei believes in the resilience and community of poetry

Ontario's first Poet Laureate Randell Adjei reflects on his journey to the present moment, and the bar he hopes to set in his new position.
Episode

Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Marianne Faithfull, Dot-Marie Jones and more

Today on Q: singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull, filmmaker Loretta Sarah Todd, musicians Tim Fletcher, Mike Small and Tyler Kyte, actress and world champion arm wrestler Dot-Marie Jones.
Listen

'I just didn't want to go yet': Marianne Faithfull on beating COVID-19 and finishing her new album

Legendary singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull opens up about surviving COVID-19 and recording a new album of classic romantic poems, titled She Walks in Beauty.
Listen

Dot-Marie Jones on her new arm wrestling movie Golden Arm — and why it's the role she was born to play

Actress and world champion arm wrestler Dot-Marie Jones talks about her fitting role in the new arm wrestling comedy, Golden Arm.
Listen

Filmmaker Loretta Sarah Todd on Monkey Beach and the value of bringing Indigenous oral tradition to film

Métis and Cree filmmaker Loretta Sarah Todd discusses how she preserved Indigenous oral tradition in her new film Monkey Beach — an adaptation of Eden Robinson's novel of the same name.

Three indie-rock darlings enjoy a second life playing in cover bands

Tim Fletcher, Mike Small and Tyler Kyte each share how they went from being 'the next big thing’ to playing in cover bands.
Episode

Tuesday, May 4, 2021: Angeline Boulley, Joseph Shabason and more

Today on Q: author Angeline Boulley, multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason, fashion and style writer Christian Allaire.
Listen

Debut author Angeline Boulley on writing her critically acclaimed YA novel Firekeeper's Daughter

Angeline Boulley discusses her critically acclaimed, bestselling young adult novel, Firekeeper's Daughter, and the importance of telling contemporary Indigenous stories.
Listen

Joseph Shabason documents his conflicted relationship with faith on new album

Canadian multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason opens up about his latest album, The Fellowship, which explores his relationship with religion, going back to his upbringing in a dual-faith Jewish and Islamic household.
Listen

Vogue's Christian Allaire explores how fashion can help us reinvent ourselves and reclaim our cultures

Fashion and style writer Christian Allaire discusses his new book, The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures, and his mission to change the conversation about BIPOC representation.
Episode

Monday, May 3, 2021: Sierra Teller Ornelas, Richard Thompson and more

Today on Q: Rutherford Falls showrunner and co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas, screen panel with Jason Gorber and Teri Hart, singer Tom Jones, singer-songwriter Richard Thompson.
Listen

Rutherford Falls showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas on how comedy can subvert stereotypes

Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about the new comedy series Rutherford Falls, how it uses humour to unlock tough conversations about colonialism, and the importance of Indigenous representation both on and off screen.
Listen

Elon Musk is hosting Saturday Night Live and cast members are protesting

On this week's screen panel, Jason Gorber and Teri Hart discuss Elon Musk's upcoming Saturday Night Live appearance. They also break down how Paddington 2 became the best movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes.
Listen

'I'm glad I did it': Tom Jones on his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air guest appearance

In this unaired clip from Tom Power's interview with Tom Jones, the Welsh singer reflects on playing Carlton's guardian angel on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the early '90s.
Listen

English folk legend Richard Thompson shares his story in new memoir

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson discusses his new memoir, Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967–75, in which he recounts his early career with the group Fairport Convention.
Episode

Friday, April 30, 2021: Rupi Kaur, June Millington and more

Today on Q: poet Rupi Kaur, artist Tim Okamura, guitarist June Millington.
Listen

'Aren't we all just fighting to be resilient?': Rupi Kaur on womanhood, poetry and her new live show

Bestselling Canadian poet Rupi Kaur talks about her new live show, Rupi Kaur Live, and how performing saved her life.
Listen

How Tim Okamura's paintings are making a difference to those on the frontlines

New York-based Canadian artist Tim Okamura discusses his latest painting series, Healthcare Heroes.
Listen

New doc Fanny: The Right to Rock celebrates the history of the pioneering all-female band

Guitarist June Millington reflects on her time in the band Fanny — one of the first all-female rock groups to be signed to a major label — and how she feels about their story finally being told in the documentary, Fanny: The Right to Rock.
Episode

Thursday, April 29, 2021: Nigella Lawson, Jonny Sun and more

Today on Q: food writer and television cook Nigella Lawson, poetry editor Alice Quinn, rapper and producer Cadence Weapon, author and illustrator Jonny Sun.

'Guilt should play no part in pleasure': British cook Nigella Lawson tears down guilty pleasures in new book

Bestselling author and TV presenter Nigella Lawson has released a new book of recipes and essays, called Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories.
Listen

Editor Alice Quinn on how poetry uniquely speaks to the uncertainty and fear of the pandemic

Poetry editor Alice Quinn discusses her anthology of 85 poems, Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic, which was pulled together in just 40 days.
Listen

New music: Cadence Weapon introduces us to a cut off his new album

Canadian rapper and producer Cadence Weapon discusses his song Skyline off his new album, Parallel World, which comes out on Friday, April 30.

now