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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.
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Friday, Dec. 3, 2021: Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood, plus more

Today on Q with guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe: Thom Yorke of Radiohead and artist Stanley Donwood, Q This music panel with A. Harmony and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, music critic, author and producer Jessica Hopper.
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Thom Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood on creating Radiohead album covers

Yorke and Donwood spoke with Tom Power about Radiohead's new book and virtual exhibition, which dive into the symbiotic relationship between the band's sound and art.
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Contextualizing Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's wardrobe malfunction scandal

On this week's Q This music panel, A. Harmony and Elamin Abdelmahmoud take a look at the New York Times's latest documentary, Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson.
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Joni Mitchell's Blue at 50: A gateway to the landmark album

Music critic, author and producer Jessica Hopper brings us a short oral history and analysis of Joni Mitchell's Blue in celebration of the iconic album's 50th anniversary.
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'I'm going back to comedy': Sandra Bullock says The Unforgivable will be her last drama

The Oscar winner spoke with Q’s Tom Power about her new film, The Unforgivable, and why she only wants to accept comedic roles from now on.
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Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021: Kenny G, Valérie Lemercier and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: saxophonist Kenny G, actor and director Valérie Lemercier, author and poet Hasan Namir, blues-soul-rock singer SATE.
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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.
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Valérie Lemercier on her Céline Dion-inspired biopic Aline

The writer, director and star of the new unauthorized Céline Dion biopic, Aline, spoke with Tom Power about making the film.
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Hasan Namir on Umbilical Cord and the importance of queer family literature

Award-winning Canadian author and poet Hasan Namir joined Tom Power to discuss his new poetry book, Umbilical Cord, inspired by his first year of parenthood.
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'She's been the first in a lot of places': SATE on seeing her mother Salome Bey's legacy honoured

The blues-soul-rock singer spoke with Tom Power about her new album, The Fool, and her late mother Salome Bey's upcoming induction into Canada's Walk of Fame.
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Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, plus more

Today on Q with Tom Power: Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, comedian Matt Wright, singer-songwriter Hunnah, singer-songwriter Julie Doiron.
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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss talk Raise the Roof — a collaboration album 14 years in the making

Fourteen years after their first collaboration, the unlikely duo has reunited on a new album, titled Raise the Roof. Plant and Krauss joined Tom Power to tell us more.
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How a viral Zoom video inspired comedian Matt Wright to start writing jokes again

The Canadian standup's new comedy album, Here Live, Not A Cat, was inspired by that video of the lawyer who couldn't figure out how to remove the cat filter on Zoom.
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Hunnah's new EP Unloved explores the highs and lows of romance

The Toronto singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to break down the title track on her new EP, Unloved.
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Julie Doiron on her 1st solo record in nine years I Thought of You

The Canadian singer-songwriter's joyful, often rollicking, new album is about finding your way back to yourself no matter how dark the circumstances.
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Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021: Sara Gay Forden, Hélène Joy and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: House of Gucci author Sara Gay Forden, Murdoch Mysteries star Hélène Joy, director Danis Goulet.
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House of Gucci author Sara Gay Forden on the real-life scandal that shook the fashion world

Sara Gay Forden joined Tom Power to tell us what fascinated her about the true crime story at the heart of her meticulously researched book, The House of Gucci.
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Hélène Joy on seeing her own pregnancy written into Murdoch Mysteries

The actor is expecting her first child — and so is her character on Murdoch Mysteries! Tom Power caught up with Joy to talk about the surprise reveal on the show's latest episode.
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Night Raiders director Danis Goulet on how the dystopian film examines Canada's ugly colonial legacy

The award-winning filmmaker joined Tom Power to discuss the real-life inspiration behind her debut feature film, Night Raiders, about a Cree mother and daughter on the run from a military state.
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Monday, Nov. 29, 2021: Sandra Bullock, Doc McKinney and more

Today on Q with Tom Power: actor Sandra Bullock, record producer Doc McKinney, country singer MacKenzie Porter, musician and NASA engineer Brendan Chamberlain-Simon (also known as Proud Father).
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Doc McKinney on how the Weeknd's House of Balloons changed the sound of pop music

Canadian record producer Doc McKinney joined Tom Power to look back on the Weeknd's debut mixtape, House of Balloons, and the artist's early rise to fame.
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Country star MacKenzie Porter on Nashville success and returning home to Canada

The Alberta-born singer-songwriter joined Tom Power to discuss her Grand Ole Opry debut and her upcoming performance at tonight's Canadian Country Music Awards.
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How NASA engineer Proud Father channeled his career dread into music

NASA robotics technologist Brendan Chamberlain-Simon records music as Proud Father. He told Tom Power how he turned his career dread into an album that tells the story of an astronaut experiencing the same thing in space.
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'Listen to my side': Adele opens up about 30, divorce and her struggle with fame

In a wide-ranging Canadian exclusive interview with Q’s Tom Power, Adele discussed her personal new album, the power of music in tough times, her close friendship with Drake and more.

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