About Q with Tom Power

Q with Tom Power is a daily conversation with key artists of our time.

Air dates

CBC Radio One
Weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET

SiriusXM 169
Weekdays at 10:00 a.m., 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. ET

Q is broadcast on public radio in more than 100 select U.S. cities. Our American listeners can check their local listings.

On demand/Live streaming audio
Q is available for streaming live on weekdays starting at 9:06 a.m. ET. Listeners can select their time zone and listen to Radio One live at their convenience at cbc.ca/Listen.

Q is available as a podcast on all platforms that podcasts are available.

About us

Q is a daily conversation with key artists of our time. The conversation is informal, wide-ranging, playful, and allows the artist to explore their art and the contexts that have shaped them through their career. A second conversation allows the chance to meet an artist at an earlier stage of their career, to see what's shaping the next generation of artists.

About Tom

Tom Power is the award-winning host of Q produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Tom's heartfelt and enthusiastic interview style has attracted guests from around the globe including Harry Styles, Bono, Denzel Washington, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Lee Jung-jae, Céline Dion, Guillermo del Toro and Janelle Monáe.

Head shot of Q host Tom Power.
Q host Tom Power. (CBC)

Since becoming the host of Q in October 2016, listeners have come to know Tom for his in-depth interviewing style (speaking to Atlanta rapper Killer Mike about the Ferguson grand jury verdict), his mischievous sense of humour (jokingly chiding actor Catherine O'Hara for her parenting skills in Home Alone), and his genuine enthusiasm and fearlessness (singing a duet with Mavis Staples).

In 2021, Tom's moving and insightful conversation with the iconic Canadian actor Michael J. Fox earned him and the Q team the prestigious Gold medal for Best Interview at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.

On the heels of that honour, Tom was granted an exclusive Canadian sit-down interview with Adele to discuss her album 30. Over the course of their intimate and in-depth conversation, Adele opened up about life, love and her struggles with fame, sharing stories that made international headlines. To date, the interview has garnered more than 1.4 million views on YouTube and was a finalist for Best Interview at the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Also in 2022, Tom spoke in front of a live audience with Friends star Matthew Perry. That warm and frank conversation about the actor's struggles with substance abuse struck a chord, leading to almost seven million views on Instagram (and counting) while being picked up by news outlets internationally including Vanity Fair and CNN.

Tom's disarming nature puts the guests so much at ease that the conversations sometimes lead to fun viral moments (Omar Apollo on TikTok).

Tom started his radio career in his home of St. John's while studying folklore at Memorial University. At just 21, he joined CBC full time as the host of the folk music show Deep Roots, making him the youngest host of a national radio show since Peter Jennings.

In 2011 Tom relocated to Toronto to take over the national music show Radio 2 Morning on CBC, which he hosted for five years before he was announced as the full-time host of Q in 2016. In the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown he hosted the national television talk show What're You At? with Tom Power from his living room, speaking with celebrities, first responders and other Canadians.

When he's not behind the mic, Tom is a fixture at traditional music sessions across the country. An in-demand public speaker and beloved presence on social media, he can usually be found frequenting the dingy pool halls of whatever city he finds himself in.

Audience and reach

is the leading arts, music and entertainment program in Canada. The program is heard in Canada on the CBC and across the U.S. through public radio. Q reaches a daily terrestrial audience of more than 1,000,000 across North America and is heard on more than 100 U.S. public radio stations including the top markets of New York, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Seattle and Salt Lake City.

The show has a terrestrial average minute audience in Canada of 250,000 and a growing audience of people aged 35-49. Q connects daily with thousands of listeners and followers from around the world, providing them with many ways to consume our content.

YouTube Q's YouTube channel has more than 223,000 subscribers, averages 1.3 million views monthly and has more than 100 million views to date. 

Instagram - @cbcq has more than 40,000 followers.

Twitter - @QwithTomPower has more than 130,000 followers. @tompowercbc has 55,000 followers.

Facebook - Q's Facebook page has more than 50,000 followers.

Past guests include: Adele, Denzel Washinton, Kristen Stewart, Bono, Jim Carrey, Lee Jung-jae, Billy Porter, Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Perry, Tyler Perry, Alicia Keys, Alan Moore, Bruce Springsteen, Park Chan-wook, Barbra Streisand, Darren Aronofsky, Harry Styles, Sean Penn, Sandra Bullock, Michaela Coel, Ryan Reynolds, Katy Perry, Neil Young, Tracee Ellis Ross, Big Sean, Common, Lucy Liu, Simu Liu, Anthony Hopkins, George Clooney, Ramy Youssef, Ava DuVernay, Trixie Mattel, Abhishek Bachchan, Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Rupi Kaur, Antonio Banderas, Elton John, Céline Dion, Kerry Washington, Ai Weiwei and Chuck D.


Where can I find information on the music you play on your show?
How do I hear past interviews?
Where exactly can I listen to and watch Q?
How can I pitch a story/idea/my band to Q?

Q: Where can I find information on the music you play on your show?

A: Click here for a list of music we played on past shows.

Q: How do I hear past interviews?

A: Check out our podcast. We also post individual audio from feature interviews on cbc.ca/Listen

Q: Where exactly can I listen to and watch Q?

A: Q offers a daily podcast on weekdays, as well as live and on-demand streaming via cbc.ca/Q and cbc.ca/Listen. Video content is also available on our YouTube channel

The show can be heard twice daily on weekdays on CBC Radio One (10 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET), on public radio stations across the United States (check your local listings), and three times daily on weekdays on SiriusXM 169 (10:00 a.m., 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. ET). 

Q: How can I pitch a story/idea/my band to Q?

See the contact section below!


Audience inquiries, 1-866-306-4636

Audience inquiries, 416-205-6040

Q with Tom Power
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Toronto, ON, Canada
M5W 1E6

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