Q with Tom Power

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Five days a week acclaimed interviewer Tom Power sits down with the artists, writers, actors and musicians who define pop culture. Whether he’s ribbing Adele, singing a boyband classic with Simu Liu, or dissecting faith with U2 frontman Bono – Tom brings the same curiosity, respect and meticulous preparation into every conversation. He also has a track record for interviewing artists on the precipice of stardom – like Lizzo and Billie Eilish — who appeared on Q well before hitting the mainstream. Hear your favourite artists as they truly are, every weekday with Tom Power.


Episode Date
Jim Cuddy: His new solo album, relationships & songwriting
Jul 17, 2024
Quick Q: John Carter Cash on his father Johnny Cash's new posthumous album
Jul 17, 2024
Stephen Graham Jones: X-raying the slasher genre
Jul 16, 2024
Gregory Oh: Celebrating mistakes with Lessons in Failure
Jul 16, 2024
Jennifer Esposito: How her film Fresh Kills brings a new perspective to the mafia genre
Jul 15, 2024
Quick Q: Shy Kids on their new single & winning the Prism Prize’s Hi-Fidelity Award
Jul 15, 2024
Trey Anastasio: Phish’s 40-year friendship, the key to improvisation & why we need live music
Jul 12, 2024
Jason Hopley & Jamie Shannon: Nanalan’s viral TikTok success
Jul 12, 2024
Wanda Koop: Her passion for painting, her new exhibit & how to engage with art at a gallery
Jul 11, 2024
Camila Cabello: Her new album and dealing with online comments
Jul 10, 2024
Nemahsis: Her debut album, why her label dropped her & shooting a music video in the West Bank
Jul 10, 2024
Darius Rucker: Hootie & the Blowfish and his latest country record
Jul 09, 2024
Waxahatchee: Her DIY punk roots, foray into Americana & new album Tigers Blood
Jul 08, 2024
Quick Q: Maggie Andrew on her debut EP Day Job
Jul 08, 2024
Tom Green: His comedy career, surviving cancer & coming back to Canada
Jul 05, 2024
Quick Q: How Fawn Parker’s poetry explores the complexity of grief
Jul 05, 2024
William Stanford Davis: His 40-year path to Abbott Elementary
Jul 04, 2024
Old Man Luedecke: His banjo-free album & lessons from scallop fishing
Jul 04, 2024
Green Day: Dookie, American Idiot, and why their album Saviors is the best they’ve ever recorded
Jul 03, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga: Combining history and art at the Venice Biennale
Jul 03, 2024
June Squibb: On starring in her first leading film role at 94
Jul 02, 2024
Alexandra Stréliski: Fighting cynicism, burnout & hearing her music at the Oscars
Jul 02, 2024
Carol Burnett: Climbing the Hollywood sign, getting her first laugh & having fun at 90
Jul 01, 2024
Meghan Fandrich: Devastating wildfires, moving forward after tragedy & healing through poetry
Jul 01, 2024
Sam Smith: Gloria, self-love & why queer joy can feel radical
Jun 28, 2024
Quick Q: Jennifer Castle shares how her song got featured on Season 3 of The Bear
Jun 27, 2024
Karan Aujla: How he overcame tragedy to become a history-making global superstar
Jun 26, 2024
Jodie Comer: The Bikeriders, accent training, and her path to acting
Jun 26, 2024
Brendan Healy: The Inheritance, learning from the past, and how to stage an epic 7-hour play
Jun 26, 2024
Jamie Fine: Her new EP, starting fresh as a solo artist, and blowing up in South Africa
Jun 25, 2024
E.R. Fightmaster: Grey’s Anatomy fame and their new EP
Jun 25, 2024
Gracie Abrams: The Secret of Us, overcoming stage fright, and working with Taylor Swift
Jun 24, 2024
Quick Q: Dominique Fils-Aimé on releasing her first song in French
Jun 24, 2024
Dr. Shirley Cheechoo: Why overcoming the residential school legacy is the job of warriors
Jun 21, 2024
Remembering Donald Sutherland
Jun 20, 2024
Lily Gladstone: Life post-Killers of the Flower Moon & her new film Fancy Dance
Jun 20, 2024
Elisapie: How translating pop and rock hits into Inuktitut helped her heal
Jun 20, 2024
Paul Scheer: Joyful Recollections of Trauma, the cycle of abuse, and how improv saved his life
Jun 19, 2024
Quick Q: Weyni Mengesha on updating A Streetcar Named Desire for 2024
Jun 19, 2024
Chappell Roan: The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, perseverance, and the freedom of drag
Jun 18, 2024
Miles Greenberg: Working with flesh, Marina Abramović, and his physical journey in art
Jun 18, 2024
Dallas Smith: His switch from rock to country, his old band Default, and why he hasn’t moved to Nashville
Jun 17, 2024
Katori Hall: Telling Tina Turner’s story in The Tina Turner Musical
Jun 17, 2024
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Stretching into dramatic work, therapy with her mom, and her new film Tuesday
Jun 14, 2024
Walter Scott: Why he’s saying goodbye to Wendy, his most famous creation
Jun 14, 2024
Ally Pankiw: Comedy and tragedy, depression snacks, and her new film I Used to Be Funny
Jun 13, 2024
George McWhirter: The art of translation and his Griffin Poetry Prize win
Jun 13, 2024
Remembering Françoise Hardy
Jun 13, 2024
Kamasi Washington: Fearless Movement, fatherhood, and his biggest jazz influences
Jun 12, 2024
Ahmed Moneka: His debut album, Afro Sufi music, and the death threat that forced him to seek asylum in Canada
Jun 12, 2024
deadmau5: His accidental EDM career, 25 years in music, and why he wears a giant mouse helmet
Jun 11, 2024
Sin Wai Kin: How sci-fi and drag changed their art and helped them realize their true identity
Jun 11, 2024
George Clinton: Funkadelic, James Brown and Kendrick Lamar
Jun 10, 2024
Haley McGee: How hospices, mystics and trips to the cemetery inspired her new solo show
Jun 10, 2024
Kiesza: Her massive hit Hideaway and the traumatic brain injury that halted her career
Jun 07, 2024
Jessi Cruickshank: Why getting real about motherhood is good for some laughs
Jun 07, 2024
Huey Lewis: How to make a radio hit, hearing loss, and his new Broadway musical
Jun 06, 2024
Quick Q: Bibi Club on their creative and romantic partnership
Jun 06, 2024
Devery Jacobs: Her path to acting, storytelling as activism, and her grueling years as a gymnast
Jun 05, 2024
Arooj Aftab: The allure of the night, pioneering Pakistan’s DIY music movement, and her new album
Jun 05, 2024
Dan Brown: His journey from failed musician to bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code
Jun 04, 2024
Billy-Ray Belcourt: His debut short story collection and writing about queer, Indigenous love
Jun 04, 2024
Denis Villeneuve: Dune 2, his vision for the sci-fi epic, and how the film reflects issues in the world today
Jun 03, 2024
Matt Johnson: BlackBerry, what happens when an outsider filmmaker goes mainstream, and the future of Canadian film
Jun 03, 2024
Quick Q: Frank Walker on his debut album Origin and putting a new spin on EDM
Jun 03, 2024
Patricia Field: Costume design, her NYC boutique, and dressing Sarah Jessica Parker
May 31, 2024
Ilana Glazer: Motherhood, loss, and her new film Babes
May 30, 2024
Lamar Johnson: The Last of Us, Brother, and being honoured at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards
May 30, 2024
Siphesihle November: On following his ballet dreams from South Africa to Canada
May 29, 2024
Quick Q: Nelly Furtado on why she took a break from music and what brought her back
May 29, 2024
Geoff McFetridge: Beastie Boys, skateboarding in Calgary, and designing for brands like Apple and Nike
May 28, 2024
Aminder Dhaliwal: A Witch’s Guide to Burning, burnout, and protecting your creativity
May 28, 2024
Tarsem Singh: On Dear Jassi and the real-life tragedy that inspired the film
May 27, 2024
Alexander Stewart: His pop music journey, the devastating moment his voice changed, and his debut album
May 27, 2024
George Miller: Furiosa, what Mad Max is really about, and his early career as an ER doctor
May 24, 2024
Jane Schoenbrun: I Saw the TV Glow, the trans experience, and their ‘90s TV obsessions
May 24, 2024
Ethan and Maya Hawke: On Wildcat and their love of Flannery O'Connor
May 23, 2024
Zainab Johnson: How some big plot twists in her life led to a career in comedy
May 23, 2024
Harlan Coben: After 80 million copies sold, the bestselling author still suffers from self-doubt
May 22, 2024
Quick Q: Canadian saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen on her new song Fantasy on Blue
May 22, 2024
Joyner Lucas: On his new album Not Now I'm Busy
May 21, 2024
Alana Yorke: Her near-death experience and new album
May 21, 2024
Laurie Anderson: AI and art, O Superman, and her prolific career
May 17, 2024
Kaia Kater: Strange Medicine and the Black origins of the banjo
May 17, 2024
Tom Selleck: His “accidental” acting career, Magnum, P.I., and his new memoir
May 16, 2024
Matthew Macfadyen: Playing desperate people and the success of Succession
May 16, 2024
Kathleen Hanna: Bikini Kill, the feminism of riot grrrl, and her new memoir
May 15, 2024
Quick Q: Don McKay on receiving the Griffin Poetry Prize’s Lifetime Recognition Award
May 15, 2024
Remembering Alice Munro
May 14, 2024
Serj Tankian: System of a Down, raising awareness of the Armenian genocide, and his new memoir
May 14, 2024
Quick Q: Billianne shares how one comment from Taylor Swift changed her life
May 14, 2024
Kevin Durand: On Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and going to “ape school”
May 13, 2024
Moya O'Connell: On directing Hedda Gabler — one of theatre’s most complex roles
May 13, 2024
Ncuti Gatwa: On becoming the first Black queer Doctor Who
May 10, 2024
Evany Rosen: On her new show Davey & Jonesie's Locker
May 10, 2024
Remembering Steve Albini
May 09, 2024
Laufey: On being called Gen Z’s jazz icon
May 09, 2024
Ryusuke Hamaguchi: How the music for Evil Does Not Exist came before the film
May 09, 2024
MacKenzie Porter: On the heartbreak of trying to make it in Nashville
May 08, 2024
Kuperman Brothers: On making their Broadway debut with The Outsiders
May 08, 2024
Jerry Seinfeld: Unfrosted, turning 70, and the Seinfeld finale
May 07, 2024
Quick Q: Softcult on their new EP Heaven
May 07, 2024
Béla Fleck: On tackling George Gershwin’s masterpiece Rhapsody In Blue
May 06, 2024
Carley Fortune: On leaving journalism to become a romance novelist
May 06, 2024
Dua Lipa: Radical Optimism, leaving bad relationships, and music as a mantra
May 03, 2024
Quick Q: Mark Clennon on his new film, HIV stigma, and the underbelly of Toronto
May 03, 2024
Charlotte Day Wilson: Cyan Blue, choosing music over hockey, and Patti Smith
May 02, 2024
Ari Kinarthy: On scoring his own legacy
May 02, 2024
Emily Henry: Bringing the romance novel into the age of dating apps and TikTok
May 01, 2024
Christian Sparkes: The King Tide and the darker side of Newfoundland and Labrador
May 01, 2024
Laura Ramoso: On going viral for doing impressions of her parents
Apr 30, 2024
Hangama Amiri: Using textiles to stitch together her memories of home
Apr 30, 2024
Richard Thomas: To Kill a Mockingbird and playing John-Boy on The Waltons
Apr 29, 2024
Justin Peck: Adapting Sufjan Stevens’s album Illinois into a Broadway musical
Apr 29, 2024
St. Vincent: All Born Screaming, oversharing, and working with Dave Grohl
Apr 26, 2024
Caitlin Cronenberg: Her eco-catastrophe film, photography, and her famous last name
Apr 26, 2024
Maya Rudolph: Loot, SNL, Bridesmaids, and her cool parents
Apr 25, 2024
Michael Mabbott and Lucah Rosenberg-Lee: Jackie Shane’s fascinating story
Apr 25, 2024
Jimbo: Clowning, Drag Race, and winning for weirdos around the world
Apr 24, 2024
Sophie Nélisse: Irena’s Vow and what training as a gymnast gives her as an actor
Apr 24, 2024
Nikki Giovanni: Poetry, the birth of hip-hop, and why she genuinely wants to go to Mars
Apr 23, 2024
Zarrar Kahn: How his debut film depicts the horror of living in a patriarchal society
Apr 23, 2024
Jay Baruchel: Existential dread, optimism, and why he stayed in Canada
Apr 22, 2024
Alexandre Hamel: Why he’s out to prove that ice skating is an art
Apr 22, 2024
Noah Kahan: Stick Season, authenticity, TikTok, and lying to therapists
Apr 19, 2024
Quick Q: Cadence Weapon on his new album Rollercoaster
Apr 19, 2024
Tonya Williams: The Young and the Restless, Reelworld Film Festival, and her barrier-breaking work
Apr 18, 2024
Mick Jagger: Hackney Diamonds and more than 60 years of the Rolling Stones
Apr 17, 2024
Fred Nguyen Khan: The Sympathizer, training with Shaolin monks, and acting in Vietnamese for the first time
Apr 17, 2024
Deryck Whibley: Why Sum 41 is disbanding after 27 years
Apr 16, 2024
Leanne Toshiko Simpson: Why the rom-com is the perfect format to discuss mental illness
Apr 16, 2024
Alex Garland on his new film Civil War + Hamza Haq on how Transplant saved his career
Apr 15, 2024
Kyle MacLachlan: Fallout, David Lynch, and how he really feels about Dune
Apr 12, 2024
iskwē: The ‘gut-wrenching roller coaster ride’ of making her new album
Apr 12, 2024
Mike Post on writing some of TV’s greatest theme songs + Joel Plaskett’s new spoken word piece
Apr 11, 2024
Ian Williams on courageous conversations, cancel culture and taking risks + Magdalene Odundo on her life in clay
Apr 10, 2024
Rudy Mancuso: Música and what it’s like living with synesthesia
Apr 09, 2024
Dawn Landes: The Liberated Women’s Songbook and the history of women’s activism through music
Apr 09, 2024
Joan Baez: Folk music, “Bobby” Dylan, and what it means to have an honest legacy
Apr 08, 2024
Brendan Healy: The Inheritance, learning from the past, and how to stage an epic seven-hour play
Apr 08, 2024
Guillaume Côté on retiring from the National Ballet of Canada + TOBi on his big Junos wins
Apr 05, 2024
'I went to hell and came back from it': Shakira on the strength and resilience behind her new album
Apr 05, 2024
Ani DiFranco: Hadestown and her new chapter on Broadway
Apr 04, 2024
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: A Gentleman in Moscow, Ahsoka, and Scott Pilgrim
Apr 04, 2024
Shakira on the resilience behind her new album + Zehra Naqvi on her debut poetry collection
Apr 03, 2024
Katy O'Brian: From bodybuilding to starring alongside Kristen Stewart in the queer erotic thriller Love Lies Bleeding
Apr 02, 2024
Adaline: Making her EP Hymnal, and reconciling her queerness with her evangelical upbringing
Apr 02, 2024
Sheryl Crow: How AI is crushing the spirit of music, her new album Evolution, and speaking up through song
Apr 01, 2024
Roy Wood Jr.: Why he left The Daily Show and where late-night TV is headed
Apr 01, 2024
James Ehnes on the reality of being a child prodigy + How Caroline Rose found healing through their most vulnerable music to date
Mar 29, 2024
The Last Dinner Party: Opening for The Rolling Stones, starting out as a live act and their viral hit Nothing Matters
Mar 28, 2024
Zelda Williams: On grief, directing the camp comedy Lisa Frankenstein and embracing the unusual
Mar 27, 2024
Clement Virgo: Adapting Brother, directing The Wire and maturing as a filmmaker
Mar 27, 2024
Regina King: Playing Shirley Chisholm, almost becoming a dentist, and the meaning of success
Mar 26, 2024
Stephen Tayo: Shooting street style in Lagos and his photography philosophy
Mar 26, 2024
Kelvin Redvers: Making his thriller Cold Road, the future of Indigenous film, and getting kicked off the Cannes red carpet
Mar 25, 2024
Josh Homme: Queens of The Stone Age, Taylor Hawkins, and his debt to polka
Mar 25, 2024
Nelly Furtado: Getting a record deal at 20, writing her biggest hits, and her big comeback
Mar 22, 2024
Alexandra Streliski: Fighting cynicism, hearing her music at the Oscars, and being transformed by burnout
Mar 22, 2024
Carol Burnett: Climbing the Hollywood sign, getting her first laugh, and how having fun is still a priority at 90 years old
Mar 21, 2024
Évelyne Brochu: French Girl, what she learned from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and working with Denis Villeneuve
Mar 20, 2024
Emma Portner: How her latest choreography in Islands is subverting ballet gender norms
Mar 20, 2024
Justine Triet: Anatomy of a Fall, a marriage on trial, and the future of French cinema
Mar 19, 2024
Fawzia Mirza: The Queen of My Dreams, Bollywood, and why loving herself makes her a better filmmaker
Mar 19, 2024
How Es Devlin creates concert spectacles on stage + DJ Karaba on how giving up on one dream can open the door to another
Mar 18, 2024
Michael Keaton: Knox Goes Away, getting Al Pacino to star in his film, and what Mister Rogers was really like
Mar 15, 2024
Cody Lightning: From being a child actor in Smoke Signals to making a spinoff mockumentary about it
Mar 15, 2024
Hip-Hop Week: Maestro Fresh Wes, the godfather of Canadian hip-hop
Mar 14, 2024
Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan: Merry and Pippin, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and their decades-long friendship
Mar 14, 2024
Maestro Fresh Wes: His journey to becoming the godfather of Canadian hip-hop
Mar 14, 2024
Q Introduces: Who Replaced Avril Lavigne?
Mar 13, 2024
Diana Lee Inosanto: Ahsoka, transitioning from stunt performer to actor, and her connection to Bruce Lee
Mar 13, 2024
Allison Au: Migrations, her family history, and what we mean by the idea of home
Mar 13, 2024
Bill T. Jones: Working with Keith Haring, athletic sweat versus poetic sweat, and his incredible life in dance
Mar 12, 2024
Steve Patterson: The Debaters, what happens when a comedian becomes a dad, and why he’s making soap
Mar 12, 2024
Denis Villeneuve: Dune 2, his vision for the sci-fi epic, and how the film reflects issues in the world today
Mar 11, 2024
Kim Gordon: Sonic Youth, TikTok, and her new solo album
Mar 11, 2024
Shana Carroll: How to see circus as an art form
Mar 08, 2024
Olufikayo Ziki Adeola: Calling out Disney, Iwájú, and showing Lagos in the future
Mar 08, 2024
Chloé Robichaud & Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Days of Happiness, toxic family relationships, and making conducting believable on screen
Mar 07, 2024
Chelsea Peretti: Her debut film, women in comedy, and Hollywood's reaction to #MeToo
Mar 07, 2024
Mark Seliger: Oscar Party portraits, capturing someone's essence, and the stories behind his most iconic celebrity photos
Mar 06, 2024
Lily Gladstone: Working with Scorsese, breaking into Hollywood, and Killers of the Flower Moon
Mar 06, 2024
Tate McRae: Performing on SNL, her hit song Greedy, and not being judgmental of your art
Mar 05, 2024
Corb Lund: Remembering Ian Tyson, The Grand Ole Opry, and El Viejo
Mar 05, 2024
Jeremy Dutcher on the sound of grief + New music from Elliott Brood
Mar 04, 2024
Jacob Collier is tired of making music on his own + Emily Austin reads from Gay Girl Prayers
Mar 01, 2024
Kōji Yakusho: Finding happiness in simplicity, Perfect Days, and working with Wim Wenders
Feb 29, 2024
Measha Brueggergosman-Lee on collaborating with Margaret Atwood to create Zombie Blizzard
Feb 29, 2024
Karen Robinson: Law & Order Toronto, moving from Jamaica to rural Alberta, and naming her character after family
Feb 28, 2024
Adrian Glynn: Why it's important to know your grandparents' story
Feb 28, 2024
Alan Ritchson on Reacher, Ordinary Angels, and living with bipolar disorder + Meredith Hama-Brown on her film Seagrass
Feb 27, 2024
Pam Grier: How she became the queen of Blaxploitation film and Hollywood’s first female action hero
Feb 26, 2024
Alexandra Billings: Queen Tut, chosen family, and the evolution of trans representation in film and TV
Feb 26, 2024
Marlon Wayans: From Scary Movie and White Chicks to his new life as a stand-up
Feb 23, 2024
Kablusiak: The winner of the Sobey Art Award, one of Canada’s most prestigious visual arts prizes
Feb 23, 2024
Brittany Howard on leaving Alabama Shakes, What Now, and growing up in poverty + New music from Mumford & Sons
Feb 22, 2024
Adam Beach: Exile, Smoke Signals, and his journey to acting
Feb 21, 2024
Shea Couleé: The Love Ball, their dance record, and life after Drag Race
Feb 21, 2024
Chromeo: Adult Contemporary, growing up, and what it means to be funky as you approach middle age
Feb 20, 2024
Diane Flacks: Funneling her guilt into art and mining it for comedy
Feb 20, 2024
Daniel Caesar: Never Enough, the myth of success, and collaborating with Justin Bieber
Feb 19, 2024
The Beaches: How everything needed to fall apart for everything to come together
Feb 19, 2024
Seth Rogen: His love of pottery, The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down, and judging other artists’ work
Feb 16, 2024
Alan Doyle: Welcome Home, Great Big Sea’s early days, and his 30 years as a working musician
Feb 16, 2024
Paul Giamatti: The Holdovers, his Oscar nom, and reuniting with Alexander Payne 20 years after Sideways
Feb 15, 2024
Vince Staples: His new Netflix show, repping Long Beach, and luring Kawhi Leonard away from the Raptors
Feb 15, 2024
Reinaldo Marcus Green: One Love, what we get wrong about Bob Marley, and why being a pitcher makes you a better filmmaker
Feb 14, 2024
How Amanda Parris lost and found her way back to art + Turning the frustration of finding child care into music
Feb 13, 2024
Zach Woods: Public radio, The Office, and making fun of yourself
Feb 12, 2024
Sunny Drake: CHILD-ish, listening to kids, and hope for the future
Feb 12, 2024
Pablo Schreiber: Halo, being Canadian, and sleeping in for his first day on The Wire
Feb 09, 2024
Keyon Harrold: Jazz trumpet, star-studded collaborations, and his new album
Feb 09, 2024
Cole Sprouse on Lisa Frankenstein, child stardom, and death threats + New music from The Strumbellas
Feb 08, 2024
Molly Ringwald: ‘80s fame, why she took a step back, and her new role in Feud: Capote vs. The Swans
Feb 07, 2024
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the PTSD-List, getting blacklisted by Hollywood, and starting a new chapter of her career
Feb 06, 2024
Supinder Wraich: Allegiance, Sort Of, and acting through Craigslist
Feb 06, 2024
Ilana Glazer: Life after Broad City, stand-up comedy, and making peace with her 30s
Feb 05, 2024
Domee Shi: Turning Red, normalizing puberty, and creating the first Pixar film set in Canada
Feb 05, 2024
Bob Geldof: Live Aid, staying hopeful, and the power of music to effect change
Feb 02, 2024
Spiritbox: Heavy metal, their first Grammy nomination, and collaborating with Megan Thee Stallion
Feb 02, 2024
Ronan Bennett: Top Boy, how Drake saved the gritty British drama, and his new novel based on the series
Feb 01, 2024
Daniel Schlusser and Scott Price: How their play draws parallels between the future of AI and the neurodivergent experience
Feb 01, 2024
Terrace Martin on his influences, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, and how music changed his life + bludnymph's cathartic toxic girl anthem
Jan 31, 2024
Daisy Ridley: Sometimes I Think About Dying and landing her first big role as Rey in Star Wars
Jan 30, 2024
Celine Song: Past Lives, rejecting clichés in modern love stories, and writing a story inspired by her life
Jan 30, 2024
Darius Rucker on Hootie & the Blowfish and his new country record + New music from Liza
Jan 29, 2024
How Kim Thúy was transported to her childhood for the filming of Ru + New music from Tafari Anthony
Jan 26, 2024
David Yee: How his “fascination of what’s difficult” helped him change the face of Canadian theatre
Jan 25, 2024
Tanya Tagaq: True Detective, the brilliance of Jodie Foster, and creating the series’ score
Jan 25, 2024
Jake Johnson on Self Reliance, getting fired, and New Girl + LU KALA has Nothing But Love
Jan 24, 2024
Ava DuVernay on her new film Origin + Amelia Curran pays tribute to influential songwriter Ron Hynes
Jan 23, 2024
Sleater-Kinney: Little Rope, coping with grief, and the 30th anniversary of the band
Jan 22, 2024
June Clark: Unrequited Love, her relationship with the American flag, and the artistic appeal of rust
Jan 22, 2024
Green Day: Dookie, American Idiot, and why their new album Saviors is the best they’ve ever recorded
Jan 19, 2024
Venus: The first Indigenous winner of Canada’s Drag Race
Jan 19, 2024
Nikki Giovanni: Poetry, influencing the birth of hip-hop, and why being talented means being lonely
Jan 18, 2024
Matty Matheson: The Bear, his passionate Emmys speech, and bringing his kitchen experience to the show
Jan 18, 2024
Jasmeet Raina: Overnight internet fame, misunderstandings about his Sikh faith, and his new show Late Bloomer
Jan 17, 2024
Hayley Williams: Getting Paramore back together, being a woman in the pop-punk scene, and why she’s “addicted to a survival narrative”
Jan 16, 2024
Ibrahim Maalouf: Pushing the boundaries of the trumpet, his father’s influence, and how music became a refuge to him
Jan 16, 2024
R.L. Stine: Goosebumps, writing advice, and how he stumbled into writing horror for kids
Jan 15, 2024
Vanessa Morgan: Riverdale, Wild Cards, and receiving death threats for her character's actions
Jan 15, 2024
Geoff McFetridge: Beastie Boys, skateboarding in Calgary, and designing for brands like Apple and Nike
Jan 12, 2024
D.J. Demers: How growing up hard of hearing and working in a used sporting good store inspired his new sitcom
Jan 12, 2024
Nicole Byer on how ADHD can help your comedy + Mark Critch pays tribute to his dad by impersonating him
Jan 11, 2024
Sydney Freeland: Echo, Marvel’s first “deaf Native American badass,” and the importance of getting a Chocktaw story right
Jan 10, 2024
Bruce Liu: The only Canadian to win the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition
Jan 10, 2024
Deantha Edmunds: The first Inuk professional opera singer, the Order of Canada, and the classical music of Labrador Inuit
Jan 09, 2024
Marcel Dzama: The fire that destroyed his early work, Group of Seven, and being drawn to nature in his new show
Jan 09, 2024
Colman Domingo’s journey from clown to playing civil rights leader Bayard Rustin + Kaia Kater’s new song The Internet
Jan 08, 2024
Dan Levy: Good Grief, living with self-doubt, and breaking expectations after Schitt's Creek
Jan 05, 2024
Jeffrey Wright on his connection to American Fiction & Jean-Michel Basquiat + Jordan Alexander's new song
Jan 04, 2024
Aurora James: Making AOC’s Tax The Rich dress, her memoir Wildflower, and using fashion as a tool for activism
Jan 03, 2024
Nick Green: How he’s helping destigmatize HIV/AIDS with his play Casey and Diana
Jan 03, 2024
Cynthia Nixon: The legacy of Sex and the City and the evolution of Miranda
Jan 02, 2024
Mick Jagger: The Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts, and the future of music
Jan 01, 2024
Elizabeth Acevedo: Living wakes, family secrets, and why she’s been planning her own funeral since she was a kid
Jan 01, 2024
Robbie Robertson: What The Band was, what it could have been, and why it ended
Dec 29, 2023
Sleepy Jean: Blending the personal and professional on her latest album Shoot Me in a Dream
Dec 29, 2023
Amanda Marshall: Where she’s been, having Elton John as a fan, and her latest album Heavy Lifting
Dec 28, 2023
Shane Ghostkeeper: His first country album, honouring his family, and the story behind his song Hunger Strike
Dec 28, 2023
Jon Klassen: Illustrating children’s books, early influences, and when he realized he could draw
Dec 27, 2023
Ed Robertson: The story behind Barenaked Ladies’ hit song One Week
Dec 27, 2023
Buddha Stretch: The evolution of hip-hop dance, how Buddhism influences his choreography, and what’s behind his passion
Dec 26, 2023
Elisapie: How translating pop songs to Inuktitut helped her heal
Dec 26, 2023
Fatima Robinson: Choreographing Beyoncé, bringing hip-hop dance to the mainstream, and The Color Purple
Dec 22, 2023
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Mae Martin on their comedy special SAP + Bruce Dern’s revolutionary acting method
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Matt Johnson: BlackBerry, what happens when an outsider filmmaker goes mainstream, and the future of Canadian film
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Paris Zarcilla: The horror of rage and how his experience as an immigrant inspired his new film Raging Grace
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Richard Thomas: To Kill a Mockingbird, why it’s still radical as ever, and the legacy of his role as John-boy on The Waltons
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Jonathan Glazer: Shooting his film at Auschwitz, the humanness of evil, and why he always knew he’d create a film about the Holocaust
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Megan Follows: Playing Anne in Anne of Green Gables and bringing the story to a new generation
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Donald Sutherland: Why, after an incredible career in film, he’s most proud of being commemorated on a stamp
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Tate McRae: Performing on SNL, her hit song Greedy, and not being judgmental of your art
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Brenda Lee: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, being backstage with The Beatles, and having Elvis on her front step
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James L. Brooks: The Simpsons, comedy with heart, and the feminism of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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Dolly Parton enters her “Rockstar” era + Alam Khan on building musical bridges
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How Blue Rodeo got big by going small on Five Days in July + why you have Drake to thank for new k-os music
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Linton Kwesi Johnson: Dub poetry, the Black Panther Party, and poetry as a ‘cultural weapon’
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Tim Meadows: Saturday Night Live, Dream Scenario, and memories of Norm Macdonald
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Geddy Lee: His 'effin' life' and the Rush show he'll never forget
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Elliot Page on his memoir + Charlotte Cardin performs in the Q studio
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Why Roy Wood Jr. doesn't want to be host of The Daily Show + Classified shares new music
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Broadway legend Patti LuPone + British singer-songwriter Jorja Smith
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Rick Mercer: Highlights from his hit TV show, imposter syndrome, and his new memoir
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Iconic drag queen Sasha Velour + Rêve on her new song Saturn Return
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Steve Albini on Nirvana’s In Utero + Caroline Brooks of Good Lovelies
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Julia Fox: Being a dominatrix, Uncut Gems, and feeling “born ready” to be famous
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James Ehnes: Violin, the reality of being a child prodigy and why a great violinist should stay away from basketball
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Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill, music as medicine, and what she thinks happens when we die
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Chappell Roan: The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, perseverance, and the freedom of drag
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Jada Pinkett Smith: Feeling unworthy, her friendship with Tupac, and the infamous Oscar slap
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Jeremy Dutcher: Motewolonuwok, the sound of grief, and the intersection between queerness and Indigeneity
Oct 16, 2023
Joan Baez: Folk music, “Bobby” Dylan, and what it means to have an honest legacy
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Patrick Stewart: Star Trek, Shakespeare, and losing his Yorkshire accent
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Tom Hanks: The magic behind moviemaking
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Hozier on “Take Me to Church” and his new album + How Fawn Parker writes about grief
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The Beaches: How everything needed to fall apart for everything to come together
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Talking Heads: The early days, “Stop Making Sense,” the story behind the Big Suit
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Nicole Byer: The reality of competition shows and how ADHD can help your comedy
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Bernie Taupin: Writing hit songs with Elton John, avoiding the limelight, and why he’s telling his story now
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Leslie Jones: “SNL,” lessons on failure and getting her first big break in her 40s
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Mick Jagger: The Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts and the future of music
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Paul Simon: faith, the dream that inspired “Seven Psalms,” and coming to terms with hearing loss
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Pamela Anderson on taking her story back
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Shania Twain on the moments that made her + King Cruff’s new music and having Bob Marley as your grandfather
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Tim McGraw on sobriety, meeting his dad in his teens, Taylor Swift and his new album
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Feist on Multitudes, motherhood & memories + Charlotte Cardin performs “Next To You”
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Alicia Keys talks her first big hit, self-worth and her memoir “More Myself”
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Tom Holland on his rise to fame: “Billy Elliot,” “Spider-Man” and “The Crowded Room”
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Jerry Seinfeld had 45 years of jokes on scraps of paper — so he put them into a book
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Cynthia Nixon on the legacy of “Sex and the City” and the evolution of Miranda
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Elliot Page couldn't imagine telling his own story – here's why he's sharing it now
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New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas + Saeed Teebi on his debut novel
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Mae Martin on their comedy special SAP + Anosh Irani on his new play
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Daniel Caesar on the myth of success + Bad Sisters creator Sharon Horgan
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Dallas Green + Debby Friday
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Guillermo del Toro + Jeremy Dutcher
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Sheila McCarthy + Vir Das
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Taye Diggs + Cliff Cardinal
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Anthony Shim + Aryana Sayeed & Fazila Amiri
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Christian McBride + Tate McRae
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