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q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

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Get ready to meet the artists you're talking about, and the ones you'll soon love. Whatever you're into — be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre or comedy — q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.

Latest Episodes

[Full episode] Kiesza, Alyssa Bereznak, Saleema Nawaz 12/08/2020

Singer Kiesza opens up about releasing her first album since getting into a 2017 car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury and forced her to put her music career on hold. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks what a U.S. ban on the Chinese-owned app TikTok would mean for its video creators and their work. Author Saleema Nawaz talks about her latest novel Songs for the End of the World — an almost unbelievably prescient story about a global coronavirus pandemic.

60 MIN1 d ago
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[Full episode] Kiesza, Alyssa Bereznak, Saleema Nawaz 12/08/2020

[Full episode] Jesse Williams, Chris Murphy and Joel Plaskett, Carrie Mae Weems 11/08/2020

Actor Jesse Williams talks about his starring role in the new slasher horror film Random Acts of Violence, and shares why social activism has long been a part of his life. Musicians Joel Plaskett and Chris Murphy of Sloan honour their friend and fellow musician, the late Matthew Grimson, with a co-release of a new posthumous collection of his songs. World-renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems discusses art, class and culture — and how she feels about being called an artist ahead of her time.

60 MIN2 d ago
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[Full episode] Jesse Williams, Chris Murphy and Joel Plaskett, Carrie Mae Weems 11/08/2020

[Full episode] Oliver Stone, Teri Hart and Ishani Nath, Douglas Coupland, Mavis Staples 10/08/2020

Filmmaker Oliver Stone reflects on how his experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War shaped his raw and radical approach to filmmaking. On this week's q screen panel, entertainment writers Teri Hart and Ishani Nath unpack reported allegations of intimidation, racism and sexual misconduct behind the scenes on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Artist and author Douglas Coupland talks about revisiting his series Slogans for the 21st Century, and retooling old favourites to suit the current world crisis. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she still feels she has to speak out against bigotry in America.

71 MIN3 d ago
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[Full episode] Oliver Stone, Teri Hart and Ishani Nath, Douglas Coupland, Mavis Staples 10/08/2020

[Full episode] Chelsea Peretti, q This music panel, William Prince, Baaba Maal

Actor and comedian Chelsea Peretti on her start in comedy, the struggles and triumphs of motherhood, and her first lead role in the feature film. The q This music panel is here: A. Harmony and Erin Ashley join guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about the mixed reaction to Beyonce's visual album, 'Black Is King,' and the 'memeification' of Black women's trauma. William Prince talks about his album that won him this years SOCAN Songwriting Prize in the English category. Singer and guitarist Baaba Maal talks about his life in music and how he's used his sound as a platform for social change.

65 MIN6 d ago
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[Full episode] Chelsea Peretti, q This music panel, William Prince, Baaba Maal

[Full episode] Blair Underwood, Sewit Sium, John Hartman 06/08/2020

Blair Underwood co-stars alongside Octavia Spencer in theNetflix series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. He joined guest host Talia Schlanger to tell us more about the series. Jewelry designer Sewit Siumon her eponymous collection of African iconography, symbolism, and motifs. She speaks with Talia about the intersection between jewlery and political expression, and how it can be a tool for education. Landscape painter John Hartman spotlights 32 portraits of Canadian writers in Many Lives Mark This Place.

59 MIN1 w ago
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[Full episode] Blair Underwood, Sewit Sium, John Hartman 06/08/2020

[Full episode] Lady A, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Nicholas Braun 05/08/2020

Blues singer Lady A explains why she won't be sharing her moniker with massive country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum.Theater directorMumbi Tindyebwa Otuon her now award winning direction of the play The Brothers Size. HBO's series Succession was just nominated for 18 Emmy's. ActorNicholas Braun talksabout what it's like to be on one of the biggest shows on TV.

55 MIN1 w ago
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[Full episode] Lady A, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Nicholas Braun 05/08/2020

[Full episode] Stephenie Meyer, Dizzy, Jenny Han 04/08/2020

Twilight authorStephenieMeyer on her long-awaited novel Midnight Sun,and why she almost abandoned the book entirely after a rough draft of early chapters leaked online almost a decade ago. Katie Munshaw, frontwoman of the Juno-award winning band Dizzy, on their sophomore album The Sun and her Scorch. Author Jenny Han on the film adaptation of her New York Times best-sellerTo All The Boys I've Loved Before.Jenny joinedTom Power to talk about whyteenage experiences fascinateher and the importance of representation on screen.

54 MIN1 w ago
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[Full episode] Stephenie Meyer, Dizzy, Jenny Han 04/08/2020

[Full episode] Elton John, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Carly Rae Jepsen 03/08/2020

Elton John opens up about his "rollercoaster life," how having children changed everything for him and why he decided to saygoodbye to life on the road. Award-winning poet Reginald Dwayne Bettsdiscusseshis third collection of poetry, Felon — a personal examination of incarceration, family and justice. Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her latest album Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit Call Me Maybe.

61 MIN1 w ago
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[Full episode] Elton John, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Carly Rae Jepsen 03/08/2020

[Full episode] François Clemmons, Dalton Higgins, iskwē, Judy Collins 31/07/2020

Grammy Award-winning singer François Clemmonstalks about his role asOfficer ClemmonsonMister Rogers' Neighborhood,and how he overcame racist and homophobic discrimination throughout his life. Journalist and author Dalton Higgins unpacks how Canada'sBlack-owned radio stations are facing trouble right now, and what it means for the sound of our cities. Singer iskwēperforms some songs from her new albumacākosīk. Folk iconJudy Collinsreflects onher long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her latest albumWinter Stories.

71 MIN1 w ago
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[Full episode] François Clemmons, Dalton Higgins, iskwē, Judy Collins 31/07/2020

[Full episode] Judy Blume, Bob Wiseman, Lesley Hampton 30/07/2020

Author Judy Blumetalks about breaking taboos when writing for kids, and why she's finally allowing Margaret to be adapted for the screen. Musician and author Bob Wiseman dives into the stories that make up his new book Music Lessons, a collection of musings on music and the music industry. Fashion designer Lesley Hampton on her gowns making waves on the Golden Globes red carpet and breaking down barriers in the fashion industry.

55 MIN2 w ago
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[Full episode] Judy Blume, Bob Wiseman, Lesley Hampton 30/07/2020

Latest Episodes

[Full episode] Kiesza, Alyssa Bereznak, Saleema Nawaz 12/08/2020

Singer Kiesza opens up about releasing her first album since getting into a 2017 car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury and forced her to put her music career on hold. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks what a U.S. ban on the Chinese-owned app TikTok would mean for its video creators and their work. Author Saleema Nawaz talks about her latest novel Songs for the End of the World — an almost unbelievably prescient story about a global coronavirus pandemic.

60 MIN1 d ago
Comments
[Full episode] Kiesza, Alyssa Bereznak, Saleema Nawaz 12/08/2020

[Full episode] Jesse Williams, Chris Murphy and Joel Plaskett, Carrie Mae Weems 11/08/2020

Actor Jesse Williams talks about his starring role in the new slasher horror film Random Acts of Violence, and shares why social activism has long been a part of his life. Musicians Joel Plaskett and Chris Murphy of Sloan honour their friend and fellow musician, the late Matthew Grimson, with a co-release of a new posthumous collection of his songs. World-renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems discusses art, class and culture — and how she feels about being called an artist ahead of her time.

60 MIN2 d ago
Comments
[Full episode] Jesse Williams, Chris Murphy and Joel Plaskett, Carrie Mae Weems 11/08/2020

[Full episode] Oliver Stone, Teri Hart and Ishani Nath, Douglas Coupland, Mavis Staples 10/08/2020

Filmmaker Oliver Stone reflects on how his experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War shaped his raw and radical approach to filmmaking. On this week's q screen panel, entertainment writers Teri Hart and Ishani Nath unpack reported allegations of intimidation, racism and sexual misconduct behind the scenes on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Artist and author Douglas Coupland talks about revisiting his series Slogans for the 21st Century, and retooling old favourites to suit the current world crisis. Gospel singer Mavis Staples explains why she still feels she has to speak out against bigotry in America.

71 MIN3 d ago
Comments
[Full episode] Oliver Stone, Teri Hart and Ishani Nath, Douglas Coupland, Mavis Staples 10/08/2020

[Full episode] Chelsea Peretti, q This music panel, William Prince, Baaba Maal

Actor and comedian Chelsea Peretti on her start in comedy, the struggles and triumphs of motherhood, and her first lead role in the feature film. The q This music panel is here: A. Harmony and Erin Ashley join guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about the mixed reaction to Beyonce's visual album, 'Black Is King,' and the 'memeification' of Black women's trauma. William Prince talks about his album that won him this years SOCAN Songwriting Prize in the English category. Singer and guitarist Baaba Maal talks about his life in music and how he's used his sound as a platform for social change.

65 MIN6 d ago
Comments
[Full episode] Chelsea Peretti, q This music panel, William Prince, Baaba Maal

[Full episode] Blair Underwood, Sewit Sium, John Hartman 06/08/2020

Blair Underwood co-stars alongside Octavia Spencer in theNetflix series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. He joined guest host Talia Schlanger to tell us more about the series. Jewelry designer Sewit Siumon her eponymous collection of African iconography, symbolism, and motifs. She speaks with Talia about the intersection between jewlery and political expression, and how it can be a tool for education. Landscape painter John Hartman spotlights 32 portraits of Canadian writers in Many Lives Mark This Place.

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
[Full episode] Blair Underwood, Sewit Sium, John Hartman 06/08/2020

[Full episode] Lady A, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Nicholas Braun 05/08/2020

Blues singer Lady A explains why she won't be sharing her moniker with massive country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum.Theater directorMumbi Tindyebwa Otuon her now award winning direction of the play The Brothers Size. HBO's series Succession was just nominated for 18 Emmy's. ActorNicholas Braun talksabout what it's like to be on one of the biggest shows on TV.

55 MIN1 w ago
Comments
[Full episode] Lady A, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Nicholas Braun 05/08/2020

[Full episode] Stephenie Meyer, Dizzy, Jenny Han 04/08/2020

Twilight authorStephenieMeyer on her long-awaited novel Midnight Sun,and why she almost abandoned the book entirely after a rough draft of early chapters leaked online almost a decade ago. Katie Munshaw, frontwoman of the Juno-award winning band Dizzy, on their sophomore album The Sun and her Scorch. Author Jenny Han on the film adaptation of her New York Times best-sellerTo All The Boys I've Loved Before.Jenny joinedTom Power to talk about whyteenage experiences fascinateher and the importance of representation on screen.

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
[Full episode] Stephenie Meyer, Dizzy, Jenny Han 04/08/2020

[Full episode] Elton John, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Carly Rae Jepsen 03/08/2020

Elton John opens up about his "rollercoaster life," how having children changed everything for him and why he decided to saygoodbye to life on the road. Award-winning poet Reginald Dwayne Bettsdiscusseshis third collection of poetry, Felon — a personal examination of incarceration, family and justice. Carly Rae Jepsen sheds some light on the songwriting process, her latest album Dedicated, and the lasting legacy of her very first breakout hit Call Me Maybe.

61 MIN1 w ago
Comments
[Full episode] Elton John, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Carly Rae Jepsen 03/08/2020

[Full episode] François Clemmons, Dalton Higgins, iskwē, Judy Collins 31/07/2020

Grammy Award-winning singer François Clemmonstalks about his role asOfficer ClemmonsonMister Rogers' Neighborhood,and how he overcame racist and homophobic discrimination throughout his life. Journalist and author Dalton Higgins unpacks how Canada'sBlack-owned radio stations are facing trouble right now, and what it means for the sound of our cities. Singer iskwēperforms some songs from her new albumacākosīk. Folk iconJudy Collinsreflects onher long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her latest albumWinter Stories.

71 MIN1 w ago
Comments
[Full episode] François Clemmons, Dalton Higgins, iskwē, Judy Collins 31/07/2020

[Full episode] Judy Blume, Bob Wiseman, Lesley Hampton 30/07/2020

Author Judy Blumetalks about breaking taboos when writing for kids, and why she's finally allowing Margaret to be adapted for the screen. Musician and author Bob Wiseman dives into the stories that make up his new book Music Lessons, a collection of musings on music and the music industry. Fashion designer Lesley Hampton on her gowns making waves on the Golden Globes red carpet and breaking down barriers in the fashion industry.

55 MIN2 w ago
Comments
[Full episode] Judy Blume, Bob Wiseman, Lesley Hampton 30/07/2020
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