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.

Author Salman Rushdie explains how his latest novel, Quichotte, re-frames the classic story of Don Quixote to examine the present day world. Tom Power takes the stage at this year's Sounds of the Season to play a special holiday edition of Jam or Not a Jam with fellow CBC hosts Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, Rich Terfry and Piya Chattopadhyay. Biographer Gayle Wald gives us a guide to the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the first guitar heroines of rock and roll. CBC Arts producer and writer Peter Knegt takes us through the decade that Canadian artists stopped saying sorry.

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Royal Canadian Air Farce's Don Ferguson and Luba Goy share their favourite moments from five decades of the show. The q screen panel looks back on the best TV of the 2010s, from Game of Thrones to Scandal. Musicologist Nate Sloan breaks down what makes Mariah Carey's All I Want …
Two of the founding members of Air Farce, Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, join guest host Ali Hassan live in studio to talk about preparing for their final farewell show.
The q This music panel looks back on the 2010s in music: the sounds, the trends and the big industry changes. George Lucas' biographer Brian Jay Jones shares a few little known facts about Star Wars. Actor Luke Kirby talks about his Emmy nomination for his role as comedy legend …
Amanda Crist and Carlyn Bezic of Ice Cream drop by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album Fed Up.
Comedian K. Trevor Wilson joined Tom Power to talk about his new Christmas comedy album, Christmas with a K.
Letterkenny star K. Trevor Wilson talks about his new Christmas comedy album, Christmas with a K. Toronto pop duo Ice Cream drops by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album Fed Up. Star Wars legend Anthony Daniels discusses his new memoir and what it's been …
AJA Louden is one of the leaders of Western Canada's street art movement. The Edmonton-based artist joined Tom Power to talk about his new solo exhibit.
On this week's q screen panel, film critics Jason Gorber and Kathleen Newman- Bremang share their (spoiler-free) reviews of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Strive Studios Music School teacher Brent Wirth shares how his student band became winners in this year's Canadian Music Class Challenge. Artist AJA Louden talks …
Black Francis of the Pixies talks about touring, folklore and why you should take up painting. Music journalist Danny Schwartz discusses rapper Juice WRLD's death and why so many young artists are overdosing now. Voice actor Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, talks about the evolution …
Quebecois filmmaker François Girard joined Tom Power to talk about his latest film, The Song of Names, an adaptation of the award-winning novel of the same name by music scholar Norman Lebrecht.
The legendary Pixies singer talks about the day he got to say "I quit" and hit the road. He hasn't looked back since.
The Pantone Color Institute has declared Classic Blue the official colour of 2020. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains what that means and why it matters.
Director Michael Apted reflects on filming the same people for 56 years in his Up documentary series, which follows the lives of a group of people every seven years since they were seven years old.
Director Michael Apted reflects on filming the Up documentary series, its most recent instalment 63 Up, and what the films reveal about aging and mortality. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, talks about the process behind choosing Classic Blue as the colour of the year for 2020. …
Author Marlon James opens up about his struggles with self-acceptance and how he was changed by his experience with a voluntary exorcism. Anupa Mistry and Stuart Berman share their personal picks for the best song, album and artist of the year on this week's q This music panel. Actor Christopher …
Software programmer turned singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton is either the most famous person you've never heard of, or the most anonymous rock star on the planet.
Fashion designer Anna Sui reflects on her incredible career and how an encounter with Madonna changed everything for her. Throat singer and electronic music artist Riit performs live in the q studio. The life of soul music icon Curtis Mayfield is told through the words of his son, Todd Mayfield. …
Author and poet Morgan Parker joined Tom Power in the q studio to talk about her two most recent books, a YA novel called Who Put This Song On? and a poetry collection called Magical Negro.
This week's Thursday Headliner is Inuk musician Riit. She dropped by the q studio to perform some new songs from her debut album, ataataga.