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.

Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding talks about her new album, overcoming impostor syndrome, and why she took a five-year break from music. Author and screenwriter David Mitchell takes us into the psychedelic music scene of 1960s London in his latest novel Utopia Avenue. Singer-songwriter Alessia Cara walks us through her new EP This Summer: Live Off The Floor and why she wants to donate all of the proceeds to Save The Children. Luce director Julius Onah explains why he wanted to explore race and class issues through the lens of a dark psychological thriller.

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Singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc performs his new single from his forthcoming album All Love Everything, and talks about his work as both an artist and activist. Artist Nicholas Galanin discusses how monuments of controversial historical figures tell one-sided stories of our collective past, and what we can learn through the process …
Actress Michaela Coel opens up about her new series I May Destroy You — a fictionalized story about the night she was sexually assaulted — and the process of turning personal trauma into art. The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood talks about becoming the first Black woman to direct a …
Actor Nick Offerman sets the record straight on what he has in common with his famous Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson, and whether it's possible to move on from such a defining role. Refinery29 writer Kathleen Newman- Bremang shares her experience as a Black woman working in Canadian media …
Filmmaker Atom Egoyan tells us how his latest movie, Guest of Honour, was inspired by his meetings with the city health inspector when he owned a bar 15 years ago. Artist Ekow Nimako explains how he uses Lego to create incredible sculptures that represent new monuments for Black youth. Bestselling …
Legendary Motown producer and songwriter Lamont Dozier shares the true stories behind some of Motown's biggest hits. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Stuart Berman unpack Kanye West's presidential run announcement, as well as Lady Antebellum's lawsuit to use the name Lady A, which Seattle blues …
Golden Globe-winning comedian Ramy Youssef talks about his eponymous series Ramy, how he finds humour in religion, and the role of comedy in 2020. Oscar- winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman discusses his debut novel Antkind, a surreal and satirical story about a film critic who's trying to rescue a classic movie …
Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon talk about co-authoring the actor's new semi- autobiographical novel Memoirs and Misinformation, which melds fact with fiction — and turns Rodney Dangerfield into a rhinoceros. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks the controversy around the recent wave of prominent YouTubers who are issuing apologies …
Grammy Award-winning producer and sound engineer David Strickland tells us how his Indigenous heritage shaped the making of his new album, Spirit of Hip Hop. Grammy Award-winning banjoist Béla Fleck discusses the re-release of his film, Throw Down Your Heart, which explores the racialized history of the banjo. On the …
From the CBC archives comes WireTap. WireTap was a podcast... before there were podcasts. The program, which ran on CBC Radio for 11 years, invites listeners to eavesdrop on host Jonathan Goldstein's phone calls with his friends and family. Subscribe and listen to WireTap at smarturl.it/cbcwiretap
The author of Crazy Rich Asians and Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan, talks about his latest novel of love among the jet-setting mega-rich, Sex and Vanity. On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang discuss the impact of white voice actors stepping down from their roles as non-white …
Grammy Award-winning music director Alex Lacamoire tells us about his work on the Broadway production of Hamilton and what it's like being Lin-Manuel Miranda's right-hand man. Award-winning Canadian director Nisha Ganatra discusses her new movie, The High Note, how she broke into the film industry, and how she's made diversity …
Fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys opens up about her new autobiography, More Myself, in which she reflects on music, family, relationships and her struggles with self-worth. Chika Okeke-Agulu, a professor of African art at Princeton University, talks about his fight to repatriate a pair of looted Nigerian sculptures that …
Singer-songwriter Neil Young talks about reuniting with his longtime band Crazy Horse, and explains how their lifelong bond inspires his creative process and artistic voice. Brooke Lynn Hytes, the Canadian breakout star of RuPaul's Drag Race and the judge of Canada's Drag Race, discusses the importance of having a drag …
Emmy-nominated Mad Men writer Semi Chellas talks about making her feature directorial debut with American Woman, a film inspired by the Patty Hearst kidnapping story. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen recap the 2020 Juno Awards ceremony, which was live streamed on CBC Gem …
Musician Ziggy Marley remembers his father, Bob Marley, and opens up about how he's honouring his dad's legacy publicly and privately at the same time. On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Teri Hart dive into Eurovision and compare how Netflix's new Eurovision movie stacks up against the real-life …
Pop icon Katy Perry discusses her new single Daisies, and opens up about writing inspiring hits like Firework and Roar while "in the worst place" of her life. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen unpack the fallout from J. Cole's new song Snow On …
Music icon John Legend discusses his new album Bigger Love, how George Floyd's murder is spurring change, and how people can help. Artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware and CBC Arts host Sean O'Neill unpack why we need Black and Indigenous leadership at Canada's top museums now more than ever. …
Actress Tatiana Maslany talks about her new role in HBO's Perry Mason, her love of Ryan Heffington and her journey to becoming a better ally to marginalized communities. Fashion designer Sage Paul and fashion director Mosha Lundström Halbert unpack the reckoning that's starting to happen in the fashion industry, as …
Singer Ricky Martin reflects on his long career, his new "introspective" EP Pausa, and what it's been like writing music in quarantine. Artist Bisa Butler talks about her unique quilted portraits — life-sized pieces that celebrate the fabric of Black life and honour the accomplishments of Black Americans. Writer Jon …