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.

For author and screenwriter Karen Schaler, Christmas is a year-round affair. The former war reporter tells us how her journalism unlocked the secret to writing a holiday movie.
Canadian filmmaker Sophie Deraspe talks about her latest film, Antigone, which takes inspiration from Sophocles' Greek tragedy and the 2008 death of Fredy Villanueva. The q screen panel discusses the cancellation of Anne with an E, which was met with a strong reaction from fans last week. DJ Spinna gives …
Grammy-winning R&B; legend Booker T. Jones reflects on his life and legacy, which he's celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album. The q This music panel discusses a recent New York Times article that's been receiving backlash for claiming that Drake popularized rap-singing. Anvil drummer Robb Reiner …
Anvil's Robb Reiner has another artistic identity as a fine artist. He joined Tom Power to talk about a new book of his paintings, called Robb Reiner: The Canvas Collection.
Grammy-winning musician and producer Booker T. Jones joins Tom Power to reflect on his life and legacy, which he's celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album.
The French-Senegalese actor-turned-director joined Tom Power at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her Cannes-winning first feature, Atlantics.
Artistic directors Maiko Yamamoto and James Long of Vancouver's Theatre Replacement are the first duo to win Canada's $100,000 Siminovich Prize in the award's 19-year history.
Canadian musician iskwē drops by the q studio to perform some songs from her new album, acākosīk.
Canadian musician iskwē drops by the q studio to perform some songs from her new album, acākosīk. French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop explains how her Cannes-winning film, Atlantics, creates a complex portrait of Senegalese youth. Music journalist Jon Savage makes the argument that the year 1966 was an important turning point …
Prince's co-author Dan Piepenbring talks about what it was like to finish the music icon's memoir without him. Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg shares his memories of his friend, the late Kirsty MacColl. Our books columnist, Jael Richardson, fills us in on a new book to check out: The Stationery Shop by …
Multi-instrumentalist Tom Meikle, a.k.a. Mappe Of, dropped by the q music studio to perform some songs from his sophomore album, The Isle of Ailynn.
Journalist Dan Piepenbring, the co-author of Prince's memoir, titled The Beautiful Ones, joined Tom Power to talk about what it was like to finish one of the music icon's final projects without him.
Powerhouse country trio Lady Antebellum perform in the q studio and open up about making Ocean, their most vulnerable record yet. Vancouver-based shoe designer John Fluevog shares the inside story of Canada's outsider shoe brand. Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe explains how her new film Queen & Slim is …
Vancouver-based shoe designer John Fluevog talks about walking stories, strange prophecies, and why you're made correctly.
Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe joined Tom Power live in studio to talk about her latest film, Queen & Slim, about a clumsy first date that ends in a police shooting.
Powerhouse country group Lady Antebellum drop by the q studio to perform some new songs from their latest album, Ocean.
The pioneering cartoonist, professor and MacArthur Genius Grant winner is helping us access the creativity she says we all possess with a new book called Making Comics.
Curtis Talwst Santiago is a multidisciplinary artist who creates tiny dioramas inside vintage jewelry boxes. He joined Tom Power to talk about his art and why he loves the miniature form.
Cartoonist Lynda Barry teaches us how to silence our inner critic and draw like a child with a new book called Making Comics. The q screen panel digs into the latest string of box office flops and share their thoughts on what big Hollywood studios are getting wrong. Multidisciplinary artist …
Leonard Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, talks about bringing his father's final work to life: a posthumous album called Thanks for the Dance. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud fills us in on Facebook's latest experiment, a meme- creation app called Whale, which is currently only available on the Canadian App Store. …