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.

Rupi Kaur talks about her new poetry collection Home Body and shares how sudden fame impacted her mental health. Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim of the band HAIM open up about sexism, sisterhood and their latest album Women in Music Pt. III. Author Walter Mosley discusses his groundbreaking novel …
Actress Robin Wright talks about making her directorial debut with the film Land, her experience on House of Cards, and how she overcame her fears of being a "late bloomer." New York Times reporter Liz Day unpacks the story behind the new documentary Framing Britney Spears, which has helped renew …
Director Shaka King discusses his new film Judas and the Black Messiah about the rise and fall of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, and tells us why it was important to set the record straight on the Black Panther Party's legacy. Pop superstar Harry Styles talks about experiencing a "big …
Jean Schulz talks about carrying on the Peanuts legacy with The Snoopy Show on Apple TV+ and shares some fond memories of her late husband Charles Schulz. Pianist, composer and visual artist Jason Moran explains how the late acclaimed writer Toni Morrison influenced his new solo piano album, The Sound …
American Vogue's former editor-at-large André Leon Talley discusses the magic of New York City's Studio 54, how the pandemic is changing our idea of formal wear, and what he thought of the fashion on U.S. presidential inauguration day. Artist Dan Pietens talks about his detailed graphite portraits of NHL hockey …
The artistic director of the Stratford Festival, Antoni Cimolino, shares his memories of the late Christopher Plummer from both on and off the stage. On this week's screen panel, Teri Hart and Kathleen Newman-Bremang reflect on Christopher Plummer's career and also discuss the Weeknd's history-making performance at Super Bowl LV. …
Musician Dave Grohl talks about the Foo Fighters' new album Medicine at Midnight, what it was like performing at U.S. President Joe Biden's inaugural celebration, and how music saved him after the death of his friend and former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. On this week's q This music panel, A. …
Toronto singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station talks about her new album Ignorance, which sees her grapple with climate grief over the destruction of our environment. Canadian filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall opens up about her highly publicized experience with racial profiling and how she channelled that trauma into a new …
Author, public speaker and humourist Fran Lebowitz talks about her decades- long writer's block, New York in the 1970s and why she chooses to live a virtually technology-free lifestyle. Montreal singer-songwriter Patrick Watson performs a few songs from his latest album, Wave, which was inspired by a long spell of …
Author Robert Jones Jr. talks about his new novel The Prophets and the influence James Baldwin had on his life and career. Natalia Kaliada is the co- founder of Belarus Free Theatre, she talks about the radical art coming out of Belarus and Russia. Canada Reads is just over a …
YouTuber Lilly Singh talks about her Canadian roots, Kamala Harris, the pressure of late-night TV and what she's learned along the way. On this week's screen panel, Ishani Nath and Kathleen Newman-Bremang take a look at three new TV series that are getting a ton of buzz: Bridgerton, Bling Empire …
Canadian actor brother duo Stephan James and Shamier Anderson talk about launching The Black Academy to support, empower and celebrate emerging Black talent across Canada. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Vivek Shraya discuss how Adele's record-smashing album 21 has held up 10 years after its …
The X-Files and Californication actor David Duchovny talks about his fourth novel Truly Like Lightning, his new single Layin' on the Tracks and his thoughts about art as religion. Poet, musician and visual artist Ian Kamau discusses the essential role of artists as explored in his latest spoken word piece …
Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani discusses his latest film, The White Tiger, and explains why he's drawn to stories about the ambition of the underdog in the face of crushing poverty. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new novel to check out: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her …
Stage and screen legend Cicely Tyson reflects on how she helped pave the way for more complex and layered Black storytelling in Hollywood. Grammy Award- winning Canadian drummer Larnell Lewis talks about revisiting a selection of tracks off his debut album In the Moment, and shares how his family lineage …
Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis discusses his latest album The Democracy! Suite, and shares why he thinks jazz is the perfect metaphor for democracy. Playwright and performer Yulissa Campos, the founder of Saskatoon's Ay, Caramba! Theatre, talks about her new play I, Frida, and how it was …
Dakota Johnson discusses her intense role in the new comedy-drama film Our Friend, and talks about why, as a third-generation actress, the only career that ever occurred to her was acting. Children's author Wesley King talks about collaborating with the late Kobe Bryant on The Wizenard Series, about the ups …
American comedians W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu, the hosts of the political comedy podcast Politically Re-Active, share what they're thinking now that Joe Biden is their president. Black Buck author Mateo Askaripour tells us how writing his debut novel with Black readers in mind gave him freedom in his …
Comedian Amber Ruffin and her sister Lacey Lamar comment on Inauguration Day and share some of the stories they write about in their new book, You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak explains why a group of TikTok content creators …
Kim's Convenience star Andrew Phung reflects on the wild success of the hit Canadian comedy sitcom and why it represents "more than just tokenism." Singer Maynard James Keenan of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer talks about Puscifer's new album Existential Reckoning, his storied career and his battle with COVID-19. …