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.

Country music star Morgan Wallen reflects on the pitfalls of fame, his Saturday Night Live debacle and his new hit record, Dangerous: The Double Album. Toronto-based R&B; singer-songwriter Savannah Ré talks about her debut EP Opia, a collection of nine songs that speak to the complexities of love, connection and …
Author Angie Thomas talks about Concrete Rose, the prequel to her bestselling novel The Hate U Give, and why this time she wanted to tell a story through the eyes of a young Black man. On this week's q This music panel, Vivek Shraya and Maura Johnston look ahead to …
Colour specialist Leatrice Eiseman reveals why Pantone broke tradition and settled for two colours of the year in 2021. All five of this year's Canada Reads panellists — Roger Mooking, Devery Jacobs, Rosey Edeh, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Scott Helman — introduce us to the books they're championing. CBC Podcast …
Soul co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers talks about the new Pixar animated film, its groundbreaking portrayal of African American identity, and how it helps dismantle the distinction between "winners and losers." Drummer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys looks back at 10 years of Brothers, unlikely success and the band's …
On the eve of her sixth season hosting the late-night satirical news show Full Frontal, Toronto-born comedian Samantha Bee reflects on covering what's arguably been the most tumultuous period in American political history. Playwright Juliet Gilkes Romero tells us how her latest work, The Whip, presents a different discussion around …
Chris Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, looks back at her late husband's life and legacy, sharing why she thinks the music industry needs to do more to support artists with their mental health. On this week's screen panel, Ishani Nath and Teri Hart discuss Netflix's powerful new drama Pieces of a …
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 …
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 …