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.

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 …
World War Z author Max Brooks discusses his new novel, Devolution — a timely tale about an eco-community under siege from Bigfoot-like creatures. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart unpack how the Black Lives Matter protests are changing our appetite for film and TV. Author Kiley …
Artist Titus Kaphar shares the story behind his Time magazine cover, the symbolism of his cover painting and the current context in which he creates his art. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen delve into the significance of Juneteenth and how Canadian artists are …
Comedian Mike Birbiglia opens up about his doubts about having a child — a subject that he tackles in his latest Netflix special and book, The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad. Broadcaster, comedian and activist Sandi Toksvig talks about The Great British Bake Off, QI and …
Professional wrestler Chris Jericho discusses the new documentary series Dark Side of the Ring, which explores some of professional wrestling's most difficult moments, from drugs to murder. Mi'kmaw author and poet Rebecca Thomas shares her top book recommendations for National Indigenous History Month. Artist Michelangelo Lovelace talks about his new …
Singer-songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens reflects on his groundbreaking folk album, Tea for the Tillerman, 50 years after its release. This Is Not a Drake Podcast host Ty Harper talks about the much-anticipated CBC Podcasts series, which uses the milestones in Drake's career to explore the evolution of hip-hop, R&B;, and Black …
This is Not a Drake Podcast is a new series that uses seminal moments in Drake’s career to explore the history and evolution of hip-hop, R&B;, and Black culture. It’s about the rapper who’s blurred genres and dominated the world stage, and the larger hip-hop movement that made him.The podcast …
Hip-hop duo Little Brother open up about their breakup, their reunion and what they remember about releasing their critically-acclaimed debut album, The Listening, back in 2003. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart discuss what the recent cancellations of the reality TV shows Cops and Live PD …
The "Queen Diva" of New Orleans bounce culture, Big Freedia, opens up about her personal connection to George Floyd and how important it is to keep shaking through the grief. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen unpack how the country music industry is responding …
Actress Sarah Chalke talks about Rick and Morty's massive fan base, playing "Second Becky" on Roseanne, and what her time starring on Scrubs was like. Poet Evelyn Lau discusses her eighth book of poetry, Pineapple Express, and tells us why she's remained so unflinchingly honest in her work ever since …
Author Angie Thomas's 2017 novel The Hate U Give is back in the spotlight because of protests happening across the U.S. and Canada. Angie Thomas reflects on the lasting resonance of her novel and the uphill battle of getting it published. Online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud drops by to take a …
Rapper and musician k-os reflects on his career, his timely new EP, Boshido, the longevity of folk music and the responsibility of artists during times like this. Singer-songwriter Steve Earle tells us why he thinks his new album, Ghosts of West Virginia, can change the minds of Trump voters in …
Actor Clarke Peters talks about Spike Lee's new Vietnam War film, Da 5 Bloods, and how little has changed for African Americans to this day. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Constance Grady discuss how the protests against police brutality have forced TV writers and producers to rethink …
New York painter Darryl Westly shares his experience joining the protests against racism and police brutality. Pianist Michael Shand talks about virtually accompanying Keedron Bryant, the 12-year-old boy who went viral for his protest song inspired by George Floyd's death. Grammy Award-winning R&B; legend Brandy discusses the themes of her …
Actor, singer and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess discusses how his music is helping spread positivity and calling listeners to action in times of crisis. Deadpan comedian Tom Henry talks about his new stand-up special, 66 Jokes, in which he somehow manages to share his hilarious and absurd thoughts …