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John Cleese: The British comedy legend on Monty Python, Life of Brian and why he's taking aim at the failings of world leaders

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00pm
John Cleese joins guest host Ali Hassan to discuss his 50 year career, his comedic influences and his latest stage show, Why There Is No Hope, in which he examines what he sees as the failings of the world's leaders.
Categories: Syndicated

Amanda Brugel: The actor on The Handmaid's Tale, fighting for good roles and rejecting stereotypes

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00pm
From Kim's Convenience to Orphan Black, Amanda Brugel has had parts in multiple Canadian productions, but in a conversation with guest host Ali Hassan, she says we still have far to go when it comes to recognizing Canadian film industry talent.
Categories: Syndicated

John Cleese, Amanda Brugel and more 19/03/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:00pm
Today on q, with guest host Ali Hassan: British comedy legend John Cleese reflects on his career and discusses his latest stage show, Why There Is No Hope, in which he examines what he sees as the failings of the world's leaders. The q screen panel discusses whether or not fan campaigns to save TV shows work, or if there's actually more at play behind the scenes. Actor Amanda Brugel talks about The Handmaid's Tale, fighting for good roles and rejecting stereotypes.
Categories: Syndicated

Johnny Marr: How Brexit and Trump's election inspired his latest album

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00pm
Guitarist Johnny Marr chats about how his new album, Call the Comet, imagines an alternate reality. He talks about his relationship with Morrissey and how music can become an ideal escape.
Categories: Syndicated

Jeff Thomas: The 'urban Iroquois' photographer feels he's finally kept the promise he made 40 years ago

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00pm
Jeff Thomas is an acclaimed photographer who has just won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, one of the most prestigious visual arts prizes in Canada. But he would have never become an artist, if not for a near fatal accident that happened in 1979.
Categories: Syndicated

Johnny Marr, Jeff Thomas and more 18/03/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00pm
The q This music panel and our very own Tom Power join guest host Ali Hassan to recap the highlights from the 2019 Juno Awards. Guitar legend Johnny Marr of The Smiths explains how Brexit and Trump's election inspired him to create his latest album, Call the Comet. Photographer Jeff Thomas has just won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, but he would have never become an artist, if not for a near fatal accident that happened in 1979.
Categories: Syndicated

q Live at the Junos 15/03/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:00pm
On this special episode of q, taped live in London, Ont., host Tom Power is joined on stage at the London Music Hall by a wide array of Canadian talent: Juno-winning musician Bahamas, Academy Award-nominated author and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, musician Kaia Kater, Juno-winning musician Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Olympic gold medallist Natalie Spooner, musician Donovan Woods, comedian Chanty Marostica and hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids.
Categories: Syndicated

Kris Bowers, Emmanuel Jal and more 14/03/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Michael Bublé sits down with Tom Power to talk about end-of-career rumours, his son's recovery and a shift in mindset. Green Book composer Kris Bowers discusses how he taught Mahershala Ali to play piano like Don Shirley. Juno-nominated musician Emmanuel Jal opens up about his earliest memories of being a child soldier and how songwriting has helped him escape the trauma of his past.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael Bublé: The singer reflects on some of his favourite Junos moments

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Michael Bublé sits down with Tom Power to talk about end-of-career rumours, his son's cancer recovery and a shift in mindset.
Categories: Syndicated

Kris Bowers: The Green Book composer on teaching Mahershala Ali piano

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Pianist and composer Kris Bowers talks to guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe about scoring Green Book, working with Mahershala Ali and what it was like seeing his own hands on screen.
Categories: Syndicated

Emmanuel Jal: From child soldier to Juno nominee

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00pm
When Emmanuel Jal was just seven years old, he was forced to become a child soldier in Sudan. Now he lives in Toronto and his latest album, Naath, is nominated for Best World Music Album at this year's Juno Awards. He tells guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe how songwriting helped him escape the trauma of his past.
Categories: Syndicated

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, Kinan Azmeh and more 13/03/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:00pm
Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes talks about success, anxiety and his love for Cristiano Ronaldo. Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh discusses the unexpected way that President Trump's travel ban made him feel more at home in America. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson. Canadian musicians Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida sit down for an intimate performance and conversation about their marriage and creative struggles.
Categories: Syndicated

Shawn Mendes: The Canadian pop star on success, anxiety and his love for Ronaldo

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:00pm
The Pickering, Ont., native sits down with Tom Power to talk about his meteoric rise to fame.
Categories: Syndicated

Kinan Azmeh: How Trump's travel ban made the Syrian clarinetist feel more at home in America

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:00pm
Kinan Azmeh is an acclaimed clarinetist from Damascus, Syria who's a part of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. He has a new album out this week called Uneven Sky, which explores the concept of home. His own idea of home is complicated by the fact that he lives in New York. Azmeh first moved to the city a week before the Sept. 11 attacks, which was an experience that instantly changed his sense of self. Since then, he's lived through President Donald Trump's travel ban - but his reaction to it wasn't what you might expect.
Categories: Syndicated

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida: The Canadian musicians on marriage and music

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:00pm
In a new documentary called I'm Going To Break Your Heart, solo artist Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida give us a window into the difficulties of their relationship and professional partnership.
Categories: Syndicated

Alessia Cara, Alexander Skarsgård and more 12/03/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Grammy award-winner Alessia Cara discusses the power and problems that come with celebrity. Fashion stylist Joe Zee tells us why he's defending Lindsay Wong's memoir The Woo-Woo for this year's Canada Reads. The life of soul music icon Curtis Mayfield is told through the words of his son, Todd Mayfield. Alexander Skarsgård talks about changing tack to play an ambitious Wall Street techie in The Hummingbird Project.
Categories: Syndicated

Alessia Cara: The Grammy-winner on the power and problems that come with celebrity

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00pm
In advance of the release of her second album, The Pains of Growing, Alessia Cara sat down with Tom Power to talk about the weird and sometimes scary side of fame.
Categories: Syndicated

Alexander Skarsgård: The actor changes tack in The Hummingbird Project

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Alexander Skarsgård sat down with Tom Power at TIFF to talk about shedding his image as a sex symbol to play an ambitious Wall Street techie in The Hummingbird Project.
Categories: Syndicated

Joe Zee: Why the fashion stylist is championing Lindsay Wong's The Woo-Woo for Canada Reads

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Joe Zee tells us why he's defending Lindsay Wong's memoir The Woo-Woo for this year's battle of the books.
Categories: Syndicated

Jeremy Dutcher: The Polaris Prize-winning musician reflects on his whirlwind year

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00pm
Jeremy Dutcher is an operatic tenor, composer and musicologist who won the Polaris Music Prize last year for his debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. Now he's nominated for a Juno Award.
Categories: Syndicated