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Cathy Guisewite: The cartoonist on her popular comic strip Cathy and why it's just as relevant now as it was in 1976
When the comic strip Cathy was first published in 1976, it was groundbreakingly feminist. But by the time the comic ended in 2010, some critics felt it was pushing stereotypes rather than advancing women. Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the comic, joined Tom Power to explain why she thinks the pressures on women today make the comic just as relevant in 2019.
Do you have a goal you want to achieve, but you're too embarrassed to even admit you need help? Welcome to season two of Personal Best - a podcast dedicated to pushing everyday people to new and very attainable heights. In this episode, Chandler, a woman in her thirties without a credit card, is worried she isn't responsible enough. She turns to hosts Rob and Andrew for guidance, but the answer might be found in an unusual self-help book. Subscribe to the Personal Best podcast at cbc.ca/personalbest.
This week on q, we're featuring some of the best music and art from Iqaluit. Today, hear from the Inuksuk Drum Dancers, performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans and comedian Peter Autut.
Jon Bryant is a musician whose experience with the alleged cult NXIVM was transformative and incredibly complicated. He joined Tom Power to reflect on the experience and how it inspired his latest album.
We feature some of the best music and art from Nunavut, recorded at our q Live in Iqaluit show (today, hear from the Inuksuk Drum Dancers, performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Juno-nominated band The Jerry Cans and comedian Peter Autut). The q screen panel discusses what the end of The Big Bang Theory means for the TV landscape. Musician Jon Bryant tells us how joining NXIVM inspired his new album Cult Classic.
East Coast singer-songwriter Jenn Grant returned to the q studio to perform a few songs from her brand new record Love, Inevitable. It marks the first time that Grant has worked with an outside producer and her first album since welcoming her new son into the world. She sat down with host Tom Power to chat about motherhood and to share some new music with us.
Ruth Reichl is a giant in the world of food writing. Her new book, Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir, chronicles her 10-year tenure as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. She joined Tom Power to explain how being an outsider and a novice in the world of food writing was the key to reinvigorating and revamping the storied publication.
Ruth Reichl talks about the golden age of magazines and her new memoir, Save Me the Plums, which chronicles her 10-year tenure as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. The q This music panel discusses the greatest duets in pop music history. Poet d'bi.young anitafrika pays tribute to her creative muse and mother - pioneer dub poet Anita Stewart. Jenn Grant performs live in the q studio and tells us how motherhood affected the creation of her new album Love, Inevitable.
Over the past few decades, Linda Perry has helped create the kind of hit songs that weave their way into the fabric of our lives. She's worked with Adele, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Weezer, The Dixie Chicks, James Blunt and many more. Perry joined Tom Power live in the q studio to dive into her extensive songwriting and producing career, as well as her latest project: mentoring Canadian producers and songwriters as part of the Canadian Music Publishers Association's "Women in the Studio" program.
Hepi Mita: The filmmaker discovers his mother's past in new film Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen
Hepi Mita's mother was a pioneer in both New Zealand and international Indigenous cinema, but when he decided to make a film about her early years, he knew he'd need to confront some painful family trauma.
Legendary producer Linda Perry discusses songwriting, mentoring and the meaning of success. The voice behind the Pokémon theme song, Jason Paige, explains the tune's enduring popularity. Filmmaker Hepi Mita talks about discovering his mother's past in his new documentary, Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen.
Josh Ritter drops by the q studio for a live performance and chat with Tom Power, fresh off of the release of his 10th album, Fever Breaks.
Marco Kyris is a Toronto actor who's spent most of his life in the shadow of a very famous celebrity. From 1994 until 2004, he worked as Nicolas Cage's permanent stand-in on film sets. He self-produced an 11-minute documentary about his experience as a stand-in for Cage, called Uncaged: A Stand-In Story, which was one of the most talked-about films at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival this year.
Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter performs live in the q studio and tells us how fear acted as a motivator for his new album, Fever Breaks. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray. Toronto actor Marco Kyris talks about how being a stand-in for Nicolas Cage for 10 years changed his life.
Professor Brian Cox is a particle physicist from the U.K., who studies the universe and has even become a bit of a star himself. He joined Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about blending comedy, entertainment and complex science.
Carrie Mae Weems is a world-renowned photographer and multimedia artist who's spent decades creating images about the interior lives of black women. In 2014, she became the first black female artist to have a retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York and the New York Times Magazine has called her "perhaps our greatest living photographer." Right now, Weems is in Toronto headlining the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. It's her first major solo show in Canada.
World-renowned photographer Carrie Mae Weems talks about art, class and culture as she headlines the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto - her first major solo show in Canada. Fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave recaps the best and campiest looks from the 2019 Met Gala. Smash Mouth's Greg Camp takes us through the creation All Star, the band's biggest hit, on the song's 20th anniversary. Physicist Brian Cox discusses the commonality between science and the arts - and how he once wanted to be a pop star.
Carole Bayer Sager: The songwriter on the making of her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to The Prayer
Carole Bayer Sager has had the career many songwriters can only dream of. She's been writing songs for over five decades, penning hits like A Groovy Kind Of Love, Midnight Blue and That's What Friends Are For. On June 13, she'll receive one of the highest honours any songwriter can get - the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Craig Ferguson: On his younger self, comedy and why he left behind the 'rigors of corporate America'
Craig Ferguson is a stand-up comedian, a novelist, a punk rock drummer and a star of the 90's sit-com The Drew Carey Show, but he might be best-known as the host of The Late Late Show. Now, Ferguson has released a new book called Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations and Observations. It's a collection of essays about addiction, fatherhood and mortality.
Television host Craig Ferguson reflects on his younger self, comedy and why he left behind the "rigors of corporate America." Dan Gardner fills us in on his RunPee app, which tells moviegoers when to take a bathroom break. The q screen panel discusses why movies based on video games are almost always bad. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the stories behind her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to That's What Friends Are For.