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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

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Tom's Podcast Pick: Personal Best Season Two!

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

The Inuksuk Drum Dancers, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, The Jerry Cans and Peter Autut

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Jon Bryant: How joining NXIVM inspired the musician's new album Cult Classic

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

q Live in Iqaluit, Jon Bryant and more 13/05/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Jenn Grant: The singer-songwriter on motherhood, creative risks and her new album Love, Inevitable

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Ruth Reichl: The former editor of Gourmet looks back on the golden age of magazines

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Ruth Reichl, Jenn Grant and more 10/05/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Linda Perry: The legendary producer on songwriting, mentoring and the meaning of success

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Hepi Mita: The filmmaker discovers his mother's past in new film Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Linda Perry, Hepi Mita and more 09/05/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Josh Ritter: The singer-songwriter is fearless on his new album Fever Breaks

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Marco Kyris: Meet the Canadian actor who spent years as a stand-in for Nicolas Cage

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Josh Ritter, Marco Kyris and more 08/05/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Brian Cox: The physicist on the commonality between science and the arts

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Carrie Mae Weems: The esteemed photographer on art, class and culture

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Carrie Mae Weems, Brian Cox and more 07/05/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Carole Bayer Sager: The songwriter on the making of her biggest hits, from A Groovy Kind Of Love to The Prayer

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Craig Ferguson: On his younger self, comedy and why he left behind the 'rigors of corporate America'

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Craig Ferguson, Carole Bayer Sager and more 06/05/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated