Q: The Podcast From Cbc Radio



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.


  • [Full episode] Kelly Peterson, Measha Brueggergosman, Judy Collins

    18/10/2021 Duración: 59min

    Oscar Peterson's wife, Kelly Peterson, talks about the new documentary Oscar Peterson: Black + White, and shares her favourite stories about the late Canadian jazz legend. Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman takes us on a musical tour of Fredericton with a special playlist of songs. Folk icon Judy Collins discusses her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her latest album, Winter Stories.

  • [Full episode] Nick Lowe, Dahlia Belle and Syrus Marcus Ware, Imbolo Mbue

    15/10/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe reflects on his career and his remarkable longevity as an artist. Comedian Dahlia Belle and Black Lives Matter Canada co-founder Syrus Marcus Ware break down why Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special, The Closer, has reignited debates around artistic freedom, cancel culture and the historic fight for trans folk to feel valued. Bestselling author Imbolo Mbue reads from her latest novel, How Beautiful We Were, and tells us why the story took her almost two decades to write and release.

  • [Full episode] Melissa Etheridge, Siphe November, Brad Goreski

    14/10/2021 Duración: 47min

    Melissa Etheridge talks about her new album of unreleased songs from the '80s and '90s, One Way Out, and how revisiting her earlier material made her reconsider her journey. The National Ballet of Canada's newest principal dancer, Siphe November, discusses the piece his brother choreographed for them to perform together, called My Mother's Son. Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski talks about becoming one of the main judges on the much anticipated second season of Canada's Drag Race.

  • [Full episode] Tomson Highway, Brent Spiner

    13/10/2021 Duración: 45min

    Author and playwright Tomson Highway talks about his new memoir, Permanent Astonishment, and shares how his childhood was "uniquely Canadian." Actor Brent Spiner discusses his semi-fictional novel, Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events, all about his time starring as Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

  • [Full episode] Mickey Guyton, Bilal Baig, Béla Fleck

    12/10/2021 Duración: 58min

    Mickey Guyton discusses her debut album, Remember Her Name, and reflects on the lack of diversity in country music's writing rooms. Bilal Baig talks about the creation of their new CBC comedy series, Sort Of, and what it's like to be Canada's first queer South Asian Muslim actor to star in a primetime TV series. Banjo player Béla Fleck discusses his new album, My Bluegrass Heart, and how the death of two longtime collaborators inspired his return to Bluegrass music.

  • [Full episode] Jacques Pépin, Uzma Jalaluddin, Dolly Parton

    11/10/2021 Duración: 01h03s

    Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin dishes on his latest cookbook, Quick & Simple, and the evolution of food television. Writer Uzma Jalaluddin discusses her second novel, Hana Khan Carries On, and how she put a different spin on the rom-com format. Dolly Parton recounts the stories behind her best-loved songs, including Jolene, I Will Always Love You and Coat of Many Colors.

  • [Full episode] Hannah Waddingham, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, Roberto Dubergi’l, Hans Zimmer

    08/10/2021 Duración: 01h05min

    Hannah Waddingham talks about her Emmy Award-winning role on Ted Lasso, how it's changed her life, and why audiences have fallen in love with the show's joy and vulnerability. On this week's Q This music panel, critics A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the fate of R. Kelly's recorded legacy in the wake of his convictions for sex trafficking and racketeering. Musician Roberto Dubergi'l shares his earliest memories of Changüí, the signature sound of Guantanamo, Cuba. Film composer Hans Zimmer looks back at his career from his early days in a synth-pop band to scoring some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.

  • [Full episode] Danis Goulet, Jennifer Koh, Kane Brown, Samantha Bee

    07/10/2021 Duración: 56min

    Filmmaker Danis Goulet talks about the real-life inspiration behind her debut feature film, a dystopian sci-fi thriller called Night Raiders. Violinist Jennifer Koh discusses her latest album, Alone Together, based on a project of the same name she launched during the pandemic to help emerging composers. Country star Kane Brown chats about his new single with H.E.R., Blessed & Free, and what it's like to be named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Full Frontal host Samantha Bee reflects on her work in political comedy.

  • [Full episode] Stanley Tucci, Shad, Reba McEntire

    06/10/2021 Duración: 01h47s

    Stanley Tucci discusses his new memoir, Taste: My Life Through Food, and explains how his love of food has permeated his personal, emotional and professional adventures. Shad talks about his latest album, Tao, which explores the themes of work, social isolation and our dependence on technology. Reba McEntire looks back on her hit album Rumor Has It and how it propelled her to mainstream stardom.

  • [Full episode] Eddie Izzard, Er-Gene Kahng, Mark Critch

    05/10/2021 Duración: 01h06min

    Eddie Izzard talks about touring Canada with her new comedy show, Wunderbar, and why she performs standup around the world in foreign languages — even if she's not fluent. Violinist Er-Gene Kahng explains how an unlikely discovery revived the work of Florence Price, the first Black female composer to have her music played by a major American orchestra. Mark Critch discusses his new memoir, An Embarrassment of Critch's, and the upcoming CBC adaptation of his first book, Son of a Critch.

  • [Full episode] André Alexis, Diana Bang, Radheyan Simonpillai and John Semley

    04/10/2021 Duración: 57min

    Fifteen Dogs author André Alexis shares what he learned about love while writing his latest novel, Ring. Vancouver actor Diana Bang talks about her new role on Y: The Last Man — and why it came at just the right time for her. Our screen panellists Radheyan Simonpillai and John Semley discuss the popularity of Netflix's Squid Game, plus the new Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark.

  • [Full episode] Jake Gyllenhaal, Cassandra Peterson, Feist

    01/10/2021 Duración: 01h05min

    Jake Gyllenhaal discusses his latest film, The Guilty, about a 911 operator who receives a call from a woman whom he believes has been abducted. Cassandra Peterson, better known as the campy horror movie host Elvira, talks about sharing her amazing life story in her new memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira. Feist discusses her latest project, Multitudes, which features new songs and rethinks how we experience live music in a COVID-19 world.

  • [Full episode] Alanis Obomsawin, The Halluci Nation

    30/09/2021 Duración: 01h12min

    Acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin reflects on her decades-long career in filmmaking, storytelling and activism. Cayuga and Mohawk group The Halluci Nation (formerly known as A Tribe Called Red) discuss their new album, One More Saturday Night.

  • [Full episode] Tom DeLonge, Aba Amuquandoh, Ron James

    29/09/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    Musician Tom DeLonge discusses his latest album with Angels & Airwaves, his music with his former band Blink-182, and his work as a UFO researcher. Actor and comedian Aba Amuquandoh talks about bringing a different perspective to This Hour Has 22 Minutes as the show's newest anchor. Comedian Ron James discusses his new memoir, All Over the Map, which explores his Nova Scotian roots, his struggles to break into comedy and more.

  • [Full episode] Terence Blanchard, Cadence Weapon, Sheri Elwood

    28/09/2021 Duración: 55min

    Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard discusses his latest album, Absence, and his new opera, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which just opened the Metropolitan Opera's 2021-22 season. Rapper Cadence Weapon talks about winning the 2021 Polaris Music Prize for his album Parallel World. Showrunner Sheri Elwood discusses her new CBC series, Moonshine, about a clan of adult half-siblings battling for control of their family summer resort business.

  • [Full episode] Billy Idol, Rodney Crowell, Kim Senklip Harvey

    28/09/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    Veteran rocker Billy Idol discusses his new EP, The Roadside, which revisits a near-fatal motorcycle accident he spent decades trying to forget. Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell talks about his latest album, Triage, and how his creative approach has changed since he first emerged on the country music scene in the early '70s. Director, playwright and actor Kim Senklip Harvey discusses her new project, Break Horizons: A Concert Documentary, and why she thinks humour is so important for telling difficult stories.

  • [Full episode] Sufjan Stevens, Jael Richardson, Hanif Abdurraqib

    24/09/2021 Duración: 55min

    Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens talks about his new collaborative album with Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner's Mind, and how it was inspired by watching classic films and campy sequels. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Genki Ferguson's debut novel Satellite Love. Music journalist and author Hanif Abdurraqib picks his favourite songs by A Tribe Called Quest and tells us why the hip-hop group is considered one of the greatest of all time.

  • [Full episode] Wab Kinew, John Lurie, The Lumineers

    23/09/2021 Duración: 59min

    Broadcaster, hip-hop artist and Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew talks about writing his first work of fiction, a young adult novel called Walking in Two Worlds. Musician, painter and actor John Lurie discusses his new memoir, The History of Bones, which gives readers a glimpse into his experience of the buzzing New York art scene of the '80s. Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers introduce us to Brightside, the first single and title track from the band's forthcoming album.

  • [Full episode] Annaleigh Ashford, Colson Whitehead, Philip Akin

    22/09/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    Actor Annaleigh Ashford discusses her role as Paula Jones — the first woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against former U.S. president Bill Clinton — in Impeachment: American Crime Story. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead talks about Harlem Shuffle, his new crime caper set in Harlem of the late '50s and early '60s. Theatre director Philip Akin talks about resurrecting the groundbreaking 1955 play Trouble in Mind at this season's Shaw Festival, and why its story about racial tensions between Black actors and a white director still resonates today.

  • [Full episode] Mikhail Baryshnikov, Shan Vincent de Paul

    21/09/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses his new photography exhibit, Looking For The Dance, and recalls the night he defected from the former Soviet Union in Toronto. Rapper Shan Vincent de Paul talks about his latest album, Made in Jaffna, and how it reflects his family's experiences relocating to Canada as Tamil refugees escaping Sri Lanka's civil war.

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