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July 6: Spice Girls' debut album Spice: 20 years later

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:01pm
We host a listening party with three former die-hard fans to discuss the album's fun, empowering and downright problematic sides.
Categories: Syndicated

July 6: Zadie Smith on staying open to art, and 'feeling free' to change her mind

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:00pm
Author and essayist Zadie Smith talks about her non-fiction writing and what it's taught her about the act of trying to make sense of a chaotic world.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Aaron Sorkin, Pierre Kwenders, Debra Granik, Benjamin Booker 05/07/2018

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 2:11pm
Today on q, with Tom Power: screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on how he composes dialogue like music. Canadian musician Pierre Kwenders on the problem with SL?V, the cancelled 'slave song' production. Winter's Bone director Debra Granik on her new film Leave No Trace. Musician Benjamin Booker opens up about the writing process behind his album, Witness.
Categories: Syndicated

July 5: Winter's Bone director Debra Granik on her new film Leave No Trace

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 2:01pm
Debra Granik talks to Tom about her new film, Leave No Trace, and what draws her to stories about forgotten places and people in America.
Categories: Syndicated

July 5: Pierre Kwenders on the problem with SLAV, the cancelled 'slave song' production

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:47pm
Crowds at the Montreal Jazz Festival have been protesting a new play called SLAV, which was billed as 'a theatrical odyssey based on slave songs.'
Categories: Syndicated

July 5: 'I decided to be active': why Benjamin Booker is not covering up his feelings anymore

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:26pm
Musician Benjamin Booker opens up about the writing process behind his latest album, Witness.
Categories: Syndicated

July 5: How writer Aaron Sorkin composes dialogue like music

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:18pm
Acclaimed screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, explains how he scripts every sound in his movies, and he tells the story behind how he used to deliver singing telegrams in his college days.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Jean-Marc Vallée, Thea Lim, Hank Shocklee, Terra Lightfoot 04/07/2018

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 1:33pm
Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée discusses his latest TV series, Sharp Objects. Author Thea Lim explains what makes her debut novel An Ocean of Minutes a "hidden autobiography." Musician Hank Shocklee looks back at Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back on its 30th anniversary. Canadian musician Terra Lightfoot talks about her latest album, New Mistakes, and gives a special stripped down performance.
Categories: Syndicated

July 4: Terra Lightfoot on her latest album New Mistakes

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 1:32pm
Terra Lightfoot discusses her latest album New Mistakes and joins us in the q music studio for a special stripped down performance with just her voice and her guitar.
Categories: Syndicated

July 4: Hank Shocklee looks back at Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back on 30th anniversary

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 1:14pm
Hank Shocklee of the legendary production team The Bomb Squad celebrates the 30th anniversary of Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back with a look back at the songs off that seminal album.
Categories: Syndicated

July 4: Jean-Marc Vallée on directing Sharp Objects and women-driven stories

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 1:12pm
Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée cultivates characters who are often complicated, strong but also broken. He talks to Tom Power about his latest TV series, Sharp Objects.
Categories: Syndicated

July 4: Thea Lim's debut novel An Ocean of Minutes is a 'hidden autobiography'

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:54am
Author Thea Lim explores time travel in a dystopian world wracked by pandemic in her first novel, An Ocean of Minutes. Lim talks to Tom Power about drawing on her own experience of growing up in Canada and Singapore to create this parable about immigration.
Categories: Syndicated

Full episode: Ice Cube, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Gateway to Glenn Gould with Jan Lisiecki, Ellen Wong 03/07/2018

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:19pm
Rapper, actor and now pro basketball league owner Ice Cube talks about his rap legacy and his love of hoops. Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward discusses her new memoir, The Terrible. Jan Lisiecki's gateway to Glenn Gould. Canadian actor Ellen Wong talks grappling with identity and typecasting throughout her career.
Categories: Syndicated

July 3: Jan Lisiecki's musical gateway to Glenn Gould

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:16pm
Jan Lisiecki presents a gateway to the music of Glenn Gould.
Categories: Syndicated

July 3: 'Visibility is important': why Ellen Wong is hopeful about Asian representation in film and TV

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:08pm
Canadian actor Ellen Wong has been named a Rising Star at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Categories: Syndicated

Yrsa Daley-Ward on Instagram poetry and her new memoir, The Terrible

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 1:39pm
Yrsa Daley-Ward explains why Instagram is the perfect medium for poetry and discusses her new memoir, The Terrible.
Categories: Syndicated

Ice Cube on his Big3 basketball league and the current state of mainstream hip-hop

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 1:32pm
Legendary rapper turned actor, Ice Cube, is now also a pro basketball league owner. He chats with Tom Power about his rap legacy and his love of hoops.
Categories: Syndicated

July 2: Kim's Convenience combats the idea that 'anybody non-white' can't play a significant role on screen

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 2:00am
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon talk about the second season of Kim's Convenience.
Categories: Syndicated

July 2: Jim Cuddy talks loss, the joy of touring and his new solo music

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 2:00am
Canadian singer-songwriter and Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy is back with a new solo album called Constellation.
Categories: Syndicated

July 2: 'Will you accept this rose?': a gateway to The Bachelor

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 2:00am
Writer Suzannah Showler talks about what the show tells us about our ideas on dating, romance and North American identity.
Categories: Syndicated