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We host a listening party with three former die-hard fans to discuss the album's fun, empowering and downright problematic sides.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
Musician Benjamin Booker opens up about the writing process behind his latest album, Witness.
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.
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.
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.
July 4: Hank Shocklee looks back at Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back on 30th anniversary
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.
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.
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.
Full episode: Ice Cube, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Gateway to Glenn Gould with Jan Lisiecki, Ellen Wong 03/07/2018
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.
Jan Lisiecki presents a gateway to the music of Glenn Gould.
July 3: 'Visibility is important': why Ellen Wong is hopeful about Asian representation in film and TV
Canadian actor Ellen Wong has been named a Rising Star at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Yrsa Daley-Ward explains why Instagram is the perfect medium for poetry and discusses her new memoir, The Terrible.
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.
July 2: Kim's Convenience combats the idea that 'anybody non-white' can't play a significant role on screen
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon talk about the second season of Kim's Convenience.
Canadian singer-songwriter and Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy is back with a new solo album called Constellation.
Writer Suzannah Showler talks about what the show tells us about our ideas on dating, romance and North American identity.