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q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

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Rank #67 in Performing Arts category

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Performing Arts
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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

106 Ratings
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Hubba Hubba

By jenkitsch - Dec 12 2013
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Listening since the first show! Has the best musical guests on. Easy on the eyes...

Smart and entertaining

By LDD14 - Aug 10 2012
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Really interesting and diverse topics and Jian facilitates great interviews!

iTunes Ratings

106 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
12
8
0
7

Hubba Hubba

By jenkitsch - Dec 12 2013
Read more
Listening since the first show! Has the best musical guests on. Easy on the eyes...

Smart and entertaining

By LDD14 - Aug 10 2012
Read more
Really interesting and diverse topics and Jian facilitates great interviews!
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q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Latest release on Oct 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: [Full episode] Mickey Guyton, Jennifer Castle, Sam Roberts

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Country artist Mickey Guyton explains how racism hindered her country music career for over a decade. Singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle finds music in seasonal wonders on Monarch Season. Singer-songwriter Sam Roberts on his new album 'All of Us,' and reflects on his 20th anniversary of his solo debut album

Oct 22 2020

1hr

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Rank #2: [FULL EPISODE] Jacques Pépin, Hilary Weisman Graham, Jael Richardson, Andrea Dorfman and Tanya Davis

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Prolific celebrity chef and author Jacques Pépin on his latest cookbook Quick & Simple. Showrunner Hilary Weisman Graham tells us how she managed to write, cast, and shoot an entirely new Netflix anthology series during the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic. q book columnist Jael Richardson reccomends a Booker Prize shortlister, Real Life by Brandon Taylor. Poet Tanya Davis and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman on their collaborative short film called 'How to Be at Home' – an illustrated poem featuring a set of tips for surviving the pandemic.

Oct 21 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: [Full episode] Backxwash, Natalie Portman, Shannon Lee, Finneas

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Montreal-based rapper and producer Backxwash has been announced 2020's Polar Music Prize winner, she joins Tom Power to talk about her momentous win. Actor Natalie Portman discusses what inspired her to write a book of children's fables. Why Author Shannon Lee wanted to share more about her father's legacy, Bruce Lee, through her new book Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee. Producer Finneas on his humble beginnings making music in his bedroom with his sister Billie Eilish, to being a six time Grammy award winning producer, all within the last two years.

Oct 20 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: [Full episode] David A. Robertson, the q screen panel, Ed Robertson, Junia-T

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Author David A. Robertson opens up about his Cree culture, mental health, and the healing journey of creating his most personal work to date: a memoir called Black Water. The q screen panel talks about Saturday Night Live's return to the studio after Covid-19 shutdown production. Founding member of the band Barenaked Ladies, Ed Robertson, talks about his favourite song he's ever written, off the album Maroon which celebrates it's 20th anniversary this year. Toronto producer Junia-T discusses his impressive homegrown collaborative team that's landed 'Studio Monk' on the short list for the Polaris Music Prize, which gets awarded to the best Canadian album of the year.

Oct 19 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: [Full episode] Patrick Downie and Josh Finlayson, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, John Steffler, Angela Hewitt

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Gord Downie's brother Patrick Downie and his longtime collaborator Josh Finlayson discuss the making of Away Is Mine, the late Canadian music icon's final solo recording. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen question whether music streaming services should ever have the right to ban artists on their platforms, particularly in light of the Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion shooting case. Canada's former parliamentary poet laureate John Steffler reads and discusses two poems from his latest collection, And Yet. Canadian classical pianist Angela Hewitt talks about returning to the stage after lockdown for a concert at Toronto's Koerner Hall, and shares what it's like to be compared to Glenn Gould all the time.

Oct 16 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: [Full episode] Lenny Kravitz, Nina Lee Aquino, Backxwash

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Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lenny Kravitz reflects on his new memoir, in which he writes about the first 25 years of his life, from his upbringing in New York to the release of his 1989 debut album. Nina Lee Aquino, the artistic director of Toronto's Factory Theatre, discusses the future of performing arts in Canada, and how they were able to make their new season of virtual programming free of charge. Montreal-based rapper and producer Backxwash opens up about the powerful reverberations her musical journey is having on both her artistic life and her personal life as a Black trans artist.

Oct 15 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #7: [Full episode] Gregory Porter, Witch Prophet, Christopher Walken

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Grammy award-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter opens up about losing his brother to COVID-19, the healing power of music, and his uplifting new record All Rise. Singer-songwriter Witch Prophet talks about her Polaris Music Prize-nominated album DNA Activation, which interweaves her experiences as an East African, queer mother living in the diaspora. Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken discusses his new film Percy, a retelling of the story of Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser who took on the biotech giant Monsanto in the 1990s.

Oct 14 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: [Full episode] André Alexis, T'Nia Miller, Paul Galloway, Ellie Goulding

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Childhood and Fifteen Dogs author André Alexis discusses his new collection of short stories, The Night Piece, and his new audio drama, Metamorphosis: A Viral Trilogy. The Haunting of Bly Manor's breakout star T'Nia Miller tells us what it's like to make a job out of scaring people and how binge watching has changed storytelling. Paul Galloway of the Museum of Modern Art takes us back to the emoji's humble beginnings, sharing how it became one of the most powerful tools of modern communication. Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding talks about her new album, overcoming impostor syndrome and why she took a five-year break from music.

Oct 13 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: [Full episode] Catherine O'Hara, Matthew Rubery, Erin Moon and Fajer Al-Kaisi, Booker T. Jones

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Comedy icon Catherine O'Hara talks about bringing her musical talents to season four of Schitt's Creek. Author Matthew Rubery explains the origins of the audiobook, from a resource for the blind to a popular form of storytelling. Audiobook narrators Erin Moon and Fajer Al-Kaisi discuss the growing field of narration and what the job really requires. Grammy-winning R&B legend Booker T. Jones reflects on his life and legacy, which he's celebrating with the release of a new memoir and album.

Oct 12 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: [Full episode] Bahamas, Khadijah Queen, Hrishikesh Hirway, Jaipreet Virdi

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Juno-winning musician Bahamas talks about his fifth album Sad Hunk and gives us exclusive performances of two new songs off the record. Poet, writer and professor Khadijah Queen discusses her new collection of poetry, Anodyne, and shares how she examines themes of the body and wellness through her work. Song Exploder co-creator and host Hrishikesh Hirway talks about adapting the hit music podcast for Netflix. Historian Jaipreet Virdi shares how a deaf, silent film actor named Emerson Romero pioneered closed captioning and fought to make his favourite Hollywood movies accessible to everyone.

Oct 09 2020

1hr 6mins

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