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Five days a week acclaimed interviewer Tom Power sits down with the artists, writers, actors and musicians who define pop culture. Whether he’s ribbing Adele, singing a boyband classic with Simu Liu, or dissecting faith with U2 frontman Bono – Tom brings the same curiosity, respect and meticulous preparation into every conversation. He also has a track record for interviewing artists on the precipice of stardom – like Lizzo and Billie Eilish — who appeared on Q well before hitting the mainst ...
 
A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in a studio-flat in a rough area. At 18 I started a company which would eventually become "Social Chain" - an industry leading marketing company. At 26 the company was generating $600m a year in revenue. At 27 I resigned as CEO, and launched 'The Diary Of A CEO' podcast with the simple mission of un-filtering success and giving you the knowledge you need to create the life you want. Thank you for listening. IG: https://www.instagram.c ...
 
British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam makes the jingles and records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie in the East Anglian countryside where he lives with his wife and three children. Adam has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son Of Rambow as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. Since 2007 he has hosted BUG, a live s ...
 
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Hi my name is TC, and I’m honored to be hosting the CTO Confessions podcast brought to you by IT Labs. In our podcast we tackle the subject of leadership, how to deal with hard issues facing your business and we try to get closer to the world of those fantastic women and men that hold it all together with different priorities that rarely get appreciated. Join us in our biweekly podcast and have fun as we tackle the world of business and the CTO Life. Brought to you by IT Labs. Listen to all ...
 
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From sharing a Tooting council flat with 9 other family members to shaping the lives of 9 million people as the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan knows where ambition can take you. He also knows what the responsibility to his city has cost him, affecting all the other most important responsibilities in his life, from his mental health, his faith and even…
 
Director Ruben Östlund discusses his latest Palme d'Or-winning film, Triangle of Sadness, and why he wanted to look at "beauty as a currency." Playwright Chloé Hung discusses her new dark comedic play, Three Women of Swatow, about three generations of Chinese women who discover they are bound by more than blood. Photographer Carrie Mae Weems discus…
 
Poet Rupi Kaur talks about her new writing guide, Healing Through Words, plus her own journey with writing and overcoming writer's block. Artist Vivek Shraya shares more about her autobiographical solo stage show How To Fail As A Pop Star, which is focused on the true story of her life in music. Director Darren Aronofsky talks about the difficulty …
 
Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco discusses her new memoir, survival, the boundary-breaking themes in her music and how she feels about the ongoing #MeToo movement. Comedian and This Hour Has 22 Minutes cast member Trent McClellan talks about his upcoming comedy tour, returning to his hometown to perform stand-up, and finding humour in the things that…
 
Degrassi co-creator Linda Schuyler discusses her new memoir, The Mother Of All Degrassi, which details how she went from being a Toronto high school teacher to an award-winning television producer. Actor and comedian Andrew Phung (best known as the character Kimchee on Kim's Convenience) talks about co-creating and starring in the new CBC comedy se…
 
Do you control your emotions or do your emotions control you? Has the irrational parts of your consciousness ever hijacked your logical mind? Have you ever wanted to understand how to overcome these thoughts in order to become the person you always wanted to be? This is exactly what Professor Steve Peters has helped people from all areas of life to…
 
Five days a week, acclaimed interviewer Tom Power sits down with the artists, writers, actors and musicians who define this cultural moment in time. Whether he’s ribbing Adele, singing a boyband classic with Simu Liu, or dissecting faith with U2 frontman Bono – Tom brings the same curiosity, respect and meticulous preparation into every conversatio…
 
One trophy away from EGOT-status, there's strong speculation that Hugh Jackman could win the outstanding Oscar for his latest movie, The Son. He talks about his long career on stage and screen. Ann-Marie MacDonald reflects on the curiosity and empathy that continue to inspire her work from the page to the stage as Fall on Your Knees becomes a stage…
 
How many times have you heard someone in tech say that they hate tech or computers, yet they’re all into it and are using their skills and know-how for the betterment of mankind through their work by helping develop services and technology that are good? Us neither, but here’s Eddie Flaisler, Head of Products Engineering at Lob, whose journey, expe…
 
If you had to draw on a chart the levels of happiness over you lifetime what would it look like? Would it be all downhill after a carefree childhood? Or would it look like a hill, with the top being the years that your money worries are over and you’ve climbed the career ladder? Well in this moment Scott Galloway says it actually looks more like a …
 
Figurative painter Peter Doig — one of the world's top-selling living artists — talks about his work, his upbringing in Canada and the dark underbelly of the art market. Superstar Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin reflects on his phenomenal rise to the peak of his profession. Author Mark Sakamoto and playwright Hiro Kanagawa talk about adapti…
 
What do you think of when you hear ‘the footballer lifestyle’? Do you picture multi-million pound contracts, sports cars and celebrity-filled parties? What you probably don’t imagine is unbearable pressure, horrendous abuse or a job that takes you away from your friends and family.These are just a few of the struggles that Jesse Lingard has had to …
 
Legendary singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull opens up about surviving COVID-19 and recording a new album of classic romantic poems, titled She Walks in Beauty. After hustling for 11 years, Lainey Wilson talks about her acclaimed new record Bell Bottom Country and why it's funny to be called an "overnight sensation." Comedian Margaret Cho discusse…
 
Actor Denzel Washington talks about his turn as Lord Macbeth in the film The Tragedy of Macbeth, and what the legacy of the late Sidney Poitier means to him. Actor and comedian Jenny Slate talks about revisiting Marcel the Shell with Shoes On in a feature-length film based on the viral web series. Bestselling author Miriam Toews discusses her highl…
 
Actor Regina King talks about directing One Night in Miami, a film that imagines a real conversation between four of the most important Black voices of the 1960s: Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. Writer Neil Gaiman tells us why his comic book series The Sandman would have made a terrible movie — and why he loved adapting it into a …
 
As he would tell you himself, the football is in David Moyes’s blood. Growing up in Glasgow he was surrounded by the game, from his dad coaching to his mum washing the kits, this devotion has continued to now. Making the jump from player to manager, David has seen every side and evolution of football, and not all of it was pretty. From the highs of…
 
Nina Hoss co-stars in the new critically-acclaimed film Tár. She shares her process behind preparing for the film, including learning to play the violin, and what it was like playing with a real-life orchestra. Acclaimed sitar player Anoushka Shankar discusses her first live album in more than two decades, her life in music and what it's like havin…
 
What do you want to do with your life? Does your answer change if you remove the idea of getting status, respect and admiration from it? In this moment Mark Manson explains how to find out what you ACTUALLY want from life. Mark discusses how you need to ask yourself honestly why you want what you want, instead of what everyone else says you should …
 
Ralph Macchio talks about what it was like reflecting on the legacy of The Karate Kid in his new book Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me, and why he's "embracing the past in the present" with Cobra Kai. With millions of followers online, Dax has become one of the biggest up-and-coming Canadian rappers today thanks to his honest lyrics. He shares his …
 
Predicting the lottery, playing Russian roulette on live TV and tricking people into robbing a security van in broad daylight. These are just a few of the stunts that Derren Brown has performed in over 20 years of pushing the boundaries of the believable. But while he may be best known for controlling minds, one he couldn’t control was his own. Fro…
 
Nearly 20 years after The L Word premiered, there's a sequel to the historic series. Showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan talks about trying to reflect our changing times in The L Word: Generation Q. After a series of malicious false rumours almost ended his career more than ten years ago, Korean-Canadian rap star and Epik High frontman Tablo is sharing his…
 
Dakota Ray Hebert skewers the document that defines how the Canadian government interacts with First Nations people in her first stand-up comedy album I'll Give You An Indian Act. Troy Kotsur shares how he drew on his own personal experience to play a Deaf father of a hearing child in the Oscar-winning movie CODA. Chris Wilson talks about finding n…
 
In a rare career-spanning interview, songwriter and producer Max Martin talks about his first jukebox musical, & Juliet, which weaves his biggest hits into a feminist retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis talk about making their new animated film The Flying Sailor, and why they are fascinated by the story of a man …
 
Is the cup of life half full or half empty? Would you call yourself an optimist or a pessimist? What if you weren’t actually in control of this, but instead through the process of evolution your brain had been hardwired to be optimistic? Neuroscientist Dr. Tali Sharot calls this the ‘Optimism Bias’, it’s the belief that the future will be better, m…
 
Carly Rae Jepsen talks about embracing loneliness on her new album, The Loneliest Time, and reflects on her relationship with Call Me Maybe after more than a decade. Cartoonist Kate Beaton shares her reaction to finding her graphic memoir Ducks on Barack Obama's list of favorite books of 2022, and everything that happened next. Director Reggie Hudl…
 
Imagine being different and self conscious of this difference, then think of how it would feel to be reminded of this every single day of your life. In this moment Richard Osman discusses how he has been body shamed for over 30 years of his life. Ever since the impressionable age of 17 Richard has been made to feel small for his above average heigh…
 
Actor Román Zaragoza tells us about playing a 500-year-old ghost from the Lenape people in the CBS series Ghosts, and how it's given him hope for the future of Indigenous stories on TV. Director Aitch Alberto shares the labour of love that went into bringing Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe to the big screen, and the importa…
 
Davina McCall has been an icon of television for 40 years. The host of Big Brother for over a decade, tens of millions of people looked to Davina to bring a national obsession into their homes. But few know the real story of Davina. From a heartbreaking childhood that saw her take drugs with her mother to hosting one of the biggest shows in the wor…
 
Actor Sheila McCarthy reflects on a career playing unconventional leading ladies and how playing an elder in Sarah Polley's film Women Talking feels like a feminist full-circle moment. Screenwriter and real-life doctor Roshan Sethi talks about how he drew on his medical expertise to direct his debut feature — a pandemic rom-com called 7 Days. Comed…
 
Song Kang-ho, the first Korean actor to win the best actor award at Cannes, sits down with Tom Power to talk about his approach to acting. Mark Critch, the star and creator behind the hit comedy series Son of a Critch, talks shooting the second season in Newfoundland and the joy of seeing all his castmates fall in love with his home province. Rosie…
 
Michael J. Fox opens up about the long-term effects of Parkinson's disease and how he found his way back to optimism after experiencing a particularly brutal year. Actor Riz Ahmed discusses the magical realism that runs through his film Mogul Mowgli and why he's taken up the cause of Muslim representation in Hollywood. Plus, we're revisiting our ch…
 
What if everything that you knew about health was wrong, if calories didn’t count and food labels lied? That is exactly what Tim Spector OBE says in his multiple books, innumerable articles and TV appearances.Following the ancient greek belief that food is medicine, Tim has made it his mission to let people know how central gut health is to overall…
 
Musicians Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings discuss their special edition box set, Bachman Cummings: The Collection, and the early days of the Guess Who. Ted Lasso star Nick Mohammed explains why in an era of gritty storytelling and anti-heroes, true subversion is about making your audience smile. Pop star Camila Cabello talks about "giving joy" to…
 
What is real vulnerability? So often when we say that we are being vulnerable we are still giving a version of ourselves that we want and choose to show to the world. In this moment Matthey Hussey discuses the difference between a curated social media style vulnerability where you still have control, and genuine vulnerability. To be truly vulnerabl…
 
More than 25 years after k.d. lang's platinum record Ingénue was released, the Canadian musician talks about their breakout album and what it's like revisiting the work now. Tal Bachman looks back on his hit song She's So High on its 20th anniversary. Musician, composer and activist Jon Batiste discusses his powerful new album, We Are. Actor Kriste…
 
In this episode I wanted to do something that I haven't done in a while. It's been too long since it was just me, the microphone, and you. If there's one request I get over and over again, it's for more episodes of DOAC like in our early years, just me what's front of my mind - an authentic 'Diary of a CEO'.It's been an incredible 2022, our level o…
 
Eddie Izzard talks about touring Canada with her comedy show Wunderbar, and why she performs standup around the world in foreign languages — even if she's not fluent. Canada's Drag Race Season 1 winner Priyanka fills us in on her life after the show, the success of her debut EP and how she feels about headlining Toronto Pride this year. Cassandra P…
 
Weird Al Yankovic takes us through his biggest hits and tells us how he made a career of being on the outside and "poking fun at the people on the inside." Legendary producer Linda Perry shares the stories behind some of the huge hits she created with stars like Pink and Christina Aguilera. Hoodo Hersi, one of the comedians featured on the latest s…
 
If you have a social media account you’ve seen Gary Vee, but this is a version of Gary Vaynerchuk that you’ve never seen before. You probably know him as the fast talking business sage who has industry leaders and CEO’s hanging on his every word, now see him speechless. A Belarusian immigrant to America, Gary has always been driven and hungry for t…
 
Adam shares a giant festive waffle pudding with his old friend, the films director Joe Cornish and there's a surprise guest appearance by another friend of the podcast to celebrate the 200th episode. CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE Recorded face to face in London on December 9th and 22nd, 2022 Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for his work on this epi…
 
Mayan Lopez, star of the new NBC series Lopez vs. Lopez, joins Tom Power to talk about her relationship both on-camera and off with her co-star and real-life dad George Lopez, how they reconnected during the pandemic, and why she thought their story would make good TV. Actress Sigourney Weaver discusses her film My Salinger Year and shares why land…
 
Marie Forleo lives her life by mantras. In this moment she shares one of her most powerful; “clarity comes from engagement not thought”. You have interests and aspirations but too often they seem more like impossible dreams than achievable goals, to this Marie says ignore the excuses and “get off the couch”, as you’re never going to figure it out t…
 
Emmy Award-winning actor Sheryl Lee Ralph joins Tom Power to talk about the road to getting to this moment and why making a Christmas album was on her bucket list. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Herveaux discuss a retrospective book and exhibit about their brother, titled Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure. Singe…
 
There is love for the beautiful game and then there is the all consuming passion that Jamie Carragher has for football. From a top class player to one its best television pundits, Jamie has devoted his life and career to the sport. From a working class upbringing as a Bootle boy to “Mr Liverpool”, Jamie has always stayed loyal to his roots and to t…
 
The producer and multi-instrumentalist Aysanabee drops by Q to discuss his breakthrough album Watin, which has become one of the most buzzed-about Canadian debuts in recent memory. Writer and director Mike White talks about his time as a contestant on the reality-tv staple Survivor and why he wanted to join the surreal world of reality-television. …
 
As he prepares to film the final season of the improvisational game show Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin Mochrie shares some of his favourite moments in Whose Line? history and reflects on how the show has helped him grow as a performer. Actor Arian Moayed discusses his work on Succession and Inventing Anna, plus how his experience as an Iranian im…
 
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