Platinum-selling A Thousand Miles singer Vanessa Carlton was about to release her first new album in five years, and head out on tour, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. She joins Tom Power to talk about how COVID-19 has changed the way she releases music.
Arkells frontman Max Kerman talks about the band’s effort to offer free music lessons on Instagram for people in self-isolation. Entertainment reporter Teri Hart discusses the role of streaming during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares her recommendations for what to watch online. Canadian country music artist Terri Clark talks about the Grand Ole Opry’s return to its original form as a live radio broadcast without a live audience. Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the potential lasting impact of the pandemic on how we consume content online. Singer-songwriter Dan Mangan explains his decision to livestream his cancelled Danforth Music Hall show due to COVID-19.
Blair Underwood co-stars alongside Octavia Spencer in the new Netflix series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. He joined guest host Talia Schlanger to tell us more about the series.
In Canadian Strain, Jess Salgueiro plays a Toronto drug dealer whose business goes bust when the government starts selling weed. She joined guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about the film and what it was like taking on her first leading role in a feature.
Actor Blair Underwood talks about his role alongside Octavia Spencer in the new Netflix series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. Open Source Podcast's Christopher Lydon and "media hacker" Dave Winer recall the origins of podcasting. Actress Jess Salgueiro discusses her starring role in Canadian Strain, a new film that tackles the country's cannabis legalization.
David Hein and Irene Sankoff are the creators of the award-winning musical Come from Away, which has recently had both its Broadway and Toronto productions interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They joined Tom Power on the phone from New York to talk about the impact on their cast and on theatre in general.