Welcome to the House of Crouse. It’s Canada Day up Canada way. To celebrate we’re having a look back at the life and legacy of a voice that every Canadian knows. Peter Mansbridge, who steps down this week after a 50 year career with the CBC, talks about how he landed the gig that would make him famous and the first words he ever spoke on air. Then we look at the beginnings of the polar bear fighting superhero Captain Canuck. It’s good stuff so grab a plate of poutine and a glass of maple syrup and c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week we get our motors running and head out on the highway. It’s our classic cars episode. To celebrate we welcome Nathan Fillion, one of the stars of “Cars 3.” We chat about everything from car design to soap operas and naming your kids after TV characters. Then Edgar Wright pulls into the parking lot. We talk about his twenty-two-years-on-the-making pedal to the metal movie “Baby Driver.” C’mon in and fill up your tank!
Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week we celebrate two years of non-stop conversations! To help us whoop it up Gilbert Gottfried stops by to talk about being hated on the internet, why he doesn’t want his children to become comedians and Yakov Smirnoff. Then we grab another comedian, Albert Brooks, from the vault. In a convo from 2011 he talks co-starring in the movie Drive and his concern that Twitter will turn him into Bob Hope. It’s good stuff! Come on in and join the fun!
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Batmans come and go. For a time Michael Keaton wore the caped suit. Then in rapid succession Val Kilmer and George Clooney donned the cowl. In recent years Christian Bale and Ben Affleck have been fitted for the Bat-Suit, but of all the actors to have played the Dark Knight, one stands head and shoulders above the rest in our imaginations. For two-and-a-half heady years—and 120 episodes—from 1966 to 1968 Adam West was Batman on the most popular show on television. West passed away Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88 years old. This conversation dates from 2010 and finds West in a chatty and gracious mood. Sit back and raise a glass to the man who called himself The Bright Knight.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week we learn about the perils of pizza delivery from Brett M. Butler and Jason G. Butler, former delivery guys and directors of First Round Down. Following the talk of pizza and porn we go long with legendary director Tony Palmer. The All You Need Is Love documentarian talks about how his friendship with John Lennon kickstarted his film career, working with Leonard Cohen and much more. It is great stuff so grab a slice and sit a spell with us.
Welcome to the House of Crouse’s celebration of forty years of one of the great movie franchises. February 3, 1959 and February 9, 1964. The day the music died and the date it was reborn on the Ed Sullivan Show, both days burned into the collective memories of pop culture fanatics everywhere. But what about May 25, 1977? If you were a teenager then chances are you felt the earth shift. It was the day Star Wars opened, kicking off a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day. C’mon in and sit a spell as HoC has a look at the universe George Lucas unleashed in 1977. Richard chats with Anthony Daniels a.k.a. C-3PO, Riz Ahmed, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on his childhood love of the franchise, the father of the light sabre Roger Christian and Pablo Hidalgo, the ultimate Star Wars fan and keeper of the myths as part of the Lucasfilm Story Group. C’mon in, pour yourself a Ragnook Spring Water and join the fun.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. It’s a special time around here as we celebrate 100 weeks of good conversation. This week we sip some bubbly and have a look at the yin and yang of movie promotion. The yin is Guy Ritchie, the yang is Charlie Hunnam. Click on the link for the whole story. Then we go long with photographer Chris Buck. His 30 year retrospective Uneasy is on bookshelves right now and he’s a fascinating interview with great stories about taking photos of everyone from Donald Trump to Ice T. It’s good stuff. C’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week we learn about Baby Groot and golf. Not playing golf with Baby Groot, but how Michael Rooker relates to the tiny tree-like being and why Jason Connery loves to play golf. The HoC guests give you a behind-the-scenes look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Tommy’s Honour. It’s good stuff so c’mon in, sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week we opened the vault and John Lydon leapt out! It’s an encore conversation with the Sex Pistol about life, perception and a movie called “Sons of Norway.” then Ken Finkleman swings by to talk about his new movie “An American Dream” and share stories about working “as a hack” in Hollywood. Find out how he dealt with his crew’s taste for cocaine on the set of “Airplane 2.” It’s good stuff. C’mon in and sit a spell.