Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week legendary theatre director Benedict Andrews calls in to chat up his first film, the controversial “Una.” He talks about presenting the complex story of a woman and her abuser and working with stars Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn. Then comedian Danny Polishchuk details the long strange journey his latest show took to get to the stage. It’s great stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Canada is a huge country with a small population. Author Doug Saunders explains how we got here and why we need to increase the population if we are to survive. The author of “Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough” gives us a history lesson with an eye to the future on this week’s House of Crouse podcast. C’mon in and sit a spell!
Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week Denis Villeneuve swings by to tell the HoC what advice Blade Runner director Ridley Scott gave him about reimagining the world for a new generation. Here’s a hint, the answer is NSFW. Then The Mountain Between Us director Hany Abu-Assad describes why shooting his film in remote western Canada was “like having an orgasm.” It’s good stuff so stop by and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. It’s a packed show. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana, Miranda Richardson and Jeff Bauman, the real life inspiration for “Stronger” swing by to talk about their take on the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013. It’s is not the story of a bomb or the radical politics that saw it planted at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It’s the story of the aftermath and one man’s inspirational recovery. Then “Battle of the Sexes” directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton come by to talk about why Billie Jean King is such an important thread in our cultural fabric. It’s all good stuff, so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Howie Mandel is best known as a stand up comedian and game show host, but he also has a serious side. In our conversation he talks about “On My Way Out: the Secret Life of Nani and Popi,” a film he produced about how secrets can be harmful and then reveals how sharing a secret changed his life. It’s good stuff, so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. It’s astounding. Time is fleeting. 42 years have zipped by since Patricia Quinn and Little Nell Campbell became cult heroes courtesy of their starring roles in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” They drop by and madness takes control of the HoC. Then author Claire Cameron talks about her fascinating book “The Last Neanderthal,” a suspenseful, and profoundly moving book that asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human. It’s good stuff, so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Author and broadcaster Linden MacIntyre is a Giller Prize winner, a journalist who worked as a foreign correspondent for the CBC for almost 40 years and he’s a hell of a story teller. He swings by the House of Crouse to chat up his latest novel The Only cafe. We talk about growing up with a tradition of storytelling and how he drew upon the violence he witnessed while reporting in Beirut in the 1980s to write this book. It’s fascinating stuff, so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. I wonder if, in 200 years, aliens will study all our dead Instagram accounts to gain insight into our way of life. If so, you could forgive them if they surmised that everyone in 2017 lived perfect, #blessed lives filled with the wonders of avocado toast and gorgeous sunsets. I got top thinking about that after my convo with “Ingrid Goes West” star Aubrey Plaza. It’s a great movie and we had a lovely time discussing how social media affects each and every one of us. Then we dig into the vault to speak with Ryan Reynolds, which is always fun. C’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. It’s a full house today, all aces and no jokers. Kim Coates stops by to describe how he landed the biggest role of his life playing Tig on “Sons of Anarchy.” Then Ted Kotcheff talks about how and why he made “First Blood,” the movie that gave us Rambo. To close things off the aptly named The Amazing Randi swings by to talks about his wild life and working with Johnny Carson. It’s great stuff. C’mon in out of the heat and sit a spell with us.