Welcome to the House of Crouse. ”Atonement” director Joe Wright’s new film is a spirited—and funnier than you’d imagine—retelling of the machinations behind World War II’s Operation Dynamo. In a tour de force performance, “Darkest Hours” stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in a movie that would make a great double bill with Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” Wright swings by the CrouseCast to talk about the movie and active resistance against bigotry and totalitarianism. Then “In the Cage” award winning Kevin Hardcastle author offers up why you should always back up your MacBook and more! It’s good stuff, so c’mon in and sit a spell.
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Welcome to the House of Crouse. This week the director and star of the terrific neo-noir “Sweet Virginia,” Jamie M. Dagg and Christopher Abbott swing by to ask, How do you have a soft spot for a murderous psychopath? Then Shirley Gnome, “the Queen troubadour of intelligent black-comic sex balladry,” stops by to talk carnal cabaret, hecklers and her new album Take It Up The Notch. It’s good stuff! Stop by and sit a spell!
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at PIxar? “Coco” star Anthony Gonzalez enthusiastically tells us what it’s like. The “Justice League” star Ray Fisher describes how his character Cyborg resonates with fans who feel under-represented. Then “A Brief History of Oversharing” author Shawn Hitchens swings by to discuss the importance of humiliation. It’s good stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Joe Hagan is an investigative journalist who has written for New York, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal. Today he swings by the CrouseCast to talk about the book Jann Wenner doesn’t want you to read, “Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine.” It’s a fascinating book with its own fascinating story. So, c’mon in and sit a spell with us.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Taika Waititi has remained true to the core of what fans will expect from the crown prince of Asgard as played by Chris Hemsworth, but this time around the Norse God is not exactly your father’s Thor. “Thor: Ragnarok” is a reinvention of the franchise and Waititi stops by the HoC to explain how he did it. Then “Dina” co-directors Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini stop by to talk about how they achieved the level of intimacy the present in their award winning documentary. It’s good stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Join Richard as he speaks with Second World War historian James Holland and “Hunting Nazi Treasure” producer Steve Gamester as they explore how artwork and cultural artifacts are targets during times of war. Also, find out why “Dunkirk” didn’t pass the history test. It’s good stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
Welcome to the House of Crouse. Singer, songwriter, author and actor Alan Doyle didn’t leave Newfoundland until he was twenty years old. His experiences criss-crossing the country since then with his band Great Big Sea and as a solo artist form the backbone of his new book “A Newfoundlander in Canada.” He’s a great storyteller and you’ll want to hear his stories unique POV on Newfoundland, Canada and music. It’s great stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.
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!
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