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House of Crouse

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Where is the House of Crouse? It's everywhere and nowhere. It's in your imagination and in your headphones. Hosted by Richard Crouse, it's a gathering place for interesting people to hang out and share stories. Upcoming guests to the House of Crouse include Amy Schumer, Josh Gad, Daniel Radcliffe and many more!Come by every Monday for a new episode, curl up on the coach and see who has stopped by.

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Where is the House of Crouse? It's everywhere and nowhere. It's in your imagination and in your headphones. Hosted by Richard Crouse, it's a gathering place for interesting people to hang out and share stories. Upcoming guests to the House of Crouse include Amy Schumer, Josh Gad, Daniel Radcliffe and many more!Come by every Monday for a new episode, curl up on the coach and see who has stopped by.

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Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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House of Crouse

Latest release on Jan 18, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Mark Critch + Paul Perrier + Rob Brydon

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On the May 24, 2020 episode of The Richard Crouse Show we meet comedian and author Mark Critch, photographer Paul Perrier and “The Trip to Greece” star Rob Brydon. Critch talks about life in isolation in Newfoundland, photobombing Justin Trudeau and offering Pamela Anderson $1 million to quit acting. Photographer Paul Perrier talks about “The Mask Project” on Instagram (search thetorontoportrait) and then British comedian Rob Brydon joins us from England to talk about Al Pacino, whether he’s keen to fly on a plane again, meeting Michael Caine, and, of course, the fourth instalment of “The Trip” series, “The Trip to Greece” available this week on VOD.

May 25 2020

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Rank #2: WHAT TO WATCH WHEN YOU’VE ALREADY WATCHED EVERYTHING PART ONE!

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What to watch when you've already watched everything. Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations. It's a long title, I know but in self isolation I have more time on my hands than usual. Here are three movies you may not have seen that are available to rent or buy on VOD and streaming services that can help pass the minutes, hours, weeks... whatever, until we are allowed to touch our faces again.

Mar 29 2020

11mins

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Rank #3: Liz Kozak

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This week on the Richard Crouse Show: Liz Kozak is an award-winning producer, writer and editor. She is Director of Editorial and Content Development at The Second City and together they are the authors of The Second City: The Essentially Accurate History.

Feb 08 2020

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Rank #4: Kitty Green

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This week on The Richard Crouse Show Podcast “The Assistant” director Kitty Green stops by. The film is a re-creation of a day in the life of Jane, played by “Ozark” star Julia Garner, an assistant to a Weinstein-esque figure at the height of his power.

Green is an award-winning Australian filmmaker. Her debut documentary feature, “Ukraine Is Not a Brothel,” explored a provocative feminist movement in Ukraine. After making its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2013, the film screened at more than 50 film festivals internationally and won the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. Green’s follow-up project, “The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul,” won the Short Film Jury Prize for nonfiction at the Sundance Film Festival. Her latest feature documentary, “Casting JonBenet,” was acquired as a Netflix Original, premiered at Sundance in 2017, and screened at the Berlinale before receiving the AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary.

Feb 03 2020

38mins

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Rank #5: Chris Hadfield, Mo Rocca, Humble The Poet + Danny Goldberg

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This week on the Richard Crouse Show, a Pop Life special with some of Richard's favourite interviews from the past season of his television show.

In an in-depth interview astronaut Chris Hadfield stops by the “Pop Life” bar to discuss when science and pop culture collide.

Mo Rocca, correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and author of “Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving.” He stops by the “Pop Life” bar to discuss his new book, the art of the obituary and how everyone has a story.

Author and rapper Humble the Poet. He stops by the “Pop Life” bar to discuss his new book “Things No One Else Can Teach Us,” what he learned from his failures, including a bad record deal, how even after he crawled out of crippling debt, the satisfaction was short lived and much more.

Music industry legend Danny Goldberg began his career in 1969 as a music journalist before becoming Vice-President of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records from 1974-1976. And there’s more, much more. On “Pop Life” he talks about his relationship with Kurt Cobain.

Jan 11 2020

41mins

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Rank #6: Tegan And Sara + Frozen 2 + Shania Twain + Bob Gruen

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This week on The Richard Crouse Show: Indie superstars Tegan and Sara. They stop by the “Pop Life” bar to discuss their new memoir “High School.” They talk about how music became the perfect fit for them. They tell stories about writing their first song, ‘Tegan Didn’t Go to School Today,” the important people in their lives and how music became a replacement for drugs and alcohol.

The cast of “Frozen 2,” Josh Gad who plays the snowman, and Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, as sisters Princess Anna of Arendelle and Queen Elsa of Arendelle. They talk about keeping the plot secret during the three year production and why the original film resonated with audiences.

Shania Twain, “Queen of Country Pop,” opens up about going back to Las Vegas and her crippling battle with stage fright.

Then an in-depth interview with John Lennon’s personal photographer Bob Gruen. The legendary photographer opens up about taking famous pictures of every rock ‘n roll star from David Bowie and Led Zeppelin to The Clash and The Sex Pistols.

Jan 04 2020

41mins

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Rank #7: 1917 + Rise of Skywalker

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This week on The Richard Crouse Show: Richard chats with “1917” co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns about tending bar, working with Sam Mendes and writing a film that is presented in one shot. Then he speaks to the two stars of the Fist World War story to discuss creating the characters and the challenges of shooting the epic film. Then we meet “Rise of the Skywalker” star Joonas Suotamo about playing the iconic Wookie character Chewbacca, and what it is like wearing the fur suit for ten hours a day and Yvette Nicole Brown who plays Aunt Sarah in the Disney+ version of “Lady and the Tramp.” They talk about adopting rescue dogs, wearing corsets and if Brown agrees that her character is the villain of the story.

Dec 27 2019

41mins

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Rank #8: Howard Shore

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This week on The Richard Crouse Show Podcast: Howard Shore has composed scores for over 80 films, including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.

He has three Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and four Grammy Awards on his shelves and was the original musical director for the American show Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1980.

He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.

He has also composed a few concert works including one opera, The Fly, based on the plot of Cronenberg's 1986 film.

Based on the award-winning novel by music scholar Norman Lebrecht, THE SONG OF NAMES is a bold journey through friendship, betrayal, and reconciliation.

Dec 21 2019

37mins

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Rank #9: 1917 writer Krysty Wilson - Cairns

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Richard chats with "1917" co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns about tending bar, working with Sam Mendes and writing a film that is presented in one shot.

SYNOPSIS: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

Dec 10 2019

8mins

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Rank #10: Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay of "1917"

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Richard sits down with the two stars of the Fist World War epic "1917" to discuss creating the characters and the challenges of the one-shot technique used to film the movie.

Dec 10 2019

9mins

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Rank #11: ROBBIE AMELL

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You know my guest today from playing Stephen Jameson on “The Tomorrow People” and Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm on “The Flash” or on “The X-Files” as FBI Agent Miller. Today Robbie Amell is here to talk about his latest film, the sci fi thriller “Code 8.”

CODE 8 INFO: Code 8, written by Chris Pare, is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with some type of supernatural ability, but instead of being superheroes, they are heavily policed and live in poverty. Robbie plays Connor, a powerful young “electric” struggling to pay for his ailing mother’s medical treatment. To earn money, he joins a lucrative criminal world led by Garrett, played by Stephen, who teaches him how to use his powers to pull off a series of increasingly dangerous crimes.

Dec 07 2019

36mins

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Rank #12: Dr. Jen Gunter

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Our guest today has been called Twitter’s resident gynecologist, the Internet’s OB/GYN. She is Dr. Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician. She is Gwyneth Paltrow’s nemesis, a fierce advocate for women’s health and has devoted her professional life to caring for women. She also writes about sex, science, and social media and is the author of The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina--Separating the Myth from the Medicine.

Nov 16 2019

38mins

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Rank #13: Dr. Joe Schwarcz

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This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast: Eating has become a confusing experience. Should we follow a keto diet? Is sugar the next tobacco? Does fermented cabbage juice cure disease? Are lectins toxic? Is drinking poppy seed tea risky? What’s with probiotics? Can packaging contaminate food? Should our nuts be activated? What is cockroach milk? We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers…

He is an author and a professor at McGill University. He is the director of McGill's Office for Science & Society, which is dedicated to demystifying science for the public.

Nov 11 2019

39mins

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Rank #14: Frozen 2 interviews with Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Kristen Bell

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In separate interviews Richard sits down with the cast of "Frozen 2," Josh Gad who plays the snowman, and Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, as sisters Princess Anna of Arendelle and Queen Elsa of Arendelle. They talk about keeping the plot secret during the three year production and why the original film resonated with audiences.

Nov 06 2019

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Rank #15: Anne Bokma

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This week on The Richard Crouse Show Podcast: Anne Bokma is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of My Year of Living Spiritually: From Woo-Woo to Wonderful—One Woman's Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life.

In 2017, she began a quest to become a more spiritual person. After leaving the fundamentalist religion of her youth, she became one of the eighty million North Americans who consider themselves spiritual-but-not-religious, the fastest growing “faith” category.

The resulting book documents a diverse range of soulful first-person experiences and personal reflections on her spiritual journey.

Nov 03 2019

38mins

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Rank #16: In The Shadow Of The Moon with Jim Mickle and Boyd Holbrook

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This week on The Richard Crouse Show Podcast: Director Jim Mickle and star Boyd Holbrook talk about their new sci fi thriller "In the Shadow of the Moon." 

Jim Mickle is the creator of TV series “Hap and Leonard” and director of films such as “Cold in July” and Cannes Fortnight selection “We Are What We Are,” “Mulberry Street,” and “Stake Land.” Actor Boyd Holbrook has appeared in films such as “Milk,” “Out of the Furnace,” “Run All Night,” and “Gone Girl,” and starred as DEA Agent Steve Murphy in the Netflix series “Narcos” and in 2017 he portrayed villain Donald Pierce in “Logan.”

Synopsis: In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke’s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. “In The Shadow Of The Moon” is a genre-blending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart.

Oct 11 2019

37mins

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Rank #17: Steve Smith a.k.a. Red Green

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This week on The Richard Crouse Show Podcast: Steve Smith called his new tour This Could Be It, although he says “if I was a betting man, I'd put my money on 'This Is Definitely It.'" He’s talking about talking his alter ego Red Green, on his final journey throughout his homeland, with a coast-to-coast trek that will culminate on October 30th at the Georgian Theatre in Barrie, Ontario.

These final “Lodge Meetings” have not only entertained audiences on both sides of the border but given the comedian a chance to see how The Red Green Show has helped people's lives.

Kicking off September 19 in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Red Green

Oct 05 2019

36mins

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Rank #18: Scott Aukerman And Lauren Lapkus

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This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast: “Between Two Ferns: The Movie,” brings back the celebrity-interview spoof that racked up millions of views since the first of its 22 episodes hit the internet in 2008.

The film is a mockumentary about “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis,” a public-access TV show with a host who asks famous people obnoxious questions.

Co-starring with Galifianakis is Lauren Lapkus as Zach’s assistant who joins us today along with the film’s director Scott Aukerman.

Sep 27 2019

38mins

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Rank #19: Kevin Doyle

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This week on The Richard Crouse Show Podcast: Kevin Doyle plays the Abbey's second footman, Joseph Molesley. Molesley has had a tumultuous time over the series, however he seems to have found peace and, potentially, love with fellow servant, Phyllis Baxter (Raquel Cassidy).

As well as numerous stage credits, Doyle is a familiar face on British television. As well as appearances on Casualty, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Midsomer Murders, he has starred in ITV's At Home With the Braithwaites, BBC drama The Lakes and played the rebel John Constable in The Tudors.

Sep 21 2019

37mins

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Rank #20: Michael Crummey

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This week on THe Richard Crouse Show our guest is Michael Crummey, the author of eight books of poetry, a book of short stories, a book of nonfiction, and four celebrated novels, including the Giller-prize nominated River Thieves. His new book is The Innocents, a story of survival in which a brother and sister confront the limits of human endurance and their own capacity for loyalty and forgiveness in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline.

Sep 21 2019

40mins

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