The Richard Crouse Show

Richard Crouse CFRB

The Richard Crouse Show - your destination for movie and entertainment news. Crouse, Canada's top movie critic, interviews top actors and celebrities and attempts to moderate an animated pop-culture panel.

  • Ivan Doroschuk + Emm Gryner

    This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast we get to know Danis Goulet who wrote and directed “Night Raiders,” a timely sci fi apocalyptic film set in the near future. In her dystopian drama cities in North America are run by the military and all children are property of the state. This Taika Waititi-executive produced film sees a Cree woman team with a group of vigilantes to free her daughter from a “children’s academy.” Goulet, who is of Cree and Métis descent, says everything in the film’s imaginary future is based on true events and “has to do specifically with policies that were inflicted upon Indigenous People throughout history.” Then we meet radio and podcasting legends Humble and Fred, that’s "Humble" Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson as they celebrate ten years of the “Humble and Fred Podcast.” These days everybody from Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama to Kim Kardashian West have podcasts, but ten years ago they were uncharted territory. Humble and Fred, who, as their website says, “have been entertaining Canadians since 1989” as a team on radio jumped into podcasting when their time in radio dried up. It was a newish technology and they dove in, creating a show that built an audience and, more importantly, maintained that audience over ten years. Find out more at Then we go to the vault to hear a vintage interview with Hugh jackman. The actor gets personal, talking about the projects that worked, the ones that didn’t and what drives him.
  • The Richard Crouse Show- September 25th

    his week:  Ivan Doroschuk Men Without Hats Emm Gryner.
  • Pop Life with Richard Crouse - September 11th

    Guests: Amanda Parris,  Al Val and Linden MacIntyre.
  • Martha Wainwright + Nicole Dorsey + Simu Liu

    This week on the Richard Crouse Show our first guest today comes from a musical family. Martha Wainwright is daughter of folk singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III and singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Her older brother is Rufus Wainwright… but she has made her own mark with a series of critically acclaimed albums. Her latest is “Love Will Be Reborn,” a record that appears to cover the period of time where Wainwright divorced her husband after about a decade of marriage. “Love Will Be Reborn” was recorded in Wainwright’s hometown of Montreal, in the basement of her cafe, Ursa which also served as a studio. Martha joins us via Zoom from Ursa in Mile End in Montreal. Then we meet Nicole Dorsey, the director and screenwriter of “Black Conflux,” a film now on VOD after a very successful theatrical run. “The Globe and Mail” praised the story of the lives of a disillusioned teen and an alienated man that converge in 1980s Newfoundland for its “atmosphere of dread and depiction of rural life as a hotbed of sexual fantasies and violence.” Stick around, there’s lots to talk about on that one. Finally, Marvel’s latest superhero stops by. He’s Canadian, you already know him from starring on “Kim’s Convenience,” but very soon he’ll be best known for playing the title character in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” He’s Marvel’s first Asian superhero, his name is Simu Liu and here joins us today.
  • Guy Vanderhaeghe + Shaun Majumder

    This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast we get to know best-selling author Guy Vanderhaeghe. His previous fiction includes the award winning "A Good Man," "The Last Crossing," "The Englishman’s Boy." He is a three -time Governor General’s Award winner. He has the Writers’ Trust Timothy Findley Award, and the Harbourfront Literary Prize. He has received many other honours including the Order of Canada. His first novel in nearly a decade is "August Into Winter" is an epic story of crime and retribution, of war and its long shadow, and of the redemptive possibilities of love. Guy Vanderhaeghe joined me via Zoom from Saskatchewan Then comedian and actor Shaun Majumder joins me to talk about his new CBC television show "Race Against the Tide." On the show 10 teams of two world-class, highly skilled sand sculptors compete to create extraordinary works of art made entirely out of sand while avoiding elimination. Not only are these best-in-show duos competing against each other, they are competing against, as the press release says, “Mother Nature’s unstoppable ticking clock and the world’s highest tide at New Brunswick's iconic and beautiful Bay of Fundy.”
  • Amanda Parris + Lucius Dechausay + Al Val + Linden MacIntyre

    This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast I want to tell you about a new short film called Death Doula co-directed by my guests CBC radio and television host Amanda Parris and Lucius Dechausay DE SHAW SAY. It’s the story of a dystopian near-future where our date of death is predicted by an app… but there’s a twist. The death doula, who helps people cope with their deaths, is then tasked with aiding his first love as she nears her final day. It’s an interesting piece of speculative fiction and will be available as part of the CaribbeanTales Film Festival, which this year is available on line across the country via Video-On-Demand screenings on CaribbeanTales-TV. Then we’ll also meet Al Val, a queer comedian, actor, writer and musician who was recently featured on CBC Gem's The New Wave Of Standup and will be seen as part of the all-new season of The Stand-Up Show With Jon Dore. Later in the show we’ll meet Linden MacIntyre. The award-winning former co-host of the investigative news program the fifth estate. He’s also a Giller Prize winning best-selling author with a new novel called the Winter Wives in stores now. It’s a new psychological drama that weaves threads of crime, disability and dementia together into a tale of unrequited love and delusion.
  • Rachel Yoder + Terry Fallis + Ali Liebert

    This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast we meet New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding, author of twenty-nine novels, including acclaimed books like Someone Is Watching, Now You See Her and Still Life. In her most recent psychological thriller, “Cul-de-Sac,” a shooting lays bare the secrets harbored by five families in a sleepy suburban cul-de-sac. Then, English actress, filmmaker, and former pop star Billie Piper, joins me via Zoom from London to talk about her challenging new movie Rare Beasts. Finally, Rebecca Silver Slayter swings by to talk about her new novel, The Second History, a post-apocalyptic love story about a young couple embarking on a journey to understand, for the first time, what they’ve been hiding from all their lives.
  • Brittlestar + Shelley Hamilton

    This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast. Do you like to scroll through twitter looking for laughs? If so, I’m sure you already know about my guest today. The Toronto Sun called him Canada’s Funniest Comic recently… and his videos, parody songs and commentary frequently grab hundreds of thousands of likes and views on Twitter. On-line he is known as @Brittlestar but in life his pals call him Stewart Reynolds. In this conversation we talk about his new brand of booze… that’s how you know when you’ve made it… it’s called Sex and Gold Butter Tart Flavoured Vodka. You’ll find out why it’s called that and much, much. Then, singer, actor and all round nice person Shelley Hamilton joins me to talk about her new music, making music videos during COVID and her new habit of writing at least one letter a week to a friend or stranger, a process she details in her new podcast “Mother Love.”
  • Jena Malone + Omar El Akkad + Jennifer Dodge

    This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast we meet Jena Malone. She is a Golden Globe nominated actress known for her roles in “The Hunger Games” franchise and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” She returns to theatres and VOD in the critically acclaimed film “Lorelei.” The gritty story of a man released from prison after 15 years who reunites with his high school girlfriend, who is now a single mother of three, has been called a “moving character study” and that contains some of Jena Malone’s best work. We’ll also meet author and a journalist Omar El Akkad. His novel “American War” was an international best seller that has been translated into thirteen languages. He returns to the best seller charts with “What Strange Paradise,” a new book that looks at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child. Finally we chat with Spinmaster President, Jennifer Dodge. She's the producer of “Paw Patrol: The Movie” and has been a part of the Paw brand since the beginning.
  • July 29 - The Jamil Jivani Show - Hour 2

    Logan Ury - Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, author of How to Not Die Alone, and previously ran Google’s behavioural science team.  "Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield, and if you were driving around on this day in 1981, you’d very likely hear it on the radio. It was the number one song on the charts this day in 1981. ThrowBack Thursday - We’re looking back at a royal wedding that was viewed by hundreds of millions of people around the world! Charles and Diana. Later in the show we are joined by Victoria Arbiter - Royal Commentator