Pop Life

Pop Life

Hosted by Richard Crouse and featuring in-depth discussion and debate on pop culture and modern life, POP LIFE features sit-down interviews with celebrities from across the entertainment world, including rock legends Sting and Meat Loaf, musicians Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman, comedian Ken Jeong, writer Fran Lebowitz, superstar jazz musician Diana Krall, stand-up comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell, actors Danny DeVito and Jay Baruchel, celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Nigella Lawson, and many more.... Show More

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July 1, 2020 39 min
Happy Canada Day. Here at the House of Crouse we go big. Not satisfied to simply celebrate Canada Day on July 1, we’re honouring our home and native land for the whole week! Spend some time with us and noted patriots Brent Butt, Jay Baruchel, Jill Hennessy, Deepa Mehta, Patrick Mckenna and the most Canadian being of all, Captain Canuck. Stop by and stand on guard with us.
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One from the Vaults: Welcome to the House of Crouse. C’mon in, pull up a bean bag chair and enjoy photographer Chris Buck talking about taking portraits for his book Uneasy of everyone from President Obama and President Trump to Jay Z and Willie Nelson. Which world leader did he make spit out their gum? Listen in and find out. Then Logan star Hugh Jackman comes by to talk about finding the confidence to get up on stage in drama sch...
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June 25, 2020 42 min
One from the vault! 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.
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Fourteen! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, a coming of age story, a comic playing against type and the secret history of disco. #Pariah #Drive #The SecretHistoryofDisco
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Fourteen! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, going underground, a gang war in rhyme and the beginning of a franchise. #Buried #ChiRaq #FirstBlood
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Eight! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, a financial crisis, a blacklisted writer and a troubled trumpeter. #TheBigShort #Trumbo #BornToBeBlue 
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Eight! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, a strange biography, lovestruck bank robbers and a cabin in the woods. #ALiarsBiographyTheUntrueStoryofMontyPythonsGrahamChapman #TheTown #ACabinInTheWoods
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Eight! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, wrestling, murder, aliens and keeping time. NSFW Language may not be suitable for all audiences.#Foxcatcher #AttackTheBlock #Whiplash
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Ten! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, newsrooms, vigilantes and a twelve-year-old vampire. #Christine #HarryBrown #LetMeIn
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Eight! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, dinosaurs, the meaning of life, the potential of the page and true crime. #treeoflife #paterson #westofmemphis
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Five! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Richard Crouse at Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, there’s trouble in the kitchen, thrill killers and “Gucci!” #NoseToTail #TheStrangersPreyAtNight #EighthGrade Some language may not be appropriate for all listeners....
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Five! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Richard Crouse at Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, too much money, a murderous game and SSSHHH! They’re listening! #GenerationWealth #GameNight #AQuietPlace Some language may not be appropriate for all listeners. NSF...
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Five! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Richard Crouse at Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, a human-animal hybrid, a homemade superhero and a country music legend. #Defendor #Splice #CrazyHeart Some language may not be appropriate for all listeners. NSFW
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Five! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, Ozark drug dealers, driving lessons and teenage rock n' roll! Some language may not be appropriate for all listeners. NSFW #WintersBone #TheRunaways #LearningToDrive
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What to watch when you’ve already watched everything Part Four! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, rogue cops, troubled troubadours, a chef and a story about a cat! #DirtyHarry #Chef #InsideLlewynDavis Some language may not be appropriate for all listeners. NSFW
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What to watch when you've already watched everything Part Three! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Richard Crouse at Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movies to stream, rent or buy from the comfort of home isolation. Today, road warriors, romantic zombies and an underemployed dancer. #MadMaxFuryRoad #WarmBodies #FrancesHa Some language may not be appropriate for all listeners. NSF...
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What to watch when you've already watched everything Part Two! Binge worthy, not cringe worthy recommendations from Richard Crouse Isolation Studios in the eerily quiet downtown Toronto. Three movie choices to stream, rent or buy that will help fill the minutes until we can comfortably cough in public once again. And no, "Electric Boogaloo" is not one of the selections. Today, a fictional lover, a youthful queen and a m...
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March 23, 2020 45 min
This week we’re talking about reunions. Later the “Pop Life” panel, that’s Gordon Deppe of The Spoons, Monika Deol of Electric Circus and DeGrassi’s Stacie Mistysyn talk about revisiting the past in the here and now… But first… singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor Bob Geldof stops by the Pop Life bar. He became famous as the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and be...
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March 16, 2020 32 min
This week on the Pop Life Podcast: We meet an actor who plays a doctor on one of the most popular shows on television. You’ve seen Christina Chong in films like "28 Days" and "Random Hearts," and on television on "24,""CSI: Miami,""Boston Legal," "Suits," and "Nashville" but she is best known as Dr. Audrey Lim on "The Good Doctor." We talk about a little bit of everyth...
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March 9, 2020 36 min
This week on The Pop Life Podcast: the multi-Gold and Platinum-selling Bif Naked has been called a Punk Princess, Rock Goddess, and Legend… she’s all that and more. Add to the list, Cancer Survivor, Mentor and Entrepreneur. With a new tour, a new record and her own CBD brand, Bif is busier than ever. She found time to stop by the Pop Life bar to talk about the record that made her take up music over medicine, how her cancer diagnos...
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