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Chattin' 'bout Cron'(enberg)
111 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Episode 15: DEAD RINGERS (1988)
Your favourite podcasting twins, Thomas and Tristan, are back to chat ‘bout your favourite gynaecologist twins from Cron’(enberg)’s classic psychological thriller, DEAD RINGERS (1988).
66 minutes | May 11, 2021
Episode 14: Cron’ercials
The Cronie Boys are back! And what better way to make their grand return than by chattin’ 'bout Cron'(enberg)'s late 80s/early 90s commercials for Ontario Hydro, Caramilk, and Nike?! So turn off your lights, tear open a Caramilk bar, slip on your favourite pair of Nikes, and hit play on this week's episode!
59 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Episode 13: A Very Cron’(enbergian) Christmas
Ho, ho, ho! (Or should I say, “Cron’, Cron’, Cron’!”?) It’s the most Cron’derful time of the year, so Thomas and Tristan decided to record a very special holiday episode as their gift to you. They chat ‘bout recent Cron’(enberg) news, answer fan questions, and talk about their own holiday traditions. Happy Cron’idays, and Cron’ bless us, everyone!
104 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Episode 12: THE FLY (1986) w/ Jack Lamming
Thomas and Tristan are joined by friend of the pod Jack Lamming to chat ‘bout Cron’(enberg)’s high-grossing and highly gross film, THE FLY (1986). Listen as we take a deep, penetrating dive into the plasma pool that is Cron’(enberg)’s twisted mind. Be afraid—be very afraid!
120 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Episode 11: THE DEAD ZONE (1983) w/ Steff Grondin
This week, Thomas and Tristan are joined by lover of the pod and lover of the bod (Tristan’s, that is) Steff Grondin to chat ‘bout Cron’(enberg)’s first film adaptation, THE DEAD ZONE (1983). Listen as we discuss our first encounters with Stephen King films, other actors considered for the role of Johnny Smith, and the parallels between charismatic corrupt politician Greg Stillson and a certain current state leader.
142 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Episode 10: VIDEODROME (1983) w/ Adi Marchand
This week, Thomas and Tristan are joined by friend Adi Marchand (actor! comedian! pyromaniac!) to chat ‘bout one of Cron’(enberg)’s most iconic films, VIDEODROME (1983). Long live the New Flesh!
90 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Episode 9: Chattin’ ‘bout Kron’(enbourg)
This week, Thomas and Tristan switch gears from chattin’ ‘bout Cron’(enberg) to chattin’ ‘bout Kron’(enbourg). Sit back, crack open a cold one, and listen to them slur their words as they get wasted on a six pack of Kronenbourg 1664. They're chattin' beer, chattin' film, and gettin' to the bottom of the age old question: who is Meghan Markle's husband?
109 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 8: SCANNERS (1981)
This week, we chat ‘bout Cron’(enberg)’s iconic sci-fi thriller, SCANNERS (1981). A man with psychic powers—a “scanner”—seeks to uncover a conspiracy involving pharmaceuticals, a private military company, and a deadly scanner named Darryl Revok. Prepare to have your mind blown by our insightful commentary on this film!
84 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Episode 7: THE BROOD (1979)
On this episode, Thomas and Tristan chat ‘bout Cron’(enberg)’s cult horror film, THE BROOD (1979). It’s a tale as old as time: a custody battle between a mother whose rage manifests in the form of murderous humanoid broodlings, and her estranged impotent husband who tries to protect their daughter at all costs.
70 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Episode 6: The Italian Machine & FAST COMPANY (1979)
This week we’re chattin’ motorbikes, dragsters, and Canadian taxes. Buckle up, ride along, and pull out your adding machines for Cron’(enberg)’s short teleplay, “The Italian Machine,” and his first tax-shelter era film, FAST COMPANY (1979).
73 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Episode 5: RABID (1977)
Thomas and Tristan chat ‘bout Cron’(enberg)’s second body horror film, RABID (1977). When Rose wakes up from surgery with a blood-sucking stinger in her armpit, she finds she must feed on human blood to survive. To her surprise, her victims turn rabid, and the streets of Montreal soon become overrun by infectious zombies.
80 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 4: SHIVERS (1975)
On this episode, Thomas and Tristan chat ‘bout Cron’(enberg)’s first body horror film, SHIVERS (1975). If you like hearing about parasites turning Montrealers into mindless sex fiends, then do we have a show for you!
47 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Episode 3: CRIMES OF THE FUTURE (1970)
This week, Thomas and Tristan chat 'bout Cron'(enberg)'s second experimental feature CRIMES OF THE FUTURE (1970). A movie with enough feet to make even Quentin Tarantino blush!
47 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Episode 2: Early Shorts and STEREO (1969)
On this episode, Thomas and Tristan chat ‘bout Cron’(enberg)’s first foray into film with his early shorts “Transfer” and “From the Drain,” followed by his first feature film, STEREO (1969). Also, Thomas makes the bold choice to sit too close to his mic, and Tristan records his audio on a potato.
34 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Episode 1: Cron’(enberg) 101
On the inaugural episode of Chattin’ ‘bout Cron’(enberg), Thomas and Tristan chat ‘bout Cron'’s early life, contemplate Viggo Mortensen’s swingin’ dong, and discuss the possibility of cold-calling Cronenberg while on ‘shrooms in a future episode.
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