The Dust Off

Three grown men dig up the pop-culture relics that shaped them

Since June 2016, Steve, Pat, and Jake have been taking a look back at favourite games, movies, music, and activities – with the goal of figuring out what stands up.

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Pat, steve, and jake stand in a row, looking up with horrified faces

Recent Episodes:

  • 044 – “Slightly Better Than Silence”
    on 24 November, 2017 at 5:39 am

    “Twister” (1996). Warning! Make sure you listen to this episode locked in a basement full of canned goods… Our three brave hosts become bona fide tornado experts as they relive they dodge razor sharp Pepsi cans and try to decipher Cary Elwes’ accent in the 1996 disaster film, Twister. Additional audio sources ‘Twister’ (1996) movie Listen to the episode.

  • 043 – “Shish Kebaby And Baby Ganoush”
    on 27 October, 2017 at 6:30 am

    "Hocus Pocus" (1993). Once upon a time, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and that lady from "Sister Act" who wasn't Whoopi Goldberg agreed to play witches in a children's Halloween movie. The resulting film ushered in hundreds of hours of entertainment for one of our hosts, and scarred the remaining two. Listen now as they dive into memories both fair and foul in this week's The Dust Off! Listen to the episode.

  • 042 – “600% More Boobs”
    on 20 October, 2017 at 6:30 am

    "The Mummy" (1999). Steph, Emily, and Norah have taken their rightful place as the hosts of the Dust Off, and they're kicking off their tenure with this classic Brendan Fraser vehicle! Poor casting choices are pondered, grudges are unearthed, and a reality where "The Mummy - Featuring Daniel Day Lewis" is dreamt of fondly. All this and more as a new era of The Dust Off begins! Listen to the episode.

  • 041 – “Zomboos”
    on 6 October, 2017 at 6:30 am

    "Day of the Dead" (1985) Romero zombie romp. The guys are joined by New Brunswick playwright/actor/cool dude Ryan "Griff" Griffith this week. From their respective limestone mines, the four pay tribute to the late horror icon and Toronto native, George A. Romero -- and, boy howdy, do they go deep! Enjoy much philosophical waxing on Romero’s cult classic, all while picking Ryan’s delicious, juicy brains about his new play: “Fortune of Wolves” (on stage October 12-27th)! Listen to the episode.

  • 040 – “One and Two Half Men”
    on 18 August, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Woodworking. Sure, we could make a whole bunch of "wood" jokes in this episode description but we'd like to think we're bigger than that, OK? Jake and Pat try to recapture their shop class glory days, while Steve patiently makes sure they don't cut their arms off. Needless to say, Steve looks pretty macho in this Dust Off instalment but what else is new, am I right? Listen to the episode.

  • 039 – “Oily Men”
    on 11 August, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Wrestlemania III. Oooo YEAH! Jake and Pat initiate Steve into the world of pro wrestling with the obsessive and terrifying vigor that you’d expect from two super fans. After much deliberation as to which match the fledging beefcake-aficionado should watch, the guys settle on the 1987 classic bout between “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat at Wrestlemania III. Will Steve survive the tidal wave of machismo washing over him? Or, will all that man meat leave a bad taste in his mouth? Tune in and find out! Listen to the episode.


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