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.

The Dust Off is Station Zed‘s first show and lives on it’s own web domain at

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

Recent Episodes:

  • 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.

  • 038 – “The Blood Plate”
    on 4 August, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Barbecuing. On this week’s episode we take you for a roller-coaster ride of flavour and emotion as the guys dust off throwing shrimp (well, more like various meats and vegetables) on the ol’ barby! Marvel as Steve struggles to define the term “BBQ”; tremble at Jake’s description of the mysterious pet crematorium in his hometown; attempt to change the conversation as Pat awkwardly expresses his feelings in the middle of a grocery store aisle. All this and more, tonight on The Dust Off! Listen to the episode.

  • 037 – “Hundred Percent Coverage”
    on 28 July, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Moustaches. Back from The Upside Down, Jake and Pat join Steve for a vacation from themselves. The guys strike back with a lip dusting of everyone's favourite nose candy in an effort to get their macho groove back. Pat deep-dives back to 300 B.C. in search of stache history; hoping to uncover an era when Jake couldn't grow facial hair (spoiler: there's no such time). Steve dons his very first entry in the flavour saver game, to the tune of Frank Zappa (minus the 8-inch lip). Stick around to find out which historical hero will unanimously win our manstache speed round! Listen to the episode.

  • 036 – “Total Vanity Project”
    on 23 June, 2017 at 9:00 am

    It's our one year anniversary, so we're dusting off... The Dust Off! Jake and Pat are back from the grave, thanks to Steve, their Lord and Creator. A single unit once more, they tie up some loose-ends from seasons past, look back at the show's humble beginnings, and talk about some big things they have planned for the future. Oh, and we might be remaking "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" into a radio drama set in space. Maybe. Listen to the episode.


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