Lens Me Your Ears is here — Stephen Cooke and Carsten Knox talk movies!

The banner of this blog claims it’s “a conversation about movies and storytelling,” which I hope has been true in the 4.5 years I’ve been at it.

I’m taking the conversation to a new platform.

Stephen Cooke, award-winning arts reporter with The Chronicle Herald, and I love talking about movies.

Now we have a podcast, called Lens Me Your Ears, where we do just that.

Our first episode, on Time Travel movies, can be found on iTunes. We’ll have another on New York movies coming soon.


This is the concept: Stephen and I see something new in cinemas, talk about it, and then refer back to older movies in the same genre or by the same filmmaker in order to track the film’s ancestry, and hopefully introduce listeners to good movies they might not have otherwise seen.

I’m thrilled to be part of this. Stephen has an encyclopedic knowledge of film and is a generous with the sharing. This podcast will be a serious learning experience for me.

A big thanks to Jason MacIsaac, along with Dave and Luke, at Village Soundcast for producing the thing, and to the jazz wizards of Gypsophilia  for providing their music as our theme.

I’ll be sure to post about our episodes here on Flaw In The Iris, but if you’re a podcast listener, please subscribe to Lens Me Your Ears. We also are on Facebook here and Twitter here.


And if you can come up with a solid “Lens me, you rears!” joke, you’ll get a patented Marvel No-Prize for your efforts.

Thanks for listening!


About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.