Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 197: Tim "Boundless" Thompson

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 197In this 197th episode, Mike chats with Tim Thompson about his innate ability to marry music and sports, his time producing montages for Hockey Night in Canada, his abrupt end at Rogers Hockey, his work with Ron Hawkins from Lowest of the Low and Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, his Olympics montages and his friendship with Eric Lindros. This episode is exactly 1:19:28.

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Jason from Sudbury

Downloaded this yesterday and about to listen. Looking forward to it.

October 12, 2016 @ 10:27 AM

Andy from Minnesota

As an American who watches Hockey Night in Canada as often as I can, the thing I absolutely loved about HNIC being under CBC's control was my belief that it was more than just hockey, that it was a cultural experience to be shared by all of Canada.

No matter if you were in Vancouver or St. John's, or Alert or Windsor, the thought that the country would have maybe 2-3 games max in the 7 PM slot before coming together again for the 10 PM game and then testing your inevitable sleepiness in the Central Time Zone and points east for After Hours (Bless those in the Maritimes who stay up!) and the great work Scott Oake does on there struck me as an honorable act of a country's love and dedication for the sport they love so much.

Tim's montages added that "Canadian Heritage" touch to the whole thing. You don't even have to like hockey to understand that the marriage of hockey and music, especially under Tim's watchful eye worked so well. They became as must watch as Coach's Corner to see what outlandish thing Grapes would wear and say, and friends of mine on both sides of the border shared them on social media several times over.

I hope the changes Rogers is making to HNIC stick, such as reinstating Ron as host for Game 1 and bringing back After Hours. It seems to me that they're trying to get back to that CBCesque feel of a Canadian cultural icon, but there's still one piece missing: Tim.

October 13, 2016 @ 10:24 AM

Anon&on

Guy comes off completely humble, unassuming ... with epic namedrop/event list.

October 13, 2016 @ 6:54 PM

Scorchy

I want to have a beer with Tim, humble, talented and great taste in music.

Nice
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October 26, 2016 @ 1:06 PM

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