Podcasting


Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 9: The Kids Don't Get It

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 9Here's the 9th episode of my podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, The Momfessional joins us to chat about my forced segregation in grade 11 history class at Rosie's request, phony reality shows and her unique parenting challenge. This episode is exactly 30:45.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 8: Blow at High Dough

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 8Here's the 8th episode of my podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, elvis joins us to chat about couriers, smart phones, Google and more. This episode is exactly 32:16.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 7: Fire in the Hole

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 7Here's the 7th episode of my podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, we chat about flu shots, SongPop, Len and have an interesting discussion with elvis. This episode is exactly 36:21.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 6: On the Verge

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 6Here's the 6th episode of my podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, I go off on the NHL, The Newsroom and read a love letter to Humble and Fred. This episode is exactly 28:51.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 5: Opiated

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 5Here's the 5th episode of my podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, we reminisce about Martin Streek and the older days of CFNY. This episode is exactly 26:40.

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Constructive With Your Feedback

Constructive With Your FeedbackDid you hear I have a podcast now? It's true. You can visit http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/ to catch up on the four episodes you've missed. I would have recorded more on Tuesday night, but I took my kids to the Jays game instead. I'll be back in the recording studio next Tuesday.

I've never worked in radio. Recording that first episode was the first time I had done anything like this. After each episode, I listen to the show and take notes on what I thought worked and what I thought didn't work. Then, I try to make each show better than the one before. I like to think episode 4 is a great deal better than episode 1.

I also seek feedback from actual professionals. I'm lucky enough to know people who work on radio and television, including producers, and their feedback is always super detailed and interesting. The problem I now have is that I have too much feedback, and a great deal of it goes directly against my instincts. And to be honest, I'm enjoying the fact I'm driving this bus on pure instinct.

For example, I've been told I'd benefit from something called an "intro cart" that would start each show. "And now, host of Toronto Mike'd... Toronto Mike!" I dislike this idea.

I'm in a pretty cool spot here. I'm not podcasting to get rich. In fact, I'd have the same show and have the same fun if there were only a dozen listeners. There happens to be more, but I honestly don't care. I'll consider the Toronto Mike'd podcast a failure when it feels like work and there's no cash coming my way. So long as it's fun, it can't fail.

That ability to ignore the numbers allows me to do things a little differently. I like to start with the theme song iLLvibe was nice enough to create for me, then say hi to Rosie and Wix before stamping the episode as #2, #3 or whatever. Then, I have a short list of topics I want to chat with my buddies about, and all that matters to me is that it remain organic. Nothing is forced, nothing is rehearsed, nothing is faked... and if new topics naturally evolve from what's written in front of me, so be it. I'm the program director. I'm the boss.

This ramble is to say I read all the feedback I get, and a great deal of it I take to heart, but some of it I throw in the "contrived typical radio" bin. I can afford to do things differently. I can afford to fail.


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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 4: Courage

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 4Here's the 4th episode of my podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, it gets awfully emotional, as Toronto Mike reveals something personal and the gang talks about movies that make them cry. This episode is exactly 25:43.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 3: Freak Turbulence

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 3Here's the 3rd episode of my podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, Rosie and I chat about my Irish cardigan sweater, Sam the Record Man and television shows we're digging. This episode is exactly 27:28.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 2: Ahead By A Century

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 2Here's the 2nd episode of my new podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, Rosie and I chat about the early feedback we've received, concerts we've dug and Ward crashes the party. This episode is exactly 36:55.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 1: Yawning or Snarling

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 1Here's the very first episode of my new podcast, Toronto Mike'd. In this episode, Rosie and I chat about Twitter spoilers, the elderly and technology and what the podcast is and is not. This episode is exactly 35:09.

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