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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 38: The Rob Ford Scandal

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 38In this 38th episode, Monica and I chat about what happend to Rosie, the latest Rob Ford scandal, what makes a Facebook friend, the Leafs collapse and Mad Men. This episode is exactly 31:17.

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Your Blog Sucks: My New Podcast

Your Blog Sucks: My New PodcastIt's been a blast co-hosting Toronto Mike'd with my good friend Rose, so we're going to keep going. That's right, after some stressful negotiation sessions, I've managed to lock Rose up with a sweet 5-year contract. We're recording episode 38 next week.

I will be launching a new podcast, however, with my buddy Elvis. Elvis and I will start recording Your Blog Sucks next week. The tone of Your Blog Sucks will be a little brasher, a little more sarcastic and slightly less mature. It'll be a completely different show from Toronto Mike'd and we hope you'll give it a listen.

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We'll try to keep it to 30 minutes a week and keep it interesting and funny. Fear not Elvis, there's a first time for everything.

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5 Things I've Learned From Podcasting

5 Things I've Learned From PodcastingI've been podcasting since August, and during that time I've learned a few things.

1. Mics Matter
If you're building a home studio, don't cheap out on the microphones. The most important part of the puzzle is the mics and they're not cheap. I bought three RØDE Procasters and that alone set me back about a grand.

2. Chemistry is Key
Whether you're recording with a co-host, a guest or both, good chemistry is more than half the battle. When you click, interesting content will spill out naturally. Record with people you dig.

3. All the Pieces Matter
There are several components of a good podcast: hardware, software, content, hosting and xml. Dive in and touch all five and you'll be much better off long-term. If a part or two scares you, that's more reason to get your hands dirty and fully understand how it all fits together to create a proper podcast.

4. Measure With Perspective
Measure everything, including downloads of your MP3 file, but never lose perspective. The numbers will reveal a great deal, but don't let them dictate content or detract from quality without appreciating the complete picture. The numbers only tell a small part of the story.

5. Project and Get On That Mic
With my RØDE Procasters, for example, you need to speak directly into the front of the microphone. 10 cm to either side and you'll have a levelling issue. Practice projecting and getting right on that mic and make sure your co-host and guests are aware of the difference and have a chance to practice before you press record.

With the right equipment, the right chemistry and the right projection, you'll sound great. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I promise to reply.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 37: Kevin the Blogger

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 37In this 37th episode, Rosie and I chat with Kevin who writes for a movie blog and a Blackberry blog. He tries to convince Rosie to choose the Z10 over the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4. This episode is exactly 50:50.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 36: Humble Howard

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 36In this 36th episode, I'm joined by Humble Howard Glassman from the Humble and Fred show as we discuss his radio career, his personal life and he gives exclusive details about Humble and Fred's future on satellite radio. This episode is exactly 1:10:58.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 35: Pot Pourri

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 35In this 35th episode, Rosie and I chat about so many things, including Freddie P's appearance, Mike's hair, Craigslist, Portage La Prairie, Rita MacNeil, the Computer Man, the Jays, the Leafs, my hockey pool, Sevenly, our blue jeans and shrinking chocolate bars. This episode is exactly 39:30.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 34: Freddie P.

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 34In this 34th episode, I'm joined by Fred Patterson from the Humble and Fred show for a great chat about his radio career, the state of terrestrial radio today, the future of Humble and Fred, the Leafs and Rob Ford. This episode is exactly 1:08:26.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 33: Sex and the City

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 33In this 33rd episode, I'm joined by Rosie as we chat about Boston, Rehteah, a perceived Italian bias, my brother's intensity, the casino vote and Rosie's top ten TV shows of all-time. She even snaps at me for suggesting Sex and the City was aimed at a particular gender. This episode is exactly 47:31.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 32: Top 10 TV Shows

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 32In this 32nd episode, my brother Ryan surprises me with a list of his 10 favourite television shows of all-time. An intense discussion ensues, but not before an intense discussion about the 2013 Blue Jays. This episode is exactly 38:22.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 31: Casino Royale

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 31In this 31st episode, I'm joined by Rosie and Mike Muzzin as we chat about Rosie's Florida escape, Muzzin's hero Rob Ford, a proposed Kadri trade that didn't happen, Justin Trudeau's speaking style and Roger Ebert. This episode is exactly 48:08.

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