Yesterday afternoon, the Toronto Star published an article entitled Canadian sports media hears the call of the podcast. It's written by Raju Mudhar, a journalist I had a brief phone conversation with a few weeks ago.
The article is about the plethora of mainstream sports media podcasts being launched in this country, featuring such luminaries as Bob McKenzie, James Duthie, and Bob Cole. Oh, and he mentions another podcast as well...
Raju actually refers to Toronto Mike'd as "the platonic ideal of podcasts". That's a tremendous quote, worthy of a tee shirt. At the very least it should be my new tagline.
Then he jokes: “Although now that guys like James Duthie are getting into it, I have no idea how we little guys are supposed to compete.”
I did say that as a joke, but it's not really a joke. As famous people like McKenzie, Jay and Dan and Duthie turn to podcasting, it's the independent home grown podcasts that suffer. That's just the way it is... unless you're the platonic ideal of podcasts.
Sean Fitzgerald wrote a piece for 24 Hour Toronto entitled "Cheers for your ears: Top podcasts of 2015". In it, he listed the top Toronto podcasts to check out in 2016.
Between Geeks & Beats and Taggart & Torrens you'll find Toronto Mike'd.
It's an honour being named one of Toronto's elite eight podcasts.
Roots was kind enough to include me and my newborn son in an online Father's Day feature. Here's a link for the curious.
I love how the pics turned out. Here's a sample.
Here's how it all went down (8:21).
After 60 episodes, Toronto Mike'd, my little podcast, reached #14 on iTunes' Top Podcasts in the comedy category.
I was so pleased, I took a screencap for posterity, because it may never rank that high again.
Episode 60, only released yesterday, is already my most downloaded podcast yet. If you want to hear it, it's right here waiting for you.
I'm #14! I'm #14! I'm #14!
Update: If you could please subscribe to my podcast at http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/toronto-miked-podcast/id557260245 and give it a sweet rating, I'd really appreciate it!
It's amazing how much traction my steam-of-conscousness comment on talking to kids about Rob Ford is garnering by the MSM.
This morning I was in the Toronto Star and this evening I was on Global News Hour Toronto.
Here's my star turn as Dad #2 in Global News Toronto's "Rob Ford’s admission presents problems for parents":
Update: Thanks to Lorne for the YouTubery.
My entry about talking to kids about Rob Ford is garnering some pretty cool attention.
Yesterday I did an interview with the Toronto Star that ended up on the front page of today's Life & Entertainment section. In about an hour I'm expecting a visit from Global News and I might have the CBC dropping in this evening.
Here's what was published in the Toronto Star today.
I called into the Humble and Fred Podcast this morning to discuss some controversy swirling in my new bride's family regarding a line in my speech and an impromptu speech delivered by my good friend Humble Howard Glassman.
If you want to hear me read my speech in its entirety, listen to the most recent episode of my Your Blog Sucks podcast I recorded with Elvis, who was seated at Humble and Fred's table during Saturday's celebration. The episode is 30 minutes long, but we cover the wedding speech controvery in the first ten minutes.
Here's my segment from today's episode of Humble and Fred Radio, or you can download the MP3 directly.
You can hear Humble and Fred every morning on SiriusXM and you can download episodes at www.humbleandfred.com.
I appeared on Montreal's only English sports radio station tonight, The Team 990. The show is called Game Points and they had me on following their discussion about my blog last week.
It's not easy being cocky when your team hasn't played a playoff game in five years but I think I pulled it off. Have a listen and tell me what you think.
Game Points with Matthew Ross is a sports radio show that airs on The Team 990 in Montreal. Minutes ago they spent an entire segment discussing my Subbanator Habs Fans Find New Way to Offend entry from Friday afternoon.
I wasn't just listening, I was recording the web stream with Audacity so I could share all 11:30 with you. Here's Metric Julie talking about Toronto Mike on Game Points.
I'm glad they laughed off this Leafs conspiracy angle that's gaining steam. This topic runs a little deeper than your run of the mill team rivalry.
Great job, Metric Julie!
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