Mike Stafford and Lou Schizas Discuss Toronto Mike'd on 640 Toronto

Yesterday at 9:55am, Lou Schizas's Happy Capitalism segment aired on The Stafford Show with Mike Stafford on AM640 Toronto. Both Lou and Mike have been on Toronto Mike'd, and they talked about my podcast for two and a half minutes.

Here's the audio evidence.

Here's a transcript of the conversation.

Lou: You were mentioning the Toronto Mike'd podcast...
Mike: Yeah, you were down in his basement yesterday?
Lou: Have you been there?
Mike: Yeah, a couple of years ago.
Lou: Did you hit your head?
Mike: Me? All five foot seven of me, no.
Lou: The reason I went to do the podcast with Mike was I was number one curious about the means of production. And you know, for very little money he's out there producing his own interview series and that sort of thing and the sound quality is pretty good.
Mike: It's excellent, and he's had yourself and Ron MacLean in there. He has a few gets he still wants to get but you're right, his setup is... my god, we spend as media companies a fortune to achieve the same kind of sound and distribution.
Lou: Well, the distribution I think is different in that you can't tune him in, you have to download the product. Now I think there's probably some of the stuff I'm not really aware of that can get it on your smartphone as it's happening, but I don't know if that's the case. I know from myself the way I use radio, it's usually in the car, right? And if it's not available in the car, or I don't have the technology to get it in the car, it's less useful for me, but I thought it was pretty interesting from a technology aquisition point of view.
Mike: Did you get a six pack of the Great Lakes?
Lou: Yeah...
Mike: Nice
Lou: Yeah, of course...
Mike: I didn't (laughter)
Lou: Was that because he didn't have the sponsorship at that time?
Mike: Yeah, I guess
Lou: (laughter)
Mike: It was a good time. It was good to listen to. I'm going to listen to the rest when I get home.
Lou: Ok, well any pointers, send them my way. Back with you tomorrow. Happy Capitalism.

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Nice !

Like I've said before.... "Mike's for so big now, I knew him as Toronto Mike before he became Ontario Michael !"

I'd like to think your popularity has Increased exponentially since I became a regular listener.


May 4, 2017 @ 10:51 AM


Good stuff! And it's my lucky day - I didn't even need to shell out with a "send $19.99 for a transcript to PO Box..." :)

May 4, 2017 @ 11:11 AM


Sounds like you owe Stafford a 6-pack. Hopefully there's no interest on that... Could be up to a 12-pack now.

May 4, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


I've got one for him... I'll even pass it through his open window as he drives by on Lake Shore.

May 4, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

Rick C in Oakville

Very cool, love Lou and Mike! Even though Mike fired Freddie P,,,,,

May 4, 2017 @ 9:27 PM

Mark in Oshawa

I just know that Toronto Mike is what I toss on my phone and headphones when I go for a walk, or through the Bluetooth in the car. Hearing a long interview on a drive with no breaks is a good thing. Hey Mike, you keep up the good work.

May 5, 2017 @ 1:28 AM


"How to get it to the car" :). There's a combination of data to download, many podcatchers, etc, to get things onto a car, and hooked up to bluetooth in a car, so ... there's that :).

May 5, 2017 @ 1:14 PM


I don't own a car, and either walk or take transit wherever I go. Hard to leave the house now without headphones in listening to podcasts. Oftentimes I'll download the FAN morning show or TSN's Overdrive shortly after they air and go about my day listening to radio shows on demand before they become outdated.

I used to just listen to whatever TSN or the FAN was airing at the time, but with the (growing) list of podcasts I listen to the amount of talk radio I consume has gone down significantly. Even when I do listen to terrestrial talk radio now, it's usually via podcast. And I stopped listening to FM music radio years ago.

May 5, 2017 @ 3:19 PM



LOVED Lou's episode - I could listen to that guy all day long. I'm also a huge Stafford fan.

Once again, Mike, very well done.

May 11, 2017 @ 3:04 PM

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