Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 288: Steve Simmons Kicks Out the Jams!

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 288In this 288th episode, Mike and Steve discuss several topics including the recent Postmedia and Torstar swap and cut, Cash Pomer, the cancellation of The Reporters, Bob Elliott, The Athletic, the Argos, TFC, Roy Halladay, Phil Kessel, Joey Bats, his diabetes, his sleep disorder, the death of his brother and haters on Twitter before they play and discuss his ten favourite songs. This episode is exactly 2:17:42.

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This guy is opening up about everything. Does he know you were recording? It's kind of incredible.

November 30, 2017 @ 4:00 PM


Definitely a new world record for longest lead-up to tunes being spun (76 minutes or so!!).
Again, not complaining: an interesting, extensive Deep Dive. Just pointing it out in advance of
the usual gripes and complaints!!

November 30, 2017 @ 4:01 PM


Far and away the best Simmons has ever sounded. Great episode.

November 30, 2017 @ 4:30 PM


Nice to hear that Guess Who track (personal fave), but a painful reminder of the fact that Burton
Cummings didn't play it when I saw him at the CNE Bandshell in August! Also pleasantly surprised
to hear some Joe Jackson, as he is the artist I have seen the most times live. FYI: 'Mike Damone' was
the name of the ticket scalper and defiler of Jennifer Jason Lee in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High".

November 30, 2017 @ 4:36 PM


I also refuse to acknowledge the Barenaked Ladies without Steven Page. He was the heart and
soul of that group. Something is totally lacking without his participation. Ed's vocals are too
country-inflected for my taste.

November 30, 2017 @ 4:48 PM


Not a BNL fan, but I happened to catch them at a festival last year. They were hugely entertaining still. A bit ambivalent about them playing the hits, but half their set was more dedicated to being a sort of variety show.

December 1, 2017 @ 11:13 AM


Truthfully, always felt like BNL went off the rails when they chased the kiddie market and then
Steven Page's troubles mucked everything up. Don't feel like either side ever fully recovered,
especially Page.

December 1, 2017 @ 1:02 PM

John M.

Great podcast. Steve really, really opens up.

I know he's not the most popular sportswriter but it is hard not to really like him after hearing this.

Great work, Mike!

December 1, 2017 @ 4:17 PM


Favorite Toronto sports writer, never afraid of a challenge. Gold, pure gold

December 3, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

Jackie B

Another interesting, informative and enjoyable episode.
I'm compelled to comment not only because I've liked one to date but I've discovered some new artists/music too.
For the record, I enjoy all the episodes.
Thanks Mike.

December 6, 2017 @ 1:05 PM

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