Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 351: 12:36

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 351In this 351st episode, Mike chats with Marc Weisblott of 12:36 about the current state of the media in Canada. This episode is exactly 2:16:20.

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The Weisssssss! Always enjoy these visits of his as a "media round-up" and for the banter - will throw this one on tonight while kicking back with an ice-cold beverage.

June 21, 2018 @ 7:13 PM


Great episode, but I can't believe that even a single second was wasted on this XXXTentacion
cretin!! After all, he wasn't even worthy of his own memorial page tribute on the home page!!
A black mark on an otherwise spectacular program. Like that great cut scene from the film
"Murder At 1600" (it was heavily featured in the trailer, and now I paraphrase:) "he was born to
be a chalk outline." Thanks to the great Daniel Benzali for uttering this beloved movie line that
sticks with me 21 years later. So, in other words, I definitely won't be pouring out some malt
liquor from a 40 for this punk.
Also heavily enjoyed the banter revolving around Musical Youth and that infamous Toronto
Sun "Haunted By Hilter" front page, Best one since September 12, 2001: "BASTARDS!!!!"

June 22, 2018 @ 9:58 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Your take on the death of XXXTentacion has you sounding like a very cranky old man.

There's no denying his death and legacy will have a profound impact on many... just not many of us 40-somethings.

June 22, 2018 @ 11:26 AM


Perhaps it is because I have a little bit more of an understanding regarding the sanctity
of human life than a lot of his fans?!? Not a comment on his musical legacy as I'm completely
unfamiliar with it, but as the old adage goes, "Live by the sword, die by the sword." Plus, I read
that he left an unborn child behind. Nice legacy, that one!!

June 22, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Could you imagine if we stopped enjoying music by artists that weren't wholesome or good citizens? So many great artists have been complete assholes!

June 22, 2018 @ 1:17 PM


Again, you are right to a certain extent, but hip hop has always had a larger element of this
kind of premature death, and it is important not to discount how impressionable the young
fans of this music often are. Might not be P.C. to think or write in this manner, but that also
doesn't mean that part of my argument isn't also correct. Plus, in this case, his known record
of horrible behaviour is as wide as my arms and they are actually quite stubby! Total difference
between being a selfish asshole and a hardcore criminal!! Would you want your daughter(s) to date
someone like this guy? Rhetorical, btw!!!

June 22, 2018 @ 1:24 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


I might not want my daughter dating someone like him, but I'm certainly fine with her listening to him. And she did!

But all I'm arguing here is that his death and the subsequent rise of Sad is most worthy of a few minutes of discussion on Toronto Mike'd.

June 22, 2018 @ 1:34 PM

Urooj Islam

Wow, I think I aged 15 years reading this exchange.

Happy that Irv isn't here to read this, for his sake.

June 22, 2018 @ 1:48 PM


Nothing wrong with the discussion or for those who wish to also lament, but the same goes
for those who think/feel differently!! Can't help it if get a little too cranky or old(er) before my
time when it comes to issues such as this one. And yet this (one) kinda feels disproportionately
unworthy of the tribute when you consider the manner in which he lived. As I stated above, my
callousness has nothing to do with his music (unheard) but totally based on everything that I
have read regarding his short life. Lots of us had crappy upbringings and a difficult transition into
adulthood, but it is never an excuse for this kind of behaviour.

June 22, 2018 @ 1:57 PM


You talked about Humble and Fred being done on Sirius- I had a bad feeling that had happened. I really hope this doesn’t mean the end of H and F!!!!!

June 23, 2018 @ 12:07 AM


Mike not everyone that tunes into your podcasts are listening to Weisblott take cheap shots at Jordan Peterson's view which far more agree with.With no counterpoint

June 23, 2018 @ 3:23 AM


Further you allowed Ann Rhomer with her silly giggling to do the same...i get it.. your podcasts allows you and your guests to take cheap shots at those who are more Conervative in there view of life unapossed.

June 23, 2018 @ 3:33 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


If you think Marc is a lefty, I've got news for you... might be my most conservative guest after Lou Schizas and Alex Pierson!

And with regards to Jordan Peterson, I honestly zone out every time he mentions him. There's no counterpoint because I don't partake in the Jordan Peterson talk.

June 23, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Very recently Stephen LeDrew was on and made the statement "Obama was a terrible President" and I chose to let that go without pouncing. So it's less an anti-conservative thing and more an anti-politics thing.

June 23, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


There are no immediate plans for H+F to stop recording podcasts. But they won't be heard on Sirius again.

June 23, 2018 @ 8:47 AM


What a relief!! My somewhat controversial comments from yesterday have been temporarily
replaced by that old argument of supposed left wing vs. right wing media bias. But at least
we can all agree that Trump and that North Korean fella are both nuts, right? Right?!?
Absolutely no political inference or punnery was intended with the above comment!!

June 23, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Urooj Islam

How insecure do you have to be about your own politics to think that someone uttering a short throwaway statement on a 2 hour long podcast is an attack on your beliefs?

Man, so many snowflakes. Even in June.

June 23, 2018 @ 1:05 PM


Interesting how some resort to name calling... there just words of course "insecure" and "snowflakes" maybe they are just a different point of view..sorry if we touched a nerve.

June 23, 2018 @ 11:40 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Not sure why Sirius would cancel H&F, I liked Todd Shapiro's podcast prior to Sirius, but not a fan of the constant sponsor plugging etc.
Anyways as long as there is a Podcast I am good, just wonder if the current sponsors expecting Satellite type exposure will reevaluate their advertising?

June 26, 2018 @ 10:16 PM

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