Toronto Mike'd Critically Reviewed by Media Students: Part One

Last month, I made the trek to Oshawa to speak with media students at Durham College. This class was given an assignment to critically review an episode of Toronto Mike'd. They were allowed to choose any episode they pleased.

I was given the opportunity to read these critiques, which I found fascinating. There was much praise, but I naturally focused on the negative. In a tweet storm yesterday afternoon, I shared some of what I read. Here are those tweets.

In a future entry, I'll share the three aspects of podcasting I struggle with most. Some of these conundrums were reiterated in these students' papers.

400+ episodes in, I still have much to learn.

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If your style of interviewing didn't work, you wouldn't be 400 episodes in that's for sure. I died at the middle aged white guy reference, and the one who didn't like the reference to the dog, lol. All in all, good feedback and you're always open to solicited constructive feedback.

December 5, 2018 @ 10:12 AM


It's the platonic ideal of podcast critiques.

December 5, 2018 @ 10:32 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

It turns out I only had half the assignments. I got the other half today, so I'll update this entry when I find time this afternoon.

December 5, 2018 @ 11:33 AM


I cannot wait for the second set. And the student who chose episode 400, took the easiest route out but they should have to re-do this assignment.

December 5, 2018 @ 12:14 PM


Hey I'm free to talk about me.

December 5, 2018 @ 2:26 PM


Would have liked to see each of these critiques include a a personal podcast episode reccommend of their own preference, for context.

Confused about the purpose of this exercise- was this a lesson in media critique, or a lesson in podcasting/ what makes a good podcast? A couple of these remind me of the classic Chris Rock travel review bit on SNL weekend update.

December 6, 2018 @ 9:35 PM

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