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What a thrill it was reading CBC Podcasts Coordinator Jason Paris recommending Toronto Mike'd to readers of the CBC Podcasts newsletter. This is true media geek talk for those of us who grew-up listening, watching and absorbing public and private media in Greater Toronto. Whether it be reminiscing about CFNY's
I wanted to check out the monolith by the lake in Mimico when a CTV Toronto news cameraman asked me for my 2021 New Year's resolution. My full answer included a funny bit about all the chocolate I'd consumed the past two weeks, but they left that gold on the
Pina Crispo hosts The Parenting Show on Global News Radio 640 Toronto and she invited me to be her guest this week. It was a fun conversation, and you can hear it here.
Tonight, my wife and I watched Faking a Muderer on Hollywood Suites, streamed via Prime. All FOTMs should see this movie because it's great fun, it's got Stu Stone, cans of Great Lakes Beer and a cameo from another FOTM in the closing credits. Oh yeah, and I got thanked!
A week or so ago, I got a call from Raju Mudhar from The Toronto Star. We had a great chat about the state of podcasting in Canada. I honestly forgot all about it, but in today's Toronto Star there's an article entitled "Have We Reached Peak Podcast?". Most of
Yesterday was a long, interesting day. After I got the kids up and off to summer camp and daycare, I recorded an episode of Hebsy on Sports with Mark Hebscher before biking to meet a client at Bay and Front, visiting Kevin Frankish at his uptown apartment, grabbing a drink
I was invited to speak to a class of media students at Durham College today. Their instructor, Rita, has wisely introduced new media into the curriculum, so I was asked to speak about podcasting. I have a rule... if I can bike to something, I'll do my very best to
Last Monday, I was interviewed by Pete Fowler for a segment on AIR: Arts Industry Radio. The program airs on CKWR, but I managed to score a digital copy so you can hear my appearance right here.
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
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
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
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.
I mentioned yesterday that I paid a visit to The Todd Shapiro Show at SiriusXM in Liberty Village with my friend Pete from coreFusion. You can see pictures here. Here's how it all went down (8:21). Download the MP3 here.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
What was Pepsi thinking? That's what I want to know. I work in marketing. I'm shocked Pepsi's "Cheer Nation" campaign got off the drawing board. I totally understand why Pepsi would want to associate their beverage with our national game, that's just smart business sense, but asking us to abandon
Humble and Fred fans, I know you've been waiting patiently for Humble and Fred's Fifth Podcast. Dan's passed it over to me, and I'm ready to throw it into the wild just as soon as I get Freddie P's final blessing. I just listened to it, and about an hour
I spoke with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix yesterday regarding Pepsi's Cheer Nation. I previously wrote about Cheer Nation in an entry entitled Cheer Nation? I'm Not Chanting "Eh! O' Canada Go!" For Pepsi. It must be a slow news day in Saskatoon. The article in which I'm quoted is currently the
I'm sitting in media seat #67. No foolin'. Of all the numbers I could have got, I got #67. I've already had a tour of the Rogers Sportsnet broadcast truck, seen Cliff Fletcher chowing down on a pre-game meal and I've been ice level to soak in some pre-game ambiance.