According to the date on my Electronic Master Business Licence, TMDS is three years old today. That means almost half of the time running my own business has been spent navigating a pandemic. A once-in-a-century pandemic. Baptism by fire, I suppose! If you can get through this, you can get
I'm excited to announce MacKay CEO Forums as a new sponsor of Toronto Mike'd. MacKay CEO Forums will help fuel the #realtalk all summer long. Dr. Nancy MacKay is the founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for over 1200 CEOs,
Larry Fedoruk's I Was 8 podcast series was so damn good. Heck, it's even been nominated for an award. When Larry told me he was ending it, I was pretty bummed, because I love listening. But then, Larry told me there was a sequel... and Later That Same Life was
Peter Gross is 70 years old and has been a fixture in Toronto media since the mid 70s. He is a skilled writer, broadcaster and editor with a rampant sense of humour and an uplifting approach to life. He's extremely talented. I first started working with Peter Gross when we
A veteran journalist and broadcaster, Lorne Honickman strives to deliver the key judgments each week that are both of interest to Canadians and impactful to their day-to-day lives. After all, Lorne isn't just a journalist and broadcaster, he's also a partner at Brauti Thorning LLP. His new podcast is called
It's 5pm, and I've just picked up three of my four kids and am done working for the day. It's been quite the day! Here's how it unfolded. 9:20am - Hebsy on SportsLike I do every Friday morning, I went live with Mark Hebscher to record a new episode
This morning, I joined Mark Hebscher for the 212th episode of Hebsy on Sports. It was an interesting retrospective as Mark shared newspaper clippings his mother had kept, including this 1987 scathing review of Sportsline by Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. We've been recording every Friday morning for as
Not That Kind of Rabbi is a most excellent podcast hosted by Ralph Benmergui. I highly recommend it! For this week's episode, we decided to try something different. We're sharing the video of the recording on the Not That Kind of Rabbi Facebook page.
I opened the TMDS backyard studio back in June and it totally reinvigorated my zest for podcasting. In mid-March I pivoted to Zoom recordings and after three months of that, I was starving for in-person conversations. The backyard studio allowed me and a guest to record in person while physically
I've been working with Dana Levenson on her new podcast and the first episode has finally dropped! Episode one features a candid discussion with Michael Landsberg. Here's a teaser. Imagine if you could talk about your depression without feeling judged or petrified that you may lose your job, your friends,
Two years ago today, TMDS took the leap from "concept" to "business". The hard launch wasn't until September, but the soft launch was exactly two years ago, the day I got my Business Identification Number. Even though I've only been at this two years, I've learned so much and have
It's been 99 days since I last recorded an episode of Toronto Mike'd in the physical presence of my guest. Excluding episode 666 with my wife, of course. Over that 99 days I've recorded 75 episodes. 99 days and 75 episodes into this global pandemic, I'm ready to record again
On January 1, I recorded an episode of TMI. TMI is my audio dumping ground for updates about my TMDS journey. In that episode I shared some goals for 2020, so this morning I thought it was time I recorded an update. To hear today's episode of TMI, subscribe to
I first met Austin Keitner a few years ago when mutual friend Lou Schizas introduced us. I recognized the name Keitner immediately because I frequently spot Keitner Group For Sale and Sold signs during my daily bike rides. They have quite the presence in my hood. I got to know
The first full episode of Not That Kind of Rabbi with Ralph Benmergui just dropped. Visit https://www.torontomike.com/ralph-benmergui/ for subscription links.
Happy New Year to all! I've recorded a short but sweet episode of TMI that has been pushed to subscribers, but thought I'd share it here as well. Here's to a great 2020.
This past January, I updated the TMDS Studio board for recording podcasts. I bought a brand spankin' new RØDECaster Pro. I'm still using the RØDE Procaster mics Stoakley recommended several years ago. The cables are still fine, and although a pair of headphones died recently, I do currently have four
The 8 episodes of Gallagher & Gross Save the World just dropped. Visit https://www.torontomike.com/gallagher-and-gross/ for subscription links.
Has it been a year already? According to the date on my Electronic Master Business Licence, the hard launch wasn't until September, but the soft launch of TMDS was exactly one year ago. I have learned so much since securing my Business Identification Number. Running your own business isn't just
Last week, I made the most significant upgrade to the TMDS studio since I first set everything up over six years ago. I purchased the new Rodecaster Pro. This really is the latest and greatest soundboard on the market. It's got channels for my four Rode Procaster mics, one for
It's been a few months since I last wrote about corporate podcasting, and now that TMDS is set to celebrate its six month birthday, I thought I'd share more of what I've learned. You see, I've been in the field, building my studio in boardrooms across this city, producing professional
During my recent chat with Jeff Woods, he mentioned that he paints homes in Thornbury. I told him I needed my TMDS studio painted. Jeff laughed and said he only took gigs in Thornbury. Chris Brown heard that episode and wrote me to say he'd paint the studio for free.
A securities firm in Toronto's financial district uses TMDS to handle the A-Z of their client-only podcast. Their clients love the valuable information they learn from these episodes, and the firm only needs to provide the content. I handle the rest. That means once a month I tear down my
It's been an absolute pleasure bringing Hebsy on Sports to podcatchers everywhere. Mark Hebscher is an Ontario legend when it comes to sports broadcasting and this podcast is all about his opinions and stories about Toronto sports. At TMDS we're looking for great content, and Hebsy has that in spades.
I'm a big fan of podcasting as an effective communications channel. I saw the potential way back in 2005, empowering Humble and Fred to continue broadcasting without the support of radio, and I started my own podcast way back in 2012. To say I'm passionate about this medium would be