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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 449: Sports Media Roundtable

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 449In this 449th episode, Mike chats with Mark Hebscher, Brian Gerstein and Milon Talsania about the current state of sports media in Canada. This episode is exactly 1:58:30.

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Does Size Matter?

A veteran radio broadcaster recently shared some criticism with me. He told me he saw I had a guest on that he was interested in hearing from, but when he saw the episode was almost two hours long, he knew he'd never listen. "Nobody's going to listen to one guest for over an hour", he said.

I can't remember the last time I recorded an episode of Toronto Mike'd that was under an hour in length. The professional advice I received was to edit episodes down to an hour. That is, if I cared about mass appeal.

An hour? There have been episodes of Toronto Mike'd that hit the 2.5 hour mark. Every episode with Marc Weisblott from 12:36, for example. Tyler Stewart from Barenaked Ladies and Dan O'Toole from Jay & Dan, as well. And a handful of others.

How many people, like my radio friend, are refusing to listen to my podcast because of the length? I know how many are downloading each episode, but I'll never know how many wanted to but refused to invest that much time. Would I have twice the number of listeners if each episode was an hour? Thrice?

Let's take that Tyler Stewart episode as an example. It's 2.5 hours because, in my humble opinion, the content was compelling for 2.5 hours. I record until I feel the episode has reached a natural conclusion. Sometimes that's 80 minutes in, and sometimes that's 150 minutes in. For seven years, this podcast has been running on instinct.

If I had to edit my conversation with Tyler down to 60 minutes, without sacrificing a sponsor mention, I'd be leaving about 90 minutes of killer content on the cutting room floor. That doesn't sit right with me. But, I could be way off base here. My radio friend holds firm in his belief that nobody will listen. When I point to statistics that show the episode was very popular, he retorts that people may start the episode, but bail somewhere in the middle.

I have more questions here than answers, but I'm interested in your opinion and willing to make changes if it serves the greater good. When it comes to podcasts, how important is length? Would you skip a quality podcast with a guest you're interested in because of time?

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 448: The Watchmen's Sammy Kohn

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 448In this 448th episode, Mike chats with The Watchmen's Sammy Kohn about the most underrated band in Canadian music history. This episode is exactly 2:31:30.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 447: Kicking out the Charity Singles

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 447In this 447th episode, Mike and Elvis kick out the charity singles. This episode is exactly 1:55:39.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 446: Marc Weisblott from 12:36

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 446In this 446th episode, Mike chats with Marc Weisblott from 12:36 about the current state of media in Canada and what you oughta know. This episode is exactly 2:34:32.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 445: Keegan Matheson and Julia Kreuz from Baseball Toronto

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 445In this 445th episode, Mike chats with Baseball Toronto's Keegan Matheson and Julia Kreuz about the 2019 Toronto Blue Jays baseball club. This episode is exactly 2:05:31.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 444: Garvia Bailey

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 444In this 444th episode, Mike chats with broadcaster Garvia Bailey about co-founding Jazzcast, working for the CBC and JAZZ.FM, raising a teenage daughter and more. This episode is exactly 2:01:35.

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Of Tatti and Hebsy

Hamilton's TSN Radio 1150 has cancelled their afternoon drive show, which means Jim Tatti has been relieved of his duties there. Jim is still contributing to Leafs games on Toronto's TSN Radio 1050, however.

I used to love watching Jim Tatti and Mark Hebscher on Global's Sportsline. That was appointment viewing for me, and now I get to co-host Hebsy's excellent Hebsy on Sports podcast. Hebsy put yesterday's episode on YouTube, so sample this ep and if you like what you hear you should subscribe to the podcast at HebsyOnSports.com.

And yes, I've reached out to Jim and invited him to come on Toronto Mike'd. Last time he said no, but this time he said he may come on later this year. That's progress!

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 443: Stephen Fearing

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 443In this 443rd episode, Mike chats with Stephen Fearing about his solo career, years with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Fearing and White before he kicks out the jams. This episode is exactly 2:37:50.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 442: Michael Grange

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 442In this 442nd episode, Mike chats with Sportsnet's Michael Grange about his years writing for the Globe and Mail, his work at Sportsnet covering basketball, RJ Barrett, the Toronto Raptors and more. This episode is exactly 2:05:31.

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