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All Mike, all the time!

January 27, 2018 / 12:21


That's a good idea. Will U be doing Sports updates? If so Cheryl will be upset.

January 27, 2018 / 15:40

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

The format as I see it in my head, subject to change of course, is "5 things you need to know for . I'll share the 5 things of note overtop a different tune each day. Each episode will be 3-5 minutes, and I'll post it at 8ish each weekday.

We'll see how it evolves.

January 27, 2018 / 15:53


cool, can you make kotj a separate feed too, away from the normal ?

January 29, 2018 / 16:19



But they still show up in the main feed. I meant a separate one entirely. No big deal

January 29, 2018 / 16:26

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Oh I see... you want a Toronto Mike'd feed without the KOTJ episodes. I'm afraid this does not exist because in my stupid mind the KOTJ episodes are a key part of the Toronto Mike'd collective. :)

January 29, 2018 / 16:42


oh, ok, thanks anyways

January 29, 2018 / 16:46

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Before you go... I have a question!

Even if you dislike the "top 10 songs of all time" component, don't you think the first 30-45 minutes is essentially a Toronto Mike'd deep dive?

January 29, 2018 / 16:47



Its not close to the same thing. Its like a fast food version. Id rather just skip that and get a better meal (or in this case, a listen). I unsubscribed so it wouldn't mess up my feed, id like to re-subscribe but not if they are still there.

January 29, 2018 / 16:56

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Fair enough! I'll re-open my mind to removing the KOTJ episodes from the Toronto Mike'd feed.

January 29, 2018 / 16:59


I’m not sure why you wouldn’t?

January 29, 2018 / 17:26

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Because I truly see KOTJ episodes as just a different flavour of Toronto Mike'd. In fact, I often learn more about someone from the KOTJ episode than I do when they visit for an initial deep dive.

Trust me, I'd yank the KOTJ episodes out of the Toronto Mike'd feed today if I didn't believe this so passionately.

Now TMI is a completely different animal and will have its own feed and won't appear on the Toronto Mike'd feed, although I might post the teaser there at some point.

January 29, 2018 / 17:40


I would argue that the fact that you name it differently in your feed says its different.

if people like it, they will find it, if they dont, they wont.

January 30, 2018 / 09:32

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


I started naming it differently so people like you could skip over the KOTJ episodes (although you really shouldn't!)

That was my compromise considering I couldn't shake this belief the KOTJ episodes belong in the same feed as the traditional Toronto Mike'd deep dives.

January 30, 2018 / 09:35


its completely different, but like i said, i unsubscribed so its not a bid deal. i just download the ones i want not all of them now.

January 30, 2018 / 10:34


I'm so confused by this severe opinion. Roughly the first half of any KOTJ is the same as any other episode!

January 30, 2018 / 10:42

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So I'm not going crazy? I sure treat them the same...

January 30, 2018 / 10:43


there’s a pretty big difference between a 2hr interview and a 30 min interview where you need to rush to get everything in. I gave up the fight for separate feeds a whil ago, I’m doing what Stephanie does, unsubscribe and just downloaded what I want. mike, just do what you want, people will adapt, but I don’t think they are all that similar

January 30, 2018 / 10:54


Again, not really sure why there is so much confusion/debate about what is essentially a
non-issue. Whatever you prefer to call these offshoots of the original Toronto Mike brand they
are all inter-related. If you still have no interest in KOTJ or this new endeavor simply ignore them!!
As for the length of episodes, just fast forward and/or skip to the parts that hopefully might tickle
your fancy. We should all be extremely grateful for and appreciative of all the hard work that Mike
puts into this site. Complainers and dissenters always have the option of starting up their OWN
enterprise and doing things their OWN unique way. Maybe only then will they a greater understanding
of the admittedly offensive and paraphrased expression "Too many Chiefs and not enough Aboriginals!!

January 30, 2018 / 13:17


'Again, not really sure why there is so much confusion/debate about what is essentially a
non-issue. '

I asked a question, Mike wanted to know more and learn about my decision not to listen. I had no interest in even going down that route. This is the second time you've chosen to take a shot at me while ignoring the context of the conversation. Please, read a bit more before going off on a tangent. If your upset that it became a topic, let Mike know, he was the one that wanted to know why I didn't like them.

January 30, 2018 / 13:41

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

It's a fascinating debate and I appreciate both sides.

January 30, 2018 / 13:48



It would be nice not to be lectured and ridiculed by this person every time i just as a basic question about it.

January 30, 2018 / 13:53

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


He's just a passionate fan of the podcasts who loves the KOTJ episodes.

I appreciate you both!

January 30, 2018 / 13:54



Tha'ts fine, but don't criticize and belittle when I'm simply seeking clarification. That's all it was. Why am I ridiculed when you where the one who wanted to know more about my decisions (which was fine, i had no problem with it). Why does anyone need to be ridiculed?

January 30, 2018 / 14:00

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


I don't know him, but he has opened up about having Asperger Syndrome and perhaps there's some social difficulties at play here.

I just appreciate his comments and passion.

But yes, I did ask you to elaborate, because I'm personally very interested in this topic.

January 30, 2018 / 14:07


Whilst I humbly appreciate your support and clarification regarding my Spectrum status, I really
do feel like the offended party has over-reacted with regards to my comment earlier in the thread.
It was not directed to any one particular individual; perhaps I should have posted an @All notification at the top of it to avoid any misunderstanding. I repeatedly apologized the last time for my confusion of two people with similar names (who were both making a similar point, btw!!), but
this time I did absolutely nothing wrong. If she chooses to be offended and declare that "I am
judging her," let me just reiterate once again that if I meant to single any one person out, then
I would have absolutely done so. It was just an overall general comment, nothing more, nothing
less. Once again, autism or supposedly poor social graces had absolutely nothing to do with it.
Remember, sometimes a duck is just a duck!!!

January 30, 2018 / 17:10


I somehow missed that this was a separate landing page for a new project. I found my way in here from the recent comments links .

January 30, 2018 / 22:22


Here's an unsolicited suggestion for the background music for this new endeavor (if you aren't
going with another original composition from your in-house composer!): "On The Verge" by The
Hip (great 30 second instrumental opening, as I'm sure you very well know!!). Or perhaps "Glorified
G" by Pearl Jam?!? Your two favourite bands and these are two sleeper tracks!!

January 31, 2018 / 11:02

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


For this project every episode will include a different song. Often the lyrics of the song will be relevant to one of the news items of the day.

Those are great suggestions.

January 31, 2018 / 11:16


Happy to help in this regard! One of the few areas in life where I have any real insight!!

January 31, 2018 / 11:20

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