Mike on Much Podcast

Mike on Much Podcast

Hosted by Mike Veerman, a seasoned writer, director, and producer, the "Mike On Much" podcast features tales of camaraderie and conversations with creative figures from the world of music, film and television. The series is co-produced by Max Kerman, lead singer of the Hamilton-based, six-time JUNO Award-winning group Arkells, and also features a dessert segment with pop culture aficionado Shane Cunningham from This Family Tree Podcast.... Show More

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October 16, 2020 56 min
Mike and Shane congratulate Max on his appointment to the Board of Directors for the Nick Nurse Foundation! Then, they discuss the successful completion of NBA bubble basketball, Bill Burr’s controversial SNL monologue, and how much money it would theoretically take for them to willingly continue to live with life’s current restrictions due to Covid. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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October 6, 2020 31 min
Max calls an emergency pod to discuss US President Donald Trump's Covid diagnosis and the series of remarkable events that followed. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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October 3, 2020 61 min
*Recorded prior to US President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis.* Mike, Max, and Shane discuss the value of sharing personal pain in entertainment and on social media, they unpack a remarkable US Presidential Debate, and finally they confront the qualities in themselves they think their partners find the most annoying. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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September 28, 2020 66 min
Mike, Max, and Shane discuss the death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the potential long term impact of her passing. They celebrate the cast of “Schitt’s Creek” and their history making Emmy sweep. And finally they welcome Edmonton based hair stylist Craig Boa who was recently chopping locks inside the NHL bubble. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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September 18, 2020 56 min
Mike, Max, and Shane eulogize the 2019/2020 Toronto Raptors after their elimination from the NBA playoffs, they also discuss industries and practices that have been positively and negatively altered due to the pandemic, lastly they discuss the wave of on campus parties and the pressure to report them by fellow students. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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September 9, 2020 60 min
Mike, Max, and Shane welcome McMaster University Professor and friend of the pod Dr. Mat Savelli to discuss what back to school looks like during a pandemic. They also discuss the political documentary “Boys State”, and a Washington Post article on toxic positivity. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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September 2, 2020 48 min
This episode was recorded on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. In this delayed bonus episode Mike, Max, and Shane discuss the release of Arkells acoustic album Campfire Chords, a viral video of Joe Biden encouraging a young man with a stutter, and people whose kindness has made a lasting impression on their own lives. Produced in association with Much Studios. 
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Mike, Max, and Shane discuss events from this past week including the Milwaukee Bucks boycotting a playoff game, which triggered a shut down of North American sports, all in the wake of Jacob Blake’s shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. They also discuss the incredibly sad and surprising death of Chadwick Boseman and the remarkable legacy he leaves behind. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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August 18, 2020 55 min
Mike, Max, and Shane record a socially distant, in-person pod for the first time in over 5 months. They catch up and talk about the NBA allowing guests to enter the bubble, who they would bring into their NBA bubble, a surge of interest in plastic surgery due to working from home, and more! Produced in association with Much Studios.
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Mike, Max and Shane talk about Arkells return to performing during the Toronto Maple Leafs first game back, agitation caused by comments from the CEO of Spotify about the “new business model” for musicians, the quality of broadcasts from the NBA bubble, and a Canadian woman who had a sentimental belonging returned to her with the help of some high profile people.  Produced in association with Much Studios
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July 27, 2020 51 min
Mike, Max and Shane welcome friend of the pod and Toronto Football Club Producer, Greg Veerman who is currently living in the Major League Soccer bubble in Orlando, Florida. They talk about bubble life, creating stand out content for a pro sports team, and bonding with the players. Greg sticks around to chat about new sports team names, a German experiment measuring the spread of germs at concerts, and if having restrictions helps ...
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July 18, 2020 73 min
Mike, Max, and Shane welcome fashion designer Hayley Elsaesser to the pod to talk about NBA fashion, outfits in the bubble, the NBA player she would like to design for the most, and more. The guys then discuss tik tok conspiracy theories, Adrian Wojnarowski’s recent suspension from ESPN, and their individual drive to achieve personal goals. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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Mike, Max, and Shane discuss the recent wave of prominent companies taking a moral stand through the removal of advertisements from Facebook & disassociating with offensively named sports teams, they talk about a New York Times article highlighting the challenges of parenting and working from home in the age of Covid, and finally they share memories of the first time they met close friends in the wake of Carl Reiner passing awa...
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June 29, 2020 74 min
Mike, Max, and Shane return to discuss the importance of the moment we’re living in as international protests place a spotlight on systemic racism, police brutality, and white privilege. They are then joined by feature guest, Washington Mystics play by play broadcaster Meghan McPeak to discuss her career path, celebrating the Mystics championship, sports coming back during a pandemic, and living in Washington amid the protests. Pr...
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Recorded on Monday May 25, the gang talks about the massive crowd hanging at Trinity Bellwood’s park in Toronto despite social distancing mandates, the recent contract controversy surrounding the Call Her Daddy podcast/Barstool Sports and lastly, JK Rowling announcing she will release an original children’s story she created years ago. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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May 23, 2020 80 min
The gang talks about the prospect of handshakes disappearing forever, theoretical celebrity spokespeople for their respective industries and Robert Pattinson’s recent feature in GQ.  Produced in association with Much Studios.
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May 14, 2020 69 min
The gang celebrates Shane’s birthday with drinks and memories of birthdays past. They talk about controversy surrounding Alison Roman, how they feel about their own first names, and who has a the best chance of survival on a desert island between 20 Mike’s, 20 Max’s, 20 Shane’s, or 20 Erika’s.  Produced in association with Much Studios.
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The gang lets loose with a spirited Max leading an unconventional grace. They talk about where they would quarantine if they could choose, foreign social norms they wish were practiced in Canada, and finally Murder Hornets, Bees, and tales of being stung.  Produced in association with Much Studios.
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Mike, Max and Shane recap the Canadian television event “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” with Max giving a behind the scenes look at Arkells moving contribution. They also share their thoughts on “The Last Dance,” what it would be like to hang with MJ, if they believe in aliens and conspiracy theories. Produced in association with Much Studios.
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April 26, 2020 37 min
Mike, Max and Shane answer listener questions covering zoom call advice, youthful anecdotes, anti-social-distancing protestors, and more! Send in your questions to mikeonmuch@gmail.com for next weeks Mail Bag. Produced in association with Much Studios. 
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