TORONTO – Much Studios’ MIKE ON MUCH PODCASTcelebrates a milestone today with the release of its 100th episode, featuring a special interview with lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Barenaked Ladies Ed Robertson, available now on iTunes.
The MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST was created in 2015 when Mike Veerman, a senior writer/director/producer for Bell Media’s creative agency, joined forces with his friends Max Kerman (Arkells) and Shane Cunningham to take their views on music and entertainment to the digital space. Since then, the trio has been occupying the headphones of listeners across the country, delivering insightful interviews, hilarious personal stories, and pointed opinions on all things music and culture.
Over the past 99 episodes, fans have heard revealing interviews with celebrities and leading entertainment industry creatives including Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Lena Waithe (MASTER OF NONE), Camila Cabello, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Bobby Cannavale (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Natasha Leggero (ANOTHER PERIOD), Danny McBride (VICE PRINCIPALS), Walton Goggins (Hateful Eight), and many, many more.
Notable quotes from MIKE ON MUCH’s eclectic list of guests include:
“I’ve got no hobbies, the only things I care about in life are my music, my family, and my football team, and that’s it. I don’t give a shit about anything else.”
– Noel Gallagher (Ep. 83)
“I’m nervous that I said too much about Trump, I don’t know why I have such a visceral reaction to him. But…I mean…I’m sure he’s a good golfer.”
– Natasha Leggero (Ep. 72)
“When I write something, if I can’t actually remember it just by picking up my guitar, then it’s probably not that good.”
– Kirk Hammett (Ep. 47)
On top of the celebrity chats, listeners have also become connected to the hosts themselves, following along each week to the personal stories shared between Veerman, Kerman, and Cunningham. Fans have gotten an intimate look at Veerman and Cunningham’s marriage proposals, Max’s tour experiences, Cunningham’s pregnancy announcement, and heard a whole lot about the party adventures of their group of friends affectionately known as “The Champagne Boys.”
In January, 2018, MIKE ON MUCH encouraged Canadians to embrace their singing voice in order to raise money and awareness for lupus with the #ISangForLupusChallenge. The challenge garnered hundreds of submissions, including celebrity participants like Kelly Clarkson, Commander Chris Hadfield, and Jann Arden, and culminated in the podcast’s first-ever live recording in front of a sold-out audience at The Rivoli in Toronto. The event raised funds for Lupus Canada and featured a special interview with Catherine Reitman (WORKIN’ MOMS). Building on the success of their first live show, plans for the next live podcast will be announced in coming weeks.
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