A Podcast Conversation with...Mike Boon
Known online as Toronto Mike'd, this prolific indie podcast wizard profiles personalities from a variety of fields, including sports, music and radio. Learn more about him in Bill King’s latest FYI podcast.
By Bill King
The indie podcast wizard, Mike Boon (known online as Toronto Mike'd), has done 855 podcasts with personalities from a variety of fields, including sports, music and radio, but the best part is the way Boon strives to get the facts right and the gift bags that each guest has. If you've ever swung a bat, dodged a puck or dunked on your nemesis, you've probably been on Boon's podcast. Recent episodes have included Maestro Fresh Wes, April Wine's Myles Goodwyn, 102.1 The Edge's Jay Brody, and musician Roddy Colmer.
All coming from someone who started as a blogger writing about local radio, like when Mix 99.9 relieved Fred Patterson of his duties in August 2005. Humble & Fred were then exiled to the radio desert; Boon stepped in and convinced the pair to join the untested terrain of podcasting. Glassman and Patterson jumped on the bandwagon; 15 years later, both are successful and active in the digital space.
Today, Boon has his own Toronto Mike'd, Mark Hebscher's Hebsy on Sports sports encyclopedia, In the Weeds with chef Jordan Wagman, Humble & Fred, and Judgment Day with Lorne Honickman. He oversees and manages 20 podcasts, including I Was 8 - Stories by Larry Fedoruk and Not That Kind of Rabbi with Ralph Benmergui. Ask Boon who, what and where, and he'll tell you, 'I'm just a guy, a computer guy with a passion for radio." Here's an interview with Mike Boon on FYIMusicNews.ca