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It's a karaoke night!
It's a talk show!
It's a podcast!

It's all of these things and more. Join Brendan Flaherty as he attempts to find the universal muse and showcase the karaoke superstars you never knew existed, Thursday nights at Amigos.

Please Explain Toronto To Me Brendan Flaherty

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It's a karaoke night!
It's a talk show!
It's a podcast!

It's all of these things and more. Join Brendan Flaherty as he attempts to find the universal muse and showcase the karaoke superstars you never knew existed, Thursday nights at Amigos.

    Ep. 7 - Tom Henry explains Toronto to me

    Ep. 7 - Tom Henry explains Toronto to me

    Tom Henry is a very funny and singular comedian who has a new special available on Crave called 66 Jokes. 

    Things explained: the solace of Survivor in these uncertain times, the cost-benefit ratio of Cameo, Tom's upbringing in a Greektown housing co-op, the scam of coupons, that time he was featured as an audience member on Much On Demand, Speaker's Corner as proto-YouTube, commercial auditions as an opportunity to go for lunch with friends, and other sundry topics.

    • 39 min
    The Bonus Vault - Aurora Wolfe

    The Bonus Vault - Aurora Wolfe

    Here's another never-before-released episode of my old show, This Night Will Change Your Life, a Saskatoon-focused search for the universal muse. Enjoy this interview with the musician Aurora Wolfe, who also plays in the band Dump Babes, who sat down with me on October 23rd, 2018 for a chat. 

    Check out Dump Babes on Bandcamp here: https://dumpbabes.bandcamp.com/releases

    • 41 min
    Ep. 6 - Sabrina Benaim and Todd Graham explain Toronto to me

    Ep. 6 - Sabrina Benaim and Todd Graham explain Toronto to me

    Things explained: reasons to get inked, the best thing about Love Island, the importance of having favourites within the city in which you live, the nexus of love and rent, where to stash your night beers, the 4th date feeling, how basketball is like dancing, how to ruin a town, the existence of Apocalypse Pooh, the subjectivity of gatekeeping, the role of personal growth, whether or not Todd is meta, the basement vibes of OCAD, which island is closest, and Todd's favourite joke. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 5 - Merival, Jennifer Alicia Murrin, and Richard Trapunski

    Ep. 5 - Merival, Jennifer Alicia Murrin, and Richard Trapunski

    Discoveries include: Merival's origins in Guelph, preferable fonts to Chiller, the power of writing from your own perspective, the problem with comparisons to Joni Mitchell, the catharsis of creation, Jennifer Alicia's process of gathering stories and family histories, the delight of Vesuvio pizza (RIP, unfortunately), the sound of Toronto right now, Richard's circuitous route through Martini Boys, how Channel Zero owns channel 11, how the music scene got here from the Broken Social Scene era, and more.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Bonus Vault - Anna Haverstock

    The Bonus Vault - Anna Haverstock

    We’re in the mist of this global Covid-19 situation and we’ve all gotta do the best we can to keep our distance. That means no shows. And while I figure out what the heck that means for this podcast, I’m sitting on a few recordings that we’ll call the Bonus Vault. First up, my interview with Anna Haverstock, conducted on October 23rd, 2018 and never before released.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 4 - Loretta Yu, Jordan Aelick, and Everardo Ramirez explain Toronto to me

    Ep. 4 - Loretta Yu, Jordan Aelick, and Everardo Ramirez explain Toronto to me

    Discoveries include: the cost of parades, how to get ahead, how it gets from your iPad to that iPad, what instrument Vin Diesel probably plays, Toronto’s corporate overlord, the inevitability of classic Hollywood malarkey, the impetus behind the Canada Comics Open Library, the dryness of a Grandpa burger, the importance of kicking people off stage at Late Mic T.O., when swearing can feel weird, the taxonomy of the Toronto comedy scene, what’s not the same as it used to be, and what is the same.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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