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.
“Pissing Life Away”
Mike, Max, and Shane talk about Mike’s NBA Draft Party, Shane’s notable absence, their thoughts on the Raptors surprising selection, their favourite Olympians, Kyrie Irving publicity slamming his new signature shoe with Nike, and the habitual nature of looking at your phone when out with friends. Produced in association with Much Studios.
“Phase 3 Boys”
Mike, Max, and Shane get loose with a late-night pod recording where they discuss a wide variety of topics including past vacations, future vacations, ageing gracefully, the effect preparations for the Budweiser Stage shows is having on Max’s brain, hook-ups in Olympic Village, a slight wobble in the moon’s rotation threatening coastal cities, and the movie Zola. Produced in association with Much Studios.
“What’s Shania’s Best Song?”
Mike, Max, and Shane discuss a rare in-person hang at Max’s place in Toronto, the exciting announcement of Arkells’ multi-show extravaganza at Budweiser Stage in August, and the emotion surrounding the Euro 2020 Final. Lastly, Shane surprises the guys with a delightfully unexpected guest for a game show to determine who knows Shane best. Produced in association with Much Studios.
Felix Cartal (#146)
Mike, Max, and Shane discuss the power professional athletes wield in modern sports as well as marijuana being prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Then, they welcome DJ and Producer Felix Cartal to talk about songwriting, his viral sensation "Banned From The Gucci Store", similarities between the punk and DJ scenes, and his new record, “Expensive Sounds For Nice People”. Finally, Shane continues his quest for a boys weekend away and runs into some trouble at the bank.
Matthew Wildcat (#145)
Mike, Max, and Shane welcome feature guest Matthew Wildcat (Member of Ermineskin Cree Nation and Assistant Professor in Political Science and Native Studies at the University of Alberta) to discuss Indigenous education in Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the effectiveness of Land Acknowledgments, and more. Also, Max reports in from his current trip with the Canadian Men’s Basketball team in Victoria, B.C. and Shane brings in a surprise guest to pitch the guys on a podcasting trip. Produced in association with Much Studios.
Zach Gray (#144)
Mike, Max, and Shane contemplate the concept of lotteries and their own personal level of participation. Then, they welcome feature guest and lead singer of The Zolas, Zach Gray. They talk about The Zolas’ new album “Come Back To Life”, a magical night Zach & Max shared at SXSW, Minnesota hockey hair, and high school improv. Finally, Shane digs deeper on Max’s recent cottage excursion. Produced in association with Much Studios.
Save it for the pod
Big thanks for keeping me company in q-tine. I listened before, now I listen-listen. I also have newfound interest in the Raptors. Sometimes I forget if a friend told me something or if I heard it on the pod. It’s concerning....but consider it a compliment. Maybe.
Listened to Catherine Reitman's Episode
Good chemistry & funny. I liked when the guys started asking Catherine Reitman deep questions about parenthood 😂 they were really respectful and cute about it.
It’s okay I guess. Need better mics. And better topics lol