This week’s podcast: Nashville eliminated, twice

It’s been a few weeks since I last checked in with CHML’s Scott Thompson. The Hamilton, Ont. radio host wanted to catch up on some old news–Kelly Ripa getting all shirty over Michael Strahan ditching Live!, my trip to New York and to the set of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as well as… Read on



Holy podcast, Batman! More TV blather from Steven & Bill

The one thing me and Steve Kerzner set out to capture with these podcasts was just the fun of two nerds getting together and talking about why we love television. I think that comes across fairly well with our second yak-a-thon: our homage to the original, 1966 series Batman. Both of us have encountered the great Adam West over… Read on


Getting “Unplugged” with Hebscher and West

I traveled deep down into darkest Etobicoke Monday to guest on a podcast at the famed Humble & Fred studios. I was not, however, yakking with Humble & Fred, but Mark Hebscher and Liz West. The former ‘CH stars have taken their Square Off shtick to the Internet with the launch of their new podcast show,… Read on


This week’s podcast: more on Shandling

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson caught me on a car driving west-bound on the Gardiner Expressway past downtown Toronto. I’m on a speaker phone, and believe it or not, the sound sound’s better! I do a traffic report, of course. Then we talk about the death of the great Larry Sanders and why everybody who… Read on



This week’s podcast: Ford, fame and tempus fugit

This week’s podcast starts on a somber note. CHML’s Scott Thompson was taking calls from listeners regarding terrorist attacks in Europe, specifically, the airport murders earlier this week at the Brussels’ airport. I was at that airport last fall, stuck there overnight in fact as I changed planes between Cannes and back home in Toronto.… Read on


This week’s podcast: skinny basic brouhaha

This week CHML’s Scott Thompson suggests people are mad as hell about this “Skinny Basic” subterfuge. Get a digital antenna, I suggest again. It’s a low, one-time cost and zero-a-month for more channels than is being offered on the skinny basic cable/satellite provider plans. Are people, however, really surprised by the basic bait and switch? Seems… Read on


New podcast: Steven and Bill talk TV with Pee-wee premiere

I’ve known Steven Kerzner since before he put a Sock in it. Way, way back when community cable was the closest thing to YouTube, I was involved with my buddy Pat Bullock in a little deal called Etobichannel. It was a spoof of what was then the emergence of Canadian cable channels. As I’ve said… Read on


This week’s podcast: more memories of George Martin

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to know about the time I attended a press conference with Sir George Martin. The Beatles’ celebrated record producer passed away earlier this week, triggering memories of a somewhat prickly 2008 PBS press tour session. The man had to know “Beatles producer” would be on his tombstone, but he was all Fabbed… Read on