This Week’s Podcast: a real fix for late night

This week, Scott Thompson at CHML wondered if all this fuss about the return of Conan O’Brien was worth the trouble. Some commentators this week have been suggesting that the old late night formula is tired and irrelevant and O’Brien needs to move on to something new. (Even the Christian Science Monitor has weighed in,… Read on



This Week’s Podcast: bye-bye world tour B list

Scott Thompson at Hamilton Talk Radio CHML has many questions this week about my October travels to the four “B” letter culture capitols of the world–Burbank, Buenos Aires, Budapest and, of course, Brampton. All together I traveled 24,354 miles or 39,190 kms in October–not counting runs to Etobicoke. Scott seemed concerned about jet lag. His first clue… Read on


This Week’s Podcast: World TV Tour hits Europe

TV Feeds My Family continues to span the globe to bring you the latest TV tales.  Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s CHML wanted to know what the deal was with my frequent flyer frenzy. I bring him up to date on my recent trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Canwest–er, Shaw Media–flew a group of Canadian journalists… Read on


This week’s Podcasts: LA set visits

With all this Globe hopping (barely back from Buenos Aires, today I’m off to Budapest), TVFMF is way behind in the podcast posting. Here are a couple of recent radio chats. First up is last week’s yakkity-yak with CHML’s Scott Thompson. We talk about the death of “Mr. C” Tom Bosley and my recent trip to… Read on



This Week’s Podcast: Talk of travel and Ritter

Spoke with CHML’s Scott Thompson about my trip to Los Angeles courtesy Citytv. The Rogers-owned network is anxious to promote some of their rookie imports, including The Event and Undercovers. Scott also wants to know how I scored a trip to Argentina. I’ve been invited to join a few Canadian journalists later this week on the… Read on


This Week’s Podcast: all over the dial

CHML’s Scott Thompson tricks me by opening this week’s podcast with a theme to a current TV series. I draw a blank and kick myself later. See if you can name that tune. You can listen in here.Scott asks about Dragon’s Den and wants to know why the show does so well. Good question, especially since… Read on


This Week’s Podcast: Oprah OWN’s Canada

The familiar Hawaii FIVE-0 theme blares off the top of this week’s chat with CHML’s Scott Thompson. You can listen in here.I confirm that the producers did briefly consider changing the theme with a rock guitar update, but thankfully sanity prevailed and the new show went with the classic orchestral version.Scott also asks if Stephen… Read on


This Week’s Podcasts: swag feeds my family

CHML’s Scott Thompson has a new timeslot. The Hamilton Talk Radio host now works the noon to 3 shift. Last week (way behind here at TVFMF with all the crush of Fall Launch copy), Scott wanted to know all about the swag Fox has been sending critics in the mail to promote their fall season.… Read on