- Hosted, written, and produced by Hamilton's Mike Veerman, and co-produced by Arkells front man Max Kerman -
- Debut episode features electro-pop artist Lights -
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TORONTO, July 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Much Digital Studios announced today the launch of THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST, Much's first-ever podcast series, available now on Much.com and YouTube, and beginning next week on iTunes. Hosted, written, and produced by Hamilton's Mike Veerman, a seasoned writer, director, and producer at Bell Media, the weekly podcast features long-form interviews with compelling cultural figures from the world of music, comedy, acting, and writing, such as multiplatinum-selling artist Josh Groban, ACADEMY AWARD® nominee and Arcade Fire member Will Butler, singer-songwriter Frank Turner, and more. The 18-epsiode series is co-produced by Max Kerman, lead singer of the four-time JUNO Award-winning rock band Arkells, and also features fellow Much Digital Studios creator and pop culture aficionado Shane Cunningham, who contributes a "Top 5" segment in each episode.
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"This podcast is an exciting opportunity to chat with interesting and accomplished people, with a focus on music, TV, and writing," said Mike Veerman, host, writer, and producer of THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST. "The intimacy of long-form conversations is a good way to get to know someone, and I hope our interviews allow our guests to reflect on their life and career, unguarded and openly. I learn something new from every interview and I hope our listeners do to."
"Some of my most memorable nights have been with Mike at a pub as he regales his friends with a story," said Max Kerman, co-producer of THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST. "But what makes our friendship special is that he's a great listener, and there is an openness in our conversations that I deeply appreciate. Podcasts are one of my favourite mediums, and I'm really excited to be able to collaborate on one with a friend whom I admire."
Throughout the season, Veerman engages listeners with relatable stories from his professional and personal life, while discussing pop culture with reoccurring entertainment industry professionals. In Episode 1 of THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST, host Veerman sits down with two-time JUNO Award-winning electro-pop artist Lights to chat about everything from home-schooling and friendships, to touring with a new family. Upcoming guests on THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST include actress Annie Murphy (SCHITT'S CREEK), Hollerado's Menno Versteeg, and comedy writer and producer Tim McAuliffe (LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON).
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The new multi-channel network, Much Digital Studios, and the new Much.com, are the latest ways Much is connecting with Canadian and international youth, celebrating the diversity, creativity, and irreverence of Much fans by keeping them at the centre of the brand. Based at the Much Queen Street West headquarters in Toronto, the roster of channels available via Much Digital Studios varies in genre from music and comedy, to beauty and style, to gaming and travel and more, all featuring YouTube creators both established and emerging. Creators wishing to join Much Digital Studios can click here.
Much is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering trendworthy, topical programming, and exclusive live events. From the MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including Much.com, on Twitter with over half a million followers, and Facebook (with more than 1.2 million likes and counting), Much continues to deliver unique and clever programming to its audience. Much supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in more than 8.2 million homes across Canada via satellite, IPTV, and cable, as well as more than 1 million mobile devices. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
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