By Kristin Archer

Podcasts are all the rage. If you’re popping in your headphones to listen while commuting, working, or winding down at the end of the day, it’s pretty safe to say there’s something out there for everyone.

There are many quality podcasts being produced right in our own backyard that you should give a whirl.

Mike On Much
Host Mike Veerman is a Hamilton dude through and through, having cut his teeth in the local music scene before eventually developing a career at MuchMusic. It’s a natural progression for the Canadian entertainment juggernaut to produce online content, with Mike On Much being its first podcast.

The seed for the idea came from Mike’s long-time friend, Max Kerman of Arkells, who produces and co-hosts segments on the show. Mike skillfully conducts interviews with some pretty big names – guests include Chris Hadfield, Kings Of Leon, Sam Roberts, Bishop Briggs, and segments from Coachella, to name a few. The trio is rounded out by another Hamilton native, Shane Cunningham, who hilariously brings the episode home with the “dessert.”

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Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (, where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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