Chub Creek Podcast

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A 40-something artist, writer and musician shares his musings about life and the endless quest for contentment. Recorded on the road or while hiking through the wilderness of Southern Ontario, Chub Creek features great indie music, original sketch comedy and a great visit. Chub Creek is one of the earliest Canadian podcasts, and was considered by some to be a pioneer in the genre.

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A 40-something artist, writer and musician shares his musings about life and the endless quest for contentment. Recorded on the road or while hiking through the wilderness of Southern Ontario, Chub Creek features great indie music, original sketch comedy and a great visit. Chub Creek is one of the earliest Canadian podcasts, and was considered by some to be a pioneer in the genre.
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2018-08-29 16:24
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2018-08-26 23:59
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Chub Creek 183 - 50 Years Of Gary

Happy 50th Birthday my old friend. This episode is dedicated to you. It took me half a year to pull it off, so you’d think it would be pretty good. I’m not sure that’s where we landed, but I had a blast making it. You’re a special guy, and the world ne...
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Chub Creek 182 - Peat and the Nun

Join me on a new adventure full of fun stories, silly skits, depressing realities, soul searching, technology gripes and discoveries. My friend Zeeche joins me, as well as my daughter Mary, and Marvin suicide even makes an appearance. The tunes this we...
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Chub Creek 181 - Adventures In Dry Cleaning

Some old school Ed and Ethel, some great music and some crazy music. Some driving around and yapping about microphones and gear like I keep saying I’m not going to talk about anymore. But what the hell it’s one of the things I’m into. Hm what else. I t...
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Chub Creek 180 - Miss me?

If you like my podcast send me an email of encouragement and loveliness to feedback at Wow can I ever not remember how to do any of this. What a frikkin bunch of work this was! Fun though. You’ll be seeing these less frequently (maybe on...
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Chub Creek 179 - That Lovely Coiffe

After a brief hike somewhere I can’t remember, and some great music by Dustmotes called Insight, we visit with my buddy Gary and two of his daughters, Montana and Amy. Also Montana’s boyfriend Phil, who happens to be the Canadian Skeet Shooting Champio...
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Chub Creek 178 - A Reason You’ll Never Know

Is it cowardice, or is it kindness? Today we delve into my psyche with such navel gazing I can’t even believe it. But there it is. In Stereo. Today’s songtastic track was “Insight” by Dustmotes. Hey are you listening to Marvin Suicide Podcast? Do it no...
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Chub Creek 177 - Pointy Seagulls

Some exploring down at Long Point, then later at Silver Creek while I blather at you. This episode takes place over a few weeks. Sorry about the occasional wind noise. I promise to banish it from future episodes. Thanks to Petite Viking for their excel...
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Chub Creek 176 - MaryCast

For this episode my beautiful daughter Mary takes over with some charming commentary, and some sound seeing. Guest appearances from the parental units, as well as some acoustic loveliness from my boy Will. Enjoy and give Mary some love in the comments ...
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Chub Creek 175 - Restlessness

Some bloopers from the Time Machine were kinda funny. Peat attacks me at some point. We do a little time travel, and then the usual bushwhacking. Today’s tune was by “Nebulous Notions” by Revolution Void. Thanks to Jessi and Jessalyn for the kind comme...
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Chub Creek 174 - Ain’t Got No Knife, Ain’t Got No Gun

Don’t kill cartoonists. I think that’s the biggest takeaway from this episode. But we all know that. At least we should. Join me on the trail for some catching up on things and even a bit of ranting. The musical selection this week was “Cantina Rag” br...
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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - 4

A little Christmas Present for you. The final chapters of H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine”. Thanks for staying with me through these four parts. I really enjoyed doing it and I hope you enjoyed it too. Don’t forget to drop me a line in the comments below...
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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - 3

This is the part where some really exciting stuff happens, Eloi, Morlocks, burning matches, narrow escapes and terrible tragedy. It doesn’t get any better than this! Curl up and enjoy as we continue with Chapters 6 through 9 of H.G. Wells’ gripping sto...
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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - 2

Chapters 4 and 5 of H.G. Wells’ classic novel. I have to admit I found a few rather racist passages troubling to read, and considered editing, or omitting. But in the end I realized it isn’t up to me to edit history, or Mr. Wells. It remains a fantasti...
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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - 1

Something different. This is part one of H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine”, read by yours truly. This includes an introduction, and the first three chapters. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed recording it. More to come. Stay tuned. The Time ...
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Chub Creek 173 - John Trudeau

Halloween stories, Peat stories, Cast-On with Brenda Dayne stories, Cat Nip stories, Terrorism stories, and more. And less. Happy Birthday to my Dad! Today’s track was “The Chase After Rainbows” by Fonogeri.
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Chub Creek 172 - The Biggest Nothing

On this episode, as I take in the breathtaking colours of fall, I do some parental musing, more endless meta-natter about Chub Creek, a lot more obsessing about bears than about Ebola or Isis, and at one point I fall completely on my ass. It’s worth th...
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Chub Creek 171 - Look A Lobster Mushroom

The annual tromp through Algonquin Park with my buddy Gary. We had a great time and if you’d like to share some of it with us, listen on. I dropped in two songs today, one of them was “Claris” by Fonetik, and the second was “Click Click (feat. Tanakaso...
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Chub Creek 170 - Your Hair is Beautiful

Today we (drum roll) go walking on the trails. A few surprises though, including a guest performance from my daughter Mary, my son Will, Mary’s friend Bella, and my old friend Gary. Todays tunage was “Funkastar” by Mister Electric Demon. Download and e...
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Chub Creek 169 - Gossamer Fuckface

Many Canadian apologies, but it would just be dishonest to name this episode anything else. I was describing a bug, and bugs are on my shit list right now. I’m sure iTunes will iBoot me from the iUniverse. Ah well it would be iWorth it. Today’s musical...
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Chub Creek 168 - Celebrating It Inside

FIXED VERSION - On this episode I reveal something deeply personal that I’ve never spoken of before on the podcast. I hope it’s not too weird. Also I talk about my kitten. I figure one of those two things might be interesting to you. Today’s music was ...
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Chub Creek 167 - The Cat Situation

Join me for a bird-song filled stroll through Long Point Bird Sanctuary, and listen to me talk about my new friend, who, by the way, would have had a blast trying to eat all the goslings. Today’s musical selection was “Comfort Zone” by General Fuzz. I ...
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Chub Creek 166 - May the 4th Be With You

For once, I actually sit down and try to say something coherent. “Try” being the key word there. As Yoda would say, “Do, or do not. There is no try.” Check out for a lot of great music including today’s “2025” by Until the Ribbon Breaks. If you...
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Chub Creek 165 - Angry Birds

Do I really need to write this summary? I walk, I talk, I play music (from a full session live on dublab called The Heart Grows Old by Future Islands - amazingly they have some free songs on the FMA), I walk and I talk some more. The usual. Put on your...
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Chub Creek 164 - An Acquired Taste

Really just a bunch of navel-gazing, but that’s nothing new, is it? Join me on another nature walk when it’s almost springlike for a change, and listen to me play a new instrument - badly. Thanks to the Scarborough Dude for making me want to talk about...
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Chub Creek 163 - Saskamanitobia

It really was a toss up between naming this one “Saskamanitobia” and “Religious Sects and Chunks”. I hope I made the right choice. Today’s musical selection “1977” by Anita Tijou was brought to you freely and legally from the internet as MarvinSuicide....
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Chub Creek 162 - What Does That Even Mean?

A great visit with the kids, and some rambly ramblings from moi. Today’s excellent musical selection was: “Where is that clock” by Mary, Will and Dave circa 2005 and “Bad Things” by Rayland Baxter.
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Chub Creek 161 - Oh My God Heartbreaking

It’s a driving one. Skip this if you don’t like driving ones. Check out the most excellent musical selection “What We’re Missing” by Aor Agni. Sorry about the cold.
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Chub Creek 160 - Hockey Humbug

Hockey aside, I’d like to thank Sweden for the cool new lamp and end tables for under 50 bucks all in. Music today was “The Darkest Side” by The Middle East. The Ed and Ethel skit was inspired by real events involving parents who were in no way that ma...
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Chub Creek 159 - Where’s the Drugs?

This one’s for Mary. Frying up some Chub Creek lovin. Okay really it’s a lot of whining about how ill I was recently. Music was “Forget the Past” by The Irrepressibles. Enjoy.
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Chub Creek 158 - Are You Not Entertained?

Thanks for caring enough to whine and complain about Chub Creek being in your life. Bit of the usual here, with some music by Axial called “Simbiose”. I think I’ve played it before, but I’m too lazy to check, and besides, who cares it’s a great track. ...
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Chub Creek 157 - Country Gentleman

Just thought I’d say hello. Music today is just me playing with a cool new iPad app (yes I finally got one, the iPad Air, more on that on a later episode) called “Scape” by Brian Eno. It’s so much fun to mess around with. Happy birthdays to my Dad and ...
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Chub Creek 156 - AllGoneQuin Park

An extra long one today. Join me as I try to assemble wise words on the road, then later meet up with Gary for a long (LONG) hike at Algonquin Park. Two songs today: “Black Love (Nomis Yor's Feed Your Addiction Remix)” by The Easton Ellises and “Master...
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Chub Creek 155 - It Freaked Out Me

Join me for breakfast. (Today’s Musical Selections: Keep Cool Vocal Mix by Djad and So Low, So High by Shanendoah and the Night) The photos here on the website are of the new kitchen bar, the green paint, the new sink and counter, the chalkboard wall, ...
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Chub Creek 154 - Thirty Seven Little Farmers

About an hour of the kids’ visit. We get up to all sorts of silly stuff. I miss em a lot already. If you’d like a copy of our catchy tune you can download it from the Music Page :) You can see photos of the trip on the Chub Creek facebook page at faceb...
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Chub Creek 153 - Precious

Yikes it’s August already. That means it’s Fall soon, which is actually pretty awesome, so never mind. Anyway that has nothing to do with this episode, which is really just me driving around in the new Honda. That’s Precious right there in the photo, (...
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Chub Creek 152 - Damsels In This Dress

One scotch in the rain is worth an angry chipmunk in the bush. Don’t forget to let me know what you think of the slightly shorter format, or if you would prefer even shorter or even longer. Email me with the subject line “Length Matters”. Or post it on...
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Chub Creek 151 - When When We See You Again

It’s my beautiful daughter Mary’s birthday today!!! Everybody please wish her happy birthday or I will come find you and egg your house. We had a great time today at Wye Marsh. Thanks to Rackets vs. VED for their rowdy track “Just Friends”. I’m too laz...
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Chub Creek 150 - Mac and Cheese Loaf

Bug infested walkage at Forks of the Credit Provincial park. Actually it wasn’t that bad, I just made the mistake of reading all about the worst kinds of stinging bugs right before leaving. (Read about the Tarantula Hawk and other horrible stinging bug...
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Chub Creek 149 - Nerdy Words

Join me at Cold Creek as I hike my way to near heat exhaustion. Today we chat about birds, Ghost stories, helecopters, ancient and modern Egypt, Teaching, High School English, the 777 plane crash, graphic design and star wars. Susy Rice’s article is he...
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Chub Creek 148 - Muggy Buggy

Some baseball, some hiking, some bugs. Then more bugs. Then more bugs. Today’s excellent musical selection was “New Summer” by Young Galaxy.
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Chub Creek 147 - You Are Where You Are

Today we visit Upper Credit and walk along the river. Music was “Your Life, Your Call” by Junip. Thanks to Ken of the Dicksnjanes podcast for donating his audio without knowing it. Thanks to Gary for the cool crickets audio. And thanks for listening :)...
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Chub Creek 146 - The Turtles Don’t Care

A trip to Wye Marsh near Midland. What a beautiful place. You should go. Thanks to The Roadside Graves for their amazing song “Love Me More” available free for download. Happy Father’s Day to Dad and all the other assorted Dink Dads out there. I’ll be ...
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Chub Creek 145 - There Is Worse Things

The BIG REVEAL. To find what exactly WHAT HAPPENED at the end of episode 144, go to and click on episode 145 and see the photo for yourself. Or if you’re already here, you can see it above. Crazy right? Music this week was “Hectic Zen...
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Chub Creek 144 - Don’t be a Dink

Back for some chatter, badly repressed anger, Mom and Dad, Monarchs, Moths, fireworks, dinosaurs, Hobbits, and a cliffhanger. Thanks especially to my new friend Sam Van Dyke for his song “Don’t Bet On Me”. You can also check him out on Youtube.
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Chub Creek 143 - Kitchen Elves

Mostly noisy. Basically I recorded my Mom and Dad trashing my kitchen and making it awesome again. Thanks to you both, I wouldn’t have a clue without you. Also thanks for audio contributions this week from Yuka, Terrie, Toni, Doug, Siri, and Cindy. Tha...
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Chub Creek 142 - You Are You

A double trek today, starting out at a segment of the Bruce Trail out near Georgetown, following the lovely Credit River, then later a peaceful and introspective chat from Terra Cotta conservation area. Thanks to Ken for being my muse this week, you ar...
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Chub Creek 141 - Filthy Flowers

Spring has finally arrived on the banks of Chub Creek. Yay! Join me for a peaceful walk along Fallbrook Trail near Georgetown Ontario. Thanks to Doug and Clara (Doug’s podcast is Other podcasts mentioned on this episode were: The Scarbo...
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Chub Creek 140 - God Lord

Settle in because it’s a long one. Join me, the kids, my folks, donkeys, asses, goats, pigs, The Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Subway and much more in this extended edition of Chub Creek. Special thanks to Bosco Delray for their track “Evil Lives (Ad ...
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Chub Creek 139 - Mink Squeak

In the slightly short but terrifying episode we feature still more adventures with deadly and dangerous Canadian wild creatures. If you can BEAR it, come along as we pass under massive soaring black crows, cower under the deafening wail of the Canadian...
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Chub Creek 138 - Pass The Mango Peach

A great little trek (okay not little - our legs were killing us after) at Mono Cliffs trail in the snow with my folks, and some fun soundseeing at a local diner where we spoiled our supper together. You couldn’t really hear it, but just to give them cr...
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