The Essence of Cool S1 w/ Aaron Badgley

Written by on 05/21/2023

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Aaron Badgley

On this episode, we catch up with radio personality, podcaster, and music

journalist, Aaron Badgley.

Aaron is known for his massive love of the Beatles, which is evident by his longrunning

radio show Beatles Universe. He has also written, produced, and hosted

many other radio shows including his current program Backwards Traveler on


He is also a music journalist, currently writing reviews and features for Toronto’s

Spill Magazine. And if that wasn’t enough, he co-hosts not one but 2 podcasts

with Tony Stuart, The Wayback Music Machine and Before My Time!

On this episode, Aaron tells why Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry, the legendary Bob

Dylan, and Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon are the essence of cool.


The Wayback Music Machine Podcast:






Bernard Frazer is a Canadian songwriter/musician whose synth pop band Church of Trees has topped independent charts around the world. He is also a former television producer/writer of such shows as Real Life with Erica Ehm (Life Network), The Dini Petty Show (CTV), Miracle at Niagara, and New Year’s Eve Niagara Falls

In Season 2, we’ve scheduled episodes with the great Phil Thornalley (The Cure, Duran Duran, etc), Kevin Hearn (Lou Reed, Barenaked Ladies), Men without Hats’ Ivan Doroschuk, legendary rocker June Millington (Fanny, Earl Slick, Bonnie Raitt), the great Jay Semko of 5-time Juno nominated Northern Pikes, indie star Vicki Brittle, and more.

We’ve also scheduled a series of episodes discussing the life and musical impact of Canadian producer, and songwriter, Tim Thorney (Alanis Morrisette, Cassandra Vasik, etc). For this very special series, we’ll be joined by former Much Music VJ Erica Ehm, Juno award-winner Hill Kourkoutis, ‘drummer to the stars’ Randy Cooke, Tim’s brother Tom, and Tim’s longtime engineer and friend, Adam Fair.

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