In this episode, Director and Producer Mike Downie sits down with Jane for an in-depth conversation that will transport you onto a documentary film set, then backstage at a Tragically Hip concert (with alter-ego Buddy Scrotts), then to a Legacy School in Edmonton, then back in time to an epic rock show in the 1970s, before landing you in the alley behind Toronto's Legendary Horseshoe Tavern.
An award-winning filmmaker, Mike has worked around the world, creating programs such as The Nature of Things (with David Suzuki), The Secret Path (with Gord Downie), Hockey Nomad (with Dave Bidini), The Passionate Eye (CBC), and Blue Rodeo-The Scenes in Between.
Mike is the brother of Gord Downie, the late musician, songwriter, activist, and iconic lead singer of The Tragically Hip. He is currently working on a 4-part documentary series about The Hip that will air on Amazon Prime in 2024.
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The theme song "Human Stuff" is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.
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The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.
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