Name: Jonathan “JTfromSaskatoon” Toderian
Job Title: On-Air Talent, Research & ‘Procurement’
Specialty: Pop-culture trivia, ‘80s cartoons, ‘90s comics, tokusatsu enthusiast, defending bad movies
On July 4, 1980, in the city of Yorkton, SK, there was born a baby boy, brimming with potential & destined for greatness…..and it (presumably) all went according to plan for him. But this is not his story. This is the story of one Jonathan Drew Toderian, also known as “JT from Saskatoon”. JT grew up on the family farm where his parents tried their damnedest to instill proper morals and a solid work ethic in their first born. This did not go as they planned, as JT disappointed his parents by embracing every imaginable means of escaping the real world. Comics, toys, cartoons, ect, ect. This love of ‘entertainment’ lead him to attend Western Academy Broadcasting College in Saskatoon, SK, in hopes of becoming a radio DJ like his hero, Doctor Johnny Fever, from TV’s “WKRP in Cincinnati”. Despite a brief stint as an intern at a local FM radio station, a career in the industry did not happen. However, the experience of writing on-air adverts nurtured a love of creating stories of his own. This resulted in JT’s several attempts at writing fan-fiction over the years, some of which WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY. EVER!
In time, podcasting became another creative outlet for our hero. JT became an avid listener of several podcasts, including the GeekCast Radio Network. After listening to the series for a time, JT became a contributor and featured on several GCRN shows. And after becoming friends with TWiG overlord, Mike “The Birdman” Dodd, JT brought his nigh-inexhaustible ability to spew trivia without taking a single breath & an endless fascination with comics from the ‘90s to This Week in Geek.
…..may God have mercy on their souls!
“Life sucks, get a fucking helmet, alright?!” – Denis Leary, ‘No Cure For Cancer’ (1992)
“There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” – Hunter S. Thompson, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’
“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” – George Carlin
“I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.” – Principal, ‘Billy Madison’ (1995)