The Sound Media is home to The Sound Podcast and Stream. Featuring Jam Bands and more... much more. Rooted in Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Soul but mostly Jam Band music.

The Sound Podcast is a music discovery interview style podcast, hosted by Ira Haberman. Focused on the music, musicians and artists that matter to you.  Inspired by your favourite music, our aim is to be the sonic gateway between your favorite artists and you their fans.

New episodes of The Sound Podcast are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The Wednesday episode is exclusively a live music playlist called LIVEFIVE powered by nugs.net.

The Sound Podcast is available on your favorite podcast platform, or on The Sound Podcast and Stream App available in Apple App Store and Google Play Store. 

Here is a small sample of the guests that have been on The Sound Podcast to date: ALO, Anders Osborne, Antibalas, Aqueous, Band of Heathens, Barr Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Col. Bruce Hampton, Dark Star Orchestra, David Gans, Dennis McNally, Devon Allman, Dopapod, Duane Betts, Dwayne Gretzky, Eric Krasno, Everyone Orchestra, Fruition, G.Love, Ghost Light, Grateful Dead, Goose, Hard Working Americans, Hannah Wikclund, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Holly Bowling, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Infamous Stringdusters, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Jazz is Phish, JD Simo, Jim Cuddy, John Kadlecik, Karina Rykman, Karl Denson, Kevin Kendrick, Leslie Mendelson, Lettuce, Living Colour, Lizards, Mapache, Marco Benevento, Marcus King, Mark Karan, Mars Hotel, Midnight North, The Mother Hips, Mungion, Natalie Cressman, Nicole Atkins, Organ Freeman, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Pink Talking Fish, Railroad Earth, Ratdog, Reed Mathis, Reid Genauer, Ross James, Sam Bush, Samantha Fish, Scott Sharrard, SOJA, Southern Avenue, Soulive, Spafford, Steve Kimock, Tauk, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lizards, the New Deal, The Sheep Dogs, Tom Hamilton Jr., Turkuaz, Twiddle, Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic, Wood Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many many more. 

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Support The Sound Media

We’ve been producing podcasts every week since December 2016.

In September 2019, we launched The Sound Stream so you can listen to music by your favorite Jam Band artists and more 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

From day one, we have been overwhelmed by your support from listening to the show, providing feedback and sharing our episodes with your friends. 

The more support we get, the more time we can spend on The Sound Podcast, and that means better guests, live interviews, and yes more road trips and meet and greets. We have several other cool projects in the works that can only be realized with our community.

Who We Are

Ira Haberman

As the host and executive producer of The Sound Podcast, Ira brings almost 20 years of experience working in all facets of media in Canada. He has always had a passion for music and saw his first Grateful Dead show on December 28, 1991 in Oakland, California. When he isn’t listening to music or enjoying a live show, you can catch him watching a Toronto Blue Jays or Toronto Raptors game. Ira is the proud father of two teen girls who hate Dad’s music :).

Adam Karch

Technical Producer, Adam fell in love with the Grateful Dead in 1990. He saw his first show on March 20, 1992 in Hamilton, Ontario and never looked back. His immense love for the band and their music has only grown over time. With over 20 years experience in radio and audio production, it seemed the right fit to parlay his passion and skills into something meaningful, something he could share with all the fans of this great community. Adam is married and a proud father of two girls.​

JD Cohen

J.D Cohen is a Boston based photographer who has been involved in the live music scene in New England and the Tri-State area for many years. His obsession with music and photography started at a very early age- he attended his first Grateful Dead show in New Haven, CT in 1978. His first official shoot was for The Eric Krasno Band and The Marcus King Band at the Brighton Music Hall early in 2017. When he is not in the pit, J.D enjoys the being active and outdoors skiing, mountain biking, softball, golf and hanging out with his 2 sons, who are very fond of travelling internationally.

Andrea Rooz

The buttery soft woman’s voice you hear on everything The Sound Podcast produces belongs to this insanely talented woman. Andrea’s voice is synonymous with goodness, and it can be heard throughout Toronto as one of the Toronto Transit Commission voices. She has spent a career in media, and continues to lend her talent to various radio and TV commercials, corporate videos and much more. She’s a huge music fan and has a gorgeous painting of Jerry Garcia hanging in her office. She saw her first Grateful Dead show at Kingswood Music Theatre June 30th, 1987. She’s a Mom to two, a wife to one and a master juggler.

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