So Who Are We?

We believe in driveway podcasts.

Let us paint you a picture.

You’ve got errands to run. Or maybe a long drive back from the cottage. Or maybe you’re hopping into your truck and headed home after work. So you pop on a podcast.

Next thing you know, you’re pulling into the driveway. But there’s still 15 minutes left on your pod. So you don’t open the door. Instead you recline your seat slightly. And you lie back. Listening.

Your neighbours peer through their blinds. They wonder (and theorize at length about) why you sit in your driveway every night. In the dark. All alone. For 15 minutes.

That’s a driveway podcast. And it’s what we do.

You see, we believe podcasts should be cinematic. Like movies for your ears.
A magical collision of storytelling and sound.

We named our company “Apostrophe” for one reason.

The punctuation in our founders’ last names has been the bane of our collective existence since the dawn of the digital age. Online forms don’t accept apostrophes, which more often than not results in strange character replacement. So we figured if you can’t beat ‘em, well, you know.

We hope you find our podcasts intriguing. We hope you get lost in our world. We hope you spend an inordinate amount of time in your driveway. And we hope to make your neighbours deeply concerned.


Sidney O@#\*Reilly
Co-Founder/Partner

Terry OReilly.

Terry OReilly.

Executive Producer
Founder

Before Terry began podcasting, he won over 300 awards as an advertising creative director, writer and commercial director.

So there’s that.

Has a nose for stories. Knows how to tell a story. Directed over 13,000 commercials so has a battle-tested feel for casting, sound effects and clarity. Knows a thing or two about marketing a podcast. Beatles fanatic. Rogaine protester.

Callie Rae OReilly.

Audio Director/Graphic Designer
Founder

Before Callie began directing podcasts, she was the youngest commercial director in the country producing ads for the biggest brands.

So there’s that.

She understands the beats and nanoseconds of riveting storytelling. She of impeccable music taste. She of awesome podcast promos. She of exquisite casting. She of Zeppelin worship.

Sidney OReilly.

Writer/Digital Producer
Founder

Before Sidney began writing podcasts, she was a journalist, script writer and social media coordinator.

So there’s that. 

Resident word sharpener. Resident story honer. Resident detail nut. Resident style critic. Resident wit. Resident truth teller. Resident Instagram governess. Resident Curb Your Enthusiasm enthusiast.

Debbie OReilly.

Senior Producer
Founder

Before Debbie began producing radio shows and podcasts, she produced major advertising campaigns, a family and a log house.

So there’s that.

International podcast judge. Keeps the speeding train on the tracks. Juggles hundreds of show elements in a way that would interest Ed Sullivan. Goddess of the budgets. Kitten with a whip. And a broom – curling addict.

Keith Ohman.

Engineer

Audio engineer of 28 years. Sound-obsessed.
Horror junkie.
Gourmet cook. Aspiring gym rat.

Audio engineer of 28 years.
Sound-obsessed. Horror junkie.
Gourmet cook. Aspiring gym rat.

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Allison Pinches.

Researcher

Passion for storytelling. Powered by curiosity.
Pastor. Pro water-skier. Retired wetsuit model.

Passion for storytelling.
Powered by curiosity.
Pastor. Pro water-skier.
Retired wetsuit model.

Abby Forsyth.

Researcher

Marketing Manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Marlies and Argos.
Cab sav craver. Board game challenger. Plant mom.

Marketing Manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Marlies and Argos. Cab sav craver.
Board game challenger. Plant mom.

Jillian Gora.

Researcher

Former ad woman. Tech wiz. Historical fiction enthusiast.
Voiceover actor. Luke’s Diner regular.

Former ad woman. Tech wiz.
Historical fiction enthusiast.
Voiceover actor. Luke’s Diner regular.

Former ad woman. Tech wiz.
Historical fiction enthusiast.
Voiceover actor. Luke’s Diner regular.

The team at Apostrophe has a rich history of producing award-winning audio productions:

The Age of Persuasion

Hosted by Terry O’Reilly, this 5-season CBC radio show explored the countless ways marketers permeate your life – from media, art, and language, to politics, religion, and fashion.

It won the New York Festivals “Best Radio Show” gold award two years in a row.

Co-Creator, Co-Writer & Host: Terry O’Reilly

John Lennon:
Dreaming of the Past

Narrated by Graham Nash, this three-hour radio documentary covered Lennon’s life from birth to the break-up of the Beatles.

Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

John Lennon:
The Dream Never Dies
 

Narrated by Graham Nash, this three-hour radio documentary covered Lennon’s post-Beatle career to his untimely death as rock & roll’s first assassination.

Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

Broadcast in 12 countries. Winner at the New York Festivals: Grand Award “Best Music Special” 

The Job That Changed
My Life 

Sponsored by job site Workopolis.

A 40-episode radio series that featured interviews with 40 celebrities discussing the job that changed their lives.

Executive Producer & Co-Writer: Terry O’Reilly

Close Calls

Sponsored by Goodyear Tires. 

A 30-episode radio series featuring stories and moments that nearly changed history. 

Executive Producer & Co-Writer: Terry O’Reilly

Fab Fourty

A 260-episode radio series narrated by Denny Doherty of the Mamas & the Papas. A series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Beatles landing in North America. One episode aired every weekday for one year. 260 great stories.

Executive Producer & Co-Writer: Terry O’Reilly