About The Inadequate Life

A podcast about the creative process & people whose lives depend on it

Hi, I’m Keith Tomasek, the guy who created this podcast. Here’s the family outside the Avon theatre in Stratford, On.

Cole, Keith and Suzie at the Avon theatre in Straford, On.

I talk to people about their path to success.
Here’s my story:

I’ve been shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination, won a National Screen Institute Drama Prize, a Gemini Award, and been nominated for a Genie.

Working as Senior Interactive Media Developer with America Online I partnered with major brands, including RBC Royal Bank and Warner Brothers, to create online marketing campaigns, including the interactive marketing for “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

In 1997 I was a founding producer on CTV’s ”Open Mike with Mike Bullard” the most popular late-night television talk show in Canada.

Audio and the Arts

“The Inadequate Life” was inspired by my love of the arts, audio, and the recognition that Canadian media does not reflect the true level of engagement Canadians have with the performing arts.

SomethingStrangeFrom 1985 to 1989 I teamed up with my high school friend Gary Yates. We began street performing and created a mixed media show “Something Strange” that was a hit at Canadian Fringe Festivals. We were the first Canadian act to perform at the Hong Kong Fringe Festival.

My family and I spent three years living in the United Arab Emirates. I lectured at the department of communications at The American University of Sharjah, and The Abu Dhabi men’s campus of the Higher Colleges of Technology. My students’ Youtube channel received over 1 million views and their blog on Arab media was nominated for a journalism award by Reuters.

The podcast is also the work of the folks listed on the  Links page who helped build the website and work with the audio: Lionel Morise, Mariam Ahmad, Megan Arnold  and Ryner Stoetzer.