Get to know Aldous Tyler
- Imported from Detroit, Aldous now calls Madison his hometown
- Three historical figures he would like to interview would be (after "limiting to English-speaking people for interview purposes") Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, and astronomist/ cosmologist Carl Sagan
- His preferred super hero powers are teleportation and time travel
- Always with WSUM on his mind, outside of the station he likes to prepare for his next episode
Aldous begins every show (after coming in with the ID, PSA, and Disclaimer) with his theme, "Too Much Information," by Duran Duran. Each show is comprised of three, fifteen-minute segments separated by song breaks.
On producing TMI, Aldous describes his motivation as, "Knowing that I'm making a difference in people's lives. They've (the people) been good enough to tell me how much they rely on my ability to see past the noise in many issues and cut to what's really going on. If I can perform that service, then I shall, and do so to my utmost."
Recent guests on TMI include authors Christopher Ryan (PhD) talking about his groundbreaking book "Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality", and Paul Nevins on his book, "The politics of Selfishness". Other guests include the founder of the political blog "PoliticiansUSA", Valerie Walasek on being arrested at the Capitol for holding a sign on the first floor, and Deborah Carey the Founder and President of the New Glarus Brewing Company on the microbrewing-squashing provision in the Walker budget.
On who Aldous would like to bring on to TMI, he admitted there are, "Too many to list." Aldous never shies away from an inquiry when he's interested in bringing on a guest. As such he said, "Usually a person doesn't seem to stay on my 'would like to interview' list for too long - folks just seem to like to say 'yes' to me." Aldous prefers to have guests live in the studio whenever possible because, "It gives the entire conversation a warmth and rapport that the telephone can sometimes lack."
So why should you tune into TMI with Aldous Tyler? Because, "TMI is the Cure for the Common Media. Whatever is being unreported, under-reported, or just plain distorted is my bread and butter, from a unique perspective all my own, plus guests that might surprise you."