In a world drenched in blood, steam, and gears, Professor Taelstrum is a world-reknown vagabond, ragamuffin, and truth-teller. His Bandoleer of Legends contains his favorite stories and if you ask nicely, he might tell you a tale or two. He has sipped and supped with Queens, Princes, and the occasional King from across the Globe. He has been an anonymous face in the low places, celebrated in the higher places, and kicked out of better places than those, thank you very much.

The stories in his Bandoleer of Legends are guaranteed to amaze and delight. If you need to hear a tale from the far reaches of the globe, the good Professor will the man to lead you through the twists and turns of the tale.

About the Storyteller

John David “Hobbes” Hickey has been telling fables, folktales, and legends across Canada for over 20 years. He has won several storytelling competitions and his band TaelStrum was named as one of the top spoken word acts in Best of Montreal 2012. For five years, he hosted the Slamtastique Story Slam, Montreal’s only bilingual storytelling competition. In 2017, he has started giving Haunted Walk tours in various neighborhoods in Montreal.

David has an animated, energetic telling style that appeals to both children and adults. He performs in schools, libraries, pubs, cafes, and various festivals across Canada. He lives in Montreal, Quebec and tells tales mostly in English and sometimes in French.

For more information about David and his other storytelling projects, visit his website at


This page lists episodes from Prof. T’s podcast/vid cast, or other pod/vidcasts that he has taken part in (like Rikki’s new project).