April 7, 2021

Introducing PERSIST, a podcast about improving mental health in politics and public life

PERSIST is a brand new podcast co-hosted and produced by Talking 306 host Dale Richardson. PERSIST is a multi-partisan podcast that aims to improve mental health in politics and public life. The podcast features conversations with politicians, political staff, experts, and those in public life that share their experiences managing mental health and how mental health in politics can be improved. The first two full-length episodes are now available, including a conversation with former premier of…

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March 2, 2021

Jenn Dean

Jenn Dean is a Regina-based family coach and host of the podcast "Families Matter Most". As part of the Saskatchewan Podcasters Series, host Dale Richardson speaks with Jenn about her life and career, including growing up in Ear Falls, Ontario; how her parent’s story shaped how she is as a parent; how she met her husband and their journey to Saskatoon; how she started family coaching; her podcast, Families Matter Most; and much, much more. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan pod…

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Feb. 23, 2021

Jade Roberts

Jade Roberts is an Indigenous educator, artist, and the host of Still Here, Still Healing - a podcast that brings awareness to the history and lasting impacts of residential schools. Host Dale Richardson speaks with Jade about her life, including growing up in La Ronge and her family’s diverse history; her experience moving from La Ronge to Saskatoon and her teaching career; how her father’s experience in residential school inspired her to start a podcast; the residential school survivors and g…

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Feb. 2, 2021

James Avramenko

James Avramenko is the host of Friendless, a podcast about losing friends, one hour at a time. Host Dale Richardson got together with James recently to discuss his life, including growing up in Calgary; his relationship with his parents and being a child of divorce; his love of theatre and the arts and working as an actor; the story of how he met his wife, Jennica, and their life in Saskatoon; and podcasting, including the reason he started his own podcast, growing podcasting in Saskatchewan, h…

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Jan. 19, 2021

Mason Gardiner

Mason Gardiner is a public relations specialist at Conexus Credit Union and the host of "What Connects Us", a podcast powered by Conexus. In this episode, host Dale Richardson speaks with Mason about his life and career, including growing up in a farming family in Lemburg, Saskatchewan, and some challenging early years; losing his father to cancer and how he was inspired to come out in the years after that; his time at university and participating in JDC West (university business games); how a …

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Jan. 12, 2021

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is the host of YXE Underground , an original Saskatoon podcast that profiles people doing great things in Saskatoon but are flying under the radar. Eric sits down with host Dale Richardson to discuss his life and career, including growing up in Swift Current; the challenges he encountered working as a teacher in small town Saskatchewan; making the jump to a career in journalism and working at CBC Saskatchewan and CBC Saskatoon; his decision to move away from journalism and working…

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Dec. 22, 2020

Lisa Thomaidis

Lisa Thomaidis is the head coach of the University of Saskatchewan women's basketball team and the head coach of the Canadian national women's basketball team. Coach Thomaidis speaks with host Dale Richardson about her life and career, including her family’s history and her father’s life growing up in Greece; the classic story of how her parents met each other; growing up in Dundas, Ontario; her own success playing high school, university and professional basketball; how a career-ending injury …

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Dec. 15, 2020

Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor is a national correspondent for The Canadian Press in Saskatchewan, where she covers all things news, including the Saskatchewan Legislature. Stephanie and host Dale Richardson got together over Zoom last week to discuss her life and career, including growing up in Winnipeg and how that city is surprisingly great; how a gap year after university compelled her to pursue a journalism career; attending journalism school in Nova Scotia and her first jobs as a reporter with smaller …

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Dec. 1, 2020

Eric Dillon

Eric Dillon is the Chief Executive Officer at Conexus Credit Union. Eric speaks with host Dale Richardson about his life and career, including his family’s background and Saskatchewan roots; growing up in a military family and moving around Canada; how he got started in the financial and credit union world; his approach to leadership; the importance of failing forward and taking the time to THINK during the day; Conexus’s new headquarters in Regina; investing in Saskatchewan's tech sector; and …

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Nov. 24, 2020

Tina Beaudry-Mellor

Tina Beaudry-Mellor was the MLA for Regina University from 2016-2020, and served as the Minister of Advanced Education, Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan, Minister Responsible for Status of Women, and Minister of Social Services. Tina recently spoke virtually with host Dale Richardson to discuss the results of the recent 2020 provincial election and her loss in Regina University, the negative effects of social media on elected officials, mental health and the personal toll that p…

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