Talking 306 Podcast

306 Media Productions

Longform podcast featuring conversations with notable people in Saskatchewan. A member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, supported by Conexus Credit Union.

Talking 306 Returns!
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Adrienne Ivey is a well-known Saskatchewan rancher and agricultural advocate who lives near Ituna. Adrienne joins Dale to discuss her life and career, including early years on her family’s grain farm near Tisdale; her career path in the agriculture and farming industry; blowing up stereotypes of farmers and the heightened awareness of women in agriculture; whether there’s an increased divide between rural and urban people in Saskatchewan; the growth of the ranch that she runs with her husband and in-laws; a discussion about two very important issues in agriculture - mental health and climate change; and a lot more. The Talking 306 Podcast is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, which is supported this month in part by Conexus and DirectWest. The Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. Talking 306 Podcast is presented by 306 Media Productions, a premiere podcast production and consulting company based in Saskatchewan. 306 Media Productions works with businesses, brands, organizations, and entrepreneurs to create professional podcasts and audio stories. Start your podcast project right now.  Visit the Talking 306 Podcast website.  Learn more about the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. Listen to The Peak Daily, a new Canadian daily business news podcast from The Peak and friend of the Talking 306 Podcast.

Aug 24

52 min 28 sec

Alex MacPherson is the Editor of allSaskatchewan.com, a business news publication in Saskatchewan that recently launched, and was previously a reporter for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Alex returns to the Talking 306 Podcast to speak with host Dale Richardson about his early love of flying airplanes and how an autoimmune condition prevented him from flying in the Canadian Air Force; the incredible story of his great uncle Ian MacPherson during World War II; what the last 18 months have been like for him during the COVID-19 pandemic and how COVID-19 should be reported on going forward; the oral history feature of the BHP-PotashCorp takeover bid that he wrote last fall; and everything there is to know about his work as the Editor for the recently launched allSaskatchewan.com. The Talking 306 Podcast is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, which is supported this month in part by Conexus and DirectWest. The Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. Talking 306 Podcast is presented by 306 Media Productions, a premiere podcast production and consulting company based in Saskatchewan. 306 Media Productions works with businesses, brands, organizations, and entrepreneurs to create professional podcasts and audio stories. Start your podcast project right now.  Visit the Talking 306 Podcast website.  Learn more about the Saskatchewan Podcast Network.

Aug 10

1 hr 5 min

The PERSIST Podcast is co-hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, host of the Talking 306 Podcast. PERSIST aims to improve mental health in politics and public life. Learn more about PERSIST.  Follow the PERSIST Podcast for free: SPOTIFY | APPLE PODCASTS | STITCHER | YOUTUBE In this bonus episode of the Talking 306 Podcast, PERSIST hosts Dale Richardson and Emile Scheffel speak with Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, NDP Member of Parliament for Nunavut. Mumilaaq discusses taking a mental health leave in fall 2020 after experiencing "extreme burnout, anxiety, and depression", and the response from her community to that decision; the suicide and housing crises in Nunavut; the pressures and demands of being a Member of Parliament and being the the only representative of Canada's largest electoral district; the freedom she feels in her party to authentically be herself; how different cultural norms contribute to mental health challenges; the work she did in suicide prevention in Nunavut before the 2019 election; and more. "I did get to a point where it was medical leave. I had to take that time off because I don't know what happens after that; the answer was probably body shut-down and that's how much I had worked myself into a state where I really needed rest." - Mumilaaq Qaqqaq PERSIST is produced by 306 Media Productions. About the PERSIST Podcast hosts: Emile Scheffel was previously the Executive Director of the BC Liberal Party and a communications aide in the BC Premier's Office. Dale Richardson was the Director of Digital Operations to Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe, and Director of Communications for the Saskatchewan Party.

Aug 4

56 min 25 sec

Fraser Tolmie is the Mayor of Moose Jaw. Mayor Tolmie joins host Dale Richardson to discuss his life and career, including his family's Scottish roots and history; studying War Studies at King's College and his career as an Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces; Moose Jaw's place in Saskatchewan; his career as a city councillor and mayor; taking risks and the freedoms he has Mayor of Moose Jaw; the viral marketing campaigns for Moose Jaw that he has been an integral part of; and his decision to seek the nomination for the Conservative Party of Canada in the riding of Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan.   The Talking 306 Podcast is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, which is supported this month in part by Conexus, DirectWest, SaskEnergy and the Government of Saskatchewan. The Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. Talking 306 Podcast is presented by 306 Media Productions, a premiere podcast production and consulting company based in Saskatchewan. 306 Media Productions works with businesses, brands, organizations, and entrepreneurs to create professional podcasts and audio stories. Start your podcast project right now.  Visit the Talking 306 Podcast website.  Learn more about the Saskatchewan Podcast Network.

Jun 22

53 min 42 sec

Heather Morrison is a producer and host at CBC Saskatoon radio, and has been an actor, director, and leader in Saskatoon’s theatre and arts community for many years. Heather joins host Dale Richardson to discuss her life and career, including her early years at Aden Bowman high school and the acting advice she once gave Dale; her career as an actor and director in Saskatoon, and the reasons why she ultimately decided to stop acting; the current state of Saskatoon’s arts community; her work at CBC Saskatoon; training for a marathon - which she just ran this weekend so congratulations to Heather!; and a lot more. The Talking 306 Podcast is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, which is supported this month in part by Conexus, DirectWest, SaskEnergy and the Government of Saskatchewan. The Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. Talking 306 Podcast is presented by 306 Media Productions, a premiere podcast production and consulting company based in Saskatchewan. 306 Media Productions works with businesses, brands, organizations, and entrepreneurs to create professional podcasts and audio stories. Start your podcast project right now.  Visit the Talking 306 Podcast website.  Learn more about the Saskatchewan Podcast Network.

Jun 15

52 min 52 sec

Andrew Gottselig is the CEO of Hooplife Basketball and the Co-Founder and CEO of Citrus Technologies. Andrew joins host Dale Richardson to discuss the NBA playoffs, the local basketball scene in Regina, cultivating Saskatchewan talent, how Citrus Technologies is progressing, and the recent news that Hooplife will be opening a massive basketball and training facility in Regina.   The Talking 306 Podcast is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, which is supported this month in part by Conexus, DirectWest, SaskEnergy and the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. Talking 306 Podcast is presented by 306 Media Productions, a premiere podcast production and consulting company based in Saskatchewan. 306 Media Productions works with businesses, brands, organizations, and entrepreneurs to create professional podcasts and audio stories. Start your podcast project right now.  Visit the Talking 306 Podcast website.  Learn more about the Saskatchewan Podcast Network.

Jun 8

57 min 39 sec

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 British Columbia, Christy Clark.  Listen to PERSIST for free: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts Buzzsprout Learn more about the PERSIST mental health initiative.  

Apr 7

2 min 42 sec

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 podcast that's hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported this month in part by Conexus, DirectWest, and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. Visit the Talking 306 Podcast website. 

Mar 2

54 min 8 sec

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. As part of the Saskatchewan Podcasters Series, 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 guests she speaks to on her podcast; the effects of intergenerational trauma; how we can keep growing podcasting in Saskatchewan; and much more. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast that's hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported this month in part by Conexus, DirectWest, and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork.  Register for the upcoming Saskatchewan Podcast Network PODCAST MEETUP on March 2. Join the Saskatchewan Podcast Network and its members via Zoom to discuss "Podcasting through the Pandemic", where Saskatchewan podcasters will share their experiences podcasting during COVID-19. 

Feb 23

54 min 5 sec

James Avramenko is the host of Friendless, a podcast about losing friends, one hour at a time. As part of the Saskatchewan Podcasters Series, 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, how he has evolved as a podcaster; and much, much more. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast created and hosted by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, which is supported in part this month by Conexus, DirectWest, and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways. The Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. Subscribe/Follow the Talking 306 Podcast for FREE.

Feb 2

1 hr 17 min

Mason Gardiner is a public relations specialist at Conexus Credit Union and the host of "What Connects Us", a podcast powered by Conexus. As part of the Saskatchewan Podcasters Series, 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 mentor helped him land a dream marketing job with the Saskatchewan Roughriders; joining the growing and talented team at Conexus Credit Union; lessons from hosting and producing the What Connects Us podcast and how we can grow podcasting in Saskatchewan; his cat, Kevin McCattister; and much, much more.  The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast created and hosted by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, which is supported this month by SaskEnergy, Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways, and Conexus. The Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork.  Subscribe and listen to the Talking 306 Podcast for free.

Jan 19

1 hr 10 min

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 at his day job at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon; why he decided to start the YXE Underground podcast; the technical challenges of podcasting; how he has evolved as a podcaster; how we can grow the podcasting industry in Saskatchewan; and much more. Follow YXE Underground on social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. Visit the new website for the Talking 306 Podcast.

Jan 12

1 hr 31 min

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 lead to a coaching career; early struggles and what turned around the U of S Huskie women’s basketball program; leadership and coaching other coaches; homegrown Saskatchewan basketball talent; the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics; the last time she received a technical foul; and much, much more. The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus Credit Union, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork.

Dec 2020

1 hr 12 min

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 newspapers; moving to Regina to work at CBC Saskatchewan; her sometimes tough approach to reporting and covering the Saskatchewan legislature; her work as a correspondent for The Canadian Press; how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her life this year; Twitter and social media; our dogs; and much, much more. The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus Credit Union, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork.

Dec 2020

1 hr 22 min

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 much more. The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus Credit Union and SaskEnergy, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. Listen to What Connects Us, a new podcast powered by Conexus.

Dec 2020

53 min 40 sec

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 public life takes, the differences between academic study of politics and the actual practice of it, the future of Saskatchewan's tech industry, Saskatchewan's rising place in the world, what she plans to do next, and much more.  The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus Credit Union and SaskEnergy, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork.

Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

Mark Johnston is the morning host on Regina’s Play 92 radio station, and when they are actually playing, he's also the in-game host for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Mark recently sat down with Dale to discuss his life and career, including his early life, playing hockey growing up, how he got into radio broadcasting, imposter syndrome and performing on the air, our shared love for Howard Stern, the creative restrictions that radio has, and Dale admits to Mark that he's never actually listened to him on the radio. They also discuss mental health and anxiety, Mark’s journey to sobriety and how fellow broadcaster Rod Pedersen has helped him on that path. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus Credit Union and SaskEnergy, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork.

Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

This episode was originally published in April, 2019.  Ashlyn George is a Saskatchewan-based travel blogger and social media influencer. She’s operated the travel website The Lost Girls Guide for several years, was Tourism Saskatchewan’s Saskatchewanderer in 2015, and now works with clients like McDonald’s and NFL Canada as a digital media creator and influencer. Ashlyn sits down with host Dale Richardson to discuss her life growing up on a grain farm in eastern Saskatchewan; her university studies in pre-med and education; her travels around the world; and promoting Saskatchewan as a great travel destination and place to call home. Ashlyn and Dale also have a lengthy conversation about social media, including the negative and not-so glamorous side of being a social media influencer. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus Credit Union and SaskEnergy, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. 

Aug 2020

53 min 52 sec

This episode was originally published in July, 2019. Sarah Mills is the news director for 980 CJME Radio in Regina. Host Dale Richardson talks to Sarah about her life and career, including her early life and education in England; the incredible careers of both of her parents; a near-fatal car crash that transformed her – literally and figuratively – and how that car crash led her to change career paths and go into journalism; how she ended up in Saskatchewan; her career at Rawlco Radio doing various reporting and radio jobs, including covering the Saskatchewan Legislature; as well as many other topics, including the differences between British and Canadian/Saskatchewan politics. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson. The podcast is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus Credit Union and SaskEnergy, and the Talking 306 Podcast is sponsored by Path Cowork. 

Aug 2020

1 hr 9 min

Rod Pedersen is the host of The Rod Pedersen Show, and was the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders on CKRM Radio from 1998-2018. Rod talks to host Dale Richardson about his life and career, including his early life growing up in Milestone, Saskatchewan; his early jobs in radio and broadcasting; the current state of the Roughriders organization; and his recent departure from radio and the new Facebook Live show he hosts. Rod also talks to Dale about his struggles with and recovery from addiction, and about an incident that happened on a January day in 2015 that changed the course of his life. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson that is part of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network and sponsored by Path Cowork.

Jul 2020

1 hr 10 min

Andrew Gottselig is the founder and CEO of Hooplife Basketball Inc. - a Regina-based basketball program for kids of all ages, skill levels and socioeconomic status. He is also the Co-founder and CEO of Citrus Technology, a software company that helps camps run their operations and logistics. Dale sits down with Andrew (pre-pandemic) to discuss his life, including his early years and family, his love for basketball, how and why he started Hooplife, coaching, his new software company Citrus Technology, and of course the NBA. They also talk about Kobe Bryant’s death and legacy, and that conversation includes some tears. The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is sponsored by Path Cowork. The Talking 306 Podcast is a member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, supported by Conexus Credit Union and SaskEnergy. 

Jun 2020

57 min 24 sec

Devin Heroux is a news and olympics reporter for CBC Sports.  Host Dale Richardson sits down (remotely) with Devin to discuss how he’s been coping during Covid-19; his story growing up in Saskatoon; why he quit playing youth hockey; his days as a very eager high schooler; how he decided to finally come out publicly when he was the sports editor at the University of Saskatchewan newspaper; his journey as an “out” sports journalist in Canada; the olympics; the Raptors; Michael Jordan and The Last Dance; storytelling, and so much more! The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is sponsored by Path Cowork. The Talking 306 Podcast is a member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, supported by Conexus Credit Union and SaskEnergy. 

May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Trent Finlayson is a professional water skier and coach, originally from Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. Trent was one of Dale's coaches and mentors growing up as a competitive water skier in Saskatchewan.  Host Dale Richardson talks to Trent about his life and career, including growing up at Emma Lake; how and when he got into competitive water skiing; his career as a professional water skier and now as a full-time coach in Texas; the sport of water skiing itself; and life as a new dad. Trent and Dale also reminisce about their time water skiing together in Saskatchewan during the early 2000s, and much more. The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is sponsored by Path Cowork. The Talking 306 Podcast is a member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, supported by Conexus Credit Union. 

Apr 2020

1 hr

Devin Pacholik is the social media manager and marketing and communications administrator at the Regina Public Library. Host Dale Richardson sits down with Devin to talk about his life and career, including his family, school, and early life; writing jokes and doing stand up comedy; his work as a freelance journalist for Vice.com; writing his infamous KFC buffet story; attending Craven; working as a radio broadcaster; cancel culture; and now his work at the Regina Public Library, where he has taken Regina's social media scene by storm with his impressive and hilarious social media content. The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is sponsored by Path Cowork. The Talking 306 Podcast is a member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, supported by Conexus Credit Union. 

Mar 2020

59 min 15 sec

Stefani Langenegger is the host of the CBC Saskatchewan Morning Show on CBC Radio.  Host Dale Richardson sits down with Stefani to discuss her life and career, including her family's European roots; growing up on a farm; becoming a vegetarian at a very young age; her decision to become a journalist; her time covering the Saskatchewan legislature as CBC's political affairs reporter and handling tough media scrums; her new(ish) job hosting the Morning Show; her thoughts on Twitter; and much more. The Talking 306 Podcast is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson. Thanks to Path Cowork for supporting the podcast. The Talking 306 Podcast is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, supported by Conexus.

Feb 2020

1 hr 3 min

Gordon Barnhart was Saskatchewan's 20th Lieutenant Governor, and is currently the president of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). Host Dale Richardson speaks to Dr. Barnhart about his life and impressive public service career, including serving as: the youngest Clerk of the Saskatchewan Legislature; Clerk of the Senate of Canada; Secretary of the University of Saskatchewan; Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan; interim president of the University of Saskatchewan; and now as a town councillor for the Town of Saltcoats and president of SUMA. They also discuss Dr. Barnhart's important work as a historian, including his biography of Saskatchewan's first premier, Walter Scott. The Talking 306 Podcast is supported by Path Cowork and is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson. The Talking 306 Podcast is part of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, supported by Conexus.

Jan 2020

1 hr 10 min

Darla Lindbjerg is the President and CEO of the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Darla sits down with host Dale Richardson to discuss her life, including growing up in southwestern Saskatchewan, juggling multiple careers and her education at the same time, her time living and working in Swift Current, her current role with the Saskatoon Chamber, and important policy issues facing Saskatoon and Saskatchewan today.  The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson, and is part of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. Theme music for this episode is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith. The Talking 306 Podcast is supported by PATH Cowork. Visit pathwork.ca to find more about what PATH has to offer. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus.

Sep 2019

50 min 57 sec

Tom Sargeant is the head coach of the Saskatoon Hilltops. Coach Sargeant sits down with host Dale Richardson to discuss his life and career, including his early life and family, teachers who inspired him, his early football coaching jobs, and his now lengthy and historic career with the Hilltops. They also discuss concussions and player safety in football, his teaching and administrative career in the Saskatoon public school system, the best players he's faced, how teaching and leadership has shaped his life, and how he almost stepped away from coaching in 2006. The Talking 306 Podcast is supported by Path Cowork and is hosted and produced by Dale Richardson. The Talking 306 Podcast is part of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, supported by Conexus. 

Aug 2019

47 min 29 sec

Listen again to Dale Richardson's conversation with talk radio host John Gormley! John Gormley is the host of John Gormley Live on Rawlco Radio. John sits down with host Dale Richardson to discuss his parents and unusual birthplace, his early ventures in radio and politics, the radio show he has hosted for the past 20 years, and, of course, Saskatchewan. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus. Theme music for this episode of the Talking 306 Podcast is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Aug 2019

52 min 20 sec

Listen again to Dale Richardson's conversation with acclaimed Saskatchewan chef, Dale MacKay! Chef Dale MacKay is the co-owner and co-founder of the Grassroots Restaurant Group, a Saskatchewan company that owns and operates four restaurants in Saskatchewan: Ayden Kitchen & Bar, Little Grouse on the Prairie, Sticks and Stones, and Avenue. Chef MacKay sits down with Dale Richardson to discuss his life and career, including dropping out of school and leaving Saskatoon at 15 years old, his first restaurant experiences, how he got a job at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in London, his experience on Top Chef Canada, and why he decided to come back to Saskatchewan and stay here. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. The Saskatchewan Podcast Network is supported by Conexus and 306 Media & Communications.

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Aug 2019

56 min 52 sec

Rod Pedersen is the host of The Rod Pedersen Show, and was the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders on CKRM Radio from 1998-2018. Rod talks to host Dale Richardson about his life and career, including his early life growing up in Milestone, Saskatchewan; his early jobs in radio and broadcasting; the current state of the Roughriders organization; and his recent departure from radio and the new Facebook Live show he hosts. Rod also talks to Dale about his struggles with and recovery from addiction, and about an incident that happened on a January day in 2015 that changed the course of his life. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson that is part of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network and powered by 306 Media & Communications.

Jul 2019

1 hr 5 min

Sarah Mills is the news director for 980 CJME Radio in Regina.  Host Dale Richardson talks to Sarah about her life and career, including her early life and education in England; the incredible careers of both of her parents; a near-fatal car crash that transformed her – literally and figuratively – and how that car crash led her to change career paths and go into journalism; how she ended up in Saskatchewan; her career at Rawlco Radio doing various reporting and radio jobs, including covering the Saskatchewan Legislature; as well as many other topics, including the differences between British and Canadian/Saskatchewan politics. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and powered by 306 Media & Communications. The podcast is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. 

Jul 2019

1 hr 8 min

Exciting news! The Talking 306 Podcast is now a member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, founded by your host Dale Richardson! In this special episode, Dale talks about the launch of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network, how and why the Network happened, and what the Network is all about. Short story: the Saskatchewan Podcast Network is the central hub for original Saskatchewan Podcasts. Find original Saskatchewan podcasts that cover all sorts of themes, from the Roughriders, horror movies, interviews, technology, parenting, deck building, and much more! Follow the Saskatchewan Podcast Network on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for the Network's newsletter here. Do you have a podcast and want to join the Saskatchewan Podcast Network? Send an email to hello@saskpodcastnetwork.com! Thanks to Conexus Credit Union for being a founding sponsor of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network! The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Podcast Network.

Jul 2019

6 min 36 sec

Jack Saddleback is a Cree, two-spirit transgender gay man, and is the Cultural and Projects Coordinator at OUTSaskatoon – a non-profit organization in Saskatoon that builds community for LGBTQ2S people of all ages and backgrounds. As part of Pride month, Dale sits down with Jack at OUTSaskatoon to talk with him about his journey and story, including his very early life at Samson Cree Nation in Alberta; his relationship with his family; struggles as a young person growing up in Calgary including issues at school and with classmates and administrators; why he moved to Saskatoon and what happened in his first year in university; suicide and mental health experiences; campus politics at the University of Saskatchewan; the challenges and benefits of Pride parades; a profound change that happened to him last year; the work he does at OUTSaskatoon and for the LGBTQ2S community…and much, much more. Donate to OUTSaskatoon by clicking here. Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and powered by 306 Media & Communications. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

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Jun 2019

1 hr 10 min

Justin Reves is a Regina-based digital creator, social media expert, and one-half of The Justin and Greg Show. Justin talks to Dale Richardson about his story, including his family and early life in Regina; his series of early jobs (his first was at McDonald's); what sparks his creativity and his passion for shooting videos; his unexpected interest and success in being an entrepreneur; and mental health and social media. Of course, Justin talks with Dale about the recent surprising news that The Justin and Greg Show – where he stars with his friend and business partner Greg Moore – will be going on hiatus.  This episode is sponsored by Deliverr. Deliverr.ca is the only service in Regina that lets you order your liquor, grocery, and takeout online. Download the app on your smartphone or order online and use code "DALE" to get your first Deliverr order FREE! Find out more here. This episode is also sponsored by Flat Clothing. Use code TALKING306 to get 10% off your online orders at flatclothing.ca. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and powered by 306 Media & Communications. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

May 2019

1 hr 8 min

Jim Demeray is the founder of Understand Us, a Regina-based volunteer initiative that combats the stigma of mental health. On mental health month, Jim sits down with Dale Richardson to discuss his story, including his early life in Ontario; moving to Saskatchewan; his father’s struggle with depression; Jim’s own mental health story; and his mental health initiative Understand Us. Tickets for the Understand Us fundraising dinner on May 8th in Regina can be purchased online here.  Donations to Understand Us can also be made by visiting their website here.  Thanks to Jim for the ongoing work he does to improve the conversation around mental health in our communities. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson, and powered by 306 Media & Communications. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

May 2019

50 min

Ashlyn George is a Saskatchewan-based travel blogger and social media influencer. She’s operated the travel website The Lost Girls Guide for several years, was Tourism Saskatchewan’s Saskatchewanderer in 2015, and now works with clients like McDonald’s and NFL Canada as a digital media creator and influencer. Ashlyn sits down with host Dale Richardson to discuss her life growing up on a grain farm in eastern Saskatchewan; her university studies in pre-med and education; her travels around the world; and promoting Saskatchewan as a great travel destination and place to call home. Ashlyn and Dale also have a lengthy conversation about social media, including the negative and not-so glamorous side of being a social media influencer. This episode is sponsored by Flat Clothing. Receive 10% off Flat Clothing online orders by using coupon code TALKING306 when you check out at www.flatclothing.ca. Listeners will also get FREE Shipping with the purchase of any 3 items! The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson, and powered by 306 Media & Communications.  Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Apr 2019

48 min 54 sec

Kurt Dahl (Lawyer Drummer) is a Saskatoon-based entertainment lawyer and drummer for the rock band One Bad Son. Kurt talks to host Dale Richardson about his early life in Swift Current and moving to Saskatoon at a young age; when he picked up drumsticks for the first time; his unorthodox fit in law school and then the lawyering world; moving to Vancouver and then deciding to return to Saskatchewan; representing Saskatchewan's incredible music talent; the story and path of One Bad Son; working with actor Jon Hamm for a Skip the Dishes commercial; and much, much more! This episode is sponsored by Krugo. Download Krugo today in the App Store or Google Play and put an end to 10-tab trip planning. This episode is also sponsored by Flat Clothing. Use coupon code TALKING306 to get 10% OFF your next order at www.flatclothing.ca.  The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted and produced by Dale Richardson, and powered by 306 Media & Communications. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Apr 2019

56 min 19 sec

Adam Hunter is the provincial affairs reporter for CBC Saskatchewan, covering the Saskatchewan Legislature and politics. Adam sits down with host Dale Richardson to discuss his life and career, including his love for basketball and the NBA; his path through university and to a career in journalism; the role Twitter plays for journalists and its associated problems and upsides; managing expectations when interviewing politicians; and about podcasts and hosting a podcast for the CBC. Of course, they also discuss Adam's favourite thing: The Bachelor. This episode is sponsored by Zesty Kits. Get a FREE cookie kit and $20 OFF your first weekly meal kit subscription by using promo code KITS306 when you subscribe at www.zestykits.com. This episode is also sponsored by Krugo. Download Krugo today in the App Store and put an end to ten-tab trip planning. This episode is also sponsored by Flat Clothing. Get 10% OFF online orders by using promo code TALKING306 at checkout.  The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson and powered by 306 Media & Communications. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Mar 2019

1 hr 4 min

Brad Wall was the Premier of Saskatchewan from 2007-2018. Mr. Wall talks with host Dale Richardson about immigration and new Canadians; whether politics is fun; social media's impact on public service; his plan to write a book; and important issues facing Canada today, including the mood in western Canada, Bill C-69, and others. They also discuss the return of vinyl records, college football, Mr. Wall's intention to step back from public speaking, and his future plans. This episode is sponsored by Krugo, Venuetop, and Flat Clothing. Get 10% off your next Flat Clothing order by using coupon code TALKING306 at checkout. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson and powered by 306 Media & Communications. Music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith. Audio clips for this episode are courtesy of the Saskatchewan Party and the Vancouver Sun.

Feb 2019

44 min 17 sec

After a lengthy hiatus (too long 😞) the Talking 306 Podcast returns! Host Dale Richardson gives an update on what's to come for the podcast, including a new format for the release of upcoming episodes. Dale also discloses who the next guest will be...and it's a good one! The Talking 306 Podcast is supported by Flat Clothing. Use coupon code TALKING306 to get 10% off your next online order. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson, and powered by 306 Media & Communications.  Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith. 

Feb 2019

5 min 39 sec

Season 1 finale. Megz Reynolds (Farmer Megzz) is a social media influencer, agriculture advocate, and grain farmer in southwestern Saskatchewan. Megz sits down with Dale Richardson to discuss her life, including growing up in Calgary; how she got into the film industry in Alberta and her career working on film sets; how she met her husband Liam and started farming with him; life on the farm; and important agriculture issues, including, GMOs, climate change and the carbon tax, mental health, and women in agriculture. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Dec 2018

50 min 40 sec

Alex MacPherson is a reporter for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Alex sits down with Dale Richardson to discuss his life and career, including growing up with two parents who were journalists; his unusual path to working at the Star Phoenix; his vast and diverse portfolio of reporting; covering the historic Saskatchewan Party leadership race last year; getting a rare interview with Robert Latimer; and how Saskatoon and Saskatchewan have changed in the past decade. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Dec 2018

58 min 34 sec

Sarina Gersher is the city councillor for Ward 8 in Saskatoon. Councillor Gersher sits down with Dale Richardson to discuss her life, including her family's story as economic refugees from the former Soviet Union, her advocacy and involvement with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and Bus Riders of Saskatoon, why she ran in the Saskatoon municipal election in 2016, and important policy issues facing Saskatoon today. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Nov 2018

53 min 11 sec

Ryan Leier is the Founder of One Yoga, a series of yoga studios in Saskatoon, British Columbia, Trinidad, and Iceland. Ryan sits downs with Dale Richardson to discuss his life growing up in Saskatoon; his professional basketball career, and his love for basketball and the NBA; his yoga journey; mental health; losing a child; and the state of the world through his eyes. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Nov 2018

44 min 21 sec

Darla Lindbjerg is the President and CEO of the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Darla sits down with Dale Richardson to discuss her life, including growing up in southwestern Saskatchewan, juggling multiple careers and her education at the same time, her time living and working in Swift Current, her current role with the Saskatoon Chamber, and important policy issues facing Saskatoon and Saskatchewan today. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Nov 2018

48 min 9 sec

SPECIAL EPISODE! Kirk Morrison is the President and CEO of Krugo. Based in Regina, Krugo is a group travel app that seeks to put an end to "ten-tab trip planning." Krugo is NOW AVAILABLE in the iOS App Store, and will be available soon for Android. Kirk sits down with Dale Richardson to discuss Krugo and how this great idea became a reality, Saskatchewan's burgeoning technology sector, and his life and work in Moose Jaw and Regina before Krugo. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Nov 2018

44 min 45 sec

Murray Mandryk is the political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Murray sits down with Dale to discuss his life and career, including growing up in rural Manitoba, the first small newspapers he worked at, his writing process, the perils and positives of Twitter, and, of course, various topics about Saskatchewan politics. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Oct 2018

1 hr 15 min

Chef Dale MacKay is the co-owner and co-founder of the Grassroots Restaurant Group, a Saskatchewan company that owns and operates four restaurants in Saskatchewan: Ayden Kitchen & Bar, Little Grouse on the Prairie, Sticks and Stones, and Avenue. Chef MacKay sits down with Dale Richardson to discuss his life and career, including dropping out of school and leaving Saskatoon at 15 years old, his first restaurant experiences, how he got a job at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in London, his experience on Top Chef Canada, and why he decided to come back to Saskatchewan and stay here. The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Oct 2018

55 min 12 sec

Amanda Ruller is a Regina-based "professional hype man" (her words). Amanda is an influencer, strength and fitness coach, and former team Canada skeleton athlete and women's football player. Amanda sits down with Dale to talk about her life growing up in Regina, her travels and adventures around the world on the international Skeleton circuit and playing football, and lots about social media (she has 100,000 followers on Instagram!) The Talking 306 Podcast is an original Saskatchewan podcast hosted by Dale Richardson. Theme music is by Saskatoon artist Maybe Smith.

Oct 2018

45 min 18 sec