An original podcast featuring interviews with people who are doing amazing things in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but are flying under the radar. Former CBC journalist is Eric Anderson is the creator, host and producer of the podcast.
Season Four - Episode Five - Jill Cowan
In 2015, Jill Cowan and her family suffered a devastating loss when her 16 year-old son, Max, died by suicide. In the wake of her family’s loss, Cowan searched for supports that could help their grieving process but could not find the resources they needed. She co-created the Healing to the Max therapeutic program to help survivors of a loss by suicide and it is making a difference in our community and beyond. Jill shares her story and her hopes for the program with YXE Underground host, Eric Anderson.
Season Four - Episode Four - Yvonne Raymer and Morgan Hackl
Discover how the Saskatoon Fire Department is working to solve the homelessness crisis in this episode of YXE Underground. Assistant Chief Yvonne Raymer and Chief Morgan Hackl speak with host Eric Anderson about the community work the Saskatoon Fire Department is doing and why it means so much to them.
Season Four - Episode Three - Nahanni Olson
Nahanni Olson is an educator, advocate and coordinator of a new University of Saskatchewan mentorship called call BIRM. It stands for Building Intercultural Resilience Mentorship program and pairs high school Indigenous students with university students. Nahanni explains the benefits BIRM and why this program is needed in Saskatoon in this episode of YXE Underground.
Season Four - Episode Two - Katie Suek, Aaron Suek and Restoring 71
Katie and Aaron Suek have created something very special with their Restoring 71 Project. The Project is an excellent example of prairie conservation and the Suek family wants you to visit their 71-acres of prairie grasslands...for free! YXE Underground host Eric Anderson pays a visit to Restoring 71 to learn why Katie and Aaron are so passionate about sharing their backyard.
Season Four - Episode One - Safe and Affordable Housing
Having a safe place to call home is something most of us take for granted, but for some people in Saskatoon, it is a constant struggle finding a safe and affordable place to call home. In the debut episode of Season Four, host Eric Anderson speaks with Priscilla Johnstone, Jordan Mills and Chelsie Fulton to learn how they are helping Saskatoon's homeless population find safe and affordable homes.
Bonus Episode - Lisa Grieg
Lisa Grieg is sparking meaningful conversations in Saskatoon when it comes to wellness and mental health through her podcast and Instagram account. In this special summer bonus episode of YXE Underground, Eric sits down with Lisa to find out why she wants to connect with people in our community and if she ever feels like she shares too much on social media. Follow and listen to YXE Underground wherever you find your podcasts.
A great listen
Eric’s warmth and genuine curiosity help the interviewees tell their stories in a way that makes it easy for the listener to connect. I appreciate the variety of voices from across the community and look forward to more episodes!
Eric does such an amazing job of connecting and really listening to people. He is a shining example of authentic interviewing.
The positivity Eric that you promote and model is exemplary and so appreciated!!