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New & Improved - The Podcast

New & Improved - The Podcast

By Albert Jame
Just your regular vanilla, run of the mill, long-form interview podcast. Born out of Canada's greatest city, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This should be your last resort after you've exhausted everything on the Internet.
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Don't call it retirement w/ Betty Ann Heggie

New & Improved - The Podcast

2020 Pandemic-less year in review
What stories would have shaped 2020 had we not been drowned in pandemic news coverage? Andrew Lockwood answers the real questions. 
June 21, 2021
Bon Jovi vs Aerosmith w/ Jen Korney
Tackling the topics that matter, Jen Korney and Albert discuss who was the bigger band, Aerosmith or Bon Jovi.
April 19, 2021
Bouncy Castles and ballot boxes
After several months off due to laziness, N&I is back with SaskParty Candidate and ex-linebacker, Rylund Hunter. Find out why a budding law career,  owning a business and being on every non-profit board is simply not 'doing enough'.  
October 19, 2020
Leaving the cult with Terry and Victory (Part Two)
After Terry comes to grips with leaving and starting over - convincing Victory to do the same pushes their entire family to the edge. 
March 15, 2020
Inside the cult, with Terry and Victory (Part One)
In the early 2000s, Terry attended his first meetup of what he thought was a local worship group. Soon after, he would introduce his teenaged sister in law, Victory. Little did they know this would lead to a tumultuous 14-year relationship with what they now refer to as a cult. This is part one of their story. (music:
March 3, 2020
The Savage Show w/ Kent Sutherland
Visionary Architect, Kent Sutherland, takes us on his version of what a podcast should be.
January 30, 2020
Let it grow, with Bombargo's Nathan Thoen
Bombargo lead singer, Nathan Thoen comes on to discuss life on tour and the perils of social media.
January 13, 2020
2019 year in review with Andrew Lockwood
Old roomate and frenemy, Andrew Lockwood, comes on to break down the year in news, sports, and pop culture. 
December 29, 2019
Don't want no scrubs with Opposition Leader, Ryan Meili
NDP Leader, Dr. Ryan Meili, invites N&I into his Regina home and explains how a quiet farm kid from Southwest Sask became the big voice of the opposition. 
December 20, 2019
Ground Control to Major Doug
Ever wondered what it takes to be an astronaut? Doug Campbell is serious about his quest to become Canada's next space traveller, and shares his journey towards doing a real moon walk. 
November 27, 2019
Goodbye old friend w/ Devon Rumpel
Devon wants to quit drinking. Like many casuals to moderates, it's not a problem for Devon, yet he believes it has been restricting his potential. Devon opens up about the difficulty of a sober journey, the philosophy of Stoicism and his love for film. 
November 11, 2019
The federal election explained w/ Alex MacPherson
The Star Phoenix reporter, Alex MacPherson, joins N&I to breakdown the federal election for my simple brain. 
October 16, 2019
Ripped from the headlines with CBC's Alicia Bridges & Victoria Dinh
Hosts of CBC's hit podcast, The Pit, bring us inside the dissappearance of Sheree Fertuck. 
October 12, 2019
The best money can buy w/ James Frost
Luxury outfitter, James Frost, talks about retro Apple Computers and reconnecting people with the soundtrack of their lives. 
October 4, 2019
CBC to Sherbrook, w/ Eric Anderson
Fellow podcast host and Speedy Creek alum, Eric Anderson, comes on for a fast-paced interview that covers high school popularity, giving up his teaching career, and the role of journalism in politics. Find his podcast, YXE Underground, on all major platforms.
September 18, 2019
Building an award-winning bikini bod w/ Justine MacDonald
After recently winning the ABBA Bikini category, @JustineJoyMac gives us a candid look into the world of fitness competitions. 
September 4, 2019
Work hard play hard w/ Greg Yuel
The ageless wonder, Greg Yuel, CEO of PIC Investment Group, discusses life, business and why it’s ok to lose your temper once a year. 
August 19, 2019
Not your average chicken ball w/ Andy Yuen
You can take the boy out of the restaurant, but you'll never take the restaurant out of Andy Yuen. Find out the backstory of one of Saskatchewan's favourite hot spots, The Odd Couple, and what made Andy come full circle. 
August 1, 2019
"Hanging Out" w/ Keith Bowering (Part 2)
Part 2 with Keith Bowering. With life turnaround complete, Keith talks about his latest obsession of body suspension. 
July 10, 2019
Boujee street life w/ Keith Bowering (Part 1)
Homeless? Check. Addicted? Check. Prison? Check. 180 turnaround? Check. Welcome to part one of the not-so-secret life of the man simply known as “Lurch”.
June 27, 2019
"How to be" w/ Crystal McLeod
Which hand holds the fork? Tines up or down? Can you eat soup with your bare hands? Event planner and etiquette coach, Crystal McLeod from RSVP Event Design, comes on and answers all of life's finger-burning questions. 
June 14, 2019
The wonders of drive-thru w/ Alice Kuipers
 Bestselling author, mom and British import, Alice Kuipers explains the complexity of writing books for youths. 
May 29, 2019
Don't call it retirement w/ Betty Ann Heggie
Former corporate exec and author of Gender Physics, Betty Ann Heggie, looks back at her career and talks about her passion for independent film. 
May 21, 2019
Never on time w/ Jordan Wapass
Long time listener, first time guest, Jordan Wapass, talks about his journey from growing up on Saskatoon’s West side to leading one of Canada’s largest First Nations Communities.
May 10, 2019
The best is yet to come w/ Kurt Dahl
Lawyer/Drummer, Kurt Dahl (One Bad Son), steps into the booth (aka my living room) for a chat about life on both sides of the spotlight. 
May 6, 2019
Summiting Everest w/ Steve Whittington
Steve likes climbing mountains. One day he took on Mount Everest, and won. This is his story.
April 29, 2019
Trying to stay Awake! w/ Deidre Larmour
Last year, I found out that my long-time co-worker, Deidre, grew up Jehovah's Witness. Naturally, I had to know everything. This is our conversation.
April 22, 2019
Buying a Car w/ Dan Robinson
Dan Robinson has sold cars since the 80s. I try my best to get Dan to spill the beans about the car industry, hoping to glean any tips on buying my next ride. 
April 8, 2019
This is 40 w/ Tara Yolan
Tara reflects back at her time battling with depression. After years of struggle and medication, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
March 26, 2019
Life after Pi w/ Yann Martel
International best selling author, Yann Martel,  joins N&I and discusses everything from Life of Pi, the challenges of writing his new book, to living on the streets.
March 11, 2019
Mayor life w/ Charlie Clark
Charlie sits down for a lengthy chat about his road to City Hall, adjusting to life in the spotlight, and opens up about his own imposter syndrome. 
March 4, 2019
Gettin' funky with Dr. J
DJ, father, teacher, record label founder, and radio host - Dr. J looks back at 25 years behind the decks and what keeps him going.
February 25, 2019
Behind the scenes with TVs’ Stephanie Massicotte
From her dreams of being a Broadway triple threat to hosting CTV Mornings, Steph walks us through what life is like in front of the camera every day, and why she would never have it any other way. 
February 16, 2019
Retiring early with Fred Khonje
Everybody needs a friend like Fred. Fred's been my guiding light for making good decisions since the 80s. I was lucky enough for him to come on and share his personal story on his journey towards financial independence and retiring early (F.I.R.E.). This episode is crucial for anyone who is uneasy about their current or future financial situation.
February 7, 2019
Brewing ideas with 9 Mile's Shawn Moen
Shawn from 9 Mile Legacy discusses hitting the reset button on life and never looking back.
February 2, 2019
Crying in the bathroom w/ Gill and Brit
Former co-workers swap stories of recent solo travel trips and ask the big question on all our minds - can we really find ourselves?
January 19, 2019
Dreaming Big w/ Road Coffee's Alisha Esmail
Local roaster, Alisha Esmail, sits down with Albert and Travis and talks about her mission to revolutionize the fair trade coffee industry. Special thanks to Alisha as she was my guinea pig and one of the first guests on the show. 
January 18, 2019
Standing up w/ Derek Yee
Often complicated, never duplicated - family therapist, Derek Yee talks about his evolution into standup comedy.
December 31, 2018
Crazy Middle Class Asians w/ Steph Yong and Tatrina Tai
The Three Taiwanese Amigos team up to review this summers' surprising hit, Crazy Rich Asians. Spoiler alert: they're asian, they're rich, but not that crazy. 
October 30, 2018
Coming out w/ Darryl Finch
Albert sits down with his gym idol, Darryl Finch, aka Sexy Jesus. Darryl is an educator, business owner and all round good guy. Albert asks Darryl everything he's ever wanted to know about being gay. Darryl somehow agreed to this.
September 19, 2018
Losing 100lbs w/ Randall Johnson
Big Randy showed up to camp truly new and improved. Randy and Albert sweat it out and discuss what it's like to lose 100lbs in a year.
September 19, 2018
Acting up w/ Heather Morrison
Ever wonder what it's like to be a working actor? Local YXE celeb, Heather Morrison, joins Travis and Albert and gives us a glance into the life of a theatre professional.
September 19, 2018
Plant-based everything w/ Chris Cole
Travis and Albert sit down with YXE renaissance man, Chris Cole as he shares his journey behind his latest vegan concept restaurant, GÜD Eats. Warning, Travis cannot control his loud chewing, and Albert is too lazy to edit it out.
September 19, 2018
Chasing tornadoes w/ Ricky Forbes
Albert sits down with adventure host and Internet heartthrob, Ricky Forbes, where he recalls what it's like to race towards a tornado, and the pressures of being an influencer.
September 19, 2018
Lost at sea w/ Mack Beveridge
In Peru, while on break, Mack sat on the cliffside soaking up the scenery. That was until a tidal wave came along and devoured him. Find out how he survived being broken, alone and stranded at sea for 12hrs.
September 19, 2018