In this podcast, recorded at the end of 2022, Kathleen and Anwen sit down with VIU Elder in Residence, Uncle Randy Fred and discover their shared respect and joy for story-telling. Uncle Randy tells parts of his story including his earliest days on the west coast of Vancouver Island and up until he successfully gets himself kicked out of residential school. He also discusses his days in radio in Port Alberni and how he eventually ended up as an Elder in Residence at VIU. Uncle Randy not only invites us into his own story in this podcast, but encourages all of us to tell our stories. He also invites faculty, staff and students to get to know him more, and reach out to him anytime to talk about teaching, learning, or life.