RICHARD GODDARD was born in Melville, Saskatchewan, raised in Strathroy, Ontario, indoctrinated at Queen’s University (Commerce ‘91). He then brand-managed at Unilever, travelled Asia and temporarily became a Bollywood film extra. He made a gopher documentary in Calgary and beer advertising in Vancouver before realizing his true passion — public broadcasting. He started making radio in his living room and the CBC started paying him for it. In 2002, he returned to Toronto to become a journalist. Basic training included journalism at Ryerson and Anna Maria Tremonti’s office. He co-created Q, then q. He returned to The Current as a Senior Producer in 2015.