Meet Your Host
Hello! My name is Jennifer Hawks and I’m the host of My Yukon Life. I created the show while living in a modest log cabin in northern Canada’s Yukon Territory. The town in which I lived, called Tagish, had around 200 full time residents at the time. I debuted the show on March 7, 2011 on BlogTalkRadio as a live podcast. I was a nervous wreck. Much to my surprise, it attracted a number of listeners who were immediately excited about the content. The following week I interviewed my first guest– writer, photographer, and all-around Yukon expert Murray Lundberg.
Each week I produced a new episode and My Yukon Life steadily attracted more listeners from all over the world. Guests included dog mushers, musicians, artists, bush pilots, and many other fascinating individuals as well as unique Yukon events.
Eventually, I changed the show format from live to pre-recorded episodes that I posted on My Yukon Life’s website in order to improve the quality of the content. I also invested in professional hardware and software equipment. Each episode took me about 20 hours to produce from start to finish, not including my travel time. It was an enormous effort, and I have never charged for a single episode of My Yukon Life, and I never will. But eventually, the amount of work that I put into the show forced me to reduce it to monthly episodes. However, after the 98th episode, I had to accept that the pace was still too difficult for me to maintain. At that point, I put the show on hiatus.
And now, in the early part of 2020, My Yukon Life is back. I have chosen to reformat the show once again, making it a video program to provide visuals as well as audio. For the time being, I will rerelease the original podcasts as videos on YouTube, supplemented with still images. If I gain enough financial support from subscribers, I will begin creating new content. If I do not reach my support goals, I will not be able to continue the show.
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