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INSIDE THE VILLAGE: Meet Gurdeep Pandher, the happiest man in the world

This week on the podcast: A viral YouTube star who lives in a Yukon cabin, Pandher is on a cross-country tour to spread his uplifting message of love, positivity — and lots of Bhangra dancing

​Welcome back to Inside the Village, a one-of-a-kind podcast where all news is local — and no topic is off-limits.

On this week's episode: Jumping for joy!

Many Canadians — and people around the world — will recognize Gurdeep Pandher. A resident of the Yukon, he became a viral sensation during the COVID-19 pandemic for posting videos of himself Bhangra dancing.

Now a social-media star (more than 120,000 followers on Facebook and 35,000 on TikTok), Pandher is driving a van across Canada to spread his message of joy, love and positivity.

During a visit this week in Sault Ste. Marie, Pandher stopped by Village Media headquarters for a chat — and of course, some dancing.

If you like his YouTube videos, you'll love this interview.

Hosted by Scott Sexsmith and Michael Friscolanti, the Editor-in-Chief of Village Media, Inside the Village is a news and current affairs podcast that provides a weekly window into some of the best local journalism from across our chain of Ontario newsrooms. Produced by Derek Turner, the program also explores bigger-picture issues that impact people across the province.

Every episode is available HERE. If you prefer the audio version, it is available wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

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