Some Stutter, Luh!

by The Communication Collaborative

Join host, Greg O'Grady, and his guests for a weekly dose of speech, language and what it's like to live with a communication impairment. Some Stutter, Luh! is Newfoundland and Labrador's first podcast about living with communication differences. We speak directly to people living with speech and language challenges, and others such as speech language pathologists, researchers, educators and family members. We use inclusive language and themes to help rebuild confidence and hope by dismantling myths, stigma, stereotypes and barriers.

17 October 2021

Interview with Eddie Läck
Season 2 Episode 5

Notes

On today’s episode, Greg and Katelyn are chatting with a very exciting guest, Eddie Läck!

Eddie is a Swedish-born hockey player, and a former NHL goaltender. He spent many years playing hockey professionally before retiring due to an injury, and shifting his focus to both coaching and working in real estate. Something many hockey fans don’t know about Eddie is that he is also a person who stutters. Throughout the interview, Eddie shares a little bit about what it was like to be a person who stutters in the public eye, and recalls some of the negative comments he received as a result. He speaks about learning to accept his stutter and about being open with his stuttering in the NHL, in the sports industry, and in life. All three discuss the importance of having positive role models for people who stutter, and Eddie shares a special story about a young fan who reached out to him because of his stutter!

Theme music: Luca Dinu. Production Team: Luca Dinu, Dr. Paul De Decker, Katelyn Mayo, Greg O’Grady, Melanie Crane