Tag: South Africa podcast

Podcast: Mike Raimondo from Green Renaissance (Short Inspirational Films)

Thanks to Mike for a great conversation about the passion project that is Green Renaissance.

“We are a passionate collective of four creatives, on a journey to share positive stories. We make films that excite us – we call these our passion projects. Everywhere we look, we see a world filled with inspiration. Sometimes it’s capturing a conversation with someone who appreciates the true beauty in the world. Other times it’s meeting interesting people who are inspired by nature. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. With your help, we will be sharing at least one new film each week”.

Check out the amazing short films at greenrenaissance.co.za

Support Green Renaissance at Patreon.com  

Podcast length: 1 hr 10 minutes

Podcast size: 51.4 mb

Support the podcast: Patreon.com

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Podcast: Dan Cornick (Away With The Fairies and Amatola Trails, Hogsback)

Dan Cornick and I met up in Hogsback and had a conversation about his backpackers, aptly named Away With The Fairies, as well as his Amatola Trails business, the beauty of the mountains, and an interesting fairy experience he had at the backpackers…

Visit the backpackers site at Away With The Fairies

Visit the Amatola Trails site at Amatola Trails

Podcast length: 1 hour 3 minutes

Podcast size: 46mb

Support the podcast: Patreon.com

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Podcast: Angie and Rod – Learning Clan

Angie Curtis and Rod Tritton are the brains behind the Learning Clan event. They kindly agreed to have a short conversation with me at the 2018 gathering.

Learn more about Learning Clan here: Learning Clan

Podcast length: 43 minutes

Podcast size: 37.9mb

Support the podcast: Patreon.com

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Podcast: Bert Olivier on all things Philosophy

Bert kindly agreed to have another recorded conversation with me in order to elaborate on several topics that arose in our first podcast, which can be found HERE.  We also explored a variety of new topics not covered at all in the first discussion. The quality of the first recording is terrible, so I am relieved for the chance to have another go at recording Bert – the quality of this recording is incomparably better than in the first attempt.

Bert’s Thoughtleader page: Bert at Thoughtleader

Bert’s articles at Researchgate: Bert at ResearchGate

Support the podcast: Patreon.com

Podcast length: 2 hours

Podcast size: 107 mb

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Podcast / Talk / Lecture: Gil Germain, Thinking About Technology

This isn’t a traditional podcast (is there such a thing?), i.e. it’s not a conversation or interview.

It’s a talk / lecture by Prof. Gil Germain, recorded at Nelson Mandela University.

The focus of the talk is on some concepts and issues Gil covers in his book, Thinking about Technology: How the Technological Mind Misreads Reality.

No intro, no outro. Just the talk. It’s a pleasure!

Here’s one of my favourite quotes from the talk:

“As a human being, how do you maintain your humanity in a world that, in many ways, is robbing you of it? Baudrillard, at one point, half flippantly half seriously, says you have to shun anything that wants to care for you. All these enabling technologies, all these algorithms… They’re all well and good; it’s not as if they don’t do the job – that’s not the point. The point is they’re doing it for you. There are experts telling you what to do, what to say, what to eat. It takes, I think, a monumental effort of will to sort of push it back a little, to give yourself room to do your own thing, even if it results in you not making optimal choices. At least there’s some semblance of autonomy.”

Support this podcast: Patreon.com

Talk length: 45 minutes (If you only have half an hour to listen, I suggest starting at 15:10 into the recording).

File size: 36.4 MB

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Podcast: Sean Martin on Blockchain

Sean kindly shared his extensive knowledge of blockchain with me. Very informative for newbies to the topic of blockchain (like me), as well as to blockchain and technology enthusiasts, and business-minded people in general. Considering the inevitability that blockchain will eventually be integrated into so many aspects of our technologically-mediated lives, this episode is a ‘must-listen’.

Visit Sean’s business website at www.arktree.io

Podcast length: 1 hr 14 minutes

Podcast size: 63.3 mb

Support the podcast: Patreon.com

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Podcast: Riley Thompson on Gender Transition, Art, and more

Riley kindly agreed to have a recorded conversation with me about her gender transition. We cover quite a bit of thematic territory during the conversation, so it is not exclusively about gender transition, but gender transition is the nexus of the discussion.

Links to pages offering glimpses of some of Riley’s work:

Riley makes stuff and things

Riley on Facebook

Podcast length: 1 hr 49 mins

Podcast size: 97mb

Support the podcast: Patreon.com

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Podcast: Bert Olivier on Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, The Ecological Crisis, Capitalism, and More

This is Bert Olivier, a close friend and mentor, with his partner Marianna:

Bert’s formal title is Extraordinary Professor of Philosophy – apologies, in the intro I refer to him as remarkable professor, but this wrong (same-same but different!!). He has 47 or 48 years of employment and participation in the world of academia, and his publishing record is formidable. His in-depth philosophical knowledge is apparent within moments of speaking with him, and he has much to offer in the way of perspective and thought provocation. You can find many of his academic articles online, and he frequently writes excellent pieces for the Mail and Guardian’s thoughtleader platform. Link.

Apologies for the poor sound quality of the interview – I did what I could after the gremlins stole a small piece of recording kit that made it impossible to test the audio quality when going into the interview.

Short guitar lead-in to the interview is a snippet of Damian Williams’ beautiful acoustic guitaring, with me on the bass guitar.

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Podcast: Rudi on Vipassana meditation and walking South Africa

Rudi, me, and co

In this Perspective Project Podcast, Rudi and I have a conversation about his well-established meditation practice Vipassana style, as well as his 4500+ km walk around South Africa. We also touch upon several different themes and topics during the conversation.  The opening guitar riff is Rudi’s creation too; the full acoustic track can be heard after the conversation. Enjoy.

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