Best Soweto podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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World Football
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BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.
 
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TRASHFUTURE
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a podcast about business success. acct run by @raaleh other cohosts are @HKesvani, @milo_edwards, @inthesedeserts and friends / luxury communism now
 
Al Jazeera's landmark documentaries seek to engage, inform and inspire with a wide range of stories from around the world.
 
A Podcast profiling influential Africans
 
#TheUltimateMusiQatWork is a housemusic podcast by MusiQWorks DJs and other DJ guests around the world.So get ready to explore and enjoy live mixes in deephouse,techhouse and afrohouse cause every beat countsFollowhttp://www.twitter.com/musiqworkshttps://www.facebook.com/musiq.works
 
Classic Album Sundays is the world’s favourite album listening event and we remind you why you love music.Founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy hosts radio shows for the BBC, Worldwide FM and other radio platforms and is a journalist, a world renown DJ and one of the leading authorities on the vinyl revival.
 
Do you know who Mbuyisa Makhubu is? His tortured face stares out from Sam Nzima’s famous photograph of the 1976 Soweto Uprising but little is known about the tall, lanky man in dungarees carrying a wounded Hector Pieterson. This four part podcast series investigates his journey from the most wanted man in Soweto, into exile and to his disappearance in 1978. For decades speculation swirled about what happened to Makhubu until in 2013 it was revealed that a man languishing in a Canadian prison ...
 
Welcome to Pasha, The Conversation Africa’s brand new podcast. In the spirit of The Conversation, Pasha – which means to inform in Swahili – will be bringing you some of the best and brightest research from academics across the continent. After nearly four years of publishing expert research, we’re thrilled to be bringing our own brand of smart journalism to a new audio format. Each episode will collect stories and commentary on a given theme.
 
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UJ Podcasts
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The University of Johannesburg (UJ) – one of the largest, multi-campus, residential universities in South Africa – seeks to achieve the highest distinction in scholarship and research within the higher education context. Born from the 2005 merger between the former Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University, the University of Johannesburg’s unique academic architecture reflects a comprehensive range of learning ...
 
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Rainbow Soul
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BlakeRadio.com - Information and Music for your Mind, Body and Soul - The Rainbow Soul Channel at BlakeRadio.com features Hosts from around the country discussing, lecturing and having conversations about Africana Studies, Entertainment, Holistic Healing & Nutrition, Sports, Politics & "Life." Rainbow Soul is also proud to present a weekly program for our children called Aunt Jewel's Bedtime Stories. Rainbow Soul - Talk Radio for Your Mind, Body and Soul - If you enjoy listening to the FREE ...
 
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Rainbow Soul
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BlakeRadio.com - Information and Music for your Mind, Body and Soul - The Rainbow Soul Channel at BlakeRadio.com features Hosts from around the country discussing, lecturing and having conversations about Africana Studies, Entertainment, Holistic Healing & Nutrition, Sports, Politics & "Life." Rainbow Soul is also proud to present a weekly program for our children called Aunt Jewel's Bedtime Stories.Rainbow Soul - Talk Radio for Your Mind, Body and Soul - If you enjoy listening to the FREE p ...
 
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Offside Football
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The Denver Podcast
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Unravelling Denver one story at a time...
 
Runner’s World South Africa is the South African edition of the world's leading running magazine. Tune in to the Runner’s World podcasts for exclusive interviews with various experts, offering training and nutrition advice, race-day tips and motivation.
 
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We meet doctors at Johannesburg's 'Bara' hospital who are tackling eye problems among South Africa's poor communities.Once home to Nelson Mandela, Soweto was at the forefront of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle. The township, historically known as a site of defiance against racist rule, was also a place where much of Johannesburg's poor, ...…
 
shutterstock It’s not easy for young women living in Soweto, South Africa, to prioritise healthy living. Soweto is a large, densely populated urban township that’s home to one third of Johannesburg’s population. In a research project, women aged between 18 and 24 explained that unhealthy food was cheap and easily accessible. To make matters wor ...…
 
We took Trashfuture on the road, opening up the start of of the Birmingham Transformed festival. The cast was Riley, Hussein, Nate, and returning guest Soweto Kinch (@sowetokinch). We talked about a high-tech eugenics platform and a news site that might as well be the QAnon Onion. You'll love it as much as we did, friends. If you want to hear t ...…
 
In this week's bonus episode on Patreon, Riley, Nate, and Alice speak with Justin Roczniak (@donoteat1), the creator of the YouTube channel DoNotEat and an all-round fan of socialism and urban planning. We talk about a Google-designed hell-district that a lot of morons want to build in Toronto, plus a Telegraph Tory impression of what shopping ...…
 
Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen talks about his tough journey from the slums of Lagos to Lille. We pay tribute to the globetrotting coach Rudi Gutendorf. who has died at the age of 93. Plus, in the second part of our interview with World Cup winner Per Mertesacker, he talks about his new job at the Arsenal academy.(Photo: Victor Osimhen of Lille ...…
 
Pendants Studying the Middle and Later Stone Age, which was about 300 000 to 300 years ago in South Africa, is a vital way to learn about an important period for our ancestors. We know a fair amount about the tools and the paintings made by people of that time. But very little is known about the sounds that people made and listened to. This lac ...…
 
"My Ethiopia is my homeland. My Ethiopia is my blood. My Ethiopia is the country I was wounded for," says Muruts Beyene who lives in the Tigray region of northeast Ethiopia.A veteran of the 1998-2000 Ethiopia-Eritrea war, Muruts spent years defending the territory he lives in from being usurped. But now, after new political reforms under Prime ...…
 
Finance-driven growth: It’s not good, folks! This week, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Hussein (@HKesvani) join special guest Grace Blakely (@graceblakeley) to discuss the financialisation of the past 40 years and the post-2008 reckoning that we’re cursed to live through — which is the topic of Grace’s new bo ...…
 
This episode features, Carol Ofori, seasoned voice over artist, radio presenter, TV host and motivational speaker. Carol hosts The Weekend Favour on Radio 2000, and the parenting SABC 2 show, Raising Babies 101. Over the years Carol has interviewed some of the most distinguished public figures and renowned personalities globally such as the lat ...…
 
We speak with Will Davies, reader in Economics at Goldsmith's University and author of the book Nervous States. We discuss mental health and capitalism, why everyone's crazy, and the Cool Kids Centrist Philosopher AC Grayling getting pissed on twitter and going beast on his stationary bike. If you want to hear the whole episode, get it on Patre ...…
 
World Cup winner Per Mertesacker talks about his struggle with pre-match anxiety and sings his favourite Bob Marley song. And the Hong Kong international Jack Sealy talks about playing in the Chinese Super League, his travels in North Korea and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Presented by Mani Djazmi and Pat Nevin.(Photo: Arsenal fans, ...…
 
shutterstock WhatsApp is one of the world’s most popular social media platforms. The messaging app is encrypted so it’s safer to share messages there than on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It also notorious for the spread of fake news. But it’s also used for good. In the run-up to Nigeria’s 2019 election, for instance, the platform was us ...…
 
In a compound on the edge of Addis Ababa - next to a cluster of houses and a busy primary school - is a large corrugated iron shack.Inside is a cafe. Not an ordinary cafe, but the set of Ethiopia’s first political satire show to be broadcast on state television - Min Litazez, which translates to "How may I serve you?"."This is our mini Ethiopia ...…
 
Something of a sleepy week in British politics, a time in which nothing happened of any real significance. This episode features (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum) discussing these banal developments with London-based journalist (and host of Red Hacks podcast) Joana Ramiro (@joanaramirouk). Parl ...…
 
This episode features, Hetty Boachie-Yiadom, award winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, conversationalist and mentor. Hetty is one of the 2019's Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans (#MG200Young) with 7 retail stores and growing. In this episode, Hetty talks about her favourite books, mentorship, pan-africanism, and what it takes to sta ...…
 
We all have Epstein Brain, or at least Riley, Milo, and Alice do. But first, this episode covers our reflections on London and which bits of it suck, a review of the Duke of Westminster's app that lets council tenants decide how they want to get kicked out, then finally we realise everyone's favourite prince couldn't possibly be involved in Eps ...…
 
This month's CBC features Riley in conversation with Nathalie Olah, the author of 'Steal as Much as You Can: How to win the culture wars in an age of austerity' forthcoming from Repeater Books. It's a work that tackles the supposed “golden age” of the New Labour era and the subsequent lost decade of austerity, exploring the myths and realities ...…
 
Former Manchester City player Jeff Whitley looks back on his career and his battle with addiction. And Cameroon international Gaetan Bong discusses the problem of racism in football.(Photo: Manchester City's Jeff Whitley celebrates with his team mates. Credit: Alex Livesey/ALLSPORT)By BBC World Service.
 
shutterstock Digitisation could change the game for Africa’s smallholder farmers. Technologies like drones, satellites and apps all have the ability to make farming much easier and simpler. Of course, technology is not a panacea to all the challenges smallholder farmers face – but as it gets cheaper and easier to access, it can make their work ...…
 
Meaza Ashenafi, Ethiopia's first female president of the Federal Supreme Court, is determined to restore public trust in her country's justice system.Appointed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in November 2018, the chief justice is tasked to reform her country's entire judicial system."I always believed that promoting justice is my duty ... I decid ...…
 
It’s a truly classic TF lineup this week with Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum) discussing Dominic Cummings supposed genius, but mostly recoiling in horror at an app that’s going to record everything that goes on inside your house, scan your face for fear, and grass you out to the cops. It’s ...…
 
When Raees Ahmadzai first became aware of cricket he was eight years old and living in a refugee camp in Pakistan's northwest Frontier Province. It was 1992 and Pakistan were about to win the Cricket World Cup.Like millions of other Afghans, Raees and his family had sought refuge in neighbouring Pakistan after the Soviet invasion of 1979. There ...…
 
It's another lovely week in the British summer of, uh, impending fascism? On this week’s bonus, Riley, Hussein, and Alice are in discussion with writer and journalist Kieran Yates (@kieran_yates) on the topic of terrible internships, terrible models of home ownership, and much more. Did you know that Hussein has Trashfuture on his CV? Maybe eve ...…
 
This episode features, Vimbaishe Musvaburi, Politician, Businesswoman, Media Personality, TV Show Host and Activist. In this episode, Vembai as she is commonly known talks about her ambitions to become Zimbabwe's first female president, problems facing Africa and the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution. You can get in touch with Vimbai on t ...…
 
Why is it that British dads all want to go to war? Why is it that, despite having grown up during a period of unparalleled peace and stability, people over 50 want to relive Dunkirk and embrace the Blitz Spirit? Maybe because they’re all deeply bored and lazy people. To discuss this (and much more), we’ve brought on Francis Horton (@ArmyStrang) ...…
 
Half a century ago, as war raged in Vietnam, an isolated community in the jungles of northern Laos was recruited by the CIA to help fight the Viet Cong.Over 50,000 of the Hmong tribe became part of the US's secret army, disrupting Communist supply lines along the Ho Chi Minh trail.Thousands of Hmong died in the war. But their problems didn't en ...…
 
The coach of Brighton, Graham Potter, tells us about his leadership style and how he's used the writings of the Dalai Lama to help motivate his overthinking players. Plus, Heather O'Reilly, Peter Odemwingie and Pat Nevin will be sharing stories about the coaches who inspired them.(Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Getty Images)…
 
ce dd z Ebola does more than just physical damage: it has serious effects on food security, a country’s economy and other health services. More than a year into a deadly outbreak, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is grappling with all these issues and more. In part two of this series on Ebola Janusz Paweska, head of the Centre for Emerging ...…
 
This episode features Dr. Ethel Phiri, PhD, Lecturer, focusing on plant biology, orphaned crops, food security, genome sequencing at the University of Stellenbosch. One of the Mail and Guardian's 200 young South Africans you must take to lunch. Bronze medalist - South African Association for the Advancement of Science - Best and original Master ...…
 
What a whirlwind week it’s been. For starters, Jeremy Corbyn gave the Lib Dems and CUK/TIGs an offer they would normally not be able to refuse, but instead refused because (as we knew all along) they hate mild social democracy more than they hate Brexit, despite being the “Stop Brexit Jeremy” parties. We discuss this, as well as WeWork’s recent ...…
 
We did it. We drove from London to Edinburgh with all our equipment in tow, climbed a fucking medieval staircase in a downpour, got soaked to the damn bones, and then played a (sold out!!!!) show at the Edinburgh Fringe. We only had a 50 minute time slot, so this was a short one. Thank you so much to all the fans who came out in the garbage wea ...…
 
It's a special episode featuring only the loveliest of accents. This week's bonus features Milo with guests Aidan 'Taco' Jones, Dan Muggleton, and Pope Lonergan. It's a bunch of comedians telling some damn jokes -- about Australia, about fancy words, about rugby -- and so much more. Hope you enjoy! If you want to hear the whole thing, get it on ...…
 
shutterstock Last August an Ebola outbreak was declared in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is the tenth time the deadly virus has hit the country – and, a year on, the fight to end the outbreak continues. In part one of this series on Ebola Janusz Paweska, head of the Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases at the Na ...…
 
In this episode of our interview series, Lynda Iroulo talks to Prof. Siddharth Mallavarapu from the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies at Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh, India. Listen in, as Prof. Mallavarapu shares his thoughts on the current state of IR, how the discipline can profit from incorporating perspect ...…
 
A broad swath of modern reactionary and xenopobic sentiment tries to employ fake medieval history to create a fantasy version of Europe. Whether it’s Middle Earth or some bullshit about Agincourt, the British right can’t stop making stuff up. So, to dispel this, Riley (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice (@AliceAvi ...…
 
Emmanuel Yegon, our 38th voice returns to assume the role of guest host as he interviews Avhurengwi to find out more about 1000 African Voices. You can find more of Emmanuel's work on his website - https://mobilejournalism.co.ke/author/yegon/ We highly recommend that you subscribe to the Mobile Journalism website. Amazing content. The episode w ...…
 
USA international Jessica McDonald on winning the World Cup. Kasper Schmeichel remembers the good old days of playing street football as a kid. And following Alejandro Bedoya's recent comments about gun violence, should more footballers use their platform to make a political stand?(Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)…
 
shutterstock There’s a branch of physics called quantum mechanics, which deals with probabilities and makes a principle out of uncertainty. It tries to understand interesting phenomena that normal physics can’t and can be applied in a number of ways, including to quantum machine learning. Sound like science fiction? It’s not. In today’s episode ...…
 
Why call it history when you can call it ‘progress studies’? This week, Riley (@raaleh), Nate (@inthesedeserts), and Alice @AliceAvizandum join writer and PhD student Annie Kelly to discuss Steven Pinker-ized airport books, tech positivity, and Annie’s research into women members of the alt-right. You’ll love it. Annie’s New York Times article ...…
 
This episode features, Niniola, performer, singer and songwriter. Niniola was born as Niniola Apata in Ekiti State, Nigeria. She came third in the MTN Project Fame competition which saw her break into the Nigerian entertainment scene with her hit single “Ibadi” in 2015 which topped many music charts both locally and internationally. Her other h ...…
 
You wanted to hear more Quillette close-reads, so here it is. We discuss the most bootlicking of all pro-Amazon pieces to ever appear, plus a bizarre 2006 op-ed about shoes from Rafael Behr. Our special guest Juliet Jacques (@zinovievletter) helps us break down just how brain-melt it all is. You'll love it, folks—you'll absolutely love it. If y ...…
 
Health Workers treat a patient who is suspected of being infected by Ebola, Flickr/World Bank/Vincent Tremeau Janusz Paweska, head of the Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa, discusses the terrible physical effects of Ebola.By The Conversation.
 
US Women's Head Coach Jill Ellis will leave her role at the end of October, after winning back to back World Cups. Host Mani Djazmi, former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin and World Cup winner Heather O'Reilly talk about her legacy. The English Football Association has introduced a 10 minute temporary dismissal for dissent, so the team discuss whether ...…
 
shutterstock Unemployment is a major problem in South Africa. The youth – defined as those aged between 15 and 35 – make up a big proportion of the country’s high unemployment rate. The agricultural sector could be a key source of job creation for these young people. But while some in this group are interested in agriculture, there are obstacle ...…
 
We’ve all written something that was maybe a little over the top, though mercifully none of us has written for Quilette. This week, Riley (@raaleh), Olga (@rocknrolga ), Hussein (@HKesvani), and Alice @AliceAvizandum join Novara Media’s Eleanor Penny (@eleanorkpenny) to discuss brain impresario Toby Young’s recent paen to Boris Johnson’s skull ...…
 
This episode features Zikhona Sodlaka, an award winning actor, singer and dancer from South Africa. Zikhona Sodlaka is a South African actress best known for her starring roles in such television shows as Shooting Stars, Rhythm City, Soul City, Intsika and Montana. She is a Naledi Theater Awards Winner and the South African Film and Television ...…
 
Did you know that Riley's hometown newspaper is run by horse people? Did you know that there's a Code Pink-style group that stalks people who work at the Seattle Zoo's elephant enclosure? Did you know that Fiverr wants to drive down your wages but also want to make you feel empowered? Did you know that the Telegraph has found a way to get mad a ...…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by World Cup winner Heather O'Reilly and former Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie to discuss the week's big stories. Peter defends Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny's refusal to travel on the club's preseason tour after the Gunners rejected the 33-year-old's transfer request and reveals Akon's Lonely was the soundt ...…
 
shutterstock Around 4.5 billion people don’t have adequate access to sanitation. And to deal with the problem, there are a number of new technologies that try to deal with human waste in a safe and useful way. Some toilets can save water and some can produce limited amounts of electricity. But for these toilets to be useful to people who don’t ...…
 
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