Podcasting has taken the world by storm, especially since 2020 when we were all locked down in our homes. While some people looked to TikTok for a creative outlet, we also saw some new podcasts come up while some much-loved ones got new listeners.

Although in South Africa, podcasting still isn’t as popular as it should be, there are a few podcasts you should check out.

The Almost Perfect Podcast

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Durban-based write and comedian, Bob Perfect conducts conversations with popular cultural and media personalities, artists, fellow writers critics in his podcast, The Almost Perfect Podcast. He has interviewed the likes of Aewon Wolf, Lex LaFoy, P Kuttah, ByLwansta. If you enjoy listening to original, chilled conversations that don’t sound like an ordinary interview, while at the same time learning and getting insights on a particular subject, this podcast the the one.

Listen to the podcast on Apple or Spotify

She Brigade Podcast

If you enjoy a good storytelling platform, the She Brigade podcast is just for you. Women empowerment through telling amazing stories – Pelontle Mosimege takes you on a journey with women like Lebohang Masango, Faith Makhubele, Caron Williams and Ntando Tembe. “The name She Brigade stems from the idea that when women stand together as a unit or brigade there are endless opportunities and possibilities that can be unlocked.” You will be inspired, you will laugh and shed a tear at times when hearing some of the guests share their stories.

Listen to the podcast here.

Polity.org.za Podcast

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Polity.org.za offers a unique take on news, with a focus on political, legal, economic and social issues in South Africa and Africa, as well as international affairs. Polity strives to provide readers with reliable and objective reporting on important issues. This one is for the news junkies.

Listen to Polity here.

The Cheeky Natives Podcast

The Cheeky Natives Podcast is a literary podcast hosted by two literature fanatics, Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane. Cheeky Natives is usually recorded live before an audience. The co-hosts interview South African authors about their work and the literary industry. If you are a book lover, subscribe and listen to the podcast.

Listen to The Cheeky Natives here.

The Lesserknown Somebodies Podcast

Think about the road less traveled – but in podcast form. Simmi Areff holds conversations with the most interesting South Africans. The guests are lesser known for their contribution to the culture. Simmi is witty, funny and a breathe of fresh air. If you love to laugh while listening to some interesting conversations – then this is the podcast for you.

Listen here.

Amabookabooka

Amabookabooka brings you interviews with SA’s finest authors. It is quick and quirky interviews with authors and the books they have written. Every book lover will enjoy this podcast, it is informative, spreads positivity and puts the spotlight on some of South Africa;s best authors.

Listen to the Amabookabooka podcast.

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Nomakhaya Makhaya

Nomakhaya Makhaya is a B.A. Journalism graduate.

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