The Almost Perfect Podcast

The Almost Perfect Podcast

By Bob Perfect
This is a podcast that believes you can learn from experience, but that experience doesn’t have to be your own. Conversations with creative South Africans hosted by Bob Perfect.

Winner of the 2019 Durban Creative Award for Best Radio Show/Podcast.
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Episode 42 - Jarcque Henning
Jarcque Henning is the owner of a gaming store in Pretoria called HQ Gaming that specialises in Magic: The Gathering. Regular listeners of the podcast will know that I love playing MTG, and HQ Gaming is one of my favourite stores to play at in SA. Jarcque quit his job in IT to pursue his passion of selling pieces of pretty cardboard to nerds like myself. It's a bold move but it's one that seems to be paying off as Jarcque has attracted a regular customer base through competitive pricing and offering players generous incentives. We get into the difficulties of selling a relatively obscure luxury product in the current South African economy and we also hear tales of Jarcque's international competitive experiences. Jarcque is one of the few store owners who is also a competitive player which gives him a unique perspective on the wants and needs of his player base. We also get into the future of South African MTG and Jarcque's role in it. HQ Gaming along with Easy Gaming Group will be hosting the first ever Africa MTG Open Series at Comic-Con Africa with a first place cash prize of R3000 for each day, so I expect to see the best in the country duking it out to secure the loot.  We're giving away R250 of store credit to HQ Gaming to one rad Almost Perfect listener. To enter into the draw all you have to do is leave a review of the podcast on Apple podcasts and email us the screenshot to almostperfectpod@gmail.com. Patrons on our Patreon all automatically get one free entry into the competition. Competition closes at midnight on September 30th and a winner will be randomly selected on October 1.  Check out HQ Gaming's website: https://hqgaming.co.za/ Follow them on Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/HQGamingSouthAfrica/ Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hqgamingsouthafrica/ Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:07:26
September 5, 2019
Episode 41 - The End of the World (As we know it)
It's another solo episode. This time I go over the Heat City Comedy Festival and my one-man show The End of the World. Putting both together at the same time was rather challenging and brought with it many lessons. So, this podcast is a look back at those lessons, both for myself and for anyone who is interested in learning from my experiences. It's kinda the whole shtick of this podcast. Join me as we delve into the highs and lows of putting together a comedy festival in Durban on a tight budget, whilst writing and performing a one-man show for that festival at the same time.    Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast  
54:30
August 21, 2019
Episode 40 - Sanele Cele
Sanele Cele is a fashion designer and entrepreneur who has always gone against the grain. His unique hustle has lead to him building a unique career where, along with creating his own highly sought-after label that all your favourite musicians wear, Tepracha, Sanele has worked with brands like New Balance & Markham, and exhibited at SA Fashion Week as well as countless other fashion events. Not bad for a creative kid from Umlazi who was told he'd never make it in fashion by members of his own family.  I met Sanele in 2011 where we teamed up for a blogging competition of all things. It was for a street culture event in Jozi called STR.CRD where everyone had shoes that cost more than our phones. It was a surreal experience for us but one that laid the seeds for our friendship and also our careers. As you'll hear on the podcast, Sanele found ways to leverage the experience and has continued to build on every opportunity he gets. We reminisce over the early days of our careers and talk through some of the lessons we've learned since. We get into the importance of talking about money as creatives. We also look at some of the weaknesses of the fashion industry in Durban and what changes can be made to improve them. Enjoy. Follow Tempracha on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tempracha_/  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:16:20
August 14, 2019
Episode 39 - Camilla Pontiggia
Camilla Pontiggia is a multi-media artist who mostly wears the hat of filmmaker these days. Camilla recently took the plunge from the safety of gainful employment to the unbuckled roller coaster that is freelance life. This lead to her attending the Durban Film Mart at this year's Durban International Film Festival where we met at a round table discussion about documentary film making that I was facilitating. I was intrigued by the questions she asked about experimenting with the form of documentaries so I picked her brain a bit after the discussion and quickly realised she'd be a perfect guest for the podcast.  Camilla has always known her purpose was to create art that has a positive impact on the world, but the who, what, when, where, and how haven't always been as clear. Her artistic journey has been one of insecurity and uncertainty, something many of us can relate to, but with introspection and experience Camilla is finding her voice and what she wants to say more and more. We get into the intricacies of the the spaces between identities, and what people with dual identities have to offer the world. We also get into what Camilla learned at the DFM (and art school), the power of mockumentaries, and what makes The Mighty Boosh and Parks & Rec so great. Watch Camilla's work here:  https://vimeo.com/camillapontiggia  Follow her on Insta:   https://www.instagram.com/avant_garde_and_quiche/  For Camilla's poetry and photography:  https://www.instagram.com/ag_and_quiche_writes/    Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:31:03
August 8, 2019
Episode 38 - Charl Blignaut
Charl Blignaut is one of the most important people in South African arts and culture but he'll tell you he's just doing his job. Charl is a prolific writer, producer, critic, teacher, mentor, and all around contributor to making art in South Africa, and someone who engages deeply with that art. Charl has written and produced countless important South African stories and feels it's his duty to pass on the skills he's learned to promising young writers from all backgrounds, with a focus on queer and black writers.  Charl shares stories of growing up queer in Apartheid South Africa and how it instilled in him his spirit of rebellion that's guided him throughout his life. We venture into deep and dark topics, but I left with a renewed sense of duty and critical curiosity, and a reminder of how young I still am and how little I still know. This one is not for the feint of heart and will have you reconsidering your privileges and role to play in this world.  Follow Charl on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/sa_poptart    Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
49:55
July 24, 2019
Episode 37 - Q&A
You've probably been wondering what's happening with the podcast. Don't worry, there are still plenty of cool interviews lined up for you but for now I'm focusing on organising the Heat City Comedy Festival and finishing writing my second one-man show "The End of the World". That means I haven't had the time need to prep up and interview someone else, but that doesn't mean I can't interview myself with questions submitted by you, the listener.  Thanks so much to everyone who submitted questions, this was a lot of fun to answer if rather personal. I guess that's the point though. I hope you enjoy getting to know me a bit better and this tides you over until the next proper episode of the podcast. Like I said, I have some really interesting guests lined up in the very near future so you won't have to wait too long for some new stories to learn from.  You can get tickets to my show "The End of the World" on Webtickets: http://bit.ly/endoftheworldtix   Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:25:11
July 10, 2019
Episode 36 - Ross Charles
Ross Charles is a musician who recently made the top 16 of The Voice SA. Ross definitely deserves it as he has a phenomenal voice and has been putting in the grind as regular feature on the Durban gigging circuit for a few years now with Stone Palace and as a solo act. I still remember the first time I heard him sing and that's probably the highest praise I could give a vocalist.  This one was actually recorded about 2 months ago when Ross first made it through the audition stages of the competition but we couldn't post it because of contractual obligations. Since Ross has gracefully bowed out of the competition (and I've been hella sick), it seems like a good time to take a look back at Ross looking forward to the competition. We get into what the competition means to him and why he entered, and we also get into his approach to the competition. We learn about the years of work and dedication it's taken to get to this point and we dive deep on the frustrations of trying to make a living as a musician in Durban. Hopefully it'll be less of a struggle now that more people know Ross's name, but he knows that he has to make the most of the opportunities it's opened up for him.  Watch Ross's blind audition here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBBqHVZq5Q  Follow Ross on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/rosschvrles/  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:35:54
June 19, 2019
Episode 35 - Mx Blouse
Mx Blouse is a musician who took the long road to get there. They started out as a political journalist and then got into fashion journalism, before immersing themselves in the Cape Town music scene and coming out of it as someone who no longer just contributes to the pages of magazines but instead now graces the covers. Mx Blouse is gender non-binary and we get into the positives and negatives of being a non-binary creative in 2019. It's wonderful that there's more and more representation, but there are still many closed doors for queer artists so Mx Blouse has learned to get around the more traditional ways of "making it". We hear what it's like to go from interviewing artists to creating music with them, and how conversations on nights out can lead to a change in careers. We also hear a funny story about Gwede Mantashe and we get into the early days of blogging and influencer culture. Enjoy. Listen to Mx Blouse on Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ajpZ48mZRH2U5u4TbzfAE  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:17:07
June 13, 2019
Episode 34 - Keenan Cerff
Keenan Cerff is a comedian who is on the pursuit of happiness, whether it's providing it for others or just doing the one thing that makes him happy- stand up comedy. That pursuit seems to be working out well for Keenan as he's now travelling the country doing comedy, although he really wants to share his jokes with the world. He's opened for some of the biggest names in the game and even cracked the nod as one of the talented acts selected for Trevor Noah's second Nationwild show.  Keenan is a sensitive and thoughtful cat. We get an honest perspective on life in Lavender Hill, hating your job,  and pursuing your dreams at all costs. We also get into the importance of making the most out of opportunities and continuing to build momentum. If you're stuck in an office job that you hate, this might just inspire you to quit. Or it'll just help you get through the next hour of your life. Enjoy.  Follow Keenan on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/K_Cerff  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:09:42
June 6, 2019
Episode 33 - Leah Jazz
Leah Jazz is a comedian, writer, and radio presenter on 5FM. Leah has tried her hand at a few different careers in her 24 years on this planet but seems to have finally found her purpose with comedy and radio. Her path is an unconventional one but looking back, it all makes sense that it would lead her to where she is today. Leah and I have known each other for years and are incredibly close. She was my sub-editor at Durban is Yours for about a year, we had a social media company together for a very short while, and we worked together on different shows at DYR1051. But before all that, we were friends. It's been a real pleasure to watch Leah grow over the years and I have no doubt that she still has an exciting life ahead of her. We get into small town life vs big city dreams, travelling vs community, and not knowing what you want to do with your life. We also find out how Leah got her position at 5FM, and how she's learning to deliver her messages in effective ways.  Follow Leah on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/areyoujazz/  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:47:07
May 30, 2019
Episode 32 - Luke Molver
Luke Molver is an illustrator, writer, and comic book creator. He's independently created his own universes and pushed his own titles for years, but recently he's been hired to work on a series of books about Shaka Zulu, the first of which has already received praise and awards both locally and internationally. Luke is deeply passionate about comics and creative story telling and has MANY opinions on both, which makes for an entertaining interview.  Luke and I get into what it's like to exhibit at conventions across from your idols, why he hates superheroes, and why he can't stick to one genre. We also dig into his misspent youth as a rapper, the struggles of publishing comics independently, and what it's finally like to see one of his books in colour. Luke is a prime example of following your passion and finding ways to create what you want with the resources you have, until others take notice. He went from drawing in his bedroom to being invited to cons around the world. Learn how he did it and take a deep pop culture dive with us. Check out Luke's work:  http://lukemolver.com  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
2:18:53
May 22, 2019
Episode 31 - Jon Shaban
Jon Shaban is a musician who plays both as a solo act and in the band The Shabs. He also has an events company called Sit the Folk Down that specialises in putting together gigs for singer/songwriter types in and around Cape Town. Jon is a phenomenal artist who creates deep, heartfelt, catchy folk-punk songs. Whether on his own or with the band, Jon knows how to command a crowd with his powerful voice, natural charisma, and emotional tales. Jon's got that gift of being an emotive and epic storyteller through music.  We chat about  The Shabs' latest album, 'Can You Hear us at the Back?',  and we learn about how they've built a following in European countries, one tour at a time. Jon has been in the game for nearly 2 decades and has managed to make a living gigging as an independent artist, which is no mean feat. Now his band is signed to a label and he's getting to travel the world with his friends. It's a good life, but it hasn't been easy achieving the level of success they have so far. Learn what it takes to keep the dream alive and how to adapt to an ever changing environment from a man who has earned his success the hard way.  Listen to Can You Hear us at the Back:  https://open.spotify.com/album/7cmZRM3xwGHpBi3hPXtzDv  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:22:26
May 15, 2019
Episode 30 - Samkelo Gambushe
Samkelo Gambushe aka The Sports Mjita is a sports presenter on Gagasi FM. Samkelo has a passion for radio is one of the most driven and hard working people I've had the pleasure of working with, and it's paying off for him. Samkelo and I worked together at DYR1051 on The Real Drive and I always admired his work ethic and self belief, even when the chips were down.  As you'll hear on the podcast, Samkelo has overcome some of the biggest obstacles someone can go through. He's turned tragedy into triumph, and through talent, hard work, and dedication, he's earned his place at one of KZN's biggest radio stations. He's paying his dues but he's hungry and looking to make the most of his latest opportunity. If you're looking for some inspiration or want to know just how hard it is to make it in South African radio, then put this in your ears.  Follow Samkelo on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sportsmjita/    Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:36:57
May 8, 2019
Episode 29 - Jess Sole
Jess Sole is an actor and musician who is annoyingly talented, but thankfully she's self-deprecating and self-aware enough to make sure you don't feel too annoyed by your own lack of talent. If you've been in the Durban music scene for a while, you might have enjoyed Jess's vocal performances in acapella trio Dr Fly and the Nurses, or you might know her from Veranda Panda's Pineapple Sunday, but these days you can find Jess on theatre stages across the country as she morphs herself into different characters for some of South Africa's biggest (and occasionally smaller) productions - or taking the piss out of acting life and Instagram culture in her Instagram stories.  Jess is hilarious, smart, and so full of insight, as well as many opinions. Thankfully for both of our careers, we didn't dive into too many sticky topics, but we do get an honest look at the life of an actor in South Africa - specifically in theatre. While Jess is a top class actor getting to play incredible roles, there are still many struggles to deal with. Of course it's also an incredibly fun and exciting job, so we also dig into what makes it rewarding, and learn why Jess chose this path over other lanes open to her. If you're interested in becoming an actor, or just want to know the reality of what it's like, this podcast is for you. Enjoy.  Follow Jess on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ohmygodguyz/    Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:28:05
May 1, 2019
Episode 28 - Anna Travers
Anna Travers aka Tigertitz is a tattoo artist who is currently plying her trade at Trade Mark Tattoo. Anna started her journey as a tattoo artist as an apprentice when she was just 18 but took a detour to study for a few years before diving back into her true passion. With dedication and hard work, Anna has developed her own style and amassed a client base that features everyone from cute grannies to bikers. Anna's work is inspired by the Kamasutra and traditional American tattoos, with a particular love for the colour black.  Anna and I go way back so we dig into being a part of the music scene during the days of Unit 11, we explore her tattoo journey, and we learn about her recent wedding. We also find out whether or not you should get a tattoo at a music festival, how to get into tattooing, and how many dicks Anna has engraved into people's skin. It's a fun and informative one, enjoy.  Follow Anna on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tigertitz/  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:20:15
April 24, 2019
Episode 27 - Matt Olivier
Matt Olivier, along with his brother Luke, owns The Winston Pub, a legendary Durban music venue that has stood the test of time. Matt and his brother took over "The Pub", as it's affectionately called, 6-and-a-half years ago and it's been a roller coaster ride for them ever since. If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to run The Winston, well, you're about to find out as Matt and I dive into the trials and tribulations of living the dream of owning a music venue. Not only that, but we find how everything in Matt's life lead him down this path. From being in bands from a young age and studying sound engineering, to starting an events company and buying a sound and lighting rig, it's all culminated in one day owning The Winston Pub.  We take a trip down memory lane and get nostalgic about Durban's musical past whilst also looking to the future of The Winston Pub. Enjoy. Follow The Winston on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thewinstondurban/  Or Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TheWinstonPub  And like them on Facebook:  https://web.facebook.com/TheWinstonPub/  Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast  
1:26:31
April 21, 2019
Episode 26 - Binwe Adebayo
Binwe Adebayo is a writer, strategist, and academic who is currently using cyber-ethnography to do her masters degree on Black Twitter. Yeah, I had no idea what cyber-ethnography was either, but you'll find out just like I did on the podcast. Binwe is goal orientated and because of that has achieved quite a lot in her 25 years on this earth. She's already racked up valuable experience across multiple disciplines, from being journalist for City Press to finding a passion for being a strategist at Retroviral. She now holds the title of Senior Associate and Strategist at Nicola Cooper and Associates whilst also working on her masters.  We get into giving up drinking to focus on her studies, the complexities of Black Twitter, the effects of social media and advertising on our lives, and we look at the positives and negatives of influencer culture. It's an eye opening chat about things that affect us all daily, enjoy.   Follow Binwe on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BinweA    Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:28:29
April 10, 2019
Episode 25 - Cam Lofstrand
Cam Lofstrand is a musician and illustrator/graphic designer who you’ve probably seen on a stage near you in one of his many, many bands over the years. Cam’s played as either the guitarist or drummer for Black Math, Fruits & Veggies, The Sisters, Ex-Con, Feast of Famine, Hadeda, Taekwando Sleepover, and probably a few other bands that I’ve forgotten. Not only that, but he regularly designs some of the sickest posters, and records a number of underground bands in his home studio, whilst holding down a 9-5 at Disturbance. Cam’s importance to the Durban and South African music scene is unparalleled, and yet he’s incredibly bashful whenever you throw him a compliment. We get into Star Wars, how important it is to have support as a creative youngster, growing up in a religious household and becoming atheist, what drives him to create SO MUCH, and we dive into the recent history of the Durban music scene through his many bands.  You can keep up to date with Cam's illustration work on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/spamlofstrand/  For everything else, there's Google.    Listen to the podcast on the platform of your choice: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Support the cast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Social Media: Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:45:39
April 3, 2019
Episode 24 - Troy Tesla
Troy Tesla is a stand up comedian with an incredible amount of hustle. In the few years that he's been in the comedy game, he's carved out his own path by repeatedly knocking on doors until someone lets him in. I admire his tenacity and the success it's brought him, and I think there's plenty to learn from how Troy operates.  Troy is a Zimbabwean who has called Durban home for many years, although recently he's made the move up to Joburg like many artists before him. We get into the politics of telling jokes about Zimbabwe, we lament the difficulties of making a career work in Durban, and we look forward to the future of a bright, young, ambitious, comedian.  Like Troy on Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/troytesla/ Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/troytesla And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/troytesla/   Podcast relevant links below: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:21:10
March 27, 2019
Episode 23 - Caelin Roodt
Caelin Roodt is a photographer who has recently become a Visual Arts student in her 30s, on top of being a single mom and having a 9-5. Caelin is someone I’ve respected and admired for a long time, both for her hustle and her views on the world. She’s consistently called me out on my bullshit, and for that, I am grateful. She also takes remarkable photos, and for that, I'm even more grateful.  In this podcast, we find out how she started her photojournalism career with the Times of London, we get into the struggles of freelance vs the security of a 9-5, and we discuss how to juggle a career, studying, and motherhood. We also get into the politics of life in South Africa a lot, even though I was mostly looking to chat photography in this one, but as you’ll learn on this cast, photography IS political to Caelin. It's a deep one.  Check out Caelin's work on her website: http://www.caelinroodt.com/ You can follow Caelin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caelinroodt/  Podcast relevant links below: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:35:03
March 20, 2019
Episode 22 - Kwanda Radebe ft Thami Dlamini
Kwanda Radebe is a comedian who never wants to have a job. Thankfully for him, he's one of the rising stars of the Durban comedy scene so it just might work out for him. He's a consistently funny act who has won a number of competitions and cracked a nomination for the audience choice award at the Comics' Choice Awards.  We're joined on this cast by Thami Dlamini, a fellow comedian who weighs in with some poignant points as the conversation goes on.  We discuss whether or not you can make it from Durban, we take a deep dive on language in South Africa, and we learn about why alcohol and knives are a bad combination when you're a teenager. It's quite a roller coaster. Like Kwanda on Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/kwandaxe/ Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kwandaldhino   Podcast relevant links below: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:40:19
March 13, 2019
Episode 21 - Dillan Oliphant
Dillan Oliphant is by far one of the funniest comedians in South Africa. His level of wit his hard to match and he has a knack for really putting you in his world with his stories. And yup, I said stories. If you haven't seen Dillan in a while, you might still think of him as a one-liner guy, but he's evolved into a storyteller with depth and insight.  We get into how a kid from Eldorado Park who grew up being inspired by Chris Rock specials, now has his own stand-up specials and is an inspiration to his own community. We get into the struggles of starting out, and how much things have changed since early days 9 years ago. It's been quite a journey. We also get into his love of Man Utd. and how it's lead to his new role as a hilarious sports pundit online.  If you're an up-and-coming comedian looking for a bit of inspiration from a local source, this might just be the podcast for you. Follow Dillan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillanoliphant Book Dillan for your show on his website: https://dillanoliphant.me/   Podcast relevant links below: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:19:47
March 6, 2019
Episode 20 - Colleen Balchin
Colleen Balchin aka Rosie Parade aka Coco is a promoter, DJ, actor, and mama to honeys in Jozi and around the country. Colleen and her partner Ri make up Broaden a New Sound, an umbrella label they use for the events and projects they put together.  Together they manage the promoters at Kitcheners and book their own lineups there as well as whatever other cute spots they can find. Their philosophy is always to try and broaden perspectives and introduce people to new sounds, people, and ideas, and the work they’ve done has had a major impact on the underground scene in South Africa.  Colleen also heads up Pussy Party, a collective of people who are seeking to change the landscape of the SA party scene. We get into how the art of clowning comes into play when working the door, what goes into booking a good lineup, and we learn about how they put together a 24+ hour non-stop celebration of music called Churn. Follow Colleen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cocolovesdanger Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coco_as_in_butter/ Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/RosieParade/   Podcast relevant links below:   iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:21:20
February 27, 2019
Episode 19 - Nas Hoosen
Nas Hoosen is a cartoonist, writer, and lover of most things nerd culture. I've always enjoyed reading his many opinions online, so it was a real treat to pick his brain IRL and find out his thoughts on Skynet as a reality, Jeff Bezos vs Elon Musk as Lex Luthor, The Killing Joke, Zack Snyder, liars vs truthsayers, reptilian brains and ego, mental health, and so much more. We go FULL NERD on this one and I love it. I've got a feeling you will too.  Correction on my pronunciation on the cast: It's Nas like Ass, not Naas, like Botha.  And who-sen, not who-sin.  Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naswho/ And/or follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/naswho Read his work on Medium: http://medium.com/@naswho   Podcast relevant links below: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:22:24
February 21, 2019
Episode 18 - Leigh Vermaak
Leigh Vermaak is one of the smartest and most world-worn people I know. She’s lived a life that’s taken her all around the world and back to Durban, where she now works as a wardrobe and prop stylist. It took her quite a while to figure out that being a stylist is actually what she wants to do though. In this cast, we discuss the myriad of job titles Leigh has donned, from teaching in Thailand, to writing Creed reviews for Saltwater Girl, to managing bands, to eventually landing up as an accounts manager in advertising, and eventually getting out.  Often, we hear the stories of people who feel their calling from a young age and find success early, but for Leigh, finding her calling only came in her 30s. She found herself sacrificing and going hungry for her dream job at a time where most other people are aiming for promotions. A few years later, she couldn’t be happier and is thriving in a relatively small industry back at home. Leigh is a fantastic storyteller and has quite an interesting story to tell. If you're struggling to find your way in life, this might just be for you.  Follow Leigh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leighvermaak/   Podcast relevant links below: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/almost_podcast
1:08:54
February 13, 2019
Episode 17 - Aewon Wolf
I've got a feeling that you probably think you know who Aewon Wolf is. The rapper has been on our TV screens and radio airwaves for years and has achieved success by most measures, but over the last 2 years he's taken a step back from the spotlight to find himself and open a creative center and events venue called The Werehouse.  In this interview, we find out why Aewon took a step back from living the rap fantasy and how he's stepped into his new role as a creative father of sorts to a new wave of Durban artists. We also find out about his early days of starting a hip-hop club at Westville Boys High and how it lead to he and Sketchy Bongo starting a lifelong friendship. There's a lot to learn from this one about what it really means to be successful and how sometimes the thing you think you want isn't really what you need.  You can follow Aewon on Twitter: @AewonWolf Like him on Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/aewonwolfx/   Podcast relevant links below: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobnessmonster 
1:23:18
February 6, 2019
Episode 16 - Simmi Areff
Simmi Areff is a comedian, podcaster, and maverick. The dude is living that Frank Sinatra life and doing things his way, and he's finding success doing so. His podcast Lesser Known Somebodies is one of the most popular in South Africa , and his one man show Lesser Known Somebody was picked up by Showmax after being made for just R9k, so there are more than a few lessons to be learned from this one. I enjoy Simmi's honesty as much as I enjoy when he's full of shit, and we go back a long way, so this episode has plenty of both from both sides. We dive deep on SA comedy, podcasting, our personal lives, and so much more.  You can find all things Simmi on his website: https://simmiareff.me/ Or follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/simmiareff    Other relevant links below:  iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobnessmonster 
1:10:56
January 30, 2019
Episode 15 - Sabelo Mkhabela
Sabelo Mkhabela is one of my favourite music journalists in South Africa. His knowledge and insight into hip-hop, and the way he breaks it all down, makes him a valuable asset to the Okay Africa team. He's clearly very passionate about hip-hop, but it takes more than passion to cut it in as a music journalist in the click-bait era. We get into all kinds of discussion about hip-hop and local music journalism. From the future of the written word to why the public always want to put rappers up against each other. It's an insightful chat.  You can follow Sabelo on Twitter at: @sabzamk Or check out his dope photography on Instagram at: @sabzamk  Other relevant links below:  iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobnessmonster 
1:13:31
January 23, 2019
Episode 14 - Lex LaFoy
Lex LaFoy might be one of the deepest thinkers we've had on the podcast so far. This rapper, activist, graduate, mother, poet, and all around dope person has just so much of herself to share. She's an eternal student who is constantly reading and learning and has lot of interesting ideas of her own.  We get into so many different topics, from the difference between meditation and prayer, to meeting Beyonce. We also talk all about her musical journey, from Lexicon the poet to Lex LaFoy- The Honey Bass Queen, and we also get into her upcoming EP release, twentytwo.  It's a wild and thrilling ride.  I make one or two mistakes on the cast, like saying Honey Bass was released in 2018 or that the Bible had nothing against nudity. But hey, it's called The Almost Perfect Podcast for a reason.  Follow Lex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lex_lafoy/ Like her Facebook fan page: https://web.facebook.com/lex.lafoy/ Listen to her on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lex_lafoy Other relevant links below:  iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobnessmonster 
1:14:59
January 16, 2019
Episode 13 - Mitch Harper
  Mitch Harper is straight up one of the most interesting people I know. He’s a multifaceted dude who has had a big impact behind the scenes in Durban. You might know him as the vocalist for hardcore band Life Below, or you might have known him when he was a journalist for IOL, but the work that Mitch made the most impact with was helping put together the Durban International Film Festival, Poetry Africa, Jomba and Time of the Writer with the Center for Creative Arts. He’s currently freelancing and has found himself working on film festivals around the country, which gives him a unique perspective on the South African film scene. Few people have spent as much time behind the scenes of SA film festivals as Mitch has over the last few years.  That being said, we spent most of this podcast talking about punching Nazis, the early days of Durban HxC, and Sunday nights at Joe Kools. You can follow Mitch on his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mitchhate/ iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4  Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93  Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast  Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161  RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE  Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T  Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect  Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect  Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobnessmonster 
2:12:24
January 9, 2019
Episode 12 - ByLwansta
ByLwansta is straight up one of my favourite artists in the country. This rapper, producer, designer, video editor, and now promoter is a kindred spirit in DIY and is an example of (relatively) successful self-sufficiency, although it's starting to weigh on him a bit. We get into the struggles of freelancing and being a DIY musician, whilst also looking at the potential value in letting others in on your projects. We also find out how ByLwansta started rapping, and we get the philosophy behind NORMVL- ByLwansta's umbrella brand for all his projects. It's a super honest discussion and I think a lot of artists will relate to the insecurities and struggles shared. Follow ByLwansta on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BYLWANSTA Listen to him on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lwansta iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161 RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/
1:11:57
November 28, 2018
Episode 11 - Jamie de Bruine
Jamie de Bruin is a model and sports presenter on DYR 105.1. Ok, that's underselling her by quite a large amount. Jamie is Miss Junior South Africa 2016, Miss Africa South 2017, and Miss Africa Tourism World 2017- and she didn't even want to be a model in the first place. Growing up, Jamie was a tomboy who had a promising sporting career until life threw her a major curveball that changed her trajectory forever. I'll let Jamie tell the story on the cast, but she's had to overcome quite a lot of pain, both physical and mental, to get to where she's at today. And while where she's at today is rather impressive, Jamie has BIG plans for the future, which we get a few exclusives on in this chat. Jamie is only 21 yet she's super motivated and is constantly putting in work to develop herself further. It's pretty inspiring, especially since I was a shiftless layabout who was always caught up in the jol when I was 21. We get into the horrors and joys of being a model and learn about the differences between pageantry and the less competitive forms of modelling. We also discuss what it's like mentally to constantly be judged on your looks and the pressures to conform to the norms of the modelling world. Plus we dig into what it's like being a sports presenter in what's seen as a typically male-dominated industry. It's an enlightening chat. You can follow Jamie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missjamiedebruine/ iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161 RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/
50:13
November 21, 2018
Episode 10 - Jaedon Daniel
Get to know one of the most exciting musicians to be making music in Durban at the moment in today's podcast. Jaedon Daniel is a phenomenal young musician who literally just released his debut album, Hold The Game. You might know him from his band of prodigies, Blvck Crystals, or you might have seen him sessioning for other dope artists, but now it's time for Jaedon to take everything he's learned over the last few years and use it to elevate his own career to that next level. I have no doubt Jaedon is going to become a prominent name in the SA music scene, but for now, we get the story of a talented, young musician on the come up. It's a story you're going to want to hear. You can listen to Hold The Game on all major streaming platforms and you can follow Jaedon on: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jaedon-daniel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaedon_daniel_/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JAEDON_DANIEL iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161 RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/
1:22:06
November 14, 2018
Episode 9 - Richelieu Beaunoir and Yaaseen Barnes
You’re getting a 2-for-1 special with today’s episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast. I sat down with comedians Richelieu Beaunoir and Yaaseen Barnes when I was in Cape Town for the first multi-person TAP pod, and it’s as chaotic and hilarious as you’d expect. Richelieu is a Comedy Central Roast Battle Champion and one of the true OGs of the Durban comedy scene, although he mostly applies his trade elsewhere these days. Yaaseen is one of the most popular names of the SA comedy circuit at the moment with a whole host of big gigs and accolades under his belt, as well as a tweet with 26K retweets. This isn’t really an in-depth look into what made them who they are but rather a candid discussion about comedy in South Africa. We get the lowdown on what it takes to win a Roast Battle, we discuss the nuances of language around the country, and we get into all the idiosyncrasies of the SA comedy circuit. Follow Richelieu on Twitter: https://twitter.com/richelieub Follow Yaaseen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ya_a_seen_Him iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-almost-perfect-podcast/id1438172559?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast Breaker: www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast Castbox: castbox.fm/channel/id1455161 RadioPublic: radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE Pocket Casts: pca.st/CH1T Anchor: anchor.fm/almostperfect Patreon: www.patreon.com/almostperfect Facebook: web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/
1:16:15
November 7, 2018
Episode 8 - Louis de Villiers
Today’s episode is with the artist formerly known as Skullboy, Louis de Villiers. Louis is an artist and graphic designer born in Richard’s Bay, bred in Durban, and currently living in New York. Well, he’s currently in Durban for a few days, which is how I got to sit down and speak to him, but you know what I mean. Louis has been back in SA for a few months to exhibit and do a few commissioned pieces around the country after kicking it to New York 3 years ago. Before leaving, Louis was one of the most prominent artists in Durban and was hugely instrumental in making art in Durban cool for a while. We have an open and candid conversation over a few blunts and beers about life since he’s left. It’s an honest look into the struggles of trying to make it in New York and South Africa at the same time, the differences between living and jolling here and there, and the kind of attitude that’s needed to continually take bold leaps. We find out how this delinquent went from tagging bathrooms to being asked to decorate heritage sites, and how he still has a mischevous spirit even if Skullboy has grown into Skullman. This is probably the loosest episode to date and there are some issues with outside noise, but I hope you still enjoy the conversation as I think there’s a lot to learn from Louis de Villiers. Louis Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louisdevilliersiv/ Latest prints available from Louis: https://www.50ty50typrints.com/prints/may-flowers-grow-bed-sins/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0s0utGL8dDa3TeDnDD4q93 Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZDE2ODM4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-almost-perfect-podcast Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/the-almost-perfect-podcast Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1455161 RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/the-almost-perfect-podcast-6VDPVE Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/CH1T Anchor: https://anchor.fm/almostperfect Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/almostperfect Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostperfectbob/
1:32:15
October 31, 2018
Episode 7 - Lindy Johnson
I'm going to assume you've at least heard of Lindy Johnson if you haven't yet seen her face on a billboard near you. Lindy is a rising comedy star who is currently on your TV screens (if you have Showmax) thanks to Trevor Noah's Nationwild, but she's been rapidly making a name for herself in the 2 years she's been doing comedy. Yes, just 2 years! Lindy is a naturally funny person who takes the time to put thought and effort into her material, and it's paying off for her.  In this episode, we learn about how she got started in comedy and her journey since. It's definitely a unique path that's hard to replicate without a lot of talent and a little bit of luck. We get into her joke writing process and the difference between writing for Twitter and writing for the stage, we talk about sleeping on couches in the city after gigs, and we discuss dying on a stage that most comedians never die on. We also discuss the issues she faces as a coloured woman, some of the issues the coloured community faces in Cape Town, and how her identity has shaped her and provided some of the opportunities she has today.  It's an in-depth and hilarious look into the early years of someone who will no doubt be a household name in a few years. Enjoy.  PS. If you're in Cape Town on the 9th of November, check out Lindy and CT's other hilarious ladies at The Raptor Room for Frizz Pop: https://web.facebook.com/events/259058131416195/ Lindy's Twitter: @lindyyay Lindy's Instagram: @lindyyay My Instagram: @ihatebobperfect Podcast Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/almostperfectpod/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/almostperfect
1:29:59
October 24, 2018
Episode 6 - Altaaf Sayed
In today's episode, we learn that it's not what you say but how you say it with Altaaf Sayed. Altaaf is a comedian, strategy consultant, and promoter who is a straight up addict for stage time. The guy is literally ALWAYS trying to get spots, so much so that he's set up his own rooms and even started busking on the streets of Cape Town. I appreciate his hustle and love of the craft of stand up comedy, which is why we sat down and had a chat at The Lab in Muizenberg during the Muizenberg Festival which we both performed at. We get into the intricacies of the Cape Town comedy scene, the painful process of working out new material on stage, and what it's like living with a rare neurological degenerative disease. If you want to follow Altaaf, he's @elachie on Twitter and Instagram. I'm @bobnessmonster on Twitter and @ihatebobperfect everywhere else. I've also started a Facebook page for the podcast, please give it a like and set the page to "See First" so you can always be notified when there's a new episode. Alternatively, you can always just subscribe on whatever app or platform you choose to listen to. Comments, ratings, and reviews really do help podcasts get heard by more people, so if you do dig the cast, please let the algorithms know. Also, feel free to just share the link with your friends, I really won't mind. In fact, that's something I'd actively enjoy. Thanks.
1:02:26
October 17, 2018
Episode 5 - Thor Rixon
Thor Rixon is one of South Africa's musical treasures. He's an ever-evolving and truly unique character who creates impressive art that often resonates with me deeply and almost always leaves me moved in some way or another. I've written about him and his music a few times over the years but I'm really stoked we got to have this longer, more in-depth chat than we've had on the record before. I think we managed to cover enough for you to get a decent peek into Thor's brain and what makes him tick, and I think there's a lot of value in learning how he's managed to carve out a rather successful career making music that's adventurous and honest. In this episode, we learn about how instrumental his mom has been in his career, which is why he's named his latest album after her. We also find out all about the embarrassing early days of being in ska bands and being inspired by Jack Johnson, before finding his love of synths and electronic music. I highly recommend you go listen to Tea Time Favourites and Songs From The Bath before or after listening to this (You can do so here: https://thorrixon.bandcamp.com/), and then look out for Michele, his latest album which will be released on 19 November 2018.
1:11:52
October 10, 2018
Episode 4 - Fuego Heat
That's right, today I sit down with the man, the myth, the legend, Fuego Heat. If you're a Durban musician, you no doubt know Fuego Heat aka Ryan van Rooyen aka Right Hand Ryan (for those who have been around for a while). He's either been front row at your show, sold you a record or sold your record for you, or he's put you on stage so you can let your talent shine. He's a man who has been an integral part of the Durban music scene for a while now, but it's the work he's been putting in in the last 2 years or so that's really had a noticeably positive impact on the industry. We go all the way back to his early days of driving down to Durban from Maritzburg for Burn's Punk nights, to taking over a distro, to becoming a wedding DJ, to working at Khaya Records, and now to his latest and most important venture to date- starting an events, artist management, and booking agency with Meshack Newman called Roots Up. There's a lot to take away from this one, enjoy.
1:05:43
October 3, 2018
Episode 3 - Neil Green
Neil Green is a comedian, radio host, and podcaster- so we have a lot in common. We actually co-host the Live from The Winston podcast together and have been good friends for a long time, so this isn't your standard interview but rather a candid conversation about the state of stand-up comedy in South Africa, coloured stereotypes vs representation, balancing corporate vs art, and his early days as a sci-fi/fantasy writer. Neil is performing his one-man show "Last Boss" this weekend (28 + 29 September 2018) at Durban Country Club. You can get tickets here: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/58043-last-boss/ Follow Neil on Instagram, Twitter and Soundcloud: @neilgreen82 You can follow me on Twitter @bobnessmonster and @ihatebobperfect on Instagram. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bobloblawperfect/featured
1:05:20
September 26, 2018
Episode 2 - Bob Perfect
Yeah, you read right. This week's guest is me. I rookied out and didn't get a guest in time for this week's episode, so I improvised and asked my adoring public/a few friends on Facebook to ask me questions to answer on this cast. It actually turned out pretty cool. There's a diverse range of questions and I tried to be as open and honest as possible. I feel a bit nervous to put this up because it's so personal, but it also felt hella therapeutic to do and I know there are a few of you who might get value out of it. I'm also looking forward to listening back in a few years to see where my head was at on the day weed stopped being super illegal. We, that's you and I, get into how I got my stage name, whether or not I think I'm addicted to weed, who my influences are, how social media helped me find my public voice, and my biggest mistake- casual. There's actually a whole lot more, so if you ever wanted to really get to know me, here's your chance.
1:02:07
September 19, 2018
Episode 1 - Carvin Goldstone
In the first episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast I get to know Durban's comedy godfather, Carvin Goldstone. We dig into the early days of his comedy career, we discuss the pressures of his role in comedy, we learn a bit about his rap and journalism careers, and we find out what he gets from his parents. We also chat about his Comic's Choice Award wins this weekend and why he's not accepting them. I'm stoked this is the first episode of this podcast, Carvin is one of my favourite people and we'll definitely be doing this again down the road.
1:17:26
September 11, 2018
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