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in_ is a cultural showcase of videos, podcasts, articles, more.

in_ showcases the world we live in and the cultures we are a part of in order for you to understand us, and the world better

We'll introduce to you the people that are shaping culture showing you the way we live, the choices we make and why we make them.
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in_ bless: Lebohang Masango
Anthropologist and celebrated Author Lebohang Masango is today’s podcast guest. She has dedicated her studies to seek out the nuances of, what she calls “Compensatory Relationships”. She did not simply follow the media/mob mentality of “blessers and blessees” roles being Predator/Vixen/Victim, and has opened the conversation to be more about the choices people make, and why they make them. Note: Podcast host Brett, erroneously referenced a politician from Jordan. The person referenced is from Lebanon. #blesser #blessee #sugarmommy #sugardaddy #sugarbaby #sugar #transactionalrelationships #money #love
23:57
May 26, 2020
in_ bless: Farah Fortune
Blessees, blessers, sugar mommy’s and daddy’s, these are some of the terms used now to describe people in transactional or “mutually beneficial” relationships. Through millennia of demonisation, transactional relationships have become taboo, but this was not always the case. Until the 1930’s “love matches” were virtually unheard of, with families “using” their children as pawns in economic and social games of advancement. Transactional relationships are not simple cases of *Money for Sex* whilst there are those who take advantage of economic/romantic power, there are many out there where this type of relationship is their way of being able to connect human to human. Farah Fortune is a powerful voice both as a businessperson and as a thinker. In this episode we discuss transactional relationships, whether it’s even appropriate to have opinions on how people live their lives is another topic entirely, however, during our talk we unravel some misconceptions about transactional relationships with a pragmatic mind. #blesser #blessee #sugarmommy #sugardaddy #sugarbaby #sugar #transactionalrelationships #money #love
32:25
May 19, 2020
in_ online shopping: Vincent Viviers
From the original online experiment by “Dotcoza” to Amazon having an impact on global affairs, online shopping has annihilated all doubters. A distant cousin to mail order catalogues, online shopping took a chore like shopping and removed that “chore”, in some cases making it therapeutic. Single parents rejoiced when their time was freed up, so too did spotty faced teens who no longer had to stand perspiring in corner store queues with an adult magazine in their clammy hands. In today's podcast I spoke with Vincent Viviers one of the founders of the Bottles App, who talks to me about the incredible pivot that the app did going into lockdown, not only did they prevent business failure... they expanded! #blackfriday #onlineshopping #ecommerce #amazon #superbalist #whatsapp #takealot #money #economy #sale
16:49
May 15, 2020
in_ online shopping: Rafeeqah Larney
From the original online experiment by “Dotcoza” to Amazon having an impact on global affairs, online shopping has annihilated all doubters. A distant cousin to mail-order catalogues, online shopping took a chore like shopping and removed that “chore”, in some cases making it therapeutic. Single parents rejoiced when their time was freed up, so too did spotty faced teens who no longer had to stand perspiring in corner store queues with an adult magazine in their clammy hands. The impact has not all been positive, with the facilitation for shopping addiction, and the demise of brick and mortar stores. Workers rights too have been a subject of scrutiny as big online retailers flex their powers over their staff. In today's podcast we spoke with Rafeeqah Larney who, aside from being a brilliant person is a Pro-Shoppper.  #blackfriday #onlineshopping #ecommerce #amazon #superbalist #whatsapp #takealot #money #economy #sale
20:26
May 5, 2020
in_ making: Felix Holm
Making has become a major force in the world, bringing us closer to actual creation rather than digital creation. Making brings joy, helps your brain and maybe you make something really cool, but that is almost the least important element of making. In today’s podcast we spoke with Felix Holm, founder member at Maker Station amongst many other Maker businesses. He speaks about how you must look at your passions to see what it is you want to Make, and he also goes into how Makers are helping the Red Cross Memorial Hospital with PPE equipment all made by makers around the country. go to www.zamakers.co.za to contribute and to @thisisin__ on instagram to see more of our beautiful content #making #crafting #art #hobby #craft #fun #woodwork #leather #glass #fashion #design #kintsugi #music #pleasure
31:17
April 30, 2020
in_ covid-19: Silindile Pearl Mhlongo
Junior legal professional currently teaching, growing and travelling in Mainland China. She was only a short time into her Chinese stay when Covid-19 emerged not 500km’s from her location. We chatted to Silindile to get her unique perspective on the pandemic. For more of our beautiful content follow in_ on Instagram @thisisin__  #pandemic #covid19 #corona #global #conversation #disease #isolation #socialdistancing #kindness #generosity #bekind #stayathome #stayhome  
29:42
April 15, 2020
in_ covid-19: Eleen Polson
We got in touch with psychologist Eleen Polson who explores with us how to manage something that, almost, no one has experienced before.  Many will go through the normal phases of change, some will really battle during this time and others will flourish. To see more of our content go to @thisisin__ on instagram #pandemic #covid19 #corona #global #conversation #disease #isolation #socialdistancing #kindness #generosity #bekind #stayathome #stayhome
32:20
April 6, 2020
in_ covid-19: Jillian Knox
Jillian is a creative polymath who lives in San Francisco, Californian, and when not in lockdown, she is a Food & Fashion stylist. We got in touch to find out more about the state of affairs in San Francisco … but honestly we are all feeling a little disconnected so to have a conversation just feels great! Aside from the horror, this is a globally unifying occurrence which hopefully brings us a little closer to each other, rather than further apart. Follow @thisisin__ on Instagram for more of our beautiful content #pandemic #covid19 #corona #global #conversation #disease #isolation #socialdistancing #kindness #generosity #bekind #stayathome #stayhome
32:20
April 1, 2020
in_ forgotten history: Erald Felix
Erald Felix is of the firm belief that the categorisation of human beings in South Africa according to race is unconstitutional and destructive to our social development and his goals are to move us past that. In a country so bathed in a history of race this is a big challenge. Have a listen to the podcast to hear more from Erald and give us your take on what he had to say. Follow @thisisin__ on instagram for more of our content #history #herstory #revisiting #culture #SouthAfrica #Africa #architecture #psychogeography #streetnames #apartheid #krotoa #womenshistorymonth
39:16
March 20, 2020
in_ forgotten history: Nyauist and Godobori
Podcast guests Godobori and Nyauist are two philosopher artists who are archiving, for now, South African history utilising the ideologies of the Situationist International movement (google it) of the late 20th century. They are looking at the psychogeography of cities in South Africa to study the influence of the geographical environment on the mind. The interview is as interesting and confusing as you might expect, it could take a few listens to wrap your head around the work that they’re doing. Follow in_ on instagram [at] thisisin__ for more of our content on this subject. #history #herstory #revisiting #culture #SouthAfrica #Africa #architecture #psychogeography #streetnames #apartheid #krotoa #womenshistorymonth
41:23
March 17, 2020
in_ forgotten history: Kgwalepa Manamela
Kgwalepa Manamela joined us to talk about the importance of role models, and how our history influences how we feel about ourselves and each other. To see some of the incredible women Kgwalepa was referring to in this podcast as well as all our articles on Forgotten History go to @thisisin__ on instagram #history #herstory #revisiting #culture #SouthAfrica #Africa #architecture #psychogeography #streetnames #apartheid #krotoa #womenshistorymonth
20:18
March 10, 2020
in_ commuting: Thembela Dili
Follow in_ @Thisisin__ on Instagram. As we enter 2020, conversations about sustainability and the economy are of growing importance. Globally and locally people have started seeking new ways of commuting that do not involve a personal car. Economic: It’s expensive to maintain a vehicle, to pay for insurance, petrol, and the ever-increasing parking costs. Enjoyment: It’s fun to use another form of transport, being stuck in traffic can be a mind-destroying waste of life. Environment: The carbon and other waste costs to the environment are astronomical. Alternatives to cars are almost always better for the environment. Dj Thembela Dili and our editor Brett are both cycling commuters. They mounted their trusty steeds, a 1989 Peugeot Iseran HLE and a 1996 Gary Fisher Wahoo, to discuss the joys and pitfalls of commuter cycling.
18:04
February 25, 2020
in_ gaming: Goliath Gaming
Today’s Podcast was recorded over a two day period in Johannesburg where in_ were invited to hang out at the Goliath Gaming HQ @goliathgamingza You’ll hear a series of clips from a variety of people, including Stephan Vermaas the team psychologist who you can hear in the soundbyte. For more of our culture based content you can find in_ at @thisisin__ on instagram First up in the podcast is Michele Brondani @stickalish_ founding member of Goliath Gaming, Michele will be your guide into the arena of gaming and more specifically esports. Following that you’ll hear from players, @iamjuliobianchi the Beast, Thabo Moloi - Yvng Savage, Team coach @zulubru Toolz and Supersport United, Bafana midfielder and Goliath Gaming team member Jamie Webber @jamie_webber12 Stepping away from the Goliath boys you’ll hear from @ntsaxntsax and his father Helmet who is raising Ntsax to be one of the best FIFA gamers in the world. There are a few more but it’s essential you hear from Mandla Mkhatswa who runs @universalgames_pm from Soweto with next to nothing. He looks after 32 kids on a daily basis, with absolutely no support. Contact Mandla here: Whatsapp: 0767599298 Mobile: 0627279595 Email: pmuniversalgaming@gmail.com If you would like to make contact with the yoga instructor Brendon Hill, you can find him here: @ichi.bee brendon.ichimonji@gmail.com
1:08:49
February 17, 2020
in_ gaming: Roland Reed
Gaming is a whole universe that seems separate from 'the rest of the world', yet it has an almost “subspace” existence in that it’s everywhere all the time on every level even if you don’t notice it. Companies like Discovery, Seattle Coffee and even meditation apps use gaming/gamification to encourage certain behaviours, which either benefit them or you, or both. In todays podcast I spoke with esports entrepreneur Roland Reed about gaming in general, the challenges that face gamers from South Africa and about the massive potential that is starting to be realised. Follow in_ on instagram at @thisisin__ for all our gaming content and other fascinating cultural phenomenon. #gaming #esports #videogames #mobilegames #dota #callofduty #gamer #game #videogames #playstation #games #xbox #twitch #fortnite #gamers #xboxone #nintendo #gta r #pcgaming #pubg #videogame #console #gamerlife #nintendoswitch #twitchstreamer #leagueoflegends #gaminglife #halo #steam
42:21
February 11, 2020
in_ dating online: Terry Jo, Nicole and Brett
Friends of the pod Terry-Jo and Nicole join Brett and Tequila in studio to explore dating. It all started when Terry-Jo said that Nicole has all the best stories. There was a Death guy, Attempted Dog Murder guy (who upset Terry-Jo) and Mercenary Guy ... amongst others. Sorry about the sounds of drilling that happen later on, and brief bouts of uncontrolled laughter. #dating #moderndating #datingonline #ghosting #bumble #tinder #sex #datingapps #soulmate #life #like #family #matchmaking #datingsite #lovelife #datenight #cupid #okcupid #datenight
1:06:19
February 3, 2020
in_ dating online: Velvet_Nix
In this week on in_ this week, which you can find @thisisin__ on instagram. We spoke with a variety of people about their experiences while using dating apps. reports are mixed, but everyone has an opinion and stories, ups and downs, regrets and joys. I am interested in Dating Apps for a variety of reasons. I’m interested in how people use them, why they do so the way they do and what to look out for. They have completely adjusted the way we meet people. For instance in 1995 3% of heterosexual people in relationships met online, buy 2017 it was 39%. In the podcast today I spoke with Nicole who you can find on the socials @velvet_nix, about her experiences on the apps, we wax on about side issues from time to time, but I reckon you'll enjoy the show. Don’t ghost on us, stick around for the fun Boo. #dating #moderndating #datingonline #ghosting #bumble #tinder #sex #datingapps #soulmate #life #like #family #matchmaking #datingsite #lovelife #datenight #cupid #okcupid #datenight
36:30
January 27, 2020
in_ sustainable fashion: Dr Erica de Greef
Season 2 of in_ conversation begins with an interview with fashion academic and curator Dr Erica de Greef. The dialogue on this topic is traditionally about ecological issues but Erica brings a more human and considered touch, we discuss the decolonization of fashion and what impact that could have both locally and globally. Follow @afri_digital on instagram to see Dr de Greef's work. Regarding the content in in_ this week, which you can find at @thisisin__ on instagram. I spoke with Fashion buyer Jamie Leigh Daniels as well as designer and activist Lesiba Mabitsela about where they see fashion going and what we can do to be better. #Sustainable #sustainability #sustainablefashion #fashion #eco #fabric
46:45
January 15, 2020
in_ fad diets: Claire Pye
Entrepreneur, Nutritionist and Health & Wellness Enthusiast Claire Pye came in studio to break down a few misconceptions about diet as well as to give some solid advice on how to approach food. #diet #fad #food #keto #paleo #bloodttypediet #nutrition #health #bodyhacking #dietfads #faddiets #Voguediet
32:29
December 2, 2019
in_ biomimicry: Jessica Berliner
One of the most fascinating things about biomimicry is that its an adjustment in the way that we think, including the angles at which we approach problems or solutions. Podcast guest Jessica Berliner explores this incredible way of how to look at things, as well as gives us a super cool exercise that you can do to help awaken this part of your brain. #biomimicry #biomimetic #design #communication #nature #creativity #art #ecology #economy #language #biophilia
58:04
November 18, 2019
in_ eco rsa: Zayaan Khan
As we have seen on multiple media channels, there is a growing concern globally regarding the environment. For generations, citizens have paid lip service to environmentalism, and for the first time, this seems to be changing. Young people especially are at the forefront of this change in view. In today’s in_ conversation we spoked to Zayaan Khan, who is a food activist, artist, historian and educator … amongst many other roles. We get into food security vs food sovereignty, as well as about her Seed Library which is a staggering, important and beautiful achievement #Africa #SouthAfrica #ecology #environment #green #lowimpactliving #activism #youth #future #nature #climatechange #sustainability #ecofriendly #savetheplanet #zerowaste
38:08
November 12, 2019
in_ sneaker life: Zaid Osman
In today’s podcast guest editor Thembela Dili spoke with sneaker culture icon and humanitarian Zaid Osman. Zaid’s story is so much bigger than sneakers and culture. His story is about hope, drive and the bigger issues of the world. It’s an inspiring interview. Enjoy it. What you wear on your feet tells people so much about you. Sneakers are not functional items, they are democratising communicators. Sneakers represent culture, art, rebellion, achievement, fashion, politics, sport, music and more. #sneakers #culture #Jordans #Converse #AKA #SneAKA #Reebok #Adidas #Airjordans #VirgilAbloh #Nike #Puma #Balenciaga
52:00
October 31, 2019
in_ gender: Tash Garisch
In today’s in_ conversation I spoke with friend of the podcast Tash Garisch. His journey is incredibly enlightening and highly recommended listening for those who are confused about the gender zeitgeist. This week on in_ (@thisisin__ on Instagram) we explore the conversation surrounding gender, primarily from the perspective of people who do not subscribe to binary gender norms. This is a sensitive issue and you’ll see through the week that we haven’t always succeeded in asking the right questions … and at times, even asking the questions was not the right thing to do. This is all part of the discourse and hopefully, by the end of the week, we’ll all be a little more knowledgeable… #love #trans #gender #binary #they #them #their #pronouns #ppl #transgender #identity
1:00:55
October 22, 2019
in_ embracing sexuality: Vita du Plez
Vita du Plez is one of the coolest people we’ve interviewed, a person with a strong sense of self and a clear vision for the work she does and what it means. She is equal parts Lover and Therapist. We are seeing people from all walks of life embracing their sexuality, that can take multiple different forms, from the in real life occasions where people are more open to discussing sex with friends and family, to the growing online incarnations and sex workshops This week on in_ which you can find at @thisisin__ on instagram we spoke about sexuality with Dr Sindi van Zyl, Belle Wilde, and Dorothy Black and we also went to the LOve Sex Expo in Pretoria. #Sex #sexuality #kindness #Love #respect #communication #Desire #heart #intersectionality #Queer #Cis #webcam #camgirl #webcammodel
58:44
October 16, 2019
in_ social justice warriors: July Eccles and Jason Stewart
in_ conversation this week we spoke with thoughtful SJW July Eccles @wreccles, and Jason Stewart CEO of HaveYouHeard about the challenges of Social Justice. We wanted to step away from judgement and focus on the development of the SJW movement, what July has learnt over her years of activism and where we see SJW activism going in the future. Of course we diverted off course for a little while, but we brought it back :) Follow @thisisin__ on instagram to get all the extra content on #SJW week. #sjw #SocialJusticeWarriors #SQW #SocialJustice #socialmedia #BlackLivesMatter #MeToo #MenAreTrash
53:10
October 8, 2019
in_ cannabis: Tyrone Platt
The tidal wave of Cannabis Culture seems almost inevitable in South Africa. Even under a sketchy decriminalisation ruling by the Constitutional Court many businesses are popping up and the perception amongst people previously petrified of the product have changed 180 degrees. in_ conversation this week Tyrone Platt - Weedtrepreneur and Activist gives his thoughts on the long ongoing fight for legalization as well as the growing opportunities in the Cannabis industry
26:45
October 1, 2019
in_ polyamory: Dan and Zoe
After almost a decade of monogamy Dan and Zoe opened themselves up to polyamorous love, this is their story. #polyamory #polyamourous #polyamorous #compersion #alternativelifestyle #alternativelove #fetlife #fet #altlove #nontraditionalrelationships
44:23
September 17, 2019
in_ men are trash: Wendy Moorcroft
In todays episode of in_ conversation we speak to Wendy Moor Croft about her feelings on Men Are Trash South Africa is going through a massive crisis regarding the way our country views and treats womxn on a daily basis. The media throws stats at us and despite this we simply don’t seem to be reacting as a nation or as individuals to the horrors inflicted on each other, especially against womxn and children. In light of this in_ will be exploring #MenAreTrash. We will be unpacking this hashtag and exploring what it means and how it can be of benefit to all the people of South Africa, and the world. #MenAreTrash #uyinenemrwetyana #justiceforkhwezi #FezekileNtsukelaKuzwayo #FranziskaBlochliger #fuckrape #GBVmustfall #karaboMokoena #meghancremer #aviwevellem #jesseHess #janikaMallo
39:18
September 13, 2019
in_ men are trash: Munya Chanetsa
In todays episode of in_ conversation we speak to Munya Chanetsa about his feelings on Men Are Trash South Africa is going through a massive crisis regarding the way our country views and treats womxn on a daily basis. The media throws stats at us and despite this we simply don’t seem to be reacting as a nation or as individuals to the horrors inflicted on each other, especially against womxn and children. In light of this in_ will be exploring #MenAreTrash. We will be unpacking this hashtag and exploring what it means and how it can be of benefit to all the people of South Africa, and the world. #MenAreTrash #uyinenemrwetyana #justiceforkhwezi #FezekileNtsukelaKuzwayo #FranziskaBlochliger #fuckrape #GBVmustfall #karaboMokoena #meghancremer #aviwevellem #jesseHess #janikaMallo
19:37
September 12, 2019
in_ men are trash: Siv Ngesi
South Africa is going through a massive crisis regarding the way our country views and treats womxn on a daily basis. The media throws stats at us and despite this we simply don’t seem to be reacting as a nation or as individuals to the horrors inflicted on each other, especially against womxn and children. In light of this in_ will be exploring #MenAreTrash. We will be unpacking this hashtag and exploring what it means and how it can be of benefit to all the people of South Africa, and the world. In todays episode of in_ conversation we speak to Siv Ngesi who has passionate views about the way men in South Africa treat womxn. #MenAreTrash #uyinenemrwetyana #justiceforkhwezi #FezekileNtsukelaKuzwayo #FranziskaBlochliger #fuckrape #GBVmustfall #karaboMokoena #meghancremer #aviwevellem #jesseHess #janikaMallo
14:13
September 10, 2019
in_ automated lifestyle: Jose Luis del Castillo
In a fantastic surprise Brett had the privilege of speaking with Lecturer in Architectural Technology Material Processes and Systems at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Jose Luis Garcia del Castillo. @garciadelcastillo in this pod Jose-Luis elaborates on the impact AI has had on design and we unpack Generative Design and what it means… amongst some other nonsense too :) :) #artificalintelligence #robot #robotics #AI #automated #Automatedlifestyle #generativedesign #terminator ;)#hyin
36:52
September 5, 2019
in_ automated lifestyle: Alex Comninos
Automated Lifestyle is the world that we have slipped into without us even knowing about it. AI has crept into the fabric of our society and has either “relieved” us of small decision or its “taken” them away, depending on who you talk to. Regardless Automation is here to stay, and this week we’ll chat with AI designers and users to get a broader understanding of its present and future. (follow us on instagram at @thisisin__ - that’s two underscores in_ this weeks conversation Brett chatted with Alex Comninos who is an AI researcher and thinker. This weeks colour is AI Aqua, designed by WBSN and Coloro: When selecting a colour, their research method involved examining significant developments within various industries as well as socio-economic conditions. The colour is significant in its clear “future tech” feel, confirmed by the usage of the hue by big tech companies and pop culture alike
39:03
September 2, 2019
in_ the single life: Bella DuPaulo + Linda Doktar
The theme of The Single Life was really interesting to delve into, we have seen many developments into the alternatives to traditional relationships. Last week we spoke to people who have decided again kids in favour of pets, and this week people who have decided to embrace their singleness rather than view it, as much of the world does, as some sort of affliction. In today's podcast I got to speak to two people with very different views but who both embrace singleness. First I spoke with Singles Activist and Academic Bella DePaulo who is seeking out fairness for single people, after that I spoke with Linda Doktar a life coach who married herself 2 years ago on St Valentines Day Later in the week we’ll introduce you to two people, Olwethu and Annelies who have both embraced single life, they recognise the pleasures of being in partnerships but do not view them as the be all and end all that others do. from my perspective I’ve viewed myself ideologically as a single person for most of my adult life. This has changed recently but only insofar as my “Status” so to speak. But my belief in the validity of single life remains
32:31
August 26, 2019
in_ pet parents: Joanne Lefson
The opposite side of Pet Parenting are neglectful pet owners, and as a result there are hundreds of abandoned dogs arriving in shelters on a daily basis. As a reaction to this issue Joanne Lefson created Oscars Arc and The Woof Project to help manage this problem in today’s Conversation Joanne has her own say on Pet Parenting including her famous piggy #Pigcasso. Follow @thisisin__ on instagram to see more content about Pet Parenting
21:21
August 20, 2019
in_ alcohol free: Gavin Whitfield
As we become more health conscious and social media savvy, so we see the rise of the Alcohol-Free lifestyle. In todays in_ pod Brett speaks with Gavin Whitfield about the future of Alcohol-Free, where it came from and where its going ... as well as the challenged of owning alcohol products without tasting them.
38:20
August 13, 2019
in_ drag: Manila von Teez
Drag continues to shape culture, and we chat with Drag Queen Manila von Teez to find out more about drag and how it has impacted her life.
24:31
August 2, 2019