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Jon Savage's ... What's Your Poison?

Jon Savage's ... What's Your Poison?

By Jon Savage
Jon Savage talks to different humans about their vices, what makes them tick and what are the secrets to their universes. The secret sauce comes later in the show when lips start loosening :)
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Billy Monama (Volume 1) on Maskanda, King Kong, the history of SA music and a LOT more!!!
S02 E57 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Billy Monama Billy Monama is a legendary SA jazz musician and essentially a scholar on the history of South African music! Listen and learn, baby :) To watch this video on youtube click here:   https://youtu.be/bRKwTcpuwZY Proudly brought to you by Whisky Brother  #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:15:45
October 14, 2021
Khuli Chana on being broken and making an epic comeback; marriage, mining and missing Jabba.
S02 E56 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Khuli Chana Khuli Chana is one of South Africa's most prolific rappers. He's also one of my favourite humans !  To watch this video on youtube click here:   https://youtu.be/iecry55g-uw Proudly brought to you by Whisky Brother  #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
44:58
September 17, 2021
Gigi Lamayne on Temptation Island, mermaids, working with Mi Casa and how she's like her mom
S02 E55 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Gigi Lamayne Gigi Lamayne is one of the bestest and baddest rappers in SA and she's currently spreading her wings and collaborating with artists from all over the world on her new album Mermaids and Stuff. To watch this video on youtube click here:   https://youtu.be/XjWNWLclA6o Proudly brought to you by Whisky Brother  #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
56:32
September 02, 2021
Martin Rocka (Schofield) on 25 years of Wonderboom, dagga, writing jingles & the legend of Garth Mcleod
S02 E54 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Martin Rocka Truly one of my musical idols and probably the best guitarist and writer in SA, Martin Schofield, better known as the guitarist from Wonderboom, but even BETTER known as Martin Rocka and the Sick Shop! I demand that you love this human, he deserves it! To watch this video on youtube click here:   https://youtu.be/CNPyl20XERw Proudly brought to you by Whisky Brother  #whatsyourpoisonpodcast   For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:26:32
August 26, 2021
Shane Eagle on his big vision, his dream collab and his latest release, SKYDREAM
S02 E53 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Shane Eagle  Shane Eagle is an incredibly soulful South Africa rapper and producer who is making moves around the globe! He rose to fame in 2015, after winning a rapping competition and has had a prolific career, always zigging while others zagged. Hope you enjoy this chat!   To watch this video on youtube click here:   https://youtu.be/sLhJv1AhKUA  Proudly brought to you by Whisky Brother  #whatsyourpoisonpodcast   For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
47:58
August 18, 2021
Loyiso Mkize on his DC comics debut (Batman Urban Legends), Kwezi as South Africa's first superhero and the legacy of Supa Strikas.
S02 E52 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Loyiso Mkize Loyiso is the creator of Kwezi, South Africa's first superhero comic book series! But that's not all. This year he entered the DC universe drawing for the very latest Batman graphic novel, Urban Legends #4 To watch this video on youtube click here:   https://youtu.be/yE_xZI-IZJE Proudly brought to you by Telkom Music  Go to https://www.telkommusic.co.za/ #whatsyourpoisonpodcast #TelkomMusic For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:16:19
August 05, 2021
Steve Louw on his return to music, collaborating with Brian May, the legend of Johnny Clegg, performing with Rodriguez and how guitars have voices.
S02 E51 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Steve Louw Steve Louw is a national treasure, who was behind the legendary band, Big Sky, and has returned with a STELLAR album that is awaiting you on Spotify To watch this video on youtube click here:   https://youtu.be/D_Ybx7IlvpA Proudly brought to you by Telkom Music  Go to https://www.telkommusic.co.za/ #whatsyourpoisonpodcast #TelkomMusic For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
02:39:40
July 29, 2021
Matthew Mole on his big major scandal, social media, vaginas and politics (bad idea)
S02 E50 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Matthew Mole Matthew Mole is one of South Africa's most successful singer songwriters who finally reveals his first major international scandal! To watch this video on youtube click here:  https://youtu.be/Z5cCHt3rxD4 Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:07:46
July 15, 2021
Steve Kekana. His final interview (incomplete)
S02 E49 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with the last ever interview with the legend that is Steve Kekana.   Steve Kekana is one of the most iconic and prolific singer songwriters of the past 30 years, who was busy working on his 47th album when he passed away this week :(  To watch this video on youtube click here:  https://youtu.be/p6V3yx7dQfk Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com)  #whatsyourpoisonpodcast  For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
38:55
July 07, 2021
David Kramer on 70 years young, the death of theatre, bad Mashlab and how to make Spotify better!
S02 E48 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with David Kramer David Kramer is one of South Africa's most iconic artists, who reached stellar heights of fame in the 1980's and has continued his career as a prolific writer, producer and director of musicals around South Africa. He just turned 70!!! To watch this video on youtube click here: https://youtu.be/viFM2cWl3hw Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:13:36
July 01, 2021
DJ Lag on having beats stolen by Will.I.Am, the birth of Gqom, Beyonce and going to the Grammy's.
S02 E47 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with DJ Lag Lwazi Asanda Gwala, better known as DJ Lag is a South African DJ and record producer. He is regarded as the pioneer of Gqom an 2019, DJ Lag notably collaborated with Tierra Whack, Beyoncé, Moonchild Sanelly, Nija, Yemi Alade, and Busiswa on a track called "My Power" on Beyoncé's album, The Lion King: The Gift. To watch this video on youtube click here: https://youtu.be/NwruGGrCNhI Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
56:42
June 23, 2021
Kevin "Caveman" Shirley on working with Silverchair, Rush, Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Steve Louw, Springbok Nude Girls and many other great stories.
S02 E46 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Kevin "Caveman" Shirley This has got to be one of my favourite interviews of all time, featuring one of the most legendary music producers of all time, Kevin "Caveman" Shirley. Shirley was born in Joburg, He spent his early years producing and engineering records for South African artists including Robin Auld, Juluka, Jonathan Butler, Lesley Rae Dowling, Steve Louw and Sweatband as well as performing and recording with his own band The Council. To watch this video on youtube click here: https://youtu.be/G7nFTIpI46o Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:32:27
June 16, 2021
Piff The Magic Dragon on touring with Mumford, Vegas & the greatness of Penn Jillette
S02 E45 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Piff The Magic Dragon Piff The Magic Dragon was a runner-up on America's Got Talent, was on Penn & Teller's Fool Us and is one of the greatest magicians alive today, who dresses up as a dragon and has a residency in Vegas!  To watch this video on youtube click here: https://youtu.be/8nU-c1Us9aY Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:01:35
June 03, 2021
The Kiffness on toxic positivity, remixing cats, dealing with hate mail and curing tinnitus
S02 E44 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Dave Scott of The Kiffness The Kiffness is creating global internet memes on a daily basis and is breaking YouTube in to piece. Behind the magical madness of cats being remixed as well as Turkish street artists is the lovely and thoughtful Dave Scott.  To watch this video on youtube click here: https://youtu.be/m_VmuLsKP3E Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:27:41
May 26, 2021
Mpumelelo Mtintso on how Book Ibhoni is creating cycle culture in Soweto while helping libraries get much needed books. It's genius.
S02 E43 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Mpumelelo Mtintso from Book Ibhoni If you haven't heard of Book ibhoni, you really should find them. Book ibhoni is helping get much needed books to libraries around Soweto, while also creating a very real cycle culture. Its good and cool at the same time! To watch this video on youtube click here: https://youtu.be/LdQANDOyuNY Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:13:13
May 20, 2021
Jules Harding (GoodLuck) on Psilocybin, La Parada, being proactive in lockdown and whether or not to TikTok!
S02 E42 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Jules Harding of GoodLuck What a special and deep conversation we had on this week's show with the front-human of legendary dance pop stars, GoodLuck, Jules Harding. We talk about the industry, the process of an artist and a whole whack of other crazy stuff! Enjoy1 To watch this video on youtube click here: https://youtu.be/d-31mQpvk88 Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:15:60
May 13, 2021
Berita on claiming back her career, creating more female executives in the music biz and the untold story of Zimbabwe.
S02 E41 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast; with Berita. Gugulethu Khumalo, best known by her stage name Berita, is a Zimbabwean-born singer, songwriter and music producer.  She is the owner of the independent record label Assali Music and also the founder of the Women of Music Business (WOMB), a pan african women empowerment organisation in the music industry. To watch this video on youtube click here: https://youtu.be/pCmTwyl3pOc Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:08:20
May 05, 2021
Lasizwe on breaking in to the Afrikaans market, losing Mom and best advice from Khanyi Mbau
S02 E40 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. Lasizwe Dambuza Lasizwe is South Arica's YouTube megastar and I love him. His ground breaking current web series, Living with Afrikaans is pushing boundaries everywhere! To watch this video on youtube click here:  https://youtu.be/x5vdF7rYLrM Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:22:10
April 21, 2021
Wian (Magic) on gaining 12 million TikTok followers, disrupting the magic world and Wrestle Mania!
S02 E39 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. Wian Van Den Berg (@wianmagic) The biggest TikTok'er in South Africa by far and one of the biggest on earth. What a guy! You'll get to hear the whole story of how he got there and where he's going. To watch this video on youtube click here:  https://youtu.be/F5x60Mn4N3k Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:22:01
April 14, 2021
Fix Moeti on leaving 5FM, escaping an abusive relationship and African Affirmations
S02 E38 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Fix Moeti Half of the Forbes and Fix show join me on the show to talk about getting the axe from 5FM and some of the bad firing practices, as well as what they are doing RIGHT moving forward. In addition we chat about the incredible work Fix is doing to empower female entrepreneurs and her incredible cards that I highly recommend you buy here: https://africanaffirmations.org/ To watch this video on youtube click here:  https://youtu.be/5Bha6Alelhw Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to https://www.jonsavage.com/
01:31:19
April 07, 2021
Abdullah Ibrahim on Duke Ellington, throw-away culture and the connection between Buddha and the San! (REBROADCAST)
S02 E37 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Abdullah Ibrahim This is an interview from 2018 with Abdullah Ibrahim when he came to Cape Town for a concert. It comes from the Eye Radio Archives and I stumbled across it and thought it would be a nice treat :)   To watch this video on youtube click here:  https://youtu.be/BfqhZs9NLpA Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com
36:45
April 01, 2021
Siv Ngesi on the creation of Sivanna, dealing with trolls and why he is an unstoppable force.
S02 E36 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Siv Ngesi Siv's resume is too long to put here because this is only the internet so there isn't enough space. Needless to say Siv is incredible and we love him:) To watch this video on youtube click here:  https://youtu.be/lSuFO-pXJ98 Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com
01:01:50
March 24, 2021
Karen Zoid on working with nerds, drug addiction at 14 and final moments with Johnny Clegg
S02 E35 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Karen Zoid   The rock and roll queen, creator of Republiek van Zoid Afrika and master of collaboration is on the podcast.   To watch this video on youtube click here:  https://youtu.be/OjmzRGn4BFQ Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (www.whiskybrother.com)    #whatsyourpoisonpodcast  For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com
01:23:28
March 18, 2021
Spoek Mathambo on panic attacks, Isaac Mutant and the lost secrets of hip-hop.
S02 E34 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Spoek Mathambo The "Township Tech" king is back with a brand new album! One of South Africa's most interesting and diverse artists, he has played all around the world and has been signed to some of the greatest labels from SUBPOP to BBE! Here he is, raw as hell and on What's Your Poison! To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/-klG0SesFbY  Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com/
01:30:30
March 11, 2021
Mac G on nearly getting cancelled, radio giants, replacing Trevor Noah and creating a legacy
S02 E33 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With MacG  The podcasting king of South Africa comes on to the show both before and after his controversial episode that nearly got him cancelled!  To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/-klG0SesFbY  Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast  For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com/
01:35:15
March 04, 2021
Ross Learmonth (Prime Circle) on getting kicked in the ribs in Norway, spiking his dad, going solo and playing the Dome while it's empty.
S02 E32 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Ross Learmonth of Prime Circle Probably the most consistent and successful rock band ever out of South Africa, Prime Circle's lead singer joins us to talk about his upcoming show at the Dome this weekend as well as his Scottish roots. To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/ObO99aHzp_M Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com/
01:00:46
February 25, 2021
Vusi Nova on humble beginnings, being a mommy's boy, why Somizi and beating crack addiction
S02 E31 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Vusi Nova Vusi Nova is a megastar soul singer, whose journey from the crack addiction to superstar is a rags to riches fairytale. His new album Ngumama, a tribute to his mother, is out out now. To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/vEJkKolVCog Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com/
01:00:54
February 18, 2021
Urban Village on being Maskandi archivists (nerds), the underground Soweto music scene and missing flights.
S02 E30 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Cush and Smunga of Urban Village. Urban Village give an incredible history lesson on what Maskandi is and where it came from as well as open up about what bad things they really like! Check out their new incredible album Udondolo out now.  To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/SAXf55Fzmfc Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com/
01:00:26
February 11, 2021
Steve McGown on 6 years in captivity by Al Qaeda, converting to Islam, crying to Abba and re-adjusting to braai's.
S02 E29 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Steve McGown Steve McGown holds the record for the longest person ever to have been held captive by Al Qaeda and made it out to tell the story. He has a book out now called 6 Years With Al Qaeda - you can buy it here: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/six-years-with-al-qaeda/ To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/CeD_X9a_0lM Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast For more info go to http://www.jonsavage.com/
01:09:21
February 04, 2021
Yvonne Chaka Chaka on dinner with Michael Jackson, becoming a hiker and starting the world's first woman-only radio station
S02 E28 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Yvonne Chaka Chaka Yvonne Chaka Chaka is the Princess of Africa, one of SA's true global musical icons. Her career has been unbelievable (i just saw that her track "Umqombothi" has over 1 million streams on Spotify), she has seen and done it all and is still seeing it and doing it more!  To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/HiKNldjRwYM Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:04:32
January 28, 2021
Esjay Jones on collaborating with Billy Corgan, having chickens, missing South Africa and producing Chester Bennington's vocal from beyond the grave.
S02 E27 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Esjay Jones.  Esjay Jones was a local legend as the lead singer of Stealing Love Jones in South Africa. Then she went to live in America and forge out a career in songwriting and producing and her story is in incredible. In addition, her new project We Are Pigs is killing it on streaming platforms and her upcoming collaborators on the project include POD, Korn and Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins. Yes. So eat your heart out. To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/ciyHBG14AKA Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:10:17
January 21, 2021
Don Copley on being difficult, finding truth, the Hot Water pipeline and having a Hollywood superstar as a brother.
S02 E26 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Don Copley (Hot Water) Hot Water is a phenomenal South African band lead by the soulful Don Copley.  We've known each other for years so our conversations can go deeeeeeeeeeep! Check out the incredible performance of "Home" at the end of this podcast :) To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/KsnIU592j1U Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:23:49
January 14, 2021
Bongeziwe Mabandla on almost becoming an actor, being discovered by 340ml, trying to find love and the impact of broken homes.
S02 E25 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Bongeziwe Mabandla Bongeziwe is truly one of my favourite artists and his latest album, Iimini, is a masterpiece. He's still young but his music career is global and his voice is unlike anyone else's you've ever heard.  To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/DNhT5QLXVGA Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store)  #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
53:14
January 07, 2021
Amanda Palmer's "State of the Labia" with special guests Patty Monroe, Lauren Beukes and Mohale Moshiga to talk feminism, living in the ‘rape capital of the world’, music, writing, family and secrets.
S02 E24 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast.  SPECIAL REBROADCAST EDITION with Amanda Palmer. In 2018, world famous American singer, blogger, author &  piano-slayer, Amanda Palmer came to South Africa and hosted a special conversation and performance in a small studio in Cape Town with a tiny hand selected audience. She sat down with special guests: Miss Patty Monroe, Lauren Beukes & Mohale Mashigo to talk feminism, living in the ‘rape capital of the world’, music, writing, family and secrets. In addition, there are some heart stopping performances thrown in for good measure.  We recorded it LIVE and broadcast it to The Eye's Facebook page. This is it in all it's glory. To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/4hfPjPapkGE #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:37:43
December 31, 2020
Jeremy Loops on over-micro-dosing, writing with Ed Sheeren and how he's landed on the German charts.
S02 E23 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Jeremy Loops Jeremy Loops has had a sensational global career and is one of the few SA artists to really understand and infiltrate the international music market. On this episode he opens up about how he works, his approach to music and how Ed Sheeren told him that he was a better looper than him! To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/WkzoLzpSBTQ Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking a beautiful Loch Lomond 12 Year Old from the Scottish Highlands  - AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY from Whiskey Brother! #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:12:30
December 23, 2020
BCUC on lockdown in Soweto, the pain of becoming a studio band and the saga of unsigned contracts.
S02 E22 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast. With Jovi and Kgmotso from BCUC BCUC are one of the most important bands out of South Africa. Before lockdowns of 2020 they toured the world relentlessly and have been marking their mark on the planet on behalf of Africa. I promised you a clip to watch, if you want to see BCUC, check this video out, this is them performing Asazani live at Popsicle Studios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfZNYGMh-rI To watch this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/VtUZ39aP5oY Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking a beautiful anCnoc from the Scottish Highlands  - AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY from Whiskey Brother! #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:20:23
December 17, 2020
Francois van Coke on what goes on inside the Fokofpolisiekar machine, accepting 40 and being blanked by Shaun Morgan of Seether.
S02 E21 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast: Lord Francois Van Coke tumbles in to an episode of Whats Your Poison. What else can be said about that?  To watch his this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/aYN32pZ8zxI ALSO AS PROMISED, HERE IT THE YOUTUBE LINK TO STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN the movie (dropping today): https://youtu.be/vjPfhX_Ahq0 Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight I am drinking a wicked Old Pulteney 12 year old Single Malt Scotch  - AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY from Whiskey Brother! #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:00:22
December 10, 2020
Moonchild Sanelly on working with Gorillaz, Beyonce & Diplo, having sex toys confiscated how to you need to Google your way to success.
Episode 20 of Season 2 of What's Your Poison with Jon Savage. Moonchild Sanelly is having the career that most artists only dream about. When the biggest stars in the world are calling you trying to get you on their tracks you know you are doing something right. She is enigmatic, powerful and a light shining blindingly bright! Hope you enjoy this episode To watch his this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/KK657hNOzYw Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking the limited Taiwanese Whiskey, KaVaLan - its bloody delicious so make sure you order yourself one from www.whiskybrother.com. #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:21:18
December 02, 2020
J'Something on how he writes songs, why he's not an a-hole, a new secret project and his incredible unlikely friendship with Hugh Masekela
S02 Ep19: Whats Your Poison with Jon Savage and J'Something of Mi Casa.  J’ Something is like the American dream but for South Africans. He’s got a pure heart, a wide open soul, is crazy (annoyingly) talent, is incredibly successful and is clearly not an asshole. WTF???? ? Check out this conversation about his amazing life story, his view on life, his passion for music and being a father and a husband and his incredible friendship with Hugh Masekela. Also check out the impromptu song-writing session in the middle if you want to be depressed for the rest of your life. Check out the video interview right here on YouTube : https://youtu.be/zuFDJAw9mXk A beautiful interview over a wicked bottle of 12 year old ANCNAC (pronounced “a-noc”) thanks to my lovely friends at Whisky Brother. Seriously, guys if you are whisky fan like me, there is nothing else to consider, visit whiskybrother.com.
01:12:27
November 25, 2020
Theo Crous on playing with Nirvana, creativity, writing with Arno, and why relationships are better than drugs.
S02 E18 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast:  Theo Crous is the legendary producer behind The Springbok Nude Girls, Kobus, The Parlotones, Prime Circle and so much more. But he's also friends with the Foo Fighters, even though he slept through Dave Grohl's biking birthday party. To watch his this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/uGy8wPtxkG4 Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking the limited edition ARDNAMURCHAN Scottish Highland Whiskey - AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY from Whiskey Brother! #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:17:02
November 18, 2020
Heavy K on going from broke to millionaire in 6 months, being told he should never play music and never having regrets.
S02 E17 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast: Heavy K is a megastar in the making! His story is inspiring and I particularly admire what he has done for his family and his community. Enjoy this half interview with the big man himself. To watch his this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/lShMLZjMyHI Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking the limited edition special BRUICHLADDICH. #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
32:46
November 12, 2020
Trevor Gumbi on why you should inject heroin under your toe nail, his personal child abuse, Scientologist rehab and how to stay funny despite everything.
S02 E16 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast:  Trevor Gumbi is a monolith of stand up comedy in South Africa. He made it bigger than most people can dream of and then blew his career down the toilet in a haze of partying and drugs and  a very public divorce. In this episode, Trevor Gumbi tells you stories of failing, of interventions and of pme one of the most remarkable recoveries you've ever heard  - in all it's brutal glory. I hope you enjoy this inspirational chat with one of my favourite comedians on planet earth!  To watch his this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/dpgpwRAIrZ8  Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking the limited edition ARDNAMURCHAN Scottish Highland Whiskey - AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY from Whiskey Brother! #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:13:04
November 04, 2020
Pops Mohamed put African music on the world map, has a secret archive worth more than gold and is still pioneering new industries at age 71! Prepare to be inspired!
S02 E15 Jon Savage's Whats Your Poison podcast: This has got to be one of my most special episodes I've ever done. Pops Mohamed is a true African icon and has seen it all (literally) and done it all (also literally). His albums are collectors items and he still has the spirit and the energy of a teenager! To watch his this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/ZVQd0nJ9L_c Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking the limited edition special HIGHLAND PARL 10 Year Old - Viking Scars #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
02:07:25
October 12, 2020
Gareth Cliff is obsessed with chemicals, history, keeping it real and how this helped to build Cliff Central
Episode 14 of Season 2 of What's Your Poison with Jon Savage. Gareth Cliff speaks about leaving 5FM and the days starting up Cliff Central blah blah yadda yadda - whats most interesting is his obsession with learning history and his home chemical lab that he's created to study the universe!  To watch his this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/kp06EU4R1Uo Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking the limited edition special single Cask 11 year old GlenDronach! Yum. #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:10:60
October 06, 2020
Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse talks about his million pound deal with Virgin, the incredible Peter Gallo, how Harari changed culture and Burn Out!
Episode 13 of Season 2 of What's Your Poison with Jon Savage. Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse is one of Africa's greatest living legends and is one of my all time hero's. What an honour to be able to steal an hour of his time to find out all about his incredible life! To watch his this interview on YouTube click here: https://youtu.be/AqddFPpZVKw Proudly brought to you by Whiskey Brother (go check their online store) and tonight we are drinking the limited Japanese Whiskey, Santori Whisky, "Toki" which means "Time" in Japanese! Yum! #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
01:06:27
September 29, 2020
Twakkie from The Most Amazing Show talks about their new Amazing comeback!
29 August 2020, The Most Amazing Show returns to the interwebs!  Tickets available at Quicket! One half of the memorable team come on to the podcast to chat about what to expect. Does it make sense? Of course not. Check out the YouTube video version of this interview here :  https://youtu.be/lsaU_liqZxs #whatsyourpoisonpodcast
39:34
August 26, 2020
Brandon Auret on growing a marijuana industry, calling Matt Damon a p$#s, why Die Antwoord suck at acting and auditioning for Chappie!
This is a wicked episode of Whats Your Poison! You're so lucky to have not heard it yet. Brandon Auret is an actor's actor, and one of the most successful South African actors of all time! On this episode he opens up about everything - i think we get on because neither of us have any filters :)  To watch his Chappie audition tape, scroll to the end of the video episode on YouTube : https://youtu.be/k3YLFcDX-1A Enjoy! #whatsyourpoisonpodcast 
01:14:47
August 20, 2020
Amanda Black proved everyone wrong, brought Xhosa culture to rock stardom and loves Brenda Fassie
Whats Your Poison with Jon Savage S02E10 Superstar Amanda Black joins me on this weeks episode. She eats chocolate and talks about her break up with Ambitiouz Records, bringing her traditional Xhosa culture to her style and the impact that Brenda Fassie has had on her! Love it! You can watch this episode on our Youtube link https://youtu.be/_NnWTpmyOII
01:00:45
August 05, 2020
Tresor had to cross a river of crocodiles to get to SA, was mentored by Hugh Masekela and is changing how the world sees refugees.
Tresor is one of the finest human beings that you'll ever meet, not to mention one of the best musicians! I love chatting to him and finding out how he sees the world and how he thinks about things!  Now you can! Right here on Whats Your Poison :) Check out the YouTube video here : https://youtu.be/decRhVoV0Ww #tresor #whatsyourpoisonpodcast #jonsavage
56:54
July 29, 2020
Kurt Darren on Fokofpolisiekar, Soweto Gospel Choir, Brenda Fassie, Guns n Roses, Johnny Clegg and everyone else you can think of!
Kurt Darren has a new album out called The African Songbook and it's so fresh and unexpected, it's awesome.  If you want to hear someone whose passion for music knows no boundaries, and meet a superstar that will continue to surprise you, then listen to this incredible interview. Check out the video on YouTube :  We are drinking A Wee Beauty. And as always, this amazing episode comes in partnership with Whisky Brother. Order yours now as a nice surprise for when lockdown ends! 
57:46
July 22, 2020
Arno Carstens, paints with guns, nude girls survivor, random fact nerd, conspiracy theory lover and makes a hell of a tree!
If you ever dreamed of shooting the breeze with Arno Carstens then this is the show for you.  We had such a fun chat and went all over the map from why he makes his art expensive, the madness of the nude girls and a whole lot of crazy facts you never knew - you won't believe the random crap that Arno knows.    Hope you LOVE this episode as much as i do! Check out the YouTube version here : https://youtu.be/m3dcfH_Hfzk This podcast is in proud partnership with https://www.whiskybrother.com/ - genuinely the best place to order awesome whiskies online in SA! 
01:17:01
July 13, 2020
My mom, Marcelle Savage, starting a fashion empire, marrying an adventurer and surviving lockdown without one....
I thought I'd interviewed some big stars in my time, but this one is the biggest! My mom! I've always wanted to interview my mom and i finally did it. Thanks Mom for agreeing!  For you the YOUTUBE version of this podcast, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXQ_Lz2HdCc This episode is proudly brought to you by Whisky Bros! Order yourself a nice rare whisky now and enjoy the podcast with us! Whats Your Poison?  
55:11
July 09, 2020
Kwesta on not wanting to be number 1, life before Catherine Grenfell and honesty in hip hop
I was nervous to interview Kwesta because of the amount of respect I have for this guy! But he really is exactly what it says on the box; just a true artist. We chat about the honesty in his music, about knowing when not to be the smartest guy in the room, about rap battles and about meeting Catherine Grenfell and the impact meeting her had on his career! If you don't love Kwesta already, you will after this interview. And if you want to watch the episode on YouTube go just click here : https://youtu.be/70RZthWVOok This episode is proudly sponsored by : https://www.whiskybrother.com/
01:22:54
June 29, 2020
Schalk Bezuidenhout on "stumbling" into stardom, dogsitters, jerseys and vomit.
Im still reeling from this hysterical and humbling chat. If you've ever wondered who the real Schalk Bezuidenhout is, you'll be happily surprised to find out that he is exactly who you think he is. A truly legendary talent joins Jon Savage on this week's episode of Whats Your Poison.  Check out the YouTube of this chat by clicking here. : https://youtu.be/lnfipGYQg8Y This episode is proudly sponsored by Whisky Brother
01:05:35
June 22, 2020
Ard Matthews, enigmatic rock star, a good laugh and the truth about who REALLY found Rodriguez.
I LOVED this chat! We went everywhere with this one, from finding Sugarman to the madness behind the music, how he felt after the national anthem apocolypse and a side to Just Jinger you never knew was even there! If you want brutal honesty from your favourite rock star, it's all here in this episode of Whats Your Poison? To watch on YouTube Episode click here... This episode is proudly brought to you by Whisky Bros - get your premium whisky delivered all over South Africa right now!.
01:22:22
June 16, 2020
Kagiso Lediga, The man who's taken Africa to the world; creator of Queen Sono, friend of Hugh Masekela, beautiful genius.
Kagiso tells it all, from how Hugh Masekela came up with the Bantu Hour, to his terrible review of Queen Sono in the New York Times.  You can watch this episode on YouTube here... https://youtu.be/Z9ND1yy8Nv4
01:41:02
June 09, 2020
Nik Rabinowitz, edgy comedian, deep thinker and rescuer of this show!
What can i say? I got lucky. One of the greatest comedians of all time ever drops in for a impromptu start to the season, Nik Rabinowitz Also if you want to watch the mayhem (as well as the preceding half an hour of me, not at my best, check it out here on Youtube. Season 2 of What's Your Poison is proudly brought to you by WhiskyBrother.com - next day delivery on the best whiskies!
01:13:05
June 05, 2020
Yoav; guitar pop star guru genius freak who is really big in Russia.
Yoav popped in for a very informal chat in between manic touring!  This is part of a live radio show on The Eye Radio so we've had to remove the music bits avoid copyright infringements. If you want to listen to the full shows with the music, go to www.theeye.tv
44:35
June 04, 2020
Chloe Clarke, remarkable artist, true global trotter, and a beautiful raw nerve.
I didn't mean to make Chloe cry but it did happen on this podcast. She's still the best. The music has been removed for licensing reasons but if youd like to hear the full show, go to www.theeeye.tv.
41:08
June 03, 2020
Parlotones, SA's most iconic rock band
The Parlotones are probably the biggest band ever to have come out of the Southern tip of the African continent. Hear them spill some beans all over themselves. This show was part of a live airing on The Eye Radio and to avoid music rights violations we've unfortunately had to remove all the music. But go to www.theeye.tv to check out the whole show :)
41:37
June 02, 2020
Simon Dingle, tech genius, author, forward thinker, inventor and genuinely beautiful human.
It's hard to figure out how to interview someone who is both a hero and a buddy. Simon Dingle is an incredible specimen who rides technological advancements like Kelly Slater.  This interview comes from a live broadcast from The Eye Radio, which means that unfortunately all the cool music has been removed to avoid rights issues.
50:05
June 01, 2020
Kid Fonque; DJ, Producer, Record Label, Radio Host and downright legend
Kid Fonque is a beautiful anomaly! Based in Johannesburg, South Africa,  the man is prolific and always a true and quite private. Well, until we get a few drinks in him. This show was recorded live on The Eye Radio and so unfortunately, due to rights issues, we've had to remove all the music. Go to www.theeye.tv if youd like to hear the full show
41:05
May 25, 2020
Emile Kalekuzi, IBF Youth Super Welterweight Champion
Emile is a rising star in boxing and is based in Cape Town, South Africa. If you want to know what hard work and dedication sounds like, then listen to this. Comes from a live airing on The Eye Radio so unfortunately for rights reasons, we've removed the music. For the full episode go to www.theeye.tv.
39:43
May 20, 2020