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We Should Be Writing

We Should Be Writing

By Wits Vuvuzela
A podcast project of the Honours in Journalism and Media Studies programme at Wits University. We Should Be Writing is the sonic manifestation of our student's creative storytelling.
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The Grind Don't Stop

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#YouHadToBeThere
In #YouHadToBeThere, episode 4 of this season of We Should Be Writing, our show hosts discuss the craziest social media trends, as well as the dire consequences that resulted from them. From the more light-hearted lockdown trends to the life-threatening Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL), our hosts Zano Kunene and Kemi Wessie take a trip down memory lane. Listen to the We Should Be Writing podcast on Anchor FM, Soundcloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. We Should Be Writing is a podcast brought to you by Wits Vuvuzela. Visit www.witsvuvuzela.com for more. Follow @WitsVuvuzela on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Show Notes: Hosts: Zanolwazi Kunene and Kemiso Wessie Producer: Tshepiso Ntombela Writers: Tshiamo Moloko and Natasha Joos Sound editor: Dumisani Mnisi Music: Coffee and Conversation from https://www.soundstripe.com/podcast-music
41:38
July 7, 2021
The Grind Don't Stop
In The Grind Don’t Stop, episode 3 of this season of the We Should Be Writing Season podcast, we discuss ‘Hustle Culture’. This ideology reinforces hard work and no play; a lifestyle of glamour and “trusting the process”, often driven and preached by world-class entrepreneurs, celebrities and influencers. Co-hosts Mhlontlo Geleba and Karabo Mashaba interview Wits University student-entrepreneur and self-acclaimed hustler, Lesego Mpumelelo “Eggboy” Nzuza, who sells eggs to students in and around the bustling streets of Johannesburg, addressing student food insecurity while paying for his tuition fees and groceries. This episode takes on a hybrid format, to inform listeners about the motivational, financial, psychological and other aspects of Hustle Culture, while supplementing and contextualising these concepts with snippets from Lesego’s interview about his own hustle. Show notes: Find out more about Lesego and support his egg selling business by following him on his Instagram page @eggboy_lesego_. Listen to the We Should Be Writing podcast on Anchor FM, Soundcloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. We Should Be Writing is a podcast brought to you by Wits Vuvuzela. Visit www.witsvuvuzela.com for more and follow @WitsVuvuzela on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Producers: Mhlontlo Geleba and Karabo Mashaba Writers: Melissa Sima, Karabo Mashaba and Amanda Khumalo Edited by: Matthew Nijland Hosts: Mhlontlo Geleba and Karabo Mashaba Music: Samples from the Envato+ YouTube channel Graphic: Amanda Khumalo and Matthew Nijland
28:02
June 30, 2021
Adulting, it does not bang!
Adulting, it does not bang! Welcome to the second episode of the second season of the #WeShouldBeWriting podcast. Our host, Gloria Motsoere asks us tough questions on how we made the transition from being a teenager to a young adult in university. We cover topics such as budgeting and losing friends when everyone is busy. Another topic that was fun to record was that of new-age dating. Join us as we have a friendly conversation with each other about our life experiences and the lessons we have learned from them and hopefully lessons you can learn from us! Show Notes Listen to the We Should Be Writing podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud or wherever you listen to podcasts. We Should Be Writing is a podcast brought to you by Wits Vuvuzela. Visit www.witsvuvuzela.com for more and follow @WitsVuvuzela on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Host: Gloria Motsoere Producers: Rebecca Kgabo & Sinenhlanhla Sibisi Writer: Sumaya Mamdoo Sound editors: Alfonso Nqunjana & Ofentse Magudulela Music: D Major Gorgus Classical Piano Loop 116 BPM by catch22loops
26:51
June 23, 2021
Social Media: The Invisible Enemy
In this podcast episode, we delve into the world of social media addiction and how it affects different aspects of our lives. We cover topics such as friendships, mental health, spirituality, finances, and relationships in an engaging chat cast. We also get insight from Fatima, a social worker and founder of the black womxns caucus, into social media addiction in the current climate and how to use it in a healthier way. Show notes Listen to the We Should Be Writing podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud or wherever you listen to podcasts. We Should Be Writing is a podcast brought to you by Wits Vuvuzela. Visit www.witsvuvuzela.com for more and follow @WitsVuvuzela on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Host: Razeen Gutta Producer: Ntando Ximba Writers: Nondumiso Lehutso and Jessica Bunyard Sound editor: Mandisa Ntuli and Keamogetswe Mosepele Music: Wataboi – Flavour downloaded from Pixabay
25:08
June 16, 2021
Season 2 Trailer
We're back with another season of We Should Be Writing. In our new season, #teamvuvu 2021 take a deep dive into popular culture through their four-part series. With episodes that deconstruct hustle culture, social media addiction, 'adulting' and even a throwback to trends that took the internet by storm.  The music used in this trailer was composed by Niall Higgins (@niallhiggins_). 
01:12
June 14, 2021
The Stories Behind The Stories
Four Wits Vuvuzela student journalists: Tshepo. Vetiwe, Palesa and Catia, recount their personal experiences of working under lockdown. Each experience happened within the same week and each experience is completely different. Our producers were Palesa Mofokeng, Vetiwe Mamba and Catia De Castro. Our editor was Tshepo Thaela. Our theme music was composed by Niall Higgins and our graphic design was by Tshepo Thaela. This podcast is a product of the Honours in Journalism and Media Studies programme at Wits University in Johannesburg.
15:49
September 25, 2020
Pandemic Induced Fatigue
Join Anna Moross, Thobekile Moyo, Leah Wilson and Zainab Patel as they take you through their journey as a student journalist during the Covid-19 pandemic. They share their lockdown stories and battles with mental and physical health. Anna talks about the struggles of remote learning. Thobekile talks about the feeling of entrapment during the lockdown. Then Leah shares her experiences which her stress translating into physical ailments, while Zainab covers mental illness manifesting itself within the dream state.  Tune in to find out the various ways in which the Wits Journalism class of 2020 has been affected by lockdown.
17:27
September 25, 2020
Associating With Alcohol
In this episode, Wits Vuvuzela students share their experiences around alcohol, during the ban and the effects of alcohol in our society in general. Each person had a chance to tell their story around the topic and how has alcohol impacted their lives and of our society. Our producers were Dylan Bettencourt and Zikhona Klaas. Our editor was Emma O’Connor, and our host was Zinhle Belle. Our theme music was composed by Niall Higgins and our graphic design was by Tshepo Thaela. This podcast is a product of the Honours in Journalism and Media Studies programme at Wits University in Johannesburg.
12:48
September 25, 2020
Mental Health in Isolation
In the Mental Health in isolation episode of the We Should be writing podcast, we talk to Matome Mashatola, a psychologist at the Wits Counselling and Careers Development Unit, on how students can deal with feelings of anxiety and depression that have been heightened under the covid-19 pandemic. This episode was hosted by Akhona Matshoba, edited by Niall Higgins and produced by Laura-Anne Hunter and Khuleko Siwele. This podcast is a product of the Honours in Journalism and Media Studies programme at Wits University in Johannesburg.
15:57
September 25, 2020
Trailer
A four-part podcast series about living, working and studying during a global pandemic. Episodes in the series range from personal essays, creative documentary and in-depth interviews on the topic. Producers of the podcast are all current students with an interest in journalism and storytelling.  We Should Be Writing is a podcast project supported by the Honours in Journalism and Media Studies programme at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
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September 21, 2020