Good Things Guy
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The Good Things Guy is on a mission to change what the world pays attention to. Brent Lindeque believes there's good news all around us & the 100's of stories he receives every day are his proof. Brent spends his time hunting down & reporting on the best Good News stories from South Africa, and the world. In Good Things Guy, you'll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories!
||CleanMiss Teen Social Entrepreneur SA||Miss Teen Social Entrepreneur SA is a fresh, new and exciting female youth empowerment and acceleration program for young women in high school with the goal of creating awareness around social responsibility and developing social entrepreneurship skills. Tarryn Ogle, the founder and CEO, joins The Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque to chat about the initiative.||3 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing South Africa through the eyes of a tourist||xameliax.com is an international luxury lifestyle blog and YouTube channel which has been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Blog awards and Best Vlogger in the Blogger's Lounge Awards. Amelia, the owner of xamelaix has joined the Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque to chat about her recent trip to South Africa and give us some insights to what she thinks about the place we call home.||26 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to do after Black Friday... #GivingTuesday||#GivingTuesdaySA is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesdaySA will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. Laura Parker, Executive Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, and the Global Lead for #GivingTuesdaySA joins Brent Lindeque in studio for this week’s Good Things Guy Jacpod.||19 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouth Africa’s top five-a-side soccer team||The #KlipdriftCup national finals took place recently in JHB. It's hosted by Fives Futbol, which has established itself across the country, offering world class 5-a-side facilities. The Fives format of soccer has grown rapidly in South Africa. Many people play it socially, but with the increased growth comes increased difficulty to be the best. The Orlando Pirates Fives finished top of their log after 3 group games and one of their founders and members, Conrad Botha, chats to the Good Things Guy about the new team (who may be sent overseas to play as well).||12 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy opening a business in SA could be the best thing for YOU!||There may be a feeling of despair in South Africa when it comes to politics, the economy and business but the truth is business is actually booming in our incredible country with phenomenal South Africans making waves locally and abroad. Entrepreneur Mike Sharman and 'Follow the Bounce', also known as Ben Karpinski - join the Good Things Guy to discus why opening a business in South Africa right now could be the best thing for you and the country.||5 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaren Landi: Keeping hope alive, even in times of tragedy||On Thursday 27 September, Karen Landi became a crime statistic. Apparently, 1 out of 10 hijack victims are taken and assaulted. That day her number was up. Her story is heartbreaking, tragic and somehow inspiring. She refuses to be a victim of this crime. She refuses to change the way she sees our country and our people because of 3 men who chose to viciously beat, assault and terrorise her. She believes those 3 men do not make up South Africa and she joins the Good Things Guy on Jacpod to tell us her story of survival and hope.||29 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelping each other: why giving in South Africa is so important||South Africa's facing a tough time when it comes to charity… we've almost become numb to the reality of what our country has to deal with every single day, but it is still our reality. If we want better neighbourhoods, we need to be better neighbours. Kelly McGillivray has been working hard to get Tyrone Shabalala, a future rugby legend from Fourways High, to a rugby tour in the UK that could kick off his entire career… but has realised that it’s tougher to raise money than we think. Kelly & Tyrone join the Good Things Guy to chat about the rugby tour, and the state of giving in SA!||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYoung South Africans making the biggest difference||Four Grade 6 school boys came together to collect unused sports kits for kids at underprivileged schools in South Africa. Recently they gave 13 full cricket kits to a club in Alexandra. Brothers, Somaan Khan and Aazan Khan, Ross Garrett and Michael Adamson have now set up Play It Forward Jozi, to make a difference. The friends join the Good Things Guy to chat about doing good & inspiring other young South Africans in the process.||5 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up with Rich Mulholland||Richard Mulholland kicked off his career as a rock n roll roadie, then started South Africa's largest presentation firm, Missing Link and co-founded 21Tanks, SA's first perspective lab. Richard is a highly regarded international speaker. He’s written books; spent time on various radio and TV shows and has a Youtube channel that is quickly gaining traction. We chat to him about what he's currently up to, if he thinks South Africa is in fact a good news story… and how he feels about his latest talk getting millions of views online.||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to recycle glass… and make a business for yourself!||The Glass Recycling Company is South Africa’s official organisation for promoting glass recycling. Their core objective is to keep glass alive by promoting the practice of recycling and reusing this environmentally friendly packaging. But did you know that recycling glass could also create employment for yourself? The Glass Recycling Company joins me in studio to chat about why recycing glass matters!||17 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Santa Shoebox Project||Poverty is like a punishment for a crime you didn’t commit… especially when we look at the children who suffer these circumstances. Every single child deserves to be loved, to be taken care of… & to enjoy Christmas time. And with just over 3 months to go… we need to start collecting now! The Santa Shoebox Project, is an awesome initiative that features this week on the Good Things Jacpod. Take a listen...||10 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe incredible journey of the 67 Blankets movement||In 2013, she was hosting a birthday lunch for her husband, the insurance entrepreneur Douw Steyn, and one of the guests was Zelda La Grange, former PA to Nelson Mandela. From a casual chat on that day, came the inspiration for an idea that's since turned into a global phenomenon of goodwill and positive change: 67 Blankets for Mandela Day. Carolyn Steyn, an accomplished actress, business woman and founder of 67 Blankets for Mandela Day joins Brent in studio to chat about her incredible journey.||3 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLand Expropriation & a Constitutional conversation||This week on the Good Things Guy podcast, Brent Lindeque chats to a lawyer who majors in the South African Constitution. The biggest thing Brent has learnt about the current “Land expropriation without compensation” debate is that many South Africans have NO IDEA how our Constitution works, or what our Constitution is actually about. So join him as he asks the questions that we need answers to and tries to unpack the current uncertainty in SA.||20 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpiderman is running from Pretoria to Namibia!||South Africa’s very own friendly neighbourhood Spiderman - also know as “Spinnekop” - is running 1500km from Pretoria to Namibia, setting a new world record in the process for the longest distance in a superhero costume! Spinnekop, better known as Eric Kevin Nefdt - an Estate Agent, family man, aspiring Adventurer and proud Organ Donor - caught up with the Good Things Guy just prior to setting off on this crazy adventure.||13 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Doctors' Lodge - a bush experience that gives back!||The Tshemba Foundation gives medical professionals (local and abroad) the chance to give back to the community, help those in dire need of medical attention, and find their love of the art of medicine again. Their volunteer programme at Moditlo private game reserve is one of a kind. Medical specialists stay at the five-star doctor’s refuge free of charge, while they explore Hoedspruit, and work at the Tintwalo Hospital and affiliated clinics. Barbara Mcgorian joins the Good Things Guy in studio to chat about the amazing initiative that's bringing "Greys Anatomy" to our part of the world.||6 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Para to Dakar: Joey Evans & Terence Marsh join the Good Things Guy||For Joey Evans, participating in extreme racing isn’t just a question of passion, it’s first and foremost a story of determination. The incredible South African made headlines after beating all the odds following a terrible accident and went from a paraplegic to racing the actual Dakar. And now he’s joining Terence Marsh from red lined motoring adventure on a 400 km cross country race. Both adrenaline junkies join the Good Things Guy in studio to chat about their story and their next adventure.||30 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLEGO is opening up its first store in SA: EXCLUSIVE story||The history of LEGO spans nearly 100 years… but it’s actually never had a real footprint in South Africa. Many retailers have stocked the product but now for this first time on the African continent… an official LEGO Certified Store is opening in Joburg. Brent Lindeque chats to Robert Greenstein, founder of the company behind the move, about all the good things we can look forward to.||23 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Kneads… a café created with kindness!||The Special Kneads Café in Johannesburg was started by a mother who wanted better opportunities for her special needs daughter. Kim Rundle was inspired by a doggy daycare her daughter worked at and decided to follow in its unique footsteps. The doggy daycare was set up as a way for special needs teens to find work and Kim wanted to create the same environment for adults who needed work too. Kim joined Brent Lindeque to chat about her journey of opening up the Special Kneads Café.||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfrica's Biggest Clean-Up: An inspiring green initiative||6000 people, 9 countries and over 500 events are happening around Africa to clean up our continent! Africa’s biggest clean up operation has just been launched (with most of the clean-ups taking place in South Africa!) Blake Dyason, the founder of “Act for Change Africa” joins the Good Things Guy to tell us more about the initiative and how we can get involved!||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoisoned big cats of Jugomaro Predator Park: Finding hope after tragedy||Just a little over a month ago, a predator park owner was distraught to discover four of his beloved big cats were poisoned in the early hours of a Friday morning. Justin Fernandes posted an emotional video on his personal Facebook page showing how he discovered three poisoned lions and a tiger at their Jugomaro Predator Park in Limpopo. Describing it as the worst nightmare of his life, Justin wasn’t sure how he would move forward after that night. But he has! Justin joins The Good Things Guy to chat about how the park is picking up the pieces from here.||2 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXolani Luvuno, a runner & a South African hero||Xolani Luvuno, an amputee runner who inspired millions of South Africans with his strength and determination joins Brent Lindeque to chat about his cancer treatment, his battle with drugs, and getting to the finish line at the Comrades 2018. Plus, he shares details on his next epic challenge.||25 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormer Mr SA on stripping down, the Sunflower Fund & bullying||Former Mr South Africa, John Owens joins Brent to discuss life since holding the title. He's been very busy promoting worthy causes which see him stripping down to very little in public at times! John also shares how he was bullied as a teenager at school and how this impacted his life.||18 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood Things Guy meets 'Bad News Girl' Mandy Wiener||Listen as Brent Lindeque delves into who the "real" bad guys are, how Mandy Wiener deals with intimidation when speaking to thugs, gangsters and corrupt officials and how the average South African can help fight corruption and state capture. This is us finding the good things in her new book #MinistryOfCrime.||11 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXCLUSIVE: First interview in South Africa with Baby Eden’s Mom||Baby Eden, the 13-month-old who was kidnapped a month ago, and his mom join Brent Lindeque in studio to discuss where to from here? He finds out how she's picking up the pieces and finding good things again.||6 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood Things Bulletin Report ||The Good News Guy Brent Lindeque has your quick fix on the good things happening right now! It's the Good Things Bulletin Report.||6 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is so easy to listen to, I haven’t heard a podcast this interesting in a really long time- your content is so refreshing to hear! Can’t wait to hear more 💪🏼
Love this show!
Loving the Good Things Guy... more of this please!
My Soul feels well fed!
Good news is good for the soul and these interviews and stories are so uplifting! Keep the good things coming!