Popular podcasts are a dime a dozen these days – if fact that it can be quite tough to pinpoint the next one to cue up on your mobile for those moments when you want something interesting your ear as you go about your day-to-day life.
As such, we thought we’d share a list of our favourite ZA-flavoured podcasts to serve as inspiration next time you want to tap into something thought-provoking and engaging on the fly. Here goes!
POPULAR PODCASTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT & WHY YOU SHOULD CUE IT RIGHT NOW
The Sound Africa platform is dedicated to non-fiction documentary content that is created by a group of talented journalists who saw the need for content that tells the stories of the people of the world’s second most populous continent in a creative, compelling way. These once-off doccies go beyond the ‘poor Africa’ scope to bring you in-depth narratives told with lots of skill and compassion.
Third Culture Africans
Sure, this is a little biased. But Stella McCartney famously said that if you don’t make the clothes you want to wear, what are you doing? The same goes for podcasts – if you aren’t making the things you want to listen to, what is the point?
The Third Culture Africans podcast is a listening space for dreamers, doers and thinkers who want to hear stories from the brave souls who have already put themselves out there to create something new. Here you can benefit from exposure to diverse African success stories that capture those real moments of inspiration that drives the need to succeed and move beyond our comfort zones.
The Money Show
If you want to know what’s up in the world of African finance, this is a show you have to bookmark. The Money Show comes out at a frequency of once per day, so it’s always up to date. This award-winning show wraps up the day’s business news and presents insights into prevailing market forces and trends by a range of blue chip company CEOs, entrepreneurs and experts as interviewed by Bruce Whitfield.
The African Folktales podcast comes at you from Nigeria, where the makers explore myths and stories from across the content, tracing back its geographic origins, sharing more about the tribe from which it originated and describing the characters that are introduced in it. There is a lot to be learned about African philosophy in these stories, and the tales themselves are fantastically entertaining.
The Afracanah podcast is the brainchild of two vibrant young women of colour who grew up abroad, but moved back to the continent to settle in Kenya as adults. Their unique perspective on current events, Africa’s tech space, development tropes, boss ladies, dating, and of course, Beyoncé, could not be more pertinent at this time.
There are an amazing variety of popular podcasts available to listeners these days. The 5 mentioned in this article have a unique perspective that make it a great option for local entrepreneurs who want to get a feel for the zeitgeist of the people of the African continent. Find your favourite and let us know what it is!