Tings and Things

Comedy Podcasts

Tings and Things is hosted by Jonathan Mbaya and Simba Tsumba, two lifelong friends. Our Podcast transcends borders and strips away all the filters from the perfectly edited and curated lives we have become accustomed to online. As a duo, we manage to open up a platform to have real conversations that touch upon what it means to live and learn, alongside occasional guest appearances from some of the most dynamic people across industries and our Tings & Things family. We found that through our travel and adventures, our struggles as young adults were not unique to us. Tings and Things was designed to share those experiences since those were not being discussed by traditional media outlets, and alongside our back and forth banter and undeniable chemistry, we have found the perfect formula to exhibit the everyday stories of life in an everyday conversational way.

Location:

South Africa

Description:

Tings and Things is hosted by Jonathan Mbaya and Simba Tsumba, two lifelong friends. Our Podcast transcends borders and strips away all the filters from the perfectly edited and curated lives we have become accustomed to online. As a duo, we manage to open up a platform to have real conversations that touch upon what it means to live and learn, alongside occasional guest appearances from some of the most dynamic people across industries and our Tings & Things family. We found that through our travel and adventures, our struggles as young adults were not unique to us. Tings and Things was designed to share those experiences since those were not being discussed by traditional media outlets, and alongside our back and forth banter and undeniable chemistry, we have found the perfect formula to exhibit the everyday stories of life in an everyday conversational way.

Language:

English

Contact:

+251991159429


Episodes

Be Your Own Hero

2/2/2023
As avid comic book readers in our youth, one of the worst parts about growing up is understanding that superheroes aren’t real. Elon Musk could be Iron Man if he wanted, but that is a different story for another day. Ultimately there is no knight in shining armor coming to rescue you from your situation, however, the person you see in the mirror every day has the power to change it.

Duration:00:47:44

Coaches Don't Play

1/26/2023
Yo, we all have that one friend that is perpetually single and the funny thing is they always have the solution to your domestics. In this episode, we unpack some of the advice the “coaches” gave us and how that turned out.

Duration:00:40:50

What Happened to Skype?

1/19/2023
Big man tings, we blinked and Skype vanished. Literally, it happened overnight, but this is a story that we have seen one too many times before. Nokia, Yahoo, Blockbuster, and Skype to name a few. Adapt, improvise and overcome, or will you become the next casualty of war?

Duration:00:33:52

Self-Sabotage

1/12/2023
Ah, self-sabotage isn’t an easy one to navigate at all. It can manifest in some interesting ways, and to a certain extent, some of this behavior has been somewhat normalized. We have fallen victim to this at specific parts of our journey and wanted to unpack that for you today.

Duration:00:52:08

This was a good one

1/5/2023
Let's unpack what this last looked like for us. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Duration:00:13:06

Ditch Perfection

12/29/2022
The pursuit of perfection is something that is crippling us and it is truly becoming our own worst enemy. Through this episode, we unpack the pursuit of perfection, and how we should navigate these murky waters.

Duration:00:34:34

Line in the Sand

12/22/2022
When you take ownership of your life in your hands and begin to take the first step, you will see things will start improving. Every day, with each action, you’ll narrow down the gap between what you are and how you visualize your best life to be.

Duration:00:39:20

Tag Team Champions

12/15/2022
Being in a relationship can be tough, ultimately it takes two to tango to make a winning partnership. Teamwork makes the dream work, but there are so many things that you can learn/unlearn on your own to pull your weight.

Duration:01:01:34

Professor X

12/8/2022
Our minds are such powerful tools. It’s imperative that we ensure that ultimately they are being used for our attainment and success, instead of being a weapon of self-destruction. These are a couple of things we make sure to keep an eye on.

Duration:00:42:20

Drinkcember Vol. 4

12/1/2022
Drinkcember is the season to drink, eat, party, be merry, let your hair down, dance like you just don’t care…you get the gist. For so many people in our audience, they get to travel home and see some old familiar faces and it is an incredible time to reconnect and bond with our close family and friends.

Duration:00:26:54

No Regrets

11/24/2022
Our regrets can help inform our future decisions. If you have been listening to us for a while you know we have made some questionable choices from time to time. Are there things you regret?

Duration:00:39:56

New Horizons

11/17/2022
In order to take advantage of opportunities, you need to be able to recognize them. For some people, the opportunity might mean a new job or a promotion. For others, it might mean finally meeting the love of their life. And for others still, it might mean taking a chance on something completely new and unknown.

Duration:00:38:46

Dami Oniru

11/10/2022
BioBri’ana Oluwadamilola Oniru-Edwards known as Dami Oniru is a professional Nigerian recording R&B/Soul artist, songwriter, and producer born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in between Lagos Nigeria, and Atlanta Georgia. She is best known for her domestic breakout hit “Iyawo” and her sophomore single “Fallin”, after taking a two-year hiatus she released her debut project “Bri’s Lounge” in 2019. The name "Dami Oniru" was derived from a studio session where she randomly sang her name, and...

Duration:00:21:38

Closure

11/3/2022
Trigger warning ahead, this might become a sticky one. The closure is something that all of us deal, with or don’t deal with. It affects a lot of our relationships, and there is a multitude of directions that this can go. We are going to unpack it all today.

Duration:00:44:52

Everything Grows

10/27/2022
We are all on a journey AND everyone’s journey may look different. Growth isn’t a destination, more of a lifestyle! This is what growth has looked like for us.

Duration:00:41:22

Monkey's Blood

10/20/2022
If you were outside as a kid, monkey’s blood was a staple in your bathroom. It was essential for healing all the cuts and scrapes. The healing journey will look different for everyone. Healing will also mean different things to each one of us.

Duration:00:41:33

Bacon, Egg & Cheese

10/13/2022
Our regrets can help inform our future decisions. If you have been listening to us for a while you know we have made some questionable choices from time to time. Are there things you regret?

Duration:00:54:34

Self-Esteem

10/6/2022
Self-esteem is a weird one, but it is so important to have it under control. There are some things we have grappled with on this journey and we managed to pinpoint some of the behavior which we found to be damaging to our self-esteem.

Duration:00:55:06

Creating Your Reality

9/29/2022
Creating your reality is easier than you think. It is tough to overcome the situations that life throws at us, but we have to try don’t we. We are blessed to be living the life that we have manifested, and we want the same for you too

Duration:00:47:52

Ignoring the Red Flags

9/22/2022
Ah, the red flags are so interesting. We have a legendary episode on this (we will add the link to the episode down below) Why do we ignore red flags? Why do we as people overlook glaring flaws in the people that we are enamored by? Let’s get into it. Here is your “Red Flags” episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/248789/6686438

Duration:00:46:50