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Seedpod is a podcast dedicated to the South Africans shaping the country through entrepreneurship, sustainability and design. We started this project in the hope of exploring a uniquely South African perspective on the issues facing the society we live in. Designer and entrepreneur Lee Rael is doing just that by having authentic conversations with South Africa's talented creatives, innovative entrepreneurs and environmental pioneers. By unpacking their wisdom, insights and personal stories, Lee hopes to inspire and educate, and maybe even entertain. Let’s create more meaningful connections to our experiences by engaging with the people who are shaping them. We hope you enjoy the show.

Seedpod is a podcast dedicated to the South Africans shaping the country through entrepreneurship, sustainability and design. We started this project in the hope of exploring a uniquely South African perspective on the issues facing the society we live in. Designer and entrepreneur Lee Rael is doing just that by having authentic conversations with South Africa's talented creatives, innovative entrepreneurs and environmental pioneers. By unpacking their wisdom, insights and personal stories, Lee hopes to inspire and educate, and maybe even entertain. Let’s create more meaningful connections to our experiences by engaging with the people who are shaping them. We hope you enjoy the show.
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South Africa

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Seedpod is a podcast dedicated to the South Africans shaping the country through entrepreneurship, sustainability and design. We started this project in the hope of exploring a uniquely South African perspective on the issues facing the society we live in. Designer and entrepreneur Lee Rael is doing just that by having authentic conversations with South Africa's talented creatives, innovative entrepreneurs and environmental pioneers. By unpacking their wisdom, insights and personal stories, Lee hopes to inspire and educate, and maybe even entertain. Let’s create more meaningful connections to our experiences by engaging with the people who are shaping them. We hope you enjoy the show.

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@Seedpod13

Language:

English

Contact:

+27834926822


Episodes

19: Frank Solomon - Making waves

11/12/2018
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The ocean can be both a beautiful, and scary place. But imagine riding a 50-foot wave – roughly the height of a 5-story building… Today’s guest is Frank Solomon, a water-man, professional big wave surfer, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and unwitting environmentalist. We get frank with Frank about tenacity, conquering fear, being mindful, about sharing his passion for the ocean by teaching kids to surf, and how determination always triumphs.

Duration:01:14:29

18: Fred Roed - Never trust a skinny chef

11/5/2018
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Fred Roed has been through the proverbial entrepreneurial ringer. Bankrupt, and with over a million Rand in debt at age 27, we hear the story of how he balanced and reframed “failure” to now head up “Heavy Chef”, a platform that connects people through learning experiences. Heavy Chef’s objective is to inspire people to start things, and then empower them to succeed. This hugely inspiring chat reminds us that as pioneers we need to retain a healthy perspective on failure, and to cherish the...

Duration:00:58:57

17: Susan Hill - A Heart of Service

10/29/2018
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Susan Hill, recent Woman of the Year Winner, is the Director of Ikhaya le Themba, an NPO situated in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, Cape Town. Susan talks about her journey of faith, leaving middle class comfort in America behind, relocating her family to South Africa, and in so doing, literally giving it all up for the greater good of serving others. The heart of her vision is to create necessary places of comfort and safety, and to inspire collaboration with others, essentially to rebuild broken...

Duration:01:21:48

16: Warren Goodman - Live well travel wide

10/21/2018
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Today I am joined by Warren Goodman, owner and founder of Wazoogles Superfood. Wazoogles is a 100% plant-based superfood protein blend. Warren is a passionate surfer, chef, traveller and yogi. His travel experiences have grounded him and inspired him to live the nomadic lifestyle he does today. Wazoogles was born out of necessity. In his twenties, Warren suffered with a low immune system and was always getting sick. After eventually going to get tested by GPs and ENTs and when western...

Duration:01:20:51

15: Michael Cowen - Change and disruption

10/14/2018
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Michael is a podcast host and keynote speaker. He co-hosts the Think WTF podcast with Brett St. Clair. Together they try to make sense of the rapidly changing digital world. Listeners to Cliff Radio will recognise Michael from the Futurology show which he began co-hosting in 2011. Michael and I do a deep dive into some of the pressing questions around digital technology and tackle questions around reality, consciousness, and what we want as a society. What started out as a conversation...

Duration:01:06:48

14: Donna McCallum - Spread your financial wings

10/7/2018
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As South Africa’s Fairy Godmother, Donna McCallum educates people on how to relate to, manage and build wealth around the world. She helps people break down barriers and build futures filled with hope and abundance. Her path to becoming the Fairy Godmother started on a bus ride in Argentina 13 years ago but her story is more complex than that and far from linear.

Duration:01:32:35

13: Nic Heinamann - Let's talk regeneration

10/1/2018
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With the Constitutional Courts landmark ruling allowing all South Africans to cultivate and use Cannabis in the privacy of their own homes, we chatted to Nicholas Heinamann, founder of the non profit Afristar who recently produced a documentary on this subject - Cannabis “the Peoples Plant. He joins us in the seedpod to chat all things regeneration, sustainability, and the advantages of hemp use.

Duration:01:20:51

12: Gina Flash - Living your purpose courageously

9/24/2018
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MENSCH Founder Gina Flash joins us this week to share her remarkable story. Gina is a change maker in the truest sense and works to help others and empower those less fortunate for the betterment of society as a whole. MENSCH brings together Jewish people working and volunteering in social development, social entrepreneurship, education, and academia for the benefit of communities outside of their own. It was clear during our conversation how purpose-driven Gina is. Ingrained in her is the...

Duration:00:59:38

11 - Alex Hetherington: There is no Planet B

9/17/2018
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Leading environmental consultant Alex Hetherington joins us to chat about climate change, the future we face as a nation, as well the crucial role that the younger generation will have to play in helping enact sustainable change.

Duration:01:13:08

10 - Mandy Myerson: Bring the change by being it

9/10/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Mandy Myerson, founder of Human Waking. For the past few years, Mandy has undergone a spiritual and professional metamorphosis having first made her name in the art world. Her own awakening inspired her to start her new company, or as she refers to it, a revolution that encourages people to become more conscious consumers and to forge a stronger connection to the planet they inhabit. Mandy’s courage and passion inspired us throughout this thought-provoking...

Duration:01:12:09

09: Marc Rogatschnig: What makes a leader?

9/3/2018
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In this episode we are joined by Marc Rogatschnig. Marc is a a renowned consulting psychologist to leadership teams around the globe, public speaker, and author. His company, Tidal, helps individuals and organisations shift their beliefs and shape their own behaviors towards higher performances. Marc is a leader in the truest sense. From his school days and throughout his professional career, it was clear that he was ideally suited to a leadership role. From shifting the behaviors of his...

Duration:01:11:00

08: Tatum Prins: The adventure of a lifetime

8/27/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by Tatum Prins, a world-renowned endurance and adventure racing athlete. Tatum was one of, if not the top female athletes in her field, competing in some of the toughest events we have ever heard of. Her ultimate challenge however has been the journey of becoming a mother. She has since co-founded Mountain Runner, an events company that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle while enjoying the awe-inspiring scenery that South African trails have to offer....

Duration:01:08:52

07 - Justin Maxwell: The authenticity of expression

8/20/2018
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Episode 7 of Seedpod features an illuminating conversation with Justin Maxwell, founder of the Muizenberg Festival. Justin is a practicing Sangoma, a life coach, a thinker, activist, and one of the most interesting people we've had the pleasure of sitting down with. He made us think, and we know he will make you too.

Duration:01:26:32

06 - Alex Peel: A closer look at consumption

8/13/2018
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Alex Peel is the owner of the Organic Route store in Hout Bay. Her passion for healthy food is matched only be her dedication to promoting the well-being of those on the lower rungs of the food production ladder. In this frank discussion, Alex helps us unpack the nature of food production in South Africa, and why we need to look deeper in how we consume our products.

Duration:00:43:25

05 - Justin Bonello: Orchestrating an ecological symphony

8/8/2018
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In this episode, we are joined by South African filmmaker, chef and television personality Justin Bonello. Amongst other things Justin is best known for starring in his own cooking and travel show, Cooked. But there is so much more to him than that. Justin is a passionate advocate for food and its environmental impact and believes that a fundamental shift is needed in society with regards to our relationship with the food we eat. We will be exploring Justin’s history, his vision for South...

Duration:01:14:55

01 - Gavin Shaskolsky: How discomfort breeds success

8/6/2018
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In this, our very first episode of Seedpod, we chat to world-renowned personal development Leadership coach, facilitator, and business owner, Gavin Shaskolsky. Gavin's discipline and purpose has seen him not only carve out a reputation as one of, if not the, preeminent coaches in the country, but has also seen him take on incredibly strenuous physical endeavors such as desert marathons as well as several Comrades. Throughout our conversation, Gavin inspires us with his passion for learning,...

Duration:01:05:44

02 - Seraj Toefy: It's time to start investing in ideas

8/6/2018
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Seraj Toefy is the MD at Bespoke Media and has been publisher of some of the leading lifestyle brands in South Africa that include Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Sports Illustrated. His eye for content creation has seen him transition seamlessly into the digital space where he and his team now offer a full range of content creation services. Seraj also lectures Entrepreneurship at the University of Stellenbosch Business School where he inspires the budding entrepreneurs of tomorrow. We...

Duration:01:06:58

04 - Janna Kretzmar: Impact, Courage, and Community

8/6/2018
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In this episode, we sit down with Janna Kretzmar. Janna is the founder and director of the The Earth Child Project NGO. Earth Child Project works with underprivileged kids teaching them yoga, meditation, gardening and life skills. Janna is a long time mediation practitioner and is a qualified yoga instructor. We’ll be unpacking her story, why she does what she does, and what motivates her to keep inspiring a new generation of young leaders through the Earth Child Project. Enjoy!

Duration:01:10:18

03 - Caro Copeland: A career of conscious positivity

8/6/2018
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Caro Copeland joins us to share her remarkable personal, spiritual, and professional journey with us. Caro is the owner of Tocara Skin & Body Science. They distribute only 100% Natural and Organic Skin care and Lifestyle products in Southern Africa. Caro is a devoted single mother and a relentlessly positive influence on those trying to help South Africa be more environmentally-conscious. From the proverbial tea lady to pioneer, Caro’s career has been one of conscious positivity. We unpack...

Duration:01:10:40

Seedpod Teaser

8/3/2018
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Seedpod officially launches this coming Monday, 6th August! We are so excited to be able to bring you candid and inspiring conversations with the people shaping South Africa. Here is a little preview of what you can expect:

Duration:00:02:39