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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!

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!
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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!






Tables are turned: Brent is interviewed by fellow podcaster Kev Sanders

JacPod — What happens when two hosts get inside the same studio to chat about podcasting, South Africa and all the good things in-between? They realise that perspective, kindness and communication can change the world! Yup… the future of podcasting is that it is the perfect medium to talk, listen and make a positive difference! Listen as Brent Lindeque gets interviewed (and interviews) Kev Sanders, a fellow South African do-gooder and content creator!


Lyle Houldsworth: his miraculous story of survival

JacPod — On 23 November 2018, an armed gang opened fire on Lyle Houldsworth, a construction manager paying employees after a project. Lyle was rushed to hospital where doctors treated him for heavy wounds in his throat. The prognosis was unknown, doctors hoped that he would survive but knew that he would face a long road to recovery, and may never speak again. It was one of the toughest interviews I have ever done... and only because I was holding back the tears, but both Lyle and his wife...


Why Brent got a tattoo for Organ Donation (& why it matters)

JacPod — Life is the best gift you can give. It’s why TELL (Transplant Education for Living Legacies) helps educate South Africans about organ and tissue donation. TELL was created with heart, for hearts (and other organs). One of the founders, Fawn Rogers, joins Brent Lindeque in studio to discuss her first hand experience, having received a life-saving lung transplant. This not only gave her a second chance at life, but it places her in the unique position to make a difference in the...


Their son died but they are sharing his story to make a difference

JacPod — The Children’s Hospital Trust has just launched a campaign aiming to raise R150-million over the next two years for projects and programmes to help heal the children of The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The campaign launched with a tragic true story about the Weber family who lost their 2-year-old son Conner who drowned in a bucket filled with water stored outside the house during the drought in Cape Town. Chantel Cooper - the Head of Fundraising and Communications at...


Riaan Manser: Crossing the oceans unassisted again!

JacPod — In this day & age of the 21st century one would think that all credible world first explorations have been done... but they haven’t. Over the past decade, Riaan Manser has re-written the definition of tenacity & become the epitome of courage & determination. Riaan rose to prominence on becoming the first person to cycle around the perimeter of Africa and had gone on to the wildest expositions from circumnavigating Madagascar to kayaking from Africa to New York. He joins Brent in...


Pride Factor, Millennials and Influence!

JacPod — Pride Factor is a life skills academy dedicated to improving the quality of young people’s lives by inspiring, guiding and mentoring them to challenge their assumptions, broaden their aspirations and develop entrepreneurial thinking. Dene Botha, the MD and founder of Pride Factor, joins Brent Lindeque on the Good Things Guy to chat about the incredible initiative and everything else he is currently up to. Pride Factor website


Riding 8800km to raise awareness for SA’s young autistic adults

JacPod — The countdown has begun for South Africa’s self-styled “CrazyBikeGuy”, Grant Cameron-Smith, as he prepares to embark on the journey of a lifetime. A tough three month, 8,800km solitary trek on a specially configured mountain bike from London to Istanbul for a worthy cause: the future of autistic young adults. The CrazyBikeGuy joins the Good Things Guy to chat about this arduous journey.


STROOP - a documentary every single person needs to know about

JacPod — Two women left their jobs, sold their homes, moved in with their parents and worked for four years to make a film about Rhino Poaching… and the documentary keeps winning incredible international accolades! Bonné de Bod and director Susan Scott risked their lives, placing themselves in incredible danger to document the war on rhino poaching. They planned to tell a story so brutal and heartbreaking, all to spread one message… That rhino poaching must stop. Their documentary film...


Tiny the Mighty

JacPod — There are no words that have been invented to explain what it’s like to lose a child. The nightmarish heartache of it. The unexplainable trepidation that follows. The child may be gone, but the years the child were meant to live remain behind, solid in the mind like an aging ghost. There are no words. Natalie Beveridge is a mother who recently lost her child “Tiny the Mighty”, but a mother who has also put all her focus and energy into honouring her son by inspiring hope. She joins...


From a wheelchair to the top of Everest… an inspirational South African story

JacPod — Robby Kojetin is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary story. In 2006 Robby broke both ankles in a climbing accident, permanently damaging both ankles and putting him in a wheelchair for the longest year of his life. With crippling debt, severe depression and constant pain, Robby spiraled into an abyss of despair and hopelessness, with literally nothing left. Nothing, but the power to decide, and a dream. This is a story about losing everything and what it takes to rebuild a life...


Miss Teen Social Entrepreneur SA

JacPod — 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. Official website


Seeing South Africa through the eyes of a tourist

JacPod — 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. Amelia's blog


What to do after Black Friday... #GivingTuesday

JacPod — #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...


South Africa’s top five-a-side soccer team

JacPod — 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...


Why opening a business in SA could be the best thing for YOU!

JacPod — 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.


Karen Landi: Keeping hope alive, even in times of tragedy

JacPod — 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...


Helping each other: why giving in South Africa is so important

JacPod — 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...


Young South Africans making the biggest difference

JacPod — 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.


Catching up with Rich Mulholland

JacPod — 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...


How to recycle glass… and make a business for yourself!

JacPod — 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! Website