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The Good Things Guy Jacpod has been under the ‘featured’ section on Apple Podcasts for over a year; during this time, his show has ranked regularly in the top 10 podcasts in South Africa and peaked at number three across all genres countrywide and number one in the Society and Culture category.


Johannesburg, South Africa (03 November 2020) – 2020 may have been the year that the world locked down but it was also a big year for the JacPod podcast series and especially Good Things Guy… with a growing weekly audience that has seen the channel climbing to number 3 in South Africa on Apple Podcasts.

“There are millions of amazing shows around the globe. Humbled and honoured to stand side by side with some of the biggest names in the world. Thank you to everyone who listens & supports the show. It makes my heart incredibly happy to know that the work I do, matters.” – Brent Lindeque

We decided to take a look at 5 of the Good Things Guy shows that you were listening too during lockdown!

Number 5

Candice Mama met the Apartheid Assassin that brutally took her fathers life, but instead of hatred, she only felt love and shared the experience in an open letter to SA, encouraging forgiveness.

Since then she’s become a Forgiveness Advocate and named Vogue Magazine’s one of 33 Most Inspiring Women alongside Michelle Obama, Nicole Kidman and Malala, to name a few.

She joins Brent Lindeque to speak about that moment she faced Eugene de Kock and how forgiveness has opened up so many doors for her!

Number 4

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 me (Brent Lindeque) in the 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 a unique position to make a difference in the transplant community. Fawn’s experience allows her to identify various barriers to organ transplantation and it is TELL’s mission to solve as many of these obstacles as possible.

Listen to the full show here:

Number 3

The other side of COVID-19 – interview with a South African survivor!

A Profmed member – a South African with a PhD in mining – was on the last flight out of Sierra Leone prior to the lockdown border shutdown.

He didn’t have any symptoms but decided to go get tested anyway, just to be safe.

This is the story of what he went through, how one incredible nurse working on the frontline saved his life and how he is coping after recovering from COVID-19.

Listen to the incredible interview here:

Number 2

After months of lockdown and four months since Graeme Codrington joined Brent Lindeque on his Jacpod Podcast; the futurist is back to chat about South Africa’s anger and where it stems from.

Codrington, a South African author, futurist and strategy consultant, has been very vocal about the Corona Virus and what that means for South Africa. Some of his thoughts have been very serious, talking about the elderly, the people with underlying illnesses and the poor.

But he has also added a different perspective and ultimately… hope.

Graeme joins the Good Things Guy Jacpod again but this time to chat about the state of the country after four months of lockdown and why South Africans are so angry.

Number 1

Kim Nicola Stephens is fast becoming our favourite author during South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown… because we need laughter more now than anything!

She has given us the top 10 middle-class quarantine categories, a hilarious depiction of how confusing level 4 actually is, the beauty truths of the burbs during the lockdown, the runners versus smokers debacle and she weighed in (hilariously) about how everyone in South Africa has suddenly become an expert on nearly everything.

South Africans have a way of getting through the toughest times, usually with a side dish of humour, and her writing is on point.

Kim permitted Good Things Guy to post her pieces, and this week we got to chat with the author about what her lockdown experience has really been like.

The Good Things Guy Podcasts - this is what you were listening too during lockdown!
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Jacaranda FM has indicated that its JacPod series is seeing significant download numbers, with Brent Lindeque’s Good Things Guy podcast consistently being the number one most listened to channel for the past several months.

“The past two years at Jacaranda have truly been incredible, and I’m so overwhelmed with the amount of continued support Good Things Guy podcast has received. To be among great company like my fellow Jacpod creators Elana Afrika and Martin Bester, who also receive huge downloads on their content, is a great blessing,” says Lindeque.

Lindeque’s channel has been under the ‘featured’ section on Apple Podcasts for over a year; during this time, his show has ranked regularly in the top 10 podcasts in South Africa and peaked at number three across all genres countrywide and number one in the Society and Culture category.

Good Things Guy on Jacaranda’s JacPod series is popular with both sexes, showing a 55% female and 45% male split. The radio station reports that his listeners are primarily South African; however, he also has keen followers in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Kenya and Ghana.

If you would like to catch up with some South African inspiration (or want to subscribe or leave a review)… just click this link, it will take you directly to the Good Things Guy JacPod.

Sources: Jacpod | Good Things Guy | Graeme Codrington 
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Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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