As we prepare to say goodbye to 2020, a truly brutal year in so many ways, Brent Lindeque – our Good Things Guy – put out a call on social media for South Africans to send one good thing that happened to them this year.
Johannesburg, South Africa (29 December 2020) – 2020 has been filled with so much trauma. We have lost loved ones, businesses, incomes, health, faith in our leaders and every ounce of what we used to call normal.
COVID-19 – caused by a virus with unprecedented deadliness and voracious contagion – brought the world to a standstill. As we struggle to process the pandemic’s rising death toll and reel from its economic impact, we can’t move or gather together freely. Our normalcy is gone. Coronavirus anxiety is everywhere. The future is uncertain, and the outlook feels bad.
It’s been tough, I know! But I also know that there have been many moments this year that have stood out above the rest and need to be celebrated.
So I put a call out on social media for you to send one good thing that happened to you this year and good grief, I have been left completely hopeful and inspired.
All the feels… have a listen here:
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.