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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!

Good Things Guy JacPod

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

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 other side of COVID-19 - interview with South African survivor

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

    Dr Burger - 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 front-line saved his life and how he's coping after recovering from COVID-19.
    Listen to the incredible interview here:

    • 22 min
    Getting to know Mr Gay World South Africa, Charl-Jaquairdo

    Getting to know Mr Gay World South Africa, Charl-Jaquairdo

    Charl-Jaquairdo van Helsdingen joins Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque to chat about his Mr Gay World South Africa title. The Mr Gay World South Africa competition strives to be a platform to mentor and groom gay leaders who will advance gay human rights, both locally and throughout the world. The 29-year-old muscle model has still been doing good things for the community while in lockdown. He also opens up about his cancer scare. Catch up with the show here:

    • 15 min
    Lessons from Gumtree: It’s time to clean out your house… & make some money!

    Lessons from Gumtree: It’s time to clean out your house… & make some money!

    This week on the Good Things Guy on JacPod we’re discussing business during lockdown. We need to unpack how people and business is evolving during this time & what lessons South Africans can learn from this evolution of the way we work. There is also going to be a future after the COVID-19 lockdown which I think we all need to be focusing on. Claire Cobbledick, the GM of Gumtree, joins Brent to chat about this and some interesting marketplace trends as well.

    • 26 min
    South African humour in the times of COVID-19

    South African humour in the times of COVID-19

    Kim Nicola Stephens is fast becoming our favourite author during South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown… and she's just served up another gem!
    Kim 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 now she weighs 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 these quarantine stories might be the funniest things you will read.
    Kim joins Brent Lindeque on this week’s JacPod podcast.

    • 15 min
    Cars.co.za co-founder on business during COVID-19

    Cars.co.za co-founder on business during COVID-19

    Ross McIlroy - co-founder of cars.co.za - is incredibly proud to have reached over 200 000 subscribers for the Cars.co.za brand on its YouTube channel. Following this remarkable achievement, the team has initiated a fantastic incentive for lockdown. Cars.co.za has dropped its first-ever dedicated car series on the platform so that all South Africans can watch for free, and best of all the channel is enabling monetisation so that all money made from YouTube – from now until the end of the year will go into a worthwhile cause. Ross has joined Brent Lindeque on the Good Things Guy Jacpod to discuss the new show and all the other good things they are up too.

    • 22 min
    How one of SA's top tertiary colleges switched to online in just a few days

    How one of SA's top tertiary colleges switched to online in just a few days

    Since the pre-lockdown closure of its four physical campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban, SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has now migrated all teaching and learning to its well-established online platform.
    Although SACAP never experienced any actual cases of COVID-19 on its campuses, the decision was taken to suspend face-to-face classes, work-integrated learning, practicums and internships in the interests of joining the country’s efforts to flatten the curve.
    Lance Katz - CEO of SACAP joins Brent Lindeque on the Good Things Guy JacPod this week to chat about how the College has evolved to continue educating students, even through the lockdown!

    • 12 min

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A breath of fresh air

Brent changes the collective conversation by focusing on the power of positivity. A refreshing breath of fresh air amongst the sea of negative news. One of my favorite podcasts!

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