129 episodes

A South African podcast that believes you can learn from experience, but that experience doesn’t have to be your own. Conversations with creative South Africans hosted by comedian and music journalist Bob Perfect.

Winner of the 2019 Durban Creative Award for Best Podcast.

https://almostperfect.co.za/category/podcasts/almost-perfect-podcast/

The Almost Perfect Podcast Bob Perfect

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

A South African podcast that believes you can learn from experience, but that experience doesn’t have to be your own. Conversations with creative South Africans hosted by comedian and music journalist Bob Perfect.

Winner of the 2019 Durban Creative Award for Best Podcast.

https://almostperfect.co.za/category/podcasts/almost-perfect-podcast/

    Episode 110 - ByLwansta Returns Again

    Episode 110 - ByLwansta Returns Again

    ByLwansta is a musician, designer, and label owner. You already knew that though as this is the third time the independent rapper is joining us on the podcast. Things have changed a ton since we last spoke. Moving to Joburg has had its effects both professionally and personally, and has lead to a ton of growth. 

    In this episode of the podcast, we dive deep into relationships, sensuality, and sexual frustration as creative inspiration. ByLwansta's latest single, ASMR, is on the saucier side and we hear the story behind it. We also get into the art of the rollout and why ByLwansta puts so much effort into promoting his releases. Enjoy. 

    Keep up with Bylwansta on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pleasesaythe_by/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByLwansta

    Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ByLwansta



    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/almostperfect

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Bonus: Don't Call it a Comeback

    Bonus: Don't Call it a Comeback

    I'm currently making plans to get back on stage which means this week has been dedicated to joke writing and gig organising.

    I share some of my anxieties around it as well as my ambitions. 

    I also chat a bit about Dave Chappelle's new special.

    • 22 min
    Episode 109 - Catching up with Eric Jansen, Rofhiwa Maneta, and Leah Jazz

    Episode 109 - Catching up with Eric Jansen, Rofhiwa Maneta, and Leah Jazz

    This week you're in for a treat. It's a 3-for-1 special as I made the most of my recent Jozi trip and convinced a few ex-guests to let me record our "Ah, we should totally catch up," conversations. I met up with Eric Jansen, Rofhiwa Maneta, and Leah Jazz, and had 3 vastly different conversations.

     

    Eric Jansen was originally on episode 51 which, at this point, feels like a lifetime ago. Things were looking up for Eric the last time we chatted, but, like most comedians, he found his career coming to a screeching halt when the pandemic hit. Eric shares just how tough things have been and we also discuss the awkwardness of getting back on stage now that things are steadily opening up again. Keep up with Eric on Instagram.

    Rofhiwa Maneta and I actually chatted pretty recently on episode 102 but we still had plenty to talk about when we met in person for the first time. His book about his policeman father, "A Man, A Fire, A Corpse" is finished and will be published in November. We find out what it's like to write honestly about your own blood and we discuss some of the realities of being a cop. Keep up with Rofhiwa on Twitter. 

    Leah Jazz and I go waaaaay back but we haven't chatted in a while so this was really just catching up with an old friend. Leah was last on the podcast for episode 33 when her radio career was just starting to take off. Now she's a regular part of the 5FM lineup with a boundary-pushing show that airs every weeknight at 10 pm. We chat about making the most of opportunities as you never know how long you'll have them for. Keep up with Leah on Instagram. 



    This feels like a return to the roots of this podcast as these are the first in-person interviews I've done since the pandemic hit. It's pretty weird to think that I've done more interviews for this podcast via remote recording than in person, but I'm super grateful that I've had the opportunity to keep things going. That being said, I've thoroughly missed doing these interviews in person and I'm looking forward to getting to have more face-to-face conversations. 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bonus: Grandma's Boy

    Bonus: Grandma's Boy

    My gran is finally out of rehab for her stroke so I've been living that Nick Swardson life and hanging the f**k out with her. With that in mind, it's another solo episode. 

    I had a few brandys so this one gets a little weird. 

    • 23 min
    Bonus: We've been coming to the same party for 3 years and in no way is that depressing.

    Bonus: We've been coming to the same party for 3 years and in no way is that depressing.

    Would you look at the time? It's been 3 years since the first episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast and it's been all downhill since then. 

    I was too busy selling T-shirts to lock down a guest this week so click play to hear me waffle on about what you should watch, listen to, and read.

    Enjoy. 



    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/almostperfect

    Check out the website: https://almostperfect.co.za/

    • 18 min
    Episode 108 - Samora Chapman

    Episode 108 - Samora Chapman

    Samora Chapman is a photographer, writer, and journalist. Samora will be exhibiting at the Durban Art Gallery with Cedric Nunn in an exhibition called 'Revelations' from 23 Sep - 10 Nov. Quite an achievement for a street photographer who first started exploring the streets as a graffiti artist. Samora has come a long way since his rebellious youth although he still regularly nurtures the surfer/graf kid inside.

    In this podcast, we take a look at the journey that got Samora to this point in his career. From the humble beginnings of just trying to get photos of his paintings to being exhibited in one of Durban's most prestigious galleries. Samora has constantly hustled by creating his own exhibitions and opportunities. Now, he's earned a place on hallowed walls. We reminisce over our shared experiences in the Durban creative scene. Samora was the editor at Mahala whilst I ran things at Durban Is Yours so we exchange tales from those trenches. We also hear where Samora has faced backlash and what he's learned from it. Enjoy.



    Keep up with Samora on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samora_chapman/

    Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/almostperfect

    • 1 hr 2 min

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