8 episodes

Songwriter and attorney Matthew van der Want speaks to interesting people.

TalkWard with Matthew van der Want Matthew van der Want

    • Society & Culture

Songwriter and attorney Matthew van der Want speaks to interesting people.

    TalkWard with Matthew vd Want - episode 8: Gail Schimmel

    TalkWard with Matthew vd Want - episode 8: Gail Schimmel

    Gail Schimmel is the CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board in South Africa and also a prolific author and respected colleague and friend. We had a very good talk, some weeks before the ARB's court victory in the Supreme Court of Appeal this past week. Her father, Fred Schimmel was a very talented artist. 

    • 1 hr 46 min
    TalkWard with Matthew van der Want: Episode 7 - Gus Silber

    TalkWard with Matthew van der Want: Episode 7 - Gus Silber

    On this bumper end of year episode of TalkWard with Matthew van der Want, I talk to journalist, writer, screenwriter, author and media expert, Gus Silber. We discuss media, social media, the army, Kris Kristofferson, satire, his experiences with the law, and many other things. It was lovely to  meet and have a conversation with Gus, who is as friendly, sensible, intelligent, witty and wise as he appears to his enormous social media followers.

    The show contains excerpts of the track "Psychotropic" off my album "play my way" (2001) and my song "Comeback" off the Koppies ep (2021)

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Talk Ward with Matthew van der Want - Episode 6: Stephanie Simpson (Engineer)

    Talk Ward with Matthew van der Want - Episode 6: Stephanie Simpson (Engineer)

    Back with a talk with an exceptional, civil, civil engineer. My talk with Stephanie Simpson. 

    • 30 min
    TalkWard with Matthew van der Want Episode 5 - Asanda Buza

    TalkWard with Matthew van der Want Episode 5 - Asanda Buza

    Back already with a new episode, featuring my conversation with personal trainer, hiking partner and friend, Asanda Buza, who grew up in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, moved to Jhb, waitered and waited around for a while, then pursued his goal of helping people to look and feel better, while practicing what he preaches. We discussed fitness, motivation, the law, boundaries (I learned that he trains a female Judge, but won’t say who). We discussed music too: Nas, Snoop Dog and Ye’s album “Donda”. Then we moved onto how it was to be a trainer during lockdown, zoom training and why “come to your home” trainers are not our type, unless you’re Asanda, in which case you will always be welcome.

    • 46 min
    Talk Ward with Matthew van der Want Episode 4: Alan Finlay

    Talk Ward with Matthew van der Want Episode 4: Alan Finlay

    Welcome back! Finally, some Finlay. In this episode, I catch up with my long-term friend, poet, academic, journalist and media analyst, Alan Finlay, who has recently released a new anthology of poetry. Respect!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Talk Ward with Matthew van der Want Episode 3: Martin Evans

    Talk Ward with Matthew van der Want Episode 3: Martin Evans

    In episode 3: I stop just short of begging you to subscribe (to what is now a defunct link) and not just listen via the website, I talk about being single for the first time in ages, and I give an update on Jackson the rescue dog who mostly seems to have forgotten his traumatic past and is becoming a gentle, lovely dog. With sleep apnoea.

    Then I talk to award winning comedian, actor and voice artist Martin Evans, who is currently taking a break from stand-up to work out how best to express himself and his quite serious thoughts about the delusional stupidity he encountered in his formative years in the documentary he is making. I was so glad to meet him at last after what has been a long and genuine (possibly one sided) social media bromance. We had a really enjoyable and entertaining talk, which I hope you enjoy.

    • 56 min

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