I am a storyteller and I love getting inspiring people to share their stories with me. I focus on the positive and encourage my guests to share their journeys with me.
Episode 224 | Anne Biccard | Holding My Breath Further Exploits of an ER Doctor
In this episode, I chat with Anne about her second book, we find out what she has been up to since we last spoke and why she decided to write a second book.
Holding My Breath is a candid, heart-breaking and very funny memoir of life in one of Johannesburg’s busiest emergency rooms. Biccard’s warmth and humanity shine through the often harrowing tale, creating an unputdownable, uplifting and inspiring book.
The first customer today reports that the previous night, his right nipple had moved away from its usual location. He noticed its absence when he looked in the mirror and found it in his armpit.
‘Wow,’ I say with a slight frown. I have never heard of a migrating nipple before. ‘Let’s have a look.’ I slide the door shut and motion to him to pull his T-shirt off.
‘Oh, it has moved back now,’ he says.
Dr Anne Biccard is a medical doctor who lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied psychology and then medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. She lives with her partner on a small farm where they provide a home to rescued greyhounds (and some other creatures)
Episode 223 | Mbali Mtshali | Snakes In The City
In this episode, I chat with Mbali about her journey and joining the Snakes In The City Crew.
Mbali's first exposure to working with reptiles was while volunteering at a non-profit organisation. She later cut her teeth handling snakes while assisting at a reptile park. She has since learned to handle venomous snakes. Mbali also conducts tours at the facility. She is full of energy and is a dedicated bodybuilder and a vegetarian.
Episode 222 | Capital Legacy | Trusts And Worldwide Wills
In this episode, I chat with Alex about the various forms of trusts available, and we look at worldwide wills.
Episode 221 | Norman McFarlane | Across the Border Surviving the Secret War in Angola
In this episode, I chat with Norman about his book, we dive deeply into not just the war but the psychological trauma suffered by so many in the Apartheid days.
Norman was just out of high school when he was conscripted for national service and sent to Angola. Like so many other ordinary troops, he was thrown into the horror, deprivation and banality of war. He recounts his loss of innocence in Angola, the subsequent ‘camps’ and his journey toward confronting his post-traumatic stress disorder. Told with disarming honesty and humour, he gives voice to a generation of white South African men forced into a grisly, life-defining experience.
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Episode 220 | Dan Moyane | I Dont’t Want To Die Unknown
In this episode, I chat with Dan about his book and his journey so far.
Dan Moyane was ten years old when he lay on his back on a patch of grass at his parents’ home in White City Jabavu, Soweto, looking at the moon and thinking, ‘I don’t want to die unknown.’ The year was 1969, and Neil Armstrong and his team had recently achieved immortality by completing the first moon landing.
It was the knowledge that the astronauts would be remembered as long as the world turned that made Dan realise that he, too, would like to be remembered by people outside of his immediate community, just as he would like to find out more about what lay beyond his horizon.
Dan’s insatiable curiosity and love of learning have ensured that his name has, indeed, become known throughout South Africa. This is the story of how he achieved his goal – from his days as a student at the apex of South Africa’s political turmoil to his years in exile in Mozambique and his first job in media, and the trajectory of a career that would see him become one of South Africa’s most highly regarded and influential broadcasters. It is a career that led Dan to interview prominent leaders in Mozambique and South Africa and become acquainted with the likes of Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel and saw him cover the country’s birth into democracy and help shape South Africans’ understanding of the changing world around them.
I Don’t Want to Die Unknown delves into these experiences, giving a glimpse into the inquisitiveness and desire to know more, do more and be more that has driven Dan Moyane. It offers a rare insight into the man behind the microphone – his ambitions, trials, and motivations.
Part memoir, part legacy, this book bears testimony to the fact that far from dying unknown, Dan is one of South Africa’s most important, high-profile media players, and his story provides the framework for his next significant question: How best to use his public profile to benefit his countrymen.
Episode 219 | Alex Simeonides | Estate Administration What Are The Real Costs
In this episode, I chat with Alex about Estate Administration and the costs associated with winding up a deceased estate.
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