Good Things Guy

JACPOD  |  Podcast , ±23 min episodes every 1 week, 1 day  | 
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!

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Rare Bears of South Africa

There are the cutest teddy bears being made locally which not create jobs but also much needed awareness for Rare Diseases South Africa. The Rare Bear Project is all about supporting their community. From providing support to families with rare diseases, to creating jobs and income generating opportunities to the women of Kya Sands. 100% of any income goes straight back into this project. Megan Hunter joins Brent Lindeque in studio to chat more about the incredible project, and what else Rare Diseases South Africa does.
Rare Diseases website

Ride the beloved country

This week we’re getting a little sporty but it’s not that different because it’s also sport with a bit of good! joberg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never explored across four provinces of South Africa. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding. The communities, the trails, the landscapes and the feast of flavours all conspire to make this a journey for the soul. Craig Wapnick, a passionate mountain biker and an ex-advertising guy joins Brent Lindeque to tell us about joberg2c and the good work they do!
Joberg2c website

SKEEF: Harsh realities of being gay in SA highlighted in new doccie

'Does God hate Gays' and 'Where are our gay South African role models' are just a few episode titles of SKEEF, a new South African documentary series that sets out to expose the realities of being LGBTI+ in South Africa. This Afrikaans documentary is a raw representation of modern Queer life – the highs, the lows, and even the high heels! The harsh backlash that dating show, 'Boer soek ‘n vrou' recently received after introducing a gay farmer, as well as the recent reports of Brunei enacting strict new Islamic laws that make gay sex punishable by stoning to death, served as poignant reminders that the fight against LGBTI discrimination and oppression is far from over, making conversations about these issues more significant than ever before - especially in South Africa. Renaldo Schwarp, a Jacaranda FM presenter, joined Brent Lindeque to chat about his new documentary.

Jason Greer dishes some inside info on The Bachelor SA

Jason Greer is an accomplished Master of Ceremonies, TV presenter, actor, voice artist and current host of 'The Bachelor SA’ - the very popular dating and relationship reality show. And being the final of the Bachelor SA this week, Jason joins Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque in studio to chat about it - and to possibly even dish some inside info...

Tables are turned: Brent is interviewed by fellow podcaster Kev Sanders

What happens when two hosts get inside the same studio to chat about podcasting, South Africa and all the good things in-between? They realise that perspective, kindness and communication can change the world! Yup… the future of podcasting is that it is the perfect medium to talk, listen and make a positive difference! Listen as Brent Lindeque gets interviewed (and interviews) Kev Sanders, a fellow South African do-gooder and content creator!

Lyle Houldsworth: his miraculous story of survival

On 23 November 2018, an armed gang opened fire on Lyle Houldsworth, a construction manager paying employees after a project. Lyle was rushed to hospital where doctors treated him for heavy wounds in his throat. The prognosis was unknown, doctors hoped that he would survive but knew that he would face a long road to recovery, and may never speak again. It was one of the toughest interviews I have ever done... and only because I was holding back the tears, but both Lyle and his wife Bronwyn joined me in studio to talk about the tragic incident; about healing and miracles.

Why Brent got a tattoo for Organ Donation (& why it matters)

Life is the best gift you can give. It’s why TELL (Transplant Education for Living Legacies) helps educate South Africans about organ and tissue donation. TELL was created with heart, for hearts (and other organs). One of the founders, Fawn Rogers, joins Brent Lindeque in studio to discuss her first hand experience, having received a life-saving lung transplant. This not only gave her a second chance at life, but it places her in the unique position to make a difference in the transplant community. Fawn’s experience allows her to identify various barriers to organ transplantation and it is TELL’s mission to solve as many of these obstacles as possible. One of the biggest problems we face in South Africa lies in the process of identifying and referring potential donors. South Africa already has a shortage of organ donors, and the lack of education around the situation is only making matters more difficult. It is also important to note that in South Africa, the donor’s family has the final say in whether or not organs are permitted to be donated. And that is why Brent got a tattoo, to TELL the world that he’s an Organ Donor (and kick off their amazing campaign where many tattoo studios are offering these free tattoos to those that want to TELL the world).
TELL's Facebook page Get me to 21

Their son died but they are sharing his story to make a difference

The Children’s Hospital Trust has just launched a campaign aiming to raise R150-million over the next two years for projects and programmes to help heal the children of The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The campaign launched with a tragic true story about the Weber family who lost their 2-year-old son Conner who drowned in a bucket filled with water stored outside the house during the drought in Cape Town. Chantel Cooper - the Head of Fundraising and Communications at the Children’s Hospital Trust - joins Brent Lindeque to chat about the campaign and the Weber story.

Riaan Manser: Crossing the oceans unassisted again!

In this day & age of the 21st century one would think that all credible world first explorations have been done... but they haven’t. Over the past decade, Riaan Manser has re-written the definition of tenacity & become the epitome of courage & determination. Riaan rose to prominence on becoming the first person to cycle around the perimeter of Africa and had gone on to the wildest expositions from circumnavigating Madagascar to kayaking from Africa to New York. He joins Brent in studio to talk about his latest adventure... the Odyssey Row!

Pride Factor, Millennials and Influence!

Pride Factor is a life skills academy dedicated to improving the quality of young people’s lives by inspiring, guiding and mentoring them to challenge their assumptions, broaden their aspirations and develop entrepreneurial thinking. Dene Botha, the MD and founder of Pride Factor, joins Brent Lindeque on the Good Things Guy to chat about the incredible initiative and everything else he is currently up to.
Pride Factor website

Riding 8800km to raise awareness for SA’s young autistic adults

The countdown has begun for South Africa’s self-styled “CrazyBikeGuy”, Grant Cameron-Smith, as he prepares to embark on the journey of a lifetime.
A tough three month, 8,800km solitary trek on a specially configured mountain bike from London to Istanbul for a worthy cause: the future of autistic young adults. The CrazyBikeGuy joins the Good Things Guy to chat about this arduous journey.

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