Life is a Beach Podcast with Geniene Preston

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Interesting interviews, fascinating stories, that’s what makes podcasts interesting. And as a seasoned interviewer living in South Africa but having visited over 80 countries and meeting many people on that journey, I have the perfect platform to get the best out of them.

I have been publishing magazines since 2000 and on radio since 1998.

Debates, interviews and just stories, this channel has them all. Enjoy each one for what they are designed to be. Entertaining, heartfelt, inspiring and sometimes hard to hear.

Enjoy my podcast journey with me.


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Golf is not only for professionals

Jeff Hawkes, the 1991 European Masters Champion, has now gone global with his knowledge of golf and his ability to teach his favourite subject! He and his partner, Jaco Snyman, took their favourite pastime and hobby into the realms of an app that connects amateur golfers in many different ways.

Find the app on Google Play store or the App Store for apple.

AM Golf World

Delivering nostalgia to South Africans around the world

Audrey McMillan, CEO of SAPRO International, talks to me about the company's success built on delivering nostalgia to South African's worldwide. South African shops across the globe, order their food, drinks and iconic items into the countries in which they currently reside.

Her knowledge of multiple customs requirements and new products within the local markets, is legendary.

SAPRO International SA Commuter Radio

The Anglo Boer War - Western Magaliesburg Region

Hobby historians, Robert Forsythe and Andre Wederpohl, traced the soldiers journey and battles from the West of Johannesburg close to the Cradle of Humankind, through to Paul Krugers' Farm in Boekenhoutfontein, where Robert purchased the farm and created Kedar Lodge.

I caught up with them at Misty Hills, Conference Hotel and Spa, and had a live history lesson, which we carried through many of the activities in the area. Including Bill Harrops Balloons where we flew over the battlefields, and at the Bothongo Rhino and Lion Park in the Wonder Caves where the Italians worked during the war.

Misty Hills Conference and Spa / Kedar Lodge SA Commuter Radio

Bill Harrop - Man of many balloons

Bill Harrop has been on the South African tourism landscape for many years and is an iconic representation of a family business built on a solid foundation with great vision. I took the opportunity of interviewing Bill in one of his balloons, high up in the Magaliesburg sky during our 36 hours in the Cradle. I was fortunate to be able to include his wife, Mary, during breakfast.

I did manage to edit the propane gas blasts into the balloon to keep us in flight!
Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safari's SA Commuter Radio

This Ability - Simon Manda turns disability into an ability!

This Ability, a newspaper published by Simon Manda, carries content relevant to integrating the disabled with the outside world, otherwise known as the "non-disabled"..

His vision has helped those who did not have a voice and where they needed to be accepted, he stepped in and made it possible. Currently he is involved with News24 in assisting him and creating opportunities for his journalism students in creating great content.

Here with me, Geniene Preston, he has shared his journey and where he plans to take this concept.
This Ability News

Cousin Approved - Barry Hilton goes digital!

Barry Hilton, our cousin, has been entertaining us for years on South African stages and abroad. He is a South African icon like boerewors and braai, like melktert and koeksisters. Here he talks to Geniene Preston about how he has kept up with the times by re-inventing himself with online product reviews while going back on stage.
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My African Conquest - Julia Albu

Julia Albu is one of the most incredible octogenarian's you will ever hope to meet. She is full of life, and smiles and I had the privilege of interviewing her a while after her return from her epic journey across Africa and then onto England to see the Queen (who incidentally didn't have the time to see this fabulous person who had just driven in a 20 year old Toyota Conquest across Africa to see her!).
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Celebrate Southern Africa with Dawn Denton

What makes Southern Africans unique? Is it how we see the world? Is it the norms and values instilled in us by our parents in Africa? Is it the African ‘village’ that raised us? Is it the solid foundations our DNA give us, in a unique existence on the southern tip of the continent?

An outsider would say that Southern Africans see bright colour in everything, are proud of their culture, have rhythm in their blood, and are soulful. Most importantly we are united by our extraordinary history, our wonderful humour, warm memories and the marvels of Africa.

Dawn Denton and Geniene Preston discuss the opportunities South Africans have in the UK to make a difference in their own, unique way.
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