Podcast Special: Geek Culture (FanCon)

In celebration of Geek Pride Day, The Soapbox sent Misakithecute to find out what geek culture means straight from the source- FanCon. FanCon : Cape Town Comic Con is an annual comic convention held in Cape Town with a host entertainment for all lovers of comics and geek & pop culture : an artist alley featuring local, national and international comic artists and guests, a panel programme of talks, discussions, interviews and workshops, comic book launches, artist and author signings, artists selling comics and art prints, exhibitors and vendors selling a wide range of geeky products, retailers of comics, graphic novels, manga, action figures, novelties, and board games. We got a wide range of responses ranging from what geek culture is to what it means to those who are in its community.

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Episode 29: Sorbet Tasting at Sorbetiere

Our final episode is not a podcast, but a hint and a taste as to what is to come for The Soapbox. As we end off Season 1 with 30+ episodes, Fluffee went to go celebrate by sorbet and ice-cream tasting at Sorbetiere which does artisan sorbet and ice-cream like no other! Even the sugar cones are handmade.  Sorbetiere’s workshop is located in Woodstock, Cape Town, but also supplies to many restaurants within Cape Town and caters for events like weddings. Among the Gin and Tonic, and Mojito sorbet mentioned, Berenne also does a delicious champagne sorbet.


Episode 28: Food Reviews ft. Kavisha Pillay (Tacovolution)

Our very last episode for #FoodMonth is all about food blogging. We talk to Kavisha of Tacovolution​ about how she got into food blogging, what the deal is with paid reviews, what food she’d recommended from around the world and what’s the deal with food trucks.

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Episode 27: Cannabis and its nutritional value (4.20 Bakery)

Our latest episode is all about the nutritional value in cannabis infused food. We talk to Mia* , who runs a ‘420 bakery’,  about her products, how she runs her business and the lifestyle around cannabis use.  We discuss her individualised style of treatment for her customers, the different kinds of high a person will experience depending on the product they consume and other aspects to this alternative product.

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Episode 26: Cape Town Food Scene ft. Yang (Beijing Opera)

For March we’re talking about food! Our first episode for #FoodMonth features restaurateur and curator Yang from Beijing Opera​. We talk to Yang about her history with food, how she started Beijing Opera, Cape Town’s food scene and what other eateries she would suggest. Yang puts a refreshing light on Cape Town’s food scene, that will have you eager to challenge your taste buds and remind you about the pleasures of enjoying a meal.

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Podcast Special: Season 1 Bloopers

Ever wondered what goes on ‘off air’? Well here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes with The Audio Foxes and some of our guests over this past season…

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Episode 24: Lesiba Matsibela (Abacost)

For our latest fashion inspired podcast, we speak to Lesiba Matsibela about is fashion art, what are the differences, if any, between fashion and fine art, why do we wear the clothes we wear and the history behind Dutch Wax Prints. Lesiba first studied as a fashion designer, and is currently doing his Masters in Fine Art. He is a part of two collectives; Highjack and Abacost. He even interrogates the history behind Robyn’s jacket so don’t miss out on that!

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Episode 23: Forever Love ft. Aviv Mirkin

For February we’re looking at Fashion, specifically local fashion. For our first episode we talk to Aviv Mirkin, founder of Forever Love.  Forever Love is a South African  jewelry brand that has been around since 2012, but founder Aviv Mirkin has been creating fimo jewelry since she was 14 years old.   Aviv says that she makes her fimo jewelry for those who are young or young at heart, but her silver (with copper and brass) jewelry is really where her artistic side and her love of nature comes out.  Aviv talks to us about her wins and errors with regards to starting her own line, any advice she has for others and she shares some of her favourite customer stories.

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Episode 22: Environmental Wellness

In our final episode for Wellness Month, we talk about Environmental Wellness with the environmental NGO Greenpop. Greenpop’s main aims are urban greening, reforestation, and eco-education projects. The Audio Foxes spoke to Katherine and Zoe about what Greenpop is all about, the steps we can take towards being more environmentally conscious, how we could get involved in their organisation and about their “Got Wood?” campaign.

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Episode 21: Physical Wellness

Continuing with our Wellness theme, this week we spoke to Fareed about physical wellness. Fareed’s blog “Leave the couch” focuses on Fareed’s journey to getting fitter and healthier, hoping to inspire others to also get out there and start moving.  Fareed also does gear reviews, gives tips and advice on training and provides inspiration for your fitness journey. The Audio Foxes speak to Fareed about any advice he has for those who want to start running, but don’t know where to start. As a lover of his own couch, Fareed’s “Leave The Couch Together” is the perfect event for those who need that little bit of extra encouragement while on their fitness journey.

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Episode 20: Mental Wellness

In this episode The Audio Foxes talk to Tracy over Skype from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) about what the organisation does, how to work towards mental wellness, supporting someone with mental illness and how to recognise forms of mental illness in yourself.  As recognition, compassion and understanding about depression and anxiety is still growing in South Africa, on a public level, SADAG offer a 24/7 helpline: 0800 21 22 23 for anyone and everyone who need support.  You can also find out more information on their webiste sadag.org

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Episode 19: Financial Wellness ft. Billie-Jean Demas

Happy New Year friends! Since everyone is so broke in January we’re starting off our Wellness Month looking at Financial Wellness. We speak to Billie-Jean Demas about the #NoSpendNovember campaign she did last year; what she hoped to achieve, what she did achieve, her thoughts on being in your 20s and being financial savvy having grown up in a society that does not talk openly about money and any tips and tricks she has for us to do #NoSpendJanuary.

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Episode 18: Queers Assemble

The Audio Foxes talk to two representatives from Queers Assemble, a bimonthly party and safe space for Cape Town’s queer community. We talk about the inspiration behind the event, the structure of the event, what their aims are and what the future holds for Queers Assemble. We also talked about other events similar to Queers Assemble, but also what makes Queers Assemble unique.

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Episode 17: Transitioning with Rhain 

In the penultimate episode for 2016 The Audio Foxes speak to Rhain about transitioning; his journey towards realization that he is queer trans-feminine/ agender, trans phobia from the rest of the LGBTQI+ community and his work as an artist. We’re also joined in studio by Dylan who is “first tier gay” and together Rhain and Dylan talk about the importance of having friends and a support group who let you be yourself, gay icons and gay media.

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Episode 16: Pansexuality with Ian

In this episode we talk to Ian, who identifies as being pansexual. We discuss what it means to them to be pansexual, their personal story and how they connect their spirituality with their sexuality.   Pansexual means: not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.  Join the Audio Foxes in a conversation about one of the few misrepresented and misunderstood identifications around, although let’s be real- they’re all pretty misrepresented and misunderstood and that’s why we do this so join us!  {Please note that 1 of our mics was faulty, and we apologise for the poor audio quality}

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Podcast Special: Boylesque

Our latest podcast special features Dear James, a boylesque performer from Cape Town’s Black Orchid Burlesque troupe.  Fluffee O’Panda talks to Dear James about boylesque, in a South African context, what the difference between burlesque and boylesque is and the queer community’s connection with burlesque. Dear James, having started in 2011, is one of the few Boylesquers in Cape Town, but represents this niche form of burlesque with his own style and interpretation.  And remember boylesque, like burlesque, is not stripping, but the art of tease…

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Episode 15: Queer Activism with Tarryn And Kopano

Moving into December, The Audio Foxes move into our new theme- LGBTQI+ Month.  To start everything off we talk to Queer Activists Tarryn Naude and Kopano Maroga.  Queer: 1) An umbrella term sometimes used by LGBTQA people to refer to the entire LGBT community. 2) An alternative that some people use to “queer” the idea of the labels and categories such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, etc. Similar to the concept of genderqueer. It is important to note that the word queer is an in-group term, and a word that can be considered offensive to some people, depending on their generation, geographic location, and relationship with the word.”  (International Spectrum)

We discuss what it means to be queer, queer politics, queer spaces and many other aspects within the queer community.  {Please note that 1 of our mics was faulty, and we apologise for the poor audio quality}

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Episode 14: Man Friends Part 4 (Pags And The Postman)

One duo is joined by another duo for some duotastic podcasting. Pags And The Postman are a a professional MC duo, presenters on KFM, KFC lovers, and the bestest of friends.  The Audio Foxes chat to the guys about their current projects, their professional relationship vs their friendship, and the issues they face as South African men.  Al and Pags then play our Man Friends game where they talk about bachelor living, facial hair, fingers and manspreading. They also manage to break Fluffee O’Panda’s heart.

You can listen to Pags and the Postman every Saturday night on KFM, 9pm-12pm.  You can watch their hilarious videos on their Facebook page.

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Episode 13: Man Friends Part 3 (Black Moscow)

The Audio Foxes are joined in studio by Cape Town rock/prog/alternative band Black Moscow.  Who needs genre anyway? We chatted to them about their music, what they’ve been up to and what they have planned for 2017. We then played our new favourite Man-Friends game! You can check out the band on YouTube and Band Camp.   (Please note: one of our mics was faulty and we apologise for the bad audio quality)

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Episode 12: Man Friends Part 2

The Audio Foxes invited Man Friends Gareth and Stroebel to share the studio with us. We talk about issues facing men right now and then we play a really fun game, where we talk about friendships, starbucks coffee and pegging. A very big thank you to Stroebel and Gareth for coming in and sharing with us.  (Please note: one of our mics was faulty and we apologise for the bad audio quality)

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Episode 11: Man Friends Part 1

The Audio Foxes invited Man Friends Dane and Wise to share the studio with us. We talk about issues facing men right now and then we play a really game. There’s lots of laughing, tangents and then some really thoughtful stuff. A very big thank you to Dane and Wise for coming in and sharing their bromance with us.

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Podcast Special: What issues are South African men facing?

To introduce #MensMonth, we asked men of various races, ages and backgrounds one question: “As a South African man, what is the biggest issue you face today?” And boy, did we get some different answers.  Some answers are funny and some are serious, but overall we hope this podcast special gives you an idea about what are man-friends are thinking about.

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Episode 10: Gothic Resurrection

For our final episode of #HalloweenMonth, Robyn Hood and Fluffee speak to Ike Morkel, the ‘Godfather of Goth’, about his monthly goth party- Gothic Resurrection, what it means to identify as goth, how the Cape Town goth scene has progressed since the ’80s and how it compares to goth scenes in other countries, like Germany. Ike invites all goths to connect via the Gothic Resurrection Facebook Group and encourages everyone to come to the parties, even if they’re not a darkling, to check it out and learn more about the scene.

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Episode 9: Zombie Walk (Cape Town)

In continuation with #HalloweenMonth, The Audio Foxes chat to Dieter Wambach over Skype about Zombie Walk. Zombie Walk is an annual Halloween event in Cape Town which aims to raise donations for the Lucky Lucy Foundation.  The people of Cape Town, from all walks of life, dress in their best zombie gear and walk a set path through Cape Town. We also talk to Dieter about the Zombie Culture in Cape Town and what his favourite zombie movies are.

At the end of each walk, there is the official Zombie Walk After Party. This year it’s taking place at Madison Avenue (Mechau Street). Pre-sold tickets are R80 pp and are R100pp at the door. For more information check out their website.

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Episode 8: South African Horrorfest

The Audio Foxes chat to Paul Blom, one of the founders of South African Horrorfest– an annual horror festival featuring new, classic and rare movies, literature, live soundtrack performance, Halloween dress-up, a market and more.  We find out more about the horror genre from Paul and get a taste of what’s to come in 2016.  This year’s festival takes place from the 26 October – 4 November 2016 at the Labia Theatre and you can book tickets to the movies on Quicket.  Don’t forget to check out their Facebook and Twitter page to get the latest news and updates on the festival.

You can check out the horror literature aspect to the festival, Bloody Parchment, here.

 

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Podcast Special: What is Horror?

As someone who doesn’t enjoy horror Fluffee O’Panda went on a mission to find out what is horror and why do people enjoy the genre so much? Close friend and horror fanatic Tamlyn Nunes came in to explain what horror is and discuss the genre in a little bit of depth. She also had some of her friends explain why they enjoy horror so much.

 

 

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Episode 7: A Discussion On Paganism

Paganism: “Pagans may be trained in particular traditions or they may follow their own inspiration. Paganism is not dogmatic. Pagans pursue their own vision of the Divine as a direct and personal experience.” (Pagan Federation)

This week’s episode is a discussion on Paganism- what it is, how it differs to the other Abrahamic religions and it’s relation to Halloween. Fluffee O’Panda is joined by Gareth Johnston and Kay Davids who chat to Nathan Roets.

 

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Episode 6: The Unscene

After an exciting #LiteraryMonth, The Audio Foxes are moving toward the dark side. For October we’re looking at horror, metal, goth, and everything else associated with #HalloweenMonth. To start us off, Fluffee O’Panda chats to Zain Domo and Jess Apple from The Unscene. The Unscene is a non-profit organization, within Cape Town’s alternative community, that strives towards growing and uniting the local South African alternative music scene by organizing live music events, gatherings and other scene related activities.  Probably their most well known events is “18 Till I Die“, which is an all ages metal event, a rarity within the alternative scene.  Fluff chats to Zain and Jess about the Unscene, Cape Town’s metal scene and how they got started in the subculture. They also give us some suggestions for local bands which are listed below.

Bands Mentioned:

With Dawn

OhGod

Devilspeak

Black Moscow

Hokum

Raptorbaby

Nethercyst

Not  My Pharoah

Verona Walls

Moment of Clarity

Infanteria

Strident

 

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Podcast Special: South African Comicbooks (Open Book Fest)

Fluffee O’Panda spoke to some of the artists at Comics Fest, which is a part of The Open Book Festival. She got on the scene interviews, while the festival was buzzing and happening so the background noise might be a little prevalent in some places. The artists talk about who they are, what they do and what they think about the South African comic scene.

 

Artists Interviewed:

Alastair Brauns– Crimson

Andrew CramerThe Lil Five and Week Daze

Daniel HugoSector Comic

Gavin ThomsonTreknet and Mama Taxi

Jarred CramerKaos Produktion Studios

Kay CarmichaelSophie The Giant Slayer

Luis TolosanaFalcon Comics

Luke Molver – Nero

Maya LeMaitre- Found

Moray RhodaSector Comic

Shameema DharseThe Cat Lady

Vincent Sammy

 

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Episode 5: Hugh Upsher~ Zines

The Audio Foxes chat to Cape Town Zine creator, Hugh Upsher. Hugh creates and self publishes the zine ‘Bikini Shark’. We talk to him about creating his own zine, his previous work and projects and what he thinks of the current state of the internet.

 

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Episode 4: Books (Margot Adams and Patula Ballakistan)

In this episode we talk about books and the book industry. The Audio Foxes chat to Margot Adams and Patula Ballakistan.  Margot has been a book seller and librarian, is a writer and hosts a podcast show that focuses on YA books called “The Good, The Bad And The Book”. Patula is a professional bookseller, a writer, social media content creator and manager.
We get an inside look into what it means to be a bookseller, what good book gadgets there are and discuss what books the South African audience are reading.

 

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Episode 3: Gabi Pinto

The Audio Foxes speak to writer, producer, voice actress and theatre maker Gabi Pinto. Currently Gabi writes for 10 and 5 (a digital publishing company that covers stories on South African creatives), was a part of the team that won multiple awards for the film “Stag Knights” during the 48 hour Film Festival and is a member of the Feminist Book Club which recently guested on a panel discussion on Pap Culture.


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Episode 2: Adeiye Tjon

Our second interview features slam poet  Adeiye Tjon/MC Complex.  Adeiye ‘MC Complex’ Tjon Tam Pau is a coach and workshop master for Poetry Circle Nowhere – a collective of writing performers in the Netherlands. Adeiye has been active for years in the Dutch and international hip-hop scene. He is a highly regarded MC both within Holland and internationally and has collaborated with a number of artists.  He continues to run workshops and participate in projects that feed into education.

Adeiye will be one of the many amazing guests at the year’s Open Book Festival in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

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Episode 1: Frankie Murrey
Our first episode straddles between our Women’s Month and Literary Month themes. The Audio Foxes interviewed Frankie Murrey, the Open Book festival coordinator. The Open Book Festival is an annual literary festival in Cape Town.

 

 

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