Your podcast regularly features guests. How do you select your guests for the episodes?

At the start of it all I got one of my close female friends, Mandisa. She was my first guest. The selection process was more [focused on] who’s influential on social media, but at the start of it all it was just my friends. As time went on, I got a lot of influential people, such as entrepreneurs. I’m actually expanding the show more. I’m bringing another person [on] as a co-host. I might release that episode on [23 May].

 

Each episode has a different topic of discussion. How do you decide what topics to discuss?

These are trending topics. These are topics where I can sit down with a friend and we can just laugh over or [seriously] discuss. Sometimes we do get slander for [the] topics we discuss. I remember someone messaged me when I [discussed] feminism. They were like, “No, why are you talking about this? We want to hear the funny stuff,” and I said that these are serious issues that need to be addressed, and I’m giving people the platform to address what their views are.

 

Your podcasts are on Audiomack.com. Why did you decide to go with a podcast format and not, for example, a Youtube channel?

I’ve never been good with pre-recording stuff and looking [into] the camera. I love watching [shows like] V-Entertainment with people like Lalla Hirayama, but that’s never been me. I’ve always felt like I’ve [had a good personality for] radio. I’ve never been good in front of the camera, [unlike] my friend and one of my major inspirations, Dennis Ngango, who’s on the radio now and has his own Youtube channel.

 

What do you envision for the future of the podcast?

I got advice from many of my friends, and they told me to create a niche, a small market within Tuks and get more people to know about it. [Another friend] told me to create flyers. For the remainder of the year [we] just plan to create a buzz, then next year we just want to take a risk. In the next two to three years, if I stay in South Africa, I see myself working part-time at CliffCentral, [maybe hosting] my own show. Four to five years down the line, I want to see this show blow up. I want to make sure that it has enough buzz so people can advertise on it. [There is] maybe even the possibility of a live show.

 

Sean Muza. Photo: Lerato Mokoka

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