First Person - Ordinary People...Extraordinary Lives

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About this podcast   English    United States

Award-winning journalist and author, Marianne Thamm, uncovers some of the extraordinary stories that lurk behind some of the most ordinary-looking South African front doors. She speaks to people in their homes, their cars, their bars – wherever they’d usually be found. Marianne asks questions, takes issue and peels back some of those ordinary layers to reveal the extraordinary lives underneath. She gets them to talk in the First Person. * First Person, a Kagiso Media initiative, is produced by Jayne Morgan.
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Oct. 12, 2016
First Person — South African police sergeant, Simphiwe "Charlie" Mgwetana, fed up with putting the same kids into the back of his police van every week, decided to use his own passion to change many of their lives. If you want to be inspired, and have your faith in humanity restored, take a listen to his story... Facebook · Our website
Sept. 15, 2016
First Person — Through a chance encounter on the street, a white Afrikaans woman discovers she has a calling that takes her deep into the heart of South Africa – and her own psyche. In the fifth edition of First Person, Marianne Thamm maps Annelie DeWet's extraordinary journey into the heart of one of South Africa’s most fundamental - and most enigmatic - traditions. Visit our website · Follow us on Twitter · Annelie's journey began 13 years ago. — PNG (1.3 MB)
Aug. 18, 2016
First Person — Karl Thornton risks everything for the obsession that he can’t shake and that, day after day, uses up precious resources and takes him away from his family. What is it that has taken over Karl’s life, causing him to neglect his wife and children? Marianne Thamm finds out... Visit our website · Follow us on Twitter · Karl and Marianne talk about his obsession. — JPG (218.4 KB)
July 20, 2016
First Person — * Adult content advisory * Faeth Lyon-Wall (not her real name) tells journalist Marianne Thamm about how, feeling frustrated and rejected in her marriage, she embarked on a new sexual adventure where pain and pleasure mixed – and all with the blessing of her husband, who simply said “play safe, and come home afterwards”. Visit our website · Follow us on Twitter
June 29, 2016
First Person — 71-year-old grandmother, Monica Cromhout, has gone from law-abiding teetotaller to an evangelist for the benefits of psychedelic – magic mushrooms. Award-winning journalist Marianne Thamm charts the extraordinary journey that has led her to the forefront of the legal drive to have South Africa’s drugs laws declared unconstitutional. First Person Website · Follow us on Twitter
June 15, 2016
First Person — First Person creators Marianne Thamm and Jayne Morgan speak to East Coast Radio's Sirshin Moodliar on Trending Tonight on this brand new wholly-South African podcast series; the state of podcasting in SA in general and who'll be featured in upcoming episodes. If you're a fan already, or just curious to know more, take a listen. First Person website
June 6, 2016
First Person — Oscar Pistorius. Everyone has a theory but what if you really knew something the police didn't? Best-selling author and journalist Marianne Thamm gets into the head of amateur detective Thomas Mollett, a man obsessed with solving two of South Africa's most famous and controversial murders - Inge Lotz and Reeva Steenkamp. What motivates him? Does anyone take him seriously? And does he really know the truth? First Person website · Like us on Facebook

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