Category: Podcast

When supernature knocks at your front door

WITH A RUMBLE and a splash, a bit of babelas and some office politics, episode six of Martyn Le Roux’s serialised podcast tale, Die Soutwaterheks, (The Salt Water Witch), sees Frans (Francois Coertze) being taken care of by his assistant Belinda (Annette Havenga) and while her physical appearance […]

Do you believe in love after life?

THE CLASSIC THING that any self-respecting ordinary guy will do after witnessing something astonishing is to take it to his buddies in the bar, for a detailed post-mortem over a drink. This is exactly what happens in episode four of Martyn Le Roux’s serialised tale Die Soutwaterheks, (The […]

Riders on the Storm

THE BIBLICAL ENORMITY of oceanic mischief and what the sea, in a fury, can do to you, is something that has long been the energy that pushes forward creative pens. It’s ineffable and so big that it is beyond our egotistic ability to contain or tame it. Picking […]

How long does a hamster last?

EPISODE 19 OF the podcast series The End of the Line takes the premises of the project and reaches into an even more complex situation than a quizzical ‘why don’t you want to have babies?’ posed by a stranger to a pretty young woman. Naomi, played by Jennifer […]

Babies and The Struggle

WHEN YOU LIVE in an overtly political context, wherever in the world you are, the issue of having babies is coloured by The Struggle. Why? Is it because it’s another sensibility to march on your side? Another voice to sing to your tune? Perhaps. This is the focus […]

The equipment of being a mom

FROM THE FIRST extrapolation of ‘Gorgeous!’ in the mouth of Celeste, the whole of the American Midwest is evoked, with all its texture and brashness, enthusiasm and disappointment, history and perspectives. Played by Kim Tatum, episode 17 of The End of the Line takes the complexity of sexuality […]

Who’s your Marmee?

WHAT IS IT with the broad public – strangers on the bus – when they encounter something out of their experiences and need to poke at it? Maxine, in episode 15 of The End of the Line, a series of British fictional monologues on podcast, ponders this issue, […]

Just me and some smashed lasagna

THE DEEP VALUE of The End of the Line, a series of fictional monologues on podcast, focused on women’s decisions to have — or not to have — children, comes to its fulsome self with this, its 14th episode. Here, you are privileged to hear Dame Harriet Walter […]