PAGECAST

Released every Monday at 7 am, Pagecast Season 1 offers you insider interviews with recently published authors and their latest books. We look into the process of writing these books, explore the narratives within and provide you with the story behind the story.
Weekly English South Africa Books · Society & Culture
117 Episodes
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Stress Less by Noa Belling

What if you could feel more in control of your stress levels? Stress, anxiety and depression have become a sign of our times. We continue to face global crises like climate change and war or threats of war in parts of the world that affect us all through our shared…
19 Feb 37 min

Love At First Flight by Jo Watson

After four months of only speaking over the intercom, when air traffic controller Pippa Edwards finally meets pilot Andrew Boyce-Jones face-to-face, they discover they've got much more in common than simply working at the same airport. In fact... they both need a date. Tired of every relationship ending before it's…
12 Feb 41 min

Innards by Magogodi oaMphela Makhene

Thank you for joining us on this episode of Pagecast, a podcast series presented by Jonathan Ball Publishers. In this episode, we're joined by Sewela Langeni, the owner of Book Circle Capital, a bookstore specialising in African Literature. She sits down with Magogodi oaMphela Makhene, the author of the novel…
29 Jan 26 min

Holiday Roundup with Hanlie Theron from Bargain Books

Welcome to the Pagecast Festive Special! Join us in this episode as Hanlie Theron from Bargain Books shares her top picks for holiday reading and recommendations for your reading list. Tune in for a delightful conversation and a joyous holiday period!
8 Jan 10 min

Holiday Roundup with Exclusive Books Sandton

Welcome to the Pagecast Festive Special! Join us in this episode as we drop by the Exclusive Books Sandton staff to discover their top picks for holiday reading and recommendations for your reading list. Tune in for a delightful conversation and a joyous December!
18 Dec 2023 16 min

Holiday Roundup with Sewela Langeni, owner of Book Circle Capital

Welcome to the Pagecast Festive Special! Join us in this episode as co-producer of Pagecast Maryam Adams chats with Sewela Langeni about her holiday reading! Sewela is the owner of Book Circle Capital, an independent bookshop focusing on African literature based at 27 Boxes in Melville, Johannesburg. Tune in for…
11 Dec 2023 7 min

Holiday Roundup with Exclusive Books Cavendish

Welcome to the Pagecast Festive Special! Join us in this episode as we drop by the Exclusive Books Cavendish staff to discover their top picks for holiday reading and recommendations for your reading list. Tune in for a delightful conversation and a joyous December!
4 Dec 2023 21 min

Emperor of Rome by Mary Beard

In the latest episode of Pagecast, Batya Bricker, General Manager of Books and Brand at Exclusive Books, engages in a fascinating conversation with the world-renowned classicist, Professor Mary Beard, about her new book, "Emperor of Rome." This book offers a unique take on the lives of Roman emperors, challenging traditional…
27 Nov 2023 22 min

Bullet in the Heart by Beverley Roos-Muller

In today's episode of Pagecast, join legendary broadcaster Jenny Crwys-Williams as she interviews Beverley Roos-Muller, the author who vividly brings to life the experiences of the Muller brothers during the Boer War. ‘. . . it is nine months this evening since I last saw the light in my own…
20 Nov 2023 36 min

Pigcasso - The Pig Saved a Sanctuary by Joanne Lefson

Thanks for tuning Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers. In today's episode Joanne Lefson and Brandon de Kock chat about Pigcasso - The Painting Pig That Saved a Sanctuary. When Joanne Lefson took on a piglet at her animal shelter, the young sow proceeded to eat everything in…
13 Nov 2023 27 min

The Race To Be Myself by Caster Semenya

Athlete. Icon. Activist. In this episode of Pagecast, Sias du Plessis, a media and communications consultant, chats with the phenomenal Caster Semenya. Aged eighteen, Semenya shot to fame on the global sporting stage for her blistering speed. But shrouding her monumental win were fierce rumours about her physical body rather…
30 Oct 2023 42 min

The First Woman, by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

At once epic and deeply personal, the second novel from prize-winning author Jennifer Makumbi is an intoxicating mix of Ugandan folklore and modern feminism that will linger in the memory long after the final page. As Kirabo enters her teens, questions begin to gnaw at her - questions that the…
23 Oct 2023 38 min

Avenues by Train by Farai Mudzingwa

When seven-year-old Jedza witnesses a tragic incident involving a train and the death of his close boyhood friend in his hometown Miner’s Drift, he is convinced that his life is haunted. Now in his mid-20s, Jedza is a down-and-out electrician, moving to Harare in the hopes that he will escape…
16 Oct 2023 44 min

Breaking the Bombers by Mark Shaw

At the very dawn of the country’s brave new democracy, Cape Town was at war. Pagad, which started as a community protest action against crime, had mutated into a sinister vigilante group wreaking death and destruction across the city. Between 1996 and 2001, there were more than 400 bombs –…
9 Oct 2023 44 min

Moving to the UK by Sam Beckbessinger

Thinking of moving to the UK but don’t know where to start? Overwhelmed by the information coming at you after a Google search? Baffled by visa requirements? Worried about how your kids and your beloved pet iguana would handle it? Fear not! Written by a seasoned mover who's been there,…
2 Oct 2023 43 min

'Coloured' by Tessa Dooms and Lynsey Ebony Chutel

Thanks for listening to this episode of Pagecast, brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers. Today's book- Coloured by Tessa Dooms and Lynsey Chutel has been selected at News24's book of the month. Coloured as an ethnicity and racial demographic is intertwined in the creation of the South Africa we…
25 Sep 2023 35 min

Onkant! ’n Rugbyliefdesverhaal by Hendrik Hancke

Rugby is een van my passies, een van my liefdes. – Gcobani Bobo, oud-Springbok Het jy al ooit gewonder hoe dit moet voel om vir die Springbokke gekies te word of hoe 50 000 ekstatiese ondersteuners op die pawiljoen klink? Met die Rugbywêreldbeker om die draai, het Hendrik Hancke die…
18 Sep 2023 27 min

The making of Children of Sugarcane by Joanne Joseph - Audiobook

In this installment of Pagecast, we explore the behind-the-scenes process of creating Jonathan Ball Publishers' inaugural audiobook, "Children of Sugarcane" by Joanne Joseph. Bringing this compelling narrative to life is the talented South African actress and storyteller, Roshina Ratnam, who serves as the narrator. In our discussion, Joanne and Roshina…
11 Sep 2023 35 min
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