The Castery

© TheCasteryMedia2021 The Castery is an exciting new podcast collective from Cape Town. We have a diverse range of influential hosts that interview South Africans and tell South African stories.


2 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±29 min episode every 1 hour
Books Stories People is a podcast for people with an appetite for the story behind the story. Whether a book, a play, a movie, poem, song, a blog – or even a tweet, there’s always a back story – more to it than meets the eye. Or the ear. And that’s often where the gold lies. So that’s what I hope to bring you on BSP, the less well-trumpeted tales, the inside intel – from wordsmiths of all disciplines – known, unknown celebrity or completely unheard of. And who am I? You might well ask. Just an independent journalist from the tip of Africa with an appetite for stories that matches your own. Nancy Richards, yours in stories.

Wat Gaan Aan?

12 EPISODES |  Series, ±57 min episode total time 11 hr 30 min
Het jy al ooit jouself afgevra: Wat gaan aan?
Dalk het jy dit net in jou kop geverbaliseer. Of saggies vir jouself in die stort gefluister. Of dalk hardop van ’n baie hoë krans geskree? Of dit net bloot aan jou twee katte gestel terwyl hulle diep in jou oë kyk.

Die wêreld is mal en ek love dit. Meestal...
Everything is a choice, en mense maak besluite om betekenis en waarde aan hulle lewe te heg. Partykeer maak dit sin. Partykeer nie. Wie gee om? Right?
Join my, Wilhelm van der Walt, waar ek met die einstes praat wat probeer sin gee aan die lewe.

Theme music: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Poster design: Hanco Kamper

Business of People

8 EPISODES |  Series, ±28 min episode total time 3 hr 44 min
The conversations are casual and unscripted. We talk about life, business and hope to inspire you with insights, lessons learnt and fast track hacks from these entrepreneurs that you can implement in your own business.
The journey of starting and running your own business is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It’s not always glamorous and requires dogged determination to stay the course. Now more than ever we need to share, collaborate and learn from one another to not only survive in this economic climate, but thrive!

Huntz & Duncs

12 EPISODES |  Series, ±59 min episode total time 11 hr 59 min
When the world was tossed into a pandemic, Hunter and Duncan decided it was their civil-duty to meet up online and discuss weird things to pass the time. From those conversations, a podcast was born. The show deals with all things that the 2 find interesting, from conspiracies to real people, no topic is too broad or too boring. Both Hunter and Duncan come from extremely different backgrounds and have some fairly different views on different topics which makes it all the more fun!


4 EPISODES |  Series, ±16 min episode total time 1 hr 06 min
DanceFloor is about developing a dialogue with artists, to know what makes them do what they do and how they came about it. To bring awareness to art, dance and entrepreneurship. Creative expression is very necessary for the development and inclusion of artists within a society where dance and art are not necessarily recognised, understood or appreciated. DanceFloor aims to start a discussion about the importance and value of freedom of expression and how necessary it is for a society to thrive.

Famous For Being Human

7 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±54 min episode every 1 hour
Famous For Being Human podcast, is a spin-off of the hand-illustrated, activity book. Danine Naidoo, extends the dimensions of "being human" into gritty, awkward, inspiring, reflective and quirky conversations with humans from all walks of life and wonder.

Maak Shabba

8 EPISODES |  Series, ±33 min episode total time 4 hr 25 min
I’m a 34-year-old spontaneous, lively and proud gay man from the countryside Concordia Namaqualand with big dreams. My passion for the media stems from childhood where I could have always been seen with my mother’s wooden spoon in my eyes at that time a 'mike' in hand presenting my own ‘show’. I’m currently a radio personality at Namaqualand's largest radio station Radio NFM 98.1, trying to create as much awareness as possible around LGBTQI + issues. I live in a small town and want to be an inspiration to other men and women who want to be their authentic selves.


2 EPISODES |  Series, ±12 min episode total time 24 min
Did you know that right here with us ...there is a plant that in its DNA holds the key to the eradication of world hunger. There is a tree that can save the lives of thousands from malaria and dysentery. A root that brings emotional ease to animals in distress…even a species of grass that could be the cure for cancer.

A flower that is proven to be as effective as Prozac...

Everything we need for the improvement of the existence of mankind is living and growing all around us. I started one day on a quest to have the following question in my mind answered: IF plants are so powerful and can heal …Can they think? Are they sentient?

By using the powerful analogy of staying rooted in the Infinite Intelligence of the Universe by using the Botanical Kingdom to teach us how to escape the prison and conflict of our human minds, we can use plants as a means to return to our natural spiritual and emotional state, which is our True Self. We can then say that it is possible to find our true nature, through nature.

In other words, or more simply put, we can let plants be our teachers.

We have been to outer space! We’ve even walked on the moon. For years scientists have studied the stars and the universe looking outwards for answers to our existence. My life growing up in the bushveld and returning to the call of Africa’s wild has given me the gift of searching for answers to my existence by looking mostly at my feet… at the red dust of the veld I'm walking in, knee-high in vegetation or surrounded by the depths of the landscape of the earth around me, or if up then up into the towering branches of the beauties and marvels of the trees and plants I have grown up living in. The cosmic world is not so much above me, in the stars but under and around me.

Enjoy listening to my findings and experiences as I follow this quest!

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