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#28 Jessica Judkins

31st October 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Featured | 1:16:14

Jessica Judkins is an M.Sc Bio-geochemistry Candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has worked on two notable papers the first being extremophiles and their connection with life on mars, and the second being the use of microorganisms to fight the toxins within asbestos.

While on maternity leave Jessica took some time out to discuss her findings and the implication her results have for the search for life on other planets and solutions for environmental care related to asbestos tailings. The Podcast also allowed me to get my inner nerd on and my fascination with extremophiles thanks to Dr. Paul Stamets and the Star Trek Team.


#27 Daniel Friedman – Deep Fried Man

28th August 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Featured | 1:49:23

Daniel Friedman aka Deep Fried Man is a musical comedian, writer and satirist with his own quirky, unique style of performance and presentation. Daniel has performed at many of South Africa’s biggest comedy events (Blacks Only, Bafunny Bafunny, Kings and Queens of Comedy).

Daniel has won multiple awards (Comics Choice Award, Standard Bank Ovation Award), appeared in a host of TV shows and films (Material, ZANews, Comedy Central Presents Divine) and was a permanent cast member on multiple Emmy-nominated satirical news show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola for seven seasons.

On the podcast Daniel helped me with an intro for the Thought Lab, we discussed politics, Daniel and roman Cabanac’s Verity podcast, we delved into some South African Politic, we also explored the unusual combination of being a comedian and journalist, we discussed saying no, and finally, Daniel sang me a song to close off the podcast.

#26 Gilli Apter

23rd August 2018 | Thoughts Podcast | Featured | 1:52:25

Gilli Apter is a comic, writer and director. Gilli has worked as a comedy writer since 2005, on a variety of different platforms.

Her work includes: Marc Lottering’s sitcom, Loitering in Jozi; SAFTA-winning satirical news show, ZAnews and SABC3 sitcom, Those Who Can’t and Nik Rabinowitz’s one-man show, Fortyfied.

We spoke about a host of topics ranging from an in-depth look into the comedy industry, how she got into comedy and her first shows, being 30 and older, relationships and her new female only comedy show called Thundercats.

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Huntley Smith

Huntley Smith

Huntley Smith is a director of BSG and Managing Direct of Accelerator Consulting Services which specialises in performance management and brand positioning.

Huntley is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown belt and co-Founder of Arte Suave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which has multiple clubs in South Africa and Mauritius.

In addition he is also the president of SABJJF (South African Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) which is affiliated to the Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF).

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