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Lesser Known Somebodies

Lesser Known Somebodies

Simmi Areff hosts a series of conversations with some of the most interesting South Africans and uncovers the lesser-known stories about them. 

PLEASE NOTE: Can contain adult themes and language.

Tats Nkonzo [Comedian]

27 July 2020 5:43 PM

You know when you have been out of touch with a friend and then you connect again? Well this podcast is that. I hadn't spoken to Tats in years and on this podcast we shared his insightfulness, his silliness, stories of comedic journeys, how the Corona Virus is changing how we think and his great ability to be competitive especially at squash.

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Robby Collins Returns [Comedian]

20 July 2020 12:55 PM

Simmi chats to Robby Collins about the ramifications of 'Cancel Culture' or if it, as a concept, should exist. We also speak about comedy, the lockdown and he plays his trumpet to the best of his ability. This is a really insightful and wholesome podcast.

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Conrad Koch returns [Comedian/Anthropologist]

6 July 2020 12:52 PM

Conrad joins me as a guest again but this time we talk about unlearning racist humour, Why Leon Schuster is problematic along with the people using black accents on Tik Tok and his clever show about How To End Racism.

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Stuart Goldsmith [Comedian and World Famous Podcaster]

24 June 2020 12:50 PM

The podcast has gone full circle! The person that has inspired my podcast with his podcast is our featured guest. Stuart is not only a well-established comedian but his own podcast 'The Comedian's Comedian' has had millions upon millions of downloads.

Listen to an 11-minute intro of me hyping him. This pod also features Bob Perfect as well and thanks to Yaaseen Barnes for the mic chord.


P.S. You will hear a lot of big words but 'Ouroboros' is my fav.

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Rutendo Nyamuda [An Excellent Podcaster]

10 June 2020 12:16 PM

I am going to be honest with you, I got interviewed by Rutendo for her podcast series 'The Podcast Sessions' and the interview was so great I wanted all the listeners of this podcast to hear it. She has gratefully allowed me to share this audio with you! If you are interested in podcasts and want to know more of the ins and outs of it. LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE

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Tyson Ngubeni [Comedian & Viral Sensation]

1 June 2020 9:33 AM

Today's guest is Tyson Ngubeni. Tyson is a qualified actor and an outstanding comedian. If you don't know him then where have you been? He is a viral sensation with his character Bob O'Connor who is an America news journalist. We speak about his career, Takalani Sesame, Kideo and he has some intelligent questions about the comedy industry

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Osman Osman [Producer]

22 April 2020 11:13 AM

I spoke to my close friend Osman Osman who is an amazing producer of comedy and Bollywood shows. Hear how Osman slept through Dave Chappelle, Russell Brand and Aziz Ansari shows, how he managed to become really close with comedian Riaad Moosa via Facebook - hilarious messages, why I wasn't in the movie 'Material' and why Osman is the true definition of a hustler.

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The Tiger King Edition

14 April 2020 9:48 AM

On this weeks episode Simmi speaks to his friends about the craziest documentary on Netflix: Tiger King! Listen to find out if Carol Baskin killed her husband and listen out to the sweet sultry tunes of Joe Exotic

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The Lockdown (Part 1)

30 March 2020 9:23 AM

On this episode, Simmi speaks to fans and friends of the show about their lockdown preparations and what they aim to achieve in the 21 days. hear stories about adopting a cat and naming it Corona, a newborn baby's pooh and the #LKSLockdownChallenge...where you do ONE push up a day for 21 days.

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Joey Rasdien [Comedian]

6 March 2020 2:40 PM

I spoke to comedian, actor and close friend Joey Rasdien on the latest episode of Lesser Known Somebodies. Joey is always philosophical and you can hear how his mind works in this episode. Listen to our love of cricket, his erudite concepts and we take a call from Namibian comedian Waylene Beukes about her love life.

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