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The Almost Perfect Podcast

67 EpisodesProduced by Bob PerfectWebsite

This is a podcast that believes you can learn from experience, but that experience doesn’t have to be your own. Conversations with creative South Africans hosted by Bob Perfect.Winner of the 2019 Durban Creative Award for Best Radio Show/Podcast.

67 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Episode 64 - Martin Evans

May 22nd, 2020


Martin Evans is a comedian who has grown tired of the grind of the stand-up circuit so he's bought a boat and is looking to sail away the second he gets the chance. Martin is one of the funniest comedians in South …

Episode 63 - Annie Brookstone

May 8th, 2020


Annie Brookstone is a former magazine boss type and current freelance writer and editor who has recently moved from Cape Town to Berlin. Annie pretty much has the dream career as she’s lucked out into watching porn, …

Episode 62 - Schalk Bezuidenhout

May 1st, 2020


Schalk Bezuidenhout is an actor and comedian who has been ridiculously prolific in the decade or so he's been in the game. He's got multiple specials …

Almost Live #1 - Neil Green

April 28th, 2020


We're pivoting to video, baby!

Well, kinda. You'll still be getting a full-length episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast on the podcast app of your …

Episode 61 - Push Push

April 20th, 2020


Push Push aka Nicci St Bruce is a musician and one of my favourite human beings on planet earth. Although sometimes I wonder if she even is human and from this planet at all. Nicci is a phenom and someone who has lived …

Episode 60 - Jumping Back Slash

April 10th, 2020


Jumping Back Slash is a rather prolific producer and sound engineer who calls Knysna, South Africa home after originally being from a small town in …

BONUS: Bylwansta - Roots Up TV

April 6th, 2020


To provide the masses with local entertainment during these trying times, we teamed up with Roots Up to bring you this live-streamed interview with Bylwansta ahead of the video drop for his bedroom performance of …

BONUS: Man's Never Been in South Africa When it's Lockdown, ey?

March 27th, 2020


Feel it, it is here. 

South Africa is officially in lockdown and things feel weird as fuck. This isn't an episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast so much as a diary entry about how I'm feeling and what I'm thinking on …

Episode 59 - Judd Campbell

March 20th, 2020


Judd Campbell is a restaurateur who has been feeding Durbanites for the better part of a decade. While many of you will know Judd from his plethora of coffee shops and restaurants, I doubt you know the story of how Judd …

Episode 58 - Robin Thirdfloor & Rhea Blek

March 13th, 2020


Robin Thirdfloor and Rhea Blek are two of Durban's most original musicians. Back in the day, that would have been a problem but these days Durbanites …

Episode 57 - Kate Pinchuck and Ryan Harduth

February 27th, 2020


It's a two for one special on this episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast. 

Kate Pinchuck is a comedian, actor, writer, and teacher, and Ryan Harduth calls himself a "comedy uncle" but really he's one of the people …

Episode 56 - Birthday Q&A

February 20th, 2020


"And he looks at her and he says 'We're going to a party
It's a birthday party, it's your birthday party
Happy birthday, darling
We love you very, very, very, very, very, very, very much'"

Episode 55 - P-Kuttah

February 12th, 2020


P-Kuttah aka Verdine Peterson is a DJ, producer, and events coordinator based in Jozi but who got his start in music in Durban.  This turntablist extraordinaire is a former SA DJ Champion and SAHHA winner who has been a …

Episode 54 - Cath Jenkin

January 30th, 2020


Cath Jenkin is a freelance writer (and chameleon of sorts) who I used to troll on forums back in the day. I know, shocking. Who would have ever …

Episode 53 - Ebenhaezer Dibakwane

January 22nd, 2020


Ebenhaezer Dibakwane is a comedian and actor who has been on the rise for a minute now but it's been a hell of a journey to get to where he is today. Ebenhaezer grew up religious but found his life falling apart when he …

Episode 52 - Mojak Lehoko

January 15th, 2020


Mojak Lehoko is a comedian, writer, actor, TV presenter, podcaster, and musician. Mojak started out his entertainment career in the rap game before transferring those skills to comedy stages around the country. For my …

Episode 51 - Eric Jansen

January 8th, 2020


Eric Jansen is a lekker ou. That, and an actor and comedian. You've probably seen Eric on your TV screens as part of Trevor Noah's Nationwild on Showmax and as an Afrikaans soapy star on 7de Laan and Binnelanders. Only …

Episode 50 - Muzi

December 19th, 2019


Muzi is a musician who was successful long before you (or I) knew who he was. The DJ, producer, singer, and recent father is starting to blow up in …

Episode 49 - Loyiso Madinga

December 11th, 2019


Loyiso Madinga is a comedian, actor, writer, and MC who I'm pretty certain you're familiar with. Loyiso is one of four South Africans to have a half-hour special with Netflix as part of their Comedians of the World …

Episode 48 - Nipho Hurd

November 27th, 2019


Nipho Hurd is a musician and entrepreneur. If you're a part of the Durban music scene, you've no doubt seen and heard Nipho, either on stage or in the crowd supporting other artists. Nipho puts herself and other artists …

Episode 47 - ByLwansta Returns

November 13th, 2019


ByLwansta has had a rollercoaster of a year which is why the rapper/designer/art director is the first returning guest on The Almost Perfect Podcast. …

Episode 46 - Russel Hlongwane

October 30th, 2019


Russel Hlongwane is a cultural producer and creative industry consultant who has been quite busy behind, and occasionally in front of, the curtains …

Episode 45 - Tasmin Naidoo

October 17th, 2019


Tasmin Naidoo is an illustrator and comic book creator. She's the creator of Avocat and his Gaucrocket and The Rusty Bolt - two very different titles …

Episode 44 - Matthew Rightford/Albany Lore

October 9th, 2019


Matthew Rightford is a musician who creates music under the monicker of Albany Lore. Matthew's music is so smooth and groovy and just hits the right spot for me so he's been on my list for a while. He's recently …

Episode 43 - Sam Turpin

October 2nd, 2019


Sam Turpin is a musician who mostly makes hip-hop music, but not the hip-hop music you’re used to. Sam makes music out of left field that’s inspired by the greats but doesn’t copy them. In this episode, we get into what …

Episode 42 - Jarcque Henning

September 5th, 2019


Jarcque Henning is the owner of a gaming store in Pretoria called HQ Gaming that specialises in Magic: The Gathering. Regular listeners of the …

Episode 41 - The End of the World (As we know it)

August 21st, 2019


It's another solo episode. This time I go over the Heat City Comedy Festival and my one-man show The End of the World. Putting both together at the …

Episode 40 - Sanele Cele

August 14th, 2019


Sanele Cele is a fashion designer and entrepreneur who has always gone against the grain. His unique hustle has lead to him building a unique career where, along with creating his own highly sought-after label that all …

Episode 39 - Camilla Pontiggia

August 8th, 2019


Camilla Pontiggia is a multi-media artist who mostly wears the hat of filmmaker these days. Camilla recently took the plunge from the safety of …

Episode 38 - Charl Blignaut

July 24th, 2019


Charl Blignaut is one of the most important people in South African arts and culture but he'll tell you he's just doing his job. Charl is a prolific …

Episode 37 - Q&A

July 10th, 2019


You've probably been wondering what's happening with the podcast. Don't worry, there are still plenty of cool interviews lined up for you but for now …

Episode 36 - Ross Charles

June 19th, 2019


Ross Charles is a musician who recently made the top 16 of The Voice SA. Ross definitely deserves it as he has a phenomenal voice and has been …

Episode 35 - Mx Blouse

June 13th, 2019


Mx Blouse is a musician who took the long road to get there. They started out as a political journalist and then got into fashion journalism, before …

Episode 34 - Keenan Cerff

June 6th, 2019


Keenan Cerff is a comedian who is on the pursuit of happiness, whether it's providing it for others or just doing the one thing that makes him happy- stand up comedy. That pursuit seems to be working out well for Keenan …

Episode 33 - Leah Jazz

May 30th, 2019


Leah Jazz is a comedian, writer, and radio presenter on 5FM. Leah has tried her hand at a few different careers in her 24 years on this planet but seems to have finally found her purpose with comedy and radio. Her path …

Episode 32 - Luke Molver

May 22nd, 2019


Luke Molver is an illustrator, writer, and comic book creator. He's independently created his own universes and pushed his own titles for years, but …

Episode 31 - Jon Shaban

May 15th, 2019


Jon Shaban is a musician who plays both as a solo act and in the band The Shabs. He also has an events company called Sit the Folk Down that …

Episode 30 - Samkelo Gambushe

May 8th, 2019


Samkelo Gambushe aka The Sports Mjita is a sports presenter on Gagasi FM. Samkelo has a passion for radio is one of the most driven and hard working people I've had the pleasure of working with, and it's paying off for …

Episode 29 - Jess Sole

May 1st, 2019


Jess Sole is an actor and musician who is annoyingly talented, but thankfully she's self-deprecating and self-aware enough to make sure you don't …

Episode 28 - Anna Travers

April 24th, 2019


Anna Travers aka Tigertitz is a tattoo artist who is currently plying her trade at Trade Mark Tattoo. Anna started her journey as a tattoo artist as an apprentice when she was just 18 but took a detour to study for a …

Episode 27 - Matt Olivier

April 21st, 2019


Matt Olivier, along with his brother Luke, owns The Winston Pub, a legendary Durban music venue that has stood the test of time. Matt and his brother took over "The Pub", as it's affectionately called, 6-and-a-half …

Episode 26 - Binwe Adebayo

April 10th, 2019


Binwe Adebayo is a writer, strategist, and academic who is currently using cyber-ethnography to do her masters degree on Black Twitter. Yeah, I had no idea what cyber-ethnography was either, but you'll find out just …

Episode 25 - Cam Lofstrand

April 3rd, 2019


Cam Lofstrand is a musician and illustrator/graphic designer who you’ve probably seen on a stage near you in one of his many, many bands over the years. Cam’s played as either the guitarist or drummer for Black Math, …

Episode 24 - Troy Tesla

March 27th, 2019


Troy Tesla is a stand up comedian with an incredible amount of hustle. In the few years that he's been in the comedy game, he's carved out his own path by repeatedly knocking on doors until someone lets him in. I admire …

Episode 23 - Caelin Roodt

March 20th, 2019


Caelin Roodt is a photographer who has recently become a Visual Arts student in her 30s, on top of being a single mom and having a 9-5. Caelin is someone I’ve respected and admired for a long time, both for her hustle …

Episode 22 - Kwanda Radebe ft Thami Dlamini

March 13th, 2019


Kwanda Radebe is a comedian who never wants to have a job. Thankfully for him, he's one of the rising stars of the Durban comedy scene so it just …

Episode 21 - Dillan Oliphant

March 6th, 2019


Dillan Oliphant is by far one of the funniest comedians in South Africa. His level of wit his hard to match and he has a knack for really putting you in his world with his stories. And yup, I said stories. If you …

Episode 20 - Colleen Balchin

February 27th, 2019


Colleen Balchin aka Rosie Parade aka Coco is a promoter, DJ, actor, and mama to honeys in Jozi and around the country. Colleen and her partner Ri …

Episode 19 - Nas Hoosen

February 21st, 2019


Nas Hoosen is a cartoonist, writer, and lover of most things nerd culture. I've always enjoyed reading his many opinions online, so it was a real …

Episode 18 - Leigh Vermaak

February 13th, 2019


Leigh Vermaak is one of the smartest and most world-worn people I know. She’s lived a life that’s taken her all around the world and back to Durban, where she now works as a wardrobe and prop stylist. It took her quite …

Episode 17 - Aewon Wolf

February 6th, 2019


I've got a feeling that you probably think you know who Aewon Wolf is. The rapper has been on our TV screens and radio airwaves for years and has …

Episode 16 - Simmi Areff

January 30th, 2019


Simmi Areff is a comedian, podcaster, and maverick. The dude is living that Frank Sinatra life and doing things his way, and he's finding success …

Episode 15 - Sabelo Mkhabela

January 23rd, 2019


Sabelo Mkhabela is one of my favourite music journalists in South Africa. His knowledge and insight into hip-hop, and the way he breaks it all down, makes him a valuable asset to the Okay Africa team. He's clearly very …

Episode 14 - Lex LaFoy

January 16th, 2019


Lex LaFoy might be one of the deepest thinkers we've had on the podcast so far. This rapper, activist, graduate, mother, poet, and all around dope person has just so much of herself to share. She's an eternal student …

Episode 13 - Mitch Harper

January 9th, 2019



Mitch Harper is straight up one of the most interesting people I know. He’s a multifaceted dude who has had a big impact behind the scenes in …

Episode 12 - ByLwansta

November 28th, 2018


ByLwansta is straight up one of my favourite artists in the country. This rapper, producer, designer, video editor, and now promoter is a kindred …

Episode 11 - Jamie de Bruine

November 21st, 2018


Jamie de Bruin is a model and sports presenter on DYR 105.1. Ok, that's underselling her by quite a large amount. Jamie is Miss Junior South Africa 2016, Miss Africa South 2017, and Miss Africa Tourism World 2017- and …

Episode 10 - Jaedon Daniel

November 14th, 2018


Get to know one of the most exciting musicians to be making music in Durban at the moment in today's podcast. Jaedon Daniel is a phenomenal young …

Episode 9 - Richelieu Beaunoir and Yaaseen Barnes

November 7th, 2018


You’re getting a 2-for-1 special with today’s episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast. I sat down with comedians Richelieu Beaunoir and Yaaseen Barnes …

Episode 8 - Louis de Villiers

October 31st, 2018


Today’s episode is with the artist formerly known as Skullboy, Louis de Villiers. Louis is an artist and graphic designer born in Richard’s Bay, bred …

Episode 7 - Lindy Johnson

October 24th, 2018


I'm going to assume you've at least heard of Lindy Johnson if you haven't yet seen her face on a billboard near you. Lindy is a rising comedy star who is currently on your TV screens (if you have Showmax) thanks to …

Episode 6 - Altaaf Sayed

October 17th, 2018


In today's episode, we learn that it's not what you say but how you say it with Altaaf Sayed.

Altaaf is a comedian, strategy consultant, and promoter …

Episode 5 - Thor Rixon

October 10th, 2018


Thor Rixon is one of South Africa's musical treasures. He's an ever-evolving and truly unique character who creates impressive art that often …

Episode 4 - Fuego Heat

October 3rd, 2018


That's right, today I sit down with the man, the myth, the legend, Fuego Heat.

If you're a Durban musician, you no doubt know Fuego Heat aka Ryan van Rooyen aka Right Hand Ryan (for those who have been around for a …

Episode 3 - Neil Green

September 26th, 2018


Neil Green is a comedian, radio host, and podcaster- so we have a lot in common. We actually co-host the Live from The Winston podcast together and have been good friends for a long time, so this isn't your standard …

Episode 2 - Bob Perfect

September 19th, 2018


Yeah, you read right. This week's guest is me. I rookied out and didn't get a guest in time for this week's episode, so I improvised and asked my adoring public/a few friends on Facebook to ask me questions to answer on …

Episode 1 - Carvin Goldstone

September 11th, 2018


In the first episode of The Almost Perfect Podcast I get to know Durban's comedy godfather, Carvin Goldstone. We dig into the early days of his …

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