SA Commuter Life is a Beach Podcast with Geniene Preston

Life is a Beach Podcast with Geniene Preston

Interesting interviews, fascinating stories, that’s what makes podcasts interesting. And as a seasoned interviewer living in South Africa but having visited over 80 countries and meeting many people on that journey, I have the perfect platform to get the best out of them.

I have been publishing magazines since 2000 and on radio since 1998.

Debates, interviews and just stories, this channel has them all. Enjoy each one for what they are designed to be. Entertaining, heartfelt, inspiring and sometimes hard to hear. SA Commuter Radio is the platform now to listen to not only my interviews but those of other presenters. Tune in now to listen.

Occasionally English South Africa Society & Culture
46 Episodes
12 – 32

Moritz Wellensiek, Black Brick Club

"Empty offices get a makeover aimed at millennials who might not want to be tied to one place but want a range of living amenities. In the late 1980s, when Moritz Wellensiek was four, his German father — an obstetrician-gynaecologist —was offered a position at a Durban hospital.For his father…
12 Mar 19 min

Paul Clayton, Organiser of The Africa Rally, is his own pathfinder...

There are some firsts in life which will stay with you forever, taking part in The Pathfinder Edition of The Africa Rally will definitely be one of them. Paul Clayton shares his journey with me. and that of the upcoming rally starting 3 July in Harties north of Johannesburg and…
10 Mar 24 min

Andrew Attwood talks to Geniene about Antbear Lodge post Covid

What makes this Drakensberg accommodation option so special is that we are offering cozy & comfortable accommodation in a luxury cave. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and an uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg Mountains. We also offer accommodation in mountain view suites and garden view…
10 Mar 2022 23 min

On the Africlassic Zanzibar Beach with Shaun Boyd of Afrisafari

Coming out of COVID is not easy and most hospitality venues used the opportunity to upgrade, change and look at things from a different perspective. Shaun has assisted Africlassic in finding their market and going forward. We talked about the venue, the market and of course tasted the most delicious…
2 Nov 2021 27 min

Eddie Kramer, Recording Producer Extraodinaire....

Edwin H. Kramer (born 19 April 1942) is a South African-English recording producer and engineer. He has collaborated with several artists now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, the Kinks, Kiss, John Mellencamp, and…
2 Nov 2021 59 min

117 on Oak - Cullinan

This quaint and beautiful guest house, nestling in the heart of Cullinan, is the brain child of Lisa Marie and her husband, Jacques Pistorius. They decided to start the guest house as part of a project to afford the sprawling property and give their children a great place to grow…
2 Nov 2021 23 min

Riviera on Vaal - Chat to GM Daniel Tharratt

Life is a Beach went off and visited the Vaal Riviera hotel. It has recently been refurbished and hotel GM, Daniel Tharratt, took us through some of the upgrades. 6 new rooms with self catering options for long stays, a supper club (which hosted Elvis and Friends with Shaky Russell),…
2 Nov 2021 24 min

Audrey McMillan, CEO Sapro - Update on Shipping status

Audrey McMillan, the CEO of SAPRO, Exporting Home Abroad, has challenges that most freight companies are facing today. The shipping of containers around the world has not been as smooth as they have been in the past due to a number of factors. Here she tells us why your favourite…
28 Oct 2021 15 min

Shaky Russell and Friends

Shaky Russell and Friends are one of South Africa's best tribute bands because when they pay a tribute, they certainly honour the band they are paying homage to. I was fortunate to see Shaky and his band of merrymen at The Riviera on Vaal during October 2021 and Elvis had…
28 Oct 2021 31 min

Nancy Zwiers - Funosophy - Where you grow and play through executive coaching

Nancy Zwiers who runs her own company Funosophy, is an intuitive and innovative former corporate executive who loves to help people grow and play through executive coaching. Her talk about inventing toys and games and the marketing mindset of an inventor will include an understanding of the psychology and philosophy…
23 Oct 2021 55 min

Bait-To catch a killer

Janine Lazarus was used as a killer's bait back in 1991. For years she kept the story and the information ready to one day write a book. And finally she did. In this interview we chat about what happened and how the book came about to be launched on 24…
25 Aug 2021 33 min

Delivering nostalgia to South Africans around the world

Audrey McMillan, CEO of SAPRO International, talks to me about the company's success built on delivering nostalgia to South African's worldwide. South African shops across the globe, order their food, drinks and iconic items into the countries in which they currently reside. Her knowledge of multiple customs requirements and new…
2 May 2021 34 min

Robert Forsythe and Andre Wederpohl - Hobby Historians

Hobby historians, Robert Forsythe and Andre Wederpohl, traced the soldiers journey and battles from the West of Johannesburg close to the Cradle of Humankind, through to Paul Krugers' Farm in Boekenhoutfontein, where Robert purchased the farm and created Kedar Lodge. I caught up with them at Misty Hills, Conference Hotel…
2 May 2021 44 min

Bill & Mary Harrop - Up Up and Away

Bill Harrop has been on the South African tourism landscape for many years and is an iconic representation of a family business built on a solid foundation with great vision. I took the opportunity of interviewing Bill in one of his balloons, high up in the Magaliesburg sky during our…
2 May 2021 33 min

This Ability - Simon Manda turns disability into an ability!

This Ability, a newspaper published by Simon Manda, carries content relevant to integrating the disabled with the outside world, otherwise known as the "non-disabled".. His vision has helped those who did not have a voice and where they needed to be accepted, he stepped in and made it possible. Currently…
17 Apr 2021 25 min

Cousin Approved - Barry Hilton goes digital!

Barry Hilton, our cousin, has been entertaining us for years on South African stages and abroad. He is a South African icon like boerewors and braai, like melktert and koeksisters. Here he talks to Geniene Preston about how he has kept up with the times by re-inventing himself with online…
17 Apr 2021 1 hr 12 min

My African Conquest - Julia Albu

Julia Albu is one of the most incredible octogenarian's you will ever hope to meet. She is full of life, and smiles and I had the privilege of interviewing her a while after her return from her epic journey across Africa and then onto England to see the Queen (who…
4 Apr 2021 35 min

Living Legends Series - Joe Tshabangu (Activist) - Episode 2

We celebrate legends whilst they are still alive to tell us their story. We catch up with Joe Tshabangu, a serial entrepreneur, husband, father, mentor and activist. In a two part series, we tell his story More podcasts from Life is a Beach!
3 Apr 2021 49 min
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