Hangout With Heather – Exclusive interview with singer Liz Ogumbo and all the best entertainment news…

It’s another great show filled with all you need to know info about the going on’s in Joburg, and some great competitions too. This week Heather chats exclusively one on one with singer, artist and fashion designer – Liz Ogumbo about her many passions and her second album KenSoul, which is on the verge of a global breakthrough.

The ‘Puppet Guy’ is Conrad Koch’s latest offering and comes to the stage this week at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at @Montecasino – find out more about this show that is set to have you crying with laughter.

The @MissSouthAfrica action is hotting up. 28 regional qualifiers are ready to compete and become the ultimate title holder, and South Africa’s most beautiful woman later in May. Find out more about the finalists, as well as all you need to know info about the pageant.

If fashion is your thing – then you will want to find out more about Dress and Dare – an innovation in personal styling for all shapes and sizes – Heather shares more on the show.

Seiko has launched their first boutique store in Pretoria – and if you would like to own one of these classic timepieces, then you will want to find out all the info.

WIN!!! You can stand a chance to win show tickets to see ‘A Celebration of Bra Hugh Masekela” taking place at @JoburgTheatre on 3rd of May – or even a set of tickets to see the highly anticipated magic show that is @Dynamo on the 11th of May at @TimeSquare – make sure to listen in to get your details to enter! If you prefer wine – then you will want to enter to win a set of tickets valued at R500 to the Chardonnay Pinot Noir Festival taking place at @KillarneyCountryClub on 10th May!

Find out more and stay in touch with Heather on her website or via social media…
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Short Fine Legs – Neil McKenzie on Proteas Batting, All-Rounders & Superstitions

Dan gets technical with former Proteas batsman and batting coach Neil McKenzie ahead of the third and final Test against India at a hustling Wanderers Stadium.

Can Temba Bavuma kick on to become the rock in the middle order? Can Aiden Markram become a world beater? Can Andile Phehlukwayo become the all-rounder we so desperately crave?

All these questions, and a little bit on coaching and superstitions, in this latest episode.


Real Health Plus – DNA Testing: A Fantastic Healthy Christmas Present

This podcast is a long one but you’ll soon hear why and it’s interesting enough to keep you focused on its duration. If you listened to my podcasts with Swiss researcher Dr Peter Koeppel about supplementing with nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA, you will have a basic understanding of why and how our lifestyle affects our DNA. In this week’s episode we find out why we should then test our own DNA.  

I had first heard about DNA testing around four to five years ago and thought it fascinating, the Human Genome Project was completed and published in April 2003, meaning that we finally had a complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings was.  All our genes together are known as our “genome.” I initially wanted to go for the test but thought that because the science was so new in SA, perhaps it was better to wait a bit. That way practitioners locally would be better trained and equipped to conduct the tests and interpret the results. I’ve subsequently learned that South Africa has some of the best labs globally for DNA testing!

“The hereditary material of all multi-cellular organisms is the famous double helix of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which contains all of our genes. DNA, in turn, is made up of four chemical bases, pairs of which form the “rungs” of the twisted, ladder-shaped DNA molecules. All genes are made up of stretches of these four bases, arranged in different ways and in different lengths. HGP researchers have deciphered the human genome in three major ways: determining the order, or “sequence,” of all the bases in our genome’s DNA; making maps that show the locations of genes for major sections of all our chromosomes; and producing what are called linkage maps, complex versions of the type originated in early Drosophila research, through which inherited traits (such as those for genetic disease) can be tracked over generations.

The HGP has revealed that there are probably about 20,500 human genes. The completed human sequence can now identify their locations. This ultimate product of the HGP has given the world a resource of detailed information about the structure, organization and function of the complete set of human genes. This information can be thought of as the basic set of inheritable “instructions” for the development and function of a human being.” American National Human Genome Research Institute

Fast forward to December 2017 and it’s one of the most exciting Christmas presents I’ve had to date! In fact, I’m considering getting tests for my husband and immediate family! What an investment into your health?! The one-off test is for life and you won’t – as we currently understand – have to test again.

So I met with lifelong friends and founders of Join Circles, Homeopathic Doctor and wellness enthusiast Dr Heidi Van Loggerenberg & Margie Doig-Gander. They are exquisitely beautiful humans who have both been diagnosed with and fought cancer and you ca read their amazing story here ( We were meant to record a ‘quick’ podcast before I did my test and then another afterwards but as you’ll hear, they have so much passion and knowledge to share and I really love interviewing guests ho have personal journeys to share that an hour later we had to call it J.

If you have been yo-yo dieting for years in a desperate quest to shed pounds, or if you’re experiencing ill health despite trying numerous solutions, supplements and doctors then perhaps this is a test worth investing in. I will be sharing my results as soon as they are back from the labs and I’m hoping that these two podcasts will then help you make an informed decision.

The test was simple enough to do and the guidance and info provided by Join Circles really is dummy proof! I’ll load a video on my Instagram account just to give you a glimpse as to what it entailed.




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Hangout With Heather – All your latest news on cool events and goings on in Jozi

Welcome back to #HangoutWithHeather – your must listen to podcast for the latest details on whats happening in and around Johannesburg.

This week Heather has an exclusive interview with actress @KhanyiMbau about @Slimatone supplements, as well as finding out more about how Khanyi stays in shape, as well as the upcoming movie she is working on!

Great things are afoot in Jozi this weekend, make sure to diarise the monthly Sunday Social at @TheMaslowHotel in Sandton – great vibes and yummy food with live music, taking place this Sunday, as well as the @HydeParkShoppingCentre Boutique Christmas Market to get all that gift shopping in early which is also on this weekend.

It’s time for the annual @SansuiSummerCup on Saturday 25th November – so grab your fascinators and top hats – it’s off to the races we go!

Love the music of Bob Dylan? Then make sure you have your tickets for Saturday’s “Subterranean Songbook” – a tribute to Dylan’s music in the beautiful @NiroxSculpturePark. Heather chats with Lloyd from @AcousticsNow to find out more!

If you love eating out and discovering new places in Jozi – then @SaigonSuzyJHB is the one for you – Heather shares about her visit, and the Cherry Blossom Garden that was a huge hit.

Miss SA 2018 registrations are now open, and if you want to follow in the footsteps of Demi-Leigh and Ntando – then make sure to get your forms and enter – all your details here.

One date to diarise for next year is that of the arrival of @TheIllusionists in Joburg – they will be at The Teatro at Montecasino from 14th February – Heather is super excited and shares more on the podcast. (We also heard there may be a ticket give away in the new year…)

Find out more and stay in touch with Heather on her blog or via social media!!

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I: heatherlouisehook


Hangout With Heather – Nitro Circus, Pool Parties, Cocktails and more…

This week and weekend ahead are set to be on fire, literally – and of course buzzing socialite Heather has your details on what to do and where to go this week in Jozi-town!

Talk about a coup! A one on one interview with speed demon, petrolhead icon @TravisPastrana from @NtroCircusLive is heading your way – Heather caught up with Travis to find out more about what’s going down at #NitroCircusLiveSA this Saturday – and it promises to be epic!

Sun’s out – so get yourself over to the pool deck @TsogoSun‘s Southern Sun Hotel @Montecasino! Every Friday afternoon you can enjoy some epic rum-inspired cocktails, nibbles, live DJ’s and fun to usher in the weekend in style, of course!

Diarise this Sunday 29th October for an epic pool party at the @MaslowHotel – it is set to be a calendar highlight – all the bubbles you can drink…heaven!

One of Heather’s fave patisseries @CafePatis are churning out not only the freshly made cakes, but have also added a yummy and incredibly affordable breakfast to their menu – if you are in Emmarentia – check them out!

@Slikour just keeps evolving – this time with a musical incubator to help grow local talent – what a great idea – find out more on today’s show!

If you entered to WIN – Heather announces the winner for the @Churchills #ThursdayWhiskyAffair event taking place in Melrose Arch this week Thursday. Make sure you get your tickets to this – it promises to be a blast!

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I: heatherlouisehook


Hangout With Heather – What’s Hot in Jozi This Week?

If you love great things to do and see, join Heather as she shares about whats on the go in and around Jozi.

The Liberty @VukaKnowledgeSummit is heading our way in November and headlines international business speakers and masterminds @RussellSimmons @WoleSoyinka and much more – find out more.

Heather is hosting a table at the @PinkTableProject this year – all proceeds go to cancer awareness and prevention. This year the lunch promises to be a highly exciting event, as you not only change tables but actually entire restaurants between each course! Find out more on how you can get involved #PinkTableSwitch series and make a difference.

If you want to be a @CakeBoss like Buddy Valastro on TV – there is a great competition on the go – with a patisserie diploma in the offing – find out more.

There is a brand new bar in Dainfern – called the @BlackTongueBar – it’s cool, it’s funky and kinda hip (but still fun without deafening you) and Heather shares more about this newly opened must pop in watering hole!

If you love hip-hop and street dancing and want to support local talent – the do yourself a favour and go and see @PopLocknRoll This movie is blowing up the circuit at the moment – and Heather shares why!

WIN tickets to the highly anticipated @PinotageandBiltongFestival worth R 440 per set x 2 – and enjoy a fabulous day drinking wine and eating biltong at the beautiful @LeribaHotel in Centurion! #PinoBiltongFest

You can win loads of Heather’s favourite things, as she is still celebrating her 100th podcast – @TranquiniGlobal relaxation drink, @HaagenDazs_SA ice cream vouchers, @FlagstoneWines and dining vouchers worth R 300 each for both @ArbourCafe and @StanleyBeerYard as well as the chance to do a 20 minute @Bodytec workout with Heather in Bryanston, followed by a breakfast with her too. Make sure to find out how to enter.

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I: heatherlouisehook


Short Fine Legs – Ottis Gibson, Gary Kirsten & Ken Borland

With Ottis Gibson appointed as the new coach of South Africa, Dan chats to Gary Kirsten, a man partly responsible for the decision, to get his thoughts on the potential advantages a foreign coach has when leading a national team.
Dan also calls on journalist Ken Borland to unpack the highs and lows of the T20 Global League draft and picks out some players to watch out for come the start of the jamboree.
Big love to Nice Radio for hosting the pod.
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Short Fine Legs – Geoffrey Toyana and Allan Donald

On the eve of the T20 Global League draft tomorrow, Dan chatted to Geoffrey Toyana and Allan Donald to get their thoughts on the exciting new tournament that will hopefully challenge the big leagues in India and Australia?
How does Geoffrey feel about being appointed an assistant coach? How does Allan intend to turn his fast bowlers in T20 weapons? Which player would each coach like to recruit and what impact with this tournament have for South African cricket?
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Short_Fine_Legs & @danielgallan and don’s miss out on all the other great shows from Niche Radio.

Not Your African Cliche – Our Origin Story

For this episode, we are sharing an interview we did with Memkoh, who is a Nigerian entrepreneur, personal stylist and friend of the podcast. We discussed the origin story of our podcast, how we met and gave advice on starting a podcast. In this interview, we also shared our favourite episodes and our hopes and plans for the future of NYAC.

Find Memkoh at and on IG: @memkoh

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The Grey Ave Podcast – Annika Friesen

“If you’re a man and super organised, you are a such a good worker. If you’re a woman and organised, they say you’re “bitch”-Annika Friesen, my favourite take away from this Podcast.

Annika Friesen is a business person, blogger, traveller, accountant and consultant. She is the creator of, a blog about lifestyle, travel, and entrepreneurship.

She was bitten by the travel bug while she was only 10 months old and she never looks back. She has travelled a lot and lived many places while doing all sorts of odd jobs just to stay on the road. That just reminds me of how travel or new places force you to go out of your comfort zone and try new things that you wouldn’t do in your hometown.

In this podcast, we covered:
-Her story
-Her transition from 9-5 to doing what she love.
-How living in a foreign country affects your life
-How she balance her job and blog
-Women in business
-Her favourite blogs and podcasts

The blogs she mentioned:

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