The only podcast dedicated to Africa’s richest square mile, The Sandton Times Hour radio show and podcast has been selected by Feedspot panellists at #15 on a ranking of Top 40 South Africa Podcasts on the web for 2023.
- The Sandton Times digital audio offering launched during the first week of the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020.
- Having grown from a podcast only release, the weekly show now reaches an audience on radio and online, locally and internationally.
- With the best of music and talk in under an hour, The Sandton Times Hour is an essential follow on any of the leading podcast platforms.
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The podcast is hosted by Alexander Leibner, a media entrepreneur and founder of the digital media outlet, The Sandton Times. The Sandton Times Hour is an extension of The Sandton Times, an online aggregator of all-things Sandton covering news, events, travel and lifestyle content in Sandton and beyond, speaking to a younger, digital-native audience.
The Sandton Times Hour podcast provides listeners with a comprehensive view of greater Sandton, the bustling area that is home to some of the country’s largest companies and wealthiest residents. Each episode covers a range of topics, including business, lifestyle, entertainment, and current events. Reinforcing The Sandton Times as the go-to platform for all things Sandton, be it via the website, social media accounts, and digital audio offering, The Sandton Times Hour podcast ranks in the Top 40 South Africa Podcasts amongst other incredible South African digital audio releases including True Crime South Africa (#6), The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield (#7) and The Gareth Cliff Show (#12) to name but a few.
According to Feedspot, the Top 40 South Africa Podcasts list is compiled from thousands of podcasts on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority and freshness.
The podcast recently marked the 100th release of the now 44-minute (avg. length) weekly show which offers a go-to weekly digest on greater Sandton including fabulous food spots, luxurious lifestyle bits, first-hand travel tips, motoring notes, and world-class entertainment and so much more beyond the borders of greater Sandton. The Sandton Times Hour audience is dominated by female followers, with a core age of 28 – 44 years old listening predominantly via Apple Podcasts. 2022 Spotify Wrapped data indicates that The Sandton Times Hour, as a podcast release, saw a 200% increase in followers with over 1200 minutes of audio released last year, producing more digital-audio content than 86% of other creators in the News category.
The Sandton Times Hour also featured in the top 30% most shared podcasts globally, with 52% sharing the digital audio via WhatsApp and 41% via a direct link. The show also enjoys an international audience with the UK, UAE, Netherlands and Brazil featuring in the top four countries streaming the content and giving it a 4.9 rating on Spotify.
One of the standout features of The Sandton Times Hour is its interviews with prominent figures in Sandton and South Africa including businessman Rob Hersov, Emmy-nominated Kim Engelbrecht, investigative journalist Derek Watts, comedian Marc Lottering, Hollywood actor Arnold Vosloo, Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane, rugby legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, broadcaster and author Bruce Whitfield, Artistic Director of the Ndlovu Youth Choir Ralph Schmidt, 67 Blankets founder Carolyn Steyn, Dr. Michael Mol and many more.
Alexander is a skilled interviewer who is able to extract interesting and valuable information from his top-tier guests providing listeners with insights into the minds of successful entrepreneurs, celebrities, and public figures. The Sandton Times Hour also covers a wide range of events and happenings in Sandton. The podcast provides listeners with a glimpse into the exclusive events that take place in Sandton’s affluent suburbs.
The Sandton Times Hour is not just about the glitz and glamour of Sandton. The podcast also covers important issues affecting the greater region and South Africa as a whole. In one episode, Alexander discusses the impact of load-shedding, a South Africanism for extensive planned power outages, on businesses in Sandton. In another episode, Alexander speaks to a representative from a local charity about the challenges faced by vulnerable communities in greater Sandton.
Whether you are a resident of Sandton or simply interested in the suburb’s lifestyle and culture, The Sandton Times Hour is a must-listen podcast.
I would like to personally congratulate you, as your podcast The Sandton Times Hour, has been selected. I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 40 South Africa Podcasts on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!
// Feedspot Founder, Anuj Agarwal
If you enjoy valuable insights into the minds of successful entrepreneurs, celebrities, and public figures or are looking for interesting dinner-table conversation starters, The Sandton Times Hour is a must-listen podcast for anyone who lives, works, visits or plays in Sandton.
Take a moment to subscribe, share and review or rate The Sandton Times Hour on your favourite podcast platform. Also, catch The Sandton Times Hour every Monday, on Mix 93.8 FM from 7pm to 8pm in Johannesburg and Pretoria or on DStv Channel 823.
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