With two decades of experience in radio, much-loved media personality,
Riyaaz Safi, has gotten up-close and personal with some of the best industry
professionals in his new podcast, Thinking Out Loud – a 5-episode lifestyle
series that premiered on Saturday, 14th of November.

“The podcast aims to inform and inspire with some of the best professionals
in their industry including a psychologist, entrepreneur, humanitarian and
award-winning financial journalist and author.  These are people that I have
come to know personally during my career,” says Safi.  “Podcasts are a new
way to connect to people, to create new opportunities for news and
entertainment and this is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while
now.  I am excited to be building a new online community.”

Episode 1 (14th November):

Topic: Mental Health Awareness

Guest: Rahki Beekrum, Psychologist

Episode highlights social media versus reality and how to use social media
responsibly for good mental health.  A new episode will be released weekly.

Episode 2 (21st November):

Topic: Business

Guest: Zareef Minty, Entrepreneur

Episode highlights top 5 tips for setting up your own business; fears,
challenges and rewards

Episode 3 (28th November):

Topic: Humanitarian / activism

Guest: Catherine Constantinides, activist & humanitarian worker

Episode highlights her work as an activist & humanitarian and the passion
she has about getting involved with people to make a difference

Episode 4 (5th December):

Topic: Experience of writing a book

Guest: Bhekisisa Mncube, Author

Episode highlights his experience of writing a book and how to overcome
writer’s block

Episode 5 (12th December):

Topic: Money Matters

Guest: Maya Fisher French, award-winning financial journalist

Episode highlights you and your relationship with money

Riyaaz has completed his BA in Communication Science from UNISA and
completed a Diploma in Radio Production and Presenting with the London
School of Radio & Television while living in the UK.  He has interviewed
some of the biggest stars in South Africa and the Bollywood scene including
Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and many others.  Besides radio, he also
does voice overs and MC work.

Thinking Out Loud will be available on various streaming platforms
including:

Apple Podcasts –
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thinking-out-loud/id1539651729?i=10004
97959525

Spotify –
https://open.spotify.com/show/7jBHvUPyShMzAvgiLkQ0h3?si=bWdgFhpyRMK00RJMBOf7
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