This past week The Baby Brunch Parenting Series podcast, presented and produced by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, was the most-listened-to podcast produced in South Africa. It peaked at #3 on the Apple Podcast chart, trumped only by Ted Talks Daily (#1) and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition (#2). At position #3 Afrika ranked higher than Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul Conversations (#4) and the Joe Rogan Experience (#5) and is the only locally produced series on the Top 5.
“The success of the podcast and the number of ears it’s reaching is one thing” says Afrika-Bredenkamp “but to receive feedback in our inboxes from moms, parents, and families from outside South Africa including New York and Israel is such a blessing and encouragement. It means we’re making a difference in people’s lives with a broad audience and network of encouragement, supporting moms in SA and around the world. The success of the podcast is further an indication that the team’s work has not been in vain and that what we’ve been doing is reaping results”.
The Baby Brunch Parenting Series is on-going series of conversations with ordinary mothers doing extraordinary things and is published fortnightly. More details on www.babybrunch.co.za. The podcast series has of late also been added to Jacaranda fm’s JacPod portal and is also available on www.changeexchange.co.za
Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp is a seasoned TV and radio presenter as well as film actress. She lives between Johannesburg and Cape Town, currently presenting the 9am - 12 weekday show on Jacaranda fm as well as playing the role of Getrude in kykNET’s legal drama Fynskrif. Formerly she’s presented radio on 5FM and KFM, TV for SABC3’s Expresso show, Mnet and Supersport, and starred in films including Hollywood In My Huis.