The University of KwaZulu-Natal`s (UKZN) Drama and Media studies student Ms Nokuthula Khwela hosts her own podcast called Unravel on Spotify and Captive FM that aims at addressing societal challenges that she feels is constantly swept under the rug.
Since being on the airwaves in just over two weeks, her podcast content through research boasts over 2000 downloads with topics ranging from prostitution, feminism, lobola, cheating, pornography and money.
Speaking about how Unravel came into being, Khwela said, ‘I would update my social media statuses on my experiences that have cultivated my character today while sharing my observations on humans in society. I was literally unravelling these ideas and the response I got from my friends on Facebook inspired and motivated me to create a platform where people can address day-to-day human struggles in our society.’
Armed with the concept of a podcast, Khwela collaborated with Mr Elijah Mahlangu, a psychologist and researcher on masculinity and romantic relationships.
‘This podcast is particularly relevant to young adults as it not only serves as an information awareness tool for people but gets them to think critically about the topics on hand. This, in turn, helps change mind-sets and facilitates much-needed change in society. The podcast also brings forth healing,’ added Khwela.
She plans to conquer the media industry with various projects in the near future.
You can listen to Unravel with Nokuthula Khwela via
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