Conversations and stories about life in South Africa, inspired by the tradition of storytelling…because sloshing around in a pool of bottomless nostalgia is what keeps home alive.
These are the messy, tragic, beautiful, funny fables (altered by time and confused by memory) that make us who we are.
Talking junk and telling stories about South Africa
The story behind the stories. Where the passion for Our Fireside Stories began, and a childhood tale about growing up in South Africa: that time when we caught a pile of crabs from a lake in a nearby park and took them home…
What do Rave, Roxette and Ruiner have in common? Let Warren & Andrea take you back to 199-whatever as they talk about their favourite music memories from this most kickass of decades #hailtothe90s
In a small village in Zambia was a boy; there was also a man-eating lion! Listen to Andrea tell this real-life African tale (it’s great for kids!) and stay tuned for a conversation about other random wildlife encounters.
Have you ever eaten or smelt something and thought, “This tastes like home”? This is that episode; food stories and memories that are quintessentially South African—from the sublime (Steri Stumpi, Stoney, Ghost Pops and Chappies) to the ridiculous (Cinnamon Sticks and Citric Acid…oh, and Salty-Flour-Water pies).
The robber’s grave was turned the other way; a scarlet letter on the landscape. Why? What did he steal and how did he die? Listen to this fireside chat for all the juicy deets on this tale plus other stories of school trips around South Africa (including a bus accident, an encounter with the president and a friend who slept in the bath) #goodtimes.
Coming from South Africa, the Robin Hood tree was the closest thing to a celebrity that I had ever encountered; it was a huge moment (and I revelled in it) but Yvonne just didn’t believe us … so, in fact, she was the cause of all the trouble that was soon to follow. Listen to this fireside tale of hilarity told by Warren & Andrea in today’s episode of OFS.
Everyone has a hamster story—right? Also, one about being chased by a dog or swiped by a cat…but never one about bathing with a rat (on purpose!), unless you’re Andrea & Warren; then you might have a story like this.
When T-Rex ripped that guy off the toilet, Artax disappeared into the swamp and Kevin kicked the Wet Bandits’ asses—the movies that made us…because they were funny, heart-wrenching or terrifying (and we were far too young to watch them)! Listen to Andrea & Warren talks junk about movies of the 90s.
Howzit my China! Come sit here with a lekker boerie roll and listen to some kiff conversation; Warren&Andrea tune some blitz cool slang in today’s episode of Our Fireside Stories. Hide the kids—it gets a bit hectic towards the end.
Moving home always conjures mixed feelings of nostalgia and loss amidst the excitement of new adventures. In the season finale of Our Fireside Stories Warren & Andrea talk about moving their family of seven (that’s right) into a four-bedroom flat on the High Street. Who needs a garden, right😱🤣?