Hangout With Heather



A weekly podcast from Heather Hook in Johannesburg. Bringing you what's hot, what's cool and everything in between. If you need to know where to shop, eat and play, this is your podcast.


  • Music from The Saxby Twins and Soviet Denim launch model campaign for everyone…

    12/06/2020 Duración: 21min

    Niche Radio — Hope you are all keeping warm this weekend – winter has truly hit SA in a big way! Never fear, however, Heather is back with the latest in lifestyle and entertainment news – plus an incredible one on one chat with upcoming identical twin singers, The Saxby Twins who are currently making musical waves with their second single. She also chats with Dane du Plessis, Marketing Manager for Soviet Denim, who have launched their SS20 campaign and are calling all Soviet Denim lovers to enter and stand a chance to not only be the face of the campaign but also stand the chance of winning cash prizes and product hampers! Heathers shares more about the four Miss SA judges that have just been announced, and are busy working through the over 2500 entrants received – the highest number ever, and also about local Joburg Restaurant Aurum, who are not only bringing tasty homemade, freezer-friendly goodies to you – but also donating soup to communities in need during this trying time. Get hands-on in the k

  • Spotlight On features local stage talent…

    05/06/2020 Duración: 19min

    Niche Radio — This week features an exclusive one on one chat with actress Kate Normington, who is the host of a brand new segment on the online entertainment platform, &Scene. The segment, called Spotlight On, features weekly chats with some homegrown theatrical talent that are blazing trails internationally and is a must to add to any entertainment buff’s calendar. Heather also chats more about looking after your car during the lockdown, shares about two incredible SA filmmakers making it big internationally and shares about RADA, who in June month is focussing on being grateful for, and appreciating, close friends and family. Tokara Wine Farm has announced the sale of their highly anticipated Reserve Collection Chardonnay, including free delivery for orders of more than R 1000, and Heather, of course, has all your info. WIN! Heather has a truly spoil worthy hamper from Sorbet to give away this week valued at over R800 as well as her incredible Tau Game Lodge special with a chance to win a f

  • Eco-entrepreneur Margo Fargo shares about re-useable straws, and much more…

    29/05/2020 Duración: 24min

    Niche Radio — As usual, it’s a bumper show with Heather today, as she not only shares about amazing drinks and eats, but also chats exclusively one on one with eco-entrepreneur Margo Fargo, who is not only changing the world and its outlook on greening and recycling but also owns her own recyclable straw company, Heather chats with her to find out more, and what we can do to help save our planet too. The team at Nederburg Wine Farm have donated R 100k to the incredible Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund which is not only helping to feed those in need during this time, but also helping local restaurants to keep their doors open and pay their staff. Heather shares more about International Hamburger Day, always a highlight, and yummy food delivered to your door from the team at the deli at Steenberg Wine Estate in Cape Town. The first whales of the season have been spotted in the, now undoubtedly cleaner, waters off the coast of De Hoop Nature Reserve and Heather shares more info for whale watching enthusia

  • Stir It Up! Sauces creates a stir in the kitchen and Wintery wines

    22/05/2020 Duración: 15min

    Niche Radio — Winter is certainly in the air and this week Heather has some yummy food and recipe ideas planned, as well as chatting one on one with the founder and creator of Stir It Up! Sauces Nini Jerman, whose tasty creations are currently taking South African kitchens by storm. Amidst all the food and wine, we must remember to exercise, and Heather shares more about 6 simple wellness tips, that you can even do at your desk to keep you in peak condition, thanks to fitness buff, and Tropika Island of Treasure contestant, Trevor Lagerway. Capsicum Culinary Studio have shared chef lecturer Eoin’s yummy risotto Milanese recipe and this looks so tasty and really easy to make, a great idea to spice up your lockdown culinary routine. Heather celebrated Chardonnay Day yesterday (albeit with no Chardonnay) and shares more about the two latest offerings to come out of Vriesenhof’s vineyards, as well as sharing more about the new Sugar-Free Mixer options from popular brand Fitch and Leedes (yah for flatteni

  • Jeanique releases single ‘RubixCube’ and Miss SA pageant showcases new look

    15/05/2020 Duración: 17min

    Niche Radio — This week Heather chats exclusively one on one with talented young singer Jeanique, who has just released a brand new single, which she created in collaboration with the local crooner, Daniel Baron. It’s called ‘RubixCube’ and Jeanique shares more about the song, its inspiration and its message. Heather also shares more about the brand new look and feel for the Miss South Africa pageant, as the organisers are the first in the world to announce how they will be running their pageant this year, and the call to entries is also officially open. If you are craving something different to eat during the lockdown, then you will want to find out more about the delicious hampers that Chef Luke Dale Roberts is delivering (perfect for a special occasion or a treat) and two new wines are waiting for you after lockdown, the teams at Survivor Wines and Tokara have been hard at work blending new Chardonnay’s to whet your proverbial whistle. Spotify has just launched a new fun campaign called Listening

  • Karma Luna releases new acoustic song cover and RADA tackles bullying

    08/05/2020 Duración: 14min

    Niche Radio — This week Heather chats to local songbird Karma Luna, who has released a powerful acoustic cover of Au/Ra’s ‘Panic Room’ all recorded in isolation at her home. Karma Luna shares more about why the lyrics are so powerful, and why the song means so much to her during this time of lockdown. RADA, the well known non-profit organisation are focussing on bullying (in all its forms) this May month and Heather shares more about this powerful campaign, why it strikes such a chord with her, and how you can get involved and help out with a worthy cause. &SCENE is a brand new online platform that aims to keep the arts alive during the lockdown. Showcasing a variety of performances and other awesome goodies like exercise and music lessons, baking classes and kid-centric goodies as well as show nights, concerts and more - this is certainly something you will want to find out more about. Well-known mixer brand Fitch & Leedes are shaking things up with an epically cool ‘retro’ collection – they

  • SA Fashion Week innovates, and Reckitt Benckiser helps others

    01/05/2020 Duración: 19min

    Niche Radio — This week on the show Heather chats with Lucilla Booyzens, the Director of SA Fashion Week about their innovative online shows, as well finding out more about the future of the fashion and design industry in South Africa. Reckitt Benckiser have partnered with UNAIDS to distribute wellness packs across Africa – and Heather also chats to Kunal Sahgal who is the Marketing Director for Reckitt Benckiser to find out more about this incredible initiative. It’s a bumper food and wine week this week – today is International Sauvignon Blanc day and the team at Steenberg have some awesome online offers available for wine lovers – make sure to find out more and save on your next Steenberg wine purchase. Avid wine lover Dan Nicholl has launched a 10 part series covering some of SA’s top sommeliers – from their life stories to their passion for wine and this series, in partnership with Nederburg is not to be missed – find out more on the show today. Heather shares a unique Spekboom Chutney recipe t

  • Young singer Yahto Kraft debuts single and an at home SA Cheese Fest…

    24/04/2020 Duración: 13min

    Niche Radio — As lockdown continues, Heather is here with all your stay at home entertainment and lifestyle news, as usual. This week Heather also chats to an incredible young up and coming talent, Yahto Kraft – who you may recognise from your TV screens on The Voice SA in 2019. This promising singer has just released his debut single, called ‘Ugly’ and Heather finds out more. If you are looking for a vitamin and mineral boost – consider an IV drip, thanks to Vitafuzion, who are not only mobile but have been declared an essential service during this time – I utilise their services about once a month and honestly adore the feeling of knowing that my immune system is as well boosted as it can be. Cape Country Routes are offering some unbelievable specials on some of their beautiful properties, to encourage South Africans to travel – play and stay local post lockdown of course – if you are planning some local travel – you will want to find out more. Fitch and Leedes are sharing some awesome ‘Quarantini’

  • Discover Evergreen Manor, Mzansi Masks and at home learning and games…

    17/04/2020 Duración: 16min

    Niche Radio — Three weeks down and two to go – yes, it’s Friday again and Heather is here with all your best (at home) entertainment and lifestyle news and views. Heather will also be chatting exclusively one on one with the owner of picturesque country venue – Evergreen Manor and Spa in Stellenbosch, Riel Meynhardt – find out why this unique manor house should be on your post lockdown travel list. It’s all about barrier protection as we survive lockdown, and Heather takes her newly acquired Mzansi Masks out for a spin this week, and she shares about why wearing a mask is important, and what this local start-up is all about. 50 young singers have stepped up to the plate to create an inspirational local music melody to thank our essential workers during this time and local Indian restaurant Thava has stepped up to the plate to cook 300 meals every day for communities in need in Zandspruit – find out more and how you can help out or get involved in this awesome initiative. Join local comedian Chri

  • Easter weekend entertainment and Mmasea PeTje shares about ‘Garage Gold’

    09/04/2020 Duración: 14min

    Niche Radio — Just because it’s the Easter weekend, doesn’t mean that your intrepid lifestyle podcaster, Heather Hook, stops sharing what’s cool to do – and even though South Africa is on lockdown, there is still plenty of online and digital goodies to keep you busy. This week Heather also chats exclusively one on one with the new co-host of ‘Garage Gold’ on DStv Mmasea PeTje about the show – and if you are a motoring enthusiast, then this one is for you. DStv is certainly keeping up busy this month, thanks to their new pop-up Easter religious channel, as well as the HISTORY Channel, which is airing a bunch of cool and exciting new shows in April. The internationally acclaimed movie ‘Moffie’ is now available to stream online and DStv box office welcomes the much talked about movie ‘A Million Little Pieces’ on to Box Office this weekend for your viewing pleasure. You can learn how to cook like a chef with Capsicum Culinary Studio and their 20 part cooking course, learning to cook in the comfort o

  • Best entertainment ideas, and Daniel Baron shares new single…

    03/04/2020 Duración: 23min

    Niche Radio — This week Heather has your week 2 #lockdownsa entertainment ideas to keep you busy, as well as two powerful interviews – the first with Daniel Baron, who has just released a brand new single called ‘All I See’ which truly speaks to the current situation the world is facing right now – as well as to Anti Rhino Poaching activist and founder of NPO, Elise Serffontein to find out more about this incredible initiative. Local producer Distell has revamped their factories to start producing hand sanitizer for communities in need – an incredible and inspiring decision and Heather shares more about this. Looking for the best of the best on Netflix? Heather reviews her Top 5 series that she is currently watching or has just completed and why you should add them to your list too. The RMB Starlight Classics is set to artfully blend a variety of musical styles together

  • Your Lockdown Low Down – and exploring d’Olyfboom Family Estate…

    27/03/2020 Duración: 13min

    Niche Radio — I have you sorted South Africa – I share some great ideas of things to do in and around your home this week to keep you and the family from going nuts, as we all lockdown for the next little while. This week I also chat with the owner of d’Olyfboom Family Estate in Paarl, Danny de Witt, more about why this should be on your travel bucket list later in the year. The views are exquisite and I had such an incredible stay there – highly recommended! From getting the whole family involved in a game of Pictionary Air, to extra FREE programming from MultiChoice, to why getting the kids into the kitchen to get hands-on, and learn some maths and motor skills is a great idea too. I also share more about Windfall Wine in Robertson, which I also visited recently – they have the coolest little self-catering cottages that will not break the bank, and make the perfect base to explore Robertson and the surrounding areas on your next family trip. Local company Frost Popsicles have also made all the

  • John Tsenoli’s ‘Long Road’ and great things to do at home…

    20/03/2020 Duración: 19min

    Niche Radio — The times they are a-changing friends – the podcast has had to take a slight shift in direction, thanks to the #COVID19 outbreak reaching South Africa, all events have been canceled, but never fear – of course, I will keep you updated with online and at home things to do! Young up and coming talent John Tsenoli shares about his brand new single ‘Long Road’ complete with video to match, and chat one on one with him exclusively was a certain highlight – this lad has so many great things coming I can’t wait. Really insightful! I share about two powerful articles that I wrote and shared on my site about the Corona Virus – and staying sane while self-isolating, a sad reality for many of us and of course much more. If you love bubbly and MCC, then a bottle of Silverthorn Wines MCC Is not to be missed and the team at Kleine Zalze Wines has come home with an incredibly prestigious award all the way from Germany! If you love good wine AND food, then you will want to find out more about the

  • Moffie film, weekend entertainment ideas and more..

    13/03/2020 Duración: 17min

    Niche Radio — This week Heather chats exclusively to Kai Luke Brummer, the lead actor from the highly acclaimed Moffie Film, which is out on circuit today and is set to shake things up in movie theatres countrywide. The movie outlines not only the brutality and torment faced by SA army conscripts but even harder to be a gay man in the army in the 80s. This weekend is chock full of entertainment – Johannesburg listeners are in for a treat with Don Quixote ballet which opens on the Joburg Theatre stage this weekend and Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszy’s highly acclaimed award-winning play, returns for a limited three-week season at The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino Well known Cape Town eatery, Bobo’s, has had a revamp and a refresh and is worth popping in if you are in the area, while Witchery Fashion has created an incredible, exclusive, ladies-only workspace in the heart of Rosebank that you want to find out more about! If you love the music of rock band Smokie, then you will want to make

  • Tropika Island of Treasure, Lords Wines and great theatre…

    06/03/2020 Duración: 16min

    Niche Radio — Heather is chatting exclusively with Jacques Oosthuizen from the picturesque Lord’s Wines just outside McGregor – their award-winning bubbly is worth finding out about, and if you are looking for the ultimate weekend escape, this is one that should be on your list. It’s back on your screens for its 9th season and Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao is set to be a barrel of laughs, as the celebs and contestants battle it out for a million Rand – find out more about Heather’s thoughts on this local show, and why you should tune in to SABC 3 every Tuesday evening! Great theatre is heading your way this month as Suddenly the Storm Paul Slabolepszy’s highly acclaimed award-winning play, returns for a limited three-week season at The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino from 12th March – this is a thought-provoking and explosive play that you do not want to miss. The WWF is doing something cool for Earth Hour this year and are hosting events in Cape Town and Joburg for the whole family, and i

  • Bronze medals, design inspiration and fund raisers…

    28/02/2020 Duración: 13min

    Niche Radio — Big UPS to our SA Culinary Team who came home with three bronze medals from the IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany – Heather shares more this week and of course your latest lifestyle and entertainment news are all here on #HangoutWithHeather Tokara release a unique olive oil brand collection and The Design Assemblage share their March events schedule which is not to be missed. Kove Love is THE place to be in March as Kove Collection raise funds for Red Cross Children’s Hospital and The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival is set to get your laughter and those good vibes flowing… Well known play ‘The Producers’ heads to Montecasino in April and is certainly a date to diarise, and the TOPS at SPAR Wine Festival is a wine event that you want to know more about. WIN – this week you stand a chance to get your hands on tickets to Don Quixote ballet, The Cape Getaway show AND Disney The Jungle Book KIDS too – it’s a bumper give away week! ·

  • The Cape Getaway Show is headed our way, and loads of other fun too

    21/02/2020 Duración: 14min

    Niche Radio — This week Heather is of course filled with great ideas and suggestions for you, and she also chats to Stephan Herman from the Cape Getaway Show to find out more about what’s on the cards this year, why this is THE travel show to attend if you are in the Cape Town area! If you love great food then make sure to listen up, as Tryn at Steenberg is serving up 2 for 1 cocktail deals at their retro and trendy bar and Shujaa will be taking Joburg based foodies on a culinary journey that their taste buds will never forget! Vinyl lovers will be keen to find out more about the well known Spin Music Fair happening this Sunday at its new venue in Greenside and if you want to celebrate the Leap Year in style at the 12 Apostles hotel – then Heather has just the thing for you! Joburg Ballet will be bringing Don Quixote to life in March and this beautiful ballet is not to be missed. If Italian food and wine are your things, then make sure to find out more about the cool Café del Sol cooking classes (gr

  • Our Springbok Culinary Team head to Germany and Marianthe Panas is totally ‘Over You’

    14/02/2020 Duración: 21min

    Niche Radio — One of the most iconic bands of all time (totally defined Heather’s teenage years it seems) +LIVE+ are heading to South Africa later this year and Heather is excited and shares more. This week also sees two super exclusive one on one interviews as Heather chats to our Springbok Culinary Team captain, Dion Vengatass, ahead of the teams departure to compete in the International Culinary Olympics in Germany, and also spends some time chatting with the uber-talented 18-year-old singer Marianthe Panas, who has just released her second single and is set to blow you away with her incredible voice! Don’t forget to get your CHOC Foundation #FlipFlopDay sticker from your nearest PNA store for only R10 and wear your flip flops to work today to help raise funds – now this is a great Valentine’s Day initiative. Black Elephant Vintners release their fab wine a can range – perfect for those Valentine's picnics and get-togethers, and if you are looking for a great spot to spoil that other half, then do

  • Zozi heads back to SA, CHOC Flip Flop Day and weekend entertainment…

    07/02/2020 Duración: 16min

    Niche Radio — Our Miss Universe, Zozi Tunzi is heading back to SA this Saturday and the public is encouraged to support her at the airport (you can even ride the Gautrain for free) and Heather shares more about your need to know times and details to support our local lass who is the most beautiful in all the world. Lighthouse Family has announced a third Joburg date due to popular demand, so if you are wanting to see this legendary duo, make sure to get the details. Heather chats one on one with Communications Coordinator for The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, Taryn Seegers, about their upcoming #FlipFlopDay campaign and how an R 10 donation is all it takes to help out – AND you can wear your flipflops to work or school on Friday 14th February to show your support. Daring daredevils will want to get themselves to Gold Reef City for a Valentine’s date night with a difference this year, while Marvel Universe Live! finishes its run in Pretoria this weekend, so this is your last chance to catch all yo

  • Slava’s Snowshow, The Gold Reef Ride of Your Life… and more…

    31/01/2020 Duración: 16min

    Niche Radio — A jam-packed show as always and this week Heather chats with Danelle Coulson from Gold Reef City to find out how you can stand the chance to win the trip of a life time to Abu Dhabi for 4 people in their incredible competition, just by going to the theme park and taking a ride on the wild side! Much excitement as the popular Slava’s Snowshow announces its return to South Africa in May and June this year, and Heather shares more about why you NEED to see this iconic and memorable performance. There is nothing wrong with fabulous food and the newly opened Hussar Grill in Silverstar Casino gets a two thumbs up for tender, fresh meat and a great atmosphere from Heather, while well-known wine farm Constantia Glen is now serving tasty dinners, worth a stop in if you are in the area. Looking for some different and affordable Valentine’s Day ideas to spoil your someone special? Then do we have ideas for you! From bubbly and a meal in Parisian style at popular Arbour Café in Birdhaven to a picni

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