Far from winding down for the holidays, Spudcaster has been busy. We just completed a podcast about hunger in South Africa. It highlights that more than half of South Africans are starving, or on the brink of hunger.
That’s a startling figure. Even more heart breaking, is that these innocents are perpetuating the vicious cycle that keeps them in poverty. They all cling to the American Dream. The idea that you can’t get something for nothing.
Why, it wasn’t until very recently (since working on this podcast), that I was disabused of this very notion. It’s not something the rich person thinks about. Hunger. Sure, I know what it feels like.
But nine times out of ten I’m able to satisfy my hunger within minutes. I don’t know what it is to go to sleep with hunger pains. Such is the privilege of the privileged. But I’m happy that I was able to do something with my new found knowledge.
This podcast is my contribution to the debate that needs to happen around issues of food injustice. I first read about it on Facebook a couple of months ago. It turned out I knew the author and decided to get in touch with a view of creating a podcast.
That has been achieved. Proudly. I hope it goes some way towards spreading the message about this issue. I also look forward to working with Brittany on future podcasts. It is an important conversation.