Seedpod is a podcast dedicated to the South Africans shaping the country through entrepreneurship, sustainability and design.

We started this project in the hope of exploring uniquely South African perspectives on the issues facing the society we live in. Designer and entrepreneur Lee Rael is doing just that by having authentic conversations with South Africa’s talented creatives, innovative entrepreneurs and environmental pioneers. By unpacking their wisdom, insights and personal stories, Lee hopes to inspire and educate, and maybe even entertain.



Seedpod is a podcast dedicated to the South Africans shaping the country through entrepreneurship, sustainability and design.

We started this project in the hope of exploring uniquely South African perspectives on the issues facing the society we live in. Designer and entrepreneur Lee Rael is doing just that by having authentic conversations with South Africa’s talented creatives, innovative entrepreneurs and environmental pioneers. By unpacking their wisdom, insights and personal stories, Lee hopes to inspire and educate, and maybe even entertain.


Each of our guests are making an impact in their own way. Listen to their stories by clicking below:

01 – Gavin Shaskolsky: How discomfort breeds success


World-renowned Personal leadership development coach Gavin Shaskolsky joins us for the very first episode of Seedpod! In this candid and at times emotional conversation, we uncover what drives him, what frightens him, and what inspires him.

02 – Seraj Toefy: It’s time to start investing in ideas


Seraj Toefy, MD of Bespoke Media, explains his history and successful migration from print to digital media, as well as offers some insights into the role that entrepreneurship can play in shaping South Africa's future.

03 – Caro Copeland: A career of conscious positivity


Tocara Skin & Body Science founder Caro Copeland inspires us with her positive mindset and passion for her products and their benefits. We unpack her history, her struggles, and her vision for entrepreneurship in South Africa.

04 – Janna Kretzmar: Impact, Courage, and Community


Janna Kretzmar is the founder and director of the The Earth Child Project NGO which works with underprivileged kids teaching them yoga, meditation, gardening and life skills.

05 – Justin Bonello: Orchestrating an ecological symphony


Justin Bonello is well-known to television audiences around the globe having produced starred in shows such as the Cooked series, as well as Ultimate Braai Master. That is only half his story though. Justin is currently running the Neighborhood Farm Project which aims to promote sustainable, ethical and healthy food to local schools and communities.

06 – Alex Peel: A closer look at consumption


Alex Peel is the owner of the Organic Route store in Hout Bay. Her passion for healthy food is matched only be her dedication to promoting the well-being of those on the lower rungs of the food production ladder. In this frank discussion, Alex helps us unpack the nature of food production in South Africa, and why we need to look deeper in how we consume our products.