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22 Questions with John Stupart

The man (and brains) behind First Thing (our free 6am morning newsletter and officially the best newsletter in Africa)
Check out John’s 22 Questions interview below:

I don’t actually realise how loud my voice is. What sounds normal to me is apparently the most-barbaric of yawps to normals.

In front of my desktop battlestation at sparrow’s fart, i, writing First Thing. The coffee follows swiftly thereafter.

I’ve been fortunate to travel a lot throughout my life so far, but I would very much love to see the northern lights.

Exercise. Every trip to the gym is a mental battle before I even look at the weights.

“Nobody gives a fuck”

Ordered a peacoat online. It fit about as well as an udder on a bull.

Tea with Bilbo Baggins sounds pretty damned good.

This is a toss-up between noise cancelling headphones and the inverter that now powers everything during Stage 6 loadshedding.

As someone only just getting back into flyfishing, a day in Tom Sutcliffe’s waders might be a revelation.

90s Jane Seymour.

The new Fuzigish album.

As a kid I desperately wanted a chihuahua. I saved my pocket money for an entire year on the agreement with my parents that I could get one if I bought it myself. In end I fell in love with a hairy bearded pavement monster call Badger and blew my saved cash on sweets (See #11.)

I would love to grill Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula about her career up until now…

Currently ‘tabernacle’

That I cannot grow old in a city I once loved. And frogs.

Fish, snowboard, paint WWII scale models and annoy my relatives.

What is the one thing you think but don’t want to say out loud?


John Stupart

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