The Bearded Fen Podcast

In conversation with the Bearded Fen

About the show

The Bearded Fen podcast is a lifestyle podcast that engages with people within the Motorcycle, Tattoo and Craft/Artisan community. In this podcast you will hear stories that you wouldn't normally hear in an interview. From Custom motorcycle builders to event organisers, from craft breweries & distilleries to local musicians and last but not least, tattoo artists spreading their art amongst our community.

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Episodes

  • Episode 56: Henk Kotzee - Adventure Biker Training (Part 2)

    July 7th, 2020  |  54 mins 42 secs
    adventure bike training, bike tours, bmw, bmw motorrad, craft, creative, gs trophy, henk kotzee, motorcycle, nerve, podcast, tattoo

    This episode Part 2 of my chat with Henk Kotzee. If you are an adventure motorcyclist you will recognize Henk from the series "Look what you're Missing" that was shown on Ignition TV. Henk is currently involved in adventure Motorcycle training as well as motorcycles tours, here and abroad. Henk and I had a great conversation that spanned more than an hour as we spoke about bikes, filming the show, GS Trophy, training and motorcycle tours.

  • Episode 55: Henk Kotzee - Adventure Biker Training (Part 1)

    June 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    adventure bike training, bike tours, bmw, bmw motorrad, craft, creative, gs trophy, henk kotzee, motorcycle, nerve, podcast, tattoo

    In this episode I chat to Henk Kotzee. If you are an adventure motorcyclist you will recognize Henk from the series "Look what you're Missing" that was shown on Ignition TV. Henk is currently involved in adventure Motorcycle training as well as motorcycles tours, here and abroad. Henk and I had a great conversation that spanned more than an hour as we spoke about bikes, filming the show, GS Trophy, training and motorcycle tours. Due to the length of our convo, it has been released in 2 parts

  • Episode 54: Nic & Al Talk Music

    June 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins
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    In this weeks episode I chat to a long time friend of mine, Nic Sauders. Nic was a guitarsit in a SA Metal band called Visus and now lives in the UK. We decided to catch up and talk music. We were joined by a friend of Nic's who is also an Ex South African musician...

  • Episode 53: Ryan Abramowitz

    June 5th, 2020  |  53 mins
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    In this week's episode I chat to Ryan Abramowitz. Ryan lives in Canada but is originally from South Africa. We met back in 2012 at a Rodriquez concert and have been mates ever since. Ryan is himself a drummer and spent the better part of 10 years drumming in a band called The Unchained. We chat about the effect Covid has had on him as well as the music industry in Toronto.

  • Episode 52: Carlos Sanchez - Deadline

    May 29th, 2020  |  49 mins 1 sec
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    In this week's episode I chat to Carlos Sanchez, the front man of South Africa's own old school heavy metal band Deadline. We chat about where it all began, their last ablum, the accolades they have achieved as well as their new album launching next month.

  • Episode 51: Sabie Valley Rider Academy - Thomas Bohm

    May 22nd, 2020  |  58 mins 25 secs
    bike tours, bmw, bmw motorrad, craft, creative, gs trophy, motorcycle, nerve, podcast, sabie gs challenge, sabie valley rider academy, tattoo, thomas bohm

    In this weeks episode I chat to Thomas who owns the Sabie Valley Rider Academy and hosts the Annual Sabie GS Challenge. We chatted about how it all started, what bike tours they normally have on their calendar and their plans are post lockdown. We also chat about his Series II Landy that he has been restoring during this period.

  • Episode 50: Dylan Torraville - Update from Canada

    May 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
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    In this week's episode I chat to Dylan Torraville aka 3DDyl again. The last time I chatted to Dylan he was still in Australia interning for The Daily Talk Show. Shortly after that he returned to Canada to complete his final year of studies. I decided to catch up with him and find out how his studies went, how the pandemic has after him and what his future plans are

  • Episode 49: Ross van den Heever - Black Harbour 2020 Update

    May 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
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    So a year ago I had a chat with Ross from Black Harbour. This week I caught up with him again and chatted to him about what his plans as a musician had been for 2020, how 2020 had started and where it was going now under the current circumstances.

  • Episode 48: Disruptive Intent - Kev Sanders

    May 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins
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    In this weeks episode I chat to Kev Sanders who is a fellow podcaster. He has a creative business called Disruptive intent. His Podcast carries the same name. We decided to do an episode together where we spoke about podcasting, the guests that we have had and the future of podcasting in South Africa.

  • Episode 47: RETZA - Sabrina Schöder

    April 24th, 2020  |  46 mins 38 secs

    In this episode I chat to Sabrina Schöder who is the co owner of Royal Enfield Tours South Africa. We talk about her time in India and the decision to settle in South Africa. We talk about the future for RETZA, the India bike tours they offer as well as her relationship with Royal Enfield in India.

  • Episode 46: Update from Norway with Andrew Kilmartin

    April 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
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    In this episode I chat to long time friend and former school mate Andrew Kilmartin. Andrew now lives in Norway and I caught up with him to find out how everything is going with him and his family. We also chatted about motorcycles and the good old days

  • Episode 45: Phoenix Arizona Check in - J.A.K.D Podcast Part 2

    April 17th, 2020  |  56 mins 21 secs
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    This is part 2 of the chat I had with the guys from the JAKD Podcast. Don't forget to check out Part 1 if you haven't already

  • Episode 44: Phoenix Arizona Check in with Erik and Frank from the J.A.K.D Podcast Part 1

    April 13th, 2020  |  59 mins 16 secs
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    This this episode I catch up with Erik and Frank from the JAKD Podcast. They are based in Phoenix Arizona and they give me an update on how things are going in their area. We also chat about Erik's time in South Africa.

  • Episode 43: The Witbank Check In with Chris Elliott

    April 10th, 2020  |  59 mins 27 secs
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    In this episode I chat to my childhood friend, Chris Elliott. We grew up together in Witbank and I have a chat to him to find out how him and his family are doing during this National Lockdown

  • Episode 42: Global Lockdown - Update from London - Lester Towse

    March 30th, 2020  |  40 mins
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    In this episode I chat to a good friend of mine Lester Towse. Lester lives in Kent, England. We had a chat about how he has been affected by the lock down in England. Lester works for a company that provides data centres and network infrastructure for some of the big Internet companies. He tells me how the recent changes have affected their business

  • Episode 41: National Lockdown - Update from Johannesburg - Peter Belzar

    March 29th, 2020  |  45 mins 55 secs
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    In this episode I chat to a good friend of mine Peter Belzar. Peter is from Slovakia and had a flash back this last week to his early years of living in a communist country...those queues to buy household essentials