21.3 C
Cape Town
Friday, December 8, 2023

Tea Time with Bailey: I am Caster. Caster is Me

Published on

Leigh Crymble, a Behavioural Linguist and Amy Carmichael, a Data Analyst started a passion project about Caster Semenya.

Leigh, flew down to Cape Town to be on Tea Time with Bailey, and I’m grateful for her effort.

Over the past several months they’ve been analysing online conversations about Caster Semenya, and put together an analysis of what their findings were – inadvertently, it became a South African love letter to someone so dearly considered as a national hero.

Take a listen:

Part 1: Showing how much South African’s care about Caster Mokgadi Semenya wasn’t the initial objective they had, when they started their research, so we chat about how this project came about. Listen here:

Part 2: Leigh and Amy had 40 000 Tweets to analyse, so I asked how they went about their research, what their findings were and what surprised them the most. Listen here:

Part 3: I wanted to know if Caster Semenya has read the report. We got Amy(who sadly couldn’t join us) on the phone to find out what she took away from being a part of this project and we find out what’s next for the two of them.

It’s pretty interesting to see the way the language users have a choice in how we interact linguistically, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect – especially in Women’s Month.

To read the full report I am Caster. Caster is Me click here: bit.ly/Mokgadi

More Posts for Show: Bailey Schneider

Latest articles

[LISTEN] Jan Braai’s Best Potjie Tips

As we head into a long weekend a lot of us will be around a fire. Some will choose to light up the coals...

[LISTEN] The Art of Artistic Swimming

If you have been watching the Olympics you may have missed some of the more unusual events. As entertaining as some of our favourite...

Smile’s Tip Jar – The Community Philharmonic Orchestra

The last two weeks have been quite heart wrenching as we heard from individuals who work in the hospitality and entertainment industry, who have...