Following the success of ’50 People Who Stuffed Up South Africa’ and ’50 Flippen Brilliant South Africans’, Alex Parker and Tim Richman are now sharing stories of historical figures and topical personalities in the book ’50 People who Stuffed up the World’. Tim Richman thought-provokingly takes Gareth through their new book, which has both global and South African appeal that is part popular history, part social commentary, and all excellent entertainment.

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Loyiso Gola has had another bumper success of a year. He and Gareth catch up in an interview that picks at both of their brains. The two initially get into a refreshing argument around political ideologies and history. Following that, find out what the comedian has to say about his mother graduating at the age of 58 and why he thinks she shouldn’t have had her kids. And keeping on the hilarious note, hear why he hated his trip to Argentina, how he’s getting over his grumpiness and dealing with not engaging on social media. And of course, in these times, Gareth had to ask him about the Hollywood sexual allegations.

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Mike Sharman, author of The Best Dick, has always been an entrepreneur who has played by his own rules. Many people try this, but Mike has actually made a huge success of doing it and now shares his story in a provocative book. The Best Dick is a must read if you are willing to reassess your career, or just enjoy the stories of a maverick never content with the ordinary.

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Former NASA astronaut Dr Don Thomas stopped in South Africa for a series of public talks and school visits, to share some of what he’s learned during his seven years with NASA. He’s completed four shuttle missions, logging over 1,040 hours of adventuring in space. Discover some of his fascinating adventures and how life is in outer space in this conversation.

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Media entrepreneur Basetsana Kumalo has an exemplary career spanning over 20 years. From her start as Miss South Africa in 1994, growing into her role as a TV presenter then TV producer, to having her fingers in almost every pie, she has many lessons to share. In this conversation with Gareth, she speaks candidly about being a child of the ’70s and the teachings that came with it, and how much the title of Miss South Africa in the iconic year of 1994 meant to her and her loved ones…

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Zimbabwean politician and media personality Acie Lumumba gives Gareth an update on his home country, as well as looking at possible outcomes considering the current political landscape. This sharp mind doesn’t hold back on any of his opinions – considering he is a former member of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF).

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Thembisa Mdoda, older sister of Anele Mdoda, joins Gareth in studio to talk about her amazing journey in stage, screen and broadcasting. From an educated foundation, Thembisa had a worldly view on where she wanted to be in life. This has seen her achieve great things while still being amazingly grounded. Most famous for her role as host of Our Perfect Wedding, she is also a mom with a passion for youth development.

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In a book that has grabbed the attention of many, investigative journalist Jacques Pauw has exposed some of what his research has identified as the darkest secret at the heart of President’s Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women. Gareth speaks to The President’s Keepers author as President Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet?

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Just ahead of the festive season and the downtime one can have during it, Gareth seeks to learn more about alcohol from aficionado Carrie Adams. Get info, tips and tricks around various wines, tequila, gin and so much more from this expert. Need to learn how to conduct yourself at a tasting? They have that covered too. And why does Carrie think alcohol should be illegal? Find out here.

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Pnina Fenster is a household name in the field of journalism, having made her mark in newspapers and at several prestigious women’s magazines. She’s an award-winning South African fashion journalist best known as the editor of the fashion magazine Glamour. Fresh from recently judging the SA Style Awards, Gareth gets tips on fashion and how the media and fashion world is ever-evolving in this conversation with her.

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