Being one of the lead maintainers of the monero cryptocurrency project, and co-creating the new consortium that’s building an open-source blockchain protocol for digital assets called Tari is work that fuels Riccardo Spagni. The curious mind and astute businessman is blazing new trails in the world of cryptocurrencies. From 3D printing, his hobbies and the future of money, Gareth covers a wide variety of topics with him here.

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Neil Harbisson raises many eyebrows around the world, just by being himself - the Catalan-raised, Northern Irish-born artist is best known for being the first person in the world with an antenna surgically implanted in his skull and for being legally recognised as a cyborg by a government.

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South African comedian Marc Lottering has been through a lot recently but trust the famed artist to retell the recent events in his life in a sidesplitting way as he catches up with Gareth. From a nun who greeted him with an 'Aweh!", going gluten free, his colonoscopy experience all the way to WhatsApp group politics. Marc is on fine form in this conversation as he leads up to his new one-man show, “Lottering at the Lyric”.

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Two years ago Katy Katopodis was in studio talking to Gareth about her new book on balancing motherhood and her career. That career is about to take a big change as the hugely respected news editor-in-chief is leaving Primedia and EWN after 21 years at the helm. She and Gareth look back on some of the big moments that made her an icon of the industry, the future of news and how we interact with it, plus some of the lesser known parts of her life that only Gareth can get her to open up about.

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The Kruger National Park (KNP) has a hidden history, "with warthogs and all". From its establishment in 1898 as the humble Sabi Reserve, through the 50-year stewardship of its first warden and champion (a stubborn Scotsman named James Stevenson-Hamilton), to its re-birth as the Kruger National Park, and beyond; the story of the KNP is filled with adventure, adversity and more than a few surprises.

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Accomplished businessman and author, Marnus Broodryk has a fascinating life story that many of us can learn from. He shares with Gareth how he moved to Johannesburg and became a self-made millionaire at 24, after a very tough childhood in Harrismith. Find out how he maintains his trajectory of success, how he defines innovation, his daily routine and his future ambitions here.

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Nandi Madida is a multi-talented powerhouse who has achieved great heights of success in music, fashion and TV, most recently by presenting and co-producing her new BET show 'Made In Africa'. Gareth gets to know the artist as she continues shining as an entrepreneur, new mother and wife to Zakes Bantwini. Hear her opinion on the necessity of objectivity for progress, her definition of black excellence, the #MeToo movement, how her childhood in Durban moulded her, and even her take on topical issues like Kanye West's latest rants.

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The ANC has governed South Africa for more than two decades, but its iron grip is slipping. For the first time since 1994 there is no guarantee that it will retain power. If ANC support drops below 50% in the 2019 elections, the political landscape will be transformed dramatically: South Africa will be governed by a coalition, and the consequences will be felt by everyone. This is what inspired one of South Africa’s brightest political minds.

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Mbongeni Ngema, the music legend, graces our studios for a conversation around how some of his biggest hits and productions have shaped and changed his life. As someone who Gareth likens to South Africa's very own Quincy Jones, Ngema opens up about his inspirations, what his greatest joy comes from and his musical influences too. With no signs of slowing down, hear all about his latest production, Woza Albert!, and the plans he has underway for a show based on the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

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What does it take to manage media? It's a definite art, one which Nick Clelland knows all too well. With a background in politics, he has used his experience to co-author 'Spin', which has now been described as the "go-to book that explains what to do when the media comes calling". Gareth gets the opportunity to dive into the mind of this communications and media expert in this interview.

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