01.03.19 Pt 1 – Siya tries to torture Ben and Leigh-Ann, which gets Friday off to a horrifying start. Talk of The Bachelor improves the mood, eating ‘non meat’ meat products, then Gareth arrives to question if being on TV is still a thing like it was 10 years ago. The latest in your news headlines, Ben on the sport, then Siya wraps up the hour with some positivity.
28.02.19 Pt 2 – There’s much to ponder over when we see our politicians performing grand gestures. What is behind that? Gareth and Phumi discuss that, and so much more, in this week’s edition of The Burning Platform. Kicking things off with a conversation with Mayor of Tshwane, Stevens Mokgalapa, then chatting about everyone from David Mabuza, Willies Mchunu fainting to Jeremy Corbyn.
28.02.19 Pt 1 – 80’s kids, this podcast is for you! Phumi goes down memory lane as she recounts her days of watching ‘Body Beat’ and dealing with transistor when listening to the radio. Siya chimes in with his favourite 80’s musician… you’ll be surprised to find out who it is. The Five Things You Need To Know include an update around paper straws, and the Jason Rohde sentencing.
27.02.19 Pt 2 – The Church of Scientology, it sure does have some money. Siya stumbles upon this information and the many properties they have, including homes for L Ron Hubbard – should he return. The plight of the vulture, Jason Rohde’s sentencing, the South African champion blowjob jacket and Elson calls in from Zambia. Jacky Masuku then joins the team for a very interesting religious discussion, and how he disproves many of the stories peddled by modern religion.
27.02.19 Pt 1 – Gord was on time this week, and then opens up about his acute insomnia and how his life was even at risk in the past because of it. Gord being Gord, it’s quite a story and one that comes with its many avenues and quirks. The probiscis monkey, then the latest in the news and sport from there, and Siya has a delightful school story where dogs are becoming a key factor.
26.02.19 Pt 2 – It was an extraordinary day in history over this past weekend as Pastor Alph Lukau resurrected a dead person in front of a live audience (try not to roll your eyes during this topic). Poor Kim Jong-Un will be stuck on a train soon. Rapper Nasty C’s toe is in the spotlight, for all the wrong reasons. And as today’s marketers have more choices in terms of support, media opportunities, and communications… Head of Marketing for Barclays Africa Group: Absa, Barclays David Wingfield discusses the inaugural Marketing Achievement Awards. The third episode of Blind History, which focuses on John F Kennedy, wraps the hour up.
26.02.19 Pt 1 – The Academy Awards have everyone’s attention… from Spike Lee’s win to Lady Gaga’s weepy speech. Rob from Howick calls in to proudly update the team on the fact that he’s learning to hack dating sites for his own benefit. Get a dose of the news, crypto update and “Said By Siya”. Then, a listener, Anushca, calls in to retell her harrowing tale of a car accident.
25.02.19 Pt 2 – Gareth catches up with his good friend Debi from Washington DC, ranging from politics to the Oscars. Siya calls Charlize Theron a tannie, a kid gets decapitated by a theme park ride in Germany, and an innocent man gets a big payout for being wrongly sentenced. More from Jussie Smollett’s embarrassment, a kid builds a nuclear reactor in his room, someone wins the Powerball, and PETA still hates Steve Irwin.
25.02.19 Pt 1 – As Gareth wrestles with traffic, Ben gives a frank assessment of the controversial movie Inxeba and what culture means nowadays. The team is all caught up with the latest from the The Bachelor SA, and some listener emails provide extra layers to the many facets of the show. Your latest news and sports stories from there, Anthea’s weekly finance update, then Siya wraps things up with his positivity feature for the day.
22.02.19 Pt 2 – Meghan Markle returns to her celebrity ways with a lavish baby shower in America, while her common family continue to embarrass her. Horses are getting zebra suits for a very good reason. A woman dies in a fancy restaurant after eating an exotic mushroom, and valuable VHSes. The Bachelor’s host Jason Greer then joins the team to talk about SA’s hottest new reality show, and some of the unknown happenings in the production.