23.03.20 Pt 1 – The thing about under-reacting in Covid-19 times is that the downside is death, and that doesn’t sound fun. Having said this, should you become friends with anyone in your complex, because what happens when you get healthy? How should you handle being stuck at a wedding with no alcohol? If someone coughs in the grocery store in the same aisle as you, maybe it’s worth staying at home forever more. And does a big forehead mean you are just cooler?
When a pandemic strikes, people tend to have alarm and terror as their base response. Dr D unpacks what is observable in the behaviour of society in moments of terror. Is panic more contagious than Covid-19? In times of self-isolation, there may very well be opportunities to attend to the needs of the human soul. Suffering doesn’t always need to go to waste, connecting with loved ones is a deliberate act. Can we bring ourselves to be introspective in this situation?
Wherever you are in the world, Silicon Valley has led the charge when it comes to setting the standard of entrepreneurship the world over… including what work culture looks like, and how systems are created. But have they slipped up when it comes to innovation? That’s a thought Alexandre Lazarow expands on in his new book, ‘Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley’. Gareth has a conversation about innovation in business with this author and venture capitalist.
20.03.20 Pt 2 – Should we laugh at people who claim to have symptoms of Covid-19? There’s a doctor who says sex will save your life in these diseased times. One of the leading sages of our time, Cardi B, says “Coronavirus, this shit is real!” High Rob is taking coronavirus seriously, but he’s not ’Italian serious’. Should parents be allowed to have a favourite child? Pandemics have an interesting effect on society’s psychology at large, Dr D joins us to unpack her thoughts on it, and what new behaviours people may need to adopt.
20.03.20 Pt 1 – How long is too long to be shopping? Lauren in London says they’re also going bonkers with store shelves being empty. Flying is a germ-filled experience… is it possible to avoid coronavirus on a plane, or are you doomed? Oprah and Siya are both eating like dump trucks in the bath right now. There’s a request for humans to only buy 5 items of each product. In South Africa? You must be joking! If you are pregnant, don’t catch Covid-19 because Netflix is reducing quality of stream. And can Xhosa people get the virus?
19.03.20 Pt 2 – Certain tribes are just better at cleaning their backside, let’s accept that. Is the rise of technocracies a threat to civil liberty? Is government intelligence run like James Bond runs his operation, or is it just a normal day job? Schabir Shaik – who loves golf – does not represent his whole family. And did Jacob Zuma’s intelligence hand democracy as we know it to South Africans?
19.03.20 Pt 1 – Is Cyril’s government back in business with all this rule making? How will businesses treat their hiring and firing in these times of austerity? When the chips are down, the best business minds will survive – we explore which industries are doing well. South Africans have to drink less and the new deadline is 18:00 daily. News just in, coronavirus lasts for 8 days on plastic… thank goodness Michael Jackson isn’t around anymore. New York is in lockdown and we have a fan join us live to give us the latest corona-scoop from the USA.
18.03.20 Pt 2 – Big Brother Germany has really created magical television by telling the unsuspecting housemates about Covid-19. There was a seminal moment where for a second it sounded like Gareth was giving Damon a compliment, touching stuff. Mel Brooks’ son has a social distancing video for the ages. The following events might sound related, but they are not… Amanda Bynes is pregnant and Pornhub premium is now free in Italy. We then talk about entrepreneurship with Linda Moeketsi, Sibu Mabena and Roxy Ferreira on #EpsonEntrepreneur.
18.03.20 Pt 1 – If it happens it happens. Covid-19 means you should stop talking to shop staff. Damon says he’s lived well and him dying is not a train smash. Blowing your nose can get you kicked out of the shops. Old age homes got locked down too late, some people don’t want to see their parents. If life gives you lemons, make hot lemon water to help you live through these corona times. And Idris Elba has a warning for his people.
17.03.20 Pt 2 – Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato are figures who need no introduction. Blind History season 3 is here! In episode one we take a journey back in time to the acropolis of Athens to explore the lives of the fathers of Western Philosophy, and what shaped their outlooks which have impacted everything which governs society today. Anthea Gardner joins us in studio to talk about the state of the world economy in these Covid-19 frenzied times.