15.04.19 Pt 1 – Are we all becoming more and more anti-social by nature? Gareth asks the question after watching Ricky Gervais’ After Life series, something which continues to receive fantastic reviews. The Game of Thrones return and all the fanfare around it, plus the new Star Wars trailer and why Gareth is excited about it. Your latest news and sport from there, plus Anthea on the finance.
When Gareth first met Ambassador Martin Schaefer at the Naumann-Stiftung’s 60th birthday celebration in late 2018, he was struck by how candid the Ambassador was on the links between German liberalism and South African democracy. And as a student of history, he also enjoyed the fact that the Ambassador brought up the fall of the Berlin wall and De Klerk’s comments related to his decision to ring in the changes. To continue on a similar note and in getting to know him more, Gareth picks the Ambassador’s brain on his life and work in his current role, and beyond.
12.04.19 Pt 2 – Why do celebrities feel the need to share so much about their personal lives? Is this even necessary? Amongst discussing the news, the team get stuck in debating this: Leigh-Ann and Siya agreeing that sharing makes a difference, while Gareth reckons there’s no need. Then, want to know more about the world of cosplay? Artist Norik Aise, decked out in Hellboy gear, shares his love for costume play.
12.04.19 Pt 1 – Get your Friday feeling going with the team. No surprise here, but Gareth makes his unpleasant feelings of other humans vocal. Get into the Five Things You Need To Know, before Leigh-Ann gets going on her analysis of the latest episode of The Bachelor SA.
11.04.19 Pt 2 – Another week of crazy politics in SA, but luckily we have Ivo Vegter to help us make sense of it all on The Burning Platform. It’s still pretty much all about the elections – electricity, empty promises and what motivates us to vote for certain parties.
11.04.19 Pt 1 – Gareth and Phumi are excitedly counting down the days to Game of Thrones. Is there a link between atheism and society’s ills? Phumi is rewatching Mad Men, which is giving her renewed empathy for the plight of the 60s housewife. Would you set your friends up on a date? Then Phumi tries to convince Gareth to vote… plus a discussion on whether university should still be the goal for the youth today.
10.04.19 Pt 2 – Gareth refers to Riaz Moola as ‘intimidatingly intelligent’. As CEO and Founder of HyperionDev he is doing great things in empowering education which he shares here. Decimal Dan may just change your life with regards to early day currencies, which is confusing as all hell. Historical broadcasting, then onto a guy called Hobbo, who has transformed his life by embracing wellness and setting an audacious exercise goal.
10.04.19 Pt 1 – What causes piles? The team aren’t that sure but they do know you need to avoid them. The joy of podcasts in the information age, especially for adults. Gareth delves into the nuances of modern education before things go full circle with black holes. The top news and sports stories from there, then no Said By Siya as he is having a sicky.
09.04.19 Pt 2 – Poor Rosemarie Bentley – a 99-year-old woman whose body organs are all over the place, literally. AI is meeting the beauty world and creating great innovations. Leigh-Ann shares details about a $12 billion airport in the works. The team meets docu-journalist Adrian Steirn, who has just been saluted by Queen Elizabeth for his conservation work, including busting Former First Lady Grace Mugabe! Then, enjoy the ninth episode of Blind History – this time, focused on Mother Teresa.
09.04.19 Pt 1 – The way we live in 2019 is changing: Is owning a house or even paying off a car really worth it? Gareth wonders about this. Where do you draw the line with regifting? The team follows up on yesterday’s conversation around the banning of the online game, Rape Day. Get stuck into the Five Things You Need To Know, before heading into the third episode of Smart Driving with PigSpotter.