Gareth is man down today, but Ben and Siya hold the fort down on the show. What’s it like chilling with Black Coffee? Siya spills the tea on that before Ben chats about how his quick trip to Cape Town was – sans water. A look at the news, sports, and a dose of positivity round off the hour.
The Duchess of Sussex’s family is the gift that keeps on giving – Samantha Markle has given another interview, while another family member has been arrested for assault. The team looks at midnight snacking habits before chatting to Jonti Searll around how relationships would look if we were to live up to 200. And, Gord has a public service announcement: Drugs are bad.
Oh my Gord! Another Wednesday rolling around means Gord gets to have fun with the team. From nearly dying from his phone battery to what he thinks of the way Helen Zille speaks – Gord is unhinged this morning. Then, a listener, Marvellous Mark, calls in for some dating advice.
Comedian Stuart Taylor is the driving force of South Africa’s Big 5 comedy show, a show currently entertaining people with a star-studded lineup. He and Gareth also talk about life on the comedy road, what international audiences like about SA comedians, and how social media is changing content that makes it onto stage now. They also touch on fatherhood and what his kids think of his life on stage.
Trevor Noah is in some big trouble after someone dug up an old joke from 2013. It involves Aboriginal women, and the mob are not holding back here. The fraud of VBS Bank continues to unravel, and where all the money seems to have gone. The team then don’t turn a blind eye to Donald Trump’s trade wars in the weekly Taylor Blinds & Shutters feature. Gareth’s trusted orthodontist Dr Steven Flax then tells you how he fixed Gareth’s smile, and holds nothing back in how difficult that process was. He then offers a brief consultation to the rest of the team members… and it isn’t pretty!
Gareth continues to anger the people of the Eastern Cape, this time East London comes into focus with an email from one of their citizens. Australia’s dangerous animals get defended by a listener from Darwin, but Ben contests this with some crocodile anecdotes. The latest with the top news stories, Ben on the sport, plus some positivity from Siya too.
Roseanne Barr is losing her mind, and for our comedy benefit is turning a camera on to catch it. Thomas Markle is still playing the victim card hard, but Siya feels he can help him. Funerals and how important they are in South African society, Trump’s beef with Iran, then Caroline Borole comes into studio to add some Tina Turner magic to your day. Rich Mulholland wraps things up from there with the dangers of following your passion.
President Cyril Ramaphosa flew commercial on the same flight as Poppy. She now wants to work for the presidency, but the reality she may have to murder people first doesn’t sit well with her. Trump has strong words for Iran on twitter, then Gareth gets into news and why our brains are overloaded with nonsense right now. The latest in news, sport and finance from there, plus Siya’s kick of positivity for the day.
You are in for a treat on the gardening front as Gord tells you how to prune roses. But for an actual expert’s take on the matter, Gareth interviews his mother – which is far more insightful. A guy called Dave then comes in, who is a professional football coach by trade, but a hot sauce expert by interest. And so starts the hot sauce challenge, which is as messy as it sounds! George Mienie then wraps things up with his weekly look into the world of motoring.
Everyone is back for an action packed Friday. A Friday that includes a tray of hot sauce and a very nervous Siya. Gareth talks about people finding touch points to acknowledge Madiba’s legacy, fresh demands for a drunk show, and then Gord gets going on some more crazy stories. Michelle calls from Cape Town and talks about whale sperm… then into your news, sport, and a touch of positivity.