12.07.19 Pt 1 – It’s Ben’s last show, but Leigh-Ann and Siya don’t seem to care very much. Still, he and Gareth cover a great mix of listener well-wishes, and reminisce about 5 years’ worth of fun times on the show. There’s also the latest news and sport, and some unique Friday feels.
11.07.19 Pt 2 – In her new Daily Maverick piece, Marianne Thamm has explained why she did her investigation on the EFF – Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan explore her investigation further. There are also discussions about the biggest current political stories, including the PIC Inquiry and Zandile Gumede from the eThekwini Municipality. Eskom bailouts and E-tolls are a heated debate in studio.
11.07.19 Pt 1 – Gareth is a few kilos heavier, Siya thinks he could be a couple of weeks pregnant and Phumi is a year older… Just a casual Thursday morning on the #GCS! The news sparks a conversation about the state of the country, before an inspiring story of comfort dogs in court. Find out what Headway Gauteng is up to for Mandela Day this year, plus: are impulse buys your Achilles heel?
10.07.19 Pt 2 – A stream of messages about Ben’s imminent departure rolls in, and feelings of goodwill reach such heights that people even say nice things about Gord. A great listener message about succeeding in sales, and news of an insect produce restaurant in Cape Town sends Gord on a rant. It’s Black Mamba Month in KZN, but more importantly, it’s National Savings Month across the country: Coronation is encouraging South Africans to put money aside instead of spending it.
10.07.19 Pt 1 – Gareth has returned from his trip, but the show begins with some sad news about Ben. Gareth unpacks his historical visit to England, then Gord arrives to share other travel stories and his views on the dangers of boating. Beard growing, sending really good memes, plus the latest news and sport – but no Siya, as he’s feeling a little sickly.
09.07.19 Pt 2 – Something lying around in Chernobyl is still so radioactive it would kill you if you touched it. A very special kind of serial killer with a story that’s hard to believe, how crying at a certain time of day can aid weight loss, and how much South Africa’s richest are really worth (and what they spend their money on). Plus: an IVF horror story that’s about to become a big lawsuit.
09.07.19 Pt 1 – Ben and Leigh-Ann get involved in a medical debate, with Dr Robyn then getting called in to settle the dispute. Siya chaperones his mother and some of her friends, with his suggestive music naturally – and awkwardly – coming to the fore. Some more colourful flashbacks from Leigh-Ann’s past, then into the latest news and sport, plus your positivity feature for the day.
08.07.19 Pt 2 – The team dissects Leigh-Ann’s ever increasing chances of death, how children are unconditioned for life, and the story of a kid who is suing his mom in order to live the lifestyle he thinks he deserves. Plus: the Michael J Fox show was once a thing… There’s also Tony Robbin and his supposed dodgy ways, and the story of Jeffrey Epstein being arrested for sex trafficking of minors. Sean Saunders goes Beyond Bitcoin, this week talking about investor emotions and how our personal bias often lead us astray.
08.07.19 Pt 1 – Ben told the team he was going to be a couple of minutes late – but what do people mean when they say ‘a couple’? Leigh-Ann explains the joys of an app that brings you booze when you run out, and the team discusses California’s earthquakes and whether or not you should answer work emails on a weekend. The latest in news headlines, Ben on a bumper weekend of sport and Anthea on the finance.
05.07.19 Pt 2 – A woman could face as much as 20 years in prison for publicly licking an ice cream tub. Ben defends balls and their cleanliness, which then flows into a positively bizarre conversation around public shaming, deterring criminal activities and celebrity private part imprints in ice cream. Bohang Moeko and Sive Mabuya from National Geographic’s “The Hot Zone” then drop by to talk about how the show addresses Ebola and its devastating effect on society. George Mienie wraps up the week with the AutoTrader Power Pod.