The team briefly takes a look at the biggest political stories of 2018 with Katharine Child, in the midst of many Christmas carols (come on, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, so they’re allowed to). Then, Liam Wilson – a listener from Dubai – shares some of his experiences of living in the UAE and sticks around for some team talk too.
Gareth and Siya have some Christmas spirit to share, while on the other side of the scale trying to understand why so many are still getting upset over things they really shouldn’t be. Holiday plans are in full swing just before a look at the ‘Five Things You Need To Know’. Need something to perk your mood up? Take a listen to ‘Said By Siya’ too.
Though it is the most wonderful time of the year, it is also one of the most dangerous. Gareth chats to Bianca Burger from Headway Gauteng about the organisation and staying safe over the festive season. The big things South Africans are spending money on over the festive season, Bles Bridges and his history of throwing the D around, and Gareth chats to Dene Botha from Pride Factory. Really rich Asians, movies for the holidays, and a very pornographic Christmas.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as Gareth retells his Christmas shopping experience and the wonderful cheap crap he bought. Siya runs his gift strategy by the team, and Ben has a road trip to look forward to. The latest in the news, Ben wrapping up the sport, and Siya’s positivity feature for the day.
Hollywood A-lister Taraji P Henson has made waves in roles in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘Hidden Figures’ and most popularly as Cookie Lyon in ‘Empire’. Speaking about this to Gareth while on tour in South Africa, she also discusses her many life passions: changing lives.
Could James Bond be an alcoholic? Is there rivalry in the British royal family? Would you rather eat pubic hair once or eat a clump of soil at every meal for the rest of your life? Oh, it’s just another day of conversations as the team get into this, and so much more.
Happy fake Monday! Leigh-Ann and Siya kick off the show by reflecting on some of their DIY and sleep apnea drama over the long weekend. There’s so much in the news and in the markets with Anthea for you to learn and catch up with here too.
A fan of the show, Siboniso, joins the team on a relaxed Friday. Ben gets nostalgic over Rick and Morty as rumours circulate about its return. A one-armed stuntwoman, a white supremacist shooter’s fan club grows, PornHub’s biggest users by country, George Mienie joins in on the conversation for the last time in 2018, Maijiesfontein, a 102-year-old skydiver, and a strange song to wrap up the week.
Gareth is out and about today, so Ben holds things down with Siya and Leigh-Ann. Siya is there but not really after a big office party. Ben is getting better sleep nowadays and shares how, then Leigh-Ann has a car crash story that only she can have. Donald Trump’s meeting with ‘Bruce Wayne’, some Bushisms, then into the sport with Ben, and positivity feature with Siya.
Gareth and Kanthan Pillay get stuck into some of the week’s hottest political stories including the High Court dismissing axed commissioner Tom Moyane’s bid to have his dismissal overturned, Malema’s latest case, the ANC stating members should trust the party to deal with the Pule Mabe matter, and the BLF planning to meet with the IEC over 2019 elections.