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.
Maths has never been a strong point for the #GCS members, which leaves them confused when trying to figure out how many days there are left until Christmas. Gareth and Siya are worried about Casper de Vries, following an unfortunate accident he had. Find out what happened when Taraji P Henson came into town… before a look at the news and a dose of positivity.
The team fail miserably in playing Whamageddon, and cover all kinds of talking points around George Michael and the other guy. Gord reveals one of the scariest animals of prehistoric times, and Dr Phil interviews a woman with 15 cats. YouTube’s year in review gets torn to pieces, the most streamed songs of the 20th century, and why Michael Learns To Rock was so basic lyrically.
People are actively trying to avoid hearing Wham! this festive season, and Ben can’t understand why. Mariah Carey has a nightmare of a time singing her big festive hit, and Gareth plays a Patti Labelle song where she loses it in a different way. Some interesting talking points in the news headlines, Ben on the sport, then Siya with some positivity from there.