The White House Correspondents’ Dinner caused quite a stir this year, as it turned into a flat out roast. Nobody was spared by host Michelle Wolf, but was it funny or just in poor taste? The team do their death pool draw, which you can be a part of too. A very strange story over decapitated pigs, Jackie Chan’s daughter is trying to get back at him over his views on homosexuality, and how being a ‘generalist’ instead of a specialist could actually make you a better person.
The team is back after the public holiday, and Siya is still buzzing from his Castle Lite Unlocks experience. Mabz is a little broken, the new death pool is previewed, Gareth gets excited about a fancy wedding he is going to in England, plus a big thank you to all the CliffCentral turns 4 messages. Mabz on the news, Ben with sport, then Siya wraps up the first hour with his positivity feature.
The Gareth Cliff Show is hiring, so today they are interviewing. The first round of contestants face a grilling from the team, with a variety of odd questions and personality tests being posed. Pick your favourite from a very diverse panel of contestants, all vying for the approval of the team.
We all have some sort of daily challenge in life, but few deal with something as obvious as Gareth Mason. Gareth is most known for his dwarfism, but the determination and resilience shown throughout his young life is nothing short of inspiring. Gareth and Gareth talk about his love for sport, some interesting daily challenges and his YouTube channel.
Bill Cosby has been found guilty, but he continues to anger people after comparing himself to Nelson Mandela. Some Harvey Weinstein news naturally follows on from there, plus a mistress situation turning fatal thrown in for good measure. Crystal brings a special cake in for the 4th birthday, ABBA to release new music, Gareth Mason joins the team in studio to talk about motivation as his life journey, with Rich Mulholland wrapping it up from there.
The team is back after the long weekend, barely. Ben got knocked out with the flu, and Gareth was stretched on The Roast of Somizi. Siya is excited about attending the Castle Lite Unlocks concert, which moves the topic onto Kanye West and his latest ramblings. Mabz brings you the latest news headlines, Ben on the sport, then Henry steps in for Anthea on the finance.
Growing up in Hillbrow in the 1960s, John Hunt was able to experience a part of South African society than none of us can really comprehend. This time in his life has inspired his latest book, ‘The Boy Who Could Keep A Swan In His Head’. He and Gareth discuss the novel, and why reading is still such a vital part of life.
Kanye West is causing a stir on twitter, but more importantly Justice Malala brings some actual heat with the Burning Platform – presented by Nando’s. Jacob Zuma’s ‘cattle gift’ is the main story here, but there is naturally a whole lot more to catch up on. More on Kanye, then George Mienie wraps up the short week with the latest from the world of cars.
Gareth is finally excited about the Roast of Somizi. He also discusses the pile of books growing at home and at the office, people’s selective ways to work commitments, government ineptness, and Meghan Markle’s estranged family in all their glory. Mabz then covers the top news headlines, Ben on the sport, then Siya and his positivity kick.
South African-born artist Adam Broomberg has a very different take on the world as we think we know it. In SA currently for a new exhibition at the Goodman Gallery called ‘Bandage the Knife not the Wound’, Gareth chats to him about how he made his way into the industry, the state of photography today with the rise of the smartphone, and what privacy means in the greater scheme of things.