Costa Carastavrakis has had a rough past which he tells about in a new memoir, ‘I Am Costa – From Meth to Marathons’. If you’re up for an inspiring true-life tale that will make you look at experiences in a new way, then this is the interview for you. In his book, Costa charts his course through a childhood of identity confusion – growing up Greek and gay in Johannesburg; to building a glamourous life of parties, business triumphs and money… and then crashing into the devastation of drug addiction. Listen in as he tells Gareth and Phumi how he turned his life around and made a comeback as a published author.
29.10.19 Pt 2 – Gareth dishes out a physical science lesson with the help of Einstein, leaving everyone else in the dark for a moment. Then, the debate on fireworks and whether they should or shouldn’t be permissible ensues… revealing that some people in studio are more pet conscious than others. Costa Carastavrakis is our guest and he shares his life story, from having a rough past riddled with drugs and alcohol, to becoming the man he is today.
29.10.19 Pt 1 – If you could have one supernatural ability from the movies, what would it be? The team dive straight into fantasy and come up with some interesting ideas. Then, they get into a topic none of them know anything about – sport and rugby. Find out how far they get in this unfamiliar territory. Gugu on the other hand, seems to think that people get tired of sex in their sixties, and Phumi proves that you’re never too old for some boogie!
28.10.19 Pt 2 – Leigh-Ann delivers some really sad news and educates everyone about what’s happening to chicks out there. Woolies has recently come under fire for making use of colours that resemble that of the old South African flag in their products. Where do we draw the line with regards to what’s acceptable and what isn’t? Siya finally makes it to work after a rough morning and he tells us all about his day and weekend.Then, we’re joined by John Sotirales (Woodrock) & Kraai Du Toit who chat to us about Woodrick Animal Rescue and the difference their making to animals lives.
28.10.19 Pt 1 – Gugu’s back in the country and it sounds like he would rather still be in Spain. Gareth on the other hand didn’t get any rest last night, and doesn’t hold back on the reasons why. While Leigh-Ann is in studio, we’re still missing Siya who’s had a car breakdown in Monday morning traffic.
25.10.19 Pt 2 – Selena Gomez, the British Royals and why your farts smell bad are just some of the stories covered during the news, just before OBGYN Dr Robyn Spring stops by for visit. Aside from being a very committed GCS listener, Dr Spring provides quality antenatal care to all her pregnant patients, resulting in her seeing many vaginas every week! Then George Mienie wraps the hour up with a look at this week’s world of motoring.
25.10.19 Pt 1 – The team is over discussing politics this week, so they rather focus on fun and laughs this Friday morning! There is some optimistic news to discuss in the ‘Five Things You Need To Know’… but, somehow the team banter also leads to looking at some of the worst places in South Africa – with the listeners not mincing their words with their submissions.
24.10.19 Pt 2 – Fresh off the big political resignations this week, Gareth and Kanthan have in-depth analysis of the Democratic Alliance, with the help of journalist Kgothatso Madisa, who was at Mmusi Maimane’s resignation press conference yesterday. With load-shedding creeping back into South Africans’ lives, the Financial Mail’s Giulietta Talevi calls in to explain the state of Eskom on the nation’s finances. Hillary Clinton gets called “The queen of warmongers” by Tulsi Gabbard. The team wrap up by touching on this and similar stories as it’s never a dull day in US politics either.
24.10.19 Pt 1 – In the midst of high-profile resignations this week, it’s great to still have the whole team together in studio. Siya’s taste in movies raises mixed responses from the audience. There’s a new unlikely viral star, which doesn’t impress Gareth much. And, can you help point out whether Post Malone’s new song has a sample from the ’90s?
23.10.19 Pt 2 – The conversation takes quite a millennial spin as the team try to decode what various emojis mean. Domestic Goddess Jane and Gord have a surprising reunion on air! Then, singer/songwriter Miguel Pregueiro comes in to chat about his unique sound of Latin pop with an African influence, much to the team’s delight.