29.03.19 Pt 1 – Gareth goes to an art exhibition which makes him break into song. Leigh-Ann provides a thrilling conclusion to her spider story, and Ben bitches about the wi-fi. The final days of summer, podcast rankings and Leigh-Ann’s critical analysis of the latest edition of The Bachelor. Gareth then brings you up to speed on the top headlines, and Ben covers the sport ahead of the weekend.
28.03.19 Pt 2 – Phumi amazes Gareth with some electioneering tips from 64 B.C. Then Kanthan Pillay from the ZACP (South African Capitalist Party) joins us to explain their values, plans and people for the upcoming elections. Kanthan has been a contributor to The Burning Platform for a while, and just before he goes into the world of politics we thought we’d give him the chance to explain himself.
28.03.19 Pt 1 – What do the poor people who work at the E-toll kiosks do all day? Gareth and Phumi then get into a deeper discussion about peaceful protest, civil disobedience, and the annoyance of being pushed aside on your commute by blue light brigades. A plane landed in the wrong city, plus some of the new parties that will be on the ballot in May.
27.03.19 Pt 2 – The power may be back on in SA, but the Eskom woes are still very much a big talking point. Cardi B has attracted some bad press from her stripper days, xenophobia in KZN, and a catch-up on Brexit. Daniel Baron then drops by to talk about how one of his songs looks to have been plagiarised by David Guetta. Does he have a case? He and Gareth discuss this, along with his recent engagement to the love of his life.
Gareth presents a wonderfully colourful segment on privilege, and how it somehow washes away the wrongs of people in with the ‘right’ mob. The Jussie Smollett incident lies in the middle of this, plus the insanity of the Democrats in America and all who back their backward thinking. The latest in the top news headlines, Ben on the sport, then Siya wraps up the hour with a touch of positivity.
26.03.19 Pt 2 – Christall Kay from Real Housewives pops by while Leigh-Ann reveals there’s a new sex paradise for European grandmas right here in Africa. Apple TV+ launches, getting everyone’s excited… and Blind History goes back 3300 years to Ancient Egypt.
26.03.19 Pt 1 – Gareth discovers something unpleasant after the rains last night, Trump deserves an apology, and we check out five things you need to know in the news before PigSpotter and Howard Dembovsky scare the hell out of us with an update on the AARTO act that’s about to ruin our lives.
25.03.19 Pt 2 – Barbara Streisand has had to apologise for her defence of Michael Jackson and comments about those claiming abuse. Elian Wiener tries to unpack why South Africa is fast becoming the most ‘unhealthy’ country in the world on a number of levels. Cruise ship horror, Leigh-Ann is held hostage at home by a spider, a spider bite hot sauce and the amount of avocados that can kill you. The Florida Man trend plus a whole bunch of other crazy talking points.
25.03.19 Pt 1 – The long weekend seems to have invigorated Ben, who went off the grid in Dullstroom. Gareth almost broke his toe on a shopping trolley, but found comfort in vintage Monty Python. A quick update on The Bachelor SA, and how the Aussie version tanked, then a US college scandal. The latest news and sport to start your week, Henry on the finance, and Siya’s positivity feature.
20.03.19 Pt 2 – New Zealand continue to deal with last week’s terror attack, while a local doctor was given a life sentence for sexual predation of minors. Siya has some more from the Leaving Neverland documentary, and an attempted gold heist in Boksburg. Gareth and Gord then discuss his jol at Tomorrowland Winter. Shaun Nel from the Thuli Madonsela Foundation (THUMA) comes into studio to talk about all the good work they do, and their special event on Human Rights Day.