Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg attempt a dad joke contest, and it goes badly. Melania Trump is contemplating appearing on Saturday Night Live, the DA doing what the DA does best, and Shashi Naidoo’s upcoming Palestine trip. South Africa’s economic disasters are more widespread than you may think, and it all comes back to government. On a slightly more positive note, Anthea Gardner brings Alexander Leibner into studio to talk about the 8th annual All Africa Business Leaders Awards.
Gareth suddenly cares about the World Cup again as Argentina makes it out of their group. Maradona loses the plot completely which was perhaps even more entertaining than the game itself. Ben has some interesting Messi information and Poppy’s dreams are explored. Then the latest news, sport and Said by Siya.
Two years ago Katy Katopodis was in studio talking to Gareth about her new book on balancing motherhood and her career. That career is about to take a big change as the hugely respected news editor-in-chief is leaving Primedia and EWN after 21 years at the helm. She and Gareth look back on some of the big moments that made her an icon of the industry, the future of news and how we interact with it, plus some of the lesser known parts of her life that only Gareth can get her to open up about.
An overly woke support group with Tracey Ullman, becoming a DJ and why Gareth feels the entertainment industry is full. Ruda Landman’s interesting podcast series around some of life’s changes, a life pact story takes a sudden twist as Poppy reveals a lost love. Joe Jackson’s worsening health and who he doesn’t want to see anymore, then comedian Alfred Adriaan drops by. A genuine rising star of SA comedy, he previews his new show ‘Dating Life’ and shares his life in comedy to this point.
Siya tries to make sense of how the World Cup works, which naturally doesn’t go well. Gareth plans ahead for end of year gifting, an awkward 30 year old who got evicted from home by his parents, sparks a greater conversation on raising children. Then Poppy talks about her first job interview followed by the latest in news, sport and Said by Siya.
Ever wondered how diamonds are sourced and delivered in order for someone to pop the question? Gareth has a clip that illustrates what this process may be in the real world. Roseanne Barr is playing the Jewish card to try save her name after her racist meltdown and Poppy has a strange social experience. Donovan Prince and Bianca Brombin, founders of Model Coaching Co, then drop by to talk about how they are adding an essential service to the uncertain world of modelling.
The team starts the week by welcoming special guest Poppy Ntshongwana – she is hanging out with the guys today. Gareth throws forward to a busy week, there’s great guests and features coming up. Then the team discuss getting a MBA, how many meaningful connections we can actually maintain in life, some listener emails and the latest news, sport, finance and Siya’s positivity feature.
With Justice at large in the Caribbean, Simon Allison steps in on the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando’s. He and Gareth talk all things on the African continent from the AU to the spread of militant Islamism. The trademarks of wealthy families, Toby Shapshak talks about the Creativate Digital Arts Festival, then George Mienie from Autotrader drops into studio to wrap the week up with the latest from the world of motoring.
Gareth had a vampire facial but was very disappointed that his team in the World Cup, Argentina, have completely imploded. Siya even watched the football which was a big surprise. Loads of listener interaction takes the conversation to all directions including a discussion on pyramid schemes, which are popping up as people become more desperate in the poor economy. Then the latest in news headlines, sports and Siya’s positivity check.
The Kruger National Park (KNP) has a hidden history, “with warthogs and all”. From its establishment in 1898 as the humble Sabi Reserve, through the 50-year stewardship of its first warden and champion (a stubborn Scotsman named James Stevenson-Hamilton), to its re-birth as the Kruger National Park, and beyond; the story of the KNP is filled with adventure, adversity and more than a few surprises.