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.
Did you know that human trafficking is the second largest organised crime, superseded only by drug trafficking? The harsh reality is that unlike most items‚ you can resell a person over and over again. From forced labour on farms and fishing trawlers‚ to domestic servitude, to sexual exploitation on the streets, to behind closed doors in illegal brothels… we see many different forms of exploitation here.
It’s almost halfway through December – the team let you in on their holiday plans. Gareth is amazed by the recent tribute friends of Johnny Clegg have made to the legend. Then, entrepreneurs Nkosana Mtimkulu and Mthokozisi Sibanda add their voices to our conversations around Proudly South African’s Festive Season Campaign with the message of buying local. Leigh-Ann rounds off the hour by sharing one last dating horror story.
Have we lost the ability to hear other people’s differing points of view? And what does that mean for society? The team get into discussing this before the day’s biggest news stories. Siya has a sweet story of an organisation allowing pets to visit sick kids in hospital. Then, Kirk Douglas calls in to chat about celebrating his 102nd birthday over the weekend.
Leigh-Ann has some interesting tips for safeguarding your small dog from predators, and your cats from birds. Millennials are ruining drinking consumption, Kevin Hart removes himself from hosting the Oscars over past tweets, then Conor Mccreedy discusses international art and the world’s most expensive sneakers. Rich Mulholland then wraps up the show with his usual mix of insights and life learnings.
The year is getting to the (non) business end, but strangely the team starts talking about wills and looking after children if their siblings passed away. Mainstream media and their struggle to maintain numbers, today’s horoscopes really hit the mark, then into the news, sport and finance, plus Siya and the things he likes.
Do you struggle to control yourself around cute animals? Well you are not alone. Gareth gets a long email from Kelly highlighting a major employment issue in South Africa. This leads to Damon having an argument based on not much, the highest earning musicians in 2018, Black Friday transactions in South Africa… then George Mienie with the latest from the world of cars.
It’s another edition of #PoliticsFreeFriday, and with that the return of Damon Kalvari. The fragrance industry gets a good spray as Damon and Leigh-Ann review the Odour documentary, Damon’s decision to breed is questioned, and the mental state of teachers. The latest news headlines, Ben on the sport… then probably too much of Siya to wrap up the hour.
Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul musician Anthony Hamilton has hit our shores once more, to take over the country with his soulful sounds. Hailed as the King of Soul, his timeless voice has birthed hit songs including “Best Of Me”, “Never Love Again”, “Pass Me Over”, “Pray For Me”, “I Cry”, “Comin’ From Where I’m From” and “Freedom”, just to mention a few. Discussing his recent visit to South Africa and his colourful career, he chats to Gareth here.
If you’re looking for a unique, spicy take on this week’s biggest current affairs stories, then this is for you. Comedians John Vlismas and Simmi Areff join Gareth in recapping what has gone down in the world of politics recently. They cover heated topics like the SABC retrenchments, the State Capture commission, De Lille’s new party and how unjustified giving people people a platform sometimes is.