Blind History has spanned centuries of incredible people and events. We’ve marvelled at the heroic efforts of titans, and could scarcely believe the evil of some of history’s villains. But, good or bad, they’ve all helped shape the world in which we live. And someone who helped to bring these stories to life is Simon Sebag Montefiore: an award-winning author, academic and historian whose writings not only provided research material for some of the episodes, but whose love of history is an inspiration to Blind History hosts, Gareth Cliff and Anthony Mederer.

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The Terror! That’s what they called it. Nobody was safe from the depraved madness of the peak of the French Revolution… and the fearsome man who became virtual dictator - Maximilien Robespierre. He came from humble origins, but bore the scars of a life of rejection - and he took it out on the people of France. Join us on this journey into the mind and life of one of the real revolutionaries of history.

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On this week’s #AutoCentral, SA’s no. 1 motoring podcast, host George Mienie and his co-anchor Wandile Sishi look back on the madness and disruption in 2020 that was experienced by the automotive industry, and they unpack some of the trends that have come about as a result for future car shoppers. Martin Pretorius joins the discussion to reveal why BMW’s X6 M50i is a performance bargain, especially if you are considering the beefier BMW X6M... and the team answers your pressing motoring questions, such as if and how to buy a car in SA as a non-resident and much more. Powered by AutoTrader.

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It's been seven years since we mourned the loss of Madiba. Zelda la Grange spent almost 20 years with the man, and she joins Gareth Cliff this week.

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There have been many big stories in 2020, but what do the people who brought us those stories think? Gareth Cliff chats to Barry Bateman, Nwabisa Makunga and Rofhiwa Madzena. Plus... a tribute to Nelson Mandela with Zelda la Grange, Wouter Kellerman and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

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As the South African government clamps down on high school students and their celebrations after finishing school, how should we view the admonishment of these gatherings and them being labelled Covid-19 'superspreader' events? The National Pharmaceutical Agency is being floated again - red flag or good news? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Torquemada! The name that struck fear into Spanish conversos and just about everyone else in Spain in the 15th Century. Torquemada! Grand Inquisitor and the all-powerful religious zealot who burned thousands and tortured many more thousands in his quest to rid Spain of sin. Torquemada - who had the ear of the Queen of Spain and extracted confessions out of the guilty and the innocent with equal zest. Today we’re the ones judging him... and history will be as unkind as he was then.

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This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s no.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi look back over the decades to understand and make sense of why SUVs quickly became one of the most sought after and popular body types. One of SA's top motoring journalists, Chad Lückhoff, joins the conversation to talk about the latest Toyota Fortuner and he unpacks whether this new face-lifted model has the stuff to ensure that the Fortuner remains SA's top selling new and used SUV. Lastly, George and Wandi answer your motoring questions, such as whether petrol or diesel is preferable for someone who wants an SUV, how to determine if a dealership is trustworthy, and which affordable used SUV should get your attention. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Gareth Cliff asks Moeletsi Mbeki about his perspective on how big institutions, as opposed to individuals, can help move South Africa forward... particularly in these complex times.

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What does 'toxic masculinity' mean in 2020? Gareth Cliff is joined by Siyabulela Jentile, Keitumetse Moutloatse and Craig Wilkinson. With special guest Moeletsi Mbeki.

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