11.01.21 Pt 1 - Some arrests even with a global pandemic on the loose are too much aren't they, is there no room for authorities to be reasonable? Why are people worried about their data on WhatsApp? Is there a line between walking quickly and jogging? The space between the testicles and the anus needs a rebrand.

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Nick Hudson, co-founder of Pandemics Data and Analytics (PANDA) joins the Burning Platform to discuss what the data suggests about the effectiveness of lockdowns on a cost-to-benefit ratio. There’s a discussion around the media’s role in stoking pandemic panic, before moving on to the subject of a vaccine - its viability given a rapid public uptake after an equally rapid turnaround, and Big Pharma’s push to get a solution to market without it first being peer reviewed. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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07.01.21 Pt 2 - The team examines whether we should be more fearful of political figures’ global pandemic of stupidity, rather than Covid-19. As we move into the second year of the global lockdown cycle, there are serious questions around the mental health of society and the development of children who will become the next generation of functioning adults. Closing out the pandemic-related hour is a look at whether some countries have handled lockdowns better than others.

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Is corruption always to the detriment of a state? Is it ever necessary for quantum leaps in societal progress? Are there any countries in the developed world who have benefited from periods of corruption to become what they are? If you have corruption in your government and it leads to growth, at what stage do you start seeing diminishing returns? Would the Western world be what it is without corruption? Brought to you by The Gas Company.

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09.12.20 Pt 2 - Instead of being a big city yuppie, go to a small town to get a new license and then you don't have to cry about the impending fines. What should we teach children in school which would be useful... unlike teaching them the capital of Uruguay. What is the collective noun for a group of Karens?

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09.12.20 Pt 1 - Just between us... how hard is marketing? Is there a reason why so few marketing people are funny? If you encounter bad spelling, does it affect your soul negatively? Have the aliens landed already? If the aliens are already here, why haven't they killed us yet?

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27.11.20 Pt 1 - If you make a billion dollars, should you share it with people or would you rather stick your middle finger up at greedy governments who plan to steal your money and call it tax? If you like the idea of pushing the limits, you would have loved the Roman idea of orgy rooms and vomitoriums. How far would you travel for good food?

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Is the notion of 16 Days of Activism purely performative, or are South African authorities actually serious about quashing this social ill? How important is it for people to know who pays for a newspaper organisation to be in business? Is Cyril Ramaphosa losing the trust of South Africans across the board? Julius Malema has been exposed for lying about vile abuse - what is the apt punishment for this? Corruption must be high level and sophisticated, or you shouldn't do it... the ANC is being exposed for having no price point for their deals with the devil. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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26.11.20 Pt 2 - Is a beard the sign of a truly distinguished gentleman? What are the concerns of the general public in Welkom? If you are a part of the South African citizenry, should you ignore gaslighting from people like Julius Malema? Has South African journalism descended into the sewer in terms of quality and integrity?

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23.11.20 Pt 1 - It's a Covid year, do we still have to go to work functions and endure that awful dry food and that one person who has a crush on us after they've had 8 beers and 6 tequilas professing their love for us... have we not suffered enough in 2020? Are there any family members we are secretly delighted to avoid during this 'new normal' Christmas? Should you be fired for being corrupt?

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