The French have always done things their own way, and 2021's New Year's celebrations were sensational to say the least - cars were set alight as part of a game, we kid you not. A hapless Canadian bought the same model of car twice, only to have it stolen twice. 'Scrap Car Comparisons' is a company offering unconventional therapy to car owners who don't know how to dispose of their old motor vehicles. Finally, you might be surprised at the results of a study into where most car accidents take place. Powered by AutoTrader.

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15.01.21 Pt 2 - First, it was a sword-wielding boet, but now the Fourways area has something even more dangerous to contend with: a hippo. No, we’re not referring to your ex, but an actual semiaquatic mammal that’s found its way into the security complex capital of South Africa. If you want to be a billionaire, take a hint from Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife and marry your way into the position. Dave Scott from The Kiffness joins us to discuss how he deals with public backlash, and takes us through the process of creating his viral satirical songs.

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15.01.21 Pt 1 - Picky people, beware. The team mulls the idea of restaurants putting up your picture at the entrance so waitrons know who to look out for if they want to avoid trouble. If you think your life is horrible, current events at the Beitbridge border crossing are chilling, and a reminder of a need to be a little humane when we can.

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Grave concern in Mozambique, where the impotence of the African Union is compounded by crushing poverty and the actions of Muslim fundamentalists, who are converting vulnerable civilians at the end of a barrel. The team discusses the potential for corruption around the Covid vaccine process in South Africa, and how citizens might end up overpaying, while many may not even get vaccinated. And finally, what will the Biden regime mean for Africa?

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14.01.21 Pt 2 - With Donald Trump having effectively been kicked off social media, there are a lot of people asking a lot of questions about free speech on digital platforms, and who decides which voices get heard. The team discusses how citizens need to become more involved in their communities in order to effect change in South Africa. And finally, it turns out that Africa is the youngest continent geologically, but we continue to have the oldest leaders… Go figure.

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14.01.21 Pt 1 - The team is tackling the big adult issues, like what should be done with old, blunt knives. In Italy, the biggest mafia trial in over forty years is being set up; hopefully all the witnesses will be around to make an appearance. If you own an air fryer, please stop strutting around the place - it’s a home appliance, not a cure for cancer.

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The Capitol Hill invasion was a black mark on American politics, but it may have been good news for commodities like gold. The Bitcoin market is not unique: if you don't stick to economic principles and you over-leverage yourself, you'll be in hot water. Is there real value in Tesla's stock, or is it simply worth a punt?

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13.01.21 Pt 2 - Nudists are fine, but would it be ok with you if your doctor or accountant were known practitioners of naturalism? The team theorises about the trend for chat groups to automatically descend into porn hubs. They also agree that it’s important to always look your best in naked selfies - you never know when your pictures are going to be leaked on the internet… Finally, a top tip: if you're a kidnapper, ask for your ransom in bitcoin because it can't be traced.

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13.01.21 Pt 1 - We’re all confined by the laws of lockdown, but imagine life in a hotel for ten months. Nosy neighbours aren’t a new thing, although these days we have to contend with the Gestapo-like 'Karen' - the team chats about the most ridiculous behaviours they’ve encountered. And ladies, if you want to destress, take your husband for a walk on a leash - it's all the rage in Canada.

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As one ages, there are two things that must mature: your mind and your palate. This week, try food that's not on your usual menu, food that ‘scares' you. If don't feel so brave - or don't have a stomach made of cement - why not write an e-mail to your ward councillor (or at least tag them on a social media post) about something positive that has happened under their watch.

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