For as long as I can remember, I’ve been called an optimist. I think the people who called me that didn’t mean it as a compliment.

Throughout human history, the cynics, stoics and mystics had more respect than the optimists – but it turns out that history is on the side of those who have a generally positive view of their existence and the overall trend for humanity.

2019 has been the year of Greta Thunberg, Hong Kong, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jussie Smollett, Venezuela, Christchurch, Notre Dame and Jeffrey Epstein – so you’d be forgiven for thinking things aren’t great. But you’d be wrong… completely wrong.

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Comedian John Vlismas is well known for his outspoken and observational humour. He was awarded the Henley’s Creative and Music Industries MBA scholarship from Henley Business School for his contribution to the arts and creative industries. Gareth Cliff speaks to him about how the MBA course has influenced the way he thinks about the nature of truth, the joys of lecturing and more.

Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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Content hosted by iono.fm Host Hlubi Mboya Arnold concludes this podcast series with a wrap-up conversation about human trafficking, and further recaps some of the discussion points and questions that were brought up over past episodes, with Tabitha Lage (Co-Founder of Hope Risen Foundation) and the some of the Hope Risen Foundation team. Join the […]

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Content hosted by iono.fm There is no “us” and “them” in dealing with a global issue like human trafficking. It is something that is close to all of us, more than we probably imagine. Hlubi Mboya Arnold interrogates this notion further, discussing with her guests how best to deal with human trafficking, while also answering […]

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Content hosted by iono.fm Hear firsthand encounters of how brutal and degrading human trafficking can be in this podcast. Host Hlubi Mboya Arnold speaks to two survivors who share their tales of this crime: One, a victim of slave labour/labour trafficking/exploitation, and the other who was groomed into illegal gambling and the adult sex industry. […]

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Content hosted by iono.fm Human trafficking can have continuous results, long after a survivor has moved. To explore more on this topic, host Hlubi Mboya Arnold speaks to thought-leaders and experts on the effects of human trafficking and what society can begin to do to mend from it. Tabitha Lage (Founder of Hope Risen Foundation), […]

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Content hosted by iono.fm South Africa may have one of the best constitutions in the world but does it hold up in cases of human trafficking? How is the law and our authorities making change? Does our law adequately empower survivors of human trafficking? To answer this, host Hlubi Mboya Arnold speaks to Tabitha Lage […]

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<a href=”https://iono.fm/e/695975″>Content hosted by iono.fm</a> In this introductory podcast, Hlubi Mboya Arnold narrates an interview Gareth Cliff had with Founder of Hope Risen Foundation, Tabitha Lage, as they discuss the harrowing and harsh realities of human trafficking. Get to grips with the second largest organised crime, superseded only by drug trafficking, and find out how […]

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In this bonus episode, Timothy shares the untold story of how Naomi Osaka’s father, Leonard Francois, used a special blueprint to make his daughter the number one tennis star in the world.

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Each person diagnosed with, or affected by cancer, experiences cancer’s stresses in a unique way. Our experts – a cancer survivor and counselling psychologist, and a clinical health specialist – explain how to understand and personalise emotional support, at every stage of a cancer journey.

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