Here’s a story that is bound to make the hairs on your arms stand up… 89-year-old Dov Landau tells Gareth how he survived the Holocaust. From life in concentration camps, bearing through his manual labour duties, working in the coal mines and even detailing the death march that made a huge mark, hear this powerful tale from one of the last few voices of World War II. How did he move on from such trauma, which included losing family? And how is life for Dov today? Take a listen to this powerful interview to find out.

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David Bloch is a creative powerhouse, having worked on productions like the South African National Tour of ‘West Side Story’ and hit musical ‘La Cage Aux Follies’ under the directorship of Janice Honeyman, in various capacities. Gareth gets to know him better as they discuss the performance industry which includes working with clients, keeping an image up and creating boundaries with work. Discover why, in retrospect, he’s glad he didn’t move to Hollywood, plus his thoughts on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. David chats about some of the celebrities he’s worked with like David Blaine and Roberta Flack, and how his philanthropic work matters to him. On a personal note, he opens up about going through surrogacy and dealing with 11 failed pregnancies.

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Grant Hinds is a 32-year-old YouTuber and digital creator who describes himself as “made in South Africa, raised by my Playstation, 90s hip-hop and affordable comic books”. Gareth finds out more about him, including his recent move to London and building on his online business. How did he even get started on the video sharing platform? Find that out, as well as how much money one could earn from videos and some of his achievements – including hosting the YouTube Africa Awards.

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Thrust into the spotlight after the Homo Naledi discovery, Professor Lee Berger has made great strides in educating us in the origins of humankind. Gareth is in his element here as he chats to the Prof about what’s next after Homo Naledi, discovering new DNA and a great deal many other subjects recently released in his new book, Almost Human.

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The contrast between North and South Korea could not be greater, something that Louise Broomberg has witnessed firsthand. Gareth chats to her about her time in this fascinating part of the world, from the history of the region, to what could happen in future when considering the current political trajectory.

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Lucy Hawking is far more than just the daughter of Stephen Hawking – she’s an accomplished English journalist, novelist, educator, and philanthropist. As she tours South Africa as part of her ‘Once Upon a Time in the Universe’ talk at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, she talks to Gareth about her love for science and how she’s getting more young people involved in it. From her fascinating schooling years, to raising her son William who was diagnosed with autism… get to know the woman beyond the famous surname.

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Lucy Hawking is far more than just the daughter of Stephen Hawking – she’s an accomplished English journalist, novelist, educator, and philanthropist. As she tours South Africa as part of her ‘Once Upon a Time in the Universe’ talk at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, she talks to Gareth about her love for science and how she’s getting more young people involved in it. From her fascinating schooling years, to raising her son William who was diagnosed with autism… get to know the woman beyond the famous surname.

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Debi Droke from Washington makes the transition from phone to studio guest. Her and Gareth catch up on things in her life, and more specifically what’s happening in Washington D.C. This introduces the day’s main guest Elliot Ferguson, President and CEO of Destination DC, the official convention and tourism corporation for this great American city.

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Zuraida Jardine is the latest Kellogg’s #BranNewDay ambassador to come into studio. Gareth chats to her about living a healthy and balanced life, but in Zuraida terms this isn’t quite what you expect. Prepare yourself for an interview that takes many a twist and turn and provides some practical motivation to inspire and amaze.

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Author of ‘The Dark Seed’, Lily Reed, tells her compelling, real life story of a horrific gang rape in Malawi and subsequent healing of the human spirit to Gareth. This riveting conversation chronicles Lily’s fateful night in 2012, how she’s learned to pick up the pieces for her and her children’s sake, and learning more gratitude and living without fear. Lily says the experience has changed her “in some weird and wonderful ways”. Hear her extraordinary story here.

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