Ancient Israel, place of mystery and cradle of religion. King David and King Solomon are referred to in the great tapestry of Middle Eastern history as being paragons of kingship. All through the Middle Ages, kings tried to live up to their example. But who were the ancient kings, how much evidence do we have for their existence – and what are the modern political implications for the descendants of King David in that part of the world? Join us on our journey through history as we start a new season in the place where so much began…

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South Africa is now joining the global north in terms of unlocking its economy and society entirely, citizens are concerned about the tracking and that isn’t going away. What is the biggest obstacle in unlocking efficient government in South Africa? Does Cyril Ramaphosa have the gumption to make the painfully hard decision to make South Africa a functional state?

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17.09.20 Pt 2 – The very nature of fame is confusing, why do people love it, and why do the famous love being famous? If you go into debt in life, who should you blame? Have Pentecostal Churches hurt the South African middle class more than anything else? Boris Johnson has new lockdown rules… how do people feel about that?

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14.09.20 Pt 2 – Oy vey! Israel is shutting down again… will this help with Covid numbers? If you leave children with their father for too long, they’ll probably die a horrible death. If people are feeling lonely, you should rub their belly and feed them. If it’s that time of the month, don’t work in Port Elizabeth. And where were you during the 9/11 attacks?

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