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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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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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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As the South African government clamps down on high school students and their celebrations after finishing school, how should we view the admonishment of these gatherings and them being labelled Covid-19 'superspreader' events? The National Pharmaceutical Agency is being floated again - red flag or good news? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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10.12.20 Pt 2 - If a presenter is coming on to a show, should they absolutely have to wear a shirt? Stop looking at the government like they are your mommy, they are not! The billion dollar question for 2020 is can one get Covid-19 twice? US democracy is naked for all to see... and it's not a pretty sight.

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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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Gareth Cliff asks Moeletsi Mbeki about his perspective on how big institutions, as opposed to individuals, can help move South Africa forward... particularly in these complex times.

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What does 'toxic masculinity' mean in 2020? Gareth Cliff is joined by Siyabulela Jentile, Keitumetse Moutloatse and Craig Wilkinson. With special guest Moeletsi Mbeki.

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