Author of new novel, Afritalian, Federica Marchesini is a charismatic lover of life! Born and bred in Italy, she has called Cape Town home for the past 16 years. Federica has drawn from her experiences to pen a humorous story that follows Atena Monti, the protagonist... a woman who feels a little bit like an Italian Bridget Jones in South Africa. And while in studio, she also attempts to teach Siya her language.

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The team behind our new CliffCentral.com show, Freedom versus, discuss the fascinating journey they've travelled to creating the podcast. Cecelia Kok, Gwen Ngwenya and Mark Oppenheimer speak on the importance of freedom, as well as touch on some of the issues they dive into on the show - including identity politics, censorship and religion. Through realising that freedom isn't free, and rather something you have to constantly work for, they also give their take on sensitivity around many topics in the world and how they plan to tread the fine line.

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CliffCentral.com friend Lorraine Maisel makes a long overdue visit and has much to catch the team up on. From discussing her journey with weight, navigating the ever-changing PR industry and so much more, this conversation is also filled with many, many laughs. And since she's single and has her eyes set on Gord Laws, her dating life becomes a saucy and hot topic of discussion.

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Gareth catches up with theoretical physicist, Head of Innovation at SAP Africa and aspiring extraterrestrial, Adriana Marais. Fresh off her talk at Singularity University’s South Africa Summit she speaks about the latest on the Mars One Project, innovation in the world of astronomy and science and constantly challenging herself... recently with her upcoming hike for charity. And giving new insight into her life, Adriana also speaks about how her university years - and even her gap year teaching English in China - have shaped the person she is today.

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They have a name that raises eyebrows but where does it come from? Peter Blackbeard and Zam Boney from Satanic Dagga Orgy answer this along with discussing their love for music, dealing with seven members in one group and performing some of their songs.

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Cape Town-based TV presenter, model, actress and singer Jade Hübner proves there's so much more to her than meets the eye. Gareth and the team (including listener Josh Todes from Israel) get to learn about her love of adrenalin, her decision to still pursue her studies, her dating life, and future ambitions.

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Back in June Gareth met the Lord-Mayor Ashok-Alexander Sridharan in Germany. The Mayor of Bonn, he and Gareth talk about world affairs and the life he leads in charge of a modern cosmopolitan European city.

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The Singularity University offers educational programmes and business incubation in Silicon Valley. Heavily focused on scientific progress, Raymond McCauley is integral to the institution. As a biotechnology scientist, technologist, strategist and entrepreneur, he has much to share with Gareth on where technology is taking the human race. Enjoy this fascinating chat on what is possible in this world when the right minds are tasked when taking it forward.

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Cards Against Humanity is a wonderfully offensive game that the team has played on many occasions. Jonathan Berkowitz wants to make a South African version of this, and he has made a pretty good start at it. Gareth chats to him about the venture, and how all South Africans can be a part of it.

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Father of four and respected law man with an extensive corporate history, Joel Baepi is the epitome of accomplished. He is far from your straight-laced success though. Joel had a foundation in music and radio, and has a tremendous view on the world and the unique challenges that we face in South Africa. He and Gareth cover a multitude of interesting talking points, and present some unconventional wisdom for all ages.

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