05.02.19 Pt1 – President Trump has a bizarre habit of calling other world leaders despite time-zone differences, and an equally bizarre schedule as he only has his first meeting at 11am. It’s the Year of the Pig – but what does this exactly mean? Get a dose of news, and the selfless story of a woman who took a bullet for children, in ‘Said By Siya’, gets the team asking who they would do that for. And between massive advertising revenue, more Maroon 5 drama and the NFL’s happenings, this year’s Super Bowl still has so much buzz around it.
04.02.19 Pt2 – A giraffe battles 5 lions, and survives after a 5 hour ordeal. Post Superbowl productivity in the workplace and what Americans consume with the game. How to save yourself from choking, then Gareth welcomes Chris Jones and Gareth Friedlander from Discovery to talk about new trends in healthcare, and particularly the advancements in oncology. Get the Understanding Cancer podcast here.
04.02.19 Pt1 – It was a pretty drunk weekend as Ben drank like a sailor and Siya enjoyed some birthday festivities. Leigh-Ann finally got some sleep, thanks to her Sleeping Jesus – which she unpacks in studio. Gareth wages war against the rats in his roof… then into the latest news, sport, finance and the big winner in the #Invest EasyEquities trader competition.
01.02.19 Pt2 – Leigh-Ann gets her results back from her sleep doctor, and it doesn’t look good. How she is still alive is a mystery, especially when she elaborates on the various tests. Bill Maher defends his stance on superhero movies and Stan Lee, Jimmy Kimmel’s Trump children’s book, and Leigh-Ann’s aunt’s anus getting stretched. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump was God-given, Pepsi’s Superbowl ad… then George Mienie wraps up the week with the latest from the world of cars.
01.02.19 Pt1 – It’s a new month and Ben is back from a very interesting golfing trip. The amazing courses aside, he almost murdered an elderly man and shares how this happened. Gareth talks about animals and their territorial obsessions in the wild, and how this corresponds to the human condition. The latest in your news, the weekend’s sport and a surprise for Siya on his birthday weekend.
The communications, marketing, advertising and public relations landscape is ever-evolving, especially here in South Africa. Sitting at the helm of watching and making some of these changes that lead to evolution is Sandra Gordon. Sandra is deeply schooled in marketing, with experience in media, advertising, branding, communication, public relations and publishing (print and online), with many years of experience. In this conversation with Gareth, she sheds some light on this intriguing and challenging industry.
31.01.19 Pt2 – With talks around a tax revolt, possibly nationalising the South African Reserve Bank, SA backing President Maduro, and keeping up with the BOSASA drama, this week’s Burning Platform will leave you questioning the political landscape like never before. Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan interrogate who is truly behind some of the big changes we’re currently experiencing. The conversation concludes with an analysis of Jacob Zuma’s Twitter account, and the aftermath of the Zimbabwe shutdown.
31.01.19 Pt1 – The trials and tribulations in Phumi’s life continue… this time she has had to deal with a burst geyser! But she doesn’t mind much because of her love for DIY. The team hash out the US presidential candidates who are running in 2020. Gareth brings the day’s news headlines before “Said By Siya” shines the light on a face-scanning A.I. helping doctors spot unusual genetic disorders.
30.01.19 Pt2 – Friend to the show High Rob always brings the laughs when he catches up with the team. Have you always wanted to save or invest… but worried you don’t have enough cash, or don’t know where to start? Get advice from Coronation’s Christo Lineveldt, an Investment Specialist. Gord then brings up his gripe with WhatsApp, and introduces the concept of a Whim Guy – something everybody should have!
30.01.19 Pt1 – It’s getting hot in here, so (don’t) take off all your clothes! Oddly enough, the team get started on the topic of nudity. Gord has lessons to share on the gym sub-culture and going “Hippo mode”. Another idea you didn’t think you needed to have in your head, but Gord’s also certain he has a pine cone in his digestive system. Get the day’s headlines in the Five Things You Need To Know, before Siya shares the inspiring story of the oldest recipient of the Nobel Prize.