07.01.21 Pt 2 - The team examines whether we should be more fearful of political figures’ global pandemic of stupidity, rather than Covid-19. As we move into the second year of the global lockdown cycle, there are serious questions around the mental health of society and the development of children who will become the next generation of functioning adults. Closing out the pandemic-related hour is a look at whether some countries have handled lockdowns better than others.

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07.01.21 Pt 1 - A treasonous mob stormed Capitol Hill in the US, resulting in panic about the veracity of Western Democracy. Don’t see lockdown as a hardship, think of it as a highlights package of what retirement will be like - it might give you an idea of how you’ll age. Finally, as an adult, how often should you be having a physical check up?

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06.01.21 Pt 2 - Is Twitter the best way to consume the news in the 21st Century? Everyone has become a medical expert during the outbreak of Covid-19, why are people not trusting the vaccine which is coming out? Why is it that rich people always have awful internet and no sense of how technology works? It turns out Cyril Ramaphosa has time to read while fighting a global pandemic.

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06.01.21 Pt 1 - The team debates whether artists who are found to be kiddy fiddlers should have their music removed from the airwaves or not. Home decor is discussed, specifically how often you should be moving your furniture around. The stereotypically hypermasculine South African man is under the spotlight, and have you ever been in a situation where you were questioning whether someone is mentally ill, or just an idiot?

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05.01.21 Pt 2 - Ever since Jack Ma made a speech that went against the Chinese government's economic policies, he hasn't been seen… Where in the world is he? We’ve all embraced the idea of the influencer (or at the very least learned to tolerate it), but the team wonders what the rise of the Covid influencer says about society. Finally, Gen Z: are they just an ugly bunch of asexual betas? Article - The Kids are Not Alright: Generation Z Sexuality

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05.01.21 Pt 1 - The team tackles the question of how to let everyone know you’re an unhappy homophobe in an environment with 'too much gayness’ - options include email, voicenote or just burning people at the stake. There’s also a discussion about whether repairing family relations can also help your personal life in the bigger picture.

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04.01.21 Pt 2 - New Year celebrations might be behind us, but the fireworks debate rages on - are they even necessary in 2021, and do pet owners get to make the rules? The team chats about which place on Earth they would most want to visit, even if it meant having to be a stowaway to get there. Speaking of holidays, at what point does the guest list become too big - is going away with fifteen people still a holiday? Big wave surfer Frank Solomon joins the team to talk about his organisation, Sentinel Ocean Alliance, and the work they're doing with South Africa's coastal communities.

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04.01.21 Pt 1 - Having just lived through the weirdest of holiday seasons, complete with curfews and alcohol ban, the team wonders how people will feel about working in December 2021 - and if big holidays will still be a thing going forward. Healthcare workers have a tough gig, but right now they may just be in the sweet spot of all sweet spots. And camper vans: the ultimate holiday freedom, or just a shambolic mess?

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23.12.20 Pt 2 - This holiday season, remember that it’s better to be smart than safe - especially as you choose who to party with, because some people just don't know their limits. The team ends this pandemic-cursed year with a look forward to 2021.

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23.12.20 Pt 1 - On the eve of Christmas Eve, the team chats Yuletide spirit, the non-negotiables of Christmas lunch, and decoration theory: is more always more? Then it’s back to the harsh realities of living with Coronavirus, and the risk of being unfriended if you drive with your mask on.

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