Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, undoubtedly one of the greatest scientific influencers today, has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. So when Gareth Cliff gets an opportunity to pick his brain, gear up for a masterclass on getting your mind expanded and positively impacted like you never thought it could. Off the back of his new book, ‘Letters from an Astrophysicist’, he discusses the world of physics, chemistry, and so much more.
31.01.20 Pt 1 – The Subaru is a murder vehicle. Ben is off to a real house party, it’s the way to be single. Sambuca is a gateway to adulthood. How did we name Coronavirus? Ben is dying, he is old and it’s sad. Human traffickers can’t be fired at work, HR ‘ey! Bitcoin goes up when people get sick. Ben ties his shoes with his mouth open. Facebook will help to find missing children. Dear Pakistan… if you want more cricket, stop killing people.
30.01.20 Pt 2 – What is freedom? Can we be free as individuals or do we need government? The citizens of Harrismith may very well have shown us how the communities of the future will work. Being poor doesn’t mean you are stupid, let’s keep that in mind. Is social mobility a real thing, or just a superficial political tool to keep the society supine?
30.01.20 Pt 1 – January is the month of least money. Siya’s sister sent an 8 minute voice note… is she a monster? What should the limit be for voice notes? If you witness a hijacking, should you report it? Middle-aged women are the new hijack bosses, problem is they buy champagne with stolen credit cards. When Gareth dies he wants people to be sad forever. And if you hate socialising, get a MAGA hat!
29.01.20 Pt 2 – Stellenbosch University has banned booze, is this the second coming of a Stalin-like state? Rhodes University, is it a drinking club or a place to get an undergrad? Dear society, not everybody has to love your kids, don’t bring them to restaurants. If you eat meat, Siya judges you. If you have a helicopter, make sure it’s always private… don’t bring guests. Bernie Sanders joins us in studio, it’s an honour! Non-Executive Director for Grovest Corporate Advisory, Malcolm Segal joins us to discuss social impact investing.
29.01.20 Pt 1 – Is Siya too humble for his own good? Mfundo and Mbulelo… one of them must change their name because it’s becoming a nightmare to differentiate. Is Gareth the whitest name ever, or is Mbulelo a white guy with spray tan? Moms are carrying baseball bats now, how cool is that? Siya’s sisters are possibly UFC fighters, it’s hectic. Toxic femininity, a real thing or just a bit of rough and tumble?
28.01.20 Pt 2 – How good looking are your really? Please be realistic when trying to find a partner as well, stay in your lane. Stokvels are on course to nett just under $5 billion dollars in 2020. Gareth fell asleep at the opera, is he a neanderthal? Jeff Bezos has been extorted by two awful women. Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist is off to the UK… farewell to a South African legend!
28.01.20 Pt 1 – How long should a Christmas tree be up? People still have one up in January… are they animals? Is maid the wrong term? Siya’s maid didn’t come back and he’s traumatised. Should the people who clean your house be allowed to bring their boyfriend? The drug addict outside your house, should they be your food delivery guy? If your husband cleans the house, should he get a side girlfriend as a reward?
27.01.20 Pt 2 – Siya gives the Grammy speech of the decade and brings the house down. It got emotional. There are 5 Americans diagnosed with the Coronavirus, is this the end for us all? The real solution is that anyone you encounter with a cough, don’t go near them! Sharon Osbourne reading rapper’s names is hilarious and diabolical. The Grammys votes are tampered with, news to us or just confirming something we knew already? Taylor Swift… talent or just a bunch of lies? Haters gonna hate hate hate!
27.01.20 Pt 1 – Kobe Bryant has passed away at the age of 41… RIP ‘The Black Mamba’. Can we imagine a world where we don’t have to work? Six-year-olds don’t need presents people, they’re just going to throw them away or chew them. The next Batman might be in China because the Coronavirus has been traced to bats – super virus or super heroes… stay tuned. And has the quality of terrorism slipped from what it used to be?