22.02.19 Pt 1 – The show gets off to a fiery start as Gareth mentions The Bachelor, and who is really committed to watching it. Barry Ronge comes up in conversation but nobody knows why, some interesting listener feedback, the life and times of Shaka Zulu and vocal frying. The latest in news, the sporting weekend ahead, plus some positivity from Siya to make you smile.
21.02.19 Pt 2 – The budget speech delivered yesterday held the attention of the country. Our trusty Anthea Gardner breaks down some of the key points delivered by Minister Mboweni, before Kanthan steps in with his analysis of it. The Burning Platform heats up with more conversation about the biggest political stories of this week.
21.02.19 Pt 1 – The trials and tribulations of Phumi continue… a bit of an odd recurring theme, but she calls into the show to explain why she isn’t in. Gareth got to exclusively watch the new movie based on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, listen in to find out what he thinks about it. The US Associate Justice of the Supreme Court’s age leads the team to look at how much life has changed over the past few decades. The Five Things You Need To Know lead to an interesting update from the Vicki Momberg saga. Siya brings in a medical news story in Said By Siya to end off the first hour.
After spending ten years in finance and being interested in tech, it became obvious to Marcus Swanepoel that he would start something with Bitcoin. Fast forward to today, and Marcus is leading the future of money at Luno – learning many lessons along the way. The CEO and co-founder of the leading global cryptocurrency company shares some of these lessons with Gareth, ahead of the 5th Blockchain Africa annual conference taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
20.02.19 Pt 2 – The hour gets off to a flying start with Said by Siya and an interesting story about caring criminals. Karl Lagerfeld’s death is discussed, and his many quirks shared. An ISIS teen wants to be British again, Bernie Sanders is running for President again… which somehow leads to a space discussion. Bill Gates’s massive wealth and what Gord would do in the same position. Plus Gord has a huge rant about vaccination, and chicken, and may have broken Gareth in the process.
20.02.19 Pt 1 – Gareth reflects on the podcast industry – how it has grown over the past few years, and how it continues to find its way in the digital age. Ben enthuses over the spotting of an African Black Leopard, Eddie from Thailand shares his experiences from living there, then Gord finally arrives and talks about boxing. The latest news and sport stories from there.
19.02.19 Pt 2 – It turns out Google Earth is quite popular within the team for bringing up the stalkers in them. Apple have made a few product and update announcements. Don’t focus on her dentures, but Nancy Pelosi fires back at President Trump’s Declaration Of National Emergency to build the wall. In more political news, the team discuss new US presidential hopeful: Beto O’Rourke. Lerato Walaza and Anelisa Phewa, some of the cast of MTV Shuga: Down South pop in to discuss the new empowering and educational TV season. Then, the hour wraps up with the second episode of Blind History, this one focusing on Shaka Zulu.
19.02.19 Pt 1 – Gareth is ready to watch the new movie based on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life – On the Basis of Sex – and discusses what he’s looking forward to experiencing in it. But on the other hand, he confesses he’s not inspired by an “underdog to success” story. Leigh-Ann shares her latest app obsession: EskomSePush. The “Five Things You Need To Know” lead to an update on Caster Semenya’s saga with the IAAF, amongst other stories. And Siya concludes with an inspiring story.
18.02.19 Pt 2 – The team finally gets round to talking about The Bachelor. From Gareth’s dad’s cynical summations to Siya’s bitchy breakdown, it’s a review that you won’t find anywhere else. Jussie Smollett’s strange alleged ‘hate crime’ attack, a caller brings up a conspiracy theory around SA’s power struggles, info about the guy who killed a mountain lion with his bare hands, and some interesting listener emails.
18.02.19 Pt 1 – The perils of social media and how the negativity within it can manifest into your living world. Gareth brings this up after an interesting talk he heard, and addresses the various elements of life where we need to excel. Siya’s domestic helper is judging him… a lot, and John calls in to talk about the horror he found in his office toilet one day. Then into the latest news and sports stories, plus finance with Anthea.