23.05.19 Pt 2 – John Vlismas, renowned South African comedian and friend to the show, is back with a new one man show titled ‘The End’. Gareth and the team find out more about his new show, but also, after such a heavy and hot political week, they were ready to also hear what he thinks about post-elections SA, Helen Zille-tweeting and a Gigaba-free parliament too.
23.05.19 Pt 1 – The kids are all right, hey. Phumi reckons so from her son’s good deeds, while Siya spent a great afternoon with schoolgirls in IT. Gareth has a few bugbears with advertising. Catch up on the news in the Five Things You Need To Know. Then, two contentious questions have the internet bothered, “Do you wash your legs in the shower?” and “Should you wash your chicken before cooking it?”
Nadiya Hussain took the plunge and entered the Great British Bake Off. Since then she has become a respected British TV chef, author and television presenter. She baked the Queen’s 90th birthday cake, and is now exploring her heritage with an exciting new show called Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey.
22.05.19 Pt 2 – Gareth, Ben and Gord lay it all out on the finale of Game of Thrones. Gord mostly liked it, Ben thought it was rubbish, and so the war of words begins that could have gone on all winter. Thankfully it didn’t, as UK TV chef Nadiya Hussain joins the team to talk about her new show. It’s called Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey and it explores her unique DNA, and the culinary journeys that it takes her on.
22.05.19 Pt 1 – Whatever happened to VOOV? The video sharing TV channel of sorts came and went, with their most significant impact being on the studio toilet. Gord is late, again. The value of being on your own, then into the latest news headlines. Ben is back and with that a very large sporting offering, plus Siya’s positive window to the world.
21.05.19 Pt 2 – Well, the buzz around the Virgin Active masturbator is far from over. Could this act of public masturbation been an act of exhibitionism or voyeurism? Jonti Seall, host of SexTalk, calls to chime in. Keeping on the topic of sex, Leigh-Ann has a shocking Spice Girls update: Mel B has herpes! There’s been a spike in aggressive brain cancers in 9/11 first responders – Siya has the details around that. Then, Dr Robyn Spiring, an OBGYN unpacks more of the Caster Semenya ruling. The team also get to know new show intern, Sleazi.
21.05.19 Pt 1 – Gareth harps on about the impressive “big boobs on Instagram” and reels with excitement over the Game of Thrones finale. The story of a transgender man who’s discovered he’s pregnant after giving birth to a stillborn baby leaves the team with many questions. Get informed from the Five Things You Need To Know, before Siya shares an inspiring story of a billionaire who’s paid an entire US graduating class’s student debt.
20.05.19 Pt 2 – Revix kicks off a new feature on the show by the revolutionary new cryptocurrency investment platform which is making it safe and easy for South Africans to invest in cryptocurrencies. There was much to discuss from the weekend that was – from Helen Zille’s tweet, to the gym masturbator. Anton Ossip, CEO of Discovery Insure, pops in to discuss the new podcast series: The Healthy Business Show. We then wrap things up with more news, oddly about the Spice Girls and bees.
Game of Thrones fans – hold onto yourself! Fresh off the blockbuster series finale, Gareth (the only fan in-studio) excitedly speaks about how keen he is to watch the episode before the “Five Things You Need To Know”. With no Ben around, there’s no sport but Anthea chimes in with a finance update.
It’s a story that leaves many South Africans cold at the mere mention of a few details: the sexual abuse that occurred at Parktown Boys’ High by now convicted former waterpolo coach Collan Rex. Many young men are at the centre of this horrific tale, particularly 18-year-old Jason Dally, whose courageous decision led to the exposure of this crime. Months after the historic sentencing, Jason and his father Ian speak to Gareth Cliff to share their story and continue to make a change.