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.
15.02.19 Pt 2 – Diet soft drinks may be killing you, Tesla continues to make life better with their cars, and remembering a tragic school shooting. The team cover a wide variety of interesting stories, plus reflecting on Valentine’s gimmicks and a new law being passed in the UK to combat perverts. George Mienie then wraps up the week with the latest from what is happening in the world of cars.
15.02.19 Pt 1 – It has been a tough week for all South Africans thanks to Eskom and government. The team try and raise the spirits, with talk of The Bachelor and Ben’s theory of how justice can be speeded up in court with modern medicine. The latest in your news, the weekend of sports attractions, plus a much needed dose of positivity from Siya.
Devan Moonsamy has more than 15 years experience in the learning and development space, and is the CEO of the I Can Help Africa Foundation (ICHAF) Training Institute Pty (Ltd). He’s recently written an article that’s raised a few eyebrows, titled: “Racism and Sexism are ‘Offensive’… So What?”. Gareth breaks his article down in this conversation to find out straight from him what he exactly meant by it, especially in these times that we’re living in. Have we as society become too outraged? Are we being too emotional when it comes to some of the problems we face? Are we too fixated on emotion and not enough on overcoming issues? They discuss this and more here.
14.02.19 Pt 2 – It’s been another hot week in the South African political landscape, so naturally this means the team has much to discuss. From Eskom and the ANC’s latest musings, to the Thabang Makwetla debacle and AfriForum’s latest comments. Where is the line between lived experience vs objectivity? Kanthan chimes in on that one. Do we have the ability to protect our own sovereignty? Is it even a priority? Gareth poses these questions to the panel, in conclusion.
14.02.19 Pt 1 – Johannesburg is thick with summer rains. Combine that with load shedding and you get a mess on the roads. In the “Five Things You Need To Know”, the team look at today’s headlines – including another report of the IAAF wanting to classify Caster Semenya as a ‘biological male’. Discussing an Iranian suicide attack sparks a debate between Gareth and Phumi… they get into US versus Iran, what do you know as true, and where the line between objectivity and “one’s personal experience” lies.
13.02.19 Pt 2 – Sean calls in to talk about a military idea which Gareth quickly rubbishes. Richard Poplak elaborates on the dangers of the EFF and their antics, plus how the fresh discovery of natural gas and oil is a bad thing for South Africa. To a more positive story involving government, Christo from Coronation talks tax-free investing with Gareth, and how this is a better plan than simply saving. El Chapo to get life in jail, an annoying democrat lies about liking hip hop, and Fyre Festival to get roasted some more.
13.02.19 Pt 1 – Though the team is trying not to give government and those awful politicians any unnecessary attention right now, Gareth addresses the Bathabile SONA dress situation. Alexander the Great and how he eventually died, then into your latest news and sports stories, plus Siya’s positivity feature.
Gareth geeks out with a nuclear physicist and mechanical engineer. We’re not sure if he knows anything or not, but the three of them get into a discussion about heat transfer tubes, thermocouples, quarks, gluons and neutron skins. If you’re brave or curious, you’ll enjoy this. Dr Marilize Everts and Harshna Jivan have been recognised in the Women in Science Programme, a partnership by UNESCO and the L’Oreal Foundation, to honour laureates for their scientific achievements.
12.02.19 Pt 2 – Stefan calls in to chat to the team about his life as an English teacher in China. Brace yourself… Gareth has some frank trends to relay about the future of the Earth. Leigh-Ann covers some news stories, including a discussion on a man in the US who had an odd run-in with bedbugs. The team fire off their thoughts on the latest in the Jeff Bezos scandal. Then, we premiere our new podcast series on the show: Blind History.