10.07.19 Pt 1 – Gareth has returned from his trip, but the show begins with some sad news about Ben. Gareth unpacks his historical visit to England, then Gord arrives to share other travel stories and his views on the dangers of boating. Beard growing, sending really good memes, plus the latest news and sport – but no Siya, as he’s feeling a little sickly.
09.07.19 Pt 2 – Something lying around in Chernobyl is still so radioactive it would kill you if you touched it. A very special kind of serial killer with a story that’s hard to believe, how crying at a certain time of day can aid weight loss, and how much South Africa’s richest are really worth (and what they spend their money on). Plus: an IVF horror story that’s about to become a big lawsuit.
09.07.19 Pt 1 – Ben and Leigh-Ann get involved in a medical debate, with Dr Robyn then getting called in to settle the dispute. Siya chaperones his mother and some of her friends, with his suggestive music naturally – and awkwardly – coming to the fore. Some more colourful flashbacks from Leigh-Ann’s past, then into the latest news and sport, plus your positivity feature for the day.
08.07.19 Pt 2 – The team dissects Leigh-Ann’s ever increasing chances of death, how children are unconditioned for life, and the story of a kid who is suing his mom in order to live the lifestyle he thinks he deserves. Plus: the Michael J Fox show was once a thing… There’s also Tony Robbin and his supposed dodgy ways, and the story of Jeffrey Epstein being arrested for sex trafficking of minors. Sean Saunders goes Beyond Bitcoin, this week talking about investor emotions and how our personal bias often lead us astray.
08.07.19 Pt 1 – Ben told the team he was going to be a couple of minutes late – but what do people mean when they say ‘a couple’? Leigh-Ann explains the joys of an app that brings you booze when you run out, and the team discusses California’s earthquakes and whether or not you should answer work emails on a weekend. The latest in news headlines, Ben on a bumper weekend of sport and Anthea on the finance.
05.07.19 Pt 2 – A woman could face as much as 20 years in prison for publicly licking an ice cream tub. Ben defends balls and their cleanliness, which then flows into a positively bizarre conversation around public shaming, deterring criminal activities and celebrity private part imprints in ice cream. Bohang Moeko and Sive Mabuya from National Geographic’s “The Hot Zone” then drop by to talk about how the show addresses Ebola and its devastating effect on society. George Mienie wraps up the week with the AutoTrader Power Pod.
05.07.19 Pt 1 – With Gareth away in London, the team talks about luxury travel and the perks of business class. Turns out Leigh-Anne is seriously fancy in the outside world, which makes Siya very jealous. There are some listener e-mails before “5 Things You Need to Know”. Plus, Ben on the sport, and a bit of positivity for your Friday.
Kanthan Pillay joins Phumi and Siya for “The Burning Platform”. Together with Daily Maverick’s Tabelo Timse, they unpack her story that reveals the Ekurhuleni municipality is spending R1.9 billion on chemical toilets. There’s also a discussion about the G20 summit, OUTA’s plan to take legal action against the eThekwini Municipality and more on “The Burning Platform”, fired up by Nando’s.
04.07.19 Pt 1 – Siya is rubbing shoulders with internationals, telling tales from his time at a US Embassy event. President Trump is going to put on a military parade that is suspiciously similar to some other “leaders”. Social media, including Facebook and Whatsapp, was down and caused a frenzy. Phumi is forever judging Siya – this time for his lack of music knowledge. What’s Phumi up to for her birthday? “Five Things You Need to Know” talks about the role of public broadcasters, and “Said By Siya” has a positive story on rhinos.
03.07.19 Pt 2 – President Trump and Boris Johnson have said a few things that have shocked people… What’s new!? With Justin Bieber challenging Tom Cruise (31 years his senior) to a fight, the team looks at who their celebrity challengers would be. Gareth examines journalist Marianne Thamm’s new investigation into the EFF’s trash. Plus: could you be working with a psychopath? Dr Renata Schoeman – Psychiatrist and Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School – has done some research to help you figure that out.