The team is convinced Nolo moonlights as a ninja after she saves the day when she breaks down the studio’s jammed door. After that rocky start, Ben and Siya head straight to discuss some of the day’s trending topics before a look at news, sport, and a dose of positivity.
Ben has dipped into his fascination with the 80s again by going off about Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees. Siya has oddly been inspired by Aretha Franklin’s dramatic outfit changes and pink Cadillacs from her funeral over the weekend. The team wrap up by discussing Senator John McCain’s funeral, a survey around men’s beards, and the SA Style Awards.
Need a foolproof way of getting over the Monday blues? Then listening to Ben, Siya and Leigh-Ann this morning is the way to go. The team catches up on this past weekend’s activities, which include spending some time in hospital with his sister for Siya, golfing for Ben, and celebrating Spring Day for Leigh-Ann. A look at the news, sport, and an update on the markets from Seleho Tsatsi completes the hour.
You can’t say vagina anymore, it’s a front hole. Now that you know that, the team then go into the next Experiential Friday, which this week involves coffee. Cuth Bland is a certified coffee Q grader and turns the studio into a coffee lab. Joburg Foodie Steve Steinfeld joins in on the fun… and George Mienie wraps up the week with the latest from the world of motoring.
Drama for Siya as he has to take his pregnant sister to the hospital, so Ben and Gareth hold things down with some big talking points first. More from the ASMR craze or crazies, and Nolo’s energy drink fixation. The latest in the biggest news headlines, your sporting preview for the weekend, and then Gareth and Ben talk about Aretha Franklin finally being laid to rest.
Sam Smith is coming to South Africa, which is kind of exciting. eNCA reporter Michael Appel steps in on The Burning Platform – brought to you by Nando’s. The State Capture Inquiry is the hot topic right now, with Michael covering every saucy aspect of it. The Kasi Tops make Ben very upset, a randy dolphin is causing havoc off the coast in France, and Alan Ford gushes about his recent trip to Lebanon.
Ben and Siya have a good bonding session in studio today, with an interesting chat about the evolution of podcasts and the great niche entertainment available to us nowadays. The ASMR craze gets reviewed too which is quite a lot to take in, then it’s onto the latest in news and sport, plus your daily positivity feature.
Theresa May’s dance moves are making news in South Africa, or in the studio at least with the team. Michael Jackson calls in from Heaven on what would have been his birthday, then some poor impersonation of his music. The story of #VATbro, then a real South African entrepreneur and success story in the next AlphaCode feature. Ntuthuko Shezi shares his story with Gareth and what his business Livestock Wealth is all about.
It’s Wednesday, a day with Norse God origins. All days actually come from here as Gareth explains to start the show. Gord gushes about audio books, and Stephen Fry as one of the icons of the platform. Your latest news headlines are particularly juicy today, then into sport with Ben, and Siya’s positivity feature for the day.
Having completed his PhD in molecular biology in 2005, Dr Daniel Meyersfeld has years of experience in the study of cell processes and codes in humans, animals, plants or other living organisms. Gareth picks the doctor’s brain on how studying the field of human generics can aid us in improving our health and wellness.