19.06.19 Pt 1 – While Ben is in the throes of bronchitis, comedian Dave Levinsohn willingly steps in to take his place – even threatening to take over doing sport. Get into his bizarre brain as he lets the team know what he’s been up to recently. Get updated on the news, and hear an inspiring story with Said By Siya too.
18.06.19 Pt 2 – From snakes devouring everything in their path in Australia, to Zindzi Mandela’s tweets that have raised eyebrows… there’s so much news to cover from the long weekend. Leigh-Ann has another reason (as if you even needed one) to love your pets. And Siya clutches his pearls at the death of Gloria Vanderbilt.
18.06.19 Pt 1 – The team have had eventful long weekends… find out about them here. After Father’s Day, they also have some thoughts to share about the role of fathers today. In discussing the news, the SABC follows in the shoes of SAA by asking for more money for their operations. Then, as a fake Monday, Anthea and Sean chime in with ‘The Money Shot‘ and ‘Beyond Bitcoin‘.
14.06.19 Pt 2 – The team are convinced Tiger Woods’ ex, Elin Nordegren, needs to share her tips on how to bag rich partners. They also cover some other news like a female anaconda that gave birth without a male. Grade seven pupils Matthew Venter-Clelland, Roan Thomas and Kirin Brewer, joined by their librarian Mrs Nicky Sulter, pop in to talk about The Kids’ Lit Quiz they’re about to participate in. Then, George Mienie updates the team on the latest from the motoring world.
14.06.19 Pt 1 – Getting straight into the Friday feeling, the team get chatting about how old Ben can behave, High Rob and Gord’s adventures while high on marijuana, and Gareth noticing how similar Sara Bareilles’ music is to Katy Perry’s. Get into the “Five Things You Need To Know” right before an inspiring story of school children helping elderly and disabled people.
13.06.19 Pt 2 – Journalist Marianne Merten has written a Daily Maverick piece titled, “Resignations by former ministers give the lie to the ANC credo of ‘I will serve’”. Gareth chats to her about how the rising number of resignations by former ministers shows one thing: The governing ANC refrain of ‘I will serve wherever I’m deployed’ rings hollow. The team then go straight into the Burning Platform – discussing the hottest political stories of the week.
13.06.19 Pt 1 – It seems like the flu is in full swing, but no one believes that Siya is genuinely sick. The team get into an analysis of the impact of The Oprah Winfrey Show versus The Ellen DeGeneres Show. South African schools take the spotlight again in the Five Things You Need To Know, right before Anthea stops by to chat about ‘How To Make Your Money Work For You’, her new book.
Miles Davis is a name that many associate with a musical legend. His nephew Vince Wilburn Jnr has made a documentary about his extraordinary life, and is currently in South Africa telling his story, and connecting with fans whose lives were touched by the music.
12.06.19 Pt 2 – The Sunday Times Generation Next awards are back, and Cortney Hoyland showcases the latest from the Youth Marketing Conference, Interactive Showcase and Awards platform. Gord updates us from epic adventures of following Metallica around Europe, sensational celebrity impersonations, then Vince Willburn Jnr – nephew of Miles Davis – comes into studio to talk about the man’s life and achievements.
Gareth was running on fumes this morning, but gets up and running with a sobering take on South Africa’s economy and how young people are struggling to get into it. Literally. Ben finally gets an Uber driver that can see in the dark, douchy English MPs, and what education ministers should be telling parents of South Africa. Ben then battles through the sport, and Siya shares a heartwarming story about a homeless man.