A fan of the show, Siboniso, joins the team on a relaxed Friday. Ben gets nostalgic over Rick and Morty as rumours circulate about its return. A one-armed stuntwoman, a white supremacist shooter’s fan club grows, PornHub’s biggest users by country, George Mienie joins in on the conversation for the last time in 2018, Maijiesfontein, a 102-year-old skydiver, and a strange song to wrap up the week.
Gareth is out and about today, so Ben holds things down with Siya and Leigh-Ann. Siya is there but not really after a big office party. Ben is getting better sleep nowadays and shares how, then Leigh-Ann has a car crash story that only she can have. Donald Trump’s meeting with ‘Bruce Wayne’, some Bushisms, then into the sport with Ben, and positivity feature with Siya.
Gareth and Kanthan Pillay get stuck into some of the week’s hottest political stories including the High Court dismissing axed commissioner Tom Moyane’s bid to have his dismissal overturned, Malema’s latest case, the ANC stating members should trust the party to deal with the Pule Mabe matter, and the BLF planning to meet with the IEC over 2019 elections.
Maths has never been a strong point for the #GCS members, which leaves them confused when trying to figure out how many days there are left until Christmas. Gareth and Siya are worried about Casper de Vries, following an unfortunate accident he had. Find out what happened when Taraji P Henson came into town… before a look at the news and a dose of positivity.
The team fail miserably in playing Whamageddon, and cover all kinds of talking points around George Michael and the other guy. Gord reveals one of the scariest animals of prehistoric times, and Dr Phil interviews a woman with 15 cats. YouTube’s year in review gets torn to pieces, the most streamed songs of the 20th century, and why Michael Learns To Rock was so basic lyrically.
People are actively trying to avoid hearing Wham! this festive season, and Ben can’t understand why. Mariah Carey has a nightmare of a time singing her big festive hit, and Gareth plays a Patti Labelle song where she loses it in a different way. Some interesting talking points in the news headlines, Ben on the sport, then Siya with some positivity from there.
Did you know that human trafficking is the second largest organised crime, superseded only by drug trafficking? The harsh reality is that unlike most items‚ you can resell a person over and over again. From forced labour on farms and fishing trawlers‚ to domestic servitude, to sexual exploitation on the streets, to behind closed doors in illegal brothels… we see many different forms of exploitation here.
It’s almost halfway through December – the team let you in on their holiday plans. Gareth is amazed by the recent tribute friends of Johnny Clegg have made to the legend. Then, entrepreneurs Nkosana Mtimkulu and Mthokozisi Sibanda add their voices to our conversations around Proudly South African’s Festive Season Campaign with the message of buying local. Leigh-Ann rounds off the hour by sharing one last dating horror story.
Have we lost the ability to hear other people’s differing points of view? And what does that mean for society? The team get into discussing this before the day’s biggest news stories. Siya has a sweet story of an organisation allowing pets to visit sick kids in hospital. Then, Kirk Douglas calls in to chat about celebrating his 102nd birthday over the weekend.
Leigh-Ann has some interesting tips for safeguarding your small dog from predators, and your cats from birds. Millennials are ruining drinking consumption, Kevin Hart removes himself from hosting the Oscars over past tweets, then Conor Mccreedy discusses international art and the world’s most expensive sneakers. Rich Mulholland then wraps up the show with his usual mix of insights and life learnings.