The name Lucrezia Borgia is synonymous with poison. The name Cesare Borgia with murder, and the name Rodrigo Borgia with orgies, incest and nepotism. Maybe that’s why he changed his name to Pope Alexander VI when he was elected by the college of cardinals. Were the Borgias really the worst family in Rome? Find out in this episode of Blind History...

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On this week’s #AutoCentral - SA’s number 1 motoring podcast - George Mienie and Wandile Sishi welcome the CEO of Generation.e, Ben Pullen and Absolute F1 on Supersport host, Kriya Gangiah to the show to discuss the state of South Africa's future mobility. The team goes in-depth on the reasons behind South Africa’s slow adoption rate of EVs, and the likely long-term implications of not adapting to EVs in the near future. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Are beauty pageants still relevant in 2020? Gareth Cliff chats to former Miss South Africa, Sasha-Lee Olivier, about perceptions of beauty, pregnancy rumours, the concept of plus-size and more.

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The US election ends next week - and the country seems split down the middle. Are we too polarised to live side by side, or will the ballot box divide us irreparably? With Deborah Droke, Dom Leon-Davis, Dr Jonathan Witt and special guest Sasha-Lee Olivier.

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Why did Tito go off script during his Medium Term Budget Speech? Were his comments about Tygerberg Hospital unethical, and how much power does he have in reality? Is SAA a distraction, or simply a failing SOE? It's important to keep an eye on the Zondo Commission so you are better informed for elections. How do we deal with debt and taxes? And the team takes bets on who will win the US election. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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This sign language interpreted video has been adapted from the podcast 'Blind History' - created by CliffCentral.com and Taylor Blinds & Shutters. A tiny little Queen with enormous power – reputed to have had no sense of humour. That’s how most people know Queen Victoria, but in fact she was a progressive, sensitive and quite strident woman in an age where those things were mostly frowned upon. Let’s see if you’re amused in this episode of Blind History...

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Simón Bolívar was the Napoleon of South America - although if you called him that, he might have cut your head off. He could have had the easy life of a rich landowner in Venezuela, but chose instead to create a new Europe in South America. Bolívar made a mark on South America that endures to this day... and is one of the few men in history to have a country named after him.

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This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s No. 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi unpack why the bakkie is so popular in South Africa, including a quick history lesson on this unique body-type. Martin Pretorius joins the conversation to highlight the latest round of upgrades to Toyota’s best-selling car in SA - the Toyota Hilux. Finally, the team answers some of your bakkie-related questions, including the best options for buyers on a budget. Powered by AutoTrader.

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The Covid-19 lockdown has affected the global economy, but the life of citizens has been different on each continent. Laurel McCulloch of 'Pumpkin Patch' fame - who is now a New Zealand citizen living in Australia - joins us to discuss how living in the first world isn't blissful during a global pandemic. How stringent is Australia's lockdown? Laurel also shares a touching story surrounding the tragic mosque shooting in Christchurch.

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To rectify the widely held misperceptions about the state of humanity, humanprogress.org gathers empirical data from reliable sources that look at worldwide long-term trends. Gareth Cliff speaks to editor Marian Tupy to find out what state the world is currently in.

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