Imagine spending 309 days following chimpanzees for a documentary, and learning an unprecedented amount about these fascinating animals? BBC director/producer Rosie Thomas was able to undertake this epic adventure for a new Sir David Attenborough series titled ‘Dynasties’. The natural history filmmaker is in SA to give a new perspective on the landmark shows, and she speaks to Gareth about some of her stand-out moments while working on the project, and her unique career.

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Justice Malala may have moved, but the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando’s is still here and hotter than ever. Ivo Vegter gets into expropriation without compensation, and what he took out of the recent Constitutional Amendment hearings – among other things. Schalk Kearney from Pet Heaven then drops by to talk about how this amazing online company is changing the pet industry… plus there’s a new pet show starting on CliffCentral called Paws for Thought with Leigh-Ann Mol.

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Timothy brings you the story of how his pet Pom impacted his understanding of the application of neuroscience on social engagement, identity, and race.

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Gareth chats to one of the producers behind Blue Planet II, Jonathan Smith. The natural history film producer at the BBC Studios Natural History Unit specialising in underwater landmark wildlife films discusses the adventures he’s been on while filming the new BBC Earth series – which, as he confesses, have been nothing short of fascinating. Dive deep into our oceans and discover much about life in our waters in this interview.

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Recently an American tourist was mauled by a lioness at The Lion Park after leaving her window open, she subsequently passed away from her injuries. We chat with Scott Simpson, Operations Manager at The Lion Park to get the full story. We are also joined by Jaco Pieterse from the NSPCA and from the Soweto […]

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Labradors are recognised by humans as a breed synonymous with loyalty, service, beauty, companionship and protection. We are joined by Gail Frankiskos from Labrador Rescue who will tell us all about these fantastic dogs and their relationships with humans. Then our extra special celebrity guest is none other than Ben Karpinski, who tells us of […]

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It’s all about the reptiles! We’re joined by Ilonka and Mike from Save Me Reptile Rescue who bring in a few cold blooded friends. Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about reptiles, this is your chance.

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Wendy Willson (Cruelty/Human crime connection) from the NSPCA tells us about the big dog fighting bust that was in the news recently, we are also joined by Jeanette Erasmus – President of The Pitbull Federation of South Africa to discuss the abuse of the Pitbull breed.

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Veterinarian Dr Clint Austin joins us along with dog behaviourist Shannon McKay. We also get the harrowing tale of a listener who was innocently walking in her area when she was approached by a vicious dog who wanted nothing more than to attack her. What should one do in these situations?

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We find out what a day in the life of an NSPCA vet is like with veterinarian Bryce Marock. Then we hear about WODAC (World of Dogs and Cats) Expo which will be taking place at Gallagher Estate from 17 to 19 July from organiser Brian Blades.

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