01.07.20 Pt 2 – After Gord explains accidents during MMA fights, you’ll look at penne differently. What would you do if almost R6-million got transferred into your account? Hear what a Pretoria man has done. Catch up with Janez Vermeiren and Peri van Papendorp. And could Gareth “the children’s author” be looming in the future?

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What are the results we should be bracing for in South Africa as the political decisions impact our economy? Daniel Silke is someone who could provide some answers around this. As he’s written in his recent column: “Re-opening South Africa needs to express much more than a colour-coded set of amended restrictions. It needs to be coupled to hope for a new future. Not one based on dependency and decay, but one based on innovation across the board.” Gareth chats to Silke, a keynote speaker, author and futurist specialising in South Africa, Africa and global trends. He’s also the Director: Political Futures Consultancy.

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is impacting every part of our lives… from the places we can go, to the way we spend our time, to the priorities we have and the way we spend our money. So, how will this change how brands communicate with us? To give his take on how the marketing world will change, legendary ad man Reg Lascaris speaks to Gareth. As the Co-Founder of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and best-selling author, Reg has many pearls of wisdom to share.

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When cooking for health and wellness, the truth is that simplicity is king. Chantal Lascaris has just released her brand new book ‘All Sorts of One-Dish Wonders’. Eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing taste. One-dish wonders are possible for breakfast, lunch and supper… and best of all, no mess – just delicious healthy meals! The book is available online for download.

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Though his letter of employment says extinguished, he is quite the opposite. The distinguished Professor Jonathan Jansen is a prolific author and educator, and lockdown for him has meant more marking of postgraduate papers and finishing manuscripts for his next book… same old, same old really. The scholar and avid Blue Bulls fan has interesting observations about the possibility of state authoritarianism becoming a tool of continued terror post lockdown – especially against the vulnerable. As an educator, he lays out ideas of how South Africa’s largely underprivileged schoolchildren can catch up a lost syllabus year. How do the idiosyncrasies of South Africa’s economic inequality affect how we should govern the lockdown? He’s happy to wash his hands, but not to sing Happy Birthday… find out why.

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A pandemic brings its own challenges to every individual. If you are in a relationship, those challenges are doubled and depending on the partner that you have, it will reduce or amplify the stress levels during lockdown. Being in the client-facing side of business can be challenging when physical distancing is a state mandated way of life. Lerato has no routine… but as a freelancer, she’s always working anyway, so nothing has changed.

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01.04.20 Pt 2 – Pamina Bohrer from the Italian Chamber unpacks the organisation’s role in the bilateral relations between South Africa and Italy. Elena Williams is the Tiger Queen as she’s rising to the call to help the needy during lockdown, both in Africa and Europe – while still doing her real job. Timothy Maurice asks whether pornography has any place in the philosophical and evolutionary debate of nature vs nurture… who knew that we’d one day see porn and philosophical enquiry in bed together?

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Wherever you are in the world, Silicon Valley has led the charge when it comes to setting the standard of entrepreneurship the world over… including what work culture looks like, and how systems are created. But have they slipped up when it comes to innovation? That’s a thought Alexandre Lazarow expands on in his new book, ‘Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley’. Gareth has a conversation about innovation in business with this author and venture capitalist.

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Timothy Maurice speaks to Rory Sutherland, the Executive Creative Director and Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, where he spearheads the Behavioural Science Division, Ogilvy Change. He’s the author of ‘Alchemy, The Surprising Power of Ideas that Don’t Make Sense’. The conversation explores the magic in human behaviour, and why if we hope to move people and create better solutions to solve problems, we have to see a layer beyond standard logic to understand how to connect with people. This episode is vital listening to anyone curious about why people do what they do!

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Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, undoubtedly one of the greatest scientific influencers today, has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. So when Gareth Cliff gets an opportunity to pick his brain, gear up for a masterclass on getting your mind expanded and positively impacted like you never thought it could. Off the back of his new book, ‘Letters from an Astrophysicist’, he discusses the world of physics, chemistry, and so much more.

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