Blind History has spanned centuries of incredible people and events. We’ve marvelled at the heroic efforts of titans, and could scarcely believe the evil of some of history’s villains. But, good or bad, they’ve all helped shape the world in which we live. And someone who helped to bring these stories to life is Simon Sebag Montefiore: an award-winning author, academic and historian whose writings not only provided research material for some of the episodes, but whose love of history is an inspiration to Blind History hosts, Gareth Cliff and Anthony Mederer.

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24.11.20 Pt 2 - Which words are the most offensive? If you breathe on someone in 2020 it could possibly be considered chemical warfare, so be careful. If your father was to be killed by your warlord uncle, who would you ask for help? Author and board game inventor Khethiwe Zulu joins us to talk about how she intends to make history fun for one and all. Blind History returns, featuring a man who brought a Russian dynasty to its knees - Grigori Rasputin.

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With the advent of Covid-19, most of the world has had a sharp response to external factors, but what are the controllable factors which we have ignored for far too long? Though jobs have been lost en masse, is there any hope for the global citizenry as we leave the pandemic behind? What is the difference between complex and complicated modes of economic activity? Should we still have a desire to go back to what we once considered 'normal'? John's new book is called 'FutureNEXT' and is available now.

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14.08.20 Pt 2 - Level 2 is on the way, but it comes with a few creases. If we're going to be out in public, maybe dancing girls in nightclubs have the solution. Is there anything as cold as a whore's heart? Only methheads don't answer calls... put the pipe down and pick up the phone! Irony is when a drunkard bans drinking. 'Sibongile Money' is not smart enough to be a criminal.

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20.07.20 Pt 2 - Should it scare us that conspiracy theories are less ludicrous than government actions? If you speak to somebody, surely it doesn't mean you endorse everything they believe, or does it? If you buy nice stuff in lockdown, what's the point... who are you going to show it off to? Snacking and laziness kill more than Covid. Palesa Lengolo, author of 'Stokvels: How they can make your money work for you', joins us to discuss South Africa's economic secret weapon.

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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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