What makes someone unattractive? Gareth shares a list of countries with the least attractive people in Europe. There’s a new Chinese ‘flying car’, and find out why paintballs are being shot at Dutch wolves!

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If there were a prize for genocide, one man would have unbeatable odds at claiming it. He began life as a bright young revolutionary with enormous enthusiasm for change and fairness - but he devolved into a fat, dirty, old tyrant who filled everyone with fear and loathing. He was at China’s helm when up to 55 million people died in just four devastating years. He was known as Chairman Mao, and he changed China forever.

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No politics Friday gets thrown out the window as Gareth starts off the show by reflecting on what’s been happening in world and shares his thoughts on how governments have got it wrong over the past few years and what he thinks need to happen for the economy to open up.

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12.08.22 Pt 1 - Have people replaced “I think…” with “I feel…”? Are feelings a result of past experiences or past thinking? Gareth and Ben have a candid conversation about feelings and people leading with their emotions.

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11.08.22 Pt 1 - Phumi recently attended a tribal council and shares how it all works and how things have transformed yet are still the same as the years have gone by. Gareth and Phumi share their thoughts on the latest WhatsApp features and tips on how to survive without water for the people of Tshwane.

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04.08.22 Pt 2 - This week the team is joined by Libertarian and founder of the ManPatria Podcast, Dumo Denga. They unpack some of the latest political news, including the ANC Nasrec conference, Nancy Pelosi being in Taiwan, and Europe experiencing power issues.

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02.08.22 Pt 1 - Four weeks after giving birth, Lebang is a bit worried about her milk running dry! The team talk about Beyonce having to re-record an offensive song lyric, June 29 being the shortest day in recorded history, and later JJ Cornish joins the show to give us the latest African news.

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Dr Alan Mendoza is a Founder and the Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society - which is a British-based think tank with a global outlook. He directs analysis, research focus, strategy and development for the organisation. Since this discussion was recorded on the day Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister, Gareth launched straight into that. The conversation touched on Russia/Ukraine, China, the political left and right, free speech and briefly, South Africa.

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03.06.22 Pt 1 - Gareth had an interesting conversation with his Uber driver recently. He also shares a bit of royal history with Ben, and they then have a conversation about eating livers… and China possibly killing the world.

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In this edition of The Burning Platform, Muzi Kuzwayo joins us to talk about the true meaning of sacrifice, why South Africans don’t go out and vote, and why it’s important to not fall victim to the “me me me” mentality, but to rather give back and help others.

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