08.03.21 Pt 1 - A brief discussion about the recent interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry kickstarts the show. Don’t be surprised if one of these good days, Gareth’s deep fake is the one doing the show. Leigh-Ann tortured herself this past weekend by watching a scary thriller all on her own… why would you do that?

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23.02.21 Pt 1 - Does Siya have a leg to stand on for feeling uncool this morning? With the increase of violence, Gareth shares the importance of choosing your weapon of protection for the One Thing for the Week. What does Mars sound like? Find out on the show!

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19.02.21 Pt 1 - Are we throwing around the term ‘hate speech’ too loosely? A new dating app promises to link younger women with older men… hmm. “It’s a bit of a grey area” seems to be Damon’s phrase of the day. Oh no, our Facebook page has been hacked!

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18.01.21 Pt 2 - If you watch reality shows about people with the worst ailments possible, are you the sick one... or is seeing suffering a humbling experience which makes you grateful to not be 400kgs? Tarryn Gabler, the doctor who stitches baby's bums and calls it pediatric surgery, gives us a wrap about what Covid-19 has been like for a medical professional who is a new mother - plus she shares her interesting lockdown story involving the whole family.

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18.01.21 Pt 1 - What on Earth do we do when an icon is accused of something salacious and morally reprehensible? Does our opinion matter, or should we save our moral sanctimony for home? If you were a twin and separated at birth, would you want to know the other half of the egg that you were in the womb?

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Grave concern in Mozambique, where the impotence of the African Union is compounded by crushing poverty and the actions of Muslim fundamentalists, who are converting vulnerable civilians at the end of a barrel. The team discusses the potential for corruption around the Covid vaccine process in South Africa, and how citizens might end up overpaying, while many may not even get vaccinated. And finally, what will the Biden regime mean for Africa?

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14.01.21 Pt 2 - With Donald Trump having effectively been kicked off social media, there are a lot of people asking a lot of questions about free speech on digital platforms, and who decides which voices get heard. The team discusses how citizens need to become more involved in their communities in order to effect change in South Africa. And finally, it turns out that Africa is the youngest continent geologically, but we continue to have the oldest leaders… Go figure.

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13.01.21 Pt 1 - We’re all confined by the laws of lockdown, but imagine life in a hotel for ten months. Nosy neighbours aren’t a new thing, although these days we have to contend with the Gestapo-like 'Karen' - the team chats about the most ridiculous behaviours they’ve encountered. And ladies, if you want to destress, take your husband for a walk on a leash - it's all the rage in Canada.

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Nick Hudson, co-founder of Pandemics Data and Analytics (PANDA) joins the Burning Platform to discuss what the data suggests about the effectiveness of lockdowns on a cost-to-benefit ratio. There’s a discussion around the media’s role in stoking pandemic panic, before moving on to the subject of a vaccine - its viability given a rapid public uptake after an equally rapid turnaround, and Big Pharma’s push to get a solution to market without it first being peer reviewed. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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07.01.21 Pt 2 - The team examines whether we should be more fearful of political figures’ global pandemic of stupidity, rather than Covid-19. As we move into the second year of the global lockdown cycle, there are serious questions around the mental health of society and the development of children who will become the next generation of functioning adults. Closing out the pandemic-related hour is a look at whether some countries have handled lockdowns better than others.

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