Over 60% of Americans cited violent crime as a core election issue in the 2022 midterms. Seeing it spread, and the failures of leaders in his own hometown of Portland, Oregon - Matt Thornton (Conor McGregor’s coach’s coach, and one of the first American jiu-jitsu black belts), decided to write a guidebook, which provides the average person with all the knowledge they need to survive a violent encounter. In short, it's designed to help good people become more dangerous to bad people. Gareth Cliff delves deeper into Matt's ideology in this interview.

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22.12.22 Pt 1 - Phumi and Aaron take over while Gareth is AWOL. Aaron reveals the close calls he’s had with his road rage. News stories include a notorious serial killer being released, 8 teenage girls stabbing a man to death in Canada, and a rogue seal crossing the road in Cape Town! And do you know why you vote for the people you do?

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06.12.22 Pt 1 - The team spends some time talking about the realities of living in South Africa, and how criminals are finding new ways of robbing you. We also learn about Mash’s friend whose new helper did something a bit unorthodox… plus, some tips to save your booze this Dezemba!

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We got an email from one of our listeners with a similar issue to something Simphiwe wanted some help with. Simphiwe joins the show to seek advice from Dr Hanan Bushkin on how to deal with a recent break-in at her home.

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Dr Gerard Labuschagne and Gideon Joubert join the show to discuss crime and violence in South Africa. They look at the tavern shootings, kidnappings, personal security, and the state of policing in general. Plus, some tips on how to improve your personal safety.

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18.08.22 Pt 2 - Gideon Joubert and Dr Gerard Labuschagne join the show this week to unpack crime and some of the violent trends in South Africa. How common are kidnappings in SA? Are tavern shootings being used by criminal organisations for economic gain? And how can you improve your personal safety?

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Dr Bryanna Fox is a psychological criminologist, and a former FBI special agent. She is now a Professor of Criminology in the USA, at the University of South Tampa, Florida. Dr Fox uses her skills in evidence-based profiling to work alongside many police departments, advising them on how to identify offenders and prevent crime in their communities. Gareth Cliff speaks to her about the new true crime series, 'Descent of a Serial Killer', where Dr Fox examines the killer’s path from childhood or early teens – exploring when worrying traits first come to the fore, the gradual pushing of boundaries, and the disintegration of personal morality. Watch 'Descent of a Serial Killer' now on CBS Justice (DStv channel 170).

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Joining the team this week is Mighti Jamie, who is a multi-award-winning international Debating and Public Speaking champion. They have a candid conversation about Africa Day, using it as a time to reflect and plan the next 90 years. They then delve into the mass shootings in America, and how gun control could relate to South Africa.

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26.05.22 Pt 2 - Mighti Jamie joins the team to unpack some of the big news stories of the week, including how we’re doing on the African continent, and how gun control relates to South Africa.

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28.01.22 Pt 1 - There seems to be a distribution of wealth as Gareth was robbed, and Leigh-Ann spent a good portion of her salary buying cat tuna and cigarettes in bulk. Nicolene Holtzhausen, who has been a friend of the show for many years now, is crowned as the Queen of Disability.  

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