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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27.01.20 Pt 2 - Siya gives the Grammy speech of the decade and brings the house down. It got emotional. There are 5 Americans diagnosed with the Coronavirus, is this the end for us all? The real solution is that anyone you encounter with a cough, don’t go near them! Sharon Osbourne reading rapper’s names is hilarious and diabolical. The Grammys votes are tampered with, news to us or just confirming something we knew already? Taylor Swift... talent or just a bunch of lies? Haters gonna hate hate hate!

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It takes a multi-talented leader, innovative businessperson and expert in curriculum design to direct Henley Business School South Africa, part of the University of Reading. Gareth gets to find out all about what makes the Dean and Director, Jonathan Foster-Pedley tick! He’s the perfect person to continue setting the scene on how Henley is leading transformation. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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Barry van Zyl, drummer extraordinaire, is a Henley MBA graduate - he shares with us why he feels it has changed how he does business, even in his music dealings. He’s optimistic about the future of the music industry and can’t wait for the future. The MBA has taught him just enough to not have anyone sell him short in any industry. Barry also talks about his love for music returning. A living legend and yet so humble, he is one of South Africa’s greatest musical exports and his journey is not done yet! Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) expert and Sexy Smarts facilitator Dr Eli Rosen unpacks the challenges we are facing today in order to educate our children regarding their own sexuality, and how we can create a greater knowledge base within our learning institutions which educate our children. Dr Rosen unpacks the idiosyncrasies of the spectrum of sexuality in the modern age facing parents, teachers and children. Sexual education is vital... if we don’t teach our children, smart phones and pornography will.

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14.01.20 Pt 2 - Genetics is going to a new level. You can grow new organs, a penis or a hand. Meghan Markle’s sister is banned on Twitter. If Siya was rich he’d pay his family to hide the family secrets. Get the kettle on, the aliens will be here in 10 years. Bribes aren’t real for rich people. Lori Loughlin is preparing for jail with an expert. Oh by the way, babies don’t come out of bums.

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Business dynamo Melody Xaba broaches the ideas of the 4th Industrial Revolution and AI with eloquence and energy. As long as you are thinking, you are in the game. As long as you are thinking it means you can become adaptable to the great change we are seeing in business today. Innovation must also happen in how we think about job creation, it’s the only thing that will save us. In order to be employable, be adaptable! Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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Comedian John Vlismas is well known for his outspoken and observational humour. He was awarded the Henley’s Creative and Music Industries MBA scholarship from Henley Business School for his contribution to the arts and creative industries. Gareth Cliff speaks to him about how the MBA course has influenced the way he thinks about the nature of truth, the joys of lecturing and more. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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In this bonus teaser for season two, Gareth Cliff and Anthony Mederer talk about why they love history, and how they choose their subjects for the podcast. Season two of Blind History is coming soon!

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For many of us, our schooling careers included going to university once completing high school. But, as online learning becomes one of the fastest growing industries, the modern world is quickly moving away from traditional universities. Many of these traditional universities are like Goliaths: not changing enough for the new world of work. Is there a future for traditional universities? Do we still need universities at all? And if so, how do they need to change to remain relevant? The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.

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