The teams pays tribute to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, following the announcement of her death. This leads them to re-look at their current death pool. There's been a false alarm in Hawaii that involves North Korea. You know what that means? Bad, fake news! Could robots with emotions be in our future? The team discusses this before Ran Neu-Ner stops by for another cryptocurrency update.

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Global markets are hitting all-time highs, the Dow Jones breached the 25,000 level for the first time this week, and oil is at a three-year high. It was a messy week on the JSE but we still managed a positive close; the JSE closed above the 60,000 level this week (it hit 61,000 in November and retraced since - thank you Naspers). The drama was in Aspen which was down 10% on Tuesday alone; Resilient, Rockcastle/Nepi and other property stocks got severely beaten down – all because of speculation on the next Viceroy report target. JP Morgan released results, and they have a R1.7bn loss related to one levered derivatives position (word on the street is it’s a Steinhoff position). There is still value in our market - find out Anthea's top three stock picks on the JSE and why she's chosen them.

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Do you live in a shithole country? The media is still reeling after Donald Trump's comments about third world environments, but is there more truth in this statement than people would like to admit? Mabz thinks she is dying, which leads to an elaborate eye doctor discussion. LinkedIn as a dating platform, then into your usual morning features to get you informed, entertained and inspired.

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Justice Malala is still away so Deshnee Subramany steps in to bring you the hot topics on the Burning Platform - brought to you by Nando's. Speculation continues to mount around Jacob Zuma's exit. Deshnee runs through to various options at play here, and it doesn't look good for Gedleyihlekisa. From politics to cryptocurrency, Ran is back with a breaking story, Brad Pitt really loves Game of Thrones and some interesting listener messages.

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The subject of free higher education in SA continues to unravel/progress depending on how you see it. #Oprah2020 has got America talking, penis bleaching for a whiter white look... then Nick Wolpe comes into studio to talk about the heritage site Lilisleaf. The turbulent world of cryptocurrency is made clearer by Ran Neu-Ner, who reminds you how it is still a world worth investing in.

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Ran is back to update you on the world of cryptocurrency. December was a month of much volatility, with overnight investors running for the hills as coin corrections occurred after record gains. What is the future though, and is it a viable investment option going forward? Ran answers all of this and more for you

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The team are back together for the first time in 2018, catching up on their holiday highlights and feelings going into the new year. It wasn't all fun and games as Gareth gave a speech to some Stanford students while getting stuck in the Cape Town carnival. Some interesting listener feedback from the break, then into your news, sport, finance and kick of positivity to start the week.

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We look at the stock market performance for 2017 and compare the JSE with global market performance. Anthea talks MTN and how there announcement of writing down a loan had a negative impact on profitability – and how it differs from what Steinhoff did. She also touches on why Travis Kalanick sold shares and how the US created 148k jobs in December.

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Tom Manners and Nicholas Simmonds have been breaking great ground with their integrated communications agency that focusses on fusing stakeholder interaction and compelling content to deliver results - Clockwork Media. Gareth finds out how they navigated their four-year entrepreneurial journey, given their journalism and tech pasts. And getting to know them on a personal level, Gareth learns more about their hobbies, which one of them freaked out meeting actor Kit Harington (Jon Snow from Game of Thrones), their thoughts on cryptocurrency, and the future of content.

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Should the legal drinking age in South Africa be raised to 21? There are calls for this to happen, but does it serve any positive purpose? Suzelle DIY's transition to the painful Tali in her new show, and Tracey Ullman as shoplifting Dame Judi Dench. Joe Cimino then gives you some frank financial advice ahead of the festive season. It may not be want you want to hear right now, but you will thank Joe in the long run.

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