We know you love the bad guys, but this one is close to impossible to like. The fact that he perpetrated his crimes against humanity only three generations ago makes it somehow more monstrous. When the story of humanity is told, King Leopold II of the Belgians will not find himself covered in glory. Join us on this journey into the Heart of Darkness...

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The fearsome northmen in all their violence, strength, courage and ferocity probably shouldn’t be summarised in one lowly episode, but we’ll tell you how much more they gave us, and not just words like pillage and ransack. Their gods, society, women and sophistication were every bit as crucial as their raids, and we’re finding out more about the Vikings every day...

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Cleopatra VII lived at a great intersection of history... where Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome collided. She was undoubtedly one of the personalities of the age - and a woman of tremendous power and influence. While the story ended in Shakespearean tragedy, to have seen history unfold through her eyes was to have a front row seat to the destiny of the world.

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Robert Sobukwe was one of the great thinkers and leaders of the struggle for democracy and freedom in South Africa. A humble man of academic bent, he ended up founding the Pan-Africanist Congress and was sentenced to solitary confinement on Robben Island. His story is both sad and inspiring, but without him, we would be living in a very different world.

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In this episode we take a look at Somaliland, a self-declared sovereign state in the Horn of Africa. JJ Cornish shares the history of the country and some of the issues that it faces. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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22.04.21 Pt 1 - Remember the first time you got to experience the internet? Or your first phone (the one with the polyphonic ringtone)? Did you ever a queue for whatever new phone was launched? What a time that was... The team goes down memory lane and shares some interesting experiences.

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The longest reigning King of England watched the birth of America, the French Revolution, the dawn of modern science and the Agricultural revolution without ever leaving England. In fact, he hardly left Windsor. He was proud to be English and his bizarre eccentricities eventually proved to be real madness - but the people loved him. They called him 'Farmer George’ and he set a moral and respectable example of what the monarchy should be, one that has trickled down right to the present day. 

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20.04.21 Pt 2 - The guys have a brief conversation about the UCT fire and the impact of it. Gareth talks to Pepe Marais - founding partner of Joe Public United and author - about his new book and finding your purpose.

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Ever wondered why Americans drive on the right and the British on the left? George Mienie answers that, and even explains which side is safer. He also reveals the top 10 most fuel-efficient cars... you’ll be surprised which ones make the list! Powered by AutoTrader.

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16.04.21 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann is curious to know if she is the only one who suffers from sexsomnia, and it seems like she just might be. And find out how to successfully cheat using a certain website.

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