Two budgies, a chicken, and a bobble head of Jesus. No that’s not a Scandinavian indie band’s name – it’s the lockdown reality of ‘That Romantic Afrikaans Rapper’, Jack Parow. As a man who is always travelling, the lockdown has been a double-edged sword mentally, the rest has reinvigorated the creative juices… but the rush of performing in front of a live crowd cannot be replaced by love nor money. It’s been 10 years of the edgy ‘zeff’ star producing hit after hit. Jack also has an exclusive announcement, there’s something special to come for his fans!

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Easter Monday 2020 will always be remembered as one for the ages. Is there still room for tradition in the 21st century? Eggs or hot cross buns, which human are you? Pickled fish is apparently a treat, who knew? Are South Africans by nature friendlier than everyone on Earth? Dori details an emotional lockdown shopping story. We’re joined by special guests – the award-winning comedian Angel Campey, and the man who is a craftsman with ‘theatre of the mind’, Spike Ballantine. Oh, apparently people are doing puzzles online together… what a time to be alive!

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When you work from home regularly and you are an introverted hoarder of music records, the lockdown is something you have been preparing for, forever! South Africa’s government has responded better than most around the world regarding the lockdown. Can parents learn anything from their children in the lockdown? The markets need to be carefully rolled out when economies open up again, because big companies might cannibalise the smaller guys, just like in 2008. As a former Idols judge, what does Randall think will become of South Africa’s music industry and its artists?

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Robert Downey Jr’s greatness and the declining number of cucumbers are the things everyone should be focusing on as the lockdown is extended for 2 weeks in South Africa. What is it like shopping for a fussy parent during these frustrating times? Football in Portugal is just a different kettle of fish, and we have to deal with that. Which of the three Sheen men is the best actor? There’s a reason magicians don’t let the common man look behind the curtain, ‘Apocalypse Now’ has a behind the scenes documentary and let’s just say… not great for the magic of the fourth wall.

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The old adage is, “Pain can either hurt you or change you”… and ProVerb believes that only those who adapt will survive in business after the coronavirus lockdown ends. Mindset is the building block for everything else. A creature of routine, luckily for him his kids are old enough to entertain themselves and he can do his radio show from home. He’s so old school he still keeps a physical diary, but this gives him the structure to be a success in life. He even diarises his relaxing time! One thing is certain – there is no going back, whether that’s good or bad is up to you.

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For a Christian network to have a pandemic lockdown around Easter is a real kick in the teeth. However when you have dynamic, driven humans they will do what they must to ensure that technology and the good word can unite and be delivered to the faithful globally – without disruptions. Streamed sermons may become the new normal. Loyiso details the rigours of being a singer in South Africa, and how the music business was struggling anyway and may be crippled by the pandemic. Blessed to be with family in lockdown, the pop star and Masters student believes religious institutions will be doing some deep reflection about their form and function post Covid-19.

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Singer extraordinaire Danny K has hit all the notes on stage, and now is doing the very same when it comes to being a social leader in these challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic. Shout SA has ensured that masks can be produced and sold at cost en masse, with a view to making it affordable for medical professionals and those who really need them. shout4masks.co.za is where all the donations can be made. It’s a challenging time, but Danny has taken the mantle from his father and believes that our mindset is crucial in beating this pandemic together.

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Are there any comforts within the shared experience of a global pandemic? Art is food for the soul and J’Something is an artist who loves his fans and being on stage performing. What is the life of an artist like in lockdown? With an album launch around the corner, can technology help him to creatively release the album without touring, and have it be feasible? Church Bells is the new single which is out now from Mi Casa, with the new album launching in May 2020. J shares some incredibly moving thoughts about what he hopes the world at large may look and feel like post Covid-19.

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Hazel Feldman (producer), David Bloch (producer) and actress Lizz Meiring open the show with innovative ideas on what the theatre and music industry, with its patrons, can do with technology regarding the current global pandemic. Claudia Henkel (former Miss SA), Jill Grogor (publicist) and Lucilla Booysen (owner of SA Fashion Week) chat about their new approaches to fashion event industries. Gareth Cliff joins us to discuss virtual eventing, and other special guests include designer Gert Johan Coetzee, performer Josh Ansley, and new Mr Gay SA, Charlie van Helsdingen.

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16.03.20 Pt 1 – Cyril was late for the biggest pandemic address of the nation in… ever! What does Covid-19 actually mean? What’s the most amount of people you should have at your wedding? If you cough and sneeze , we no longer say “bless you”… we just move away from you and send thoughts and prayers. Serbia has a pretty hectic approach to the rules around corona. George Carlin told us we’d be panic-stricken, but he told us 20 years ago. And what would you take into a covid bunker?

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