20.01.21 Pt 1 - Divorce season seems to be in the air, but do you really care about which celebrity marriage is currently on the rocks? Is this virus as deadly as we make it seem? As Gareth says, “Stop lying to yourself, the government isn't here to help you.”

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19.01.21 Pt 1 - With loadshedding running rampant in this country, should one invest in an inverter or should our government simply become smarter criminals? With the inauguration of Joe Biden taking place tomorrow, who will the Trump haters hate now? Oh by the way, Desmond Tutu had something to say about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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18.01.21 Pt 2 - If you watch reality shows about people with the worst ailments possible, are you the sick one... or is seeing suffering a humbling experience which makes you grateful to not be 400kgs? Tarryn Gabler, the doctor who stitches baby's bums and calls it pediatric surgery, gives us a wrap about what Covid-19 has been like for a medical professional who is a new mother - plus she shares her interesting lockdown story involving the whole family.

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18.01.21 Pt 1 - What on Earth do we do when an icon is accused of something salacious and morally reprehensible? Does our opinion matter, or should we save our moral sanctimony for home? If you were a twin and separated at birth, would you want to know the other half of the egg that you were in the womb?

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15.01.21 Pt 1 - Picky people, beware. The team mulls the idea of restaurants putting up your picture at the entrance so waitrons know who to look out for if they want to avoid trouble. If you think your life is horrible, current events at the Beitbridge border crossing are chilling, and a reminder of a need to be a little humane when we can.

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14.01.21 Pt 2 - With Donald Trump having effectively been kicked off social media, there are a lot of people asking a lot of questions about free speech on digital platforms, and who decides which voices get heard. The team discusses how citizens need to become more involved in their communities in order to effect change in South Africa. And finally, it turns out that Africa is the youngest continent geologically, but we continue to have the oldest leaders… Go figure.

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14.01.21 Pt 1 - The team is tackling the big adult issues, like what should be done with old, blunt knives. In Italy, the biggest mafia trial in over forty years is being set up; hopefully all the witnesses will be around to make an appearance. If you own an air fryer, please stop strutting around the place - it’s a home appliance, not a cure for cancer.

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11.01.21 Pt 1 - Some arrests even with a global pandemic on the loose are too much aren't they, is there no room for authorities to be reasonable? Why are people worried about their data on WhatsApp? Is there a line between walking quickly and jogging? The space between the testicles and the anus needs a rebrand.

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Nick Hudson, co-founder of Pandemics Data and Analytics (PANDA) joins the Burning Platform to discuss what the data suggests about the effectiveness of lockdowns on a cost-to-benefit ratio. There’s a discussion around the media’s role in stoking pandemic panic, before moving on to the subject of a vaccine - its viability given a rapid public uptake after an equally rapid turnaround, and Big Pharma’s push to get a solution to market without it first being peer reviewed. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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As the South African government clamps down on high school students and their celebrations after finishing school, how should we view the admonishment of these gatherings and them being labelled Covid-19 'superspreader' events? The National Pharmaceutical Agency is being floated again - red flag or good news? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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