Beginning of a new year… a lot of people are back at gym trying to start the year off on a healthy note. Many will be dieting, swearing off liquor and smoking, trying to get themselves into optimal condition. Sound familiar? The problem is that many of us won’t be doing that for our brains or our hearts.
“Best wishes for 2019. Shit’s about to get weird.” That’s how a good friend of mine and someone who is ahead of the curve on most things finished off an email to me in the last few days of 2018. GET weird? We’re living through changes that are taking place in ways and at speeds that would make a medieval man or woman think they were among aliens…
Timothy Maurice catches up with rising YouTube and Instagram star Nadia Jaftha to learn about the creative process and mindset that has gone into her building her red hot personal brand influencer buzz.
Timothy Maurice is interviewed by Gareth Cliff about the social impact of social media, as well as diversity and inclusion.
Joining Garry and team is Cliff the PigSpotter, with his powerful Twitter following of 552,000 – explaining the evolution of @PigSpotter. With him in studio is Howard Dembovsky of JP-SA.org. This show is presented in collaboration with LegalTalkSA.
Whenever Timothy Maurice pops in, you’re bound to be bowled over by new ideas and different ways of thinking about things. In this conversation, he breaks down our relationship with social media, and the psychology behind it. What fuels our addiction to social media? Why do we follow the people we do? And why are young, single women more addicted to social media more than any other group? Timothy breaks this down, as well as moving onto another fascinating talking point: Undermining the value of “sameness”.
Is Jerm a controversial cartoonist or just an opinionated guy who can’t draw very well? Gareth chats to Jeremy Nell on the state of his work in these times. Together they cover hot topics like the state of social media, feedback from his audience, and some other South African cartoonists.
Comedian Stuart Taylor is the driving force of South Africa’s Big 5 comedy show, a show currently entertaining people with a star-studded lineup. He and Gareth also talk about life on the comedy road, what international audiences like about SA comedians, and how social media is changing content that makes it onto stage now. They also touch on fatherhood and what his kids think of his life on stage.
It’s Mandela Day, and it’s a special one as Madiba would have been 100 today. Gareth and Siya discuss this and their experience from the Mandela Lecture with Barack Obama. Some interesting discussions in the news headlines, Ben on the sport, and Siya’s positivity feature.
A recap of some of the stories that have our attention in the headlines, and a look at the weekend that was. The team discuss the likes of a Zimbabwean leader claiming the country is cursed, people losing (fake?) Twitter followers, and a drastic move to curb climate issues.