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Desmond Dube

Desmond Dube is a South African singer, actor, mime artist and entertainer. He joins the team to have a catch-up on how lockdown has affected him, whether or not he is Lillian’s son, and this year's Janice Honeyman pantomime Cinderella, where he stars as the hilarious Ugly Sister, Fanny Flatulina.

Ben Miller

You might know Ben Miller from recent shows like Bridgerton, Professor T, and Death in Paradise - but he was also part of the comedy duo, Armstrong and Miller... and he starred alongside Rowan Atkinson in the Johnny English franchise. Before Ben turned his attention to acting, he studied for a PhD in quantum physics at Cambridge University. Don't miss this highly entertaining interview as Gareth Cliff gets into Ben's head about science, how he memorises his lines and lots more!

Angelo Agrizzi

Angelo Agrizzi is the man who spilt the beans on Bosasa at the State Capture commission. In this interview, he also spills the beans on Gavin Watson’s death, crooked and venal politicians (and how cheaply they can be bought) and how he was poisoned. With the release of his second book, and plenty of frightening evidence, Angelo isn’t backing down - he’s upping the ante. Hear about the tactics of State Capture, the people involved, and the amounts of money that changed hands.

Glynis Horning

Glynis Horning experienced something no parent ever should. Her 25-year-old son Spencer committed suicide two years ago. Glynis shares her deeply moving and personal story with us, and approaches it from the point of view of being a mother, and also as an award-winning journalist, who has specialised in the field of mental health. This isn’t an easy interview to listen to, but it’s something we should all think about, and hope not to experience ourselves.

First Lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe speaks up for the children in conversation with Gareth Cliff

Dr Tshepo Motsepe, South Africa’s First Lady and Patron of the Early Care Foundation, shares her thoughts and passion about the importance of early care for children. ECF is an organisation dedicated to increasing access to early childhood development in disadvantaged areas through upskilling women and providing support for home based creches.

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this already fragile sector. Thousands of parents and early care practitioners have lost their jobs, which also means that thousands of children in vulnerable communities lose their access to safe, educational early care facilities and the associated daily nutrition the creche provides. Early Care Foundation has launched #NoOneLeftBehind campaign to help get at least 1000 children back into a stimulating learning environment and providing a roadmap for women back into employment.

Muzi Kuzwayo

Muzi Kuzwayo has written an inspirational book on how we can make South Africa live up to its incredible potential. He and Gareth explore the ways we can get South Africa to deliver on the promise - the promise of 1994 and the bright future we could have.

Travis Brown

Travis Brown is a filmmaker and philosopher who has just produced a documentary series about the religion of wokeism. In this discussion, he and Gareth talk about the parallels between established religion and the current, obsessive ideology of leftist wokeism, both in the US and the rest of the world.

Prof David Benatar

Would it be better to have never been? If you’re not having an existential crisis yet, then this interview might just give you one. Professor David Benatar of UCT is one of the world’s greatest philosophers and proponents of antinatalism - the idea that it is wrong to bring sentient human life into being. He and Gareth wrestle with the idea of parenting, overpopulation, bio-ethics and the idea of purpose.

Kenny Xu

Kenny Xu is a brave author - brave enough to publish a book on an issue none of the major parties in America care about. But they should, because it’s actually about an attack on merit. Kenny and Gareth discuss some of the parallels between Harvard’s discrimination against Asian Americans and affirmative action in South Africa, and what it means for finding the best people in any job, without politicians interfering or grandstanding. Kenny's book, 'An Inconvenient Minority', is all about active discrimination which prejudices some the hardest working people in the United States, with many lessons for the rest of us.

Chris Wyatt

Living through 2020 and 2021, you could be forgiven for thinking the conspiracy theorists were right. Looking back on the big events in South Africa and the US (not to mention the rest of the globe), there’s enough fertile ground for every wild grain of paranoia to take root. Chris Wyatt - a retired US Army Colonel, and someone who has been paying a lot of attention to South Africa for many years - weighs in on the violence in KZN, the demise of the ANC, racial politics, and even a false flag operation on January 6th. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg...

Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin is a professor and globalist at Oxford University, but he’s also a South African who served in the Development Bank during the Mandela years. He and Gareth Cliff discuss his book, RESCUE, and argue about big government, the ways the pandemic could change the world for better or worse, and whether anyone handled COVID well at all.

Jon Foster-Pedley

What is hope during times of crisis? Is it passion? Perseverance and grit? Or faith? And how do we look beyond the current situation to inspire and acknowledge others? Should we look to the bravery and resilience of others, to hold each other strong? Gareth and Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director of Henley Business School in Africa, have a candid conversation about hope being the new currency.

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