Guest: Khan Shubnum Khan Writer
Guest: Miriam Margolyes to discuss her long-awaited memoirs that have just been published. Miriam is a National Treasure in the UK and Australia (she has duel citizenship for both) and is loved globally for literally hundreds of performances on stage, screen and television. You might know her as Professor Sprout from the Harry Potter movies, or Mother Mildred in Call The Midwife, or as Lady Whiteadder in the Blackadder series. Or you might have seen her on The Graham Norton Show in which she’s often left the other guests speechless with her outrageous storiesLISTEN TO PODCAST
John Maytham interviews Energy Sector Specialist Hilton Trollip.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Professor David Julius
John is joined by Professor David Julius. Alongside fellow scientist, Ardem Patapoutian, he has been honoured by the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries in heat and touch.
Their work has helped show how humans convert the physical impact from heat or touch into nerve impulses that allow us to 'perceive and adapt to the world around us'.
A biochemist and molecular biologist, Julius’s work has focused on how our bodies sense heat, cold, and chemical irritants, leading to new insights about the fundamental nature of pain and new targets for pain therapy.
Guest: Cas Coovadia, CEO of Business Unity South AfricaLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Advocacy and Research Officer, Edward Mopoti, to discuss the groundbreaking Constitutional judgment that has struck down a section of the police act which allows for warrantless searches in cordoned off areas.
The case arises after police conducted “cruel, degrading and invasive” raids on people living in 15 high-rise blocks in downtown Johannesburg.
The police seemed to think that because people were not citizens their rights could be violated at any hour of the day or night, the court said.
Guest: Adriaan Basson | Editor at News24LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Adrian Collins
John is joined by the independent candidate from the ward 77, where he has lived and grown up.
The ward stretches from BoKaap across the entire city bowl to high cape. It includes most of District Six and surrounding mountains.
He will discuss his opinion that party officials and staff members who have never lived in
Guest: Michelle Henley | Co-founder, CEO and Principal Researcher at Elephants AliveLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Craig Ray | Sports Editor at Daily Maverick
The Daily Maverick Sports Editor, Craig Ray, will join John to discuss the predicament that Africa's only professional cycling team finds itself it.
Team Qhubeka Nexthash may fold if it does not find new sponsors.
Africa's only professional cycling team was unable to submit an initial application to the UCI, the sport's governing body, last week for a WorldTour licence for 2022.
Guest: Pat McCay is a talented singer songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa. Best known for his folk-inspired, bluesy and lyrically rich tunes, his musical talents and captivating voice have seen him play major festivals and venues in SA since 2010.
Pat wrote Six String of Love to encapsulate a lot of his journey as a human being and singer songwriter. It reflects parts of his process and shines a light on what he witnesses in day to day life. It also speaks of other worldly inspiration and a love for ones instrument as vehicle to also spread love, hence the name : Six String of Love
Previously performing with the band, Two Minute Puzzle, Pat’s musical journey has evolved greatly, much like he has. His magnetic stage presence, charming and entertaining demeanour, coupled with his ability to shift between joy and vulnerability in quick succession, make both him and his path deeply relatable. In addition, his songwriting reflects a raw, poetic and deeply soulful storyteller, with a good story to tell.
In 2011, his song ‘Water’ earned him a top spot on 5fm, an indication of the true and largely untapped potential of this down-to-earth homegrown artist.
Pat has just wrapped up his fourth album (second under his solo project) to be released on the 18th of November 2021.