Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Latest episodes in this series
Bongeziwe Mabandla amaXesha album and world tour02 June 2023 | 5 Minute Listen
Bongeziwe Mabandla joins John from Amsterdam to celebrate his new album amaXesha and his tour across 4 countries. Bongeziwe is a South African musician based in Johannesburg, predominantly playing folk music with lyrics in isiXhosa, accompanied by a guitar. Experience his live set at The Terrace Rooftop in Cape Town on the 16th and 17th of June.
South African consumers spend 31 full days of their lives listening to on-hold music #StopHoldMusic02 June 2023 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest: Ernest North is the Naked Insurance Co-founder and joins John to discuss why they with #StopHoldMusic they set out to create a more fun tongue in cheek campaign. The campaign aims to empathise with South African consumers who are frustrated with companies and industries that aren't keeping up with their digital lifestyles.
The John Maytham Book Review02 June 2023 | 9 Minute Listen
Listen to CapeTalk's John Maytham's weekly book reviews and share his passion for all things literary. From fiction to non-fiction, John reads and reviews a range of books that would sit well on your reading list. FICTION • After that Night by Karin Slaughter • Quantum Radio by A.G Riddle NON FICTION • Liliana's Invincible Summer by Cristina Rivera Garza
Will artificial intelligence lead to human extinction?02 June 2023 | 10 Minute Listen
Guest: Elizabeth M. Renieris is a Senior Research Associate at the Oxford Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and she joins John to share her insights into the global conversation about the ways that AI is transforming our shared reality.
Studies cast doubt on the benefits of the Paleo Diet02 June 2023 | 9 Minute Listen
Guest: Lyn Wadley is an honorary professor of archaeology, and is affiliated jointly with the Archaeology Department and the Institute for Evolution at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She joins John to consider an Australian study that echoes her research that showed that the Paleo diet doesn’t actually even mimic prehistoric choices, let alone live up to its purported health benefits.
Our Burning Planet: Environmental Antarctic Meeting in Finland02 June 2023 | 10 Minute Listen
Guest: Our Burning Planet is the Daily Maverick section devoted to expert environmental opinion and analysis. We partner up each Friday on the Afternoon Drive to discuss a burning issue. Tiara Walters joins John from Finland to discuss her article, ‘No More Mister Ice Guys: Russia, SA fail to take a climate stand at top Antarctic meeting in Finland’.