Idris Elba arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." Picture: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File
Idris Elba arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." Picture: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File

PODCAST: Stirring The Pop Season 2 Episode 7 tackles the coronavirus

By Buhle Mbonambi Time of article published Mar 20, 2020

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"Stirring The Pop" is a news, entertainment, lifestyle and pop culture podcast. A new episode is uploaded every Friday. 

This week's episode is hosted by Independent Media Lifestyle's Buhle Mbonambi and is recorded at Independent Media's Durban office. The episode is edited by Londiwe Gumede.

The show is celebrity news and popular culture served with the spiciest of the city’s curry.

No topic is sacred – if the streets are talking about it, "Stirring The Pop" will talk about it.  

It starts with a hot topics and entertainment news segment, "SPICE", which looks into what happened in pop culture every week, especially at the South African entertainment scene and the African continent followed by a topic of the week and then to end things off, the popular 'Stan or Ban' segment.

This week, things are different.  It’s a stripped down, almost unplugged episode.

It’s fitting because we are in a 'dystopian' world, where lockdowns and shutdowns are a thing. People are staying at home, working at home. Schools are closed for the next four weeks. Easter celebrations are cancelled. Places of worship are closed, with many planning to livestream their sermons. 

The coronavirus has gone from Ms CocoV, Mkhorizi, Miss Rona, Coreezy to Covid-19 a real threat.

At the time of recording, there were 150 positive cases in South Africa. We are now sitting at 202.  In good news, Patient Zero has recovered and we hope that more people will recover. 

So this week’s show will be a bit different.

Listen to the episode here: 

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