MacG’s controversial podcast is back. Image via Twitter @MacGUnleashed

After a controversial 2021, ‘Podcast and Chill with MacG’ returns

Following an explosive 2021, ‘Podcast and Chill’ is set to return on Monday 10 January . Here is a back look at MacG’s fiery year.


MacG’s controversial podcast is back. Image via Twitter @MacGUnleashed

2021 was a rollercoaster of a year for podcaster Macgyver “MacG” Mukkwevho. Podcast and Chill with MacG hosted some of Mzansi’s biggest celebs and now, the podcaster is gearing up for another big year. The podcaster’s controversial show will make a return to YouTube on Monday 10 January. 


MacG and his co-host Sol Phenduka were the centre of a few controversies in 2021. In January last year, the pair landed in hot water after making harmful homophobic comments. 

The podcast was dropped by Amstel Lager as a sponsor following the remarks but the controversy did not end there. 

In November, Blood & Water actress Natasha Thahane caused quite the stir after her interview with MacG. While chatting to the controversial podcaster, she revealed that she received R1 million in funds from the government for her studies at the New York Film Academy. Thahane has since cleared the air on the matter but she left social media roaring. 

More recently, former Uyajola 9/9 Jub Jub host made explosive claims about his ex-girlfriends Amanda Du Pont and Kelly Khumalo.

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Besides all the controversies, MacG celebrated a few wins in 2021. He reached over 400 000 subscribers with most of his interviews achieving over 500 000 views each.

The podcaster hosted the likes of former Mamelodi Sundowns footballer Teko Modise, veteran actor Sello Maake ka Ncube, DJ Fresh and Sonia Mbele. 

His episode with Gomora actor Israel Zulu was on the top 10 most-watched YouTube shows of 2021. The video achieved over 1.8 million views. 



After a rollercoaster of a year, MacG’s is set to return to YouTube on Monday 10 January 2022. With over 300 episodes the big question is… will 2022 mirror Podcast and Chill’s 2021?

Taking to Twitter they wrote: “10th of January 2022 we back with the Mondays episode. Chillers are you ready we [are] very excited 2022 [is] back with fire.”