This last episode of the Renegade Report for 2017 plays host to former political speech writer turned consultant and election polling expert, Dawie Scholtz. He explains his voting models and the influencing factors in South Africa from geography to socio-economics to voter psychology. Roman is his usual impolite self about voters and democracy as he probes at the possible outcomes of the ANC elective conference and what this might mean for 2019. Jonathan queries the DA’s recent leftward moves and whether a more liberal party might knock them from their perch. Dawie further details the immaturity of the EFF which is driving voters away, the vacuum the SACP might be poised to fill, and why Mmusi Maimane is the right man for the Presidency.

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This episode of the show plays host to Institute of Economic Affairs’ director of lifestyle economics, columnist and author Christopher Snowdon. Chris discusses many of the ideas expressed in his new book ‘Killjoys’, which looks at the paternalistic policies of governments in an attempt to save people from themselves. The discussion takes a hard look at the NHS, the war on schools to ban fast food, and the authoritarian attempts to control all the vices of the working class. Jonathan delves into the zealotry and colossal waste of funding that is public health, while Roman explores the evolving status of regulation around e-cigarettes. The conversation ultimately makes its way to the status of Brexit, Donald Trump’s silly tweets, and show favourite Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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This episode sees the return of staunch libertarian Martin van Staden. Martin lays out his philosophical case for self-ownership, defends his position on open borders, and fleshes out his opposition to political pragmatism. Roman explores and defends Herman Mashaba’s policies on inner city buildings, while Jonathan finds common ground with the guest on foreign policy – including military interventionism.

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On this Renegade Report the hosts are joined by fearless writer of The Jaundiced Eye column, William Saunderson-Meyer. William has some choice words for the embattled news industry, hones in on the historical context for accurate journalism, and decries the click-based economics of modern media businesses. Roman explores the antique origins of fake news, and Jonathan bemoans the lack of political diversity in the contemporary media landscape.

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The Renegade Report is joined by neuroscientist and columnist Dr Debra Soh on this instalment of the show. Debra describes the burgeoning field of sexual neuroscience, the need to keep science apolitical, and the importance of trying to answer even those questions which scare us. Jonathan queries the controversy around obvious male and female differences despite the overwhelming evidence supporting this, and Roman probes the validity of functional MRI in being able to make exact truth claims. Dr Soh explains the significant influence of testosterone on brain formation and subsequently behaviour, the reason academics are fearful of stepping forward against bad ideas, and the role of paraphilias in sexual attraction.

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Acclaimed author, philosopher and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, Alex Epstein joins the hosts for this episode of the Renegade Report. Epstein outlines the meaning of human flourishment and the effect fossil fuels have had on this indicator. He provides compelling arguments for better energy through innovation, valuing humans as environmental perfecters, and considering all our options in the context of our goals. Roman probes the influence of philosophy on Alex’s debates with scientists while Jonathan queries whether adaptation is the correct approach to climate change.

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Agricultural economist and columnist Wandile Sihlobo is the guest on this insightful episode of the show. Wandile tackles many of the misconceptions around land reform, food security and farming exports in South Africa. Jonathan explores the potential value chain of a growing agricultural sector, and Roman takes on the implementation of tariffs on food imports and exports around the world. The discussion meanders from horse meat to GMOs, from blueberries to donkey skins, and everything in between.

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Acclaimed Advocate Gerrie Nel and now private prosecutor joins the Renegades this week. Gerrie explains the uniqueness of his new office and the steps required to successfully prosecute privately. Roman questions Gerrie’s notion of justice leading to an interesting debate, while Jonathan enquires about Gerrie’s previous cases, the complexity thereof, and their importance as legal precedent.

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Columnist and political commentator, Simon Reader, is the guest on this episode. Simon recalls his experiences of living next door to the Guptas and the early warnings which abounded about the family. The discussion explores the advancing Marxist agenda in education, general society and major politics – including the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and the potential end of British Conservatism. Roman talks about his fondness of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Jonathan explains why there are still 7 more years left of Trump. The conversation concludes with a focus on the Left’s suicidal response to terrorism with pointless reactions like #thoughtsandprayers, and the gradual clampdown on free speech through the use of force.

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On this episode of the show, former guest and now chief executive of Project UBU, Justin McCarthy joins the hosts. Justin explains the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and how it is likely to revolutionise the world. Roman wants to better understand the role this technology can play in providing a universal basic income, and Jonathan queries the nature of smart contracts.

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