This week on The Renegade Report the hosts are joined by Tim Flack, a close friend of recently deceased journalist Suna Venter. Tim gives extensive detail into the horrific circumstances which likely led to her death, including instances of harassment, assault, and kidnapping involving Suna and the other #SABC8 journalists. Ms Venter’s past reporting in Syria and Yemen are brought up, further highlighting the courageous journalist she was. Roman expresses his deep discomfort with the notion that journalists are intimidated in a liberal democracy, and Jonathan questions why Suna’s predicament was not more widely reported and paid attention to by the police. The discussion also explores the triumphs and failures of the mainstream media and the criticism it receives as a result.

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Ian Miles Cheong joins the Renegade Report for a frank chat about cultural wars. Ian shares his experience of Gamergate, his conversion away from the SJW grouping, and his views on the woke movement. Roman explores the various methods of fighting cultural battles and Jonathan delves into the free market’s reaction to attempts at social engineering. The discussion is wide ranging and touches on Ian’s thoughts around Antifa, Laci Green, BLM, Wonder Woman, and Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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The Renegade Report is joined by Gideon Joubert, aka GunServant. Jonathan explores our constitutional rights in regards to firearms and Roman proposes increased gun ownership as one solution to escalating crime. Gideon explains what effect the Firearms Control Act has had on the gun industry, and some of the unintended but beneficial consequences of the law. The discussion deals with the requirements and processes for becoming a legal gun owner in South Africa, the changing demographics of the firearm community, and the many gun myths which prevail around this topic.

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This week on the Renegade Report popular YouTuber Mouthy Buddha joins the show. Mouthy explains why the alt-right and the left need each other to survive, how Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson view the world in completely different ways, and what impact the free market of ideas has had on his thinking. Roman argues that gender fluidity might exist, but its importance is inflated, while Jonathan espouses a more traditional approach in line with biologically determined gender. Mouthy recalls a recent interview which he conducted with a proponent of the white genocide narrative in South Africa, and probes the hosts for their views on this controversial topic.

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The Renegade Report is joined by Western Cape Premier and former DA leader, Helen Zille. The discussion revolves around Ms Zille’s recent tweet controversy, freedom of speech, and liberal values. Jonathan probes the DA’s ability to maintain its principles as a party attempting to gain power, and Roman questions the Premier’s opinion of Mmusi Maimane. Helen provides an idea of what her Presidency might have looked like, and where she will spend her time after 2019.

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Economist Chris Becker joins the Renegade Report team this week. Chris expands on the differences between the divergent economic schools of thought, why Keynesian economics is most useful to State technocrats, and how Government’s incompetence has been good for the private sector. Roman explains why the poorest people in the world use private school and Jonathan reveals how private healthcare is flourishing in South Africa. The conversation closes with a frank discussion on cypto-currencies and how they may disrupt the status quo of State-controlled currency markets in the not too distant future.

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The Renegade Report continues to grow in stature and listenership. Roman and Jonathan take time out from the usual guest schedule to answer questions posed to them on the show’s Facebook group. From their evolution towards classical liberalism to their real views on climate change, there’s something for everyone in this candid episode of everyone’s favourite weekly podcast.

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In an exclusive hour-long discussion, author and journalist Rian Malan sits down with the Renegade Report. Rian explains his reasons for going into exile during Apartheid, what influenced his return to the country, and the complex political landscape he discovered thereafter. The conversation touches on Rian’s transition from socialism in his youth to a more conservative outlook today. Jonathan probes Rian on his experiences in Coligny and Roman harshly questions the subsequent criticism he has received for his writings thereof. Towards the end of the discussion the tables are turned on the hosts and Mr Malan asks them to expand on their views around black leadership in South Africa, as well as the Trump presidency.

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This instalment of the Renegade Report hosts outspoken communications expert Sindile Vabaza. Sindile explains why a successful South Africa rests on the growth of the black middle class, while highlighting the flaws of the prevailing strategy and politics to achieve this goal. Roman digs into our guest’s views on why he believes Johannesburg to be the most integrated city, and Jonathan proposes an apocalyptic future and asks how it might be avoided or dealt with.

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This episode plays host to ANN7 reporter, Jacob Zuma supporter, and self-described anarcho-communist Chelsea Lotz. Chelsea explains why she views both socialism and communism as models which should be followed to ensure a fair society. Jonathan questions the notion of equality given innate human differences, and Roman probes the guest on the suffering associated with political regimes which have a Marxist bent. Ms Lotz also expands on her views in relation to the President and his grace, Islam as a positive theocracy, and Vladimir Putin the anti-colonialist.

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