This week’s guest is comedian and co-host of the Triggernometry podcast, Konstantin Kisin. Konstantin explains why he refused to sign a contract designed to make a university comedy evening a ‘safe space’, how important he considers free speech to be, and what his podcast aims to achieve by talking with individuals who hold diverse ideas.

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South Africa’s most downloaded weekly podcast returns in 2019. Start up the rotors, no commie is safe.

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On this final episode for 2018, the Renegades reflect on a year of podcast success and political turmoil. Roman explains why the silencing of certain voices is concurrent with the plans of the NDR, and Jonathan discusses how to take the broadest view possible of current affairs. In addition the hosts chat about Johann Rupert’s message of personal responsibility, Emmanuel Macron’s failing presidency, and if in 2019 the media will stop losing their minds over Trump.

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eNCA investigative journalist Michael Appel is the guest on this episode. Michael describes his work travels to South America and how many of these countries share political similarities with South Africa. Roman explores the danger of journalists becoming celebrities, and Jonathan discusses the issue of news as an agenda-driven narrative.

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Mathematician and co-author of the ‘Grievance Studies Project’, James Lindsay is this week’s esteemed guest. James discusses how himself, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian went about designing their project to test the credibility of the social sciences, what some of the both hilarious and disturbing results were, and why it matters so much. Jonathan explores how these studies pervert the trusted academic process, and Roman posits this field as a new nidus of prejudice.

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The Renegades host OUTA CEO Wayne Duvenage this week. Wayne discusses the evolution of OUTA from an opposition to road tolling, to the organisation it is today – tackling government corruption and failures. Roman questions the role of big business in standing up to State abuse, and Jonathan explores some of the other projects with which OUTA is engaged.

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Sihle Ngobese, aka Big Daddy Liberty, is the guest on this week’s instalment. Sihle discusses his strong liberal roots, his time spent within the DA, and his upcoming plans to bring liberal ideas to more South Africans. Jonathan queries whether any classically liberal political representation remains in the country, and Roman discusses the ways in which citizens have been denied access to the economy through illiberal and tribal doctrines still being perpetuated.

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Sometimes cynical and always honest broadcaster, vlogger and sports fanatic Ben Karpinski is this week’s guest. Ben puts forward the idea of sport as an integral part of society. Roman doesn’t buy the theory and questions the notion of unity, while Jonathan ponders the dangers of hingeing hopes on sporting successes.

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The Renegades chat climate change and why capitalism holds the answers. Roman is still giving Jonathan grief over the Africa Check podcast, and the hosts answer questions from listeners.

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Senior researcher and head of media at Africa Check, Kate Wilkinson, is this episode’s guest. Kate lays out the work that Africa Check does, and the methodology which they follow. Jonathan probes the ideological bias suggested by funding sources and certain voices within the organisation, while Roman delves into the hot topic of farm murders and the statistics which do and don’t support the beliefs around this.

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