Tami and Scott give an introduction to the series. They discuss why Progress SA cares about academic freedom and why it took up the fight against academic authoritarianism at the University of Cape Town. They also discuss the state of academic freedom — worldwide and across South Africa — as context for the interviews that are to follow in the rest of the series.

This series is brought to you with support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

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Dr Max Price, past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, has an opportunity to respond to criticism levelled at him by other guests interviewed in the series. Scott asks him about UCT’s legacy of academic freedom, and whether that legacy is now under threat. Price offers a different understanding of the concept of academic freedom to the one employed by other guests in the series.

This series is brought to you with support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

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Timothy Maurice stumbled on an interview with an educated, gender equality fighting pornstar named Angela White. He became fascinated by her women’s equality research, and wanted to share what he learned about the mindset of a successful pornstar!

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Don’t let the trappings of Twitter, ‘fake news’, or being stuck in traffic every day fool you… there’s been no better time to be alive than right now – as the Editor of HumanProgress.org, Marian Tupy and his team believe, and prove this through their website that shows how the state of humanity has improved in almost every way over time. Building the site on the premise that the media misuse data to paint an overly negative picture of development, Marian chats to Gareth about the good that’s happening all around us.

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Timothy Maurice sits down with Martial Arts teacher Warren Ho to unpack the power of connecting your mind and body, and why gaining mastery over your body can transform how you lead and navigate in society.

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05.02.20 Pt 2 – Lesotho’s first lady could very well be a murderous woman. Shock, horror… women are capable of great violence! Is Donald Trump racist? Lipstick is the way to do it folks, if people park badly. The ‘boerewors curtain’ is a real thing people. What is the correct term for referring to disabled people? Amaresh Chetty joins us to talk about The Pepperclub Invest Fund.

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30.01.20 Pt 1 – January is the month of least money. Siya’s sister sent an 8 minute voice note… is she a monster? What should the limit be for voice notes? If you witness a hijacking, should you report it? Middle-aged women are the new hijack bosses, problem is they buy champagne with stolen credit cards. When Gareth dies he wants people to be sad forever. And if you hate socialising, get a MAGA hat!

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27.01.20 Pt 1 – Kobe Bryant has passed away at the age of 41… RIP ‘The Black Mamba’. Can we imagine a world where we don’t have to work? Six-year-olds don’t need presents people, they’re just going to throw them away or chew them. The next Batman might be in China because the Coronavirus has been traced to bats – super virus or super heroes… stay tuned. And has the quality of terrorism slipped from what it used to be?

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Is South Africa putting its best foot forward in Davos? Is Tito Mboweni beyond the point of being a corruptible man? What will the effect of The Land Bank being downgraded by Moody’s be? There are guns in the hands of criminals, where do they come from? Should guns be legal for citizens to carry at all? The WEF has its say about the investment environment and international sentiment towards South Africa currently. Are Russia and democracy going through a divorce? Donald Trump’s impeachment trial rolls on… the senate has spoken. God bless America! Brought to you by Nando’s.

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15.01.20 Pt 2 – Is Oprah the queen of truth? Elizabeth Warren snubs Bernie’s handshake. When have people done enough to be forgiven? We can possibly start learning in our sleep, is that good or bad? Trial by combat, is it still an option? Ladies need to give more fat guys a chance. And do we let good looking people get away with more?

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