July 10, 2019
This week James and Pete recap some bad news for vegans everywhere, a Queensland mine safety committee being disbanded due to gender imbalance and how the Democrat proposal for an increased minimum wage will cost 1.3 million jobs. New segments for the show include Grunt the Pig Freedom Medal and the Asda Award for Tyranny recapping heroes and villains of the week, and Here's A Cool Thing for the trade deal about to transform Africa and how the average person now is 4.4 times richer now than the average person in 1950. We speak to new Chairman of the IPA Janet Albrechtsen about why she's excited for the new job, why she's excited about Australia post-election, the Israel Folau saga and why there's now a new precedent for guests of the podcast (17:18-36:23). At the end of the show is another new segment I Ain't Spending Any Time On It for Ariel being black, a writer breaking up with a friend over a MAGA hat, a politician misspelling his own name on the nomination for Senate in the US, AOC getting in hot water on Twitter (again), how we'd fix Bob Brown's anti-Adani fundraiser and the freakout about smoking on Stranger Things.
Sorry for the delay this week for some users, especially those through Apple Podcasts! There were technical difficulties sending out the show, hopefully it is worth the wait.
July 2, 2019
James and Pete discuss Antifa assaulting Quillette journalist Andy Ngo in Portland, Google engineering algorithms to interfere with the 2020 election, Jeremy Corbyn getting around Stormzy’s set at Glastonbury, and the disabled Grandpa fired from ASDA for sharing a Billy Connolly routine on his private facebook account. We talk to Bolt Report host Andrew Bolt about the Israel Folau case and what it means for free speech, Joffa and the only person to finish their whisky on the ‘Whisky with a Mate’ segment (18:36-46:37). We also talk to outgoing Chair of the IPA The Hon Rod Kemp who reflects on his time with the IPA, how the role has changed while he’s been Chair and why he thinks Janet Albrechtsen will "supercharge" the IPA's growth (46:40-1:00:23). At the end, James and Pete review Presidential candidate and old-school hippy Marianne Williamson’s amazing Twitter account, disagree on #ScoModi's bromance, take Glastonbury to task for not knowing what a fence is and discuss ghost civil servants in France.
June 25, 2019
This week James and Pete talk about Israel Folau’s campaign being shut down on GoFundMe, Scott Morrison’s big announcement on red tape, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra, ITV banning all male comedy teams and Kyle Kashuv being kicked out of Harvard. We talk to former Howard government minister Nick Minchin about the future of sports gambling in Australia, sin taxes and what Scott Morrison needs to do to get into the pantheon of Liberal leaders (22:58-39:47). We then talk to IPA Deanna Vonic in a segment of ‘Get to know IPA Staff’ about her path to the IPA, getting in an online stoush with Clementine Ford and what it’s like working at the IPA (39:50-53:56). At the end of the show we discuss the US Presidential Candidate wanting to dissolve the federal government, John Cusack letting himself down on Twitter and gender stereotypes being banned from UK advertisements.
June 19, 2019
Bonus interview for this week! We sit down with Joffa, the most famous fan in the AFL, to talk the AFL's crackdown on fan behaviour, why it shows the divide between the politically correct elite and regular people and why he's going to send this interview to Gillon McLachlan. Subscribe to The Young IPA Podcast for all future episodes!
June 18, 2019
Now on YouTube as well! James and Pete discuss the latest on free speech at Australian universities, the AFL's crackdown on fan behaviour. the latest with the Hong Kong protests, the police being involved in the wake of Jo Brand's joke and we review if net neutrality actually did kill the internet (it didn't.) James sits down with Matt Kibbe, President of Free the People, to talk about what libertarians can do to win the moral argument, why love, life and liberty are intertwined, beer regulation and his book Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff (21:49-36:49). Then James and Pete talk to IPA Research Fellow Kurt Wallace to talk about his new report into regulatory dark matter and why housing is so unaffordable for young people. (36:50-45:54) At the end we talk about how sugar taxes don't work, Twitter suspending The Tweet Of God, the legal plight of Grunt the Pig, Noel Gallagher's comments on Brexit and Rob Reiner needs to calm down online.
June 11, 2019
The country is finally talking about press freedom and James and Pete couldn’t be happier. Over a million people protest in Hong Kong, a new report shows that the world isn’t running out of resources and things are getting cheaper, the guy who attacked volunteers in Warringah is discovered and green activism is killing the Great Barrier Reef. James speaks to YouTube and Sky News After Dark star Daisy Cousens about the vast right wing conspiracy, her career and dealing with online trolls (18:12-36:51). He also talks to Steve Baxter from Shark Tank about the election, what it means for business and Adani (36:52-52:13). At the end of the show we talk Joe Biden's friendship bracelet, another spectator kicked out of an AFL game, choose your champion Naomi Wolf v Paul Dolan, glaciers and why Dodgeball made James the man he is today.
June 4, 2019
Bill Shorten blames corporate leviathans and a financial behemoth for losing the election – which would you rather have on your side? The Brexit Party leads the polling for the next UK general election, an Australian whistleblower faces 160 years in Prison and Twitter suspends accounts ahead of the Tiananmen Square anniversary. James talks to Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, about his career, the benefits of Trump’s tax cuts and the dangers of the trade war, the history of Wednesday Meetings and the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and why he goes to Burning Man every year (13:09-39:49). James also sits down with Daily Telegraph columnist Miranda Devine to discuss her profile with Sharri Markson on the last days of the Morrison campaign, why ScoMo was convinced from the outset he would win, why she thinks Labor lost and what she makes of the Israel Folau saga (39:52-57:55). At the end of the show we discuss the AFL fan banned for three games for yelling at an umpire, Budweiser going woke in very cringeworthy fashion, Sadiq Khan needing to chill out and the Indian politician who thought half his family didn’t vote for him.
May 28, 2019
The EU election results have come in and it’s good news for minor parties on both sides. Theresa May has resigned and Anthony Albanese is about to become ALP leader uncontested. A climate ‘die in’ rally does no one any favours and Adani might go ahead in the next few weeks. James talks with Andres Guevara from Cedice about daily life in socialist Venezuela, how he campaigns for free markets while maintaining his safety and how the country can stop from becoming a failed state (20:06-48:37). Then IPA Research Fellow Kurt Wallace joins the show to discuss his time at the Friedman Conference, who the best speakers were and what the major discussions are in the libertarian world (48:40-1:05:04).
May 21, 2019
Pete and James give us their winners and losers from the Coalition’s boilover election victory, discuss the wonderful state of Idaho that has removed its entire regulatory code and review the leaked email The Guardian sent to its writers urging them to ramp up the alarm on climate change (like, even more). We talk to economist Tyler Cowen of the world famous Marginal Revolution blog and author of new book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero, about the virtues of big business, why the free market is good for culture and how to convince young people to choose freedom (23:06 to 42:06). We then talk to IPA Director of Communications Evan Mulholland to review the predictions he made about the election at the start of the campaign (42:12 to 1:02:13).
May 14, 2019
The election is days away and parties are throwing any policy promise up hoping it sticks. A law professor is fired for joining Harvey Weinstein's legal team, an independent candidate for Kooyong wants to revoke press licenses for people mean to him, the Brexit Party are immensely popular in the UK and Pete Buttigieg stands up against identity politics. We talk to the IPA's Director of Communications Evan Mulholland about the state of the election campaign, which minor parties are likely to do well and get his take on some of the main stories to come out in Australian politics (22:35-37:30). We then talk to Dr Darcy Allen and Professor Jason Potts from the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub who are in New York attending the Consensus 2019 conference about all things blockchain in 2019 and how blockchain could revolutionise Australian democracy (37:34-55:01).