A few weeks ago we broke the story of Andrew Cooper being investigated by the Attorney General’s department for organising CPAC. Evan Mulholland tells us the results of his subsequent Freedom of Information request to the department – they won’t hand over any documents, but there are 1,300 of them. We discuss what that means (1:15-8:50). We also talk to friend of the show Adam Schlicht from So Fox to preview this summer’s music festivals (8:50-17:25) before we talk to another friend of the show David Limbrick MP from the Liberal Democrats about whether pill testing should be legalised (17:25-30:46). Our heroes and villains this week include the 17yo TikTok influencer using make-up tutorials to inform people about the CCP’s atrocities, Matt Canavan opening up a spot for us in a climate change conference in Spain, Bob Katter’s beautiful but wrong rant about free markets and Mark Ruffalo being rich enough to hate capitalism (30:46-38:53). Then another round of the Young IPA Quiz where Andrew Bushnell declares “the crown symbolises justice” (38:53-48:53). At the end of the show we recap Joe Biden’s interesting week, the Extinction Rebellion protesters response to running out of peas and after Twitter spent the week trolling The Guardian, Pete has to guess which Guardian headlines are real and which are fake - which is tough (48:53-57:55).
Episode 137 - Christina Hoff Sommers Sent A Dog To A Safe Space & The Government Wants To Kill The Internet
Christian Porter wants to end the internet, we tell you why it’s a dumb idea. Heroes and Villains this week include Bjorn Lomborg and why you don’t need to panic about rising sea levels, the Hong Kong people standing up for democracy in their elections, the town that cancelled Christmas and Sacha Baron Cohen’s speech on social media regulation. We talk to influential feminist, AEI Resident Scholar and host of Femsplainers Christina Hoff Sommers about the infamous Q&A episode, the time she triggered a dog at a college event and achieving a more liberal feminism (16:39-29:55), before another round of Hey What Did We Miss – with James forced to wear the tiny dunce hat again! (29:56-40:34) At the end of the show Pete takes down another powerful person with Pete’s Tweet, gives Jeremy Corbyn media training after his trainwreck interview, and awards Kevin Rudd the Hillary Clinton It’s Not Over award. James has a go at the Police Chief in Britain who quit social media over hairstyle abuse and Pete and James share their controversial food opinions that can get them condemned by a foreign power, like Tom Nichols.
Should James Paterson and Andrew Hastie “repent” for their sins of speaking out against the Chinese government? Virginia Trioli might think so but we don’t – we talk to James Paterson to get the full story. Heroes and villains this week includes Jeremy Corbyn’s rightly calling the NHS communism, the ABC for doing our jobs for us, the world’s biggest tertiary education union saying you can decide whatever race you want to be and Elizabeth Banks. We interview Dr Joe Kosterich on the future of vaping and cannabis legalisation. Dr Joe also tells us the fascinating story behind the actual word “marijuana” (17:31-34:55) before another round of Hey What Did We Miss? Where Pat simultaneously has to wear the crown and kiss the ring (34:55-41:59). At the end of the show James brings the new segment “did he fart?” which is sure to be the talk of fine dining around Australia, Pete brings a new segment “it’s not over!” for Malcolm Turnbull insisting he would have won the election, the council fining people for not having two doggie bags (aren’t we over single use plastic bags?) and we rank the most outlandish statements from Prince Andrew’s interview with the BBC.
Race Has No Place in our Constitution, but apparently if you believe that you’re a bigot. James and Pete talk the IPA’s latest video and some of the reaction it’s been getting as well as the incredible story about FITS this week, with Andrew Cooper being investigated without a warrant by the Attorney General’s department for inviting conservatives into the country. Heroes and villains this week include Barack Obama, Dave Chappelle, nuclear alarmists in Japan and Leonardo DiCaprio. We talk to our first ever Minister! - Resources Minister Matt Canavan about the mining protests in Melbourne, how to convince young people about coal and the future of nuclear energy in Australia (16:31-33:39). We then talk to Andrew Cooper who gives us the world scoop of what he’s up against from the Attorney General’s department, the best stories from CPAC and his experiences touring with one of the organisers of the Hong Kong protests (33:39-45:12) before another around of Hey...What Did We Miss, with props! (45:12-55:56) At the end we talk the scandal of whether Trump gave a medal to a dog, Philausophy and why it’s a bad campaign for Australia and the ABC journalist who had the Epstein story for years.
Climate change protesters are in protesting in Melbourne…again. This time they're spitting on people! The UK Parliament finally agrees on a December election and the ACCC is taking Google to court over your data – but would you rather have corporations have your data or the government? James and Pete discuss all this and share their heroes and villains for the week including Kanye West, Larry King, the Bureau of Meteorology and people who want plastic bags banned. We talk to social media commentator, filmmaker and water activist Topher Field to learn about Australia’s man-made drought and how government policy is destroying lives in the Murray-Darling basin (18:40-37:01). We also talk to Generation Liberty member Luca Rossi about how to make absolutely sure your Halloween costumes offends no-one - Pete has a genuinely disturbing solution (37:01-45:51) before another round of the YIPA quiz Hey What Did We Miss? (45:51-55:47). At the end, we talk the strangely glowing tributes from the Washington Post and Bloomberg to slain ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi, Parliament House emits more radiation than a nuclear power plant which everyone knows will lead to superpowers, we grade Hamish Macdonald as a Q&A host and realise we need Tony Jones and after Rudy Giuliani butt dials a reporter saying he needs money Pete recounts the time he butt dialled the Ambassador of the Czech Republic from his footy club ball.
Right to Know is a good campaign and we’re always happy to see people push for more free speech, but it’s so hypocritical of the ABC, Mark Dreyfus and Kristina Keneally to get on board. James and Pete discuss the whole campaign as well as the latest Brexit disappointment. Heroes and Villains this week include Nick Cave, Hillary Clinton (as a hero!), the UN and Jeremy Corbyn. We talk to Spiked editor Brendan O’Neill about all the latest with Brexit, and what it reveals about the elites’ attitude to the rest of the country and democracy (15:50-35:33). We also have Generation Liberty Campus Coordinator Tiana Kovac from Macquaire University to tell the story of how Extinction Rebellion tried (and failed) to ruin a Generation Liberty event last week (35:33-43:33) before another round of Hey What Did We Miss, the YIPAP Quiz (43:33-53:32). At the end of the show we rank most incredible election defeats as Justin Trudeau wins, Cornwall Devon police targeting racist toddlers and those capitalist pigs at the ABC underpaying workers.
James is especially fired up this episode – everyone’s copping a serve! We talk about why Extinction Rebellion shouldn't have to pay for a police presence and why their nudie run was a disappointment, the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize and why we’re about to have our 58th banking inquiry since the GFC. Heroes and villains this week includes the Iranian women attending a soccer game for the first time in 40 years, Blitzchung, Tony Windsor and Lebron James. We talk to Senator Amanda Stoker about her article in The Australian last week, what the role of government should be in religious freedom and how to save freedom of speech in Australian universities (20:00-29:43). We then talk to Generation Liberty member Luca Rossi about getting abused by left wing activists at Monash unis and why so many migrants are attracted to liberty (29:46-38:15), before another round of Hey What Did We Miss? With Pete defending his crown against Pat Hannaford and Kurt Wallace (38:15-48:37). At the end of the show we discuss Harold Bloom, Just Wait Three Days for ABC News in America confusing a Kentucky gun show for the conflict in Syria, Virginia Trioli’s gaff, the Robot Cop that sings instead of stopping crime, the CFMEU saying construction workers in Queensland should go home if the weather is standard for Queensland and why the Victorian Liberal Party sucks.
James finally gets to talk about the NBA on the podcast – it’s just a shame it’s because they’re cowards. James and Pete talk about the NBA capitulating to China and recap the latest round of climate protests around Australia and ask why climate protesters never block streets in lefty suburbs. Our heroes and villains this week include South Park, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, a Seattle education authority that says maths is a tool of oppression and Justin Trudeau's unbelievable pivot on questions about his blackface habits. Tim Wilson MP joins us after taking part in the Hong Kong protests to describe what he saw and why Hong Kong protesters aren’t like Occupy Melbourne despite what his critics think (18:42-28:09). We also talk to Vale Sloane, Associate Director of Institute Relations at the Atlas Network about all the great work the Atlas network is doing around the world that is lifting people out of poverty and why he's bullish about Africa, why foreign aid isn’t the best solution for solving poverty and which area of the world will experience the next big economic development (28:09-44:12). At the end of the show, James and Pete discuss the ‘scandal’ of Ellen DeGeneres being able to sit next to George W Bush at a football game without screaming, a baffling proposal to end knife crime, Jeremy Corbyn apparently “gearing up” for an election and people finding it hard to get home loans for joke bank transfer statements.
Australia is making international headlines over Donald Trump's impeachment saga and the media is losing its mind about it. We talk that and RMIT university giving a Chinese government agency overriding authority over teaching at its Confucius Institute, as well as the upcoming National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution which will totally never ever be hacked and the ACT legalising marijuana and we learn it's difficult to grow in Canberra. Our heroes and villains this week include UFC Octagon girls, Todd Phillips, the Bureau of Meteorolgy and the Victorian justice system. We talk to Daisy Cousens about how Australia got involved in Trump’s impeachment story, why Trump is the greatest troll in the world, Greta Thunberg and Antifa stopping an old lady attending a Dave Rubin event (20:20-37:12). We then talk to IPA Campus Coordinator Angus Heaton about the upcoming Generation Liberty Event ‘The Great Energy Debate: Which power source is best to solve the energy crisis?’ and how his IPA connection led to an outrageous Student Council session (37.15-43:21) before major controversy in another round of Hey What Did We Miss? (43:21-50:51) At the end, we debut the new segment Won’t Someone Please Think Of The Children since Kings Cross will still have lockout laws, Angus Taylor’s all-time comeback to Clover Moore on the ‘climate emergency’ and we break down the results of the Breitbart poll on Trump.