The Tom Woods Show

The Scandinavian countries are held up as model economies and welfare states. We've already taken a closer look at Sweden and Denmark in order to evaluate these claims. Today it's Norway's turn to go under the microscope.

Direct download: woods_10_30_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:45pm EDT

Lew returns to the show to discuss the Republican debate on CNBC. The debate, focused on the economy, hit on "tax reform," entitlements, and related topics. We watched it so you wouldn't have to.

Direct download: woods_10_29_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Author Jamie Bartlett joins me to discuss the "dark net," that corner of the Internet that can be accessed only with a special browser. What goes on there, and why is it important for the cause of freedom?

Direct download: woods_10_28_2015_3.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

Whether it's nonintervention abroad, or Social Security, or WikiLeaks, or Iran, or the Department of Homeland Security, or the drug war, libertarians don't quite fit in to the official "conservative movement." Jim Babka, who emphasizes these very issues, joins me to talk it all through. Plus, we discuss the great Harry Browne, an important and skilled communicator for our cause.

Direct download: woods_10_27_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

Some voices in the libertarian world have argued that a basic income guarantee for everyone would be better than the current welfare state from a pragmatic point of view. Matt Zwolinski adds that it is morally required, given the dubious origins of so many existing property titles. Result: an engaging exchange of ideas I know you'll enjoy. But be sure to listen all the way to the end, since that's where the best parts can be found.

Direct download: woods_10_26_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Here I start with the basics and conclude with the financial crisis. The origins of money, how money creation was taken over by government, why deflation isn't a problem, how even low inflation can devastate the average person, how central banking creates instability and moral hazard, and more. These are my remarks at Liberty Fest Houston 2015.

Direct download: woods_10_23_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:18am EDT

Justin and Jessica Pavoni entered the military for the same patriotic reasons many other Americans did in the years following 9/11. But several years later, they decided they could no longer participate, and filed for conscientious objector status. We follow them through the whole story in today's episode!

Direct download: woods_10_22_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Bob Murphy has co-written far and away the best book on health care from a libertarian perspective. But it's not just economics and policy in here, great and original as that material is. It's also chapters like "Surviving the Hospital" and  "Medical Screening & Elective Procedures: Worth the Risk?" One of my favorite episodes so far.

Direct download: woods_10_21_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

Eric Peters is the libertarian authority on cars, and writes at We discussed the VW issue, the $5000 SUV Americans aren't allowed to buy, a court case in New Jersey that allows the police to search your car no matter what you're stopped for, and more.

Direct download: woods_10_20_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

The American establishment treats Henry Kissinger like royalty. Dissidents call him a war criminal. I get to the bottom of all this with author and professor Greg Grandin.

Direct download: woods_10_19_2015_2.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:30am EDT