The Tom Woods Show

Does the American system bear any resemblances to Rome during its imperial period? Paul Krugman, who has cheered virtually every step toward empire (we're not talking foreign policy here; we mean empire as in a system dominated by a single man or a single centralized government), has the gall to be concerned all of a sudden. This is episode 66 of my sister podcast, Contra Krugman.

Show notes for Ep. 815

Direct download: woods_2016_12_30.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

Documentary filmmaker Cassie Jaye began her project on the men's rights movement as an unsympathetic, almost uncomprehending observer. After letting representatives of that movement tell their story, she had the honesty to admit there was merit in their position.

Show notes for Ep. 814

Direct download: woods_2016_12_29.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

Shari Spivack, president of the Second Amendment Women Shooting Club, discusses gun rights from the point of view of someone who trains people in firearms usage rather than engages in political activism. Some people should probably stuff envelopes, I guess, but without people like Shari, what have we got?

Show notes for Ep. 813

Direct download: woods_2016_12_28.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:53pm EST

The subject of Augusto Pinochet divides Chileans even today: should he be honored for making Chile more prosperous and desirable than its neighbors, or should he be condemned for human rights abuses?

Show notes for Ep. 812

Direct download: woods_2016_12_27.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Libertarian titan Lew Rockwell joins me to discuss some names in the Trump cabinet, the alleged "Russian hacking," and the overall creepiness of the American ruling class.

Show notes for Ep. 811

Direct download: woods_2016_12_26.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

Neal Harmon is CEO of VidAngel.com, which offers streaming movies filtered according to the viewer's preference. Should VidAngel be allowed to do this?

Show notes for Ep. 810

Direct download: woods_2016_12_23.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Brian Aitken was sentenced to seven years in prison -- later commuted by Chris Christie -- on bogus weapons charges. We discuss his case and its larger implications.

Show notes for Ep. 809

Direct download: woods_2016_12_22.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

Michael Rectenwald, a professor of liberal studies at New York University who describes himself as a lifelong left-liberal, took to Twitter not long ago to express his disgust with political correctness, safe spaces, and SJW intimidation. You can imagine the response from those tolerant lovers of diversity. But he had the last laugh.

Show notes for Ep. 808

Direct download: woods_2016_12_21.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Is libertarianism all about the Nonaggression Principle, or are there supplementary ideas a libertarian must also hold because they uphold the free society? I used to criticize left-libertarians who believed true libertarians had to be feminists, egalitarians, etc. But now I wonder: although someone is indeed a libertarian if he believes in the NAP, might there indeed be other important ingredients in the free society? Entrepreneur and blogger C. Jay Engel joins me to discuss.

Show notes for Ep. 807

Direct download: woods_2016_12_20.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Laura Blodgett, a homeschooling mom of 7, addresses the fears and misconceptions of homeschooling shared by friends and foes alike.

Show notes for Ep. 806

Direct download: woods_2016_12_19.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:32pm EST