The Tom Woods Show

Yesterday Michael and I did a year in review, looking at the United States and the world. Today's year in review is about the show itself, and highlights from 2017's hundreds of episodes.

As usual, the show will take a break for Christmas. We return on January 3.

Show notes for Ep. 1066

Direct download: woods_2017_12_22.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Michael Malice joins me for something of a year in review episode. Who were the big winners -- and losers -- of 2017? Who was the biggest villain? What was the biggest surprise? Lots of fun.

Show notes for Ep. 1065

Direct download: woods_2017_12_21.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:36pm EST

Bitcoin Cash, which resulted from a Bitcoin fork, has been championed by its proponents as being more in line with Satoshi Nakamoto's original vision for the cryptocurrency, and as helping to solve some of the problems that Bitcoin currently faces. Critics aren't so sure. Jameson Lopp of BitGo and Roger Ver of Bitcoin.com square off on all this in today's episode.

Show notes for Ep. 1064

Direct download: woods_2017_12_20.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Gene Epstein returns on the 50th anniversary of William Styron's historical novel The Confessions of Nat Turner, the slave who led a famous revolt in Virginia. Since Styron was a white southerner who wrote a Nat Turner novel in the first person, you can imagine the reception he got in certain quarters. The whole episode tells us a great deal about American society and intellectual life.

Show notes for Ep. 1063

Direct download: woods_2017_12_19.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Economist Bob Murphy (Ph.D., NYU) and podcaster Todd Lewis square off in the central debate of anarcho-capitalism: is government truly necessary for national defense, or could the free market provide this service?

Show notes for Ep. 1062

Direct download: woods_2017_12_18.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

Dr. Robert Epstein, former editor of Psychology Today, joins me to discuss his research on how various online services, particularly Google and Facebook, can influence the way people think about a great many important things.

Show notes for Ep. 1061

Direct download: woods_2017_12_15.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

I talk to Stefan Molyneux about many of the cliches libertarians find themselves having to answer, involving child labor, labor unions, monopolies, the environment, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1060

Direct download: woods_2017_12_14.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

J. Gresham Machen, whom many listeners have urged me to do an episode about, taught at Princeton Theological Seminary for many years and was a significant figure in American Presbyterianism who fought against theological liberalism among Protestants. His political views, interestingly enough, were profoundly libertarian.

Show notes for Ep. 1059

Direct download: woods_2017_12_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Christopher Snowdon of London's Institute of Economic Affairs makes the case against paternalistic meddling in individual decisions.

Show notes for Ep. 1058

Direct download: woods_2017_12_12.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Dave Rubin, host of the hugely successful Rubin Report, alienated former colleagues (e.g., at The Young Turks Network, where he had been an on-air host) when he openly disapproved of what he saw as an authoritarian, anti-free-speech drift among the Left. Today his YouTube channel has nearly 567,000 subscribers and his show reaches an enormous audience.
 
He and I discuss this and a lot more, including plenty of listener-supplied questions.
 
Direct download: woods_2017_12_11.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:20pm EST