The Tom Woods Show (talk radio)
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

Walter Block, who holds an endowed chair in economics at Loyola University, New Orleans, joins me to cover a smorgasbord of topics: reparations, the environment, whether libertarians may use tax-funded services, the reliability of government statistics, fractional-reserve banking, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1056

Direct download: woods_2017_12_08.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

We've all heard the usual arguments: the U.S. government entered the Vietnam War because of the domino theory, or because of SEATO treaty obligations, or whatever. The recent Ken Burns PBS series on the war, for example, repeats many conventional arguments about the war.

Gareth Porter, on the other hand, joins me to discuss rather a different interpretation of the war. We cover the origins of the war, the nature of the war (were civilians deliberately targeted?), the Cambodian incursion, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 1055

Direct download: woods_2017_12_07.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Salon is unhappy with my guest: his children's book series teaches libertarian ideas -- and, worst of all, introduces them even to some of the ideas of...AYN RAND!

Show notes for Ep. 1054

Direct download: woods_2017_12_06.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project just returned from a 40-day cross-country trip, where he held meetings and events highlighting alternative approaches to education. He joins me today to discuss what he found.

Show notes for Ep. 1053

Direct download: woods_2017_12_05.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

Marco Bassani, a professor of the history of political theory at the University of Milan, joins me to discuss a question that has divided libertarians: is the independence of Catalonia from Spain a cause that should be cheered?

Show notes for Ep. 1052

Direct download: woods_2017_12_04.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Hunter Lewis, in an amazing book called Economics in Three Lessons & One Hundred Economic Laws, concisely reviews the crucial economic ideas that can help people see the world in a whole new way.

Show notes for Ep. 1051

Direct download: woods_2017_12_01.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

According to Dr. Robert Epstein, adolescence is an artificial construct of recent vintage, unknown in earlier times or indeed in many parts of the world today. The creation of this category, and the assumptions that inform it (by state and society alike) have harmed young people, he argues, and are responsible for the anxiety and angst we associate with the teenage years. These problems are not evident in cultures that lack this category. We explore Dr. Epstein's thesis and book in today's episode.

Show notes for Ep. 1050

Direct download: woods_2017_11_30.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Laura Nicolae, a sophomore at Harvard (and whose father fled communist eastern Europe), made some waves recently with an article for the Harvard Crimson about the cavalier way the campus left treats the subject of communism.

Show notes for Ep. 1049

Direct download: woods_2017_11_29.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

I've long been associated with the cause of nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, having written a book on it. Here I discuss various arguments -- historical, constitutional, and moral -- in favor, with special emphasis toward the end on the moral argument. Thanks to the Tenth Amendment Center for sponsoring this event.

Show notes for Ep. 1048

Direct download: woods_2017_11_28.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:14pm EST