The Tom Woods Show (talk radio)

Is the Nunes memo, which speaks of the politicization of the FBI in the service of opposing the election of Donald Trump, really a "nothingburger," or is there something there? Ray McGovern, no Trump partisan, has been blacklisted by much of the progressive media (which once loved him) because he won't go alone with the Russiagate story, and he sharply dissents about the significance of the memo as well.

Show notes for Ep. 1087

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

Chris Calton joins me to discuss one of the most fascinating figures in libertarian history, and how he evolved from defending the Constitution against the claim that it favored slavery all the way to rejecting the very idea that the U.S. Constitution, or any other constitution, could truly bind the people.

Show notes for Ep. 1086

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

Robert Higgs, the distinguished economic historian and author of Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government, covers some of the alleged success stories of government intervention.

Show notes for Ep. 1085

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:42pm EST

Mises Institute president Jeff Deist joins me to discuss last night's State of the Union address. We discuss policy, style, Democratic reaction, Trump's ideological confusion, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 1084

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

The great Gerard Casey, professor emeritus of philosophy at University College, Dublin, joins me to discuss the years surrounding the English Civil War, a critical period in the history of political thought, when many great (and some rotten) ideas  -- including libertarian ideas like natural rights and self-ownership -- were born or developed.

Show notes for Ep. 1083

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

F.A. Hayek, illustrious member of the Austrian School of economics, won the Nobel Prize in 1974, and wrote prolifically on both economic and non-economic topics. He has been a source of controversy within libertarian circles because of some aspects of his work. Joe Salerno helps us sort everything out about this central figure.

Show notes for Ep. 1082

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

Mance Rayder, author of Freedom Through Memedom, joins me for some big-picture arguments against the state and for freedom.

Show notes for Ep. 1081

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Strength trainer Mark Rippetoe returns to discuss state licensing, its true motivations, and why a free society doesn't need it.

Show notes for Ep. 1080

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

This episode, featuring Justine Brown, begins with a discussion of Thomas More's classic work Utopia, trying to get to the bottom of what the author meant to convey with it, and then continues with a discussion of utopian communities and theories, and what may be wrong with them.

Show notes for Ep. 1079

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

The media's opposition to Trump has confused and obscured the true nature of the relationship between itself and the American regime. Do we really have an adversarial press? Lew Rockwell joins me to get to the bottom of it.

Show notes for Ep. 1078

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:33pm EST