The Tom Woods Show

Ross Trottier, a music and guitar teacher (and a Tom Woods Show listener), who now has a thriving online and offline business, went through a period of homelessness and had to start from nothing. How did he crack the online code, sell thousands and thousands of copies of his book, get over a million views of his videos, and enjoy a far more comfortable life than probably any music teacher you know?

Show notes for Ep. 1245

Direct download: woods_2018_09_23.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:25am EDT

Michael Rectenwald, a lifelong leftist, has found himself shunned by former friends and colleagues -- even people whose careers he helped advance -- because he criticized and satirized some of the more outlandish SJW behavior on his Twitter feed. (Yes, this is the emotional level of these folks -- they're angry about his Twitter feed.)

But the best part is: what is Rectenwald reading these days?

There's a (somewhat) happy ending here, folks.

Show notes for Ep. 1244

Direct download: woods_2018_09_21.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

Antony Sammeroff, co-host of the Scottish Liberty Podcast, argues that the idea of a Universal Basic Income is a very bad one, and for reasons you may not have thought of.

Show notes for Ep. 1243

Direct download: woods_2018_09_20.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

AJ+, a division of Al Jazeera, has a popular social media presence and makes widely viewed videos -- nearly all of them dreadfully wrong -- on a variety of topics. And man are they wrong about libertarianism. Since I haven't done a good smackdown in a while, well, you see where this is going.

Show notes for Ep. 1242

Direct download: woods_2018_09_19.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, joins me to discuss the bad ideas and habits at the heart of American foreign policy.

Show notes for Ep. 1241

Direct download: woods_2018_09_18.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

In this episode I discuss earlier recessions and depressions in U.S. history, and what lessons we might draw from them. Hint: these are not the lessons that were drummed into our impressionable heads as students.

Show notes for Ep. 1240

Direct download: woods_2018_09_14.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

Now this is a fun potpourri episode: we cover (in addition to the topic in the title) anarchism vs. minarchism, the Constitution (should libertarians care about it?), what the Libertarian Party should do, my original career plan (you'll never guess), liberty and security, and a lot more. Fun fun fun!
 
This episode is drawn from my appearance on The Gold Standard with Alan Mosley.
 
Direct download: woods_2018_09_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Dan McCarthy, editor of the venerable conservative journal Modern Age, joins me to discuss two very different books with the same title: Suicide of the West, one by Jonah Goldberg and the other by an older conservative named James Burnham.

Show notes for Ep. 1238

Direct download: woods_2018_09_12.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

I'm in New York City, as it happens, on the 17th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. In today's episode I review the blowback theory and review the ledger of U.S. foreign policy since that time.

Show notes for Ep. 1237

Direct download: woods_2018_09_11.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

This one packs a punch: one statist superstition after another is pounded into dust.

Show notes for Ep. 1236

Direct download: woods_2018_09_10.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT