The Tom Woods Show

Scott Horton, our great libertarian foreign-policy expert, joins me to review seven countries and discuss the (grim) outcome of intervention in each.

Show notes for Ep. 1037

Direct download: woods_2017_11_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Mark Skousen, who just released the 5th edition of his economics textbook, joins me to discuss quite a few topics, with special emphasis on why the Austrian School sees the economy more clearly than do other schools of thought. He takes on the "circular flow" model, the problems with GDP, and why the standard approach leaves out some of the most important activity in the economy.

Show notes for Ep. 1036

Direct download: woods_2017_11_10.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Mises was of course one of the great economists, and casual followers rightly credit him for his work on the problems with socialism, or the origins of business cycles, or other topics with obvious policy implications. Often overlooked, however, is how Mises solved a major problem within economics itself, having to do with monetary theory and marginal utility. Bob Murphy joins me to give us an even fuller appreciation of Mises' genius and importance.

Show notes for Ep. 1035

Direct download: woods_2017_11_09.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

Actor and stand-up comedian Owen Benjamin lost not just a gig but also his agent and his management when he suggested that elementary-school children whose parents want to support their "gender transition" probably shouldn't be given hormone blockers. He hasn't backed down, and now, blackballed virtually everywhere, is building up an independent career apart from these creeps.

Show notes for Ep. 1034

Direct download: woods_2017_11_08.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

General John F. Kelly, Chief of Staff to the President, made some comments about the Civil War recently that sent the enforcers of orthodoxy into apoplexy. Here is our calm response to the controversy.

Show notes for Ep. 1033

Direct download: woods_2017_11_07.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver joins me to discuss a wide range of topics related to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, including its recent spike, ideological disputes within the Bitcoin world, the IRS and Bitcoin, whether Bitcoin is in a bubble, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 1032

Direct download: woods_2017_11_06.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

In 2015 Ross Ulbricht was convicted of crimes related to the operation of the Silk Road marketplace, where people could buy and sell goods anonymously. He was sentenced to an astonishing two life sentences plus 40 years. The case was shot through with irregularities, outrages, and horrific precedents. His mother, Lyn Ulbricht, joins me to discuss Ross's case and where it goes from here.

Show notes for Ep. 1031

Direct download: woods_2017_11_03.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Mike Maharrey, national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center, joins me for a lesson in local activism, as he describes his public awareness campaign about police surveillance practices. (He's being sued, if you can believe it.)

Show notes for Ep. 1030

Direct download: woods_2017_11_02.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:42pm EST

Bill Binney, a cryptanalyst-mathematician and (formerly) highly placed intelligence official within the National Security Agency (NSA) blew the whistle on NSA activities in 2002. Since then, he's been through everything from a raid on his home to having a sympathetic documentary made about him. He joins me to discuss his ordeal, plus his views on alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

Show notes for Ep. 1029

Direct download: woods_2017_11_01.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

In this episode I talk to Dave Smith and Bob Murphy on Dave's podcast Part of the Problem, recorded aboard the Contra Cruise. We hit on lots of topics: what we'd do without state-run "help the needy" programs, where the biggest threat to liberty is coming from these days, what it means to be a good teacher, what happened to the prospects for liberty after 9/11, and plenty more.

Show notes for Ep. 1028

Direct download: woods_2017_10_31.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:43pm EST