The Tom Woods Show

In the age of social media, the quality of discourse seems to have hit a low point. We find ourselves bombarded with criticisms that (to put it mildly) don't rise to the level of an argument. I discuss arguments and non-arguments with Stefan Molyneux, author of the new book The Art of the Argument.

Show notes for Ep. 1027

Direct download: woods_2017_10_27.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:13am EST

Insurance, as it exists today, is shot through with government subsidies and regulations that make practically everyone worse off. Almost no one besides experts in the field is even aware of the government's role in making insurance premiums higher and insurance products less able to meet the public's needs. Stacey Giulianti, chief legal officer for a Florida insurance company, and who's been practicing law for 25 years, knows all of it inside and out, joins me to tell the story.

Show notes for Ep. 1026

Direct download: woods_2017_10_26.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Ron Paul joins me for a look at the ten years since the birth of the Ron Paul Revolution, plus a lot more. Topics include the Deep State, the CIA's records on the JFK assassination, the question Edward Snowden asked him, and the present state of the liberty movement.

Show notes for Ep. 1025

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:59am EST

Businessman and consultant Larry Sharpe, who's seeking the governorship of New York on the Libertarian Party ticket, joins me by popular demand to discuss finding the libertarian message, making it appealing, and what the role of the LP can be.

Show notes for Ep. 1024

Direct download: woods_2017_10_24.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

Today's episode focuses in on three major episodes in American labor history: Haymarket, Homestead, and the Pullman strike. These are generally related with a predictable bias, which this episode challenges.

Show notes for Ep. 1023

Direct download: woods_2017_10_20.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

Karen Straughan joins me to discuss feminism, many feminists' caricature of men, girls in the Boy Scouts, the enablers of Harvey Weinstein, the left-libertarian Pence/Weinstein comparison, gender-fluid children, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1022

Direct download: woods_2017_10_19.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Gene Epstein of Barron's joins me to discuss Richard Thaler, this year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics, who has helped to popularize "behavioral economics," and how to deal with situations in which people behave "irrationally" (that is, unlike the way neoclassical economics expects them to).

Show notes for Ep. 1021

Direct download: woods_2017_10_17.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Pete Earle, author of the study A Century of Anarchy, joins me to discuss a little-known case study of statelessness.

Show notes for Ep. 1020

Direct download: woods_2017_10_12.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

We recorded this episode live in Orlando on September 30, 2017. It features Eric July, Michael Malice, Dave Smith, Michael Boldin, and Tom DiLorenzo, along with some surprise guests (Dave Smith and Michael Boldin were also surprises, not being on the official bill).
 
Lots of fun: Michael Malice dominates Part I, while Part II includes a Dad joke-off between Eric July and me, as well as the roast. Enjoy!
 
Direct download: woods_2017_10_10.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:20pm EST

Haven't labor unions improved the standard of living of American workers? Why, wouldn't we not even have the weekend without them? My father belonged to the Teamsters, so I have a natural inclination to side with unions, but the facts won't let me, and in this episode I explain why.

Show notes for Ep. 1019

Direct download: woods_2017_10_09.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:56pm EST