The Tom Woods Show

Eric July, whose band Backwordz hit #1 in Billboard's Alternative New Artist category, joins me to discuss -- in addition to his epic battle with rapper Talib Kweli -- what libertarianism has to say to the black community, whether he feels oppressed every day (I ask him sincerely, since Talib feels oppressed every day), how he responds to accusations that he's betraying the black community by being a libertarian, and plenty more.

Eric was the emcee at my 1000th episode event; if you haven't seen it, make some popcorn and settle in for a fun night. tomwoods.com/1000

Show notes for Ep. 1225

Direct download: woods_2018_08_25.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

The media went berserk recently over Cody Wilson and his Stoic defense of the publication of open-source gun designs suitable for 3D printing. We go beneath the surface and talk social media deplatforming, free speech, and Cody's ideological influences.

Show notes for Ep. 1224

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

If you let trolls get under your skin, you're doing it wrong. They are gifts. And you can profit from them. Ben Settle, my email marketing mentor and publisher of the Email Players newsletter, is one of the kings at this. Someone goes after Ben, and Ben turns around and makes sales from it. Now that's how it's done. Also joining me today is Shane Hunter, known as the Abrasive Entrepreneur. We talk about my recent exchange with rapper Talib Kweli, and how in general to handle attacks.

Show notes for Ep. 1223

Direct download: woods_2018_08_23.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Rachel Fulton Brown, a professor of medieval history at the University of Chicago who's been under assault by ideologically motivated peers, joins me for a discussion of her travails, yes, but also her new book, the ideological transformation of medieval studies, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1222

Direct download: woods_2018_08_22.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Dedra Birzer of Hillsdale College joins me to discuss the works and views of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, who was an important libertarian writer in her own right. Wilder recently had her name removed from an important children's literature award by the American Library Association, so we begin with a discussion of that.

Show notes for Ep. 1221

Direct download: woods_2018_08_21.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Joshua Smith, who secured a spot on the Libertarian National Committee at the party's recent convention, joins me to discuss the party's present and future, the controversy with "libertarian socialists," and much more.

Show notes for Ep. 1220

Direct download: woods_2018_08_18.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:51am EDT

Jeff Deist, former chief of staff to Ron Paul and current president of the Mises Institute, joins me to discuss how we should think about social media de-platforming and what it means (surely libertarians have something more to say than "they're private companies," as if we're never allowed to criticize private companies). We also discuss political correctness: maybe it wasn't just about politeness after all, and maybe it wasn't just a figment of the right-wing's imagination.

Show notes for Ep. 1219

Direct download: woods_2018_08_16.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

Dr. Jamin Hubner joins me to discuss his Creative Common Law project, which serves as the legal blueprint for how a stateless society would function and deal with common problems.

Show notes for Ep. 1218

Direct download: woods_2018_08_15.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

JW Weatherman joins me to discuss the problems with state education -- particularly in math, a subject people are essentially taught to hate -- and a thrilling way the private sector has just made it vastly better, more accessible, more effective, and more fun.

Show notes for Ep. 1217

Direct download: woods_2018_08_14.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

What we learned in school: decentralization is stupid and backward, and the progressive way forward is for you stupid rubes to centralize power in the hands of your betters. This episode is the anti-that.

Show notes for Ep. 1216

Direct download: woods_2018_08_13.mp3
Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT