The Tom Woods Show

Scott Horton, the great libertarian foreign policy expert, brings us up to date on the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen as well as the ongoing peace talks in Afghanistan. We touch a bit on Syria and on Russiagate as well. Any episode with Scott is indispensable, and this one is no exception.

Show notes for Ep. 1373

Direct download: woods_2019_03_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

By popular demand, Michael Malice and I discuss the political terms "left" and "right" -- are they meaningful? If so, what do they mean? Do libertarians belong somewhere on that continuum?

Show notes for Ep. 1372

Direct download: woods_2019_03_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

The year 2019 hasn't been a good one for the news media -- and now the Mueller report, which failed to find evidence of "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia, has just hit like a 10-megaton bomb. Mike Cernovich and I survey the wreckage.

Show notes for Ep. 1371

Direct download: woods_2019_03_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The "social contract," which we are said to have consented to "implicitly," is the primary way we hear the state justified. Our opponents on social media seem to consider this a devastating reply, as if we've never heard it before. Taxation isn't theft because we've all agreed to it via the social contract, they say. Uh huh. Sure. This episode puts the social contract through the shredder.

Show notes for Ep. 1370

Direct download: woods_2019_03_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Some of my favorite conversations on or off the air are with Catholic publisher Roger McCaffrey (who's the godfather to two of our daughters, incidentally). In addition to being very knowledgeable about a great many things, he is a man of impeccable judgment, such that whenever I need advice I nearly always contact Roger first. In this bonus episode he and I discuss the Francis papacy, the next conclave, the five living people who have most influenced me, and plenty more. It's such a fun discussion.

Show notes for Ep. 1369

Direct download: woods_2019_03_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

David Stockman, who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, and who's been a great friend of the Tom Woods Show, returns to discuss his new book, Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA. We discuss John McCain (Stockman pulls no punches), the Fed, Trump's economics, Russiagate, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1368

Direct download: woods_2019_03_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

Cambridge University has rescinded a fellowship offer extended to Jordan Peterson, probably the best-known and most followed academic in Canada's history. He hit back in his characteristic style.

Show notes for Ep. 1367

Direct download: woods_2019_03_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

On a previous episode I predicted that the Democrats would not let the transformation of the Supreme Court stand, and would instead try to revive the idea of packing the Court. I was right. In this episode I discuss the history behind the number of justices on the Court, the FDR Court-packing episode, and current proposals from Democratic officials.

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Show notes for Ep. 1366

Direct download: woods_2019_03_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

You'll never guess what your host did that outraged the delightful "left-libertarian" wing of our little movement this time, but it speaks volumes. I also discuss the ongoing Tulsi Gabbard situation.

Show notes for Ep. 1365

Direct download: woods_2019_03_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

Professor Alex Salter discusses his provocative article for The American Conservative: "Why True Conservatism Means Anarchy."

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Show notes for Ep. 1364

Direct download: woods_2019_03_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT