The Tom Woods Show

Keith Knight joins me to discuss themes in "The Ultimate Red Pill," his epic video bringing together the best anti-statist arguments and clips. We talk about which arguments work best to get people thinking in new ways, which arguments reached him, and the one thing every 16-year-old should read to be inoculated against socialism.

Show notes for Ep. 1169

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Carla Gericke, board member and former president of the Free State Project, discusses ongoing if underreported libertarian victories in New Hampshire, her own campaign for state senate, whether and why libertarians should pursue politics, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 1168

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

As Michael Malice prepares to start his evening news recap show and moves his existing show to another network, I offer suggestions on how to build an audience: what works, what doesn't, how you can exploit your enemies to increase your popularity, and a lot more. Plenty of lessons here for business and for life.

Show notes for Ep. 1167

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

This episode begins with my five-minute opening statement from a FreedomFest debate on abolishing the Federal Reserve System, and then proceeds to discuss further problems with the Fed (as well as problems with the so-called Greenbackers, whose critique of the Fed is that they'd prefer to see the Treasury inflate the currency instead). Plus a very funny story that you shouldn't miss.

Show notes for Ep. 1166

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

Naomi Brockwell -- TV producer, cryptocurrency expert, and libertarian -- joins me to discuss new frontiers in cryptocurrency, how to explain Bitcoin to your grandmother, replies to cryptocurrency skeptics, what it's like to work for John Stossel, and a lot more.

Show notes for Ep. 1165

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Is there such a thing as "cultural Marxism"? If so, what is it? And what was the Frankfurt School, and what was it trying to accomplish? Paul Gottfried, who holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale and has written extensively on these subjects, joins me to get to the bottom of it all.

Show notes for Ep. 1164

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

The Spanish-American War anticipated important themes in the interventionist foreign policy that was to come over the next century. The host of the Dangerous History Podcast joins me to discuss its causes and long-term significance.

Show notes for Ep. 1163

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

Mark Pulliam joins me to discuss the politicization of American law schools and the role played by the American Bar Association, which enjoys state-bestowed monopoly privileges.

Show notes for Ep. 1162

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

Matt McWilliams is more likely to be at the zoo with his kids at 2:00pm than he is to be behind a desk.

Matt is a libertarian and a homeschooling father, and served as an officer in the Libertarian Party at the local level. He's now an expert affiliate marketer, and has managed the affiliate programs of some of the top names on the Internet -- in fact, at the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards Matt was named the top affiliate marketing manager in the world. He brings that expertise to this discussion of what works and what doesn't when it comes to online business and affiliate marketing.

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

Ron Unz -- theoretical physicist, software developer, political candidate, and author -- joins me to discuss themes from his "Our American Pravda" article, which explores stories the media suddenly dropped, or never covered.

Show notes for Ep. 1160

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

Musa al-Gharbi joins me to discuss the social science literature and its casual claim that racists and white supremacists handed Trump his victory in 2016. The evidence is overwhelmingly against this, as Columbia University's Musa al-Gharbi shows.

Show notes for Ep. 1159

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

Joanna Williams, education editor at Spiked, discusses her new book Women vs. Feminism. Topics include education, sexual harassment and assault, and advocacy research masquerading as scholarship.

Show notes for Ep. 1158

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

The parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans, who suffered from some kind of neurodegenerative disorder, were told they could not take their child for treatment in Rome, where doctors stood willing to assist them. Dr. Michel Accad joins me for a libertarian analysis of this horrific episode.

Show notes for Ep. 1157

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

This one's a doozy, my friends.

The Mises Institute's Jeff Deist joins me to discuss libertarianism, left and right, and ongoing divisions within the movement. We pose the question: if you could have libertarianism triumph but it meant cultural outcomes of which you disapproved, would you still want it? Plus a lot more in this lively discussion.
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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Great things are happening with DonorSee, the amazing app through which you can see with your own eyes the effects of your support for worthy projects around the world. Listeners of this very show banded together to build a house for a widow, for example. Listen to the show and support creator Gret Glyer!

Show notes Ep. 1155

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

Historian and journalist Gareth Porter, who holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, joins me to discuss the truth versus the propaganda about the Iranian nuclear program.

Show notes for Ep. 1154

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

Joshua Smith, who is seeking the chairmanship of the Libertarian National Committee, joins me to discuss the present direction of the LP, the infighting, and his own vision for the party.

Show notes for Ep. 1153

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

I talk to Pat Buchanan about foreign policy, where conservatives have gone wrong, and what the future holds.

Show notes for Ep. 1152

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

Has America been made great again, or are the same old problems festering beneath the surface? David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, gives us the full scoop. Plus, we discuss his recent appearance on the FOX Business Network, in which he batted down several regime apologists at once.

Show notes for Ep. 1151

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

David Pakman of the David Pakman Show, and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, square off in a discussion of allegations of collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials and operatives.

Show notes for Ep. 1150

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

The brand new film Little Pink House relates the events leading up to Kelo v. New London, about the taking of Susette Kelo's home to give to a private developer. I talk to writer, producer, and director Courtney Balaker in today's episode.

Show notes for Ep. 1149

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

The ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) have been profoundly influential -- and not for the better. We'll discuss his views on the origins of inequality, the role of the legislator, and the place of the individual in political society. Not an episode to skip, trust me.

Show notes for Ep. 1148

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

Here's an in-depth discussion of case after ludicrous case of the Framers of the Constitution expressly intending one thing, and government doing another. Might there be a lesson here about constitutions?

Show notes for Ep. 1147

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Category:Talk Radio -- posted at: 6:42pm EDT