The Tom Woods Show

The great Dominic Frisby joins us for an update on what's happening in the UK, where the authorities say the police will be used to break up Christmas dinners.

Show notes for Ep. 1766

Direct download: woods_2020_10_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Kevin McKernan joins me to discuss the problems with PCR testing during the pandemic, and why they're yielding results that are, to say the least, unhelpful.

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Show notes for Ep. 1765

Direct download: woods_2020_10_29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

In the first half of this episode I play the full, extended interview I did for Pete Quinones' great documentary The Monopoly on Violence. He asked me to discuss state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, and issues related to that. In the second half of the episode I can't help adding some current COVID news I think you'll find interesting.

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Show notes for Ep. 1764

Direct download: woods_2020_10_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The great Eric Peters returns for an update on the ongoing war on cars, the various forms it takes, and how it affects you.

Show notes for Ep. 1763

Direct download: woods_2020_10_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Investor and FreedomFest creator Mark Skousen joins me to discuss the economy, and particularly the common error of thinking that "consumer spending" drives the economy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1762

Direct download: woods_2020_10_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32am EDT

Lew Rockwell joins me for our final debate analysis episode of the 2020 election cycle!

Show notes for Ep. 1761

Direct download: woods_2020_10_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

I got to know Professor Michael Crispin Miller when he wrote to tell me how much he enjoyed my remarks at the Mises Institute's Jekyll Island conference on the lockdowns and the rest of the disastrous government response to COVID. When I found out, first, that he'd been targeted in the classroom for proposing that students consider more than one point of view on the subject of masks, and second, that he's an interesting leftist who opposes the lizard people as much as you and I do. I knew we would have an interesting discussion -- and not just about COVID -- and I was right.

Show notes for Ep. 1760

Direct download: woods_2020_10_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41am EDT

Ol' Woods here has always had views a teensy bit different from the academic mainstream, so in today's episode we start off with some reminiscences from the Columbia University history department, where I received my Ph.D. From there it's on to every topic under the sun, in a great discussion with Thaddeus Russell.

This episode originally appeared as an episode of the Unregistered podcast with Thaddeus Russell.

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Show notes for Ep. 1759

Direct download: woods_2020_10_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Nick Hudson created PANDA -- Pandemics Data & Analytics -- as a conduit for rational, data-driven analysis of COVID-19, and to examine the human and economic toll of extended lockdowns.

Show notes for Ep. 1758

Direct download: woods_2020_10_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

The great Gene Epstein joins me for a review of where the US economy stands now and where it's going, with COVID and the restrictions in the background, and then we proceed to a discussion of the virus and the state response that is classic Gene.

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Show notes for Ep. 1757

Direct download: woods_2020_10_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

Masks have become central to the response to COVID-19, and a great deal of acrimony has developed between people who favor and oppose masks. After the New England Journal of Medicine argued that their effectiveness was minimal, a great deal of controversy emerged regarding what "the science" truly had to say on the subject. Hence this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1756

Direct download: woods_2020_10_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

The popular libertarian children's book series The Tuttle Twins caught the attention of Current Affairs, which is not at all happy that children are being exposed to libertarian ideas. "Why, this is indoctrination!" say the masters of indoctrination.

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Show notes for Ep. 1755

Direct download: woods_2020_10_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

This is the single best presentation I've made on COVID and the government response. I genuinely do not see how someone can hear this information and continue along in support of lockdowns and the destruction of society. Here are all the arguments in one place. Enjoy.

Show notes for Ep. 1754

Direct download: woods_2020_10_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Jay Richards joins me to discuss the first book to hit the shelves on COVID and the lockdowns, and it's a ten-megaton bomb against the propagandists.

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Show notes for Ep. 1753

Direct download: woods_2020_10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Longtime liberty activist John Bush joins me to discuss his Freedom Cells strategy, already in effect and growing, to allow libertarians to live and flourish with as little state involvement as possible.

Show notes for Ep. 1752

Direct download: woods_2020_10_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Dan McCarthy joins me for a rather lively overview and analysis of last night's vice presidential debate.

Show notes for Ep. 1751

Direct download: woods_2020_10_08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

Jennifer Cabrera has done very important work compiling overlooked data on COVID, and has been one of the top voices I myself have consulted to stay sane during these crazy times. One of my favorite episodes of the past few months.

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Show notes for Ep. 1750

Direct download: woods_2020_10_07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Scientists from Oxford, Harvard, and Stanford just released a declaration against lockdowns as a strategy and for the resumption of normal life, particularly for younger people -- and that means sports, music, the arts, everything.

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Show notes for Ep. 1749

Direct download: woods_2020_10_06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

If a President Biden where to try to shut the country down, as he has said he would, it would be necessary for the rational states to recall the powers they once had to protect their people from the federal government. In this episode I discuss the forgotten history of states doing precisely that.

Show notes for Ep. 1748

Direct download: woods_2020_10_05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Michael Rectenwald, whose life was made miserable to impossible at New York University after he began to dissent from the social justice orthodoxy, just created a full-blown course on postmodernism, critical theory, and cultural studies, and their implications for liberty. In today’s episode we cover all of these topics.

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Show notes for Ep. 1747

Direct download: woods_2020_10_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Dan McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, is a traditional conservative who has great sympathy for and is widely read in Rothbardian anarcho-capitalism. We have a meeting of the minds in today’s episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1746

Direct download: woods_2020_10_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT