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The outstanding Gret Glyer, creator of the DonorSee philanthropy app, has made it possible for donors to see the results of their donations -- you can help fund someone's eye surgery, and you'll receive a video of the person seeing for the first time.

Gret has some excellent news for us today and I know you'll all be excited to hear it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1940

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As a philosophy Ph.D. student at Yale University, Sarah Braasch found herself accused of a "hate crime" that a vicious and uninformed social media mob tried to destroy her over.

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Show notes for Ep. 1939

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Scott Horton, author of Fool's Errand, a study of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, joins us to discuss the end of the war, and what the U.S. can claim to have accomplished.

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Show notes for Ep. 1938

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Patrick Moore helped found Greenpeace but left the organization when he thought it had drifted into anti-science hysteria. In his new book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom, he reviews case after case of scare stories that turned out to have nothing behind them.

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Show notes for Ep. 1937

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The great libertarian comedian Andrew Heaton joins me for, well, a rather unusual but eminently worth-listening-to episode about the horrors of Los Angeles, with a little bit of libertarianism thrown in as well.

Show notes for Ep. 1936

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Former Maine state senator Eric Brakey, who's now with Young Americans for Liberty, makes the case for why libertarians should be optimistic rather than pessimistic.

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Show notes for Ep. 1935

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Back in March a series of raids were carried out on various properties throughout New Hampshire, with six people arrested on charges connected with cryptocurrency activity. The legal outcome could help to establish whether Bitcoin is a currency or an asset, a question that has implications for IRS taxing power vis-a-vis Bitcoin. Aria DiMezzo, one of the six under indictment, joins me to discuss.

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Show notes for Ep. 1934

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"Antifa is an idea, not an organization," we're told. Well, that "idea" sure seems to burn down a lot of buildings, doesn't it? Jack Posobiec joins me to discuss the violent movement that the media makes excuses for or ignores.

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Show notes for Ep. 1933

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The national debt grows larger and larger, and yet the average person doesn't perceive any negative consequences. Does it really matter? Gene Epstein joins us to review precisely why it does.

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Show notes for Ep. 1932

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Author Germinal G. Van, who emigrated to the United States from the Ivory Coast in 2010, joins me to discuss significant episodes in the recent economic history of black America.

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Show notes for Ep. 1931

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Documentary filmmaker Steve Oldfield joins me to discuss his new film on how the media and its celebrity accomplices joined forces to try to destroy an innocent kid.

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Show notes for Ep. 1930

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A member of my Supporting Listeners group suggested that I revisit the old Ron Paul days (the 2008 campaign in particular) for the sake of the young folks who weren't around for them and don't understand how significant they were. I've got some pretty detailed recollections here that I'm sure you'll enjoy. And since next month at the Young Americans for Liberty event I'll be on a panel commenting on the great For Liberty documentary about the 2008 campaign, the time seemed right to do this. Extraordinary things happened in those days. Enjoy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1929

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A journalist in the UK, heartened by the US reopening, hopes it will spur his countrymen into opposition and in favor of freedom.

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Show notes for Ep. 1928

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Michael Boldin reflects on 15 years of the Tenth Amendment Center, which he founded in 2006. For 15 years Boldin and the Center have brought a perspective into American life that would otherwise have been absent. The Center's boldness has occasionally provoked rebukes from D.C. think-tanks that prefer we adopt loser strategies that never win, in order not to annoy the New York Times.

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Show notes for Ep. 1927

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Well, here's an interesting non-coincidence: the people in public life who have been the best on COVID just happen to have come out of the Ron Paul movement. Then, I announce my latest project, which is a doozy -- and something we all need.

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Show notes for Ep. 1926

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Peter McCormack joins me to discuss good Bitcoin news from El Salvador, less favorable news from China, the electricity and volatility questions, and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1925

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James Lindsay joins me to discuss what Critical Race Theory is, what its flaws are, and what we should do about it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1924

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This is one of my punchiest episodes. It features Joshua Smith, At-Large member of the Libertarian National Committee. Enjoy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1923

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Adam Curry, former MTV VJ and current co-host of the popular podcast No Agenda, joins me to discuss getting red-pilled in a blue-pilled industry, the importance of the alternative media, and what's about to happen to the music world.

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Show notes for Ep. 1922

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Nzube Udezue, popularly known as Zuby, first came to my attention because of his excellent Twitter commentary on COVID that he'd been writing for his 420,000+ followers. Turns out he's fascinating and great on everything. Born in England, he spent much of his youth in Saudi Arabia, and began making music while a student at Oxford. Here's how much we had to talk about: we didn't even get to COVID, which must be a record for the Tom Woods Show.

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Show notes for Ep. 1921

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We've been raised to think of the state as a social service agency, or as the institution through which we govern ourselves, or any of a variety of comforting myths about what the state really is. In this episode we drop the cutesy propaganda and get down to reality.

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Show notes for Ep. 1920

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To make a long story short: with the apparent blessing of the chair of the national party, the chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire purged her executive committee, replaced it largely with people who had been defeated at the previous convention, and absconded with the social media accounts and donor data. Even if you don't agree with people, you don't/can't do this, and of course it only shows that opposition to the status quo in the party has grown so strong that only by cheating can they cope with it. Caryn Ann Harlos, secretary of the Libertarian National Committee, joins me to discuss what's going on.

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Show notes for Ep. 1919

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Mark Skousen has published a successful investment newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, for over 40 years. I ask him the kind of questions I myself want answered, and then we move on to (if you can believe it) some good news.

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Show notes for Ep. 1918

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In this episode I review the COVID craziness with the UK's James Delingpole. We also discuss where certain libertarians might have done a teensy bit better on this issue, and a bunch of other things. This episode is taken from my appearance on the Delingpod, the podcast of James Delingpole.

Show notes for Ep. 1917

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Marco Bassani joins us again to discuss the two competing theories of what the United States is/are/was/were, and why this matters to us even today.

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Show notes for Ep. 1916

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Marco Bassani of the University of Milan discusses the debate over the Constitution and what was really at stake.

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Show notes for Ep. 1915

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Another potpourri discussion with historian Brion McClanahan, in which (among other things) we discuss barbarians who demand that the names of people the regime disapproves of need to be removed from this or that.

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Show notes for Ep. 1914

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

The great historian Brion McClanahan joins me once again for some random but (if I may say so) darn good questions, including the perennial "favorite (or least bad) presidents" one.

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Show notes for Ep. 1913

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Brion McClanahan and I discuss the ideas of Thomas Jefferson that the political and academic classes despite.

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Show notes for Ep. 1912

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Everyone except CNN and MSNBC is talking about the recently released pile of Dr. Fauci emails, obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request. I talk about what stands out to me.

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Show notes for Ep. 1911

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Vijay Boyapati, who left his job with Google to support the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign, just released an excellent new book, which can be appreciated by the novice and advanced student alike, laying out the prospects for Bitcoin and addressing common concerns. I throw a lot of layman questions at him in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1910

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Paul Kengor, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism, joins me to discuss the crimes of communism, why people don't know about them, the "that wasn't real communism" argument, and a lot more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1909

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Here's the specific, step-by-step answer to the claim that "deregulation" caused the financial crisis of 2008.

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Show notes for Ep. 1908

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We don't want to live in a world in which our kids grow up believing that Dr. Fauci and his interventions saved the world, but that's what can happen if a false narrative takes root. Likewise, if people think "deregulation" caused the last financial crisis, that's going to lead people to make dumb decisions in the future. So we're going into detail on this, to smash it once and for all.

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Show notes for Ep. 1907

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Donald Devine joins me for a series of warnings, intended for left and right alike, about using government to transform society according to your preferred pattern.

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Show notes for Ep. 1906

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Michael Malice's latest book, The Anarchist Handbook, made it all the way to #1 among nonfiction books on Amazon. He accomplished this feat with no publisher, no marketing department, and not even a book launch. This is worth talking about.

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Show notes for Ep. 1905

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I've known Jeff Shipley since the 2008 Ron Paul days. He's been keeping the flame of liberty alive in the Iowa state legislature for years. He's made some predictable enemies and some unlikely friends, so we're checking in on how it's going.

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Show notes for Ep. 1904

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Bill Buckley once said, "I would rather be governed by the first 2000 names in the telephone directory than by the Harvard University faculty." Kathryn Huwig joins me to discuss the state of COVID, and this idea hovers over the whole discussion.

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Show notes for Ep. 1903

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Marco Bassani of the University of Milan joins me to discuss the idea of the modern state -- centralized, one and indivisible, exercising a monopoly on violence over its territory, with no subdivisions having rights of their own that trump those of the central state. We also discuss an incident at his university that will sound sadly familiar to American listeners.

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Show notes for Ep. 1902

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The outspoken Rep. Anthony Sabatini -- who was more anti-lockdown than Ron DeSantis, who favors marijuana legalization, and -- is arguably the most notorious member of the Florida legislature, and he talks with me about 2020, what DeSantis should do next, what happens when you cross the GOP leadership, and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1901

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

The Libertarian Party's Mises Caucus, which wants tough, radical messaging on lockdowns, war, the Fed, and other important issues on which dissent from establishment thought is rare, continues to make gains.

Show notes for Ep. 1900

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

For months, left-liberals have pretended that Florida Department of Health employee Rebekah Jones was a "whistleblower" whose house was raided because she refused to fudge Florida's COVID numbers. It was always a ridiculous story, but in recent days it has completely collapsed.

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Show notes for Ep. 1899

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With the CDC's recent statement about the vaccinated (they can go about their lives as before) the scaffolding of the COVID regime is seriously wobbling. Now big stores feel free to announce that "the vaccinated may enter without masks" and by the way "we won't be asking if you're vaccinated." I also discuss the COVID masks/lockdowns quiz I created to show people that you can't tell the difference between places that went for this stuff hard, and places that didn't.

COVID Charts Quiz

Show notes for Ep. 1898

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With the CDC saying that vaccinated people may return to their pre-pandemic restrictions, it's been interesting to observe the crazies' response: having been propagandized and terrorized for 14 months, they're not about to drop their masking and distancing and insanity just because the body they've been screaming at us to listen to is now telling them they can.

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Show notes for Ep. 1897

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23-year-old New Hampshire state representative Tim Baxter discusses COVID and his fight against vaccine passports.

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Show notes for Ep. 1896

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Antony Sammeroff, author of Universal Basic Income: For and Against, and co-host of the Scottish Liberty Podcast, joins me to discuss his travels throughout the U.S. and around the libertarian movement during a kind of exile from COVID-insane Scotland.

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Show notes for Ep. 1895

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In this unique episode, Professor Jeff Herbener and I explain why the economy goes up and down in boom-bust cycles (hint: it's not the fault of "capitalism"), but we describe it in three ways: how we would explain it to a graduate student, a teenager, and a 5-year-old.

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Show notes for Ep. 1894

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What you learned in fifth grade about government employees being wise public servants innocently pursuing the common good is a fairy tale, and once you see that, you never look at the world the same way again.

C-SPAN covered this speech I delivered in Montana that was attended by the governor, the two senators, and other dignitaries. I gave the same rip-roaring speech against government power I would have given under any other circumstances. Enjoy!

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Show notes for Ep. 1893

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If you were part of the Ron Paul Revolution in 2008 and/or 2012, you'll remember the great Jordan Page, who opened for so many Ron Paul events. We're going to walk down memory lane a bit and revisit those amazing times, but also discuss what Jordan is up to these days, including his new song against the commies.

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Show notes for Ep. 1892

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

Tho Bishop of the Mises Institute discusses the treatment of dissident voices and what our correct strategy should be.

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Show notes for Ep. 1891

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Some of the most vile so-called libertarians imaginable ran the Libertarian Party of Nevada for years. During 2020 they didn't think it was worth bothering speaking about the lockdowns -- why, we can't contradict Dr. Fauci! Why, he's an expert, and only cranks contradict the experts! And so on in that vein. But last weekend actual libertarians swept every last one of the crazies from office. Charles Melchin, the new state chair, joins us to tell the story, as well as to discuss what's ahead for the Nevada LP.

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Show notes for Ep. 1890

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Southern historian Brion McClanahan joins me to discuss John C. Calhoun, the American historical figure everyone is supposed to hate, along with D.C. statehood and court packing.

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Show notes for Ep. 1889

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

I spend some time on (and name representatives of) milquetoast libertarianism, and also cover "cancel culture," what libertarians ought to think of COVID/Fauci, and a lot more juicy stuff. Thanks to Reed Coverdale of the Naturalist Capitalist.

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Show notes for Ep. 1888

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Adam Schneider, eCommerce consultant to the Libertarian Party's Mises Caucus, reports on the ongoing severity of Canadian lockdowns, along with high-profile cases of resistance. Sponsor: If you're interested in investing in crypto but it all seems like Greek to you, you'll love John Bush's course Demystifying Crypto: How to Buy, HODL, & Multiply Your Cryptocurrency. You'll learn how to buy and securely hold your crypto -- and how to prosper with it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1887

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

F.H. Buckley, a professor at George Mason University's law school, joins us to discuss curiosity -- a topic that may itself appear curious, and yet turns out to be at the heart of so much that's wrong with the world, and with ourselves.

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Show notes for Ep. 1886

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In recent episodes I have called on documentary filmmakers to embark on the ultimate anti-Fauci project: a documentary covering COVID and the absurd response. And although it should include the charts that tell the story, it should also tell real stories -- human-interest stories of people who were devastated by the lockdowns. Well, I'm happy to report that a group of talented filmmakers will be doing precisely that, and in today's episode one of them joins us to lay out his vision.

Show notes for Ep. 1885

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My friend and co-author Kevin Gutzman joins us to discuss the original function of the Supreme Court and what has happened since, including the Democrats' latest attempt at court packing.

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Show notes for Ep. 1884

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Instead of just complaining about YouTube's arbitrariness, Jeremy Kauffman created a better platform: Odysee.

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Show notes for Ep. 1883

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Sheriff David Hathaway of Santa Cruz County, Arizona, joins me to discuss what it has been like being sheriff since late last year.

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Show notes for Ep. 1882

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

Track coach Brad Keyes of New Hampshire's Pembroke Academy was fired recently for refusing to force his athletes to use masks while racing outdoors, citing (among other arguments) the virtually unanimous opinion these days that outdoor mask wearing is unnecessary.

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Show notes for Ep. 1881

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

I recently read an editorial in Modern Age by editor Dan McCarthy arguing that progressivism's strength is only apparent, and in fact its prospects are not nearly as great as we think. I'd love to believe this. I talk through it in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1880

Direct download: woods_2021_04_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Chicago School of Milton Friedman and the Austrian School of Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek differ in important ways, and although individuals from both schools have made important contributions to the free society, it's important that we recognize these differences and choose accordingly.

Show notes for Ep. 1879

Direct download: woods_2021_04_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya covers a wide range of issues in this episode: asymptomatic transmission and how common (or otherwise) it is, how concerned people should be about the variants, what the prospects are for fall and winter, YouTube censorship, what his opinions are of the vaccines, the problems with "vaccine passports," and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1878

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

John Bush joins us for an overview of the importance of Bitcoin and his recommendations for beginners.

Show notes for Ep. 1877

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

Jeff Perry and Logan Davies of Voluntaryism in Action join us to discuss private solutions to poverty and distress.

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Show notes for Ep. 1876

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Michael Malice joins us to exchange strategies for introducing ideas (like ours) that will likely shock people who have never encountered them before. It's a great discussion as usual.

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Show notes for Ep. 1875

Direct download: woods_2021_04_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The multitalented Eric July, who's a successful musician and libertarian content creator, joins us for a potpourri episode on SJWs in the comic book world (including a recent matter involving Jordan Peterson), music in COVID times, and how he built a lifestyle where work seems like leisure.

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Show notes for Ep. 1874

Direct download: woods_2021_04_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

We face a paradox: the most cowardly people in our society constantly trumpet their alleged bravery. The bravest people, meanwhile, are the ones held in the most contempt. Let's sort this out.

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Show notes for Ep. 1873

Direct download: woods_2021_04_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

With things getting crazier and more disturbing by the day, we need to think seriously about building our own institutions. In this episode I give Liberty Classroom, my educational subscription website, as an example. But the time may come for some of us where the institution we need to build is our own independent livelihood. And here again Liberty Classroom, as a subscription service, is a useful model to consider. The great Stu McLaren is the expert on all this, and he joins us both for a pep talk and to instruct us.

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Show notes for Ep. 1872

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Our old friend John Tamny of RealClearMarkets.com joins us to discuss the economic folly that accompanied the coronavirus panic.

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Show notes for Ep. 1871

Direct download: woods_2021_04_08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

The great Saifedean Ammous joins us to discuss current trends in Bitcoin, whether it's in a "bubble," what its advantages are, what the future may hold, and why all of this should matter to libertarians.

Show notes for Ep. 1870

Direct download: woods_2021_04_07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

In this episode, podcaster James Jenneman (of Blackbird with James Jenneman) draws out quite a bit from ol' Woods about my books and work, the virus craziness (not too much about that, though), my productivity, mindset advice, my secret business adviser, the problem of making politics into a religion, and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1869

Direct download: woods_2021_04_06.mp3
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Dave Smith, host of Part of the Problem, joins us to discuss vaccine passports and the response from the Libertarian Party and two of its state affiliates.

Show notes for Ep. 1868

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

What is the process by which countries develop economically? It used to be assumed that government-to-government transfers were indispensable. That view has fallen somewhat out of favor, but there are still plenty of errors in the way some economists think about this question. Shawn Ritenour, professor of economics at Grove City College and author of a forthcoming book on development economics, joins us for the right answer.

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Show notes for Ep. 1867

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Anthony Fauci, although perhaps known to public health specialists and an advisor to numerous White Houses, was largely unknown to the American public until early 2020. Since then, his stature has been elevated to the point that many people equate his name with science itself, at least in terms of the virus. Steve Deace, co-author of a new book on Fauci, asks the questions and gives the answers we won't see in the New York Times.

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Show notes for Ep. 1866

Direct download: woods_2021_03_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

The heroic Nick Hudson of Pandata.org (Pandemics -- Data and Analytics) recently spoke at an investment conference held by South Africa's BizNews.com and laid out the point-by-point case against the insanity.

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Show notes for Ep. 1865

Direct download: woods_2021_03_30.mp3
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Gene Epstein joins us to refute a Dean Baker article claiming that another reason to raise the minimum wage is that it has not kept pace with increases in productivity. Gene has the numbers, as usual.

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Show notes for Ep. 1864

Direct download: woods_2021_03_27.mp3
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Patrick Reasonover joins me to discuss They Say It Can't Be Done, a documentary about four extraordinary innovations -- for example, a 3D printing technology with the potential to eliminate the organ waitlist -- that have run into a common roadblock: regulation.

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Show notes for Ep. 1863

Direct download: woods_2021_03_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The brilliant and heroic Ivor Cummins, whose COVID work has been outstanding and thorough, returns to deliver more truth.

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Show notes for Ep. 1862

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

Marc Morano returns to the show to discuss the craziness of the Green New Deal, which turns out to be even worse than you thought.

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Show notes for Ep. 1861

Direct download: woods_2021_03_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Kathryn Huwig has been providing excellent COVID analytics pretty much from the beginning, and her work has laid bare the science-free hysteria of Ohio COVID policy. Her recent remarks before the Ohio state house, where she challenged the Ohio public health establishment to identify where on her graph of ICU occupancy the various mitigations were introduced, crushed them.

Show notes for Ep. 1860

Direct download: woods_2021_03_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

Gary Chartier, who has written on the subject of friendship from a philosophical and theological perspective, joins me to delve into what friendship means, and whether we can or should be friends with people whose opinions we strongly oppose.

Show notes for Ep. 1859

Direct download: woods_2021_03_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We're familiar with the arguments regarding why Christians should view the state in a positive light. Are there countervailing arguments? (You know the answer!) Gary Chartier joins me to discuss.

Show notes for Ep. 1858

Direct download: woods_2021_03_19.mp3
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Gary Chartier and I discuss why it's incorrect to claim that the market economy is opposed to Christian ethics.

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Show notes for Ep. 1857

Direct download: woods_2021_03_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

The term "left-libertarian" is sometimes used colloquially to refer to libertarians who favor cultural trends that are generally described as left wing, but it has a more precise and interesting meaning. Gary Chartier, my favorite left-libertarian, joins us to discuss it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1856

Direct download: woods_2021_03_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

Gary Chartier is a polymath who has made contributions to theology, philosophy, business ethics, and legal theory. He joins me this week to delve into some of these topics. This first episode deals with Gary's own ideological journey (which included an appearance on Wally George's Hot Seat, the outrageous right wing commentary program from the 1980's).

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Show notes for Ep. 1855

Direct download: woods_2021_03_16.mp3
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The story of state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws goes almost completely untold in most textbooks. If a sliver of it is told, it is told only in caricature and in a completely uncomprehending way. I literally wrote the book on the subject, so in this episode I review the history and constitutionality of this important remedy.

Show notes for Ep. 1854

Direct download: woods_2021_03_13.mp3
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John Osterhoudt of Reason TV joins me to discuss the important direct primary care movement among physicians, which has brought price transparency and much lower costs to American health care.

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Show notes for Ep. 1853

Direct download: woods_2021_03_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Pedro Adao went from nothing to having an 8-figure business in under two years, during COVID, and he did it using the kind of technique that was available to no one even a generation ago. It's the kind of technique that as soon as you hear it, you know it works. Here's exactly how to take 2021 technology and use it to boost your existing business or make a big splash with a brand new one.

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Show notes for Ep. 1852

Direct download: woods_2021_03_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Ian Miller's heroic charts tell the story of the failure of the fashionable motivation measures against COVID, so I'm glad to have a chance to talk to him in today's episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1851

Direct download: woods_2021_03_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

I think this one is self-explanatory, but let me add this: this episode begins with reference to three academic papers that make preposterous, blue-pilled claims about COVID, and which were funded by a major libertarian organization. Let's shine a light on this.

Show notes for Ep. 1850

Direct download: woods_2021_03_08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

This week I spoke in southern California to a group of people who capable of reading charts, and who are determined to be normal and live lives worthy of human beings. I laid out the roots of the division between COVID rationalists and COVID panickers. Enjoy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1849

Direct download: woods_2021_03_06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Tom DiLorenzo, recently retired as a professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland, recently wrote an article called "America's Stalinist Universities" that looked at the uniformity of thought and the hostility toward dissident voices to be found on most American college campuses.

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Show notes for Ep. 1848

Direct download: woods_2021_03_04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

Economist Bob Murphy joins me for a discussion of what really caused the Great Depression (it wasn't "capitalism") and bad explanations for what cured it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1847

Direct download: woods_2021_03_03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

It's getting crazy out there, folks. Connor Boyack, creator of the Tuttle Twins children's book series, joins me to discuss how intense the ideological battle is getting, and how we can equip young people with the intellectual tools to resist sophistry and propaganda.

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Show notes for Ep. 1846

Direct download: woods_2021_03_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

Andrew Heaton joins us to discuss a popular recent proposal and the harms -- many of which are unknown to its proponents -- that it will surely cause.

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Show notes for Ep. 1845

Direct download: woods_2021_02_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Patrick and Jessica Harold, owners of Woodchips BBQ in Michigan and longtime Tom Woods Show listeners, stood up to the lockdowners -- as all too few businesses have. They share their story in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1844

Direct download: woods_2021_02_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

New Hampshire state legislator Melissa Blasek discusses her transition from quiet private citizen to outspoken, pro-freedom representative.

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Show notes for Ep. 1843

Direct download: woods_2021_02_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

John Lee Dumas, host of the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast, discusses some of the common themes he's encountered after interviewing 3000 entrepreneurs.

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Show notes for Ep. 1842

Direct download: woods_2021_02_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

The Super Bowl was supposed to be a so-called superspreader event, or as Dr. Fauci put it, a series of mini-superspreaders in the form of Super Bowl parties in people's homes. in this episode I review what actually happened, and then draw some further conclusions about some of the sources of hysteria.

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Show notes for Ep. 1841

Direct download: woods_2021_02_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT