The Tom Woods Show

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

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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

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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

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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

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EST

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 EST

Is Iran on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons, or is the case against Iran just propaganda? Scott Horton joins us to discuss.

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Show notes for Ep. 1840

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Scott Horton and I discuss themes in the "War All the Time" chapter of his new book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism.

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Show notes for Ep. 1839

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Most of us believe the United States should stay out of Syria, but know few of the details beyond that. Scott Horton joins us for a masterclass on the subject.

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Show notes for Ep. 1838

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Scott Horton joins us for a retrospective on the 2003 war in Iraq: the stated reasons, the real reasons, the conduct of the war, and the results.

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Show notes for Ep. 1837

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Scott Horton joins us for a discussion of the pre-9/11 roots of the War on Terror, including Jimmy Carter's policies in Afghanistan and Iran, the Iran-Iraq War, and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1836

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Author Jeremy Hammond joins me to discuss the bizarre phenomenon we are observing today, where statements backed up by solid evidence get you in trouble, while mindlessly repeating obvious nonsense gets you celebrated.

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Show notes for Ep. 1835

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James Delingpole, the great English author, commentator, and podcaster, joins me to discuss the bizarre phenomena of the past year and the even more bizarre phenomenon of almost total public acquiescence.

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Show notes for Ep. 1834

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Caryn Ann Harlos, Secretary of the Libertarian Party, discusses the present and future of the Libertarian Party, and the peculiar lack of urgency in LP messaging about the 2020 lockdowns.

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Show notes for Ep. 1833

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Fresh off a debate with libertarian Dave Smith about whether the Libertarian Party or the Republican Party is the way to go for libertarians interested in politics, former Maine state senator Eric Brakey makes the case the GOP, despite its problems, could be salvageable, while I play occasional devil's advocate.

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Show notes for Ep. 1832

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

That's what David Leonhardt claims in a recent New York Times article. Gene Epstein joins me to dismantle this comic-book story.

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Show notes for Ep. 1831

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Mark Skousen joins me to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Carl Menger's book Principles of Economics, the book that launched the Austrian School of economics. Plus, we discuss what Austrian economics can teach investors, and more.

Show notes for Ep. 1830.

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

Carla Gericke of the Free State Project updates us on what's happening in New Hampshire and gives us ideas for how liberty-lovers can support each other and keep each other sane during these difficult, even insane, times.

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Show notes for Ep. 1829

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:33am EST

Sarah Anderson of FreedomWorks joins me to discuss the flurry of executive orders coming out of the Biden White House in its first days.

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Show notes for Ep. 1828

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

The great Dominic Frisby -- one of my favorite guests -- talks American and French Revolutions, Bitcoin, the Magna Carta, and plenty more in our review of the history of taxation.

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Show notes for Ep. 1827

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EST

Professor Andrei Znamenski joins me to discuss socialism in its various manifestations across time and around the world, and its resemblance to a religion.

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Show notes for Ep. 1826

Direct download: woods_2021_02_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EST

Economist Bob Murphy joins me to discuss what's been going on with hedge funds, Reddit, and GameStop stock.

Show notes for Ep. 1825

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

The host of It's Too Late with Alan Mosley joins me to discuss the state of our movement and his approach to the "what should we do" question, as well as lockdowns, so-called "science," and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1824

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Today I discuss some of the ideas behind the radical ideological division that exists in the United States today, as well as what the sensible answer to it all is.

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Show notes for Ep. 1823

Direct download: woods_2021_01_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EST

Ronald Reagan's director of the Office of Management and Budget, David Stockman, joins me to discuss the COVID stimulus racket, what the real numbers are, and what the economy is really looking like.

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Show notes for Ep. 1822

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Michael Malice and I discuss our new animated series, The Politically Incorrect Guide, on the day of the first episode's release.

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Show notes for Ep. 1821

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

Mark Jeftovic, author of Unassailable: Protect Yourself Against Deplatform Attacks, Cancel Culture, and Other Online Disasters, joins me to discuss the recent surge in deplatforming, the rise of alternative platforms, and what we'll need to do to protect ourselves.

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Show notes for Ep. 1820

Direct download: woods_2021_01_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Howard Lichtman and Matt White of ThickRedLine.org join me to discuss what should be obvious: the connection between victimless crime laws and police abuse. They intend to do something about it, and I invite you to consider -- and support -- their strategy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1819

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

The great Gene Epstein joins me to assess the Trump economy from a free-market perspective, and to reply to a confused podcaster (not the old man here, of course).

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Show notes for Ep. 1818

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

Marc Victor, an important and successful libertarian lawyer, joins me to discuss how to get a divided world from wringing each other's necks.

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Show notes for Ep. 1817

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Dan McCarthy joins me to discuss the final days of Donald Trump, including the January 6 episode, and assess what it means for the future.

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Show notes for Ep. 1816

Direct download: woods_2021_01_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Between the lockdowns and terrible economic policy, California -- which was once pitched as a poster child for big government -- has become unlivable for more and more people. Besides the lockdowns, I review the grim reality of the Golden State.

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Show notes for Ep. 1815

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

We've heard talk of something called the "Great Reset," which the COVID crisis is said to have created a perfect opportunity to implement. Some have dismissed the very idea as (what else?) a "conspiracy theory." Michael Rectenwald joins me to sort it all out.

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Show notes for Ep. 1814

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

Chris Ferrara, special counsel with the Thomas More Society, has been successful in challenging COVID restrictions on religious liberty grounds, and he joins me to discuss his work and other legal challenges to the various state restrictions.

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Show notes for Ep. 1813

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

2020 was rough for a lot of businesses, for obvious reasons. And as the economy opens up in the coming months, certain behavioral patterns on the part of the public are unlikely to change. We discuss what these are, how best to adapt to them, and a good way to make your new business to make your new business Fauci-proof.

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Show notes for Ep. 1812

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Here's a great discussion with Jeff Deist, president of the Mises Institute, on why it matters even in dire and desperate moments to be steeped in our important books and ideas.

Show notes for Ep. 1811

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Yes, there are sinister people in the world, and yes, sometimes they work together toward nefarious goals. But thinking this alone accounts for the world we live in is unfortunately naive, as Antony Sammeroff explains.

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Show notes for Ep. 1810

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Antony Sammeroff reviews some of the fallacies of Marxism, and also tackles the insistence of some Marxists that the Soviet Union and other communist regimes weren't "real communism."

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Show notes for Ep. 1809

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

Antony Sammeroff Week continues with this discussion of the factors (educational influences only the most obvious among them) that push people toward statism and away from liberty.

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Show notes for Ep. 1808

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Antony Sammeroff, who among many other things does outstanding work as a therapist, discusses the psychological factors that may account for why some of us embrace the hard truths of libertarianism and others don't. We begin with a discussion of Harry Browne's work on finding freedom in an unfree world, and noting that in the case of many libertarians (and indeed human beings), the major problems they face tend to be internal rather than external (i.e., caused by institutions like the state).

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Show notes for Ep. 1807

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The great Antony Sammeroff of the Scottish Liberty Podcast joins me to discuss his evolution from left-liberalism to libertarianism, and a lot more -- including the worst mistake writers (including Woods in the old days) make, and how to fix it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1806

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

Two distinguished scientists join me for a discussion of the optimal public-health response to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Martin Kulldorff is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research centers on developing new epidemiological and statistical methods for the early detection and monitoring of infectious disease outbreaks and for post-market drug and vaccine safety surveillance.

Eric Topol is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research, founder and director of its Translational Research Institute, a practicing physician, and one of the top 10 cited medical researchers.

Show notes for Ep. 1805

Direct download: woods_2021_01_03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Rather than a detailed year in review (really, who needs that for 2020?), I look back on a few genuine highlights of the year, as well as my experiences in states at various stages of reopening, and what I've done to maintain a modicum of sanity during crazy times.

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Show notes for Ep. 1804

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