The Tom Woods Show

In one of my favorite interviews ever, I run through a lightning round of names from our tradition of thought, and describe their key contributions to how we understand the world.

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Show notes for Ep. 1981

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You know the usual approach: apologize, beg for mercy, explain that you didn't really mean it, that you've "grown" -- we're all drearily familiar with the usual pathetic attempts to avoid judgment from lunatics. It never works. It never, ever works. Life is going to be difficult no matter what you do, but at least keep your dignity. Kevin Dolan, who has just founded Exit Group, helps people figure out the correct course of action in these situations, and indeed how to position themselves in such a way that they're insulated from attacks like these in the first place.

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Show notes for Ep. 1980

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Cameron Sorsby of Praxis outlines a sensible alternative to college, giving young people years of work experience instead of years of debt. And Praxis is doing something special for students who find themselves trapped by sudden vaccine mandates.

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Show notes for Ep. 1979

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You and I complain a lot, and rightly so, but we do of course have a positive program. I asked David Stockman, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan Administration, to outline what specifically we should do if the political winds ever shifted seriously in our direction.

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Show notes for Ep. 1978

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Michael Malice, King of Twitter, has built a large audience in part through his astute use of social media.

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Show notes for Ep. 1977

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Left-leaning libertarians have actually been claiming, if you can believe this, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose worldview is altogether confused and state-centered, is actually the best libertarian in Congress. She is certainly better, they say, than Thomas Massie. Since this is insane, I decided to smash it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1976

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Chet Peters, who operates Fake Mask USA, has had to reckon with Big Tech in all its various manifestations while selling to the public an actually breathable mask.

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Show notes for Ep. 1975

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Stanford University's Jay Bhattacharya returns to the show to discuss the recent southern spike, the prospects for herd immunity, and his grounds for optimism, among much else.

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Show notes for Ep. 1974

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Israel has been in the news around the world for its vaccination rates and hospitalization rates, and for its "green pass" vaccine passport system. Rafi Farber reports from Israel in today's episode about what's happening.

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Show notes for Ep. 1973.

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David Limbrick, an elected official in Victoria, joins us for an inside look at the nightmare that has descended upon once-free Australia.

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Show notes for Ep. 1972

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Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss the emerging one-party state in America. This isn't the kind of conversation we might have had in the old days, lamenting the lack of difference between the two parties. This time the emergence of a one-party state is taking a different form: the demonization and isolation of dissidents by the Democrats in particular.

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Show notes for Ep. 1971

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Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and foreign-policy adviser to then-Congressman Paul from 2001 to 2012, joins me to reflect on the events and significance of September 11, 2001, twenty years on.

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Show notes for Ep. 1970

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Opposed by midwits everywhere but cheered by lovers of freedom and science, Congressman Thomas Massie has been a voice of reason over the past year and a half. Today I was able to reach him in a remote part of Georgia he was passing through to get his thoughts on the Biden vaccine mandates and what people can do.

Show notes for Ep. 1969

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I cover several topics in this potpourri episode: what life is like in a COVID-normal country, an idiotic and phony story the media jumped on because it made normal people look bad, and the insider who's writing the tell-all book about COVID -- and Fauci and Birx -- in 2020.

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Show notes for Ep. 1968

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Daniel Miller of the Texas Nationalist Movement discusses opportunities for an obstacles to Texan secession, and notes that the apparent obstacles are not as insuperable as many people may have thought.

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Show notes for Ep. 1967

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In this day and age it's more important than ever to stand out -- and easier than ever, since more and more people are crazy. In this episode Connor Boyack and I review some of the rules that will serve you (and your teenage children) well.

Show notes for Ep. 1966

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The lunatics really took things up a notch in 2020 and 2021, such that normal people feel more on the defensive than ever before. Ben Settle, who taught me email marketing, has advice for the world's contrarians in an age when every official channel demands conformity or else.

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Show notes for Ep. 1965

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Stephen Presser, legal affairs editor for Chronicles magazine and professor of legal history emeritus at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, joins me for a review of the surveillance state and other issues of current importance.

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Show notes for Ep. 1964

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It's more and more obvious that the differences within the United States are irreconcilable. Some form of peaceful separation is clearly the only humane solution. Historian Brion McClanahan joins me to discuss what that would look like in practical terms.

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Show notes for Ep. 1963

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The use of vaccination status to divide society into two classes is spreading around the world, more intensely in some places than others. Today we take a look at what's happening in Lithuania, and whether the potential exists for enough noncompliance to bring the system down. Emilia Mituziene joins me.

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Show notes for Ep. 1962

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