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The Free State Project's Carla Gericke joins us with updates: RFK, Jr., on secession, bold moves in the New Hampshire legislature, the fate of the "Crypto 6," and plenty more.

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Show notes for Ep. 2399

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David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, walks us through current stupidities, his conclusions after studying 20th-century American economic history, and how he ended up working in the Reagan Administration.

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Show notes for Ep. 2398

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I invited Gavin Wax, president of the New York Young Republican Club, and Steve Deace, host of The Steve Deace Show on The Blaze, to hash it out.


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Show notes for Ep. 2397

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The singer who goes by the name Oliver Anthony took America by storm with his unexpected hit "Rich Men North of Richmond." He correctly identified the villains in America -- not rich people as a class, but a specific group of unjustly rich people. At the same time, the powers that be are not shaking in their boots that someone singing "Ain't Got a Dollar" is popular among the masses; that's exactly the mentality they want the masses to have. John Bush joins us to talk this all through, as well as to discuss his personal story of going from borderline desperation to success.

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Show notes for Ep. 2396

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Typically when people seek the origins of woke ideology, they point to this or that philosopher or philosophical movement. Richard Hanania says the answer is far more mundane: it is a direct result of the idiosyncratic twists and turns of civil rights law. Thus wokeism is in fact a creature of the state.

Book Discussed: The Origins of Woke: Civil Rights Law, Corporate America, and the Triumph of Identity Politics

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Show notes for Ep. 2395

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Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss the Anti-Defamation League, which has garnered quite a bit of additional attention because of its ongoing feud with Elon Musk.

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Show notes for Ep. 2394

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Joseph Ladapo, surgeon general of Florida, holds his MD from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In 2019 he was entirely within the so-called mainstream of medicine, but the way Covid was handled opened his eyes to some grim truths about his field.

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Show notes for Ep. 2393

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Alex Epstein warns of what a "climate emergency" would mean, and pours cold water on the hysteria.


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Show notes for Ep. 2392

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Journalist Rav Arora, who hosts the Illusion of Consensus podcast with Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya, discusses being shut out of outlets that once published him because during Covid he took being a dissident a little too far for them.

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Show notes for Ep. 2391

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In mental health people talk about "cognitive distortions" that must be overcome for the person's mental condition to improve. CJ Killmer of the Dangerous History Podcast contends that many cognitive distortions accurately describe the effects that propagandists seek to induce in the minds of their subjects.

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Show notes for Ep. 2390

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The great Wanjiru Njoya of the University of Exeter joins us to discuss "antiracism," whether Boers should worry about people singing "Kill the Boer," and the development of "hate studies" as a discipline.

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Show notes for Ep. 2389

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We often hear it said that feminism had noble origins that mysteriously degenerated into the more absurd forms it takes today. Is it possible that something was rotten about it from the start? Carrie Gress joins us to discuss several early feminist thinkers and the biographical and intellectual details that the usual story excludes.

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Show notes for Ep. 2388

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Comedian and podcaster Dave Smith, fresh from his tenth appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, joins us to discuss the craft of comedy, plus the uncertain and oddball 2020 race.

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Show notes for Ep. 2387

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