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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Longtime food freedom activist Max Kane is developing a market-based approach to getting fresh local food conveniently into the hands of ordinary Americans. We discuss his FarmMatch.com network, as well as the role of regulation in privileging some agricultural interests at the expense of others.

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Show notes for Ep. 1803

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Mises Institute president Jeff Deist joins us for an end-of-year wrapup, surveying the wreckage of 2020, and then rising to the occasion when I ask him if there's reason to be hopeful.

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Show notes for Ep. 1802

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Jennifer Cabrera joins me to review some new mask research, and assess the interventions that everyone is supposed to pretend are working.

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Show notes for Ep. 1801

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Anastasia Boden of the Pacific Legal Foundation joins me to discuss the fight against unjust laws and regulations that privilege some businesses at the expense of others, or that simply punish business, period.

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Show notes for Ep. 1800

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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey joins us to discuss his new book Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business.

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Show notes for Ep. 1799

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Ivor Cummins, who has devoted years to the study of the root causes of modern chronic disease, has been one of the best commentators and number crunchers on COVID-19.

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Show notes for Ep. 1798

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New York University's Mark Crispin Miller returns to the show to discuss the ordeal he's been enduring for wrongthink -- don't let students hear both sides of the mask controversy! -- and how he plans to fight back.

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Show notes for Ep. 1797

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Andrew Cooperrider, owner of the Brewed coffee shop in Lexington, Kentucky, refused to close his establishment in defiance of the governor's orders. He shares his story, and his message, in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1796

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California Legislator Kevin Kiley, along with colleague Rep. James Gallagher, successfully sued the governor of California on behalf of the powers of the legislature against an executive run completely amok.

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Show notes for Ep. 1795

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Tom Mullen and Bryan Siemon join me to discuss Tom's new song and music video "Invisible Hand," as well as the most effective ways to reach people with our ideas and whether we ought to be discouraged and cynical in 2020.

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Show notes for Ep. 1794

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Author and podcaster Michael Malice joins me for a behind-the-scenes discussion of how we write our books and get them published. Even if you have no interest in writing a book -- and that's surely the case for 99% of people listening -- I guarantee you'll find this entertaining.

Show notes for Ep. 1793

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Jay Bhattacharya (MD, PhD, Stanford) is a professor of medicine at Stanford University who has been working both on the epidemiology of COVID-19 as well as the appropriate policy response. He is a co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, which advocates "focused protection" of the vulnerable over lockdowns, which it describes as having had "devastating short- and long-term effects on public health." We talk about apparent lockdown success stories, whether we should bit the bullet and lock down now because vaccines are on the way, how to account for why open states are often outperforming hard-lockdown states, what his assessment of Dr. Fauci is, and much more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1792

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Walter Williams, the brilliant economist and syndicated columnist, died this week. With Thomas Sowell he hammered away for decades against the myths about race and economics peddled by the mainstream and by alleged civil-rights organizations. He had enormous influence on a great many people through his books, columns, and public addresses. Tom DiLorenzo, Walter's former colleague, joins me to pay tribute and to discuss the man's ideas.

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Show notes for Ep. 1791

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Michael Boldin, founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center, joins me to discuss ways states have resisted federal overreach in the recent past and what they might do in the future.

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Show notes for Ep. 1790

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Although plenty of people are dedicated to the official narrative about COVID, plenty of others recognize the damages of lockdown and the bizarre hysteria that's driven the whole campaign. Some people will never look at the world, or the state, the same way again.

So, encouraged by a suggestion inside my private group, I wondered: what were the events in my own life, the turning points, that steered me to the way I think now?

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Show notes for Ep. 1789

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Allan Stevo discusses the controversy over universal masking, and recommends strategies for living normally.

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Show notes for Ep. 1788

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Rob Schneider has had a long career in film and television since becoming a household name with his sketch comedy on Saturday Night Live. He joins me to discuss free speech, politics, and comedy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1787

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Here is the audio of the remarks I delivered on November 20 to a room of about 100 state legislators from around the country. My aim was twofold: to smash the now-laughable narrative about the virus, and to urge these men and women to go home and be the voices of the voiceless.

Show notes for Ep. 1786

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David Stockman, who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, strongly opposed the re-election of Donald Trump -- not on NeverTrump grounds, but because Stockman favors sound money and fiscal rectitude. Walter Block, probably the most prolific academic libertarian in the world, thinks Trump needs to be compared to the likely alternative. Today they hash it out.

Show notes for Ep. 1785

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Two academics known for their positions on postmodernism, Thaddeus Russell and Michael Rectenwald, join me to hash it out.

Show notes for Ep. 1784

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Cliff Maloney, who served as an intern for Ron Paul, is now president of Young Americans for Liberty. He joins me to discuss how his organization managed to elect over 120 state-level candidates across the country, and what this means for the future.

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Show notes for Ep. 1783

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I guess it was bound to happen eventually: Facebook did a "fact check" on one of my videos. And they don't just refer people to a generic article on how super lockdowns and masks are supposed to be. It's a point-by-point response to my specific video. Flattering, in a perverse way. In this episode I fact-check the fact checkers.

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Show notes for Ep. 1782

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In this episode I discuss with the Mises Institute's Jeff Deist and the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity's Daniel McAdams What the next four years are likely to have in store for us, and what the right approach for us should be in the years ahead.

Show notes for Ep. 1781

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Jon Schaffer is lead vocalist for the metal band Iced Earth, and co-founder, with Blind Guardian's Hansi Kürsch, of Demons & Wizards. He's also been a Ron Paul supporter and recently endorsed the Libertarian candidate for governor of Indiana. We talk politics, society, music, and the future.

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Show notes for Ep. 1780

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Michael Betrus joins me to discuss his self-explanatory work "COVID-19: Lockdowns on Trial". It's thorough and crushing.

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Show notes for Ep. 1779

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To put it mildly, the mainstream media has not exactly distinguished itself during the COVID crisis. Wild, gruesome predictions that never panned out have rarely been noted or corrected. In the UK, the average person thinks the number of deaths is literally 100 times greater than it actually is. Collateral damage from lockdowns is hardly mentioned. That's why we've had to depend on more independent voices for the fuller truth. Within the past several days to such voices have come under attack, And in today's episode we speak to Jennifer Cabrera, one of those two.

Show notes for Ep. 1778

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

Libertarians are fond of arguing that in a free society people's needs would be met through voluntary action. Well, amidst all the depressing news of 2020, here's a bright light: an amazing group of libertarians who have taken it upon themselves to show the world that this isn't just a quaint theory.

Show notes for Ep. 1777

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Angela McArdle, who chairs the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County, joins me to discuss the Jo Jorgensen campaign (what went right and what went wrong), gains the party has made, and where it should be going.

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Show notes for Ep. 1776

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In these 20 minutes I stuff as much reality about the virus and the barbaric government response as it's humanly possible to include. I delivered these remarks at the Ron Paul symposium in Angleton, Texas, on November 7.

Show notes for Ep. 1775

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

I've been lethargic about politics for a long time, and I understand who so many people (myself included) have considered it a waste of time. But with one side in particular planning so many evil things, and in the face of the barbaric lockdowns, should I rethink this? Tho Bishop joins me.

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Show notes for Ep. 1774

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Debra Soh joins me to discuss whether gender is a "spectrum," whether children should "transition," whether gender is a "social construct," and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1773

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Gad Saad returns to discuss his new book The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense.

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Show notes for Ep. 1772

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Marxist turned classical liberal Michael Rectenwald joins me to discuss some of the dystopian features of 2020 America as we explore themes from his new novel, "Thought Criminal".

Show notes for Ep. 1771

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

With the election fiasco still ongoing, I've deliberately chosen a non-political -- maybe even anti-political -- topic for today, with Joel Bein of Crash: strategies to follow to get ahead in your career and get the job you want. Even if you're not looking for a change, this episode is still for you: it can help your kids, your friends, or your family.

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Show notes for Ep. 1770

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Like him or hate him, Donald Trump somehow withstood an unprecedented onslaught from the media, the entertainment world, the "intelligence" community, the foreign-policy establishment, politicized medicine, academia, and woke corporations. It is a truly astonishing phenomenon. Dan McCarthy and Roger McCaffrey join me for analysis.

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Show notes for Ep. 1769

Direct download: woods_2020_11_04b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

Jordan Schachtel is an independent journalist who's done excellent work on the COVID fiasco from the beginning. We explore the whole bizarre affair, one aspect at a time.

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Show notes for Ep. 1768

Direct download: woods_2020_11_04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22am EST

Oxford's Sunetra Gupta has been called the world's premier infectious disease epidemiologist, but that hasn't stopped people who disagree with her from all kinds of wild, unprofessional attacks on her. She believes young and healthy people should be allowed to resume their lives more or less as normal, and that any other approach is detrimental to health and is actually far less effective against the virus. I discuss what's happened to her, and her brilliant and brave response.

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Show notes for Ep. 1767

Direct download: woods_2020_11_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Lew Rockwell joins me for our traditional post-debate episode!

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Show notes for Ep. 1745

Direct download: woods_2020_09_30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

Donald Wilson is the CEO of GearBubble, the platform I’ll be using to offer Tom Woods Show merchandise, and where over 150,000 people sell print-on-demand products like phone cases, mugs, and T-shirts. We discuss everything from his inauspicious start – he sold a single product the day he launched – to his current numbers (GearBubble has now done over $100 million in sales), as well as what it’s been like running a physical-product business during these months of shutdowns, and how sellers running their own stores on his platform have been more insulated from shutdowns than the traditional brick-and-mortar variety.

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Show notes for Ep. 1744

Direct download: woods_2020_09_29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST