The Tom Woods Show (general)

Everyone loves the satire of the Babylon Bee, and over the summer I had the pleasure of appearing on their podcast. We talk domestic politics and foreign policy, and I explain to a largely Christian audience why the state poisons everything.

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Show notes for Ep. 1991

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One of this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in economics, David Card, co-authored the notorious Card-Krueger study of the minimum wage, which appeared to turn the conventional economic wisdom about the effects of minimum wages on its head. Peter Klein of Baylor University joins us to discuss what's gone wrong with economics such that we've reached the point where economists, rather than describing the constraints on what politics can accomplish, have become cheerleaders for the state.

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Show notes for Ep. 1990

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I make the constitutional, historical, and moral case for national divorce.

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Show notes for Ep. 1989

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Murray Sabrin, who taught finance at Ramapo College for 35 years, has a brand new book answering this question: since Austrian School economists know that Federal Reserve interventions cause the boom-bust cycle, how should businesses make sensible decisions with all the Fed's white noise in the background?

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Show notes for Ep. 1988

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In a recent live event in New York City, the heroic Scott Horton, our great foreign-policy expert, debated Bill Kristol, one of the most influential neoconservatives, on the wisdom of "regime change" in U.S. foreign policy. Scott joins us today to review the highlights.

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Show notes for Ep. 1987

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Paul Gottfried joins us to discuss the "antifascist" movement and what it's really about (it's obviously not about fighting against fascism, which doesn't exist today).

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Show notes for Ep. 1986

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Andy Schoonover is CEO of CrowdHealth, which urges people to say goodbye to health insurance altogether and save a small fortune by seceding from the whole system.

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Show notes for Ep. 1985

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Joseph Salerno, academic vice president of the Mises Institute, joins me to discuss in layman's terms why Ludwig von Mises mattered, what some of his crucial contributions were, and how left-leaning libertarians get Mises (and us) wrong.

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Show notes for Ep. 1984

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From the moment Georgia reopened in late April 2020, I've been back to my old travel habit along with my fiancée, Jenna Laino. In the process, we've found plenty of sanity and plenty of insanity, and we conclude the episode on a note of hope.

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Show notes for Ep. 1983

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Byam Bridle is a professor of viral immunology at the University of Guelph in Canada. His letter to the president of his university is a ten-megaton bomb directed at vaccine mandates.

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Show notes for Ep. 1982

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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.

Thanks to Keith Knight and his Don't Tread on Anyone podcast

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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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Once you read Murray Rothbard, you can never look at the world the same way again. In 1992 he delivered the best libertarian speech I have ever heard, so full of insight that I had to devote an entire episode to it. The key questions: who are the bad guys, and what should we do about them?

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Show notes for Ep. 1961

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Derrick Broze joins us to discuss agorism and our present situation, and living as free a life as possible even under difficult constraints.

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Show notes for Ep. 1960

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We hear from libertarian critics of Ron Paul and Murray Rothbard (yes, such people exist, believe it or not) that they pursued something called "the paleo strategy," which today is ridiculed and dismissed without actually being addressed or refuted. Tho Bishop of the Mises Institute joins me to discuss who the paleos were and, to the extent they had a strategy, what it was. Hint: it did not involve tripping over themselves to adopt whatever crazy cultural demand the left was making on a given day.

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Show notes for Ep. 1959

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I had a great time talking to Joshua Smith of the Libertarian National Committee (and who hosts Break the Cycle) on a huge variety of topics, including lots of stuff I've never mentioned before. Enjoy!

Show notes for Ep. 1958

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Ever since 1789 and the French Revolution, politics in the West has come to resemble a religion with its dogmas, heretics, and messianic language. In our own day, this is especially evident among the "woke" crowd, but the phenomenon itself is an old one.

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Show notes for Ep. 1957

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We're hearing about various places introducing "vaccine passports." We've also heard about places phasing them out. Is there anything we can do?

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Show notes for Ep. 1956

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Liberty activist Anthony Welti has taken to the road to go cross country spreading what he's learned about winning votes, raising money, and persuading people of our ideas. He's been excellent and outspoken on the vaccine passport nonsense and indeed the entire COVID regime.

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Show notes for Ep. 1955

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Joseph Cotto joins us to discuss his study of the Seminoles (and slavery) in American history, in a story few Americans know.

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Show notes for Ep. 1954

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Murray Sabrin, who taught finance at Ramapo College for many years, joins us to explain how we take the dysfunctional American health care system and transform it into one that produces excellent care at affordable prices. The main ingredient in this transformation: capitalism.

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Show notes for Ep. 1953

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Scott Horton joins us to discuss the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, the specifics of how it was done, and the content of Joe Biden's speech to the nation.

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Show notes for Ep. 1952

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Not people who despise everything you stand for, I hope. Laura Swain joins me to discuss the importance of homeschooling, why it's not overwhelming, and how you can make it work.

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Show notes for Ep. 1951

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Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress joins me to discuss his recent congressional testimony regarding the energy situation in impoverished Puerto Rico, where progressives would make an already dire situation much worse. Sponsor: TaxFighter.com

Show notes for Ep. 1950

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Mark Sisson, creator of the Primal Blueprint, discusses how to maintain optimal health, including a healthy weight, by making sensible choices about how we treat our bodies.

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Show notes for Ep. 1949

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I talk about my recent illness and why, despite being harsher than I expected, it doesn't change my mind about lockdowns and craziness in the slightest.

Show notes for Ep. 1948

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Civil liberties attorney Jenin Younes, who goes by Leftylockdownskeptic on Twitter (@Leftylockdowns1), lost most of her left-liberal friends over her stance on COVID and lockdowns, so of course she's an ideal Tom Woods Show guest.

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Show notes for Ep. 1947

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Dan McCarthy joins me to discuss the real significance of January 6 and the elite response to it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1946

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I'm back behind the microphone after taking it easy during a battle with pneumonia that still isn't quite over, but thrilled to talk to Fred and Richard Fairbrass of Right Said Fred, who have had #1 hits in over 70 countries and have been outstanding during the COVID fiasco.

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Show notes for Ep. 1945

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The great Scott Horton, filling in for a recovering Tom, talks to Dan McKnight about the end of the Afghan War and his organization's work to pass Defend the Guard legislation in the states.

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Show notes for Ep. 1944

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Guest host Dave Smith talks to the Mises Institute's Jeff Deist about libertarian opportunities in a post-Trump, post-COVID world.

Show notes for Ep. 1943

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I got to know the brilliant financial mind Larry Lepard during the 2008 Ron Paul presidential campaigns, when at great personal expense he took out full-page ads for Dr. Paul in USA Today and the New York Times.

Discussed today: the inevitable inflation and collapse of fiat that is coming, why not to invest in bonds, the relative merits of gold, silver, and Bitcoin. PlanB's "stock to flow ratio" and Bitcoin, Michael Saylor/Microstrategy's Bitcoin-holding "corporate treasury" strategy. When a Bitcoin ETF is coming. How Harry Browne's "permanent portfolio" approach might be adjusted in view of the looming problems with cash and bonds and the emergence of Bitcoin.

Guest host Stephan Kinsella fills in for me.

Show notes for Ep. 1942

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Guest host Stephan Kinsella talks to Shane Hazel about his growing awareness of liberty and Austrian economics while in the Marines in Iraq, his run for Senate on the Libertarian ticket in 2020 in Georgia and his role as "spoiler," his future plans to run for Governor of Georgia, and his proposals to fix the broken criminal justice system.

Show notes for Ep. 1941

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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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_09.mp3
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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_06_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_21.mp3
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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_20.mp3
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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: woods_2021_05_08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

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