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What does it mean when coders tell you something is "open source"? My guess is that most people have no idea. But we should, because we could use a little positive news right about now, and the open source phenomenon is a powerful illustration of our ideas in action.

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Show notes for Ep. 2143

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Tho Bishop discusses how he introduces the awful truth about money and the Federal Reserve to potentially sympathetic audiences that have never heard about it before.

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Show notes for Ep. 2142

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A week after the Mises Caucus came to dominate the Libertarian Party, the messaging is already moving in the right direction.

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Show notes for Ep. 2141

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Germinal G. Van returns to discuss the welfare state, cultural attitudes, and other factors undermining the living standards of American blacks.

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Show notes for Ep. 2140

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Is there such a thing as a good life? If so, what does it consist of? Aristotle wrote about this all the way back in the fourth century B.C., and I'm giving you an overview of his conclusions in this episode for all you wonderful nerds out there.

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Show notes for Ep. 2139

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Germinal G. Van immigrated to the United States from the Ivory Coast in 2010, and at age 32 he is the author of an astonishing 23 books. From this unique vantage point he explores in his new book the various problems facing the black community, the sources of those problems, and what might be done about them.

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Show notes for Ep. 2138

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Michael Heise of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus joins me today to discuss the clean sweep his libertarian caucus made at the recent Libertarian National Convention.

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Show notes for Ep. 2137

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Bestselling author Ryan Levesque returns to discuss the challenges posed by Web 3.0, a world in which privacy-oriented consumers are less likely to make their private information available to advertisers and businesses. Yes, everyone, capitalism can work in an age of digital privacy!

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Show notes for Ep. 2136

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This is one of my favorite interviews of all time: I had a chance to appear on the Viva & Barnes podcast, hosted by attorneys Viva Frei and Robert Barnes, and I introduced their audience to the Mises Institute's brand of plumb-line libertarianism. The response was fantastic.

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Show notes for Ep. 2135

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Dr. Peter McCullough and his co-author John Leake join me to discuss their new book, The Courage to Face COVID-19: Preventing Hospitalization and Death While Battling the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex.

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Show notes for Ep. 2134

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Mark Weinstein is the founder of MeWe, a Facebook alternative that allows adults to have conversations. I've hosted my Tom Woods Show Elite there for years and we haven't run into a single problem. Mark and I talk social media, suppression of dissident views, and the promise and challenges of new platforms.

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Show notes for Ep. 2133

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John Mueller of The Ohio State University joins us to discuss why our default posture shouldn't be Munich 1938, in a discussion of his book, The Stupidity of War.

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Show notes for Ep. 2132

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The heroic Alex Epstein joins us to discuss why human flourishing requires more fossil fuels, not less.

Book Discussed: Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas -- Not Less

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Show notes for Ep. 2131

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Allan Stevo, author of Face Masks in One Lesson and Face Masks Hurt Kids, reports on his recent speaking event alongside Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Naomi Wolf against the suppression of dissident voices.

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Show notes for Ep. 2130

Direct download: woods_2022_05_23.mp3
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There's a lot of concern about a forthcoming "pandemic treaty" from the World Health Organization. In this episode I discuss what it would likely include, as well as whether an international agreement overrides the Constitution.

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Show notes for Ep. 2129

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It's a commonplace that in China people have a "social credit score" that is affected by their political views and activities, and which restricts them from exercising basic rights. Is this true?

Show notes for Ep. 2128

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Former US congressman John J. Duncan, Jr., a Tom Woods Show listener who also happens to be one of the half-dozen House Republicans who voted against war in Iraq, joins us for some recollections from his storied career.

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Show notes for Ep. 2127

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Dan McCarthy joins us to discuss the prospects for conservatives (and to some extent libertarians) in a society in which the left holds the major power centers but a widespread spirit of resistance still exists.

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Show notes for Ep. 2126

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One of my prized possessions is my Eric July "Monetize Your Haters" T-shirt. If there's one thing better than ignoring or defeating your enemies, it's becoming more prosperous because of their attacks. Jordan Peterson once said, "I have figured out how to monetize the Social Justice Warriors." Eric is a champ at this, and we share our strategies in this fun episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 2125

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Across social media, as well as in his gig with Glenn Beck's The Blaze, Eric July interacts with people from all ideological standpoints, and defends libertarianism before all comers. But what works best in each case? Eric shares his stories.

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Show notes for Ep. 2124

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We all use the term, but is there really a "black community" (or, for that matter, an LGBT community, or anything similar)? Apart from basic demands for respect and a fair chance, do all black people think alike, which is what the idea of a "black community" strongly implies? Eric July week continues with a discussion of these and related issues.

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Show notes for Ep. 2123

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Show notes for Ep. 2122

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We kick off Eric July week with a bit of autobiography: how Eric went from being a self-described "knucklehead" as a young man to being one of the most prolific and effective libertarian communicators today. Not to mention a successful musician, entrepreneur, and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 2121

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Mises Institute president Jeff Deist joins us to discuss the Roe controversy, issues you won't read in the New York Times, and the most realistic way to handle disputed questions in a society with radically different worldviews.

Show notes for Ep. 2120

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Michael Malice joins us to talk about the surprising news regarding Roe v. Wade and what it means both for the 2022 midterms and for the prospects of national divorce.

Show notes for Ep. 2119

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Attorney Robert Barnes, who has represented numerous high-profile clients, joins me for a candid look at lawyers and law schools, the regime's foreign policy, and the most likely national outcome in 2024.

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Show notes for Ep. 2118

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Christopher Phillips and Mitchell Robson of The Chicago Thinker, a student publication at the University of Chicago, join me to discuss the legacy media and how their writers made fools out of the hapless panelists at a recent "disinformation" symposium.

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Show notes for Ep. 2117

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Jeff Deist and Tom discuss the desperation of legacy media in the face of independent personalities who have built massive followings.

Show notes for Ep. 2116

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The great Gene Epstein discusses how likely it is that the dollar ceases to be the world's reserve currency, and what the consequences for the average American would be if that happened.

Show notes for Ep. 2115

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Law professor Todd Zywicki joins us to discuss (1) his lawsuit against his university's vaccine mandate, (2) the COVID regime in general, (3) the issue of cancel culture and banking.

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Show notes for Ep. 2114

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It's back to basics in this episode, but with the charming Woodsian twist you've come to love.

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Show notes for Ep. 2113

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John Osterhoudt and Daniel Raisbeck of Reason TV join me to discuss myth and reality when it comes to the allegedly miraculous health care system created by Fidel Castro and the communists.

Show notes for Ep. 2112

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Julie Wentz created Arizona Stands Up to get the Covid state of emergency overturned in her state. But over the course of her activism she realized that there must have been something fundamentally wrong with the American medical establishment for it to have endorsed all the craziness. So she urges us to work toward a parallel, less psychotic system.

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Show notes for Ep. 2111

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Andrew Torba, founder and CEO of Gab, had to build everything from scratch -- his own servers, his own email autoresponder service, his own payment processor, and more -- after his free-speech platform was shunned and penalized by Big Tech. Here is a living example of how to build the parallel economy and society that so many are speaking about these days.

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Show notes for Ep. 2110

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Anthony Esolen has written an excellent essay arguing that they do not, that stasis and repose are themselves the enemy.

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Show notes for Ep. 2109

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A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research tallies up the results across states of the various interventions that were imposed in the name of fighting the virus. How did it all come out?

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Show notes for Ep. 2108

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Hal Cranmer operates a string of long-term care facilities in Arizona. While other places were locked down, Cramner's facilities were normal. He shares the details in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 2107

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Jennifer Sey, brand president for Levi's, resigned from the company in February 2022 after 23 years because of constraints on her freedom to speak her mind about COVID. Her husband, Daniel Kotzin, who also joins us in this episode, is suing the federal government for pressuring tech companies to censor dissident voices.

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Show notes for Ep. 2106

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In this episode I talk about the cases two prominent philosophers -- Thomas Nagel and Ronald Dworkin -- make for "equality," and discuss some of the difficulties they encounter.

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Show notes for Ep. 2105

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Students at the University of Chicago left regime journalists sputtering at a recent roundtable about "disinformation." Plus, Michael Malice and I discuss the truth about journalism.

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Show notes for Ep. 2104

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The existing elites have wrecked everything there is to wreck -- " education, medicine, diplomacy (peace), money, banking, big business, literature, art, and entertainment, just for starters," says Jeff Deist. Time for new ones.

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Show notes for Ep. 2103

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The great Paul Gottfried, who holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale and is editor of Chronicles magazine, joins me for a wide-ranging discussion that begins by contemplating whether we should go so easy on the voters, or whether they're in fact getting precisely what they voted for. Then we talk neocons and democracy and other fun things.

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Show notes for Ep. 2102

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Today we're joined by Joni McGary, who is leading a nationwide effort to repeal COVID vaccine and booster mandates at American colleges.

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Show notes for Ep. 2101

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Attorney and author Jim Ostrowski joins us to discuss his new book Free the Children: How Red State Americans Can Liberate Their Children From Government Schools.

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Show notes for Ep. 2100

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In the immortal words of Ten Years After: "I'd love to change the world / But I don't know what to do." John Bush joins me to discuss his exit-and-build strategy of exiting corrupt institutions and building new ones.

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Show notes for Ep. 2099

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Lee Camp hosted Redacted Tonight for eight years -- until February 2022, when the show and his network were forced to close. His podcast has been removed from Spotify. He joins me to discuss censorship, the mainstream narrative, and the somewhat unimpressive American establishment.

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Show notes for Ep. 2098

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Rainer Zitelmann joins us for a discussion of the improvement in living standards brought about by the market economy, the intellectuals' disdain for capitalism, and real-life examples from around the world.

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Show notes for Ep. 2097

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Andrew Heaton, comedian and host of The Political Orphanage, holds a master's degree in international relations. He joins us to walk us through international relations theory to see what it can tell us about the behavior of states.

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Show notes for Ep. 2096

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Connor Mortell, a student at the business school at Florida State University, joins us to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly in business school programs. Even in business schools, fallacies abound.

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Show notes for Ep. 2095

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Dr. Paul Broun is a former U.S. congressman from Georgia and Ron Paul ally who seeks to return to the U.S. Congress, in part to bring accountability to the so-called public health establishment.

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Show notes for Ep. 2094

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Free State Project president emerita Carla Gericke joins us to discuss favorable social and political developments in New Hampshire that folks in other states may want to emulate.

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Show notes for Ep. 2093

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Gene Epstein joins us to discuss the roots of the current price inflation, and long he expects it to last.

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Show notes for Ep. 2092

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Jason Rink returns to the show to discuss his experiences covering controversial topics, and his expectations for what the future of free speech may hold.

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Show notes for Ep. 2091

Direct download: woods_2022_03_23.mp3
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Jason Rink, longtime libertarian activist, is an independent filmmaker who has spent the past year and a half focused on forbidden topics.

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Show notes for Ep. 2090

Direct download: woods_2022_03_22.mp3
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A participant looks back on the recent events in Canada and assesses the pluses and the minuses.

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Show notes for Ep. 2089

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The dissident wing of the American Right continues to show promise from a libertarian point of view, especially but not limited to foreign policy. Nothing is less fashionable than to support Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, but her recent statement about the situation and Ukraine is better than almost anything I've heard from that branch of libertarianism that's desperate to be reasonable, and nice, and palatable to the establishment, and be as compliant as possible with whatever the current obsession is, under the weird delusion that this will make them acceptable.

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Show notes for Ep. 2088

Direct download: woods_2022_03_19.mp3
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Scott Horton joins me for a sober look at the present situation, answers common critics ("duh, you're repeating Putin talking points!"), and gives us a solid backgrounder.

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Show notes for Ep. 2087

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The brilliant Jeff Herbener, economics department chairman at Grove City College, joins us to answer my followers' questions on economics: everything from the current state of the world to the Fed to boom-bust cycles and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 2086

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With the world a mess, what are you supposed to do with your money? Austrian-inspired investor Jon Wolfenbarger shares his insights.

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Show notes for Ep. 2085

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Rainer Zitelmann, author of the new book Hitler's National Socialism, discusses Hitler's views of society, economics, and politics.

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Show notes for Ep. 2084

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Search engine Duck Duck Go just announced that it would be downgrading results it considered "Russian propaganda." Blue-pilled libertarians will consider this a "market response" to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We red-pilled libertarians are a teensy bit less naive than that. Plus a lot more in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 2083

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And how to escape it, with Exit Group founder Kevin Dolan.

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Show notes for Ep. 2082

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The great Dave Smith and I discuss the state of the liberty movement and the world. (Can't put this episode on YouTube, because we note that natural immunity is superior to vaccine-induced immunity, and you're not allowed to state that truth there.)

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Show notes for Ep. 2081

Direct download: woods_2022_03_09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Yesterday I had a chance to attend a COVID-related roundtable hosted by Florida governor Ron DeSantis and plenty of voices of reason were to be heard.

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Show notes for Ep. 2080

Direct download: woods_2022_03_08.mp3
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If we're going to be faithful to the tradition of thought we have inherited, we must sometimes defend unpopular truths. If instead we'd rather jump on whatever the latest left-wing bandwagon is, then there's no point to our existence.

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Show notes for Ep. 2079

Direct download: woods_2022_03_07.mp3
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This is the backgrounder you need on the history leading up to the present moment. The great Scott Horton includes copious quotations from members of the foreign-policy establishment predicting exactly what is happening now, so if anyone is inclined to pretend that libertarians are "blaming America," they're going to have to argue like adults, if they can, after hearing this.

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Show notes for Ep. 2078

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Germinal G. Van joins me to discuss his 22nd book, in which he evaluates the good and the bad in Jeffersonian economic policy.

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Show notes for Ep. 2077

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Podcaster Pete Quiñones joins me to discuss how the past few years have changed his thinking and strategy for what we should be doing and who our natural audience is when it comes to spreading the ideas of private property, peace, and a decent civilization.

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Show notes for Ep. 2076

Direct download: woods_2022_03_03.mp3
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After the Canadian government's crackdown on the truckers, people are looking for answers and alternatives when it comes to money, and we're all interested in fortifying our privacy. Naomi Brockwell, an expert in both of these areas, joins us to discuss.

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Show notes for Ep. 2075

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Russian expert Gilbert Doctorow joins us for a rational discussion of the conflict between Russia and ukraine, and to caution against the wild demands of armchair warriors on the Internet who seem oblivious to the dangers involved in escalation.

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Show notes for Ep. 2074

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A bill that became law in Missouri in June 2021 prevents state and local law enforcement from cooperating in the execution of federal gun regulations in the state. The Justice Department considers this a violation of the Supremacy Clause (of course). Missouri is standing its ground. Dave Roland, the chief drafter of the law, joins us for this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 2073

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James Lindsay returns to discuss his new book on the origins and consequences of Critical Race Theory. Can it really derive from Marxism if it lacks the traditional economic analysis? We have plenty to discuss in this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 2072

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Saifedean Ammous, who's written a brutal smash of the fiat money system, traces other problems to the perverse incentives introduced by the government's money. In this episode we discuss two primary ones: the substitution of industrial sludge for real food, and the introduction of inefficient and inadequate energy sources in place of ones that work.

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Show notes for Ep. 2071

Direct download: woods_2022_02_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Saifedean Ammous, one of the great Austrian economists working today, has written a scathing indictment of the fiat money system, leaving no stone unturned in seeking out all the damage it does to individuals and society.

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Show notes for Ep. 2070

Direct download: woods_2022_02_23.mp3
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Rebel News's Dakota Christensen returns to discuss the Canadian government's response to the trucker protest, and what the future may hold now.

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Show notes for Ep. 2069

Direct download: woods_2022_02_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

If our economy "cares only about profit," the results will be X, Y, and Z. We've heard this over and over again. I take on this and a bunch of related complaints today.

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Show notes for Ep. 2068

Direct download: woods_2022_02_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Angela McArdle joins me to discuss the state of American politics, the inevitable decentralization of everything, and how we should navigate this opportunity.

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Show notes for Ep. 2067

Direct download: woods_2022_02_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

In this episode I share with you the audio of a panel on which I appeared alongside Modern Age editor Dan McCarthy, at an Intercollegiate Studies Institute conference earlier this month. Although a conservative, Dan has much sympathy for the sane strain of libertarianism (represented, I'd like to think, by your host here) and thought it would be a good idea for a room full of conservative students to hear me. They'd never heard a libertarian who wasn't a leftist or a coward, he said.

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Show notes for Ep. 2066

Direct download: woods_2022_02_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Angela McArdle, who is running for chair of the LIbertarian National Committee and currently chairs the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County, joins us to discuss her ballot initiative to repeal the vaccine passport system there. Biggest surprise: how many progressives have thanked her for doing it, and how appalled they are that their allies support it.

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Show notes for Ep. 2065

Direct download: woods_2022_02_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

After speaking at an Intercollegiate Studies Institute event earlier this month (February 2022) I was interviewed that afternoon for their podcast, Conservative Conversations. We discuss a bit of the history of our movements as well as foreign policy, Big Tech, libertarian infighting, and other juicy topics.

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Show notes for Ep. 2064

Direct download: woods_2022_02_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

With price inflation spiking, Dan Held is here to talk Bitcoin with us. Dan is the Director of Growth Marketing at Kraken. His former company Interchange, a portfolio reconciliation tool for crypto institutional traders, was acquired by Kraken in 2019. Prior to that, Dan was at Uber on Rider Growth/Global Data. Before Uber, Dan built some of the most popular early crypto products including ChangeTip (acquired by AirBnB), and ZeroBlock (acquired by Blockchain.com in the second ever all-Bitcoin acquisition). He was part of the original 2013 crypto meetup group in San Francisco that included the founders of Coinbase, Ripple, Kraken, and others.

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Show notes for Ep. 2063

Direct download: woods_2022_02_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

The great and controversial James Delingpole reports from the UK on what our overlords have been up to, what else they have in store, and topics only James Delingpole could dream up.

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Show notes for Ep. 2062

Direct download: woods_2022_02_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Dakota Christensen of Rebel News joins us today to talk about the thrilling situation in Canada, and share with us his on-the-ground insights.

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Show notes for Ep. 2061

Direct download: woods_2022_02_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

That's a surprise, isn't it? Enjoy.

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Show notes for Ep. 2060

Direct download: woods_2022_02_08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

I recently spoke to a group of young conservatives at an Intercollegiate Studies Institute conference whose impression of libertarianism had largely been formed by our worst representatives. I reassured them that we're not all cowards and leftists, and a very productive discussion ensued.

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Show notes for Ep. 2059

Direct download: woods_2022_02_07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

In this episode I walk you through and comment on a bunch of primary source documents no teacher refers to and no anthology contains. But they exist, and they tell a story about the states and the federal government that the establishment would prefer you not hear.

Show notes for Ep. 2058

Direct download: woods_2022_02_05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Samuel Goldman wrote an interesting article days ago for The Week in which he made the case for precisely this. It's actually a respectful article about us, which is rare, but where would be the fun without a critique by Woods?

Show notes for Ep. 2057

Direct download: woods_2022_02_04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Adam Curry, former MTV VJ and now co-host of the No Agenda Show, joins us to talk about his work to keep podcasting, which has thus far had to deal with less content suppression than other forms of media, free from outside interference, so programs like this one can continue to bring you the truth.

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Show notes for Ep. 2056

Direct download: woods_2022_02_03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Eric Brakey and I have a wide-ranging discussion about the evolution of the GOP, what Trump should have done differently, the importance of Rand Paul during the virus fiasco, the slowness of the GOP base to appreciate how much they're hated, and a lot more. Thanks to Eric and his Free America Now podcast.

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Show notes for Ep. 2055

Direct download: woods_2022_02_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

The fanatics who have been trying to silence dissident voices have made it so doctors risk losing their licenses if they come down publicly on the unpopular side of a controversial medical topic. My guest today, Dr. Jon Ward, is trying to change that.

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Show notes for Ep. 2054

Direct download: woods_2022_01_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Libertarian city council member Cara Schulz left her audience spellbound at a recent meeting during a discussion of chronic pain sufferers. Doctors are having their hands tied and people with unbearable pain can't get the care they need because the authorities pretend they're looking out for drug addicts or would-be drug addicts. None of the arguments for the current system stand up to scrutiny, and Schulz made mincemeat of them in a detailed and devastating presentation.

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Show notes for Ep. 2053

Direct download: woods_2022_01_29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

It may be true that our money is screwed up at the federal level, but there are actions we can take at the state level to counteract the lunacy. JP Cortez of the Sound Money Defense League joins us to discuss what can be done more locally to protect ourselves against the ongoing debasement of the dollar.

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Show notes for Ep. 2052

Direct download: woods_2022_01_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

Ian Miller, who has spent the past two years generating over 2000 charts showing the failure of all kinds of alleged "mitigation measures," has honed in on the mask issue in his new book, Unmasked: The Global Failure of COVID Mask Mandates.

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Show notes for Ep. 2051

Direct download: woods_2022_01_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

Jared Wall operates ThcHempSpot.com and got a taste of what it's like to be an entrepreneur in a legally murky area. He shares his story with us today.

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Show notes for Ep. 2050

Direct download: woods_2022_01_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

Saifedean Ammous is a top Austrian economist and an important authority on Bitcoin, and it was my pleasure to make an appearance not long ago on The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean's podcast. We discuss our experiences studying at Columbia University, and the different paths we took in discovering Austrian Economics. We discuss how we became independent academics, operating outside of traditional institutions and how this gave us more freedom of speech and the ability to to reach a larger audience. We also talk about our work promoting rational thinking on masks and coronavirus lockdowns, the influence of "fiat" academics like Dr Fauci, and the various restrictions on speech that we all have to face.

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Show notes for Ep. 2049

Direct download: woods_2022_01_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Judge Andrew Napolitano recently featured Jeff Deist of the Mises Institute and me on his podcast Judging Freedom. We discuss the Supreme Court decisions regarding vaccine mandates, and where American society is likely to go from here.

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Show notes for Ep. 2048

Direct download: woods_2022_01_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Scott Atlas, special adviser to the president on the coronavirus and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, discusses his work at the White House, the truth about Fauci and Birx, and the collapse of the public health establishment's credibility.

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Show notes for Ep. 2047

Direct download: woods_2022_01_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Jake Wiskerchen and Mike Sodini of Walk the Talk America are helping within the mental-health community to reduce stigmas and negative stereotypes about gun owners while reducing, among gun owners themselves, the stigma surrounding mental health counseling, in order to reduce suicides by firearm.

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Show notes for Ep. 2046

Direct download: woods_2022_01_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Lew Rockwell, publisher of LewRockwell.com and founder and chairman of the Mises Institute, joins me for a wide-ranging discussion of restrictions around the world, whether political action can do any good, what another Trump run would mean, and so on.

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Show notes for Ep. 2045

Direct download: woods_2022_01_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

With all the domestic insanity we're understandably focused on, it's easy to neglect what's happening in foreign policy -- Ukraine and Kazakhstan seem so remote to us, after all. But the lizard people could be cooking up a real disaster here, and we need to know what's going on.

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Show notes for Ep. 2044

Direct download: woods_2022_01_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST