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

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Show notes for Ep. 2397

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2396

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2395

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2394

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2393

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2392

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2391

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2390

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2389

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2388

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

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Show notes for Ep. 2387

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John Lott, who runs the Crime Prevention Research Center, discusses the multiple fabrications contained in a single presidential Tweet.

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Show notes for Ep. 2386

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The Mises Institute's Tho Bishop joins us for a look at last week's clash of non-Trump GOP candidates and what it means for 2024 and beyond.

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Show notes for Ep. 2385

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Scott discusses the China/Taiwan issue, a little bit about Ukraine, his forthcoming book, and a specific thing we can all do for the cause.

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Show notes for Ep. 2384

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Perry Metzger argues that AI will prove to be an immense boon to mankind, and that the apocalyptic warnings are misplaced.

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Show notes for Ep. 2383

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Larken Rose discusses his new film, Jones Plantation, and how the ruling powers throughout history have manipulated people into thinking they're free.

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Show notes for Ep. 2382

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Tom Mullen makes use of his experience in the health insurance industry as well his personal experience as a caretaker for family members to conclude that the unscientific approach of mainstream medicine is nothing new.

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Show notes for Ep. 2381

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Mikkel Thorup, host of the Expat Money Show, has lived all over the world and traveled widely. He's an expert on the various issues involved with becoming an expat, as well as measures short of expatriation (second passports, international banking, etc.). We discuss some of those issues, including the value of having a Plan B in case the SHTF.

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Show notes for Ep. 2380

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Dr. Pierre Kory of the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance discusses the Ivermectin controversy, why the critics are all wet, the sad state of medical research, and what could be causing all those excess deaths.

Book Discussed: The War on Ivermectin: The Medicine That Saved Millions and Could Have Ended the Pandemic

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Show notes for Ep. 2379

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Laurie Calhoun joins me to discuss what we should have learned over the past three years.

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Show notes for Ep. 2378

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Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss a new book by neoconservative Matthew Continetti that the establishment loves. It's a history of American conservatism told in a way that will please the media: the history of American conservatism is a history of respectable people trying to push away people whose opinions are outside the allowable range.

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Book Discussed: The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism, by Matthew Continetti

Show notes for Ep. 2377

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David Hathaway was elected sheriff of Santa Cruz County in Arizona by a landslide, after alleged experts warned him that his opposition to Covid restrictions would cost him the election. In this episode we catch up with him on how things have been going.

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Show notes for Ep. 2376

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Gary Chartier joins me to make a vigorous case against the naive confidence in the state, and the reflexive assumption that the state is necessary to foster the common good, that we hear from all too many Christian thinkers.

Book Discussed: Christianity and the Nation State: A Study in Political Theology

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Show notes for Ep. 2375

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The federal government won't outright ban internal combustion engine vehicles; it will simply set mileage standards that no such car can meet. And that's what's happening. Eric Peters discusses the situation, the drawbacks to electric cars (though he is fine with people who prefer them) and whether there's any jumping off this train.

Article Discussed: https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2023/07/28/burning-love/

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Show notes for Ep. 2374

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Jennifer Sey was brand manager at Levi's and in line to become the company's first-ever female CEO when her dissident views on Covid began the process of her departure from the company. We discuss her background as a champion gymnast, her work in pre-woke corporate America, and what comes next.

Book Discussed: Levi's Unbuttoned: The Woke Mob Took My Job But Gave Me My Voice

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Show notes for Ep. 2373

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Within a month, both Nigel Farage in the UK and Joseph Mercola in the United States had their bank accounts closed for obviously ideological reasons. Dominic Frisby joins us to discuss what it all means.

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Show notes for Ep. 2372

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In this discussion with Michael Rectenwald, we cover a wide variety of topics: RFK, Jr., the Ayn Rand Institute, Ayn Rand herself, the useless Covid mitigation measures, the forgotten stories of people who suffered during lockdown, what we can do apart from complaining and woe-is-meing, and my strategy for productivity.

Show notes for Ep. 2371

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Josh Hammer, host of the Josh Hammer Show and senior editor-at-large of Newsweek, joins me to discuss cracks in the DEI edifice and where we should be heading.

Show notes for Ep. 2370

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The demographic implosion will have wide-ranging and devastating consequences around the world. Kevin Dolan joins us to discuss.

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Show notes for Ep. 2369

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We've heard plenty about the condition of many American cities, suffering under the consequences of crippling interventions. What if we could try a free city here and there, and see if its good example can do some good? Reason's Zach Weissmueller gives us an example from Honduras of precisely that.

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Show notes for Ep. 2368

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Eric July thought there were major problems with the major comic book companies. When he started his own -- Rippaverse -- the naysayers said it was impossible. Until he generated seven figures in about a day. Today he joins us to discuss how he did it.

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Show notes for Ep. 2367

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Conservatives complain about the extremes to which the civil rights revolution has been taken, but almost none of them dare to go to the root. In the traditional American conservative way, they eventually come to celebrate the very thing they once deplored, and then wonder why they keep losing. Jesse Merriam joins me to discuss the true ramifications of Brown vs. Board of Education. This is a discussion you cannot have in mainstream America today because you would be engaged in serious thought and constitutional analysis and the other side would be screaming slogans at you. But the conversation has to take place somewhere.

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Show notes for Ep. 2366

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Tho Bishop joins us to look at what's going on, primarily between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, in the Republican Party, where people who just six months ago were fans of both men, have come to despise each other.

Show notes for Ep. 2365

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Gene Epstein discusses themes covered in his recent debate with David Friedman on the merits of the nonaggression principle, and whether libertarianism can and should do without it.

Show notes for Ep. 2364

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Investigative journalist Tracy Beanz joins me to review Missouri v. Biden, where the Biden White House is being taken to task for ordering the suppression of dissident ideas.

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Show notes for Ep. 2363

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A conversation about how to resist evil in an American context takes unexpected turns.

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Show notes for Ep. 2362

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Connor Boyack and Elijah Stanfield discuss the pitiful state of knowledge of U.S. history and what can be done about it.

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Show notes for Ep. 2361

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Entrepreneur and GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy discusses the Supreme Court's smackdown of our alma mater, along with his views of the Espionage Act, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Ross Ulbricht, and other issues.

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Show notes for Ep. 2360

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The convoluted array of rules and regulations and requirements that runs through the various pieces of civil rights legislation, executive orders, and the 14th Amendment, have alternatively required and now prohibited quotas in college admissions.

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Show notes for Ep. 2359

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Jim Bovard, referred to by the Wall Street Journal as "the roving inspector general of the modern state," discusses the various accusations against the Bidens and the various efforts to cover them up.

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Show notes for Ep. 2358

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Jacob Huebert, president of the Liberty Justice Center, a public-interest law firm, joins us to discuss his work against the crazy law in California that muzzles doctors who dissent from whatever the consensus is on Covid, as well as against the Covid mandates themselves.

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Show notes for Ep. 2357

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The Libertarian Institute's Keith Knight joins me to revisit some of the tall tales we learned in school (or in the newspapers).

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Show notes for Ep. 2356

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In this potpourri episode covering a bunch of current topics I talk about the RFK Jr. candidacy and the reaction to it.

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Show notes for Ep. 2355

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Kevin Duffy joins us to discuss whether this is a passing issue or a serious problem.

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Show notes for Ep. 2354

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Gerard Casey, professor emeritus at University College, Dublin, answers this common criticism of libertarianism.

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Show notes for Ep. 2353

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Comedian and Family Feud host Steve Harvey calls my guest, Henry Bingaman, the "best damn writer I've ever worked with." Today Henry joins us to talk about a strategy that more and more people are following (and for good reason) for surviving and thriving even in today's economy.

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Show notes for Ep. 2352

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Saifedean returns today so we can discuss more issues, including the economics of energy, how genuine free-market economists handle "externalities," and what capitalism is really all about.

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Show notes for Ep. 2351

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The great Saifedean Ammous joins us to discuss his most recent work, Principles of Economics, which in the course of teaching this venerable discipline eviscerates the bad guys.

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Show notes for Ep. 2350

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Dan McCarthy joins us to discuss Trump's legal troubles, the state of the two major parties, the right and wrong way to look at the war in Ukraine, and more.

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Show notes for Ep. 2349

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The great Brad Birzer, Russell Amos Kirk professor of American studies at Hillsdale College, joins us for an outstanding discussion of some of the great works of modern literature and film (and even music), and why your spirit needs them.

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Show notes for Ep. 2348

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Ryan McMaken, executive editor at Mises.org, joins me to discuss three issues in the news.

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Show notes for Ep. 2347

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If they tell you they had nothing to do with the 2008 financial crisis, be assured it was actually their fault. If they say they mitigated the effects of Covid, be confident that they worsened them. I discuss this and other issues -- including the idea behind my forthcoming book, my first in nine years -- with my friend Alan Mosley.

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Show notes for Ep. 2346

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Libertarian Danny Hudson discusses how the COVID lockdowns led him to start his own company, the regulatory hurdles he faced, and the success he's had.

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Show notes for Ep. 2345

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Gene Epstein just appeared in a debate in which he defended principled libertarianism against charges of greed and disdain for the week. It was a crushing victory. We walk through his arguments.

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Show notes for Ep. 2344

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The Reagan Administration's David Stockman joins me to discuss the continuing failure to deal with spending and debt, and what he would have done differently in Kevin McCarthy shoes.

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Show notes for Ep. 2343

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Naomi Brockwell get specific in discussing the why and how of Internet privacy, whether it's email, your browser, using a VPN, you name it.

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Show notes for Ep. 2342

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Gerard Casey, professor emeritus of philosophy at University College Dublin, joins me for a wide-ranging discussion of what libertarians should do when states already exist, whether "the consent of the people" means anything, and a lot more.

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Show notes for Ep. 2341

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., will be speaking at the Free State Project's Porcfest event this year and has asked for no guns in the audience for his talk. Should libertarians object? The Free State Project's Carla Gericke joins me to discuss that and other controversies as she and her fellow Free Staters strive to create a freer society in the here and now.

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Show notes for Ep. 2340

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The brilliant Stephen Wolfram joins us to explain the inner workings of ChatGPT and then to discuss the prospects of AI in general.

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Show notes for Ep. 2339

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Paul Gottfried joins me for a wide-ranging discussion of the central principles of conservatism and libertarianism, whether libertarianism is equipped for the present moment, what the role of "natural law" is, and plenty more.

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Show notes for Ep. 2338

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Auron MacIntyre joins me to analyze Trump and DeSantis, as well as RFK, Jr., and how much of the electorate is voting left no matter how bad the candidate is.

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Show notes for Ep. 2337

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Germinal G. Van returns to discuss the sweeping changes to American society and economy during the 1930s and 1960s.

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Show notes for Ep. 2336

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

Entrepreneur and GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy discusses his influences, the public health establishment, the drug war, the FBI, affirmative action, and much more.

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Show notes for Ep. 2335

Direct download: woods_2023_05_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The so-called Durham Report was issued this week, and concluded that the probe into Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia should never have been opened. Scott Horton joins us for the details.

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Show notes for Ep. 2334

Direct download: woods_2023_05_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

There's only one permissible opinion on this subject, and Scott Horton sets fire to it.

Show notes for Ep. 2333

Direct download: woods_2023_05_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Rachel Alexander joins me to discuss why it matters.

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Show notes for Ep. 2332

Direct download: woods_2023_05_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Syndicated columnist Dan McCarthy thinks so. We also discuss Ron DeSantis and what course of action makes the most sense for him.

Show notes for Ep. 2331

Direct download: woods_2023_05_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Californian Allan Stevo tries to persuade me that staying put and fighting the battle against the bad guys, as opposed to moving to a more congenial place, should be seriously considered.

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Show notes for Ep. 2330

Direct download: woods_2023_05_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Ian Miller returns to discuss the charade we endured for three years, in which the alleged experts pretended to be able to protect people from a disease they ended up having zero ability to protect them from.

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Show notes for Ep. 2329

Direct download: woods_2023_05_09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

As a young man, Ashley Rindsberg was discouraged from publishing his book on the New York Times' distortions over the years, but he finally decided to release it anyway. We discuss it today.

Book Discussed:

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Show notes for Ep. 2328

Direct download: woods_2023_05_05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The great Dave Smith, comedian and host of Part of the Problem, joins me to discuss Tucker Carlson and RFK, Jr., two figures disliked by the respectable (i.e., terrible) wing of libertarianism.

Show notes for Ep. 2327

Direct download: woods_2023_05_04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

We can get so caught up in the ephemeral headlines of the day that we lose sight of the big picture and the kind of society we want to have. Jack Lloyd joins me to talk about how we start moving in that direction.

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Show notes for Ep. 2326

Direct download: woods_2023_05_03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Corey DeAngelis and Connor Boyack join us for a deeper look into the government's school system, which turns out to be vastly worse than you thought.

Book Discussed: Mediocrity: 40 Ways Government Schools Are Failing Today's Students

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Show notes for Ep. 2325

Direct download: woods_2023_05_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Steve Patterson and I discuss the world of ChatGPT and beyond, and what it portends for the human experience.

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Show notes for Ep. 2324

Direct download: woods_2023_04_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Aaron Sobczak of the Libertarian Youth Caucus discusses the challenges of getting younger people to think independently rather than adopting the establishment position on pretty much everything.

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Show notes for Ep. 2323

Direct download: woods_2023_04_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

In a previous episode I made a claim about the unique difficulty of saving for retirement under a fiat money system. Gene Epstein emailed to say I was wrong. When he persisted in the argument over lunch in New York City, I decided to go ahead and invite our old friend on to discuss it.

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Show notes for Ep. 2322

Direct download: woods_2023_04_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Distinguished Jefferson and Madison biographer Kevin Gutzman discusses the sad state of our profession.

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Show notes for Ep. 2321

Direct download: woods_2023_04_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Wanjiru Njoya of the law school at the University of Essex warns that the pursuit of "equality" ends in totalitarianism.

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Show notes for Ep. 2320

Direct download: woods_2023_04_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Sarah Thompson discusses homeopathy as an alternative to the medical establishment with a skeptical but open-minded Tom.

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Show notes for Ep. 2319

Direct download: woods_2023_04_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The Manhattan Institute's Heather Mac Donald discusses the society-wide assault on the arts, education, medicine, the legal system, and more, on the alleged basis of racial equity.

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Show notes for Ep. 2318

Direct download: woods_2023_04_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Veteran journalist Bill Steigerwald, a libertarian who interviewed people across the spectrum -- like George McGovern, Robert McNamara, Christopher Hitchens, Newt Gingrich, Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, and yours truly -- talks about being the ideological oddball in his profession. Plus, how to be a good writer, what advice he has for aspiring journalists, who the most interesting people he interviewed were, and more.

Book Discussed: Grandpa Bear Goes to Washington

Show notes for Ep. 2317

Direct download: woods_2023_04_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

"Follow the Science: Lockdowns Go Viral" is a top-notch documentary series covering the full gamut of the Covid response, in order to help ensure nothing like this ever happens again. It is the record of events we need so that far into the future people will know exactly what happened, and what a load of b.s. it all was. Director Hawk Jensen and host Clifton Duncan join us to discuss.

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Show notes for Ep. 2316

Direct download: woods_2023_04_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Author Moriah Jovan discusses the importance of the arts in the transmission of ideas, and the best and worst ways to convey those ideas via the arts. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand are discussed.

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Show notes for Ep. 2315

Direct download: woods_2023_04_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Jeff Deist returns to discuss the weird, almost unreal America of 2023.

Book Discussed: A Strange Liberty: Politics Drops Its Pretenses

Show notes for Ep. 2314

Direct download: woods_2023_04_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Everywhere you look, businesses are adopting a recurring revenue model. Everything from your local car wash to Circle K to that trampoline park down the street has a membership option. Why? Because it makes them more money. I have three membership websites myself, and they have permanently removed the knot in my stomach that came from not knowing what the following month would bring. In this episode Stu McLaren -- indisputably the world's foremost expert on membership businesses, since his software powers 70,000 of them -- talks about how to create an online membership even with no audience, and how to generate ideas for one if you don't think you have any.

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Show notes for Ep. 2313

Direct download: woods_2023_04_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Attorney Robert Barnes, who has represented numerous high-profile clients, discusses the ridiculous indictment of Donald Trump.

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Show notes for Ep. 2312

Direct download: woods_2023_04_07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Investigative journalist Jeremy Hammond joins me to discuss the undiscussable: the CDC-recommended vaccine schedule, as well as the particular case of the persecuted Dr. Paul Thomas.

Book Discussed: The War on Informed Consent: The Persecution of Dr. Paul Thomas by the Oregon Medical Board

Show notes for Ep. 2311

Direct download: woods_2023_04_06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Gene Owens of Faithless Town discusses the fate of the arts during Covid, and a recent campaign to get their gig canceled because of their unacceptable views. (Did you know it's "fascist" to oppose state restrictions on individuals?)

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Show notes for Ep. 2310

Direct download: woods_2023_04_05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Jonathan Haidt, a generally level-headed academic, has been arguing that social media use contributes to depression in teen girls. A great many people, since the thesis sounds plausible enough, assume the claim has more or less been proven. But the studies alleging a link range from poor to embarrassing. Aaron Brown joins us to review the evidence.

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Show notes for Ep. 2309

Direct download: woods_2023_04_04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

I first got to know about Laura Davidson by reading her articles in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. I was so struck by her work that for the first and only time, I inquired with my colleagues at the Mises Institute about this author. So it's a particular delight to be able to welcome her to the show.

Book Discussed: The Logic of Freedom: Free Will, Human Nature, and the Rational Argument for a Genuinely Free World

Show notes for Ep. 2308

Direct download: woods_2023_03_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Kevin Johnston has actually had to deal with bank regulation and regulators and thinks everyone has an extremely naive view of both. We get into the weeds in today's episode.

Show notes for Ep. 2307

Direct download: woods_2023_03_30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Carla Gericke of the Free State Project joins us to discuss the recent 11-episode NBC News series on the New Hampshire libertarian group, and what to do when faced with a hostile media.

Docuseries Discussed

Show notes for Ep. 2306

Direct download: woods_2023_03_29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Thorstein Polleit, author of The Global Currency Plot, discusses the Euro as well as various plans for de facto or de jure world currencies, and why the elites want to carry out plans like these.

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Show notes for Ep. 2305

Direct download: woods_2023_03_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The great Alex Epstein joins us to smack down more myths related to fossil fuel use.

Guest's Book: Fossil Future

Show notes for Ep. 2304

Direct download: woods_2023_03_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Gabriel Shipton joins us today to discuss the situation with his brother, along with a wonderful new documentary film that tells a deeply personal story about a family struggling against injustice.

Film Discussed: Ithaka - ithaka.movie

Show notes for Ep. 2303

Direct download: woods_2023_03_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

It made national news days ago when a federal judge who disagrees with the latest leftist obsessions was unable to deliver his prepared remarks because of heckling by students who cannot allow the expression of opposing ideas. But the icing on the cake came when a dean stood up and -- instead of scolding the little savages -- scolded the judge himself. Tim Rosenberger, Jr., heads the Federalist Society chapter at Stanford and joins us to discuss what happened, what it means for the future, and what we must do.

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Show notes for Ep. 2302

Direct download: woods_2023_03_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the New York Post, joins us to discuss the various ways in which, from COVID to gender, crazy people are trying to colonize your children's minds.

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Show notes for Ep. 2301

Direct download: woods_2023_03_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Thorsten Polleit discusses part one of his new book The Global Currency Plot. This is the theoretical part. In a future episode (very soon), we will take this apparatus and apply it to current events and find that it accounts for pretty much everything the elites are up to.

Book Discussed: The Global Currency Plot: How the Deep State Will Betray Your Freedom, and How to Prevent It

Show notes for Ep. 2300

Direct download: woods_2023_03_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Peter St. Onge of the Heritage Foundation discusses what went wrong with SVB, what should have happened next, and the problems with the bailout (which is said to be not a bailout, but it is).

Show notes for Ep. 2299

Direct download: woods_2023_03_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

I'm afraid the dull-sounding title will lead people to skip this episode, but it's one of the best of 2023. Gene Epstein comments on my episode with Mark Skousen on Adam Smith, and warns that Smith's deviations have been exploited by opponents of the market economy. The opening banter on this one is long but heartwarming.

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Debate Discussed:
 
Event with Gene and Tom:

Show notes for Ep. 2298

Direct download: woods_2023_03_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT