The Tom Woods Show

Between the lockdowns and terrible economic policy, California -- which was once pitched as a poster child for big government -- has become unlivable for more and more people. Besides the lockdowns, I review the grim reality of the Golden State.

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Show notes for Ep. 1815

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We've heard talk of something called the "Great Reset," which the COVID crisis is said to have created a perfect opportunity to implement. Some have dismissed the very idea as (what else?) a "conspiracy theory." Michael Rectenwald joins me to sort it all out.

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Show notes for Ep. 1814

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Chris Ferrara, special counsel with the Thomas More Society, has been successful in challenging COVID restrictions on religious liberty grounds, and he joins me to discuss his work and other legal challenges to the various state restrictions.

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Show notes for Ep. 1813

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2020 was rough for a lot of businesses, for obvious reasons. And as the economy opens up in the coming months, certain behavioral patterns on the part of the public are unlikely to change. We discuss what these are, how best to adapt to them, and a good way to make your new business to make your new business Fauci-proof.

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Show notes for Ep. 1812

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Here's a great discussion with Jeff Deist, president of the Mises Institute, on why it matters even in dire and desperate moments to be steeped in our important books and ideas.

Show notes for Ep. 1811

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Yes, there are sinister people in the world, and yes, sometimes they work together toward nefarious goals. But thinking this alone accounts for the world we live in is unfortunately naive, as Antony Sammeroff explains.

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Show notes for Ep. 1810

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Antony Sammeroff reviews some of the fallacies of Marxism, and also tackles the insistence of some Marxists that the Soviet Union and other communist regimes weren't "real communism."

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Show notes for Ep. 1809

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Antony Sammeroff Week continues with this discussion of the factors (educational influences only the most obvious among them) that push people toward statism and away from liberty.

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Show notes for Ep. 1808

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Antony Sammeroff, who among many other things does outstanding work as a therapist, discusses the psychological factors that may account for why some of us embrace the hard truths of libertarianism and others don't. We begin with a discussion of Harry Browne's work on finding freedom in an unfree world, and noting that in the case of many libertarians (and indeed human beings), the major problems they face tend to be internal rather than external (i.e., caused by institutions like the state).

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Show notes for Ep. 1807

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The great Antony Sammeroff of the Scottish Liberty Podcast joins me to discuss his evolution from left-liberalism to libertarianism, and a lot more -- including the worst mistake writers (including Woods in the old days) make, and how to fix it.

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Show notes for Ep. 1806

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Two distinguished scientists join me for a discussion of the optimal public-health response to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Martin Kulldorff is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research centers on developing new epidemiological and statistical methods for the early detection and monitoring of infectious disease outbreaks and for post-market drug and vaccine safety surveillance.

Eric Topol is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research, founder and director of its Translational Research Institute, a practicing physician, and one of the top 10 cited medical researchers.

Show notes for Ep. 1805

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

Rather than a detailed year in review (really, who needs that for 2020?), I look back on a few genuine highlights of the year, as well as my experiences in states at various stages of reopening, and what I've done to maintain a modicum of sanity during crazy times.

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Show notes for Ep. 1804

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1803

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1802

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1801

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1800

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1799

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1798

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1797

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1796

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1795

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1794

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

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

Show notes for Ep. 1793

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1792

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1791

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1790

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1789

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1788

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1787

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

Show notes for Ep. 1786

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

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

Show notes for Ep. 1785

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

Show notes for Ep. 1784

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1783

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:46am EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1782

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

Show notes for Ep. 1781

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1780

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1779

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

Show notes for Ep. 1778

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

Show notes for Ep. 1777

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1776

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

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

Show notes for Ep. 1775

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1774

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1773

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1772

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

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

Show notes for Ep. 1771

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1770

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1769

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1768

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:22am EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1767

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

The great Dominic Frisby joins us for an update on what's happening in the UK, where the authorities say the police will be used to break up Christmas dinners.

Show notes for Ep. 1766

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Kevin McKernan joins me to discuss the problems with PCR testing during the pandemic, and why they're yielding results that are, to say the least, unhelpful.

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Show notes for Ep. 1765

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

In the first half of this episode I play the full, extended interview I did for Pete Quinones' great documentary The Monopoly on Violence. He asked me to discuss state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, and issues related to that. In the second half of the episode I can't help adding some current COVID news I think you'll find interesting.

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Show notes for Ep. 1764

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The great Eric Peters returns for an update on the ongoing war on cars, the various forms it takes, and how it affects you.

Show notes for Ep. 1763

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

Investor and FreedomFest creator Mark Skousen joins me to discuss the economy, and particularly the common error of thinking that "consumer spending" drives the economy.

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Show notes for Ep. 1762

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Lew Rockwell joins me for our final debate analysis episode of the 2020 election cycle!

Show notes for Ep. 1761

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

I got to know Professor Michael Crispin Miller when he wrote to tell me how much he enjoyed my remarks at the Mises Institute's Jekyll Island conference on the lockdowns and the rest of the disastrous government response to COVID. When I found out, first, that he'd been targeted in the classroom for proposing that students consider more than one point of view on the subject of masks, and second, that he's an interesting leftist who opposes the lizard people as much as you and I do. I knew we would have an interesting discussion -- and not just about COVID -- and I was right.

Show notes for Ep. 1760

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Ol' Woods here has always had views a teensy bit different from the academic mainstream, so in today's episode we start off with some reminiscences from the Columbia University history department, where I received my Ph.D. From there it's on to every topic under the sun, in a great discussion with Thaddeus Russell.

This episode originally appeared as an episode of the Unregistered podcast with Thaddeus Russell.

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Show notes for Ep. 1759

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

Nick Hudson created PANDA -- Pandemics Data & Analytics -- as a conduit for rational, data-driven analysis of COVID-19, and to examine the human and economic toll of extended lockdowns.

Show notes for Ep. 1758

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

The great Gene Epstein joins me for a review of where the US economy stands now and where it's going, with COVID and the restrictions in the background, and then we proceed to a discussion of the virus and the state response that is classic Gene.

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Show notes for Ep. 1757

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Masks have become central to the response to COVID-19, and a great deal of acrimony has developed between people who favor and oppose masks. After the New England Journal of Medicine argued that their effectiveness was minimal, a great deal of controversy emerged regarding what "the science" truly had to say on the subject. Hence this episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1756

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

The popular libertarian children's book series The Tuttle Twins caught the attention of Current Affairs, which is not at all happy that children are being exposed to libertarian ideas. "Why, this is indoctrination!" say the masters of indoctrination.

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Show notes for Ep. 1755

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EST

This is the single best presentation I've made on COVID and the government response. I genuinely do not see how someone can hear this information and continue along in support of lockdowns and the destruction of society. Here are all the arguments in one place. Enjoy.

Show notes for Ep. 1754

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Jay Richards joins me to discuss the first book to hit the shelves on COVID and the lockdowns, and it's a ten-megaton bomb against the propagandists.

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Show notes for Ep. 1753

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

Longtime liberty activist John Bush joins me to discuss his Freedom Cells strategy, already in effect and growing, to allow libertarians to live and flourish with as little state involvement as possible.

Show notes for Ep. 1752

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Dan McCarthy joins me for a rather lively overview and analysis of last night's vice presidential debate.

Show notes for Ep. 1751

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

Jennifer Cabrera has done very important work compiling overlooked data on COVID, and has been one of the top voices I myself have consulted to stay sane during these crazy times. One of my favorite episodes of the past few months.

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Show notes for Ep. 1750

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Scientists from Oxford, Harvard, and Stanford just released a declaration against lockdowns as a strategy and for the resumption of normal life, particularly for younger people -- and that means sports, music, the arts, everything.

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Show notes for Ep. 1749

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

If a President Biden where to try to shut the country down, as he has said he would, it would be necessary for the rational states to recall the powers they once had to protect their people from the federal government. In this episode I discuss the forgotten history of states doing precisely that.

Show notes for Ep. 1748

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

Michael Rectenwald, whose life was made miserable to impossible at New York University after he began to dissent from the social justice orthodoxy, just created a full-blown course on postmodernism, critical theory, and cultural studies, and their implications for liberty. In today’s episode we cover all of these topics.

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Show notes for Ep. 1747

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

Dan McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, is a traditional conservative who has great sympathy for and is widely read in Rothbardian anarcho-capitalism. We have a meeting of the minds in today’s episode.

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Show notes for Ep. 1746

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

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1745

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1744

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

Gret Glyer is the creator of DonorSee, the extraordinary philanthropy app. He lived in Malawi for three years and is well informed about the challenges facing the developing world. From the beginning he warned that lockdowns would cause net devastation in these societies, and that’s what he joins me to discuss today.

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Show notes for Ep. 1743

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

TJ Roberts, a law student who recently finished his undergraduate studies, gives us a no-holds-barred glimpse into modern university life. And as you might expect, it ain't pretty.

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Show notes for Ep. 1742

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Martin Kulldorff is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a biostatistician and epidemiologist whose research centers on the early detection and monitoring of infectious disease outbreaks. He has opposed lockdowns from the very beginning of the COVID crisis.

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Show notes for Ep. 1741

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for what she believed in -- which is precisely what made her an atrocious Supreme Court justice. Historian and legal scholar Kevin Gutzman joins me to discuss her legacy and our future.

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Show notes for Ep. 1740

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Ryan Wood, otherwise known as the "Meme Policeman," joins me to discuss his demolition of the low-IQ memes we all see circulating on social media.

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Show notes for Ep. 1739

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Now even the political left, which should have opposed the lockdowns from the beginning, is speaking out against lockdowns, as we can see in an important piece that appeared in Jacobin magazine. Legendary recording artist Van Morrison, meanwhile, is urging his fellow performers to join him in speaking out against the inhuman lockdowns that are depriving people of what it means to be human.

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Show notes for Ep. 1738

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The great economist Bob Murphy joins me to overturn misconceptions about money, including the particular misunderstanding popular among Bernie Sanders supporters.

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Show notes for Ep. 1737

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Here's an episode's worth of material that I venture to guess no high school student learned in history class, and which pays particular attention to how presidents have grabbed war powers for themselves that they were never intended to have. This episode covers just over 120 years of history, beginning with President McKinley's response to the Boxer Rebellion.

Show notes for Ep. 1736

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Dave Rubin, host of the popular Rubin Report, joins me to discuss the phenomenon whereby vigorous debate has degenerated into warring camps.

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Show notes for Ep. 1735

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Sheldon Richman returns to continue our discussion of topics from his new book, What Social Animals Owe to Each Other.

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Show notes for Ep. 1734

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Phil Labonte, vocalist for the metal band All That Remains, joins me to discuss the difficulties facing performers during the age of COVID restrictions.

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Show notes for Ep. 1733

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Opinion has been sharply divided about Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in what many say was an act of self-defense. In this episode I'm joined by Kristan Harris, the man whose footage from that night has become the standard footage used in the mainstream media.

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Show notes for Ep. 1732

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Russell Kirk, one of the founding intellectuals of postwar American conservatism, was often contemptuous of libertarians. But when it came to economics, it turns out that he was rather a libertarian himself.

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Show notes for Ep. 1731

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The COVID lockdowns and restrictions are terrible and inexcusable and dystopian, without a doubt. Yet might there be some weird silver linings here? Jeff Deist explains.

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Show notes for Ep. 1730

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Sheldon Richman joins me to discuss some of the first principles we defend as libertarians, where they come from, and why we defend them.

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Show notes for Ep. 1729

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In this episode I trace important developments in the history of the U.S. presidency that helped to transform it into the powerful office it is now.

Show notes for Ep. 1728

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Hillsdale College professor and prize-winning author Brad Birzer joins me to discuss the neglected but important Robert Nisbet, and we have an interesting back-and-forth about his principles for conservatives.

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Show notes for Ep. 1727

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Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss cancel culture (on both left and right) as well as the composition of the official conservative movement after nearly four years of a Trump presidency, and quite a bit more.

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Show notes for Ep. 1726

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Daniel McCarthy, editor of the venerable Modern Age, joins me to discuss recent events, including the President's convention speech, and assess the probability of four more years of Trump.

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Show notes for Ep. 1725

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James Lindsay joins me to discuss postmodernism, critical theory, and the various fields -- like "queer studies", "disabled studies", and the like -- that have made academia into a minefield of untouchable orthodoxies.

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Show notes for Ep. 1724

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I sure hadn't, until recently. Two immigration lawyers join me today to discuss Americans' options when it comes to moving somewhere else and in particular getting dual citizenship.

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Show notes for Ep. 1723

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Mark Ling has been a serial product creator and entrepreneur since age 20. He's co-founder of the Rocket Languages foreign-language instruction program, which I've promoted for years and which is featured in 50,000 libraries around the world. Every business he's created can be run from his computer, and is immune to government shutdowns. Mark walks us through his own history as well as steps and models that work in 2020.

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Show notes for Ep. 1722

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New York Times bestselling author and former research biochemist Robb Wolf joins me to make the nutritional, environmental, and ethical case for eating meat.

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Show notes for Ep. 1721

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Joe Bishop-Henchman was recently elected chair of the Libertarian National Committee. We talk about his background, his vision for the party, and how divisions in the party might be healed.

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Show notes for Ep. 1720

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The traditions and principles behind American liberty extend well beyond the Constitution or the War for Independence, and indeed can be found deep within the colonial experience. Here's a review of this forgotten part of the story.

Show notes for Ep. 1719

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I talk about what I've learned over the course of my 25-year public speaking career, in the form of tips for would-be and/or nervous public speakers. Even if you're never going to give a presentation in front of an audience, you may well benefit from my approach to persuasion.

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Show notes for Ep. 1718

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John Zmirak argues that gun rights can be justified both through natural law and via Christian arguments, and that mainline churches deploring the "gun lobby" hold their own tradition in contempt.

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Show notes for Ep. 1717

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Generation after generation, we hear lamentations of decline and certain doom -- from both left and right. There's plenty to be concerned about, to be sure, but is this the correct way to assess the present, or are we being myopic?

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Show notes for Ep. 1716

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