The Tom Woods Show

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

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Show notes for Ep. 1745

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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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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT