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By Tom Woods


Ep. 2005 Phil Labonte on Music, the Virus, Liberty, and White or Black Pill

November 14, 2021

Phil Labonte of All That Remains talks libertarianism (he credits ol' Woods here with radicalizing him) talks music, Covid, and whether he's white or black pilled. Special Offer: We love our monthly H


Ep. 2004 A Skeptical Observer's Tour of Modern Feminism

November 13, 2021

Paula Wright joins us to discuss feminism in its various forms, and what if anything it commits people to other than equal access to opportunities for women.


Ep. 2003 A Step Toward Sound Money

November 12, 2021

Addison Quale of Monetary Metals joins us to discuss gold and sound money, and a way we can start moving toward it even without the pronouncements of legislators. Guest's Link:


Ep. 2002 Why It's Hurting Your Pocketbook to Be Bearish All the Time

November 10, 2021

Investor and economist Mark Skousen warns that our movement tends to be so pessimistic about the economy that we miss out on income growth opportunities and have nothing to show for it but a bunch of


Ep. 2001 Actor Resists Mandate at Great Personal and Professional Cost

November 09, 2021

One of my favorite episodes of all time. Broadway actor Clifton Duncan discusses his evolution from someone who was generally panicked about COVID to an immovable foe of vaccinate mandates, even at tr


Ep. 2000 The Long-Awaited 2000th Episode, Not to Be Missed

November 05, 2021

What an amazing celebration we had at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, on October 16 for the 2000th episode of the Tom Woods Show. Hosted by Jeff Deist, the episode includes appe


Ep. 1999 Cronyism: The Untold Chapter of U.S. History

November 03, 2021

Patrick Newman discusses his brand new study of the history of cronyism over two and a half centuries of American history.


Ep. 1998 The Libertarian Devil's Dictionary: Cutting Through the Propaganda Words

November 01, 2021

Jim Ostrowski joins us to get to the bottom of the regime's manipulation of language, and what its terms really mean. Sponsor: CrowdHealth - Save 50% for the first six months at , using code WOODS.


Ep. 1997 Is Gen Z Hopeless? How to Win Them Over

October 30, 2021

Ron Paul struggled with the elderly population in his presidential runs, but now the problem is the young people -- even after having their lives taken from them for nearly two years, they seem to wan


Ep. 1996 Breakup! A Freedom Lover's Guide to Surviving the End of Empire

October 28, 2021

Matt Asher discusses the prospects for American breakup, and what we should do while we wait.


Ep. 1995 Jeff Deist and Tom Woods on What Must Be Done

October 27, 2021

At the 's supporters summit over the weekend, Institute president Jeff Deist and I had an informal discussion after dinner in front of the assembled attendees, and reviewed Hans Hoppe's essay "What Mu


Ep. 1994 Entrepreneur Fights Back Against Big Tech, Seeks "New Tech Leadership"

October 22, 2021

According to Peter Rex, who's been in real estate for 16 years and has purchased and managed over 20,000 properties, "Big Tech leadership has lost its social license to lead. They’re focused on extrac


Ep. 1993 False Alarm: Against Climate Change Hysteria

October 20, 2021

Author Björn Lomborg joins me to discuss the problems with climate-change propagandists who have a massive chunk of the world's population convinced that literal human extinction is sure to occur beca


Ep. 1992 Airline Employees Fight Back Against Mandates

October 19, 2021

Airline pilot Josh Yoder joins me to discuss US Freedom Flyers, his new organization aimed at pushing back against the Biden vaccine mandates.


Ep. 1991 Politics Is a Rotten Way for People to Interact

October 15, 2021

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


Ep. 1990 The Dreadful State of Economics, and How to Fix It

October 14, 2021

One of this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in economics, David Card, co-authored the notorious Card-Krueger study of the minimum wage, which appeared to turn the conventional economic wisdom about


Ep. 1989 Secession: The Constitutional, Historical, and Moral Case

October 12, 2021

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


Ep. 1988 How to Navigate the Fed's Boom/Bust Cycle

October 11, 2021

Murray Sabrin, who taught finance at Ramapo College for 35 years, has a brand new book answering this question: since Austrian School economists know that Federal Reserve interventions cause the boom-


Ep. 1987 Neocon War Hawk Flattened in Debate

October 08, 2021

In a recent live event in New York City, the heroic Scott Horton, our great foreign-policy expert, debated Bill Kristol, one of the most influential neoconservatives, on the wisdom of "regime change"


Ep. 1986 Antifascism: The Course of a Crusade

October 08, 2021

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


Ep. 1985 Secret: How ol' Woods Pays Less Than You for Health Care

October 06, 2021

Andy Schoonover is CEO of CrowdHealth, which urges people to say goodbye to health insurance altogether and save a small fortune by seceding from the whole system. Guest's Website: (use code WOODS)


Ep. 1984 Why Ludwig von Mises Mattered (and a Word on the Dopes Who Misunderstand Him)

October 05, 2021

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


Ep. 1983 Woods's Travel Stories During the Madness

October 02, 2021

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


Ep. 1982 Professor Leaves Vaccine Mandates in Shreds

October 01, 2021

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


Ep. 1981 Forbidden Thinkers and Their Forbidden Works

September 29, 2021

In one of my favorite interviews ever, I run through a lightning round of names from our tradition of thought, and describe their key contributions to how we understand the world. Thanks to Keith Knig


Ep. 1980 What to Do When the Cancel Mob Comes for You

September 28, 2021

You know the usual approach: apologize, beg for mercy, explain that you didn't really mean it, that you've "grown" -- we're all drearily familiar with the usual pathetic attempts to avoid judgment fro


Ep. 1979 A Smart College Alternative (Including for Kids Trapped by Vaccine Mandates)

September 25, 2021

Cameron Sorsby of Praxis outlines a sensible alternative to college, giving young people years of work experience instead of years of debt. And Praxis is doing something special for students who find


Ep. 1978 Reagan Admin's David Stockman Lays Out a Program for Freedom

September 25, 2021

You and I complain a lot, and rightly so, but we do of course have a positive program. I asked David Stockman, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan Administration, to


Ep. 1977 Michael Malice on How to Use Social Media

September 24, 2021

Michael Malice, King of Twitter, has built a large audience in part through his astute use of social media. Sponsor: With Egnyte, your small to medium-size business can share files securely, safe from


Ep. 1976 Is AOC the Best Libertarian in Congress? That's What Left-Leaning Libertarians Say

September 22, 2021

Left-leaning libertarians have actually been claiming, if you can believe this, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose worldview is altogether confused and state-centered, is actually the best libertari


Ep. 1975 Entrepreneur Sells Breathable Mask, Big Tech Pounces

September 21, 2021

Chet Peters, who operates Fake Mask USA, has had to reckon with Big Tech in all its various manifestations while selling to the public an actually breathable mask. Sponsor: Cheeky Maiden Soap is a fam


Ep. 1974 Jay Bhattacharya on Herd Immunity, Seasonal Spikes, and the Return of Rationality

September 18, 2021

Stanford University's Jay Bhattacharya returns to the show to discuss the recent southern spike, the prospects for herd immunity, and his grounds for optimism, among much else.


Ep. 1973 Warning from Israel: Pfizer, COVID, and Passports

September 17, 2021

Israel has been in the news around the world for its vaccination rates and hospitalization rates, and for its "green pass" vaccine passport system. Rafi Farber reports from Israel in today's episode a


Ep. 1972 Australian Prison State

September 16, 2021

David Limbrick, an elected official in Victoria, joins us for an inside look at the nightmare that has descended upon once-free Australia.


Ep. 1971 The American One Party State

September 15, 2021

Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss the emerging one-party state in America. This isn't the kind of conversation we might have had in the old days, lamenting the lack of difference between the two part


Ep. 1970 September 11 Remembered, Minus the Propaganda

September 13, 2021

Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and foreign-policy adviser to then-Congressman Paul from 2001 to 2012, joins me to reflect on the events and signi


Ep. 1969 Congressman Thomas Massie: Resist the Biden Mandates

September 11, 2021

Opposed by midwits everywhere but cheered by lovers of freedom and science, Congressman Thomas Massie has been a voice of reason over the past year and a half. Today I was able to reach him in a remot


Ep. 1968 The Latest Media Falsehood, Exposed

September 10, 2021

I cover several topics in this potpourri episode: what life is like in a COVID-normal country, an idiotic and phony story the media jumped on because it made normal people look bad, and the insider wh


Ep. 1967 Is This Where Secession Begins?

September 08, 2021

Daniel Miller of the Texas Nationalist Movement discusses opportunities for an obstacles to Texan secession, and notes that the apparent obstacles are not as insuperable as many people may have though


Ep. 1966 How to Not Suck at Life: Here Are the Rules

September 07, 2021

In this day and age it's more important than ever to stand out -- and easier than ever, since more and more people are crazy. In this episode Connor Boyack and I review some of the rules that will ser


Ep. 1965 When Crazy People Conspire Against You, Here's the Mindset You Need

September 05, 2021

The lunatics really took things up a notch in 2020 and 2021, such that normal people feel more on the defensive than ever before. Ben Settle, who taught me email marketing, has advice for the world's


Ep. 1964 Twenty Years of the Patriot Act

September 03, 2021

Stephen Presser, legal affairs editor for Chronicles magazine and professor of legal history emeritus at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, joins me for a review of the surveillance sta


Ep. 1963 Secession: Not When or Why But How?

September 02, 2021

It's more and more obvious that the differences within the United States are irreconcilable. Some form of peaceful separation is clearly the only humane solution. Historian Brion McClanahan joins me t


Ep. 1962 One Country's Struggle Against the New Segregation

September 01, 2021

The use of vaccination status to divide society into two classes is spreading around the world, more intensely in some places than others. Today we take a look at what's happening in Lithuania, and wh


Ep. 1961 Who Are the Bad Guys, and What Should We Do About Them?

August 31, 2021

Once you read Murray Rothbard, you can never look at the world the same way again. In 1992 he delivered the best libertarian speech I have ever heard, so full of insight that I had to devote an entire


Ep. 1960 How to Opt Out from the Technocratic State

August 28, 2021

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


Ep. 1959 The Evil "Paleo Strategy," Which Isn't and Wasn't Evil at All, and Made Perfect Sense

August 27, 2021

We hear from libertarian critics of Ron Paul and Murray Rothbard (yes, such people exist, believe it or not) that they pursued something called "the paleo strategy," which today is ridiculed and dismi


Ep. 1958 The Books You Must Read, Plus Stories, Smackdowns, and Fun

August 26, 2021

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


Ep. 1957 Politics: the New Religion

August 25, 2021

Ever since 1789 and the French Revolution, politics in the West has come to resemble a religion with its dogmas, heretics, and messianic language. In our own day, this is especially evident among the


Ep. 1956 The World Is Closing to the Unvaccinated; Can We Reverse It?

August 24, 2021

We're hearing about various places introducing "vaccine passports." We've also heard about places phasing them out. Is there anything we can do? Sponsor: Cheeky Maiden Soap is a family-run business op


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