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Ep. 2213 Radical Leftist Prefers Romney to Rothbard

October 05, 2022

Melinda Cooper, who teaches "gender, sexuality, and culture" at Australian National University, tries to take on Murray Rothbard in an academic journal. As usual for a progressive, even though she fin


Ep. 2212 Jeff Deist on the Political Corruption of Language

October 04, 2022

Language can evolve organically, or it can change from the top down to serve a political agenda. We've had plenty of the latter in our day. Jeff Deist joins us to discuss it and explain why it matters


Ep. 2211 Corey DeAngelis on the School Choice Movement

September 30, 2022

Covid changed a lot of minds on schooling, and suddenly the school choice movement has attracted a lot of attention, and is finding success. We discuss these, plus libertarian criticisms of school cho


Ep. 2210 Coping with the Rotten New Economy

September 29, 2022

How is someone supposed to navigate an economy like the one our ruling class has given us? Joel Bein of Career Hackers has some ideas.


Ep. 2209 What's Causing All Those Excess Deaths?

September 27, 2022

Dr. Pierre Kory, president of Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, joins me to answer the question you'd think the whole world would be asking, but which nobody dares to.


Ep. 2208 The Godfather of Right-Wing Populism?

September 24, 2022

Dan McCarthy, editor of the venerable Modern Age, joins me for a discussion of Willmoore Kendall's 1963 classic, The Conservative Affirmation, which has just reappeared in print with an interesting an


Ep. 2207 Paul Gottfried on the Right's Factions

September 23, 2022

The great Paul Gottfried walks us through the state of the American Right. Sponsor: The Expat Money Show with Mikkel Thorup is the #1 resource for anyone considering the expat lifestyle or offshore in


Ep. 2206 How the West Brought War to Ukraine

September 22, 2022

Today we discuss Benjamin Abelow's new book, How the West Brought War to Ukraine: Understanding How U.S. and NATO Policies Led to Crisis, War, and the Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe.


Ep. 2205 Is There Legitimate Hope?

September 17, 2022

I discuss favorable trends -- if you can believe it -- along with the grim realities of the fight ahead of us. This episode is taken from my recent appearance on the Pete Quinones Show. Sponsors:  and


Ep. 2204 Our Wild Economy, and Where It's Headed

September 16, 2022

Jon Wolfenbarger, founder and CEO of Bull and Bear Profits, sorts it out for us.


Ep. 2203 Business School Fights Woke Capitalism

September 15, 2022

Allen Mendenhall, associate dean of the business school at Troy University, joins me to discuss their new program aimed at wokeness in the business world.


Ep. 2202 Is NATO the Embodiment of the Nonaggression Principle?

September 14, 2022

Scott Horton joins us to discuss the true nature of NATO as well as the real prospect of permanently ending the horrors in Yemen. Link Discussed:


Ep. 2201 The American Ruling Class, and Its Intensifying Evils

September 13, 2022

Commentator Auron MacIntyre joins me to discuss the rapidly increasing evil of the American ruling class.


Ep. 2200 On the Death and Rebirth of Comedy

September 10, 2022

Comedian Lou Perez discusses his new book, .


Ep. 2199 Does the GOP Establishment Want DeSantis?

September 09, 2022

Dan McCarthy joins us to warn that a Ron DeSantis presidential candidacy could wind up backfiring. Sponsor: The Expat Money Show with Mikkel Thorup is the #1 resource for anyone considering the expat


Ep. 2198 The Fact-Checker Scam

September 08, 2022

Jeremy R. Hammond joins us today to discuss the Big Tech situation and in particular the problem with "fact checkers," who are merely enforcers of the establishment's narrative. Sponsor: CrowdHealth -


Ep. 2197 Tyranny Cloaked in Benevolence, with Viva Frei

September 07, 2022

The great lawyer and online personality Viva Frei joins us to discuss what's going wrong, what's going right, the true nature of the regimes that rule is, and whether we can have legitimate hope.


Ep. 2196 How to Invest During Crazy Times

September 03, 2022

Larry Lepard became known among libertarians in 2008, when he spent $200,000 of his own money on full-page ads in major newspapers for Ron Paul. Today he joins us to discuss how to think about investi


Ep. 2195 Progressives Try to Suppress Secession Discussion

September 02, 2022

Carla Gericke, former president of the Free State Project, joins us to discuss the recent discussion of secession in New Hampshire, and the response of critics who are appalled that anyone would dare


Ep. 2194 Our Electric Car Future: Is It Inevitable?

September 01, 2022

Eric Peters joins us to discuss the fanatical movement toward electric cars, what the drawbacks are, and whether it can be stopped.


Ep. 2193 Don't Weep for Labor: Its Share Is Not Declining

August 31, 2022

Almost everyone in academia, including even some libertarians, is convinced that labor has suffered a declining share of national income over time. Then predictably, come the various government interv


Ep. 2192 Economics for the Non-Savage

August 30, 2022

So much damage is done because people have a frankly juvenile understanding of the economy: what it is and how it works. Per Bylund has provided us with the antidote.


Ep. 2191 Biden's Student Loan Debacle

August 27, 2022

Gene Epstein joins us to discuss the economics of the partial cancellation of college loans.


Ep. 2190 How to Reach the Normies, with Doc Dixon

August 26, 2022

Over the past few years I've been thrilled to see Doc Dixon's star begin to rise within the libertarian world. He's a solid libertarian in our tradition, and an extremely talented magician, who fooled


Ep. 2189 Did the Declaration of Independence Apply to Slaves?

August 25, 2022

A revival of the Broadway musical 1776, featuring female, trans, and nonbinary cast members portraying the Founding Fathers, has reignited the usual attacks on the Founders, so I look at the matter mo


Ep. 2188 Is National Divorce Anti-Liberty?

August 24, 2022

National divorce is urgently and obviously necessary, but among the blue-pilled in our movement it's a betrayal of libertarian principles that must be rejected. I take this on.


Ep. 2187 The Ruling Elites Are Divided

August 20, 2022

Yes, we are ruled by bad guys, but as Rothbard explained, sometimes the bad guys have rivalries among themselves, and these rivalries can go a long way toward explaining current events. Tom Luongo joi


Ep. 2186 Vivek Ramaswamy on Getting Politics Out of Investing

August 19, 2022

Vivek Ramaswamy, founder of Strive Asset Management, is leading a heroic charge against the ESG-driven politicization of investing and capital allocation.


Ep. 2185 Jeff Deist on Trump, the FBI, and National Divorce

August 18, 2022

Jeff Deist joins me to discuss the FBI raid on Trump, the benefits of national divorce, and more. Sponsor: The Expat Money Summit, hosted by our friend Mikkel Thorup, is the expat event of the year. F


Ep. 2184 The Politically Incorrect Guide to Economics

August 17, 2022

The great Tom DiLorenzo, who spent 41 years as an economics professor, joins me for a takedown of anti-market arguments and a defense of freedom.


Ep. 2183 International Options for Freedom Lovers?

August 16, 2022

Mikkel Thorup, who runs the Expat Money Summit and has himself visited over 100 countries (and lived in nine), joins us to discuss international options for freedom lovers.


Ep. 2182 Jeremy Kauffman on Being Blunt and Unafraid

August 13, 2022

Jeremy Kauffman, a creator of and a board member of the Free State Project, is running for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire, but not exactly following the "make commercials in the style of Mitt


Ep. 2181 The Alex Jones Case, and Other Current Events

August 12, 2022

Matt Kibbe joins me to discuss the Alex Jones situation, the perennial "are they stupid or evil" debate," and other items in the news.


Ep. 2180 Mao's Mass Murder

August 11, 2022

You can still find people to this day who try to claim Mao Tse-Tung was an agrarian reformer and that the deaths were caused by bad weather, but in this episode my guest Jason Jewell gives us the trut


Ep. 2179 The Crimes of Communism

August 10, 2022

Jason Jewell of Faulkner University joins us to discuss communism (theory and history) and the realities of life under Lenin and Stalin. Sponsor: Liquid IV - Take 15% off your entire order at


Ep. 2178 How Not to Fight Our Wicked Elites

August 09, 2022

In this episode I discuss the damages of COVID fanaticism that can't be captured in statistics, and the insistence that only violent revolution can solve our problems.


Ep. 2177 Poverty, Inequality, and Government Policy

August 06, 2022

The prolific Germinal G. Van joins us to discuss his latest book, a study of poverty, inequality, and economic policy. Special Offer: Happily date box: Take 50% off your first date at


Ep. 2176 Food Supply Problems Coming? What to Do

August 05, 2022

The founder of the Beef Initiative joins me to discuss what ranchers and consumers alike can do to ensure the uninterrupted consumption of nourishing food.


Ep. 2175 Taxes and How to Minimize Them

August 04, 2022

Matthew Sercely is a tax advisor who shares your values, so he's part of an exclusive elite. Today we discuss all manner of tax questions. Matthew began his business in 2020, under the pressure of the


Ep. 2174 How Should Man Live?

August 03, 2022

People have been debating that question for thousands of years. In this episode we explore Hellenistic philosophy, and what it means for man to live according to his nature -- a subject that forms the


Ep. 2173 Equality -- Good vs. Evil Definitions

August 02, 2022

The word "equality" sure sounds nice, but it's been used on behalf of plenty of evil causes. Is there any sense in which it is unambiguously good? Tom Mullen joins me to discuss the issue, with emphas


Ep. 2172 The True Story of Children's Wartime Experiences

July 30, 2022

The great jack-of-all-trades Dominic Frisby joins me to compare lunacies between the UK and the US these days, and then discusses his latest project: a dramatic production based on the actual stories


Ep. 2171 What We Can Learn from Progressives, and Other Issues with Richard Hanania

July 29, 2022

Richard Hanania joins us for a potpourri episode: Ukraine/Russia, wokeism, what non-progressives can learn from progressives, and more.


Ep. 2170 January 6, Dobbs, Trump, and November

July 28, 2022

Dan McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, joins me to discuss the political implications of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe and of the January 6 hearings, what it means for November elections and a possi


Ep. 2169 The Great Reset and Woke Capitalism, with Michael Rectenwald

July 27, 2022

The great ex-Marxist Michael Rectenwald joins us to discuss what our elites are up to, and what steps we can take to insulate ourselves against their schemes. Special Offer: Happily date box: Take 50%


Ep. 2168 Time to Unplug from the Machine

July 26, 2022

David Moore, who recently sold his healthcare business and has been leading entrepreneur groups and masterminds to help people escape the machine, joins me to discuss an approach that's been helping a


Ep. 2167 A Career that Gets You Out of the Machine

July 23, 2022

Henry Bingaman is a master with words: his words have sold $300 million in goods and services for his clients (of whom I am one). He's also a libertarian and a Supporting Listener of the Tom Woods Sho


Ep. 2166 What You Can't Say

July 22, 2022

Michael Malice says the Paul Graham essay "What You Can't Say" is one of the most important things he's read, so I'm discussing it in today's episode.


Ep. 2165 How Insane Does Academia Have to Get Before We Say No

July 21, 2022

It used to be that you could just grin and bear it through the college-industrial complex. But academia has become so farcical and absurd that it probably needs to be avoided in as many cases as possi


Ep. 2164 The Media Left Out Some Teensy-Weensy Details This Week

July 20, 2022

In my review of the news today I notice some odd details left out of major headlines: like the latest BLM celebrity who (the headline doesn't mention) was shooting at a mother and her children, or a w


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