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Join New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods for your daily serving of liberty education! Guests include Ron Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, David Stockman, and hundreds more, with topics like war, the Federal Reserve, net neutrality, the FDA, Austrian economics, and many other subjects of interest to libertarians. Join us!

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    Ep. 2051 The Definitive Masks-Don't-Work Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 42:20

    Ian Miller, who has spent the past two years generating over 2000 charts showing the failure of all kinds of alleged "mitigation measures," has honed in on the mask issue in his new book, . Sponsors: &

    Ep. 2050 Cannabis in an Age of Prohibition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 36:39

    Jared Wall operates and got a taste of what it's like to be an entrepreneur in a legally murky area. He shares his story with us today.

    Ep. 2049 Saifedean Ammous and Tom on COVID Rationality, and Being Independent Academics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 99:17

    Saifedean Ammous is a top Austrian economist and an important authority on Bitcoin, and it was my pleasure to make an appearance not long ago on The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean's podcast. We discuss our experiences studying at Columbia University, and the different paths we took in discovering Austrian Economics. We discuss how we became independent academics, operating outside of traditional institutions and how this gave us more freedom of speech and the ability to to reach a larger audience. We also talk about our work promoting rational thinking on masks and coronavirus lockdowns, the influence of "fiat" academics like Dr Fauci, and the various restrictions on speech that we all have to face.

    Ep. 2048 The Supreme Court, and the Prospects for National Divorce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 29:19

    Judge Andrew Napolitano recently featured Jeff Deist of the Mises Institute and me on his podcast Judging Freedom. [CJay, please try to figure out what the best link is to link to the Judge's show.] We discuss the Supreme Court decisions regarding vaccine mandates, and where American society is likely to go from here.

    Ep. 2047 Scott Atlas on Public Health's Credibility Collapse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 28:40

    Scott Atlas, special adviser to the president on the coronavirus and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, discusses his work at the White House, the truth about Fauci and Birx, and the collapse of the public health establishment's credibility.

    Ep. 2046 Undoing Gun Owner Stereotypes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 30:58

    Jake Wiskerchen and Mike Sodini of Walk the Talk America are helping within the mental-health community to reduce stigmas and negative stereotypes about gun owners while reducing, among gun owners themselves, the stigma surrounding mental health counseling, in order to reduce suicides by firearm.

    Ep. 2045 Lew Rockwell on the Dystopia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 49:05

    Lew Rockwell, publisher of and founder and chairman of the Mises Institute, joins me for a wide-ranging discussion of restrictions around the world, whether political action can do any good, what another Trump run would mean, and so on.

    Ep. 2044 Important: Scott Horton on US/Russia Dangers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 60:15

    With all the domestic insanity we're understandably focused on, it's easy to neglect what's happening in foreign policy -- Ukraine and Kazakhstan seem so remote to us, after all. But the lizard people could be cooking up a real disaster here, and we need to know what's going on.

    Ep. 2043 Biden Set to Make Cars Much Worse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 36:22

    We've been spending so much time focused on the virus madness that we may have missed some of the less dramatic insanity of the Biden world. Case in point: mandates on cars that will have a dramatic and deleterious effect on the automobile market. Libertarian car expert Eric Peters joins us to discuss this and other issues, including how to buy a used car on a budget.

    Ep. 2042 I Won't Comply: Manhattan Business Owner Refuses to Demand Vaccination Proof

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 41:40

    Eli Klein, a lifelong Democrat, opposed the COVID restrictions from the beginning, and says he will never demand proof of vaccination to enter his Manhattan art gallery. Sponsors:

    Ep. 2041 Everyone Should Want to Abolish the Fed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 35:11

    Tom Mullen returns to discuss how the Federal Reserve, the institution that's been kept off everybody's radar and was scarcely discussed in politics until 2007 -- nearly a hundred years after its creation -- ought to unite even people with the most divergent ideologies. Sponsor: CrowdHealth - - Enter promo code: WOODS.

    Ep. 2040 With Omicron, Supreme Court's Data Is Worthless

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 31:18

    After a brief overview of my recent trip to St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands) and COVID stuff I witnessed there, I turn to the Supreme Court: not the Sotomayor nonsense, which you already know about, but the excellent amicus brief co-authored by Tom Woods Show guest Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford.

    Ep. 2039 Michael Malice on Anarchism, Security, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 32:16

    We wrap up Michael Malice week with some common objections to anarchism and how best to think about those issues.

    Ep. 2038 Michael Malice and Tom Behind the Scenes: The Secrets to Book Publishing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 35:45

    Michael Malice and Tom discuss their interesting experiences publishing books (via both traditional publishers and self-publishing) and what they've learned -- and what you should know -- about it.

    Ep. 2037 Life Without the State

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 30:56

    Michael Malice and Tom discuss statelessness, an option some may have dismissed in the past, but which in light of the present dystopia becomes more attractive every day.

    Ep. 2036 Michael Malice on How to Talk About Anarchism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 35:58

    Michael Malice, whose Anarchist Handbook became a sensation in 2020, joins me to talk about the ideas it contains and how best to communicate them.

    Ep. 2035 Malice and Woods on Possible Scenarios for 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 34:13

    We kick off 2022 and a new Michael Malice week with a discussion of what scenarios, particularly involving the virus and the tyranny, could await us in the new year.

    Ep. 2034 Revolution From the Bench, and Other Evils

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 28:14

    Allen Mendenhall of Troy University joins me for a potpourri episode in which we devote some time to whether the Constitution commits us to an ideological program of ongoing revolution or whether it is intended to be simply a framework within which people of differing ideologies can coexist peacefully. Guest's Book: Speaking Softly: Lines on Law, Literature, and Culture -

    Ep. 2033 The Pros and Cons of Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 48:50

    CJ Killmer, host of the Dangerous History Podcast, has lived in Florida for nearly four decades and has taught Florida history at the college level for years. He joins us to discuss Florida in the age of COVID, the pros and cons of moving to Florida, the different areas of Florida and which ones you might prefer, and some Florida history. Sponsor: CrowdHealth - - Enter promo code: WOODS.

    Ep. 2032 RFK, Jr., on Dr. Fauci

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 31:37

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., joins us to discuss his new book, , which paints rather an unflattering portrait of the face of the American COVID response.

    Ep. 2031 The Forgotten Old Right

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 42:30

    In a recent episode of the Mises Institute's Human Action Podcast, hosted by Jeff Deist, we discussed the Old Right, the loose collection of writers and thinkers who opposed domestic and foreign interventionism. Their names have almost been forgotten, and Jeff and I want to make curious people aware of them.

    Ep. 2030 Telling the Truth in an Age of Deplatforming

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 32:11

    Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report, joins us to talk about the challenge of spreading uncomfortable truths to the largest possible audience without getting deplatformed.

    Ep. 2029 Mark Crispin Miller, the Truth-Teller NYU Hates

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 67:28

    Mark Crispin Miller, who teaches (among other things) a course on propaganda for New York University, discusses his run-in with the administration, as well as how the present case of propaganda compares with previous examples.

    Ep. 2028 The Destruction of New York City

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 34:35

    Karol Markowicz of the New York Post joins us to discuss the rapid decline of a once-great city by irrational and punitive mandates and useless and destructive so-called health interventions.

    Ep. 2027 How to Unplug From The Craziness

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 31:53

    Susan May of TogetherWalking.com discusses the process of unplugging: from mainstream news sources, education, and the rest of the apparatus of the clown world we find ourselves inhabiting. Sponsor: CrowdHealth - - Enter promo code: WOODS

    Ep. 2026 The Normalization of Pedophilia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 37:14

    Anne Hendershott, a professor of sociology at the University of Steubenville, discusses the academic and cultural efforts to normalize pedophilia.

    Ep. 2025 Lessons From the Ron Paul Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 27:19

    In this retrospective on the Ron Paul Revolution I focus on things we learned and things we should have known.

    Ep. 2024 The Search for the Origin of COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 33:56

    The great Matt Ridley joins me to discuss his fascinating new book -- and I mean that; it truly reads like a novel -- on the origins of COVID-19 and the strange, obstructionist behavior by lots of key actors.

    Ep. 2023 Should We Just Grab Power and Shape Society How We Want?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 36:34

    Frustrated conservatives and libertarians have begun wondering if, since our enemies have no reservations about the use of power, we are in a lopsided battle: our opponents don't hesitate to use power to oppress their enemies, but we on principal refuse to do likewise. John Grove joins me to talk this through.

    Ep. 2022 Another Miracle Thanks to Voluntary Philanthropy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 33:36

    The DonorSee app has transformed lives all around the world. Now they want to build a STEM school in a part of the world that desperately needs it, and they'll do it without a cent of state funding. Gret Glyer and Paul Chinchen join us. Campaign Discussed: Sponsor: A Harry's Holiday Shave Set is the perfect gift this Christmas for that man in your life -- dad, brother, boyfriend, husband, friend, co-worker, whatever. Comes in a handsome gift box and is both attractive and practical. Take $5 off and get free shipping on any of the Harry's holiday sets at

    Ep. 2021 Homeschooling Mom Fights Insanity in Blue County

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 37:09

    Ali Rak, homeschooling mother of four, has been an effective organizer in Charles County, Maryland, and heads Reopen Charles County. We discuss her efforts as well as the county's upcoming hearing on masks and what she's trying to do to defeat them.

    Ep. 2020 Media Blackout Greets RFK Jr.'s New Book on Fauci

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 28:11

    Tony Lyons is president of Skyhorse Publishing, the house that published Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s new book on Dr. Fauci. That book has been subject to the kind of blackout we have come to expect by now, and Tony gives us the details.

    Ep. 2019 Pandemic Socialism

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 36:09

    Matt Kibbe joins us to discuss how F.A. Hayek's sometimes overlooked work The Counter-Revolution of Science relates to COVID central planning around the world.

    Ep. 2018 Judge Napolitano on the FBI and CIA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 35:51

    Judge Andrew Napolitano joins me to discuss what we've recently learned about FBI and CIA wrongdoing.

    Ep. 2017 Lockdown and Post-Lockdown in Music City

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 49:07

    Musician Dan Hagen discusses what happened to Nashville during lockdown, his role in returning it gradually to normal, vaccine passports, and what the future may hold for Nashville and the rest of us. Sponsor: Persist SEO -

    Ep. 2016 The Truth About Inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 29:48

    With price inflation now evident to everyone, I decided to revisit some fallacies (like Elizabeth Warren's claim that price increases are caused by "greed") about inflation and fiat money.

    Ep. 2015 An Anti-State Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 26:56

    With Thanksgiving over and Advent approaching, people have begun thinking about Christmas 2021 -- and there are plenty of Christmas-related fallacies to smash. Tom Mullen joins me for an anti-state Christmas.

    Ep. 2014 Economic Fallacies Everyone Believes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 32:36

    Economic ignorance and stupidity just won't go away, but for the sake of all that's decent we have to keep fighting it. Caleb Fuller of Grove City College joins us to discuss some common goofs. Sponsor: Cheeky Maiden Soap is a family-run business operated by libertarian fans of the Tom Woods Show that makes all-natural soaps and other cleansers that you'll surely love. Take 15% off your first order with code WOODS at

    Ep. 2013 Your US History Book Treated You Like You Were 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 31:34

    Patrick Newman joins me to discuss two issues in 19th-century economic history that your textbook covers cartoonishly: money and banking, and internal improvements.

    Ep. 2012 Let's Draft Women, Say the Champions of Equality

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 33:31

    Democrats and some Republicans favor adding women to the military draft. "Proponents of the change see the move as a victory for women's rights," says Roll Call. Eric Brakey and I discuss.

    Ep. 2011 Jeff Deist on Kyle Rittenhouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 36:51

    Mises Institute president Jeff Deist joins me to discuss the significance of Kyle Rittenhouse and the way the two Americas saw it.

    Ep. 2010 Business Guru vs. Paul Krugman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 57:27

    Ken McCarthy perceived the commercial potential of the Internet before almost anyone, and is considered the godfather of Internet marketing. Paul Krugman, meanwhile, claimed in the 1990s that the Internet's effect on the economy would be no greater than that of the fax machine. Ken and I have a wide ranging discussion of book publishing, online business, copywriting, and a lot more, in one of my favorite of my over 2000 episodes.

    Ep. 2009 Thomas Jefferson vs. Your Teacher

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 39:52

    Marco Bassani fills in the sections of 19th-century US history your teacher left out, particularly involving state resistance to the federal government.

    Ep. 2008 Woods Takes on the Big Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 54:15

    and I talk about public speaking, the role of politics, the government's virus response and how to know it's been b.s., whether libertarians are "individualists" who neglect "society," whether we think life is all about dollars and cents, and a lot more. One of my favorite conversations. Sponsor: CrowdHealth - Save 50% for the first six months at , using code WOODS.

    Ep. 2007 New Alternatives to the State's Indoctrination Centers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 28:46

    This episode discusses easily accessible alternatives to the state's schools. Book Mentioned: Other Links:  

    Ep. 2006 Why the Fifth Circuit Slammed the Vaccine Mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:05

    The Fifth Circuit recently affirmed its stay of the Biden vaccine mandate. I review the text of its decision and discuss the highlights.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 45:10

    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 Happily date box — it's full of games, recipes, and activities that bring us closer together. With a different theme each month, it's something we're always thrilled to receive. Take 50% off your first date at

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 37:52

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 26:12

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 48:05

    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 botched predictions.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 52:49

    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 tremendous cost to himself.

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