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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!




Ep. 2307 The Real Story of Bank Regulation

Kevin Johnston has actually had to deal with bank regulation and regulators and thinks everyone has an extremely naive view of both. We get into the weeds in today's episode.


Ep. 2306 How to Handle a Hostile Media

Carla Gericke of the Free State Project joins us to discuss the recent 11-episode NBC News series on the New Hampshire libertarian group, and what to do when faced with a hostile media.


Ep. 2305 How and Why They Control the Money

Thorstein Polleit, author of The Global Currency Plot, discusses the Euro as well as various plans for de facto or de jure world currencies, and why the elites want to carry out plans like these. Special Offer: Happily date box: Take 50% off your first date at


Ep. 2304 Bad Weather Events Aren't Worsening Because of Climate Change, and Other Good News Nobody Knows

The great Alex Epstein joins us to smack down more myths related to fossil fuel use. Guest's Book: Fossil Future


Ep. 2303 Julian Assange's Brother on the Family's Struggle

Gabriel Shipton joins us today to discuss the situation with his brother, along with a wonderful new documentary film that tells a deeply personal story about a family struggling against injustice. Film Discussed: Ithaka -


Ep. 2302 The Scary Direction of American Law Schools

It made national news days ago when a federal judge who disagrees with the latest leftist obsessions was unable to deliver his prepared remarks because of heckling by students who cannot allow the expression of opposing ideas. But the icing on the cake came when a dean stood up and -- instead of scolding the little savages -- scolded the judge himself. Tim Rosenberger, Jr., heads the Federalist Society chapter at Stanford and joins us to discuss what happened, what it means for the future,...


Ep. 2301 The Brainwashing of Kids Is Getting a Little Obvious

Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the New York Post, joins us to discuss the various ways in which, from COVID to gender, crazy people are trying to colonize your children's minds.


Ep. 2300 The Global Currency Plot: The Background

Thorsten Polleit discusses part one of his new book The Global Currency Plot. This is the theoretical part. In a future episode (very soon), we will take this apparatus and apply it to current events and find that it accounts for pretty much everything the elites are up to. Book Discussed:


Ep. 2299 Silicon Valley Bank and Our Stupid Monetary System

Peter St. Onge of the Heritage Foundation discusses what went wrong with SVB, what should have happened next, and the problems with the bailout (which is said to be not a bailout, but it is).


Ep. 2298 Adam Smith: A Warning from Gene Epstein

I'm afraid the dull-sounding title will lead people to skip this episode, but it's one of the best of 2023. Gene Epstein comments on my episode with Mark Skousen on Adam Smith, and warns that Smith's deviations have been exploited by opponents of the market economy. The opening banter on this one is long but heartwarming. Sponsor: Debate Discussed: Event with Gene and Tom:


Ep. 2297 A New Nuremberg Trial, So the Dystopia Is Never Repeated

Steve Deace joins us to discuss unknown heroes and martyrs of the Covid fiasco, and the steps necessary to prevent a repeat of those awful years. Sponsor: Gold Alliance - Book Discussed: Listener Website Mentioned:


Ep. 2296 The Totalitarians Fall, with Michael Malice

We conclude our series of episodes about Michael Malice's book The White Pill with some remarks about the collapse of the horrid regimes he chronicles. Book Discussed: Listener Website Mentioned:


Ep. 2295 Three Years of Lunacy: A Retrospective

Health writer Gabrielle Bauer joins me for a retrospective on the weird and sinister cult that gripped America for three years -- supposedly in the name of health. Sponsor: Gold Alliance -


Ep. 2294 The Invisible Hand Isn't a Libertarian Fantasy

On the 300th anniversary of the birth of Adam Smith, Mark Skousen discusses his historical significance. And yes, the "invisible hand" image is apt and should be defended against critics.


Ep. 2293 How Countries Get Rich (or Stay Poor)

Shawn Ritenour, professor of economics at Grove City College, discusses his new book, The Economics of Prosperity: Rethinking Economic Growth and Development. Sponsors: Crowdhealth - Save $99 when you use code WOODS at Policy Genius -


Ep. 2292 Stalin Takes Over, with Michael Malice

Michael Malice and I continue our discussion of his book The White Pill with a look at the record of Joseph Stalin. Book Discussed:


Ep. 2291 The Communists Take Power, with Michael Malice

After the Bolsheviks took power in Russia, a major chunk of the Western intellectual classes cheered with delight for what they insisted was the glorious new society of the future. Michael Malice joins us for the grim truth of the matter. Book Discussed:


Ep. 2290 Jeff Deist on National Divorce, Monetary Policy, and "Experts"

My conversation with Mises Institute president Jeff Deist covers national divorce, as well as rule by "experts," and how the Federal Reserve tries to make money seem like something that requires expert management.


Ep. 2289 Friendship in an Age of Hate

Gary Chartier, dean of the business school at La Sierra University, joins us for a discussion of friendship: the philosophical challenges it raises, and its indispensable role in human flourishing. Book Discussed: Understanding Friendship: On the Moral, Political, and Spiritual Meaning of Love


Ep. 2288 Paul Gottfried on the Fate of Dissident Voices

Paul Gottfried, Yale Ph.D. and editor of Chronicles magazine, discusses the dissident Right, Murray Rothbard, the cowards who excommunicated them, and more. Book Discussed: A Paleoconservative Anthology: New Voices for an Old Tradition