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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. 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


Ep. 2287 A Program for Ignoring the Feds

Maine state senator Eric Brakey is pushing an ambitious legislative agenda that amounts to defying or refusing to cooperate with the federal government on a variety of issues. We also discuss the Twitter Files revelation that U.S. senator Angus King sought to have some of Eric's supporters silenced.


Ep. 2286 Why and How the State Attacks the Family

Connor Boyack discusses how the modern state targets the family and seeks to indoctrinate children. Book Discussed: Children of the Collective


Ep. 2285 White Privilege, Black Lives Matter, and Other Taboo Subjects

Wilfred Reilly joins us to discuss the reality behind so much of the oppression narrative that has come to dominate the American consciousness.


Ep. 2284 The Evil Woodrow Wilson Revisited

CJ Killmer, host of the Dangerous History Podcast, joins us for a review of the wickedness of Woodrow Wilson, with special attention to periods of Wilson's public life most people know little about.


Ep. 2283 Fake Conspiracies Democrats Still Believe

And a handful of Republicans, too, but let's be reasonable here: Democrats are vastly, vastly more diluted at this stage of our history than Republicans are. Keith Knight joins us for a lightning round of examples of things that are flat-out false that Democrats nevertheless believe and try to impose on everyone else.


Ep. 2282 Do Viruses Exist?

The most direct and radical challenge to the public-health consensus about COVID-19 and the correct response to it has come from a group of scientists who claim that virology itself is pseudoscience that has led mankind down the wrong path. One such scientist, Dr. Mark Bailey, joins us to share his perspective.


Ep. 2281 The Psychology of Human Action: Why Some People Slavishly Follow the Elites

Jeff Leskovar wanted to figure out why so many people adopt the whole program of the elites, even though there's no particular reason that someone who favors arming Ukraine should also favor, say, a higher minimum wage. All these positions are nevertheless held as a bundle. Those holding them tend not to want to debate, and seem relatively untroubled by the suppression of their opponents' voices. Jeff thinks he's discovered the reason behind all this, and he shares it with us today. Guest's...