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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. 2396 The Oliver Anthony Problem

The singer who goes by the name Oliver Anthony took America by storm with his unexpected hit "Rich Men North of Richmond." He correctly identified the villains in America -- not rich people as a class, but a specific group of unjustly rich people. At the same time, the powers that be are not shaking in their boots that someone singing "Ain't Got a Dollar" is popular among the masses; that's exactly the mentality they want the masses to have. John Bush joins us to talk this all through, as well as to discuss his personal story of going from borderline desperation to success. Guest's Course: Sponsors:


Ep. 2395 Civil Rights Law Is Why We Hate Each Other

Typically when people seek the origins of woke ideology, they point to this or that philosopher or philosophical movement. Richard Hanania says the answer is far more mundane: it is a direct result of the idiosyncratic twists and turns of civil rights law. Thus wokeism is in fact a creature of the state. Book Discussed:


Ep. 2394 The Evil ADL

Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss the Anti-Defamation League, which has garnered quite a bit of additional attention because of its ongoing feud with Elon Musk. Sponsor: The Tom Woods School of Life trains decent people to flourish and prosper in a world that hates them. Check it out at:


Ep. 2393 Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo on the Sad State of American Medicine

Joseph Ladapo, surgeon general of Florida, holds his MD from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In 2019 he was entirely within the so-called mainstream of medicine, but the way Covid was handled opened his eyes to some grim truths about his field. Book Discussed:


Ep. 2392 Alex Epstein: Don't Declare a "Climate Emergency"

Alex Epstein warns of what a "climate emergency" would mean, and pours cold water on the hysteria. Sponsors:


Ep. 2391 Want a Journalism Career? Then Shut Up About the You-Know-Whats

Journalist Rav Arora, who hosts the Illusion of Consensus podcast with Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya, discusses being shut out of outlets that once published him because during Covid he took being a dissident a little too far for them. Guest's Substack (with Jay Bhattacharya): (take 10% off a subscription at ) Sponsors: &


Ep. 2390 The State Is Making You Mentally Ill

In mental health people talk about "cognitive distortions" that must be overcome for the person's mental condition to improve. CJ Killmer of the Dangerous History Podcast contends that many cognitive distortions accurately describe the effects that propagandists seek to induce in the minds of their subjects.


Ep. 2389 Departments of Hate Studies, and Other Stupid Developments

The great Wanjiru Njoya of the University of Exeter joins us to discuss "antiracism," whether Boers should worry about people singing "Kill the Boer," and the development of "hate studies" as a discipline. Sponsor: Monetary Metals:


Ep. 2388 The Weird Founders of Feminism

We often hear it said that feminism had noble origins that mysteriously degenerated into the more absurd forms it takes today. Is it possible that something was rotten about it from the start? Carrie Gress joins us to discuss several early feminist thinkers and the biographical and intellectual details that the usual story excludes. Book Discussed:


Ep. 2387 Dave Smith on Trump, Humor, and The Simpsons

Comedian and podcaster Dave Smith, fresh from his tenth appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, joins us to discuss the craft of comedy, plus the uncertain and oddball 2020 race.


Ep. 2386 Biden's Gun Fables

John Lott, who runs the Crime Prevention Research Center, discusses the multiple fabrications contained in a single presidential Tweet. Sponsor:


Ep. 2385 Is the Old GOP Dead?

The Mises Institute's Tho Bishop joins us for a look at last week's clash of non-Trump GOP candidates and what it means for 2024 and beyond.


Ep. 2384 Bad Arguments for More Wars, with Scott Horton

Scott discusses the China/Taiwan issue, a little bit about Ukraine, his forthcoming book, and a specific thing we can all do for the cause. Libertarian Institute fundraising drive:


Ep. 2383 Fears About AI Are Overblown

Perry Metzger argues that AI will prove to be an immense boon to mankind, and that the apocalyptic warnings are misplaced. Sponsor:


Ep. 2382 They Thought They Were Free: Larken Rose and Jones Plantation

Larken Rose discusses his new film, Jones Plantation, and how the ruling powers throughout history have manipulated people into thinking they're free. Sponsor: StartMail - Film Website:


Ep. 2381 Your Unscientific Doctor Is Nothing New

Tom Mullen makes use of his experience in the health insurance industry as well his personal experience as a caretaker for family members to conclude that the unscientific approach of mainstream medicine is nothing new.


Ep. 2380 Get Out While the Getting's Good?

Mikkel Thorup, host of the Expat Money Show, has lived all over the world and traveled widely. He's an expert on the various issues involved with becoming an expat, as well as measures short of expatriation (second passports, international banking, etc.). We discuss some of those issues, including the value of having a Plan B in case the SHTF. Guest's Event:


Ep. 2379 The War on Ivermectin, Plus: The "Excess Deaths" Problem

Dr. Pierre Kory of the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance discusses the Ivermectin controversy, why the critics are all wet, the sad state of medical research, and what could be causing all those excess deaths. Book Discussed:


Ep. 2378 Contradictions and Stupidities of Public Health

Laurie Calhoun joins me to discuss what we should have learned over the past three years. Book Discussed:


Ep. 2377 The Angels vs. Devils History of American Conservatism

Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss a new book by neoconservative Matthew Continetti that the establishment loves. It's a history of American conservatism told in a way that will please the media: the history of American conservatism is a history of respectable people trying to push away people whose opinions are outside the allowable range. Sponsor: Ever thought about becoming an expat, or just looking into second passports? The Expat Money Summit, hosted by Expat Money Show host Mikkel Thorup, is for you. Get your free ticket by . Book Discussed: