The Tom Woods Show

The Tom Woods Show

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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!

Episodes

Ep. 899 The Armenian Genocide  

In the early twentieth century, some 1.5 million Armenians perished in the Armenian genocide, at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. This blood-curdling episode in world history largely vanished from public awareness for much of the twentieth century, and is still unknown by most people. We examine its origins, its progress, and its ensuing disappearance.

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Ep. 898 As Brexit Begins, a Reminder: It's Not About Protectionism  

Toby Baxendale, an entrepreneur in the UK, comes back to the show, this time to explain that the media has created a false impression about the meaning of Brexit. The Leave campaign was run by libertarians, he says, not protectionists, but the latter have more effectively spun the media machine.

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Ep. 897 Cato VP Attacks Ron Paul; I Share War Stories I Have Kept Secret  

Cato Institute Vice President for Research Brink Lindsey launched an attack on Ron Paul and Murray Rothbard days ago, and it needs to be answered. Even more fun are my stories about my own treatment at the hands of these delightful people. Here's en episode you may pretend not to want to listen to, but let's face it, you will.   Before you say, "Woods, you shouldn't engage in this kind of tit-for-tat," listen to the episode. I have already answered your objection.   Show notes for Ep. 897

Ep. 896 Thaddeus Russell Launches Renegade University, the Opposite of Our Crummy Universities  

Thaddeus Russell was raised in Berkeley, California, by parents he describes as professional Marxist revolutionaries. His experiences with the academic establishment at Barnard College (the women's college at Columbia University) have become legendary. He's hard to pigeonhole ideologically, which makes him a compelling guest.    We discuss a wide range of topics: labor unions, the Protestant work ethic (he's against), Donald Trump, what's missing from university life, and how Thad went from genuinely not understanding how anyone could be a conservative or a libertarian to being a regular listener of this very podcast! (But still not a libertarian.)   Show notes for Ep. 896

Ep. 895 Ron Paulian State Legislator: How He Won, What He's Done, What He Saw at Two GOP Conventions, and More  

Eric Brakey is a 28-year-old state senator from Maine. We discuss how Eric got elected against a longtime incumbent, what he's accomplished in the legislature, and his campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2018. Not to mention some stories from the past two GOP conventions.

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Ep. 894 Revisiting Libertarians for Trump, as the First Hundred Days Come to a Close  

During the presidential election season, the prolific libertarian scholar Walter Block headed up an organization called Libertarians for Trump. At the time, financial analyst and libertarian blogger Robert Wenzel debated him on the subject on this very show. Today, with the end of President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office just around the corner, we revisit the subject in a very lively discussion.

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Ep. 893 This Episode on University Life These Days Goes Weirdly Off Track (in a Good Way)  

This is a great discussion with Brett Veinotte, host of the School Sucks Podcast, that starts off about university shenanigans, then turns to my writing (which some have considered too harsh) on the left, then turns to my insane workaholism, its roots, and how I conquered it.

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Ep. 892 North Korea and the Nuclear Showdown  

With confrontation brewing between the United States and North Korea, Michael Malice joins me to lend his insight into what's happening, and whether there's anything to the North Korean threats of nuclear war.

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Ep. 891 Fiscal Doomsday: When It's Coming and What It Looks Like  

The March 2017 report of the Congressional Budget Office paints a grim picture about the fiscal future of the United States -- but don't we hear a lot of grim predictions, and don't things usually carry on as before? Gene Epstein explains what's really going to happen.

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Ep. 890 Yemen: The War the World Forgot  

Under both Donald Trump and Barack Obama, the U.S. government has supported Saudi Arabia in a savage war that is leaving a humanitarian catastrophe in its wake, with (according to recent estimates) some 462,000 in danger of starvation. Where is the moral outrage of our media, which is so touched by human tragedy when doing so suits the regime?

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Ep. 889 The Biases of Historians, Beneath a Magnifying Glass  

Paul Gottfried takes delight in skewering the historical profession and the biases that lurk beneath their pretensions to impartiality. We cover Otto von Bismarck, World War I, Germanophobia, and a lot more in this punchy episode.

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Ep. 888 Trump New Jersey Campaign Chair Says Neocons Got to Him  

New Jersey State Senator Michael Doherty, who was co-chairman of the Donald Trump for President campaign in New Jersey, has condemned the strike on Syria and wants to know what happened to the "forget all these wars, we have to rebuild our own country" rhetoric from the campaign trail.

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Ep. 887 Eric July Returns: Rothbardian Band Hits Billboard Charts  

Eric July, the frontman of Backwordz, a rap/metal band, returns to discuss Veracity, the band's debut album, which debuted on the Billboard charts at #5 for hard rock (not to mention #2 on the Heat Seekers chart and #1 on the Alternative New Artist chart). And guess what: it's full of libertarian and Austrian messages. You'll be blown away.

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Ep. 886 Trump Launches Strike on Syria  

As if his warnings to Barack Obama about intervention in Syria had never been uttered, Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on Syria yesterday. Scott Horton joins me to discuss this horrific mess.

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Ep. 885 After Communism, Liberty: Discussion With the Heroic Josef Sima  

At age 42, Josef Sima already has a record of accomplishment in promoting Austrian economics in Europe that can rival that of almost anyone else. We talk communism, post-communist ideological opportunities, how successful politics is in bringing about positive change, and more.

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Ep. 884 The U.S. Enters World War I: Wilson's Folly Revisited, a Century Later  

It's been exactly 100 years since the United States officially declared war on Germany and entered World War I. I review the momentous significance of that decision with Hunt Tooley, my favorite historian of the war.

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Ep. 883 Trump, the House Freedom Caucus, and Where Things Stand  

Scott Horton and I discuss Trump, the House Freedom Caucus, Russia, and other topics drawn from the headlines.

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Ep. 882 Tatiana Moroz on Cryptocurrency, Causes Worth Supporting, Being an Independent (and Pro-Liberty) Musician, and Creepy People in the Liberty Movement  

Tatiana Moroz, a liberty movement veteran, joins me to discuss a wide variety of topics, including how she uses cryptocurrency to support her work; being an independent musician in the Internet age; creeps in the liberty movement (shocking, right?); Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road, and a lot more. 

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Ep. 881 Ron Paul and Connor Boyack on How to Teach the Nonaggression Principle  

Ron Paul returns to the show to discuss the foundations of libertarianism -- along with Connor Boyack, author of a new children's book that features a character based on Dr. Paul. We also get a glimpse into the Paul household. Lots of fun!

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Ep. 880 My Responses to the Social Justice Warriors  

I joined Marc Clair on his Lions of Liberty podcast to discuss common objections to the market, plus the plague of the Social Justice Warrior. I defend myself against a drama queen on Facebook, too.

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