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. 996 Gab, the Social Media Platform Where You Can (Gasp!) Say What You Want  

Andrew Torba, creator of the free-speech social media platform Gab, joins me to discuss fighting back against the big companies' ideological jihad against people and institutions expressing unapproved opinions. Show notes for Ep. 996

BONUS Ep. 995 This Mom's Website Pays the Bills for Her Family -- and Five Others  

Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com is an incredible online success story: her wellness site makes a very nice profit, and allows her to work from home. She has a blog, a podcast, a members' area, an email newsletter, and her own products, so you can learn from her in lots of areas. She recently featured me on her program, and when I saw how successful and impressive she was, I knew I wanted to hear her story on my show. Show notes for Ep. 995

Ep. 994 Food and Farm Freedom -- and How to Do It Yourself  

John Moody returns to the show to discuss the latest in food and farm freedom, plus his newest venture, Steader.com, where experts teach people a wide variety of homesteading topics. Show notes for Ep. 994

Ep. 993 Can Government Be Run Like a Business?  

We often hear it said: if only government could be run like a business, we'd be getting somewhere. The problem isn't that it's difficult to run government like a business. The problem is that it's impossible, given the radical difference between the two kinds of organization. Show notes for Ep. 993

Ep. 992 Conservatives and Reverence for Our Leader  

Robert Nisbet is one of a handful of conservatives to have seen the major problems with American conservatism as we know it. In this episode, Drawn from my remarks at a 2005 mises Institute conference on fascism, I discuss executive power, centralized power, the military, and related superstitions. Show notes for Ep. 992

Ep. 991 Professor Says Collapse of Bourgeois Norms Promotes Poverty; Left Calls Her a White Supremacist  

Professor Amy Wax wrote an op-ed last month arguing that society's most vulnerable have suffered the most by the collapse of the bourgeois moral consensus. You'll never guess: the screechers called her a "white supremacist." Show notes for Ep. 991

BONUS Ep. 990 Libertarian Drama: Libertarian Party Chairman Takes Swipes at Your Host  

I hate to dwell on this silliness, so I've decided to make this into a bonus episode rather than one of my five regular weekly episodes. Jason Stapleton invited me on to the Jason Stapleton Program not long ago to address a series of unprovoked attacks on me by Nicholas Sarwark, chairman of the Libertarian National Committee. These attacks speak volumes about the trajectory and ambitions of the Libertarian Party, so for the record I hereby register this discussion as an official episode of the Tom Woods Show. Show notes for Ep. 990

Ep. 989 James O'Keefe on the Lying Media  

James O'Keefe has become notorious, and controversial, for his organization's undercover videos -- most recently, of people associated with CNN, who appear to suggest that some of their major stories are politically and ideologically driven. We discuss the American media, criticisms of his work, and what we can expect next. Show notes for Ep. 989

Ep. 988 Private Responses to Hurricane Harvey  

Today I'm joined by Brent DeRidder of the Liberty Coalition for Disaster Relief and Gret Glyer, creator of the DonorSee philanthropy app, to discuss how private individuals and groups can relieve the suffering associated with this terrible disaster. Show notes for Ep. 988

Ep. 987 "Price Gouging" Is Urgently Necessary  

During natural disasters, there's a sudden and intense spike in demand for the existing stock of resources. This puts upward pressure on prices, and this upward pressure has salutary effects (which we'll discuss in this episode).   That's not how most people see it. "Price gouging," to the man on the street, involves the unconscionable exploitation of vulnerable people's difficult situations in order to make a quick buck.   Show notes for Ep. 987

Ep. 986 Lew Rockwell: Will There Be a "Private Sector" Assault on Dissidents?  

With various websites (not all "white nationalist") seeing various Internet services withdrawn from them, and given that our media and political classes are not exactly known for their ability to make fine distinctions, could ever more sites and groups, more or less innocuous, find themselves subjected to this kind of treatment? Lew Rockwell and I discuss this and a heck of a lot else, including the controversy about libertarians and fascism. Show notes for Ep. 986

Ep. 985 What Are Schools Wrong About? Oh, Just History, Economics, Preparing Kids for Life....  

In this episode I talk to Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com, in a conversation ranging from entrepreneurship to education, homeschooling, history, the Federal Reserve, nullification, and more. Show notes for Ep. 985

Ep. 984 Strength Trainer Mark Rippetoe on Fitness, Government, and Entrepreneurship  

By popular demand, popular (and iconoclastic) strength trainer Mark Rippetoe joins me to discuss strength training and fitness (and what so many people get wrong), as well as his libertarian views -- and how it all meshes together. Show notes for Ep. 984

Ep. 983 Can We Really Measure the "Happiest" Countries?  

The "happiness" literature purports to speak about levels of happiness in various countries. Popular journalism then purports to explain why the happiest places are happy -- and it's always because of the state. Is there anything to this research? Show notes for Ep. 983

Ep. 982 Ordinary Libertarian Fired After Antifa Tweets "Nazi!" at Employer  

Well, this was bound to happen. Brandon Navom of Software Engineers for Liberty was fired from his job for planning to take part in a free speech rally that had nothing to do with anything other than free speech. Hysterics tweeted at his employer that Navom was a Nazi and got him fired with no severance. He is an ordinary libertarian with no unusual views to speak of. Show notes for Ep. 982

Ep. 981 Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan  

The brilliant Scott Horton, a one-man libertarian foreign-policy think tank, joins me to discuss the Trump policy in Afghanistan, the real history of the war, and why the only sensible approach is to get out. Show notes for Ep. 981

Ep. 980 Moral Injury: War's Undiscussed Casualty  

Peter van Buren returns to the show to discuss his novel Hooper's War, set during World War II. Beneath all the casualty figures and the news reports is something profound and lasting that damages us during war, and the author brings it out even in the context of the "Good War." Show notes for Ep. 980

Ep. 979 Liechtenstein: The Closest Thing to a Libertarian Country?  

The small country of Liechtenstein is run by Prince Hans-Adam II, who is a friend and correspondent of the libertarian economist and philosopher Hans-Hermann Hoppe. In today's episode we tell the untold story about this extraordinary place. Show notes for Ep. 979

Ep. 978 Charlottesville Once More: Left-Anarchist Keith Preston Discusses  

Keith Preston, whose writing I always find interesting and challenging, wrote an excellent overview and analysis of what happened in Charlottesville last weekend. He does the impossible here: this is as dispassionate as it gets. Enjoy. Show notes for Ep. 978

Ep. 977 Left, Right, and Charlottesville, with Paul Gottfried  

In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Paul Gottfried returns to the show to discuss the present state of the American ideological spectrum, from Antifa to the alt Right. Show notes for Ep. 977

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