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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. 796 Secession Is for Morons, Says Ben Stein  

Actor and presidential speechwriter Ben Stein thinks secession talk is "silly," and then proceeds to repeat the usual non-arguments against it. I'm by myself in this episode, responding to what Ben had to say.

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Ep. 795 Liberty, Guns, and 3D Printing: Discussion with Cody Wilson  

Cody Wilson created intense controversy in 2013 when his company published plans online for the Liberator, a functioning pistol that could be produced with a 3D printer. By popular demand, he joins me to talk about his experiences and his outlook.

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Ep. 794 The State vs. Parents  

We keep reading of horror stories involving parents being harassed and punished by the state for reasons that seem ridiculous to normal people. My guest today, who heads the National Association of Parents, is fighting back.

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Ep. 793 What Should Libertarians Think of the Dakota Access Pipeline?  

The Dakota Access Pipeline has elicited much protest and controversy. What are the rights and wrongs of the matter? Whose property is involved? Rob Port joins me to find some answers.

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Ep. 792 Old Left, New Left, Frankfurt School, and Today  

The left's goals and strategies have changed over the years. Nikos Sotirakopoulos helps us make sense of all these terms -- New Left, Old Left, etc. -- and discusses the shift in emphasis from economics to culture.

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Ep. 791 War Is a Racket: The Life and Thought of Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler  

CJ Killmer, host of the Dangerous History Podcast and popularly known as Prof. CJ, joins me to discuss the antiwar views of the fascinating Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler, author of War Is a Racket.

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Ep. 790 The Evils of Dodd-Frank  

Peter Wallison joins me to discuss the horrifying face of financial reform, and why it should be completely repealed.

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Ep. 789 Whether the Left Can Be Reached, and How Libertarians Should Proceed  

Jason Stapleton and I review a recent article of mine on how easy -- or difficult -- it will be to use the election of Donald Trump as an opportunity to persuade leftists that they should favor smaller government.

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Ep. 788 More Perverse Consequences of Regulation: Automobile Edition  

The great Eric Peters, who runs EricPetersAutos.com, joins me to discuss the perverse results of automobile regulation, how a Trump administration might affect the car market in the US, and standouts for the 2017 model year.

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Ep. 787 The Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and "Limited Government"  

Are your progressive friends correct to say the US Constitution is not a limited government document after all? Bill Watkins joins me to discuss both the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation, and what the light of history can tell us about each.

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Ep. 786 Why the Electoral College Is Great, and No One Should Even Think About Abolishing It  

Ever since the election of Donald Trump, the electoral college has been in the left's crosshairs. Why, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote! She should be the winner! Kevin Gutzman, Brion McClanahan, and I discuss what's so dreadfully wrong with this conventional way of thinking.

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Ep. 785 Trump: His Election and His Direction, with Lew Rockwell  

Lew Rockwell returns to the show to discuss the election of Trump, the left's reaction, early indications of where he might go, and dangers to watch out for.

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Ep. 784 The Road to Serfdom -- What Kids and Adults Can Learn from It  

Connor Boyack, creator of the Tuttle Twins children's books series, has just today released the latest title in the series, based on F.A. Hayek's classic book The Road to Serfdom. We discuss themes from that book -- themes most adults could stand to hear, and that Connor is helping convey to children.

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Ep. 783 Did Crazy Financial Instruments Bring Down the Economy?  

The conventional wisdom holds that mortgage-backed securities, credit-default swaps, and the like were responsible for the fragility, uncertainty, and ultimate collapse of 2008. Is that true? Professor Ed Stringham offers a revisionist account.

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Ep. 782 Another Professor Refuses to Surrender to the Campus Snowflakes  

Professor Anthony Esolen, author of many books and acclaimed translator of Dante's Divine Comedy, unexpectedly ran afoul of the campus thought police in recent weeks. He suggested in print that the kind of superficial, bean-counting "diversity" with which academia is so obsessed threatens to undermine the universality and catholicity of a Catholic college like Providence.

I don't recall many episodes I enjoyed more than this one.

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Ep. 781 What Trump Needs to Hear About Foreign Policy  

Some of Trump's instincts are noninterventionist. Since there's a good chance he'll surround himself with interventionists anyway, here's what he ought to hear about various hotspots around the world, and why nonintervention is the way to go every time.

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Ep. 780 A Gallop Through the History of Economic Thought  

Economist Bob Murphy, who co-hosts the Contra Krugman podcast with me, gives us an overview of the errors and brilliancies of the 19th century.

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Ep. 779 What the Trump Victory Means: Michael Malice and Tom Discuss  

Donald Trump was elected president last night against all odds. Michael Malice joins me to discuss what it all means.

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Ep. 778 That Guy T: Black Libertarian Talks Anarcho-Capitalism, BLM, and Killing It on Social Media  

Taleed Brown, known to his social media fans as That Guy T, discusses anarcho-capitalism, Black Lives Matter, being a black libertarian, and building up a large social media audience.

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Ep. 777 Three Scams: Higher Education, "More Technology in the Classroom," and Leftist Comedians  

Brett Veinotte and I discuss the higher ed scam, the "we need more technology in the classroom" scam, and the leftist comedian scam.

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