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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!

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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!

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2070 Ratings
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31

Great podcast!

By sashahodler - Jan 31 2020
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Always enjoy this podcast!

Great News with a voluntarist twist

By 6bb1dd9mm - Oct 14 2019
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Love the episodes with comedians and of course Anti war Scott Horton

iTunes Ratings

2070 Ratings
Average Ratings
1950
52
20
17
31

Great podcast!

By sashahodler - Jan 31 2020
Read more
Always enjoy this podcast!

Great News with a voluntarist twist

By 6bb1dd9mm - Oct 14 2019
Read more
Love the episodes with comedians and of course Anti war Scott Horton
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The Tom Woods Show

Latest release on Jul 10, 2020

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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!

Rank #1: Ep. 1012 The Fallacies of Marxism, with Gerard Casey

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Gerard Casey, professor emeritus of philosophy at University College, Dublin, joins me for an overview of Marxism and its (shall we say) difficulties.

Sep 29 2017

55mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 1658 Ex-Marxist Ridicules "Wokeness"

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Michael Rectenwald, retired professor at New York University, was a lifelong Marxist until very recently. He's now repudiated that past and embraced a Misesian future. His new book, , explores every aspect of so-called "woke" culture and dismantles it mercilessly as only someone intimately familiar with leftism can.

May 22 2020

30mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 1302 Michael Malice on the Continuing Social Media Purges

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The social media purge continues: Sargon of Akkad was just removed from Patreon despite not being an extremist by any definition. Today Michael Malice and I discuss the ongoing case of Gavin McInnes, who was just banned from YouTube after having been removed from other platforms. (His Proud Boys, critics claimed, was an extremist group.)

Dec 12 2018

48mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 1252 The Brett Kavanaugh Ordeal, with Dave Smith

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Dave Smith, the popular comedian and host of the Part of the Problem podcast, joins me to try to get to the bottom of the situation with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford.

Oct 03 2018

38mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 1003 Alexander Hamilton and the Awful Judges Who Carried on His Legacy

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We're taught that Alexander Hamilton is one of the indispensable men in the American story. In his new book -- released just today -- How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America, historian Brion McClanahan takes on this historical icon. In today's discussion we focus in particular on how the federal courts extended the life of some of Hamilton's worst ideas, which we continue to struggle with today.

Sep 18 2017

36mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 1078 Lew Rockwell on the Media, the Regime, and Their Relationship

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The media's opposition to Trump has confused and obscured the true nature of the relationship between itself and the American regime. Do we really have an adversarial press? Lew Rockwell joins me to get to the bottom of it.

Jan 22 2018

33mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 1314 Ocasio-Cortez Wants 70% Top Marginal Tax Rate

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She says it's about time people "pay their fair share," and that she needs the dough to fund her Green New Deal. Others are saying that since we had high top marginal rates in the past, it's no problem to have them now -- and maybe the economy would be even better! Well, no, no, and no.

Jan 08 2019

36mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 989 James O'Keefe on the Lying Media

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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.

Sep 02 2017

32mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 1091 Potpourri with Dave Smith: Ben Shapiro Attacks Ron Paul, Plus Trump, Immigration, and More

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The great comedian and brilliant libertarian Dave Smith and I talk about pretty much everything: what libertarianism is really all about, why Ben Shapiro's attack on Ron Paul is dumb, how I changed my mind on war, and a lot more.

Feb 09 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 1550 Michael Malice on Anarchism and Emma Goldman

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Michael and I discuss some of the work of Emma Goldman, the left-wing anarchist who held many objectionable and even preposterous views, but who was a genuinely interesting thinker who defied cookie-cutter classification.

Dec 07 2019

42mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 1087 The Truth About the FISA Memo, With ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

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Is the Nunes memo, which speaks of the politicization of the FBI in the service of opposing the election of Donald Trump, really a "nothingburger," or is there something there? Ray McGovern, no Trump partisan, has been blacklisted by much of the progressive media (which once loved him) because he won't go alone with the Russiagate story, and he sharply dissents about the significance of the memo as well.

Feb 06 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 1084 Trump's State of the Union: A Breakdown

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Mises Institute president Jeff Deist joins me to discuss last night's State of the Union address. We discuss policy, style, Democratic reaction, Trump's ideological confusion, and a lot more.

Jan 31 2018

42mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 1655 Why Does the Left Favor Lockdowns?

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It's been quite remarkable to me the extent to which the lockdowns have divided people along ideological lines. A left-wing case against lockdown seems so easy to make and so obvious, and yet a vanishingly small number of people are making it. Thaddeus Russell, an eclectic and always interesting thinker who grew up on the left, joins me to try to get to the bottom of it.

May 20 2020

46mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 1122 John Bolton: The Bad and the Ugly

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Scott Horton joins me to discuss the views -- on Iraq, North Korea, Russia, Afghanistan, and Iran -- of John Bolton, who was recently tapped to replace H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor. Check out this episode and you'll be better briefed on the subject than pretty much anyone, anywhere.

Mar 27 2018

54mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 1485 Dave Smith on the New Dave Chappelle Special

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Comedian Dave Chappelle generated enormous controversy with his recent Netflix special, "Sticks and Stones." Fashionable opinion explained to us that we were to reject this special as "racist" and otherwise insensitive. Comedian Dave Smith joins me to sort it all out.

Sep 05 2019

37mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 1094 The Case Against Education

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Bryan Caplan, a professor of economics at George Mason University, has just released a provocative (and really excellent) book that takes aim at the education system virtually all of us grew up in. The claims made for it -- virtually all of them -- collapse on close examination. And he doesn't say the system has been corrupted by political correctness, and we just need to get back to its noble origins. His critique is far more sweeping, and devastating.

Feb 14 2018

33mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 1459 Lew Rockwell on So-Called Moderates Against Leftists in July Dem Debate

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Last night there was yet another Democratic presidential debate, and the great Lew Rockwell and I watched it so you didn't have to. Winners, losers, and insanity all covered in detail.

Jul 31 2019

34mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 1614 Peter Schiff on the Economics of the Coronavirus

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Uncertainty casts a shadow over everything right now, as people wonder how long the coronavirus problem will persist and how intense it will become. Some people face questions about employment and staying afloat during the coming weeks and possibly even months. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve and the federal government are talking about and even taking radical action. Peter Schiff joins me to talk some sense.

Mar 19 2020

43mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 999 "Limited Government" Isn't Good Enough

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Gerard Casey, professor emeritus of philosophy at University College, Dublin, discusses society without the state.

Sep 14 2017

20mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 1384 Andrew Yang and Universal Basic Income

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Antony Sammeroff joins me to discuss Andrew Yang's recent appearance with Ben Shapiro, and how Shapiro might have pushed back a bit more against Yang's proposal of a universal basic income.

Apr 14 2019

32mins

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Ep. 1690 Dave Smith on the Present Insanity

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Comedian and podcaster Dave Smith joins me for a review of what's been happening in the world, including media atrocities, school so-called reopenings, and why no president can "unify the country."

Jul 10 2020

43mins

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Ep. 1689 Scott Horton on the "Russian Bounties" Story

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Scott Horton joins us to discuss whether we have reason to believe that the Russians placed "bounties" on the heads of American troops in Afghanistan, and also to review recent U.S. policy toward Russia.

Jul 09 2020

45mins

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Ep. 1688 The Problem with Lincoln?

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Tom DiLorenzo, recently retired as a professor at Loyola University Maryland, joins us to discuss a side of Abraham Lincoln most Americans have never heard. Sponsor: With thousands of five-star reviews, Hydrant is a delicious and refreshing way to get and stay hydrated. Take 25% off your first order when you use code WOODS at

Jul 08 2020

34mins

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Ep. 1687 Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

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Michael Shellenberger joins me to discuss his new book, .

Jul 07 2020

31mins

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Ep. 1686 The Real Meaning of Independence Day, with Kevin Gutzman

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What is Independence Day really all about? Certainly more than just the sleep-inducing "no taxation without representation." James Madison biographer Kevin Gutzman joins me for the real story. Plus: why you shouldn't pull down statues of George Washington.

Jul 03 2020

39mins

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Ep. 1685 The Mob Claims Another One

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Steve Hsu is professor of theoretical physics at Michigan State University. Until recently, he was vice president for research and graduate studies. Despite over 1000 letters on his behalf including from top academics like Harvard's Steven Pinker, the administration caved to a Twitter mob and asked for Hsu's resignation. The reason is so preposterously flimsy that you just need to hear it for yourself. Sponsor: Good Morning Liberty is a daily podcast offering libertarian solution to the problems that afflict us. Check it out at:

Jul 02 2020

39mins

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Ep. 1684 Welcome to Leftist America

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In this episode I talk about the new America, in which we freely call people "white supremacists" (Paul Krugman just used the term to refer to all elderly people in Florida), dissident voices are suppressed and humiliated, and lessons in tolerance are given by people who cannot stand challenges to their views.

Jul 01 2020

27mins

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Ep. 1683 Should We Panic About Texas and COVID?

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Texas, Florida, and Arizona have the usual suspects up to their usual doomsday scenarios. Should we really be concerned?

Jul 01 2020

26mins

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Ep. 1682 Cuomo and de Blasio Lockdown Regimes Smacked by Judge

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The Thomas More Society's Christopher Ferrara just won a major victory over the governor of New York and the mayor of New York City with a ruling by Federal District Judge Gary L. Sharpe that strikes down limitations on religious gatherings that are more onerous than restrictions on other gatherings. In so doing, he struck down all limitations on outdoor gatherings, and thus the ruling has a significant impact on religious and non-religious people alike.

Jun 29 2020

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Ep. 1681 A Lifetime of Exposing Government Lies

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Journalist Diana Johnstone has covered the world, and particularly US foreign affairs, for decades. It ain't a pretty story, but it's one that needs to be told.

Jun 26 2020

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Ep. 1680 Dominic Frisby on Lockdowns, the Insane West, and the Libertarian National Anthem

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Comedian, financial writer, and jack-of-all-trades Dominic Frisby joins me to discuss the continued lockdowns in the UK, what's happening in Western societies, and his new national anthem for Libertaria.

Jun 25 2020

34mins

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Ep. 1679 Dale Brown: How to Slash Violent Crime

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Dale Brown's Detroit Threat Management Center has had tremendous success in lowering violent crime rates, and has done so using methods that emphasize de-escalation and nonviolence. In the wake of the George Floyd killing, he joins us to discuss lessons police departments can learn from his successes.

Jun 24 2020

59mins

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Ep. 1678 The Conservative Surrender

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With the present pitiful showing by conservatives as the backdrop, Paul Gottfried joins us to discuss what went wrong with Conservatism, Inc.

Jun 23 2020

34mins

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Ep. 1677 Roundtable on the Police: Problems and Solutions

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Libertarian writer James Reilly and Mises Institute president Jeff Deist join me for a libertarian perspective on the problems with the police and what our proposed solutions would be.

Jun 20 2020

39mins

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Ep. 1676 Never Forget the Villainy of the Fed

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Once again the Federal Reserve is being presented to us as a great savior during a time of crisis. I once spoke at Jekyll Island itself in refutation of this claim. Worth revisiting during these times.

Jun 19 2020

32mins

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Ep. 1675 How the Public Views the Rich

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Rainer Zitelmann's new book on people's perceptions of the rich is filled with interesting and surprising results: who "deserves" to be wealthy, what qualities people associate with the rich, how people form their opinions of the rich, and plenty more.

Jun 18 2020

31mins

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Ep. 1674 When Police Brutality Occurs in Minneapolis, Attack the South

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Nothing is less fashionable than defending the South from attack. Responses like "why, you must support slavery," or "you're a racist," sum up the intellectual level you can expect from your critics, none of whom have read a thing. Historian Brion McClanahan returns to discuss the bizarre if predictable South hatred that emerged following George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

Jun 17 2020

46mins

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Ep. 1673 Academia Is Worse Than You Thought

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Professor Gad Saad joins me to discuss trends in academia, whether leftist domination occurs because they're just smarter than we are, and why CEOs feel compelled to endorse every fashionable cause.

Jun 16 2020

32mins

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Ep. 1672 The Monopoly on Violence

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Pete Quinones joins me to discuss his new documentary on the state and how we might think about life without it.

Jun 13 2020

35mins

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Ep. 1671 Bitcoin: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Vijay Boyapati joins me for a crash course in Bitcoin: why it matters (to the world and to you), what it accomplishes, where it's headed, and why he thinks it's actually superior to gold.

Jun 12 2020

46mins

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iTunes Ratings

2070 Ratings
Average Ratings
1950
52
20
17
31

Great podcast!

By sashahodler - Jan 31 2020
Read more
Always enjoy this podcast!

Great News with a voluntarist twist

By 6bb1dd9mm - Oct 14 2019
Read more
Love the episodes with comedians and of course Anti war Scott Horton