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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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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

1946 Ratings
Average Ratings
1836
51
18
16
25

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 Feb 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Rank #1: Ep. 1581 The 1619 Project and Race in American History

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Phil Magness returns to discuss the sound and unsound aspects of the New York Times' 1619 Project. Topics include Lincoln and the colonization of the former slaves, the role of slavery in the American Revolution, and slavery's role in American prosperity. Sponsor: This election season, trust C-SPAN to give you an unfiltered look at politics and the candidates. Follow Campaign 2020 on the C-SPAN television networks, on the C-SPAN app, or online at .

Jan 31 2020

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Rank #2: Ep. 1582 How to Be a Human Being: A Four-Step Owner's Manual

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The demonization of people we disagree with has reached a level of us few of us could have conceived of a generation ago -- or indeed even five years ago. Thinking about this reminded me of several other things I think libertarians (and all people, including myself) could stand to do better. Sponsor: This election season, trust C-SPAN to give you an unfiltered look at politics and the candidates. Follow Campaign 2020 on the C-SPAN television networks, on the C-SPAN app, or online at .

Feb 03 2020

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Rank #3: Ep. 1437 Lew Rockwell and Tom Review the First Democratic Debate

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It's that time again, folks. The debate analysis episodes I did with Lew back in 2015 and 2016 were among my most downloaded ever. We're doing it again for the Democratic debates, starting with this episode, covering the debate from June 26. Plenty of inanities to unpack here!

Jun 27 2019

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Rank #4: Ep. 1382 Lew Rockwell on the 2020 Democrats, and Everything Else

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All right, not quite *everything* else... but on: Trump, Russiagate, the media, Barry Goldwater, meeting Rothbard, being Mises' editor, becoming an anarcho-capitalist, and more.

Apr 10 2019

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Rank #5: Ep. 1424 Feminism and the Family

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(N.b.: some sensitive subject matter.) Ladies of Liberty week begins with Brave the World, as my guest Julia is known to her followers. We talk feminism, family, promiscuity, children, the state, and being an adult.

Jun 11 2019

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Rank #6: Ep. 1356 A Stake Through the Heart of Socialism

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In episode 1355 we looked at Einstein's famous essay on socialism. In this episode we drive the final stake through the heart of Einstein's version of socialism: the socialist calculation problem.

Mar 06 2019

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Rank #7: Ep. 1378 What Is Socialism, Anyway? Pinning Down a Slippery Term

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The word "socialism" is thrown around constantly these days, usually in favorable contexts. But what in fact is socialism? Hitler wasn't a socialist, socialists insist, who then turn around and say Sweden is socialist, even though no true socialist thinks so. Can we pause a minute to figure out what they favor and what they're talking about? CJay Engel joins me.

Apr 05 2019

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Rank #8: 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

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Rank #9: Ep. 1345 The Making of Michael Malice, #1 Tom Woods Show Guest

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Both times I've surveyed my listeners, Michael Malice has been chosen as their favorite guest on the Tom Woods Show. Here I try to uncover what makes him tick. That takes us back to his birth in the Soviet Union, his move to the United States, his experiences in school, his exposure to Ayn Rand, the development of his ideas, and a lot more. Plus, I ask him the question he most likes to ask others.

Feb 20 2019

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Rank #10: Ep. 1421 Bernie Sanders' Fake Constitution

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A recent Facebook meme suggested that of course Bernie Sanders' wealth redistribution plans are constitutional -- why, we have the general welfare clause to authorize them! Ugh. Today I go through the (rather extensively documented) original intent of the general welfare, interstate commerce, and "necessary and proper" clauses.

Jun 06 2019

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Rank #11: Ep. 1410 The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics

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Michael Malice joins me to discuss his new book on what he calls the "New Right," a disparate group of thinkers and activists who operate without a thought for Conservatism, Inc., who oppose progressivism not just on the margins but at its core, and yet who disagree among themselves with respect to a positive program.

May 20 2019

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Rank #12: 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

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Rank #13: Ep. 1418 Luis J. Gomez, Co-Creator of GaS Digital, on Racism, Free Speech, Comedy, and SJWs

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Luis J. Gomez is co-creator of the GaS Digital Network, which features the programs of Tom Woods Show favorites Dave Smith and Michael Malice. He grew up in very rough circumstances, but worked extremely hard from a young age. Now he's built an extraordinary network committed to free speech, and an excellent career as a comedian as well. This is probably one of my favorite episodes.

May 31 2019

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Rank #14: Ep. 1385 The Truth About Whistleblower Julian Assange

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last Thursday. The media and political sources who despise him are doing their best to make his activities sound nefarious and disreputable. But when Assange's activity is described correctly and precisely, it suddenly appears no different from what any journalist does, in terms of protecting his source's anonymity. Cassandra Fairbanks of The Gateway Pundit joins me for some background.

Apr 16 2019

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Rank #15: Ep. 1462 The Moral Mess of Higher Education

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Phil Magness discusses his new book (with Jason Brennan) about the problems with higher education. They aren't talking about ideological conformity, bad as that is. They are discussing other problems, just as deep and pervasive. For example, most academic marketing and advertising is semi-fraudulent. To justify their own pay raises and higher budgets, administrators hire expensive and unnecessary staff. Faculty exploit students for tuition dollars through gen-ed requirements. Students hardly learn anything, and cheating is pervasive. At every level, academics disguise their pursuit of self-interest with high-faluting moral language.

Aug 03 2019

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Rank #16: Ep. 1411 Michael Malice on Humor, Trolling, and the New Right

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On day two of Michael Malice week we discuss humor and the dissident Right: how it uses humor, whether some things are too serious to joke about, humor as an essential tool against the state, and more.

May 22 2019

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Rank #17: Ep. 1414 Michael Malice on Immigration, Culture, and the New Right

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Michael and I conclude our discussion of his new book The New Right by treating issues like immigration, culture (where it comes from and why the left is winning), and plenty more.

May 25 2019

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Rank #18: Ep. 1470 Vince Vaughn on Hollywood, Libertarianism, and American Politics

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Vince Vaughn has scores of Hollywood films to his credit -- from The Lost World: Jurassic Park to Hacksaw Ridge and many in between -- and has been a Ron Paul supporter since the 2008 presidential campaign. He and Tom discuss Hollywood, libertarianism, and American politics.

Aug 15 2019

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Rank #19: Ep. 1412 The Democracy Delusion

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I welcome Michael Malice back to the show to discuss "democracy," the system where the people's voices are heard -- or so the story goes.

May 22 2019

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Rank #20: Ep. 1420 The Real Antiwar Movement Takes All Kinds

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Last week I received the news that Murray Polner, my co-editor on the book We Who Dared to Say No to War, had died at the age of 91. Murray had been a man of the left, but we thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration on that antiwar volume. In today's episode I cover the ideological diversity of the true antiwar movement.

Jun 04 2019

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