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Ep. 1725 Can Trump Win?

Daniel McCarthy, editor of the venerable Modern Age, joins me to discuss recent events, including the President’s convention speech, and assess the probability of four more years of Trump. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1725 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1724 Postmodernism, Critical Theory, and What’s Wrong With (Much of) Academia

James Lindsay joins me to discuss postmodernism, critical theory, and the various fields — like “queer studies”, “disabled studies”, and the like — that have made academia into a minefield of untouchable orthodoxies. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1724 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1723 Ever Thought About Fleeing the U.S.?

I sure hadn’t, until recently. Two immigration lawyers join me today to discuss Americans’ options when it comes to moving somewhere else and in particular getting dual citizenship. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1723 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1722 Are There Shutdown-Proof Businesses?

Mark Ling has been a serial product creator and entrepreneur since age 20. He’s co-founder of the Rocket Languages foreign-language instruction program, which I’ve promoted for years and which is featured in 50,000 libraries around the world. Every business he’s created can be run from his computer, and is immune to government shutdowns. Mark walks …

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Ep. 1721 Eating Meat: A Nutritional, Environmental, and Ethical Defense

New York Times bestselling author and former research biochemist Robb Wolf joins me to make the nutritional, environmental, and ethical case for eating meat. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1721 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1720 Newly Elected Libertarian Party Chair

Joe Bishop-Henchman was recently elected chair of the Libertarian National Committee. We talk about his background, his vision for the party, and how divisions in the party might be healed. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1720 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1719 The Colonial Origins of American Liberty

The traditions and principles behind American liberty extend well beyond the Constitution or the War for Independence, and indeed can be found deep within the colonial experience. Here’s a review of this forgotten part of the story. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1719 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1717 The Origins of Gun Rights, and the Problem With Wimpy Christians

John Zmirak argues that gun rights can be justified both through natural law and via Christian arguments, and that mainline churches deploring the “gun lobby” hold their own tradition in contempt. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1717 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1716 Michael Malice: Is Everything in Decline, or Is There Legitimate Hope?

Generation after generation, we hear lamentations of decline and certain doom — from both left and right. There’s plenty to be concerned about, to be sure, but is this the correct way to assess the present, or are we being myopic? Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1716 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1713 The Lesson About Society That Nobody Understands

Economics in One Lesson is one of the books virtually everyone recommends for beginners, and for good reason. I elaborate on some of the ideas explained in this important book — which, in its fundamentals, is really about how best we can all live together in peace. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1713 http://www.SupportingListeners.com …

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Ep. 1711 Rep. Thomas Massie Against the Fact-Free COVID-19 Hysterics

Thomas Massie, U.S. Congressman from Kentucky, joins me to discuss the correct, non-hysterical response to COVID-19, along with electric cars, crazy spending bills, and standing alone against the media establishment and both major political parties. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1711 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1708 The Questions Everyone Wants to Ask Me, Answered

I joined Pete Quinones of the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast for a freewheeling Ask Me Anything session — the first time I’ve ever done one. We covered all kinds of topics, from optimism/pessimism to social media bias (and the quickest way to fix it) to self-improvement and more. Subscribe to the Tom Woods …

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Ep. 1706 Lockdowns, Masks, and the Virus

In this episode I look at some examples and counterexamples of countries with lockdowns and mask mandates, and see if simple connections can be made. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1700 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1703 The Dystopian Schools of COVID, and What Parents Can Do Instead

With masks, “social distancing,” and even more regimentation than usual in store for children this fall, parents are wondering what to do. In this episode, I present them with a pretty good option. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1703 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1700 Hmm, Maybe the Media Has a Double Standard!

With Nathan Sandmann having settled his defamation suit with the Washington Post, it’s an opportune moment to review what the media did to the Covington Catholic High School students last year, and why their attempted destruction of these kids isn’t an isolated incident. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1700 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1699 Left-Liberals Are the Source of Everything Good?

A chart comparing conservatives and liberals appeared in a California high school class, and it seemed like a good jumping-off point for an episode. You’ll never guess: conservatives are caricatured, and liberals are presented as the obviously decent choice everyone must embrace. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1699 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1698 The Fact-Free Lockdown Hysteria

In this episode I summarize the claims of the pro-lockdown side and conclude by considering what life is all about, after all, and whether mere biological existence truly qualifies. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1698 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1697 Michael Malice on Trump, Systemic Racism, and the Destruction of New York

Michael Malice joins me for a discussion of current events, including the condition of New York in the age of COVID, new poll results showing how racist Americans think their country is, and what Trump’s prospects are in November. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1697 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1690 Dave Smith on the Present Insanity

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.” Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1690 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1689 Scott Horton on the “Russian Bounties” Story

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. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1689 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1688 The Problem with Lincoln?

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. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1688 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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

Michael Shellenberger joins me to discuss his new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1687 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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

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. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1686 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1685 The Mob Claims Another One

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 …

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Ep. 1684 Welcome to Leftist America

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. Subscribe to the …

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Ep. 1683 Should We Panic About Texas and COVID?

Texas, Florida, and Arizona have the usual suspects up to their usual doomsday scenarios. Should we really be concerned? Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1683 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1681 A Lifetime of Exposing Government Lies

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. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1681 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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Ep. 1679 Dale Brown: How to Slash Violent Crime

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. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1679 http://www.SupportingListeners.com …

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Ep. 1678 The Conservative Surrender

With the present pitiful showing by conservatives as the backdrop, Paul Gottfried joins us to discuss what went wrong with Conservatism, Inc. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoods.com/1678 http://www.SupportingListeners.com http://www.RonPaulHomeschool.com http://www.FreeHistoryCourse.com http://www.TomsFreeBooks.com

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