The Tom Woods Show



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  • Ep. 1663 Dr. Jo Jorgensen, LP Presidential Nominee

    01/06/2020 Duration: 35min

    Dr. Jo Jorgensen joins me today to discuss her campaign for president, her background, the main issues she intends to focus on, her experiences with Harry Browne (with whom Dr. Jorgensen was vice presidential nominee), and a lot more.

  • Ep. 1662 How to Resist the Feds

    30/05/2020 Duration: 40min

    Ten years ago next month I released my book Nullification, a combination history and strategy book for restraining federal power. The ideas in that book are strictly forbidden -- the official conservative and libertarian movements pretend they don't exist (the Heritage Foundation would die a thousand deaths before entertaining an unapproved thought like nullification). But the history is accurate and the arguments are sound, as I explain in this episode.

  • Ep. 1661 The Lockdowns and Those Millions of Lives

    28/05/2020 Duration: 25min

    Today I look a bit deeper into the results of the lockdowns, which are being credited with having saved "millions" of lives.

  • Ep. 1660 Post-Virus America

    27/05/2020 Duration: 48min

    Gene Epstein joins us for a much-needed bit of optimism, particularly regarding the economy, as we look toward post-virus America.

  • Ep. 1659 What Just Happened at the Libertarian Convention?

    26/05/2020 Duration: 37min

    The online portion, anyway. Washington delegate Miguel Duque joins me to discuss the party's presidential nominee, where the Mises Caucus stands right now, and what comes next.

  • Ep. 1658 Ex-Marxist Ridicules "Wokeness"

    22/05/2020 Duration: 30min

    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.

  • Ep. 1657 These Libertarians Are Carrying on, Virus or No

    22/05/2020 Duration: 30min

    Carla Gericke, president emeritus of the Free State Project, joins me to discuss PorcFest -- it's still on this year! -- and other goings-on among New Hampshire libertarians. Guest's Website:

  • Ep. 1656 Shenanigans in the Libertarian Party?

    21/05/2020 Duration: 36min

    Michael Heise of the Mises Caucus of the Libertarian Party joins me to discuss some developments at the party's highest levels that have even people who haven't been our traditional allies crying foul.

  • Ep. 1655 Why Does the Left Favor Lockdowns?

    20/05/2020 Duration: 46min

    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.

  • Ep. 1654 The Two COVID Americas

    19/05/2020 Duration: 52min

    Pete Quinones and I have a wide-ranging discussion of the ongoing COVID-19 problem and the state response, and the parallel nations emerging out of all this: (1) people who are simply giving up life passions in the face of the virus, and (2) people prepared to venture out and reclaim their lives. This episode is taken from my appearance on the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast.

  • Ep. 1653 Economic Historians Are a Train Wreck

    16/05/2020 Duration: 30min

    Most American historians are atrociously bad at economic history, and the fallacies they peddle about how they think events occurred in the past go on to inform terrible decisions about economic policy in the present. Jeffrey Herbener joins me for a fallacy-free gallop through American economic history from the Civil War through the end of World War I. Jeff's course on American economic history is available to members of Liberty Classroom. Join at, and find coupon codes at:

  • Ep. 1652 Reagan Admin's David Stockman on Lockdowns and the Economy

    15/05/2020 Duration: 36min

    David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, joins me for a discussion of the wisdom (or otherwise) of the response to COVID-19, and what the economic ramifications are.

  • Ep. 1651 Owner of on 21st-Century Entrepreneurship

    14/05/2020 Duration: 36min

    Ryan Daniel Moran, a libertarian who operates, is a highly successful entrepreneur who first came on my radar when he made a video about the taxes he was paying -- which in turn reminded me of when Peter Schiff asked some progressives how much they thought he should pay, and their figure turned out to be lower than the real one. Today Ryan discusses the elements involved in building successful businesses.

  • Ep. 1650 Genuine Ron Paulian Is Frontrunner for U.S. Congress

    13/05/2020 Duration: 28min

    Eric Brakey, former state senator from Maine and a Tom Woods Show listener and supporter, is currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress in his district. We discuss campaigning in the days of COVID, the swamp creatures who oppose him, and what his plans are once elected.

  • Ep. 1649 Economics vs. the Civilization Wreckers

    12/05/2020 Duration: 55min

    Jeff Deist, president of the , invited me to be a guest on the Human Action podcast, which has been exploring each part of Ludwig von Mises' Human Action with a different expert each episode. My episode was the final episode: part 7. Here Mises reflects on the place of economics in society, the struggle involved in overcoming popular ignorance, and what hangs in the balance of this intellectual battle.

  • Ep. 1648 Are Left and Right Experiencing Two Different Pandemics?

    08/05/2020 Duration: 34min

    Jeff Deist, chairman of the Mises Institute, joins me to try to get to the bottom of why the response to COVID-19 (and the lockdowns) seems for the most part to divide along ideological lines, an outcome I myself did not expect.

  • Ep. 1647 How to Live Free, Even Now

    07/05/2020 Duration: 28min

    One of the great Harry Browne's most important books was How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World. It is a blueprint for throwing off all manner of shackles (some self-imposed) that hold us back from living the lives we want. Audiobook narrator Ayrton Parham joins me.

  • Ep. 1646 Dave Smith and Tom Woods on Justin Amash

    06/05/2020 Duration: 39min

    U.S. Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan recently joined the Libertarian Party and, having formed an "exploratory committee," seems certain to run for president. Dave Smith joins me to discuss Amash, libertarianism, and the Libertarian Party.

  • Ep. 1645 Sheriffs Resisting Stay-at-Home Orders?

    05/05/2020 Duration: 34min

    Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, who has a Supreme Court victory under his belt, joins me to discuss recent events involving American sheriffs and what powers the local sheriff has.

  • BONUS Ep. 1644 My New Print-on-Demand Business (and Yours?)

    03/05/2020 Duration: 28min

    The old man here has succumbed and finally decided to make Tom Woods Show merchandise, so I've been consulting with a listener who's an expert in this area. This, in turn, reminded me of Rachel Rofe, the expert's expert from whom this listener himself learned what he knows. It's a fun side business -- making mugs, T-shirts, etc. -- if you know what you're doing (and even if you don't). Now seems like a sensible time to learn something like this, so Rachel walks us through it in today's episode. Print-on-Demand Webinar:

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