Sheldon Richman joins us for a discussion on the origins of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Why are these documents venerated by many libertarians?
Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us for a discussion on the trial of Socrates, as told by his student Plato in the Apology.
Peter Van Doren joins us for a discussion about why environmental policy questions so often result in dueling scientific studies.
Benjamin Powell joins us this week to discuss the economics of sweatshops and the wages of workers in the third world.
Tara A. Smith joins us for a conversation on the importance of objectivity in legal systems.
Flemming Rose talks about the decision to publish 12 cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005.
The podcast guests we had in 2015 share some of their greatest intellectual influences and give book recommendations.
Jamie Whyte joins us this week to share his experience working in politics in New Zealand as the former leader of ACT New Zealand, a free market political party.
Ilya Somin joins us to talk about the politics behind the galaxy’s most popular epic space fantasy franchise.
John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart join us to discuss their new book, Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism (2015).
Richard A. Epstein joins us to discuss the core principles of classical liberalism. Is there a way to build a government that remains limited?
Matt Ridley joins us to talk about his new book, The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge. How are new ideas adopted from the bottom up?
Robert Higgs joins us this week to share a few of his reflections on individual liberty, economics, war and peace, and the role of the state in human affairs.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on political philosophy in the science fiction franchise Star Trek.
George H. Smith joins us for a discussion on the life of his friend and colleague, Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Edward Peter Stringham joins us for a discussion on his new book, Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life.
Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent join us for a discussion on America’s history of making foreign policy alliances with repressive or corrupt regimes.
Jason Kuznicki, Grant Babcock, and Aaron Powell discuss the first part of Murray Rothbard’s book The Ethics of Liberty.
Jonah Goldberg joins us for a discussion on what unites intellectual conservatives and libertarians and the history of the political left.
Ronald Bailey talks about environmental “doomsayers.” Their apocalyptic predictions change, but their solutions remain the same: more government control.
Berin Szoka joins us to discuss what the “net neutrality” movement stands for and why the online community is so angry about the state of the Internet.
Jennifer L. Lawless joins us for a discussion about why young people in America seem to be almost wholly uninterested in running for electoral office.
Andrew Jason Cohen joins us for a discussion on toleration—what does it mean to be tolerant? What should be tolerated? Are we becoming less tolerant?
Katherine Mangu-Ward joins us to talk about the “libertarian moment” and the past and future of libertarianism more broadly.
Christopher A. Preble joins us for a discussion on American foreign policy. We examine ways in which an aggressive foreign policy aids the growth of government.
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