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Pop & Locke

The Rise of Skywalker

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Landry Ayres, Natalie Dowzicky, & Nicholas Armstrong on Jan 22, 2020

Disney completed the Star Wars saga with the third and final installment to the sequel trilogy. What’s next for the galaxy?

Free Thoughts

Can Science Save Us? (with Peter Van Doren)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Peter Van Doren on Jan 17, 2020

Peter Van Doren, a self-proclaimed science nerd, comes back to the show today to talk about the role of science in the policy world.

Free Thoughts

The Politics of Science (with Terence Kealey)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Terence Kealey on Jan 10, 2020

Terence Kealey joins the show today to talk about how the government is nearly the single buyer of scientific research.

Building Tomorrow

Immigrants Built Silicon Valley

featuring Paul Matzko and Alex Nowrasteh on Jan 9, 2020

Without immigrants, Silicon Valley would be a shell of what it is today. Yet bad restrictionist policies threaten to undermine American dominance in tech and stymie innovation.

Pop & Locke

Watchmen

featuring Natalie Dowzicky, Landry Ayres, Matthew Feeney, & Julian Sanchez on Jan 8, 2020

Matthew Feeney & Julian Sanchez join the show to talk about how HBO took on the incredible comic book, Watchmen, and to our surprise, they excellently executed the story for a 2019 audience.  

Free Thoughts

Exploring Wealth Inequality

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Ryan Bourne, & Christopher Edwards on Jan 3, 2020

Many political leaders consider wealth inequality to be a major economic and social problem. Ryan Bourne and Chris Edwards join the show to talk about their new study that tackles this issue.

The Pursuit

Re-Release: It Hits Home

featuring Tess Terrible on Dec 31, 2019

It goes to the core of what is meaningful to people. Their family, their home, their livelihood - eminent domain has the power to destroy all of that.

Free Thoughts

Tyranny of Public Health (with Jacob Sullum)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Jacob Sullum on Dec 27, 2019

Jacob Sullum joins the show to talk about how drug prohibition actually creates more problems than if some controlled substances were made legal. 

Free Thoughts

Foreign Policy and the Trump Doctrine

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, Christopher A. Preble, & John Glaser on Dec 20, 2019

Christopher Preble and John Glaser join the show to discuss Trump’s approach, or lack thereof, to foreign policy. 

The Pursuit

The Patient’s Right

featuring Landry Ayres on Dec 17, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to protect Americans—but has it gone too far?

Free Thoughts

Government-Created Segregation (with Richard Rothstein)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Richard Rothstein on Dec 13, 2019

Richard Rothstein joins the episode to discuss how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation. 

Building Tomorrow

Who Wants to Retire a Millionaire?

featuring Paul Matzko, Peter Van Doren, Michael D. Tanner, & Simon Cowan on Dec 12, 2019

The US Social Security system can’t fulfill its promises, but Australia’s system gives its people a better shot at a comfortable retirement.

Free Thoughts

Becoming a Whistleblower (with Patrick Eddington)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Patrick G. Eddington on Dec 6, 2019

Patrick G. Eddington comes back to the show to talk about his time in the CIA from 1988 to 1996. 

Pop & Locke

Our Holiday Favorites

featuring Landry Ayres, Natalie Dowzicky, Paul Matzko, & Paul Meany on Dec 4, 2019

The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing aloud for all to hear or podcasting about our favorite “sort of” holiday movies. Both do the trick!

The Pursuit

Mental Illness Behind Bars

featuring Tess Terrible on Dec 3, 2019

Once you are caught up in the criminal justice system, it’s difficult to get out. And it is especially challenging for those who are suffering from a mental illness. 

Free Thoughts

The Case for Open Borders (with Bryan Caplan & Zach Weinersmith)

featuring Alex Nowrasteh, Bryan Caplan, Aaron Ross Powell, & Zach Weinersmith on Nov 29, 2019

Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith join the show today to talk about their non-ficton graphic novel; Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration.