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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, & Chris 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. 

Building Tomorrow

Mission Impossible Burger

featuring Landry Ayres, Paul Matzko, and Rebekah Moses on Nov 28, 2019

Food is deeply emotional, which is why Impossible Foods is trying it’s best to create the best, sustainable, meat-like product.

Free Thoughts

How to be Epicurean (with Catherine Wilson)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Paul Meany, and Catherine Wilson on Nov 22, 2019

Catherine Wilson teaches us that there is more to Epicureanism than eating, drinking, and being merry.

The Pursuit

Pressured to Plead Guilty

featuring Landry Ayres on Nov 19, 2019

Prosecutors are almost completely in charge of the criminal justice system and that unchecked power has ugly consequences. 

Free Thoughts

The War on Tobacco (with Jacob Grier)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Jacob Grier on Nov 15, 2019

Jacob Grier joins the show today to talk with Trevor about the American war on tobacco.