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In Defense of Big Business (with Tyler Cowen)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Tyler Cowen on May 17, 2019

Tyler Cowen joins us to discuss the value of work and how big businesses give people opportunities to feel fulfilled in their lives. 

Building Tomorrow

SimCity 5: Exploring Charter Cities (and More!)

featuring Paul Matzko, Ian Adams, and Mark Lutter on May 16, 2019

Paul interviews Ian Adams and Mark Lutter on two very different topics with one connection: the value of planning for the future.

Free Thoughts

Objections to Libertarianism (with Eric Mack)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Eric Mack on May 10, 2019

Eric Mack joins our show again to talk about common objections to libertarianism by dissecting John Rawls viewpoint. 

Building Tomorrow

Destination Mars

featuring Paul Matzko and Robert Zubrin on May 9, 2019

Paul interviews Robert Zubrin at the Lincoln Network’s “Reboot American Innovation” conference about the future of human spaceflight and the need for it to stay innovative. 

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 105: The Last Liberty Chronicles

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 7, 2019

One generation’s battles (or even wars fought over several generations, whole periods of history)—those battles should never define future generations.

Free Thoughts

The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Jacob T. Levy on May 3, 2019

WARNING this episode contains spoilers to most, if not all, Marvel movies, please listen with caution. 

Building Tomorrow

Facial Recognition or Faceless Man?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Caleb Watney on May 2, 2019

Our brains cannot remember the faces of everyone we cross on the street, but for better & for worse facial recognition software can. 

Free Thoughts

Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Christopher A. Preble on Apr 26, 2019

Christopher A. Preble joins us to discuss his new book; Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy, coming out April 30th, 2019. 

Building Tomorrow

Devin Nunes Sues a Fictional Cow, His Mom, and Liz Mair

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Liz Mair on Apr 25, 2019

Liz Mair joins us to discuss Nunes, his cow, & how the lawsuit has created an internet backlash drawing more attention to parody accounts.

Free Thoughts

Unbundling the State (with Jason Kuznicki)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Paul Matzko, and Jason Kuznicki on Apr 19, 2019

Jason Kuznicki discusses how the problem of political authority has evolved over time from a classical liberal perspective. 

Building Tomorrow

Why is Rent so Damn High?

featuring Paul Matzko and Salim Furth on Apr 18, 2019

Salim Furth joins us for a discussion on why rent in urban areas is skyrocketing and what can be done to fix it.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 102: What it Takes to be a Bankster

featuring Anthony Comegna on Apr 16, 2019

Americans thought they had slain the worst tyrants but it was up to heroes to stop the remaining monsters, who crept the earth in the form of bankers.

Building Tomorrow

Debunking Overpopulation

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, and John Ibbitson on Apr 11, 2019

John Ibbitson joins our show to discuss how around mid-century our population will no longer be growing, but declining. 

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 101: Edgar Allan Poe on Mushrooms and Men

featuring Anthony Comegna on Apr 9, 2019

Edgar Allen Poe was no Locofoco sympathizer, but he did tell a tale about class struggle much different than the ones we have discussed before. 

Free Thoughts

Quitting the Border Patrol (with Josh Childress)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Patrick G. Eddington, and Joshua Childress on Apr 5, 2019

Joshua Childress, a former Customs Border Patrol agent, joins us to discuss how his views conflicted with the work he was doing on the border.