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Why is Populism So Popular?

featuring Trevor Burrus, Tom G. Palmer, and Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 12, 2019

Tom Palmer comes back to the show to address the rise of authoritarian populism and what it means for the state of politics in the U.S. 

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Crypto History

featuring Paul Matzko and Finn Brunton on Sep 5, 2019

Finn Brunton is on the show today to talk about why cryptocurrency has emerged as more than science fiction in the last decade.

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What’s Wrong with National Conservatism?

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Jason Kuznicki, Matthew Feeney, & Paul Matzko on Aug 30, 2019

The underlying ideas articulated by National Conservatism are of value to libertarians to understand because they present a way of seeing the world that is a stark difference from the way we see it.

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8chan and Reacting to Online Radicalization

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, Will Duffield, & Timothy McLaughlin on Aug 22, 2019

Timothy McLaughlin joins us to describe the history of 8chan and its association with recent mass shootings. 

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Social Media’s Moral Panic (with Milton Mueller)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Milton Mueller on Aug 16, 2019

Milton Mueller joins us to discuss how social media is not a medical addiction that requires government intervention.

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A Smarter Kickstarter (with Alex Tabarrok)

featuring Paul Matzko and Alexander Tabarrok on Aug 15, 2019

Alex Tabarrok explains that dominant assurance contracts can help markets provide more public goods.

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Remaining Grateful with Steve Horwitz

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Steven Horwitz on Aug 9, 2019

Steve Horwitz, a fan favorite, returns to the show to discuss how we should all be grateful for how much better the world has gotten in the last 1000 years. 

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Education in the Marketplace (with Kevin Currie-Knight)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Kevin Currie-Knight on Aug 2, 2019

Kevin Currie-Knight joins the podcast to talk about how different libertarian thinkers approached the issue of public education. 

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What Made the Internet Possible?

featuring Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney on Aug 1, 2019

Paul and Matthew discuss the history of, and threats to, Section 230. Jennifer Huddleston rebuts the argument that Section 230 was a gift to big tech.

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Tyranny Comes Home (with Chris Coyne and Abigail Hall)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Christopher Coyne, & Abigail Hall on Jul 26, 2019

Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall join us to discuss how foreign intervention and militarism affect domestic life. 

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Data Day Care (with Emily Oster)

featuring Paul Matzko and Emily Oster on Jul 25, 2019

Emily Oster joins us to give data-based parenting advice that may surprise you.

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Celebrating 300

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Nora Powell on Jul 19, 2019

Thank you for sticking with us through 300 episodes! Reminisce with us today as Nora Powell interviews Aaron and Trevor.

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Facebook Friends Libra

featuring Paul Matzko and Diego Zuluaga on Jul 18, 2019

Diego Zuluaga joins the show today to discuss the latest on Libra, Facebook’s venture in cryptocurrency. 

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Haters Gonna Hate Speech

featuring Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney on Jul 11, 2019

What was the real beef between Crowder and Maza? Matthew Feeney and Paul Matzko dive in to the mines of content moderation.