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Free Thoughts

Contracts and Cryptography

featuring Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell on Feb 9, 2018

Kate Sills joins us for a conversation on smart contracts and the future of blockchain technology.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 40: The Age of William Leggett Part 2

featuring Anthony Comegna on Feb 6, 2018

William Leggett’s antislavery wasn’t just spontaneous. His editorial career was spent teasing out the finer points of libertarian theory.

Free Thoughts

How the Media Really Works

featuring Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus on Feb 2, 2018

Cato Institute Vice President of Communications Khristine Brookes joins us to discuss the ever-changing world of news and media.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 39: The Age of William Leggett Part 1

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jan 30, 2018

William Leggett was the man who created the first identifiably libertarian movement in American history.

Free Thoughts

Choose Your Own Government

featuring Trevor Burrus, Tom W. Bell, and Aaron Ross Powell on Jan 26, 2018

Tom W. Bell joins us for a Live Free Thoughts to talk about the emerging trend of private start up governments.

Excursions

Freethought and Freedom: Jean Meslier

featuring George H. Smith on Jan 24, 2018

George H. Smith explains some of the libertarian ideas of Jean Meslier, the notorious atheist-priest.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 38: Everything is Freemasons!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jan 23, 2018

William Morgan was about to publish the Freemasons’ tightly controlled secrets. Morgan planned to expose the powers conferred by initiation.

Free Thoughts

Trump’s Assault on America’s Institutions

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and John Samples on Jan 19, 2018

John Samples joins us to discuss how the Trump presidency is challenging America’s institutions.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 37: The Whigs

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jan 16, 2018

Much as we modern libertarians might love to hate the Whigs, they were in many ways indistinguishable from the Jacksonians.

Free Thoughts

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

featuring Emma Ashford, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jan 12, 2018

Emma Ashford gives us a primer on Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that is one of the last remaining absolute monarchies in the world.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 36: The Jacksonians

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jan 9, 2018

The 1820s, 30s, and 40s were rough and tumble times. Life changed more quickly in those decades than ever before and practically everyone felt it.

Free Thoughts

Guns and Mass Shootings

featuring David B. Kopel and Trevor Burrus on Jan 5, 2018

David Kopel joins us again to discuss firearms, gun violence, mass shootings, and whether a gun-free America is possible or desirable.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 35: Enlightenment and Revolution

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jan 2, 2018

Joel Mokyr argues that the elite stood on the shoulders of craftsmen to bring us into the age of Enlightenment.