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Freethought and Freedom: Introduction

featuring George H. Smith on Jul 26, 2017

George H. Smith begins his series on the historical relationship between religious skepticism and libertarianism.

Liberty Chronicles

When Massachusetts Nearly Destroyed Itself

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 25, 2017

The Pequot War was devastating. Puritan armies destroyed Indian villages and all but exterminated the Pequots and the colonists seized native lands.

Free Thoughts

We Broke the First Rule of Fight Club

featuring William Irwin, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jul 21, 2017

William Irwin joins us for a discussion about the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk and the movie it inspired. Are consumer choices authentic choices?

Free Thoughts

Who Elected Donald Trump?

featuring Emily Ekins, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Jul 14, 2017

Emily Ekins has identified five different types of voters that elected Donald Trump as president. Do these groups represent a big shift in American politics?

Liberty Chronicles

The Dissenters’ Revolution

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 11, 2017

Radical individualism reshaped minds across the Atlantic zone. More people than ever began to think, We don’t have to live this way.

Free Thoughts

Arguments for Liberty: Rawlsianism

featuring Kevin Vallier, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jul 7, 2017

Kevin Vallier joins us to talk about his Arguments for Liberty chapter on the ethical system of John Rawls. Does Rawls have value for libertarians?

Liberty Chronicles

The Antinomians

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jul 4, 2017

We shift from gold-hungry Virginia to pious Puritan New England, exploring the role of religious conflict in early colonial life.

Free Thoughts

Liberalism 1.0

featuring Deirdre McCloskey, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jun 30, 2017

Deirdre McCloskey has a few suggestions that she hopes will make libertarians more humane and empathetic. What sort of rhetorical tactics should libertarians use?

Liberty Chronicles

Peter Linebaugh on May Day

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 27, 2017

An interview Peter Linebaugh, Ph.D on his latest book The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day.

Free Thoughts

Markets in Everything?

featuring Jason Brennan, Peter Jaworski, Aaron Ross Powell, & Trevor Burrus on Jun 23, 2017

Jason Brennan and Peter Jaworski think that anything you’re allowed to do for free, you should be able to do for money. That means things like buying and selling kidneys, children, sex, grades; even waiting in line. Are they right?

Free Thoughts

Lessons from a Bank-Robbing Law Professor

featuring Shon Hopwood, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Jun 16, 2017

Shon Hopwood joins us this week to tell about his journey from bank robber to federal prisoner to U.S. Supreme Court practitioner and Georgetown law professor.