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Who Wants to Retire a Millionaire?

featuring Paul Matzko, Peter Van Doren, Michael D. Tanner, & Simon Cowan on Dec 12, 2019

Social Security in the United States is a story about false retirement promises, but other countries have insight for our depleting system. 

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.

Building Tomorrow

Self Driving Miss Daisy

featuring Paul Matzko on Nov 14, 2019

There is promising technology that will be able to take care of us as we age, but only if the FDA does not get in the way.  

Free Thoughts

Why Liberalism Works (with Deirdre McCloskey)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Deirdre McCloskey on Nov 8, 2019

Deirdre McCloskey joins our show again to talk about her new book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All

Pop & Locke

Handmaid’s Tale

featuring Natalie Dowzicky, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Tess Terrible, & Marianne March on Nov 6, 2019

We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Nolan Brown to our show for a lively conversation about Handmaid’s Tale. 

Pop & Locke

Black Mirror

featuring Landry Ayres, Natalie Dowzicky, Paul Matzko, & Peter Suderman on Nov 6, 2019

Welcome to Pop & Locke! For our first episode we welcome Peter Suderman and Paul Matzko to discuss the many Black Mirror dystopias. 

The Pursuit

Second Chances

featuring Natalie Dowzicky on Nov 5, 2019

Participating in elections is just one way for former felons to actively engage with the community around them.

Free Thoughts

Finding Meaning in an Age of Individualism (with Clay Routledge)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Clay Routledge on Nov 1, 2019

Clay Routledge joined the show today to talk about how our society has become increasingly individualistic, and how we are still learning the consequences of that.

Building Tomorrow

Cellphones in the Fight Against Cholera (with Katherine Clayton)

featuring Paul Matzko, Chelsea Follett, Marian L. Tupy, & Katharine Clayton on Oct 31, 2019

While people in the US have the first world privilege to complain about wasting time on their phones, millions of people in the developing world are using their cellphones to pull themselves out of poverty. 

Free Thoughts

From the Magna Carta to Brexit (with David Starkey)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Ryan Bourne, & David Starkey on Oct 25, 2019

David Starkey explains the origins of the UK Parliament so that we can understand how it differs from the U.S. government.