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Portraits of Liberty

Taking the King to Court, John Cooke

featuring Paul Meany on May 7, 2020

Born into poverty in 1609, John Cooke a Puritan lawyer is the first person in history to prosecute a head of state for crimes against humanity.

Pop & Locke

Hackers

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Natalie Dowzicky, Julian Sanchez, Landry Ayres, & Eva Galperin on May 6, 2020

Aaron Ross Powell, Julian Sanchez, and Eva Galperin join the show today to hack the planet. 

Free Thoughts

The Covid-19 Economy

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Ryan Bourne, & Diego Zuluaga on May 1, 2020

Ryan Bourne and Diego Zuluaga come back to the show to talk about how both fiscal and monetary policy are changing drastically to respond to COVID-19. 

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Feminism in Liberty

by Sharon Presley in 1986

Benjamin Tucker’s individualist anarchist periodical Liberty hosted radical discussions on gender equality in the late 19th century.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Hayes Administration

by Gregory Dehler on Apr 27, 2020

Rutherford B. Hayes will forever be remembered as the president who ended Reconstruction. In the process he abandoned the Civil War Republican Party’s commitment to equal rights for the former slaves and doomed them to a century of discrimination and segregation. 

Free Thoughts

Is Homeschooling Dangerous? (with Kevin Currie-Knight)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Kevin Currie-Knight on Apr 24, 2020

Kevin Currie-Knight comes back to the show to discuss different methods of homeschooling and how parents are handling the education of their children during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Pop & Locke

Tiger King

featuring Landry Ayres, Natalie Dowzicky, Paul Matzko, & Andy Craig on Apr 22, 2020

Not only was Joe Exotic a lover of big cats, he also ran for president and for governor of Oklahoma. Netflix’s Tiger King gives us a glimpse into the world of big cat ownership. 

Portraits of Liberty

Rehabilitating Democracy, George Grote

featuring Paul Meany on Apr 23, 2020

The 19th-century reformer and self-taught classicist George Grote was responsible for the rehabilitation of democracy as a viable and virtuous form of government.

Free Thoughts

Libertarianism and Copyright (with Radu Uszkai)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Radu Uszkai on Apr 17, 2020

Radu Uszkai joins the show today to talk about if the case against intellectual property can be strengthened by appealing to the work of F.A. Hayek.

Building Tomorrow

Innovation Isn’t Guaranteed (with Matt Ridley)

featuring Paul Matzko, Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, & Matt Ridley on Apr 16, 2020

What do cowpox pus, the radio, and coffee have in common? More than you might think.

Free Thoughts

How Innovation Works (with Matt Ridley)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Paul Matzko, Trevor Burrus, & Matt Ridley on Apr 10, 2020

Matt Ridley joins the show today to talk about his new book, How Innovation Works.

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The State in the Gaps

by Jason Kuznicki on Mar 31, 2020

What happens to the state when the reasons for its existence no longer look quite so compelling?