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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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Externalities

by Art Carden on Jul 18, 2019

What are externalities, in the economic sense of the word? In what ways can they be addressed?

Building Tomorrow

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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Willful Partisan Blindness: The Immigration Example

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 17, 2019

We must overcome our political-cultural group affinities if we wish to see things as they are: the problem isn’t ultimately who controls the state, but the state itself.

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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. 

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What, to an American, is the Fourth of July?

by Andy Craig on Jul 4, 2019

Independence Day is a celebration of America, yes, but it’s also a day to rededicate ourselves to critiquing the job we’re doing at living up to our own mission statement.

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Speech Police

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and David Kaye on Jul 4, 2019

David Kaye joins us today to discuss how social media platforms are actually massive bureaucracies. 

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Could Chernobyl Happen Again?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Tess Terrible on Jun 27, 2019

To suss out fact from fiction, Paul and Matthew invited Matt Crozat from the Nuclear Energy Institute to discuss HBO’s portrayal of Chernobyl.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Filmore Administration

by Taylor Patterson on Jun 26, 2019

For Filmore, slavery was a moral wrong, and imposing on states’ rights was a legal wrong, but for U.S. history, the chimera of legislation that became the Compromise of 1850 was a catastrophic mistake.