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Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Lincoln Administration

by Phil Magness on Nov 12, 2019

Lincoln’s navigation of the secession crisis and ensuing Civil War can legitimately be described as unprepared at best, and at moments susceptible to severe strategic missteps. 

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.

columns

The Murderous Modern State

by David S. D’Amato on Nov 4, 2019

The advent of the modern state did not usher in an era of unprecedented peace.

columns

The Legacy and the Ideas Behind Cato’s Letters

by Paul Meany on Nov 1, 2019

The Cato Institute does not derive its name from the notoriously staunch ancient Roman Cato the Younger. Instead, it is a reference to Cato’s Letters, a collection of 138 essays written in England during the 18th century.

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.