I’ve already recorded 65 episodes of the Tom Woods Show! Scan the show topics below (they’re all linked to the audio, so you can easily listen to any that strike your interest) for a sense of the variety of areas we cover.
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65. Want to Lose Weight? Don’t Count Calories
Jonathan Bailor, author of The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better, on why “counting calories” is a misguided approach to diet and health.
64. Doug Casey on the World
Renowned investor, author, and entrepreneur Doug Casey joins Tom to talk about investing, the Fed, the economy, and politics.
63. Separating the Sheep from the Goats
Today Tom takes on the three issues that separate the sheep from the goats: the Bush/Obama bailouts, state nullification, and foreign policy.
62. Separating School and State
Tom talks to Sheldon Richman, author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America’s Families.
60. Against the State
Dr. Robert Higgs, author of Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government, joins Tom for a wide-ranging discussion.
57. Bitcoin: Objections and Replies
Erik Voorhees joins Tom to discuss recent developments surrounding Bitcoin, and replies to objections to Bitcoin.
56. Afghanistan 101
Tom asks veteran journalist Eric Margolis for an overview of the Afghanistan situation, from 2001 to today. The result is mind-blowing.
54. Pope Francis on Capitalism
Tom talks about the economic passages in Evangelii Gaudium of Pope Francis. On this topic check out Tom’s book The Church and the Market, which won first place in the books category of the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards.
53. Before the Welfare State
What did people do before the welfare state? David Beito, professor of history at the University of Alabama and author of From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services, 1890-1967, joins Tom to offer an answer.
Tom makes the constitutional case for secession.
51. The Paramilitary Police
Will Grigg discusses the origins of the growing U.S. police state, as well as recent outrages.
50. The Conservative Mind
Brad Birzer, professor of history at Hillsdale College, talks about Russell Kirk, a central thinker of postwar conservatism, including his relationship with libertarianism.
49. Mind Your Own Business
Former CIA counter-terrorism expert Phil Giraldi argues for nonintervention.
48. What’s Wrong with the Economy?
Is there something fundamentally wrong with the U.S. economy? Bob Murphy explains.
47. Thanksgiving Turkey with Heather Woods
Tom’s wife, Heather, explains how to make a perfect turkey every time. She also reveals what they talked about on their first date [!!].
46. Is ADHD Overdiagnosed?
Today’s guest is Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, author of Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
44. The Free State Project
Today’s guest is Carla Gericke, President of the Free State Project. She joins Tom to discuss the Free State Project’s strategy for liberty, and its upcoming New Hampshire Liberty Forum.
42. The Gettysburg Address
Richard Gamble, professor of history and political science at Hillsdale College, joins Tom to discuss the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Warning: the commentary on this program may be slightly different from what you heard from other sources on this anniversary.
41. Rothbard Changed My Mind on War
Tom describes how Murray Rothbard changed his mind on war.
39. Friedman on Statelessness
David Friedman teaches in the School of Law at Santa Clara University, and is the author of The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism. He discusses anarcho-capitalism, as Tom plays devil’s advocate.
38. Murphy Takes on MMT
Tom talks with Robert Murphy about Modern Monetary Theory.
37. The Deflation ‘Threat’
Tom takes on the myth of the “threat” of falling prices.
34. So Where’s the Inflation?
Mark Thornton answers the “where’s the inflation?” question, and also explains his theory of the “skyscraper curse.”
33. That Australian Minimum Wage
Has Australia defied the laws of economics? Ben O’Neill, professor of statistics at the University of New South Wales, joins Tom to set the record straight.
28. The American Police State
John Whitehead, author of A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, on the militarization of the police.
27. Ron Paul Continues the Fight for Liberty
Ron Paul discusses his ongoing projects — the Ron Paul Curriculum, the Ron Paul Channel, and the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity — and answers listener questions.
26. WWE’s Kane: Libertarian
Glenn Jacobs, the WWE’s “Kane,” stops by to talk liberty, the WWE, Ron Paul, and the future.
24. Keynes and His Errors
G.P. Manish gives a basic overview of the problems with Keynesian economics.
23. The Recycling Racket
Floy Lilley explains why compulsory recycling makes no sense.
21. The Short Case for the Free Market
Tom describes how he would defend the free market to the world if he were given a half hour to do so.
17. Is Sweden a Good Model?
Per Bylund, research professor at Baylor University, talks with Tom about the Swedish welfare state.
16. Austrian Economics: Why It Matters
Tom offers a primer on Austrian economics and its relevance for today.
15. The Future of Bitcoin
Erik Voorhees joins Tom to talk about the future of Bitcoin after the federal seizure of Silk Road.
11. The Real Lincoln
Tom talks about the real Abraham Lincoln, the one left out of most seventh-grade textbooks.
10. States’ Rights and the Founding
Kevin Gutzman, historian, constitutional scholar, and Madison biographer, overturns the standard narrative of the American Founding advanced by the mainstream, by left-liberals, and by neoconservative Straussians alike.
4. Are Libertarians Hypocrites?
Tom smashes Salon’s recent article “11 Questions to See if Libertarians are Hypocrites.”
3. Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson
Tom talks to Ian Anderson, vocalist and flute player (among other instruments) of the legendary band Jethro Tull, which has sold over 60 million albums. Ian’s latest work is his solo album Thick as a Brick 2.