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Real conversations with leaders, creatives, and thinkers ... freedom, innovation ... what’s true

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Episodes

“Forget Covid 19. Worry about EMP." With Dr. Peter Vincent Pry and Frank Gaffney

7/30/2020
It’s time to wake up to an existential risk that looms infinitely larger than anything posed by the Covid 19 virus. Electromagnetic pulse (EMP). EMP can be caused by either a naturally occurring solar storm or a manmade suitcase sized device and would collapse electric grids and electrical critical infrastructures all over the world A nationwide blackout lasting one year could kill up to 90 percent of the American people, through starvation, disease, and societal collapse. Moreover,...

Duration:00:47:46

Episode 89: Why Ayn Rand Matters Today with Tal Tsfany

7/23/2020
Many of us have read Ayn Rand's novels especially, “Atlas Shrugged” and the “Fountainhead.” But I have been surprised to learn how her ideas and philosophy have continued to resonate throughout the world many years after her novels were first published. To learn more about this I asked Tal Tsfany, President and CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute to come on the show to talk about the Ayn Rand phenomena. Mr. Tsfany has a great personal story having been an software entrepreneur, investor and...

Duration:00:33:22

Episode 88: "Enough is Enough" with Donna Rice Hughes and Colby May

7/9/2020
Some of society's problems are just so upsetting that it's hard to imagine that they continue to exist, or in fact, are spreading. Well, this episode explores one of the worst: Internet child pornography and sex trafficking. Internet pornography been called the largest unregulated social experiment in history. Ushered it into the cultural mainstream, it enjoys increasingly widespread acceptance. But while it’s well known that the internet has been hijacked by the sex industry, what’s less...

Duration:00:47:58

Episode 87: Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny

7/2/2020
A must see and wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.” Even if, or maybe especially, you think economics is too abstract or arcane or harsh, this is a fresh and engaging take that everyone can learn from. I...

Duration:00:25:35

Episode 86: The True Human Costs of Government Imposed Lockdowns with Jim Agresti

6/17/2020
Medical studies show that excessive stress and anxiety are among the most debilitating and deadly of all health hazards in the world. Beyond their obvious effects like suicide and substance abuse—these mental stressors are strongly related to and may trigger and inflame a host of ailments like high blood pressure, digestive disorders, heart conditions, infectious diseases, cancer, and pregnancy complications. Based on a broad array of scientific studies, my guest Jim Agresti and his...

Duration:00:36:53

Episode 85.2: A Conversation with Michael Pack, the Director of “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”

6/4/2020
Join me as go behind the scenes with writer, director and producer Michael Pack about the making of his extraordinary film about Justice Clarence Thomas. Distilled from over 30 hours of interviews during a six-month period with Justice Thomas and his wonderful wife Ginni, for the first time, he tells his entire life’s story, looking directly at the camera, speaking frankly to the audience. This first-person account is accompanied by a rich array of historical archive material, period...

Duration:00:16:48

Episode 85.1: A Conversation with Michael Pack, the Director of “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”

6/4/2020
Join me as go behind the scenes with writer, director and producer Michael Pack about the making of his extraordinary film about Justice Clarence Thomas. Distilled from over 30 hours of interviews during a six-month period with Justice Thomas and his wonderful wife Ginni, for the first time, he tells his entire life’s story, looking directly at the camera, speaking frankly to the audience. This first-person account is accompanied by a rich array of historical archive material, period...

Duration:00:26:15

Episode 83: Calling for a Return of Conservative Economics

5/29/2020
“There is more to life than economic freedom. And there is more to economic freedom than economic freedom. A society that attempts to maximize everyone’s freedom at every moment will fail miserably in preserving individual liberty and limiting government over time.” What is missing from our policy debates is a distinctively conservative approach to economics. So argues my guest Oren Cass, founder and executive director of American Compass, whose mission is to restore an economic...

Duration:00:35:07

Episode 82: Assessing Beijing's Power

5/29/2020
China presents a vastly different challenge from anything America has confronted before. The United States economy has never been as deeply dependent on an oppositional government the way we are with China. We have outsourced significant portions of virtually every important supply chain to China. America has even lost its manufacturing capabilities to make aspirin, penicillin and a lot of essential antibiotics. Chinese Communist Party leaders are fundamentally similar to its old...

Duration:00:45:58

Episode 84: Post Pandemic K-12 Education: Why We Don't Want a Return to "Normal"

5/21/2020
What comes next when we emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown? What is “normal” is going to be like? Well in the case of America’s K-12 schools we should not want a return to normal, where “normal” means a nation where fewer than 30% of students - and fewer than 15% in poor communities - read, write, spell, do math or know history, science, or civics on grade level. “With the doors to most of K-12 schools shut for the rest of the academic year and beyond, it’s time to implement a...

Duration:00:34:00

Episode 83: Calling for the Return of American Conservative Economics with Oren Cass and Wells King

5/5/2020
There is more to life than economic freedom. And there is more to economic freedom than economic freedom. A society that attempts to maximize everyone’s freedom at every moment will fail miserably in... How do we achieve economic prosperity and human flourishing? Check out the podcast.

Duration:00:35:07

Episode 81: “Life After the CoronaVirus: Planting the Seeds of Growth and Resilience”

4/21/2020
The outbreak of the CoronaVirus has created a health crisis. But federal, state and local governments’ reactions to this challenge - however well intentioned - have created an economic crisis that will linger past any recovery from or stabilization of the spread of the disease. The economy’s been broken and government action cannot bring it back, only alleviate some of the pain. It’s the private sector that will provide lasting solutions to restoring a vibrant America. Of course...

Duration:00:31:05

Episode 73: Big is Beautiful with Robert Atkinson and Ron Nicol

4/17/2020
What do you think about the following statements? Small businesses are overwhelmingly responsible for job creation, innovation and American prosperity. Small businesses are more productive than big companies. And small business owners are the core of democracy in America. Yet Washington, controlled by big business and engaged in “crony capitalism,” systemically discriminates against small business. We all know this is true, right? Well, no, these things are not true. Or at least,...

Duration:00:55:51

Episode 80: “China Rx: America’s Dependence on China for Medicine” with Rosemary Gibson and Frank Gaffney

4/9/2020
“Millions of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs made in China and don’t know it and neither do their doctors. These are prescription drugs in the legal supply chain that are distributed to U.S. hospitals, sold in corner drug stores and grocery store pharmacies, and distributed to military hospitals and clinics around the world,” explains Rosemary Gibson. We cannot make aspirin in the United States. We cannot make penicillin in the United States. Nor can we make...

Duration:00:38:28

Episode 79: How Masks and Scarves and Overdraft Protection Can Help Get Us Through This Crisis with Arnold Kling

4/1/2020
This week I sought out Arnold Kling to learn more about some of his innovative ideas to deal with the health, economic and social fallout from the Covid-19 crisis. Arnold, who blogs at arnoldkling.com/blog, author of “Specialization and Trade” and “The Three Languages of Politics” and with a PhD in Economics from MIT is one of America’s more original and penetrating thinkers. Some of what we talk about: “Masks and Scarves” How do we know that we are getting the right data and smart...

Duration:00:35:59

Episode 78:The health and economic crisis created by COVID-19 with Steve Moore and Jay Richards

3/25/2020
Join me as I talk with economist Steve Moore and Dr. Jay Richards about the health and economic crisis created by the coronavirus. And how to respond without all of our freedoms and civil liberties being trampled. Yes we need to move decisively to address the virus. But by focusing too narrowly on just disease control, we risk losing much or most of what makes America great. As always, I learn a lot from Jay and Steve. For example, I had thought the coronavirus death rate comparable to...

Duration:00:28:35

Episode 77: "Countering the Lethal Narrative of the 1619 Project" with Robert Woodson and Kenneth Blackwell.

3/19/2020
“The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell According to the New York Times, the true founding of the United States of America did not begin with the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Rather, the Times informs us, it occurred in 1619, the year 20 or so African Slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia and the American Revolution occurred primarily because of the American's desire to keep their...

Duration:00:55:31

Episode 76: Steve Moore on the Trump Economy

3/12/2020
Last week I interviewed economist Steve Moore at a conference with conservative leaders. While the capital markets selloff and bad coronavirus news had not yet had hit galeforce levels, as it has this week, they were looming. I'm posting this to remind us that even in the face of fierce headwinds, the United States has entered this troubling time riding on top of a booming economy. Steve details the Trump administration’s progress in improving the U.S tax system, regulatory regime,...

Duration:00:31:25

Episode 75: Making "First Lady" and Life in the Screen Trade with Nancy Stafford and Nina May.

2/13/2020
Nancy Stafford, known to millions as Andy Griffith’s law partner on TV’s “Matlock” and Nina May, an award winning independent film maker, join me to talk about their new film “First Lady” a romantic comedy feature film premiering Valentine’s Day 2020. Nancy’s been a series regular on many TV shows and as an author, has written two best-selling books. Nina, the founder of Renaissance Women Productions, has also written and directed the awards winning “Daily Bread” and “Life Fine...

Duration:00:49:59

Episode 72: “The Red Thread: Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” Part I-w/Diana West and Frank Gaffney

2/13/2020
“The anti-Trump conspiracy is not about Democrats versus Republicans. It's not about the ebb and flow of political power lawfully and peacefully transferred. It is about globalists versus nationalists, and they're locked in the old and continuous Communist versus anti-Communist struggle, and fighting to the end whether we, the anti-Communists, recognize it or not.” So writes, Diana West, the award-winning author of “The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump...

Duration:00:55:50