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From the trusted team behind the Tuttle Twins books, join us as we tackle current events, hot topics, and fun ideas to help your family find clarity in a world full of confusion.

From the trusted team behind the Tuttle Twins books, join us as we tackle current events, hot topics, and fun ideas to help your family find clarity in a world full of confusion.


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From the trusted team behind the Tuttle Twins books, join us as we tackle current events, hot topics, and fun ideas to help your family find clarity in a world full of confusion.




93. Why Is Ayn Rand Important?

Tuttle Twins fans might be familiar with the book "Search for Atlas" but some might not know that this book was inspired by a book called "Atlas Shrugged" written by a woman named Ayn Rand. On this episode, Brittany and Connor explain who Ayn Rand was and why she was such an important public figure.


92. Can A Person Own An Idea?

On past episodes, we have talked about property rights and why they are so important. It's not too hard to understand who owns a piece of physical property, but what about ideas? Does one single person own an idea, or is intellectual property, as it is sometimes called, an entirely different kind of property?


91. Why Is F.A. Hayek So Important?

Who is F.A. Hayek? Tuttle Twins readers might remember him from the Road to Surfdom book, but why is he so important? Today, Connor and Brittany talk about this brilliant economist and why his legacy is so important to economic and individual liberty.


90. What Is Seasteading?

There is no real way to escape living under some sort of government.


89. How to Take Negative Feedback, Positively

All throughout your life, you will be confronted with negative feedback. But criticism doesn't have to be a bad thing. Learning how to take critical feedback is critical to earning where we need to improve in all sorts of areas in our life. Today, Connor and Brittany talk about how you can put a positive spin on seemingly unpleasant conversations.


88. Who Was Karl Marx?

Collectivism, and specifically socialism, are threats to individual liberty. In order to understand how we can combat these destructive ideas, we need to understand where they came from. Today, Connor and Brittany profile Karl Marx, the father of socialism and author of "The Communist Manifesto."


87. What Was The Great Depression?

The Great Depression was one of the worst economic downturns in human history. But to ensure that we don't repeat the mistakes of the past, we have to understand how we got ourselves into this mess in the first place. On today's episode, Connor and Brittany explain the events that led to this historic economic depression and how we can avoid making the same mistakes in the future.


86. How Do You Crush Your First Job Interview?

Getting a good job is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your financial prosperity. Today Connor and Brittany give listeners some advice on how they can prepare for their future careers now and give some helpful tips on crushing a future job interview.


85. Why Does Character Matter?

On today's episode, Larry Reed, President Emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education, joins Connor and Brittany to talk about the role character plays in advancing the principles of liberty.


84. How Did The Printing Press Change The World?

Before the internet taught us anything we wanted to know with the click of a button, information was hard to come by. In fact, before computers and even books, people had to rely on authority figures to acquire knowledge. But the printing press changed all that and decentralized information, making it accessible to anyone who could read.


83. Are There Too Many People on the Planet?

For decades some scientists have warned that the earth is becoming overpopulated and soon, we won't have enough resources to accommodate everyone. But is this really true? Or is this a dangerous misconception?


82. How to Make New Year's Resolutions That Last

With the new year beginning, Connor and Brittany talk about setting goals that will help you keep all your 2021 resolutions.


81. What Did We Learn from 2020?

2020 is finally over! As we start the new year, now is the time to take stock of all the lessons this year has taught us.


80. What Can Star Wars Teach Us About Liberty?

On today's episode, Stephen Kent, host of the podcast "Beltway Banthas" joins Connor and Brittany to talk about Star Wars and what this classic story can teach us about liberty.


79. The Story of the Christmas Truce

As we prepare to celebrate the holidays, Brittany and Connor spread some cheer with an uplifting Christmas story. During WWI, soldiers on opposing sides of the war practiced civil disobedience by laying down their weapons and refusing to fight on Christmas Day. Instead, they sang carols and exchanged gifts with each other, showing the world that there are no differences too big to overcome.


78. Was Scrooge Really the Bad Guy?

We’re all familiar with the classic story, “A Christmas Carol,” where Ebenezer Scrooge is the classic miser, demonized by all who have read the book. But what if we got some aspects of the story wrong? Today, Connor and Brittany talk about this classic tale and whether or not Scrooge is a villain or simply misunderstood.


77. What Is The First Step To Changing the World?

Changing the world is a task unfit for the faint of heart. But before we can embark on a challenge this great, we have to make sure that we start small, improving and organizing our own lives before we try to enact change on a grander scale.


76. What Was the New Deal?

Many people regard FDR’s “New Deal” as having saved the American economy from the Great Depression. But was it really so great? Today Brittany and Connor talk about the New Deal and how it had disastrous impacts on our economy that we still see today.


75. What Can We Learn from Fiction?

Whether it’s a movie or a book, we often think of fiction as a break from the seriousness of the real world. But fiction plays a very important role in our human lives and it’s how many of us learn important life lessons. Today Connor and Brittany discuss the role fictional stories play in our lives.


74. What is Censorship?

For people to be truly free, they must live in a society that values free speech. All too often, governments suppress speech that is contrary to their ends in order to maintain control. But it’s not just governments. Lots of people use censorship to try and control the narrative instead of letting people freely voice their opinions and beliefs.