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A weekly exploration of big ideas for living free.

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A weekly exploration of big ideas for living free.






140 - Creating a Legendary Career | Interview on the Legends and Losers Podcast

Isaac was recently a guest on the Legends and Losers podcast with Christopher Lochhead. Christopher is an entrepreneur, former CMO, and author of Play Bigger. Chris and Isaac have a wide-ranging conversation about the power and value of being an apprentice, why being your own credential is important, and why it is critical to build your own digital paper trail. You can find full show notes at


139 - Bryan Caplan Interview Follow Up

If you haven't listened to the full interview yet, check it out first. After interviewing Bryan Caplan about his book, The Case Against Education, I had so many thoughts rolling around that I wanted to record a separate follow up episode. In this episode, I cover where I think Bryan is right and where I don't think he goes far enough. Topics Covered: - Economic thinking and rational choice theory to explain the choice to go to college. - The role of parents in their kid's choices to go to...


138 - Bryan Caplan on The Case Against Education

Bryan Caplan's new book The Case Against Education, argues against the common arguments the value of school and college. Most people would consider his view pretty radical. He recommends massive cuts to education spending and that many people should not go to college. In this episode, I argue that he doesn't go far enough. If you miss the regular episodes, make sure to check out Forward Tilt and Office Hours: - -...


137 - How Cryptocurrency Can Improve Content, with Ryan X. Charles

Ryan X Charles is the founder of, a social media platform that uses cryptocurrency micropayments to incentive creators and support better content. Topics Discussed: - What the X means - What got Ryan interested - Deciding to go full-time into Bitcoin in 2013 - The idea for - The problems with micro-payments - Working on payment channels for Yours - Changing the infrastructure from Bitcoin, to Litecoin, to Bitcoin Cash - How the payments work on - The different...


136 - "Your next Government?" With Tom Bell

Tom W. Bell is a lawyer, author, and professor helping to document and create the future of legal systems and governance. In his new book “Your Next Government? From the Nation State to Stateless Nations” he dives in the evolution of government through history and into the future. Topics Discussed: - How the nation-state took over governance - The trend over the past century towards more centralized government and then recently to more decentralized governance - Different forms of governance...


135 - Robin Hanson on 'The Elephant in the Brain'

Robin Hanson is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is the author of The Age of Em and co-author of the new book The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life which is a facilitating look into the real reasons that motivate people and society. Topics Discussed: - Robin’s new book, The Elephant in the Brain - Split brain patients - The reasons for vague language - The lack of correlation between medicine and health - Using gifts to show how much we care - The...


134 - Thaddeus Russell on World War Two

Thaddeus Russell is the author of Renegade History of the United States, founder of Renegade University, host of the Unregistered podcast, and an intellectual entrepreneur. In this episode, Isaac and Thaddeus dive into World War Two. The reasons why the US joined the war, why Franklin Roosevelt wanted war with Japan and Nazi Germany, what stopped Jewish immigrants from leaving Europe, and more. Topics Discussed: - Renegade University - The reasons people believe the US entered WW2 - FDR and...


133 - Dia De Muertos, Creating Structure as an Unschooler, and More with NL Morehouse

The most popular guest in show history is back! NL and Isaac dive into a wide range of topics on this weeks episode. Topics Discussed: - Why did NL decide to celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of The Dead) - Celebrations from other cultures - Why has Marvel been so successful with taking superheroes to movies, when DC hasn’t - Pop culture trends - Professionals trying to be unprofessional - NL’s book - Dire perfume names - Starting to use Facebook - Unschooling & Creating your own structure -...


132 - Misfit Entrepreneurs with Dave Lukas

Dave Lukas is the Vice President and CSO of Grasp Technologies and the host of the Misfit Entrepreneur podcast. Dave grew up in an entrepreneurial family, and from a young age he was creating small businesses and finding opportunities to create businesses. That entrepreneurial spark has stuck with him as he built a great career and now a thriving company. On the Misfit Entrepreneur Podcast, Dave interviews top entrepreneurs and explores their non-traditional methods for achieving success. In...


131 - WTF?! with Peter Leeson

Peter Leeson is a professor of economics and law at George Mason University, known for his work on rational choice theory, applying it to unusual rituals and superstitions, piracy, and anarchy. His most recent book WTF?! an Economic Tour of the Weird, dives into some of the strangest rituals and events around the world and explains them using rational choice theory. In the face of the mainstream popularity of pop-behavioral economics claiming humans are irrational, Peter looks at some of the...


New Podcast Preview!

If you're a fan of Fridays with TK, you'll be very excited about this special preview episode of a new podcast with Isaac and TK Colemen. Got a job your trying to get? A work-related issue you’re trying to resolve? An obstacle that’s holding you up? Send in your questions and check out a new episode of Office Hours every Tuesday. Each week TK and Isaac will answer your questions, providing philosophic insight and actionable advice about work and life. Subscribe to Office Hours on all major...


130 - Roger Ver on Bitcoin

Roger Ver is the CEO of, an early investor in bitcoin, and many Bitcoin startups. He is a passionate advocate for bitcoin and has been in the space from the very early days. In this conversation, we start with the basics, cover the most common objections and criticism about bitcoin and then discuss the future of bitcoin. In this episode: - What was the philosophy that made you find bitcoin interesting? - How did Roger come to start studying economics? - Being prosecuted for...


129 - Everyday Accounting for Life and Business with Levi Morehouse

On this episode, I’m joined by my brother Levi Morehouse, the CEO of Ceterus. Levi is fantastic at cutting down to the crucial aspects of accounting and in this episode, we dive into the most important numbers and concepts you need to know as an entrepreneur, freelancer, or small business owner. One of the resources Levi recommends is Quickbooks. Because he feels passionately about small business entrepreneurship, Levi is offering to help entrepreneurs set up their QuickBooks Online accounts...


128 - Robert Murphy on Austrian Business Cycle Theory

Robert Murphy is a professor of economics at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, co-host of Contra-Krugman with Tom Woods, and author of many great books on economics including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism. This is a wide-ranging conversation that goes from what sparked Bob’s intellectual in free-market economics, to starting the Contra-Krugman Podcast, to a deep dive into Economics and specifically Austrian Business Cycle Theory. In This Episode: - What...


127 - Part Two: TK Coleman's Career Journey

This is the second part of an in-depth conversation with TK about his career path. We finished the last episode with TK moving to LA to pursue a career in acting. This episode starts with the story of launching an entertainment startup and goes all the way to working as the education director for Praxis. In this episode: - Joining the founding team of an entertainment tech startup - Going out to raise funding around the time of the financial crisis - Realizing when it was time to give up -...


126 - Part One: TK Coleman's Career Journey: From American Express, to American Idol, to Praxis

TK has been on the show many times, but in all of our conversations, we have never taken a deep dive into his career path. TK's taken a fascinating path and worked as a bartender, server, financial planner, seminar leader, startup founder, philosophy assistant professor and many other roles before becoming Education Director for Praxis. In today's episode, we start with the first part of his career journey from childhood career aspirations, to college, and then making the move to LA. In this...


125 - Steve Patterson on Life as an Independent Intellectual

Steve Patterson is a rationalist philosopher and intellectual entrepreneur working outside of academia. He is the host of Patterson in Pursuit, a podcast featuring deep conversations with top thinkers in philosophy, mathematics, and many other disciplines. He is also the author of What’s The Big Deal About Bitcoin and Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge. This episode is a behind the scenes dive into life as an intellectual entrepreneur. From approaches to interviews, to handling haters,...


124 - Pressing The Button with William Nava

William Nava is a philosopher, co-founder of, Marketing Associate at Marginal Revolution University, and a Praxis apprentice. He joins the show to discuss the "Would You Press the Button?" thought experiment and how thinking it through led him to question his beliefs about what the state is. The thought experiment goes like this: If there was a button, and pressing it would eliminate the state immediately, would you press it? It is designed to make you weigh ethics...


123 - Using Philosophy to Build Better Communities with Vince Graham

Vince Graham is President of I’on Group, a South Carolina-based property developer. He is a deep thinker, who puts philosophy to work by creating communities instead of writing books and papers. The communities he builds take inspiration from historical areas of cities like the old city of Charleston and combine the emergent wisdom of these century old communities with the best of modern advances when building homes and neighborhoods. Vince has an incredible depth of knowledge on the history...


122 - Creating an Exceptional Career, with David Veksler

David Veksler is the Director of Marketing at the Foundation for Economic Education, a futurist, software developer, free market radical, and father. He has a fascinating life story that spans three continents and is an instructive example of how to build a great career. David has built a successful career in technology and marketing by consistently solving problems, pursuing new opportunities, and creating value in and outside of his job responsibilities. He shares some great stories that...