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Join New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods for your daily serving of liberty education! Guests include Ron Paul, Judge Andrew Napolitano, David Stockman, and hundreds more, with topics like war, the Federal Reserve, net neutrality, the FDA, Austrian economics, and many other subjects of interest to libertarians. Join us!




Ep. 2459 Why I Left the Left, with Kim Iversen

I had a very fruitful and enjoyable discussion with Kim Iversen on the Kim Iversen Show a week or so ago, so I invited Kim onto the ol' Tom Woods Show. Kim would have described herself as a progressive before the Covid fiasco, but the government response and the groupthink, along with other lingering issues, pushed her out. Sponsor: Hillsdale College is offering 40+ free self-paced courses on topics of great importance. I recommend "CS Lewis on Christianity," where you'll examine some of Lewis’ classic works, including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Abolition of Man, to see what Lewis had to say about Scripture, prayer, suffering, joy, heaven, and hell. Link:


Ep. 2458 Time to Abandon the S.S. United States?

The great Nick Giambruno, founder of Financial Underground, joins me for a financial news update, including the debt inflection point the U.S. and the world are finally facing, Bitcoin and its future, getting a second passport and considering your international options, and plenty more. Sponsor:


Ep. 2457 Jeff Deist: How Inflation Corrupts Peoples and Cultures

Price inflation is about more than just paying more for a Big Mac. It has other, more insidious (and to the untrained eye, invisible) effects on society. Guest's Website: Sponsor:


Ep. 2456 Are Our "Statesmen" Getting Worse?

Johnny Burtka, president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, joins me to discuss the traditional education of a statesman in the Western world, and compare that to what we observe today. Book Discussed: Guest's Link: Sponsors: &


Ep. 2455 Judge Napolitano on the Corruption of American Law

Actually, the Judge and I talk about a lot more than that, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the whole conversation. Sponsors: &


Ep. 2454 Detransitioners Speak

Jennifer Lahl just released a documentary, The Lost Boys, that tells the stories of several young men who got pulled into the world of "gender theory" -- and not just theory, unfortunately -- and how they came back. Sponsors: & Documentary Discussed: Book Discussed:


Ep. 2453 Short Answers to Tough Questions for Libertarians

Mary Ruwart is a veteran of the libertarian movement, and extremely effective at persuasion and debate. We talk about some tough issues, how best to disarm people, and the present and future of the Libertarian Party. Sponsors: & Guest's Course:


Ep. 2452 Hayek's Nobel Prize, 50 Years Later

Lots of people have read The Road to Serfdom, but few have read the material for which F.A. Hayek won the Nobel Prize in 1974. Mark Skousen joins us to discuss the significance of Hayek's work and how it helps us understand the world (and interventionism) better. Sponsors: & Guest's Event:


Ep. 2451 Inoculate Kids Against Left-Wing Weirdness

Connor Boyack, president of the Libertas Institute and creator of the Tuttle Twins children's book series, is overseeing an extremely important venture that's rapidly spreading around the country: the children's entrepreneur market. Sponsors: & Book Series:


Ep. 2450 Leftists Destroy Man's Career, and Then Themselves

Clifton Duncan was an accomplished Broadway actor who had graduated from an extremely selective elite program, and was making television appearances alongside people you would know. His star was most certainly on the rise. Then the mandates came, and Clifton declined the shot. He now waits tables. Well, the crazies didn't just ruin Clifton's career; they're in the process of destroying American theater, period, as Clifton explains in this episode. But there's good news: Clifton wants to develop a one-man show on the life and ideas of Thomas Sowell. Let's help him make it happen! Support Clifton's Thomas Sowell Play: Sponsors: &


Ep. 2449 Col. Douglas Macgregor on the State of the Empire

Col. Douglas Macgregor discusses the current situation in Ukraine, Gaza, the Red Sea, and more, plus his retrospective on the Cold War. Sponsors: & Guest's Website:


Ep. 2448 When Politics Fails (And It Will)

I met John Bush 17 years ago, when we were both spreading the word about Ron Paul. These days, John is devoted to building the institutions a free and decent society will need, even in our unfree landscape. If all we do is react to the latest crazy thing coming from the politicos, we'll never build anything. Sponsors: &


Ep. 2447 Rebuilding the Old America, Literally

Nate Fischer and Josh Abbotoy of New Founding join me to discuss their plans to build a rural community in Appalachia, and the hysterical woke lunatics who are up in arms about it. Sponsor:


Ep. 2446 Fewer PhDs, More Brilliant Dropouts, Please

Michael Gibson discusses the problems with the universities, and why he's supporting dropouts with brilliant ideas. Book Discussed: Sponsors: &


Ep. 2445 Our Dark Age of Ignorance -- and the Way Out

It's not just this field or that field: there is a systematic sickness in academic and in intellectual life in general, in which preposterously false things are believed, and based on foundations that are never examined. This is one of my favorite episodes ever, and my thanks to Steve Patterson for this excellent conversation. Sponsor:


Ep. 2444 Scientism and Other Weird New Religions

David Ramsay Steele discusses the new religions, scientism among them, that have captured the minds of present-day elites, who of course scoff at the religions of yesteryear. Book Discussed: Sponsors: &


Ep. 2443 Can Trump Win in 2024?

A roundtable discussion with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Dan McCarthy and Townhall's Scott Morefield about Donald Trump's prospects and whether the GOP made a good choice. Sponsors: HelloFresh: Go to and use code WoodsFree to get a free breakfast item in every box for LIFE!


Ep. 2442 Scott Horton on the Middle East Mess

Scott joins us to discuss the strikes on Yemen, and then proceeds to a wider discussion of how we got here, in Yemen and elsewhere. Sponsors: &


Ep. 2441 Amy Wax on the Diversity Con

Amy Wax, who teaches at the law school at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the inane things the DEI establishment expects us to believe. Sponsor:


Ep. 2440 Gene Epstein on Persuading Progressives

Gene Epstein has given himself a tough assignment: persuading progressives that a market economy is more likely to generate the results they want than any interventions they try. Sponsors: &