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Charter Schools Don't Cater To All Parents. Robert Pondiscio Explains Why That's Good.

10/16/2019
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At the 2000 Republican National Convention, the country got one of its first glimpses of a new type of public...

Duration:00:24:13

Is Everyone Wrong About NBA/China/Hong Kong Except South Park and…Ted Cruz?

10/14/2019
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God help us all, is the one politician talking sense about NBA/China/Hong Kong/censorship none other than the Silicon Valley-browbeating Sen. Ted Cruz? The Reason Roundtable podcast, featuring Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward and Matt Welch, dives into an omni-faceted controversy.

Duration:01:10:05

Why Hong Kong Protesters Are Channeling Bruce Lee

10/9/2019
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Few stories are generating as much as heat and interest as the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, where mostly young...

Duration:00:40:43

You Will Die If You Vape While Watching Impeachment Porn

10/7/2019
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As the nation gets more paranoid about vaping, we bring in e-cigarette expert Jacob Sullum to talk us down. Sullum...

Duration:01:06:58

How To Fix Social Media and Democracy

10/2/2019
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It's a rare week when a major politician doesn't threaten social media with censorship or other legal action. President Donald...

Duration:00:53:19

Who's Right on Impeachment: Rand Paul, Justin Amash, or Jeff Flake?

9/30/2019
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Libertarian-leaning legislators Rand Paul, Justin Amash and Jeff Flake have markedly different opinions about impeaching President Trump. Editors Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch talk about where they stand on the latest Reason Podcast.

Duration:00:55:40

Former Trump Fan Joe Walsh Thinks the President Should Be Impeached

9/26/2019
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Editor at Large Matt Welch speaks with former Republican congressman and talk show host Joe Walsh, who is currently mounting...

Duration:00:49:55

How To Have Impossible Conversations in Terrible Times

9/25/2019
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It's hard to think of a time when political and cultural discourse has been more polarized. These days, it seems...

Duration:01:09:44

Are We Really Doing the Impeachment Thing Again?

9/23/2019
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It's as if the Impeachment Machine was just idling by the side of the road, waiting for some new controversy, say Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch, on the latest Reason Podcast.

Duration:01:01:12

How Can The Libertarian Party Effect Real Change? A Soho Forum Debate

9/20/2019
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The Libertarian Party should never again put up national candidates whose views are similar to those of Gary Johnson and...

Duration:01:34:50

How the FBI Abets White Supremacists and Terrorists

9/18/2019
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Few organizations elicit more polarized responses than the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supporters of the FBI claim that it has...

Duration:01:14:21

No War for Saudi Arabia

9/16/2019
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Let us not get "locked and loaded" for more war on behalf of the awful House of Saud, argue Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch on the latest Reason Podcast.

Duration:00:53:15

Did Andrew Yang Win Last Night's Democratic Debate?

9/13/2019
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Last night's Democratic debate was the first to feature all the major contenders on a single stage. They spent much...

Duration:00:32:59

Stan Lee Co-author Kat Rosenfield on Rise of Cancel Culture in the Literary World

9/11/2019
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When Stan Lee, the legendary head of Marvel Comics for decades and the co-creator of iconic comic-book titles such as...

Duration:00:44:04

Democrats' Anti-Scientific Climate Dystopias

9/9/2019
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Elizabeth Warren says we've only got 11 years before the point of no return on climate change, yet she wants to ban two of the technologies that reduce greenhouse gases, complain Reason Podcasters Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch.

Duration:00:59:37

Should Amazon (and Google, and Facebook) Be Canceled by Antitrust Law?

9/4/2019
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What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, everyone loved big tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and...

Duration:01:01:24

Will Democrats Really Grab Your Guns?

9/3/2019
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Democratic contenders Beto O'Rourke and Kamala Harris want the government to "buy back" certain categories of guns, even forcefully. Will that ever happen, and what changes would Donald Trump be likely to support? Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss on the Reason Podcast.

Duration:01:01:28

Elizabeth Nolan Brown Talks About the Secret Backpage Memos and What They Mean for Free Speech Online

8/30/2019
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For most of its existence, Backpage.com was mired in legal and political controversy. The website, which hosted online classified ads...

Duration:00:38:03

The Libertarian Case for Term Limits

8/28/2019
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"Congress has given us $22 trillion in debt, the longest war in American history, a broken health care system, a...

Duration:00:42:38

Can #NeverTrump GOP Presidential Wannabe Joe Walsh Run on Deficit Reduction and Win?

8/26/2019
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Is the cause for freedom advanced by the candidacy of Joe Walsh? Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss on the latest Reason Podcast.

Duration:00:52:41