Free Thoughts

A weekly show about politics and liberty, featuring conversations with top scholars, philosophers, historians, economists, and public policy experts. Hosted by Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Black Lives and Guns (with Nicholas Johnson)

Nicholas Johnson joins the show to talk about the tradition of black gun ownership as a way to fight abuse of government power.



Bleeding Heart Libertarianism: A Retrospective (with Matt Zwolinski)

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The Power of Voting with Your Feet (with Ilya Somin)

Ilya Somin comes back to the show today to explain how broadening opportunities for foot voting can greatly enhance political liberty for millions of people around the world.



Who Broke Congress? (With Rep. Justin Amash)

U.S. Congressman Justin Amash joins the show today to discuss the failures of Congress.



Our Criminal Injustice System (with Jason Brennan and Chris Surprenant)

Jason Brennan and Chris Surprenant join us today to diagnose why and where the American criminal just system fails.


 2020-06-05  52m

Are Social Networks Censoring Conservatives? (with John Samples & Matthew Feeney)

Trevor and Aaron are joined by Cato’s Matthew Feeney and John Samples (a new member of the Facebook Oversight Board), to talk about the pros and cons of content moderation.


 2020-05-29  58m

The Radio Right (with Paul Matzko)

Paul Matzko, the host of Building Tomorrow, joins the show to talk about how the government orchestrated one of the largest censorship campaigns in history against right wing radio in the 1960’s, but many people still don’t know about it.


 2020-05-22  58m

When Innovation Breaks the Rules (with Adam Thierer)

Evasive Entrepreneurs, innovators who don’t always conform to social or legal norms, are changing the world and challenging their governments.


 2020-05-15  49m

Forgotten Libertarians (with Paul Meany)

The host of Portraits of Liberty, Paul Meany, joins the show to highlight historical thinkers who may not have been strictly libertarian, but argued for a freer world.


 2020-05-08  48m

The Covid-19 Economy

Ryan Bourne and Diego Zuluaga come back to the show to talk about how both fiscal and monetary policy are changing drastically to respond to COVID-19.


 2020-05-01  56m