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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 51m. Bisher sind 400 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 14 days 9 hours 57 minutes


Does the FDA Save Lives? (with Peter Van Doren)

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War is Stupid (with John Mueller)

John Mueller joins the show to explain how, when international war is in decline, complacency and appeasement become viable diplomatic devices and a large military is scarcely required.



Economics in One Virus (with Ryan Bourne)

Ryan Bourne returns to the podcast to discuss how the dramatic events of 2020 bring to life the most important principles of economic thought.



How Textiles Made the Modern World (with Virginia Postrel)

Virginia Postrel joins the show to discuss how textiles are the most influential commodity in world history.



Fighting the Foreign Policy Establishment (with Justin Logan)

Justin Logan comes back on the show to discuss realism in foreign policy.


 2021-04-09  49m

Who Messed with Texas's Electricity (with Peter Van Doren)

Fan favorite, Peter Van Doren, returns to explain to us what exactly happened to the power grid in Texas during their unusually cold weather.


 2021-04-02  48m

Why It's OK to Want to Be Rich (with Jason Brennan)

Jason Brennan joins the show to talk about how money-based societies create nicer, more trustworthy, and more cooperative citizens.


 2021-03-26  47m

Making Fun of Dictators (with Bassem Youseff)

Bassem Youseff, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, joins the show to discuss the state of political satire.


 2021-03-19  39m

GameStop & the Mysteries of the Stock Market

How the stock market works has changed significantly in the last 20 years.


 2021-03-12  1h0m

Does Trade Harm National Security? (with Scott Lincicome)

Scott Lincicome joins the show to discuss how new security nationalism proposals warrant extreme skepticism, and market‐oriented policies should be prioritized.


 2021-03-05  46m