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 423 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 15 days 6 hours 30 minutes


Stoic Wisdom (with Nancy Sherman)

Nancy Sherman joins the podcast to present a compelling, modern Stoicism that teaches grit, resilience, and the importance of close relationships in addressing life's biggest and smallest challenges.


 2021-05-28  52m

Reopening Muslim Minds (with Mustafa Aykol)

Mustafa Aykol comes back on the podcast to discuss how values often associated with Western Enlightenment ― freedom, reason, tolerance, and an appreciation of science ― had Islamic counterparts.


 2021-05-21  53m

More Immigration, More Freedom (with Chandran Kukathas)


 2021-05-14  57m

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

Peter Van Doren, a regular guest on the show, returns to discuss the costs and benefits of the FDA.


 2021-05-07  54m

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.


 2021-04-30  51m

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.


 2021-04-23  56m

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.


 2021-04-16  54m

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