Ep. 53 Robby Soave Broke the Real Story on the Covington Students, But He Also Defended Ilhan Omar

Robby Soave, a writer at Reason, was the first journalist to shatter the original narrative about the Covington Catholic students caught in the infamous faceoff with Native American Nathan Phillips. But Soave has also tried to correct the unfair coverage of Ilhan Omar. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Robby Soave’s reason.com…

Ep. 52 Tom Woods Probes the Origin Story of Bob Murphy

In a fitting act of reciprocity, Tom Woods has Bob on his show for episode 1307 (which originally ran in December 2018), much like Bob had Tom on his show for episode 1. Bob explains how he got into Austrian economics and libertarianism. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The website for…

Ep. 51 Hannah Cox Tells Conservatives Why They Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Hannah Cox is National Manager of the organization Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. She is conservative/libertarian on standard policy issues, and is a strong advocate of the 2nd Amendment, but even so–perhaps surprisingly to some–she is also very alarmed with the State’s abuses in the criminal justice system. Mentioned in the Episode and Other…

Ep. 50 Why Roddy Piper Was Too Rowdy in *They Live*

Bob analyzes John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic, “They Live,” starring Roddy Piper. After making some general observations about the major thematic elements, Bob critiques the main character’s strategy for dealing with an alien takeover of the media and government. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The Bob Murphy Show episode 14 on…

Ep. 49 Patrick Newman Cracks the Code to Publish a New Rothbard Manuscript

Economist Patrick Newman relays his adventurous tale of deciphering Murray Rothbard’s handwritten manuscript on early American history. Needless to say, Rothbard’s take is not what you learned in school. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Patrick Newman’s QJAE article on Rothbard’s previously unpublished chapter on production theory (intended to be Chapter 5…