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Ep. 13 Dave Smith on Comedy, the Fed, Fatherhood, and Faith

Standup comic and host of “Part of the Problem” Dave Smith joins Bob to talk about the theory and practice of comedy. They also discuss Dave’s discovery of Austrian economics, hypocritical leftists, the exasperating Tucker Carlson, and how the birth of his daughter led Dave to God.
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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Chief Economist at infineo, and Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute.


  1. […] This was a really fun one. We spend most of the time discussing stand-up comedy, but then transition to the Fed, fatherhood, and faith. […]

  2. Dedra on 02/23/2019 at 9:52 AM

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my
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  3. Tamara on 05/12/2019 at 3:43 PM

    Speaking about the state separately from business in the U.S. creates a false dichotomy, considering how intimately intertwined business is with government.

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