Ep. 36 Even An-Caps Sometimes Give the State Too Much Credit

Bob goes solo to point out a common fallacy among even self-described anarcho-capitalists, when they blame a social problem on “too little government.” For example, in standard arguments over drug prohibition, sometimes libertarians will argue, “A drug dealer can’t call the cops if he gets robbed, so this leads to more violence in the industry.”…

Ep. 35 Scott Horton Chastises Bob on His Ilhan Omar Episode, Talks About Who’s to Blame In Venezuela, and Explains the Carnage in the Middle East

Scott Horton returns to the podcast to share his wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics. Bob first gives Scott the opportunity to express his unhappiness with the recent episode (#29) on Ilhan Omar. Then they discuss the economic crisis in Venezuela, the carnage in the Middle East, the Mueller Report, and finally answer…

Ep. 34 Harvard Astronomy Chair Avi Loeb Explains the Physics of Black Holes, and Why Aliens Might Have Sent the Strange Space Object ‘Oumuamua

Bob brings on special guest Avi Loeb, who is the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science and Chair of the Astronomy Department at Harvard. Among other positions, Prof. Loeb is founding Director of the Black Hole Initiative, and is thus ideally suited to explain the recent images of a massive black hole circulating on…

Ep. 33 Why Plea Deals Are a Gross Miscarriage of Justice

Bob goes solo to explain why the common practice of “offering a plea deal” is a horrible practice, which gives us little reason to trust that those convicted are actually guilty of the crimes to which they confess. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Join Bob and Tom Woods on the Contra…

Ep. 32 Lew Rockwell on the College Cheating Faux Scandal, the Sinister FBI, and How the CIA Kills People

Bob brings on Mises Institute founder Lew Rockwell to primarily discuss Lew’s article in defense of Lori Loughlin. Why is the FBI involved in a college admission scandal in the first place? And why is Lori Loughlin’s behavior so much worse than all the other cheating that happens systematically? Bob and Lew then discuss the…