Posts Tagged ‘Tom Woods’

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. 21 The God of Social Media Demands Sacrifice, Not Mercy

Bob goes solo to discuss a particular aspect of outrage mobs on social media, in which people intentionally spread misleading or outright false smears against their opponents. He covers the fate of Scott Alexander (who had to shut down a subreddit thread because of online harassment accusing him of supporting Nazis), Nick Sarwark’s latest (feigned)…

Ep. 12 Gene Epstein on Commies, Krugman, and Crushing Debaters

Gene Epstein, former Barron’s economics editor and founder of the Soho Forum, joins Bob for a lively discussion covering a variety of topics. Gene explains that his mother, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, had an FBI file and was responsible for Gene’s original position as a democratic socialist. It was only through his…

Ep. 1 A Conversation With Tom Woods

In this inaugural episode of The Bob Murphy Show, Bob talks to his old friend Tom Woods. They discuss the pros and cons of being captain of the math team, what makes a good historian, and how to give a great speech.         Mentioned in the Episode: Tom’s sketch of Aquinas’ proof…