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Reason Podcast

By Reason.com

Founded in 1968, Reason is the planet’s leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Hosted by Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, and other Reason journalists, our podcast explores “free minds and free markets.” It features provocative, in-depth interviews with authors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, economists, scientists, business leaders, and elected officials. Keep up to date on the latest happenings in our increasingly libertarian world from a point of view you won’t get from legacy media and boring old left-right, liberal-conservative publications. You can also find video versions at Reason.com/reasontv.

  1. 1.
    What Will Post-Prohibition Drug Culture Look Like?04/19/2019
    51:42
  2. 2.
    Surprise: Virtually All Presidential Candidates (Including Trump) Are Good on Pot Legalization04/17/2019
    47:08
  3. 3.
    Happy Taxation-Is-Theft Day!04/15/2019
    1:02:22
  4. 4.
    What Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Political Power04/12/2019
    58:54
  5. 5.
    John McWhorter: America Has Never Been Less Racist04/11/2019
    44:10
  6. 6.
    Is the Phrase ‘Open Borders’ a Libertarian Mistake?04/08/2019
    1:07:09
  7. 7.
    The Yale Professor Attacked by Angry Students Over Halloween Costumes Believes Evolution Wants Us To Get Along04/05/2019
    31:46
  8. 8.
    What Brothels Can Teach All of Us About Risk04/03/2019
    46:11
  1. 9.
    Hair-Sniffer Joe Biden Should Apologize for His Whole Career: Podcast04/01/2019
    1:04:25
  2. 10.
    Does Middle East Peace Require a Two-State Solution or a Palestinian Defeat? A Debate03/29/2019
    1:33:38
  3. 11.
    Arthur Brooks Wants You To Love Your Enemies: Podcast03/27/2019
    50:17
  4. 12.
    The Mueller Media Hall of Shame: Podcast03/25/2019
    1:02:20
  5. 13.
    How Capitalism Will Get Us to Mars and Beyond: Podcast03/22/2019
    1:10:58
  6. 14.
    Lies About Vietnam Inspired Brian Lamb To Start C-SPAN: Podcast03/19/2019
    40:23
  7. 15.
    Is There a Libertarian Argument for Breaking up Big Tech?: Podcast03/18/2019
    58:42
  8. 16.
    A Tattooed Libertarian on the Arizona Supreme Court: Clint Bolick’s Long Fight for Freedom03/15/2019
    19:57
  9. 17.
    Elizabeth Warren Wants To Run Your Business for You: Podcast03/13/2019
    46:17
  10. 18.
    The Socialists Are Coming! Or Are They?: Podcast03/11/2019
    1:06:48
  11. 19.
    23-Year-Old Coleman Hughes Is Reframing the Discussion on Race: Podcast03/08/2019
    52:54
  12. 20.
    Peter Bagge on Underground Comics, Immigration, and Being a Libertarian Artist: Podcast03/06/2019
    57:43
  13. 21.
    Strange New Respect for…Nancy Pelosi?: Podcast03/04/2019
    1:02:43
  14. 22.
    Why Parents Shouldn’t Flip Out Over Too Much Screen Time: Podcast03/01/2019
    38:49
  15. 23.
    What Caused the 2008 Financial Crisis: Market Distortions or Market Failure? A Debate02/27/2019
    1:16:24
  16. 24.
    Is Hollywood Overthinking Representation?: Podcast02/25/2019
    1:06:29
  17. 25.
    Kurt Loder Wants Lady Gaga to Win an Oscar: Podcast02/22/2019
    34:47
  18. 26.
    Let’s Talk About Sex Differences with Christina Hoff Sommers and Debra Soh: Podcast02/20/2019
    54:11
  19. 27.
    Are Libertarians Feeling the Bern?: Podcast02/19/2019
    1:06:39
  20. 28.
    Report from ‘Alienated America’: Podcast02/15/2019
    57:45
  21. 29.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: A Bizarre Grab-Bag of Terrible Ideas02/14/2019
    10:17
  22. 30.
    Donald Trump and Social Justice Warriors Are ‘Unmaking America’: Podcast02/13/2019
    1:13:40
  23. 31.
    Green New WTF?: Podcast02/11/2019
    57:15
  24. 32.
    Sex-Trafficking Hysteria Is Eroding Privacy in Hotels, Airplanes, and More: Podcast02/08/2019
    37:57
  25. 33.
    The State of the Union Is Rockets, Socialism, Alliteration, and Nazis: Podcast02/06/2019
    23:56
  26. 34.
    What Fresh Horror Will the State of the Union Address Bring?: Podcast02/04/2019
    1:03:59
  27. 35.
    Donald Trump Wants To Fire Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. Is That a Good Idea?: Podcast02/02/2019
    20:01
  28. 36.
    The Secret History of Super Bowl LIII: Podcast01/30/2019
    1:08:03
  29. 37.
    Are Billionaires a Policy Failure?: Podcast01/28/2019
    1:00:20
  30. 38.
    Why School Choice Is Growing Everywhere: Podcast01/25/2019
    35:12
  31. 39.
    Government Caused Housing Segregation. Do We Need More Government to Fix the Problem?01/23/2019
    1:38:28
  32. 40.
    Can We Just Light Twitter on Fire After This Past Weekend?: Podcast01/22/2019
    57:57
  33. 41.
    Meet Two Feminist Journalists Who Are Saying #MeNeither: Podcast01/18/2019
    38:49
  34. 42.
    Try Common Sense and Dump Old Right-Left Ideologies, Says Philip K. Howard in New Book: Podcast01/16/2019
    53:37
  35. 43.
    Are Government Shutdowns Good for Libertarians?: Podcast01/14/2019
    59:04
  36. 44.
    When it Comes To Trump, the Bulwark’s Charlie Sykes Is ‘All Out of Fucks To Give’: Podcast01/11/2019
    41:56
  37. 45.
    ‘We Are Fighting for Free Speech Every Single Day,’ Says Students for Liberty’s Wolf von Laer: Podcast01/09/2019
    33:15
  38. 46.
    Does Tucker Carlson Get Anything Right About Libertarians?: Podcast01/07/2019
    1:04:45
  39. 47.
    ‘America Really Was the First Country Founded on Individualism’: Podcast01/04/2019
    50:29
  40. 48.
    Mitt Romney Is Both Right and Wrong: Podcast01/02/2019
    59:13
  41. 49.
    The Future of Science: Podcast12/28/2018
    49:22
  42. 50.
    Democratizing Gun Production, Education, and Media: Podcast12/26/2018
    49:17
  43. 51.
    Donald Trump’s Libertarian Christmas?: Podcast12/21/2018
    1:04:35
  44. 52.
    Finding a Cure for Our Fiscal Insanity: Podcast12/19/2018
    45:12
  45. 53.
    Everybody Wants to Regulate the Internet Except Ajit Pai: Podcast12/17/2018
    1:04:46
  46. 54.
    A Crackdown on Cash and Bitcoin? Curbing Crime vs. Empowering the Surveillance State12/14/2018
    1:32:52
  47. 55.
    With Reason on “Freedom’s Ramparts, America’s Tomorrow’s Will Always Dawn Brightly”: Podcast12/12/2018
    22:41
  48. 56.
    How Psychedelics Changed the Life of One of America’s Leading Novelists: Podcast12/11/2018
    29:20
  49. 57.
    Is Rand Paul Right About Special Prosecutors Being Wrong?: Podcast12/10/2018
    1:04:51
  50. 58.
    Beyond Pot Legalization: 21st Century Drug Policy Is about Wellness and Happiness: Podcast12/07/2018
    48:27
  51. 59.
    On Repeal Day, Remember That Prohibition May Be Over, But Its Ripple Effects Are Still Making Drinking Worse: Podcast12/05/2018
    54:34
  52. 60.
    Darts and Laurels for the Late George H.W. Bush: Podcast12/03/2018
    1:02:03
  53. 61.
    Has Anti-Racism Become as Harmful as Racism? John McWhorter vs. Nikhil Singh11/30/2018
    1:43:35
  54. 62.
    Live Webathon Edition of the Reason Podcast!11/28/2018
    1:31:38
  55. 63.
    Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything on Seeking Truth in the Post-Truth Era11/26/2018
    35:08
  56. 64.
    Does Trump Have a Point About Asylum?: Podcast11/26/2018
    1:05:54
  57. 65.
    Is the First Amendment Flourishing or Floundering in the 21st Century?: Podcast11/23/2018
    44:43
  58. 66.
    That Time Ayn Rand Threatened Reason with Legal Action: Podcast11/21/2018
    1:03:57
  59. 67.
    Is Trump vs. Acosta the Iran-Iraq War of 2018?: Podcast11/19/2018
    55:19
  60. 68.
    Should Facebook and Twitter Censor Themselves? A Debate.11/16/2018
    1:26:14
  61. 69.
    Libertarian Filmmaker, Podcaster Kmele Foster Wants To Change the World: Podcast11/14/2018
    46:44
  62. 70.
    We Are So Unprepared for the Coming Budgepocalypse: Podcast11/12/2018
    1:01:10
  63. 71.
    Why Can’t Psychedelics (and Other Drugs) Just Be for Fun?: Podcast11/09/2018
    57:00
  64. 72.
    Will There Ever Be a Morning After the Midterms?: Podcast11/08/2018
    48:30
  65. 73.
    How Much Don’t We Know About the Midterms?: Podcast11/05/2018
    57:25
  66. 74.
    How Blockchain Can Build Trust—and Reduce Government’s Power: Podcast10/31/2018
    43:30
  67. 75.
    Are We in a New Era of Political Violence?: Podcast10/29/2018
    57:59
  68. 76.
    Socialism vs. Capitalism: Jacobin’s Bhaskar Sunkara and Economist Gene Epstein Debate10/25/2018
    1:45:36
  69. 77.
    Tyler Cowen’s Stubborn Attachments To Freedom and Prosperity: Podcast10/24/2018
    40:27
  70. 78.
    Who Do You Want to Lose the Midterms Most?: Podcast10/22/2018
    1:07:14
  71. 79.
    Why ‘Gun Culture’ Is Every Bit a Part of America as ‘Speech Culture’: Podcast10/17/2018
    37:36
  72. 80.
    Should We Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia?: Podcast10/15/2018
    58:14
  73. 81.
    Most Libertarians Don’t Understand Friedrich Hayek, Says Peter Boettke: Podcast10/12/2018
    1:19:18
  74. 82.
    Tom Woods: The Making of an Anti-War Libertarian10/10/2018
    55:32
  75. 83.
    What Did We Learn from the Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation?: Podcast10/08/2018
    1:06:06
  76. 84.
    Median Household Income Is at an All-Time High. Are You Happy Yet?: Podcast10/03/2018
    33:20
  77. 85.
    Kavanaugh Brawl Shows It’s Time for a Controlled Burn of the State: Podcast10/01/2018
    55:11
  78. 86.
    ‘We Are Always on the Verge of Chaos:’ The PJ O’Rourke Interview09/28/2018
    45:12
  79. 87.
    Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz, Hugo Chavez, and the Return of Socialism: Podcast09/27/2018
    59:49
  80. 88.
    Francis Fukuyama Says Identity Politics Are Killing America and Empowering Donald Trump: Podcast09/26/2018
    56:10
  81. 89.
    Would More Gun Control Lead to More Crime? A Debate09/24/2018
    1:21:11
  82. 90.
    Will Public Discourse Ever Recover from the Kavanaugh Hearings?: Podcast09/24/2018
    1:03:54
  83. 91.
    Faisal Al Mutar Fights Radical Islam with Western Bestsellers09/21/2018
    21:36
  84. 92.
    Meet Rachel Goldsmith, the Woman Running the Free State Project: Podcast09/18/2018
    30:00
  85. 93.
    The Brett Kavanaugh Sex Assault Controversy Will Only Get Worse: Podcast09/17/2018
    1:07:33
  86. 94.
    America Should be More Like Sweden. But Not for the Reasons You Think: Podcast09/14/2018
    40:50
  87. 95.
    Can the Free Market End Global Poverty? Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz vs. NYU’s William Easterly09/13/2018
    1:27:27

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