The Way the World Works: A Tuttle Twins Podcast for Families

Connor Boyack

From the trusted team behind the Tuttle Twins books, join us as we tackle current events, hot topics, and fun ideas to help your family find clarity in a world full of confusion.

All Episodes

One of the most infamous tyrants of all time was Adolf Hitler who instituted the Nazi Regime in Germany seeking world domination and starting WWII.

Nov 29

15 min 51 sec

Tyrants aren't born that way, they are created. And all tyrants follow the same formula to grab power and rule over their authoritarian regimes.

Nov 26

15 min 47 sec

Today Connor and Brittany are joined by Tim Chermak, a successful business owner and former child serial entrepreneur.

Nov 24

18 min 37 sec

Unintended consequences is the idea that actions can sometimes have outcomes that you didn’t plan on, and that affect you or even the world around you negatively. Today Emma and Brittany discuss how unintended consequences can impact all of us.

Nov 22

13 min 21 sec

The word “corporation” gets thrown around a lot, usually with bad associations. A lot of people like to blame big businesses for all of our problems, but it’s not always that straightforward.

Nov 19

12 min 46 sec

Today Emma and Brittany discuss another logical fallacy called a "False Cause," and explain how correlation does not always equal causation?

Nov 17

13 min 28 sec

In 1936, Olympian runner Jesse Owens won four gold medals during the Berlin games, showing Hitler that race did not make a person inferior to another.

Nov 15

12 min 45 sec

Of all the dictatorships and authoritarian regimes that have existed, North Korea is especially awful. On this episode Connor and Brittany discuss how North Korea came to be and what life is like for those who must live there.

Nov 12

15 min 32 sec

Governments often spread lies in order to impact individual's behavior. Plato called this the "Noble Lie" because those in power believe that the people need to be lied to for their own good.

Nov 10

15 min 56 sec

On this episode, Brittany and Connor chat with Eric July, a libertarian activists and musician who has used his music to spread the message of liberty.

Nov 8

15 min 57 sec

Today, lots of demonstrations labeled protests result in violence and destruction of property. But the best protests are those that use nonviolence to get their point across.

Nov 5

18 min 17 sec

If you've been to the grocery store lately, you'll notice that the price of everything has been skyrocketing. While inflation plays a huge role in this problem, there are other factors as well, including something called shrinkflation.

Nov 3

16 min 9 sec

Imagine being told you can't participate in society because of the things you believe? In China, this is already happening with something called a social credit score. And it's possible it could happen in America as well.

Nov 1

13 min 18 sec

Like many of the entrepreneurs and heroes we discuss, Dale Carnegie lifted himself out of extreme poverty and taught himself how to be a great speaker, not only to help himself, but to teach others to overcome their obstacles and make something of themselves.

Oct 29

13 min 31 sec

Knowing yourself well and understanding why you act the way you do can help you confront and overcome your weaknesses while strengthening the areas where you already excel. Today Brittany and Emma discuss ways in which you can learn to know yourself better.

Oct 27

16 min 29 sec

What’s best for you is not always the easiest path to follow. Sometimes we have to do the hard thing and face our fears in order to have a successful life. Today Connor and Brittany discuss how to face your fears productively.

Oct 25

17 min 30 sec

Calls for a universal basic income, a monthly check to all Americans, are plentiful these days. But what are the consequences of using taxpayer dollars to give everyone a government paycheck?

Oct 22

17 min 6 sec

Continuing an earlier discussion about creative destruction, today Brittany and Connor talk about innovation and how it can help an outdated product or company stay afloat when others have collapsed.

Oct 20

16 min 39 sec

Today Connor and Brittany are joined by Cameron Sorsby, the CEO of Praxis, to discuss whether college is necessary for everyone.

Oct 18

18 min 21 sec

Most of us have been given advice like “follow your passion,” or “pursue what you love.” But is this always the best advice for everyone? Or is there more to choosing a career than just doing what you love?

Oct 15

14 min 56 sec

Expanding on an earlier episode, Emma and Brittany discuss how privacy affects your day to day life.

Oct 13

14 min 18 sec

Another brand war story! On this episode Emma and Brittany discuss the “Burger King v. McDonald's” war, and how Burger King used clever advertising to give a fast food giant a run for its money.

Oct 11

13 min 37 sec

One of the most important principles of individual liberty is the understanding that you own yourself. While the government likes to tell us what we can do and even what we can put in your body, only we can make those choices.

Oct 8

13 min 37 sec

In a truly free market, communities would come together to pay for their own public services. But under our current system, public goods and are paid for by taxpayers who often don't get a say in anything. However, fire departments offer a unique perspective into how communities, and even private companies, are setting an example for public services.

Oct 6

14 min 36 sec

When Democratic Socialist Congresswoman AOC recently spoke out about her grandmother's dire situation in Puerto Rico, she blamed Congress for not giving money to those in the area whose homes had been damaged after a bad storm. But when a private citizen tried to show her the power of private charity, she refused to take it. Today, Brittany and Connor talk about this story and explain what AOC doesn't understand about private charity.

Oct 4

15 min 47 sec

Many people believe that our government would never lie to us or put us in harm's way. Emma and Brittany discuss a true conspiracy from the Cold War that proves the opposite.

Oct 1

12 min 19 sec

Communism is a word that's thrown around a lot, but rarely defined in detail. Today, Emma and Brittany discuss the history of this ideology, and break down why "sharing everything" isn't as great as it sounds.

Sep 29

13 min 25 sec

From an early age, students are taught the Pledge of Allegiance to recite each morning at school. While many see this as a form of patriotism, there are some very problematic aspects of the Pledge. How it came to be and how it is used is actually anti-individualist.

Sep 27

15 min 37 sec

From an early age, students are taught the Pledge of Allegiance to recite each morning at school. While many see this as a form of patriotism, there are some very problematic aspects of the Pledge. How it came to be and how it is used is actually anti-individualist.

Sep 24

15 min 37 sec

Practicing self-reliance in our own lives and in our communities is one of the most important ways we can strive for liberty. If we are going to prove that we don't need big government, we need to prove that we can come together as individuals and help each other out and practice self-reliance.

Sep 22

15 min 31 sec

We all love to celebrate a day off of work or school when a holiday comes around. But where do holidays come from? Today Brittany and Emma discuss the origins of holidays and the role governments play in their creation.

Sep 20

15 min 43 sec

It's taken schools a long time to reopen during and after the pandemic, even though children have not been as heavily impacted by COVID as adults. Why has this happened? Because of politically powerful groups called teacher unions.

Sep 17

13 min 21 sec

Creative destruction is an important aspect of economics, as Connor and Brittany discussed in a previous episode. Today, Emma and Brittany give modern examples of creative destruction in action.

Sep 15

14 min 19 sec

Murray Rothbard is one of the most important figures in Austrian Economics and the libertarian movement. Today Connor and Brittany dive into his biography and how he helped influence the modern liberty movement.

Sep 13

16 min 4 sec

Continuing the discussion on logical fallacies, Brittany and Connor explain what the "straw man" is and how you can combat this tactic during a debate.

Sep 10

15 min 10 sec

You've seen him on the ten dollar bill, you have also probably heard the soundtrack from the Broadway musical. All around us in pop culture Alexander Hamilton is praised as a hero. But when we look closely at what he has done, is he a hero or a villain of liberty?

Sep 8

15 min 58 sec

Today, Connor and Brittany are joined by Jeff Deist, the president of the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. They discuss Austrian economics, and why it's so important to the concept of individual liberty and economic freedom.

Sep 6

16 min 54 sec

You’ve probably heard a lot of statistics thrown around in the last year with Covid. But statistics can be super misleading. In fact, they’re notorious for being twisted around by whoever is putting them together.

Sep 3

13 min 17 sec

Logical fallacies are all around us. Building on a previous episode, Emma and Brittany talk about the "appeal to emotions" and how it can be used against you in a philosophical discussion or debate.

Sep 1

14 min 18 sec

Imagine a light company trying to sue the sun for stealing its jobs. Sounds ridiculous, but these types of protectionist complaints actually happen today in real life. In Frédéric Bastiat's "Candlestick Makers Petition" he uses satire to explain protectionism. But his comical piece later turned into a reality when a landscaping labor union tried to sue goats for stealing their jobs.

Aug 30

15 min 58 sec

Today, Brittany and Connor sit down and talk with Austin Craig from the documentary, "Life on Bitcoin." Austin will explain how he was able to live off this crypto currency for several months and the obstacles he faced along the way.

Aug 27

17 min 40 sec

If there is anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s the importance of health. But all too often people rely on the government to tell them what health standards to follow. But history has shown us that the government isn’t always the best entity to tell us what’s healthy and what is not.

Aug 25

15 min 27 sec

In Part I of this two-part episode, Emma and Brittany discuss President Biden's decision to pull US troops out of Afghanistan, why this has been such a big deal, and how the entire situation shows that, once again, Ron Paul was right about foreign policy all along.

Aug 23

14 min 35 sec

In Part II of this two-part episode, Emma and Brittany discuss President Biden's decision to pull US troops out of Afghanistan, why this has been such a big deal, and how the entire situation shows that, once again, Ron Paul was right about foreign policy all along.

Aug 23

13 min 21 sec

The government shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers, but when governments give money to some companies to give them a leg up on the competition, that’s exactly what happens.

Aug 20

14 min 44 sec

Having good self-esteem and being confident in your abilities isn’t just good for your own well being, it helps other people too.

Aug 18

12 min 24 sec

Today, Emma and Brittany talk about what makes someone a hero and give some examples of their own heroes.

Aug 16

15 min 50 sec

We all believe in the importance of liberty. But how can we best sell these ideas to others who might not be so sure?

Aug 13

16 min 34 sec

Should a person be judged by the content of their character, or the color of their skin? Our country was founded in the belief that all men are created equal, but there are new(ish) ideologies that threaten this belief and seek to have be judged solely on their ethnicity.

Aug 11

15 min 8 sec

Most of us know who Martin Luther King jr. is, but today Connor and Brittany talk about what he can teach us about equality under the law and even civil disobedience.

Aug 9

17 min 5 sec