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Journalist Brad Polumbo interviews top writers, politicians, and thinkers to give you a new perspective you won't find in the mainstream liberal media or right-wing echo chambers.

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Journalist Brad Polumbo interviews top writers, politicians, and thinkers to give you a new perspective you won't find in the mainstream liberal media or right-wing echo chambers.

    Professor Abby Hall: The Woeful Failure of the War on Terror (Explained)

    Professor Abby Hall: The Woeful Failure of the War on Terror (Explained)

    Economist and Bellarmine University Associate Professor Abigail joins the podcast to reflect on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 and reflect on the many failures of the so-called “War on Terror.” We break down everything from the real statistical threat Americans face from terrorism to why privacy matters and how the ongoing pandemic power grabs parallel the post-9/11 government response.

    00:42 What is the ‘War on Terror’? (Explained)

    02:01 How Big Government Expanded Surveillance Powers After 9/11

    04:15 Has the US Exaggerated the Threat of Terrorism?

    08:40 Hasn’t the War on Terror Prevented ‘Another 9/11’?

    12:30 Why Not ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’?

    15:30 Can More ‘Security’ Actually Make Us LESS Safe?

    18:31 Why Should You Care About Privacy If You Don’t Have Anything to Hide?

    22:18 How the War on Terror Makes EVERY American a Suspect

    25:06 How the War on Terror Fuels Far-Right Extremism

    28:38 Is the War on Terror Powergrab Repeating Itself Amid the Pandemic?

    33:12 Abby’s Controversial Food Opinion

    Check Out Abby’s New Book: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=33558

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    • 34 min
    Buck Angel: Meet the Trans Pornstar Who Isn’t Woke Enough for the Left Anymore

    Buck Angel: Meet the Trans Pornstar Who Isn’t Woke Enough for the Left Anymore

    Trans activist and pornstar Buck Angel explains his “controversial” opinions that made him persona non grata with the woke Left and its online mobs.

    What does it mean to be transexual? When did it become ‘transphobic’ to acknowledge biological sex? How did the LGBTQ community become so intolerant and fragile? What should we make of the complicated issues of transgender children and transgender inclusion in sports? And what about “detransitioners?”

    Buck and I discuss all this & much more.



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    • 33 min
    Revolution of One: Politics Can’t Fix Your Life, But You Can

    Revolution of One: Politics Can’t Fix Your Life, But You Can

    “You don’t need to wait on the ballot box to revolutionize your life… to get healthier, wealthier, create the kind of life that you want.” — Kamau Olatunji

    My Foundation for Economic Education colleague Kamau Olatunji joins the show to explain the “Revolution of One” project and message. Waiting on politicians and the government to solve your problems is a recipe for unhappiness, Kamau explains. He outlines how to take charge of your life and make change by focusing on yourself as an individual. Kamau and I contrast this message to the narratives of oppression, systemic racism, and hopelessness offered by those pushing Big Government and collectivism.

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    • 31 min
    Spike Cohen: Did the Libertarian Party Succeed or Fail in 2020? What’s its Future?

    Spike Cohen: Did the Libertarian Party Succeed or Fail in 2020? What’s its Future?

    Spike Cohen, the 2020 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, joins the show to reflect on November’s election. We walk through his personal story of how we went from businessman to politician. Then, was the campaign a success or a failure? What could Spike and Jo Jorgensen have done to reach more voters?

    Plus, we discuss the future of the Libertarian Party, the libertarian faction of the GOP, Spike’s weird favorite fish, and more.

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    • 41 min
    Yale Doctor: Delta Variant, Masks, Kids, & the Case for Staying Vigilant

    Yale Doctor: Delta Variant, Masks, Kids, & the Case for Staying Vigilant

    Yale doctor Howard Forman joins the podcast to discuss the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic amid the Delta variant. We talk about his unique journey as a fiscally conservative, gay Democrat and what it's been like working as a practicing Yale physician on the ground during COVID. Plus, we discuss the debate over masks, whether kids ought to wear them, how to respond to anti-vaxxers, and more. 

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    • 38 min
    Tahmineh Dehbozorgi: How Escaping Iran and Discovering America Taught Me to Love Liberty

    Tahmineh Dehbozorgi: How Escaping Iran and Discovering America Taught Me to Love Liberty

    Iranian American woman, journalist, and Young Voices PR associate Tahmineh Dehbozorgi joins the show to tell us what it was like to grow up under a tyrannical theocratic regime in Iran. How did reading Harry Potter get her in trouble as a child? What was life like for young women in such a sexist society?

    Plus, we talk about her decision to come to the US and what it’s taught her about the importance of the liberty that so many Americans increasingly take for granted. We also dip into everything from social justice warriors to Middle East foreign policy to her food take on pork.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

Shadowsongism ,

Very informative with interesting guests

Brad is a wonderful speaker and host. He is funny and sassy, at the same time, he speaks really well into the issues that actually matter. All of his guests are wonderful, especially the fact that he gives platform to young expert is very applaudable.

Steven the Steven Steve ,

Informative

Brad always has in-depth, informative discussions on a variety of interesting topics. This has become one of my go-to podcasts.

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Really enjoyed your episode with Tom! Loving this podcast

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