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A podcast series features the inimitable Richard Epstein offering his unique perspective on national developments in public policy and the law. Tune in each week to hear Epstein’s take on breaking news stories.

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A podcast series features the inimitable Richard Epstein offering his unique perspective on national developments in public policy and the law. Tune in each week to hear Epstein’s take on breaking news stories.

    Raiders of The Last President

    Raiders of The Last President

    Questions abound regarding the search warrant that led the FBI to raid former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

    • 20 min
    Will the Supreme Court Ban Affirmative Action?

    Will the Supreme Court Ban Affirmative Action?

    Richard previews the upcoming Supreme Court cases on affirmative action and clarifies the controversial comments by Justice Thomas about revisiting cases involving same-sex marriage and access to contraceptives.

    • 26 min
    Guns, Garland, Trump, and Term Limits: A Libertarian Potpourri

    Guns, Garland, Trump, and Term Limits: A Libertarian Potpourri

    Should Trump be indicted? Is the current Supreme Court illegitimate? Will the Supreme Court block overreach by California and Texas?

    • 24 min
    Biden at the Border: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration

    Biden at the Border: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration

    How should the federal government treat the illegal migrants it apprehends?

    • 18 min
    Gerrymandering Election Control: Who Gets Final Say?

    Gerrymandering Election Control: Who Gets Final Say?

    Will the upcoming Supreme Court case Moore v. Harper give state legislatures or state supreme courts control over gerrymandering?

    • 26 min
    What Would An Indictment of Trump Look Like?

    What Would An Indictment of Trump Look Like?

    Merrick Garland could still indict Donald Trump.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
875 Ratings

875 Ratings

Terrance Hall ,

There should always be a Libertarian in the room.

Dear podcast listeners,
I started listening to Richard Epstein long ago when around the first time I started to self identify myself as a “Libertarian”. I was seeking an analysis devoid of emotional appeals and more of an erudite discussion from a Libertarian point of view. I have not found an equal when it comes to Mr. Epstein’s ability to precisely and methodically pick apart left-leaning assertions that flood the zone in the political coverage landscape. I am left of him politically. I find myself unconvinced by most arguments presented from the left or right. If I feel like my identify is married more toward a left leaning argument I come here for a stress test.
There have been multiple times where I finish the podcast, AT BEST, unsure about the soundness of my position. For example this latest podcast concerning how likely it would be for Trump to be found guilty if indicted on January 6th coup attempt shenanigans. I said all that to say, before you become wedded to a particular political idea, hear one of these conversations out. I value attempting to be informed citizen so this is immensely helpful.

A critique for the Hoover Institution,
Mr. Epstein is so immersed in legal verbiage and law history that it makes it difficult to follow a lot of his points. I’ve found myself at times rewinding 30 second clips only to still feel lost. It’s obviously my responsibility to read up on the things that seem foreign to me but I also think more could be done from the interviewer or Mr. Epstein himself to cater to those of the libertarian 201 class audience. There’s a gulf between you and say David French when it comes to speaking about legal matters from a right word bent. His is more digestible.

A compliment to Mr. Epstein,
You remind me of my first chemistry professor who was also the most rigorous professor I have ever had, Professor Winters. First day of class he introduced himself and instead of going through the syllabus, he began to go straight into his lecture asked us to open our books, to Chapter three!

Filibuster over,
Terrance Hall

free market maniac ,

Richard Epstein Is So Interesting

I’ve been a fan of Richard Epstein for many years. This podcast offers great insight into current political events from a libertarian perspective. How can constitutional liberty ever be controversial?

Zanercorp ,

Richard Epstein is Great

Just found this show and am so glad I did. Appreciate the discussion and just love The Libertarian’s insight and commentary.

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