100 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 865 Ratings

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.

    Guns and God at the Supreme Court

    Guns and God at the Supreme Court

    Two Supreme Court decisions expand the rights of citizens to carry guns outside and receive religious educations—although not necessarily at the same time.

    • 25 min
    Having Your Cake and Free Speech Too

    Having Your Cake and Free Speech Too

    Can Colorado shut down a business for not providing services for everyone on the market?

    • 19 min
    Justice Targeted, Media Silent

    Justice Targeted, Media Silent

    Threats to Supreme Court Justices are becoming too real.

    • 19 min
    The Ball Isn’t in the SEC’s Courts Anymore

    The Ball Isn’t in the SEC’s Courts Anymore

    Should the SEC be allowed to be judge, jury, and prosecutor in its own cases?

    • 24 min
    Can Gun Control Prevent Mass Shootings?

    Can Gun Control Prevent Mass Shootings?

    Red flag laws, gun control efforts, and preventing mass shootings.

    • 27 min
    Giving Mickey Mouse to the Public

    Giving Mickey Mouse to the Public

    Should Disney’s copyrights expire sooner than their full terms? Should they last forever?

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
865 Ratings

865 Ratings

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.

Ansuz07 ,

Drop in quality is disappointing.

I have historically been a big fan of this podcast. While I didn’t always agree with Prof. Epstein on every topic, I found his arguments to be well reasoned and substantive enough to spark real debate and insight.

Sadly, the quality of his analysis has dropped significantly over the last several years and now seems to be nakedly partisan. He openly praises conservative politicians for authoritarian policy and chastises liberal politicians for squarely libertarian actions. He talks down policies that he should support given his self-applied label of ‘libertarian’ - individual liberties, voting rights, free association - and can’t bring himself to say even a positive thing about a single democratic politician.

It really is a shame - while Epstein always leaned more conservative, he used to be a breath of fresh air among conservative voices. Now, he is just another partisan hack spouting the party line. I miss his old rhetoric and wish he would turn his critical eye inward to his own biases.

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