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Every Monday, the libertarian editors of the magazine of “Free Minds and Free Markets”—Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Peter Suderman—discuss and debate the week’s biggest stories and what fresh hell awaits us all.

The Reason Roundtable The Reason Roundtable

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Every Monday, the libertarian editors of the magazine of “Free Minds and Free Markets”—Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Peter Suderman—discuss and debate the week’s biggest stories and what fresh hell awaits us all.

    Donald Trump, Bob Woodward, and the Noble Lie

    Donald Trump, Bob Woodward, and the Noble Lie

    What did Donald Trump know, and when did he know it? According to Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, and the interview tapes the veteran reporter released last week, the president acknowledged the seriousness of the coronavirus in private interviews much earlier than he did public. Are there times when presidents should tell what they perceive as noble lies to forestall panic? Or, as Woodward suggests, do those obfuscations simply prevent Americans from rallying around and solving serious problems together?



    Regular Reason Roundtable podcasters Nick Gillespie and Katherine Mangu-Ward are joined by special guests Eric Boehm and Zach Weissmueller for a 20th-century-flashback episode to discuss whether epidemiology is politics, whether movies are politics, whether sports are politics, and whether all of those things have always been politics.



    Plus Gillespie gets ratioed, Mangu-Ward gets literary, Weissmueller gets serious, and Boehm gets emo in their pop culture recommendations.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Trump's Struggle To Win the Gary Johnson Vote

    Trump's Struggle To Win the Gary Johnson Vote

    Can Donald Grump woo Gary Johnson voters to go GOP in 2020? The Reason Roundtable's Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch and Katherine Mangu-Ward have their doubts.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Everybody Is Losing Their Damn Fool Minds

    Everybody Is Losing Their Damn Fool Minds

    It's a presidential election year, which means that things could always get worse, warn The Reason Roundtable's Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, Matt Welch and Katherine Mangu-Ward.

    • 55 min
    Political Conventions Should Be NC-17

    Political Conventions Should Be NC-17

    Won't anyone think of (getting) the children (out of national political theater)? The Reason Roundtable's Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch talk DNC and RNC.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Conventions and Conspiracy Theories

    Conventions and Conspiracy Theories

    Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and special guest Jesse Walker discuss the strangeness of an all-online political convention, what the selection of Harris says about the future of Democratic Party politics, and the many misunderstandings about QAnon and its place in American politics.  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Trump's Executive Disorder

    Trump's Executive Disorder

    Presidents, regardless of political party, should not govern via executive order, say Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward and Peter Suderman on the Reason Roundtable podcast.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
981 Ratings

981 Ratings

SeminoleJack ,

Enjoyable!

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Buffalo Bills Rule ,

Always on Point

I love to listen to the banter and the opinions of the Roundtable! If you don’t like this show, you may not like freedom!

hiber.nation ,

Is This Supposed to be Insightful?

I’ve been listening to this podcast for about a year, initially finding the banter and conversation entertaining with a sprinkle of actual libertarian ideas (ideals). What is striking that during some of the absolute toughest periods of recent US history and blatant government overreach, these four who one would suppose represent the best libertarianism/Libertarian insights have nothing - no non-big government ideas, no solutions, no self-governing principles, just complaining blabber talking over each other’s nothing. You can get same content at a local donut shop - at least you can enjoy a flavorful tiger tail with equal “nutritional” value. I hope they change it up because we need libertarians on their game more than ever.

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