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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.

    What's Wrong With Abortion Federalism?

    What's Wrong With Abortion Federalism?

    In this week's Reason Roundtable, editors Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and special guest Damon Root unpack the long-awaited...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Biden Falls Off the Metaphorical Bike

    Biden Falls Off the Metaphorical Bike

    In this week's Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Nick Gillespie discuss President Joe Biden's bungled...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Why Is Biden So Utterly Useless on Inflation?

    Why Is Biden So Utterly Useless on Inflation?

    This week on The Reason Roundtable, senior editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman discuss the beginning...

    • 1 hr
    Is DeSantis a Principled Governor or a Retaliatory Culture Warrior?

    Is DeSantis a Principled Governor or a Retaliatory Culture Warrior?

    In this week's Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Nick Gillespie scrutinize Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis'...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Cops, Gun Restrictions, and Mass Shootings

    Cops, Gun Restrictions, and Mass Shootings

    In this week's Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Nick Gillespie consider the slate of policy...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Blundering Into Escalation in Ukraine?

    Blundering Into Escalation in Ukraine?

    In this week's Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Nick Gillespie question the $40 billion aid...

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Noodles115 ,

Funny & Informative

Although I don’t agree with everything they say, and they rarely agree with each other about everything, this roughly hour long show feels like it’s 15 minutes long, which means something….. IT’S ENTERTAINING!

Also check out The Fifth Column - Matt Welch’s other podcast, involves a lot more alcohol, laughs, Moynihans and the funniest dude ever - Kmele Foster

MFJATL ,

All sizzle, no steak

As a centrist who’s grown bored with polarized arguments on the left and right, I was hopeful I’d found a pod with more balanced and substantive commentary. The first few episodes were good but by 5-6 episodes, my interest started to wane. As others have commented, the hosts are ideologues who do nothing but pick apart policy positions on either side without ever putting forth substantive alternatives. The recent episode on gun restrictions and mass shootings was a new low-point. The crew took the easy way out and filled a full 70 minutes blithering on about trivial nonsense that was shockingly aloof and tone deaf in light of recent events. I’m left-leaning and was looking forward to a thoughtful discussion about Second Amendment rights, but instead got an earful of sophomoric and meaningless babble. Time to move on.

c_papav ,

Vacuous drivel

These smug ideologues talk over each other, offer no practical solutions, and stay very shallow on all issues. In all fairness I did outgrow libertarianism years ago with these precise complaints, after law school.

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