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Founded in 1968, Reason is the planet’s leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Hosted by Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, and other Reason journalists, our podcast explores “free minds and free markets.” It features provocative, in-depth interviews with authors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, economists, scientists, business leaders, and elected officials. Keep up to date on the latest happenings in our increasingly libertarian world from a point of view you won’t get from legacy media and boring old left-right, liberal-conservative publications. You can also find video versions at Reason.com/reasontv.

Episode Date
(We Didn't) Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran…Yet
55:25
It's refreshing that a U.S. president would call off a bomb strike in the name of disproportionality. But are Donald Trump's Iranian policies making conflict more likely in the future? Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie discuss on the latest Editors' Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast.
Jun 24, 2019
George Will's Lonely Battle Against Republican Nationalism and Democratic Socialism
41:00
In an interview with Reason's Matt Welch, George Will talks about the importance of rehabilitating America's withered constitutional architecture, ponders what the punditry class got wrong in 2016, and reminisces about what it was like for a conservative columnist to criticize an erratic Republican president way back in 1973.
Jun 21, 2019
National Review's David French Is a Conservative, Evangelical Christian Who Is Getting Worried About Theocracy. So Should You.
58:29
Today's guest is David French, a senior writer for National Review and a columnist for Time. He's one of the most prominent Never Trump conservatives in the country and he recently has been attacked by fellow right-wingers for—get this—being just too nice a guy.
Jun 19, 2019
How Socialist Are the Democrats?
57:38
How socialist ARE these Democrats, anyway? Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch discuss the 2020 presidential field on the latest Reason Podcast, Editors' Roundtable.
Jun 17, 2019
Young Radicals Against Free Speech: Reason's Robby Soave on His New Book, Panic Attack
51:16
Reason's Robby Soave has been writing about culture, free speech, due process, and moral outrage on campus since joining the magazine in 2014. Next week will see the release of his first book, Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump, which examines the ascendancy of the intersectional left and the identitarian right. Reason's Zach Weissmueller talked with Soave in front of a live audience at Reason's L.A. office.
Jun 14, 2019
Understanding the Failure of 'Globalism' Is Key to Understanding Donald Trump's Appeal
45:53
A political scientist by training, Ian Bremmer heads up the Eurasia Group, the world's largest political-risk consultancy. He's also the host of the weekly PBS show GZERO World, which investigates how economics and politics are playing out in a world in which the United States is retreating in significant ways from the global stage. His most recent book is Us vs.Them: The Failure of Globalism—a bracing, provocative analysis of why political polarization is growing and how we might best address the anger and alienation that is fueling nationalist and populist sentiments around the globe.
Jun 12, 2019
You Can Get a Year in Jail for Feeding Garbage to a Pig
19:20
Criminal defense attorney Mike Chase, the man behind the popular @CrimeADay Twitter feed, has a new book titled How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender. It chronicles government power at its most arbitrary and absurd. Reason's Todd Krainin sat down with Chase to learn the roots of his obsession with laws against improperly shaped cheese, whistling on a CB radio, and making unreasonable gestures to a passing horse.
Jun 11, 2019
Trump's Mexican Standoff and the New Illiberal Right
1:04:28
When Tucker Carlson and Elizabeth Warren agree on trade, regulation, and social media, it's time to rethink a few things.
Jun 10, 2019
What the Battle To Publish Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' Means to Today's Free-Speech Struggles
1:02:05
On today's podcast, Nick Gillespie speaks with Ronald K.L. Collins, a lawyer and scholar at the Newseum's First Amendment Law Center, and the author of a weekly blog called First Amendment News. He's also the co-author with David M. Skover of The People v. Lawrence Ferlinghetti: The Fight to Publish Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," a fast-paced history of the obscenity trial that ended in a watershed victory for free expression.
Jun 05, 2019
Where Should Libertarians Stand During the Conservative Circular Firing Squad?
55:34
For a solid week now, conservative intellectuals have been going after each other along the dividing lines of populist-nationalism and classical liberalism. On the latest Reason Podcast, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss why libertarians always get picked on when conservatives are in power.
Jun 03, 2019
Vegetarians vs. Omnivores: A Soho Forum Debate
1:30:29
Are vegetarians healthier than omnivores? Listen to a debate @TheSohoForum featuring @bigfatsurprise and @DrDavidKatz.
May 31, 2019
Why Instapundit Glenn Reynolds Thinks Twitter, Facebook, and Google Should Be Busted Up
47:30
The founder of Instapundit is Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee who came to be known as the "blogfather" to many of us then toiling on the border between print and pixels. His new book is called The Social Media Upheaval. In it, he makes the case that the federal government should use antitrust law to curtail the cultural, market, and political power amassed by Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other tech companies.
May 29, 2019
Nope, China Still Isn't Paying Those Tariffs!
1:01:35
Yesterday, President Donald Trump warned that tariffs on Chinese imports may still go up "very substantially" while continuing to insist that China is paying the tariffs. That's…not accurate, as Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and special guest star Eric Boehm discuss in today's podcast.
May 28, 2019
The Inside Story of How Denver Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms
1:01:19
Denver voters shocked the world this month by narrowly passing a ballot initiative decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms by a single percentage<a href="https://reason.com/podcast/the-inside-story-of-how-denver-decriminalized-magic-mushrooms/">...</a>
May 24, 2019
Xenophobia and Pseudoscience Shaped U.S. Immigration Policy
38:03
When Donald Trump claimed in 2015 that Mexican immigrants will ravage our women, destroy our neighborhoods, and taint our ethnic<a href="https://reason.com/podcast/xenophobia-and-pseudoscience-shaped-u-s-immigration-policy/">...</a>
May 22, 2019
The Democrats' Dumb War Against Charter Schools
57:41
Sadly, @BernieSanders is not alone in the 2020 Democratic presidential field in proposing crackdowns against charter schools. @kmanguward, @nickgillespie, @petersuderman and @mattwelch discuss on the latest @Reason Podcast.
May 20, 2019
Game of Thrones, Like Politics, Is About Violence and Fear
47:54
In this special episode, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Robby Soave pre-game this Sunday's Game of Thrones finale and look back on the series. The Reason editors gloat (a little) about having correctly predicted Daenerys' turn—unlike Elizabeth Warren. We also celebrate the penultimate episode's anti-war message, try (and fail) to avoid saying the phrase "Well actually in the books..." We wrap up by speculating about why it's so hard to create a satisfying ending to a beloved TV series.
May 17, 2019
How To Crush 'the Tyranny of Metrics'
58:04
In The Tyranny of Metrics, historian Jerry Z. Muller explains how we got to a place where we're constantly measuring everything we do—and why much of the time we're just not just wasting our time but making things objectively worse.
May 15, 2019
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Libertarians Calmly Discuss Abortion
44:47
The debate over the "heartbeat bill" signed into law in Georgia last week has been both hyperbolic and vitriolic. Of<a href="https://reason.com/podcast/pro-life-and-pro-choice-libertarians-calmly-discuss-abortion/">...</a>
May 14, 2019
Abortion Restrictionists Go Bold
1:02:56
Abortion restrictionists are trying to provoke the Supreme Court into revisiting Roe v. Wade. @kmanguward, @petersuderman, @nickgillespie and @mattwelch debate reproductive rights on the @Reason Podcast.
May 13, 2019
What Will Drugs Be Like After Prohibition? Q&A with Hamilton Morris
28:41
Hamilton Morris, the host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, talks about how the drug war warps everything we think we know about drugs--and how much freer we will be when prohibition ends.
May 10, 2019
Should Libertarians Care About Facebook Bans?
1:03:48
Should libertarians care if Facebook bans people for "dangerous" speech? @nickgillespie, @kmanguward, @petersuderman and @mattwelch have a vigorous debate on the Editors' Roundtable edition of the @Reason Podcast.
May 06, 2019
Trump Obstructed Justice, Says Judge Andrew Napolitano
15:19
Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano, a hard-core libertarian, drew the wrath of Donald Trump when he said the president had clearly obstructed justice. Napolitano sat down with Reason's Nick Gillespie to defend his name, lay out his case against the president, explain why Attorney General William Barr has been bad since his days in the George H.W. Bush administration, and put Donald Trump's presidency in a historical and constitutional context.
May 03, 2019
Hail Satan? A New Documentary Shows Devil Worshipers Are Unlikely Defenders of the First Amendment
16:26
"The Satanic Temple is a new religious organization that was founded in 2013, kind of as a prank, but very<a href="https://reason.com/podcast/hail-satan-a-new-documentary-shows-devil-worshipers-are-unlikely-defenders-of-the-first-amendment/">...</a>
May 01, 2019
Democratic Contenders Apologize for Everything Except Their Lousy Economic Policies
57:18
Do the bold new economic proposals of Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke and Bernie Sanders add up even a little bit? Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward and Matt Welch discuss on the latest Editors Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast.
Apr 29, 2019
Right to Try Gives Terminal Patients Access to Potentially Life-Saving Treatments Without FDA Permission
52:14
In May of 2018, President Donald Trump signed a new law allowing patients with life-threatening conditions to access experimental medications without obtaining FDA approval. In our latest podcast, Reason's Zach Weissmueller sits down with Christina Sandefur, executive vice president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, which played a key role in getting the law passed in 41 states before it arrived on the president's desk. They delve into the details of the new Right to Try law, why it matters, how it got it passed, some criticisms of the legislation, and what more needs to be done to bring down prescription drug costs and spur innovation.
Apr 26, 2019
Emily Oster Will Help You Be a Better, More Statistically Literate Parent
40:37
Emily Oster is the parenting guru nerds have been waiting for. In her new book, Cribsheet, the Brown University economist examines the evidence on best practices for babies and toddlers. Her advice for parents of the 0–3 crowd on breastfeeding, swaddling, toddler discipline, and more offers the same level of data-driven chill her fans have grown to expect. In a wide-ranging podcast with Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward, Oster explains how to tell a good study from a bad one and why she thinks it's important to help people make the best decisions for their families rather than assume there's a single right answer. As a bonus, she also breaks down that much-publicized study about eggs and offers some reassuring evidence that it's OK to keep having those omelets for breakfast, no matter what you might have heard.
Apr 24, 2019
The 26 Words That 'Created the Internet'—and Why They May Be on the Chopping Block
41:26
Do you want to know the 26 words that, in the opinion of today's guest, "created the internet?" "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider." In our latest podcast, Jeff Kosseff tells Reason's Nick Gillespie about the unlikely partnership between a conservative Republican (former Rep. Chris Cox of California) and a liberal Democrat (future Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon) in the mid-1990s that gave rise to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Kosseff tells Gillespie that he started out writing "a biography" of Section 230 but is now worried that he in fact has written "an obituary" for it.
Apr 23, 2019
What Did Libertarians Learn from the Mueller Report?
1:06:42
Now that the smoke has cleared from the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Donald Trump's suspected (and now-disregarded) criminal conspiracy with Russia and his potential obstruction of the investigation thereof, there are many questions that still remain, including: Should we be alarmed by the role that counterterrorism-investigation leaks played in kickstarting this investigation? Are there specific trims to government power that this whole episode suggests, and if so why aren't they being discussed? Is it useful to have conversations about having conversations about conversations? All of these riddles and more are hotly debated on this week's Editors' Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, betwixt Katherine Mangu-Ward,  Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch.
Apr 22, 2019
What Will Post-Prohibition Drug Culture Look Like?
51:38
With the rise of legal recreational marijuana across the country and an unwinding of the drug war on the horizon, more and more people are thinking about how best to shape America's post-prohibition drug culture. Today's guest is working to stage that conversation. Sarah Rose Siskind, who was the head writer on the Reason TV series Mostly Weekly, hosts a monthly show called Drug Test at New York's Caveat theater.
Apr 19, 2019
Surprise: Virtually All Presidential Candidates (Including Trump) Are Good on Pot Legalization
47:05
One of the most amazing aspects of the 2020 presidential race is that virtually all candidates, including President Donald Trump, have indicated they favor letting individual states decide the legal status of marijuana. That position was unthinkable even a few years ago, Reason Senior Editor Jacob Sullum tells Nick Gillespie in the latest Reason Podcast.
Apr 17, 2019
Happy Taxation-Is-Theft Day!
1:02:17
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) is engaging in some mildly awkward conversations about being a millionaire while constantly seeking to soak the rich. Which on this Tax Day, is kind of hilarious, so it's how we start this week's Editors' Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, featuring Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch. The gang talks this year's tax-refund confusions, Democrats' fuzzy tax math, Uncle Milty's greatest #fail, presidential-candidate tax disclosures, and more.
Apr 15, 2019
What Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Political Power
58:49
In a special episode of the <em>Reason Podcast</em>, we drink and we know things.
Apr 12, 2019
John McWhorter: America Has Never Been Less Racist
44:06
The Columbia University linguist discusses the Jussie Smollett hoax, Donald Trump, and "antiracism" as a new secular religion.
Apr 11, 2019
Is the Phrase 'Open Borders' a Libertarian Mistake?
1:07:03
As Trump cracks down yet again, <em>Reason</em>'s editors disagree over labeling in immigration policy.
Apr 08, 2019
The Yale Professor Attacked by Angry Students Over Halloween Costumes Believes Evolution Wants Us To Get Along
31:43
In <em>Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society</em>, Nicholas Christakis says our common humanity outweighs divisive tribalism.
Apr 05, 2019
What Brothels Can Teach All of Us About Risk
46:07
Allison Schrager's <em>An Economist Walks Into a Brothel</em> demystifies sex work, big-wave surfing, horse-breeding, and other high-risk professions.
Apr 03, 2019
Hair-Sniffer Joe Biden Should Apologize for His Whole Career: Podcast
1:04:19
A real American genius Joe is not.
Apr 01, 2019
Does Middle East Peace Require a Two-State Solution or a Palestinian Defeat? A Debate
1:33:30
Should Israel negotiate with Hamas and Fatah, or are they unwavering enemies in a protracted struggle?
Mar 29, 2019
Arthur Brooks Wants You To Love Your Enemies: Podcast
50:13
The president of the American Enterprise Institute says we need to reboot politics and that libertarians may hold the key.
Mar 27, 2019
The Mueller Media Hall of Shame: Podcast
1:02:14
Whose hysteria looks silliest in retrospect?
Mar 25, 2019
How Capitalism Will Get Us to Mars and Beyond: Podcast
1:10:51
A conversation with Mike Solana, a vice president at Peter Thiel's venture capital firm
Mar 22, 2019
Lies About Vietnam Inspired Brian Lamb To Start C-SPAN: Podcast
40:19
Forty years ago, one of the most momentous events in the history of politics and television took place: C-SPAN started<a href="https://reason.com/podcast/brian-lamb-podcast/">...</a>
Mar 19, 2019
Is There a Libertarian Argument for Breaking up Big Tech?: Podcast
58:36
Elizabeth Warren, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, and most of the 2020 presidential field agree that tech companies have too power. But maybe they don't like the competition.
Mar 18, 2019
A Tattooed Libertarian on the Arizona Supreme Court: Clint Bolick's Long Fight for Freedom
19:55
Q&A with the co-founder of Institute for Justice about immigration, his legal philosophy, his battles with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and <em>that</em> tattoo.
Mar 15, 2019
Elizabeth Warren Wants To Run Your Business for You: Podcast
46:13
George Mason's Todd Zywicki says the senator and presidential hopeful has inherited the ideas of Louis Brandeis without learning the lessons of overregulation.
Mar 13, 2019
The Socialists Are Coming! Or Are They?: Podcast
1:06:42
Democratic mega-proposals, GOP budgetary fictions, prostitution decriminalization surprises, and <em>Zardoz</em> moments galore
Mar 11, 2019
23-Year-Old Coleman Hughes Is Reframing the Discussion on Race: Podcast
52:49
Meet the undergrad who is recovering the legacy of gay, socialist civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin while explicating Kanye West's conservatism.
Mar 08, 2019
Peter Bagge on Underground Comics, Immigration, and Being a Libertarian Artist: Podcast
57:37
The cartoonist talks about being libertarian, why Marvel is OK with "serums" but not drugs, and how comic books have evolved over the past 30 years.
Mar 06, 2019
Strange New Respect for…Nancy Pelosi?: Podcast
1:02:37
We live in desperate times when the brake on both Democratic socialism and Republican executive-branch abuse is a 78-year-old San Francisco Democrat.
Mar 04, 2019
Why Parents Shouldn't Flip Out Over Too Much Screen Time: Podcast
38:46
Jordan Shapiro's <em>The New Childhood</em> boldly embraces technological innovation and the interconnected world it's creating.
Mar 01, 2019
What Caused the 2008 Financial Crisis: Market Distortions or Market Failure? A Debate
1:18:06
Former BB&T Bank CEO John Allison vs. Moody's Mark Zandi
Feb 27, 2019
Is Hollywood Overthinking Representation?: Podcast
1:06:24
The perils—and profits—of being identity-focused in business, content, and audience
Feb 25, 2019
Kurt Loder Wants Lady Gaga to Win an Oscar: Podcast
34:44
<em>Reason</em>'s movie reviewer handicaps the Academy Awards and explains why this is the best and worst time to be a consumer of popular culture.
Feb 22, 2019
Let's Talk About Sex Differences with Christina Hoff Sommers and Debra Soh: Podcast
54:06
Frank talk about evolution, feminism, politics, and why we don't want to acknowledge social progress.
Feb 20, 2019
Are Libertarians Feeling the Bern?: Podcast
1:06:33
How an independent helped shape the Democratic policy agenda.
Feb 19, 2019
Report from 'Alienated America': Podcast
57:39
For his new book, Timothy Carney toured parts of the country that are working and parts that are not. What he found is deeply disturbing.
Feb 15, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal: A Bizarre Grab-Bag of Terrible Ideas
10:17
Q&A with economist Veronique de Rugy.
Feb 14, 2019
Donald Trump and Social Justice Warriors Are 'Unmaking America': Podcast
1:13:33
Noah Rothman says the right and the left are using appeals to victimization and identity politics to gain political power.
Feb 13, 2019
Green New WTF?: Podcast
57:10
Untethered from real-world constraints, progressive Democratic policy goes utopian.
Feb 11, 2019
Sex-Trafficking Hysteria Is Eroding Privacy in Hotels, Airplanes, and More: Podcast
37:53
Elizabeth Nolan Brown talks about DHS's "Blue Campaign," which is pushing hotel and airline workers to call the feds if they suspect human trafficking.
Feb 08, 2019
Don't Fear Independents Like Howard Schultz! Politics Should Be More Like a Starbucks Menu
There are more forms of hepatitis than there are major parties in America.
Feb 07, 2019
The State of the Union Is Rockets, Socialism, Alliteration, and Nazis: Podcast
23:54
"The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican Agenda or a Democrat Agenda. It is the agenda of the American People."
Feb 06, 2019
What Fresh Horror Will the State of the Union Address Bring?: Podcast
1:03:53
What comes next in the Virginia governor scandal, why "Medicare for All" ain't happening, and how Baby Boomers are a fatberg clogging America's cultural sewers
Feb 04, 2019
Donald Trump Wants To Fire Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. Is That a Good Idea?: Podcast
20:00
José Ignacio Guédez, a member of the oppostion party La Causa R, says economic sanctions and political pressure will help restore democracy.
Feb 02, 2019
The Secret History of Super Bowl LIII: Podcast
1:07:57
Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch talk about the deep and ever-changing political and cultural meaning of football's biggest game.
Jan 30, 2019
Are Billionaires a Policy Failure?: Podcast
1:00:15
Assessing Elizabeth Warren's "tippy-top" tax, Howard Schultz's presidential candidacy, Donald Trump's shutdown-shutdown, and more
Jan 28, 2019
Why School Choice Is Growing Everywhere: Podcast
35:09
Q&A with the president of National School Choice Week, Andrew Campanella
Jan 25, 2019
Government Caused Housing Segregation. Do We Need More Government to Fix the Problem?
1:38:19
The Manhattan Institute's Howard Husock debates Economic Policy Institute's Richard Rothstein at the Soho Forum.
Jan 23, 2019
Can We Just Light Twitter on Fire After This Past Weekend?: Podcast
57:52
Covingtongate, <em>Buzzfeed</em>'s bomb, Baby Hitler, Kamalamentum…maybe it's time to pull the plug.
Jan 22, 2019
Meet Two Feminist Journalists Who Are Saying #MeNeither: Podcast
38:45
Nancy Rommelmann and Leah McSweeney on the "toxic femininity" of Asia Argento, anti-Semitism at the Women's March, and 21st-century sexual liberation.
Jan 18, 2019
Try Common Sense and Dump Old Right-Left Ideologies, Says Philip K. Howard in New Book: Podcast
53:32
He also offers up concrete proposals not just to reform government but to route around it and get on with our lives already.
Jan 16, 2019
Are Government Shutdowns Good for Libertarians?: Podcast
58:58
Rebutting Krugman, cracking on Graham, and searching in vain for "freedom" in a caucus.
Jan 14, 2019
When it Comes To Trump, the Bulwark's Charlie Sykes Is 'All Out of Fucks To Give': Podcast
41:53
Q&A about the rise of right-wing "grifters" such as Charlie Kirk, the death of <em>The Weekly Standard</em>, and the future of the American right.
Jan 11, 2019
Assault Weapon Bans Are All About Appearance
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's latest bill classifies firearms not by what they do but based on how they look.
Jan 11, 2019
'We Are Fighting for Free Speech Every Single Day,' Says Students for Liberty's Wolf von Laer: Podcast
33:12
What to expect at LibertyCon, the annual meeting of the largest libertarian student group on the planet (plus how to get 40 percent off registration).
Jan 09, 2019
Does Tucker Carlson Get Anything Right About Libertarians?: Podcast
1:04:39
What conservatives against "market fundamentalism" can tell you about libertarians without power
Jan 07, 2019
'America Really Was the First Country Founded on Individualism': Podcast
50:24
Jonathan Hoenig, a devotee of Ayn Rand, founder of Capitalist Pig investments, and editor of <em>The New Textbook of Americanism</em>, isn't pulling any punches.
Jan 04, 2019
Mitt Romney Is Both Right and Wrong: Podcast
59:08
The #Resistance GOP mixes tonal civility with foreign-policy hawkishness and immigration amnesia.
Jan 02, 2019
The Future of Science: Podcast
49:18
Michael Shermer, Ron Bailey, and Jim Epstein talk poverty-eradication, genomics, and blockchain at Reason's 50th anniversary celebration
Dec 28, 2018
Democratizing Gun Production, Education, and Media: Podcast
49:12
J.D. Tuccille, Lisa Snell, and Rob Long discuss the democratization of everything at Reason's 50th anniversary celebration.
Dec 26, 2018
Donald Trump's Libertarian Christmas?: Podcast
1:04:29
<em>Reason</em> editors' best and worst moments of 2018, including the president's welcome and long-overdue drawdown from Afghanistan
Dec 21, 2018
Finding a Cure for Our Fiscal Insanity: Podcast
45:07
Peter Suderman, Len Gilroy, and C. Boyden Gray diagnose the country's many fiscal woes, and offer some solutions, at Reason's 50th anniversary celebration.
Dec 19, 2018
Everybody Wants to Regulate the Internet Except Ajit Pai: Podcast
1:04:40
One year after Net Neutrality, connection speed is up, the discrimination critics feared is non-existent, and the debate about Internet regulation is abysmal.
Dec 17, 2018
A Crackdown on Cash and Bitcoin? Curbing Crime vs. Empowering the Surveillance State
1:33:02
Economists Kenneth Rogoff and Lawrence H. White face off over what the impact would be of a ban on cryptocurrency and phaseout of the $100 bill.
Dec 14, 2018
With Reason on "Freedom's Ramparts, America's Tomorrow's Will Always Dawn Brightly": Podcast
22:39
Listen to former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' keynote at our 50th anniversary dinner.
Dec 12, 2018
How Psychedelics Changed the Life of One of America's Leading Novelists: Podcast
29:17
Tao Lin's <em>Trip</em> details how the author's experience with LSD, DMT, psilocybin, and more blew his mind while making him more human.
Dec 11, 2018
Is Rand Paul Right About Special Prosecutors Being Wrong?: Podcast
1:04:45
Also: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owns the cons while spouting policy B.S.
Dec 10, 2018
Beyond Pot Legalization: 21st Century Drug Policy Is about Wellness and Happiness: Podcast
48:22
Jacob Sullum, Dana Rohrabacher, and Adrian Moore talk about the next steps in ending the war on drugs at Reason's 50th anniversary celebration.
Dec 07, 2018
On Repeal Day, Remember That Prohibition May Be Over, But Its Ripple Effects Are Still Making Drinking Worse: Podcast
54:29
Drinks Reform editor Jarrett Dieterle talks about how Prohibition came about, and his new report on America's dumbest booze restrictions.
Dec 05, 2018
Darts and Laurels for the Late George H.W. Bush: Podcast
1:01:58
Also: How much should we care that Trump & co. lied in 2016 about a Putin-proximate real estate deal in Russia?
Dec 03, 2018
Has Anti-Racism Become as Harmful as Racism? John McWhorter vs. Nikhil Singh
1:48:14
Watch the Oxford-style debate hosted by the Soho Forum.
Nov 30, 2018
Live Webathon Edition of the Reason Podcast!
1:31:29
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch take your questions.
Nov 28, 2018
Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything on Seeking Truth in the Post-Truth Era
35:05
The host of TruTV's hit show has lost some faith in the power of rational discourse. And he has some ideas for how to fix the problem.
Nov 26, 2018
Does Trump Have a Point About Asylum?: Podcast
1:05:48
<em>Reason</em> editors check their premises on immigration.
Nov 26, 2018
Is the First Amendment Flourishing or Floundering in the 21st Century?: Podcast
44:39
Nadine Strossen, Eugene Volokh, and Stephanie Slade discuss freedom of speech, assembly, and religion at <em>Reason</em>'s 50th anniversary.
Nov 23, 2018
That Time Ayn Rand Threatened Reason with Legal Action: Podcast
1:03:51
One of <em>Reason</em>'s founding editors, attorney Manny Klausner, tells tales from the early days of the magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets."
Nov 21, 2018
Is Trump vs. Acosta the Iran-Iraq War of 2018?: Podcast
55:14
Assessing the import of presidential tantrums, media hyperbole, military complaints, and the near-arrival of federal sentencing reform
Nov 19, 2018
Should Facebook and Twitter Censor Themselves? A Debate.
1:26:07
What should the culture of free speech, free expression, and ownership look like on our social media platforms?
Nov 16, 2018
Airbnb Made D.C. Affordable for Tourists. The City Council Just Voted to Rein It In.
Hosts will be required to get a license, report their activities, and only rent properties where they reside.
Nov 14, 2018