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Episode 125: Warriors and Worriers with Joyce Benenson

04/09/2021

Guest(s): Joyce Benenson


What are the evolutionary differences between men and women, and how do they survive and thrive through differing competitive strategies? 

In this episode, Dr. Joyce Benenson talks with Bill about her book Warriors and Worriers,which draws her extensive lifelong research on children's interactions. The result is fa ...

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Episode 124: The Strange Rabbit Hole of Theory with James Lindsay

04/06/2021

Guest(s): James Lindsay, PhD


If it's possible to have a fun and entertaining conversation about political correctness, critical race theory and the state of being "woke", this is it. Joining me is James Lindsay, PhD, Co-author of Cynical Theories and founder of the newdiscourses.com website and podcasts. James, who has been called the Donald Trump of Intellectuals (meant as an insult), because of his courage to take on polit ...

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Episode 123: Trans Men in Women’s Sports

03/31/2021

Guest(s): Bill Walton Maureen O’Donnell Greg Corombos Frank Wazeter Aloyna Wazeter Brian McNicoll


On this episode, our TBWS Roundtable discusses the push by the radical woke left to let transgendered boy/girl athletes participate in girls and women’s sports.   After coming out strongly against trans men in women’s sports, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem recently vetoed a bill that would’ve banned it. Why? She says “it’s complicated” and she may be right.    The very woke NCAA ...

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Episode 122: The “Mis-Pricing” of Calvin Coolidge

03/26/2021

Guest(s): Amity Shlaes


On this episode, we look into the life and presidency of Calvin Coolidge with Amity Shlaes, author of The NY Times bestsellers Coolidge, The Forgotten Man, The Greedy Hand and The Great Society. Amity is also co-editor of a fascinating new edition of The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge revealing how he embodied the best of America's founding principles and the charac ...

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Episode 121: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with the Always Interesting Yaron Brook

03/19/2021

Guest(s): Yaron Brook


On this episode, I’m talking with Yaron Brook, Chair of the Ayn Rand Institute, in a wide-ranging conversation that launches into the case for why the profit motive is a good thing. Capitalism gets a bad rap in the media and pop culture, but should business be epitomized by Gordon Gecko or Steve Jobs? Was the 2008 financial crisis caused by greedy Wall Streeters or by wrongheaded government poli ...

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Episode 120: The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure with John Allison

03/04/2021

Guest(s): John Allison


On this episode, I'm joined by John Allison, named one of the 100 most successful CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about how he went from growing up in a lower-middle income family in North Carolina to becoming the head of BB&T, the Cato Institute and author of "The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure". John and I disc ...

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Episode 119: CPAC, Trump and the future of the GOP

03/03/2021

Guest(s): Rich McFadden Greg Corombos Frank Wazeter Brian McNicoll Bill Walton


The TBWS Roundtable discusses former President Trump's CPAC speech, and what it means for Republicans going forward. Has he learned anything about shoring up his weaknesses? Will he attempt another run for President? Should he? And if not, where does the Republican party go from here?We also look at the future for Mike Pence. What role will the former VP play in the party? Plus, we look at the ...

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Episode 118: “Just the Facts”

02/26/2021

Guest(s): Jim Agresti


The phrase “Just the facts” has taken on new meaning with the creation of media-based fact checkers. However, the definition of truth varies based on the organization doing the research. I’m joined today by Jim Agresti, the President and co-founder of Just Facts as we talk about why what you see in the media is often agenda driven and what his organization does to find the truth. ...

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Episode 117: “Sim City” COVID with Phil Magness and Jeffrey Tucker

02/18/2021

Guest(s): Jeffrey Tucker Phil Magness


In this Episode, we continue our conversation with Jeffrey Tucker and are now joined by Phil Magness also with the American Institute for Economic Research regarding the current state of the nation due to the Coronavirus. How does the handling of the virus remind us of the video game "Sim City"? What does the future hold now that the vaccine is starting to be distributed? We also discuss what the ...

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Episode 116: A new clarity in a COVID world with Jeffrey Tucker

02/13/2021

Guest(s): Jeffrey Tucker


With the first anniversary of the emergence of the Coronavirus, Jeffrey Tucker head of research at the American Institute for Economic Research joins me for an in-depth discussion about what have we learned so far about the virus and what the future holds for our daily lives. We also talk about how 2020 was almost medieval, and how long it ...

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