Ahead of the Curve


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money culture power
what's true    what's right    what's next


Ahead of the Curve


money culture power
what's true    what's right    what's next .

money culture power
what's true    what's right    what's next

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Episode 199:  It is Time to Negotiate Peace Between Ukraine and Russia


09/28/2022

Guest(s): Shea Bradley-Farrell


“These are the cold, hard facts: Russia, the country cornering the European energy market, is profiting from its war against Ukraine, while the West’s adversaries gain economic and global dominance. U.S. Warhawks and like-minded ideologues of the European Union (EU) have enabled a war that grinds on, destroying Ukraine, while its leadership poses artistically for Vogue magazine. ...

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The Bill Walton Show is a forum for in-depth and thought-provoking conversations with leaders, thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs and activists. Smart, original and interesting people...lovers of freedom and the American idea.


“Pity the nation oh pity the people Who allow their rights to erode and their freedoms to be washed away”

-Lawrence Ferlinghetti



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-Thomas Sowell



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"I believe there are essential truths about what works, what’s moral and what makes people flourish. And that some of life’s best insights into these things can come from in-depth honest conversations with smart and interesting people … that’s what this show is about."

-Bill Walton

Recent Episodes


08/19/2022

Episode 198: Will Chinese-Style Social Credit Be Coming to America? with Todd Zywicki


In the decade since Barrack Obama remarked that “it would be so much easier to be the President of China,” the Chinese Communist Party has been working hard to make that job even easier. How?  One way is to impose a social credit system that monitors, rewards, and punishes people according to how closely their behavior conforms to the Party’s diktats. "The ...


07/28/2022

Episode 197: “How We Can Rein in the Power of the Federal Government” with Mark Meckler.


The genius of the founders who gave us the United States Constitution was that they sought to provide a system of government to guard against the concentration of power by an elite few. Their clear-eyed understanding of human nature was that unchecked power almost always and everywhere has been the source of tyranny throughout history. But for more than a century in America, the Constitution, as d ...


07/19/2022

Episode 196: Freedom, CPAC, America and Winning the Next Election with Matt Schlapp


This episode is set in our mountainside house in Rappahannock County, Virginia for a wide ranging conversation with my friend, the always engaging and provocative Matt Schlapp, leader and Chairman of CPAC. We cover a lot of ground, with some of the highlights being: Why we believe we’re in the human flourishing business. Why the “diversity, equity and inclusion” mantra is a false God. How CP ...


07/14/2022

Episode 195: “The Supreme Court Reins in the EPA: Why? What Happens Next” with John Vecchione and Casey Norman


The Supreme Court’s most momentous decision was not the 5-to-4 vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. That simply sent the issue back to the states to decide. Rather it was the blockbuster decision to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency from claiming powers that Congress did not grant. When Congress passed the Clean Air Act it authorized the EPA to impose the “best system of emission reduction ...


07/07/2022

Episode 194: “Making America First Again” with Brooke Rollins


As we can all recall, when Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he didn’t exactly come equipped with the detailed plans and the 1,000s of people necessary to bring about his agenda. Essentially, he had to start from scratch. That was part of his appeal. That he did accomplish so much was a testament to the strength of his mission - Make America Great Again - and the power of his personal le ...


06/28/2022

Episode 193: “Gun Control Myths” with Dr. John Lott


We've all been appalled by yet another school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas. We want these tragedies to stop. We want to do something.  Of course the cries to “do something” almost always means doing something about guns. Yet, the gun bill just signed into law by Preside ...




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