episodes about COVID-19


05/03/2022

Episode 184: “A Final Report Card on the States’ Response to COVID-19” with Phil Kerpen


We’re more than two years into the Covid-19 pandemic. So by now, we should know enough to assess what we’ve learned about the measures our governments took to mitigate the virus?  What worked? What didn’t? Fortunately, we now have a comprehensive comparative s ...


01/25/2022

Episode 169: George F. Will on “American Happiness and Discontents” with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny


In this episode we get to talk with George F. Will about his latest collection of essays, American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020, and also about his magnum opus, The Conservative Sensibility. Joining in on the conversation are John Tamny, Vice President of FreedomWorks, editor of RealClearMarkets, and author of W ...


01/11/2022

Episode 167: “The Great Reset” with Jay Richards and James Patrick


Unprecedented government measures to stop the spread of an unstoppable virus have morphed into mortal threats to our liberties and civil rights, not just here in the United States, but worldwide. First we were told that lockdowns, masks, and social distancing stop the spread of the virus. Do these things and we would be safe. There’s no clear correlation between these measures and the spread ...


12/21/2021

Episode 165: “Just Facts about the Virus” with Jim Agresti


Albert Einstein said science can only flourish in an atmosphere of free speech.  Today, despite claims about “following the science” with regard to Covid 19, this is simply not happening. Why? Because “they” have taken away one of the essential elements of science: allowing ...


12/14/2021

Episode 164: “Wrath: America Enraged” with Peter Wood


Over the course of roughly four generations, from around 1950 to the present, American culture has been transformed from a culture that believed in the value of self-control into a culture that celebrates self-expression. And that “self-expression” has now twisted into a new form of anger - political wrath - which makes a performance art out of our darkest emotions. So argues my guest on this ...


12/07/2021

Episode 163: “Challenging Leviathan” with Mark Chenoweth and Jenin Younes


In this episode, we're talking again about the coercive power of the Administrative State and its serious threat to our constitutional freedoms. No other development in contemporary American law denies more rights to more Americans. Joining me to discuss is Mark Chenoweth, Executive Director, and Jenin Younes, Litigation Counsel for the New Civi ...


10/26/2021

Episode 158: “After Covid: Recovering Our Liberty” with John Tamny and Don Boudreaux


It’s almost two years on from the onset of the Covid virus and we know a lot now that we didn’t then. Society should be healing. But we live in vitriolic and partisan times, and widespread disagreement abounds about what it was, what it is, what it isn’t and how to cope with it. Yet to those who understand how economies work, this much seems clear: governments’ blunderbuss one-size-f ...


10/13/2021

Episode 156: “Liberty or Lockdown” with Jeffrey Tucker


It is hard to overstate the assault  on civil liberties we are witnessing  in America today.  What began over a year and a half ago as temporary government measures to keep us safe from a virus spread from China, have now metastasized ...


09/21/2021

Episode 152: “The Administrative State vs Our Civil Liberties” with Philip Hamburger and Jenin Younes


Joe Biden has mandated that businesses with more than 100 employees require every worker to be vaccinated or face weekly testing. It's estimated this will impact over 80 million people or almost two thirds of the country's workforce.  Setting aside his dictatorial and offensive ton ...


08/24/2021

Episode 148: “Vaccine Mandates?” with Professor Todd Zywicki and Jenin Younes


On June 28th 2021, George Mason University announced its reopening policy related to the COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester. The policy required all unvaccinated students and staff members - including those who can demonstrate natural immunity from prior COVID-19 infections - to wear masks on campus, physically distance and undergo frequent COVID-19 testing. On July 22, GMU emailed the policy to ...