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Episode 208: “How Policy Responses to the Pandemic Continue to Shatter Our World” with Jeffrey Tucker

11/23/2022

Guest(s): Jeffrey Tucker


The world has suffered and continues to suffer catastrophic economic and social damage from the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 - but not from the virus itself. Rather we’re in the midst of a continuing global crisis created by governments’ policy responses to the pandemic. Trillions of dollars of Federal “relief” spending ...

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Episode 207: “The Red Trickle: Where Do Our Elections Go From Here?” with Paul Teller PhD

11/16/2022

Guest(s): Paul Teller


To put it mildly, the expected massive Republican Red Wave in the recent 2022 midterm elections didn’t materialize.  Even though 75% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track, the election gave us status quo. Virtually every Governor, Senator and House incumbent won reelection. Trump states elected Republican Senators and Biden states elected Democrats. And despite House Republican ...

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Episode 204: “The Climate Change Industrial Complex: Trillion $$$ Promises That It Can’t Keep” with Myron Ebell

11/01/2022

Guest(s): Myron Ebell


In this episode I’m talking again with Myron Ebell, Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment, one of our most effective advocates for Free Market Environmentalism. Myron led the successful decade-long fight to defeat cap-and-trade legislation and led the effort to convince President Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate t ...

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Episode 203: “This is not a Nintendo Game” with Dr Stephen Bryen

10/25/2022

Guest(s): Dr. Stephen Bryen


“There is more respect to be won in the opinion of this world by a resolute and courageous liquidation of unsound positions than by the most stubborn pursuit of extravagant or unpromising objectives.” George F. Kennan, 1966 Americans may admire the valiant resistance of the Ukrainians to the Rus ...

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Episode 202: “Biden’s Playing Nuclear War Brinksmanship with Russia; Meanwhile China Looms” with KT McFarland

10/18/2022

Guest(s): KT McFarland


In the 20 months that Joe Biden has been President, his decisions and rhetoric have made the world ever more combustible. Events in Ukraine has reached a flash point. Still, the Biden Administration refuses to negotiate with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The chance of a wider war between NATO and Russia grows ever more likely, a war that would immediately draw in the United States under NATO’s Arti ...

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Episode 201: “Surviving Hurricane Ian while Contemplating Nuclear Armageddon” with Brandon Weichert

10/11/2022

Guest(s): Brandon Weichert


This episode took a couple of twisting turns to complete. A few weeks back, I emailed my friend Brandon Weichert, a very smart geopolitical strategist and publisher of the Weichert Report, to ask if he could come on my show to talk about Ukraine, Putin and the possibilities of a nuclear war. He emailed back that “well, perhaps we could do the recording later this week or next weekend because I'v ...

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Episode 200: If You Want Lawful Elections, You Need To Get Engaged (Here’s How) with Cleta Mitchell

10/04/2022

Guest(s): Cleta Mitchell


Election process isn’t a sexy topic, but if we want to preserve our democratic system, and keep our Republic, election integrity is essential. Election Integrity means ensuring the legal right of all Americans to vote in a free and fair election: without concerns that their political voice would be diminished by individual or institutional fraud, physical or verbal intimidation, vote trafficking ...

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

08/19/2022

Guest(s): 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 ...

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

07/28/2022

Guest(s): 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 ...

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

07/19/2022

Guest(s): 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 ...

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

07/14/2022

Guest(s): John J. Vecchione, 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 ...

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

07/07/2022

Guest(s): 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 ...

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Episode 192: “National Security Realities: Threats and Solutions” with Brandon Weichert

06/14/2022

Guest(s): Brandon Weichert


From the moment President Joe Biden’s administration took office, the world has grown a more dangerous place, and the pace is accelerating. There’s a long list of national security worries that didn’t used to be of concern to everyday Americans, but now are, or should be. Russia, Ukraine and the prospects of a nuclear war. China’s mou ...

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Episode 191: “Lessons from the Street: Stephen Schwarzman’s Book Prompts Bill to Compare Insights into the World of Money” with John Tamny

06/07/2022

Guest(s): John Tamny


In this episode, my friend John Tamny interviews me about legendary Wall Street leader and Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman’s book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. There are many fascinating insights and lessons in Steve’s book which we can all benefit from. A few highlights: Steve Schwarzman started Blackstone with ...

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Episode 190: “Cancel Culture Comes to Banking” with Todd Zywicki and Paul Watkins

05/31/2022

Guest(s): Todd Zywicki


Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you were denied access to a bank account or a credit card or access to any kind of digital payment system? Well, it's happening and it's happening to an increasing number of people and organizations. Cancel culture has come to banking. PayPal, major credit card networks and banks have already stopped processing payments for organizations ...

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Episode 189: “Ukraine Explained, Taiwan Explained” with Dr Stephen Bryen

05/25/2022

Guest(s): Dr. Stephen Bryen


This episode takes a hard look at what’s really at stake for the United States with Russian’s war on Ukraine, and China’s aim to take over Taiwan. Joining me is one the wisest national security experts around, Dr Stephen Bryen. With 50 years of experience in foreign relations and national security, he’s seen it all. Called the Yoda of the arms trade, he was the Pentagon's top cop, the man ...

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Episode 188: “Why Are We Investing American Retirement Dollars in China?” with Frank Gaffney and Roger Robinson

05/17/2022

Guest(s): Frank Gaffney


The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is once again planning to allow federal employees’ to invest their retirement savings into companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. The FRTIB has decided to ignore directives by both President Trump - and President Biden - as well as strong opposition on Capitol Hill, to open a ‘Mutual Fund Window’ in June which would make availa ...

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Episode 187: “The Federal Government Is Using Twitter to Censor Speech” with Jenin Younes and John Vecchione

05/18/2022

Guest(s): Jenin Younes


Is this right and lawful? Well, we now have a test case to find out. In a first-of-its-kind First Amendment lawsuit against the federal government, attorneys Jenin Younes and John Vecchione of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, argue that the government acted wrongfully when it “directed s ...

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Episode 186: John Tamny and I Don’t Agree About Everything, and That’s OK

05/10/2022

Guest(s): John Tamny


Author John Tamny joins me on this episode for a freewheeling back and forth about some of today’s big concerns. John, a free market fundamentalist and original thinker, almost always has a contrarian take on things. John’s books include Who Needs the Fed, When Politicians Panicked, Popular Economics and The End of Work. Some of the questions we get into: Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter ...

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Episode 185: A Behind The Scenes Story Meeting with The Bill Walton Show Team

05/03/2022

Guest(s): Bill Walton, Alyona Wazeter, Frank Wazeter, Greg Corombos, Rich McFadden


Listen in to a behind the scenes story meeting as the Bill Walton Show team speculates on what’s going on in the world. Starlink satellites and all the junk flying around in space, Elon Musk vs Jeff Bezos, Ukraine, the domino theory, Biden’s open borders, Alyona’s Kazakhstan take on Russia, media’s monolithic coverage of Ukraine, inflation, cooking oil and fertilizer prices, the insane (pe ...

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

05/03/2022

Guest(s): 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 ...

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