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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, Digital Producer, Greg Corombos, Frank Wazeter, Alyona Wazeter


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, 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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Episode 115: A light at the end of the COVID tunnel? with Phil Kerpen

02/11/2021

Guest(s): Phil Kerpen


As Coronavirus lockdowns around the country are slowly starting to be lifted, I'm joined by Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment to talk about what shutting down businesses and social activities have meant for our economy and our social fabric. We also discuss what the future holds now that vaccines are starting to be administered. ...

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Episode 114: Wall Street War Games with The Bill Walton Show Team

02/03/2021

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


On this episode, the BWS Roundtable discusses how thousands so called amateur investors got everyone talking about GameStop and Robinhood. What caused the stock to skyrocket? What does it say about the future of Wall Street? How will the regulators react? Those questions and more will be answered during this in-depth conversation. ...

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Episode 113: From Biden to Brady: Looking back on January 2021

01/29/2021

Guest(s): John Tamny


As we start a new year, I’m joined by my friend John Tamny with Freedom Works and Real Clear Markets to recap the events of the past month. We talk about the unrest at the U.S. Capitol, the first days of President Biden‘s administration, and the role Gisele Bundchen plays in the ongoin ...

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Episode 112: 2020 Silver Linings

12/31/2020

Guest(s): Alyona Wazeter, Frank Wazeter, Rich McFadden


As we wrap up one of the most chaotic years in modern memory, members of the BWS team gather virtually to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. What will the future hold when it comes to masks? The economy? Life in general? While 2020 is one most of us would like to forget, we manage to find several “silver linings” heading into 2021. ...

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Episode 111: The Meaning of Christmas

12/24/2020


Have you noticed more people using the phrase “Merry Christmas”? This wonderful holiday greeting has come back in style in recent years, and in this special holiday episode, we take a very personal - and spiritual - look into the meaning of Christmas . My friend, Larry Green, owner of the Spirit Wind Trucking Company, joins me in a brief discussion about how it goes far beyond gift givin ...

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Episode 110: Paul Krugman vs. Ayn Rand with Tal Tsfany

12/17/2020

Guest(s): Tal Tsfany


In the era of mandated mask wearing and social distancing, we are fighting two battles: One against COVID-19, the other over preserving personal freedoms. In a piece about the virus, New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman blamed President Trump and Ayn Rand for Americans who have stood up against wearing a face covering. Calling it "libertarianism gone bad, a misunderstanding of what freedom is a ...

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Episode 109: BWS Roundtable: Talkin’ shots— the debate over the COVID vaccine.

12/10/2020


As states are expected to start receiving their first vaccine doses as soon as next week, the new battle over whether you’ll be required to get the COVID shot is about to begin. In the debut of the Bill Walton Show Roundtable, I’m joined by Rich McFadden of Radio America, Greg Corombos host of the Three Martini Lunch and Journalist Brian McNicoll in a lively exchange about how having the va ...

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Episode 108: So much fraud…Too little time? with The Honorable Kenneth Blackwell

12/08/2020

Guest(s): Kenneth Blackwell


The Hon. Ken Blackwell is back with the latest in the fraud investigation related to the 2020 Presidential election. With less than a month to go until Congress is scheduled to count the electoral votes, we discuss what needs to happen and why fraud isn’t the only obstacle the Trump campaign needs to overcome. ...

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Episode 107: Surviving COVID with Dr. Jay Richards

12/06/2020

Guest(s): Jay Richards


Weeks after our interview with Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of “The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe”, he contracted COVID-19. Now recovered, Jay tells me about his personal experience with the virus, discussions he had with front line healthcare workers and why they don’t wear the masks that the rest of us wear. We also look at how vaccines ...

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Episode 106: Illegal Voting and the 2020 Election with Jim Agresti

12/01/2020

Guest(s): Jim Agresti


As the investigation into the 2020 Presidential Election continues, questions about the legitimacy of some voting machines and mail-in ballots are only part of the issue. Jim Agresti, Founder and CEO of "Just Facts" joins me to talk about how non-citizens were able to cast ballots to help tip the scales in favor of Joe Biden. ...

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Episode 105: Commercial Real Estate in a COVID World with John Scheurer

11/29/2020

Guest(s): John Scheurer


People are working from home and traveling less these days due to COVID-19. That’s resulted in a lot of companies re-evaluating whether they need a brick and mortar space, and the hospitality industry struggling to fill rooms. Commercial real estate expert John Scheurer and I discuss the current state of the market and where it’s likely to head once the Coronavirus is behind us. ...

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Episode 104: Does Voter’s Remorse Lie Ahead? with Brent Bozell

11/26/2020

Guest(s): Brent Bozell


While Trump voters knew who they were supporting, a new study shows many of those in swing states who voted for Joe Biden didn’t really know him at all. Brent Bozell, President & Founder of the Media Research Center details the poll, the realities of our mainstream media, where we as a nation go from here in regard to the White House, and how to get the social media companies to give all ...

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Episode 103: Section 230 – Mend it, Or End it with Klon Kitchen

11/24/2020

Guest(s): Klon Kitchen


If you’ve ever had a post flagged on or removed from social media, you need to know about the arcane sounding Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act.  Klon Kitchen, the Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Technology Policy joins me to take an in-depth look into Section 230 - called “the 26 wo ...

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Episode 101: “We’re in the Fight” with Ken Blackwell and J. Christian Adams

11/19/2020

Guest(s): Christian Adams, Kenneth Blackwell


On this special edition, we continue our in-depth look at what’s happening with the Trump campaign’s battle over the counting of legal votes. The Hon. Ken Blackwell, advisory board member of the Trump/Pence 2020 Campaign and J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation discuss the latest on the recount process and the strategy moving forward. ...

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