Specifically, episode 309: On Being a Workaholic. This episode is great, but is very very very unlike his normal podcast content… which is just as great, but in a totally different way. In this episode, Tom talks about the lessons he learned while being a ‘workaholic’; namely that he used to carry his work over into his family life. As someone who has moderate workaholic tendencies, I’m going to learn vicariously through him and take his advice.
Usually, Woods discusses libertarian political philosophy. He puts out a new episode every weekday, and they’re usually around 30 minutes long. I love that they’re so short because it allows for a full episode while driving to work, or it allows you to binge listen to 250 of them in a month or two (#PersonalExperience). One of my favorite things about the Tom Woods Show is that he doesn’t do politics; I hate politics. He does political philosophy.
By “politics” i mean pointing at specific people and arguing about their voting record and arguing over whether the tax rate should be 15% or 17%.
By political philosophy, I mean economics, the role of government, taxation, foreign policy, etc. Tom does mostly political philosophy. And when he does do ‘politics’, it doesn’t suck because it is mostly political philosophy anyway!
So after you listen to On Being a Workaholic, you should listen to these other episodes (listed below). I’ve been listening and writing down the episodes that I think are the best of the best, and these are them. My top 15, if you will.
Should you listen to my top 15? Yes.
Should you binge listen to his entire podcast repertoire? Even more yes.
Be careful though. Woods is the kind of libertarian that makes the average non-libertarian uncomfortable with how much he LOVES FREEDOM. (lol)
- 7: Guns 101 (no iTunes link, but you can search for it (do it))
- 13: Objections to Libertarianism (iTunes)
- 53: Before the Welfare State? (iTunes)
- 54: Pope Francis on Capitalism (iTunes)
- 80: Libertarians are Scary! (iTunes)
- 81: Raise the Minimum Wage? (iTunes)
- 100: Are there Good Arguments for the State? (iTunes)
- 119: The Environment and the Market (iTunes)
- 123: Climate Change and Liberty (iTunes)
- 144: Libertarian Christians (iTunes)
- 243: Why Arguments for Government Don’t Work (iTunes)
- 257: Austrian Economics vs. a Mainstream Text (iTunes)
- 263: Friedman Takes on Tough Libertarian Questions (iTunes)
- 272: Am I a Dummy for Believing in God? (iTunes)
- 296: Maximize Your Results, Minimize Your Time: Five Tips for Learning Liberty (iTunes)