6/10/21 Ray McGovern on the Biden-Putin Summit

Ray McGovern is back to talk about America's relationship with Russia. President Biden met with Putin recently, McGovern explains, which is good for Biden's stance toward Russia, and, of course, for world peace. War with Russia is sometimes held out as an actual possibility, especially over supposed acts of provocation like Russia's annexation of Crimea or the various cyberattacks of recent months. But since Russia has nuclear weapons, there's simply no world in which we could fight a full...

6/4/21 Sam Husseini on the Collapse of the Official Coronavirus Origin Narrative

Scott talks to Sam Hussini about the sudden popularity of the coronavirus "lab leak" theory. For about a year straight, Husseini reminds us, anyone discussing the possibility that the coronavirus originated in a lab—even credentialed scientists—were ridiculed in the media and kicked off internet platforms for promoting conspiracy theories. Now, it's suddenly acceptable to propose that this might have been the real origin of the global pandemic of the last year. But for those who have been...

6/4/21 Annelle Sheline on Washington’s Fatal Misunderstanding of the Situation in Yemen

Scott interviews Annelle Sheline about her work on the war in Yemen. Sheline says that negotiating an end to the war has proven difficult, since both the UN framework and the U.S.-Saudi mentality is totally inconsistent with the situation on the ground. Neither will confront the fact that the Houthi "rebels" have actually been in control of most of the country for the last few years already, and the Hadi "government" is really a group of men in a hotel room in Saudi Arabia. Asking for...

5/28/21 Gareth Porter on Daniel Ellsberg’s Shocking New Account of the Taiwan Strait Crisis

Scott interviews Gareth Porter about his coverage of a recently-released document liberated by Daniel Ellsberg when he originally leaked the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. This document, Porter explains, shows how in 1958 the military wanted to use tactical nuclear weapons against China over the offshore islands crisis. It was only Eisenhower's intervention that stopped the Joint Chiefs from going ahead with the plan, though ironically, it was Eisenhower's own efforts to combat the...

5/28/21 Max Blumenthal on the Israel Lobby’s Efforts to Distract from Gaza Atrocities

Scott interviews Max Blumenthal about the recent violence that has thrust Israel-Palestine into the national spotlight. On one hand, there is a growing recognition—thanks to reports from organizations like Human Rights Watch—that Israel is essentially an apartheid Jewish state with second-class Palestinian citizens. On the other hand, there has been a great deal of concern about a supposed rise in anti-semitic violence around the world, and especially in America, in response to the coverage of...

5/28/21 John Kiriakou on the Persecution of Daniel Hale

John Kiriakou discusses the case of hero whistleblower Daniel Hale, who helped expose the White House's secret drone assassination program during the Obama administration. Hale has pled guilty to one charge under the espionage act, in an effort to win the mercy of the court, but he still faces four other charges, which at the moment the Justice Department is refusing to back down from. Hale is now facing at least some time in prison, but could be given a much longer sentence, depending on how...

5/28/21 Tom Woods on the Revitalization of the Libertarian Movement

Scott talks to the great Tom Woods about the latest happenings in Libertarian Party politics. Scott, Tom and many other committed libertarian activists have decided to join the LP recently in an effort to re-energize the movement and spread the principles of liberty. Much of this new energy is thanks to Michael Heiss of the Mises Caucus, who's been spent the last few years organizing events with the likes of Tom and Scott, and has big things planned for the future. Discussed on the show: "The...

5/20/21 Jeremy Hammond on the Deliberate Perpetuation of Strife Between Israel and Palestine

Scott interviews Jeremy Hammond about the real history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, focusing on the fact that, counter to the mainstream narrative, Israel has encouraged the rise of Hamas all along as a useful foil. Israel, Hammond explains, has never wanted a two-state solution, and when the PLO renounced terrorism and openly began supporting the idea of a two-state solution in the late 1980s, Hamas provided a convenient excuse for Israel to claim it couldn't negotiate with the...

5/20/21 Pete Quinones on All the Best Libertarian Podcasts You Should Be Following

Scott and Pete Quinones talk about all the other libertarian and antiwar podcasts you should be listening to. Some are big names that every libertarian needs to know about, others are lesser-known up-and-comers that need all the support we can give them. Discussed on the show: "Pete | The Libertarian Institute" (The Libertarian Institute) "Conflicts of Interest | The Libertarian Institute" (The Libertarian Institute) "Year Zero on Apple Podcasts" (Apple Podcasts) The Tom Woods Show "Part Of...

5/20/21 Kalmen Barkin on Israel’s Fraught Past and Uncertain Political Future

Kalmen Barkin is back for an update on Israeli politics. In the last two weeks, Knesset opposition leader Yair Lapid got the opportunity to form a coalition government, and possibly oust Prime Minister Netanyahu for the first time since 2009. But just afterward, as Barkin explains, violence erupted at the al-Aqsa mosque, in response to Palestinian protests about settlements in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. These events have thrown Israeli politics into turmoil, and it's not at all clear what...

5/20/21 Eric Brakey and Reed Cooley on State Nullification and the Defend the Guard Movement

Eric Brakey, former state senator from Maine and current spokesman for Young Americans for Liberty, talks about the efforts to get Defend the Guard bills into state legislatures. The Defend the Guard movement is an attempt to force congress to uphold its role in declaring war by making sure states retain control of their own national guard troops until an official declaration of war, as the constitution outlines. Of course, congress hasn't declared a war since World War II, and is unlikely to...

5/20/21 Gareth Porter on the Increasing Power Shift Toward Hard-Liners in Iran

Scott talks to Gareth Porter about the national political scene in Iran, where, in large part thanks to U.S. intervention, the population is increasingly aligning behind the most conservative forces, and moving away from President Rouhani. Iranians, Porter says, have very little trust that America will negotiate in good faith, and there is now less support than ever for the JCPOA, which the Biden administration is supposedly trying to renegotiate. Discussed on the show: "Leak Exposes Fissures...

5/20/21 Daniel Larison on Israel’s De Facto Annexation of Palestine

Daniel Larison talks Israel-Palestine. He takes on the common straw man argument that Israel "has a right to defend itself" from the belligerence of its neighbors. In the abstract, of course, every sovereign nation should have the right to self-defense; the problem is that this argument doesn't take any of the history of the conflict into account. The Hamas rocket attacks, Larison explains, have been a response to raids on the al-Aqsa Mosque, which were themselves a reaction to Palestinian...

5/17/21 Hassan El-Tayyab on American Complicity in Saudi Arabia’s War of Genocide in Yemen

Hassan El-Tayyab discusses the state of the war in Yemen. The Biden administration famously announced in February that it would be ending support for Saudi "offensive operations" in Yemen, including targeting assistance and maintenance on their military equipment. In the last few days, however, the U.S. military has clarified the position: it will, in fact, still be supporting the Saudi air force in its bombing operations, seemingly the most important part of Biden's supposed decision to stop...

5/13/21 Mike Swanson on the Post-Covid Economic ‘Recovery’

Mike Swanson gives his take on what's in store for the U.S. economy as the covid restrictions begin to lift. Although the early economic recovery isn't looking as rosy as some predicted, many businesses do seem to be getting back to normal as the pandemic subsides. What's much more worrisome, says Swanson, is the sheer amount of money that the government has created over the last year. With trillions of new dollars injected into the economy, it's impossible that we won't see some kind of...

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