Best Libertarian Podcasts

By Jon Elordi

There are a million podcasts out there and most of them are terrible. Especially the podcasts on politics, and especially the libertarian podcasts. However, some of these entrepreneurial podcasters risen to the top. The free market at work. They’ve found the arbitrage opportunities in the podcasting market and are now spouting on about how taxation is legalized plunder.

To clarify, I subscribe to a more right-wing version of libertarianism. If you’re looking for left-libertarian podcasts, you’re not going to find any on this list. I find their positions incoherent and boring. Plus they get “triggered,” which is annoying. Here is a list of some of my favorite libertarian podcasts. You’ve been warned.

Free Man Behind The Wall

Pete Quinones
Free Man Behind The Wall

The Free Man Behind The Wall podcast is hosted by Pete Quinones. Quinones’ brand of libertarianism can best be described as agorism. Google “Samuel Edward Konkin” to learn more about agorism. Quinones is the managing editor of thelibertarianinstitute.org.

The show is an interview show with many reoccurring guests. The guests are almost always people with heterodox opinions. And while this podcast is a libertarian podcast, the topics on the show are not always libertarian. The show is more an exploration of heterodox ideologies from a libertarian perspective, than a libertarian just shouting into the wind.

One reoccurring guest is Bird from the Timeline Earth Podcast(Formerly The Friends Against Government Podcast). Together Bird and Quinones go through controversial political ideologies. Ted Kaczynski, Julius Evola, Michel Foucault are people whose ideas they’ve explored, among many more.

It’s interesting and refreshing. If you’re tired of hearing the same talking points repeated check out the Free Man Behind The Wall Podcast.

Tom Woods Show

Tom Woods Show
The Tom Woods Show

Tom Woods is the Ben Shapiro of Libertarians. He’s religious, he puts out a ton of content, he talks kind of fast, and his voice is a little annoying. I say this in jest. I’m a big fan of Tom Woods. I have been a subscriber in the past and may become one again in the future.

You’ll have a hard time finding a more prolific podcaster than Tom Woods. His podcast currently has over 1,700 episodes. It’s a daily show with most episodes being about 30-40 minutes. Oftentimes Woods will have a guest on to discuss a current event or topic. But it’s not uncommon for Woods to do a solo episode.

The best part of the Tom Woods show is how informative it is. Woods has a Ph.D. in History and is an educator by trade(I’m using educator loosely). Woods is a great teacher. One of my favorite podcast episodes he did was where he taught the listeners how to give a good speech. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lately, he’s been dedicating a lot of time to the coronavirus, which isn’t my cup of tea. I understand why he’s doing it, and he’s making good and interesting points. I’m just tired of hearing about the damn virus. The show is still great, but expect a good portion of the episodes to be dedicated to Coronavirus topics.

Your Welcome

Michael Malice
Your Welcome hosted by Michael Malice

Your Welcome is a weekly interview show hosted by Michael Malice. If you don’t follow Michael Malice on Twitter you probably should. Michael Malice is a hilarious personality on Twitter and an excellent writer. But I’d argue his best skill is interviewing guests. The man knows how to ask a well-researched question. Expect an interview with Michael Malice to not be like the other interviews. It’s not uncommon for a personality to go on a podcast tour to promote their book. Most of those podcasts all sound the same. It’s disappointing and I usually skip those episodes once I’ve heard the first.

This doesn’t apply to Michael Malice. Case and point is the episode he did with Douglas Murray. In September and October Murray was making his podcast rounds going on Rogan, The Portal, and many more. Murray is interesting and I’ve read the Madness of Crowds. But I was getting sick and tired of the man. Malice had a great interview talking about one of Murray’s first books about Oscar Wilde. I had no idea Murray had that side to him. This is what makes a Malice interview so good. He does his research and asks the questions that are interesting to him, which are then interesting to the audience.

Michael Malice comes off as genuine. He’s opinionated, yet sympathetic. You can tell he’s a good man who’s trying his best.

Part of The Problem

Part of the Problem with Dave Smith
Part of the Problem with Dave Smith

Dave Smith hosts Part of The Problem. He puts out several episodes a week that are each about an hour long. He is usually joined by Robbie “The Fire” Bernstein. These two libertarian stand-up comedians just riff on the news and current events of the day. It’s a fun relaxed show. The three shows mentioned above are on the formal side. This show is casual and more in a vain like Joe Rogan.

What sets this show apart from other “let’s just riff” shows is that these guys are funny and smart. They know their stuff and are intellectually consistent, which is refreshing coming from comedians. Most comedians are absolute morons. These guys are just kind of morons(a joke).

Timeline Earth

This is the old logo
This is the old logo. I couldn’t find the new one

Formerly known as the Friends Against Government show, I think they changed their name. It’s kind of influx right now, and the hosts of the show enjoy messing with their audience. This is a newer podcast to my repertoire of podcasts. I enjoy it but it won’t be for everyone.

The show has three hosts: Bird, Car, and Aaron. Car is the face. He’s likable and friendly. Bird is neutral and plays a kind of a Greek chorus role. And Aaron is the heel. He’s a radical and maybe a Leninist. And the show is about them going on wacky adventures. Kind of but not really. They do interviews and discuss issues, but all within a storyline. Currently, in the storyline, they’re doing their shows while hiding out in a crack house after having been kicked out of a union, I think. The show is very improvisational. Wouldn’t surprise me if Bird took classes at UCB since he lives in NYC. If Comedy Bang Bang and Part of The Problem had a mutant baby it would be Timeline Earth.

I’m not doing a great job of selling it, but that’s because it’s hard to explain. I enjoy it. You might to. Just try it.