Podcasts | Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge

Latest Episodes

The Libertarian: The Civil-Right Bullies

Richard Epstein describes the dramatic failure of the federal government’s attempts to balance anti-discrimination laws against religious liberty protections. Discuss this podcast at Hoover.

The Classicist: A Dangerous Four Months

Victor Davis Hanson explains why the waning months of Barack Obama’s presidency may turn out to be one of the most volatile periods for national security that America has seen ...

The Libertarian: Taxing Apple

Richard Epstein argues that the European Union’s decision to impose heavy tax penalties on Apple may not be quite the disaster that critics suggest. Discuss this podcast at Hoover.  

The Libertarian: The Dangers of the Martin Act

Richard Epstein looks at the uses and abuses of the Martin Act, a New York law that has given activist attorneys general a free pass to persecute their political opponents. ...

The Classicist: Trump’s Immigration Pivot

Victor Davis Hanson examines Donald Trump’s shifting tone on immigration — and provides a prescription for what a sensible immigration policy should look like. Discuss this podcast at Hoover.

The Libertarian: EpiPens and Drug Pricing

Richard Epstein responds to the recent controversy over sharp increases in the price of EpiPens and explains the economic dynamics underpinning the larger debate about prescription drug costs. Discuss this ...

The Classicist: The Great Regression

Victor Davis Hanson explores the tensions between technological progress and cultural vitality. Discuss this podcast at Hoover. READ MORE: The Great Regression: Today, It Seems that Orwell’s 1984 Would Better Have Been ...

The Libertarian: Black Lives Matter and the Police

Richard Epstein tackles the NLRB’s ruling allowing graduate students to unionize, a federal judge’s injunction against the Obama Administration’s transgender restroom regulations, and a move to restore voting rights for ...

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

O’Rourke’s America

With apologies to Margaret Atwood and a thousand other dystopian novelists, we do not have to theorize about what an American police state would look like, because we know what it looks like: the airport, that familiar totalitarian environment where Americans are disarmed, stripped of their privacy, divested of ... Read More
World

Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies

Outrage met Donald Trump’s supposedly rash decision to pull back U.S. troops from possible confrontational zones between our Kurdish friends in Syria and Recep Erdogan’s expeditionary forces. Turkey claims that it will punish the Syrian Kurds for a variety of supposed provocations, including aiding and ... Read More
Sports

LeBron James Looks Like a Fraud

So, LeBron James claimed that Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey was simply “misinformed or not really educated on the situation” when he tweeted his support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. “I don’t want to get into a feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Hey, Good for You, Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton declares on The View that she’s not considering running for Congress. Throughout the run-up to the 2016 election, I was a pretty dyspeptic critic of Chelsea Clinton -- from her $1,083-per-minute speaking gig at a university, to her selection to give the keynote address at SXSW, to her awards ... Read More