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Ayn Rand & Freedom's Furies: The Atlas Society Asks Tim Sandefur

February 1, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 138th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews returning guest Tim Sandefur about his latest book "Freedom's Furies: How Isabel Patterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand Found Liberty in an Age of Darkness." Listen as he recounts the story of how in 1943 the three respectively published "The God in the Machine," "The Discovery of Freedom," and "The Fountainhead"--laying the groundwork for what would become the modern libertarian movement.

The Atlas Society Asks Peter Worrell

January 25, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 137th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews Co-Chief Executive Officer Peter Worrell of Bigelow LLC about business and the influence of Ayn Rand on his entrepreneurial journey.

The FTX Scam: "Effective Altruism" In Action

January 24, 2023
FTX, an exchange for cryptocurrencies, was fraudulent almost from its start in 2019. Its recent bankruptcy reveals that it robbed millions of people and billions of dollars, then spent most of it on Democrats. FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) veiled his fraud with "effective altruism," a pseudo-ethical scheme from academic philosophy, the opposite of egoistic profit-maximization. Altruism is beloved, wrongly, as an ethic of goodwill to others. SBF knew he was perpetuating a fraud - first ethical, then financial: EA, he said, is "this dumb game we woke Westerners play where we say all the right shibboleths, so everyone likes us."

Richard Salsman - Ask Me Anything - January 2023

January 19, 2023
Join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke Richard Salsman, Ph.D. for a special “Ask Me Anything” where he will be takes questions on intellectual property, economics, the liberty movement, and more.

Scholars Ask Scholars: David Kelley Interviews Richard Salsman

January 18, 2023
Join our founder David Kelley, Ph.D. for a special "Scholars Ask Scholars" session where he interviews Richard Salsman, Ph.D., and discusses current events, Salsman's intellectual journey, and his current work.

David Kelley & Richard Salsman - Anti-Semitism & Anti-Capitalism

January 12, 2023
While antisemitic outbursts by entertainers like Kanye West grab headlines, the incidence of anti-Jewish vandalism and attacks has also been on the rise. While opportunists keenly leverage such trends to score political points, it’s worthwhile to dig a little deeper to explore what philosophical and cultural trends are at play. Join Senior Scholars Richard Salsman, Ph.D., and David Kelley, Ph.D., for a special 90-minute exploration and discussion of the connection between rising anti-semitism and rising anti-capitalism.

The Atlas Society Asks Eric July

January 11, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 135th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews writer, creator, musician, and political commentator Eric July about the successful launch of Isom, his first Rippaverse comic book, and his thoughts on the current state of American politics. Eric July burst onto the comic scene by successfully pre-selling over 3 million dollars to launch his own comic book brand "The Rippaverse." The rapper and popular YouTube creator is also the co-founder of Being Libertarian, a content contributor to The Blaze, and an outspoken critic of woke media entertainment.

Bringing Objectivist Ethics to Your Business Life w/ Special Guest Brent Hamacek

January 10, 2023
Join The Atlas Society Clubhouse host Scott Schiff for a special Clubhouse happy hour chat on with the Executive Editor for Human Events Media Group, Brent Hamacek, to discuss bringing Objectivist ethics into one’s business life.

The Atlas Society Asks Michael Berenbaum

January 4, 2023
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman on the 134th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews American scholar, professor, rabbi, writer, and filmmaker Michael Berenbaum. Specializing in studying the Holocaust, Michael Berenbaum is the author of over 20 books, scores of scholarly articles, and hundreds of journalistic pieces, including "A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its Survivors."

Stephen Hicks & David Kelley - Ask Us Anything About Philosophy - January 2023

January 4, 2023
Join Senior Scholar Stephen Hicks, Ph.D, and Atlas Society founder David Kelley, Ph.D, for a special 90-minute “Ask Us Anything About Philosophy” event where the duo answer the audience's most pressing philosophical questions.

The Atlas Society Asks Jeanne Lenzer

December 21, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman on the 133rd episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews award-winning investigative journalist and author Jeanne Lenzer about her latest book "The Danger Within Us: Americas Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle To Survive It." Listen as they also discuss Lenzer's perspective on the Covid lockdown and mandate policies and how they were influenced by the intersection of money and medicine.

Richard Salsman "'Effective Altruism' as a Cover for the FTX Scam"

December 15, 2022
Join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke Richard Salsman, Ph.D. for a discussion on the FTX cryptocurrency scam and what role “effective altruism” had as a cover. Previous Episode

The Atlas Society Asks Andrew Bernstein

December 14, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman on the 132nd episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews Objectivist Andrew Bernstein about his latest book "Why Johnny Still Can't Read or Write or Understand Math: And What We Can Do About it." Don't miss as the duo discuss the state of American education, Andrew's introduction to Ayn Rand, and thoughts on liberty in America.

The Atlas Society Asks Dr. Aaron Kheriaty

December 7, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman on the 131st episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews Dr. Aaron Kheriaty on his new book "The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State" and how public health, digital-surveillance, and state police powers were combined to become one of the world’s most dangerous threats to freedom and human flourishing.

Stephen Hicks & David Kelley - Ask Us Anything About Philosophy - December 2022

December 7, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Stephen Hicks, Ph.D, and Atlas Society founder David Kelley, Ph.D, for a special 90-minute “Ask Us Anything About Philosophy” event where the duo answer the audience's most pressing philosophical questions.

The Atlas Society Asks Eric Kaufmann

November 30, 2022
Eric Kaufmann is a Canadian Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London and an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. A specialist on cultural politics, religious and national identity, and demography, Kaufmann has authored, co-authored, and edited nine books, including The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America and Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities.

Why The GOP Lost The Midterm Elections

November 29, 2022
The GOP received more votes in recent House elections (50MM vs 44MM) but its widely expected “red wave” didn’t materialize. After two years of Democrat incompetence, corruption, and vice – with inflation at a 40-year high, no economic growth, rampant crime, border anarchy, civil liberty assaults, bans on fossil fuels, publicly-subsidized genital mutilation – Republicans won only a bare majority of House seats and have lost a seat in the Senate. Why? Poor GOP candidate quality? No. Election fraud? Not enough. Abortion issue? Possibly. But the simplest explanation might be the best: a majority of American voters prefer irrational, anti-capitalist policies.

Richard Salsman "The Seven Most Common Smears Against Self-Interest

November 17, 2022
Join Senior Scholar and Professor of Political Economy at Duke Richard Salsman, Ph.D. for a conversation on the definition of self-interest and seven of the most common smears against it.

An Objectivist Perspective on the Election with Richard Salsman & Robert Tracinski

November 10, 2022
Join Senior Scholar Richard Salsman, Ph.D. and Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a special 90-minute discussion on the U.S. midterm election results and their ramifications.

The Atlas Society Asks Konstantin Kisin

November 9, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 128th episode of The Atlas Society Asks, where she interviews Triggernometry co-host Konstantin Kisin about his book "An Immigrant's Love Letter to the West" and topics related to censorship, gratitude, and the current cultural issues in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

The Atlas Society Asks Marian Tupy

November 2, 2022
Join CEO Jennifer Grossman for the 127th episode of The Atlas Society Asks where she interviews special returning guest & Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity Marian Tupy. Listen as the duo discuss Tupy's new book "Superabundance" and how it demolishes the false premises of Malthusian-inspired scarcity politics.

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