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The Atlas Society Asks Scott Atlas

September 23, 2021
Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist and political commentator, served as an advisor on the Trump White House Coronavirus Task Force. He is the author of the upcoming book, A Plague Upon Our House: My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America, which comes out in November, as well as the 2020 book Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six-Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost. He is also the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in health care policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute.

Current Events with Hicks and Salsman

September 15, 2021
The Atlas Society Senior Scholars Stephen Hicks and Richard Salsman join host Jennifer Grossman for an Objectivist perspective on a recent Media Bias study, President Biden's Vaccine Mandate, and a rise of secularism in Harvard chaplains. Be sure to tune in for what will prove to be a thought-provoking discussion!

The Atlas Society Asks Jonathan Emord

September 9, 2021
One of our nation’s top constitutional lawyers, Jonathan Emord is the author of The Authoritarians: Their Assault on Individual Liberty, the Constitution, and Free Enterprise from the 19th Century to the Present, which traces the historical roots of America’s accelerating race towards authoritarianism. Throughout his career, he has been committed to achieving full First Amendment protection for speech and for the press, and he has defeated the FDA eight times in federal court, more times than any other attorney in America.

The Atlas Society Asks Antonella Marty

August 26, 2021
CEO of La Sociedad Atlas and Senior Fellow at The Atlas Society, Antonella Marty is the Associate Director of the Center for Latin America at Atlas Network, the Director of the Center for American Studies at Fundación Libertad (Argentina) and Senior Fellow at Fundación Internacional para la Libertad (Spain) thinktank led by Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. She is also a Latin American Policy Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center and the host of the podcast Hablemos Libertad and author of the Spanish-language books The Intellectual Populist Dictatorship (2015), What Every Revolutionary of the 21st Century Should Know (2018), The Libertarian Handbook (2021), and the recent English publication of Capitalism: Antidote to Poverty (2021).

Current Events with Dr. Kelley and Dr. Salsman

August 18, 2021
The Atlas Society Founder David Kelley and Scholar Richard Salsman join host Vickie Oddino for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in Afghanistan, the 3.5 trillion dollar bill, and the renter eviction moratorium. Be sure to tune in for what will prove to be a thought-provoking discussion!

The Atlas Society Asks Brian Yablonski

August 12, 2021
Brian Yablonski is the CEO of Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), an organization dedicated to conservation and free market environmentalism. He also served as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He has also been awarded for his work, named “Florida’s Wildlife Conservationist of the Year” in 2009 for his work advancing private land stewardship and presented with FLorida Audubon’s highest honor, “Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award,” for his work on coastal bird species conservation. Tune in to hear about his research on market approaches to wildlife conservation and improving public lands management.

The Atlas Society Asks Steve Koonin

August 5, 2021
Steven E. Koonin is the author of Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters and the director of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. He also served in the Obama administration as Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, was chief scientist at BP, and professor and provost at California Institute of Technology. Tune in for his thoughts about climate change as well as about the dire predictions for our future that populate our media.

The Atlas Society Asks Mustafa Akyol

July 28, 2021
Turkish journalist and award-winning writer Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is also the author of the upcoming Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance and the 2018 The Islamic Jesus. His work focuses on the intersection of ​​public policy, Islam, and modernity.

Current Events with Hicks and Salsman

July 21, 2021
The Atlas Society Senior Scholars Dr. Stephen Hicks and Dr. Richard Salsman join host Vickie Oddino for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in the country. Those interested can register and join the Zoom session or watch live on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube. You will also have an opportunity to submit your questions on all formats. Be sure to tune in for what will prove to be a thought-provoking discussion!

The Atlas Society Asks Steve Forbes

July 14, 2021
Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and the host of podcast What’s Ahead, where he talks to newsmakers, politicians, and pioneers in business and economics. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity and Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It and writes editorials for each issue of Forbes called “Fact and Comment.” He twice ran for president promoting policies such as the flat tax, school choice, and term limits.

The Atlas Society Asks Sebastian Junger

July 8, 2021
Sebastian Junger is an award-winning international journalist, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker. His most recent book, Freedom, explores the concept of freedom as he and three friends spent most of a year walking the railroad tracks on the east coast. Other books include The Perfect Storm, War, and Tribe. He also co-directed Restrepo, a feature-length documentary about troops in Afghanistan as well as three other films about war and its impact. Junger founded and is the director of Vets Town Halls, events that provide vets with an opportunity to speak publicly about their experiences to create a better understanding between vets and their communities.

The Atlas Society Asks Kmele Foster

June 30, 2021
Kmele Foster is a political commentator who is the co-host of the podcast The Fifth Column. A producer and writer, he co-founded Freethink Media, an online video platform dedicated to telling stories about human perseverance, inspiration, and progress. Foster is also an entrepreneur and the co-founder of TelcoIQ, a Maryland-based telecommunications consultancy.

The Atlas Society Asks Michael Saylor

June 23, 2021
Michael Saylor is chairman, CEO, and co-founder of MicroStrategy, a company that provides business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. An expert on Bitcoin, he frequently speaks and appears on television to discuss cryptocurrency and its future. He is also the author of The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything and trustee of Saylor Academy, which has provided a free education to over 800,000 students.

Critical Race Theory and Inflation with Salsman & Hicks Discussing

June 17, 2021
The Atlas Society Current Events Panel: Philosopher Stephen Hicks and Economist Richard Salsman discuss Critical Race Theory and Inflation in the 57th episode of The Atlas Society Asks.

The Atlas Society Asks Aurbrey De Grey

June 10, 2021
Aubrey de Grey is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of SENS Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to changing the way the world researches and treats age-related diseases by researching, developing, and promoting the means to defeat the human aging process. A biomedical gerontologist, he co-authored Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime to explain the science behind the biomedical technology that would slow, and even reverse, aging. He is one of the foremost speakers on the topic of aging as a curable disease.

The Atlas Society Asks John Mackey

June 3, 2021
John Mackey is the co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Devoted to promoting health and wellness and to reducing global poverty, Mackey wrote Conscious Capitalism and co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement. Tune in to hear him discuss his most recent book, Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business, which challenges readers to rethink conventional business wisdom.

The Atlas Society Asks Randy Wallace

May 26, 2021
Randall Wallace is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, producer, songwriter, and novelist. He is best known for writing the screenplay for Braveheart and Pearl Harbor but has also written and directed We Were Soldiers, and Secretariat. He is also the author of seven novels and most recently, Living the Braveheart Life: Finding the Courage to Follow Your Heart, which is about his creative and personal life journey. His deep admiration for the ideas of Ayn Rand inspired Jennifer Grossman to write her Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Can You Love God and Ayn Rand?”

Current Events with Hicks and Salsman

May 19, 2021
The Atlas Society Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks and Professor of Political Economy Dr. Richard Salsman join host Vickie Oddino for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in the country.

The Atlas Society Asks Bill Whittle

May 12, 2021
Bill Whittle is a writer, film director, political commentator and YouTuber who focuses on America, history, and conservative values. He is the co-host of Bill Whittle Now and Right Angle, in which he and his co-hosts share their thoughts on topics in the news. He is also known for his FIREWALL video essays. His first book, "Silent America: Essays from a Democracy at War," is a collection from his first blog, "Eject! Eject! Eject!," where he wrote personal narratives and long format essays which discussed current events and political philosophy. Whittle is also an instrument-rated pilot of glider and light aircraft.

The Atlas Society Asks Nina Teicholz

May 5, 2021
Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist and an adjunct professor at NYU. She is the author of the best-selling book, "The Big Fat Surprise", which challenges conventional thinking regarding dietary fat and government dietary policy. She is also Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization with the primary goal of ensuring that U.S. nutrition policy is based on rigorous scientific evidence. Tune in for her thoughts on nutrition and health, particularly COVID.

The Atlas Society Asks Patri Friedman

April 28, 2021
Patri Friedman is the founder and general partner of Pronomos Capital, which is dedicated to building prosperous cities using a new model for urban development, uplifting entire regions. Mr. Friedman worked at Google as an engineer from 2004-2008 and 2013-2019. In 2008 he founded the Seasteading Institute and in 2009 started Ephemerisle, the largest self-organizing festival on water.
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