Sunday, December 27, 2009

Anxiety, Depression, Autism - Freedomain Radio interviews Dr Siegle

Dr Siegle discusses the latest breakthroughs in brain imaging and mental health treatments.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Bomb in the Brain - The Biology of Violence: The Effects of Child Abuse Part 3

Why people become violent. Series References:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Babies, Brains, Nature and Nurture -- An Interview with Dr Stuart Shankar - Freedomain Radio

Dr. Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and currently serving as Director of the Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative (MEHRI), an initiative whose goal is to build on new knowledge of the brains development, and help set children (including those with developmental disorders) on the path towards emotional and intellectual health.

Babies, Brains, Nature and Nurture - An Introduction to the Interview with Dr Stuart Shankar


A brief discussion of the article that first prompted me to contact Dr. Shankar for the interview, which is posted below...

The article I am reading from:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Please Vote for Freedomain Radio!

For the first time, Freedomain Radio has been nominated for two categories in the 2009 Podcast Awards! Please vote once per day until November 30, it will be extremely helpful! :) This short video will show you how to cast your vote - and thank you so much!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

US Health Care in Crisis - An Interview with Dr. Mary Ruwart by Freedomain Radio

An interview on the US health care crisis with Dr. Mary Ruwart, Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D. is a former pharmaceutical research scientist and Assistant Professor of Surgery. She has worked extensively with the disadvantaged in low-income housing and was a contender for the 1992 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nomination. Her scientific, political, and community activities have been profiled in several prestigious biographical works, including American Men and Women of Sciences, World's Who's Who of Women, International Leaders in Achievement, and Community Leaders of America.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

True News: The Health Care Bill Passes Congress!

The "Affordable Health Care for America Act" Some facts and falsehoods about the latest push towards socialized medicine. From Freedomain Radio.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

True News: 'Canadian Health Policy Failures' - An Interview with Dr Brett Skinner

Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio interviews Dr Brett Skinner about his new book on the failures of Canadian health policy.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A Brief History of Ethics (Part 1) - Freedomain Radio

An overview of the four major approaches to ethical reasoning, from Aristotle to Rand - and why they doth sucketh...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Liberty Roundtable #1: Education and the State

A rousing roundtable with Wes Bertrand, Brett Veinotte and Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"How Much Government Is Necessary?" - Part 2 of the Debate

An epic debate between Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio and Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate on the question 'How Much Government is Necessary?' at Drexel University, Philadelphia, July 5, 2009 Full audio of the debate available at

Friday, October 30, 2009

Anarchism Versus the State, Part 1

An epic debate between Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio and Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate on the question 'How Much Government is Necessary?' at Drexel University, Philadelphia, July 5, 2009 Full audio of the debate available at

Stefan Molyneux debating Michael Badnarik, Opening Rebuttal

Full audio of the debate available at .
Debate at Drexel University, 2009. "How Much Government is Necessary?"
First rebuttal of the minarchist position by Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio. More of the debate can be posted if people are interested.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

True News 59: Statism on Fire! Freedomain Radio

A parable, some facts, and some indignant spittle. Sources:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stefan Molyneux on the Oracle Broadcasting Network

Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio answers questions about liberty on the radio show "Outside the Box"...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Money is You - Freedomain Radio

It is not dollars, treasuries, bonds and debt that is being sold by your government.

It is you.

Text and references:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

True News 55 Obama, Vanity, Grandiosity

Did Obama close Gitmo yet? Get the troops out of Iraq? How about improving things in Afghanistan, reforming health care, fixing global warming, reforming immigration, solving gays in the military, limiting executive power and prosecuting torturers?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Freedomain Radio Interview: Lloyd deMause

Lloyd deMause is the Director of The Institute for Psychohistory, founder of the International Psychohistorical Association, and author of seven books on psychohistory, four of which can be freely downloaded at

For the free audiobook of 'The Origins of War in Child Abuse' please visit

Sunday, October 04, 2009

District 9 - The Freedomain Radio Movie Review

Empathy, morality and aliens and falling to the guns of the ruling classes...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Freedomain Radio Interview: Brett Veinotte

Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio interviews Brett Veinotte, host of the excellent 'School Sucks' podcast... http://schoolsucks.podomati...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Freedomain Radio - True News 52 - Ant-Atheism

Notes and facts about the most hated and feared minority... Sources:

Friday, September 04, 2009

True News 51: Public Predations

Public versus private salaries - the ghastly truths... Freedomain Radio References:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Freedomain Radio: Sunday Call In Show Aug 16 2009

Letting go of godz and learning to love the hard road of truth...

The Freedomain Radio Call In Show, Sundays, 4pm EST

Ethics Redux! Universally Preferable Behaviour Revisited...

Some important clarifications about Universally Preferable Behavior, my core theory of ethics. Free Books: UPB Audiobook:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Freedomain Radio - Call In Show, Sundays 4pm EST

Got thought? Bring it. Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy show on the Web, is now taking calls on a live show! (347) 633-9636

True News 49: Deflation Panic

Deflation - good for you, bad for the state.

Freedomain Radio:

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Freedom Roundtable - 2009 Liberty Forum

At the 2009 Liberty Forum, OTN sat down with Ian Freeman of Free Talk Live, Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio and Marc Stevens for a roundtable on evolving the voluntary society. We discuss our personal journey towards a free society, the common misconceptions, and the path forward.

Friday, August 07, 2009

True News 48: Why America Invaded Iraq

Bush was ordered to.

Friday, July 31, 2009

A Philosopher As Parent Part 1

Some thoughts on philosophical parenting from Stefan Molyneux, Host of Freedomain Radio.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

True News 46: Health Care Part 1

What is wrong with American health care, and the simple steps you can take to start fixing it. References:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Molyneux Badnarik Debate, Drexel University, July 5, 2009

Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio and Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate debate the question 'How Much Government is Necessary?'

Thank you so much for your patience! The video will not be too much longer I hope.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Stefan Molyneux: Speech in Philadelphia. July 4 2009

Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio gives a speech in Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, July 4 2009.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

An elegy for Michael Jackson

Extracting some wisdom from a triumphant and tragic life...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

True News 44 - Executive Pay Ripoffs?

444% increases? What on earth happened to executive pay? The smoking money-gun behind the scandals...


Friday, June 26, 2009

A Matrix (parte 1 de 2)

É comum experimentar uma sensação de revelação ao assistir, pela primeira vez, o filme Matrix. Este vídeo fornece um outra outra metáfora bastante reveladora.

Tome a pílula vermelha. Acorde!

Tradução e legendas minhas.

O autor do vídeo, o anarco-capitalista Stefan Molyneux, é o anfitrião do show de filosofia Freedomain Radio. Vale a pena conhecer melhor os pontos de vista dele.

Para o vídeo original (True News 13: Statism is Dead - Part 3 - The Matrix, sem legendas em português), visite:

Errata: Em 4:29 onde se lê correndo para, leia-se: se acumulando. Em 6:46 onde se lê espalham, leia-se espalhar.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happiness Part 2

More Joy!

Stefan Molyneux's Speech and Debate in Philadelphia

We are honored to be joined by Stefan Molyneux (philosopher/voluntaryist/anarchist) of Onatario, Canada and Michael Badnarik (2004 Libertarian presidential candidate) of Austin, Texas for a debate of anarchy vs minarchy on Independence weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This will be the clash of the individual freedom titans!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happiness Part 1

Notes on the discipline of lifelong joy.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

True News 43: Roads, Education, Hypocrisy

What happens to traffic flow, road fatalities and accidents when you take away traffic lights, lanes, and mix in pedestrians, bicyclists and cars? An object lesson in voluntarism...

Death by Perfectionism

All the ways in which perfectionism sucks the joy out of life...

Saturday, June 06, 2009

In Praise of Failure

Learning to love failure is the only way to live a happy life...

Send writing work to:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

True News 40: Privatising the Senate, Nationalizing Industry...

A roundup of the latest statist madness.
Obama Clip:

Monday, May 04, 2009

True News 37: Mainstream Anarchism!

A statement on a mainstream news show makes me drop my Cheerios... :o

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

True News 34: Gun Control

Gun control without laws... Stef's New Hampshire Speech:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

True News 32: Somali Pirates?

Irradiated, half-starved fishermen threaten international shipping! :(

True News 31: Naughty Libertarianism!

Rebutting an an article with a typical hate-on for Libertarianism.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

True News 29 - Obama, Corruption and Guns

The view from a few months in -
Gitmo a concentration camp?

We have by now all seen much of this material before, but reading it all in one piece, told by human voices in this book-length interview, is not easy to take. "Guantánamo: What the World Should Know" (Chelsea Green) by Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray becomes a heart-stopper once you cross the line and realize that you could be any of these victims.
Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, is co-counsel in Rasul v. Bush, the historic case of Guantánamo detainees now before the U.S. Supreme Court. His interviewer, Ellen Ray, is President of the Institute for Media Analysis, and a widely published author and editor on U.S. intelligence and international politics.
It's hard to say which is more disgusting, the descriptions of the torture or the bone-chilling analyses of how the president of the United States gave himself the powers of an absolute military dictator. Under Military Order No. 1, which the president issued without congressional authority on November 13, 2001, George W. Bush has ordered people captured or detained from all over the world, flown to Guantánamo and tortured in a lawless zone where, the White House asserts, prisoners have no rights of any kind at all and can be kept forever at his pleasure. Despite the at-best marginal intervention of the American courts so far, there is no civilian judicial review, no due process of any kind.
While any military force will routinely violate the civil rights of anyone who gets in its way, Ratner's descriptions of how victims wound up in Guantánamo reveal wanton cruelty and callousness that will nauseate any sane human being.
Ratner writes: "A lot of the people picked up by warlords of the Northern Alliance were kept in metal shipping containers, so tightly packed that they had to ball themselves up, and the heat was unbearable. According to some detainees who were held in the containers and eventually released from Guantánamo, only a small number, thirty to fifty people in a container filled with three to four hundred people survived. And some of those released said that the Americans were in on this, that the Americans were shining lights on the containers. The people inside were suffocating, so the Northern Alliance soldiers shot holes into the containers, killing some of the prisoners inside."
Some prisoners were captured in battle; many others were picked up in random sweeps for no reason at all except being in the wrong place at the wrong time. As usual in these kinds of operations, some were turned in as a result of petty revenge or as an excuse to steal their property. When asked in court to explain the criteria for detention, the government had no answer. There were no criteria, it appears. "The government even made the ridiculous argument before the Supreme Court that the prisoners get to tell their side of the story, by being interrogated," Ratner reports.
Ratner notes that 134 of the 147 prisoners later released from Guantánamo were guilty of absolutely nothing. Only thirteen were sent on to jail. He believes it is possible that a substantial majority of the Guantánamo prisoners had nothing to do with any kind of terrorism. One prisoner released after a year claimed he was somewhere between ninety and one hundred years old, according to Ratner. Old, frail and incontinent, he wept constantly, shackled to a walker.

Monday, April 06, 2009


"MY TRUE HEAVEN" a song from a friend...

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

True News 28: A Statist Intervention

Something to send to friends and family...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

True News 20: God Flip-Flops on Darwin!

Soooo, the Vatican is attempting to rehabilitate Darwin? The devolution of religion. Freedomain Radio --

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Trial and Death of Socrates -- Part Two

The gifts and challenges of the greatest philosopher. The trial transcript, part 1. Freedomain Radio -

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

True News 17: Freedomain Radio in the News Part 2

An 8 Step Analysis of Freedomain Radio as Cult -

True News 16: Freedomain Radio in the News Part 1

The Facts Behind the Accusations (Podcast # is 1037)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Some facts about the recent media accusations against Freedomain Radio.

A politician whose son took a break from his family after complaining of significant and violent abuse has been driving media accusations against this site. Here are the facts:

  • I had a 50 minute conversation with this young man, and never once told him to separate from his family.
  • This young man was under the care and guidance of a professional therapist before, during and after his decision to take a break.
  • With the support and guidance of his therapist, he tried to work things out with his family for some time after we talked, but his overtures were rejected.
  • His therapist completely supported his decision to take a break from his family.
  • I did not charge this young man a penny for any of my feedback, or books, or podcasts, or anything else.
  • I did not have any contact with this young man after our brief conversation.

Freedomain Radio was recently featured in several newspaper articles.

The Guardian - click here for the article/response, or here for a reading of the response during a show.

The Globe and Mail - A quoted source for the recent Globe and Mail article about Freedomain Radio is the web site 'Liberating Minds' - Barbara Weed also posts there - click here for some other material from that site (warning: offensive language).

The Times - Tom and I offered to speak with Tom Whipple from The Times, on the explicit condition that the online and print versions contain a link to the entire interview, since being quoted out of context had been such a problem. Unfortunately, after procuring the interview, Mr. Whipple broke his agreement with us, notifying me only minutes before the online version came out that he was not going to honour his commitment. You can hear the complete audio of that interview here.