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Why Trump Is Wrong To Hate Jeff Flake, Govt's War on Cocktails, Reversing Aging…

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Welcome HBO viewers who caught Reason's Matt Welch on Real Time with Bill Maher last night! (Here's the "overtime" segment, viewable at YouTube.)

If you're looking for a great podcast, check out the Reason Podcast, a thrice-weekly festival of the mind…the mouth, the stomach, and just about every other organ in the human body.

On Mondays, Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward (editor in chief of Reason magazine), and I (editor in chief of and Reason TV) work through the top political and cultural topics of the week. The most recent edition saw us talking about President Donald Trump's misplaced hate for Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), one of the most decent and libertarian-leaning members of the Senate.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, I talk with visionaries, newsmakers, authors, and other folks who have something interesting and compelling to say. Last week, that meant talking with Reason's articles editor, Peter Suderman, about how Prohibition nearly destroyed the grand American tradition of mixing cocktails. We came within a short pour of forever losing the Old Fashioned, notes Suderman, not to mention the Morning Glory Fizz (one of the original eye-openers). And then I spoke with Jose Luis Cordeiro, a founding faculty member at Singularity University who promises that we are on the cusp not simply of slowing the aging process but actually reversing it. "Forever Young" isn't just a Bob Dylan and The Band Song, folks.

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