The co-founders of Ideas Beyond Borders talk about bringing Steven Pinker and John Stuart Mill to an audience dying for them.
Podcast: The Reason Interview With Nick Gillespie
Want to know what comes next in politics, culture, and libertarian ideas? Reason’s Nick Gillespie hosts relentlessly interesting interviews with the activists, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, newsmakers, and politicians who are defining the 21st century.
The Polish-born artist is creating "heroic portraits" of machines and defending individualism and creative expression in Silicon Valley.
The energy policy analyst says cheap and abundant gas, oil, and coal will continue to play a central role in human flourishing.
The MicroStrategy CEO and biggest corporate owner of bitcoin is HODLING for the long haul, come bull or bear market.
Does returning decisions about abortion to the states increase liberty or shrink it?
The co-founder of "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" talks about the power of decentralization and the rise in subscription models for journalism.
"I am not okay with you making laws that prevent me from doing what I feel is good for me."
The Colorado Democrat supports abortion rights, school choice, letting kids play unsupervised, an end to COVID-19 overreach, and an income tax rate of "zero."
The anti-lockdown Stanford public health professor on being attacked by Fauci, the loss of trust in medical experts, and how to save science going forward.
The author of the definitive history of Section 230 is back with a controversial new book, The United States of Anonymous.
The artist's Rocket Factory project, which lets users build and own their own virtual spacecraft, is changing how we think about reality.
The Founders Fund vice president and Pirate Wires author on supporting heretics as a means of social and economic innovation.
The Love in the Time of Contagion author says sexual paranoia is on the rise.
The United States needs to be realistic about its interests abroad and the limits of our ability to influence events militarily, says the former nominee to be ambassador to Afghanistan.
Figuring out the limits of big-tent libertarianism is no easy matter, but it's central to the movement's success.
In the new book Free Speech, the Danish activist defends radical self-expression from Socrates to social media.
Nearly 90 gag-order bills would ban schools from teaching the grisly particulars of American history. This activist is fighting against the censorship and for school choice.
Covid lockdowns, insane teacher-union demands, and fed-up parents are fueling historic breakthroughs in all sorts of education reform.
In The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder, the legendary First Amendment lawyer exposes the tricks of today's "anti-free speech movement."
The San Fransicko author on fighting homelessness and mental illnesses without shredding civil liberties.
The National Review staffer's new book is a spirited defense of capitalism, individualism, and free speech.
Ronald Bailey and Jacob Sullum on the future of COVID-19, the politicization of science, the failure of mandates, and how to talk with anti-vaxxers.
This Brooklyn-bred New York Post columnist and her family are fleeing to Florida due to bad education policy and COVID mismanagement.
A new survey of single people confirms that we have more sexual choices than ever. Match.com's chief science adviser explains why such a libertarian outcome doesn't lead to libertinism.
The Inconvenient Minority author and head of Color Us United says it's time for the country to become truly colorblind.
The Cuisine and Empire author dishes on the anti-French origins of Turkey Day, why she hates "organic" food, and the genius of Julia Child.
Misinformation and bad policy can only be defeated by robust, open debate in the public square.
The grandmaster and human rights activist talks about the lessons the world—especially American democratic socialists—must remember three decades after communism's collapse.
The Drug Policy Alliance founder and Psychoactive podcast host on how to build a post-prohibitionist America.
The former presidential candidate talks about UBI, race relations, ranked-choice voting, his new political party Forward, and how "the duopoly is killing us."
The Harvard linguist says Enlightenment reasoning and critical thinking are behind massive increases in material and moral progress.
Young people who came of age after 9/11 aren't snowflakes despite being exposed to a series of catastrophic events and apocalyptic news narratives.
The Reason senior editor argues that attempts to break up tech giants and rein in social media are based on flawed arguments.
When government "gets out of the way, we're going to see again, the creativity of the American people," says the 80-year-old optimist.
The Reign of Terror author on fighting surveillance and interventionism done in the name of stopping jihad.
"You don’t get to lose a war and expect the result to look like you won it," says the author of Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy.
The findings of the newest IPCC report on the future of the planet—called a "code red" for humanity—have been wildly distorted.
The Enough Already: Time To End the War on Terror author on fixing foreign policy in the Joe Biden era.
Forget Robin DiAngelo and White Fragility. Theory of Enchantment uses popular culture to make workplaces more inclusive and welcoming.
The popular podcaster and comedian on the future of the Libertarian Party, his vaccine hesitancy, and fighting the culture war