The former Cheers producer explains why the studios are failing, the writers and actors are missing the big picture, and creators fear their audience.
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.
Since the Renaissance, we've been increasingly able to define who we are as individuals. But is that a false freedom?
A new documentary film argues that the second-largest website on the planet is flooded with misinformation. Is that right?
The libertarian comedian on why he's dreading the presidential election season, how he survived COVID, and why he needs to do more psychedelics.
A boomer, a Gen Xer, and a Millennial discuss the causes and conflicts of today's generational gaps.
The independent journalist talks about true press freedom, the Twitter Files, Russiagate, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
A recent House committee investigation exposed political interference when it came to figuring out the origins of COVID. But why?
What should governments, private companies, and individuals do differently next time disaster strikes?
The Liberal Fascism author and co-founder of The Dispatch talks candidly about the weird state of the contemporary political right.
Coleman Hughes and Walter Olson: The Supreme Court Got Its Affirmative Action and Gay Website Cases Right
Contra Joe Biden, they argue that these recent rulings show respect for individual rights and concern for racial and sexual minorities.
The environmentalist and anti-vaccine activist talks about his presidential run and whether he'd jail climate change skeptics.
Wired's "senior maverick" on his new book of accumulated wisdom, backlash against tech, and why the future still looks bright.
The constitutional lawyer and criminal justice reformer talks about our two-tier punishment system and deep-seated corruption at the Justice Department.
The man behind 3D-printed guns talks about beating the ATF, his abiding interest in cyberpunk culture, and what comes next for "practical anarchy."
The Rubin Report host makes the case for the Florida governor, who courageously defied lockdowns but is quick to use the state to punish corporations he doesn't like.
The CEO of Open To Debate wants us to disagree more productively—especially when it comes to presidential debates.
The Durham report is a "black eye" for the FBI, leading Democrats, and the media, says Lake.
The Blocked & Reported cohost talks about cancel culture, activism vs. truth, and why he quit Twitter.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown and Scott Winship: Governments Can't Increase Birthrates. They Shouldn't Even Try.
The right and the left are pushing pro-natalist polices that have never worked and are deeply misguided.
The legendary graphic designer juxtaposes 18th- and 19th-century paintings with visualizations of how much life has improved over the centuries.
The co-creator of Skype says yes. The George Mason University economist says no.
"The greatest thing that ever happened to me was to be born in a free country of modest means and to have opportunities," says the Nobel Prize–winning economist.
From Russiagate to COVID discourse, elites in government and the media are trying to control and centralize free speech and open inquiry.
A decade ago, online startups seemed poised to vanquish legacy media. That didn't happen.
The Capitalist Punishment author explains his America First 2.0 agenda, how to fix America's identity crisis, and why he no longer calls himself a libertarian.
The George Washington University historian argues that the group's paranoid mindset and obsessions are front and center in the modern GOP.
The authors of Mediocrity say it's well past time to end "factory schooling" and set kids free to learn.
"Christian libertarians" Bayard Rustin and David Dellinger challenged state power and ended up leading the civil rights movement and anti-Vietnam War protests.
Overall human freedom peaked in 2007, according to the Cato Institute, and governments' COVID response merely exacerbated the trend toward a radically less-free planet.
The authors of The Individualists talk Rand, Friedman, Hayek, Rothbard, and the "struggle for the soul" of the libertarian movement.
The bipartisan RESTRICT Act is an infringement on a host of civil and economic rights that will strangle free speech and cryptocurrencies.
The economic historian and Magatte Wade, Alex Gladstein, Mohamad Machine-Chian, Tony Woodlief, and Tom Palmer are challenging authoritarians everywhere.
Reason's Austin and Meredith Bragg on satire in an insane world and the man who ended New York's ridiculous, decadeslong ban on pinball.
The former head of the NYPD and the LAPD talks about how bad leadership creates police brutality and why he's still against pot legalization.
The outspoken critic of the CDC and FDA explains what went wrong—and what went right—with COVID policy.
Meet the SEC commissioner who hates regulation and the bitcoin booster who says the crypto industry needs to police itself better.
The mystery writer and cultural critic is an outspoken defender of free thinking and cultural appropriation.
The "interactive artist" inspired by Jack Kirby and Barry Goldwater challenges social media and intellectual conformity.
The Netscape co-founder and legendary venture capitalist talks about the future, innovation, and your next beach read.
Virginia's lieutenant governor wants state education dollars to fund students, not school buildings.