Tom Woods

Tom WoodsThomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and host of The Tom Woods Show, which broadcasts every weekday. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Woods has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C-SPAN, and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio programs, including National Public Radio, the Dennis Miller Show, the Michael Reagan Show, the Dennis Prager Show, and the Michael Medved Show. He is a regular fill-in host on The Peter Schiff Show.Woods is the author of eleven books, most recently Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse and Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse (read Ron Paul’s foreword) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama (with Kevin R.C. Gutzman), Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Old Latin Mass33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to AskHow the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, and The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. His critically acclaimed2004 book The Church Confronts Modernity was recently released in paperback by Columbia University Press. A collection of Woods’ essays, called W obronie zdrowego rozsadku, was released exclusively in Polish in 2007. Woods’ books have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, German, Czech, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovak, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.Woods edited and wrote the introduction to five additional books: Back on the Road to Serfdom: The Resurgence of StatismWe Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now (with Murray Polner), Murray N. Rothbard’s The Betrayal of the American RightThe Political Writings of Rufus Choate, and Orestes Brownson’s 1875 classic The American Republic. He contributed the preface to Choosing the Right College and the foreword both to Ludwig von Mises’ Liberalism and to Abel Upshur’s A Brief Enquiry into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government. He is also the author of Beyond Distributism, part of the Acton Institute’s Christian Social Thought Series.

Woods’ writing has appeared in dozens of popular and scholarly periodicals, including the American Historical Review, the Christian Science MonitorInvestor’s Business Daily,Catholic Historical ReviewModern AgeAmerican StudiesIntercollegiate Review, Catholic Social Science ReviewEconomic Affairs (U.K.), Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics,Inside the VaticanHuman EventsUniversity BookmanJournal of Markets & MoralityNew Oxford ReviewCatholic World ReportIndependent ReviewReligion & LibertyJournal of Libertarian StudiesJournal des Economistes et des Etudes HumainesAD2000 (Australia),Christian Order (U.K.), and Human Rights Review.

Woods won the $50,000 first prize in the prestigious Templeton Enterprise Awards for 2006, given by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Templeton Foundation, for his book The Church and the Market. He was the recipient of the 2004 O.P. Alford III Prize for Libertarian Scholarship and of an Olive W. Garvey Fellowship from the Independent Institute in 2003. He has also been awarded two Humane Studies Fellowships and a Claude R. Lambe Fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and a Richard M. Weaver Fellowship from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

For eleven years Woods served as associate editor of The Latin Mass magazine; he is presently a contributing editor of The American Conservative magazine. A contributor to six encyclopedias, Woods is co-editor of Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, an eleven-volume encyclopedia.

Woods lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and five daughters.

Stefan Molyneux

Stefan MolyneuxStefan Molyneux is the founder and host of Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophical show in the world. With more than 2,700 podcasts, 10 books and 65 million downloads, Stefan has spread the cause of liberty and philosophy to listeners throughout the world.As the host of Freedomain Radio, Stefan has interviewed experts Noam Chomsky, Dr. Nathaniel Branden, Peter Schiff, Dr. Peter Boghossian, Dr. Mary J. Ruwart and many others.Prior to launching Freedomain Radio, Stefan built a thriving career as a software entrepreneur and executive. In 2006, he left his work in the tech industry to devote his efforts to Freedomain Radio. Now a self-identified full-time parent and philosopher, Stefan speaks regularly at liberty-themed events all over North and South America. His speeches cover subjects ranging from politics, philosophy, science, religion and economics to relationships, parenting and how to achieve real freedom in your life.

Stefan is the author of two novels, “Revolutions” and “The God of Atheists,” as well as eight non-fiction books on relationships, government and religion.

Past live appearances include presentations at the The Next Web Europe Conference, Upper Canada College’s World Affairs Conference, the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, the Porcupine Freedom Festival, Libertopia, FreedomFest, LibertyNow, Capitalism and Morality, the Brazilian Mises Institute’s Idieas em Movimento, Freedom Summit, the Global Escape Hatch and The Texas Bitcoin Conference.

Stefan has participated in a number of live debates, among them: “Bitcoin vs. Gold: The Future of Money” with Peter Schiff, “Zeitgeist Versus the Market” with Peter Joseph, “The Function of the State in Society” with Professor Vladimir Safatle and “How Much Government is Necessary?” with Michael Badnarik.

In addition to hosting his own regular show, Stefan has been a guest on audio and television programs such as RT America’s “Breaking the Set” with Abby Martin, “Adam vs. The Man” with Adam Kokesh, “The Keiser Report” with Max Keiser and “The Joe Rogan Experience” with Joe Rogan.

Larry Elder

Larry ElderA “firebrand” according to “Daily Variety,” best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent in our system of government, our society, and the media itself. He slays dragons and topples sacred cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit. Larry hosts, the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles since March, 1994. “The Larry Elder Show,” a top-rated daily program from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (PT) on KABC 790, became a nationally syndicated daily talk show for ABC Radio Networks on August 12, 2002. This year, Larry celebrates 20 years in radio.Known to his listeners as the “Sage From South Central,” Larry sizzles on the airwaves with his thoughtful insight on the day’s most provocative issues, to the delight, consternation, and entertainment of his listeners. The “Sage” engages political and cultural leaders in meaningful debates over race, government, personal responsibility and education that have elevated the talk radio genre. A blend of fiscal conservative and social liberal-with attitude-Elder’s limited government/personal responsibility views have fueled controversy and made him one of the most in-demand radio personalities in the country.In his best-selling book, The 10 Things You Can’t Say in America, Larry skewers the crippling myths that dominate the public agenda. Larry punctures all pretension, trashes accepted “wisdom” and puts everyone on notice that the status quo must be shaken up. In his second book, Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies and the Special Interests That Divide America, Larry again takes on the Nanny State, “victicrats” and the politically correct. His book, What’s Race Got to Do with It? Why it’s Time to Stop the Stupidest Argument in America, is being praised as an important, groundbreaking must-read for the future of race relations in America. In his latest book Dear Father, Dear Son, Two Lives, Eight Hours… Larry gives a moving and inspiring account of his relationship with his father, discovering a man, a friend and a father who had really been there all along. Beginning in April 1998, Elder also writes a weekly, nationally syndicated newspaper column distributed through Creators Syndicate, also published on The Elder Statement blog.

The son of a janitor, Larry was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. He attended Brown University, receiving a BA in Political Science in 1974. He then attended University of Michigan, School of Law, graduating in 1977. After graduation, he worked with a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced litigation. He then opened “Laurence A. Elder and Associates,” a business specializing in recruiting experienced attorneys. At the same time, he hosted a topic-oriented television show in Cleveland, first on PBS, then on the local Fox affiliate. Larry created, directed and produced his first film, “Michael & Me,” a documentary that examines the history and use of guns in America. It was released in August, 2005. Larry was host of the television show, “Moral Court,” distributed by Warner Brothers Television. In the fall of 2004, Warner Brothers returned Elder to daily television with “The Larry Elder Show,” an hour-long, multi-topic show that brought common sense, sound advice and realistic, workable solutions. Elder was the subject of profiles by both “60 Minutes” and “20/20.” In 1999 he received a Los Angeles area Emmy for “Best News Special.” He was the reporter for several episodes of the groundbreaking PBS “National Desk” series, including “Redefining Racism: Fresh Voices From Black America.” His PBS work earned him a 1998 AEGIS Award of Excellence, a 1998 Telly award, and a 1999 Emerald City Gold Award of Excellence. He has appeared on many other shows, including: Oprah, ABC’s Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Hard Copy, CNN News, CNN Talk Back Live, The DL Hughley Show, CNN with Wolf Blitzer, The Tonight Show, Today Show, This Week with David Brinkley, CNBC, The PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Rolanda, CSPAN, Hannity and Colmes, Politically Incorrect, Geraldo, Extra, The Chris Rock Show, The Late, Late Show, Dennis Miller Live, Spin City, The O’Reilly Factor Larry has established the Larry Elder Charities, a non-profit organization that will contribute to groups and individuals offering non-government, self-help solutions to problems of poverty, crime, poor parenting, dependency, and education.

Andrew Schiff

Andrew SchiffA veteran media and marketing consultant in the financial services industry, Andrew Schiff serves as an integral component of the communications and media effort at Euro Pacific Capital. Andrew has worked closely with his brother Peter for nearly a decade, first as an outside consultant and then as a staff member at Euro Pacific. He has helped develop, refine and target Euro Pacific strategic communications for media and clients. He is the co-author, along with Peter Schiff, of the illustrated economics book “How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes.”Over the course of his career, Andrew had consulted with many multi-billion dollar asset management firms in the development and execution of media strategy and communications. A holder of Series 7 and 63 licenses, Andrew works from the firm’s New York City offices, where he supervises a team of marketing and communications specialists.