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By Bryan Hyde
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The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-28-2020
It couldn't be more clear that social media is working overtime to shape public opinion. Is there a way to limit the power of these private sector tech giants without growing government? Peter St. Onge has some ideas. By the way, you'll be happy to know that social media giants like Facebook are already getting their "emergency measures" in place for the aftermath of next week's election. Michael Snyder asks, are we about to witness the worst emotional meltdown in America's history? Will the votes cast in next week's election be able to close the Pandora's box of authoritarianism that has opened across the nation? James Bovard strips away all the sugar coating to explain how, for many of us, we're simply going to be voting on who will be our next dictator. Serious question here: Do you tend to see others as people or as potential vectors for spreading disease? We've all had our worldview challenged in 2020 but Barry Brownstein says, masks don't have to divide us. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 28, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-27-2020
Fellow wrongthinker and political analyst Gary Welch joins me to discuss various scenarios of how next week's general election may go. We talk about what a Biden presidency might look like and what happens if Trump wins but loses the Senate. We also discuss how state legislatures have been passing the buck to their governors and unelected health department bureaucrats and how this is affecting our governance. We explore what a servant leader is like and why we should be looking for this quality in those we elect. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 27, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-27-2020
The scarlet letter of our day is to have tested positive for Covid. Folks who've had it and recovered are still being tracked, watched and given the stink eye by those around them. Robert E. Wright spells out the plight of the latest minority whose rights are in peril. The debate between the lockdowners and those who oppose lockdowns may be the most prominent division in our society right now. Stacey Rudin poses the question of which side deserves your trust and why. With all of the upheaval around us, one could be forgiven for wanting to simply walk away from it in disgust. Gary Barnett makes a powerful plea to resist the urge to hide from reality and to make your stand for liberty, no matter what. Here's the touchiest subject I'll cover this year: Suicide. With suicide rates climbing as people are forced into involuntary isolation and financial ruin, Alex R. Knight III digs into the most painful subject that will touch any of our lives. Why is health care so outrageously expensive? How can we fix it? David Sukoff explains how part of the problem is that the consumer rarely even knows the costs that are largely being paid by someone else. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 27, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-26-2020
Now is the perfect opportunity to get your house in order, now is the time. Robert Wheeler lists out the 9 food items that are becoming harder to find in the U.S. I don't know a single person who hasn't felt tested to their limits this year. That can make it tough to look to the future with a sense of hope. Take heart, my fellow wrongthinker, George F. Smith makes a solid case against pessimism. Each of us should aspire to hone our critical thinking skills. Being capable of thinking clearly and independently during a time of crisis is among the highest duties of citizenship. To this end, Paul Rosenberg is doing an ongoing primer in recognizing and avoiding common fallacies. This week he explains the "either-or" fallacy and how to avoid it. You don't have to be an economist to appreciate the majesty of the free market when it comes to solving problems. Per Bylund has a great essay on why there's no such thing as a coercive monopoly in a free market. No matter how tyrannical the measures to combat Covid-19 become, there are those who will push for more. Phillip W. Magness has put together a solid critique of the sketchy claims of those calling for a mask mandate. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:24
October 26, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-26-2020
Getting burned out on all the anger and contention? Hannah Cox explains that there's only one way to stop polarization from tearing America apart. The lockdowners are pushing hard to embrace even greater restrictions on our lives and livelihoods. Before we shut it all down again, let's take a look at the 10 worst Covid data failures to date to see whether their credibility holds up. Do lockdowns create serfs? Jeffrey A. Tucker has another excellent essay on the new feudalism that is being created out of how officialdom responds to Covid-19. Now is the perfect opportunity to get your house in order, now is the time. Robert Wheeler lists out the 9 food items that are becoming harder to find in the U.S. If you've seen the 60 minutes interview that the president walked out on, you got to see Leslie Stahl at her shrillest as she concluded that Trump doesn't have a "plan" to micromanage the medical sector. As Thomas DiLorenzo explains, the more government "plans" for us, the more we resemble slaves. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
October 26, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-23-2020
When it comes to analyzing current events, Jim Quinn has a knack for getting it right. His latest take on the Fourth Turning election year crisis is well worth considering. The choices each of us make over the next few weeks will definitely matter. Have you noticed how there's still a lot of contention over who is following "the science" and who isn't in regards to Covid-19? Thomas L. Knapp has a really solid take on why claims of "scientific consensus" are irrelevant and how science cannot be used to decide what's most important to us. Jordan B. Peterson is back after nearly a year in seclusion while battling symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal. Grayson Quay is happy to see him back and suggests that Peterson may have tapped into something divine during his long absence. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:42
October 23, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-22-2020
Less than two weeks to go until the political reassurance ritual is observed. Yeah, I know it's a cynical way to see elections but think about the last time an election resulted in less government and more freedom. James Bovard explains how "democracy" is graciously allowing us to choose our own liar. If the powers that be were serious about tracking the spread of Covid-19, they'd see the wisdom in letting people do a rapid, at-home Covid test. Instead, these tests are illegal. Ronald Bailey explores why we aren't allowed to have these tests and how the market could deliver on them quickly if it weren't artificially limited. There is apparently no limit to how far some authorities will go to continue flexing their control with Covid-19 as their excuse. Case in point, California just declared war on Thanksgiving. Will they take away Christmas next? Actor Chris Pratt is under a lot of pressure right now for being out of step with the rest of Hollywood. His thought crime? He belongs to a church that still teaches the concept of right and wrong. Jeff Deist has a terrific essay about the privilege of politics and how the goal of lovers of freedom is a world where people don't seek to coerce others to think as they do. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 22, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-22-2020
The recent outrage over Amy Coney Barrett's use of the word "preference" illustrates how manipulation of our language has become a weapon in the hands of some activists. Thomas L. Knapp explains why this word is a dirty word to the new puritans. To understand the intensifying culture war that is overtaking America, you must understand cultural Marxism and where it originated. Brian Miller has the lowdown on  how the disciples of an obscure Italian linguist have subverted America. Just when you think the heritage media couldn't stoop any lower, along comes a reporter who brags about using her "social media sleuthing skills" to target anonymous Trump supporters for destruction. Check out this video clip where Tucker Carlson interviews Darren Beattie to learn about how doxxing is now masquerading as journalism. With all the fear that is currently driving public policy today, would it surprise you to learn that in 2011, the World Health Organization warned against a "culture of fear"? Jeffrey A. Tucker explains how a 9 year old memo is validating what the Great Barrington Declaration is saying. As scary as a worldwide pandemic has been, the real damage has been done by government policies. Richard M. Ebeling explains how the official need for control has prevented the market from providing far more efficient and less damaging solutions. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 22, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-21-2020
Getting people excited to read books is quite a challenge these days. Especially when it comes to old books, including classics. Gary Saul Morson spells out 4 reasons why literature needs to be saved from its teachers. More evidence that we're living in bizarro world, Facebook has demonitized The Babylon Bee for a satirical article it published last week. Every time I see a video of a police officer arresting someone for not wearing a mask, I wonder how a society that prides itself on being free can simply shrug in acceptance. Barry Brownstein has a great take on how mindlessness fuels tyranny. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:38
October 21, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-21-2020
I've watched my 20 year old son spend a good amount of time pondering and going over his ballot as he prepares to vote for the first time. He's taking it seriously and that makes me proud. I'm likely going to share with him this commentary from John W. Whitehead: Don't vote for a psychopath. Lockdown advocates have struggled with the reality that Sweden appears to have dealt with the coronavirus without having to shut down large parts of their society and economy. Now rumors are circulating that the Swedes are retreating from this strategy. Not true, says Jon Miltimore. We all feel like we have a lot on our plates these days. The same could be said for our nation. With economic turmoil, civil unrest and global instability, the question arises: Can America do it all? Pat Buchanan says, we're about to find out. There's nothing more satisfying than to succeed in spite of the efforts of your opponents to malign or destroy you. Kerry McDonald shares the story of a socialist publication that went after Connor Boyack and his Tuttle Twins books recently and how it backfired on them spectacularly. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 21, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-20-2020
Fellow wrongthinker Gary Welch stops by to weigh in on the passing scene. Among the topics we cover: Is there a realistic alternative to the two major political parties? Gary explains why the United America Party may merit a closer look. Is Sweden really abandoning its no-lockdown policy? Jon Miltimore puts the rumor to rest. We are now living in the age of lockdown denialism. Phillip W. Magness has a solid take. Are there better alternatives than college? Brad Polumbo says, don't discount trade schools. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:41
October 20, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-20-2020
Eric Peters from EPAutos.com joins us for another spirited discussion of how to resist weaponized hypochondria. If you're not visiting his website regularly, you're missing out on some magnificent commentary on current events. There are a lot of areas in which the battle over lockdowns versus less authoritarian approaches are being fought. Jon Miltimore points out that the very different economic recoveries we're seeing are a good indicator of which approach is working. Here's an interesting take on freedom: If you're only free to do good things, are you really free? Bryan Caplan says, authentic freedom includes the freedom to do good things that sound wrong. One factor that makes our current situation so volatile is that our societal conflict is more cultural than it is political. Jeff Minnick has some good advice about how to approach the culture war. It starts with refusing to bring politics into everything. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nickey's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 20, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-19-2020
Social media censorship may be annoying but it's not as disturbing as the attempts to silence and marginalize medical doctors and health experts who question the official lockdown narrative. Dr. Scott Atlas has been a special target of the medical censors. Professor Martin Kulldorff of Harvard Medical School has penned a letter asking why. A lot of the fear that we're seeing these days is driven by concern over the loss of political power. T.K. Coleman has some very sound advice on this matter. Check out his essay on Jesus, politics and the culture of fear. While so many voters are simply concerned with power, we'd be wise to remember that principles should be an essential part of why and how we vote. Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center reminds us of the nature of the federal government and how it has been flipped on its head. During this point of the election cycle, it can be very hard to remember that the partisan divide is an artificial one. As Daniel J. Mitchell explains, the battle isn't between left and right, it's statism vs. the individual. At the risk of sounding subversive, freedom-loving Americans should not respect offices or laws. Paul Rosenberg makes the case using the words of the individuals who solidified American liberty. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 19, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-19-2020
As disturbing as the current trend of social media censorship may be, this is not the time to run to government for a solution. Yaël Ossowski has some great advice on how not to respond to Twitter & Facebook. Look at almost any argument taking place in person or online today and, at some level, you'll find it's driven by pride. Joseph Pearce has an interesting take on why systemic pride is the problem and what to do about it. As much as we may want to believe we're too smart to be misled by fast-talkers, it can happen to any of us. Paul Rosenberg has a written a terrific essay about critical thinking--what it is and why it matters. If you haven't subscribed to his weekly emails at Freeman's Perspective, you are missing out. It's not uncommon to hear taxpayers who don't have children complaining about being forced to pay for the government education of those who do have kids. Hannah Cox points out that school choice is at the heart of the matter and even those who are childless should consider supporting it. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 19, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-16-2020
The strongest evidence that the political system is not interested in allowing any kind of change or reform can be seen in what is off limits for discussion in candidate debates. Steve Berger has a list of debate questions that would be extremely useful in helping us separate the wheat from the chaff. Remember when wearing a mask was something we looked forward to? Yeah, it was for Halloween and we knew there would be candy involved but masks were actually cool. Roger W. Koops has an interesting take on how 2020 has become a year of disguises. Social media censorship has become a surprisingly big issue lately. Brad Polumbo breaks down how big tech tried to make the Biden email story go away but ended up making even bigger. What exactly is the role of journalism in a free society? Is it to give us sufficient facts that we can make up our own minds or is it to protect us from what it would prefer we don't see? Robby Soave has a great take on how our media is missing a great chance to correct a story by trying to censor it instead. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 16, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-16-2020
The nervousness you may be feeling about the upcoming election may be well justified. Robert Wheeler has a fascinating report about a political group that "war-gamed" the election to explore possible outcomes. Are they actually priming the pump for a transition to what they call "A new America"? Just as the time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the time to teach the principles of liberty and free markets is now. Kerry McDonald makes a solid case for teaching young people the promise of free market capitalism. With all the back and forth over the word "democracy" today, it might be a good idea to explore why America's founders didn't want to create a democracy. Gary M. Galles explores the notion that democracy and liberty are somehow complementary. The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been making the rounds for a while. Christian Britschgi reports that San Francisco is about to start paying artists $1,000 a month to support the art community. While most folks wouldn't mind collecting a check without having to actually earn it, there are some serious problems with this. At the risk of feeding anyone's fears, the time to get squared away in case of unrest or another Covid lockdown is right this moment. Dr. Joseph Mercola has a few suggestions of what you might want to stock up on. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 16, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-15-2020
I just got my ballot in the mail yesterday. I'm planning on voting but I know I can't be the only one wondering what we can do to get a reasonably honest election this time around. There's a lot of emphasis on political polls right now and it leaves a person wondering how accurate they might be. After all, remember when Hillary was absolutely dominating in the polls, right up until she lost the election? W. Joseph Campbell has compiled an exceptional catalog of American polling failures. The word "democracy" is still being thrown around as a catch-all for what we should aspire to. Jacob Hornberger reminds us that what we call democracy--electing public officials--is not the same thing as freedom. Second Amendment advocates could learn a lot from tech reformers. How so? Philip Reboli says, make the right to keep and bear arms a populist issue. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
October 15, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-15-2020
The most pressing power struggle of our day isn't the upcoming presidential election. It's the battle between the lockdown ideologues and the rest of us. Phillip W. Magness shines a light on just how desperate the lockdowners have become. Things have been getting Orwellian for quite some time. But we've just passed another milepost of sorts. Changing the meaning of words--on the fly--to support the official narrative we're required to believe. Annie Holmquist has a great example of the latest example of newspeak. As happy a bunch as those rioters appear to be, there has to be a better way for one to register disapproval. Judge Andrew Napolitano has a novel idea, what it we just ignore the government when it tries to impose itself on us? I know the election is growing close but why is it such a matter of importance in our lives? In fact, why is it garnering so much attention from citizens in nations far away? Joakim Book takes a closer look at Trump Mania and why we care so much about politics these days. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 15, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-14-2020
Lots of faux outrage over Amy Coney Barrett's alleged faux pas of saying "sexual preference" instead of "sexual orientation." Brad Polumbo dismantles the case of her woke critics that ACB has somehow committed a hate crime. The desire to stock up on food and essential supplies is growing in the public consciousness. That means the time for procrastination is long past. Zero Hedge is reporting that more than half of Americans say they're actively stocking up in anticipation of rough times straight ahead. As America drifts dangerously closer to a Soviet style way of life, there are a number of lessons we could learn by studying what life was like in the former Soviet Union. Ethan Yang brings to light a book that lovers of freedom should consider reading. Here's an interesting side effect to Covid-19, it's causing a boom in women choosing to freeze their eggs in anticipation of meeting their preferred partner at some later time. Ann Farmer explains the curious mixed message this is sending about the desire to have children, but not right now. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
October 14, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-14-2020
Here's an interesting thought: Should traffic ticket fines be based on your tax returns? Apparently some folks are floating this idea. Daniel J. Mitchell has a fascinating take on class warfare and traffic fines. So much focus is on national politics right now. Don't forget to stay engaged at the local level. Otherwise local officials might be tempted to go after 9 year old girls for building a tree house. 2020 has been a mixed blessing in some ways. Case in point, politicians have been too busy flexing over a virus to push for what they call "common sense" gun control. Plus several million people have purchased guns and pretty much all the ammo. Mark W. Smith has a few thoughts about the life-saving role of the firearm in personal protection. One of the more interesting political obsessions you're likely to encounter is the funding-conspiracy-theorist. These are people who are certain that everything they don't like is being funded by billionaires like George Soros or Charles Koch. Joakim Book has a great take on how this distraction can take us away from the real issues at hand. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
October 14, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-13-2020
Fellow wrongthinker Gary Welch joins me to talk about the consequences of November's elections--regardless of who wins. Also, we'll discuss the current Supreme Court nomination hearings, the alleged kidnapping plot in Michigan, the rise in Covid cases and what Governor Herbert may have up his sleeve in terms of new restrictions. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 13, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-13-2020
Eric Peters from EPautos.com joins me for our weekly catch-up. We talk about current events and also touch on the origins of the modern safety cult. By now you've likely heard of the "foiled kidnapping plot" in Michigan. Authorities are invoking domestic terrorism fears to justify further clamp downs. James Bovard reminds us that there are actually two types of terror at work in Michigan. One of the most powerful and painful lessons we've learned through the current pandemic is that the lockdown mentality is an ideology. Ethan Yang explores how it is actively working to censor all alternatives. If nothing else, 2020 has been an excellent year to figure out just how prepared we all are. Things seem pretty calm for the moment but Kent McManigal warns, this isn't the time to get complacent. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 13, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-12-2020
Young Voices spokesman Stephen Kent joins me to talk about our collaborative launch of a new show featuring some of their top talent on the Fed By Ravens Media network. Join us to learn about Moving Forward with Young Voices. Isn't it curious that the World Health Organization has quietly reversed course on lockdowns? Jon Miltimore has a great article on why the WHO is now advising nations not to continue punishing lockdowns. Why do the elites continue to speak with privilege and contempt for the poor and working class? Jenin Younes has a terrific write up of how the court "experts" are working overtime to maintain their power over the masses. Reading a good book is one of the most overlooked respites from a chaotic world. Annie Holmquist reminds us that our national love affair with reading was a foundational part of America's greatness. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 12, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-12-2020
It's been absolutely fascinating to watch the reactions to the Great Barrington Declaration over this past week. The lockdowners are in full damage control mode. Rob Sutton has an excellent article on why it's dangerous to blur the line between science and politics. The recent outrage over Sen. Mike Lee's comments on the true nature democracy is a perfect example of straw man arguments in action. Gary Arnell uses this incident as an object lesson in how all of us can make better arguments by better understanding our opponent's point of view. If you're serious about understanding the world at a deeper level than political bumper sticker slogans, you've got to learn about economics. Lydia Kapp explains how her understanding grew as she followed her husband down the rabbit hole of Austrian Economics. What is going to happen come November 3rd? It's a question most of us are asking/dreading. Step out of the comfort zone for a moment and let's explore a possibility that few people are willing to consider: Why can't both major candidates lose? Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 12, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-9-2020
One of the biggest indications that very little will change as a result of the upcoming election can be seen in what isn't being discussed or debated by the candidates. The national debt being a prime example. As Brad Polumbo explains, neither presidential candidate is going to slow the out of control spending. What's the difference between tolerance and approval? A lot of folks struggle with making this distinction. Thankfully, Kent McManigal has penned a thoughtful piece that beautifully explains the difference. Getting the sense that everything you grew up knowing is about to be stripped away and banned? Your concerns aren't exactly misplaced. The revolutionary fervor sweeping America is more cultural than it is political. And that's a very dangerous thing. Barry Brownstein has some thoughtful advice on how to resist the woke steamroller that's headed straight for us. Sitting this one out isn't going to be an option. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 9, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-9-2020
As chaotic as 2020 has been, there is a bright side. Many people are beginning to realize, for the first time, that our enemy is not one another--it's the state. George F. Smith explains how the true, coercive nature of the state is being revealed and what we can do in response. By the way, Robert Higgs has a spot-on observation about how the so-called mainstream news media has become another arm of the state. It's another reason why we must continue to create alternative platforms from which truth can be spoken. California is becoming a massive object lesson in how politicians, given enough power and leeway, can ruin millions of people's lives with relative ease. Bretigne Shaffer ask the question, "Can California be saved from its politicians?" and explains some of the remedies that might be applied. It's another sign of the times. Sen. Mike Lee is under fire for pointing on Twitter that too many people use the word "democracy" without actually understanding what it means. The thoughtless crowd is taking his correction pretty hard. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 9, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-8-2020
The Great Barrington Declaration is sending shockwaves throughout the political class and its media narrative managers. As well it should. The power-seekers are losing the consent of those they wish to rule. Amelia Janaskie and Micha Gartz do a marvelous job of deconstructing the hit pieces that are starting to circulate in an attempt to undermine the GBD. One of the big questions regarding Covid-19 is whether to run away from the virus or get immune. Robert E. Wright points out how the presidential race is providing a good indication of which path each candidate seems to prefer. It's no secret that prescription drugs can be shockingly expensive. A lot of folks would love to see the government step up and institute price controls to keep drugs affordable. Daniel J. Mitchell explains why this is short-sighted and will result in less, not more, life-saving drugs. From our "This Should Be Obvious" file, did you realize that reading too much political news is bad for your well-being? The magnificent Arthur C. Brooks has some timely advice on how to reverse the trend. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
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October 8, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-8-2020
The reign of terror may be over in Michigan. Governor Whitmer's dictatorial executive orders have been invalidated by the state's highest court. As Judge Andrew Napolitano explains, the excuse of keeping us "safe" cannot be used to justify tyrannical rule. The case in Michigan may have implications for other states which have dismantled essential liberties in response to Covid-19. Ethan Yang has a detailed analysis of the constitutional reckoning that approaches. The pollsters are in overdrive right now, assuring us that Biden is so far ahead that you may as well stick a fork in Trump. He's done. Not so fast, says Scott McKay. He offers 5 points to consider that cast serious doubt on those polls. How can you know that someone is trying to keep you in the dark? A big tell is when they simply won't allow any debate of the subject whatsoever. Stacey Rudin explains how the pandemic has killed any meaningful discussion of alternative ways to handle the crisis. It's pretty common to find people advocating for minimum wage laws. Well, Geneva, Switzerland has just enacted the highest minimum wage in the world. Brad Polumbo has a bit of a reality check for those currently popping champagne corks. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:38
October 8, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-7-2020
Exciting announcements are coming up in a day or two that are very good news for free speech. Please stay tuned for details. Why are we so reluctant to stand up for one another's rights? Do we fear criticism? Do we fear for our physical safety? Dr. Walter E. Williams points out that our inalienable rights are under attack on multiple fronts. He also explains what we should be doing to retain them. Exercising your free speech can be tricky thanks to how some social media platforms are cracking down. John Samples has a great article about how tech companies are turning to the UN and international law to justify their ongoing content regulation. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
October 7, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-7-2020
It's unreal. The divisiveness that permeates American society today is almost palpable. When will it end? It won't, says Jeff Thomas. He has a solid explanation of why some are so invested in keeping us divided. The inversion of our values can best be seen in how f-bombs are publicly dropped without the slightest hesitation, yet a professor can be punished for saying a Chinese word that merely sounds questionable to some. Grayson Quay explores campus wokeness and the evolution of profanity. Just out of curiosity, how many of your friendships have fallen apart over politics? Melanie Green explains the factors that are fueling our cultural polarization and suggests that there's more common ground than we're being led to believe. Less than a month to go until Election Day. Art Carden has a reminder that the incentives that drive most voters the voting booth are the ones that tend to lead to really bad public policy. We've been assured by those in authority that Covid poses a particularly deadly medical threat. Paul Craig Roberts asks, what if it poses an even bigger threat than to the public health? It has allowed power-seekers and opportunists to exploit the public's gullibility. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
October 7, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-6-2020
WrongThinker Gary Welch joins me to discuss presidential Covid and the takeaways from last week's debate. We're both particularly encouraged by the Great Barrington Declaration regarding how to build herd immunity. Watch a marvelous video of the event here. The challenges associated with the coronavirus are real. But as Donald J. Boudreaux reminds us, just because Mother Nature throws us a curve ball doesn't mean we're facing an existential threat. A question too few are asking is this: Who should run the country? If your first thought is to name one or another political candidate, think again. Jacob Hornberger reminds us that they work for us, not the other way around. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:41
October 6, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-6-2020
Eric Peters is one of my favorite WrongThinkers. He joins me to talk about Orange Rona and the implications of the president having Covid-19. We also discuss the quest for safety at any cost and why resistance is a moral necessity. Holy cow! The line is being drawn in America. But it's not a political line. It's a division between those who are ruled by fear and those who are not. The president made a statement yesterday that is sending shockwaves throughout the media and the ranks of the lockdowners. The people who are pushing Covid fears on us the hardest are not applying wisdom to their solutions. They are telling us that it's too dangerous to think about what must be done, we must simply do as we're told. It's never been more important to resist fear and false choices than today. If your family has ever outgrown a vehicle, you may relate to the idea of car seats as contraceptives. Michael Cook has an interesting take on how many people are limiting the number of children they have due to car seat mandates. Have you heard about the Great Barrington Declaration? If not, it's worth a moment of your time. The American Institute for Economic Research recently hosted a number of the world's top (meaning non-politicized) epidemiologists, economists and journalists to discuss the global emergency created by the unprecedented use of state compulsion in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
October 6, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-5-2020
A perfect example of Covid lunacy took place over the weekend as school district officials shut down a high school football game because a man standing outside the stadium wasn't wearing a mask. Oh, did I mention that the man was Ammon Bundy? Sara Walton Brady joins me to discuss what happened. You may remember her from earlier this year. She was the Idaho mom arrested for taking her kids to the playground during the lockdown. If her story resonates with you, consider helping with her legal expenses. The post-pandemic "new normal" sure looks like an authoritarian dream-come-true. J.D. Tuccille points out that less invasive approaches could still address the virus yet leave our freedoms largely intact. The power of the free market is that we don't have to rely on purely theoretical examples in order to see whether it works or not. Jon Miltimore has the story of a socialist-themed vegan company that has learned the hard way how Marxism really works. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
October 5, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-5-2020
Regardless of what your bank account says at this moment, the world is getting richer and has been for some time. Deidre Nansen McKloskey explains how equality, liberty and justice are all part of the formula that's driving back poverty worldwide. In a world where demands for a $15/hr minimum wage are increasing, it's good to be reminded about the concept of value creation. Richard Lorenc has a perfect example of a young entrepreneur who is turning rocks into cash through this principle. We hear a great deal about how the current pandemic has affected our kids' education. But if there is a silver lining to all the craziness of the past few months, it's that our kids are getting a graduate-level education in what unfairness looks like. Emma Freire says, as a result, our kids may grow up to be the most libertarian generation yet. The president being diagnosed with Covid-19 last week has added fresh fuel to the hysteria over this virus. It should be clear by now that the goalposts keep moving in regards to Covid-19. Jeff Deist asks, how much more of our lives will we allow those in authority to steal from us? Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
October 5, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-2-2020
Utah legislator Rep. Marc Roberts joins me to talk about the proposed resolution to end the state of emergency that Utah governor Gary Herbert keeps extending. It's time to bring those emergency powers back under the control of those who are directly accountable to the voters. Like many people, I've always had a weird relationship with money. It's like equal parts of fear and fascination. What are the best things you can teach your kids about personal finance and money? Sam Bocetta has some terrific ideas. When it comes to keeping us safe from a pandemic, tyranny isn't going to do it. James Bovard explains why permitting government to seize extraordinary powers on the basis of shaky information will always lead to destruction. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
October 2, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-2-2020
Oh, 2020. You are a gift that just keeps on giving. Now that the president has tested positive for Covid-19, there's another level of intensity being added to an already polarizing election. Are you quietly and steadily stocking up on needed items? Kent McManigal suggests it might not be a bad idea. Ready to zoom out to get the big picture? I'll be sharing Part 2 of Jim Quinn's masterful summarization of our current national dilemma. There's not a lot of good news in there but you'll definitely have a good feel for what's shaking out. Can the government make you eat your broccoli? No, says Judge Andrew Napolitano, but it can tax you if you don't. This is some great analysis of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and why the latest nominee to the Supreme Court has serious misgivings about it. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
October 2, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 10-1-2020
You've no doubt heard about the president's tax returns by now. Is it really the controversy that some are trying to make it? Travis Nix joins me to discuss why the current controversy is no reason to overhaul the current tax code. These are discouraging times for those of us who love freedom. Sometimes it seems like the deck is hopelessly stacked against us. Jacob Hornberger has a timely reminder about how we can achieve freedom--even when the odds are clearly not in our favor. In the beginning, it was easy to excuse the horrific lockdown policies that have devastated our communities as honest errors stemming from panic. As Jeffrey A. Tucker explains, it's looking less like a "whoopsie" and more like a deliberate plan to consolidate totalitarian control. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:37
October 1, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 10-1-2020
Look out! Congress is stepping up to "help" the American people with a new ride-sharing safety bill. As Satya Marar points out, this new law would empower bureaucrats at the expense of businesses, drivers and rides alike. If the warnings of growing tyranny and authoritarianism sound too much like Chicken Little, maybe it's time to listen to people who've lived under genuine totalitarianism. Despite all the left-wing hyperventilating about how Trump is about to impose a fascist police state, Rod Dreher explains that the most likely source of authoritarianism today is the political left. Maybe it's just the election year but there sure seems to be a lot of revolutionary fervor in the streets these days. Bradley J. Birzer shares a fascinating take on the 10 conditions necessary for revolution. Lovers of freedom owe a great debt to Sweden for showing the world that lockdowns are not the only way to deal with a pandemic. Christopher Snowdon explains how the Swedes have destroyed the case for resorting to extreme measures to address the virus. Is Covid-19 panic becoming the new state religion? Thomas L. Knapp makes a pretty convincing argument that the dogma driving current policies is anything but scientific. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:44
October 1, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-30-2020
As much as we may not want to admit it, the purse-swinging at last night's presidential debate is a direct reflection of what our society is becoming. Being a good citizen involved a lot more than just voting. Gary Arnell breaks down some of the lessons learned from the first 2020 presidential debate. If you're serious about using your influence for good in a time of social justice insanity, Jeff Minnick has some great advice on what we can do. He also makes the case for not trying to appease those who are working overtime to dismantle our culture. Here's a quick list of 5 widespread ridiculous beliefs that no sane adult should ever embrace. If the lockdowns have taught us anything, it's how important our inalienable human right to engage in commerce really is. Peter C. Earle spells out the reasons why this right matters and cannot be subject to bureaucratic approval. A bit of good news: The unstoppable Ron Paul is back at work defending liberty after a frightening medical episode last week. Jeff Deist has an update and tribute to one of the very few statesmen to have held elected office in the U.S. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
September 30, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-30-2020
We learned a lot about the current state of politics in America during the presidential (ahem) debate last night. None of it was complimentary. The biggest "gotcha" moment was when the moderator asked the president to denounce white supremacists. Looks like the stage is being set for a racist vs. lockdown socialist decision come November. By the way, did you realize that the president has an internet "kill-switch"? Brad Polumbo explains where that authority is derived and how a handful of U.S. lawmakers are working to roll back this emergency power. Would it surprise you to learn that the people who urge us to "trust the science" are now claiming that science proves we're all racist? Okay, not all of us, just the ones who aren't a certain color. For all the talk of systematic racism, there's one thing that's becoming horrifically clear: the only thing systematic is the ongoing destruction of America. Jim Quinn has a detailed synopsis of how it's all unfolding. Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
September 30, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-29-2020
Tonight is the night for the first presidential debate. I won't be watching the debate but I will be following James R. Harrigan and Antony Davies on Twitter just to catch their running commentary. If you need a laugh, I suggest you do likewise. Gary Welch joins me to talk about political truth and its relation to authentic truth. Do politicians lie all the time? How can we know who and what to trust? Why is deception an acceptable part of politics? Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:43
September 29, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-29-2020
Eric Peters from EPautos.com joins me for our weekly WrongThink session. We'll be talking about California's "motor law" and how some folks are going to have the opportunity to experience their own Red Barchetta moment. Rush fans should enjoy this one. Much of the media is making a fuss over how little the president paid in taxes in 2016 and 2017. Are we supposed to believe that the more taxes you pay, the better a person you are? How could a free people possibly think that way? I found an essay by Jeff Snyder that he wrote back in 2004. It's called "Walter Mitty's Second Amendment" and it's a powerful illustration of how a mostly enslaved people can stubbornly maintain that they're still free. Tonight is the night for the first presidential debate. I won't be watching the debate but I will be following James R. Harrigan and Antony Davies on Twitter just to catch their running commentary. If you need a laugh, I suggest you do likewise. Gary Welch joins me to talk about political truth and its relation to authentic truth. Do politicians lie all the time? How can we know who and what to trust? Why is deception an acceptable part of politics? Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:41
September 29, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-28-2020
If you haven't subscribed to get the weekly emails from Paul Rosenberg's Freeman's Perspective, you're really missing out. Paul has a great take on what the year 2020 has revealed to us about the real nature of the systems that seek to govern us. If you didn't catch the fireworks between Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci last week, it was an exchange worth watching. Jon Miltimore explains why Dr. Fauci's infallibility is failing to hold up to scrutiny. Those who are working hardest to uphold the official Covid narrative are almost always denouncing skeptics as being "anti-science." Joakim Book has an informative take on why so much science is wrong, false, puffed or misleading. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
September 28, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-28-2020
A groundswell of pushback against the Covid-19 lockdown and mask policies is growing in Utah County. Rep. Marc Roberts is circulating a draft of a resolution to end the state of emergency and clip the governor's wings by restricting his ability to keep locking the state down. For those who live in or near the Wasatch Front, please consider attending the rally organized by the Utah Business Revival this Friday at 6pm at the historic courthouse in Provo, Utah. How did so many cities and even countries go from a spike in positive Covid-19 tests to a forever lockdown mentality? Brendan O'Neill shares a perspective from across the Atlantic and describes the chilling reality of how his government has realigned into open authoritarianism. Election year notwithstanding, I believe the issue causing the most unnecessary conflict among us today is mandatory facemarks. Don't believe me? Go out in public without one. Or walk up to someone without one and remind them that they should be wearing one. No matter how diplomatic you are, chances are very high, in either case, that you'll see pushback. This issue is keeping us fighting amongst ourselves when we should be focusing our energy on the opportunistic officials who are pushing this nonsense. Mike Wittman has compiled a great list of 10 reasons that he won't wear a face mask. While the vast majority of America's rioters and revolutionaries are young people, that's no reason to write them all off as irredemable. Jay Schalin has written an interesting piece about four young men who may carry our nation through these tough times. It's certain to trigger some folks. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
September 28, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-25-2020
The only thing I love more than non-sugarcoated truth is truth delivered with a healthy side of snark. Robert E. Wright has a great essay on why it's wise not to be a party to political parties. I'll never judge someone for wanting to drive an electric or hybrid vehicle. I do, however, reserve a certain amount of contempt for politicians who think they should regulate our choice of what to drive. (Gavin Newsom, I'm looking your direction) Anders Koskinen makes the case that if you want to save the environment, drive a gas-powered car. You've likely noticed that civility is in pretty short supply these days. Annie Holmquist has a personal story that illustrates how we can be civil even when the people around us aren't. What is motivating the current unhinged behavior of the politically possessed? Plain and simple, it's the realization that their lust for power may go unfulfilled. Thomas Luongo explains that this is likely the last stand for many American Marxists. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
September 25, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-25-2020
Visiting with Word & Numbers podcast cohost James R Harrigan is the cerebral equivalent of downing a triple shot of espresso. James joins me to discuss the current Supreme Court drama as well as other notable current events. Want a better view of what's at stake in the upcoming election? Pat Buchanan says the chips are all on the table this time. His take from 30,000 feet is insightful and surprisingly non-partisan. If you're planning on voting in this year's general election, Thomas L. Knapp has some advice worth considering: Grow up. The folks who keep assuring us that they're the adults in the room aren't necessarily telling us the truth. Ready for some good news about Covid-19? The truth is finally beginning to break through. At last, the lockdown narrative is beginning to crumble. Check out this video of Dr. Martin Kulldorff describing the efficacy of lockdowns to Florida governor Ron DeSantis. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
September 25, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-24-2020
You've likely seen some of the recent footage of rioters across the nation breaking windows, looting, burning and beating and threatening innocent people. That's why you'll be glad to know that Moscow, Idaho police have arrested three people for failing to social distance while singing hymns in a church parking lot. We are all safer for their bravery. It's curious that a certain webpage on the Black Lives Matter website has been removed. Curious because it was a page that boldly declared that among the goals of the organization was to "disrupt the nuclear family." Jon Miltimore explains how this has also been a longtime goal of Marxism. Much of the unrest seen yesterday across the nation stems from the decision to only charge one of the officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor in a raid gone wrong in Louisville, Kentucky. Dan Mitchell reminds us that the war on (some) drugs is what set the whole mess in motion. A lot of folks are on edge over who will be the next Supreme Court justice. How different would a Supreme Court with a 6-3 conservative bent be? Morgan Marietta gives us three ways it could change the way the court does business. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:40
September 24, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-24-2020
What would you say is the biggest choice before us today? Personally, I don't think it's about who we should elect to public office. As George Gilder explains, it's whether we will choose liberty or lockdowns. This year has been one long, uninterrupted learning experience for many of us. What are the most important takeaways? Jeffrey A. Tucker shares his top 20 lessons learned in 2020. It looks like a war zone in some of our city streets. But what exactly is the nature of the culture war that's raging across America? Doug Casey breaks it down for us. The real estate market in my home state of Utah is going nuts. Is home ownership still the American dream? Before you answer, consider what Thomas L. Knapp has to say. Talk about pouring gas onto a raging dumpster fire. The 2020 election was contentious enough without adding in the need to seat a new justice on the Supreme Court. Trevor Burrus has a few timely suggestions for quenching the fire of partisan judicial politics. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:39
September 24, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-23-2020
Trust in the heritage news media is evaporating. Gee. I wonder why. Will we ever again have sources of information that give us facts, minus the judgment, and allow us to make up our own minds as to what it all means? Robert E. Wright has a novel idea for create a source that delivers news you can't abuse. The Millennial generation gets a bad rap. We've been told that they're spoiled, selfish and entitled little snowflakes. But this generation has also faced some significant challenges that others haven't. Shannon Roberts has a fascinating take on the positives and challenges being faced by the Millennials. It's not all bad news. The friction between stricter Covid-19 mandates and personal freedom are growing more intense by the day. John Tierny explains that there is a moral case for reopening our schools without masks. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:38
September 23, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-23-2020
The political chest-beating regarding Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing and replacing her on the Supreme Court is unsettling, to put it mildly. Dan Sanchez says it tells us a lot about America's political future. Like everything that becomes politicized, capitalism is poorly understood by many. Kent McManigal has a concise and accurate take on the pros and cons of the free market. Have you tried to buy a gun or ammo lately? It's getting harder than Chinese arithmetic.  David Kopel has a powerful historical reminder that gun control puts your life at risk in ways that may not be immediately apparent. Learn from history. Don't repeat it. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate Nicky's Wholesale Food Warehouse
42:43
September 23, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-22-2020
What should we be looking for in a prospective Supreme Court justice? Tom Krannawitter has a thoughtful assessment of what matters and what doesn't. If living right matters to you, it's time to learn how to live dangerously. Paul Rosenberg explains how the key to really expanding your life and becoming a force in the universe starts with choosing not to comply. Talk about a timely message. Gary Welch joins me to talk about the latest executive order from Utah's governor and why the state of emergency declaration isn't justified. He also shares a political insider's viewpoint on the replacement RBG and how judicial hanky panky has been going on since Marbury v. Madison. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate
42:39
September 22, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-22-2020
Fellow WrongThinker Eric Peters joins me to sort out the passing scene. We talk about a thoughtful, yet unexpected way, to break through the fear and reach others on the subject of mandatory masking. We also discuss what has happened to muscle cars and why their disappearance matters, even to those who would never drive one. It's been 7 years since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the national security apparatus for spying on all of us. David S. D'Amato says it's high time for the president to pardon Snowden. The divide in America has been deepened by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. David French spells out the reasons why America is splitting apart and why that may not be a bad thing. If living right matters to you, it's time to learn how to live dangerously. Paul Rosenberg explains how the key to really expanding your life and becoming a force in the universe starts with choosing not to comply. Talk about a timely message. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate
42:38
September 22, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-21-2020
In my home state of Utah, the governor has just extended the state of emergency once again. Big surprise, right? That rigid control and those federal dollars must be sustained somehow. John Tamny has an excellent piece on how authorities are once again turning to central planning to solve the problems caused by their lockdowns. He makes a great case for ending the lockdowns now. How did we get to the point where police would feel justified in ticketing or arresting people for opening their businesses or individuals are okay with accosting and threatening those who aren't wearing a mask? Stacey Rudin says this mindset started the moment we allowed the "power to harm" to become a political weapon. Anyone who lives in the American West could be forgiven for having the impression that this is the worst year EVAR for wildfires. Would it surprise you to learn that this isn't the case? Jon Miltimore explains that forest fires aren't at an all-time high. It isn't even close. You know what would contribute to greater societal stability? No, not one-party rule. The answer is stable marriages. Michael Cook says the kind of school your child attends may affect their ability to remain happily married. Black Lives Matter enjoys remarkable support from the political class, corporate America and the mass media. Mike Whitney asks, would a true-blue Marxist organization really generate that kind of official support? Or are they more like a social justice fig leaf behind which the global elites are hiding as they wage war on the working class? Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage Jeff Staples Real Estate
42:38
September 21, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-21-2020
The movie Red Dawn had a dramatic impact on me as a teenager. So much so that we refer to it as "the historical training documentary" in my household. Jeffery A. Tucker explains how we've just experienced a Red Dawn scenario with the Covid-19 lockdowns. And it's the government, not the virus, that has become our enemy. We are currently seeing our nation brought to its knees. Not by an invisible virus but by the conscious decision to abandon the exact principles that once made it great. Ethan Yang has a brilliant explanation of why principles still matter in a pandemic. I love Barry Brownstein's writing. He is insightful, principled and always has a perspective that leaves me feeling a bit better informed. Having said that, I struggled a bit with his latest essay on not scapegoating businesses over mask mandates. I still believe he has a point well worth considering. Government divides us while markets bring us together. We should be cautious about fighting separation with more separation. If you get the sense that the lockdowns have very little to do with protecting us from a disease, and more to do with keeping us in fear, you're not alone. Dr. Michael Yeadon has a powerful piece on lies, damned lies and statistics - the deadly danger of false positives. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:49
September 21, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-18-2020
Kerry McDonald has been knocking it out of the ballpark this week. If you've heard the proposal that schools be mandated to teach patriotic content to their students, she warns that you might want to think twice before embracing it. Patriotic content should be taught by someone or something other than government-controlled institutions. To get a sense of how far the sickness psychosis has spread, check out Robbie Soave's story about an online student at NYU who was was suspended for attending a rooftop party at his apartment. What would possess administrators to think they must punish someone who isn't even living or attending classes on campus--after cashing his tuition check, of course? How crazy can it get? Sneak a quick peek at Australia and you'll see what medical-based tyranny looks like. Zero Hedge reports that authorities Down Under are pushing for ways to punish WrongThinkers who depart from the officially approved narrative. Ready to take a quick trip down the rabbit hole? Let's go! Art Carden has a thought-provoking essay that asks a very interesting question: What's the right mix of money and drugs for your employees?  It's a fascinating examination of how people tend to get more productive as their options improve. The smoke that fills our skies is a good indicator that something ain't quite right. But why are those fires hitting California so much harder than other parts of the U.S.? Jon Miltimore has a great explanation. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:50
September 18, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-18-2020
Suppose you wanted to create your very own pandemic, you know, for fun and profit. How exactly would you go about that? Nils Nilsen lays out the formula for us and it sounds hauntingly familiar. There's a clear scramble on the part of politicians and bureaucrats to avoid even a shred of accountability for their disastrous overreaction to Covid-19. As Becky Akers explains, it's a solid learning opportunity for why we have principles to guide us through good times and bad. It only took Nancy Pelosi 109 days to publicly recognize that looting, arson and rioting were destructive. The true costs of the past 3 and a half months of unrest are immense. Brad Polumbo tallies up the costs of the George Floyd riots. Now that everyone has had a few weeks to adjust to the new back-to-school guidelines, how's that all working out? Kerry McDonald does a magnificent job of analyzing the good, the bad and the ugly for us. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:43
September 18, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-17-2020
I've long believed the majority of the conflicts around us are merely extensions of an eternal war between darkness and light. Dr. Walter E. Williams has a fascinating column on the dark side of one of history's most diabolical philosophical giants--Karl Marx. Why aren't we hearing more about the South Dakota's approach to dealing with Covid-19? Amelia Janaskie says South Dakota could be favorably compared with Sweden in terms of how it handled the pandemic. Will further, more restrictive, lockdowns be imposed as we move forward? The answer to that question isn't solely in the hands of government officials. Ryan McMacken warns that governments are likely to impose new lockdowns, if they think they can get away with it. In case you hadn't noticed, speaking the truth is not getting any easier. This is especially true when dealing with violent ideologies that insist on "purity" and absolute adherence to their line of thinking. A county commissioner in Southern Utah is currently being targeted for destruction for sharing a meme that warns those rioters who want to eliminate the police that law enforcement isn't the only thing protecting us. How well do you handle unpleasant truths and brutal reality? Daisy Luther's latest column is a must read for anyone who is determined to be mentally fortified for seriously difficult times. If you get the sense that this could be useful information, please take the time to read and share her article. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:41
September 17, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-17-2020
Here's a question not many of us want to consider: What if 2021 is even more challenging than 2020? Scary thought, huh? Robert E. Wright has some things worth considering about what the coming year may bring. No matter what next year brings, it's essential that we remember that we have great power over where we choose to focus our attention. Barry Brownstein has a wonderful essay explaining why this is so crucial in good times or bad. As fed up as people are with the two party system, is it likely that anything is going to change any time soon? James R. Harrigan from the Words & Numbers podcast stops by to share his thoughts on the matter. We also discuss how entrepreneurs respond when the financial rug is pulled out from under their feet. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
48:39
September 17, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-16-2020
Most folks have never heard of critical race theory but they've definitely experienced it. If you've sat through mandatory sensitivity training, you were being told what you can and cannot safely think or believe. If that sounds like a bad idea, look out. Paul Bradford says we're only getting started on woke government training. When the president instructed departments of the federal government to stop critical race theory training, he was accused of pandering to his base. Dan Sanchez, Tyler Brandt and Brad Polumbo have teamed up with an enlightening explanation of why this isn't simply political football or censorship. It's a refusal to let toxic, divisive neo-Marxist ideologies be spread with taxpayer dollars. If you were asked to describe American culture, would you use words like "free" "prosperous" or "virtuous"? The current pandemic is revealing a shift that has been taking place for many years throughout society. Jenin Younes explains why American culture in 2020 is likely better defined by terms like "coercive" and "compliant". Many of us are less concerned about the political players in this 2020 election and more concerned about their followers. Politics makes people tribal and hard times make them desperate. Kent McManigal explains where he sees the greater threat to his peace and well-being. Why do we cook? It's more than simply a means of keeping our bellies full. As Anders Koskinen points out, cooking is a healthy, unifying hobby that betters our lives and the lives of those around us. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:38
September 16, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-16-2020
How did so many Americans become misled and misinformed about our nation's history? Jarrett Stepman says, a radical historian named Howard Zinn is responsible for much of the distorted narrative that's driving so much of today's unrest. We've had a lot of learning opportunities this year. Most of them painful ones. As Ryan McMacken explains, one of the biggest takeaways should be the fact that it's far too late to think lockdowns can make Covid-19 go away. Speaking of lessons learned, the aftermath of the official response to 9/11 could have been a graduate level course in how to take advantage of a crisis. Helen Buyniski points out that the "new normal" that followed the terror attacks should have been a clear warning for us as the current pandemic unfolded. Instead, history appears to be repeating itself. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has made official what many of us already understood: stay-at-home orders and mandatory business closures are blatantly unconstitutional. Stacey Rudin has an excellent essay on the judge's statement and why we must not allow elected and unelected officials get away with exceeding their legitimate authority. As the election draws nearer, there's an undeniable sense that much of the current Covid-19 response is being used as political leverage against the citizenry. John Tamny rightly likens the lockdowns to an election year ransom note. It's as if we're being told, "We'll see about relaxing the restrictions once the election is over." That sounds like politicians who are terrified about being held accountable for the harm they've caused. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 16, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-15-2020
Economics professor Alexander Salter joins me to discuss how space is finally becoming a thing again. And this time, it's corporations that will make us a space-faring people. Gary Welch stops by to talk about third parties in an election year when a great many Americans aren't exactly thrilled by the choices before them. Is an effective third party possible? And if so, what would that look like? Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:39
September 15, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-15-2020
When it comes to the individuals who are doing the heavy lifting of preserving our liberty in a time of Covid tyranny, Eric Peters is a man among men. He joins me for our weekly chat to discuss how the law isn't--except when it suits. Nancy Pelosi's hairdo is the tip of the iceberg for official hypocrisy from the lockdown tyrants. If you can't see the double standard that's at play here, it's time to get your eyes checked. Jon Miltimore documents another infuriating example of government gyms that remained open when private gym owners were being threatened with jail and fines. Thanks to the politicizing of everything, truth isn't getting any easier to come by. The proof can be seen in how Dr. Scott Atlas, who is advising the president on Covid-19, is being actively censored by Youtube. Wouldn't it make sense that if this man is so wrong, his critics would welcome the chance for him to be on the record so his points could be countered by the truth? There's never been a greater need for decentralized platforms where truth can be spoken. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:38
September 15, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-14-2020
When's the last time you thought deeply about what really makes you happy? Jen Maffessanti joins me to discuss her take on our brave new world and how people cannot be forced into being happy. The shrillness of the approaching presidential election is reaching levels that only my dog can fully appreciate. Among the latest manufactured outrage, the idea that the president didn't do enough to defeat the coronavirus. Since when does a political figurehead control the forces of nature? John Tamny gently points out that the president's critics can't have it both ways. I can feel the thin ices beneath my skates as I venture out into the danger zone with this topic. Do you have a plan for improving your spouse? (hold for "No, but she sure has one for improving ME!" joke) Paul Rosenberg has a fascinating take on why you should have such a plan, if you don't already. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 14, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-14-2020
The coronavirus is proving particularly deadly to liberty throughout the world. It's not surprising that authoritarians would make a power grab during an emergency. As J.D. Tuccille explains, what's shocking is that so little effort is required to make a majority of people seem to like it. Few businesses have been hit as hard by the lockdown mentality as have restaurants. Who is standing up for them? Jeffrey A. Tucker has a compelling take on how many media outlets are behaving like yes-men when it comes to the official narrative. Ready for some practical advice? Emma Freire has some innovative ideas on how to get kids to eat their dinner. This is information I definitely could have used when my kids were young and picky. I've long believed that people tend to vote with their pocketbooks. While this may be true at a purely consumer level, it doesn't necessarily translate to actual voting in elections. We tend to vote for whichever candidate tells us the best story about ourselves. Max Gulker has a thoughtful warning about the risk of putting our economic fortunes in the hands of politicians. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:38
September 14, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-11-2020
Feeling a bit of trepidation as the election draws closer? You're not alone. Now that members of the far left and far right have been shot dead in the streets, we've crossed a threshold of sorts. Chris Hedges has a pretty solid analysis of America's bloodlands and why, historically, violence escalates when the opposing sides can claim martyrs. If you've wondered just how controlling and craven much of our media has become, the sensationalized and distorted reporting on the Sturgis bike ralley, and broken Covid-19 models are pretty good examples. Ethan Yang spells it out for those who have eyes to see. While we're dividing ourselves up into various warring tribes, some interesting stereotypes have emerged. Robert E. Wright has a great piece describing the various LARPers and how each of us fits into the cast of characters. Not so many years ago, rancher Cliven Bundy was denounced for stating a truth less eloquently than Dr. Walter E. Williams did: "The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn't do….And that is to destroy the black family." Wendy McElroy has a great article that describes the incredible harm done to the black community by politicians, civil rights leaders and academics. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 11, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-11-2020
One of the major justifications for the ever-expanding welfare state in our lives is the notion that, "If government didn't do it, who would?" Jean Vilbert has a novel idea: What if charity replaced taxation? We take a lot for granted. The food on our tables is a prime example. Art Carden has an eye-opening article about what the poorest of the poor in the world are doing to keep themselves and others fed. If nothing else, you'll be amazed at their resourcefulness. We all need philosophical heroes to whom we can look for inspiration. Leisa Miller has a timely take on why Millennials should consider ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand instead. You don't have to be a John Bircher to recognize that there's been a concerted effort to created centralized government at a global level for many years. As Curt Ellis explains, climate change once was the favored battering ram to break down our local and individual sovereignty. Nowadays, it's Covid-19. And it's having remarkable effect at bringing global government closer to reality. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:39
September 11, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-10-2020
Pull up a chair, my fellow wrongthinker. It's bad enough when someone is insisting you ignore reality. It's even more Orwellian when their desperation to prevent independent thought includes conditioning us regarding whom we must hate. Caroline Breashears has written a great article titled America's 1984: Welcome to the hate. Of all the conflicts raging around us, the one that matters most is the one in our hearts. Annie Holmquist has some workable ideas about putting the pieces together after the summer of riots. It's a terrific caution about not losing our kindness, values or our common sense just because others have succumbed to irrationality. Anytime someone pleads, "Do it for the children...," my BS detector starts beeping. The chances are high that they're simply trying to manipulate me through my feelings. Unless, of course, that person is Kerry McDonald and she's warning about how social isolation is damaging an entire generation of kids. Her take is spot on. It's astonishing how many otherwise thoughtful people have a curious blind spot--if not acceptance--of communism. How did an ideology known for death, terror and torture get such positive public relations? Bryan Caplan explains how economics textbooks have tended to sanitize the horrors of communism. Because Covid-19 and the attendant lockdown debacles are widespread and fairly complex issues, it can be hard to understand the impact of what has happened. Jeffrey A. Tucker has shared a remarkable 40 minute video that offers one of the clearest, most principled explanations yet. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:38
September 10, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour 9-9-2020
As hard as I try to remain unphased by the upcoming general election, it's clear that this one has potential for making big waves. In the past 24 hours, I've come across two different articles that warn of an unsettling possibility: a coup to remove Trump from the presidency, if he wins reelection. What once seemed like pure political fantasy on the part of Washington D.C. insiders is looking a lot more plausible given the events of the past few months. The big question for most of us isn't who to support in the political reassurance ritual. It's how can we prepare for a complete and comprehensive attempt to seize total political power over our lives without our consent? There are no easy answers but I suspect the best preparation will start with ensuring our character and principles are intact and unshakeable. Everything else seems pretty up in the air. When more than 600,000 people came together for the Sturgis motorcycle rally, the doomers warned us it would be the worst thing ever. Now they're claiming that the rally spawned a quarter million new cases. Elizabeth Nolan Brown and Tom Woods both have done a marvelous job of showing how this shameless fear mongering for the lie that it is. Is it possible that the pandemic has mostly run its course and we're just going through the motions to prevent its spread? Did you see where nearly 11,000 students at a number of universities tested positive for Covid? Did you hear how NONE of them required hospitalization? Tucker Carlson had a conversation with Adam Corrolla about the fear-pimping that rules our land. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 9, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-8-2020
The American protests over police brutality and government overreach may have shifted into something closer to a Maoist cultural revolution but concerns about qualified immunity for government agents are  still well-founded. Billy Binion has a thoughtful article on how qualified immunity is a disgrace, no matter where you live. Gary Welch joins me to discuss Rep. John Deberry's excellent response to the Black Lives Matter movement. If you haven't heard his speech before the Georgia legislature, it's one you should find time to hear. We'll share some of the excerpts in today's show. Finding a surplus of outrage in your life these days? Barry Brownstein has some timely advice on how to give it up and get back to enjoying life once again. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:39
September 8, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-8-2020
Welcome back from the Labor Day holiday, comrade! We've a lot to discuss today. Eric Peters joins us to report on the resistance to the sickness psychosis. We discuss why it's not just a good idea but it's essential that each of us find the courage to refuse to bend the knee to the current crusade. Did you know that Sweden--which did not lockdown or mandate all the other coronavirus restrictions--now has a lower Covid-19 death rate than the U.S.? Jon Miltimore explains why this difference matters more than you might think. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 8, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-4-2020
You don't have to look too hard to find a surplus of unhappiness around us right now. The bigger question is: what can we do about it? Annie Holmquist has some encouraging news about the power of an average person to turn the world right side up. Is it possible to live at peace in a world filled with chaos? Nick Nicholas joins me to discuss his near death experience and how it allowed him to reclaim his life. If you've been needing a message of hope and encouragement to put your fears and anxiety at rest, this is a conversation you should hear. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 4, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-4-2020
Despite all the social media "fact checkers" working day and night to keep us on script with the official narrative, the truth is still getting out. James R. Harrigan and Antony Davies from the Words & Numbers podcast have an excellent write up of the Covid-19 catastrophe and what's becoming painfully obvious to many of us. How far will the mask madness go? Every time I think we've hit the limits of craziness, someone says, "Hold my beer." In this case it's Wells Fargo bank who made a big mistake in trying to force the mask policy on Ammon Bundy's daughter. Just because someone doesn't agree with you, doesn't mean you need to write them off. Kent McManigal has an excellent take on how new information is what changes minds and how to share that information without requiring someone to accept it immediately. I encountered a young man yesterday wearing a t-shirt that said "Trump 2020 - Or we're f**ked". It seemed like an apt representation of the kind of tribalism that has become common during presidential elections. Barry Brownstein has a timely reminder that the president is not our national savior. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:39
September 4, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-3-2020
If there was ever a time to keep a healthy skepticism of government, it's right now. If there was ever an example of why that skepticism is necessary, it's the story of Uri Rafaeli whose home was stolen from him over an $8.41 tax debt. David Deerson has some good news about how that wrong is being corrected. Two friends have spoken to me in the last 24 hours about how difficult it's becoming to maintain friendships in a time when partisan madness is everywhere. John Tuttle has some very workable ideas for how to stay friends, even when you don't see eye to eye. As if 2020 hasn't been bizarre enough, there are individuals strenuously defending looting as an acceptable form of protest. For those of us who need a refresher course on why stealing or destroying what doesn't belong to you is wrong, Ryan McMacken is kind enough to walk us through the basics. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 3, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-3-2020
One of the biggest challenges we face is allowing our love of liberty to outweigh our hatred of our foes. It's especially tough when people are treating you hatefully. Jeff Minnick has a great take on how even our most strident opponents are worthy of pity for darkness in their hearts. The current face mask controversy is revealing just how difficult it can be to establish and maintain your personal boundaries. Allen Stevo has solid advice on how to stand your ground when someone is trying to bully you. This advice applies to a lot more than just the wearing of face masks. If you like to post your thoughts on Facebook, you'll want to pay attention to their new "terms of service" update that kicks in on October 1. Joe Martino explains how the tech giant is doubling down on its soft censorship in order to stamp out what it deems WrongThink. Given the recent revelation that deaths caused solely by Covid-19 were far lower than originally thought, it's curious that there's still a major push for a mandatory vaccine. Barry Brownstein takes a closer look at how government sells us fear and sickness. This is powerful intellectual ammo for anyone who isn't waiting for Dr. Fauci to tell them what to do. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 3, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-2-2020
While we're focused on more attention-grabbing headlines, the fed has announced that it will be making policy changes to allow higher rates of inflation. Economics professor and Young Voices contributer Alex Salter joins me to talk about what this means and why we should be paying attention. Why does it bug me so much when a "fact-checker" feature pops up over something I've shared on Facebook? James D. Agresti does a marvelous job of showing exactly how these so-called independent fact checkers are hired spinmeisters who mangle the truth to fit their particular political agenda. One of the better back-to-school memes is the picture of a dejected-looking guy with a briefcase and the caption "Me on my 5,322 day of back-to -work." Jon Miltimore has a great essay on how fewer young people are entering the job market and why that's a problem. The average America is finally seeing the light. When it comes to protecting you and and what's dearest to you, the state will be too busy protecting itself to come and help. Ryan McMacken explains why millions of Americans are buying guns as they watch their cities burn. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
September 2, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-2-2020
It's not just the fact that 2020 has been an exceptionally challenging year. Many of us find ourselves working harder than we ever have before. Isaac Morehouse has a great explanation of why we're never really done working hard and why that's a good thing. If you've listened to this program for any length of time, you'll know that I'm keeping a close eye on our food supply. Most of us believe famine is something that can only happen in poor, far away countries. J.W. Rich has some historical perspective to remind us that we can't afford to take our prosperity for granted. As hard as I try to steer clear of the general election circus, it still manages to pull me in from time to time. Right now pollsters are in shock at what appears to be a tectonic shift in support towards Donald Trump. Steve Sailer says Biden's message is making him sound too much like a mob boss and less like a presidential candidate. One of the better back-to-school memes is the picture of a dejected-looking guy with a briefcase and the caption "Me on my 5,322 day of back-to -work." Jon Miltimore has a great essay on how fewer young people are entering the job market and why that's a problem. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:38
September 2, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 9-1-2020
It's becoming common for some corporate media outlets to insist that any reports of violence or rioting are simply being exaggerated for the benefit of a law-and-order president. Jon Miltimore explains how their official deception regarding violence is something Solzhenitsyn warned about many years ago. Why is it getting so difficult to hold differing opinions? As Stacey Rudin points out, the active suppression of opposing viewpoints is a hallmark of tyranny, not of that of a just society. Gary Welch joins me to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and whether it's a terrorist organization or a peaceful organization that having a run of bad luck.
42:39
September 1, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 9-1-2020
Eric Peters from EPAutos.com joins us for his weekly check-in. We talk about why the unmasked are the heretics of our time as well as how to find freedom in a world of "clovers." We hear a lot of talk about social justice these days. But how exactly does it square with the concept of authentic justice? Jon Miltimore has a great essay on how so-called social justice requires treating people unequally. I don't know if you've noticed, but our society has a small problem with instability. There's a fix for that but it's not what some folks want to hear. Tamara El-Rahi explains the best kept secret of the middle class: marriage over cohabitation. The sense that we are living in a time of inverted reality is getting stronger by the day. CNN shows burning buildings as its headlines describe "Mostly Peaceful Protests", and NPR airs an interview with an author who defends looting as non-violent and "mostly good." Brad Polumbo gives the latter subject the thorough debunking it deserves. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:41
September 1, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-31-2020
To say we've been living under fear for the last few months is an understatement akin to noting that the Arctic can be a bit chilly. What is the effect of long-term fear? Paul Rosenberg spells out what the wages of perpetual fear are and how we can find a way out. All those public health "experts" whose pronouncements must never be questioned are looking a lot less credible than they did just a few weeks ago. Wesley J. Smith explains how their curious double standards are contributing to their dwindling credibility. The curious thing about much of the political strife in America today is that both the left and the right see each other as hopelessly authoritarian. Guess what? They're both right. David D'Amato warns that a free and open society requires a citizenry that than think in something other than bumper-sticker slogans. Most of us can relate to the idea of having been "red-pilled." It refers to the moment that we realize that we've been misled about much of what we believe regarding how the world works. James Walpole has some solid advice about how understanding history is one of the most readily available red pills available to us.
41:31
August 31, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-31-2020
Is it just me or is the Covid-19 narrative beginning to fall apart like a soup sandwich? It's quickly becoming clear that deaths from this virus have been grossly overstated by the CDC. How much so? You better have a seat before you hear the actual numbers. The pandemic has been tough on everyone, especially kids. Emma Freire has some timely tips for helping weary kids get through the ordeal without becoming little basket cases. If nothing else, the past few months should have sharpened our appreciation for our liberty. Jeff Minnick has a great essay on how the  upheaval has given us a chance to start appreciating things that most of us have been taking for granted in a big way. Are we becoming a faceless nation? George Gilder has an interesting take on the face mask issue and what it says about the choice we're facing as a nation this coming election. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:37
August 31, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show 8-28-2020
Getting the sense that things are spiraling out of control? You're not alone. Will the violence andunrest continue to escalate? Or is there a way out of the riots and growing political violence? Annie Holmquist has a few timely suggestions. It's probably not a good sign that one presidential candidate is campaigning on a pandemic-fear/more-lockdowns platform. On the bright side, Jeffrey A. Tucker reports that there are signs that the lockdown mania may be easing. Much of the media and the political class are in full spin cycle regarding the recent Kyle Rittenhouse shootings in Kenosha, WI. The official narrative they're peddling is that a trigger-happy fascist-in-training showed up at a "mostly peaceful" protest and starting gunning down future Nobel Prize nominees. Find some time to sit down and evaluate the evidence for yourself. This is the most comprehensive tactical and legal analysis of the incident that I've seen. I trust you to make your own informed conclusions after examining it. It doesn't matter how good a person you think you are. It doesn't matter how quietly you go about your business or how careful you are not to attract unwanted attention. You've been invited to a social justice struggle session and the folks throwing the party won't take "no" for an answer. Jarrett Stepman spells out the bold new SJW tactic, taken directly from Chairman Mao's playbook. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:37
August 28, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-27-2020
Where has all the ammo gone? An ammo manufacturer joins us to explain what's happening and why. Many of us would like to head for the hills and let society crash and burn without us. What do we do when retreat isn't an option? No matter how safe pandemic policies might make you feel, it doesn't change the fact that our freedoms are vanishing. Complete show notes are here.
42:39
August 27, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-27-2020
Learn why Kyle Rittenhouse is about to become a household name. Lawrence W. Reed warns of the dangers of "presentism" clouding our ability to understand the past. Could America be in danger of slipping into the abyss like 1930s Germany did? How to recognize a bad teacher. Complete show notes are here.
42:43
August 27, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-26-2020
Common sense is the rule rather than the exception when Christian Watson joins us to discuss current events. Plus, an essay from John Pavlovitz that could prove very comforting for the walking wounded among us. Complete show notes are here.
42:40
August 26, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-26-2020
The official narrative regarding the Covid-19 lockdowns goes something like this: "Shut up and do what you're told!" WrongThinkers will find plenty of philosophical ammunition in this hour to put that narrative on the run. We'll discuss deadly unintended consequences of the lockdowns. Why government intervention, even in times of crisis, is almost always the worst possible solution. We also take a closer look at the 7 states that didn't lockdown entirely and how their death and infection rates as well as economic health is making the narrative that much harder to believe. Complete show notes are here.
41:35
August 26, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-25-2020
Gary Welch joins me to discuss the ideological friction between capitalism and and socialism. We talk about how socialism has gained acceptance in America and what it will take to restore a system of limited government and free markets. Subscribe to the podcast Become a WrongThinker Patron Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
42:40
August 25, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-25-2020
Eric Peters from EPAutos.com offers clarity and encouragement for WrongThinkers everywhere. The absurdity of politicians "protecting workers" right out of their jobs. Why Karl Marx would be proud of the current campus lunacy. Fighting the spiritual darkness that's spreading in the wake of coronavirus. Complete show notes are here.
42:42
August 25, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-24-2020
Few things are more dangerous than an idealist who thinks he's so right that he can force you to do his bidding. Has Sweden reached herd immunity by refusing to lock-down its population? Google takes aim at higher education. If you're tempted to "trust the science", don't forget to look at the history of science and what scientists once believed. Complete show notes are here.
42:40
August 24, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-24-2020
Serious about saving yourself? Stop believing in lock-downs. Why older Americans should be leading out in opposing the lock-downs. Learning the good and bad of the American story. Why shame never will produce lasting change. Complete show notes are here.
42:42
August 24, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-21-2020
Government overreach isn't a conspiracy so much as it's a bad case of monkey see, monkey do. We can learn a lot from Sweden about how to handle back-to-school during a pandemic. What is the asserted unknown and how is it being used to manipulate our fears? Why Karl Marx would have a lot of common ground with our modern day anti-property rights busybodies. Complete show notes are here.
42:40
August 21, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-21-2020
If you want to think and laugh freely, it's time to think outside the box of traditional social media. Instead of tearing down statues and monuments, we could always learn from them. How do you choose wise leadership in the 2020 election? Tired of feeling like everything is beyond your control? Try focusing on the little things. Complete show notes are here.
42:40
August 21, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-20-2020
The deadliest day of Covid-19 that never was. Utah's governor declares a new state of emergency to keep federal funds flowing. Should truth or narrative inform our thinking? Complete show notes are here.
42:40
August 20, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-20-2020
Political scientist James R. Harrigan joins us to analyze the Democratic national convention. Living beneath your means is wiser than living within your means. How encouraging people to see themselves as victims helps no one. Complete show notes are here.
42:40
August 20, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-19-2020
Is the public's patience finally running out with their elected officials? We are living the same historical patterns that ushered in totalitarianism elsewhere. Why you should refuse to be stampeded. Complete show notes are here.
42:39
August 19, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-19-2020
Why the humorless "woke" among us are trying to purge satire from our lives. The U.S. Postal Service's problems started long before Trump. Kerry McDonald on how school officials and CPS are targeting parents who remote school. Complete show notes are here.
42:41
August 19, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-18-2020
Gary Welch joins me to discuss how the threat of lawsuits are why state officials are so deferential to unelected health officials. When you size up a candidate, focus on character rather than identity. Show notes are here.
42:39
August 18, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-18-2020
Eric Peters from EPAutos.com discusses why South Dakota got it right on how to react to Covid. A fascinating take on what philosopher Hannah Arendt referred to as, "the curious, but quite authentic, inability to think." 5 helpful rules for studying history. Complete show notes are here.
42:42
August 18, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-17-2020
A friend posted something very thoughtful on Facebook earlier today. Here's a brief excerpt:  "It’s time to turn off the noise streaming from controlled public servants in compromised positions and make the decisions that will keep your families safe and alive. It’s not time to listen to the endless bantering and threatening between political parties, it’s time to get your food, clothing, water, defensive tools and backbones straightened. In the world’s history this moment has come many times and people have found safety from Mao, Hitler, Castro, bombings, wars, civil unrest, and what ever else you can think of, because they acted while everyone else was waiting to see what would happen. Even when in the midst of such unrest, hope and miracles are available." There is an overabundance of fear all around us right now and it's leading many people to make hasty decisions that bring long-term consequences. Donald J. Boudreaux explains how fear is a viral monster and why we should resist it as vigorously as we're trying to resist the coronavirus. Back to school time is upon us and there are many who are having a bit of a gut check over what's being required of them and their kids. If you're considering homeschooling, take a look at this advice from Paul Rosenberg. He spells out the good and the bad and he speaks from experience. If you're worried about cancel culture erasing history, it might not be a bad idea to start building your own library, in your own home. High school student Thomas Ullman makes a convincing argument that cancel culture is jeopardizing his education. Subscribe to the podcast Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
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August 17, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-17-2020
Are the lockdowns driving suicidal despair in young people? Gary Kasparov lauds cryptocurrency as a means to maintain financial freedom & privacy. What to do when your intellectual heroes let you down. How capitalism benefits the average person more than the wealthy. Subscribe to the podcast Sponsors: Fire Steel The Staples Turner team at Patriot Home Mortgage
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August 17, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-14-2020
A tale of two graphs. How a medical expert misled the public on mask mandates. Authoritarianism is on the rise in Auckland, New Zealand. How do you stop a cultural inquisition? Complete show notes are here.
42:39
August 14, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-14-2020
Political scientist James R. Harrigan weighs in on elections, the economy and the plight of the small business owner. Why freedom lovers are feeling equal parts of hope and despair in 2020. Is the U.S. really such a bad place to raise a family? That depends on your criteria. Complete show notes are here.
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August 14, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-13-2020
Speaker/Trainer/Author Curt Mercadante joins us to discuss the power of influence and purpose in uncertain times. The lesson in humility that too many officials are failing right now. How the news makes us dumb. Complete Show notes are here.
42:38
August 13, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-13-2020
Why the American public is holding the media in contempt. Mask madness at the grocery store and how to be exempt every time. Why are we hearing so little about the thousands of small businesses which have been destroyed? Complete show notes are here.
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August 13, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-12-2020
The antidote to that sense that the world is spiraling out of control? Exercise some genuine gratitude. Learn why our freedom of assembly is off limits to government interference. A powerful message for the young about choosing not to live in a bubble. Barry Brownstein's history lesson on how government cures tend to prevent access to real cures. Complete show notes are here.
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August 12, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-12-2020
Why are the narrative managers so desperate to eliminate dissenting viewpoints on face masks? Beware of labor bills purporting to "protect" independent contractors. They are the kiss of death for the gig economy. Why your character and reputation will matter greatly to the descendants you'll never meet. The power in finding a sense of personal mission when it comes to proclaiming truth. Complete show notes are here.
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August 12, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-11-2020
Whether it's coronavirus or something else, please don't let government officials convince you that they know better than you do. By 'freezing' evictions, elected officials think they're helping the little guy. In reality, they're not. Complete show notes are here.
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August 11, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-11-2020
Eric Peters shares his thoughts on the escalating efforts to force masks on the public. Does coronavirus have something in common with terrorism? Ron Paul says, both are excuses to expand government power. The biggest battle playing out right now is the one for your mind. Richard Ebeling explains why we must resist self-censorship. Complete show notes are here.
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August 11, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-10-2020
Explaining the worldview that underlies the social justice movement. A seasoned prepper's take on balancing finances and self-reliance. Why Americans are getting tired of begging permission to make a living Complete show notes are here.
42:38
August 10, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-10-2020
Things are getting ugly. Is it time for a principled anti-lockdown movement? How Covid-19 is affecting the future of higher education. Mask wars--why Europe's health officials aren't in lockstep on mask mandates. Complete show notes are here
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August 10, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-7-2020
The corruption of the English language is just one more way our thinking can be manipulated. Why are some wanting to abolish the teaching of history in the classroom? A powerful lesson from a neighbor kid who fixed a friend's lawnmower. Even as the Bundy family's long legal nightmare ends, the state still can't resist screwing with Ammon Bundy. Show notes can be found here.
42:40
August 7, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-7-2020
Is respect for the law and its institutions failing? James R. Harrigan joins us to examine the reasons why. Of all the political movements in the world, social justice is by far the most Orwellian. How the president's move against streaming platform TikTok is straight out of the mafia business model. Complete show notes are here.
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August 7, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-6-2020
How to make sense of all those Covid numbers without losing your mind. Is it just a coincidence that these state-mandated lockdowns are accomplishing almost precisely what Communism has been working to do for generations? Is it time to starting drafting the candidates we want, rather than settling for the ones the parties will give us? Complete show notes are here.
42:40
August 6, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-6-2020
The media needs to make up its mind, is cash a bad thing or is a cashless society just conspiracy talk? If you have a fondness for electricity, you can thank fossil fuels for providing most of it. Which diseases are making a comeback while we're experiencing Covid-19 tunnel vision? If increased lockdowns cannot stop the coronavirus, why are we hearing so much talk about them now? Complete show notes are here.
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August 6, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-5-2020
The conflict which none of us can escape is more mental than physical at this point. What are you doing to make your mind an effective weapon? Want to have more lasting impact? Be capable of bringing your top shelf ideals into the marketplace of ideas. What will folks be saying about us 50 years from now? Chances are, it won't be particularly kind. Why do we always seem to get unintended consequences when government is our primary problem-solver? Complete show notes are here.
42:40
August 5, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-5-2020
Why parents aren't waiting around for bureaucrats to decide when or how their kids should resume schooling. The surest way to get more woke intolerance? Just keep trying to ignore it. Complete show notes are here.
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August 5, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-4-2020
When did it become a virtue to be willing to give up your freedoms? As bad as our lockdowns have been, they're mild compared to what's happening in Melbourne, Australia right now. Is it time to separate healthcare and state? Wokeness has its roots in Marxism.
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August 4, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-4-2020
Eric Peters from Eric Peters Autos stops by to visit about creating workable alternatives to the "no mask/no business" mandates being forced on us. We talk about the importance of networking with like-minded people who are determined to maintain their autonomy.
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August 4, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 8-3-2020
What to do when cancel culture comes hunting for you with camera in hand. What America has in common with the fall of the Roman Empire. Is 2020 the year that American political legitimacy dies? Why politicians' good intentions are no excuse for their bad outcomes Complete show notes are here.
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August 3, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 8-3-2020
Serious about making a difference? Stop seeing your ideological opponents as enemies to be vanquished. While we fight over masks, the biggest economic catastrophe in American history is quietly unfolding. Five months into the Covid crisis, the data shows no connection between lockdowns and lower death rates. Why property rights are human rights and should be protected. Complete show notes are here.
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August 3, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-31-2020
Gary Welch is my guest as we discuss why we shouldn't fear Covid or the rioting that's going on. We also talk about who you can trust and why. Complete show notes are here.
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July 31, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-31-2020
Why is the official narrative regarding Hydroxychloroquine being so strictly enforced by social media & others? The most essential preparedness tool you should have in your kit. Shifting away from schooling our kids under a 19th Century system. Why government should follow the rules. Complete show notes are here.
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July 31, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-30-2020
"Words & Numbers" host James R. Harrigan joins us to talk current events, conspiracy theorists and critical thinking. How did our feelings become more important than facts or opinions? Complete show notes are here.
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July 30, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-30-2020
Competition, not government monopolies, makes innovation possible. Rethinking our knee-jerk reaction to the word "anarchist" How society is coming unwound and why America is in crisis and on trial Complete show notes are here
42:41
July 30, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-29-2020
Alexandra Hudson from Young Voices joins us to discuss positive innovations that Covid-19 has caused in education. Why are churches considered a bigger health risk than casinos in Nevada? Are social media giants risking engaging in malpractice when they censor medical information? How is Sweden doing compared to the lockdown modelers' predictions back in April? Complete show notes are here.
42:39
July 29, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-29-2020
What if Nick Sandmann had "smiled while white" in 2020? Will Covid go away if Biden is elected? Why it's wiser to listen to the heretics than to silence them. Now is the time to get to know your neighbors and learn to look out for one another. Complete show notes with links are here.
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July 29, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-28-2020
Freedom of speech or fear of speech? How leaders can lie to us about Covid with a straight face. Defending Utah's Dixie from the cancel culture mob. The philosophy of America's pastime. Complete show notes are here.
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July 28, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-28-2020
Eric Peters discusses resisting sickness kabuki and the sneeze police. The shining lie of storm troopers vs. the mobs. Why BLM wants to dismantle the nuclear family. Promoting truth by asking the right questions. Complete show notes are here.
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July 28, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-27-2020
How coronavirus is allowing bureaucrats to play god Calls to return to the 'old normal' are misplaced Stop using cops as revenue farmers Larry Reed's open letter to all Americans Complete show notes and links are here.
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July 27, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-27-2020
Keeping your mental health in a pandemic The birth of coronavirus cuisine The best rant you'll hear all day Open the schools & protect teachers and staff Complete show notes can be found here
42:41
July 27, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-24-2020
Did politicians and business interests push health officials aside at the expense of public health? That's the claim being made by some media outlets. Gary Welch joins me to discuss how claims like this are used to rationalize the harm  being done to millions of small business owners and employees. We also discuss why fewer and fewer people trust the data or the directives coming from politicians and bureaucrats. Especially when we see their double standards at work. Want to help ensure your kids and grandkids aren't the ones out rioting and attacking people 10 or 20 years from now? Teach them manners. Emma Freire has 4 tricks to help even young children learn the basics. Ever heard of permission-less innovation? It's the idea that innovators and entrepreneurs shouldn't have to seek permission to improve our lives. Adam Thierer says it should be our default setting as a society.
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July 24, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-23-2020
Have you noticed how self-censoring is becoming a necessity for those who don't want to risk losing their employment? Brad Polumbo warns that privatized censorship is just as harmful as government censorship is to our ability to seek truth. What happens when mob mentality and moral suasion meet the market? Veronique De Rugy lays out the economics of our growing cancel culture. How's your psyche doing these days? Most of us are feeling pretty traumatized at some level. Annie Holmquist says, it's not by accident, we're on the receiving end of some intense psychological warfare right now. And we were warned about it long ago. Do we have anything resembling a free press in America any more? Jeff Minnick says much of the press has transitioned from independent government watchdogs to embedded government lap dogs. This week marked the 51st anniversary of man landing on the moon. Paul Rosenberg wonders whatever happened to the mindset that drove such endeavors? He reminds us that our truest progress happens when we stop waiting for permission to move ahead.
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July 24, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-23-2020
Calls to defund the police are rooted in the recognition that the state is becoming more brutal and aggressive in enforcing its dictates. Justin Murray reminds us that the problem of police brutality is rooted in having far too many laws. What would it mean if Covid-19 infections were 10 times greater than officials originally thought? Might it provide some needed perspective on whether this virus is the threat we're being told it is? The unreliability of Covid-19 data is a serious problem. If only someone could have warned us about this data fiasco. Oh, wait. As Jon Miltimore explains, disease prevention specialist Dr. John Ioannidis did exactly that. Why is he being ignored? Do you resist the pressure to wear the face mask? Are you reluctant to do what you're told by those who know better than you do? Congratulations. A new study out of Poland says that you're likely a narcissist or psychopath. Show notes and original essays can be found here.
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July 23, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-23-2020
Eric Peters from EPAutos.com brings us the latest developments from the front lines of the mask mandates. Eric shares what it means to stand up for your autonomy as well as your sanity in a world that seems determined to break your individual will. One of the biggest indicators of a polar shift in our culture is the emergence and normalization of the 'woke' cancel mob. Matt Purple has an excellent essay describing the new elites who are working overtime to convince us that they don't even exist. Not to suggest that sharing political opinions is the best or wisest use of our time, but a new poll from the Cato Institute shows that more and more of us are afraid to say what's on our minds. The only group that feels they can freely share their opinions are those who identify as staunch liberals. Does that seem right to you?
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July 23, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-22-2020
The upcoming school year is going to be an interesting one. Some are heralding a Golden Age of homeschooling due to coronavirus concerns. Young Voices contributor Fiona Harrigan says: Hold up, this pandemic is not homeschooling's moment. If there's a bright side to the ongoing clashes between rioters and federal law enforcement in Portland, Oregon, it's that the government can be an equal opportunity oppressor. As Jeff Deist explains, folks on the left and the right must understand that government power is the problem, not the solution. Given what's happening right now, it's not an exaggeration to say that the barbarians have taken the institutions that were once pillars of our civilization. Paul Rosenberg says that the time to fix these institutions is likely past. Time to start rebuilding civilization without them.
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July 22, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-22-2020
Have you read the letter to students signed by top leaders of the two major U.S. teachers unions? Chuck Chalberg has an excellent breakdown of how the AFT and NEA are doing their part to train up activists on the taxpayer's dime. Many of us are shocked at the ongoing unrest and violence taking place across our nation. Brian Miller provides some needed historical perspective to remind us that this isn't the first time America has experienced "Days of Rage." One of the more fascinating measures of the volatile times in which we live can be seen in how many companies are actively fleeing business-hostile states. Mark J. Perry explains the reasons for the current exodus from California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York. If you were unlucky enough to discover that your job is not given "preferred" status by government officials, you may know more about how unemployment benefits than you'd like. Peter Suderman has a solid explanation of how the CARES Act, passed by Congress, is making things worse--not better.
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July 22, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-21-2020
You don't have to look very far to encounter tribalism of the worst kind today. Richard M. Ebeling has a thorough and insightful essay about "systemic racism" theory is being used to generate deeper feelings of tribalism with the goal of tearing down the American Republic. On a related note, Ammon Bundy is getting a lot of heat over his decision to reach out to Black Lives Matter representatives in Idaho. Has he lost his mind or is this what it looks like when someone's love of liberty and God outweighs hatred for his enemies? The nightly drama playing out in Portland, Oregon is revealing some dark truths about us and about our federal government. Walter Olsen explores what we don't know about Portland that should have us asking many more questions before jumping to conclusions. The current Covid-19 media narrative runs along the lines that "the U.S. locked down too late and reopened too soon." Phillip W. Magness takes a closer look and finds what looks a lot like a policy response in search of rationalization. Ever consider the possibility that being free doesn't mean the same thing to everyone? Kent McManigal has a powerful explanation of why freedom is subjective and how even people in figurative chains can still believe themselves free.
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July 21, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-21-2020
Do hate crime laws really protect anyone? Or do they pervert justice by introducing subjective criteria into our criminal justice system? Christian Watson has a principled response to why, as a black man, he opposes Georgia's new hate crime law. Our single greatest duty as citizens is to be capable of thinking clearly and independently during times of crisis. Howard James Kunstler asks a very timely question that each of us should be considering: Is there anything about this republic that you think is worth defending? The fear factor is ramping up. Mask mandates are spreading like cancer. Is this all justified? Ron Paul points out some gaping holes in the Covid spike narrative. Looking at all of the things that people in government are telling us we must do to be "safe" and healthy, it appears that Big Brother is more of a Big Mother. Lawrence M. Vance has a fascinating comparison between the advice Mom gave us and the demands Big Mother is making of us. Authoritarian control seldom comes in one big event. It is implemented gradually and quietly so we hardly notice the restraints being placed on us. James Bovard spells out how the REAL ID act is doing this in ways we may not have noticed.
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July 21, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-20-2020
The threat of more and stronger lockdowns is being talked about more and more by media and politicians. Gary Welch joins us to discuss the damage already done by these lockdowns and why it's in our interest to stand up for the small business owners who are being systematically destroyed by them. As Carl Sagan used to say, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." Roger W. Koops explains how that same standard of evidence should apply when governments implement extraordinary measures that tear apart our medical, social and economic order. Can our individualism be reconciled with public health? Steven Davies spells out the tensions and challenges as well as the historical context in which personal liberties and public health must be considered.
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July 20, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-20-2020
Today is the day that numerous retailers across the nation begin mandating that their customers wear masks in their stores. What if your mask won't fit over your conscience? Those of us who remain skeptical about where all of these "health directives" appear to be leading us, feel as though we're living in a dystopian book or movie. Parrish Miller has a pretty solid take on what's happening and how free-thinkers and rebels are being pushed to the margins of society. The drumbeat of biased researchers and social justices types proclaiming America a racist country has definitely intensified of late. Adam Mill explains how junk studies are being used to attempt to prove this point. He also points out how factual data appears to show the exact opposite of this claim. Who is the greatest political strategist in history? Daniel Ajamian says, it's a guy from 80 years ago whose name few of us would recognize. Even so, his ideas are the basis for the cultural revolution raging within our society today. George Orwell's novel "1984" gave us an incredible lexicon of totalitarian ideas. As Fred Lucas explains, too many within our media are embracing what Orwell called "groupthink" and it's having serious impact on how they present their stories to us.
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July 20, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-17-2020
It's easy to criticize the current lack of leadership we're experiencing. If our leadership was required, would we have the right qualities to be an effective leader in a time of crisis? Jeff Minnick has some great advice on this subject. What should we do when our laws and morals collide? Like it or not, we live in a time when such questions must be examined. Gary Arnell has some helpful insights into how we might answer this question. What will going back to school be like during the current Covid panic? Educator Chris Jones has written about his firsthand experience in the classroom this summer. He joins us to talk about what he observed and the lessons learned.
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July 17, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-17-2020
How willing are you to reveal your voting preference for the upcoming general election? Pollsters seem to think they've got this one figured out but James Howard Kunstler has a deeper analysis of what lies beneath the surface of the American body politic. It's a take worth considering. Did you ever think you'd see a day when you'd welcome a bit more change in your pockets? Eric Peters warns that the no-change crisis may be steering us closer to a cashless society. If you value what's left of your privacy, pay attention to this one. The "experts" are pretty sure they know exactly what you and I should be doing in just about every area of our lives. John Stossel warns us not to put too much faith in the experts. After all, their track record of late is pretty shabby. The mask wars are intensifying and the pressure to conform is mounting. Kent McManigal offers timely encouragement to stand your ground as he pulls back the curtain on the latest round of shut-down-theater. I know I'm just a white guy in an age of terminal wokeness but I stand by my conviction that the endless cries of racism are getting harder and harder to believe.
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July 17, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-16-2020
Who can blame us for having trust issues when the New York Times claims that churches, rather than rioters, have contributed to the rise in positive Covid-19 tests? Holly Scheer has an excellent piece on official claims that mass protests and riots are safe while going to church is not. Ben Swann has a very well done investigative report on how well face masks prevent the transmission of respiratory viruses and whether they can actually increase your risk of infection. True believers may experience moderate to severe cognitive dissonance while watching this video. Is it possible that we're being subjected to government and media-sponsored psychological terror? In two related stories about the reality of fake news, the New York Times grim history of deception is exposed and documented. Jen Maffessanti and Jeffrey Tucker both have penned powerful pieces reminding us of the NYT's infamous Walter Duranty who vigorously denied Stalin's deliberate starvation of millions of Ukrainians. It's a powerful reminder to keep a healthy sense of skepticism about what's being reported. For something a bit off the beaten path, have you seen the mashup of Stairway to Heaven and Gilligan's Island sung by Piddles the Clown? I want to hate it but it's just too awesome.
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July 16, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-16-2020
Cancel culture is metastasizing like a cancer throughout our society. Richard Ebeling explains why we have a duty to save America from its ravages and to defend the ideals of civil and economic liberty. Why was Sweden able to "flatten the curve" so effectively when New York failed miserably? Jon Miltimore says the reason probably has very little to do with lockdowns. Looking for proof that the free market is a source of goodness and prosperity? Art Carden says, look no further than the package on your doorstep. Are you getting the sense that it's way too easy to find yourself in an argument these days? Depoliticize your life and you'll notice the contention drops off noticeably.
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July 16, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-15-2020
You've heard that "every person has their price" but have you ever considered what your price is? Robert E. Wright explores the choice that voters will face as they head to the polls this November and whether they're willing to sell their souls in buyer's market. Like it or not, governing by crisis has become the default setting of most politicians. Peter St. Onge makes a strong case for how the Covid-19 panic has demonstrated why we need free and robust inquiry rather than passive submission. What is it that drives those sad souls who like to boss others around? Eric Peters breaks down how American society has devolved from one in which people mostly minded their own business to one where we lust to control one another.
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July 15, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-15-2020
Parents of school-age children are facing a dilemma at the prospect of sending their kids back to school this fall. Of course, that's IF schools in their area will even reopen in the first place. Ethan Yang has a highly relevant take on the dangers of keeping the schools closed. The revolutionary fervor that we're seeing in the streets of America should be cause for paying closer attention to what's going on around us. Why is it that some revolutions succeed and others devolve into mindless bloodbaths? Joseph Loconte has some helpful historical perspective. The rumors of Lockdown 2.0 appear to be based in reality. Michael Snyder offers timely analysis on why this is taking place and who is taking advantage of our Covid fears. Now that the NFL's Washington Redskins have announced that they are changing their name in response to politically correct pressure, one has to wonder: What's next? Burgess Owens says, the name change was at the behest of big finance, not NFL fans.
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July 15, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-14-2020
Why is interest in homeschooling surging? Tuttle Twins author Connor Boyack joins us to discuss the trend and why it's happening. If you don't feel a sense of frustration at how Big Tech is actively censoring what it considers unapproved opinions on the internet, you're not paying attention. But beware, by urging government to create a "fairness doctrine" to protect conservative speech, we may just end up losing what little online free speech we have left. Is there a reason the Covid-19 panic narrative is being pushed again? Edward Achorn has some needed perspective on what's happening. Is it possible that we're being primed for something other than avoiding illness? The body count is rising once again. No, not coronavirus deaths. It's the number of suicides and drug overdoses that are on the rise. Jon Miltimore has a timely reminder of the less-publicized costs of the government-mandated shutdowns.
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July 14, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-14-2020
Our weekly interview with Eric Peters from EPAutos.com in which we discuss the president's wearing of a face mask and the downsides of having to pay "rent" on a vehicle each year in the form of property taxes. Many of us perceive safety in blending into the crowd. But the world doesn't need more clones. It needs original and authentic characters. James Walpole has a refreshingly different take on how the irreplaceable survives the interchangeable. Given the volatility of the topic of racism, it can be a difficult subject to discuss rationally. Tom Krannawitter has a remarkably straightforward take on the difference between having racist thoughts and genuine injustice. When it comes to making decisions about our lives, who is better qualified? You or a collection of bureaucrats? Donald J. Boudreaux warns to exercise deep caution in whom we trust.
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July 14, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-13-2020
Christian Watson of the Pensive Politics podcast joins us to discuss current headlines and his take on the passing scene. We discuss the lessons of CHAZ/CHOP, free speech and the need for free and open dialogue in easing societal tensions. Has science lost its respectability? Paul Rosenberg has a timely warning about what happens when science combines with authority. Speaking of how science can be abused, here's a hard-hitting essay from Angelo Codevilla on how Dr. Anthony Fauci is a deep state fraud who uses science to advance an agenda that doesn't have your best interests at heart.
42:40
July 13, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-13-2020
While we're all busy fighting about masks and such, another bipartisan spending frenzy is about to kick off in Congress. Veronique de Rugy advises that we brace ourselves. Our collision with fiscal reality is imminent. You've likely seen the signs going up at various retail businesses: Please use exact change or be willing to round up for your purchase. Word on the street is that there's a coin shortage. William J. Luther asks, "Where have all the coins gone?" How bad would things have to get before you'd consider voting with your feet and leaving your current state of residence? That's a question each of us must answer for ourselves but it's clear that, for many folks, the threshold has been reached. Meanwhile, major tax increases are coming at virtually every level. The woke revolution makes for some interesting reading in your daily news feed but don't dismiss it as so much intellectual posturing between elitists. As Paul Craig Roberts explains, our personal free speech and freedom of conscience are on the line.
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July 13, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-10-2020
Should our loyalty to the USA be based on our beliefs about the country or the simple fact that we live in it? Policy writer and Young Voices contributor Nate Hochman joins us to discuss how our fractured political parties might find moral unity, despite coming from two very different moral reasonings. It's bad enough that real life heroes are being deconstructed right and left. Now Superman is being dumbed down morally, so he can be more "relatable" to his audience. Dan Sanchez has a great take on what DC Film's attempt to modernize the Man of Steel. Want a perfect illustration of the danger of "hate crimes"? Look no further than the California couple facing maximum criminal charges for painting over a Black Lives Matter statement on a public roadway.
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July 10, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-10-2020
Back to school time is traditionally a pretty big deal for students and parents alike. This year, it's looking more like a line in the sand for millions of parents. Kerry McDonald explains how government overreaction to Covid-19 is causing these parents to say, "No thanks, we'll school our kids at home." Is freedom incompatible with the so-called "greater good"? Annie Holmquist zeroes in on the growing friction between those who are working to maintain freedom and those who see freedom as dangerous. If you haven't heard of the Harper's Letter calling for greater respect for free speech, it's worth looking into. The violent reaction of the cancel culture mob to this letter is strong evidence that it needed to be said. If you think you can simply avoid the cancel culture mob, I have some bad news for you--there's nowhere left to hide. John Stossel has a marvelous breakdown of how cancel culture is out of control and what we can do to withstand its demands. On a related note, Boyd Cathey explores the goals of the cancel culture censors and how they are seeking to transform our society at any cost, if we let them.
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July 10, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-9-2020
In my home state of Utah, the mask controversy is deepening. Governor Gary Herbert says the state has the authority to mandate wearing masks but he won't exercise it, at this time. Those of us who choose not to wear a mask are about to get a lot less popular. When is a picture worth a thousand words? When it's helping us understand a difficult or technical concept or when it's being used to mislead us and propagandize us? Ramon P. DeGennaro says it's always wise to weigh the evidence and think for yourself. Young Voices contributor Chris Harelson joins us to discuss how cutting administration costs and barriers could help speed up a lagging health care system. One good thing about Covid-19 is that it has revealed many of these systemic weaknesses. Those of us above a certain age may not feel that we have a stake in the current effort to ban TikTok. As Jeffrey A. Tucker explains, the poison of politics has a way of tainting everything it touches--including things that bring fun or innovation into our lives.
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July 9, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-9-2020
Given the choice between taking the easy road and the harder road, which would you choose? It's a safe bet that most of us would opt for the path of least resistance. James Walpole warns that the easy road does exist but it's a scam. It's very fashionable now to condemn billionaires as if they'd wronged each of us personally. Isaac Morehouse has a thoughtful response to this notion and good advice on how creating value and protecting one another's freedoms is more productive than railing against arbitrary amounts of money. You don't have to look too far to find authentic problems today. T.K. Coleman suggests that most of them are far too important to reduce to left vs. right politics. Now that we find ourselves in the societal mode where it's acceptable to tear down statues and rename everything that came before us, what's next on the chopping block? Jeff Deist says free market economics is now a tempting target to the politically correct. Is there something inherently wrong with loving our ancestors? Even if they too were flawed? Vasko Kohlmayer says the current purge seeks to rob us of our country rather than right an existing wrong.
42:40
July 9, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-8-2020
It's not just the friction about wearing masks in public, you've probably noticed pretty much everything has morphed into a political death match these days. What's up with that? J.D. Tuccille has some timely analysis of the growing anger in American society. Thank heavens for those who can see current events through a calmer, less strident lens. Max Gulker describes the slow, strange and wonderful unmasking of America that we're experiencing. What if the current pressure to get the public to mask up was more psyop than legitimate disease prevention?  Kelly Brogan MD has a truly remarkable take. Find the time to read this essay thoroughly. You won't regret it. Times of crisis are also times of remarkable opportunity. T.K Coleman reminds us that our greatest creativity can often be found when we're struggling to keep our heads above water. Moves to reform or to remove police at the local level are gaining some traction. While there are some legitimate concerns about how local police are morphing from peace officers into enforcers, Jeff Thomas warns that getting rid of them may be a Pyrrhic victory, at best.
42:40
July 8, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-8-2020
The authoritarian decision to shutdown much of the economy in response to Covid-19 has created far more victims than the virus has. Today, you'll hear from two of the small business owners who have had their livelihood destroyed by bureaucratic directives that designated them and their businesses "non-essential." You'll hear from Cameron Porter and Kerby Barker, in their own words, and you'll learn why Attorney Garrett Smith and others are filing a federal class action lawsuit against the officials who gave those orders. You can also watch the video of our interviews here: Cameron Porter from Robin Hood Studios Kerby Barker from Epic Party Events.
42:43
July 8, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-7-2020
Segment 1: The hue and cry to divest America of the memory of men like Thomas Jefferson is getting a fair amount of (biased) media attention. How many know the pains this man took to try to end slavery? Charles Burris has some facts for your consideration. Thinking clearly in a climate of perpetual fear isn't easy. Ron Paul shines the light of truth onto the matter of the Covid-19 "spike" in Texas and how it's being spun to to justify another expansive power grab. Gun sales are through the roof. Not exactly difficult to understand, is it? Now that the couple that defended their mansion in St. Louis from angry protesters have gone viral, there are some important lessons for the rest of us. A key one: Don't be a gun-waver. Segment 2: The Academy of Arts & Sciences has released a report titled "Our Common Purpose" which examines how to make reforms to American Constitutional Democracy. Novak Scholar and Young Voices contributor Alexandra Hudson joins us to talk about the challenges and proposed solutions.
42:39
July 7, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-7-2020
Eric Peters from Eric Peters Autos joins us for our weekly reality supplement. We discuss what to make of the rising number of Covid cases versus the steeply declining number of Covid deaths and whether the American public is more committed to reality or insanity. Feeling frustration that so many people seem dug so deeply into their beliefs that no amount of facts or persuasion can change their minds? Kent McManigal says don't let that stop you from shining the light of truth. And definitely don't fall into the same trap yourself. How much pride should we feel in our heritage? This seems like a timely consideration. James Walpole has an interesting twist. He says we should feel the challenge to do better than our forebears did rather than simply basking in pride over their accomplishments. Of all the ideologies that compete for our allegiance, the "safety first" ideology is among the most destructive.  Michael and Diana W. Thomas remind us that authentic growth and progress requires a willingness to embrace a degree of risk.
42:40
July 7, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-6-2020
A respected friend posted something on Facebook over the weekend complimenting the president's remarks at Mt. Rushmore. Within 24 hours, 15 people had unfriended her. What exactly is making us so intolerant in the pursuit of tolerance? Among the many things changed by the Covid crisis is how we attend church and worship services. Where is the line between being a responsible citizen and the need to exercise civil disobedience in defense of one's faith? Dr. Gavin Ashden has some answers. With everything that we've been through and the uncertain path ahead, what have been the positive aspects of this crisis? Jeffery A. Tucker zeroes in on a few that we may have overlooked. If you're serious about becoming a well-rounded human being, nothing beats an authentic liberal arts education. Dr. Shanon Brooks has a timely explanation of the hardest school you'll ever attend. In that same vein, Jeff Minnick sings the praises of Tom Rollins who created the Great Courses and has helped so many people become better thinkers and better individuals committed to lifelong learning.
42:39
July 6, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-6-2020
The holiday this past weekend was a curious mixture of celebration and reflection. What could well have been the biggest night of fireworks ever was tempered by serious concerns about the principles of our nation's founding. Is our nation standing at a critical crossroad and how do we proceed from here? What exactly are we celebrating when we observe our nation's birthday? Lawrence W. Reed reminds us that America is not defined by slavery but by the ideals that ultimately abolished it. One of the clearest battles being fought before our eyes is the issue of maintaining our freedoms during a time of crisis. Ethan Yang boldly outlines why defenders of freedom must smash the Covid-19 orthodoxy rather than passively submit to self-serving experts. Politicians rarely get much acknowledgement on this program but the president's speech at Mt. Rushmore, and the media spin that followed it are noteworthy enough to merit discussion.
42:41
July 6, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-3-2020
We all want to believe that, during the time of slavery, we'd have been the ones who would have stood against it. But do we really understand what it requires to stand up against beliefs that are held by most members of society? It's not as easy as we think. Statues and monuments aren't the only targets of America's current cultural revolution. The social justice crusaders have also set their sights on abolishing museums. Anders Koskinen has a compelling explanation of where such terrible ideas are originating. In spite of all the recent drama, we still have much to celebrate this Independence Day. Antony Davies of the Words & Numbers podcast reminds us that part of our observances should include remembering the principles of our nation's founding. If you get the sense that we're standing at a historical crossroads, you're not wrong. Jeff Minnick asks whether what we're seeing is a protest or a revolution. If you've found yourself asking the question, "How has it come to this?", you're not alone. Barry Brownstein has a marvelous take on how we've chosen to become a nation of servants.
42:40
July 3, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-3-2020
Of all the things we tend to take for granted, free speech shouldn't be one of them. John Stossel has a timely warning about the new censors and why it's so crucial that each of us be willing to speak the truth--even when it's unpopular to do so. The fear generated over Covid-19 is causing power-seekers to take full advantage of us and to seize as much control as we'll let them. Some are even floating the idea of punishing those whose refuse to submit to contact tracer questioning. So much of what we hear in the news about coronavirus is calculated to feed our fears and keep us clamoring for someone to save us. What if there were some good news about herd immunity that isn't being trumpeted as widely? Would you want to hear it? Independence Day is tomorrow. Hopefully, each of us will have time to reflect on the stunning accomplishment it once represented and to commit ourselves to pledge our lives, fortunes and sacred honor to perpetuating the founders' love of liberty.
42:42
July 3, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-2-2020
With all the different things dividing us as a nation, one of the most curious divides is that between the risk-tolerant and the risk-averse. Can these two Americas coexist or must one dominate the other? The current concern over rising Covid cases in Texas is feeding the fear that people went back to their lives too soon. Before we shut it all down again, Edward Peter Stringham suggests we take 500mg of chill pill and look at the bigger picture. As we prepare to celebrate America's independence this weekend, it's a prime opportunity for each of us to seriously ponder what "independence" means. James Bovard has a powerful essay about Independence Day in the midst of dictatorship. Economist Tyler Cowan says it's likely that we need more lockdowns but getting the American people on board is less likely if we keep telling them they're stupid and too sociable. In a time of contagion and financial ruin, does it make sense to choose liberty? Caroline Breshears says you better believe it.
42:40
July 2, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-2-2020
Eric Peters from EPAutos.com joins us to talk current events, courage and whether we will be celebrating freedom or a farce this weekend. It's too easy to find yourself in the crosshairs of the angry mob. While it's tempting to simply go silent, there is no safety in doing so. Dave Deaval has a principled plea to find your voice anyway and speak the truth that needs to be spoken. Does tyranny require a tyrant? Annie Holmquist says, not if history is any indicator. Scenes like we've seen play out in Seattle for the past few weeks can only happen when leaders are too fearful to lead. That's why we each need to step up in our own way.
42:42
July 2, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour two 7-1-2020
You know you've hit a nerve when someone invokes the phrase, "How dare you?" Sadly, this is a pretty common response to those of us who remain mask averse during the time of Covid. What is it about masks, manners and mind control that gets us so wound up? It's telling that some of the deepest conflict taking place in our country right now is over statues and monuments. Serious about de-escalating the situation? Take Jacob Hornberger's advice and depoliticize the statues. Why have blue states been hit much harder by Covid-19 than other states? Jon Miltimore explores how the states with the most stringent lockdowns still bore the brunt of the virus. How many times have you heard someone say, "Taxes are the price we pay for living in a civilized world"? Take a look around you. Are you getting your money's worth? J.D. Tuccille has a few things to think about as delayed tax day approaches.
42:40
July 1, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hour one 7-1-2020
Are you noticing more people shooting off fireworks this year? Jay Zagorsky says it's not just your imagination. All those months of lockdown have people feeling froggy. How did tolerance become such a spiteful practice? California has blacklisted Idaho to show us what true tolerance is. If there's anything more disturbing than the mob mentality of the social justice crusaders, it's the speed with which corporate American has bent the knee to their demands. Do we speak up for the innocent people being purged, even if it puts us at risk? Most of us could use a stout shot of encouragement right now. Allen Stevo has a very thoughtful piece that cuts through the fear and anger to describe why the world needs your very best right now.
42:43
July 1, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hr 2 6-30-2020
Pressure to resume statewide lockdowns is building amidst a growing number of reported Covid-19 cases. John Daniel Davidson gets right to the point: Americans should never again comply with pandemic lockdown orders. Those ordering us to do so have burned their credibility and lost all moral authority to order us to do anything. It's been two weeks since the Utah Business Revival held its groundbreaking Collin Raye concert in Cedar City. Iron County commissioner Paul Cozzens just posted a very telling chart showing Covid-19 infections in that county following the gathering. Not a single positive case can be traced to someone who attended this event. Are you starting to see signs in various businesses warning that exact change may not be available? Claudio Glass warns that the war against cash has been ramped up considerably during the Covid crisis. How do you live in a world gone mad? Alex Tabbarok says, watch what you do or say on social media. Seems like sound advice.
42:40
June 30, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hr 1 6-30-2020
As tempting as it may be to cheer when the cancel culture mob tears into someone we consider an opponent, it's essential that we defend authentic--yet imperfect--history. Matt Purple explains what we can learn from the current attacks on the detestable Woodrow Wilson. Any society has room for improvement but ritual and symbolic acts can only take us so far. John McWhorter has a great essay on the growing Church of Social Justice. Sarah Downey has an excellent essay on why the politically correct witch hunt must end. She warns how it's killing free speech as well as our ability to learn from one another.
42:42
June 30, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show hr 2 6-29-2020
This has been a year filled with learning opportunities. Michael Snyder says one of the biggest lessons has been the critical importance of being prepared. A number of Independence Day celebrations have been canceled around the nation this year. Jeffrey A. Tucker has a great essay about his recent experience at PorcFest and how people who are committed to freedom live their lives. With all of government's well-documented failures, why do so many people still cling to the belief that it should be our primary problem solver? Veronique de Rugy says it's still worth fighting to help others understand that solutions exist outside the state. If you find yourself wondering where does the wealth go when an economy tanks, Michael Munger has an answer worth considering. It's not a matter of fat cats stealing your hard-earned dough. Wealth vanishes when voluntary exchanges are stopped.
42:51
June 29, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show 6-29-2020
As the divide keeps getting wider in America, many of us are asking, "Is violent conflict inevitable?" Elections alone aren't going to solve the problem. In fact, the next election could be catalyst for real bloodshed. Why not consider decentralization as a solution? At the risk of sounding stubborn, is it really in the interest of public health that everyone wear a mask? Molly McCann suggests that mandatory masks are more about social control than saving lives. Not to seem ungrateful for the efforts of those who insisted on locking down our lives and the economy, but has anyone actually tallied up the broader costs? Edward Peter Stringham asks, "Again, what were the benefits of locking down?" It's infuriating to see the wanton violence and destruction of private property being done in the name of so-called social justice. Gary M Galles has a powerful reminder from Leonard E. Read on why we cannot lower ourselves to the level of those running amok.
42:42
June 29, 2020
The Bryan Hyde Show 6-26-2020
With all the violence and unrest being done in the name of "social justice," one has to wonder if there is a line that the 'woke' would not cross. James Lindsey has a powerful essay with an honest question for woke followers: "How far is too far?" The "woke" mob is getting lots of attention and making a pretty big stir but are they the real adversary or just a front group, philosophy and shadow? Lew Rockwell shares an enlightening email from one of his readers. If you've ever worried that no one really cares enough to keep track of you, take heart. Your iPhone is creating a map of every place you've been and keeping a record of it for up to a year. Most of us would agree that fake news is a real thing these days. But we'd likely have a tough time explaining why this is so. Isaac Morehouse has a terrific explanation of why all news is fake news. There's not much that can be counted on to work in good times and bad. Kent McManigal says respecting liberty is one thing that works in all times and all places.
42:50
June 26, 2020