Ideas in Progress, hosted by IHS historian Dr. Anthony Comegna, invites professors and scholars to share how their research intersects with classical liberal ideas.


A new episode of our Ideas in Progress podcast, featuring contemporary thinkers discussing a wide variety of topics, is released every Wednesday.


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Episode 45–Anarchisms, Left and Right with Crispin Sartwell – Download the Transcript

Episode 44–Market Urbanism with Scott Beyer – Download the transcript

Episode 43–Capitalism and Ethics, with John Thrasher and Dan Halliday – Download the transcript

Episode 42–Gary Chartier Speaks for a (Virtual) Sandwich – Download the transcript

Episode 41–What’s the Deal with Prohibition? with Alice Kassens – Download the transcript

Episode 40–Libertarian History from Below with Anthony ComegnaDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 39–How to Free Your Spirit with Steven PittzDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 38–IHS Stories with Bill Glod and Jeanne HoffmanDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 37–Ubuntu and You with Mungi NgomaneDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 36–Discovering Ubuntu with Mungi NgomaneDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 35–The Blood Market with James Stacey TaylorDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 34–IHS Stories with Josh AmmonsDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 33–Postmodernist Libertarian with Nick GillespieDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 32–Academic Non-Academia with Nick GillespieDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 31–More Visions of Liberty with Aaron Ross Powell & Paul MatzkoDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 30–Visions of Liberty with Aaron Ross Powell & Paul MatzkoDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 29–Intersectionality & You with Abigail SaguyDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 28–Why You Should Be A Peacemonger with Chris CoyneDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 27–The Problem with Public Governance with Peter BoettkeDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 26–Marcus Witcher’s Ideas in Progress – DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 25–Classical Liberalism and the New High Weirdness with James CatonDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 24–AI And Liberalism with James CatonDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 23–Sex Work is Work, Too with Jessica FlaniganDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 22–Must Politics Be War? with Kevin VallierDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 21–Getting Right With Reagan with Marcus WitcherDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 20–Ostrom’s Law with Jeanne HoffmanDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 19–Why It’s OK to Make Bad Choices with Bill GlodDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 18–The Fed (Still) Sucks with Murray SabrinDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 17–Medicalizing Birth and Death with Lauren HallDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 16–Stolen with Rick BellDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 15–Research-stravaganza with Claudia Williamson and Randy SimmonsDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 14–Tech, Vision, and Real Solutions with Tawni Hunt-FerrariniDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 13–Do We Need Compulsory Public Education with Tawni Hunt-FerrariniDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 12–Guns, Civil Rights, and Abortion, with David BeitoDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 11–The New Deal was Completely Ridiculous with David BeitoDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 10–PPE in Practice – DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 9–What’s the Point of PPE? – DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 8–Where Does Classical Liberalism Go from Here? – DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 7–Classical Liberalism in Contemporary Political Philosophy with Jason BrennanDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 6–Grad School 101, Part 2 with Brandon Davis and Theo ChristovDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 5–Grad School 101, Part 1 with Jayme Lemke and Mark LeBarDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 4–In Defense of Andrew Jackson – DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 3–Federalist and Anti-Federalist with Brad BirzerDOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 2–Women and the Classical Liberal Tradition, Part 2 – DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT

Episode 1–Women and the Classical Liberal Tradition – DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT