Liberty & Wine

Liberty & Wine

In this monthly podcast, Anne Fortier will take you on an intellectual tasting trip through a wide range of current issues as they relate to the foundational ideas and themes of a free society. Anne and her guests will dive into economics, history, evolutionary psychology, social sciences, and much more . . . all the while enjoying a glass of wine. It is Anne’s belief that—now more than ever—we must continue to have these conversations to appreciate the role human freedom has played, and still plays, in our quest for a better world. A new episode is released the first Monday of each month, available through all major podcast platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes, Ballados, and Podcast Addict. Mr. David Salerno made this initiative possible through his founding donation. https://www.libertyandwine.com

Episodes

June 9, 2022 56 min

In this episode of Liberty & Wine, Anne talks with former President at York College Pennsylvania Dr. George Waldner about the state of higher education in North America today. How did Collectivism manage to overtake our colleges and universities to the extent that student life today resembles a flash-back to China’s Cultural Revolution with students living in perpetual fear of bullying and cancellation by the Woke gangs on camp...

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In this episode of L&W, Anne talks to Professor Paul J. Zak about his fascinating discoveries in the novel field of neuroeconomics. We learn that man is by nature a moral being, and that our biochemistry predisposes us toward trust, generosity, and spontaneous order. We also learn that hugs are the best immune booster in our arsenal.

The beverage Paul has chosen for this episode is the beer Orval, and as always, our excellent wi...

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In this episode of Liberty & Wine, Anne turns to Don Boudreaux for candid insights into the state of the economy post  pandemic and the dangers that lie ahead.

The wine Don has chosen for this episode—Condrieu Guigal—gives us a glimpse of the man behind the economist. We’ll hear why he selected this particular wine, and acclaimed wine critic Malcolm Jolly will, as always, give us his take on the bottle and infuse it with both hu...

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In this episode of Liberty & Wine, Anne talks to Matt Ridley about his newest book, “Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19”. The conversation meanders far and wide as Anne and Matt also explore ways to cope with the general sense of pessimism that permeates our age and try on the spirit of rational optimism that has become a characteristic of Matt’s work.

The wine selected for this episode—La Reserve de Leoville Barton, S...

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February 7, 2022 80 min

In this tenth episode of Liberty & Wine, my friend Anne and I talk about her successful novels and her childhood growing up in Denmark. For this month’s wine review, wine expert Malcolm presents the Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2017, a red wine from Argentina. I then conclude by discussing the future of the Liberty & Wine podcast with its new host.

 

This month's link :

Adam Driver: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada...

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In this ninth episode of Liberty & Wine, my friend Vincent and I talk about inequalities during the Golden Age of Capitalism, and how this period is misconstrued in the popular imagination.

For this month’s wine review, Wine & Food Journalist Malcolm Jolley presents the Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco 2018, a red wine from northern Italy.

I then conclude with an editorial about the dangers of the recent infiltration of wokeism into ...

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In this eighth episode of Liberty & Wine, my friend Rudyard and I talk about monetary policy and how, despite the supposed independence of central banks and it being the top policy issue facing more and more countries, it seems to escape political debate and public scrutiny. This is particularly unfortunate given that monetary policy has a significant impact on the lives of ordinary people.

For this month’s wine review, my speci...

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In this seventh episode of Liberty & Wine, you will learn how my friend Brad went from rap and indie rock journalist to CEO of the Atlas Network, and about his new book, Liberalism and the Free Society in 2021

This month’s wine review covers a 2018 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes. And my editorial tells you why Sweden is not as socialist as the American and Canadian left would like you to believe.

Note: Due to technical difficulties...

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For this sixth episode of Liberty & Wine, our guest is Peter, a research fellow in economic policy at The Heritage Foundation, and a personal friend of mine. Our conversation revolves around the recent developments, positive and negative, in the world of cryptocurrencies. This month's wine is a Sancerre. Michel's brief editorial is about the risks for freedom of expression and the diversity of thought associated with th...

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My guest for this fifth episode is Matt, President of the Atlas Network. He will tell us about one of his personal passions: Doing Development Differently, which espouses a different vision and, more importantly, a different approach to helping the poorer countries of the world develop and lift themselves out of poverty.

For this month’s wine, I will be reviewing a rosé that isn’t actually a rosé: the Vieil Aven 2020, from the small...

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For this fourth episode of Liberty & Wine, my guest is Lindy, a singer-songwriter and a long-time activist for the cause of freedom, as well as a personal friend of mine. We discuss his musical development, as well as the crucial importance for friends of freedom to be more involved in cultural creations such as movies, novels, and songs.

For this month’s wine, I will be reviewing a Rosé Champagne, more particularly the Forget B...

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June 6, 2021 45 min

My guest for the third episode of Liberty & Wine is Carla. Author, activist, attorney, and genuine freedom fighter, she tells me all about her diverse background and her involvement in the Free State Project. 

The wine I am recommending this month is the 2016 Luigi Righetti Amarone della Valpolicella, a bold Italian red wine with a complex nose.

This month’s links:

Wine selection: https://www.vivino.com/CA/en/luigi-righetti-amaron...

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In this episode, I first welcome Maria Lily to talk about the economic value of freedom of expression. You may be surprised by how much you stand to gain if freedom of speech were to improve. I then have a chat with my dear friend Martin, who explains the Epicurean roots of classical liberalism and why this philosophical movement fell victim to the spread of fake news.

This month’s wine selection is the Château Larose-Trintaudon Hau...

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In this very first episode of Liberty & Wine, my friend Peter and I discuss how wealth taxes end up hurting Main Street and modern lessons from the Mongol Conquest of China, all the while savouring a glass of a Greek wine. 

This month’s wine selection is the Santo Wines Assyrtiko Santorini 2019, a white wine from the volcanic island of Santorini. The Assyrtiko grape is arguably Greece’s most iconic wine grape variety, and depend...

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March 9, 2021 1 min

Welcome to Liberty and Wine. I am Anne Fortier.

Come join me on an intellectual tasting trip through a wide range of current issues as they relate to the foundational ideas and themes of a free society.

My guests and I will dive into economics, history, evolutionary psychology, genetics, social sciences, and much more . . . all the while enjoying a glass of wine.

Now more than ever, we must continue to have these conversations in orde...

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