The Cato Daily Podcast features Cato Institute scholars and other commenters discussing relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner.
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Alden Guy
Dec 19 '19
Rating:   10
I never miss it

Concise, honest, valuable insights on a wide range of fascinating topics. Always backed up by research and facts and not just conjecture! Delivered in a positive and fun way! Awesome!

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NCR Veteran Ranger
Nov 4 '19
Rating:   6
Some good, some bad

The quality of the podcast varies wildly with its guests. If you’re not already onboard with the viewpoint the host and guest are espousing, then you’re unlikely to be convinced. More of a “preaching to the choir” than anything else. Lastly, does not understand that there can actually be reasonable disagreements between libertarians on policy — it’s CATO’s way or you’re a authoritarian nationalist. Having said all that, there’s a tremendous amount of good content here, especially with regards to the harder policy stuff.

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Almost Somebody
Oct 12 '19
Rating:   2
how the other half learns (11 Oct 2019)

i really usually enjoy the cato daily podcast, but today’s was far below average. the interviewee was allowed to speak expansively, but offered shallow answers. his analogies were sophomoric, and he feigned surprise that the host was unaware of an obscure figure.

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TigerDog20
Sep 12 '19
Rating:   10
Love the Cato podcast

Cato produces great work and this podcast allows me to keep up to date on current issues and Cato’s analysis.

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liber punk
Sep 11 '19
Rating:   10
Thought provoking

Wake up and open your mind.

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Silviut
Aug 9 '19
Rating:   10
A Favorite of mine

I enjoy the short form and relaxed conversation. Views tend to be balanced.

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Scott Walton
Jul 4 '19
Rating:   8
Please research Defense Issues more carefully

I am a Libertarian, a career military officer and have supported Cato over the years. I was listening to this morning's 4th of July episode and took exception to some of your commentator's perspectives on armor.We, in the US military, do not aspire to fight fair. We seek to apply our advantages asymmetrically against our adversaries. We use tanks as part of the combined and joint force against our adversaries. The M1 Abrams tank is a critical element of that force and is not, as your commentator suggests, just a jobs program. As we increasingly confront Russian and Chinese aggression, we must have a viable armored force. We must continue to cost-effectively sustain the M1 Abrams system. I assure our adversaries are investing in their systems. All of that is tangential to the issue you express about the militarization of Fourth of July. Flyovers of high performance jet aircraft has been a fixture of celebrations for over 25 years. Some may not like the noise, but as we say in the military, "That noise you hear is the sound of freedom!"

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kmoran1998
May 29 '19
Rating:   10
Great podcast

Really great podcast.

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moran.kyle
May 29 '19
Rating:   10
Great podcast

Really great podcast.

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factsNotFeelings
May 22 '19
Rating:   2
Terrible podcast today

This isn’t libertarian, who put this pro illegal alien junk on CATO?

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Boo336699
May 7 '19
Rating:   2
Conservative Bashing

Likewise, I’m looking for non-agenda-driven news sources. (Seems primarily conservatives get bashed these days).

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David from St Louis
Apr 25 '19
Rating:   2
Leaving Cato podcast

I have been a subscriber and loyal listener for the last several years but I am canceling my subscription. The bashing of President Trump and his administration has gotten out of control. I would offer President Trump’s policies are closer to the libertarian view than any president we have had in the last 30 years. His policies on regulations, taxes, foreign policy, prison reform, and general liberty are moving us in right direction. It seems the Cato podcast has fallen to the media trap and has lost its moorings as to its mission and that is a shame.

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BurnOnBigRiver
Mar 22 '19
Rating:   4
Libertarian?

I stopped subscribing a year ago because I questioned Caleb Brown’s authenticity as a Libertarian. There was a bizarre interlude during an episode when he wished violence on ideological opponents. That was it for me.

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KodiakBlackhouse
Nov 6 '18
Rating:   10
Liberals! & Conservatives!

This is the most important politics and policy podcast for any citizen, no matter where they lie on the spectrum!

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Beaustucki
Nov 6 '18
Rating:   10
Reasonable news

If you want to stay informed and sample provocative opinions without all the yelling and fear-mongering that comes with most other political news programs - this is the show. Its biases are clear and upfront, its host is even-keeled and genuine, its perspective is refreshing

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chrishudsonjr
Nov 1 '18
Rating:   10
Short, Simple, & High Quality

Cato’s flagship podcast is great for those looking for brief interviews with experts on a wide range of subjects. Although from a libertarian perspective, you definitely don’t need to be a libertarian to enjoy the nuanced takes and good interviewing from host Caleb O. Brown.

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DiscipleMakerSTL
Oct 27 '18
Rating:   8
Great discourse and good information on issues

.........just not sure about a pure application and implication of many libertarian conclusions. However, we desperately need these discussions in the legislative branch, but we will probably not until Americans rise up and correct constitution with regard to term limits and lobbying, spending restraint, the role of the Federal Reserve and taxes. Indeed, a big meal to eat.

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Fundude777754367
Oct 26 '18
Rating:   10
CATO

I Love the non-partisan content! It is great to listen to people who just want to solve problems.

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SmoothHughes
Sep 14 '18
Rating:   8
For Libertarians, well done but dry

I'm sympathetic to limited government, so my bias is similar to Cato's. They are educating people on the value of small government and the damage that government policies can often do. Short podcast so doesn't explore multiple sides of an issue. A lot of content since it is daily. I love economics and policy talk, but this still bores me at times.

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