Featured Guests

Liz Wolfe

Liz_wolfe_(1).pngLiz Wolfe is an associate editor at Reason covering tech, free speech, and China. She writes Reason Roundup, the daily newsletter, and is the co-host of Just Asking Questions.  She has interviewed sex workers, tattoo artists, venture capitalists, tech CEOs, crypto hype men, and the occasional restaurateur. Her work has appeared in PlayboyThe Daily BeastPirate WiresBloomberg's CityLabHouston ChronicleDallas Morning News, New York Post, and National Review

She has appeared on The New York Times podcast, The Argument and been a guest on Kennedy and Varney & Co, both on Fox Business, on The Glenn Beck Show, and on The Megyn Kelly Show. She has been a recurring guest on The Hill's YouTube show, Rising, which has 1.5 million subscribers.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Full Biography


Deirdre McCloskey


Deirdre Nansen McCloskey is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics and of History, and Professor Emerita of English and of Communication, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Trained at Harvard in the 1960s as an economist, she has written twenty books and some four hundred academic articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, statistical theory, feminism, ethics, and law.

She taught for twelve years at the University of Chicago in the Economics Department in its glory days, but now describes herself as a “literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, ex-Marxist, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not ‘conservative’! I’m a Christian classical liberal.”

Her most recent popular books, for example, are Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All (Yale University Press, 2019) and with Art Carden Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: The Bourgeois Deal (University of Chicago Press, 2020). Deirdremccloskey.com



Kimber Fountain

Kimber Fountain, a Texas Gulf Coast native and Galveston Island resident, is a multifaceted professional with a background in theatre and dance from the University of Texas at Austin. Kimber's literary journey began as a writer for The Island Guide, leading to her role as Editor-in-Chief and Feature Writer for Galveston Monthly magazine from 2015 to 2021. She is the author of three acclaimed books on Galveston history, including "Galveston Seawall Chronicles" (2017), "Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of the Line" (2018), and "The Maceos and The Free State of Galveston, An Authorized History" (2020), published by Arcadia Publishing/The History Press.

In addition to her writing endeavors, Kimber is a sought-after professional speaker, delivering captivating history and writing lectures across Texas. In 2019, she founded The Red Light District Tours of Galveston, an engaging historical walking tour inspired by her books.

Committed to promoting and preserving the local arts and history community, Kimber served as chair of the Arts and Historic Preservation Advisory Board to the Galveston City Council for six years. She also contributed significantly to the Galveston Naval Museum as Chair of the Curation and Education committee, where she curated and produced the exhibit "Women of World War II." KimberFountain.com