We have many fun traditions that have arisen during the decade-plus of running annual Reason webathons, none funner than having our editorial brass respond directly to the brain-tickling queries, insults, and philosophical problems posed by you, our very favorite audience. How many other magazines of opinion allow not only for an open comments section (legal exposures notwithstanding), but annual AMAs? Not bloody many, I’d wager.
Won’t you please encourage such responsiveness by donating to Reason right the hell now?
Well, this year we asked for questions as part of our weekly Reason Roundtable podcast, featuring Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch, and man, did you people deliver. In a special bonus Webathon dispatch that tests the outer limits of the Non-Agression Principle by taping in the same room, your humble Roundtableists give their own reasons for the giving season, then tackle all the important, listener-generated questions. Such as:
Which editor can fire the others? How many black leather jackets does Nick own? What’s the best outcome for impeachment? What are recommended books, recommended political strategies for Rep. Justin Amash (I–Mich.), and recommended cocktail ingredients from Suderman? Why does Katherine hate ownership, why does Nick hate libraries, why does Reason hate people who talk to Richard Spencer? When are we going to get our fancy debt crisis and why don’t people talk more about New Zealand? What is the most libertarian musical genre? Which fictional character would make the best president? And most importantly, who is the best baseball player who does not belong in the Hall of Fame?
Those are just some of the questions you can listen to us try to answer below, from around the ping pong table of Reason‘s D.C. office. Enjoy! Then remember to subscribe to Reason podcasts, and of course…donate to Reason right the hell now.
Audio production by Ian Keyser.