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 Mar 21, 2019

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We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. Our goal is to help you understand national and local government as well as politics and policies from an independent point of view. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the main podcast posts on Wednesdays with a shorter daily episode the other days. Read The Ten Principles of We Are Libertarians: https://wearelibertarians.com/about-us/

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370: Policing in America, Part 2 - Civil Asset Forfeiture
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart continue the second and final part of policing in America. They discuss the fourth amendment, civil asset forfeiture, and public attitudes towards the police. Part 1 - https://wearelibertarians.com/368-policing-in-america-part-1/ Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Policing.pdf Video - https://youtu.be/ooNZ3Or6bnM Time Stamps History of 4th Amendment - 00:16:06 Civil Asset Forfeiture - 00:27:30 Public Sentiment Towards Police - 00:57:51 Police On Their Own Job - 00:1:12:01
Sep 18, 2019
369: The Swamp Explained - John Bolton Fired, Remembering 9-11
In the "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. President Trump has fired John Bolton. We debate if Bolton is the last Wilsonian hawk in the White House. Rob shares where he was on 9-11, and we examine how the world has changed over 18 years. Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel (https://twitter.com/RobQuartel). Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
Sep 13, 2019
368: Policing in America, Part 1
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart discuss how policing in America developed and where it stands at this moment. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Policing.pdf Militarization of Police Departments with Radley Balko: https://wal.fireside.fm/113 Video: https://youtu.be/hOL_PQUURqM Time Stamps Declaring our Biases on Police - 00:13:48 Brief History of Policing - 00:21:21 Current Role of Policing in America - 00:32:32 Militarization of Police - 00:58:03
Sep 11, 2019
367: Dave Chappelle Strikes Blow Against Cancel Culture, Straight Pride Parade
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Travis McCurry discuss Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix comedy special 'Sticks and Stones' and why it has struck such a chord. They also discuss the recent straight pride parade and the rise of white identity politics. Time Stamps Dave Chappelle - 00:19:13 Straight Pride - 01:03:50
Sep 04, 2019
366: The Swamp Explained - Trump's Wild Week, The Fed, Joe Walsh Jumps In
The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's wild week where he proposed buying Greenland and accepted the title 'King of the Jews.' Joe Walsh is getting into the Presidential race, and we discuss a few more that might. We look at Nixon's price controls and how it relates to the tariff fight. We also touch on the possibility of a recession. Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/
Aug 26, 2019
365: Origins of Misogyny and Racism in Underground Online Culture
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and James Nease continue the conversation on mass shootings and violence. Nease is an original member of 4Chan and spends time in the type of online communities that are being discussed. We discuss the role that misogyny and racism play in the thinking of someone like the El Paso shooter. Video: https://youtu.be/T5djw475PIw Companion Episodes 347: What is 4Chan? Explaining Internet Trolling Culture - https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-347-what-is-4chan-explaining-internet-trolling-culture/ 363: Quitting Opioids, Shootings in El Paso and Dayton - https://wal.fireside.fm/608 268: Is There a Solution to School Shootings? - https://wal.fireside.fm/374 270: Myths and Truths of School Shootings, Billy Graham - https://wal.fireside.fm/377 291: Suicide and Depression - https://wal.fireside.fm/403 22: What Causes Someone to Become a Mass Shooter? - https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/85 349: Surviving R Kelly, Human Trafficking, and Domestic Violence - https://wal.fireside.fm/544 326: The Swamp Explained - Political Violence Now vs. 60s, Is Trump Draining the Swamp? - https://wal.fireside.fm/457 The Cost 2: Amanda's Story - The Reality of Domestic Violence - https://wal.fireside.fm/399 Articles Against Libertarian Brutalism - https://fee.org/articles/against-libertarian-brutalism/ What Explains the Brutalism Uproar? - http://libertarianstandard.com/2014/03/18/what-explains-the-brutalism-uproar/ An Aesthetic of Liberty - https://fee.org/articles/an-aesthetic-of-liberty/ A Critique of 'Against Libertarian Brutalism' - http://www.strike-the-root.com/critique-of-against-libertarian-brutalism In Defense of Libertarian Brutalism - https://www.takimag.com/article/indefenseoflibertarianbrutalismkathyshaidle/
Aug 21, 2019
364: The Death of Jeffrey Epstein
Chris Spangle and Harry Price outline the death of Jeffrey Epstein. Was it suicide? Was it a conspiracy? Time Stamps Epstein Conspiracies - 00:20:21 Who is Epstein? - 00:50:19 Epstein's Legal Issues - 01:02:15 Epstein's Death - 01:14:41 Show Notes https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/JeffreyEpstein.pdf Jason Stapleton episode on Epstein Death: https://jasonstapleton.com/993-jason-debunks-jeffrey-epstein-conspiracy/ The Convenient Death of Jeffrey Epstein - https://youtu.be/FwKu1o6VtdY Autopsy finds broken bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck, deepening questions around his death - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/autopsy-finds-broken-bones-in-jeffrey-epsteins-neck-deepening-questions-around-his-death/2019/08/14/d09ac934-bdd9-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html Video https://youtu.be/r2xC08MBHLQ
Aug 15, 2019
Chris Spangle Show - 22: What Causes Someone to Become a Mass Shooter?
Chris Spangle examines the commonalities of mass shooters. Subscribe to the Chris Spangle Show here: https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/ Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/El-Paso_Dayton-.pdf
Aug 10, 2019
363: Quitting Opioids, Shootings in El Paso and Dayton
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Tanner Perdew, and Kyle Orr talk about Tanner's struggle with addiction. He discusses why he was hooked and how he became sober. We discuss the details of the El Paso and Dayton shootings. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/El-Paso_Dayton-.pdf Video: https://youtu.be/tFb_ioL1c3Q Time Stamps: Opioids - 00:14:14 Shooting Overview - 00:52:46 El Paso Details - 01:01:42 Dayton Details - 01:24:47 Protecting Rights vs. Safety - 01:44:24
Aug 08, 2019
362: Protests in Puerto Rico and Hong Kong
Chris Spangle and Harry Price cover Spangle's first trip to Canada, the protests in Puerto Rico and Hong Kong, and the growing threats to freedom by China. Puerto Rico - 00:16:31 Hong Kong - 00:41:18 Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Hong-KongPRBoris_Bernie.pdf
Jul 31, 2019
361: The Swamp Explained - End The Homeland Security Department? AOC vs. Trump
"The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, they discuss ending the Department of Homeland Security and Trump's fight with the "Squad." Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
Jul 22, 2019
2020 Presidential Debate Series: The Environment
Listen in as candidates Max Abramson (new candidate!), Arvin Vohra, Benjamin Leder. and Daniel Behrman discusses climate change, oil drilling, pipelines, fracking, subsidies, emission offsets, car registration, agricultural impact, and more. https://youtu.be/HFqhU8ELmXQ
Jul 15, 2019
360: The Path to Libertarianism - Answering Miranda's Questions
Miranda is new to libertarianism and has some questions about politics and philosophy. In this first episode in our new Path to Libertarianism series, Chris Spangle answers Miranda's questions about running third-party, gerrymandering, age of consent laws, monetary policy without the government, how the environment would be protected in the absence of the EPA, and how to talk to friends without sounding crazy. 00:13:10 - Question 1: Why is there a two-party system? 00:38:56 - Where does libertarianism come from? 00:55:10 - Age of Consent 01:09:41 - How would money work without the Federal government? 01:22:35 - How would we protect the environment in a libertarian society? 01:34:40 - Is discrimination ok in a libertarian society? 01:57:00 - How to spread libertarianism without pissing off friends
Jul 09, 2019
359: Border Update, What Constitutional Rights Do Immigrants Have?
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns discuss the deteriorating conditions at the southern border. While immigration is a factor, our discussion is on the rights of prisoners. First, we tell you the conditions within the detention facilities. Then we discuss what rights a prisoner of the United States ought to have. We end by determining what Constitutional rights non-citizens have based on the Founders and the Supreme Court. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/BorderUpdate.pdf What is Happening At the Border? - https://wearelibertarians.com/what-is-happening-at-the-border/ 294: Separation of Immigrant Children at the Border - https://wearelibertarians.com/294-separation-of-immigrant-children-at-the-border/ Video: https://youtu.be/7VmOiMaL_Is
Jul 03, 2019
WAL Daily 100: Hodey Accidentally Trolls the LP By Helping It
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns discuss getting dragged into a discussion between the LP and their Presidential candidates. We celebrate the 100th and final Daily. It will be re-branded and moved to a different feed. Debates: https://wearelibertarians.com/category/podcasts/debates/ Video: https://youtu.be/3NRZPrfFtnw
Jul 03, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Max Abramson
A new Libertarian Presidential candidate joins the circuit! Find our about the state representative from New Hampshire as he discusses reuniting the family, debt, and how to get small business owners to cross the aisle into voting for a libertarian! Video: https://youtu.be/MS3DkSLXyzE
Jul 03, 2019
WAL Daily 99: Remso Martinez on the the Border Crisis
Chris Spangle and Remso Martinez discussing loving libertarianism while disliking the libertarian movement and the crisis at the border. Support Remso's book project: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-book-launch
Jul 02, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidates Debate Series: The Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice Debate. Tune in to Arvin Vohra, Ben Leder, and Daniel Behrman as they discuss incarceration, recidivism, body cameras, mandatory minimums, voting rights, private prisons, overcrowding, juvenile detention, the drug war, and more. Video: https://youtu.be/b_a32nJSXNY
Jul 01, 2019
WAL Daily 98: Trump's Chances in 2020
Chris Spangle recently appeared on Rob Kendall's radio show with Leaders and Legends podcast host Robert Vane to discuss Donald trump's 2020 chances.
Jun 28, 2019
WAL Daily 97: Hitting Your Goals
Dale's taking a break, sadness ensues! Hodey sends him out in style as they discuss hitting your goals, good ones and bad ones to have, and how being a goal-oriented person can help you "win" the game of life. Video: https://youtu.be/coSoFMLgdiw
Jun 27, 2019
358: Is California a Third-World Country?
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss Spangle's recent visit to Los Angeles, California, and the shocking state of that city. Show Links: The Patdown - http://mspatcomedy.com/podcast The Libertarian Aurora - http://libertarianaurora.com Thomas Sowell on the Housing Boom and Bust - https://youtu.be/5GoAGuTIbVY Welcome to Skid Row 2017: Shocking scale of homelessness in downtown LA is exposed in footage showing sidewalks lined with dozens of tents in deprived area where 20,000 people live on the streets - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5214593/Christmas-Day-2017-Downtown-Los-Angeles.html America’s First Third-World State - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/california-third-world-state-corruption-crime-infrastructure/ How Los Angeles Is Becoming a ‘Third World’ City - https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/opinion/welcome-to-hooverville-california.html No Place to Go: An Audit of the Public Toilet Crisis in Skid Row (June 2017) - https://www.scribd.com/document/352583585/No-Place-to-Go-Report Why California Is Becoming A Third World Country - https://americaoutloud.com/california-becoming-third-world-country/ Household Wealth Trends in the United States, 1962 to 2016: Has Middle Class Wealth Recovered? - https://www.nber.org/papers/w24085 What is Happening At the Border? - https://wearelibertarians.com/what-is-happening-at-the-border/ 294: Separation of Immigrant Children at the Border - https://wearelibertarians.com/294-separation-of-immigrant-children-at-the-border/
Jun 26, 2019
WAL Daily 96: Free Market Environmentalism with Michael Jimerson
Michael Jimerson joins the show and shares his views on capitalism, green agorism, and the future of environmentalism. Listen to his inspiration behind the passion, how government interference makes the environment worse, and how free markets can save the day. Video: https://youtu.be/cfZv0YDJwNQ
Jun 25, 2019
WAL Daily 95: Single-Minded Focus
There's nothing wrong with multi-tasking. But there's no work quite like the work you'll do when you've given it every ounce of energy. Listen in as they discuss how cooking, race car driving, and term papers can all teach us about focusing. Video: https://youtu.be/6Ju3F2LykQA
Jun 24, 2019
WAL Daily 94: Brian Nichols Interviews Justin Amash
Welcome to The Brian Nichols Show! For you first time listeners, I am your humble host, Brian Nichols, and here at The Brian Nichols Show, our goal is to educate, enlighten, and inform. Today is no exception, as I am joined by Congressman Justin Amash. Congressman Amash has been making headlines as of late, with his being the first Republican in Congress to assert that President Trump committed potentially impeachable offenses in regards to his actions and potential obstruction of justice as it relates to the Mueller Investigation. Congressman Amash joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his tenure in Congress, the principles that he leans on when crafting legislation, the rationale behind his public statements regarding President Trump's "impeachable offenses", and the manner in which populism and nationalism have taken over the Republican Party in an era of Trump. Later, we discuss Congressman Amash's fierce opposition to the surveillance state, focusing on his staunch opposition to the Patriot Act, FISA, and his recent attempts to reign in FISA Section 702, which would have helped put a stop to warrantless FISA surveillance. We conclude our conversation by addressing the elephant (or porcupine?) in the room... Will Congressman Amash seek to fight President Trump at the ballot box in 2020 by primarying Trump as a Republican, or rather as the top of the Libertarian Party ticket? Follow Congressman Amash on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinamash
Jun 21, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Debate Series: Social Issues
Join Arvin Vohra, Benjamin Leder, Christopher Marks, Daniel Behrman, and Kim Ruff as they discuss abortion, gay/traditional marriage, planned parenthood, adoption rights, gender identity, birth control, religious freedom, capital punishment, euthanasia, the separation of church and state, safe spaces, and more. https://youtu.be/01QEVj9MxMM
Jun 19, 2019
WAL Daily 93: Joe Paschal - The Energy Revolution
Joe Paschal is an expert and insider in the energy industry and he spends the time to share with Hodey Johns what he has learned. Join him as he talks about the government monopoly, the need for a competitive market, and how libertarians can actually win on this issue. https://youtu.be/R7SeOpwZj7Q
Jun 18, 2019
WAL Daily 92: When to Tough it Out & When to Ask for Help
It's time to talk about feelings! Listen as Hodey Johns and Dale Melchin share two stories that shaped them and forced them to find a balance between fighting to stay positive and bringing in help. https://youtu.be/skU3GIdj0XY
Jun 17, 2019
WAL Daily 91: Protecting Workers Rights with the Fairness Center
Public unions hold a disproportionate and often times confusing amount of control over the income and lives of the men and women working in the public sector. Sarah Brady Wagner is joined by Conner Drigotas from The Fairness Center to discuss how their non-profit law firm helps defend individuals and even local unions from the legal bullying tactics of large powerful public unions. https://youtu.be/obx8-7Jjay0
Jun 14, 2019
WAL Daily 90: Trade Skills, Avoiding Debt, & the Future
Dropping out of college and going into manufacturing or car repair sounds scary. Yet, statistically, these people are in less debt and make a higher salary than they would have otherwise. Join Dale Melchin and Hodey Johns as they talk about their experiences and dispel the myths about securing your future. Video: https://youtu.be/_wqUFyGWZoY
Jun 13, 2019
WAL Daily 89: Sex Work - Data & Activism
In a special episode, activists within the sex work community (Sarah Daggers, Kristen Calhoun, Lucy Brenton, and Michael Burns) speak with Hodey Johns about their journey, their information, their passion, and their goals when it comes to sex work in the United States and beyond. Learn why decriminalizing, not legalizing, sex work can help those even not involved in the industry lead safer, richer lives. Video: https://youtu.be/Me1_4gCcanM
Jun 12, 2019
WAL Daily 88: Family Dynamics
What is the role of various family members, if any at all? Is there anything wrong with being in either a traditional or unique family? Dale Melchin and Hodey Johns discuss their own unique journeys, problems, and revelations they've had, all while pitching how a family is has a natural incentive to improve your life. Video: https://youtu.be/yGAtJwmyQ50
Jun 11, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Debate Series: Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy Debate. Join Arvin Vohra, Ben Leder, Christopher Marks, Daniel Behrman, and Kim Ruff as they discuss military spending, torture, alliances, refugees, the draft, foreign elections, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, foreign aid, drones, technology, and more. https://youtu.be/kn4I6GuMxr4
Jun 10, 2019
WAL Daily 87: Pro-Life & The Culture
Brendan Dahl, personal friend of Hodey Johns, joins him on the show to talk about issues pro-lifers face today. He navigates some tough questions as well as finds a common ground with the pro-choice crowd on who is best equipped to deal with tough decisions. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Warrior-Woodwork-400628343734593/ Instagram: @warriorwoodwork
Jun 06, 2019
357: War with Iran
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain the history of conflict between America and Iran, and how it has led to current rising tension in the Middle East. Time Stamps: Public Opinion and War: 00:12:25 America's Intervention's in Iran: 00:36:13 Middle East Cold War: 00:54:52 A Timeline and Explanation of Recent Events: 01:09:59 Video: https://youtu.be/xD7gCxcRgqc Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IranWarShowNotes.pdf Videos: Iran's proxy war in Syria, explained - https://youtu.be/7T25xHsQThI The Middle East's cold war, explained - https://youtu.be/veMFCFyOwFI History of Iran & WW3 - https://youtu.be/mJZzephC82k
Jun 05, 2019
WAL Daily 86: Pro-Choice & The Law
Alicia Dearn lends her legal mind, one more time, to the show on the heels of several new abortion bans sweeping the country. Listen to her perspectives with Hodey Johns as they look into the lives involved, the tough decisions, and potential solutions. Video: https://youtu.be/2nRLxFmdCrk
Jun 04, 2019
WAL Daily 85: Spangle on Abdul - The Social Media Warriors
Indy Politics gets together with its social media experts to talk about recent controversies surrounding Facebook, proposed expanded government regulation of the Internet and whether individuals can just "turn off" and "tune out". Originally posted: http://indypolitics.org/the-social-media-warriors Special Guest: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz.
Jun 03, 2019
WAL Daily 84: Fasting and Re-Gaining Control
Why is it healthy to give up on things for a little bit? Why do we even fast from good and helpful things? Dale Melchin and Hodey Johns get to the purpose of fasting and how it can help you gain control over recreational activities that have gotten out of hand. Video: https://youtu.be/ZuLHJ4-4MYs
May 31, 2019
WAL Daily 83: Student Loan Crisis
Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. We are joined by attorney Sean Row and Purdue University Student Mason Rottinghaus are the featured guests. We talk about the cost of college, massive student loan debt, and the prospects for getting rid of it. Mason is entering his sophmore year at Purdue. Students have to navigate a myriad of programs, loans, and funding sources. Did you know there isn’t an established sticker price for dorm room selection? Who pays attention when picking their meal plan? The politico’s are starting to pay attention. Serious proposals from Senator Elizabeth Warren and others have started the conversation. Should the federal government fix this? Should the states or universities be responsible. Oregon has an interesting program. Purdue has the “Back a Boiler Program” and tuition freezes for 8 years and counting. Students sign up for tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands in debt. Eventually, we are all going to pay for it. The question is how and when. From episode 111 of Boss Hog of Liberty: https://bosshog.fireside.fm/124 Video: https://www.facebook.com/BossHogOfLiberty/videos/2679645675442990/
May 30, 2019
356: A Brief Look at Every Democrat Running for President
Chris Spangle and Sarah Brady Wagner provide a brief look at the bio, record, and Achilles heel for each Democrat running for President. Like, every single one. We know you won't likely vote for any of them, but at least you'll be better informed once you've listened. We started with the candidates polling highest and worked our way back to the high school football coach with the exploratory committee. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-Dems.pdf
May 29, 2019
WAL Daily 82: No more welfare? The "Freedom Dividend" and Universal Basic Income
Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Our featured guest is Dr Eric Schansberg, author and professor of Economics at Indiana University. With a broad background in public policy and a history as a political candidate, he is a perfect guest for the program. Tonight we talked about the theory of Universal Basic Income or as Andrew Yang calls it, the “Freedom Dividend”. A fascinating conversation about how we could see the next 100 years of public policy play out. From Episode 110 of Boss Hog of Liberty: https://bosshog.fireside.fm/123 Video: https://www.facebook.com/BossHogOfLiberty/videos/604516266732991/
May 29, 2019
WAL Daily 81: The Global War on Terror in 2019
Combat veteran and foreign policy activist David Fitzgerald joins Sarah Brady Wagner to discuss the difficult questions around American intervention in the name of fighting terrorism.
May 28, 2019
355: The Swamp Explained - Justin Amash for President? Should Trump Be Impeached?
"The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in depth on how Washington works. Today we discuss the possible Justin Amash campaign and if impeaching Donald Trump is politically smart for the Democrats. Check out his resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
May 27, 2019
WAL Daily 80: We Do Better with Universal Charitable Tax Credits
Sarah Brady Wagner is joined by Dan Johnson from the We Do Better network to discuss how universal charitable tax credits ensure tax money is directed towards where it can do the most good.
May 27, 2019
WAL Daily 79: The Importance of Earning It
A life earned is a life lived much differently than others. Dale and Hodey had crazy work weeks and talk about the benefits of "psycho week," how freed slaves, the mentally handicapped, and dogs all teach valuable lessons, and what you can earn, both emotionally and physically. Video: https://youtu.be/Qn1V-OFd9vg
May 24, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Keenan Dunham
Keenan Dunham is the latest candidate to visit this audience and he is running for president! Listen to his discussion with Hodey Johns as he presents his plans to unite the parties, get back to the Constitution, and get out of the cycle of perpetual war. Video: https://youtu.be/Hr40tO36qFU Visit his website: https://dunham2020.nationbuilder.com/
May 23, 2019
354: Modern Political Power Parallels in Game of Thrones
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, Jessica Alsman, and Todd Singer review the end of Game of Thrones and discuss the nature of power. We review the end and if it was satisfying to our panel of nerds and then discuss what parallels there are in modern politics and Game of Thrones. What is power? Is it moral or immoral? Does it always corrupt? What types of power do the innocent have? Video: https://youtu.be/45WIsNGDY6o Time Stamps Recap and Analysis of Game of Thrones Series and Ending - 00:18:48 How Game of Thrones Relates to Modern Power - 00:43:59 Questions about the Nature of Power - 01:05:04 Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/GameOfThronesNotes.pdf
May 22, 2019
WAL Daily 78: Ryan Thomas Graham and the Madness of Ballot Access
"If libertarians were so great, why don't they win?" Well, let's go ahead and answer that question. Ryan Graham has been fighting in the trenches in Georgia about their ballot access laws. Join him and Hodey Johns as they explore the evolving issue, how much of a threat the other parties see libertarians as, and how you can help! Visit lpgeorgia.com for more information. Video: https://youtu.be/9rs1ji7HOEg
May 21, 2019
WAL Debate Series: Border Control
This debate is fiery and informative! Join Tricia Stuart and Tyler 420 and they discuss the open borders vs closed borders issue in what is the most colorful banter you're likely to hear. The f-word even gets used more than once. Video: https://youtu.be/PJUyrC6KSVw
May 20, 2019
WAL Daily 77: Ryan Lindsey - Editor of WAL Reader
WAL Reader is a brand new quarterly journal organized by the mind of Ryan Lindsey. It is beautifully organized, well thought out ... and deeply controversial. Tune in to hear what it's all about, how and where to read it, and why it's already become the leading reason snowflakes are so triggered. Video: https://youtu.be/AuLNx6muSLY
May 16, 2019
353: Intellectual Diversity Is Important, Update on WAL
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Maranda Barnett, and Nick discuss the importance of intellectual diversity when putting out a news show like We Are Libertarians. James Nease is torturing Harry at work. We also give a few updates on We Are Libertarians, and finish by discussing the importance of the family for liberty. Video: https://youtu.be/wIBtMBZLkpI
May 15, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Debate Series: Macro Economics
Part one of the Economy Debate. This first part focuses on one large, systemic programs. Join Arvin Vohra, Benjamin Leder, Christopher Marks, Daniel Behrman, Kim Ruff, and William Hurst as they discuss the IRS, tax code, pensions, currency circulation, UBI, tariffs, and more. Video: https://youtu.be/mqHSBJ8kA40
May 14, 2019
WAL Daily 76: Talking to Yourself
Is talking to yourself crazy? Or is it a core aspect of personal health? Dale Melchin and Hodey Johns continue their self-betterment journey with a foray into Inner Dialogue. Find out how early it starts, how it develops, and how it is an essential piece to thinking individually. Video: https://youtu.be/dtL-gcU9bsc
May 13, 2019
WAL Debate Series: Mutualism vs Capitalism
On the Enemy of the State Dank Pod Stash, WAL's own Hodey Johns took on Jack Neison in a discussion about economic systems, as well as the values of Capitalism versus Mutualism. Enjoy!
May 10, 2019
WAL Daily 75: Daniel Fishman - LP Executive Director
Meet Daniel Fishman, software engineer turned Libertarian big shot! Tune is as he shares his views on how the Republicans and Democrats no longer represent left and right, the way they keep themselves in charge, and how you can evangelize your friends into becoming liberty lovers! Video: https://youtu.be/6G3NjIC2yQg
May 09, 2019
WAL Daily 74: Permaculture with Erica Denise Payne
They say the invisible hand of the market has a green thumb and they aren't wrong! Erica Denise Payne, a pioneer in the area of permaculture, shares her experiences, insights, and how to get started! To see where she's at, follow her blog here: theearthnerdanarchist.home.blog Video: https://youtu.be/juiZ1Bp85sI
May 07, 2019
WAL Daily 73: The Condemnation of Judgment
Being judgmental isn't a small problem. There are actually Biblical and political reasons that condemnation is self-defeating and leads to condemnation. Join Dale Melchin and Hodey Johns as they discuss the differences between criticism, judgment, and how this understanding can improve your life. Video: https://youtu.be/AZoA_YPOj8Q
May 06, 2019
WAL Daily 72: Coup in Venezuela
On Tuesday, a violent demonstration and counter-protest occurred in Venezuela. Rhinehold, Dale Melchin, and Hodey Johns gave (literally) up to the minute information as well as a quick detailing of how they got there, lessons we can learn, what happened, and how we can help. Video: https://youtu.be/ko_D4nihFHU
May 02, 2019
WAL Daily 71: Improving Your Communication
Hours on end arguing? Never feeling understood? Welcome to the loneliness of the modern era. Hodey Johns and Dale Melchin discuss some tools that can help you with these issues. Come learn a few techniques to improve your relationships! Video: https://youtu.be/r9nza53q2_Q
Apr 30, 2019
WAL Daily 70: Ace from Alberta on Canadian Libertarian
Ace of Spades from the WAL Discord joins Paul Copeland to discuss the recent election in Alberta Canada. Why did the conservatives win big, and are there any lessons to learn from here? Show Notes: https://www.albertastrongandfree.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Alberta-Strong-and-Free-Platform-1.pdf
Apr 29, 2019
New Podcast: The Patdown with Ms. Pat and Chris Spangle
I am excited to announce a project I've been working on for a few months now called the Patdown. Please subscribe now. Comedian, actress and author Ms. Pat hosts a hilarious conversation weekly about current events and her life. She is one of the funniest people on the planet and I am lucky to be one of her cohosts. It is obviously a big stage for me, and it will be great in bringing a lot of new people to WAL. Mainly it is a hilarious 30 minutes podcast released on Tuesdays that will keep you laughing. I'd love for you to check it out here: http://www.mspatcomedy.com/podcast.
Apr 26, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Debate Series: Science, Energy, and Education
Join Arvin Vohra, Benjamin Leder, Christopher Marks, and Daniel Behrman as they discuss vaccinations, nuclear power, alternative energies, GMO labels, space exploration, free college, student loans, common core, charter schools, and more. Video: https://youtu.be/hFIgyA5igbA
Apr 26, 2019
352: What Is In The Mueller Report?
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Hodey Johns give details and analysis on the final report by Robert Mueller on the Russian Collusion investigation. Time Stamps: Overview of the Report - 00:16:48 Details of the Report - 00:32:20 Analysis of the Report - 00:53:52 Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Muller-Report.pdf
Apr 24, 2019
WAL Daily 69: The Department of Education Sucks
In his most fiery rant yet, Hodey Johns goes after the Department of Education, how eliminating them would fix the debt, why teachers don't speak up, and how far we've fallen since it was established. Video: https://youtu.be/BkhxUXCyE9w
Apr 19, 2019
WAL Daily 68: Why I Don't Call Myself An Anarchist
Chris Spangle joins Tricia Stuart live on her Facebook page to discuss why he refuses to label himself as an anarchist, voluntaryist, or agorist. First, they do a dramatic re-enactment some of the creepy DMs in Tricia's inbox. Video: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.e.canfield/videos/10210485394650921/
Apr 18, 2019
351: Notre Dame Fire, Wikileaks
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Sarah Brady Wagner discuss why the burning of Notre Dame has impacted people. We then discuss who and what Julian Assange and Wikileaks are, and if they are journalists or problematic. Notre Dame - 00:20:14 Wikileaks - 01:02:49 Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Julian-Assange.pdf Video: https://youtu.be/laqchzfmEGc
Apr 17, 2019
WAL Presidential Candidate Debate Series: Immigration
In what might be the hottest topic in America today, listen in as Arvin Vohra, Benjamin Leder, Christopher Marks, Daniel Behrman, and William Hurst discuss the wall, travel bans, deportation, immigrant social programs, detainment, tuition, border security, citizenship tests, skilled laborers, and more. Video: https://youtu.be/iikny6HAFfw
Apr 16, 2019
WAL Daily 67: Stoicism and Reacting/Responding
What is stoicism? Is it a good or bad thing? And what is the difference between reacting and responding? Dale Melchin and Hodey Johns answer these questions and guide you to how navigating these answers can be better for your political and personal life. Video: https://youtu.be/lQ4pxPlyIG0
Apr 15, 2019
350: What is Brexit?
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold explain the origins of the EU, the Brexit vote, and what it means for the British economy. The Brexit discussion begins at minute 31. Show notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Brexit-2.0.pdf
Apr 10, 2019
WAL Daily 66: Tackling Procrastination
Procrastination the problem that keeps you from dealing with your other problems. Join Dale Melchin and Hodey Johns as they discuss their personal experiences and how to formulate a plan of attack. Video: https://youtu.be/tvhewRSWWa8
Apr 05, 2019
WAL Daily 65: The Department of Defense Sucks
Don't take it from me, your humble host, Hodey Johns, take it from Ike: “Our problem is to achieve adequate military strength within the limits of endurable strain upon our economy. To amass military power without regard to our economic capacity would be to defend ourselves against one kind of disaster by inviting another.” Video: https://youtu.be/Z43egWvhYHA
Apr 02, 2019
WAL Presidential Candidate Debate Series: Healthcare Debate
Listen in as candidates Arvin Vohra, Benjamin Leder, Christopher Marks, Daniel Behrman, and William Hurst gives their responses about the tough problems and questions people have about healthcare today. Hodey Johns moderates. Video: https://youtu.be/ywkd_33fAq8
Apr 01, 2019
WAL Daily 64: Simplistic Advice with Dale Melchin
Have you ever needed advice from somebody who actually cares about you and wants you to grow? Meet Dale Melchin, longtime We Are Libertarians fan and host of the Simplistic Advice Podcast. In an era where people want to bring you comfort, take a moment to listen to his discussion with Hodey Johns about how people that care about you really help change your life. Video: https://youtu.be/c29BznGGTNY
Mar 28, 2019
349: Surviving R Kelly, Human Trafficking, and Domestic Violence
Chris Spangle and Maranda Barnett are joined by Shaunestte Terrell who works as a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council and Lael Hill, a victims's advocate. Surviving R Kelly has opened up a discussion of the red flags of human trafficking and domestic violence found in the beginning of relationships. Maranda opens up about her experiences as a child and adult to help both men and women avoid sexual and domestic violence. What are the challenges of leaving a bad situation or prosecuting an abuse case? How can one help a friend or loved one struggling with being the abuser or abused in a current situation or working through past trauma? Please take a listen or share this with a friend or family member. Video: https://youtu.be/g28QXZ-WE-c
Mar 27, 2019
WAL Daily 63: Little Pink Houses
In the city of Pflugerville, just North of Austin Texas, there is a neighborhood where residents are throwing a bit more than just the odd shade. The serious concern at the heart of this dispute that threatens to hue the neighborhood in half? The color of Emilio Rodriguez’s house. Emilio’s neighbors have filed suit against him because of his choice of a bright, eye-catching pink, claiming that his unusual choice has lowered the value of their homes. In doing so, they seek restitution for the lost value. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WALD-63.pdf
Mar 26, 2019
WAL Daily 62: Abortion Debate
Abortion is almost unquestionably the most divisive issue in all of politics. Somehow, our debaters ended up agreeing with each other by the end of the episode. Dennis Allen Miller II represents the pro-life side and Sarah Brady Wagner represents the pro-choice side in a debate moderated by Hodey Johns. Video: https://youtu.be/7Cu1cnJv-JE
Mar 25, 2019
348: What is the Mueller Investigation?
Chris Spangle and Lex Gingerella answer all the questions you are too embarrassed to ask about the Mueller Investigation and collusion between Donald Trump and Russia. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Mueller-Report.pdf
Mar 23, 2019
347: What is 4Chan? Explaining Internet Trolling Culture
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and James Nease discuss the darker parts of the internet are being discussed in the wake of the New Zealand shooting. Nease was one of the first people on 4Chan, and has been a moderator since its beginning. He explains the culture of what the media is mislabeling the "far right." We also discuss the alienation of young men in today's society and what steps we can take to bring people out of isolation and into healthy communities.
Mar 20, 2019
WAL Daily 61: Injustice and Schaeffer Cox
When your enemy is a corrupt government, your enemy will do anything to lock you up: This includes making up charges, planting evidence, and illegal court procedures. Activist and musician Jordan Page teams up with legal expert Angela Clemons and they speak to Hodey Johns about what's going on and how to fix it. Visit the website here: https://freeschaeffer.com/ Check out the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGV1TXuR610&feature=youtu.be
Mar 18, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Domestic Policy Debate
In the first of ten debates between the presidential candidates on the We Are Libertarian Network, we discuss Domestic Policy. Listen is as Kim Ruff, Christopher Marks, Ben Leder, and Arvin Vohra answer hard questions about gun control, gerrymandering, surveillance, drug policy, term limits, net neutrality, affirmative action, eminent domain, social security, and more! Video: https://youtu.be/zo4koqFbur8
Mar 15, 2019
346: Analysis of Joe Rogan, Tim Pool, and Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Vijaya Gadde
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Mike Tront discuss the recent conversation between Joe Rogan, Tim Pool, and Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Vijaya Gadde over social media censorship. We have a clearer picture of the task that Twitter has, but are they listening? Joe Rogan Experience #1258 - Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool - https://youtu.be/DZCBRHOg3PQ
Mar 13, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet William Hurst
William Hurst, Libertarian candidate for president, drops by to deliver his interview! Tune in to hear a list or priorities that are vastly different from his counterparts, as well as his ideas about working with others, being a free thinker, and the power of the veto.
Mar 12, 2019
WAL Daily 60: The Department of Commerce Sucks
Hodey Johns unloads on the next federal department on his list: The Department of Commerce. Find out how lighthouses, global warming, and bribery all seem to find their way into this institution that has been a thorn in the side of real commerce since almost the founding of our country.
Mar 08, 2019
345: Authentic Low Key WAL
Harry Price is joined by Rhinehold, Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns to talk about Snowden, Privacy, Personal Relationships and Sheriffs refusing to enforce federal gun laws.
Mar 07, 2019
344: North Carolina, Purity Tests, Free Banking, and Personal Freedom
With Dear Leader still out sick, Hodey Johns, Sarah Brady Wagner, Paul Copeland, and Dale Melchin give their opinions and questions about a variety of subjects; from election rigging to living as anarchists.
Mar 06, 2019
343: The Return of Low Key WAL
Harry Price is joined by Rhinehold, Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns to discuss Jussie Smollett, Christopher Paul Hasson, what captures media attention, Ukraine, GagaCooper and Facebook Tracking.
Mar 05, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Adam Kokesh
Adam Kokesh has made a name for himself in the liberty movement and brings his energy to the We Are Libertarians network. He gives his full biography, how he is actually "not" running for president, and his views on for the libertarian primary is actually won.
Mar 01, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Chris Marks
Chris Marks is a relative newcomer to the Libertarian Party, but when you hear him, you'll understand why he's running for president. He gives you his unique views on currency, Constitutional Law, energy, and how to to make greedy politicians use their greed to do their jobs.
Feb 28, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Ben Leder
Ben Leder is running for Libertarian Candidate for President and he's doing so because liberty is in his blood. Listen to this interview as he gives his one-of-a-kind story about his journey, his goals, and how his presidency is designed to help libertarians on every level.
Feb 27, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidates Series: Meet Kim Ruff
Kim Ruff is running for president with the Libertarian Party and this is your chance to find out about her. Get her unique take on immigration, the military, vice presidents, and more right here.
Feb 26, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Daniel Behrman
Daniel Behrman, a Libertarian candidate for President, drops by to explain why taxation is theft, how that bridges gaps in understanding, and gives his unique take on his liberty journey and what to do with the debt.
Feb 25, 2019
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Arvin Vohra
Arvin Vohra is running for president and explaining libertarian ideas in a way you likely haven't heard before. Get his take on how to fix immigration without a wall, what to do with education, and how volunteerism unites the party.
Feb 22, 2019
WAL Daily 59: What is Going on in The Houston Shooting?
Paul Copeland joins Vaughn Spargur to discuss what's been going on in Houston in regards to the botched drug raid that happened two weeks ago. Listen as we discuss how the story has changed over the past two weeks.
Feb 21, 2019
342: Trump's National Emergency, New Green Deal Update
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the power of personal growth in building a libertarian society. We then give all the facts on Trump's National Emergency Declaration over the wall. We then give the details on Alexandria Ocazia-Cortez's Green New Deal. National Emergency Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/NationalEmergency.pdf Green New Deal Update: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/AOCNewDeal.pdf
Feb 20, 2019
341: Bill Weld Leaves the LP, and We Don't Blame Him
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Hodey Johns discuss the departure of Bill Weld. Does it say more about Bill Weld or the culture that exists in the libertarian movement? Bill Weld Allegedly Leaves The Libertarian Party, and I Don’t Blame Him - https://wearelibertarians.com/bill-weld-allegedly-leaves-the-libertarian-party-and-i-dont-blame-him/
Feb 13, 2019
WAL Daily 58: The USDA Sucks
The US Department of Agriculture is a program that costs you as much as your heating bill. It ensures that we pay people already richer than you to make sure that you eat your mayonnaise. Hodey Johns unloads of the scandals, waste, and terrible incompetence at the USDA.
Feb 12, 2019
WAL Daily 57: The Forgotten Man
Rhinehold discusses the subject of the article The Forgotten Man by William Graham Sumner, who that person is and how forcing humans to help each other by force rarely ever works. Show Notes: https://oll.libertyfund.org/pages/sumner-the-forgotten-man-1883 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WilliamGrahamSumner
Feb 11, 2019
WAL Daily 56: What to do with Confederate Statues?
Art or white supremacy? Reminder or oppressor? Culture or racism? There's not a clear course on what to do with Confederate Statues, even from a libertarian perspective, so Sarah Brady Wagner and Hodey Johns talk about where they stand on the issue.
Feb 08, 2019
WAL Daily 55: Citizens United
Rhinehold discusses Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that affirmed free speech rights for individuals when they are acting in coordination with other individuals within a defined group. This includes an examination of the history of the decision and what the detractors get wrong in their opposition.
Feb 07, 2019
340: The Swamp, Explained - Rob Quartel's Time on the George HW Bush Campaign
Rob Quartel served as Issues Director for two Presidential campaigns. After serving on Gerald Ford's 1976 campaign, he was the third person hired on George HW Bush's 1980 campaign. He details how the campaigns worked and what kind of man Bush was. He went to the funeral and shares his experience there. We briefly touch on the shutdown as well.
Feb 06, 2019
WAL Daily 54: Bill Weld Leaving the Party?
WARNING This is a hot take on a preliminary report. Rhinehold, Paul Copeland, and Hodey Johns join up to talk about if Bill Weld has left the party, what that means, and what the Libertarian Party needs to change going forward. For Chris Spangle's take, click here: 'Bill Weld Allegedly Leaves The Libertarian Party, and I Don’t Blame Him' - https://wearelibertarians.com/bill-weld-allegedly-leaves-the-libertarian-party-and-i-dont-blame-him/ (https://wearelibertarians.com/bill-weld-allegedly-leaves-the-libertarian-party-and-i-dont-blame-him/)
Feb 05, 2019
WAL Daily 53: Woody the Warrior Sheds Light on Social Justice
Woody Johns join his brother Hodey Johns on the show this week to talk about social justice. Many libertarians hear the term and put up their defenses. You'll learn about why this is a poor response and how liberty lovers should be embracing and not fighting against equality of the oppressed.
Feb 04, 2019
WAL Daily 52: Teaching the Bible in Public Schools
Vaughn Spargur from the research teams makes his debut on the podcast with Hodey Johns, and talks about the effects of public schools making a curriculum about Bible Literacy. While the president and social conservatives might see it as a positive, find out why teaching the Scriptures in schools is a bad idea from the perspective of two people who believe in the Bible.
Feb 01, 2019
WAL Daily 51: Voting for Freedom
Join Hodey Johns and Paul Copeland as they do a current and historical dive on voting. The concept of voting being violence or supporting a broken system is put under the microscope as they look at what voting has... and hasn't... done for people around the world.
Jan 31, 2019
339: Venezuela's Constitutional Crisis
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Aaron Ewert, and Alina Pabon discuss the constitutional crisis happening in Venezuela. What is happening? What role should the United States play? Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Venezuela.pdf Video: https://youtu.be/BhelTQ0t0jU Time Stamps: Overview of the Constitutional Crisis - 00:12:45 Conditions in Venezuela - 00:37:56 Details on the Constitutional Crisis - 00:53:05 Analysis of the Crisis - 01:02:22
Jan 30, 2019
WAL Daily 50: Government Programs and Libertarians
Many people think libertarians oppose all government programs. Is this true? Or do they just oppose the government doing them? Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns explore what roads, welfare, and housing would look like before... and after... government control.
Jan 29, 2019
WAL Daily 49: The X Gender
Starting this year, in New York, you can put X as the sex on your birth certificate. Hodey Johns and Sarah Brady Wagner go into the details and effects of the law. Then they explore what it means to be intersex, genderqueer, or just suspicious of the government and examine what the fallout could be for them.
Jan 28, 2019
WAL Daily 48: My Libertarianism
Rhinehold sits down and discusses his view of what libertarianism is, how he came to discover he is a libertarian and puts the call out to hear your stories and views on what libertarianism means to you. You can go to WeAreLibertarians.com and click on the 'Community' and 'Mailbag' options to see how you can join the conversation.
Jan 25, 2019
WAL Daily 47: Should Libertarians Vote? Hodey Johns vs. Larken Rose
Should Libertarians Vote? Hodey Johns vs. Larken Rose face off in a debate hosted by Tricia Stuart. Original video: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.e.canfield/videos/vb.1826486495/10210003902813926
Jan 24, 2019
338: Covington Kids, The Media, The Gillette Ad
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Hanna Weber, and Chris Osborn discuss the long weekend of embarrassments for the media and America as a whole, we give details on what actually happened with the Covington Catholic High kids, Nathan Phillips, and the Black Hebrews at the Lincoln Memorial, we get a view of the Gillette ad from a woman, and do our best to get some of you out of the friendzone. Osborn is from Norway, so we ask about the current political environment in Europe. Glenn Beck Video - https://youtu.be/da1Wy4O2shc Videos of the incident - https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/you-got-duped-into-being-outraged-this-wasnt-that-bad/ Thomas Massie Interview - https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-interview-rep-thomas-massie-stands-up-for-covington-catholic-students/
Jan 23, 2019
WAL Daily 46: Is the Libertarian Movement In a Leadership Vacuum? with Remso Martinez
Chris Spangle and Remso Martinez discuss 2019 LibertyCon. We discuss if the libertarian movement is suffering a lack of leadership. Remso's article: http://andmagazine.com/talk/2019/01/21/fear-loathing-at-libertycon-2019 Remso: https://rwmartinez.com/
Jan 22, 2019
WAL Daily 45: Discovering Agorism with Nick Irwin and David Ballantine
Breaking the law has always seemed like a scary concept. Indeed, it is still frightening. But should it be? Nick Irwin and David Ballantine join Hodey Johns as they look at the largest peaceful protest happening in the world today. Find how Agorism embraces morality instead of legality.
Jan 21, 2019
Chris Spangle on Al Jackson & Frank Caliendo Try To Be Serious
I was fortunate to appear on Al & Frank Try To Be Serious to talk libertarianism. Give it a listen and please subscribe at AlAndFrank.com or in your podcast app directory. Video: https://youtu.be/nlcW6-T29yY Hosts Frank Caliendo & Al Jackson, along with frequent guest Brian Love spend some time interviewing Libertarian Chris Spangle (www.WeAreLibertarians.com) Website: https://www.alandfranktrytobeserious.com/ep002-life-a-libertarian-and-his-pursuit-of-happiness-our-introduction-to-chris-spangle/ Chris Spangle is the Digital Director for The BOB & TOM Show, a nationally syndicated morning show. Spangle is the founder and host of the We Are Libertarians podcast, which is dedicated to applying libertarian thought to current events, politics, and culture. Before this, he worked in politics and media as a producer at a news talk radio station, the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana, Audio Editor of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and a Senior Account Representative at an advertising agency. He lives in Indianapolis, IN. His Twitter is @ChrisSpangle.
Jan 18, 2019
337: Gillette Commercial About Masculinity, France Take Authoritarian Turn on Yellow Vest Movement
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Paul Copeland discuss the new Gillette commercial, toxic masculinity, manhood in 2019, and the formation of new social norms for men. We then turn to France to discuss the crackdown on the Yellow Vest Movement. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/France-Yellow-Vest-Protests.pdf
Jan 16, 2019
WAL Daily 44: Pay for it Yourself!
When Republicans asked for spending on something they saw as a common good, the Democrats responded by telling them to pay for it themselves; which they have now begun to do. Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns give you the details on the wall, the private funding, and ask: have the Democrats doomed themselves for when they push for their own public good?
Jan 15, 2019
WAL Daily 43: Messing Up the Internet with FOSTA SESTA
Limiting information in Silicon Valley is nothing new, especially for Libertarians. But there's a new regulatory law in town. Sarah Brady Wagner and Hodey Johns explore what FOSTA SESTA means for social media and give you the changes to Tumblr and Facebook. Who is hurt the most will surprise you.
Jan 14, 2019
WAL Daily 42: Our Goals for 2019
As we move into a new year, I explain how We Are Libertarians will impact our communities, the libertarian movement, and our listeners. Our mission is to explain politics, society and culture to the average American. Our main goal is to be relevant. So what are the needs of the average American? They want to understand without being manipulated. They want to know what’s important instead of what’s popular. They want to be less lonely. They want to solve society’s problems. How do we achieve this? We start by treating everyone with dignity and respect. We seek to understand. Listen. We seek to be good neighbors. We seek to be good citizens. We seek our principles and not popularity.
Jan 11, 2019
WAL Daily 41: NC-09 Election Fraud Update
Chris and Sarah Brady Wagner give a detailed update of the situation unfolding in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District - a race in which no winner has been certified and the governing body responsible for certification has been dissolved by the North Carolina’s Supreme Court.
Jan 10, 2019
336: What is the Green New Deal?
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Tad Western outline all of the details of the Green New Deal, Climate Grief, and celebrate I, Pencil. Chapters: 00:22:12 - Overview of the Left's Climate Narrative 00:44:25 - Climate Grief 01:05:34 - Details of the Green New Deal 01:43:42 - 60 Year Anniversary of I, Pencil Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Green-New-Deal.pdf WAL Daily 38: The Green New Deal, Climate Change, and Skeptics Stance - https://wal.fireside.fm/492
Jan 09, 2019
WAL Daily 40: Trump's Oval Office Speech on the Wall
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Tad Western, and Rhinehold listen to the speeches of Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer. We react to the government shutdown, the media's coverage of Trump, and the wall itself. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/The-Shutdown-and-The-Wall.pdf
Jan 09, 2019
The Cost 9: Phyllis's Story - Fighting Medicare For Her Life
In a continuation of The Cost: The Human Toll of Public Policy, Phyllis Klosinski explains her fight against Medicare to receive the lifesaving treatment she needs, and how the government prevents it at every turn. She also touches on our duty to fight for our rights. Add Phyllis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phyllis.klosinski. Originally published as episode 239 of We Are Libertarians.
Jan 06, 2019
The Cost 8: Chloe's Story - Big Government Impedes Self-Improvement
Chris Spangle and Chloe Anagnos explain how government interferes with a person’s ability to improve their lives in a new installment of The Cost: The Human Toll of Government Policy.
Jan 03, 2019
The Cost 7: Addi’s Story – Healing Epilepsy with CBD Oil
John and Jess Hooker join Chris Spangle for a conversation about their daughter’s epilepsy and the improvement in her symptoms since introducing her to CBD oil. Originally recorded as episode 194 of We Are Libertarians.
Jan 02, 2019
WAL Daily 37: Automation - Salvation or Apocalypse?
Zach Rip of the research team makes his debut with Hodey Johns on the podcast! Together, the two analyze the history of automation and then discuss the philosophical and economic impact this would have on most (or all) of us.
Dec 21, 2018
WAL Daily 39: Election Fraud in North Carolina
Sarah Brady Wagner and Alex Haney break down the evolving investigation and allegations of election fraud in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District and what may happen going forward.
Dec 21, 2018
WAL Daily 38: The Green New Deal, Climate Change, and Skeptics Stance with Max Gulker
Wow! What a year! This will be the final episode of The Brian Nichols Show for 2018! But don't you worry, I have a special episode in store for you next week from my appearance on a different podcast... a podcast hosted by a dear friend of The Brian Nichols Show. To wrap up the 2018 season of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by Max Gulker from the American Institute for Economic Research! Max is an economist over AIER and has holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation. Max joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss one of his latest pieces from AIER- "The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal". With the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her promoting of the "Green New Deal", Max took an economist's look at the topic to see the true economic consequences of passing a "Green New Deal" versus letting the market decide what the best solution would be. We also take some time to discuss Max's background, as he came to libertarianism from the left-side of the political isle. With that, I hope you enjoy this week's episode! It has been an absolute pleasure sharing these 50 episodes with you during 2018. I cannot wait to kick things off strong in 2019! Have a safe and happy holiday with you friends, family, and loved ones. Max's Bio: Max Gulker is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2015. His research often focuses on free markets and technology, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the sharing economy, and internet commerce. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, especially on blockchain technology. Max’s research and writing also touch on other economic topics, including governance, competition, and small businesses. Max holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation. *Find Max Online- * Email: Max.Gulker@aier.org Website: https://www.aier.org/staff/max-gulker-phd Twitter: @maxgAIER Link to Max's Article Discussed on this Week's Show- The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal: https://www.aier.org/article/inconvenient-truth-about-green-new-deal (Here's some additional articles from Max!)- The Dangerous Fantasy of a ‘Jobs Guarantee’: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dangerous-fantasy-of-a-jobs-guarantee-1542239737 Over Half of Millennials Identify as Socialist. Here’s How to Change Their Minds: https://www.aier.org/article/over-half-millennials-identify-socialist-heres-how-change-their-minds
Dec 21, 2018
335: Patreon Dropping Creators, CRISPR and Genome Editing
Chris Spangle and Harry Price address the latest controversy over Patreon, why Sargon was in the wrong, and why we are not leaving Patreon. We then explain the details of genome editing and raise the ethical concerns over designer babies. Time Stamps - * 00:12:23 - Patreon * 00:40:10 - CRISPR Overview * 01:20:18 - Ethics of Designer Babies Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IuA3dfehXHEcz6yfvJs_6k1RmMP7jjY3rmrB1RzelOs/edit?usp=sharing
Dec 19, 2018
334: Leaving the Republican Party
Chris Spangle and Rob Kendall discuss the rise of the populist Republican. Kendall ran for office after becoming disillusioned with the local Republican Party after they lied to him repeatedly. He now is a talk radio show host that beats up on the party and is considering a run for Governor as a Libertarian.
Dec 17, 2018
WAL Daily 36: Voter ID Laws
Sarah Brady Wagner and Alex Haney discuss voter ID laws and speculate on how the North Carolina General Assembly may choose to structure the latest Voter ID law, now required by the state constitution. They discuss the history of voter ID laws in North Carolina and the associated court rulings as well as how Voter ID has been implemented in other states and the efficacy of such laws in preventing voter fraud.
Dec 12, 2018
WAL Daily 35: Breed Specific Legislation - The Continuance of Unconstitutionality
Activist Courtney Mixon joins Hodey Johns on the show to discuss the history, current state, and future of Breed Specific Legislation in the United States. Find out about how dogs and pit bulls are being discriminated against in spite of their net positive to society, learn about the lunacy and bad media surrounding the topic, then join the fight for equality. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Breed-Specific-Legislation.pdf
Dec 11, 2018
333: The History of Impeachment
Chris Spangle and Tad Western give the definition and history of impeachment. What does it take to impeach a President? How do past events relate to today's politics? We give the history of the Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton impeachments and compare the parallels to the discussion around impeaching Donald Trump. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/The-History-of-Impeachment.pdf Time Stamps: 00:12:26 - Definition of Impeachment 00:42:16 - Impeachment of Andrew Johnson 01:04:35 - Clinton Impeachment - Whitewater 01:39:37 - Clinton Impeachment - Treatment of Susan McDougal by Special Counsel 01:58:07 - Clinton Impeachment - Press Behavior 02:09:11 - Clinton Impeachment - Paula Jones/Monica Lewinsky Overview 02:22:19 - Clinton Impeachment - Timeline of Events 02:31:05 - Clinton Impeachment - Treatment of Monica Lewinsky by Special Counsel 02:47:04 - Clinton Impeachment - Timeline of Events
Dec 10, 2018
WAL Daily 34: Considering State Constitutions: Tax Caps
Sarah Brady Wagner and Alex Haney discuss the newly reduced constitutional limit on income tax in North Carolina. They discuss the policy goals and outcomes behind constitutional limitations on taxation and how they are implemented in other states.
Dec 07, 2018
WAL Daily 33: Tough Questions- If We Don't Vaccinate, Will We All Die?
Vaccinations are a lightning rod issue, and so Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns are ready to shock you with their beliefs. They bring both sides to the table to discuss a frequent accusation against libertarians: Aren't you endangering the planet if you decide not to vaccinate? Also, are libertarians for or against vaccination or both?
Dec 06, 2018
332: George HW Bush Passes, Mortality Rate Drops, Paris Riots
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the passing of George HW Bush and how libertarians should approach the passing of politicians, what is causing the lifespan of Americans to drop, why the French are rioting and we answer what differences left and right libertarians have. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/312ShowNotes.pdf Time Stamps 00:19:16 - Death of George H.W. Bush 01:25:50 - Mortality rate 01:41:32 - Paris Riots 02:17:34 - Listener letter: Differences between Independent Libertarians, Conservative Libertarians and Liberal Libertarians
Dec 05, 2018
WAL Daily 32: Unafraid of Liberty - Arvin Vohra and Bold Speech
After the recent midterms, Libertarians are wondering how they can package their message to better sell it to more people. Arvin Vohra's giving you his answer: Don't package it at all. Hodey Johns asks him about his book "Pull Out," and then they explore culture, what young men should do right now, libertarian speech, and running for president in 2020.
Dec 04, 2018
WAL Daily 31: Ranked Choice Voting
Ranked Choice Voting might sound like a cute little niche, but it actually changed the outcome of an election in Maine this year. Sarah Brady Wagner and Hodey Johns dive into what it is, how it would have made Gary Johnson president, and where to start if you want your state to implement it. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Ranked-Choice-Voting.pdf
Dec 03, 2018
WAL Daily 30: Laura Ebke, Libertarian Champion
State Senator Laura Ebke joins Hodey Johns to talk about what it's like to actually win an election, what libertarian inklings lurk in the hearts of Republicans, and what its like to change parties in the public eye. Also, find out what's in her future after being one of the most successful libertarians of all time.
Nov 30, 2018
WAL Daily 29: Should You Report Sex Workers to the IRS?
Usually, being against taxes and supportive of sex workers is in the libertarian wheelhouse. Just a few days ago, both were put to the test as a self-described "AnCap" began an online revolution of people reporting sex workers to the IRS for not reporting their income. Hodey Johns and Paul Copeland dive into the issue: What were his results, is this fair, and what's libertarian ideas are at play or in conflict here?
Nov 29, 2018
331: What Causes Wildfires And How Do We Prevent Them?
Chris Spangle examines what causes wildfires and how we can prevent them. Was Donald Trump right when he said the government makes wildland fires worse? What libertarian principles would significantly reduce both the frequency and damage of wildfires? Time Stamps 00:17:11 - Spangle Plays Santa 00:29:15 - How Wildfires Start and History of American Wildfires and Forestry Service 01:04:30 - How Efficient Is the Government at Fighting Fires? 01:12:41 - Libertarian Solutions for Wildfires Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Wildfire.pdf
Nov 28, 2018
WAL Daily 28: Tough Questions- Wouldn't Cronyism Take Over?
One quandary libertarians face is the conundrum of the free market: If the market is free, won't the evil big corporations be in charge? Not exactly. Hodey Johns and Paul Copeland explain how bad cronyism, bribery, and nepotism are in our current state, then guide you into what the free banking system would look like. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Cronyism.pdf
Nov 27, 2018
WAL Daily 27: How To Effectively Lobby For Liberty in Your Town
Chris Spangle talks to Jason Doolittle about his successful efforts to change a local ordinance on homing chickens. Jason lobbied his local representatives, and explains how you can do it in your town.
Nov 23, 2018
330: Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized, Online Community after Social Media
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain why marijuana was originally criminalized, what medicinal benefits it contains, and why it should be fully legal. We then discuss the impending death of Facebook and ask what the future of online community might look like in a post-social world. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WAL330ShowNotesMarijuanaFacebook.pdf Time Stamps 00:10:53 - Marijuana Legalization 01:14:07 - Facebook's Woes Become Our Woes
Nov 21, 2018
WAL Daily 26: Tough Questions- Is Healthcare Fixable? Part 2
In Part 1, Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns used standing research to explain how to reduce costs by 90%. In Part 2, they reduce it by another 75%. Then they take you beyond the scenes and explain how bad policies cost lives and leave people stuck in a lifetime of suffering. Part 1: https://wal.fireside.fm/461
Nov 20, 2018
329: Why World War I Still Matters
Chris Spangle explains the many reasons the first World War still matters today. World War I unleashed a revolution of big government into the American system. We start with a general overview of World War I and its significance to those living 100 years later. He explains the 14 reasons why World War I took place and the striking parallels of today. Next, he outlines the many ways Woodrow Wilson expanded the federal government. We end with the fruit of the poisonous tree that was the Sykes-Picot agreement. Overall, this episode is the perfect explanation for why every libertarian must be anti-war. Show Notes https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WW1.pdf 14 Reasons WWI Happened (And Four Things That Could Have Stopped It) - http://mentalfloss.com/article/57319/14-reasons-world-war-i-happened-and-four-things-could-have-stopped-it World War I on the Home Front - https://mises.org/library/world-war-i-home-front Time Stamps: 00:00:00 - Overview of WWI and the birth of the Liberal International Order 00:34:40 - The 14 Causes of World War I 01:29:41 - Woodrow Wilson's Expansion of Government 02:35:08 - The West Draws the Modern Middle East
Nov 19, 2018
WAL Daily 25: The Murder of Laquan McDonald
Sarah Brady Wagner and Rhinehold discuss the murder of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer.
Nov 16, 2018
WAL Daily 24: Why Doesn't the LP Just Pool Its Resources?
Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Hodey Johns and Sarah Brady Wagner discuss LP strategy in elections, why the LP can't just pool all resources on one campaign, and we discuss some liberty Republicans that lost. This is from our Election Night live stream.
Nov 15, 2018
328: The Definitive 2018 Midterm Elections Breakdown
Chris Spangle and Hodey Johns give you every possible detail about the 2018 Midterm Elections you might need. We begin by breaking down the notable Libertarian Party candidates and analyze their results including Larry Sharpe, Gary Johnson, and Nicholas Sarwark. We then cover the major takeaways for all of the parties by looking at the House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races. Finally, we dig deep into exit polling to see what trends are happening in the American electorate and what lessons Libertarians can learn from it. Show Notes https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/328WALShownotes.pdf Time Stamps Should you vote? - 00:17:22 Recap of Libertarian Races - 00:25:03 Will Libertarians become "corrupt"? - 01:02:13 Overview of House, Senate and Governors - 01:21:40 Exit Polling Review - 01:56:22 WAL Content 2018 Midterm Elections Research - https://wearelibertarians.com/2018-midterm-elections-research/ WAL Daily 23: A Review of 2018 Ballot Initiatives - https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-daily-23-a-review-of-2018-ballot-initiatives/ BNS 46: Midterm Election Results and Ending the Duopoly with The Red Headed Libertarian - https://wearelibertarians.com/bns-46-midterm-election-results-and-ending-the-duopoly-with-the-red-headed-libertarian/ WAL Daily 20: Boss Hog Battles Straight Ticket Voting - https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-daily-20-boss-hog-battles-straight-ticket-voting/
Nov 14, 2018
WAL Daily 23: A Review of 2018 Ballot Initiatives
Beyond voting for people, Americans voted for and against several different policy measures. Hodey Johns and Sarah Brady Wagner break down what was on the ballot in which state, and how libertarian ideas are actually doing better than libertarian candidates.
Nov 13, 2018
WAL Daily 22: A Brief Examination of Modern Monetary Theory
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has been loved and hated by economists from both sides of the aisle. Libertarian masterminds Sarah Brady Wagner and Hodey Johns give you a quick breakdown on the positives and negatives of the economic philosophy.
Nov 12, 2018
WAL Daily 21: Midterm Election Results and Ending the Duopoly with The Red Headed Libertarian
In one of the highest turnouts for the midterm elections since 1966, both the GOP and the Democratic Parties "won" in some way, shape, or form. However, the Libertarian Party, despite optimistic hopes lead by candidates like Gary Johnson and Larry Sharpe, fell flat. Today, Brian Nichols is joined by Twitter personality, Josie (aka: The Red Headed Libertarian). Together, they discuss the 2018 midterm election results, discuss what it means to be a libertarian in 2018, and what libertarians can/should do differently to have real electoral victories down the road. Bio: Josie “The Red headed Libertarian” (@TRHLofficial) is a mother of 3 daughters and wife, who runs a small Neuromuscular Therapy practice in MA. She started tweeting on December 9, 2017 as an outlet for her politics, from a state that isn’t very receptive to liberty. Josie has since built a following of 17,000 people over the course of those 10 months and 28 days. She is an award winning pie baker and chili maker. She dabbles in the Boston film and television market once scored the role as Murderer/Millionaire John DuPont’s wife in an ID Discovery docuseries called “Guilty Rich”. Josie loves animals, chocolate, and Disney World. She is a professional artist. Follow Josie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRHLofficial
Nov 09, 2018
WAL Daily 20: Boss Hog Battles Straight Ticket Voting
The team at Boss Hog of Liberty recaps the local election results, where Jeremiah Morrell earned 12% in his three-way race for the Henry County Council. A deep dive into the election results show a tremendous jump in straight-ticket voting, attributed to new voting equipment and tribalism. Hosts are Jeremiah Morrell, Dakota Davis, Kade Koger, and Chase Peyton. Learn more about Boss Hog of Liberty at www.bosshogofliberty.com. Newspaper coverage of Jeremiah’s reaction is here: https://www.thecouriertimes.com/common/story.php?ID=7188&hl=District-1-a-Gray-area
Nov 09, 2018
WAL Daily 19: Never Free Again - Collateral Consequences
When felons pay their dues and are rehabilitated, they get to go back to contributing to society, right? Wrong. Examine the full scope of what the state does to freed felons after prison through the mouths of Hodey Johns and Sarah Brady Wagner.
Nov 08, 2018
WAL Daily 18: Tough Questions- Is Healthcare Fixable? Part One
The greatest expense in America, by far, is Healthcare. The way the Republicans and Democrats suggest “fixing” it usually makes it more expensive all the while killing those who can’t afford it. Hodey Johns and Paul Copeland give the audience a way to make it cost 90% less and, here’s the catch, they don’t even touch on reducing coverage. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Is-Healthcare-Fixable_-Part-One-Show-Notes.pdf
Nov 06, 2018
WAL Daily 17: Making Liberty Relatable with Matt Kibbe
Liberty Memes, Censorship, and Elections, Oh My! On today's episode, Brian Nichols is joined by Matt Kibbe! Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. He is also an Executive Producer at CRTV, where he produces “The Deadly Isms" and "Kibbe on Liberty". First Aired on the Brian Nichols Show: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/matt-kibbe Listen as we first start off discussing Matt's first steps into libertarianism via the band Rush and their "2112" album, which pointed Matt towards the readings of Ayn Rand. Next, we discuss the recent censorship on Facebook of popular libertarian page, "Liberty Memes" and what libertarians should do in response. Next, we discuss Matt's organization, "Free the People", which is an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty by reaching those “liberty curious” through social media, video, and storytelling. After that, we discuss how libertarians should vote in the 2018 midterms, strategic voting, and the "lesser of two evils" argument. We also touch on two strong Libertarian campaigns in Gary Johnson for U.S. Senate in New Mexico and Larry Sharpe for Governor in New York. We start to conclude our conversation by discussing potential outcomes in the 2018 midterms, as well as how our nation will look after 2020 and 2024. And finally, we wrap up our discussion by looking at Matt's book, " Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto." Matt's Bio: Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. We reach the “liberty curious” through social media, video, and storytelling. Kibbe is also an Executive Producer at CRTV, where he produces “The Deadly Isms,” a documentary series about the dangers of all flavors of authoritarianism. He is the Co-Founder and Partner at Fight the Power Productions, a strategic communications firm focused on video production, social media branding, and compelling storytelling. He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as President for 11 years. Steve Forbes said, “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.” Against his better judgment, Kibbe occasionally gets involved in politics, serving as Senior Advisor to a Rand Paul SuperPAC, and creating AlternativePAC to support liberty candidates. Back when Yoda was a teenager, Kibbe worked as Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, as Budget Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and at the Republican National Committee. Dubbed “The Scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is most recently author of the #2 New York Times bestseller, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. In his spare time he appears on Old Media, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Most of his best material is lifted from his three liberty-minded cats, Roark, Ragnar, and Rearden. Find Matt Online- Website: https://freethepeople.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattKibbe/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkibbe
Nov 05, 2018
Bonus: The Most Qualified LP Candidate in a Decade - Mark Rutherford for IN Secretary of State
Chris Spangle talks to Mark Rutherford who is running for the Libertarian Party in Indiana for Secretary of State. He considers him the most qualified LP candidate in at least a decade within the entire party. Originally from the Chris Spangle Show. Special Guest: Mark Rutherford.
Nov 05, 2018
WAL Daily 16: GA Governor's Race Epitome of 2018 Midterms, Wasted Vote
Chris Spangle and Levie Rainey discuss the 2018 Georgia race for Governor with Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, and Ted Metz. Levie is a student libertarian torn between liberal professors and conservative family members resenting her Libertarian vote for Metz. We discuss the race, the wasted vote why she isn't wasting her vote, and why she ought to be hopeful for the Libertarian Party's future.
Nov 05, 2018
327: Spangle Banned on FB, Trump's Rhetoric, Nonviolence
Chris Spangle and Sarah Brady Wagner discuss the current political climate. Trump is being blamed for heightened rhetoric. How much should he be blamed, and what other political figures share the blame? How did we become so tribal? Is America more violent than in our past? Why is peaceful action the right way to persuade people? Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WAL327ShowNotes.pdf
Nov 02, 2018
WAL Daily 15: How America Destroyed Honduras
The United States of America has an illustrious history in large part due to a free market economy. So why is it that when we prop up a government in another country, we make sure it is some type of single-crop dictatorship? Hodey Johns and Rhinehold explore how Honduras went from a fertile land of plenty to the most deadly place on earth thanks to your tax dollars. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/How-America-Destroyed-Honduras.pdf
Nov 01, 2018
WAL Daily 14: Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship
Sarah Brady Wagner and Rhinehold discuss President Trump's recent comments on ending birthright citizenship. What is it and how does his idea jive with the 14th Amendment?
Nov 01, 2018
326: The Swamp Explained - Political Violence Now vs. 60s, Is Trump Draining the Swamp?
In our "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in depth on how Washington works. On this episode, we compare the heated political environments of the 1960's to today, we examine how Trump is emboldening the Swamp by not staffing the Executive Branch, and we question if the Federal Reserve is truly independent. Bib Gourmand - http://dcist.com/2018/09/bibgourmand2018_dc.php Rob has lived and worked in Washington DC for 40 years. He worked for the EPA and the Ford and H.W. Bush campaigns. Check out his resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
Oct 30, 2018
WAL Daily 13: The Side of Mike Shipley Nobody Sees
Hodey Johns flips the script that people try to write about Michael Shipley. We explain why philosophical disagreements need not lead to broken alliances, how everyone can be excited about a horizontal business model, and the subtle difference between Orwell and Stalin.
Oct 29, 2018
WAL Daily 12: Jailed for Words with Alicia Dearn
A judge sentences a man to an extra 4 years in prison over rap lyrics. Hodey Johns and Alicia Dearn, legal guru, explains how it happened, why you should rethink anything you’ve ever put on social media, and how we begin to change the system.
Oct 26, 2018
WAL Daily 11: Liberty Memes Speaks! An Interview with David and Peter Gay
David and Peter Gay have run Liberty Memes since 2013. We first speak to David about what might have led to the ban and their significant charitable efforts over the years. We then talk to Peter about the philosophical foundations of Liberty Memes, if they have aspirations beyond being page admins, and the future of their brand. https://www.libertymemes.com/ New Page: https://www.facebook.com/LibertyMemes2 Liberty Memes Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/575184586207532/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/LibertyMemes
Oct 25, 2018
325: Liberty Memes Update, Saudi Arabia's Reforms and Khashoggi's Death
Chris Spangle and Harry Price give and update on Facebook's censorship of mainstream libertarians. We then explain the reforms in Saudi Arabia, both good and bad, why we are supplying them weapons in Yemen, and give all of the details on Jamal Khashoggi's death. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/The-Assassination-of-Jamal-Kashoggi2FYemen.pdf
Oct 24, 2018
WAL Daily 10: Prison Labor
Take a commute to work inside the walls of a prison using the vehicle of discussion. Hodey Johns and Sarah Brady Wagner give you personal experiences and hard statistics that might make you change your mind on reforming our prison work system. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Prison-Labor-Show-Notes.pdf
Oct 23, 2018
324: Liberty Memes Banned By Facebook
Chris Spangle warned months ago that Alex Jones was the canary in the coal mine and that mainstream libertarian voices would be next. Today, Liberty Memes was banned. He discusses the ramifications. Since Facebook says they are cracking down on "inauthentic voices," we replay our interview with the admins of this Facebook page. Neither are Russians. Neither are dangerous. They just love liberty and memes. Liberty Memes Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/575184586207532 Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians/
Oct 22, 2018
WAL Daily 9: Tough Questions- How do We Save These Kids?
Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns dive into what child intervention might look like in a libertarian society. Learn about how the government is incentivized to kidnap children, why taking a child away (even from an abusive family) is 10 times more fatal than leaving them alone, and when protecting innocent children becomes a moral imperative for liberty-minded minarchists and anarchists. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/How-do-we-Save-the-Kids_.pdf
Oct 22, 2018
323: Libertarian Student Groups, Tariffs
Chris Spangle and Z Hunt discuss the current state of student organizations for libertarians and why tariffs are harmful to the economy. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Tariffs.pdf
Oct 20, 2018
WAL Daily 8: Our Bodies & Our Choices - The IVF Questions
Sarah Brady Wagner discusses the big questions that come up when considering having children through artificial means. She highlights the ethical and philosophical dilemmas and choices faced by prospective parents and invites you to consider what you would do in the same situation.
Oct 19, 2018
WAL Daily 7: Wage Slavery
Hodey Johns and Sarah Brady Wagner talk about an old term that’s seeing new traction: Wage Slavery. We explore why true capitalists will embrace economic upheaval and how the ability to choose jobs doesn’t actually set you free. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Wage-Slavery-Notes.pdf
Oct 18, 2018
322: Spangle Has His Tires Stolen, Calls for Private Police Forces
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the theft of Spangle's tires and the absolute lack of cares given by the local police. As a result, we discuss what a world of private police agencies may look like. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Privatizing-the-Police.pdf
Oct 17, 2018
WAL Daily 6: 4 Tips for Libertarians When Talking to People They Disagree With
Brian Nichols gives 4 Tips for Libertarians When Talking to People They Disagree With.
Oct 16, 2018
WAL Daily 5: Tough Questions- Who Speaks for the Trees?
Hodey Johns and Paul Copeland get you the answer on why libertarians are better on the issue of environmental preservation and protection than anybody else. Listen in and find out how the government uses the EPA to extort money to damage the environment and how libertarians can offer a better protection in keeping your water and air clean.
Oct 15, 2018
WAL Daily 4: Filibuster and Cloture
Rhinehold sits down to take a look at the history of the Filibuster and Cloture votes, dispelling some myths along the way.
Oct 12, 2018
321: A Case for Open Borders, Wasted Vote Arguments, Hillary Clinton Gaslights America
Chris Spangle and Harry Price give some libertarian arguments for open borders, destroy the wasted vote argument with facts, and then point out the stunning hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton.
Oct 11, 2018
WAL Daily 3: The Advancement of In Vitro Fertilization
Sarah Brady Wagner and Hodey Johns discuss where we're at with In Vitro Fertilization, what the future looks like, and why libertarians should stay one step ahead of the government in regulating it. We also examine when life begins and other matters that effect those who don't plan on utilizing IVF.
Oct 10, 2018
WAL Daily 2: Should You Vote Libertarian Party in Swing Senate Races?
Chris Spangle talks to Lucy Brenton, the Libertarian Party US Senate candidate about her tightening race. Should libertarians vote for the Republican to keep Democrats from getting a majority in the Senate? Is casting a vote for a Libertarian a wasted vote? Where does she stand on major issues, including how she'd vote for Brett Kavanaugh. Listen to hear her answers. Visit her website here: http://www.lucyforsenate.com/
Oct 08, 2018
320: Kavanaugh, The End
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold tie up the loose ends of the Kavanaugh story. Why does Kavanaugh's record disqualify him regardless of Ford's accusation? What lasting effect will his nomination have on politics? Did Ford and Kavanaugh both purger themselves, and does it matter? Listen and find out. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-320-kavanaugh-the-end/
Oct 06, 2018
319: Advice for Men and Women in the #MeToo Era
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Hanna Weber discuss the fear and resentment that the Kavanaugh hearings have unleashed. We unpack the emotions surrounding the current environment and give advice to men and women on how to handle work environments, relationships, and life online.
Oct 05, 2018
WAL Daily 1: Intro to Show, Why are Libertarians Defending Kavanaugh?
Chris Spangle and Sarah Brady Wagner introduce the new series WAL Daily. Sarah then questions why libertarians are defending Kavanaugh when his track record towards limited government is abysmal.
Oct 05, 2018
318: Breaking Down the #MeToo Movement
Sarah Brady Wagner and Susan Hogarth discuss the #MeToo movement and how it has developed and progressed. How did it start? What are the goals? How can men who have been accused under #MeToo move forward or redeem themselves? Two ladies of liberty discuss that and more.
Sep 28, 2018
317: Brett Kavanaugh: Timeline of Events, #MeToo, and the Impact on Political Discourse
Today, WAL is taken over by Brian Nichols of The Brian Nichols Show & Dakota Davis of The Boss Hog of Liberty. Listen as they discuss the timeline of events in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, and the overall impact this has on our political discourse going forward.
Sep 26, 2018
316: Kavanaugh Allegations, Dallas Police Shooting
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and former prosecutor Craig DeCosta examine the allegations of rape levied against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and discuss the death of a man when police officer Amber Guyger shot and killed Botham Shem Jean in his own home. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/316ShowNotesWAL.pdf Time Stamps * Kavanaugh Accusations - 00:07:45 * Dallas Police Shooting - 01:53:37 * Undercovered News - 02:11:10
Sep 19, 2018
315: Spangle on Boss Hog of Liberty - Creating Your Own Local Media, Spangle in North Korean Propaganda
Chris Spangle appears on the Boss Hog of Liberty to discuss creating local media in your town, how Spangle accidentally ended up in Korean propaganda, and why Jeremiah loves so hard. Original Post: https://bosshog.fireside.fm/87 Episode 77 features We Are Libertarian's own Dear Leader, Chris Spangle. Chris runs and founded the WAL network that syndicates Boss Hog of Liberty. He stopped by to record the first episode in the brand new studio, made possible by our Patreon donors. Chris and Dakota talk about the reason Hooters restaurant is not performing well with Millennials. Is it really because men our age don't like women the same as generations before us? Or are Millennial men more respectful of women because of the #MeToo era we live in? Dakota thinks that the buffalo shrimp is lacking. What do you think? Jeremiah and Chris talk about the rise of podcasts and Chris's new show, The Chris Spangle Show. CSS is a daily, center of the spectrum news show. This week, Chris may have accidentally been involved in a North Korean Propaganda photo shoot. The story is hilarious, listen as Chris recounts his moment of horror in Indianapolis. Finally, we are joined by Chase Peyton and Kade Koger. Chase had the most offensive shirt printed that he could think of. If he thought our "baby boomer" fans disliked him before, just wait until you see this.
Sep 14, 2018
314: Immigration, Democrats Lose their Mind, NYT Op-Ed
Chris Spangle, Tad Western, and Low Rated Russian Rob Kendall joins us to talk about his local celebrity as an up-and-coming talk show host, they debate immigration, McCain's legacy, ask why the Kavanaugh hearings have become so insane, how memes led to Spangle not attending a wedding, and Rob's feeling about the Trump administration. This was recorded live at Tad's ranch with a special appearance from Corey Barker. Rob on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RobMKendall Rob Kendall Show - https://www.wibc.com/the-rob-kendall-show Tad Talk - https://tadtalk.fireside.fm Chris Spangle Show - https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm
Sep 10, 2018
313: Everything is Awesome and No One Cares
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss how awesome things are by taking a look at a book titled 'It's Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear' by Gregg Easterbrook. We then ask why people feel the world is awful if the human condition has never been better? We end with Sen. Ben Sasse's speech on why the Supreme Court has become so important. It's Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear by Gregg Easterbrook Link: http://a.co/d/4403bbF
Sep 05, 2018
312: The Swamp Explained - Manafort and McCain
Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel discuss the Paul Manafort trials and how it is emblematic of the Swamp, and we discuss the complex legacy of John McCain. Rob then answers listener questions about the Jones Act. Paul Manafort - 00:04:08 John McCain Dies - 00:16:29 Brett Kavanaugh Nomination - 00:28:14 Jones Act Questions - 00:35:10 Diner's Guide to DC - 0055:24
Aug 31, 2018
311: Censorship and the Patent Troll Epidemic within Online Platforms
Chris Spangle and Todd Moore discuss the ethics of building online platforms and what are the limits of censorship when operating such a platform. They also discuss the hidden epidemic of patent trolls and how Todd successfully fought against legal extortion. We end with an epic story from Todd's past on what caused him to realize government isn't as competent as we were taught in school. - https://www.tmsoft.com/ Ethics of App Building - 00:02:30 Patent Trolls - 00:25:30 Todd's Child Support Story - 00:43:39
Aug 31, 2018
11: New Mexico Adds Straight Ticket Voting to Screw Gary Johnson, Media Breakdown of 'Monkey It Up'
Chris Spangle explains why the Democrat Secretary of State in New Mexico has hacked their election more than any Russians by changing laws that will hurt Gary Johnson's run. He then breaks down the anatomy of media bias using a clip about the Florida Senate race to teach people how to recognize bad news-making. Get the Chris Spangle Show: http://www.ChrisSpangleShow.com
Aug 31, 2018
310: South African Land Crisis Explained, Cody Wilson on Living Out Libertarianism
Chris Spangle and Harry Price look into what is actually happening in South Africa. In our Path to Libertarianism segment, we listen to 3D-Gun advocate Cody Wilson on the Tom Woods show explain why he believes what he believes, how he lives out his libertarian beliefs, and what it costs him to stand up for freedom. South African Land Crisis - 00:07:28 Path to Libertarianism: Cody Wilson - 00:59:38 Undercovered News - 01:40:47 Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/310-WALShowNotespages.pdf Donate to Chris's Birthday Fundraiser for Rupert's Kids: https://www.facebook.com/donate/662535317445842/
Aug 29, 2018
309: Senator Wants to Pass Social Media Regulation
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Tad Western discuss an interview with Sen. Ron Wyden outlining his desire to limit political speech online, and Phil Mudd loses his mind showing the mindset of the CIA. Segments Ron Wyden Wants to Regulate Political Speech - 00:07:34 Phil Mudd Loses It - 00:54:40 NYT Times Writer Thinks Trump Wants to Kill People - 01:05:27 Links CSS 6: Sen. Ron Wyden Wants To Regulate Speech on Social Media - https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/66 There should be ‘consequences’ for platforms that don’t remove people like Alex Jones, Senator Ron Wyden says - https://www.recode.net/2018/8/22/17765664/ron-wyden-alex-jones-infowars-regulation-elections-privacy-cybersecurity-kara-swisher-podcast Alex Jone's Brian Stelter Impression - https://youtu.be/omQO3WtKrs4 Stereo Deluxe Song - https://www.facebook.com/superdeluxevideo/videos/758526347825251/ Phil Mudd's on-air meltdown perfectly represents his employer's hysterical brand - https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/21/cnn-phil-mudds-air-meltdown-perfectly-represents-h/ Panelist On MSNBC Suggests Trump Wants To Round People Up And ‘Murder’ Them - https://www.dailywire.com/news/34699/watch-panelist-msnbc-suggests-trump-wants-round-frank-camp Jeremiah Morrell For County Council Donation - https://www.facebook.com/hoosiersforjeremiah/app/240496959313326/
Aug 24, 2018
308: Lyin' Lester Holt and the Creation of a Smear
Chris Spangle and Harry Price break down a fake news story on the NBC Nightly News about Alex Jones and explain why this matters. We then explain why all punches are equal and what is the Non-Aggression Principle? Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/308-WALNewsPublic.pdf (https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/308-WALNewsPublic.pdf) Lyin' Lester Holt and Alex Jones - 00:09:20 Overcast bans Alex Jones and NRATV 01:01:43 Robert Spencer and Jihad Watch Banned from Patreon due to MasterCard 01:09:44 Path to Libertarianism: Not all punches are equal? Non-Aggression Principle - 01:24:30 Undercovered News - 01:52:51 Joshua Smith wastes the LNC's time - 02:00:00
Aug 22, 2018
Ep. 1 of the Chris Spangle Show: The Press Embarrases Itself
As you heard, we are tweaking a few things before 2020, so Chris Spangle breaks that down for the first 7 minutes. Then he examines the stunning lack of self-awareness by newspapers as they coordinate to denounce President Trump's anti-media stance. Subscribe now are http://chrisspangleshow.com/ or search in your podcast app.
Aug 19, 2018
307: Cost of Bernie Sander's Medicare for All, Death Penalty, Torture
Chris Spangle and Harry Price break down the cost of Bernie Sander's Medicare for All and fact check if the Koch Brother's proved $2 Trillion in savings, cover a man that died a gruesome death from an execution in Tennessee, Gina Haspel's torture memos get released, and we debut Undercovered News. Time Stamps Cost of Bernie Sander's Medicare for All - 00:09:32 Billy Ray Irick Dies Painful Death in Tennessee - 00:51:18 Gina Haspel Memos Released and Libertarian Opinion of Torture - 01:22:24 Uncovered News - 01:51:44 We Are Libertarians Mailbag - 02:10:10 Brian Nichols Show Update - 02:16:28 Final Thoughts - 02:20:01 Show Notes https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WALEp307Notesv2.pdf Links: https://wearelibertarians.com/307-cost-of-bernie-sanders-medicare-for-all-death-penalty-torture/
Aug 15, 2018
306: The Building and Destruction of a Media Brand
Chris Spangle and Chris Gault welcome Johnny Rocket and Raylene Lightheart of the Blast Off podcast (formerly the Johnny Rocket Launchpad) to discuss the deplatformming of Alex Jones, re-inventing a podcast, and how to fall in love with libertarianism. We also discuss the new NYC Uber ban. Check out their show at https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff/. Special Guest: Johnny Rocket.
Aug 10, 2018
305: Alex Jones Gets Deplatformed, Dems Want Social Media Regulation, Death Penalty
Chris Spangle and Harry Price share their controversial opinion on the mass deletion of InfoWars and Alex Jones from social media, Democrats circulate a plan to regulate the internet and social companies, we ask why Austin Peterson lost, and Brian Nichols calls in to discuss the libertarian position on the Death Penalty. Become a WAL Patron to hear our bonus episode on Chris’s attendance of Podcast Movement. Learn more at https://wearelibertarians.com/. Segments: 5:40 - Alex Jones Deplatformed 52:30 - Democrats Release Plan to Regulate the Internet 1:15:40 - Austin Petersen Loses in Missouri 1:21:08 - Path to Libertarianism - The Death Penalty with Brian Nichols Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/305-alex-jones-gets-deplatformed-dems-want-social-media-regulation-death-penalty/
Aug 09, 2018
304: The Swamp Explained - Russian and Trump, The Jones Act
In the second episode of our series "The Swamp, Explained", Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in depth on how Washington works. Rob gives us a view of Russian meddling and possible Trump collusion from the swamp. Rob explains the Jones Act. America's Welfare Queen Fleet - https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/regulation/1991/7/v14n3-5.pdf GOP lawmaker pressures Puerto Rico to end push for shipping rules exemption - https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/gop-lawmaker-pressures-puerto-rico-to-end-push-for-shipping-rules-exemption The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear - https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa845.pdf The Jones Act In Perspective - https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/articles/brannon-grassroots-hawaii.pdf Rob has lived and worked in Washington DC for 40 years. He worked for the EPA and the Ford and H.W. Bush campaigns. Check out his resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
Aug 03, 2018
303: Homelessness
Chris Spangle and Mark Warner discuss homelessness in America. Warner worked for a homeless shelter for nearly a decade before going into politics. They discuss why someone becomes homeless and how local communities can manage populations without government intervention. Econtalk: Erica Sandberg on Homelessness and Downtown Streets Team - https://www.acast.com/econtalk/erica-sandberg-on-homelessness-and-downtown-streets-team Wheeler Mission Ministries - https://wheelermission.org/ Thomas Sowell on the Housing Boom and Bust - https://youtu.be/5GoAGuTIbVY
Aug 01, 2018
The Cost 6: Miah's Story - The Life of an Outcast
What happens when society makes a person a pariah? Our podcast Creating Miah is a conversation between Chris Spangle and Miah Akston as she transitions from male to female. More than that, it is a process of self-discovery and a hard look at social norms in our society. In this episode, originally recorded for Creating Miah in Series Two, Episode Two, Miah contemplates suicide. https://soundcloud.com/wearelibertarians/sets/creating-miah-a-transgender-podcast
Jul 27, 2018
The Cost 5: Rachel's Story - Profit Over Lives in Our Prisons
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz sit down to talk to Claude “Woody” Wood and Linda Martel of Indianapolis, IN about the death of Woody’s daughter Rachel Wood while an inmate in Indiana prisons. It is is a difficult story that shows us the tragic results of an inhumane system. Be sure to read the coverage of this story in the South Bend Tribune by Virginia Black. This was originally episode 91 of We Are Libertarians.
Jul 24, 2018
302: Russian Hackers Indicted, Trump And Putin
Chris Spangle, Tad Western, and Matt Wittleif discuss the indictment of 12 Russian hackers, what it means for the collusion investigation, and we break down Trump's press conference with Putin.
Jul 19, 2018
301: Firing A Gun For the First Time
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Paul Copeland recap Spangle's first time shooting a gun and what perceptions changed towards firearms. We also examine the gotcha journalism of Sacha Baron Cohen.
Jul 18, 2018
300: Can A Christian Be a Libertarian? With Norman Horn
Chris Spangle and Norman Horn of the Libertarian Christian Institute discuss if a Christian can be a libertarian, and how much shoud one's religous beliefs inform their politics?
Jul 17, 2018
299: Borders Now Divide Libertarians, Basics of Gun Ownership
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Jason Doolittle discuss the new feuds between open-border and closed-border libertarians. The guys then teach Spangle about the basics of firing a gun.
Jul 13, 2018
298: How Does the Supreme Court Work?
Chris Spangle and Abdul-Hakim Shabazz discuss the pick of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and give a primer on how the Supreme Court works. Special Guest: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz.
Jul 11, 2018
297: LP Convention, Part 2 - Liberty Hangout, Arvin Vohra, Mises Caucus
Chris Spangle attended the national Libertarian Party convention to give listeners the sense of what is happening in this wing of the libertarian movement. Our guest hosts are Kristi Avery, Rhinehold, Kristen, and Ryan Graham. We ask hard questions of two divisive lighting rods: TJ Roberts of Liberty Hangout and former LP Vice Chair Arvin Vorha (now running for the Presidential nomination in 2020). We speak to Darryl Meadows about his first convention and the origin of the Mises Caucus. We also talk to Ohio Gubernatorial candidate Travis Irvine.
Jul 04, 2018
296: LP Convention, Part 1 - Libertarian Socialists, Nicholas Sarwark
Chris Spangle attended the national Libertarian Party convention to give listeners the sense of what is happening in this wing of the libertarian movement. Our guest hosts are Kristi Avery, Rhinehold, Kristen, and Ryan Graham. We begin by asking Matt Kuehnel of the Libertarian Socialist caucus what that is. We interview first time delegates Michael McFarland and Nathan Andrews on their impressions of a Libertarian Convention. We interview the Nicholas Sarwark on his re-election as Chair of the national Libertarian Party. We also talk to a libertarian podcaster named Sarah Wagner about beginning her show "Speaking of Liberty."
Jul 03, 2018
League of Liberty 8 - Live and In-Person at Porcfest
Chris Spangle of We Are Libertarians, Marc Clair of Lions of Liberty, Rodger Paxton of LAVA Flow, and Johnny Rocket of Blast Off meet for the first time in person at Porcfest to record a special (and hilarious) episode of the League Of Liberty. This podcast is a monthly show done for their respective premium content subscribers. You can join now our Patreon to hear past and future episodes! https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Special Guests: Marc Clair and Rodger Paxton.
Jun 29, 2018
295: Porcfest, Why Should You Join the LP?
Chris Spangle travels to Porcfest in the north of New Hampshire to podcast with his League of Liberty friends Marc Clair of Lions of Liberty, Johnny Rocket of Blast Off, and Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow. Chris also interviews Jess Mears, the Development Director of the Libertarian Party, on why being a member of the LP is a worthwhile investment. Special Guests: Marc Clair and Rodger Paxton.
Jun 24, 2018
294: Separation of Immigrant Children at the Border
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss what is actually happening at the border and how libertarians ought to approach the issue of both immigration and child separation. Links - https://www.facebook.com/notes/we-are-libertarians/collection-of-news-on-the-immigrant-child-separation-at-the-border/1973239722707175/
Jun 21, 2018
293: Jordan Peterson and the Discovery of Personal Values
Chris Spangle, Matt Wittlief, and Dakota Davis discuss attending a Jordan Peterson lecture. Who makes up the crowd? What does he talk about? Why do people hate him? What makes 2,500 people show up to hear a Canadian lecture about the perception of reality on a Friday night? We also discuss how one determines their personal values.
Jun 19, 2018
292: North Korea Summit, FBI IG Report, Leftists Make Trump Supporters
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Paul Copeland discuss the summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. We consider the positives and negatives of Trump's strategy. We then give details on the Inspector General's report of James Comey's conduct during the 2016 election. We then look at two ways that the left is driving moderates into the arms of Donald Trump.
Jun 15, 2018
291: Suicide and Depression
Chris Spangle talks about his struggles with depression, why does someone like Anthony Bourdain kill himself, what does depression feel like, how does one lift out of depression, and why our society is causing more people to commit suicide.
Jun 13, 2018
290: The Limits of Outrage
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Rhinehold discuss the limits of outrage culture. Roseanne, Kathy Griffin, Samantha Bee, Masterpiece Cakes, and Donald Trump all have tested our collective patience. What led to the rise of outrage culture and where does it end?
Jun 08, 2018
The Cost 4: Richard's Story - What is Life Like After Prison?
Chris Spangle and Brett Bittner are joined again by Derone Caldwell and Richard Samuels to discuss life after prison, issues facing the black community, and how to unite the country to reform our justice system. Originally recorded as episode 163 of We Are Libertarians.
Jun 06, 2018
The Cost 3: Derone's Story - What is it like to go to prison for 18 years?
Chris Spangle, Chloe Anagnos, and Brett Bittner are joined by Derone Caldwell and Richard Samuels to discuss life inside of a prison, the emotions of a long-term sentence and solitary confinement, and how the innocent are often forced into long sentences through the manipulation of the justice system. Originally episode 160 of We Are Libertarians.
Jun 04, 2018
The Cost 2: Amanda's Story - The Reality of Domestic Violence
Government policy has a cost. Every law and regulation passed by the government has a human toll. The Cost, a series of We Are Libertarians, is a one-on-one interview that tells the story of an average person as they deal with the outcome of policy. Amanda left an abusive relationship. She tells Chris about her experience being hunted by an ex-husband and defending her and her children from further abuse while every level of the system designed to protect her failed. Originally recorded as episode 144 of We Are Libertarians.
Jun 01, 2018
The Cost 1: Megan's Business Closes Due to Regulations
Government policy has a cost. Every law and regulation passed by the government has a human toll. The Cost, a series of We Are Libertarians, is a one-on-one interview that tells the story of an average person as they deal with the outcome of policy. In 2012 (Episode 17), Chris Spangle and Chris Gault interviewed the owner of a roll your own tobacco shop. Because of a new law, they had to lay off 3/4 of their employees in a single day. Megan of the Smoke Station chain explains the real damage that government regulation has on small business owners and their employees. The Smoke Station converted to a vape shop, but was ultimately closed by Indiana excise police after new laws regulating the vaping industry were passed in Indiana and at the federal level.
May 30, 2018
289: Why Isn't The Libertarian Party Working?
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold discuss why the Libertarian Party isn't working through the lens of a recent Chair's debate on Lions of Liberty between Nick Sarwark and Joshua Smith. They discuss common misconceptions on how the party works and how to fix them. They also review the strengths and weaknesses of both candidates. Lions Of Liberty Debate: http://lionsofliberty.libsyn.com/348-lnc-chair-debate-sarwark-smith-and-dearn 264: The Libertarian Party vs. Ron Paul? - https://wal.fireside.fm/370
May 25, 2018
288: The Swamp Explained - The EPA and the Roots of Bureaucracy
In the first episode of our "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in depth on how Washington works. They discuss the origins of the EPA, the roots of bureaucracy, and what Washington thinks of Gary Johnson by telling the story of Rob's career. Rob has lived and worked in Washington DC for 40 years. He worked for the EPA and the Ford and H.W. Bush campaigns. Check out his resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
May 10, 2018
287: Iran Nuclear Deal, Weld and Kokesh
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain the Iran Nuclear Deal and the ramifications of leaving it, and we give first impressions on the 2020 LP Presidential race. Weld also clarifies his stance on guns and the "vouching for Clinton" comment.
May 09, 2018
286: Anarchy vs. Libertarianism, Drug Laws, Cultural Appropriation
Chris Spangle, James Nease, Justin "Juice" Kelly, and Shane Jones of the Juice in the Morning join us to ask questions. After a recent appearance, Juice and Shane had some questions about politics so we answer them. We begin with the difference between and Anarchists and Libertarians, then we discuss the opioid epidemic and the Chinese dress controversy.
May 04, 2018
285: Alfie Evans, North Korea, Kanye
Chris Spangle and Harry Price examine the Alfie Evans case and discuss the potential of peace in North Korea.
May 02, 2018
284: Censorship of Philip DeFranco, Listener Letters on Guns
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the censorship of Philip DeFranco on YouTube, the new community guidelines of Facebook, and we answer listener letters on gun rights and gun background checks.
Apr 25, 2018
283: Starbucks, Syria and the AUMF, Palantir
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss the conversation over Starbucks, the new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, and the future crime software of Palantir.
Apr 20, 2018
282: Identity Politics and Starbucks, Syrian Strikes, Taxes
Chris Spangle and Brian Nichols discuss the ethics of Sean Hannity, ask if Starbucks is systemically racist, what will be the effect of the bombing in Syria, and we discover where your taxes went. Brian Nichols Show - https://briannichols.fireside.fm/ Chris Spangle Show - https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/
Apr 18, 2018
281: Syria, FBI Raid, Knife Control
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss American options of the Syrian conflict, the FBI's raid on Trump's Lawyer, and many other news stories including knife control in Britain.
Apr 11, 2018
280: Death By Regulation with Dr. Mary Ruwart - The FDA, Right To Try
Chris Spangle and Dr. Mary Ruwart discuss the human toll of regulations placed on the drug industry by the FDA. Dr. Ruwart has a new book out titled Death by Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It. Learn more at https://www.deathbyregulation.us/.
Apr 08, 2018
279: Bad Trump - Tariffs, Amazon, Death Penalty
Chris Spangle and Chris Gault talk about Trump's recent decisions to kill drug dealers, place tariffs on China, fight with Amazon, and place troops on the border.
Apr 06, 2018
278: Sinclair Broadcasting, Laura Ingraham and David Hogg, Encrypted Phones
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the left and right argument over propaganda in the Sinclair Broadcasting must-reads and Laura Ingraham boycott. They also discuss the ending of the PragerU lawsuit and the FBI's desire to end phone encryption.
Apr 04, 2018
277: How Social Media Affects our Brains, Minds.com CEO Bill Ottman
Chris Spangle looks into the effect of social media and smartphones on our brain. Spangle then speaks to Minds.com CEO and co-founder Bill Ottman. Minds.com is a free-speech platform that seeks to cure the problems of the major social platforms. The episode ends with "How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day" by Tristan Harris and Quit social media by Dr. Cal Newport. 'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia: Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia?CMP=sharebtntw Mark Zuckerberg Is Calling for Regulation of Social Media To Lock in Facebook's Position - https://reason.com/blog/2018/03/22/the-real-reason-mark-zuckerberg-calling "How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day" by Tristan Harris - https://youtu.be/C74amJRp730 Quit social media by Dr. Cal Newport - https://youtu.be/3E7hkPZ-HTk
Apr 02, 2018
276: Omnibus Bill, FOSTA and CLOUD Act, Leaving Facebook
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss big spending Republicans and their omnibus bill, the passage of the CLOUD and FOSTA acts, and how to leave Facebook as a business invested in the platform. Get your copy of 'No More' by Zach Kincaid at http://rotgutcountry.com/wal.
Mar 28, 2018
275: Facebook Commits Suicide
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the beginning of the end of social networks as they give in to leftist censorship. We also discuss the re-election of Putin in Russia. Interact With Us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Email: editor@wearelibertarians.com Email Newsletter Sign-up: http://eepurl.com/sJ3Zb WAL Groups: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WeAreLibertarians/groups Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/Egss9XX We Are Libertarians Radio: https://tunein.com/radio/We-Are-Libertarians-Radio-s300501/?utmsource=tiEmbed&utmmedium=referral&utm_content=s300501 iTunes App: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1361526736?ls=1&mt=8 Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radioco.m5870e3b49 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/wearelibertarians Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/werlibertarians Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreLibertarians/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/werlibertarians Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearelibertarians Snapchat: WeRLibertarians Our Amazon Wish List: http://amzn.com/w/2LWWUWF99A3RJ Listener Survey: http://www.podtrac.com/audience/start-survey.aspx?pubid=DgL0SdQyOksO&ver=standard Other WAL Sites: WAL Politics: https://www.walpolitics.com/ We Are Libertarians: http://wearelibertarians.com/ Chris Spangle: http://chrisspangle.com/ Libertarian Podcasts: http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/ Other WAL Podcasts: We Are Libertarians: https://wal.fireside.fm/ Chris Spangle Show: https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/ Brian Nichols Show: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/ Boss Hog Of Liberty: https://bosshog.fireside.fm/ Upward - Libertarian Activism: https://upward.fireside.fm/ The Cost - The Human Toll of Government Policy: https://thecost.fireside.fm/ Raw Audio Politics: https://rawaudio.fireside.fm/ Maranda's World: https://marandasworld.fireside.fm/ Tad Talk: https://soundcloud.com/user-192973152 You Can't Outrun the Fork: https://cantoutrunthefork.fireside.fm/
Mar 21, 2018
274: Gun Control Walkouts, Farming in 2018, Listener Letters
Chris Spangle, Jeremiah Morrell, Sara Potter, and Kade Koger discuss the student walkouts in support of gun control, we take listener letters and discuss issues facing modern farmers, and discuss our new Facebook groups and mobile apps. Get the Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radioco.m5870e3b49 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radioco.m5870e3b49)
Mar 16, 2018
273: Austin Petersen On His Facebook Ban, Abortion, and Immigration
Chris Spangle speaks about the social media censorship of Steven Crowder and Austin Petersen. Brian Nichols then speaks to Peterson about the ban, abortion, and immigration. Special Guest: Austin Petersen.
Mar 14, 2018
272: LibertyCon 2018 Recap Part 2 - SFL Student Kelli Huck, David Boaz of the Cato Institute
Chris Spangle hosts the second part of our Students For Liberty LibertyCon recap. Spangle went to the conference. In this episode, follow his travel, he interviews SFL and YAL student leader Kelli Huck and captures a speech on three principles of the libertarian philosophy by David Boaz of the Cato Institute.
Mar 09, 2018
271: LibertyCon 2018 Recap Part 1 - Liberty Memes, ACLU President Susan Herman, Matt Geiger of 71Republic
Chris Spangle hosts the first part of our Student's For Liberty LibertyCon recap. Spangle went to the conference. In this episode, follow his travel, he interviews the admins of Liberty Memes, captures a speech on the First Amendment by Susan Herman of the ACLU, and speaks to 16-year-old publisher Matt Geiger of 71Republic.
Mar 08, 2018
Interview: Liberty Memes Facebook Page Admins
This interview with Admin 1 and 2 of the Liberty Memes Facebook Page was recorded at Students for Liberty's LibertyCon.
Mar 07, 2018
270: Myths and Truths of School Shootings, Billy Graham
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Paul Copeland discuss the myths and truths surrounding the Parkland shooting, discuss potential solutions to limit future solutions, how to fix the modern man, and Spangle explains the impact Billy Graham had on his life.
Feb 28, 2018
269: Emotionally Manipulative Politics, Saving the Libertarian Party
Chris Spangle and Joe Hauptmann talk about the public discourse around guns, the fracturing of America, and is the Trump era discourse better or worse than the tone of the Nixon era? Hauptmann explains why the Libertarian Party is still valuable and why he is running for LNC Vice Chair.
Feb 23, 2018
268: Is There a Solution to School Shootings?
Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, Jeremiah Morrell, Dakota Davis, and Danny Morrell discuss the Parkland, Flordia school shooting, the gun control debates that rage after every tragedy, and what can be done to end these tragedies.
Feb 16, 2018
267: North Korea, Julian Assange, NSA Scandal, Budget Cuts
Chris Spangle and Harry Price cover the reality of Kim Jong Un and his sister, the British government screws Julian Assange, the NSA gets screwed by Russia, the FBI screws Carter Page, the new budget screws poor people, a teacher screws a student, and then we realize we are all getting screwed.
Feb 14, 2018
266: Uranium One, Budgets, Spending, Gerrymandering
Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, and Tad Western discuss the new developments in the Hillary Clinton scandals, we discuss the new big spending budget, military waste, and the SCOTUS gerrymandering case.
Feb 09, 2018
265: Libertarian Clickbait, The Nunes Memo, Lady Doritos
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the double standard libertarians apply to their echo chamber, we break down the Nunes memo, who is Carter Page, and ask who thought Lady Doritos were a good idea?
Feb 07, 2018
264: The Libertarian Party vs. Ron Paul?
Chris Spangle interviews Daniel Hayes, the Libertarian Party Convention Committee Chairman, about the controversy over Ron Paul not being invited to speak. Hayes is also a member of the LNC, so we asked him about Arvin Vohra and Nick Sarwark. Spangle then gives a history of why the LP and the Rothbardians don't get along.
Feb 03, 2018
263: State of the Union Recap, #ReleaseTheMemo
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington dissect all of the major points of the State of the Union and give an update on the brewing FBI scandal. <ul> <li>Digit Savings: <a href="https://digit.co/r/-k0nie4MZQ?ab" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://digit.co/r/-k0nie4MZQ?ab</a></li> <li>Start investing with @Stash today! We’ll each get $5 when you use my link: <a href="https://get.stashinvest.com/christo2p7hk" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://get.stashinvest.com/christo2p7hk</a></li> <li>Robinhood: <a href="https://share.robinhood.com/christs4127" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://share.robinhood.com/christs4127</a></li> </ul>
Feb 02, 2018
262: Jordan Peterson vs. Cathy Newman - Gender Pay Gap, Trans Rights, Winning Debates
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington discuss why human nature and libertarianism are perfectly aligned by breaking down the Jordan Peterson debate with Cathy Newman on the BBC. We discuss economics, the wage gap between men and women, the best way to win a debate, human nature, the differences between men and women, social hierarchies, and why the future is libertarian. Videos played: Peterson on Morality - https://youtu.be/jHKIaFjxGPY Peterson on the BBC - https://youtu.be/aMcjxSThD54
Jan 26, 2018
261: Women's Marches
Chris Spangle and Harry Price dissect the reactions to this past weekend's Women's Marches, and the male reaction to it.
Jan 24, 2018
260: Is Trump Libertarian? And FISA Section 702
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington reunite the original cast and discuss how little has changed since 2012, but everything is different. We ask if Trump is a libertarian President, and explain the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.
Jan 19, 2018
259: Trump's "S-Hole," Haiti's Past, Aziz Ansari and #MeToo
`Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the s-hole comment, why the right can't trust Trump, why is Haiti an s-hole, and Spangle explains the birds and bees to Aziz Ansari and the #MeToo movement. <hr /> <h1>Show Links</h1> <h2>Aziz Ansari</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/01/the-humiliation-of-aziz-ansari/550541/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/01/the-humiliation-of-aziz-ansari/550541/</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/1/16/16894722/aziz-ansari-grace-babe-me-too" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/1/16/16894722/aziz-ansari-grace-babe-me-too</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/opinion/aziz-ansari-babe-sexual-harassment.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/opinion/aziz-ansari-babe-sexual-harassment.html</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/15/entertainment/aziz-ansari-responds/index.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/15/entertainment/aziz-ansari-responds/index.html</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/13/politics/rice-metoo-axe-files-cnntv/index.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/13/politics/rice-metoo-axe-files-cnntv/index.html</a></li> <li><a href="https://babe.net/2017/12/01/sorry-white-people-but-trying-too-hard-not-to-be-racist-is-low-key-kind-of-racist-23405" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://babe.net/2017/12/01/sorry-white-people-but-trying-too-hard-not-to-be-racist-is-low-key-kind-of-racist-23405</a></li> <li><a href="https://babe.net/manifesto" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://babe.net/manifesto</a></li> </ul> <h2>Haiti</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://origins.osu.edu/article/pact-devil-united-states-and-fate-modern-haiti/page/0/1" rel="noopener" target="_blank">http://origins.osu.edu/article/pact-devil-united-states-and-fate-modern-haiti/page/0/1</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_o-nU5s2U" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_o-nU5s2U</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_occupation_of_Haiti" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_occupation_of_Haiti</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/haiti-us-occupation-hundred-year-anniversary" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/haiti-us-occupation-hundred-year-anniversary</a></li> <li><a href="https://theintercept.com/2018/01/12/haiti-donald-trump-shithole-america-history/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://theintercept.com/2018/01/12/haiti-donald-trump-shithole-america-history/</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1971/04/23/archives/papa-doc-a-ruthless-dictator-kept-the-haitians-in-illiteracy-and.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/1971/04/23/archives/papa-doc-a-ruthless-dictator-kept-the-haitians-in-illiteracy-and.html?_r=0&amp;referer=https://www.google.com/</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/haiti-us-occupation-hundred-year-anniversary" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/haiti-us-occupation-hundred-year-anniversary</a></li> </ul> <h2>Trump</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-attacks-protections-for-immigrants-from-shithole-countries-in-oval-office-meeting/2018/01/11/bfc0725c-f711-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html?utm_term=.bce1d6cc36be&tid=a_mcntx" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-attacks-protections-for-immigrants-from-shithole-countries-in-oval-office-meeting/2018/01/11/bfc0725c-f711-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html?utm_term=.bce1d6cc36be&amp;tid=a_mcntx</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-tense-profane-white-house-meeting-on-immigration/2018/01/15/13e79fa4-fa1e-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html?utm_term=.ad140879be4f" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-tense-profane-white-house-meeting-on-immigration/2018/01/15/13e79fa4-fa1e-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html?utm_term=.ad140879be4f</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc5tIKFDy1s&feature=youtu.be" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc5tIKFDy1s&amp;feature=youtu.be</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/cnn/status/953336547608289281" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/cnn/status/953336547608289281</a></li> </ul> <h2>Schools</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455296/schools-attempt-ban-having-best-friends-its-mean-exclusive" rel="noopener" target="_blank">http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455296/schools-attempt-ban-having-best-friends-its-mean-exclusive</a></li> </ul>`
Jan 17, 2018
Introducing the Brian Nichols Show
Host Brian Nichols introduces The Brian Nichols Show, outlines the goals for the show, and covers FISA after Thursday's FISA 702 vote. The Brian Nichols Show is for libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, moderates, independents, and even those on the left, who are actively seeking a political news program that objectively covers the week's news to help educate, enlighten, and inform. Add the RSS Feed: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/rss
Jan 12, 2018
258: Ross Ulbricht, Intel Chips, Louisiana School Board
Harry Price hosts 'Low Key WAL', a conversation with Stone Aldridge and the WAL discord. They cover YouTubers, the new Wednesday show going forward, Ross Ulbricht, Intel CPUs, and the Louisiana School Board arrest.
Jan 11, 2018
257: Is Trump Crazy? Sessions Targets Pot, James Risen
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the new Michael Wolff book "Fire and Fury," we consider the mental health of Donald Trump, explain the American hero that is James Risen, and why Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama marijuana rulings. <h2>Wolff Book/Trump's Mental Fitness</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/michael-wolff-fire-and-fury-book-donald-trump.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/michael-wolff-fire-and-fury-book-donald-trump.html</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/01/trump-cog-decline/548759/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/01/trump-cog-decline/548759/</a></li> <li><a href="https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/08/is-trump-a-very-stable-genius-or-a-dange" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/08/is-trump-a-very-stable-genius-or-a-dange</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-wolff-my-insane-year-inside-trumps-white-house-1071504" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-wolff-my-insane-year-inside-trumps-white-house-1071504</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/05/trump-book-highlights-michael-wolff-fire-fury" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/05/trump-book-highlights-michael-wolff-fire-fury</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-york-times-maggie-haberman-on-michael-wolff-book-he-gets-basic-details-wrong/article/2645066" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-york-times-maggie-haberman-on-michael-wolff-book-he-gets-basic-details-wrong/article/2645066</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/05/opinions/much-of-wolffs-trump-book-rings-true-opinion-dantonio/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/05/opinions/much-of-wolffs-trump-book-rings-true-opinion-dantonio/index.html</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.axios.com/trumps-state-of-mind-1515262317-b4fdf611-a745-4ca0-b28d-d3069de423f7.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.axios.com/trumps-state-of-mind-1515262317-b4fdf611-a745-4ca0-b28d-d3069de423f7.html</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/1/5/16770060/trump-mental-health-psychiatrist-25th-amendment" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/1/5/16770060/trump-mental-health-psychiatrist-25th-amendment</a></li> <li><a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/media/367635-who-is-fire-and-fury-author-michael-wolff" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://thehill.com/homenews/media/367635-who-is-fire-and-fury-author-michael-wolff</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.gq.com/story/trump-mental-fitness-question" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gq.com/story/trump-mental-fitness-question</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.gq.com/story/michael-wolff-white-house-trump-access" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gq.com/story/michael-wolff-white-house-trump-access</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/07/trump-25th-amendment-mental-health-327503" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/07/trump-25th-amendment-mental-health-327503</a></li> <li><a href="http://rare.us/rare-politics/everyone-is-wrong-donald-trump-actually-looks-like-a-winner-in-fire-and-fury/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://rare.us/rare-politics/everyone-is-wrong-donald-trump-actually-looks-like-a-winner-in-fire-and-fury/</a></li> </ul> <h2>James Risen</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://theintercept.com/2018/01/03/my-life-as-a-new-york-times-reporter-in-the-shadow-of-the-war-on-terror/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://theintercept.com/2018/01/03/my-life-as-a-new-york-times-reporter-in-the-shadow-of-the-war-on-terror/</a></li> <li><a href="https://theintercept.com/2018/01/03/all-the-news-unfit-to-print-james-risen-on-his-battles-with-bush-obama-and-the-new-york-times/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://theintercept.com/2018/01/03/all-the-news-unfit-to-print-james-risen-on-his-battles-with-bush-obama-and-the-new-york-times/</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/ask_james_rosen_and_angela_merkel_about_obama_spying.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/ask_james_rosen_and_angela_merkel_about_obama_spying.html</a></li> <li><a href="http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/351495-it-looks-like-obama-did-spy-on-trump-just-as-he-did-to-me" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/351495-it-looks-like-obama-did-spy-on-trump-just-as-he-did-to-me</a></li> </ul> <h2>Sessions/Marijuana</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/4/16849866/marijuana-legalization-trump-sessions-cole-memo" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/4/16849866/marijuana-legalization-trump-sessions-cole-memo</a></li> <li><a href="https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/08/4-things-congress-can-do-to-stop-a-canna" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/08/4-things-congress-can-do-to-stop-a-canna</a></li> <li><a href="https://reason.com/volokh/2018/01/07/the-rule-of-law-supports-marijuana-feder" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://reason.com/volokh/2018/01/07/the-rule-of-law-supports-marijuana-feder</a></li> <li><a href="https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/did-jeff-sessions-marijuana-memo-restore" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/did-jeff-sessions-marijuana-memo-restore</a></li> <li><a href="https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/sullum-jeff-sessions-riscind-cole-memo" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/sullum-jeff-sessions-riscind-cole-memo</a></li> <li><a href="https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/vermont-weed-legalization-passes-house" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/vermont-weed-legalization-passes-house</a></li> <li><a href="https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/04/blame-scotus-for-allowing-the-feds-to-ta" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/04/blame-scotus-for-allowing-the-feds-to-ta</a></li> <li><a href="https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/04/sessions-still-is-not-leading-a-cannabis" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/04/sessions-still-is-not-leading-a-cannabis</a></li> </ul> <h2>Dossier Causes Death</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/fusion-gps-attorney-drops-bombshell-somebodys-already-been-killed-as-a-result-of-this-dossier/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/fusion-gps-attorney-drops-bombshell-somebodys-already-been-killed-as-a-result-of-this-dossier/</a></li> </ul>
Jan 10, 2018
256: WAL Horse Race 1 - Maguire vs. Sipe
Chris Spangle introduces the We Are Libertarians Horse Race, a new concept for helping libertarian candidates raise money and their profile. Mark Rutherford, Michael Dixon, and Chris Spangle ask questions of two candidates. The candidate with the best campaign will come out of this show with the WAL endorsement, $500 of consulting services from Mark and Michael’s political consulting firm, and we will ask our audience to donate a boatload of money to their campaign. We are launching the We Are Libertarians Horse Race Club. Club members will donate $10 a month (or more) to promote this episode on the We Are Libertarians Facebook to raise awareness of their two campaigns. Sign up at WeAreLibertarians.com/HorseRace. Libertarian-leaning candidates of any party can sign up there as well. Special Guest: Mark Rutherford.
Jan 04, 2018
255: About Us - The 10 Principles of We Are Libertarians
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain the 10 Principles of We Are Libertarians. If you are new to the show, start here.
Jan 03, 2018
254: Basics of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Chris Spangle, Jesse Riddle, and Jeff Erdman discuss the basics of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. What is it? Is it a safe way to invest or purchase items? What are the best coins to use? How does one get started? We cover all the basics.
Dec 15, 2017
253: Murder of Daniel Shaver, Russian Investigation Corrupt, Media Melts Down, Moore Loses
`Chris Spangle and Harry Price break down the murder of Daniel Shaver by police. They also explain how Trump spends his day and Spangle reacts to the shocking loss of Roy Moore. Harry outlines why this was one of the worst weeks for the media, and we expose the corrupt nature of the deep state and Russian collusion investigative team. Show Links: <h2>Daniel Shaver Murdered by Police</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/454504/police-murder-daniel-shaver">http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/454504/police-murder-daniel-shaver</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-daniel-shaver-police-video-20171208-story.html">http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-daniel-shaver-police-video-20171208-story.html</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnKYL7AWNQo">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnKYL7AWNQo</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.dailywire.com/news/24470/police-matt-walsh">http://www.dailywire.com/news/24470/police-matt-walsh</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/qYRRSdjdcbo">https://youtu.be/qYRRSdjdcbo</a></li> </ul> <h2>Inside Trump’s White House</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/us/politics/donald-trump-president.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/us/politics/donald-trump-president.html</a></li> </ul> <h2>Roy Moore Loses</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/10/politics/kfile-roy-moore-aroostook-watchmen/index.html">http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/10/politics/kfile-roy-moore-aroostook-watchmen/index.html</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/HjLMAoejW-A">https://youtu.be/HjLMAoejW-A</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/p33EnLyKcAE">https://youtu.be/p33EnLyKcAE</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/alabama-senate-election-moore.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/alabama-senate-election-moore.html</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-attacks-kirsten-gillibrand-twitter-after-she-calls-him-resign-n828701">https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-attacks-kirsten-gillibrand-twitter-after-she-calls-him-resign-n828701</a></li> </ul> <h2>Mueller/Russia Implodes</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/11/wife-demoted-doj-official-worked-for-firm-behind-anti-trump-dossier.html">http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/11/wife-demoted-doj-official-worked-for-firm-behind-anti-trump-dossier.html</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/18-crucial-days-what-did-president-know-when-did-he-n828261">https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/18-crucial-days-what-did-president-know-when-did-he-n828261</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454543/mueller-investigation-too-many-anti-trump-coincidences">http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454543/mueller-investigation-too-many-anti-trump-coincidences</a></li> </ul> <h2>The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages and Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/">https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/</a></li> </ul> <h2>Collection of 1.4 Billion Plain-Text Leaked Passwords Found Circulating Online</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://thehackernews.com/2017/12/data-breach-password-list.html">https://thehackernews.com/2017/12/data-breach-password-list.html</a></li> <li><a href="https://haveibeenpwned.com/">https://haveibeenpwned.com/</a></li> </ul>`
Dec 13, 2017
252: Virtue and Politics - Can you have both?
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Tad Western discuss virtue signaling, morals and their place in politics, and at what point can one no longer support a politician they agree with politically. Phony Virtue is Ruining Western Society - http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/phony-virtue-is-ruining-western-society/ Key Concepts of Libertarianism - https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/key-concepts-liber
Dec 08, 2017
251: Flynn, Trump's Para-CIA, Gay Cakes in SCOTUS
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the Flynn charges, if Russiagate is anything of substance, the new counter-intelligence agency being considered, the gay cakes go to the Supreme Court, and Bitcoin secrecy is under attack. We briefly touch on Jerusalem in the end. Flynn and Russiagate:   http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/363194-former-fbi-agent-changed-comeys-language-of-clinton-email-use-to http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/363252-special-counsel-subpoenas-german-bank-for-trump-account-details http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/363302-mueller-probes-expenses-totaled-3m-in-early-months https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/michael-flynn-guilty-russia-investigation.html?rref=collection%2Fnewseventcollection%2Frussian-election-hacking https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/opinion/michael-flynn-guilty-plea-takeaways.html?rref=collection%2Fnewseventcollection%2Frussian-election-hacking https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/politics/trump-michael-flynn.html?rref=collection%2Fnewseventcollection%2Frussian-election-hacking https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/politics/kt-mcfarland-flynn-russia-emails-congressional-testimony.html?rref=collection%2Fnewseventcollection%2Frussian-election-hacking http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454269/michael-flynn-plea-no-breakthrough-russia-investigation   New CIA   https://theintercept.com/2017/12/04/trump-white-house-weighing-plans-for-private-spies-to-counter-deep-state-enemies/   Gay Nazi Cakes   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/podcasts/the-daily/supreme-court-gay-wedding-cake.html?rref=collection%2Fbyline%2Fadam-liptak https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/us/politics/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-cake.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454319/masterpiece-cakeshop-case-free-speech-still-obtains http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/masterpiece-cakeshop-ltd-v-colorado-civil-rights-commn/   IRS tentacles - Megan Markle   https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/prince-harrys-marriage-to-meghan-markle-means-irs-gets-a-look-at-royal-bank-accounts.html   Bitcoin a Crime   https://btcmanager.com/us-senate-bill-s-1241-criminalize-concealed-ownership-bitcoin/ http://www.wired.co.uk/article/money-laundering-online
Dec 06, 2017
250: Are Social Media Sites Public Utilities? & Cara Schulz, LP Candidate Recruiting Specialist
Chris Spangle and digital marketing expert Doug Karr discuss the future of social media and independent news outlets as companies like Facebook and YouTube begin censoring small media outlets like We Are Libertarians. Then Spangle interviews Cara Schulz, the new Libertarian Party Candidate Recruiting Specialist on the challenges and benefits of running for office. Learn more: https://www.lp.org/run-for-office.
Dec 01, 2017
249: War with North Korea, CFPB, and Net Neutrality
Chris Spangle and Harry Price break down the cost of war with North Korea and possible solutions. They explain the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the leadership crisis. They also offer some further insight into Net Neutrality.
Nov 29, 2017
248: Conyers, Tax Bill, Zimbabwe, Net Neutrality
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain the Conyers scandal, all of the House and Senate Tax Bills, the coup in Zimbabwe, and an update on Net Neutrality.
Nov 22, 2017
247: Digital Stampedes and What It Is Like Serving In The Military
Chris Spangle, Doug Karr, and George discuss the current environment of digital stampedes, the accusations against Al Franken, and Doug and George discuss their military service and how it shapes their view of foreign policy.
Nov 17, 2017
246: Trial By Twitter, Roy Moore Accusations, Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr.
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the environment of trial by Twitter, we give details of the Roy Moore accusations, and we get to the bottom Wikileaks' communication with Donald Trump Jr.
Nov 16, 2017
Liberty Force Radio Drama by the Johnny Rocket Launch Pad
First, our friends at the Johnny Rocket Launch Pad created the awesome graphic novel, Liberty Force. Now they have turned it into an awesome radio drama! Get your copy of the graphic novel version at https://www.libertyforcecomic.com.
Nov 11, 2017
245: Tough Love for the Libertarian Party
Chris Spangle, Dakota Davis, and Shane Zoellner define the purpose of a political party and then ask if the Libertarian Party and its leadership are fulfilling its mission. James Nease later calls in to share his opinion as well.
Nov 10, 2017
244: Libertarian Opinion of Daylight Savings Time, Texas Shooting
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the libertarian opinion of Daylight Saving Time and unpack the conversation around the Texas shooting, gun rights, and domestic violence.
Nov 08, 2017
WARNING: You May Need to Re-Subscribe. We are Moving RSS Feeds.
We are moving our RSS feed from Feedburner to Fireside. For most people, they won't notice a blip. BUT... If this feed stops working, please resubscribe to our podcasts at wearelibertarians.com. New feeds are all posted there, as well as our new radio station.
Nov 08, 2017
243: The Tangled Web of Manafort, Papadopoulos, Podesta, Brazille, Clinton, JFK
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Tad Western explain the Manafort and Papadopoulos charges, the Clinton Uranium One Scandal, the Donna Brazille article explaining how Clinton bought the nomination, and we touch on the JFK leaks.
Nov 03, 2017
The Libertarian Party Vice Chair Needs to Resign
The Libertarian Party Vice Chair, Arvin Vohra, Needs to Resign after his comments about rape.
Nov 03, 2017
241: Niger and The Expansion of the War On Terror
Chris Spangle, Brett Bittner, and Brian Nichols discuss the expansion of the war on terror into Africa, how it happened, and what it means for the future of the American military. Spangle then gets keto curious.
Oct 27, 2017
240: Net Neutrality, Rand Paul's New Privacy Bill, Flake & Corker
Chris Spangle and Harry Price cover the new moves on Net Neutrality, Rand Paul's new privacy bill, and the Senate revolt against Trump.
Oct 26, 2017
239: Phyllis's Story - Fighting Medicare For Her Life
In a continuation of The Cost: The Human Toll of Public Policy, Phyllis Klosinski explains her fight against Medicare to receive the lifesaving treatment she needs, and how the government prevents it at every turn. She also touches on our duty to fight for our rights. Add Phyllis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phyllis.klosinski (https://www.facebook.com/phyllis.klosinski)
Oct 21, 2017
238: #MeToo and The Morality of Strip Clubs
Chris Spangle, Kristi Avery, Tanner Perdew, Maranda Barnett and Aeris Stewart discuss the #MeToo movement. We also discuss the morality and economics of strip clubs.
Oct 20, 2017
236: Libertarian Documentarian Travis Irvine on Running for Mayor, Why Spangle Hates Facebook
Libertarian filmmaker and comedian Travis Irvine discusses his documentary "American Mayor" on Amazon Prime. Irvine also explains how the GOP killed the Libertarian Party of Ohio, and what it's like to work with Roger Stone. Spangle also explains why he hates the Facebook audience. Watch the documentary: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074T571DT
Oct 11, 2017
235: The Truth About Facebook Selling Russian Nationals Advertising
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain Facebook selling ads to Russians, and why it doesn't really matter in a previous bonus episode. Harry also gives us a tech tip.
Oct 10, 2017
234: Lessons For Libertarians Found In Nazi Propaganda
What can libertarians learn from history’s most hated dictators? Simply put: the power of propaganda. Hold on, you say. Isn’t propaganda a thing of the past? And isn’t it obvious when something or someone is trying to manipulate me? These are all good questions. Stay tuned, and we’ll give you some answers. The fact is, even today, propaganda in some form is everywhere. It lurks in news, music, media, political speeches, and even history textbooks. More importantly, it still changes the way we think about the world and the decisions we make as a result. Is that scary? Well, it doesn’t have to be. It turns out the more you know about the history of propaganda, the more you’ll be able to recognize and resist it. Moreover, with the right tools, you can use elements of propaganda to better advocate for the ideas of liberty. In this episode, guest hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz are back to dissect how Hitler and the Nazis to take over Germany and how the influence of propaganda is still relevant today. Give us one hour, and you will learn: Propaganda techniques used by the Nazis, and why they were effective. How to determine when politicians are using propaganda to manipulate you. Ways to resist the influence of propaganda. What propaganda can teach libertarians about effective communication. … and so much more. Listen right now, and you’ll have the tools to become a more informed citizen. Sound good? (Of course it does.) So why wait any longer? Let’s do this thing.
Oct 09, 2017
233: The Las Vegas Shooting and Gun Control
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Justin Hutchinson unfold the events of the Las Vegas shootings while refuting arguments that gun control would have prevented this tragedy.
Oct 04, 2017
232: The Solution for The Immigration Crisis, Trump's Tax Plan Explained
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Brian Nichols, and Sara Potter discuss the pure libertarian position of open borders versus the conservative position of border control and then find a solution to the divisive issue. We then explain what is in President Trump's tax plan.
Sep 29, 2017
231: How To Win a War on Drugs, Russian Facebook Ads are BS, Trump and the NFL
Chris Spangle and Harry Price Discuss: NFL Protests, Trump making useful idiots out of Boomers How to Win a War on Drugs Trump’s New Travel Ban Rand Paul’s Healthcare Demands, Graham.Cassidy Dead Alabama Senate Race a test of Bannon and McConnell, Foreshadows of 2018 Should Twitter Ban Trump? Obama warns Facebook over Fake ads, but their investigation exposes Russia investigation as fake Social media propels AfD into German Reich Equifax CEO Steps Down. What Happened? Is your information at risk? Preview of the League of Liberty Podcast
Sep 27, 2017
230: Trump Speaks to the U.N., North Korean Crisis Explained
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Tad Western dissect Trump's first real foreign policy speech in front of the U.N. and we explain the origins and solutions of the North Korean crisis.
Sep 22, 2017
229: Rand Paul Returns to the Stage, Trump's Lawyers, St. Louis Riots
Chris Spangle and Harry Price detail Rand Paul's return to the news in his opposition to war funding and Trumpcare, Trump's lawyers revealing secret information to a reporter on accident, and the St. Louis protest against the acquittal of a white police officer killing a black man.
Sep 20, 2017
228: We Forgot 9-11
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Dakota Davis discuss their experiences on 9-11 and the lasting change in the country. Dakota was 5 when it happened, and has no real awareness of that day's events, and we unpack the impact of a new generation not remembering this tragedy. We also are raising money for a victim of Harvey. Please donate here. https://donorsee.com/project/1258
Sep 14, 2017
227 Bonus: Google is a CIA Front and Hurricane Relief
We now have a special weekly bonus episode for our Patreon subscribers. You can get yours through a special bonus RSS feed here. Here is a sample. https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Harry Price discuss how Google was truly founded and then how the government is unnecessary in hurricane relief.
Sep 08, 2017
227: Identity Politics, Racial Tension and Immigration
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Abdul-Hakim Shabazz break down the current climate of racial tension from the black perspective, and we touch on immigration reform. Special Guest: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz.
Sep 08, 2017
226: DACA Explained, North Korea, Utah Nurse Assaulted by Cop, Irma
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Brian Nichols bring you the weekly news roundup. We cover Trump's ending of the Dreamer's program DACA, North Korea claims to have set off a hydrogen bomb, a Utah nurse is assaulted by a police officer, and we update you on Hurricane Irma.
Sep 06, 2017
225: Gender Roles and Campus Snowflakes with Cat's Roomates
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Cat Anagnos, and Cat's college roommates Katie, Gina, and Jordan discuss what campus life is like in the age of SJWs and snowflakes. We also discuss gender roles in the workplace with two social work majors and an elementary education major.
Sep 04, 2017
224: Hurricane Harvey, Joel Osteen, and GoDaddy Deletes Neo-Nazi Websites
Chris Spangle and Harry Price introduce the new second show every week. They then cover the major headlines of the week: Hurricane Harvey and the Houston floods, Joel Osteen gets shamed, North Korea shoots off missiles, GoDaddy Deletes Storm Warning, and Ron Paul gets de-monetized by YouTube.
Aug 30, 2017
223: Cat Returns, New Subscription Options, Bannon Is Out
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Cat Anagnos, and Jess Alsman avoid talking about politics, cover Cat's return to school, our new subscription plans, and Bannon's ousting.
Aug 28, 2017
Would you miss us if this podcast ended?
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Aug 21, 2017
222: Racist Rally at Charlottesville, Chris Cantwell and the Alt-Right, Nick Sarwark vs. Tom Woods
Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, Brett Bittner, Matt Wittlief, and Mordan Dean discuss the racist rally at Charlottesville, the despicable Christopher Cantwell, the history of Richard Spender and the alt-right, and the fight between Libertarian Party (LNC) national Chairman Nicholas Sarwark and Tom Woods and the Mises Institute.
Aug 18, 2017
221: Kim Jong Un's Nuclear Threats
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Jeremiah Morrel, Dakota Davis, and Tanner Perdue discuss the threats of nuclear war by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Aug 11, 2017
220: President Trump, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, Cat Anagnos, and Tad Western discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Trump Administration.
Aug 05, 2017
219: Civil Asset Forfeiture and Trump's Transgender Military Ban
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Cat Anagnos, Harry Price, and Seth discuss the scourge of civil asset forfeiture, the fate of Jeff Sessions, and Trump's Trans ban in the military.
Aug 01, 2017
218: Chloe's Story - Big Government Impedes Self-Improvement
Chris Spangle and Chloe Anagnos explain how government interferes with a person's ability to improve their lives in a new installment of The Cost: The Human Toll of Government Policy.
Jul 21, 2017
217: Is Anti-Intellectualism a Good Thing?
Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, Cat Anagnos discuss the rising tide of anti-intellectualism in America, and if it is a good thing for our public discourse.
Jul 18, 2017
216: CNN, Explaining North Korea, Succession and the Free State of Jones
Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, and Cat Anagnos discuss Trump's CNN GIF, explain the background and complexity of the North Korean crisis, and review a libertarian movie titled The Free State of Jones.
Jul 07, 2017
215: Cultural Marxism and What It Means for America
Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, and Cat Anagnos discuss cultural Marxism and what it means for the future of American culture.
Jun 30, 2017
214: Free Speech Under Attack, Michelle Carter and Suicide Incitement, GOP Health Care Law
Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, Cat Anagnos, and Jeff Vibbert discuss the Michelle Carter case where she encouraged a friend to commit suicide and the GOP health care proposal.
Jun 23, 2017
Chris Spangle on Leading Liberty: Does the Liberty Movement Need to Lighten Up?
Liberty in danger is no laughing matter. Or is it? We Are Libertarians is “treating modern politics with all the irreverence it deserves,” and it’s earned them one of the largest followings in the freedom movement. And what’s really remarkable about their rapidly growing podcast and Facebook page is that the marketing behind them is almost entirely organic (a.k.a. free). So here’s what you’ll learn in this episode of Leading Liberty: How to successfully integrate comedy and current events The pros and cons of growing your audience with a Facebook merger How to become a better speaker if you hate the sound of your own voice The root cause of LP infighting (and how to help the movement move beyond it) How to use Facebook groups and Snapchat to have more fun and build more intimate relationships with your followers And lots more! So on that note, let’s dive into the interview!
Jun 22, 2017
Chris Spangle on the Johnny Rocket Launch Pad Episode #126
This week we rock out with the hilarious Chris Spangle from “We are Libertarians!” Chris discusses his ideas on liberty, and what he thinks of the Libertarian Party. Chris also expresses his opinions on spreading liberty with a more pragmatic approach. We may not agree with Chris on everything, but having Chris on the show had us rolling on the ground laughing our asses off! We Are Libertarians!
Jun 20, 2017
213: Social Media's Role in Political Hate, Trump Investigation Expands
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Hannah Cook, and Cat Anagnos discuss social media's role in the Congressional shooting, and the Mueller investigation expands to President Trump. Show Notes at WeAreLibertarians.com. Full Video on our YouTube Channel.
Jun 17, 2017
Marshall Fritz Library: The Real Story of the Great Depression
The Real Story of the Great Depression by Marshall Fritz. Recorded in 1995. Copyright 1995, 1999, Advocates for Self-Government. Permission is granted to make gift copies of the work so long as this copyright message and attribution remain intact.
Jun 13, 2017
Chris Spangle on Lions of Liberty #299
In today’s 299th edition of the Lions of Liberty podcast, host Marc Clair convenes another session of America’s favorite alcohol-fueled libertarian podcast segment, “Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!” In addition to Felony Friday host John Odermatt, Marc is joined by special guests Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow podcast and Chris Spangle of We Are Libertarians! The crew start off debating whether anyone should care about the Comey hearings – or national politics at all for that matter. They then answer some “Letters of Liberty” from fans of the show! What will it take for Marc to leave California? Should it be a crime to leave an injured person to die? Who are their favorite and least favorite “celebritarians”, and does Gary Johnson count as one? Get answers to these hard-hitting questions and more answered in today’s show, so pull up your favorite chair, grab a drink, and join us in the Liberty Living Room! Special Guests: Marc Clair and Rodger Paxton.
Jun 12, 2017
212: Comey Testimony, Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, Jeremiah Morrell, and Cat Anagnos recap the pool party (the first 60 minutes) and then review the Comey testimony and the Qatar Diplomatic Crisis. This episode is brought to you by Eight One Two Farms and MartinArmory.com.
Jun 08, 2017
211: ISIS, Russian Hacking, Voting Systems, Rob Kendall Apologizes
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz welcome an apologetic Rob Kendall back to We Are Libertarians. What grade does the WAL Empire's favorite Trump supporter give the President's performance? How do we combat ISIS? Are our voting systems secure? Can Spangle ever be on time? We answer all of these questions. We have also included Rob's interviews with Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and Congressman Todd Rokita on voting. This episode is brought to you by Eight One Two Farms and MartinArmory.com.
Jun 07, 2017
210: Supreme Court Provocation Ruling and No Whites Allowed on Campus
Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, Greg Lenz, Matt Wittlief, Cat Anagnos, and Lisa Crosby discuss the recent Supreme Court provocation ruling and the Evergreen State protest over whites being asked not to attend class.
Jun 02, 2017
209: Confirmation Obama Spied on Americans
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Cat Anagnos discuss the FISA court's spanking of the Obama administration's illegal spying on Americans.
May 27, 2017
208: Update on the Russian "Scandals"
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Cat Anagnos discuss the new Russian scandals, Trump's foreign visits, and if the death of Seth Rich is a conspiracy theory.
May 27, 2017
207: The Establishment Responds to Trump, Pence, and If the LP is Worth It
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz are joined by the ultimate establishment member, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz. The Indiana-based commentator and reporter of IndyPolitics.org, as well as Spangle's former mentor, explains if Mike Pence would be a good President. We also touch on the Comey firings and ask the establishment if the Libertarian Party should exist. Special Guest: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz.
May 20, 2017
What is a Libertarian? An Introduction to Libertarianism with Marshall Fritz
What is a libertarian? Libertarianism seems like a complex political philosophy. It isn’t difficult to understand. It comes down to three big ideas. If you haven’t been through our guide to the libertarian philosophy, The Path to Libertarianism, then please check it out. Special Guest: Marshall Fritz.
May 13, 2017
206: Jenn Gray on Marketing Libertarianism
Libertarian marketing all-star Jenn Gray explains the most effective techniques she's found to spread the libertarian message. Check out her website at http://heyjenngray.com. Special Guest: Jenn Gray.
May 11, 2017
205: Comedian Shaun Latham on Communicating with Confidence
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz welcome comedian Shaun Latham on to discuss communicating with confidence. Follow Shaun here: https://www.facebook.com/Shaunlathamcomedy/ Special Guest: Shaun Latham.
May 02, 2017
204: The History of Pot and The Drug War
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, James Nease, and Tanner Perdew discuss the history of marijuana prohibition, the cost of the drug war, and if Hank Hill was a cuck.
Apr 21, 2017
203: Serious about Syrians
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Tad Western, and Chris Mayo break down the Syrian and Afghanistan bombings. The breakdown of the conflicts begins around minute 35. Show notes: http://wearelibertarians.com/203-serious-syrians/
Apr 18, 2017
202: Helping Intern Ed Communicate the Libertarian Message
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Intern Ed Brehob are joined by Doug Karr and Harrison Painter of DK New Media and the MarTech podcast help Intern Ed craft a communication strategy for his upcoming campaign.
Apr 06, 2017
Introducing the Boss Hog of Liberty Podcast
Jeremiah Morrell is the Boss Hog of Liberty. He runs a rural Indiana county with an iron fist. Listen in as Jeremiah, Sara Potter, Dakota Davis, and Audrey Jo Peavie discuss life and politics in rural America. They are joined this episode with Chris Spangle. Subscribe here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheBossHogOfLiberty
Mar 29, 2017
The Building of WAL from The Chris Spangle Show
Chris Spangle and Emily Sweet talk about the decisions required to take the leap towards a career in media and arts. Get the podcast: chrisspangleshow.com
Mar 29, 2017
201: Obamacare "Repeal"
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Hanna Weber, and Brian Nichols discuss the repeal of Obamacare and the possible spying on Trump by the deep state.
Mar 24, 2017
Chris Spangle on the Indiana Libertarian Update
This week, we are joined by Chris Spangle and a meme of Greg Lenz of We Are Libertarians Fame. We chat about 5 years of podcasting and compare our board sizes. We've also got theivin' cops and more meetings than anyone Hoosier can.
Mar 21, 2017
200: Chris Bowers and the Original Cast Celebrate 5 Years and 200 Episodes of WAL
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, Creighton Harrington, Gena Martinez, Greg Lenz, and Chris Bowers celebrate 5 years of We Are Libertarians and 200 episodes live at Morty’s Comedy Joint. Special Guest: Chris Bowers.
Mar 17, 2017
199: The Trouble With College Kids
Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, and Greg Lenz discuss the problem with snowflakes. Sorry about the horrible audio.
Mar 16, 2017
198: The CIA Spies on Americans
Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, and Greg Lenz discuss the Wikileaks revelations of the illegal CIA spying program.
Mar 10, 2017
197: Your Questions Answered
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, Brett Bittner, and Shane Zoellner take your questions!
Mar 04, 2017
196: Jeffrey Tucker vs. Richard Spencer – The Alt-Right Melts Down
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Brett Bittner, Tad Western, Seth, and Harry Price discuss the alt-right’s recent issues.
Feb 24, 2017
195: Michael Flynn and Russia
Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, and Seth discuss the Michael Flynn resignation and the growing Trump/Russia controversy.
Feb 17, 2017
194: Addi’s Story – Healing Epilepsy with CBD Oil
John and Jess Hooker join Chris Spangle for a conversation about their daughter’s epilepsy and the improvement in her symptoms since introducing her to CBD oil. Special Guest: Jess Hooker.
Feb 12, 2017
A new podcast: Maranda’s World
We have a new podcast on the WAL network: Maranda’s World featuring Maranda Barnett. This is the third episode with her boyfriend Joey. Get the podcast here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/MarandasWorld
Feb 12, 2017
Tad Talk with Tad Western with Chris Spangle
Chris Spangle is Tad Western’s first guest on Tad Talk. You can find Tad Talk on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or using this RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TadTalk
Feb 11, 2017
Greg Lenz on Rob Kendall’s CIT
A Year in Review: Central Indiana Today’s 365th episode. Rob Kendall invites Greg Lenz on to discuss 2016, the Indiana Gas Tax, and Rob plans to attack in 2017.
Feb 11, 2017
193: SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch and Trump’s Executive Orders
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Tad Western, and Chris Mayo separate facts from hysterical hyperbole on Trump’s first actions as President. We also introduce our new “Dear Leader” segment where we help the audience solve problems.
Feb 03, 2017
192: The Women’s March and Trump Derangement Syndrome
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Maranda Barnett discuss the women’s marches, Trump Derangement Syndrome, and we spend a lot of time bullsh%^ing.
Jan 28, 2017
191: The Legacy of Barack Obama
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, Aaron, and Tad Western discuss the good and the bad of Barack Obama’s Presidency.
Jan 21, 2017
190: The Inauguration of Donald Trump
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, Aaron, and Tad Western discuss the beginning of the Trump Presidency.
Jan 20, 2017
189: Did We Just Witness an Attempted CIA Coup?
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and James Nease discuss the recent revelation that the “smoking gun” of Trump’s Russian ties were fabricated and exploited to overthrow the next President of the United States. Was this active treason by US intelligence?
Jan 15, 2017
188: Man in the High Castle and the Logical Conclusion of Big Government
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Jeremiah Morrell, and Sara Potter discuss the Man in the High Castle and its dramatization of the true end of big government. We also tie in Fabian socialism, Trump’s propaganda, and the kidnapping and beating of a Chicago man as well.
Jan 06, 2017
187: Trump’s Cabinet, ISIS Attacks
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Tad Western cover fake news and conspiracy theories, Trump’s cabinet choices, the recent ISIS attacks, and if Gary Johnson was a failure.
Dec 23, 2016
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz on Rob Kendall’s Show – Part 2
The cast of We Are Libertarians talk local government in Indiana and life under Trump with Rob Kendall on Central Indiana Today.
Dec 23, 2016
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz on Rob Kendall’s Show – Part 1
The cast of We Are Libertarians talk local government in Indiana and life under Trump with Rob Kendall on Central Indiana Today.
Dec 23, 2016
186: Russian Hacking and Fake News
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Harry Price breakdown the Russian hacking and fake news “scandals.”
Dec 16, 2016
185: The New Segregation
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Aaron are joined by Jeff Vibbert and Kaitlyn Kopetski of the Jeff Vibbert Podcast about the new segregation of ideas. Special Guests: Jeff Vibbert and Kaitlyn Kopetski.
Dec 02, 2016
184: The New World of Media and Politics
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz discuss the new politics and media in a post-Trump world. Media is shifting in every area, so what does that mean for our politics? Listen and find out. Rob Kendall also joins us in the first hour to discuss new media.
Nov 18, 2016
183: The Campaign of 2016
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Tyler Weiss discuss the stunning victory of Donald Trump. We recap the election for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Gary Johnson. We also discuss the future of the three major parties, President Trump, and the United States Government.
Nov 10, 2016
The 2016 Election From Moscow, Russia
Chris Spangle is joined by Heather Black, a Hoosier in Moscow, Russia. She moved to Russia in early 2016 and shares that country’s view of the 2016 race and Donald Trump’s election. Special Guest: Heather Black.
Nov 09, 2016
182: Pre-Election Thoughts and Clinton’s Investigations
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz are joined by Rob Kendall (for the first half) to discuss the election. In the second half, we cover the Comey revelations.
Nov 05, 2016
Spangle and Lenz on Kendall: Pre-Election Preview
Listen to Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz’s segment on the election on Rob Kendall’s Central Indiana Today.
Nov 05, 2016
181: Legalization, College Campus Culture
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz were invited to speak and podcast at the Monroe County Legalization Rally. We interviewed multiple people about marijuana prohibition and the culture on today’s college campuses.
Oct 30, 2016
180: The Future of the LP, Russian/Wikileaks Ties are Bunk
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, James Nease, and Tad Western cover many subjects. We discuss the missed opportunities of 2016, the future of the LP, why James hates ancaps, and why the Wikileaks/Russian connection is a conspiracy theory.
Oct 28, 2016
How to Grow The Libertarian Movement with Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz outline the four things libertarians must do to grow the libertarian movement while speaking to Our America Initiative’s Liberty Tour 2016 at Indiana University.
Oct 13, 2016
Rupert Boneham on Living as a Libertarian and Private Charity
Former LPIN Gubernatorial candidate and Survivor Rupert Boneham indicts the Republicans and Democrats and urges Americans to live as libertarians. Special Guest: Rupert Boneham.
Oct 12, 2016
Brett Bittner Speaks to Liberty Tour 2016
Brett Bittner of the Advocates for Self-Government speaks to Our America Initiative’s Liberty Tour 2016 at Indiana University.
Oct 12, 2016
Live Commentary of the Second Presidential Debate
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz recap the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Oct 10, 2016
179: Debate #2 Recap
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz recap the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Oct 10, 2016
178: Debate #2 Preview, Donald Trump’s Remarks
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz discuss the bombshell Trump tapes and tonight’s debate.
Oct 09, 2016
177: Libertarian Disaster Relief, Fathers Rights
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Drew Thompson discuss disaster relief as the specter of Matthew looms, father’s rights in family courts, and the future of Libertarian candidates.
Oct 08, 2016
176: Vice Presidential Debate Recap
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz review the Vice Presidential debate.
Oct 05, 2016
175: Vice Presidential Debate Preview
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz preview the Vice Presidential debate between Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
Oct 05, 2016
Lenz on Kendall: Debate Recap
Greg Lenz joins Rob Kendall on Central Indiana Today to review the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Sep 30, 2016
Post Debate Recap of the First POTUS Debate in 2016
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz give their impressions of the first debate.
Sep 27, 2016
WAL Commentary during the First Debate
Listen to the first debate with real-time commentary by Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz.
Sep 27, 2016
174: Live Show – Debate Preview
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Jeremiah Morrell are joined by Evan McMahon, Blair Englehart, and James Nease to preview the big debate. We also discuss the missing podium.
Sep 27, 2016
173: Terrorism and The Murders of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Matt Wittlief discuss the connections between the civil rights movement of the 1960’s and today’s civil rights battles of privacy and police shootings of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher.
Sep 23, 2016
172: Rob Kendall Builds a Wall
Chris Spangle, Aaron, Rob Kendall, and Hailey Aycock chit chat about Greg’s illnesses, Rob’s love of walls, immigration, and Gary Johnson’s stop in Indiana.
Sep 16, 2016
Interview: Gary Johnson Talks to Rob Kendall
Rob Kendall interviews Gov. Gary Johnson at Purdue. Special Guest: Gary Johnson.
Sep 14, 2016
Gary Johnson Appears at Purdue University with Mitch Daniels
Purdue President and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels holds a ‘Conversation with Gary Johnson.” Special Guest: Gary Johnson.
Sep 14, 2016
171: Clinton Cash
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Chris Mayo try to unpack the corruption of the Clinton Foundation.
Sep 09, 2016
170: What is Aleppo?
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Chris Mayo breakdown the greatest scandal in the history of politics.
Sep 08, 2016
169: Deconstructing the Alt Right
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price and Tyler Weiss define and debate the new alt right movement at a live show at Morty’s Comedy Joint.
Aug 30, 2016
168: The Basics of the Libertarian Movement
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Brett “Never” Bittner walk our listeners through the libertarian movement. If you are new to the show, skip the chit chat by forwarding 22 minutes in or click here.
Aug 23, 2016
167: The Basics of Libertarianism
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Brett “Never” Bittner outline the foundational principles of libertarianism. If you are new to the show, skip the chit chat by forwarding 15 minutes in or click here.
Aug 20, 2016
Jason Stapleton Gives a Passionate Speech for Liberty
Jason Stapleton is the ONLY person we’ve ever let advertise on the We Are Libertarians, but we so believe in what Jason is doing that we have to share it with our audience. Jason talks about current events from a libertarian perspective five days a week. Special Guest: Jason Stapleton.
Aug 05, 2016
166: Can Purity and Politics Coexist?
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Dustin Sharpless discuss if libertarian purity can coexist in modern politics and government. This episode is brought to you by the Jason Stapleton Program.
Aug 05, 2016
A Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform
This panel discussion focused on criminal justice and how it affects all stakeholders was presented by America’s Future Foundation – Indianapolis. Participants: Introduction by Chris Spangle WYRZ’s Rob Kendall moderates. FreedomWorks Communications Director Jason Pye was on hand to discuss how politicians have passed bad laws in an effort to appear “tough on crime,” resulting in a heavy toll. Founder & CEO of Growing Indy Richard Samuels offered thoughts from a former inmate’s perspective. Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton shared his experiences as a prosecuting attorney.
Aug 01, 2016
165: DNC Convention and ISIS in Europe
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Shelby Melban discuss the DNC Convention and the rise of ISIS in Europe.
Aug 01, 2016
164: Mike Pence and Donald Trump
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Hannah Cook, and Jess Fleming discuss Donald Trump’s choice of running mate in Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Is Mike Pence someone libertarians can support?
Jul 21, 2016
Spangle On Rob Kendall’s Show: The Mike Pence Pick
Chris Spangle and Rob Kendall discuss the Mike Pence Pick from deep in the heart of Indiana.
Jul 18, 2016
163: Richard’s Story – What is Life Like After Prison?
Chris Spangle and Brett Bittner are joined again by Derone Caldwell and Richard Samuels to discuss life after prison, issues facing the black community, and how to unite the country to reform our justice system.
Jul 10, 2016
162: The Murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by Police
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Creighton Harrington, and Harry Price discuss the murder of American citizens by police and how we can end it.
Jul 09, 2016
161: Hillary’s Emails
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Creighton Harrington, and Harry Price discuss Hillary Clinton’s email scandals and how it will affect the 2016 Presidential race.
Jul 08, 2016
Who is Gary Johnson? What does Gary Johnson Believe?
Gary Johnson is a former two-term Governor of New Mexico. He is the only real third option for President in the 2016 election against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Learn more about Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld. Special Guest: Gary Johnson.
Jul 06, 2016
160: Derone’s Story – What is it like to go to prison for 18 years?
Chris Spangle, Chloe Anagnos, and Brett Bittner are joined by Derone Caldwell and Richard Samuels to discuss life inside of a prison, the emotions of a long term sentence and solitary confinement, and how the innocent are often forced into long sentences through the manipulation of the justice system.
Jun 30, 2016
158: PorcFest Special
Harry Price and Seth cohost a special PorcFest episode of WAL with Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow Podcast and Joe Jarvis of Anarchy in New England. Special Guest: Rodger Paxton.
Jun 29, 2016
159: WAL Live 3, Brexit
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Joe Ruiz host a live episode of We Are Libertarians. We discuss Single Spangle vs. Coupled Greg. James Nease helps us explain the Brexit. We check in with several others and have a really fun time at Morty’s Comedy Joint.
Jun 29, 2016
157: Gary Johnson Town Hall and Homegrown ISIS
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Rob Kendall discuss abortion, the Gary Johnson CNN Town Hall, and homegrown ISIS.
Jun 24, 2016
156: We Are Libertarians State of the Union
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz take an episode to explain what the future holds for We Are Libertarians.
Jun 21, 2016
2 Dudes, 1 Mic Episode 001: Trump is in Trouble, The Brexit
It is your first and only taste of 2 Dudes, 1 Mic, a special show for premium members of We Are Libertarians.
Jun 21, 2016
155: Tony Stiles on the Austin Petersen campaign and Human Trafficking, Orlando
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Aaron and Tony Stiles talk about the inner workings of the Austin Petersen campaign, how Tony combats sex trafficking, and we react to Orlando. Learn about the Arrows Foundation.
Jun 17, 2016
154: Is this the Libertarian Party’s Moment?
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Chloe Anagnos, and lil Brett Bittner discuss the outcome and experiences of the Libertarian National Convention and if this is finally the moment for the Libertarian Party to rise with Gary Johnson’s candidacy.
Jun 07, 2016
Greg Lenz On Rob Kendall’s Show
Greg Lenz joins Rob Kendall on Central Indiana today to mock Spangle and wax poetic about Trump.
May 29, 2016
153: Updates on the 2016 LP Convention
Chris Spangle, Joe Ruiz, Chloe Anagnos, and Brett Bittner break down the final Libertarian Party Presidential debate. Bittner and Chloe tell us what the atmosphere is like in Orlando, and we discuss who will win the nomination for both President or Vice President.
May 29, 2016
152: WAL Live with Rupert Boneham on Private Charity, Economic Development, and Running a Campaign
Comedian Jeff Vibbert introduces Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and 2012 Libertarian Party Gubernatorial candidate and Survivor contestant Rupert Boneham on their second live show. They discuss Rupert’s charity Rupert’s Kids and how it transforms the lives of young men and women caught in the poverty cycle and criminal justice system while doing economic redevelopment for a town in Indiana without a dime of government help. They also discuss his novel run for Governor with his campaign manager Evan McMahon. And Brett Bittner stops by with a preview of the Libertarian Party National Convention and we predict the POTUS and VPOTUS races. We also discuss Greg’s new girlfriend. The audio is much, much better than last time. Special Guest: Rupert Boneham.
May 25, 2016
Chris Spangle Talks Third Parties on Rob Kendall’s Show
“Chris Spangle joins me tonight to indict the two party system. We talk the governor’s race, 3rd party chances in 2016, and my amazing interview with Trump. Tune in at 7 or anytime via podcast.” – Rob Kendall
May 20, 2016
151: The Rising Libertarian Tide
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Jeremiah Morrell discuss the rising libertarian tide, the LP Presidential candidates viability, and how we can distinguish ourselves in this political climate. We also discuss what principle backs each political party.
May 11, 2016
Interview: Donald Trump talks to Rob Kendall
Rob Kendall interviews Donald J. Trump. In the first 30 seconds, the listener will hear that Rob is not a fair and balanced journalist. Chris Spangle personally disavows all statements of adoration made by Rob Kendall in this podcast. Special Guest: Donald Trump.
May 06, 2016
150: Trump, God Emperor or Trumpertantrum?
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Rob Kendall discuss Rob’s interview with Donald Trump and then debate if Donald Trump is a hero or villain.
May 06, 2016
149: WAL Live!
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Joe Ruiz host the first live podcast at Morty’s Comedy Joint. Audio is sketch. We promise to do better next time.
Apr 26, 2016
Interview: Steve Dillon, Chair of the NORML Board of Directors
Chris Spangle sits down with the Chair of the Board of Directors of NORML Steve Dillon. Dillon is one of the nation's leading activists for the legalization of Marijuana over the last several decades. We discuss the past, present, and future of marijuana in America. Their mission statement reads NORML's mission is to move public opinion. Special Guest: Steve Dillon.
Apr 25, 2016
Interview: Nicholas Sarwark, National Libertarian Party Chairman
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz interview the chairman of the Libertarian Party, Nicholas Sarwark, about the past, present and future of the party and the Libertarian National Committee. He is currently seeking re-election to the position.   Special Guest: Nick Sarwark.
Apr 25, 2016
Interview: Austin Petersen, Candidate for the Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz interview Austin Petersen, a candidate for the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination. We discuss his strategy to win the Presidency, his age, the NAP dust up and his chances. Special Guest: Austin Petersen.
Apr 23, 2016
148: Our Contested Convention, The Trump Rally
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Harry Price discuss their recent adventures within the Libertarian Party, Chris and Greg go to a Trump rally, Harry explains hacking, and Emily Bewley explains “dad culture.”
Apr 22, 2016
147: A Contested Convention
It is WAL picture day! Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Chloe Anagnos, Brett Bittner, Aaron, Tyler Weiss, Hannah Cook, and Harry Price all gathered to have their photos taken by Troy Hill. Then everyone sat down to the podcast at various times. We discuss where the tea party began and ended, and where their votes are going for President. And then we debate if the Republicans will have a contested convention.
Apr 17, 2016
Greg Lenz Speaks on the Importance of Trust in a Libertarian Society
Greg Lenz speaks to the Libertarian Parties of Delaware, Henry, Rush, and Wayne County on the importance of trust in selling a libertarian society.
Apr 10, 2016
146: LGBT Issues and the Panama Papers
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Chloe Anagnos, and Seth take a listener question on the freedom of association after Gary Johnson’s debate answer, discuss the North Carolina Trans/bathroom bill, and we ask if the Panama Papers are a big deal.
Apr 08, 2016
Interview: Mark Rutherford, Candidate for Chair of the Libertarian Party
Mark Rutherford is a candidate for Chair of the National Libertarian Party. Chris Spangle interviews him on his plans to grow the largest third party. Special Guest: Mark Rutherford.
Apr 08, 2016
145: Libertarian Party Perfection and Infighting, Rise Nationalistic Right
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Brett Bittner, Crystal Gross, and Timothy Maguire discuss the expectations that the Libertarian Party has to be perfect, outside reaction to party “infighting,” and we ask if we need to embrace the Trump message. Special Guest: Tim Maguire.
Apr 01, 2016
144: Amanda’s Story – The Reality of Domestic Violence
Amanda left an abusive relationship. She tells Chris about her experience being hunted by an ex-husband and defending her and her children from further abuse while every level of the system failed to protect them.
Mar 27, 2016
143: LP Presidential Candidates, Trump, SCOTUS
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Tyler Weiss talk about the Libertarian Party Presidential candidates, explain why the “Libertarian establishment” is bull crap, we discuss Trump the nominee, the SCOTUS nomination, and Apple.
Mar 18, 2016
142: The Establishment
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, Greg Lenz, and Rob Kendall look back on four years of We Are Libertarians and then try to answer, “What is the establishment?” Thanks for listening, sharing, rating and reviewing in iTunes, and supporting us financially through PayPal or Patreon at http://wearelibertarians.com/.
Mar 11, 2016
141: The National Libertarian Party, What is it Good For?
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz talk Chris Mayo and Sam Goldstein about the party structures of the Libertarian Party from national down to the local level. At the end, there is a special appearance by comedian Emily Bewley.
Mar 05, 2016
140: Rex Bell on Running as a Libertarian Candidate
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Jeremiah Morrell, and Rex Bell discuss what it takes to have success as a Libertarian Party candidate. Special Guest: Rex Bell.
Feb 19, 2016
139: New Hampshire Primaries
Chris, Greg, and Rob Kendall discuss the New Hampshire primaries.
Feb 11, 2016
138: POTUS Primaries
Chris, Greg, and Chris Mayo discuss the Iowa caucuses, the field of candidates, and we theorize why Trump supporters are so angry.
Feb 05, 2016
A Most Glorious Announcement From His Greatness Dear Leader
A Most Glorious Announcement From His Greatness Dear Leader in which He asks His Beloved People to not be a bunch of Sanders supporters. http://wearelibertarians.com/
Feb 02, 2016
137: Analyzing Making a Murderer
Chris, Greg, and Brett Bittner breakdown the Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer.” We give you the entire plot with our own commentary and theories, as well as giving a libertarian insight into what this means for our society. Lots of spoilers.
Jan 24, 2016
National Review Writer Charles CW Cooke on the Conservative Movement
National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke speaks to America’s Future Foundation in Indianapolis thanks to the National Review Institute. Special Guest: Charles C.W. Cooke.
Jan 22, 2016
136: Comedian Stewart Huff on Creative Thinking and Humanity
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz chat with comedian Stewart Huff. Stewart is a southern storyteller that shares thoughts about religion, politics, and life. We talk about creative thinking, critical thoughts, and how humanity learns to excel as a species. Special Guest: Stewart Huff.
Jan 18, 2016
135: Homeschooling and Rand Paul
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Brett Bittner, and Chris Mayo explain why homeschooling kids is an excellent educational option and start breaking down what happened with Rand Paul’s campaign.
Jan 16, 2016
134: Gun Control and Oregon Standoff
Chris, Greg, Brett Bittner, and Harry Price discuss the proposed gun control actions by Obama and the background on the Oregon standoff.
Jan 09, 2016
133: Debate Recap and School Shooters
Chris, Greg, and Chloe Anagnos discuss the Democratic and GOP debates as well as the rash of school shootings.
Dec 23, 2015
132: Paris Attack and America’s Response
Chris, Greg and Brett Bittner discuss the Paris attacks and our response to ISIS.
Dec 22, 2015
131: Lions of Liberty
Chris and Greg welcome Marc Clair of Lions of Liberty to the podcast. Then we guest on his podcast! It is a two for Tuesday! Special Guest: Marc Clair .
Dec 21, 2015
130: Political Outrage!
Chris, Greg, Aaron, Tyler Weiss, Sam Nix, and Aamir Rothschild discuss the outrages of both the left and right.
Nov 17, 2015
129: GOP and Democratic Debate Recaps, The Media
Chris, Greg, Ryan Ripley, Aaron, Tyler Weiss, and Sam Nix discuss the recent debates and the trouble with the media in our relentless POTUS campaign cycles.
Oct 30, 2015
Chris Spangle Explains Libertarianism at a Sunday Assembly
Chris Spangle explains the fundamental principles of libertarianism at the Indianapolis Sunday Assembly, a gathering for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, Humanist, or Skeptics.
Oct 18, 2015
Spangle on Rob Kendall: The State of the Libertarian Party
Chris Spangle joins Rob Kendall on his show on Central Indiana Today to discuss the state of the libertarian movement.
Oct 16, 2015
128: Drones and Democrats
Chris is joined by Chloe Anagnos and Rodger Paxton to discuss drone strikes and their effectiveness. They also discuss the Democratic field for President. Special Guest: Rodger Paxton.
Oct 16, 2015
127: Jason Stapleton on his Media Empire, Putin and Speaker of the House
Chris and Greg are joined by budding media mogul Jason Stapleton of the Jason Stapleton Program to discuss starting his own libertarian talk show, Putin and Syria, and the race for the Speaker of the House. Special Guest: Jason Stapleton.
Oct 09, 2015
126: Rob Kendall on Changing it from the Inside
Chris welcomes Rob Kendall. Rob is a BIG Republican. Chris and Rob debate the merits of the Libertarian Party and “changing it from the inside.”
Oct 02, 2015
125: GOP Debate, The Pope, Abortion
Chris and Greg discuss the status of the GOP field after the debates, the Pope’s visit, and #Shoutyourabortion.
Sep 29, 2015
124: Kim Davis and Immigration
Chris and Greg talk with Harry Price and Jeremiah Morrell about Kim Davis refusing gay marriage licenses and immigration issues in America and Europe.
Sep 05, 2015
123: TV News Murders
Chris and Greg are joined by James Nease, Aaron, and Tyler Weiss to discuss the recent murders and how we can end these tragedies.
Sep 01, 2015
122: Effective Outreach and Communication
Chris and Greg chat with Brett Bittner and Chloe Anagnos of the Advocates for Self-Government on how to effectively communicate libertarian ideas.
Aug 22, 2015
121: Hulu and Chill with James Nease
Chris talks to James Nease. EVENTUALLY, we start talking about why libertarians fail in politics.
Aug 14, 2015
120: Debate Recap
Chris, Greg and Jeremiah Morrell recap the two GOP debates.
Aug 09, 2015
119: Sandra Bland and Planned Parenthood
Chris, Joe, Greg and Harry discuss Joe’s amazing new life, the Sandra Bland tragedy, Planned Parenthood, and Trump.
Aug 05, 2015
118: Meet the Establishment
Chris and Greg talk to Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Chris’s former boss. Abdul is a member of the local political establishment and damn proud of it. He is a political commentator, lawyer, and former government official. Special Guest: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz.
Jul 10, 2015
117: 2016 Candidates and Monetary Policy
Chris, Creighton, Greg, Chris Peffers, and Nick Taylor discuss the 2016 POTUS Race and current monetary policy.
Jul 03, 2015
116: Spanking City Hall
Chris and Greg chat with Melyssa Donaghy, a former dominatrix that turned the persecution of her business into a supposed political movement that allegedly ousted a mayor in a major city.
Jun 26, 2015
115: Rachel Dolezal and Charleston
Chris, Greg, Chris Peffers and Harry Price discuss Rachel Dolezal and the Charleston shootings.
Jun 22, 2015
114: Brutalist Trolls and Political Correctness
Chris and Greg welcome two libertarian trolls, Aaron and Tyler Weiss, to the show to discuss political correctness and social justice warriors. This episode was recorded with 113, but was split into two and posted on separate days to screw with Aaron and Tyler.
Jun 12, 2015
113: Libertarian Candidates
Chris, Greg, Aaron Ewert, and Tyler Weiss speak to Mark Rutherford of the LNCC on the path to victory for Libertarian Party candidates. Special Guest: Mark Rutherford.
Jun 11, 2015
112: Rand Paul, ISIS and Neocons
Chris, Greg, Chris Peffers, and Nick Taylor discuss Rand Paul and his recent ISIS comments and a veteran’s reaction to Memorial Day.
May 29, 2015
111: Flag Burning and Rants
Chris and Greg do a lot of ranting on free speech, and Miah calls in to discuss flag burning.
May 23, 2015
110: Cybersecurity, Trans-Pacific Partnership
Chris, Greg, and Harry Price discuss recent actions on domestic spying, protecting your own cybersecurity, the NSA, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership and free trade.
May 16, 2015
109: Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers
Joe discusses many different issues regarding law enforcement with Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers. Special Guest: Sheriff Brad Rogers.
May 02, 2015
108: Baltimore and James Nease
Chris and Greg are joined by James Nease to discuss Baltimore, the death of Freddie Gray, the Drug War, and the economic underpinnings of our current unrest.
May 01, 2015
107: Noninterventionism, CPS, Yemen, Julie Borowski
Chris speaks to former military member Nick Taylor about noninterventionism and Iran. Chris and Joe then speak to Julie Borowski about her new website and the 2016 contenders Then Chris and Greg break down another disturbing CPS incident and developments in Yemen and Iran.
Apr 25, 2015
Interview: Julie Borowski
Chris and Joe talk to Julie Borowski about her new website http://julieborowski.com, she answers your questions and gives her thoughts on 2016 contenders. Special Guest: Julie Borowski.
Apr 24, 2015
106: The Waning of Talk Radio
Chris, Greg, Gena and Harry Price discuss the waning of talk radio, the free range parents movement, the future of work, and a history of US taxation.
Apr 17, 2015
105: Free Range Children
Chris and Joe discuss a case in Maryland where two free range children were taken into the custody of child protective services for walking to the park with the permission of their parents.
Apr 14, 2015
104: Why You Should Support Rand Paul
Chris and Creighton discuss Rand Paul's announcement for the Republican nomination in 2016, and Creighton lays out the many reasons one should support Rand.
Apr 10, 2015
103: Why Gary Johnson Should Run in 2016
Chris and Greg are joined by Hannah Drazich as well as Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow Podcast. They discuss the need for a Libertarian Party and Presidential candidate, and why Gary Johnson is a clear choice. They also discuss the RFRA law in Indiana and Arkansas which leads into a discussion on Facebook commenters. Special Guest: Rodger Paxton.
Apr 03, 2015
102: Religious Freedom Bills and RFRA
Chris, Greg and Joe tackle Indiana Governor Mike Pence&#8217;s SB 101 RFRA (religious freedom) bill, and Chris manages to upset Christians, Gay rights activists, and lawmakers at the same time.
Mar 29, 2015
101: Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal and Rand’s Purity
We discuss Hillary Clinton's email scandal and how it affects her run for President, and we discuss if Rand is pure enough for most libertarians.
Mar 13, 2015
100: Our 100th Extravaganza Super Spectacular!
The WAL gang of past and present meet to reflect on 100 episodes and discuss the growth of the libertarian movement since our launch in March of 2012. With us: Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, Joe Ruiz and his wife Mikki, Greg Lenz, Miah Akston, Harry Price, Chris and Daniel Peffers, Brett Bittner and Crystal Goss.
Feb 27, 2015
99: Net Neutrality and Education Reform
Chris and Greg are joined by Brett Bittner, a former school board member, and Jeffrey, a teacher to discuss the problems with our education system and the need for education reform. But first, we discuss the passing of Net Neutrality.
Feb 26, 2015
98: Creighton Unplugged On the Open Letter to Ron Paul
Chris, Greg, and Creighton discuss the thought control employed by some libertarians and go off on "An Open Letter to Ron Paul." And are left libertarians welcomed in the movement? Also, the prodigal son returns on an Apple device.
Feb 22, 2015
97: Libertarians Should Be More Like Brian Williams
Chris and Greg meander through a few news stories and then discuss likability, how to persuade people, and why libertarians should be more like Brian Williams.
Feb 16, 2015
96: Je Suis Charlie, Boko Haram
Chris and Greg greet a returning Gena Martinez as we discuss the Paris and Boko Haram massacres and how to fight radical Islam.
Jan 16, 2015
95: Gamergate
By popular demand, and gunpoint, we let Miah Akston and Harry Price host this episode of WAL. They discuss gamergate and many other items of interest to the Pink Menace. We take no responsibility for anything she says. Her opinions are her own.
Dec 30, 2014
94: Are body cameras worth it?
Chris, Greg and Harry Price ask if body cameras are worth the expense after the death of Eric Garner.
Dec 16, 2014
93: Ferguson, Thanksgiving, Immigration
Chris and Greg discuss Thanksgiving, the immigration debate, and the Ferguson decision.
Nov 26, 2014
92: Books, Net Neutrality, Recent Elections
Chris and Greg discuss the changing nature of how we learn, Net Neutrality, the recent elections, and recap our previous podcast: Rachel’s Story.
Nov 18, 2014
91: Rachel’s Story – Profit Over Lives in Our Prisons
Chris and Greg sit down to talk to Claude "Woody" Wood and Linda Martel of Indianapolis, IN about the death of Woody's daughter Rachel Wood while an inmate in Indiana prisons. It is is a difficult story that shows us the tragic results of an inhumane system. We want to warn you that this is graphic and emotional.
Nov 03, 2014
90: Scottish Independence, Nationalism, and Obama’s Weakness
Chris and Greg discuss the vote on Scottish Independence and the fading concept of nationalism. Then we discuss Obama and the “new” war on ISIS.
Sep 18, 2014
89: ISIS and Putin
Chris, Greg, Daniel and Chris Peffers discuss the similarities between ISIS and Putin. We delve deeper into these two conflicts, and why we shouldn’t be involved.
Sep 01, 2014
88: Ferguson
Chris, Greg, Miah and Harry Price give the definitive guide to what is happening in Ferguson, MO. We explain the timeline and context surrounding these events and discuss the militarization of local police forces.
Aug 20, 2014
Militarization of Police Departments with Radley Balko
Almost a year ago, Radley Balko spoke to the Young Americans for Liberty at Indiana University about the Rise of the Warrior Cop. Our recorders were rolling, so take a listen to this timely, insightful discussion to arm yourself with facts in the current debate. Special Guest: Radley Balko.
Aug 18, 2014
87: Miah and Harry
Miah takes over WAL with co-host Harry Price. Yes, Chris allowed this to take place. We didn’t edit this… We didn’t even listen before posting, so we take zero responsibility as to what is said on this episode. So it is #NSFW!
Aug 16, 2014
86: Social Media in War, Running for Office
Chris, Greg, and Dan Peffers discuss what it takes to be a successful candidate, how social media is changing the face of war, and the CIA controversies.
Aug 05, 2014
85: Israel, Iraq, and ISIS
Chris, Greg and Joe Ruiz discuss the ongoing conflicts in Israel, Iraq, and the emergence of ISIS.
Aug 04, 2014
84: Charity and POW Swap
Chris and Greg discuss Miah’s recent appearance, discuss how private charity is the only charity that works, and the POW swap.
Jun 08, 2014
82: 2016… Ugh
Chris, Greg and scumbag Republican Hannah Drazich discuss 2016… Yeah, we know…
May 14, 2014
81: The Libertarian Party and Bundy/Racists
Chris and Greg are joined by Brett Bittner. They discuss the Libertarian Party vs. the think tank world, and the Bundy ranch standoff and his racism.
May 05, 2014
80: Independence Day
Greg and Joe recap Creighton’s wild and crazy night.
Apr 22, 2014
79: Spangle Returns!
Chris returns and chats with Greg about what he learned while listening during his hiatus, and they discuss foreign policy.
Apr 02, 2014
78: Dr. Mark Thornton
Dr. Mark Thornton of the Ludwig von Mises Institute joins We Are Libertarians, and despite ongoing technical difficulties provides excellent insights into jury nullification, cryptocurrency, and Frederic Bastiat. Special Guest: Mark Thornton.
Mar 07, 2014
77: Bitcoin & Red Lights
Dan Van Doren joins Greg and Joe for a discussion on Bitcoin, intervention in the Ukraine, religious freedom, and breaking petty laws.
Mar 06, 2014
76: Anarchy, Kiev, Venezuela, and the FCC