We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle

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We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. If you struggle to understand politics, we explain it from an independent, libertarian point of view 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. We exist to demystify, delegitimize, and desanctify government. 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. The show is made up of several series. The majority of episodes are episodes explaining a story in the news. We label these so you can easily look up episodes in the RSS feed by keyword. - The Swamp Explained is a look at the inner workings of Washington DC with Rob Quartel. - The Path to Libertarianism features interviews with prominent libertarians discussing the influences that led them to libertarianism. - Path to Libertarianism Q&A takes all of the basic questions that new libertarians may have about the philosophy and answers them. - The Cost – The Human Toll of Public Policy is a conversation with someone that has dealt with the true costs of government intervention. - Libertarian Politics and Policy is a short look at how libertarians would organize society. (Formerly WAL Daily) - We occasionally feature political and ideological debates. - We also offer two bonus shows for our Patreon members. Ideological Origins is an in-depth look at how political ideas have developed through history. Build the WAL is a show that discusses the inside details of building a platform like WAL. Join Us! Subscribe to the podcast: https://slink.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill

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439: Black Lives Matter Protests, Riots, Good Police and Criminal Cops, Trump Threatens Military Action on Americans
2:46:22
Chris Spangle talks about the promises made in the Declaration of Independence. Are we living up to the promises made to all Americans? Is our government living within the constraints of the founding? What is the relationship between power and the people it is meant to serve? How do we change the system to reflect our original promises? Video: https://youtu.be/tqTsG-sUtBQ WAL Policing Episodes: Militarization of Police Departments with Radley Balko - https://wal.fireside.fm/113 368: Policing in America, Part 1 - https://wal.fireside.fm/614 370: Policing in America, Part 2 - https://wal.fireside.fm/616 430: COVID-19 - Policing the Pandemic - Violations of Civil Liberties During Coronavirus - https://wal.fireside.fm/737 420: WAL Debate - "Private Police would be as Bad or Worse than Public Police" - Ryan Lindsey vs Spike Cohen - https://wal.fireside.fm/725 394: Q&A with Jeff Bennett - Private Police in Libertarian Society, Protecting the Economically Disadvantaged, Central Banking | The Path To Libertarianism - https://wal.fireside.fm/697 438: George Floyd Killing, White Privilege, Election Strategies and LP Candidates - https://wearelibertarians.com/438-george-floyd-killing-white-privilege-election-strategies-and-lp-candidates/ Three Recommended Books: Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race Show Links: Spangle: The New Jim Crow - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-the-new-jim-crow/ Spangle: Trump Personifies The Two-Party System - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-trump-personifies-the-two-party-system/ Spangle: Protests Prove Government Power is Illusionary - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-protests-prove-government-power-is-illusionary/ Read the Declaration of Independence - https://wearelibertarians.com/read-the-declaration-of-independence/ Spangle: The Power Of Public Opinion Must Bring The Power of Government To Its Knees - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-the-power-of-public-opinion-must-bring-the-power-of-government-to-its-knees/ Deon Curry on the Protestors and Discomfort - https://youtu.be/yLYMrqEpyZg Come Up With A Better Way - https://www.instagram.com/p/CA238saAsq/ Trump Will ‘Designate’ Antifa a Terrorist Organization - https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/george-floyd-protests-designating-antifa-terrorist-organization-not-necessary/ Cops Taze Curfew Violaters - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=731722167597734 Why some police officers stood with protesters outraged over George Floyd's death -https://abcnews.go.com/US/police-officers-stood-protesters-outraged-george-floyds-death/story?id=70984369 Indianapolis Protestors Met With Teargas - https://youtu.be/Hhg0zF26Lv0 Flint Sherriff Joins Protestors - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=179115610148241 Cops Shoot Citizens on their porch - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/videos/10105200440702214/ Protestors protect lost police officer - https://www.facebook.com/WeAreLibertarians/posts/3303010206396780 Video of Indianapolis Rioters - https://youtu.be/uwRE5c45WPA Indy Riot Prep - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/posts/10105199366045834 Greenwood Militarization - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/posts/10105198983467524 Killer Mike Video - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=352560235719703 Trump's tweet that got tagged for 'glorifying violence' used a phrase from a 1960s cop whose policies started a race riot - https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-quotes-cop-sparked-race-riot-tweet-2020-5? 1918 Montana Man Won't Kiss Flag - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1642076339277344&set=a.276896182462040&type=3&theater New Video Shows George Floyd Cooperating with Officers during Arrest - https://www.nationalreview.com/news/new-video-shows-george-floyd-cooperating-with-officers-during-arrest/ Cops Arrest Peaceful Protestor after impassioned speech - https://www.facebook.com/emily.davis.54772/videos/3865777290130066/ Indy Worshippers Tear gassed - https://www.facebook.com/lydia.butler.12/videos/4611115873634/ UPDATES: Protesters, police deescalate Meridian Street standoff by talking, walking together. -https://www.ibj.com/articles/protest-updates-hogsett-asks-citizens-to-stay-away-from-downtown-as-cleanup-continues Black Lives Matter protest in Wichita changed to cookout with police - https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article90247307.html White Women CAUGHT DESTROYING! Blames Black People - https://www.facebook.com/TonyaTkoShow/videos/175842303869629/ Bricks Planted in Protest's Cities Across the U.S. - https://www.facebook.com/TonyaTkoShow/videos/874108266427931/ Internet Suspects Cops Provoking Riots as Shadowy Man in Black Caught Smashing Up Autozone - https://thefreethoughtproject.com/autozone-window-smasher-agent-provocateur/ President Trump addressed the nation after days of unrest following the death of George Floyd - https://youtu.be/EjYIjtloz8s The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck had 18 previous complaints against him, police department says - https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/us/minneapolis-officer-complaints-george-floyd/index.html Trump Tear gasses crowd for political ad - https://twitter.com/springer/status/1267685430985662466 Cop polices her own - https://twitter.com/toddmccomas/status/1267586133904556035 Trump Mobilizes on Peaceful Protestors During Speech - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1267592683347992576 French on Cotton Tweet - https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench/status/1267481733190037505 Good Guy Houston Police Chief - https://twitter.com/bribrielle/status/1267195158149369856 Gang chases out looters - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1267300656752320513 Police herd protestors into dangerous situation - https://twitter.com/ENBrown/status/1267181530767638529 Looter Patterns - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1267295402279264257 Some solutions - https://twitter.com/LibertyCliff/status/1267279915184992257 Amash and qualified immunity - https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1267267244029083648 NWA - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1267083759238725632 Store Owner Shoots at Looters - https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1266945655219654659 Man shoots Bow and Arrow at Protestors - https://twitter.com/Gingersonfire/status/1266884385854255104 Indy ANTIFA Tries to burn down building and protestors put it out - https://twitter.com/ryanmartin/status/1266930055319617537 Ali Velshi Shows Cops attacked peaceful protestors - https://twitter.com/MattGertz/status/1266913484408832001?s=20 Volunteers clean up protests - https://twitter.com/MattFinnFNC/status/1266780532681199622?s=20 Trump Segregation Tweets - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1266854992377511937?s=20 Trump Patton Tweets - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1266854905454776320?s=20 Cop puts woman in hospital - https://twitter.com/whitneyhu/status/1266540710188195843?s=20 ATL PD deploys children - https://twitter.com/foxwoundband/status/1266613385862447104?s=20 Cop shoots reporter - https://twitter.com/LibertyAnders/status/1266557943232643072?s=20 U.S. police have attacked journalists more than 100 times in the past four days - https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/06/well-try-to-help-you-follow-the-police-attacks-on-journalists-across-the-country/ Minneapolis Liquor Store History - https://twitter.com/ColonelSklar/status/1266255313792950273?s=20 Limbaugh Propaganda Tweet - https://twitter.com/mattklewis/status/1265752982676819970?s=20
Jun 02, 2020
438: George Floyd Killing, White Privilege, Election Strategies and LP Candidates
1:38:09
Chris Spangle makes a guest appearance on Good Morning Liberty to discuss the murder of George Floyd by police and the concept of white privilege. We discuss the Libertarian Party Presidential campaigns both past and present and their messaging strategies. Subscribe to their podcast here: https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 28, 2020
437: Jo Jorgensen Selected the Nominee, LNC Convention Update
2:35:56
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Paul Copeland discuss the selection of Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen to be the nominee for President and Vice President for the Libertarian Party in 2020. We also talk about the online/in-person convention controversy. Video: https://youtu.be/RIa_-hFC--U Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 27, 2020
436: Why Should People Leave the Two-Party System? Chris Spangle on the Kurmudgeons Podcast
1:10:32
Why do we still have the two-party system? What is a libertarian? How could we handle coronavirus in the absence of government? Chris Spangle was invited on a local Indy podcast called the Kurmudgeons and answered their questions. Video: https://www.facebook.com/Kurmudgeons/videos/3144679202219394/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 26, 2020
435: John Monds, Candidate For President
34:21
With tokens being cast now for tonight's final LP Presidential debate hosted by John Stossel and the LNC and the vote for the nomination looming this weekend, John Monds speaks to Chris Spangle about why his pragmatic radicalism and experience as a candidate is the right path for the LP in 2020. Video: https://youtu.be/Yidek9GdGQI Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 21, 2020
434: LP VP Candidate Spike Cohen on the Seriousness of the Vermin Supreme Campaign
1:04:11
Chris Spangle talks to Spike Cohen about his race for the nomination as the Libertarian Party's candidate for Vice President. He discusses the need for intellectual diversity within the libertarian movement, government failure during the pandemic, and the serious side of the Vermin Supreme campaign for President. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 19, 2020
433: The Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Systemic Racism, and the LNC Fumbles and Punts
2:06:58
The shooting of jogger Ahmaud Arbery has touched off on firestorm some had incorrectly felt was quelled. Rhinehold and Hodey Johns discuss this, its implications, and also get into perhaps the roughest, ugliest week in Libertarian Party National Committee history. Video: https://youtu.be/nt1v5AV3vxY2 Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 18, 2020
New Show on the WAL Network: On the Run with Remso W. Martinez
2:31
This isn't the show you were expecting, but its the one you're getting! Bestselling author, journalist, and filmmaker Remso W. Martinez brings the classic gonzo storytelling he's known for to the We Are Libertarians network. Subscribe here: https://ontherun.fireside.fm/
May 18, 2020
LP Vice Presidential Debate: Spike Cohen, Larry Sharpe, Ken Armstrong
49:17
Jim Turney hosts the official Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Debate with Spike Cohen, Larry Sharpe, and Ken Armstrong. Video: https://youtu.be/gu3X5lmVnEM
May 17, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 9: Moderated by John Stossel with Monds, Gray, Jorgensen, Hornberger, and Supreme
1:26:49
John Stossel hosts the official Libertarian Party Presidential debate for the nomination that will be held Saturday. The candidates are Vermin Supreme, Jim Gray, John Monds, Jo Jorgensen, and Jacob Hornberger. Video: https://youtu.be/dP5anJkuMys
May 17, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 8: The Frontrunner Debate with Monds, Gray, and Jorgensen
2:13:44
With four minutes to answer each question, the front-runners in the race (based on delegate polling) for the nomination have more time to share their thoughts and plans. The participating candidates are Jo Jorgensen, John Monds, and Judge Jim Gray. Moderated by Ken Moellman, and produced by We Are Libertarians. From the delegate-only exit poll from LPKY's 6th Debate (May 16), three candidates were selected to move forward to the final LPKY debate.  Video: https://youtu.be/ESHfNTkyMIQ
May 17, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 7: Lions of Liberty Debate with Hornberger, Supreme, Jorgensen, Kokesh, and Gray
1:33:08
Our friends at Lions of Liberty hosted an LP POTUS Debate and we provided the tech for it. It was moderated by Marc Clair and John Odermatt. The following candidates participated: Jacob Hornberger (Most Straw Poll Wins) Vermin Supreme for President (Most LP Recruitments) Jo Jorgensen for President(Tied in our Patreon fan vote) Adam Kokesh (Tied in our Patreon fan vote) Judge Jim Gray (fan vote runner up!) Video - https://youtu.be/6S1zbais2Yk
May 17, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 6: Moderated by Matt Welch of Reason with Candidates: Hornberger, Gray, Jorgensen, Kokesh, and Monds
2:14:58
This Presidential debate for the Libertarian Party was moderated by Matt Welch of Reason Magazine and produced by We Are Libertarians. The participating candidates were John Monds, Jacob Hornberger, Jim Gray, Jo Jorgenson, and Adam Kokesh. The debate was sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Kentucky and Libertarian Party of Missouri. This is the 6th Debate with another scheduled Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm ET on both the LPKY and We Are Libertarians Facebook and the We Are Libertarians YouTube Channel. Video - https://youtu.be/x18d_cxndw0
May 17, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 5: Justin Amash, Vermin Supreme, Jo Jorgensen, Jacob Hornberger, Jim Gray
2:02:35
The Libertarian Party of Kentucky hosts a Presidential debate with Justin Amash, Vermin Supreme, Jo Jorgensen, Jacob Hornberger, and Jim Gray. Video: https://www.facebook.com/LPKentucky/videos/242777906970645/
May 14, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 4: Behrman, Ellison, Robb, Kokesh and Vohra
2:15:47
The Libertarian Party of Kentucky hosts a Presidential debate with Dan Taxation is Theft Behrman, Brian Ellison, Sam Robb, Adam Kokesh and Arvin Vohra. Video: https://www.facebook.com/LPKentucky/videos/242842686941738/
May 14, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 3: Vohra, Ogle, Richey, Gerhardt, Kokesh, Blevins, Hill, Williams, Ardeleanu
1:14:05
The Libertarian Party of Kentucky hosts a Presidential debate with Vohra, Ogle, Richey, Gerhardt, Kokesh, Blevins, Hill, Williams, and Ardeleanu. Video: https://www.facebook.com/LPKentucky/videos/862492620892635/
May 14, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 2: Hornberger, Monds, Jorgensen, Gray and Vermin Supreme
1:54:31
The Libertarian Party of Kentucky hosts a Presidential debate with Jacob Hornberger, John Monds, Jo Jorgensen, Jim Gray and Vermin Supreme. Video: https://www.facebook.com/LPKentucky/videos/2860118907548338/
May 14, 2020
LP Presidential Debate 1: Hornberger, Kokesh, Jorgensen, Gray and Whitney
2:18:00
The Libertarian Party of Kentucky hosts a Presidential debate with Jacob Hornberger, Adam Kokesh, Jo Jorgensen, Jim Gray, and Mark Whitney. Video: https://www.facebook.com/LPKentucky/videos/1131538570526544/
May 14, 2020
432: Town Hall with Judge Jim Gray and Larry Sharpe
1:12:55
Chris Spangle hosts a town hall with Judge Jim Gray and Larry Sharpe. The LP Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential candidate (respectively) field questions from LNC Region 3 delegates. Gray/Sharpe 2020 - https://www.graysharpe2020.com/ The Sharpe Way - https://sharpeway.com/ Judge Jim Gray - https://judgejimgray.com/ Video: https://youtu.be/pm-jMMVJ3ws
May 14, 2020
431: Justin Amash Interview with Chris Spangle as Guest Host on The Kris and Jessi Show
1:02:16
Justin Amash is now seeking the nomination for the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket and he appeared on the Kris and Jessi Show to field questions from delegates. Chris Spangle guest hosted and filled in for Jess Mears. Follow the Kris and Jessi Show here: https://www.facebook.com/KryssiandJess Video: https://www.facebook.com/KryssiandJess/videos/2604809783122365/
May 12, 2020
430: COVID-19 - Policing the Pandemic - Violations of Civil Liberties During Coronavirus
1:39:53
Chris Spangle and Melissa discuss civil liberty violations during the coronavirus epidemic. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/Policing-the-Pandemic.pdf This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 11, 2020
429: Joe Bishop-Henchman, Candidate for LP Chair and A Lawyer Suing the IRS
59:16
Joe Bishop-Henchman is a candidate for the chair of the national Libertarian Party. He discusses his early activism in the LP as a student and admiration for Harry Browne. Joe is also the chair of the LP of Washington DC, an LNC member, and a foe of state tax administrators. Video: https://youtu.be/K-yT0uSW1W4 Joe's Website - Winwithjoe.org (www.winwithjoe.org) Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 08, 2020
428: The Creed of the Freed - Hinduism with Suhag Shukla
1:07:19
Continuing to explore the relationship between freedom and faith, Suhag Shukla of the Hindu American Foundation talks about individual responsibility and accountability create cultures of liberty. Video: https://youtu.be/5PWuwwK_u-Y Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 07, 2020
427: COVID-19 - Critical Thinking Strategies During a Crisis, Why Do People Believe Conspiracies?
2:00:42
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold discuss the frustration felt by many Americans at the binary argument taking place around the pandemic. Many people see merit and fault with "openers" and "closers" but have become frustrated by the lack of clarity surrounding the data. We discuss different cognitive biases, how to judge information, and why people gravitate towards conspiracy theories. Video: https://youtu.be/2B3b22JIss0 This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Videos: - Why You Can Never Argue with Conspiracy Theorists - https://youtu.be/3kJp8as4fE4 - The Great Realisation - https://youtu.be/Nw5KQMXDiM4 - Why do we believe things that aren't true? - https://youtu.be/jobYTQTgeUE - A Neuroscientist Explains What Conspiracy Theories Do To Your Brain - https://youtu.be/z98U1nMFrJQ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 06, 2020
426: Should the LP Hold Their Convention In-Person or Online?
41:10
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold discuss the LNC's debate over holding the convention online or in-person. Video: https://youtu.be/dPZBaZH_hjo This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 06, 2020
425: Debate - "Justin Amash would be a Great Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate"
1:01:21
Join The We Are Libertarians Network in a formal debate with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Brian Ellison and host the "The Brian Nichols Show" Brian Nichols as they throw down about the positives and negatives of an Amash candidacy for president. Moderated by Hodey Johns. Video - https://youtu.be/HUS8BCrxf5M Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 05, 2020
424: COVID-19 - Decrease Regulations To Re-Start the Economy with Conner Drigotas
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Chris Spangle speaks to Conner Drigotas of Free the People to discuss what regulations ought to be ended to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. They also debate if running for the Presidency was the right move for Justin Amash. COVID-19 Proves that Small Government is Better - https://freethepeople.org/covid-19-proves-that-small-government-is-better/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/cddrigotas This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
May 04, 2020
423: The Opening, Trump vs. The Press on Bleach, Biden Accusations | Swamp Explained
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In The Swamp Explained series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the political calculations of "opening" the economy, Trump's disinfectant comments, Biden's sexual harassment accusations, and the protests. This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
Apr 29, 2020
422: COVID-19 - More Conversations with Nonprofits on the Front Lines of the Pandemic
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422: COVID-19 - More Conversations with Nonprofits on the Front Lines of the Pandemic In a free society, private nonprofit organizations are the main source of relief for those in need. Their work is incredibly important during this pandemic. We take you to the front lines with interviews that originally aired on Chris Spangle's public affairs radio show in Indianapolis called Now Hear This. 00:04:38 - Tips on Deescalating Family Fights with Maggie Owens of the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide 00:21:28 - Ben Harvey of the Indiana Primary Health Care Association on Access to Medical Care 00:40:04 - Jason Chenoweth of Outreach, Inc. on the Pandemic's Impact on Homeless Youth 01:01:03 - Lael Hill of the Indiana Coalition for Crime Victims Rights on Getting Help in an Abusive Situation During the Pandemic 01:16:17 - Caisy Lun of Taste Restaurant at Lucky Lou on Feeding Frontline Workers 01:25:25 - Eric Todderud of the Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center on on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Recovery 01:44:41 - Phil May of Sharing Place Pantry on Food Security Issues in Indianapolis 01:54:46 - Mimi Blue Good Food on Feeding First Responders This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
Apr 19, 2020
421: The Creed of the Freed: Pentecostalism with David K. Bernard
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The first episode of a series that will explore various religions and their support of liberty. Insanely overqualified David K Bernard of the United Pentecostal Church International explains values libertarians can find within the Church. Video: https://youtu.be/Zm1-V3VGeP8
Apr 18, 2020
Brian Nichols Show: COVID-19 vs. the Economy: Could A Crumbling Economy Cause More Death than COVID-19? - with Economist Daniel J. Michell
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Subscribe to the Brian Nichols Show: https://link.chtbl.com/brian-nichols-show As weeks go by with the economy stuck on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many economists are starting to sound the alarm that the impact of our economy screeching to a halt could cause as much, if not more longterm death and prolonged hardship than the virus itself. Dan J. Mitchell, a libertarian economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and founder for the Center for American Prosperity is amongst those economists raising his voice in concern. Mitchell joins The Brian Nichols Show today to discuss one of his more recent articles that discusses that very concern, titled, “The Temporary Tradeoff Between Health Outcomes and Economic Outcomes”. Listen as we discuss his article and then dig deeper into the dangers of a stagnant economy as it pertains to both the economic and physical health of the nation and more! Find Dan Mitchell Online- Website: danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/ Twitter: twitter.com/danieljmitchell Facebook: www.facebook.com/DanMitchellEconomist/ Dan’s Article, “The Temporary Tradeoff Between Health Outcomes and Economic Outcomes”: danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/the-temporary-tradeoff-between-health-outcomes-and-economic-outcomes/?fbclid=IwAR105jX2H2WTyekeTWBBKoGl3mopJcxIlBqWwygApha-zOq9sosMu2ZKLZc
Apr 17, 2020
420: WAL Debate - "Private Police would be as Bad or Worse than Public Police" - Ryan Lindsey vs Spike Cohen
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A debate moderated by Hodey Johns between two passionate liberty lovers, Ryan Lindsey and Spike Cohen. Learn about the successes and failures of private and public policing along with some thoughts on how such a society could operate with or without them.
Apr 17, 2020
419: Spangle Guest Hosts 'Kryssi and Jess' with guests Vermin Supreme and Spike Cohen
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LP POTUS candidate Vermin Supreme and running mate, Spike Cohen, join The Kris and Jessi Show with Kryssi and Jess with Chris Spangle guest co-hosting. Follow them: https://www.facebook.com/KryssiandJess Video: https://www.facebook.com/KryssiandJess/videos/212498073388733
Apr 16, 2020
418: COVID-19 - Authoritarian Streaks Begin To Appear In This Crisis
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Brian Wohlgemuth discuss authoritarianism tendencies in American government, holding politicians, the media, and individuals accountable, and conspiracy theories. Petty Tyrants are popping up across the country from President Trump accidentally saying the truth out loud to Michigan Governor Whitmer's draconian shutdown orders. This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Video - https://youtu.be/hWNhEW2F2AM 417: COVID-19 – Basic Questions About Coronavirus Answered - https://wearelibertarians.com/417-covid-19-basic-questions-about-coronavirus-answered/ Trump's Total Authority Comments - https://twitter.com/werlibertarians/status/1250182712369074176 Raleigh Police - https://twitter.com/raleighpolice/status/1250111779574894594 Cuomo Audio - https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1249959716475662342 “So far, no transmission of the virus in supermarkets, restaurants or hairdressers has been proved.” - https://today.rtl.lu/news/science-and-environment/a/1498185.html Trump's Propaganda Video - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1249896285085339648 Pence Agrees - https://youtu.be/-OCcl1DJktA A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled - https://www.npr.org/2020/04/13/832797592/a-month-after-emergency-declaration-trumps-promises-largely-unfulfilled Apocalypse Now: Why Pandemics Are a Perfect Breeding Ground for Conspiracy Theories - https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/apocalypse-now-why-pandemics-are-perfect-breeding-ground-conspiracy-theories-142607 Common Sense 319 – A Recipe for Caesar - https://www.dancarlin.com/product/common-sense-319-a-recipe-for-caesar/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
Apr 15, 2020
417: COVID-19 - Basic Questions About Coronavirus Answered
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Chris Spangle's friend Lex Kremer is a normie and has some basic questions she wants to be answered about the Presidential primaries but also about COVID-19. She's heard some things that don't make sense and wants some answers. We answer questions like "are the deaths inflated?", "why do candidates suspend their campaign?", and "what's a better way to deal with a man on a bus without a mask?" This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Tracey the Neighbor - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/videos/10105043350896444/ Philly Cops Gone Wild - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/videos/10105038153018034/ Why It’s So Freaking Hard To Make A Good COVID-19 Model - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-its-so-freaking-hard-to-make-a-good-covid-19-model/ Politics Podcast: Why Forecasting COVID-19 Is Harder Than Forecasting Elections - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/politics-podcast-why-forecasting-covid-19-is-harder-than-forecasting-elections/ Do You Buy That … Social Distancing Is Working To Help Flatten The Curve? - https://fivethirtyeight.com/videos/do-you-buy-that-social-distancing-is-working-to-help-flatten-the-curve/ Ben Harvey of the Indiana Primary Health Care Association on Access to Medical Care - https://nowhearthis.fireside.fm/iphca Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Apr 13, 2020
416: COVID-19 - Nonprofit Responses to the Pandemic and Economic Crisis
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Chris Spangle speaks to several nonprofits and businesses about their efforts to deal with the ongoing humanitarian crisis happening around America. These interviews originated on his public affairs program "Now Hear This." This is a good look at what is happening on the ground in a major American city. 00:04:39 - Tina Cloer of Childrens Bureau on Rising Child Abuse and Project Courage to Shelter Children While reports of child abuse are down, incidents of abuse are increasing in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tina Cloer is the CEO of the Children's Bureau joins us to discuss their efforts in helping children and families financially, monitoring at-risk children, and their Project Courage shelters that house children while their parents and guardians fight the coronavirus. Support their work at https://www.childrensbureau.org/. 00:19:16 - Jay Height of Shepherd Community Center On The Need In the Near Eastside The Executive Director of the Shepherd Community Center Jay Height joins us to share what is happening on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. They've put in place a 120 day response plan that focuses on five areas: food security, financial stability, medical monitoring, e-learning for students, and fighting social isolation. Support them and learn more at their website: https://www.shepherdcommunity.org/. 00:34:07 - Danielle Cooney of Soupremacy on Providing Meals To Medical Teams Soupremacy General Manager Danielle Cooney joins us to discuss their efforts to feed the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as families hit hard economically. Support their efforts at http://soupremacy.com/. 00:45:24 - Kids' Voice of Indiana on Child Custody and Parenting Time Issues During the Pandemic Can a parent deny parenting time to another parent? What if parents live across state lines? What if a parent is an essential worker and exposed to coronavirus? We are joined by Lindsay Scott, the President/CEO of Kids' Voice of Indiana, and Katie Kelsey, Director of the Children’s Law Center of Indiana to discuss custody issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their website: https://www.kidsvoicein.org/ 00:01:13:47 - Chad Priest, Chief Executive Officer of American Red Cross Indiana on Blood Shortages Over 4,000 blood donation drives have been canceled and the blood supply is critically low across the country. Surgery and emergency patients are greatly at risk due to this, and they are calling for volunteers to help work virtually to arrange drives. They will keep everyone safe during a drive as well. COVID-19 does NOT spread through the blood. They desperately need blood drives organized in every community around the country. They will also need help responding during the approaching tornado season. Visit http://redcross.org/ to donate or to organize a blood drive. Subscribe to Now Heart This: http://www.nowhearthisindy.com/
Apr 10, 2020
415: COVID-19 - How Do We Move Forward?
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Levie Rainey discuss the path forward. We open with some examples from history that bring us hope and wonderful moments of community sprouting up across the country. We then discuss the future months as we begin to go back to work in the middle of a "new normal." Video - https://youtu.be/PKQ-5RKGE This episode is brought to you by Dashing Media Management. In this time of economic uncertainty, you need experts to help guide you through new ways of talking to customers. That's where my friend Lex Kremer and Dashing Media Management come in. They're able to help you with social media, blog management, content marketing, graphics, and all of your marketing needs. They feature flat-rate pricing and transparent reporting. Reach out to Lex today at their website http://www.dashingmediamanagement.com/. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill Links: WAL Coverage - https://wearelibertarians.com/tag/covid-19/ https://wearelibertarians.com/tag/covid-19-podcasts/ Spangle: Tammany Hall Guts Public Health Before the 1918 Pandemic - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-tammany-hall-guts-public-health-before-the-1918-pandemic/ Spangle: Prosperity Is Still In Our Future. - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-prosperity-is-still-in-our-future/ 398: COVID-19 - Let's Look At this as an Opportunity, Reasons to Be Hopeful - https://wal.fireside.fm/702 399: COVID-19- What is coronavirus? With Mary Kay Foster, manager of the Special Pathogens Unit at IU Health - https://wal.fireside.fm/703 403: COVID-19 - The Terrible Choice Facing Us - https://wal.fireside.fm/707 404: COVID-19 - Individualism Will Protect People's Health - https://wal.fireside.fm/708 (More links) - 412: “Lives” vs. “The Economy” is a False Choice - https://wearelibertarians.com/412-lives-vs-the-economy-is-a-false-choice/ MUST LISTEN - #102 - Michael Osterholm, Ph.D.: COVID-19—Lessons learned, challenges ahead, and reasons for optimism and concern - https://open.spotify.com/episode/5BTgWbNFx3X3oX0kQoYam5 MUST LISTEN - Common Sense 319 – A Recipe for Caesar - https://www.dancarlin.com/product/common-sense-319-a-recipe-for-caesar/ COVID Model - http://www.healthdata.org/covid/updates Influential Coronavirus Tracking Model Shows Steep Decline In Death, Bed Shortage Projections - https://www.dailywire.com/news/influential-coronavirus-tracking-model-shows-steep-decline-in-death-bed-shortage-projections NYC Data: Vast Majority Who Have Died From Coronavirus Had Serious Underlying Conditions - https://www.dailywire.com/news/nyc-data-vast-majority-who-have-died-from-coronavirus-had-serious-underlying-conditions Stanford Professors’ Coronavirus Study Could Be Game Changer - https://www.dailywire.com/news/neeleman-stanford-professors-coronavirus-study-could-be-game-changer Kushner’s team seeks national coronavirus surveillance system - https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/07/kushner-coronavirus-surveillance-174165 CDC director downplays coronavirus models, says death toll will be 'much lower' than projected - https://abcnews.go.com/Health/cdc-director-downplays-coronavirus-models-death-toll-lower/story?id=70011918 Fight Coronavirus, Unwind the Quarantine with Anonymous Smartphone Data - https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/fight-coronavirus-unwind-the-quarantine-with-anonymous-smartphone-data/ Coronavirus Crisis: Santa Clara County's Dr. Cody predicts 'very, very long' time until life returns to normal - https://abc7news.com/coronavirus-dr-cody-santa-clara-county-bay-area-flatten-curve-testing/6081905/ 28 University of Texas spring breakers who flouted public health advice test positive for coronavirus - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/04/01/coronavirus-spring-breakers-sick/ As Furloughs Grow, Kennedy Center Defends Use of $25 Million in Aid - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/arts/kennedy-center-defends-25-million.html Trump Wants $2 Trillion, Pelosi Wants $1 Trillion, for Next Coronavirus Spending Bill - https://reason.com/2020/04/07/trump-wants-2-trillion-pelosi-wants-1-trillion-for-next-coronavirus-spending-bill/ Confusion among U.S. airlines as airplanes fly virtually empty to get bailout funds - https://theaircurrent.com/airlines/confusion-among-u-s-airlines-as-airplanes-fly-empty-to-get-bailout-funds/ A Ventilator Stockpile, With One Hitch: Thousands Do Not Work - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/coronavirus-ventilators.html America Has a History of Pandemic Denial - https://nationalinterest.org/feature/america-has-history-pandemic-denial-139497 A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead - https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-29/coronavirus-choir-outbreak ‘We Didn’t Know That Until the Last 24 Hours’: Georgia Gov. Says He Just Found Out People without Symptoms Can Spread Coronavirus - https://www.nationalreview.com/news/we-didnt-know-that-until-the-last-24-hours-georgia-gov-says-he-just-found-out-people-without-symptoms-can-spread-coronavirus/ This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent for Hundreds of Tenants - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/nyregion/coronavirus-nyc-landlord-mario-salerno.html Love in coronavirus times: Couple meets for dates on closed Danish-German border - https://www.dw.com/en/love-in-coronavirus-times-couple-meets-for-dates-on-closed-danish-german-border/a-52951701 How did covid-19 begin? Its initial origin story is shaky. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/how-did-covid-19-begin-its-initial-origin-story-is-shaky/2020/04/02/1475d488-7521-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html Trump Stops Masks from Going to Canada - https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/04/trump-stops-masks-from-going-to-canada.html Spare a Moment for Sorrow - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/the-grieving-world/609013/ Woman, 90, with coronavirus dies after telling doctors to save ventilator for younger patients - https://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/woman-90-with-coronavirus-dies-after-telling-doctors-to-save-ventilator-for-younger-patients 1918 influenza pandemic survivor interview: Mrs. Annie Laurie Williams, interviewed 2007 - https://youtu.be/CWrwv6-OonU Full Michael Lewis: 'We're Now In The Land Of Second-Best Solutions' - https://youtu.be/0oZde3S3nfA Eric Weinstein Says Mask Misinformation is "Deadly Nonsense" | Joe Rogan - https://youtu.be/uVXLaHu1T84 Doctor: Here are the Areas That Will Be Hardest Hit by Coronavirus - https://youtu.be/YaY5P6CTjfA Tucker: How long will the lockdowns last? - https://youtu.be/ZCyqcoC747o Fundraiser for Joshua Dial from Tiger King - https://www.gofundme.com/f/counseling-for-joshua-dial
Apr 08, 2020
414: The Swamp Explained - The Swamp Takes Over
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The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss when the swamp can be useful. What role does institutional knowledge play in the middle of a crisis? Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Apr 07, 2020
413: WAL Reacts - AOC on funding the Green New Deal
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Things get wild as the WAL crew discusses AOC, the Green New Deal, sparrows having sex on cocaine, and the Death Star. This show includes Hodey Johns, Keaton Tucker, Remso Martinez, Jacob, Ryan Lindsey, and Paul Copeland. Video - https://youtu.be/nNSODoeVBZc
Apr 06, 2020
412: COVID-19 - "Lives" vs. "The Economy" is a False Choice
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Hodey Johns discuss and debate the binary choice presented on social media of "open the economy" vs. "let millions die." The realities of a global pandemic combined with an economic meltdown are more complex and hopeful than many are making it sound. We try to parse out where the truth lies. Then we look at the failure of regulators and why we need to hold the President, the FDA, and the CDC accountable once this crisis has concluded. Video - https://youtu.be/i8ilhgwtt34 Links WAL Coverage - https://wearelibertarians.com/tag/covid-19/ https://wearelibertarians.com/tag/covid-19-podcasts/ Scenario for Discusson - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians/permalink/3096320777066949/ COVID-19 Projections - https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections Johns Hopkins info - https://hub.jhu.edu/novel-coronavirus-information/ Dashboard - https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 How Serious is the Coronavirus? Infectious Disease Expert Michael Osterholm Explains - https://youtu.be/cZFhjMQrVts Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm - https://youtu.be/E3URhJx0NSw Labs face challenges creating diagnosis testing for COVID-19 – www.modernhealthcare.com/technology/labs-face-challenges-creating-diagnosis-testing-covid-19 U.S. coronavirus testing stalled for six weeks. A small German lab made 1.4 million tests in that time. – www.adn.com/nation-world/2020/03/17/us-coronavirus-testing-stalled-for-six-weeks-a-small-german-lab-made-14-million-tests-in-that-time/ Analysis | South Korea’s coronavirus success story underscores how the U.S. initially failed – www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/17/south-koreas-coronavirus-success-story-underscores-how-us-initially-failed/ How this South Korean company created coronavirus test kits in three weeks - https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/asia/coronavirus-south-korea-testing-intl-hnk/index.html Analysis | Was the White House office for global pandemics eliminated? – www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/20/was-white-house-office-global-pandemics-eliminated/ Trump began to take coronavirus seriously after watching Tucker Carlson call it a “problem”: report – www.salon.com/2020/03/18/trump-began-to-take-coronavirus-seriously-after-watching-tucker-carlson-call-it-a-problem-report/ A Complete List of Trump’s Attempts to Play Down Coronavirus – www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/opinion/trump-coronavirus.html South Korea Preserved the Open Society and Now Infection Rates are Falling – www.aier.org/article/south-korea-preseved-open-infection-rates-are-falling U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic – www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-intelligence-reports-from-january-and-february-warned-about-a-likely-pandemic/2020/03/20/299d8cda-6ad5-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 – www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/testing-coronavirus-pandemic.html We Were Warned: When the inevitable inquiry into the government’s response to COVID-19 happens, it will conclude that signs of a coming crisis were everywhere. – www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/03/pandemic-coronavirus-united-states-trump-cdc/608215/ The Real Reason There is a Low Supply of Surgical Masks - https://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2020/03/the-real-reason-there-is-low-supply-of.html The FDA and CDC's Coronavirus Response Is a 'Failure of Historic Proportions' - https://youtu.be/DBAMsMIqD6E The Coronavirus Testing Debacle Stems From Decades of Bad FDA Policy - https://youtu.be/gbDnUrVvkRU A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients - https://www.propublica.org/article/a-medical-worker-describes--terrifying-lung-failure-from-covid19-even-in-his-young-patients Dr. Mike's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0QHWhjbe5fGJEPz3sVb6nw Dr. John Campbell's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF9IOB2TExg3QIBupFtBDxg Mercatus Data on Economy - https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/commentary/way-forward Small Regulatory Reforms That Can Help People During the COVID Pandemic - https://www.rstreet.org/2020/03/18/small-regulatory-reforms-that-can-help-people-during-the-pandemic/ The Defense Production Act - https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/03/the-defense-production-act.html Let the Markets Work - https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/03/let-the-markets-work.html Why it isn't the flu - https://www.facebook.com/Channel4/videos/205350940692388/ What it is currently like in a New York hospital. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/us/brooklyn-hospital-coronavirus-patients-deaths/index.html Coronavirus Hasn't Killed Libertarianism—It's Showed Why We Need It - https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/coronavirus-hasnt-killed-libertarianism%E2%80%94its-showed-why-we-need-it-138177 Imperial College study - https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now. -https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca The math behind quarantines - https://youtu.be/Xe8fIjxicoo and https://youtu.be/A71lfXrQlxU Possible Good News: Fewer Fevers Reported Nationwide, Says Smart Thermometer Company - https://reason.com/2020/03/31/possible-good-news-fewer-fevers-reported-nationwide-reports-smart-thermometer-company/ A Deluged System Leaves Some Elderly to Die, Rocking Spain’s Self-Image - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/europe/Spain-coronavirus-nursing-homes.html How to Avoid Another Great Recession: To limit the damage, businesses need to believe the coronavirus pandemic disruption, like a hurricane, is transitory - https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-avoid-another-great-recession-11585574692 Pastor of Tampa church that held two large Sunday services arrested, jailed. - https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/30/tampa-church-holds-packed-service-draws-warning-from-sheriffs-office/ COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Epidemic with Dr. Forest Arnold - https://youtu.be/zFrghcp5pbY Doctor Mike Interviews Dr. Fauci On COVID19 (Why deaths of other factors are marked as COVID deaths) - https://youtu.be/OfcJecd6jtE Pandemic: The First Great Crisis of the Post-American Era - https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-first-great-crisis-post-american-era/ The Coronavirus 'Plan for a Plan,'​ Plan - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/coronavirus-plan-david-l-katz-md-mph-facpm-facp-faclm/ End the Shutdown - https://mises.org/wire/end-shutdown Laurie Garrett: What can we learn from the 1918 flu? - https://youtu.be/2lJvr5UL2pQ Will This be the Next Great Depression? - https://youtu.be/jQ_Z-wZK5ps How To Fix an Economic Crisis - https://youtu.be/46XGS6S9qfM COVID-19 | Corona Virus: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics - https://youtu.be/PWzbArPgo-o The COVID Moment — Will Government Lockdown or Private Mitigation save the US Economy? - https://youtu.be/rZNQIS13jks The FDA and CDC's Coronavirus Response Is a 'Failure of Historic Proportions' - https://youtu.be/DBAMsMIqD6E Why You Can't Solve a Public Health Problem With Economic Stimulus - https://youtu.be/k02DS2EotCM The Response To Coronavirus 'Is Central Planning on Steroids': Rep. Thomas Massie - https://youtu.be/OuERNXBeSaM Health Care Workers Need Masks (and the Rest of Us Need Them, Too) - https://youtu.be/0pT0l7ewptI How the Government Bungled the Coronavirus Response - https://youtu.be/XzBYJPkntsk When It Comes to Coronavirus, Nobody Knows Anything - https://youtu.be/BCRRio17HQY The Coronavirus Testing Debacle Stems From Decades of Bad FDA Policy - https://youtu.be/gbDnUrVvkRU China's Censorship Helped Start a Pandemic. Can Free Speech End It? - https://youtu.be/1hR_nuUyplk You Need To Listen To This Leading COVID-19 Expert From South Korea | ASIAN BOSS - https://youtu.be/gAk7aX5hksU The Great Plague (Black Death Documentary) | Timeline - https://youtu.be/HPe6BgzHWY0 1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary | Swine Flu Pandemic | Deadly plague of 1918 - https://youtu.be/UDY5COg2P2c Doctor Fact-Checks Media On Coronavirus - https://youtu.be/5CRxyHU9Oxo Doctor Fact-Checks Politicians On Coronavirus - https://youtu.be/nt9ldBsMggg Doctor VS Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories - https://youtu.be/J-jkAfafm5I We NEED More Testing Kits! | Coronavirus Front Line - https://youtu.be/DfMl6W6N7-A Bill Gates: "This is the nightmare scenario" - https://youtu.be/UHLJ0DaMIIc
Apr 01, 2020
411: WAL Reacts - Crowder on Borders
45:00
The WAL crew goes off the rails as they gab about borders, comedians, alligator moats, and taco stands to convert Mormons to Catholicism. Featuring Hodey Johns, Keaton Tucker, JAcob, Brian Wohlgemuth, Remso Martinez, and Rhinehold. Video - https://youtu.be/qRZDSw2QaVQ
Mar 31, 2020
410: WAL Reacts - Pelosi's anti-Insider Trading Bill
47:26
The WAL Crew has many laughs and tears discussing the piece of legislation Nancy Pelosi had the nerve to bring to the floor. Come hear about how equality on school boards, pooping in the bushes, and non-functional alcoholism get brought to the forefront. This features Hodey Johns, Jake, Paul Copeland, Remso Martinez, and Rhinehold. Video: https://youtu.be/nqQDfUjDUZQ
Mar 30, 2020
Bonus: Chris Spangle Talks Government Failures over COVID-19 on Rob Kendall's Show
11:38
Chris Spangle explains why society is best organized by the economic sector and not the political sector in the middle of a crisis on the Rob Kendall Show.
Mar 29, 2020
409: WAL Reacts - Trump's response to the "Chinese Virus"
48:58
Listen is as the WAL Crew of Hodey Johns, Rhinehold, and Remso Martinez shows how many flapjacks our president can flip flop all over the place. You'll also hear about election odds, how sociopathy doesn't make somebody a trash person, and how Trump could still be right if a lot of people die really fast. Video: https://youtu.be/Zaq5pdaYAmk
Mar 29, 2020
408: COVID-19 - Quarantines and Shutdowns
56:19
Rhinehold and Hodey take their differences in opinion to the airwaves, talking about history, the government, the private sector, and what all of those things mean about mandatory shutdowns. Video: https://youtu.be/KUX4Wmi_1AA
Mar 28, 2020
407: COVID-19 - $2 Trillion Stimulus Breakdown
1:39:54
Rhinehold and Hodey discuss the recent spending package approved by Congress, on its way to being signed by the president. Questions about what's in it, what does it mean for you, what's good and bad about it, and is this a moment that libertarians can capitalize on are answered in detail. Video: https://youtu.be/p629YUwY0zA
Mar 27, 2020
406: Path to Libertarianism - Daniel J. Mitchell, Co-Founder of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity on Economics
1:00:00
Chris Spangle talks to Daniel J. Mitchell, co-founder of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity and Chairman of the Board and former Cato Institute scholar. Dan is an expert in international tax competition and supply-side tax policy. He discusses his path to liberty through the 1976 Ronald Reagan campaign, how he studies to write about economics daily, and what it is like to work at a think tank. We also discuss what power the Presidency has in determining the economy and if economic collapse could take place. Daniel's blog - https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/ Daniel's Twitter - https://twitter.com/danieljmitchell Center for Freedom and Prosperity - https://freedomandprosperity.org/ Video - https://youtu.be/Iv8KDwy5qZ4
Mar 26, 2020
405: COVID-19 - Potential Treatments for This Coronavirus
43:51
Brian Wohlgemuth has done extensive research on the treatment for the coronavirus and has been tracking the medicine since government officials and large hospitals started stockpiling it. Find out what it does and doesn't do, and why you can be hopeful that it will help immensely. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/Testing-Treatment-and-a-Way-Out-Google-Docs.pdf Video - https://youtu.be/xqeJ0_aCEnE
Mar 25, 2020
404: COVID-19 - Individualism Will Protect People's Health
1:02:06
Phyllis Klosinski is 72 with underlying health issues as well as one of the strongest advocates for individual liberty that Chris Spangle knows. He reached out to hear her opinion on protecting lives while protecting livelihoods. She shares some good arguments for personal responsibility, the ineffectiveness of government, and how we can get through this tough time. Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease? - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opinion/coronavirus-pandemic-social-distancing.html Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Mar 24, 2020
403: COVID-19 - The Terrible Choice Facing Us
1:24:10
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington reunite to discuss the terrible choice facing us: Preserving life or a way of life. We discuss the economic sacrifice being made by Americans to save lives. We discuss the numbers of the diseases' spread. We also consider what will be different on the other side of this crisis. Website showing the spread - https://covidactnow.org/ Rethinking the Coronavirus Shutdown - https://www.wsj.com/articles/rethinking-the-coronavirus-shutdown-11584659154 Video - https://youtu.be/RE3TjAfoXYo
Mar 23, 2020
402: COVID-19 - Heroism During Coronavirus
52:32
The WAL crew talks about the people and projects that have shown bravery during this frightening time. From blood drives to homeless shelters to video games, there are lots of reasons for hope. Video - https://youtu.be/NQUe438d168
Mar 22, 2020
401: COVID-19 - Details of Three Rounds of Government Stimulus with Ross Marchand
1:06:52
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold talk to Ross Marchand of the Taxpayer Protection Alliance about the three rounds of economic stimulus that Washington has enacted or is proposing. We give the details of a $1 Trillion stimulus currently being negotiated, which is one of the largest stimulus packages in modern history. Video - https://youtu.be/CYZ0OVWv0UU The growing coronavirus stimulus packages - https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-stimulus-packages-compared-7613a16f-56d3-4522-a841-23a82fffcb46.html Ross's Twitter - https://twitter.com/RossAMarchand Taxpayers Protection Alliance - https://www.protectingtaxpayers.org/ TPA Coronavirus Op-Eds - https://www.protectingtaxpayers.org/coronavirus-corner/ About Ross Marchand Ross Marchand is the director of policy for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. Ross is an alumni of the Mercatus MA Fellowship, and received his master’s degree in economics from George Mason University. He has worked with FreedomWorks, ALEC, and the Lithuanian Free Market Institute. Ross’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Denver Post, Washington Examiner and he’s appeared on C-SPAN, CGTN, BlazeTV, Fox 5 DC and Stossel (ReasonTV).
Mar 20, 2020
400: COVID-19 - Libertarian Fireside Chat on Our Experiences and Pandemic NAP Violations
48:38
Hodey Johns hosts a conversation about the COVID-19 crisis with WAL contributors. Video: https://youtu.be/ZMWYvV8m_Uw
Mar 19, 2020
399: COVID-19- What is coronavirus? With Mary Kay Foster, manager of the Special Pathogens Unit at IU Health
38:42
Mary Kay Foster, manager of the Special Pathogens Unit at IU Health, joins Chris Spangle on the basics of COVID-19. We ask why social distancing is so important, what symptoms one might have should they contract it, how can one get tested, and what preparations her hospitals are making to deal with the coronavirus. She also shares some reasons to be optimistic. Visit https://iuhealth.org/find-medical-services/coronavirus for more information. Originally recorded for Now Hear This: http://www.nowhearthisindy.com/
Mar 18, 2020
398: COVID-19 - Let's Look At this as an Opportunity, Reasons to Be Hopeful
1:11:17
We will begin hosting daily shows around the coronavirus pandemic. We begin with Chris Spangle, Harry Price and Rhinehold reviewing all that has happened in the last few days. We give many reasons we need to be leaders in our communities given the lack of leadership elsewhere. We also give reasons why this temporary change in our lives can be a benefit. Video: https://youtu.be/nAw55mvxMwo Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Mar 18, 2020
397: Free Market Solutions to Climate Change, Green Energy Policy
1:09:45
Chris Spangle talks to Fiona Harrigan and Jakob Puckett about libertarian solutions to climate change and energy policy. Enis wrote in and asked: There has been one thing that has been bugging me quite a lot though; how would climate change and pollution get tackled in a libertarian society? While most current governments are not great at it either, ideas such as carbon tax actually make a lot of sense. That could in fact encourage people to invest more in clean energies, which are actually more profitable than fossil fuels. I have had direct experiences with unregulated businesses operate despite their utter lack of care for the health of the citizens. What do you think we as libertarians can do to promote sustainability? So we answered it. Video: https://youtu.be/pqzIRtzpQMs Fiona Harrigan * Bio - https://www.young-voices.com/advocate/fiona-harrigan/ * Twitter - https://twitter.com/Fiona_Harrigan * Environmentalism and economic growth go hand-in-hand - https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/3/environmentalism-and-economic-growth-go-hand-in-ha/ * A Look at How Apps Are Revolutionizing Hurricane Relief - https://observer.com/2019/09/hurricane-relief-apps-amazon-airbnb-instacart/ * Trump’s White House event aside, his environmentalism is still all about ego - https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/red-alert-politics/trumps-white-house-event-aside-his-environmentalism-is-still-all-about-ego Jakob Puckett * Bio - https://www.young-voices.com/advocate/jakob-puckett/ * Twitter - https://twitter.com/@jakobrpuckett * America Needs a Comprehensive Energy Strategy - https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2020/02/06/americaneedsacomprehensiveenergystrategy483649.html * Renewable Energy: Too Much of a Good Thing? - https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2020/01/23/renewableenergytoomuchofagoodthing308373.html Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Mar 11, 2020
396: How To Build a Great Podcast or Platform
48:41
Chris Spangle spoke to high school students in a session at the Indiana Association of High School Broadcasters about podcasting. What are the elements of a great podcast? Listen in as he talks about the lessons he's learned over a 15 year career in radio, podcasting, politics, and digital media. This is a good listen for anyone thinking of a career in the creative arts of any kind or those considering launching a podcast. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Mar 09, 2020
395: Biden's Lazarus-like Political Resurrection, Coronavirus, Daylight Saving Time, Jones Act | The Swamp Explained
1:00:29
The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Joe Biden's amazing resurgence to the nomination, Bloomberg's collapse, Bernie's future, Warren's failure, the political aspects of COVID-19, ending daylight saving time, and a Jones Act update. Video - https://youtu.be/x2L7ixyhpV8 Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Mar 09, 2020
A Listener's Guide to We Are Libertarians
24:59
Today is the eighth anniversary of WAL, and we have a ton of new changes! If you're new to We Are Libertarians, we start with a little history. Then we discuss our new branding changes, Patreon changes, and the launch of a new store! This is a good starting point if you're just finding the podcast. See the new Patreon changes here - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Visit our website to see the new logo - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
Mar 08, 2020
394: Q&A with Jeff Bennett - Private Police in Libertarian Society, Protecting the Economically Disadvantaged, Central Banking | The Path To Libertarianism
2:28:20
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Hodey Johns answer the following questions fro Jeff Bennett in another installment of The Path To Libertarianism Q&A. 00:23:09 - in a Libertarian Utopia how does policing work or how are major crimes (murder, grand theft) handled? Is policing centralized or multiple entities more like private security? If it is separate entities how does punishment work? 00:45:24 - going off of the Survival of the Fittest convo, how do Libertarians avoid “the rich getting richer and the poor poorer” when everything is privatized. (Due to the poor not being able to afford the same private services as the rich) 00:59:50 - how do public services, most specifically roads, street lights, and public access ways work in Libertarian environment? 00:1:12:03 - how does currency / central banking work? Is gold the standard? Is cryptocurrency the answer? 00:1:27:42 - I don’t believe that our society could go completely Lib overnight and that it would take some evolving to a truly libertarian society in America. How does the party band together to start making the changes needed to lay the groundwork for the future and what do those steps look like? Video - https://youtu.be/g8A6uhR8xbs Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Mar 04, 2020
393: What is coronavirus? How will COVID-19 affect America? With Satyajeet Marar | Libertarian Politics an Policy
19:14
Headlines across the world are warning of a pandemic due to the coronavirus. Sports associations are canceling games. Costcos have empty shelves. Chris Spangle talks to Reason Foundation policy analyst Satyajeet Marar about COVID-19. What is the virus and should we be worried? How has the spread of the disease affected global economies? Tune in to learn more. Follow Satyajeet Marar: https://twitter.com/MisterJeeT Satyajeet Marar's Bio: https://www.young-voices.com/advocate/satyajeet-marar/
Mar 04, 2020
392: Joe Ruiz on his Rhymer/Educator Project and Pushing Through Discomfort
1:14:38
Former WAL co-host Joe Ruiz joins Chris Spangle to talk about his Rhymer/Educator Project. Joe always dreamed of creating music, and a student encouraged him to pursue his passion. The school teacher then organized a school project that funded both an entire album and charity. Listen to his album on Spotify and see him on March 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. (https://www.facebook.com/events/2553569098252087/). Find out more at https://www.rhymereducator.com/. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Mar 02, 2020
391: Explaining the Primary Process and Previewing The Race for the Democratic Nomination
1:07:09
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Levie Rainey discuss the race for the nomination in the Democratic Party and how it works. What is a delegate? How do candidates collect them? What is Super Tuesday? Can Hillary still run? Can Bernie beat Trump? Is Biden done? We answer all of these questions and more. Video - https://youtu.be/z-F64MMPhf8 Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/yS3Y-sjD Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Feb 26, 2020
390: The Swamp Explained - Recapping the Democratic Primary
1:01:09
The Swamp Explained series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we recap the most recent Democratic debates, the Nevada Caucus results, and the future of the Democratic primary. Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Video - https://youtu.be/aFcW-Z_qP1k
Feb 24, 2020
389: Path to Libertarianism - Ryan Lindsey, Editor of WAL Reader
1:09:10
Ryan Lindsey is the editor of our magazine, the WAL Reader and speaks to Chris Spangle. Ryan grew up in a conservative home, but his Christian values over time have refocused his political views. He is a libertarian that leans left, is mainly concerned with social justice, noninterventionism, and open borders. He even says that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a lot of good things to say. We examine how and what he believes and why. Get WAL Reader now - https://walreader.com/ Video - https://youtu.be/OYPUlCb52HI
Feb 19, 2020
388: Path to Libertarianism - Adam Asks About Survival of the Fittest, Foreign Policy, and Neighbors Behaving Badly
2:21:29
Adam is new to libertarianism and has some questions about politics and philosophy. Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Hodey Johns field his questions. If you'd like to join us to ask questions, please contact us at editor@wearelibertarians.com. Is Libertarianism About Survival of the Fittest? - 00:24:55 How Would Libertarians Fight Systemic Racism? - 00:45:33 How Would We Deal With Bad Neighbors? - 01:20:11 What Does A Libertarian Do When In Elected Office? - 01:35:34 What Does Libertarian Foreign Policy Look Like? - 01:54:04 Answering Miranda's Questions: https://wal.fireside.fm/604 Video: https://youtu.be/QKhA5z3h6Rg
Feb 12, 2020
387: IowaTF? State of the Union, Impeachment Ends, Coronavirus, Vermin Supreme, Super Bowl Halftime "Controversy"
2:31:12
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold go old-school WAL. We cover a bunch of topics with no notes over 2 1/2 hours. What happened in Iowa? We debate online-voting. We cover the State of the Union, the coronavirus, Vermin Supreme supposedly leading the race in the LP, examine the origin of a fake controversy surrounding J-Lo and the halftime show in the Super Bowl, and we end by talking about the end of impeachment and what it means for our republic. Show Title Coronavirus - 00:7:20 Super Bowl Halftime "Controversy" - 00:10:03 Iowa - 00:20:20 Vermin Supreme - 01:07:50 State of the Union - 01:37:54 Impeachment Ends - 01:50:37 Video: https://youtu.be/jUvyYNnPvu8
Feb 06, 2020
386: Path to Libertarianism: Jason Pye, VP of Legislative Affairs for FreedomWorks
1:08:50
Vice President of Legislative Affairs for FreedomWorks Jason Pye shares his journey from a southern Republican to a libertarian that is enacting policy through Congress. Jason talks about the impact of his blogging career on his future, and his job lobbying Congress for Freedomworks. Website - http://www.freedomworks.org/content/jason-pye Twitter - https://twitter.com/pye Newsletter - http://eepurl.com/dhnxgn Podcast - http://www.freedomworks.org/tag/pardon-disruption Video - https://youtu.be/Wl_PYPFknv4
Jan 29, 2020
385: Limiting the Power of the Presidency - Impeachment and Curtailing Military Powers
1:26:40
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold discuss recent events in Trump's impeachment. Spangle hasn't paid much attention so Rhinehold explains the basics. Sen. Tim Kaine has introduced a bill to limit President Trump's ability to use military force against Iran so they break down the growth of the President's war powers by discussing the War Powers Act and the AUMF. Time Stamps: * 00:09:26 - Impeachment Update * 00:47:55 - Overview of Presidential War Powers * 00:53:20 - War Powers Resolution * 01:02:02 - AUMF * 01:13:04 - Tim Kaine's Bill Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/War-PowesAUMFKaine-Resolution.pdf Video: https://youtu.be/ZCXSMv_oUJA
Jan 23, 2020
New Podcast: Now Hear This with Chris Spangle - Rupert Boneham of Rupert's Kids
30:32
I am now hosting a local radio show on Indianapolis radio. It is called Now Hear This and it airs weekend mornings on Q95 and WNDE. Subscribe now! http://www.nowhearthisindy.com/. This is the first episode and features libertarian Rupert Boneham who runs Rupert's Kids. He was also the 2012 Gubernatorial candidate for the Libertarian Party of Indiana and a contestant on Survivor. Rupert Boneham of Rupert's Kids (and Survivor) discusses his program's efforts to help empower young men and women that are exiting the criminal justice system and his new facility called the Where House. Learn more at https://www.rupertskids.org/. Now Hear This is a conversation with leaders in Indianapolis that are working to improve the lives of Hoosiers. Our goal is to empower you to join in their work and make a difference while informing you about the unseen aspects of life in Indiana. Now Hear This airs weekends on Q95, WNDE, ALT 103, and iHeart Radio stations in Indianapolis as an effort to share the work of local nonprofits with listeners. Special Guest: Rupert Boneham.
Jan 17, 2020
384: The Afghan Papers
1:45:03
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss the 18 years of lies told by the US Government and media about the war in Afghanistan. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Afghan-Papers.pdf Time Stamps * 00:15:27 - Afghan Papers Overview * 00:29:01 - Lies By Government Officials * 01:05:35 - Lies by the Media Donate to the Logo Redesign - http://paypal.me/wearelibertarians WAL Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/werlibertarians/videos Recommended Books Weapons of Mass Deception Manufacturing Consent Fool's Errand Recommended TV Shows and Movies Dan Snow Doc Nixon by Nixon The Brink Vice War Machine Video - https://youtu.be/yO4kWXu33qc
Jan 15, 2020
383: Answering Questions about the Iranian Crisis and the Death of Soleimani
2:28:16
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold explain the full picture of the death of Iranian General Qassam Soleimani. We answer several questions, including: 00:18:49 - Who was Qassam Soleimani? 00:38:54 - How did he die? 00:49:24 - Is America safer because he is dead? 00:1:22:20 - Will there be another world war? 01:34:28 - Listener questions Resources and Links: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Soleimani.pdf Video: https://youtu.be/AvslfS_kYdY
Jan 08, 2020
382: Who is Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States?
1:23:00
Chris Spangle talks to Tom LoBianco, author of Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House. With impeachment in motion, they examine the career and character of the sitting Vice President. Video - https://youtu.be/vW-l9vYfbn4 Tom's Website - https://tomlobianco.com/ Amazon Link - https://www.amazon.com/Piety-Power-Pence-Taking-White-ebook Twitter - https://twitter.com/tomlobianco
Jan 06, 2020
381: The Swamp Explained - EPA Scientists vs. Trump
1:00:41
The Swamp Explained series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we explore President Trump undercutting his own scientists, impeachment and the attack on Iran's top general. Video: https://youtu.be/aIKw56-hZpE Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
Jan 03, 2020
380: FBI Abuses FISA Warrants Against Trump Campaign
1:40:58
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart discuss the recent Office of the Inspector General report on FISA court abuses carried out by the FBI against Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump campaign in 2016. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/OIG-Report.pdf Time Stamps: 00:34:36 - OIG Report Details 01:19:28 - Media Bias Around the Report Video: https://youtu.be/73F9UDGXV64
Dec 20, 2019
379: Debating the Articles Of Impeachment
1:30:34
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold debate the newly filed Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump. Time Stamps 00:18:45 - Debating Impeachment 01:07:15 - Reading the Articles of Impeachment 01:21:27 - Overview of Impeachment Process Impeachment series: 333: History of Impeachment - https://wal.fireside.fm/488 375: Trump's Call with Ukraine and Impeachment - https://wal.fireside.fm/675 377: The Swamp Explained - Is Impeachment Really Worth It? - https://wal.fireside.fm/677 Show Notes: Read the Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump - The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/10/us/politics/articles-impeachment-document-pdf.html Explainer: How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-explainer-idUSKBN1Y91TP Trump ‘Ignored and Injured’ the National Interest, Democrats Charge in Impeachment Articles - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/politics/trump-impeachment-articles.html An Election Too Important to Be Left to Voters - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/trump-impeachment-inquiry-2020-election-democrats-threaten-democracy/ Why Does This Impeachment Not Feel Like a Defeat for Trump? - https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/why-does-this-impeachment-not-feel-like-a-defeat-for-trump/ Video - https://youtu.be/X3JwpCLyWUs
Dec 11, 2019
378: Paying for Medicare for All, Part 2 on Elizabeth Warren's Plan
1:45:42
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold finish breaking down Elizabeth Warren's detailed Medicare for All plan. This episode focuses on how she'd pay for it. The first episode focuses on how it would operate, and can be found here: https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-376-elizabeth-warrens-medicare-for-all-plan-part-1/ Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Warren-Health-Care-Plan.pdf Time Stamps: 00:00:00 - Show Update 00:28:16 - Overview of Medicare for All Politics 00:36:13 - Taxes Raised for Medicare for All Video: https://youtu.be/tL_enpK66AE
Dec 07, 2019
377: The Swamp Explained - Is Impeachment Really Worth It?
1:01:05
The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we open with a discussion on the importance of networking within the Swamp. Then we discuss the role of the "steady state" in Trump's impeachment. Rob shares his opinion on if removal is possible or necessary. Video - https://youtu.be/5aGHuregVgs Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com
Nov 20, 2019
376: Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All Plan, Part 1
1:30:13
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All plan. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Warren-Health-Care-Plan.pdf 249: War with North Korea, CFPB, and Net Neutrality - https://wal.fireside.fm/354 CSS 3: Elizabeth Warren Wants to Save Capitalism By Destroying It - https://wal.fireside.fm/651 WAL Presidential Candidate Debate Series: Healthcare Debate - https://wal.fireside.fm/545 WAL Daily 18: Tough Questions- Is Healthcare Fixable? Part One - https://wal.fireside.fm/461 WAL Daily 26: Tough Questions- Is Healthcare Fixable? Part 2 - https://wal.fireside.fm/472 Unconstitutional Medicare-For-All - https://www.hoover.org/research/unconstitutional-medicare-all Warrencare - https://www.hoover.org/research/warrencare The Libertarian: The Many Plans Of Elizabeth Warren - https://www.hoover.org/research/libertarian-many-plans-elizabeth-warren The Libertarian: The Case Against Medicare For All - https://www.hoover.org/research/libertarian-case-against-medicare-all Sam Seder's Horrific Vision of Medicare for All - https://youtu.be/SPh9mUaIIRo Video - https://youtu.be/-Hc0OLyfMyg
Nov 13, 2019
375: Trump's Call with Ukraine and Impeachment
1:48:34
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss President Trump's "perfect" phone call with the leader of Ukraine, if there was a quid pro quo, and if Trump is now screwed. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ukraine_Impeachmentn.pdf (https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ukraine_Impeachmentn.pdf) 333: History of Impeachment - https://wal.fireside.fm/488 (https://wal.fireside.fm/488) Trump Impeachment Inquiry: A Guide To Key People, Facts And Documents - https://www.npr.org/2019/10/28/771287237/trump-impeachment-inquiry-a-guide-to-key-people-facts-and-documents (https://www.npr.org/2019/10/28/771287237/trump-impeachment-inquiry-a-guide-to-key-people-facts-and-documents) Time Stamps * Where is the Trump Presidency at this moment? - 00:21:01 * The Cast of Characters and Overview - 00:34:12 * The Phone Call - 01:00:43 * The Whistleblowers - 01:11:07 * The Congressional Investigations - 01:27:24 Video: https://youtu.be/FA69PvTpPdE
Nov 06, 2019
374: Al Jackson on Comedy, Growing Up, and Being Professional
1:22:06
Al Jackson is a comedian and co-host on television's Daily Blast Live. He talks with Chis Spangle about beginning his comedy career, and what it took to become a professional in a difficult industry. Over the last few years, his approach to life has become more serious. He explains what led to his wanting more responsibility and less distraction. Get his podcast at https://www.alandfranktrytobeserious.com/. Visit his website here http://www.aljacksonlive.com/.
Oct 23, 2019
373: America Betrays the Kurds in Syria, Costs of Interventionism
2:10:46
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss Trump's recent decision to shift troops in Syria to allow Turkey to invade Kurdish territory in Syria. Who are the Kurds? Was this a betrayal of a faithful ally? Is Trump acting without correctly? Are we pulling out of Syria? We answer all of these questions. Show Notes https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Kurds.pdf Time Stamps 00:14:07 - Overview of the Turk-Kurd Situation 00:41:57 - Who are the Kurds? 00:57:06 - Kurds and ISIS 01:05:06 - Trump Pulls Out 01:44:47 - Where are we now? Companion Episodes 357: War with Iran - https://wal.fireside.fm/586 203: Serious about Syrians - https://wal.fireside.fm/268 CSS 13: More Misery in Syria - https://wal.fireside.fm/661 281: Syria, FBI Raid, Knife Control - https://wal.fireside.fm/389 329: Why World War I Still Matters - https://wal.fireside.fm/474 372: A Theory of the Kennedy Assassination - https://wal.fireside.fm/619 Articles US troops believe Turkey deliberately fired artillery at an American commando outpost in Syria - https://www.militarytimes.com/2019/10/13/us-troops-believe-turkey-deliberately-fired-artillery-at-an-american-commando-outpost-in-syria/ US troops believe Turkey deliberately fired artillery at an American commando outpost in Syria - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/kurdish-syrian-turkish-ironies/ Turkey and the Kurds: It’s More Complicated Than You Think - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/turkey-and-the-kurds-its-more-complicated-than-you-think/ Another Interventionist “Success” Story - https://www.fff.org/2019/10/15/another-interventionist-success-story/ Trump Changes His Mind About Turkey and Hopes Steel Tariffs Will Stop the Slaughter - https://reason.com/2019/10/15/trump-changes-his-mind-about-turkey-and-hopes-steel-tariffs-will-stop-the-slaughter/ This Time the Yanks Are Deadly Serious - https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/this-time-the-yanks-are-deadly-serious/ Is Trump At Last Ending Our ‘Endless Wars’? - https://buchanan.org/blog/is-trump-at-last-ending-our-endless-wars-137583 Is the Interventionists’ Era Over for Good? - https://buchanan.org/blog/is-the-interventionists-era-over-for-good-137617 Is the U.S. Betraying Its Kurdish Allies? - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/podcasts/the-daily/trump-turkey-kurds-syria.html? The Story of a Kurdish General - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/podcasts/the-daily/kurds-syria-turkey-ISIS.html Tom Woods Ep. 1510 Syria, Trump, and the Kurds: Scott Horton Tells the Story - https://tomwoods.com/ep-1510-syria-trump-and-the-kurds-scott-horton-tells-the-story/
Oct 16, 2019
372: A Theory of the Kennedy Assassination
2:55:46
While in Dallas, Chris Spangle took a tour of Dealey Plaza with Robin Brown of JFK Custom Tours. It was so entertaining, that he decided to invite Robin on the show to lay out what he believes happened on November 22, 1963. We spend a great deal of time discussing the rise of defense contractors and the CIA in the early days of the Cold War. Then Robin explains his theory on the why, how, and who of President John F. Kennedy's murder. Visit Robin's website at https://www.jfkcustomtours.com/. Disclaimer: I really have no idea what happened to President Kennedy, and by having Robin on I am not endorsing his ideas. Much of the history on the establishment of that period we share is absolutely true, and most facts on the assassination he shared did check out. I don't know what happened. I just found him to be a fun person you'd enjoy. Come to your own conclusions. - Chris Spangle Spangle's photos and videos from Dallas - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/media_set?set=a.10104575098003994 Documentary recommendation - Coup in Camelot Book recommendation - JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass  Time Stamps 00:11:38 - Who Is Robin Brown? 00:27:55 - Rise of the Military Industrial Complex 01:32:52 - What Happened on 11-22-63?
Oct 07, 2019
371: Frank Caliendo on Fame and Free Speech
1:13:22
Comedian, actor, and podcaster Frank Caliendo joins Chris Spangle to discuss fame and its effect on society, how social media has changed comedy, and the complications of free speech in modern media. Get all of Frank's podcasts at https://www.frankpods.com/.
Sep 30, 2019
370: Policing in America, Part 2 - Civil Asset Forfeiture
1:44:47
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
59:36
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
1:29:16
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
1:50:42
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
CSS 23: Are We Heading Towards a Recession?
49:25

Chris Spangle examines if there is a recession on the way and what could be causing one.

Show Notes and Charts: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Economy.pdf

Aug 26, 2019
366: The Swamp Explained - Trump's Wild Week, The Fed, Joe Walsh Jumps In
1:02:29
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
1:23:33
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
1:37:26
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 Video https://youtu.be/r2xC08MBHLQ
Aug 15, 2019
CSS 22: What Causes Someone to Become a Mass Shooter?
52:10

Chris Spangle examines the commonalities of mass shooters.

Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/El-Paso_Dayton-.pdf

Aug 10, 2019
Chris Spangle Show - 22: What Causes Someone to Become a Mass Shooter?
53:51
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
2:11:14
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
LPP: AOC Vs. Libertarianism
20:57

Rhinehold attempts to explain how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is completely wrong on what Libertarians believe about immigration and most likely a couple of other areas.

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Aug 05, 2019
362: Protests in Puerto Rico and Hong Kong
1:07:41
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
58:46
"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
1:57:32
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
LPP: Elaine Joan - Recruiting Justin Amash
28:26

Libertarian recruiter Elaine Joan talks about her journey in recruiting Justin Amash, who left the GOP on July 4th, 2019. Learn about his voting record, his appeal, his ability to be a maverick, and his decisions. Then find out if joining the Libertarian Party and/or running for president is in his cards, which are always held close to the vest.

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Jul 12, 2019
360: The Path to Libertarianism - Answering Miranda's Questions
2:26:41
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?
2:04:47
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
1:04:19
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
37:11
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
29:16
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
1:50:57
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
13:07
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
30:55
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?
1:22:29
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
29:11
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
21:59
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
34:31
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
2:00:00
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
30:42
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
45:05
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
27:42
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
28:00
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
1:34:32
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
41:48
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
1:56:47
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
33:53
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
1:48:45
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
34:59
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
38:47
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
27:30
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
1:07:55
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
2:17:11
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
1:09:52
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
26:07
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?
1:02:38
"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
34:43
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
34:31
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
30:43
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
1:51:57
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
28:50
"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
57:20
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
34:13
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
1:54:07
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
1:56:20
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
32:32
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
1:48:51
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
31:15
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
34:04
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
29:39
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
36:57
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
39:44
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
17:23
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
41:00
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
1:46:45
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?
1:59:10
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
24:09
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
1:13:47
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
1:58:47
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
2:00:23
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
33:33
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?
1:56:42
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
32:56
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
25:45
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
1:56:42
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
33:59
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
2:25:56
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
14:58
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
50:11
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?
1:05:27
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
2:32:29
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
37:58
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
1:55:20
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
2:47:12
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
42:43
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
22:30
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
1:49:56
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
1:15:36
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
1:38:19
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
1:38:22
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
44:38
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
1:30:35
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
52:08
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
56:36
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
50:45
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?
30:35
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
2:21:07
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
2:15:54
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
25:02
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
16:56
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?
25:43
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
20:41
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
1:13:25
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?
26:31
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
46:29
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
24:32
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
31:55
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
1:57:48
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
27:15
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
23:28
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
18:17
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
1:20:26
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
2:43:18
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
29:27
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
28:51
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
58:43
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
CSS 21: What the Gillette Razor Ad Is Actually Trying to Say
31:19

What values are actually articulated in the controversial Gillette ad? Chris Spangle annotates the commercial and explains what principles are put forth in the shaving commercial.

Jan 17, 2019
337: Gillette Commercial About Masculinity, France Take Authoritarian Turn on Yellow Vest Movement
2:25:43
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!
23:36
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
30:06
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
17:35
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
32:18
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?
1:56:19
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
52:36
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
1:05:01
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
1:03:00
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
1:00:39
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 38: The Green New Deal, Climate Change, and Skeptics Stance with Max Gulker
48:39
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
WAL Daily 37: Automation - Salvation or Apocalypse?
24:32
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
14:21
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
335: Patreon Dropping Creators, CRISPR and Genome Editing
1:58:11
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
42:46
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
29:01
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
27:11
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
3:05:44
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
20:13
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?
40:39
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
2:34:14
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
30:17
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
23:14
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
24:24
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?
27:42
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?
1:26:00
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?
39:51
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
26:42
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
1:57:51
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
33:33
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
2:49:45
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
32:07
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?
49:31
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
3:05:50
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
33:49
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
23:24
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
40:47
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
24:39
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
28:09
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
33:51
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
39:37
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
33:03
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
22:04
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
2:30:34
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
30:12
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
31:54
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?
1:27:05
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
27:55
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
17:18
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
1:13:34
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
1:45:34
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
26:22
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
42:33
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?
27:36
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
1:20:02
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
8:58
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
20:47
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
2:42:30
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
21:19
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?
30:55
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
25:31
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
1:58:13
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
28:02
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?
26:09
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
1:42:31
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
2:45:11
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?
26:33
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
CSS 20: The Final Daily Show on This Feed
15:31

After a month-long experiment of 7 shows a week, Chris Spangle outlines what is next.

Oct 02, 2018
318: Breaking Down the #MeToo Movement
1:44:40
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
1:19:17
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
2:32:41
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
Spangle on Abdul's Show: Social Media & The Mid-Term Elections - Part 2
18:53

So what impact is social media having on the mid-term elections? We ask our social media panelists, Chris Spangle of the We are Libertarians podcast and digital director of the Bob & Tom Show, Dave Meeker of BrngingTech2U and Digital Media Strategist Amy Stark.

Sep 18, 2018
Spangle on Abdul's Show: Social Media & The Mid-Term Elections - Part 1
18:43

So what impact is social media having on the mid-term elections? We ask our social media panelists, Chris Spangle of the We are Libertarians podcast and digital director of the Bob & Tom Show, Dave Meeker of BrngingTech2U and Digital Media Strategist Amy Stark.

Sep 17, 2018
315: Spangle on Boss Hog of Liberty - Creating Your Own Local Media, Spangle in North Korean Propaganda
1:32:29
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
CSS 19: I Think I May Have Ended Up in North Korean Propaganda on Accident
9:42

I just wanted to be nice and ask some protestors what they were doing... And I think I ended up in North Korea propaganda.

Sep 12, 2018
CSS 18: A Review of Bob Woodward's Fear
20:46

Chris Spangle reviews the new Bob Woodward book titled Fear. It is surprisingly helpful and generous to the President. His staff is not.

Sep 12, 2018
CSS 17: Why Identity Politics is Prevalent
18:44

Chris Spangle outlines why identity politics has become a central tactic of those that lean revolutionary and how it impacts those that are reactionary.

Sep 11, 2018
314: Immigration, Democrats Lose their Mind, NYT Op-Ed
1:32:02
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
CSS 16: First They Banned Alex Jones. Joe Rogan Will Be Next.
44:49

Joe Rogan is being criticized for his interview of Elon Musk by Motherboard, a Vice tech blog. There is a pattern for the destruction of independent media figures like Milo Yiannopoulos , Gavin McInnes, Jordan Peterson, and Alex Jones. This article is the beginning for Rogan.

Here is the pattern:

  1. A millennial, liberal blogger posts a dishonest representation of a media personality.
  2. Other liberal bloggers Tweet or re-blog the piece echoing the falsehoods.
  3. Media Matters begins monitoring the personality. They take past and future statements out of context.
  4. Newspapers report on the personality's out-of-context statements under the guise of "danger to democracy."
  5. Op-Ed writers and cable news talking heads debate the morality of the out-of-context, false comments. This debate spills over to social media and becomes totally detached from the original content. The repetition makes it true to the majority of people.
  6. Journalists begin asking public figures if it is appropriate to appear on the program using social proof to make it seem dangerous or wrong. CEOs of social platforms are asked to denounce the media figure. This makes company lawyers, shareholders, and vain CEOs panic over the bad press.
  7. Wait for the most convenient "controversy" to be created by this system to justify the removal of the media figure.
  8. It is at this point that the figure is abandoned by employers, sponsors, corporations, allies, and friends that aren't willing to be subjected to the appearance of support for whatever fake hate speech or violence that the narrative pushes. The chilling effect causes members of the media figure's echo chamber to self-censor.
  9. The population has been so thoroughly propagandized that they don't protest the action which encourages the censors to move to the next victim.
  10. The system is then applied to an ever-increasing amount of figures that politically disagree with the network of liberal writers at click-bait mills like Mediaite, HuffPo, Raw Story, and Buzzfeed.

The Joe Rogan Experience Is a Safe Space to Launder Bad Ideas - https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9kv9qd/the-joe-rogan-experience-is-a-safe-space-to-launder-bad-ideas

Sep 07, 2018
CSS 15: Senior White House Official Writes Creepy Anonymous NYT Op-Ed
39:48

Chris Spangle shares his thoughts on a new op-ed from an anonymous White House Senior official. Is it comforting or just creepy?

Sep 06, 2018
CSS 14: The Workforce Shortage
25:08

Chris Spangle outlines why tax cuts and immigration policy have caused employment numbers to drop to the possible detriment of economic growth.

Companies Say Trump Is Hurting Business by Limiting Legal Immigration
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/business/trump-legal-immigration-h1b-visas.html

Sep 05, 2018
313: Everything is Awesome and No One Cares
1:56:40
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
CSS 13: More Misery in Syria
30:02

Chris Spangle explains the next tragic period in Syria that is about to unfold.

Sep 04, 2018
312: The Swamp Explained - Manafort and McCain
1:05:42
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
CSS 12: ICE Is Trying to Deport American Citizens
6:15

Chris Spangle reads the account of one American citizen arrested and slated for deportation.

How a U.S. citizen was mistakenly targeted for deportation. He’s not alone - http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ice-citizen-arrest-20171129-story.html#

Aug 31, 2018
311: Censorship and the Patent Troll Epidemic within Online Platforms
1:02:09
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
CSS 11: New Mexico Adds Straight Ticket Voting to Screw Gary Johnson, Media Breakdown of 'Monkey It Up'
44:11

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.

Aug 31, 2018
11: New Mexico Adds Straight Ticket Voting to Screw Gary Johnson, Media Breakdown of 'Monkey It Up'
44:11
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
CSS 10: The Most Qualified LP Candidate in a Decade - Mark Rutherford for IN Secretary of State
33:03

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.

http://checkmark2018.com/

Aug 29, 2018
310: South African Land Crisis Explained, Cody Wilson on Living Out Libertarianism
2:07:31
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
CSS 9: Rand Paul Endorses Gary Johnson
33:48

Chris Spangle breaks down several news stories including Rand Paul endorsing Gary Johnson and Trump wants to bail out farmers to the tune of $6 billion. 

Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/8-cssnotes.pdf

Aug 28, 2018
CSS 8: John McCain Dies, Shooting in Jacksonville
39:10

Chris Spangle shares his thoughts on the legacy of Sen. John McCain, and two lose their life in a shooting in Jacksonville.

Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/8-cssnotes.pdf

Aug 27, 2018
CSS 7: Trump Allies Flip, Gary Johnson Could Be the First Libertarian Senator
24:30

Chris Spangle discusses the "big fish" that Mueller is chasing, and it isn't good that his CFO, Allen Weisselberg, is cooperating. FiveThirtyEight makes Gary Johnson his poll of the week. We ask, "Why is Republican Mick Rich is playing spoiler in the New Mexico Senate race? He has so much in common with Gary Johnson. Should he drop out since he cannot win?"

Aug 24, 2018
309: Senator Wants to Pass Social Media Regulation
1:27:26
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
CSS 6: Sen. Ron Wyden Wants To Regulate Speech on Social Media
33:00

Chris Spangle annotates a conversation between Sen. Ron Wyden and Recode's Kara Swisher about Alex Jones and hate speech regulation on social media.

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

Aug 23, 2018
CSS 5: The Cohen Chickens Come Home To Roost
34:52

Chris Spangle explains the Michael Cohen plea deal and what it means for President Trump.

Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/005-CSSEpisode.pdf

Aug 23, 2018
308: Lyin' Lester Holt and the Creation of a Smear
2:15:37
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
CSS 4: Comedians and Artists Need the Space to Fail
46:05

Chris Spangle talks about a failed comedy set at Purdue University and the need to let creators fail. Rule by the mob isn't sustainable. We also cover why humans beat famine and PETA's fight against animal crackers.

Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/4-css.pdf

Aug 21, 2018
CSS 3: Elizabeth Warren Wants to Save Capitalism By Destroying It
36:53

Chris Spangle outlines Elizabeth Warren's new "batty" proposal to keep capitalism more accountable.

Aug 21, 2018
Ep. 1 of the Chris Spangle Show: The Press Embarrases Itself
30:45
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
CSS 2: Rob Kendall and Chris Spangle on Alex Jones and Social Media Censorship
23:54

Chris Spangle of We are Libertarians joins Rob Kendall on WIBC's The Rob Kendall Show to discuss Alex Jones, social media censorship, and the job Governor Eric Holcomb is doing.

Aug 17, 2018
CSS 1: The Political Press' Stunning Lack of Self-Awareness
23:32

Chris Spangle examines the stunning lack of self-awareness by newspapers as they coordinate to denounce President Trump's anti-media stance.

Aug 16, 2018
307: Cost of Bernie Sander's Medicare for All, Death Penalty, Torture
2:22:55
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
1:22:01
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
1:43:31
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
1:08:44
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
1:24:40
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
1:28:51
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
1:51:22
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
Chris Spangle on Episode 144 of 12miniconvos
6:58
Jul 21, 2018
302: Russian Hackers Indicted, Trump And Putin
2:07:39
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
1:52:48
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
1:09:32
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
2:03:35
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?
1:43:01
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
2:07:22
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
1:24:42
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
1:04:10
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?
1:16:27
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
3:04:14
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
2:07:40
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
2:45:56
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
2:17:06
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
CSS - An Open Letter to My Former Self
7:18

This was a project I did for a Carmel High School radio station called WHJE. One of the students saw me speak in that previous episode about my career and asked me to write and record this for a high school audience. It is a letter to my high school self.

"In this open letter produced by Katie Piedra, podcast creator and Bob and Tom Show website director Chris Spangle walks you through his own story.

But that’s not it. In this open letter, there is passion. There are stories. There is self-love. There are lessons.

There is a life for you to reclaim. Chris explains how he conquered – and is still conquering – himself, and how you can overcome your own obstacles."

Jun 08, 2018
290: The Limits of Outrage
2:33:46
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?
2:03:13
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?
2:01:57
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
2:58:02
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
30:29
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?
2:36:45
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
1:13:47
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
2:33:45
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
2:09:20
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
2:49:12
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
2:18:50
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
2:17:34
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
CSS - Nooner with Josh Arnold: Chris Spangle, B&T Web Director
39:12

Josh Arnold and Web Director Chris Spangle answer your questions on social media, pies, and other subjects.

Apr 18, 2018
CSS - Two Mistakes Libertarians Make When Talking To Friends
31:34

Chris Spangle talks to the Allen County Libertarian Party about the two things libertarians must change when talking about politics.

Apr 18, 2018
282: Identity Politics and Starbucks, Syrian Strikes, Taxes
2:06:44
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
Breaking Down the Paul Ryan Resignation
18:23

Why did Paul Ryan resign? What ramifications does this have for the country? Chris Spangle breaks it down.

Apr 13, 2018
281: Syria, FBI Raid, Knife Control
2:53:48
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
39:15
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
2:08:34
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
2:15:36
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
1:54:07
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
2:49:44
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
How To Get Into Media: A Speech to High School Broadcasters
45:12

Chris Spangle speaks to high school students about his career path and how to get into broadcasting.

Mar 23, 2018
275: Facebook Commits Suicide
2:03:34
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
2:15:12
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
49:20
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
Urban Centers May Be More Ready For Libertarianism Than We Realize
13:33

Chris Spangle attends a meeting of civic leaders and comes away with a surprising conclusion.

Mar 09, 2018
272: LibertyCon 2018 Recap Part 2 - SFL Student Kelli Huck, David Boaz of the Cato Institute
1:43:50
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
1:21:28
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
22:11
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
2:43:13
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
1:24:33
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?
1:35:03
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
2:22:00
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
1:56:39
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
1:52:40
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?
1:50:07
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
3:02:34
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.
Feb 02, 2018
262: Jordan Peterson vs. Cathy Newman - Gender Pay Gap, Trans Rights, Winning Debates
2:48:51
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
1:59:47
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
1:52:46
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
3:24:30
`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.

Show Links

Aziz Ansari

Haiti

Trump

Schools

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Jan 17, 2018
Introducing the Brian Nichols Show
29:07
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
1:46:21
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
2:08:33
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.

Wolff Book/Trump's Mental Fitness

James Risen

Sessions/Marijuana

Dossier Causes Death

Jan 10, 2018
256: WAL Horse Race 1 - Maguire vs. Sipe
1:06:15
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
2:10:39
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
Taking a Podcast to the Next Level
1:20:30

Don Wettrick has interviewed some big names for his podcast StartED Up. He's talked to Tim Ferris, James Altucher, and Gary Vaynerchuk. Despite these big names, he feels his show lacks identity. We discuss how to find the right purpose for a show by choosing the right audience.

Dec 22, 2017
How to Start a Podcasting Brand
1:16:02

Sarah Schaefer and Cortney Magson are just starting their podcasting careers. Chris Spangle takes their questions on growing a new media brand.

Dec 22, 2017
254: Basics of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
2:05:30
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
2:40:52
`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:

Daniel Shaver Murdered by Police

Inside Trump’s White House

Roy Moore Loses

Mueller/Russia Implodes

The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages and Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

Collection of 1.4 Billion Plain-Text Leaked Passwords Found Circulating Online

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Dec 13, 2017
252: Virtue and Politics - Can you have both?
2:04:40
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
2:07:20
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®ion=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
2:06:54
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
2:31:27
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
1:53:59
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
2:23:00
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.
2:33:30
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
33:15
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
2:18:57
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
2:10:33
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.
1:21

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
WARNING: You May Need to Re-Subscribe. We are Moving RSS Feeds.
1:21
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
2:15:26
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
15:28
The Libertarian Party Vice Chair, Arvin Vohra, Needs to Resign after his comments about rape.
Nov 03, 2017
242: The Confessions of Chris Spangle
26:22
Chris Spangle sits down to confess that he isn't really proud of a lot of WAL, and explains some of the new changes. Originally a bonus episode, Spangle outlines that Trump has caused a mania in men, and he got caught up in it. WAL will be taking a different direction moving forward in some areas.
Oct 30, 2017
241: Niger and The Expansion of the War On Terror
1:59:54
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
1:20:25
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
How to Build an Agile Podcast
59:55

Many people have written in and asked how to create an agile podcast. Chris Spangle joined Ryan Ripley to discuss how to build a podcast, the equipment it takes to get started, how to pick topics, and where to find listeners. https://ryanripley.com/afh-079-build-agile-podcast/

Oct 23, 2017
239: Phyllis's Story - Fighting Medicare For Her Life
1:05:01
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
1:44:33
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
237: State of the State
1:19:09
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Chris Gault discuss some changes in WAL's future. From Chris Spangle: I'm not sure if you have heard the latest episode. It was a difficult one to do. Greg has decided to leave WAL. I gave you my side of the story while reading Greg's post as well because I want to be as transparent and honest as possible. I value honesty, openness, transparency, and vulnerability. They are at the center of this show. A libertarian society will not work without it. I will always keep those at the center of what we do to keep your trust. It is a heartbreaking moment for me, and I know it will be disappointing for you as well. Please be respectful of Greg, Cat, and me. Let's honor the many significant contributions they've made to this show. An audience can sometimes see their favorite characters as avatars. I want to remind you that we are humans with a lot of emotions around this. Thank you to this community for the support in this rough moment. I've received much love and support from our 20 cohosts, listeners, and subscribers, and I am appreciative. I view this is a moment to evolve the show and continue to grow it. Regardless of the cast, we will still present current events from a libertarian perspective in a fun way. We do it to persuade people to our point of view while making them sound smarter when talking to their friends. I'd like you to get in on the discussion as well. The analysis of current events from a libertarian perspective does not begin and end with our show. Please join our Facebook group, discord chat, or use the hashtag #WALNews to share stories you'd like to discuss with fellow libertarians. We will use these to crowdsource the new headlines segment I will be adding to each show, and we will include some of your comments in on-air discussions. If you feel like you don't fit anywhere politically, I invite you to join us. You're going to meet a lot of new friends that think the way you do. I hope that you will continue to listen and financially support our work as we continue to grow as a new political force. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at spangle@wearelibertarians.com or add me on Facebook and chat via messenger.
Oct 18, 2017
236: Libertarian Documentarian Travis Irvine on Running for Mayor, Why Spangle Hates Facebook
1:22:41
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
53:26
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
59:43
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
How To Start a Podcast
59:37

In less than one hour, you could be on your way to podcasting success. Intrigued? Excited? Scared? All of the above? Do not panic, just keep reading. You are already on the right path.

Every week, Leading Liberty reaches hundreds of listeners, spreading our love of free markets and free people nationwide. But that’s not all. We know you can too! Podcasting done right is a game changer, and creating your own show has never been easier. Whether you want to grow your business, advocate for your organization, or promote your personal brand, podcasting is one of the most cost-effective ways to take your ideas to the global stage. And we’re here to help you do just that.

In just under 60 minutes, guest hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz will teach you the ins and outs of podcasting. As hosts of We Are Libertarians, a show with 9,000 listeaners per episode and nearly $1,000 in Patreon donations per month, Chris and Greg offer expert insight for beginners and experienced podcasters alike.

In just one episode, you’ll learn:

How to set up your podcast.
The most affordable resources for painless recording and producing.
Tips and tricks that keep your audience coming back after every single episode.
Best methods for creating quality content.
Cheap & effective ways to advertise your show.
Common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid making them.
… But that’s not all! Listen to the rest, and you’ll be ready to start your own successful podcast. Now is your time to shine, so don’t wait another day. Let’s do this thing.

Oct 04, 2017
233: The Las Vegas Shooting and Gun Control
2:18:31
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
Why Start a Podcast?
45:13

Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz from “We Are Libertarians” guest host for Jenn as she is out on special assignment. Some of you remember Chris from earlier this season in the episode titled “Does the Liberty Movement Need To Lighten Up?” As the hosts of a show which boasts an average of 9k downloads per episode and a hefty $1k monthly in pledges through Patreon, Chris and Greg walk you through the process of understanding:

The power of a podcast for a brand, candidate or organization.
The quickest way to build a growing and engaging online community.
How to monetize your audience so it’s a win-win for everyone.
Why podcasts are becoming the fastest growing and most engaging form of multi-media.
How the Libertarian Party of Indiana podcast helped their candidates and leaders spread the message of liberty.

Oct 03, 2017
232: The Solution for The Immigration Crisis, Trump's Tax Plan Explained
2:19:37
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
1:50:45
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
2:05:26
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
1:10:08
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
1:51:51
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: Identity Politics, Racial Tension and Immigration
1:43:13
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