We are libertarians. We love politics and the news, and our mission is to apply libertarian principles to the stories you and your friends are discussing. We want to make you sound smarter while treating modern politics with all the irreverence it deserves. We seek to teach people about the news of the day, the libertarian philosophy, the libertarian movement, and how to think differently. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion among friends that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. The twice-weekly podcast was founded in 2012.
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November 17th, 2017 | 2 hrs 23 mins
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.
November 16th, 2017 | 2 hrs 33 mins
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.
November 11th, 2017 | 33 mins 15 secs
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.
November 10th, 2017 | 2 hrs 18 mins
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.
November 8th, 2017 | 2 hrs 10 mins
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.
November 8th, 2017 | 1 min 21 secs
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.
November 3rd, 2017 | 2 hrs 15 mins
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.
November 2nd, 2017 | 15 mins 28 secs
The Libertarian Party Vice Chair, Arvin Vohra, Needs to Resign after his comments about rape.
October 30th, 2017 | 26 mins 22 secs
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.
October 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 59 mins
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.
October 26th, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price cover the new moves on Net Neutrality, Rand Paul's new privacy bill, and the Senate revolt against Trump.
October 21st, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
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
October 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 44 mins
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.
October 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 19 mins
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 email@example.com or add me on Facebook and chat via messenger.
October 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 22 mins
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