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 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
October 10th, 2017 | 53 mins 26 secs
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.
October 9th, 2017 | 59 mins 43 secs
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz guest host Leading Liberty with Jenn Gray.
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.
October 4th, 2017 | 2 hrs 18 mins
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.
September 29th, 2017 | 2 hrs 19 mins
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.
September 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 50 mins
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
September 22nd, 2017 | 2 hrs 5 mins
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.
September 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 10 mins
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.