Episode Archive

702 episodes of We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle since the first episode, which aired on July 9th, 2009.

  • 412: "Lives" vs. "The Economy" is a False Choice

    April 1st, 2020  |  2 hrs 19 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 411: WAL Reacts - Crowder on Borders

    March 31st, 2020  |  45 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    The WAL crew goes off the rails as they gab about borders, comedians, alligator moats, and taco stands to convert Mormons to Catholicism.

  • 410: WAL Reacts - Pelosi's anti-Insider Trading Bill

    March 30th, 2020  |  47 mins 26 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • Bonus: Chris Spangle Talks Government Failures over COVID-19 on Rob Kendall's Show

    March 29th, 2020  |  11 mins 38 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 409: WAL Reacts - Trump's response to the "Chinese Virus"

    March 29th, 2020  |  48 mins 58 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Listen is as the WAL Crew 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.

  • 408: COVID-19 - Quarantines and Shutdowns

    March 28th, 2020  |  56 mins 19 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 407: COVID-19 - $2 Trillion Stimulus Breakdown

    March 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 39 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 406: Path to Libertarianism - Daniel J. Mitchell, Co-Founder of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity on Economics

    March 26th, 2020  |  1 hr
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 405: COVID-19 - Potential Treatments for This Coronavirus

    March 25th, 2020  |  43 mins 51 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 404: COVID-19 - Individualism Will Protect People's Health

    March 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 403: COVID-19 - The Terrible Choice Facing Us

    March 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 402: COVID-19 - Heroism During Coronavirus

    March 22nd, 2020  |  52 mins 32 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.