Episode Archive

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

  • 401: COVID-19 - Details of Three Rounds of Government Stimulus with Ross Marchand

    March 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 400: COVID-19 - Libertarian Fireside Chat on Our Experiences and Pandemic NAP Violations

    March 19th, 2020  |  48 mins 38 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Hodey Johns hosts a conversation about the COVID-19 crisis with WAL contributors.

  • 399: COVID-19- What is coronavirus? With Mary Kay Foster, manager of the Special Pathogens Unit at IU Health

    March 18th, 2020  |  38 mins 42 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 398: COVID-19 - Let's Look At this as an Opportunity, Reasons to Be Hopeful

    March 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 397: Free Market Solutions to Climate Change, Green Energy Policy

    March 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle talks to Fiona Harrigan and Jakob Puckett about libertarian solutions to climate change and energy policy.

  • 396: How To Build a Great Podcast or Platform

    March 9th, 2020  |  48 mins 41 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 395: Biden's Lazarus-like Political Resurrection, Coronavirus, Daylight Saving Time, Jones Act | The Swamp Explained

    March 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 29 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • A Listener's Guide to We Are Libertarians

    March 8th, 2020  |  24 mins 59 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 394: Q&A with Jeff Bennett - Private Police in Libertarian Society, Protecting the Economically Disadvantaged, Central Banking | The Path To Libertarianism

    March 4th, 2020  |  2 hrs 28 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 393: What is coronavirus? How will COVID-19 affect America? With Satyajeet Marar | Libertarian Politics an Policy

    March 4th, 2020  |  19 mins 14 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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 COVIT-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.

  • 392: Joe Ruiz on his Rhymer/Educator Project and Pushing Through Discomfort

    March 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.

  • 391: Explaining the Primary Process and Previewing The Race for the Democratic Nomination

    February 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    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.