About Rodger Paxton
The LAVA Flow Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast created by Rodger Paxton for the libertarian, anarcho-capitalist, voluntaryist, and agorist communities. The purpose is to entertain and inform anyone who fits within or anyone who is interested in these categories of political thought.
Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, formerly he was the Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas before becoming committed to full anarcho-capitalism. In his time as Chairman, he took a completely dead party and brought together a dynamic team that kicked the party into overdrive, thus turning it into one of the most active LP affiliates in the nation at the time. As Chairman, he also brought full ballot access to the LPAR for the first time in state history, which led to running 15 Libertarian candidates across the state in 2012 and 30 in 2014.
In 2012 and 2014, Rodger also ran for Arkansas State Representative in the 51st district, garnering 20.18% and 26.26% respectively. He has worked with End the Fed rallies in Little Rock and been active in marijuana legalization activism. He has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Free State Project, as a Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and the Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire.
In 2015, seeking to find “liberty in his lifetime,” Rodger and his family moved 1,500 miles from Arkansas to New Hampshire to join the Free State Project, joining the exclusive ranks of nearly 2,000 “early movers” who made the decision to move prior to the Free State Project receiving it’s first 20,000 signatures. Rodger and his wife Jessica also unschool their children at home. They believe these two activities are among the most important activities you can do for liberty.
The LAVA Flow is the first podcast project of Pax Libertas Productions, an organization created to help spread the word of liberty and free-markets to the four corners of the world.
Rodger Paxton has been a guest on 4 episodes
Chris Spangle on Lions of Liberty #299
June 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 17 mins
In today’s 299th edition of the Lions of Liberty podcast, host Marc Clair convenes another session of America’s favorite alcohol-fueled libertarian podcast segment, “Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!” In addition to Felony Friday host John Odermatt, Marc is joined by special guests Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow podcast and Chris Spangle of We Are Libertarians! The crew start off debating whether anyone should care about the Comey hearings – or national politics at all for that matter. They then answer some “Letters of Liberty” from fans of the show!
158: PorcFest Special
June 29th, 2016 | 1 hr 30 mins
Harry Price and Seth cohost a special PorcFest episode of WAL with Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow Podcast and Joe Jarvis of Anarchy in New England.
128: Drones and Democrats
October 16th, 2015 | 1 hr 49 mins
Chris is joined by Chloe Anagnos and Rodger Paxton to discuss drone strikes and their effectiveness. They also discuss the Democratic field for President.
103: Why Gary Johnson Should Run in 2016
April 3rd, 2015 | 2 hrs 19 mins
Chris and Greg are joined by Hannah Drazich as well as Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow Podcast. They discuss the need for a Libertarian Party and Presidential candidate, and why Gary Johnson is a clear choice. They also discuss the RFRA law in Indiana and Arkansas which leads into a discussion on Facebook commenters.