May 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 51 mins
libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, Jessica Alsman, and Todd Singer review the end of Game of Thrones and discuss the nature of power. We review the end and if it was satisfying to our panel of nerds and then discuss what parallels there are in modern politics and Game of Thrones. What is power? Is it moral or immoral? Does it always corrupt? What types of power do the innocent have?
August 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
alex jones, brian stelter, free speech, libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, phil mudd, politics, ron wyden, social media
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Tad Western discuss an interview with Sen. Ron Wyden outlining his desire to limit political speech online, and Phil Mudd loses his mind showing the mindset of the CIA.
August 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 22 mins
Chris Spangle and Chris Gault welcome Johnny Rocket and Raylene Lightheart of the Blast Off podcast (formerly the Johnny Rocket Launchpad) to discuss the deplatformming of Alex Jones, re-inventing a podcast, and how to fall in love with libertarianism. We also discuss the new NYC Uber ban. Check out their show at https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff/.
June 14th, 2018 | 2 hrs 45 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Paul Copeland discuss the summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. We consider the positives and negatives of Trump's strategy. We then give details on the Inspector General's report of James Comey's conduct during the 2016 election. We then look at two ways that the left is driving moderates into the arms of Donald Trump.
June 8th, 2018 | 2 hrs 33 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Rhinehold discuss the limits of outrage culture. Roseanne, Kathy Griffin, Samantha Bee, Masterpiece Cakes, and Donald Trump all have tested our collective patience. What led to the rise of outrage culture and where does it end?
May 30th, 2018 | 30 mins 29 secs
Government policy has a cost. Every law and regulation passed by the government has a human toll. The Cost, a series of We Are Libertarians, is a one-on-one interview that tells the story of an average person as they deal with the outcome of policy. In 2012 (Episode 17), Chris Spangle and Chris Gault interviewed the owner of a roll your own tobacco shop. Because of a new law, they had to lay off 3/4 of their employees in a single day. Megan of the Smoke Station chain explains the real damage that government regulation has on small business owners and their employees. The Smoke Station converted to a vape shop, but was ultimately closed by Indiana excise police after new laws regulating the vaping industry were passed in Indiana and at the federal level.
April 6th, 2018 | 2 hrs 8 mins
Chris Spangle and Chris Gault talk about Trump's recent decisions to kill drug dealers, place tariffs on China, fight with Amazon, and place troops on the border.
February 2nd, 2018 | 3 hrs 2 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington dissect all of the major points of the State of the Union and give an update on the brewing FBI scandal.
January 26th, 2018 | 2 hrs 48 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington discuss why human nature and libertarianism are perfectly aligned by breaking down the Jordan Peterson debate with Cathy Newman on the BBC. We discuss economics, the wage gap between men and women, the best way to win a debate, human nature, the differences between men and women, social hierarchies, and why the future is libertarian.
Peterson on Morality - https://youtu.be/jHKIaFjxGPY
Peterson on the BBC - https://youtu.be/aMcjxSThD54
January 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 52 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Creighton Harrington reunite the original cast and discuss how little has changed since 2012, but everything is different. We ask if Trump is a libertarian President, and explain the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.
December 8th, 2017 | 2 hrs 4 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Tad Western discuss virtue signaling, morals and their place in politics, and at what point can one no longer support a politician they agree with politically.
Phony Virtue is Ruining Western Society - http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/phony-virtue-is-ruining-western-society/
Key Concepts of Libertarianism - https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/key-concepts-liber
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 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.
March 17th, 2017 | 2 hrs 15 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, Creighton Harrington, Gena Martinez, Greg Lenz, and Chris Bowers celebrate 5 years of We Are Libertarians and 200 episodes live at Morty’s Comedy Joint.