August 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
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 Trump's wild week where he proposed buying Greenland and accepted the title 'King of the Jews.' Joe Walsh is getting into the Presidential race, and we discuss a few more that might. We look at Nixon's price controls and how it relates to the tariff fight. We also touch on the possibility of a recession.
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