`Chris Spangle was raised in Plainfield, Indiana. He attended IUPUI where he was the College Republicans President during the 2004 elections. While working on Andy Horning’s Congressional campaign in 2004, Horning inspired Spangle to research the libertarian philosophy. Spangle went on to work at Newstalk 1430 AM, WXNT for five years as a producer and reporter. During his last year where he was the producer of “Abdul in the Morning,” the premier political talk show in Indianapolis. It was during this time that he witnessed first-hand how broken the two-party system is, although he had been a life-long Republican, he decided to work to grow the Libertarian Party of Indiana and to affect social and political change in a libertarian direction.
Spangle served as the full-time Executive Director of the LPIN in October of 2008 and left in December of 2012. He went on to work in marketing for the Englehart Group, a political consulting and marketing firm in Indianapolis. He also served as the Marketing Director of the Advocates for Self-Government, the premier libertarian organization giving libertarians the tools to share the message with the general public effectively. He now works as the digital director of a nationally syndicated morning show.
Spangle resides in Indianapolis, IN with his two cats, Mittens and Muffins.
April 26th, 2016 | 1 hr 26 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Joe Ruiz host the first live podcast at Morty’s Comedy Joint. Audio is sketch. We promise to do better next time.
April 25th, 2016 | 27 mins 44 secs
Chris Spangle sits down with the Chair of the Board of Directors of NORML Steve Dillon. Dillon is one of the nation's leading activists for the legalization of Marijuana over the last several decades. We discuss the past, present, and future of marijuana in America. Their mission statement reads NORML's mission is to move public opinion.
April 25th, 2016 | 1 hr 5 mins
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz interview the chairman of the Libertarian Party, Nicholas Sarwark, about the past, present and future of the party and the Libertarian National Committee. He is currently seeking re-election to the position.
April 23rd, 2016 | 20 mins 54 secs
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz interview Austin Petersen, a candidate for the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination. We discuss his strategy to win the Presidency, his age, the NAP dust up and his chances.
April 22nd, 2016 | 2 hrs 12 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Harry Price discuss their recent adventures within the Libertarian Party, Chris and Greg go to a Trump rally, Harry explains hacking, and Emily Bewley explains “dad culture.”
April 17th, 2016 | 1 hr 18 mins
It is WAL picture day! Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Chloe Anagnos, Brett Bittner, Aaron, Tyler Weiss, Hannah Cook, and Harry Price all gathered to have their photos taken by Troy Hill. Then everyone sat down to the podcast at various times. We discuss where the tea party began and ended, and where their votes are going for President. And then we debate if the Republicans will have a contested convention.
April 8th, 2016 | 54 mins 42 secs
Mark Rutherford is a candidate for Chair of the National Libertarian Party. Chris Spangle interviews him on his plans to grow the largest third party.
April 8th, 2016 | 2 hrs 1 min
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Chloe Anagnos, and Seth take a listener question on the freedom of association after Gary Johnson’s debate answer, discuss the North Carolina Trans/bathroom bill, and we ask if the Panama Papers are a big deal.
March 31st, 2016 | 2 hrs 36 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Brett Bittner, Crystal Gross, and Timothy Maguire discuss the expectations that the Libertarian Party has to be perfect, outside reaction to party “infighting,” and we ask if we need to embrace the Trump message.
March 27th, 2016 | 2 hrs 57 mins
Amanda left an abusive relationship. She tells Chris about her experience being hunted by an ex-husband and defending her and her children from further abuse while every level of the system failed to protect them.
March 17th, 2016 | 2 hrs 25 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Tyler Weiss talk about the Libertarian Party Presidential candidates, explain why the “Libertarian establishment” is bull crap, we discuss Trump the nominee, the SCOTUS nomination, and Apple.
March 11th, 2016 | 2 hrs 19 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, Greg Lenz, and Rob Kendall look back on four years of We Are Libertarians and then try to answer, “What is the establishment?” Thanks for listening, sharing, rating and reviewing in iTunes, and supporting us financially through PayPal or Patreon at http://wearelibertarians.com/.