We Are Libertarians
About the Show
We Are Libertarians brings all of the irreverence modern politics deserves. Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and other co-hosts blend humor and intelligence to explain to you what the hell is happening in our world today and how we can fix it by thinking differently.
239: Phyllis's Story - Fighting Medicare For Her Life
October 21st, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
In a continuation of The Cost: The Human Toll of Public Policy, Phyllis Klosinski explains her fight against Medicare to receive the lifesaving treatment she needs, and how the government prevents it at every turn. She also touches on our duty to fight for our rights. Add Phyllis on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phyllis.klosinski
238: #MeToo and The Morality of Strip Clubs
October 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 44 mins
Chris Spangle, Kristi Avery, Tanner Perdew, Maranda Barnett and Aeris Stewart discuss the #MeToo movement. We also discuss the morality and economics of strip clubs.
237: State of the State
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or add me on Facebook and chat via messenger.
236: Libertarian Documentarian Travis Irvine on Running for Mayor, Why Spangle Hates Facebook
October 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 22 mins
Libertarian filmmaker and comedian Travis Irvine discusses his documentary "American Mayor" on Amazon Prime. Irvine also explains how the GOP killed the Libertarian Party of Ohio, and what it's like to work with Roger Stone. Spangle also explains why he hates the Facebook audience. Watch the documentary: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074T571DT
235: The Truth About Facebook Selling Russian Nationals Advertising
October 10th, 2017 | 53 mins 26 secs
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain Facebook selling ads to Russians, and why it doesn't really matter in a previous bonus episode. Harry also gives us a tech tip.
234: Lessons For Libertarians Found In Nazi Propaganda
October 9th, 2017 | 59 mins 43 secs
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz guest host Leading Liberty with Jenn Gray.
What can libertarians learn from history’s most hated dictators? Simply put: the power of propaganda.
Hold on, you say. Isn’t propaganda a thing of the past? And isn’t it obvious when something or someone is trying to manipulate me? These are all good questions. Stay tuned, and we’ll give you some answers.
The fact is, even today, propaganda in some form is everywhere. It lurks in news, music, media, political speeches, and even history textbooks. More importantly, it still changes the way we think about the world and the decisions we make as a result. Is that scary? Well, it doesn’t have to be. It turns out the more you know about the history of propaganda, the more you’ll be able to recognize and resist it. Moreover, with the right tools, you can use elements of propaganda to better advocate for the ideas of liberty.
In this episode, guest hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz are back to dissect how Hitler and the Nazis to take over Germany and how the influence of propaganda is still relevant today. Give us one hour, and you will learn:
Propaganda techniques used by the Nazis, and why they were effective.
How to determine when politicians are using propaganda to manipulate you.
Ways to resist the influence of propaganda.
What propaganda can teach libertarians about effective communication.
… and so much more. Listen right now, and you’ll have the tools to become a more informed citizen. Sound good? (Of course it does.) So why wait any longer? Let’s do this thing.
233: The Las Vegas Shooting and Gun Control
October 4th, 2017 | 2 hrs 18 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Justin Hutchinson unfold the events of the Las Vegas shootings while refuting arguments that gun control would have prevented this tragedy.
232: The Solution for The Immigration Crisis, Trump's Tax Plan Explained
September 29th, 2017
2 hrs 19 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Brian Nichols, and Sara Potter discuss the pure libertarian position of open borders versus the conservative position of border control and then find a solution to the divisive issue. We then explain what is in President Trump's tax plan.
231: How To Win a War on Drugs, Russian Facebook Ads are BS, Trump and the NFL
September 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 50 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price Discuss:
- NFL Protests, Trump making useful idiots out of Boomers
- How to Win a War on Drugs
- Trump’s New Travel Ban
- Rand Paul’s Healthcare Demands, Graham.Cassidy Dead
- Alabama Senate Race a test of Bannon and McConnell, Foreshadows of 2018
- Should Twitter Ban Trump?
- Obama warns Facebook over Fake ads, but their investigation exposes Russia investigation as fake
- Social media propels AfD into German Reich
- Equifax CEO Steps Down. What Happened? Is your information at risk?
- Preview of the League of Liberty Podcast
230: Trump Speaks to the U.N., North Korean Crisis Explained
September 22nd, 2017 | 2 hrs 5 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Tad Western dissect Trump's first real foreign policy speech in front of the U.N. and we explain the origins and solutions of the North Korean crisis.
229: Rand Paul Returns to the Stage, Trump's Lawyers, St. Louis Riots
September 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 10 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price detail Rand Paul's return to the news in his opposition to war funding and Trumpcare, Trump's lawyers revealing secret information to a reporter on accident, and the St. Louis protest against the acquittal of a white police officer killing a black man.
228: We Forgot 9-11
September 14th, 2017
1 hr 51 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Dakota Davis discuss their experiences on 9-11 and the lasting change in the country. Dakota was 5 when it happened, and has no real awareness of that day's events, and we unpack the impact of a new generation not remembering this tragedy. We also are raising money for a victim of Harvey. Please donate here. https://donorsee.com/project/1258
227 Bonus: Google is a CIA Front and Hurricane Relief
September 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 secs
We now have a special weekly bonus episode for our Patreon subscribers. You can get yours through a special bonus RSS feed here. Here is a sample. https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, and Harry Price discuss how Google was truly founded and then how the government is unnecessary in hurricane relief.
227: Identity Politics, Racial Tension and Immigration
September 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 43 mins
Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Harry Price, and Abdul-Hakim Shabazz break down the current climate of racial tension from the black perspective, and we touch on immigration reform.
226: DACA Explained, North Korea, Utah Nurse Assaulted by Cop, Irma
September 6th, 2017 | 1 hr 14 mins
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Brian Nichols bring you the weekly news roundup. We cover Trump's ending of the Dreamer's program DACA, North Korea claims to have set off a hydrogen bomb, a Utah nurse is assaulted by a police officer, and we update you on Hurricane Irma.