We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle

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About the show

We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. If you struggle to understand politics, we explain it from an independent, libertarian point of view with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the main podcast posts on Wednesdays.

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Episodes

  • 389: Path to Libertarianism - Ryan Lindsey, Editor of WAL Reader

    February 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Ryan Lindsey is the editor of our magazine, the WAL Reader and speaks to Chris Spangle. Ryan grew up in a conservative home, but his Christian values over time have refocused his political views. He is a libertarian that leans left, is mainly concerned with social justice, noninterventionism, and open borders. He even says that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a lot of good things to say. We examine how and what he believes and why.

  • 388: Path to Libertarianism - Adam Asks About Survival of the Fittest, Foreign Policy, and Neighbors Behaving Badly

    February 12th, 2020  |  2 hrs 21 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Adam is new to libertarianism and has some questions about politics and philosophy. Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Hodey Johns field his questions. If you'd like to join us to ask questions, please contact us at editor@wearelibertarians.com.

  • 387: IowaTF? State of the Union, Impeachment Ends, Coronavirus, Vermin Supreme, Super Bowl Halftime "Controversy"

    February 6th, 2020  |  2 hrs 31 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle and Rhinehold go old-school WAL. We cover a bunch of topics with no notes over 2 1/2 hours. What happened in Iowa? We debate online-voting. We cover the State of the Union, the coronavirus, Vermin Supreme supposedly leading the race in the LP, examine the origin of a fake controversy surrounding J-Lo and the halftime show in the Super Bowl, and we end by talking about the end of impeachment and what it means for our republic.

  • 386: Path to Libertarianism: Jason Pye, VP of Legislative Affairs for FreedomWorks

    January 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Vice President of Legislative Affairs for FreedomWorks Jason Pye shares his journey from a southern Republican to a libertarian that is enacting policy through Congress. Jason talks about the impact of his blogging career on his future, and his job lobbying Congress for Freedomworks.

  • 385: Limiting the Power of the Presidency - Impeachment and Curtailing Military Powers

    January 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 26 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle and Rhinehold discuss recent events in Trump's impeachment. Spangle hasn't paid much attention so Rhinehold explains the basics. Sen. Tim Kaine has introduced a bill to limit President Trump's ability to use military force against Iran so they break down the growth of the President's war powers by discussing the War Powers Act and the AUMF.

  • New Podcast: Now Hear This with Chris Spangle - Rupert Boneham of Rupert's Kids

    January 17th, 2020  |  30 mins 32 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    I am now hosting a local radio show on Indianapolis radio. It is called Now Hear This and it airs weekend mornings on Q95 and WNDE. Subscribe now! http://www.nowhearthisindy.com/. This is the first episode and features libertarian Rupert Boneham who runs Rupert's Kids. He was also the 2012 Gubernatorial candidate for the Libertarian Party of Indiana and a contestant on Survivor.

  • 384: The Afghan Papers

    January 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 45 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss the 18 years of lies told by the US Government and media about the war in Afghanistan.

  • 383: Answering Questions about the Iranian Crisis and the Death of Soleimani

    January 7th, 2020  |  2 hrs 28 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold explain the full picture of the death of Iranian General Qassam Soleimani.

  • 382: Who is Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States?

    January 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle talks to Tom LoBianco, author of Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House. With impeachment in motion, they examine the career and character of the sitting Vice President.

  • 381: The Swamp Explained - EPA Scientists vs. Trump

    January 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 41 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    The Swamp Explained series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we explore President Trump undercutting his own scientists, impeachment and the attack on Iran's top general.

  • 380: FBI Abuses FISA Warrants Against Trump Campaign

    December 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 40 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart discuss the recent Office of the Inspector General report on FISA court abuses carried out by the FBI against Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump campaign in 2016.

  • 379: Debating the Articles Of Impeachment

    December 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle and Rhinehold debate the newly filed Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump.