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. We exist to demystify, delegitimize, and desanctify government.

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.

The show is made up of several series. The majority of episodes are episodes explaining a story in the news. We label these so you can easily look up episodes in the RSS feed by keyword.

  • The Swamp Explained is a look at the inner workings of Washington DC with Rob Quartel.
  • The Path to Libertarianism features interviews with prominent libertarians discussing the influences that led them to libertarianism.
  • Path to Libertarianism Q&A takes all of the basic questions that new libertarians may have about the philosophy and answers them.
  • The Cost – The Human Toll of Public Policy is a conversation with someone that has dealt with the true costs of government intervention.
  • Libertarian Politics and Policy is a short look at how libertarians would organize society. (Formerly WAL Daily)
  • We occasionally feature political and ideological debates.
  • We also offer two bonus shows for our Patreon members. Ideological Origins is an in-depth look at how political ideas have developed through history. Build the WAL is a show that discusses the inside details of building a platform like WAL.

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Episodes

  • 446: Path To Libertarianism - Brian Nichols on Leaving Conservatism

    July 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle and Brian Nichols talk about their moving from College Republican chairs to libertarians with the help of Ron Paul. Brian also touches on how the libertarian movement can best grow.

  • 445: Path to Libertarianism - Fritz of the Fritzcast

    July 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle talks to Fritz of the Fitzcast podcast about his path to libertarianism.

  • 444: The Swamp Explained - John Bolton's Book, Analysis of the 2020 Campaign, Trump Rally

    June 24th, 2020  |  49 mins 56 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    In the "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the new John Bolton book, the Trump Rally, and give thoughts on the 2020 campaign.

  • 443: WAL Reacts - Driving While Black

    June 20th, 2020  |  40 mins 9 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Hodey Johns examines an example of driving while black and why it's important to see how it contributed to getting us from simple discrimination into full-blown protests.

  • 442: Seven Essential Criminal Justice and Policing Reforms

    June 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 58 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Sarah Brady Wagner, and Lion of Liberty's John Odermatt discuss seven reforms for criminal justice that must be changed now.

  • 441: Understanding the Role of Police and Racial Issues

    June 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle talks about the role of the police and understanding racial issues on the Bad Idea podcast.

  • 440: Trump Derangement Syndrome Explained, Talking About Race

    June 10th, 2020  |  2 hrs 17 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Remso Martinez talk about Trump's church incident in an effort to shore up his evangelical base, we explain Trump Derangement Syndrome, give some background on Stephen Miller, and debate the removal of Confederate Monuments. We end with a frank conversation about race from the black, white, and multiethnic perspectives of our hosts.

  • 439: Black Lives Matter Protests, Riots, Good Police and Criminal Cops, Trump Threatens Military Action on Americans

    June 2nd, 2020  |  2 hrs 46 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle talks about the promises made in the Declaration of Independence. Are we living up to the promises made to all Americans? Is our government living within the constraints of the founding? What is the relationship between power and the people it is meant to serve? How do we change the system to reflect our original promises?

  • 438: George Floyd Killing, White Privilege, Election Strategies and LP Candidates

    May 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 38 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle makes a guest appearance on Good Morning Liberty to discuss the murder of George Floyd by police and the concept of white privilege. We discuss the Libertarian Party Presidential campaigns both past and present and their messaging strategies.

  • 437: Jo Jorgensen Selected the Nominee, LNC Convention Update

    May 27th, 2020  |  2 hrs 35 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Paul Copeland discuss the selection of Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen to be the nominee for President and Vice President for the Libertarian Party in 2020. We also talk about the online/in-person convention controversy.

  • 436: Why Should People Leave the Two-Party System? Chris Spangle on the Kurmudgeons Podcast

    May 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Why do we still have the two-party system? What is a libertarian? How could we handle coronavirus in the absence of government? Chris Spangle was invited on a local Indy podcast called the Kurmudgeons and answered their questions.

  • 435: John Monds, Candidate For President

    May 21st, 2020  |  34 mins 21 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    With tokens being cast now for tonight's final LP Presidential debate hosted by John Stossel and the LNC and the vote for the nomination looming this weekend, John Monds speaks to Chris Spangle about why his pragmatic radicalism and experience as a candidate is the right path for the LP in 2020.