We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics 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 podcast posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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August 15th, 2018 | 2 hrs 22 mins
bernie sanders, death penalty, healthcare, medicare for all, socialized medicine, torture
Chris Spangle and Harry Price break down the cost of Bernie Sander's Medicare for All and fact check if the Koch Brother's proved $2 Trillion in savings, cover a man that died a gruesome death from an execution in Tennessee, Gina Haspel's torture memos get released, and we debut Undercovered News.
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/.
August 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 43 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price share their controversial opinion on the mass deletion of InfoWars and Alex Jones from social media, Democrats circulate a plan to regulate the internet and social companies, we ask why Austin Peterson lost, and Brian Nichols calls in to discuss the libertarian position on the Death Penalty. Become a WAL Patron to hear our bonus episode on Chris’s attendance of Podcast Movement.
August 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
In the second episode of our series "The Swamp, Explained", Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in depth on how Washington works.
Rob gives us a view of Russian meddling and possible Trump collusion from the swamp. Rob explains the Jones Act.
GOP lawmaker pressures Puerto Rico to end push for shipping rules exemption - https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/gop-lawmaker-pressures-puerto-rico-to-end-push-for-shipping-rules-exemption
The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear - https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa845.pdf
The Jones Act In Perspective - https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/articles/brannon-grassroots-hawaii.pdf
Rob has lived and worked in Washington DC for 40 years. He worked for the EPA and the Ford and H.W. Bush campaigns. Check out his resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/
Have questions for Rob? Email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
August 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 24 mins
Chris Spangle and Mark Warner discuss homelessness in America. Warner worked for a homeless shelter for nearly a decade before going into politics. They discuss why someone becomes homeless and how local communities can manage populations without government intervention.
Econtalk: Erica Sandberg on Homelessness and Downtown Streets Team - https://www.acast.com/econtalk/erica-sandberg-on-homelessness-and-downtown-streets-team
Wheeler Mission Ministries - https://wheelermission.org/
Thomas Sowell on the Housing Boom and Bust - https://youtu.be/5GoAGuTIbVY
July 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 28 mins
What happens when society makes a person a pariah? Our podcast Creating Miah is a conversation between Chris Spangle and Miah Akston as she transitions from male to female. More than that, it is a process of self-discovery and a hard look at social norms in our society. In this episode, originally recorded for Creating Miah in Series Two, Episode Two, Miah contemplates suicide. https://soundcloud.com/wearelibertarians/sets/creating-miah-a-transgender-podcast
July 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 51 mins
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz sit down to talk to Claude “Woody” Wood and Linda Martel of Indianapolis, IN about the death of Woody’s daughter Rachel Wood while an inmate in Indiana prisons. It is is a difficult story that shows us the tragic results of an inhumane system. Be sure to read the coverage of this story in the South Bend Tribune by Virginia Black. This was originally episode 91 of We Are Libertarians.
July 19th, 2018 | 2 hrs 7 mins
Chris Spangle, Tad Western, and Matt Wittleif discuss the indictment of 12 Russian hackers, what it means for the collusion investigation, and we break down Trump's press conference with Putin.
July 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 52 mins
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Paul Copeland recap Spangle's first time shooting a gun and what perceptions changed towards firearms. We also examine the gotcha journalism of Sacha Baron Cohen.
July 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
Chris Spangle and Norman Horn of the Libertarian Christian Institute discuss if a Christian can be a libertarian, and how much shoud one's religous beliefs inform their politics?
July 13th, 2018 | 2 hrs 3 mins
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Jason Doolittle discuss the new feuds between open-border and closed-border libertarians. The guys then teach Spangle about the basics of firing a gun.
July 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 43 mins
Chris Spangle and Abdul-Hakim Shabazz discuss the pick of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and give a primer on how the Supreme Court works.
July 4th, 2018 | 2 hrs 7 mins
Chris Spangle attended the national Libertarian Party convention to give listeners the sense of what is happening in this wing of the libertarian movement. Our guest hosts are Kristi Avery, Rhinehold, Kristen, and Ryan Graham. We ask hard questions of two divisive lighting rods: TJ Roberts of Liberty Hangout and former LP Vice Chair Arvin Vorha (now running for the Presidential nomination in 2020). We speak to Darryl Meadows about his first convention and the origin of the Mises Caucus. We also talk to Ohio Gubernatorial candidate Travis Irvine.
July 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 24 mins
Chris Spangle attended the national Libertarian Party convention to give listeners the sense of what is happening in this wing of the libertarian movement. Our guest hosts are Kristi Avery, Rhinehold, Kristen, and Ryan Graham. We begin by asking Matt Kuehnel of the Libertarian Socialist caucus what that is. We interview first time delegates Michael McFarland and Nathan Andrews on their impressions of a Libertarian Convention. We interview the Nicholas Sarwark on his re-election as Chair of the national Libertarian Party. We also talk to a libertarian podcaster named Sarah Wagner about beginning her show "Speaking of Liberty."
June 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
Chris Spangle of We Are Libertarians, Marc Clair of Lions of Liberty, Rodger Paxton of LAVA Flow, and Johnny Rocket of Blast Off meet for the first time in person at Porcfest to record a special (and hilarious) episode of the League Of Liberty. This podcast is a monthly show done for their respective premium content subscribers. You can join now our Patreon to hear past and future episodes! https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians
June 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
Chris Spangle travels to Porcfest in the north of New Hampshire to podcast with his League of Liberty friends Marc Clair of Lions of Liberty, Johnny Rocket of Blast Off, and Rodger Paxton of the LAVA Flow. Chris also interviews Jess Mears, the Development Director of the Libertarian Party, on why being a member of the LP is a worthwhile investment.