We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle
About the Show
We Are Libertarians bring you all of the irreverence modern politics deserves while putting people before political parties. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective with the goal of leaving you better informed. Join Chris Spangle and other cohosts twice a week as we apply the libertarian philosophy to the news. Learn more about us at http://wearelibertarians.com/ Snapchat/Twitter: WeRLibertarians, IG/Facebook: WeAreLibertarians, firstname.lastname@example.org
62: Is the Debt Ceiling a Big Deal?
October 12th, 2013 | 1 hr 50 mins
Chris, Greg, and Miah explain the debt ceiling and if October 17th means economic calamity, and then we answer your questions!
Interview: Julie Borowski
October 10th, 2013 | 14 mins 18 secs
We spent some time talking with Julie Borowski, sometimes know as TokenLibertarian Girl. By day Julie is a policy analyst for Freedomworks, and in her spare time, she makes fun, short videos that share the libertarian perspective on current events.
Interview: Lavabit Founder Ladar Levison
October 4th, 2013 | 27 mins 18 secs
Lavabit founder Ladar Levison tells us why he ended the Lavabit email/hosting service after the government demanded he turn over user information. He shares information on the NSA that will curl this audience’s toes. And donate to his fund here.
61: DC Chase, Shutdown, and an ACA Exchanges Primer
October 3rd, 2013 | 1 hr 57 mins
Chris, Greg, Miah, and Chris Peffers discuss the DC car chase, the winners, and losers, of a shutdown, and we give a primer on what the Obamacare exchanges actually do. And then things descend into minarchy… Errr, anarchy.
60: Cruz, Obamacare, Iran
September 28th, 2013 | 1 hr 32 mins
Chris and Greg field phone calls for the first time with the help of Ryan Ripley and Creighton. We discuss the success or failure of the Cruz filibuster, the government shutdown, the reasons libertarians opposed Obamacare philosophically, and what's up with Iran?
Shill Report 14: Noam Chomsky, Coverage of Cruz and the Future of Journalism
September 28th, 2013 | 1 hr 5 mins
Ryan, Joe and Chris interview Noam Chomsky on linguistics, propaganda, terrorism, American foreign policy, and his view on modern libertarianism. We then talk about the media’s slant on the government shutdown and the future of journalism.
Shill Report 13: How to Make News, Op-Ed Pages
September 22nd, 2013 | 59 mins 40 secs
Ryan, Joe and Chris discuss how they made the Ron Paul interview go viral, do we care what celebrities think, and the duty of op-ed pages.
Shill Report 12: Jeffrey Tucker
September 14th, 2013 | 1 hr 27 mins
Jeffrey Tucker of Laissez Faire Books joins us to discuss the digital revolution in publishing, the history of Mises.org, the future of knowledge, and the importance of internet freedom in an age of crumbling institutions.
59: Forget Bush, It’s Woodrow Wilson’s Fault
September 13th, 2013 | 1 hr 49 mins
In an episode loaded with history, Chris, Greg and Gena discuss Syria and it’s significance to Al Qaeda, and why Woodrow Wilson’s progressive ideology still affect us now.
Shill Report 11: Ron Paul!
September 7th, 2013 | 1 hr 28 secs
This week, we interview Ron Paul! He discussed Syria, the media’s mistreatment of him to attack Rand, and the future of liberty!
58: Ron Paul Interview and the History of Interventionism
September 6th, 2013 | 2 hrs 9 mins
We begin with an interview that Chris, Joe Ruiz, and Ryan Ripley did with Ron Paul in advance of his trip to Indiana on Tuesday evening. Then Chris, Greg, Miah, and Chris Peffers discuss the history of interventions, what it means for Syria, and what the libertarian movement looks like because of Ron Paul's legacy.
Interview: Ron Paul on Rand Paul
September 6th, 2013 | 15 mins 18 secs
The former Congressman joins us. Hear Ron Paul on Rand Paul, discussed Syria, and the future of liberty.
Shill Report 10: Avoiding the Media and Syria
August 31st, 2013 | 57 mins 30 secs
Bill O’Reilly admits a mistake, the White House loves anonymous quotes, and IN Governor Pence loves anonymous quotes.
August 31st, 2013 | 1 hr 42 mins
We open the show with the President’s comments on Saturday and an analysis by Chris Spangle. We then discuss every aspect of the Syrian conflict. What about a strike is in our national interest? Why had Obama betrayed his earlier principles? Are we seeing parallels between Europe 1914 and the Middle East today as the old order of governments falls away? This show is hosted by Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, Greg Lenz, and Gena Martinez.