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, editor@wearelibertarians.com

Episode List

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 spangle@wearelibertarians.com or add me on Facebook and chat via messenger.

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.