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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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.
June 20th, 2018 | 3 hrs 4 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss what is actually happening at the border and how libertarians ought to approach the issue of both immigration and child separation.
June 19th, 2018 | 2 hrs 7 mins
Chris Spangle, Matt Wittlief, and Dakota Davis discuss attending a Jordan Peterson lecture. Who makes up the crowd? What does he talk about? Why do people hate him? What makes 2,500 people show up to hear a Canadian lecture about the perception of reality on a Friday night? We also discuss how one determines their personal values.
June 14th, 2018 | 2 hrs 45 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Paul Copeland discuss the summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. We consider the positives and negatives of Trump's strategy. We then give details on the Inspector General's report of James Comey's conduct during the 2016 election. We then look at two ways that the left is driving moderates into the arms of Donald Trump.
June 13th, 2018 | 2 hrs 17 mins
Chris Spangle talks about his struggles with depression, why does someone like Anthony Bourdain kill himself, what does depression feel like, how does one lift out of depression, and why our society is causing more people to commit suicide.
June 8th, 2018 | 2 hrs 33 mins
Chris Spangle, Chris Gault, and Rhinehold discuss the limits of outrage culture. Roseanne, Kathy Griffin, Samantha Bee, Masterpiece Cakes, and Donald Trump all have tested our collective patience. What led to the rise of outrage culture and where does it end?
June 6th, 2018 | 2 hrs 3 mins
Chris Spangle and Brett Bittner are joined again by Derone Caldwell and Richard Samuels to discuss life after prison, issues facing the black community, and how to unite the country to reform our justice system. Originally recorded as episode 163 of We Are Libertarians.
June 4th, 2018 | 2 hrs 1 min
Chris Spangle, Chloe Anagnos, and Brett Bittner are joined by Derone Caldwell and Richard Samuels to discuss life inside of a prison, the emotions of a long-term sentence and solitary confinement, and how the innocent are often forced into long sentences through the manipulation of the justice system. Originally episode 160 of We Are Libertarians.
June 1st, 2018 | 2 hrs 58 mins
Government policy has a cost. Every law and regulation passed by the government has a human toll. The Cost, a series of We Are Libertarians, is a one-on-one interview that tells the story of an average person as they deal with the outcome of policy. Amanda left an abusive relationship. She tells Chris about her experience being hunted by an ex-husband and defending her and her children from further abuse while every level of the system designed to protect her failed. Originally recorded as episode 144 of We Are Libertarians.
May 30th, 2018 | 30 mins 29 secs
Government policy has a cost. Every law and regulation passed by the government has a human toll. The Cost, a series of We Are Libertarians, is a one-on-one interview that tells the story of an average person as they deal with the outcome of policy. In 2012 (Episode 17), Chris Spangle and Chris Gault interviewed the owner of a roll your own tobacco shop. Because of a new law, they had to lay off 3/4 of their employees in a single day. Megan of the Smoke Station chain explains the real damage that government regulation has on small business owners and their employees. The Smoke Station converted to a vape shop, but was ultimately closed by Indiana excise police after new laws regulating the vaping industry were passed in Indiana and at the federal level.
May 24th, 2018 | 2 hrs 36 mins
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold discuss why the Libertarian Party isn't working through the lens of a recent Chair's debate on Lions of Liberty between Nick Sarwark and Joshua Smith. They discuss common misconceptions on how the party works and how to fix them. They also review the strengths and weaknesses of both candidates.
Lions Of Liberty Debate: http://lionsofliberty.libsyn.com/348-lnc-chair-debate-sarwark-smith-and-dearn
264: The Libertarian Party vs. Ron Paul? - https://wal.fireside.fm/370
May 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
In the first episode of our "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in depth on how Washington works.
They discuss the origins of the EPA, the roots of bureaucracy, and what Washington thinks of Gary Johnson by telling the story of Rob's career. 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/
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