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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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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May 8th, 2018 | 2 hrs 33 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price explain the Iran Nuclear Deal and the ramifications of leaving it, and we give first impressions on the 2020 LP Presidential race. Weld also clarifies his stance on guns and the "vouching for Clinton" comment.
May 4th, 2018 | 2 hrs 9 mins
Chris Spangle, James Nease, Justin "Juice" Kelly, and Shane Jones of the Juice in the Morning join us to ask questions. After a recent appearance, Juice and Shane had some questions about politics so we answer them. We begin with the difference between and Anarchists and Libertarians, then we discuss the opioid epidemic, and the Chinese dress controversy.
May 2nd, 2018 | 2 hrs 49 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price examine the Alfie Evans case and discuss the potential of peace in North Korea.
April 25th, 2018 | 2 hrs 18 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the censorship of Philip DeFranco on YouTube, the new community guidelines of Facebook, and we answer listener letters on gun rights and gun background checks.
April 20th, 2018 | 2 hrs 17 mins
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss the conversation over Starbucks, the new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, and the future crime software of Palantir.
April 18th, 2018 | 2 hrs 6 mins
Chris Spangle and Brian Nichols discuss the ethics of Sean Hannity, ask if Starbucks is systemically racist, what will be the effect of the bombing in Syria, and we discover where your taxes went.
April 11th, 2018 | 2 hrs 53 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss American options of the Syrian conflict, the FBI's raid on Trump's Lawyer, and many other news stories including knife control in Britain.
April 8th, 2018 | 39 mins 15 secs
Chris Spangle and Dr. Mary Ruwart discuss the human toll of regulations placed on the drug industry by the FDA. Dr. Ruwart has a new book out titled Death by Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It. Learn more at https://www.deathbyregulation.us/.
April 6th, 2018 | 2 hrs 8 mins
Chris Spangle and Chris Gault talk about Trump's recent decisions to kill drug dealers, place tariffs on China, fight with Amazon, and place troops on the border.
April 4th, 2018 | 2 hrs 15 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the left and right argument over propaganda in the Sinclair Broadcasting must-reads and Laura Ingraham boycott. They also discuss the ending of the PragerU lawsuit and the FBI's desire to end phone encryption.
April 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 54 mins
Chris Spangle looks into the effect of social media and smartphones on our brain. Spangle then speaks to Minds.com CEO and co-founder Bill Ottman. Minds.com is a free-speech platform that seeks to cure the problems of the major social platforms. The episode ends with "How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day" by Tristan Harris and Quit social media by Dr. Cal Newport.
March 28th, 2018 | 2 hrs 49 mins
Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss big spending Republicans and their omnibus bill, the passage of the CLOUD and FOSTA acts, and how to leave Facebook as a business invested in the platform. Get your copy of 'No More' by Zach Kincaid at http://rotgutcountry.com/wal.